Thursday, October 23, 2014

Victims say nothing was done to stop paedophile priest, 'It's rape': Sayreville High School players face charges of abusive hazing, Anti-Abuse Activist Joey Diangello Dies

- 'Jail archbishop who covered up my abuse': Victims say nothing was done to stop paedophile priest
- 'It's rape': Sayreville High School players face charges of abusive hazing
- FAMU Hazing History Allowed at Trial
- Anti-Abuse Activist Joey Diangello Dies of Overdose, But His Legacy Lives On
Former Satmar Hasid Buried in Monsey Community He Left

'Jail archbishop who covered up my abuse': Victims say nothing was done to stop paedophile priest

    Very Reverend Robert Waddington sexually abused choirboys for decades
    Inquiry into the abuse has slammed Lord Hope, former Archbishop of York
    Report claims he was made aware of misconduct 19 times but did not act
   Despite this - he still holds influential post and sits in the House of Lords 

By Richard Marsden for the Daily Mail
23 October 2014

A former archbishop who failed to act on alleged crimes of a paedophile priest should be jailed, the abuser’s victims have said.

Lord Hope, the former Archbishop of York, did not act on 19 occasions when allegations of abuse or inappropriate conduct by the priest were raised with him, a scathing report revealed yesterday.

But despite that, Lord Hope remains as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bradford.

Eli Ward and Bim Atkinson, who were among seven victims of the Very Reverend Robert Waddington, former Dean of Manchester, said it is ‘incredible’ that the man who did nothing to stop the priest has been allowed to keep his post.Waddington, who kept an official position in the church until 2005 and died in 2007, targeted young choirboys over several decades. One of the seven victims committed suicide in 1989....

Waddington then moved to York Minster, where more children were abused. He stayed in a lesser post there until 2005, despite the allegations made to Lord Hope, according to the report, which was commissioned by current Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend John Sentamu....

Robert Waddington died in 2007 - he had been accused of abusing seven different victims between 1955 and 1996....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2805655/Jail-archbishop-covered-abuse-Victims-say-stop-paedophile-priest.html 


'It's rape': Sayreville High School players face charges of abusive hazing
By Echo Chambers  22 October 2014

A small New Jersey town is reeling weeks after seven high-school varsity American football players were accused of charges ranging from hazing to aggravated sexual assault earlier this month.

According to the victims, seniors on the Sayreville War Memorial High School team would run into the locker room, turn the lights off, pin them to the floor and, at the very least, grab their buttocks. This allegedly happened on multiple occasions between 19 and 29 September.

Three of the players are facing more serious charges, including the sexual penetration of one victim.

By calling sexual abuse hazing, society grants those perpetrators a free pass”
Gary Phillips The Journal News

This may have been a orchestrated event. Four players would hold a victim on the floor while two were on lookout, one parent told NJ.com after their son confided in them. One player would signal the start of the process with a howl, then turn off the lights and assault the freshman....

Michael Kasdan says there's another word for what happened.

"It's rape," he writes for the Good Men Project. "Yes, it occurred as part of a football team hazing program, and it is boys acting against other boys, but - if the allegations are true - it is rape just the same."

Kasdan says that what happened in Sayreville was abuse, with the sexual aspect being another way to assert dominance.

While the stories are disturbing, they are far from uncommon, says Robert Silverman of the Daily Beast. It's a part of a larger issue across the country and at all levels of the sport....
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-29716923


FAMU Hazing History Allowed at Trial
Thursday, October 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A judge denied defense motions to drop manslaughter charges against four former Florida A & M band members facing trial next week for the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion....

Fifteen defendants were charged after Champion died following a hazing ritual aboard a band bus in November 2011.....
http://www.wtxl.com/ap/famu-hazing-history-allowed-at-trial/article_7878aebc-5a81-11e4-be0b-0017a43b2370.html   


Anti-Abuse Activist Joey Diangello Dies of Overdose, But His Legacy Lives On
Former Satmar Hasid Buried in Monsey Community He Left


Survivor of Abuse: In 2009, Joey Diangello, who says he was abused as a child in a Brooklyn Hasidic community, lobbied the New York State legislature for a bill to extend the statute of limitations for claims of sexual abuse.

