Archive for the ‘Royal Commission’ Category

Fraternity, Bill Cosby, Jehovah’s Witness, Catholic Church/ Cardinal Pell, Rotherham sex abuse trial, Peter Walbran, Satanism, Lord Janner, Operation Hydrant

December 17, 2015

News articles about rape, trauma and child abuse: Peace Corps volunteers punished for reporting sexual assault, Fraternity pledge’s death, Bill Cosby allegations, Jehovah’s Witnesses did not report allegations to the police, Operation Hydrant: 2,228 child abuse suspects, Catholic church knew it had abuse ‘time bombs’, Catholic Church saves $62 million on sexual abuse claims, Priest warned police officer to drop investigation or lose job, 682 child abuse suspects arrested, Cardinal Pell, Rotherham victim’s sex abuse claims ‘dismissed by police officer’, Rotherham sex abuse trial, Lord Janner unfit to plead in child sex abuse trial, Convicted child abuser Walbran arrested teaching at Thai school and attempted murder recounted by teens – infatuation with Satanism.

Peace Corps volunteers blamed, punished for reporting sexual assault?
Nearly 7,000 Peace Corps currently serve in about 65 countries. Roughly one in five of them is sexually assaulted during that service, according to the results of a recent anonymous Peace Corps safety questionnaire, obtained exclusively by CBS News.
The report also shows that nearly half don’t report the assaults.

Fraternity president testifies against brothers in pledge’s death
A Pennsylvania college fraternity president says he and four others charged in a pledge’s death during a hazing ritual in the Poconos tried to “cover it all up” when they met weeks later.

Bill Cosby Lawyers Seek to Reseal Court Records
acknowledgment, under questioning, by Mr. Cosby that in the 1970s he obtained quaaludes to give them to young women with whom he wanted to have sex.

Cosby sues 7 accusers for defamation, seeks damages and retractions

Cosby also denied he had sexually assaulted any of the seven women. He has not been charged with any crime. More than 40 women have come forward to publicly accuse Cosby, 78, of assaulting them over four decades, often saying he supplied them with drugs.  Cosby’s lawyers or representative denied the accusations in the media.

Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘fostered distrust’ of secular authority – royal commission counsel
Church’s response to child sexual abuse fell short of best practice
Since 1950 the church has received 1,066 allegations against its members and did not report any of them to police.

Operation Hydrant: UK police identify 2,228 child abuse suspects
302 people of “public prominence”, including 99 politicians and 147 from television, film or radio. 761 different institutions, including 288 schools and 204 children’s homes.

Catholic church knew it had abuse ‘time bombs’, child sex abuse inquiry hears
Bishop Connors agreed with Gail Furness SC, senior counsel assisting the commission, who said there was little, if any, concern about the victims.
The commission heard there was a culture in the Catholic church of keeping abuse allegations secret.

Catholic Church saves $62 million on sexual abuse claims
The Catholic Church avoided paying up to $62 million in compensation to sexual abuse victims by creating the controversial Melbourne Response program, which capped payments at $50,000 for each victim.
Internal documents also show church leaders ordered written records about sex abuse be “kept to a minimum” to avoid losing lawsuits, and hired one of the country’s best spin doctors in a bid to prepare for the scandal in the early 1990s.
In August 1996, Archbishop Pell discussed the idea of creating a special trust to “avoid an open-ended call on funding for counselling fees” for abuse victims, to only days later canvass suggestions of how the church could financially support three paedophile priests set to be released from prison.

Priest warned police officer to drop investigation or lose job, child abuse hearing told
Father Peter Taffe ‘told officer Denis Ryan he would be out of a job’ if he pursued an investigation into the Mildura parish priest Monsignor John Day
Furness said Mulkearns had told another Mortlake victim’s mother: “How am I to take the word of a child over one of my priests?”

