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Pyschological Centers for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Leading drugmakers will help set up psychological centres for victims of child sex abuse in an effort to counter the long-term health problems suffered by victims. They are to j oin forces with Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic and others to improve medical education and accelerate the early identification of victims. Sexual exploitation when a child can saddle a person with life-long illnesses and a range of mental problems. At least one in five girls and one in 10 boys are victims of sexual abuse before they reach the age of 18, but only one in three cases is reported, according to the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC).

Peace Corps Volunteer Gets 15 Years for Sex Abuse

Thompson went below the recommended sentence of at least17 1/2 years because  of Osmun's quick admission, cooperation in identifying the victims And his  desire to obtain treatment. He pleaded guilty to traveling overseas to have sex  with a minor. Osmun apologized to the 12 church members who were present, his parents, the  victims and the Peace Corps whose image he said was tarnished by  his actions. Osmun has been in custody since his Aug. 4, 2011 arrest by agents from the  U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs  Enforcement division at his parent's home in Milford. His father is the Rev. Andrew  Osmun of St. Peter's Episcopal  Church in Milford. In a letter to Thompson, Osmun told the judge: "When I could not get my fix  from pornography, I moved on to hands on offending, as many sex offenders can  probably attest." U.S. Attorney David  Fein, who prosecuted the case with Assistant U.S. Attorney Krishna  Patel maintained that Osmun's "prior instances of his misconduct were not  properly reported. Indeed, if Osmun's prior conduct had been known, he would not  have been accepted as a volunteer with the Peace Corps and the abuse to these  children would have been avoided." ... About a month after Jesse's arrest, Seth was arrested by police in Austin,  Texas for allegedly possessing child pornography. Police there found pictures on  his computer of a young girl, between seven and nine years old engaging in  intercourse and oral sex with an adult male, according to an affidavit submitted  by Sgt. Robert  Sunley, of the Southern Texas Internet Crimes Against Children  Task Force. As reported in CT Post by Michael P. Mayko

Jerry Sandusky Headed To Prison, But Scandal Persists

Headed to prison for the rest of his life, Jerry Sandusky leaves behind a trail of human and legal wreckage that could take years to clear away. Victims face a lifetime of healing. Penn State is laboring under severe NCAA penalties. And at least four civil lawsuits have been filed against a university shamed by scandal, with more likely to come. If Sandusky felt any remorse or pity for anyone but himself, he didn't show it at his sentencing Tuesday. Instead, speaking in court for the first time since his arrest last November, the former Penn State assistant football coach delivered a disjointed and defiant monologue in which he denied committing "disgusting acts" against children and cast himself as the victim.

Swim Coach Banned for Life in Sexual Abuse Case

USA Swimming banned coach Rick  Curl for life for an improper relationship with a teenage swimmer in  the 1980s. Curl, who ran one of the  nation's largest swim clubs near Washington, D.C., and coached 1996 and 2000  Olympic gold medalist Tom  Dolan, was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday before the National  Board of Review. But he informed the governing body he was waiving his right  to challenge the case. Curl voluntarily gave up his  membership and will be added to USA Swimming's list of banned individuals, which  is published on the organization Web site. The coach was accused of  starting a relationship with a 13-year-old female swimmer in the 1980s. Kelley  Davis Currin said she received a $150,000 settlement from Curl not to go to  law enforcement with details of the illicit four-year relationship, but decided  to come forward after the sport was rocked by a sexual abuse scandal two  years ago.

Former Music Director at Christ Church Greenwich Connecticut Released from Federal Prison Following Child Pornography Conviction

A former long-time music director at Christ  Church Greenwich, Robert  F. Tate, 70, has been released from the federal prison term he was serving  following a 2008 child pornography conviction and has moved to a New  Canaan apartment. At his sentencing hearing in 2008, Tate, admitted to a 40 year history of  sexual abuse of minors overseas as well as viewing hundreds of sexually-explicit  photos of children dating back to the 1960s. Tate was not charged criminally for  those acts, but did acknowledge having sex with boys in Thailand, the  Phillippines and Costa Rica. According to the state Sex Offender's Registry, Tate is living at 279 Elm  St., Apartment 2, following his release from federal prison last week.

Kansas City Bishop Convicted of Shielding Pedophile Priest - First American Bishop Convicted

A Roman Catholic bishop was found guilty on Thursday of failing to report suspected child abuse, becoming the first American bishop in the decades-long sexual abuse scandal to be convicted of shielding a pedophile priest.

Newtown Connecticut Man Accussed of Producing Child Pornography of 4 Year Old

According to an indictment that was unsealed in federal court, a 28-year-old Newtown, Connecticut man has been charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl and maintaining films of the alleged abuse. David  B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut,  announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned an  indictment charging Edward F. Wilson with one count of production  of child pornography, one count of receipt and distribution of child  pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The  indictment was returned on Aug. 9, but ws only unsealed today during Wilson's arraignment before United States  Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford. The indictment alleges that, in approximately 2011 and  2012, Wilson sexually abused a 4-year-old girl, filmed and photographed the  abuse, and maintained the videos and images on his home computer.

Personal Trainer Accused of Sexual Assaulting Clients in Fairfield

A Personal Trainer in Fairfield, Patrick Myers, is accused of sexually assaulting numerous clients some of which were under age. The following article was published in the Connecticut Post regarding gym managers covering up the assaults. Under Connecticut's mandated reporting law, the gym manager is responsible for reporting Patrick Myers actions to authorities immediately. Another arrest has been made in connection with the case of a personal trainer from Branford who has been charged with sexual assaulting clients in Fairfield. {He has worked as a trainer at Fitness Edge in Kings Highway Fairfield and other Fairfield Connecticut Gyms.} This time, a manager at one of the local gyms where Patrick Myers, 44, worked was charged with interfering with an officer for what police said was intentionally concealing information and misleading police during their investigation of Myers.

Do You Know Who is Coaching Your Child?

With the fall season of sports approaching, do you know who is coaching your children?  Coaches are given full access to children in a variety of situations.  The Jerry Sandusky case has created a heightened awareness; however, are you going to question your neighbor who is the elementary school soccer coach. The US Soccer Youth Soccer Association has the following on their blog in regards to coaches and background checks: "We believe all coaches involved in youth soccer should be subject to background checks and that coaching licenses be required as part of the risk management process.  We also believe that each coach should be issued a registration card, certifying that they have completed the risk management process and have attained the required coaching certification."   The below story was recently reported in regards to a High School Soccer Coach. A former Chariho High School assistant soccer coach has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

Boy Scouts of America Files Reveal Repeat Child Abuse

Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney found the following article interesting regarding the Boy Scout of America "perversion files" and the moving/relocating of child sexual predators. During our work with clergy sexual abuse, priests were often moved from parish to parish and continued to commit their heinous acts.  Much like the "perversion files", the church had secret archives detailing abuse.  The article below details what has been discovered at Boy Scouts of America. Internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files from 1970 to 1991 found suspected abusers regularly remained in the organization after officials were first presented with sexual misconduct allegations.

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