By Hody Nemes
Published October 23, 2014, issue of October 31, 2014.
As a teenager, Joey Diangello, a self-described survivor of child sex abuse, left the insular Satmar Hasidic community of Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, where he’d grown up and plunged into the world of heavy metal music....

But in death, Diangello, a co-founder of the group Survivors for Justice, which seeks to expose child sexual abuse in the Orthodox community — where it is often repressed — returned to the ultra-Orthodox enclave of Monsey, New York. On October 19, he was buried in a cemetery there under the birth name he abandoned long ago: Yoel Deutsch....

When he was 7 years old, Diangello entered a mikveh, a ritual bathhouse, on Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn. Allegedly, while he was in the water, a man whose face he never saw raped him. “I think when that person raped me, he murdered my Jewish soul,” Diangello told PIX11 in 2009....

Diangello stopped going to the mikveh, though he kept the alleged rape a secret. At age 17 he broke with his family and left the Satmar community.

By 2009, Diangello was ready to revisit his old life. When he helped found Survivors for Justice, he spoke out publicly about his own trauma.

He also demonstrated and lobbied in favor of the “Markey Bill,” state legislation aimed at expanding the statute of limitations for victims to sue individuals and institutions responsible for child sexual abuse in New York State. Currently, the state maintains particularly short time limits, though children who are abused often do not understand and confront their abuse until well into adulthood. The bill, which has passed the state assembly several times, would also offer a one-time window for victims of older crimes to pursue their cases. It has repeatedly failed to pass the State Senate....

In a 2009 interview with NPR, Diangello described his outlook by citing a song by his favorite heavy metal band. In Metallica’s “Broken, Beaten & Scarred,” he noted, “one of the verses is: ‘They scratched me, they scraped me, they cut and raped me.’ And that’s my life right there. When I listen to it, it gives me strength.”....
http://forward.com/articles/207802/anti-abuse-activist-joey-diangello-dies-of-overdos/

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saalfelden murder 'was Nazi ritual killing', Priest indicted in Poland for child abuse

Saalfelden murder 'was Nazi ritual killing' 21 Oct 2014
The murder of a young woman in Saalfelden, Pinzgau, on October 9th was not a case of domestic violence but a ritual killing - according to a report from broadcaster ORF Salzburg.

The body of a 20-year-old woman was found in a pool of blood in a man’s bathroom and police initially believed that she had been murdered by her boyfriend. A suspect, also 20, was arrested at the scene.

However the report from ORF Salzburg quotes unnamed sources who said the man raped and stabbed the woman, who was an acquaintance of his, and cut Nazi symbols into her skin with a knife.... http://www.thelocal.at/20141021/saalfelden-murder-was-nazi-ritual-killing   


Priest indicted in Poland for child abuse
22.10.2014  A Polish priest accused of child abuse in both the Dominican Republic and Poland has been formally indicted in his native country.

Father Wojciech G.'s case has been referred to a district court in Wolomin, 12 miles east of the capital, according to Przemyslaw Nowak, spokesman for a public prosecutor's office in Warsaw.

Nowak has confirmed that the priest stands accused of 10 offences, 8 of which relate to the sexual abuse of boys below the age of 15.

“Two acts were committed in 2000-2001 in Poland, the others at various times over the years 2009-2013, in the Dominican Republic,” he outlined on Wednesday.

Nowak also revealed that the priest is accused of possession of pornographic material involving minors, as well as the possesion of a firearm and ammunition without the necessary permits.

“We have ample evidence in this case, including the testimonies of over 100 witnesses, and over a dozen reports by experts,” he noted.

Father Wojciech G. was arrested near Krakow in February 2014, and he has remained in police custody since then.

