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Lawyer: 200 Sex Abuse Priests Hiding in California

Church needs to alert communities, says Ray Boucher

(Newser) - A stunning 200 priests suspected of committing sexual abuse are living in California, mostly unknown to communities, according to a lawyer who sued the LA Archdiocese on behalf of 500 plaintiffs, reports MSNBC . Because none of those priests was convicted of sex abuse, laws about identifying pedophiles and their locations... More »

Paterno Tells His Side of the Story

'I never heard of ... rape and a man': former Penn State coach

(Newser) - Joe Paterno recounted his version of the Jerry Sandusky rape case during two interviews this week with the Washington Post . Fragile from chemotherapy and wheelchair-bound with a broken pelvis, Paterno said Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary came to him in 2002 describing a vague scene of Sandusky fondling a... More »

Elizabeth Smart Recounts 9 Months of 'Hell'

First time she has spoken publicly about ordeal details

(Newser) - Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart "couldn't feel more worthless and degraded" than the day she was raped by her captor, she revealed. "It was the worst feeling I could ever have felt," the now 24-year-old university student recounted yesterday. Smart, who was abducted from her Utah bedroom... More »

Sandusky Accuser: I Screamed for Help From Wife

New accuser testifies he was attacked 16 times in home basement

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky allegedly assaulted young boys in his own home repeatedly, sometimes when his wife was in the house, according to chilling grand jury testimony from two new accusers. Both testified they were abused over several years by the former Penn State assistant football coach, and forced to perform oral... More »

Third Man Says Syracuse Coach Molested Him

But accuser himself is facing child abuse charges

(Newser) - A third accuser has emerged in the Bernie Fine sexual abuse case—and unlike the first two , this one may be able to prosecute, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports. Zach Tomaselli, 23, tells police that the Syracuse University assistant basketball coach molested him 9 years ago in a Pittsburgh hotel room.... More »

New Sandusky Allegation Is From Family Member

His attorney confirms to Patriot-News

(Newser) - The Patriot-News adds a disturbing detail to the Jerry Sandusky saga: One of two new allegations of sexual abuse comes from a family member. The Harrisburg newspaper is withholding the identity of the alleged victim. Sandusky's lawyer said the abuse allegedly occurred before Sandusky's arrest, but it wasn'... More »

2 New Sandusky Cases; Alleged Abuse More Recent

Boys are still under 18

(Newser) - Authorities in Pennsylvania have opened two new child abuse investigations against Jerry Sandusky, reports the Patriot-News . The difference this time? The alleged victims are still under 18, meaning the abuse would have happened relatively recently. In the other eight cases in which the former Penn State coach faces charges, the... More »

Cops: McQueary Didn't Report Anything to Us

Chief casts doubt on Penn State coach's new assertion

(Newser) - Police say they have no record of Penn State coach Mike McQueary reporting an alleged child rape in 2002, despite a recent email released by a friend that claims the contrary. “Absolutely not. We don't have any records of him coming to us,” the police chief in... More »

Penn State Puts Assistant Coach on Administrative Leave

Mike McQueary won't be coaching the football team for time being

(Newser) - Penn State has placed the assistant coach in the middle of its unfolding scandal on administrative leave, reports AP . Mike McQueary has been getting death threats since his role became known: He told a grand jury that he saw Jerry Sandusky raping a boy on campus in 2002. He did... More »

Boy Scouts Refused to Report Serial Rapist

Scout leader bounced back and forth from BC to California

(Newser) - Boy Scout officials in Southern California failed to report a child-molesting Scout leader who went on to rape children in Canada, the Los Angeles Times reports. Former Scout leader Rick Turley starting molesting Scouts in British Columbia in the 1970s. He even kidnapped one, served time, and re-enlisted as a... More »

Jail Lets Alleged Child Rapist Watch Videos of His Attacks

Acting as own lawyer, Weldon Gilbert must be given access to evidence

(Newser) - A loophole in Washington state law allows a man charged with sexually assaulting children to watch child porn—in a county jail, no less, KIRO-FM reports. Weldon Gilbert has chosen to defend himself, and all evidence in his case must be made available to the defense, including video of Gilbert... More »

Pediatrician's Child Rape Trial Over in a Day

Graphic testimony heard at Earl Bradley trial

(Newser) - The trial of former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley, accused of committing monstrous sex crimes against scores of young patients, lasted four hours. Several people fled the courtroom as investigators described how Bradley, 58, had recorded hundreds of hours of video of himself abusing a total of 86 victims, all but... More »

Jaycee: Escape Impossible After Girls Were Born

More details emerge from Dugard's grand jury testimony

(Newser) - More details from Jaycee Dugard's just-released grand jury testimony: "I was very scared," she says of when she arrived at the Antioch house where Phillip and Nancy Garrido held her for 18 years. "I didn't know who he was. I didn't know why he... More »

Garrido Used Stun Gun Before Raping Jaycee

She could hear terrifying 'zappy noise' as he approached

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido used a stun gun to kidnap 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and to keep her in line while he raped her, according to Jaycee's just released gut-wrenching grand jury testimony. Garrido had a temper, and he would fire up the stun gun so Dugard could hear the "zappy... More »

Libyan Kids as Young as 8 Raped: Aid Group

British charity collects accounts from four different refugee camps

(Newser) - A British charity working with Libyan citizens fleeing the violence issued a harrowing report today of children as young as 8 being raped in the conflict, reports Reuters . The families involved are not even sure which side the assailants were on, according to aid group Save the Children. The group... More »

14-Year-Old Beaten to Death for Adultery Was Raped

Doctor listed Hena Akhter’s death as a 'suicide'

(Newser) - The family of a 14-year-old girl who was beaten to death in Bangladesh says she didn’t commit adultery—she was raped. Hena Akhter’s family talked to CNN this week, and offered a heartbreaking story of the girl’s death. In their telling, Akhter’s much older cousin, Mahbub... More »

Before Child's Rape Came to Light, Nightmarish Months

Something changed in 'bubbly' 11-year-old after start of 6th grade

(Newser) - The story of the 11-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by 19 men in Texas is already sad enough—but in a new piece, the New York Times delves further into the nightmarish months before police learned of the situation, during which the girl was allegedly raped on at least... More »

'Blame the Victim' Cries Emerge After Girl's Rape

Town meeting turns ugly in Texas

(Newser) - Ever since 18 men and boys were busted in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl , there have been hints of a “blame the victim” mentality emerging—and last night, some residents crossed from hints to explicitly blaming the 11-year-old girl. “She lied about her age. Them boys... More »

18 Busted in Rape of Texas Girl, 11

Cops discover crime when rape videos are passed around Texas town

(Newser) - Eighteen men and teens have been arrested in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Texas. The victim told police that as many as 20 males attacked her, and the assaults were videotaped on cell phones by some of her attackers, Cleveland police say. Investigators first learned of the... More »

Accused FLDS Rapist Gets 30 Days

Allen Steed's testimony helped convict polygamist Warren Jeffs

(Newser) - A member of a breakaway Mormon polygamy sect who admitted having sex with his child bride will serve just 30 days in jail as part of a Utah plea deal. Allen Steed was initially charged with first-degree felony rape for bedding his 14-year-old first cousin. He could have faced life... More »

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