Teachers and medical staff among 682 child abuse suspects arrested
More than a hundred people in positions of trust among those arrested since March
A total of 399 children have been safeguarded as a result of the operation

Cardinal Pell told to attend child abuse inquiry after video link request denied
Pell, Australia’s highest-ranking cleric, was due to give evidence about child sexual abuse that occurred in institutions run by Catholic church authorities in and around Ballarat, and evidence about measures taken by the archdiocese of Melbourne to investigate child sexual abuse, known within the church as “the Melbourne Response”, before Melbourne’s county court

Rotherham victim’s sex abuse claims ‘dismissed by police officer’
Court hears that complainant, then aged 12, was accused of lying after telling officer about the abuse

Rotherham sex abuse trial:  ‘had sex with child 100 times’
An alleged victim of child sexual exploitation has said she was forced to have sex with Asian men against her will in houses, a park and churchyard.

Lord Janner: Judge rules dementia sufferer is unfit to plead in child sex abuse trial
Court hearing on 87-year-old peer’s mental health is told former Labour grandee is suffering from ‘advanced and disabling’ dementia
Janner is accused of 15 counts of indecent assault and seven counts of a separate sexual offence against a total of nine alleged victims in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Twenty-one of the offences relate to complainants who were aged 16 or under at the time.

Convicted child abuser Peter Dundas Walbran arrested teaching at Thai school
Police have detained a Sydney man jailed in 2012 over the rape and molestation of Indonesian boys as young as eight who was found teaching at a school in north-eastern Thailand.

describes crimes
Attempted murder recounted by giggling teens
The girls had not given up on their infatuation with Satanism.
They’d sacrificed animals as part of their obsession. They’d shared blood.
But Sarah wanted more. She fantasised about killing people.
“Spill the blood of all!” she wrote on a blood splattered journal page.



news items – Hoffman Report and Loftus, Bill Cosby, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Leon Brittan, Vatican, UN

July 28, 2015

Recently there were several news articles on the Hoffman Report including torture allegations and the APA, Elizabeth Loftus, Bill Cosby and 35 Women on New York Magazine Cover and cultural denial over rape, Josh Duggar and TLC cancels ’19 Kids and Counting’, Jehovah’s Witnesses failed to report 1,000 alleged perpetrators, a child sex abuse inquiry and Leon Brittan among leading Westminster figures named in documents, trial of pope’s ex-diplomat accused of child porn and pedophilia and a UN official who failed to act on child sex abuse allegations resigns. Two child abuse conferences will be on the East Coast in a few weeks.

Hoffman Report

US torture doctors could face charges after report alleges post-9/11 ‘collusion’
Leading group of psychologists faces a reckoning following repeated denials that its members were complicit in Bush administration-era torture

PsySR Responds to Hoffman Report about APA Collusion

A national hero’: psychologist who warned of torture collusion gets her due
Jean Maria Arrigo was largely ignored and the subject of a smear campaign for sounding alarms about psychologists’ post-9/11 torture complicity but has emerged from the damning report as the story’s hero – and martyr.

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Elizabeth Loftus and the Hoffman Report
When Fowler found out there was an ethics complaint pending against Loftus, he reached out to her and told her she should resign her membership before a case could be formally opened against her. He later denied that he had done so and appointed one of his deputies to “investigate” how Loftus had found out about the complaint.

Two of Bill Cosby’s accusers join push to have entire deposition unsealed
Beth Ferrier and Rebecca Lynn Neal, ‘Jane Does’ in the 2005 case, join motion

Bill Cosby: 35 Women Accuse the Actor of Assault on New York Magazine Cover

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen  powerful than any other weapon in the fight against rape….

Why the New Case Against Bill Cosby Is Different
He may be forced to testify about the molestation of a 15-year-old girl

Bill Cosby seeks court sanctions against accuser over deposition leak
Comedian Bill Cosby filed legal papers on Tuesday calling for court sanctions against a woman accusing him of sexual assault, saying she breached their confidentiality agreement in the leak of his full deposition from a 10-year-old civil case to the New York Times.

Will Bill Cosby ever face prosecution over allegations of sexual misdeeds?
Will he ever be called to account for conduct that has led to multiple lawsuits and accusations of sexual misconduct from more than 40 women?

Smithsonian To Post Sign At Exhibition Featuring Bill Cosby-Owned Art
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington will post a sign Wednesday telling visitors an exhibition that includes art owned by Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, is “fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby,” representatives for the Smithsonian Institution say.