The clergyman has denied any wrongdoing since accusations first surfaced in 2013 in the Dominican Republic, where he had served as head of a parish in the highland town of Juncalito.... http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/185041,Priest-indicted-in-Poland-for-child-abuse- 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Georgetown rabbi accused of voyeurism, Lost church rescued from Satanists, Gender Based Violence, Britian's Child Sex Abuse

- Georgetown rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations
- Praise be! 85-year-old defies death threats from Satanists to spend 22 years returning 1,000-year-old derelict church to its former glory
- Lost church is rescued from the Satanists by saviour Bob Davey
- About Gender Based Violence, practice of muti-killing/ ritual murders
- In Britain, Child Sex Abuse Defies Easy Stereotypes

Georgetown rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations
By Michelle Boorstein and Pamela Constable October 20

The case of a Georgetown rabbi accused of secretly videotaping women in the ritual bath expanded significantly Monday when a national rabbinical board said it had known since at least 2012 of complaints by women converts of inappropriate behavior.

The news triggered an outpouring by converts and advocates for women in Modern Orthodoxy who said the case reflected deeply embedded problems with sexism....

But on Monday, the Rabbinical Council of America — the country’s main group for Modern Orthodox rabbis — said it had received reports going back at least two years that women working with Freundel toward becoming Jewish felt coerced into performing clerical work for him and donating money to a tribunal he led. There was also an allegation that he inappropriately acted as a co-signer on a checking account with one woman....

More female converts began speaking out Monday, including those who converted with Freundel and said he abused the power he had over them as the sole arbiter of their conversions....

Sugarman said Freundel made “constant” comments praising her appearance, asked about her dating life and encouraged her “not to dress so modestly,” she said.

She said other younger female converts had the same complaints and that Kesher’s leadership was informed. “They spoke with him and he promised he’d stop, but it literally never stopped, not even for one day.”....
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/national-rabbi-board-knew-of-misconduct-allegations-against-georgetown-rabbi-for-at-least-two-years/2014/10/20/f3c924ca-5865-11e4-bd61-346aee66ba29_story.html 



Praise be! 85-year-old defies death threats from Satanists to spend 22 years returning 1,000-year-old derelict church to its former glory

    Bob Davey began work on the Norfolk tower when he retired 22 years ago
    1000-year-old church last used in 1930s before it was hit by a German bomb
    When he first entered he was horrified to find satanic      and pagan altar
    The Christian guarded church from cult members who once drove car at him
    During restoration he discovered dazzling religious murals hidden by plaster

By Mario Ledwith for Daily Mail  20 October 2014

It has been struck by a German bomb, torn apart by American GIs and left in squalor by a pagan cult.

So when the ruins of an ancient church were discovered in thick woodland by Bob Davey, he could have been forgiven for thinking its fate had already been sealed.

Instead, the determined church warden used his retirement to embark on a 22-year crusade to return the dilapidated building to its former glory – despite receiving a death threat from the cult....

He initially had to guard the property at night to deter the cult members, who once drove a car at him and sent him a death threat. He even enlisted the Territorial Army to guard it for a time after the pagans smeared the walls with blood.

In spite of some local opposition, he built a road to the church under an old law stating that any consecrated site should have an access route.....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2799430/praise-bob-85-defies-deaththreats-satanists-returnderelict-church-former-glory.html     


Lost church is rescued from the Satanists by saviour Bob Davey

TWO decades ago, this 1,000-year-old building was a roofless, overgrown ruin whose existence was almost forgotten.
By: John Geoghegan
Published: Mon, October 20, 2014

Now, it's a flourishing church thanks to one remarkable man.

Bob Davey, 85, has forked out thousands of pounds of his own cash and even fought off Satanic worshippers in his bid to restore the ninth century Anglo-Saxon church in Swaffham, Norfolk.
In doing so, he uncovered rare and valuable historical wall paintings that he says have international status.

