news items: Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop, abused children in Norfolk, Lord Janner child sex abuse file ‘lost’

This week there were articles on the Pope accepting the resignation of bishop who failed to report priest’s suspected child abuse, a dozen children and their parents are suing Mormon officials for allegedly enabling and concealing abuses committed by a now ex-Mormon, UK gang raped and abused babies, abused children in Norfolk, Lord Janner child sex abuse file ‘lost’ and 80% of deaths in child abuse and neglect cases occur in children under 4-years-old.

Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop Who Failed to Report Priest’s Suspected Child Abuse
Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who in 2012 pleaded guilty in Clay County circuit court to a misdemeanor charge of failure to report suspected child abuse by one of the priests in his diocese.
http://www.newsweek.com/pope-francis-accepts-resignation-kansas-city-bishop-who-failed-report-sexual-323941
http://goo.gl/kTg3L0

True Detective season two: first trailer
The first season of the show, which was set in the Nineties, starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as partners investigating a Louisiana murder case: it’s storyline dealt with the disturbing topic of satanic child abuse.
the new season will continue these dark themes, exploring “the secret occult history of the United States transportation system”.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/11526242/True-Detective-Season-Two-first-trailer.html
http://goo.gl/CCuzO0

David Clohessy: A test of justice for W.Va. child sex abuse victims
A dozen children and their parents are suing Mormon officials for allegedly enabling and concealing the heinous abuses committed by a now ex-Mormon, Christopher Michael Jensen. There’s no doubt about Jensen’s guilt — he was convicted of assaulting youngsters in both Utah and West Virginia.
Mormon officials convinced a judge to appoint a private lawyer to defend Jensen and persuaded that judge to force the victims to pay half of Jensen’s defense lawyers’ fees. http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20150421/GZ04/150429951/1103
http://goo.gl/crtT03

UK gang raped and abused babies
Members of a paedophile network whose crimes were described as the most “vile and depraved” police had seen have been convicted of arranging abuse.
The UK-wide gang raped and abused babies and young children, streaming the attacks online to fellow members.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-32413502
http://goo.gl/ymIiIR

Long Island shopkeeper admits to sexually abusing employee
then trying to hire someone to kill the victim so he couldn’t testify at trial
his Santaria store in Inwood
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Long-Island-shopkeeper-admits-to-sexually-abusing-6214772.php

Abused children in Norfolk were ‘sexual playthings’
Six women and four men have gone on trial accused of abusing five young children and treating them as “sexual playthings”
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-32477868

Lord Greville Janner child sex abuse file ‘lost’ by Home Office
Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders – who ruled Labour peer Janner will not face trial because he has Alzheimer’s – denied having any role in it
A file on Lord Greville Janner is among 114 dossiers on child sex abuse that have gone missing from the Home Office.
Details of the 1986 Janner file are buried in the appendix to the Wanless report, which investigated the missing sex abuse dossiers.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lord-greville-janner-child-sex-5571744

AAP: Peds Serve as Primary Prevention for Child Abuse
Early recognition of child abuse by clinicians can be life-saving.
80% of deaths in child abuse and neglect cases occur in children under 4-years-old
child abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) can have lifelong effects into adulthood
http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/PreventiveCare/51212

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