news items – Father Sylvestre, Chi Phi Frat, Yakuza, satanic abuse claim, Abuse Legacy, Domestic Violence

This week there were news articles about Father Charles Sylvestre convicted of abusing dozens of girls, Terminated Chi Phi, Fukuoka bans yakuza finger cutting, Polish priest jailed for seven years, alleged satanic rape case, measuring child abuse’s legacy,  cycle of violence, Enoch Powell and Scotland Yard to investigate satanic abuse claim, Bitcoin’s blockchain safe haven for malware and child abuse and Sierra Leone and domestic violence.

Father Charlie had curious hands
In an exclusive story for the Star, bestselling novelist Lori Lansens recalls her childhood in Chatham, Ont., and her early encounters with Father Charles Sylvestre, later convicted of abusing dozens of girls.
Sylvestre, like most predators, had been cunning. His public demonstrativeness cast doubt on anything he might be accused of doing behind closed doors, especially because he was such a powerful and beloved man. The priest pleaded guilty to 47 counts of sexual assault and died a few months into a three-year prison term.
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2015/03/20/father-charlie-had-curious-hands.html
http://goo.gl/AtKi9R

Records: Terminated Chi Phi fraternity put pledge in casket
University of Wisconsin cut ties with chapter after hazing incident landed student in hospital
CSO found the fraternity had violated four of 12 items on the Registered Student Organization code of conduct list, three of which prohibit acts of violence, endangerment, sexual assault and substance abuse.
The committee found Chi Phi caused “serious physical, psychological and emotional injuries” during its initiation. Among the activities that caused these injuries, CSO cited “food deprivation, stints of hooded isolation, loss of personal liberty, sleeping in a confined attic” and the ritual casket ceremony.
https://badgerherald.com/news/2015/03/23/records-casket-ritual-sparked-probe-that-led-to-chi-phi-termination/
http://goo.gl/2hSQXj


Dartmouth ‘Animal House’ fraternity probed for branding rite

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-news-bc-dartmouth-fraternity25-20150325-story.html
http://goo.gl/a5ohXz

Fukuoka bans yakuza finger cutting

Members of the Dojin-kai are banned from coercing fellow gangsters into cutting off their fingers
Following recent incidents of abuse, the Fukuoka Prefectural Public Safety Commission on Tuesday announced a ban on a ritualistic form of atonement for one of the prefecture’s organized crime groups
http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2015/03/25/fukuoka-bans-yakuza-finger-cutting-act/
http://goo.gl/v18fEa

Polish priest jailed for seven years over child sex abuse
A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing children in Poland and the Dominican Republic was sentenced to seven years in jail by a Polish court
The Vatican last year arrested a defrocked Polish archbishop, Jozef Wesolowski, former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, after he was accused of having sex with children during his posting.
A church tribunal had previously ordered Wesolowski to be stripped of the priesthood.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/us-poland-priest-court-idUSKBN0ML1IK20150325
http://goo.gl/keXvld

Porn focus in alleged satanic rape case
Police are scanning the electronic devices belonging to four people, including a church pastor, accused of raping a 9-year-old boy in an alleged satanic ritual.
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/porn-focus-in-alleged-satanic-rape-case-1.1837340#.VRTHr5M0OMI
http://goo.gl/TS7sVh

Measuring child abuse’s legacy
the first large, longitudinal study to track how victims of child abuse treat their own children has found little evidence of a cycle of violence, but suggests that sexual abuse and neglect may indeed be passed down the generations.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6229/1408.summary
http://goo.gl/smRqX1

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds
researchers uncovered little evidence that physical abuse is passed from one generation to the next.
children of abused parents were at higher risk of sexual abuse or neglect
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/03/26/abused-kids-not-destined-to-be-abusive-parents-study-finds
http://goo.gl/5Ime3q

Enoch Powell is named by bishop in sex abuse probe: Scotland Yard to investigate satanic abuse claim – and demands to see filed held on serving MPs
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3016399/Enoch-Powell-named-bishop-sex-abuse-probe-Scotland-Yard-investigate-satanic-abuse-claim-demands-filed-held-serving-MPs.html
http://goo.gl/50nUOx

Bitcoin’s Blockchain Offers Safe Haven For Malware And Child Abuse, Warns Interpol
http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/03/27/bitcoin-blockchain-pollution-a-criminal-opportunity/
http://goo.gl/FcuaQZ

Sierra Leone: Wife beating is still a common practice
http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/sierra-leone-wife-beating-is-still-a-common-practice-8231
http://goo.gl/FcuaQZ

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