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Ex-altar boy is first in Penn. to file lawsuit against Catholic Church since bombshell AG report
A former altar boy claimed in a lawsuit Monday that he was molested repeatedly by a Pennsylvania priest who had admitted sexually abusing another boy a decade earlier — and who had been cleared to work with kids by a New Mexico clinic for troubled clergy that was derided in Catholic circles as "Camp Ped."
Bruno Tucci, now 76, allegedly abused the altar boy — who is identified in court papers only as a 29-year-old "John Doe" — between 1999 and 2001 at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Nesquehoning, a small town 30 miles north of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
On one occasion, Tucci allegedly told the then pre-teen boy to "put his arms out like Jesus on the cross" while he fondled his exposed genitals, the lawsuit states.
Defrocked Nesquehoning Priest Charged with Sexually Assaulting Boy in 1981
Episcopal bishop goes against church leaders, bans same-sex marriages
Priest son of Hobbit author JRR Tolkien forced group of Boy Scouts to strip naked during trip but was sent for treatment by church officials rather than to police, abuse inquiry hears
Woman Allegedly Beat Boyfriend’s Toddler Son to Death, Was ‘Frustrated’ She Had to Watch Him
A Michigan woman is accused of beating her boyfriend’s 1-year-old son to death.
Amber Lynn Reeves, 24, has been charged with one count of manslaughter and a count of second-degree child abuse in the death of Logan Tracy, PEOPLE confirms from online court records.
According to multiple news outlets, Reeves was dating the father of Logan Tracy. When the father left her alone with the toddler on Oct. 9 in her Jackson home, she allegedly flew into a rage and beat the boy, according to prosecutors. He died two days later.
HOME’S AWFUL STENCH DWARFED ONLY BY OWNER’S HORRID SEXUAL ABUSE OF HIS DAUGHTER’S FRIEND
The stench of sex offender Matthew Scott Cook's home was so powerful, officers had to leave the house to get Hazmat suits before they returned.
When they did come back, they found the Blue Ash, Ohio home was filled with feces, garbage and more than 100 animals, including snakes and bearded dragons, cluttering the home that also served as the stage for the horrific sexual abuse of a young girl, according to documents obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The home, where Cook resided with his wife and two daughters, also had a room with sex toys, pornographic videos and a bed equipped with four-point restraints. The bedroom floor was littered with snake skins, the newspaper reports.
Cook pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition and child pornography charges and was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for sexually assaulting one of his daughter's friends.
Homophobe slammed girl's Halloween costume and got totally owned by her dad
Surely little kids can dress as whatever they want for Halloween?
Well, one homophobe didn’t think so.
A six-year-old picked her favorite Marvel superhero, Thor, to dress as this 31 October.
Writing in the Marvel forum on Reddit, her dad wrote: ‘My youngest daughter as Thor, her favorite superhero.’
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Billy Porter writes graphic op-ed about years of sexual abuse suffered at the hands of his stepdad
Billy Porter has enjoyed a long career on Broadway and in film and television, appearing in hit TV shows like American Horror Story, Pose, and Law & Order, as well as films like The First Wives Club and The Broken Hearts Club.
Now, in a graphic new op-ed published by Out, the 49-year-old performer opens up about the years of sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepdad.
“There were no words at first,” Porter writes. “But then he began cuddling me. Spooning me. Innocent enough, right?”
Parents urged to learn signs of sexual grooming after man who abused teenage girls is jailed
Police are urging parents and teenagers to know the signs of grooming after a man was jailed for targeting girls as young as 13.
Jamie Gillett started relationships with underage teenagers and became “threatening, controlling and obsessive” when they tried to leave him.
The 21-year-old from Reigate in Surrey was a teenager himself when the offences were committed between 2012 and 2016. His victims were 13 and 14.
Teenage girl ‘raped for two years by Bolton grooming gang’
Gillet pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child, sexual assault of a child under 13 and a breach of a sexual risk order.
Determining Jail Time for Sexual Assaulters Is an Imperfect Science—One That Often Favors Well-to-Do White Men
THE U.S. CATHOLIC CHURCH IS FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED WAVE OF SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
In the months since a Pennsylvania grand jury announced the names of more than 300 priests who’d abused at least 1,000 children, authorities across the United States have launched investigations of unprecedented scale into sex abuse within the U.S. Catholic Church.
On Wednesday, Virginia became at least the 15th state where officials have announced a plan to investigate sex abuse allegations within the Church. At the federal level, the Justice Department has subpoenaed records from at least seven of Pennsylvania’s eight Catholic dioceses, the Associated Press reported last week, in a probe believed to be the first of its kind, according to the Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests (SNAP).