Josh Duggar, TLC cancels ’19 Kids and Counting’

The Duggars’ TLC reality show ’19 Kids and Counting’ is officially canceled
The announcement ends weeks of speculation about the fate of the show after the Duggars’ oldest son, Josh, apologized in May for molesting multiple young girls, including some of his sisters, more than a decade ago, when he was a teenager.  Duggar, 27, also resigned from his job at the Family Research Council’s lobbying arm in D.C.

TLC cancels ‘19 Kids and Counting’ amid Josh Duggar abuse scandal
The basic cable network cancelled “19 Kids and Counting” amid the fallout of eldest son Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal, but said it will continue to work with the Christian clan for a documentary about child sex abuse.

’19 Kids and Counting’ star Josh Duggar may face civil lawsuit from molestation victim: report
“All the church elders who knew about this will have to be named,” a source told the gossip magazine.
News of a potential lawsuit comes a month after the eldest son of the Duggar clan was forced to admit he molested five girls — four of them his own sisters — as a teenager. The plaintiff is the fifth victim, who is not related to her abuser.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses failed to report 1,000 alleged perpetrators, child sex abuse royal commission hears   The Sydney hearing was told the church adopted a scriptural response to abuse, which it abhorred, and had files relating to 1,006 alleged perpetrators, dating back to 1950.
The process required witnesses to prove abuse took place, and no allegations were ever reported to police.

Is religion doing enough to root out abuse?
Karen Morgan said the church offered no help when she reported the abuse
From when Karen Morgan was 12, until she was well into her teens, she was sexually abused by her uncle – a ministerial servant with the Jehovah’s Witnesses….
But what is striking about the Jehovah’s Witnesses is their explicit policy of dealing with abuse in-house.

Leon Brittan

Child sex abuse inquiry: Leon Brittan among leading Westminster figures named in documents
THE former Tory Home Secretary’s name is on government file along with other powerful Westminster officials from the 1970s and 80s including Sir Peter Morrison.

Alexis Jay on child sex abuse: ‘Politicians wanted to keep a lid on it’
Her devastating Rotherham report blew open the national debate on child sex abuse. Now the ‘retired’ social worker is investigating historic claims on an unprecedented scale, taking on Westminster, the BBC and NHS

Scale of child abuse images online is ‘shocking’, says NSPCC
Charity claims there are two convictions each day for indecent images and calls for urgent action two years after government promised crackdown
More than a quarter of those convicted of viewing abuse images were also found guilty of other sexual crimes.


Vatican delays trial of pope’s ex-diplomat accused of child porn, pedophilia
Wesolowski, 66, is the highest-ranking Catholic official arrested for alleged sexual abuse of minors.
In addition to sexual abuse allegations, he is accused of possession of child pornography during his time as papal nuncio — or ambassador — to the Dominican Republic.
Before arriving in the Dominican Republic seven years ago, Wesolowski was nuncio to Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
He began his career as a priest in Poland in 1972, and became a bishop in 2000….


UN official who failed to act on child sex abuse allegations resigns
The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned.

Only Half of Abused Children Evaluated for Occult Fracture
Despite some 20 years of recommendations to perform a skeletal survey on infants and toddlers with injuries associated with abuse, hospital personnel failed to conduct such surveys in roughly half of suspected abuse cases, according to results from a study published online July 13 in Pediatrics.

‘Call Me Lucky’: A Documentary Of Friendship, Childhood Abuse And Survival
Barry Crimmins mentored Bobcat Goldthwait when they were up-and-coming comics in the ’80s. A film directed by Goldthwait details their relationship — and the sexual abuse Crimmins suffered as a child.

The August 2015 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference August 2015

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

April 21, 2015

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Trial to begin for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case

news items – Australia’s Orthodox Jewish community, violence against women in Turkey, claims Jehovah Witnesses’ is hiding child sexual abuse claims, Insurers accused of hampering child abuse inquiries, Knox Grammar School

February 24, 2015

This week there were news articles on how sex abuse tore apart Australia’s Orthodox Jewish community, protests over violence against women in Turkey, claims Jehovah Witnesses’ is hiding child sexual abuse claims, Australia’s royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, Insurers accused of hampering child abuse inquiries, Victorian Government to remove time limit for legal action for child abuse civil claims and the Knox Grammar School accused of being a home to a ‘large paedophile cohort’.

