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Serial rapist jailed for eight-year campaign of abuse

High Court in Glasgow

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Baker was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow last month of nine charges including the rape of each victim

A rapist who carried out a series of sex attacks in the Western Isles has been jailed for 11 years.

Richard Baker, 31, preyed on three women during an

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-43060835

Serial rapist jailed for eight-year campaign of abuse – BBC News

High Court in Glasgow

Image caption

Baker was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow last month of nine charges including the rape of each victim

A rapist who carried out a series of sex attacks in the Western Isles has been jailed for 11 years.

Richard Baker, 31, preyed on three women during an

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-43060835

Judge: Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Phoenix Diocese Can Move Forward

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit can move forward against the Phoenix Diocese for an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse within the clergy.

The victim’s attorney, Robert E. Pastor of law firm Montoya, Lucero, and Pastor, said on Thursday that the ruling is a welcome step. His client will have the opportunity to seek justice for the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, Pastor said.

The civil suit is against the Diocese of Phoenix, the Salvatorian Order, and St. Mark’s Catholic Parish. Kerstin LeMaire of Maricopa County Superior Court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges Phoenix priest Dennis Pecore sexually abused the victim as a child at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, where Pecore served

Read more at: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/judge-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-against-phoenix-diocese-can-move-forward-10099116

‘He is a pedophile,’ Muskoka Crown in Huntsville child sex abuse case

She further added that if the accused was really remorseful and wanted to take responsibility for his actions to ensure that he never did this again, he would have undergone the testing for pedophilia.

“He sexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl,” said Jeanes. “He is a pedophile. He is someone who has a sexual interest in a child under the age of 11. That is the definition of pedophilia.”

Jeanes called the lack pedophilia testing results a missing puzzle piece.

“We don’t know what his condition is, what the strength of his condition is, what the treatment is or if there is a treatment,” said Jeanes. “In this case, the court must be concerned.”

Jeanes said she did not accept the defence’s suggestion the accused’s potential alcohol or substance abuse explained his actions.

“There are a number of people who come from unfortunate backgrounds, who suffer from alcohol abuse, who suffer

Read more at: https://www.muskokaregion.com/news-story/8102081--he-is-a-pedophile-muskoka-crown-in-huntsville-child-sex-abuse-case/

Were some of Mark Salling’s young victims BRITISH? Sickening examples of abuse in the pedophile Glee actor’s child …

  • Disgraced Mark Salling has been found dead 6 miles from his Los Angeles home
  • Police found Glee actor possessed thousands of child porn images and videos
  • Plea deal agreement last year revealed sickening details about his vile addiction
  • Some examples of abuse found in stash were ‘created’ in the UK, court files said

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Cardinal defends pope but says his comments were ‘of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy’

As ecstatic crowds in Peru greeted Pope Francis on the penultimate day of his weeklong visit to South America, the church hierarchy sought to deal with continued fallout from his controversial remarks stemming from an infamous clerical sex-abuse case in Chile.

The pope said in Chile that victims in that abuse case were slandering a bishop allegedly involved in a cover-up of what happened, triggering outrage in Chile and beyond.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley — the archbishop of Boston and Francis’ top aide on the issue of clerical abuse — on Saturday sought to soothe the indignation on an issue that has done massive damage to the church’s credibility in recent years.

“It is understandable that Pope Francis’ statements … were a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy or any other perpetrator,” Cardinal O’Malley said in a statement that amounted to a church effort at damage control. “Words that

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‘Offensive & painful’: Abuse victims slam pope over slander accusations

The pope made the comments on Thursday as he brought his six-day visit to Chile to an end. The trip was seen by many as a bid to revive the church’s credibility in the South American country after a sex scandal in which Bishop Juan Barros was accused of concealing the crimes of the pedophile Reverend Fernando Karadima. Barros has denied the claims.

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Asked about the allegations against Barros, Francis said: “The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, I’ll speak. There is not one shred of proof against him. It’s all calumny [defamation]. Is that clear?”

Karadima was first reported to the church in 2002 over allegations he would kiss and fondle his adolescent parishioners in the Chilean capital of Santiago. An official Vatican investigation was launched in 2010 after his victims went public with their

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/news/416401-pope-sex-abuse-cover-up/

Dylan Farrow accuses Woody Allen of sexual abuse in TV interview

For the first time on television, Dylan Farrow accused her adoptive father Woody Allen of sexual abuse.

“I want to show my face and tell my story,” Farrow told “CBS This Morning” earlier today. “I want to speak out. Literally.”

Now married and the mother of a 16-month-old girl, Farrow 32, told Gayle King that she was speaking out to have her voice included in the #MeToo and Time’s Up conversations.

“With so much silence being broken by so many brave people against so many high profile people, I felt it was important to add my story to theirs because it’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time and it was … it was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting,” she said.

Farrow, who first shared

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Woody Allen responds to Dylan Farrow sexual abuse allegations

In an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, Dylan Farrow detailed the alleged sexual abuse by her adoptive father, actor and director Woody Allen. At the age of 7, Dylan told her mother, actress Mia Farrow, that Allen had molested her. 

Allen has always denied the allegations and has never been charged with a crime. Dylan Farrow has stood by her story for more than two decades. She first went public with her accusations in 2014 with an open letter in the New York Times. 

Below is Allen’s full response to “CBS This Morning”: 

“When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woody-allen-responds-dylan-farrow-sexual-abuse-allegations/