The Associated Press has uncovered the cases of two men whom the Franciscans of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province paid $15,000 each to keep quiet about abuse claims, despite a requirement that victims must not be bound by nondisclosure agreements in child sexual abuse settlements.
La Jarvis Love and his cousins, brothers Joshua and Raphael Love, say they were repeatedly abused by Brother Paul West during the 1990s, when they were elementary school students at St. Francis of Assisi School, in Greenwood, Mississippi, the Associated Press reported Aug. 27.
… Gannon told the AP that he believes that the three men were abused and said that their race— all three are black— and the fact that all three are poor did not factor into the size of the settlement. He also said the Franciscans have no intention of enforcing the nondisclosure agreement.
A 16-MONTH-OLD boy is fighting for his life after allegedly suffering sexual torture at the hands of a man thought to be his mum’s boyfriend.
Shawn Wesley Averett, 33, was arrested and charged after the child was taken to hospital with severe head injuries in Alabama.
The Jemison Police Department said in a statement: “Investigators were notified by Shelby Hospital …. and were able to obtain enough evidence to charge Averett.”
Averett was arrested on July 18 and charged with aggravated child abuse and sexual torture of the boy.
VIJAYAWADA: Two teachers of a government primary school in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh have been accused of demonstrating in a classroom on Friday how rape is committed.
District education officials said they were trying to verify reports on the alleged incident in Chintalapudi mandal that prompted a group of villagers to assault the two teachers.
QUEENS (WABC) — A woman in Queens experienced a real-life nightmare.
It happened Saturday in front of 24th Street and 23rd Avenue around 2:50 a.m.
She told police she was approached by a man who said he’d been in a bike accident and needed help.
During the interaction he touched her breasts. She ran to her nearby home.
Later that morning, she woke up inside her bedroom to find the man standing over her.
Police are searching for the man who is described as Hispanic, approximately 30 years old, weighing 180 lbs, 5’8″ tall with close-cut short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.
A new study wants advocates to pay more attention to the “hidden crime” of male rape.
Men who are forced to penetrate their partners are often reluctant to report this abuse, even though they would consider being the victims of rape, and suffer severe emotional trauma because of it, according to a survey published this week by the UK’s Lancaster University Law School, in partnership with Survivors Manchester.
In 2016, a Texas woman named Kimberly Pollard accused Bishop James L’Keith Jones of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) of sexually abusing and grooming her over the course of 20-year relationship. She initially filed a formal complaint with COGIC’s governing body, which suspended Jones for a year.
Pollard said she waited more than 22 years to file the lawsuit because she didn’t always recognize Jones’ behavior as abusive or exploitative. Her recognition came three years ago, after she and Jones reconnected, when she witnessed him calling her six-year-old daughter ‘sexy’ in a video he sent to the child. The comment reminded her of the way he had treated her as a teen.