news items: Bill Cosby, Matt Sandusky, Ray Teret/Savile, John Allen, trafficking, slavery, DID a valid disorder, Satyananda Yoga Ashram, Keller case

This week there were news articles about Bill Cosby being sued, Matt Sandusky, judge recommends against innocence in the Keller case, DID found to be a valid disorder, allegations about the Satyananda Yoga Ashram, ex DJ Ray Teret being found guilty, John Allen who ran children’s homes being jailed for life for sexual assault and a sexual exploitation victim trafficked to more than 200 men.

Bill Cosby Sued For Alleged Sexual Assault of Teenager in 1970s
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bill-cosby-scandal/bill-cosby-sued-alleged-sexual-assault-teenager-1970s-n260366
http://goo.gl/uOt22n

More women detail sex abuse claims against Bill Cosby
20th Bill Cosby accuser comes forward
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-bill-cosby-20141203-story.html
http://goo.gl/dTIjQ7

Sandusky’s Son Speaks About Abusive Childhood
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/05/sanduskys-son-speaks-on-abusive-childhood/
http://goo.gl/gVxmpS

Sandusky’s adopted son speaks out on abusive childhood
called sexual abuse the ”single worst health epidemic that children face.”
He said perpetrators ”groom” their family and victims….
http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/jerry-sandusky-abuse-scandal-adopted-son-speaks-out-on-childhood-abuse-120514
http://goo.gl/4eriky

Jimmy Savile’s former chauffeur ‘Ugli’ Ray Teret found guilty of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults on star-struck girls as young as 13
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2862279/Jimmy-Savile-s-former-chauffeur-Ray-Teret-guilty-string-rapes-sex-attacks-children-1960s-70s.html
http://goo.gl/iqiWJz

Texas judge recommends against innocence finding for ex-day care operators in sex abuse case
Dan and Fran Keller
, who divorced in prison, seek exoneration in a case prosecutors say involved child abuse and satanic rituals. The Kellers were convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child involving a 3-year-old girl. The Kellers were released on bond last year when the physical evidence was found to be a mistake by an examining physician.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/d0ad50a4181c4ddea5fb1a130e9fe9d1/TX–Ritual-Abuse-Conviction-Challenged/
http://goo.gl/xlh21h

Information on the Keller/Fran’s Day Care Case  http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/frans-day-care/
http://goo.gl/ZIuz8

John Allen jailed for child abuse at Wrexham care homes
A paedophile who ran children’s homes in Wrexham has been jailed for life for sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-30268731
http://goo.gl/kUfnaX

Sexual exploitation victim ‘trafficked to more than 200 men’  
A woman says she was trafficked to more than 200 men for sex from the age of 14.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30241996
http://goo.gl/cH9KBZ

Slavery levels in UK ‘higher than thought’ 
There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30255084
http://goo.gl/GrgtxG

Dissociative identity disorder: An empirical overview 
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2014, Vol. 48(5) 402–417  DOI: 10.1177/0004867414527523
DID was found to be a complex yet valid disorder
Because the aetiology of DID is associated with childhood relational trauma, the discomfort caused by studying DID may serve as a potent disincentive to its investigation. Thus avoiding study of DID protects mainstream social institutions – at the expense of the children who are violated by them – as well as enabling researchers, clinicians and the public to retain a comforting denial of both the occurrence of abuse and its disabling psychiatric legacy.
Every study that has systematically examined aetiology has found that antecedent severe, chronic childhood trauma is present in the histories of almost all individuals with DID
DID is found around the globe in almost every culture
anomalies are evident in DID, with different neurobiological profiles found across identities than those in simulation
http://anp.sagepub.com/content/48/5/402.full.pdf+html
http://goo.gl/e25JiV

USC study challenges traditional data: points to higher rates of child abuse
approximately one in 20 children in California are victims of substantiated abuse or neglect before they reach their fifth birthday
http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/12/03/48447/usc-study-challenges-traditional-data-points-to-hi/
http://goo.gl/ppSE67

Child abuse royal commission: victim recounts being raped during ritual at Satyananda Yoga Ashram
At the ashram, family relationships were broken down and parents separated from their children, who were routinely beaten, sexually abused and deprived of adequate medical treatment and food.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-04/victim-recounts-being-raped-during-ritual-at-satyananda-ashram/5945010
http://goo.gl/jxKeVm

Child abuse royal commission: Mindset of NSW yoga retreat ‘as dangerous as ever’, witness tells hearing
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-03/child-abuse-royal-commission-nsw-yoga-retreat/5938936
http://goo.gl/p2Iciu

Child abuse royal commission: Yoga leader told children sex acts would aid ‘spiritual growth’
nine alleged victims would give evidence of sexual and physical abuse, and statements would be tendered by another two.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-02/yoga-leader-told-children-sex-acts-would-aid-spiritual-growth/5931610
http://goo.gl/z4SyUQ

 

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