Bob is now a warden at St Mary's Church, which welcomes visitors from across the world and has even received Prince Charles and Princess Margaret.
The building was discovered by Bob's late wife Gloria one morning in June 1992 while she was on a ramble with friends.

Hidden in woodland at the top of a small hill, stood a tower shrouded in dark ivy.
Gloria managed to force her way in, through piles of rubbish, and found a disturbing scene.

Soon realising it was an old church, Gloria found it laid out as a Satanic      with a pagan alter and anti-Christian symbols.
"This annoyed me intensely," Bob recalled.

"I've been a Christian all my life and wasn't putting up with this on my patch.
"That very afternoon, I cleared all their rubbish out and burnt what I could."....

But he was forced to guard the building at night from black-clad Satan-worshippers who were still trying to use it.
Bob claims the devil-worshippers tried to run him down with a car and on another occasion came to his house and threatened him with his life if he carried on his work.

Help came from the Territorial Army who sent soldiers to stand guard with Bob.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/524854/Lost-church-rescued-from-Satanists-saviour-Bob
    
Girls leading the way
21/10/2014 By Colani Hlatshwayo

....About Gender Based Violence
Gender based Violence remains one of the biggest barriers of gender equality in Swaziland ranking as the major human rights violation amongst women. There are escalating incidences of gender based violence in the country in general as per the Surveillance on Violence report of 2011 which revealed that 77% of females were victims of abuse and perpetrators were males, were known to the survivors (CSO, 2011). Serial rapists’ occurrences which abduct and later kill women and girls are also seen from time to time.

The practice of muti-killing/ ritual murders is also from time to time surfacing especially soon before the year of national elections. During this period, women and children disappear and are later own found dead or never recovered.

Testimonials of young women alleging that they were married under Swazi Customary Law without being told about the intended marriage and without their consent being elicited first are common. The marriageable age for girls under Swazi Law and Custom is not defined and it is believed that puberty is used to determine that a girl can be a wife.

The prevalence of this violation of rights is stemmed from a turbulent socio-economic status of women and girls in Swaziland. In the past decade of Swaziland’s political and socio-economic history a lot of disparities have made women and girls much more vulnerable to gender based violence resulting in its upsurge. Socio-economic indicators such as education (formal and informal), role or status in society and levels of income have been the key drivers of Gender Based Violence in the home space as such peace is not being ensured in the home never mind the public space.....
http://www.observer.org.sz/features/67018-girls-leading-the-way.html 


In Britain, Child Sex Abuse Defies Easy Stereotypes
By KATRIN BENNHOLD OCT. 21, 2014

LONDON — First there was abuse at the hands of a popular BBC host. There were scandals at private schools and in the church and talk of a pedophile ring in Parliament. Then there was Rotherham: over a thousand teenagers sexually exploited as the authorities looked away.

Over the past two years, high-profile revelations of sexual abuse of children have painted a picture of Britain as a place where such abuse is not just endemic but systematically covered up — either because the perpetrators are of the very highest status or because the victims are of the very lowest.

There are two lessons here, scholars and officials say. The first is that sexual abuse is far more common than previously believed: Currently, 2,500 children in England have child protection plans because they are deemed to be at risk of sexual abuse. But the police now speak publicly of “tens of thousands” of victims a year.

The second lesson is that the main driver of abuse is impunity: “Abuse happens in a context of permissibility,” said Helen Beckett, an expert on the subject at the University of Bedfordshire.

Whether Britain’s lingering class system has made abuse more permissible is an open question, she said. But fixating on a particular stereotype — the white celebrity or the pedophile priest or the Pakistani taxi driver — may allow other perpetrators to go undetected.

In 2012, it emerged that Jimmy Savile, a former children’s television host and BBC staple who died in 2011, had raped scores of children as colleagues and the police turned a blind eye. Mr. Savile, who was a friend of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, used his charity work to gain access to his victims in schools and hospitals. Since then, Rolf Harris, 84, once a popular television entertainer; Max Clifford, 71, a well-known publicist; and Stuart Hall, 84, another former BBC broadcaster, have been among those convicted for offenses involving children.