Rabbis’ absolute power: how sex abuse tore apart Australia’s Orthodox Jewish community
Yeshivah leaders in Sydney and Melbourne chose to preserve the prestige of their faith over the safety of children.

Manny Waks: I’m the ‘troublemaker’ who blew the whistle on Jewish abuse scandal
Manny Waks is still living with the impact of years of abuse inside Australia’s Yeshivah centres. Before he can reclaim his life, he says, more people must resign in the wake of the child sex abuse royal commission

Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey

Investigation Claims Jehovah Witnesses’ Watchtower Is Hiding Child Sexual Abuse Claims

Yeshivah abuse victim says scholarship was removed after he reported rape
Victim of jailed abuser David Cyprys says principal Rabbi Abraham Glick cancelled the award after telling him of incidents, royal commission hears
Yeshiva college
Rabbi Pinchus Feldman did not alert police when the alleged abuser said he might leave the country.

Royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse
Latest news on Australia’s royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse
February 2015

Rabbi pleads guilty to taping nude women at ritual bath
A prominent Orthodox rabbi acknowledged Thursday that for years he videotaped women in a changing room of a Jewish ritual bath, ultimately recording approximately 150 nude women.

Insurers accused of hampering child abuse inquiries

Insurance and Child Abuse File on 4

Essex child abuse: Increase in case probes ‘not surprising’

Child abuse civil claims: Victorian Government to remove time limit for legal action

Knox Grammar School was home to ‘large paedophile cohort’, victim tells inquiry

news items: Rotherham abuse, Gary Glitter convicted, Bill Cosby accuser, Virginia Roberts/Jeffrey Epstein

February 11, 2015

This week there were news articles on Britain condemning Rotherham town leaders for ignoring child abuse reports, former pop star Gary Glitter being  convicted of child sex abuse, rape and prostitution probes, Bill Cosby’s new accuser and Virginia Roberts claiming the FBI has videos of her having underage sex with Jeffrey Epstein and ‘powerful friends.’

Britain Condemns Leaders in Town of Rotherham for Ignoring Reports of Child Abuse
The British government on Wednesday severely criticized legislators in the northern English town of Rotherham for a culture of “complete denial” that led to a long-running ring involving the sexual abuse of up to 1,400 children from 1997 to 2013.

Rotherham abuse: Researcher’s warning ‘ignored in 2002’
A former Home Office researcher says a bullying culture at Rotherham Council led to her warnings of child sexual exploitation being suppressed in 2002, years before action was finally taken.

Gary Glitter, former British pop star, convicted of child sex abuse

Gary Glitter three-year prison sentence for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12, occurred in a Vietnam court, outside the jurisdiction of the UK

Gary Glitter, former British pop star, convicted of child sex abuse
Gary Glitter — who is now 70 years old — could spend the rest of his life in prison. A London jury found him guilty of six crimes: one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of unlawful sex with a girl under the age of 13, which carries a life sentence.
He fell into disgrace after being convicted and imprisoned on child abuse charges in Vietnam.

Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex offences
Singer convicted of string of offences in 1970s and 1980s, including attempted rape of an eight-year-old child
child abuse images. He was convicted in 1999 of building up a library of 4,000 such images, some involving children as young as two….
Gadd’s 2006 conviction and three-year prison sentence for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12 occurred in a Vietnam court

Rape and prostitution probe: 20 Tyneside men charged
rape, arranging child prostitution, sex trafficking, sexual assault

Northumbria Police have charged 20 people with sexual offences as part of Operation Sanctuary
31 people have been charged as part of the operation and the latest charges relate to 12 victims, aged between 13 and 25

MP Geoffrey Dickens accused Sir Peter of being a paedophile in Parliament
Margaret Thatcher told officials not to publicly name a senior diplomat connected to a paedophile scandal despite being fully briefed on allegations made against him, a newly revealed secret file has shown.