Pope Francis fires bishop of Memphis
Chile: abuse victims file complaint against ex-archbishop
Priest accused of lying about attack sidelined amid abuse allegation
WILL CATHOLIC CLERGY BE ALLOWED TO MARRY? THE POPE IS CONSIDERING IT.
Police: Woman accused of killing son searched ways to do it
A 19-year-old woman accused of drowning her month-old son in a bathtub did more than 100 online searches for ways to kill an infant, police in a Phoenix suburb said Thursday.
263 San Francisco Bay Area priests branded sexual abusers in survivor's report
The attorney for a California clergy abuse survivor accused the leaders of three San Francisco Bay Area dioceses on Tuesday of engaging in an "institutional cover-up of an enormous magnitude" and released a list of 263 local priests whom they branded sexual predators.
The priests named in the 66-page report, compiled by the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates of St. Paul, Minnesota, are from the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the dioceses of Oakland and San Jose.
Major Christian group tells members to pray for the right to harm LGBT children
The Family Research Council has been designated an anti-LGBTQ hate group – and there’s a good reason.
While the organization is best known for its vociferous opposition to abortion and LGBTQ rights, they’ve made considerable inroads into the Trump administration thanks to their ties to Vice President Mike Pence.
Tony Perkins, the group’s leader, is one of our adulterous and immoral president’s biggest supporters. Under his leadership, the group has become explicitly political and is frequently involved in Republican policy making.
In a “prayer of the day” email sent to supporters, today Perkins asks his followers to plead with God for the right to harm LGBT children. And elect far right Republicans.
WAIT, WHAT? Conservative Blogger Calls for 'Underground Railroad' to Kidnap Children of Gay Parents
Pope accuser strikes back, blames gay priesthood for abuse
The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is doubling down on his claims, asserting that the "scourge of homosexuality" in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse and that the Vatican is being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano issued a third installment Friday in the war of words over the cover-up of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. He was responding to a Vatican cardinal who had rebuked him and accused him of mounting a "blasphemous" political hit job against Francis with his claims.
G-ROD TO MACHINE GUN KELLY, "PAY UP OR I'M SUING!!"
Machine Gun Kelly's fight with Gabriel "G-Rod" Rodriguez could spill from a hotel lobby and into a courtroom -- G-Rod's threatening to sue if MGK doesn't pony up for the beatdown.
G-Rod's attorney, Blake Dolman, tells TMZ ... the actor wants MGK to cut him a check or else he'll be gunning for millions in a lawsuit against the rapper to prove "the law does not allow him to hide behind others."
TMZ broke the story ... G-Rod got the crap beat outta him by MGK's crew in an Atlanta hotel lobby. The vicious attack stemmed from G-Rod calling Kelly a "p***y."
‘LOVE & HIP HOP’ STAR ARRESTED TWICE IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS AFTER ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING DAUGHTER
OHIO MOM ACCUSED OF USING 3-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER TO MAKE CHILD PORN
COREY J SHOCKING VID OF KID RAPPER'S ARREST ... Busted For Selling CDs
Banning spanking and other corporal punishment tied to less youth violence
Youth around the world are less violent where corporal punishment is banned, according to an analysis of data from 88 countries, territories and protectorate states published Monday in the health journal BMJ.
"Societies that have these bans in place appear to be safer places for kids to grow up in," said lead study author Frank Elgar, an associate professor in the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University in Montreal.
Pediatrician Dr. Robert Sege, who was not involved in the new research, said the "results are actually quite validating." Sege is a professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine that has served on the child abuse, injury and violence committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Aly Raisman: "Child Sexual Abuse Isn't A Kid Problem, It's An Adult Problem"
On Monday, Aly Raisman wrote a powerful op-ed for the Boston Globe about child sexual abuse, specifically, how the stigma associated with it can impact children from a young age. Raisman, a three-time gold medal Olympic gymnast, was one of the most outspoken survivors to come forward about Larry Nassar's abuse, and has become an advocate for sexual assault survivors in addition to a role model for young athletes.
NFL flameout admits to having sex with 12-year-old girl: police
A former standout college running back admitted to having sex with a 12-year-old girl, telling investigators that the sexual encounter was her idea, police said.
Justin Crawford, 23, was spotted by his wife standing over the young girl while he had an erection at about 5 a.m. Saturday in the living room of the couple’s Columbus home, the Ledger-Enquirer reports.
Crawford’s wife then went back to bed, but could not stop thinking about what she saw, a police detective testified Monday in a Columbus courtroom during Crawford’s preliminary hearing.