Meanwhile, in July, Britons learned of allegations that Cyril Smith, a former member of Parliament who died in 2010, abused boys in a care home in his constituency. The allegations against him and others were detailed in a file prepared three decades ago by a crusading lawmaker who described a pedophile ring of “big, big names.” But the file mysteriously disappeared....
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/world/europe/in-britain-child-sex-abuse-defies-easy-stereotypes.html

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sexual assaults linked to team hazing, Satanist Murders Clemmons North Carolina Skeletal Remains Found

- Three Suspects Arrested After Skeletal Remains Found in North Carolina Backyard
- Police continue investigation of house where skeletal remains found
- Pazuzu Algarad Arrested; Skeletal Remains Found In Yard Of 'Evil Gods' Worshiper
- Former football player tells of the night he was allegedly raped by his teammate

Three Suspects Arrested After Skeletal Remains Found in North Carolina Backyard
By Alex Heigl 10/10/2014
For the neighbors of 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons, North Carolina, the Devil lived next door.

Or at least one very devoted and misled fan. Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, was arrested Sunday following the discovery of skeletal remains in shallow graves in his backyard. He has been charged with murder and accessory after the fact, as has Amber Nicole Burch, 24, (described as Algarad's wife on Facebook) and 28-year-old Krystal Nicole Matlock, who has only been charged as an accessory.

Born John Alexander Lawson in San Francisco, California, Algarad dropped out of high school and changed his name to reflect a new identity he was carving for himself. He adopted the name of Pazuzu – the demon at the center of The Exorcist – and cultivated a personality that was "a combination of Charles Manson, Anton LeVay and Alistair Crowley," according to Camel City Dispatch. He began claiming Iraqi descent (friending real Middle Eastern jihadists on Facebook), and reportedly filed his teeth into points with a Dremel tool.

For people around Clemmons, Algarad was the local boogeyman. The house on Knob Hill (belonging to Algarad's mother, who lived with him and Burch and is legally blind) featured a front door ominously painted black and festooned with upside-down crosses, Arabic script (that apparently read "The House of Devils") and a long diatribe against police. A message board post from 2013 described it as "disgusting," with refuse – human and animal – littering the floor and an overpowering odor.

One source told Camel City Dispatch that Algarad's home was filled with "Hot Topic Satan stuff" and that "There was something about him that just made me feel terrible … Just his presence made me feel uneasy." Another source described Lawson's Satanic activities: Mutual blood-letting in local cemeteries, attempted arson of several churches and animal sacrifices, the latter of which were confirmed by law enforcement.

Algarad's crimes ventured into the more prosaic, as well: In 2010, he was accused of choking his mother, who told police she was afraid of him and didn't want to press charges, according to The Winston-Salem Journal. Also in 2010, Algarad was charged in connection with the shooting death of 30-year-old Joseph Emmrick Chandler, whose body was found at a local park near the Yadkin River, dead of a gunshot wound. He was convicted in 2012 as an accessory after the fact, according to multiple reports, and was on probation from that conviction when the bodies were found Sunday....
http://www.people.com/article/satanist-murders-clemmons-north-carolina


Police continue investigation of house where skeletal remains found
House was searched in 2010 but warrant is sealed

Monday, October 6, 2014 Michael Hewlett/Winston-Salem Journal

CLEMMONS – On the front door of a house where the skeletal remains of two people were found Sunday was a sign warning law-enforcement not to enter.

“No gang members allowed: anyone that dresses the same, has the same badge and call themselves the authority of the land they did not create…,” the sign said. Below and to the right is a picture of a skull and cross bones. Under that picture are the words, “Evil will triumph.”

But on Monday, deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office as well as agents with the State Bureau of Investigation were still at 2749 Knob Hill Drive, where the skeletal remains of two unidentified people were found in shallow graves in the backyard on Sunday. Few details have emerged about what led authorities to the house on Sunday and what they have found, beyond the skeletal remains....