Spoken-Word Artist Captures Pain and Fear of Child Abuse
Yewande was the artistic director for Facing Sex Trafficking: Atlanta’s Dirty Little Secret. She wrote and performed this first-person story of Kasey McClure who suffered years of sexual abuse from her father before she left home and fell into the trap of the sex industry

New accuser emerges as Cosby cancels shows in Boston
The 77-year-old entertainer faces sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women. He denies the allegations and has never been charged with a crime.

Virginia Roberts claims FBI has videos of her having underage sex with Jeffrey Epstein and ‘powerful friends’

Child abuse royal commission: Rabbi Yosef Feldman resigns as director of Yeshiva centre
Rabbi Feldman called for leniency for paedophiles who had been treated and had not offended for decades during his testimony.
The director of the ultra-orthodox Jewish Yeshiva centre in Sydney has resigned after last week telling a royal commission hearing he did not know it was a crime for an adult to touch a child’s genitals.

News Items – Priest LaVan, Royal Commission, Cliff Richard, Bangalore Children, Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Conference Presentation CDs

August 19, 2014

This week there were articles on Father Kenneth LaVan continuing in the ministry, the royal commission investigation, Cliff Richard sex abuse claim, Child abuse cases in Bangalore and Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Conference Presentation CDs.

Priest File of Father Kenneth LaVan, removed from ministry in December 2013, is a serial predator whom the Archdiocese continually disregarded as being a threat to women and children.

Years ago, he was a young priest — and alleged rapist

Priest Diagnosed with Sexuality Disorder in 1989 Continued in Ministry until 2013

Fr. Kenneth LaVan
The secret personnel file of Kenneth LaVan shows a pernicious “blind spot” among Catholic officials at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: the stunning and heartless minimization of the sexual abuse of girls and women.

Child sex abuse royal commission speaks to parents of children allegedly abused in Victorian state care

British Police Search Property of Cliff Richard Over Sex Abuse Claim

Mutilated newborn still haunts detectives 28 years later
His face was mutilated and a burlap altar was placed near his body, with fruit and coins tossed on top of it.

Child abuse cases tumble out at camps
Over 2,000 schoolchildren in Bangalore have been sexually abused
about 30-35% of the kids had been preyed upon by sexual predators

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news items – 22 years, Rolf Harris, Royal Commission, Celebrities, Dyslexia, Mental Health

July 7, 2014

This week there were many new articles on how it takes 22 years for survivors to come forward,  a Rolf Harris child sex abuse education video surfaced after he was found guilty of all 12 charges of indecent assault against four girls from 1968 to 1986, tales of abuse at the royal commission, celebrities sex abuse convictions, dyslexia report physically abused during childhood and the impact of sexual abuse on mental health in adulthood.

The Impact of Sexual Abuse Committed by a Child on Mental Health in Adulthood
Victims of abuse, regardless of perpetrator age, displayed higher levels of mental health problems than non-abused participants.

Girls targeted from nine, boys from ten and it takes 22 YEARS for survivors to come forward: Chilling statistics of child sex abuse revealed in Royal Commission report

Rolf Harris child sex abuse education video surfaces after entertainer found guilty in London court  Harris was declared guilty of all 12 charges of indecent assault against four girls, from 1968 to 1986.

Rolf: A life well lived… until the end Rolf Harris….to be jailed after being convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault. No more big concerts, no more art shows, no more TV hosting, no more feted by the royal family and no more molesting children.

Harrowing tales at abuse royal commission
Brand protection, systemic failures, wilful ignorances, whether it be in the YMCA, the Scouts or the Catholic Church are being uncovered daily at these hearings.
The Catholic and Anglican churches moved abusers when complaints were made.

Fear of child abuse cover up secret dossier at the heart of establishment
THE grim catalogue of sexual depravity by celebrities continues. This week’s conviction of Rolf Harris follows the jailing of presenter Stuart Hall and publicist Max Cliffford for serial abuse of under-age girls.
In addition there has been a stream of appalling revelations about the perverted activities of those two paedophile knights: sinister entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile and gargantuan Liberal politician Sir Cyril Smith, both of whom went to their graves without being brought to justice.

One third of adults with dyslexia report they were physically abused during their childhood

The Impact of Sexual Abuse Committed by a Child on Mental Health in Adulthood
Victims of abuse, regardless of perpetrator age, displayed higher levels of mental health problems than non-abused participants.