news items – Lord Janner, Rockhampton Priest, Queensland Orphanage, Jehovah’s Witnesses, FAMU Hazing Case

This week there were news articles about clergy abuse, a Queensland Orphanage, Labour peer Lord Janner, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gordonstoun school in Scotland and the FAMU hazing case.

Child sex abuse inquiry: Rockhampton priest ‘raped me well over 100 times’, witness says
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-14/child-sex-abuse-inquiry-neerkol-orphanage-rockhampton/6391002
http://goo.gl/PklGEa

Victims give evidence at Royal Commission into abuse at Queensland orphanage
A FORMER resident of an infamous central Queensland orphanage says she tried to blow the whistle on sexual abuse she suffered while in care but was ignored by authorities.
A royal commission sitting in Rockhampton has heard that sadistic punishments and sexual abuse were rife at St Joseph’s Neerkol Orphanage, which was run by the Sisters of Mercy from 1885 and 1978.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/victims-give-evidence-at-royal-commission-into-abuse-at-queensland-orphanage/story-fnihsrf2-1227304003352
http://goo.gl/bzvZev

Childhood abuse drove me to prostitution
Carrickfergus man tells of the cruel treatment at Lisburn’s Lissue House which drove him to become a rent boy in London.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/childhood-abuse-drove-me-to-prostitution-31144906.html
http://goo.gl/bzvZev

Three chances to prosecute Labour peer Lord Janner for child abuse were missed: CPS admits mistakes were made but now it is too late because he has dementia
Lord Janner will not face prosecution despite facing credible evidence
Director of Public Prosecutions says decision comes with ‘deep regret’
Alison Saunders tells of botched investigations in 1991, 2002 and 2007
Former Labour MP allegedly preyed on boys in 1960s, 1970s and 1980s
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3041209/Labour-s-Janner-not-charged-alleged-child-abuse-Prosecutors-say-not-public-peer-86-trial-age-dementia.html
http://goo.gl/snmqxB

New Lord Greville Janner ‘child abuse’ victims come forward since no charge revelations
It comes after the decision to not prosecute the ex-Labour MP due to his poor health was branded “a disgrace” by one alleged victim.
Leicestershire Police had already traced 25 potential victims during a two-year probe codenamed Operation Enamel
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-lord-greville-janner-child-5556412
http://goo.gl/NfkIXV

California court guts child abuse ruling against Jehovah’s Witnesses
Candace Conti, an appeals court has eroded her courtroom victory even further by ruling that the leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses had no duty to warn congregants that a confessed child molester was one of their own. As a result, judges eliminated the punitive damages in the case. Conti still stands to receive $2.8 million.
Kendrick had admitted to North Fremont congregation elders that he had sexually abused his stepdaughter. The elders informed the Watchtower of Kendrick’s confession in 1993, but in accordance with Watchtower policy did not notify police or warn the congregation. Soon after, Conti says, Kendrick began abusing her.
In their ruling Monday, the judges said forcing the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses to warn congregants about child abusers would be too burdensome
http://www.revealnews.org/article/california-court-guts-child-abuse-ruling-against-jehovahs-witnesses/
http://goo.gl/Cmb3PM

Rape, child abuse and Prince Charles’s former school
One of Scotland’s leading schools is facing claims by former students that they were abused by paedophiles. Alex Renton reveals how the country’s archaic laws are failing to bring them justice¬†¬† Gordonstoun
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/12/child-abuse-at-prince-charles-former-school-scotland
http://goo.gl/mRtxOj

Trial to begin for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case
http://helenair.com/news/national/trial-to-begin-for-last-defendants-in-famu-hazing-case/article_ee08c5b9-4615-58e0-822c-8761c966db00.html
http://goo.gl/JVmm3n

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