Pazuzu Algarad was born in San Francisco as John Alexander Lawson. Lawson changed his name to Pazuzu Algarad in 2002 for religious reasons. Pazuzu is the name of an Assyrian demon whose name was used in the movie, “The Exorcist.”....

However, in 2010, Algarad was charged with accessory after the fact of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the shooting death of Joseph Emmrick Chandler. Chandler had been reported missing and his body was found June 7, 2010 at Donnaha Park near the Yadkin River. He had died from a gunshot wound. Nicholas Pasquale Rizzi of Lewisville was charged with involuntary manslaughter....
http://www.journalnow.com/news/crime/police-continue-investigation-of-house-where-skeletal-remains-found/article_f40c3a58-4dbb-11e4-b6a9-0017a43b2370.html 


Pazuzu Algarad Arrested; Skeletal Remains Found In Yard Of 'Evil Gods' Worshiper
The Huffington Post By Sebastian Murdock 10/06/2014

Two North Carolina residents have been arrested after police allegedly found the skeletal remains of two people buried in a shallow grave in the couple's back yard.

Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, were both arrested Sunday after police executed a search warrant and found the remains, according to WXII....

Heath said Algarad told her he picked up two prostitutes at two separate locations before he killed and ate them, burning the remains in a fire pit before burying the rest.

"I never once saw the skeleton bodies, I honestly thought he was lying, now I'm not sure what to believe," Heath said.

In an online message board discussing Algarad's past conviction, an anonymous poster said the suspect had spoken of burying dead bodies. The post is dated 2012:

"He has bragged to other members of my family about sick things he has done and told them he has killed other people and has buried other bodies."....

On his Facebook page, Pazuzu has a large collection of pictures featuring demonic creatures and upside down crosses. Heath described Pazuzu as a worshipper of "evil gods."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/pazazu-algarad_n_5940976.html


describes abuse
Former football player tells of the night he was allegedly raped by his teammate
By AISHA DOW Oct. 19, 2014

The burly young Victorian footballer sits hunched and crying in the bath as his mother scrubs frantically to remove the words "whore" and "slut", which have been scrawled upon his naked body in lipstick.

It has been years since Ben, 21, has cried. But today the tears wiggle down his face and into the stained bathwater, as the Warrandyte seconds player heaves and sobs like a child.

The night before the biological science student had been staying at a teammate's house when he says he was repeatedly attacked by a group of older players....

Australian experts believe that male-to-male abuse within sporting clubs could be as prevalent as in other masculine environments, such as the military, where crimes have been well documented....

Sexual assaults linked to team bonding also regularly make headlines in the United States. In Vermont, high school football players reportedly sexually assaulted younger players with broomsticks or pool cues.

Australian research has shown that only about 35 per cent of recent sexual assault victims report the crime to police. Ms Worth said the proportion of silent victims could be even higher for male victims assaulted by their sporting teammates.

Men who have been raped typically stayed silent, Ms Worth says, because they feel humiliated and worried what people will think of them.  "Then there's the perception that this is not something that happens to 'real blokes' – it happens to girls."

Yet, Dr Michael Flood, an expert in gender issues, says there has been a long history of men being "initiated" into workplaces through practices that involve peoples' genitals or bodies. Dr Flood, who has worked on studies for the AFL, said sometimes these rituals slide into sexual assault.

The term "hazing" is most often used to describe college initiations in the United States, he says. In Australia and the Australian Defence Force in particular, acts commonly involving "physically stressful and ritualistic practices"  have been better known as bastardisation....

Male sexual assault expert Sarah Crome says men who had been sexually assaulted as adults tend to experience similar effects as female survivors, including psychiatric disorders and relationship and behavioural problems.

"Self harming and compulsive behaviour including self-mutilation, reckless behaviour like driving dangerously, drug and alcohol abuse and work addiction are widespread complaints. Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts are not uncommon," she says.

