Latest Child Sexual Abuse Headlines 03/01/2016

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Top Vatican cardinal says senior clergy lied about child sexual abuse

ROME/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify on systemic sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church, on Monday said senior clergy lied to him to cover up abuse in the 1970s.

The Vatican’s treasurer told Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse that he was deceived about why abusive priests were moved from parish to parish.

Pell’s testimony to the … READ MORE

Two Pennsylvania Bishops Hid Hundreds of Child Sex Abuse Cases, Report Says

Grand-jury report says abuse involved more than 50 priests or religious leaders.

Two Roman Catholic bishops helped cover up sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and religious leaders at a central Pennsylvania diocese over four decades, according to a grand jury report made public Tuesday … READ MORE

Call for permanent tribunal to support child sex abuse victims

A Government-funded “popular tribunal” should be established on a permanent basis to take evidence from survivors of child sexual abuse, a report has recommended.

The tribunal proposal is the key recommendation from a year-long unofficial inquiry which found that existing institutions had failed to provide survivors with “meaningful opportunities for either healing or justice”. … READ MORE

Oelwein looks ahead after shock of sexual abuse charges

Nobody knew much about Jason Manus when he moved to Oelwein about six years ago. He was about 30 years old, a divorcee and a heavy-equipment operator.

Yet in a half-dozen years, he rose to become one of the city’s most prominent citizens — and now one of its most notorious.

In November’s election, Manus upset longtime Oelwein Mayor Larry Murphy. Earlier this month, he was arrested and charged with five counts of sexual abuse involving two children, ages 9 and 14 … READ MORE

Rotherham child sexual abuse victims to take police to court

Victims of child sexual abuse in Rotherham are set to take South Yorkshire police to court to force them to hand over confidential records on how they handled decades of abuse in the town.

A Sheffield lawyer, acting for 65 victims, has said he has no other choice as the force is refusing to disclose data, call logs and other documentation that could establish if allegations that officers turned a blind eye to grooming in the town were true … READ MORE

Man Jailed for Child Sexual Abuse Publications

A 40-year-old Waikato man was today sentenced in the Hamilton District Court to three years and two months’ imprisonment for exporting, importing, possessing and distributing over 900 child sexual abuse publications using the internet.

Clinton Baylis was convicted on 16 charges. Most publications were graphic, showing serious offending against young children. He was also convicted for possessing cannabis utensils.

Authorities in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand contributed to the Customs investigation that identified Baylis.

He was arrested after a …READ MORE

B.C. man accused of sexually abusing his children granted time to appeal after expert witness called a ‘fraud’

VANCOUVER — A “high-conflict” matrimonial battle centred on allegations of child sexual abuse has taken a startling turn, with a B.C. Court of Appeal judge acknowledging this week that an expert witness — whose testimony helped brand a father of four as an incestuous child molester — might be a “fraud” who relies on “debunked and inadmissible scientific theory.”

Claire Reeves, 74, gave testimony on behalf of a Vancouver-area woman who alleged her former husband had sexually abused their four children. The couple separated in 2009 and the father was granted supervised access to the children later that year.

A child custody trial was held in B.C. family court in early 2012; it led to the father, who can only be identified by the initials B.G., losing access to all four children … READ MORE

Six arrested, charged for sex crimes against children in Snohomish County

Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force arrested six people during a four-day operation that targeted people who sexually exploit children.

The Snohomish County operation concluded on February 21, with the arrest and charging of six people whose crimes include commercial sexual abuse of a minor, rape of a child, sexual abuse of a minor, rape of a child, sexual abuse of a minor and child pornography.

Undercover officers used the Internet to … READ MORE

Alabama man indicted on child pornography and sex tourism charges

An Alabama native was indicted today and charged with multiple crimes involving travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors and child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama.

Clarence Edward Evers Jr., aka Bud, a technology teacher employed by the Conecuh County, Alabama, Board of Education, was arrested on Feb. 11, 2016, and was charged today with five counts of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, one count of attempted travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, one count of production and attempted production of child pornography, one count of transportation of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography, one count of access with intent to view child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography … READ MORE

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