news items – Navy sex assault, Military Child Abuse, Alleged French Soldier Abuse, Mormon Church Sued

This week there were several new articles about trauma in the news. These include a convicted French sex offender becoming a school head teacher, Navy sexual assault rates, alleged sex abuse by French UN soldiers, Police warned twice of Rotherham child abuse but did not act, Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Mormon church and Irish man fighting extradition to US over child abuse image charges. 

Convicted French sex offender who became school head teacher ‘may have raped 55 pupils’
Some 55 pupils of a primary school in south-eastern France, or their parents on their behalf, have accused the school’s ex-head teacher of sexual abuse, prosecutor reveals

Navy aims to boost sex assault reporting, stop reprisals
The reporting rate for women has raised dramatically in the past few years, Snyder said, but reports are stagnant for men at a rate of about 8 percent.
One in three women report, on the other hand….

Teen Son Testifies in New Jersey Military Child Abuse Case
The teenage son of a military couple charged with abusing their three foster children told a jury Tuesday that his parents used Bible passages to justify hitting the toddlers with a paddle, stick and other implements.

France launches criminal inquiry into alleged sex abuse by UN soldiers
Prosecutors announce investigation into claims French soldiers raped children on peacekeeping operation in Central African Republic
French prosecutors have ordered a criminal investigation into allegations that French peacekeeping soldiers raped children and demanded sex for food in the Central African Republic.

UN suspension of sexual abuse report whistleblower is unlawful, tribunal rules
Judge orders UN to lift suspension of Anders Kompass, who leaked internal UN report on alleged abuse of children by French troops in Central African Republic

South Yorkshire Police warned twice of Rotherham child abuse but did not act, as commissioner claims girls were seen as ‘willing’
Senior members of South Yorkshire police were warned twice of the serious child abuse being carried out in Rotherham around a decade before it was discovered 1,400 children had been raped, trafficked and groomed over a period of 16 years – but no action was taken at the time.

Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Mormon church
Lawsuit claims teen girl was repeatedly abused by Mormon missionary in 1985 in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.
A lawsuit filed Friday against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a church bishop and a missionary, claims a woman was repeatedly sexually abused when she was a teenager in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, and it was covered up.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Riverside County Superior Court in Palm Springs, contends that from July to November 1985, Jacqueline Tyler, then 13, was repeatedly abused by a missionary and that after a church bishop learned of the alleged abuse, her family was told to stay quiet and the bishop “made advance payment or partial payment of damages as an accommodation to plaintiff.”
It adds that as a result of the alleged abuse, Tyler gave birth to a son on June 30, 1986.

Irish man fighting extradition to US over child abuse image charges has Asperger’s syndrome, court hears
Eric Eoin Marques is accused of setting up a part of the dark net
A man fighting extradition to America after being accused by the FBI of being the world’s biggest facilitator of child abuse images has a serious mental disorder, a judge at the High Court in Dublin has been told.
Eric Eoin Marques, 30, is accused of setting up a part of the dark net, a secretive part of the internet hidden from search engines, which hosted graphic images of the rape and torture of children

Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Newsletter – Issue 122 – May 2015


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