Dr Flood said men who had been sexually abused in hazing rituals were also likely to be dealing with some distinct troubles.  "Being assaulted by peers as part of behaviour that is semi-public and condoned would add to the trauma and distress of the experience," he said....
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2634784/ex-player-tells-of-the-dark-side-of-suburban-football/

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rotherham child abuse scandal; Missing files, £40,000 pay-off; Stories of murder, animal sacrifice, Satanism

- Rotherham child abuse scandal: Missing files 'fuel public suspicion of a deliberate cover-up’, say MPs
- Rotherham child abuse scandal: Shamed former children's services boss gets £40,000 pay-off
- Visitor at home shared by couple heard stories of murder, animal sacrifice

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Missing files 'fuel public suspicion of a deliberate cover-up’, say MPs
MPs accuse council and police of ignoring credible warnings
Nigel Morris Author Biography
Deputy Political Editor
Saturday 18 October 2014

Fears of a “deliberate cover-up” by public officials of the sexual abuse of children in Rotherham have been fuelled by the large number of documents detailing the scandal which have vanished, an investigation by MPs has concluded.

They urged the Home Office to launch an immediate search for the missing paperwork and to examine claims that files warning about the activities of paedophile rings were stolen from a locked council office in the South Yorkshire town.

In a report published on Saturday, the Commons home affairs select committee said the “shocking” failure to act on repeated warnings of systematic exploitation had exposed more victims to abuse.

At least 1,400 girls as young as 11 were groomed and abused by gangs in the town over a 16 year period and new victims continue to come forward.

The committee, in its second inquiry into Rotherham, said there was “compelling evidence” that the town’s council and South Yorkshire Police ignored “numerous, credible warnings about the scale of child sexual exploitation”.

And it raised suspicions that officials colluded to conceal evidence which could have uncovered the scandal years before it came to light.

The MPs heard private evidence from a former researcher who was hired by Rotherham Council to find ways of catching men who tried to lure girls and vulnerable young women into prostitution....
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/missing-rotherham-abuse-scandal-files-fuel-public-suspicion-of-a-deliberate-coverup-9802307.html


Rotherham child abuse scandal: Shamed former children's services boss gets £40,000 pay-off
Oct 18, 2014     By Karen Rockett

Joyce Thacker has been given the pay-off as she was named as one of the people singled out for criticism in a new report into the child sex abuse scandal

Shamed former Rotherham children's services boss Joyce Thacker has received a £40,000 pay-off.

The revelation comes as Mrs Thacker is among key figures in the town's child sex abuse scandal singled out for criticism in a new report.

Mrs Thacker agreed the five-figure sum as a pay-off for leaving her £130,000 per year job, which took immediate effect last month.

Furious abuse victims said Mrs Thacker should donate her pay-off to the Rotherham Women's Counselling Service....            

Mrs Thacker was criticised in Home Affairs Select Committee report, which has also called for an independent investigation to be launched by the Home Office.

It says the probe should focus on whether there was a "deliberate cover-up" after files relating to the town's child sexual exploitation problems were stolen from the office of a council researcher in 2002.

MPs on the committee, which called for Mrs Thacker to resign a week before she left, also concluded South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council had "ignored numerous credible warnings about the scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham"....

Mrs Thacker had faced repeated calls to resign or be sacked in the wake of the Jay Report, which revealed at least 1,400 children in had been sexually exploited between 1997 and 2013....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rotherham-child-abuse-scandal-shamed-4460883


Visitor at home shared by couple heard stories of murder, animal sacrifice
Warrants sealed in Clemmons homicides; Crews clear debris
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:00 pm
Wesley Young/Winston-Salem Journal

More details continue to emerge about the lives of Pazuzu Algarad and Amber Burch, the two people arrested on Oct. 5 and charged in the murder and burial of two men at their Clemmons home.

According to a friend of Burch, Algarad’s girlfriend, he claimed to get a high from eating the “still-beating heart” of a sacrificial animal and bragged openly about having killed two prostitutes.

