Browsing: Child Abuse
‘There was widespread outrage back in 2010, when it was discovered that a Philadelphia school district had issued laptops to students with a very creepy function. Unbeknown to both students and parents, school officials had the ability to remotely access the webcams on the laptops, and spy on the students in their homes. Seven years later, school-issued computers are still spying on students, albeit in more subtle ways.
According to an investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (which was recently analyzed by Brietbart), a third of K-12 schools in the US are issuing free and low-cost computers to students. However, like most computer-based services that are supposedly free, there’s a hidden cost.’
‘A religious congregation which has failed to date to provide its share of funds to a redress scheme for institutional abuse victims, is to be given ownership of the new €300 million State-funded National Maternity Hospital.
The Sisters of Charity are the shareholders of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group which the Department of Health said will be the “sole owner of the new hospital” which is to be built on a site at Elm Park in south Dublin.
The relocation of the hospital from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s hospital campus involves the largest single investment ever made in maternity services in the State. Proceeds from the sale of Holles Street will go towards funding the new maternity hospital.
A department spokesman said the “autonomy of the national maternity hospital board will be underpinned by reserved powers to ensure clinical and operational independence, and the Minister for Health will hold the power to protect those reserved powers”.’
‘On Friday, April 14th, the Military District of Washington announced that General James Grazioplene (Ret.) was being charged with six specifications of rape of a minor on multiple occasions between 1983 and 1989. The Army said that the investigation remains open.
There were no further details released about the case and it is unclear why the charges are only now being brought against Mr. Grazioplene. NY Daily News reported that Grazioplene retired in 2005 after serving as the director of force development in the Pentagon’s Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment. Grazioplene’s Linkedin page revealed that he served as the Vice President of Dyncorp from 2012 to 2015. He also acted as the CEO for Mission Readiness LLC, a joint venture run by private military groups DynCorp International, Force Protection Industries, Oshkosh Defense and McLane Advanced Technologies which worked to provide U.S. and Coalition forces with vehicle maintenance in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.’
‘An Oklahoma City woman has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms behind bars for physically abusing and scaring her seven-year-old granddaughter while dressed as a witch.
Fifty-one-year-old Geneva Robinson pleaded guilty to five counts of felony child abuse. She admitted to scratching the girl’s neck, hitting her hand with a rolling pin, striking her in the face, and cutting her hair while she slept, the Oklahoman reports.
The girl was kicked, hit, whipped, burned and “repeatedly tortured,” Assistant District Attorney Merydith Easter told the judge. The victim was also told that witches and creatures lived in the attic.’
‘A lawsuit accuses Duval County Public Schools in Florida of punishing kids as young as 3 with a “discipline box” made of drywall. The filing alleges inadequate policies and training for special-needs teachers.
The lawsuit, first reported by WJAX, alleges that Love Grove Elementary School in Jacksonville had the box outside of a classroom for preschool special-needs children. Involved in the lawsuit is the mother of a 3-year-old with cerebral palsy who was one of the students placed in the box.
Duval County Public Schools does not have adequate policies for training and supervising staff to handle special-needs students, the lawsuit claims, adding that students understood that if they were sent to the discipline box, they were being punished.’
‘The Mayor of Seattle has been accused of repeatedly raping teenage boys who were addicted to crack cocaine and paying them $10 a time.
Ed Murray, 61, reportedly ‘raped and molested’ a 15-year-old boy for up to five years after they met on a city bus in 1986, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday.
In interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claimed he abused them and paid them for sex when they were teenagers in the 1980s.
The mayor branded the claims ‘categorically false’, adding that it was no coincidence that the allegations came ‘within weeks of the campaign filing deadline’.
Murray was elected mayor in 2013 after a long career in the Legislature, where he led efforts to legalize gay marriage in the state. As mayor he pushed to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour and address the homelessness crisis in Seattle.’
‘A renegade Catholic bishop who has been excommunicated twice is being accused of harboring clergy accused of sexual abuse.
Two priests were found taking refuge in Broadstairs, Kent, where Society of St Pius X (SSPX) clergyman Richard Williamson leads the ‘SSPX Resistance’ movement.
Williamson, who was illicitly ordained a bishop in 1988 by the ultra-conservative Catholic group, has also been found guilty of Holocaust denial in a German court. He was excommunicated by Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis for being ordained and ordaining others without papal approval.’
A monk who allegedly ran a ‘sex club’ for young boys was allowed to remain at the country’s top Catholic school for years after misconduct claims were first made.
Father Jeremy Sierla, 59, lived and worked at £30,000-a-year Ampleforth College until 2012, despite multiple misconduct allegations made against him more than eight years previously, the Times reported last night.
The monk would summon pupils to his study in their pyjamas, where they were given alcohol and asked to perform sex acts, former students told police in 2004.
A criminal inquiry began in 2004 but no charges were brought against Father Jeremy.’
‘Girls as young as nine are “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage, a Malaysian MP says, also claiming there’s “nothing wrong” with females marrying their rapists. It comes after Malaysia failed to criminalize child marriage in a recent law.
“They reach puberty at the age of nine or 12. And at that time, their body is already akin to them being 18 years old. So physically and spiritually, it is not a barrier for the girl to marry,” Shabudin Yahaya, a member of the Barisan Nasional Coalition, told Parliament on Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters.
He went on to say there is “nothing wrong” with a rape victim marrying the man who raped her, as doing so would allow her to avoid a “bleak future.”‘