That friend visited the house in 2009 where the couple lived on Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons. Algarad and Burch are each charged with murder in connection with the deaths of two men whose remains were found recently in the couple’s backyard....

Walking into the house, trying not to step in excrement, Burch’s friend saw Satanic sayings written on the walls and filthy dishes piled up with “bugs crawling all over them.”

Algarad bragged about killing two prostitutes, the friend said, adding that neither she nor Burch really believed he had done it.

“The facial tattoos, the Satanism, I never gave it much thought,” the friend said. “I figured he was just trying to psych everybody out.”

The friend said she never saw anyone from the Winston-Salem area at the couple’s house when she was there, and doesn’t know anything about Joshua Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch, who have been identified as the two men buried in the backyard. She said she and her friends have been wondering about the victims — who they were, and how they might have ended up at the house.

Authorities have not said how the two men were killed or what connection they had to Algarad and Burch. Arrest warrants say Algarad, who is 35, killed Wetzler in July 2009 and that Burch, who is 24, helped him bury the body. In October 2009, arrest warrants say, Burch killed Welch and Algarad helped with the burial....

Algarad talked a lot about ritual sacrifices, Burch’s friend said, but never mentioned human sacrifice.

“He made it a point to mention all the time that once a month he has to sacrifice … a small rabbit or small animal,” the friend said. “He would describe the animal and bathing in or drinking the blood. He would get a drug-like high from eating the still-beating heart. I thought he was feeding me a load of crap. I thought it was a big show, one of those shock factors. He would say something along the lines of, ‘We sacrificed it and had sex in its blood.’ I slept there on a number of occasions and I never worried about him slicing my throat or anything.”

Burch’s friends had nicknamed her Bubbles because of her bright personality, the friend said, but the woman she saw in Winston-Salem was not the Amber she had known.

“She was the type of girl that it didn’t matter what was going on that was bad, it was her personal goal to put a smile on her friends’ faces,” the friend said.

Burch’s friend said she thinks Algarad “brainwashed” Burch....

The change in Burch is what “blows my mind,” the friend said.

“She couldn’t handle someone spanking a dog for peeing on the floor,” she said. “She was into peace, love and happiness. She was a hippie. She wasn’t a devil-worshipping Satanist killing machine that everyone is saying she is.”
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/updated-visitor-at-home-shared-by-couple-heard-stories-of/article_7bb9317c-5541-11e4-bb12-001a4bcf6878.html

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stephen Collins 3rd Sex Abuse Victim, Cuts off friend’s fingers with ax as sacrifice to Satan, Child porn database to speed up police investigations into abuse of minors, Brazil: 55 arrested in child abuse crackdown


- Stephen Collins  Cops Looking to Find 3rd Sexual Abuse Victim
- Czech girl, 15, cuts off friend’s fingers with ax as sacrifice to Satan: cops
- Teenage girl cuts off her playmate’s fingers with an axe for sacrifice to Satan
- Home Office creates child porn database to speed up police investigations into abuse of minors
- Brazil: 55 arrested in child abuse crackdown

Stephen Collins
Cops Looking to Find 3rd Sexual Abuse Victim

10/16/2014 PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The mystery girl who Stephen Collins admitted he sexually abused was a babysitter for the actor's daughter ... and we know cops are on the hunt for her.

TMZ broke the story ... Collins confessed on audio that he molested or exposed himself to 3 girls. Two of them have come forward ... one has gone to the NYPD and another to the L.A. County Sheriff. NYPD detectives know the 3rd victim was sexually abused in NYC and they now know who she is and are trying to track her down.

TMZ has learned ... the woman was around 13 when she babysat Collins' daughter 18 years ago. Collins' wife, Faye Grant, told cops Collins admitted to her he would repeatedly drive with the babysitter in the front seat with their 6-year-old daughter in the back seat and expose....
http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/16/stephen-collins-victim-babysitter-molested-sexual-abuse/


Czech girl, 15, cuts off friend’s fingers with ax as sacrifice to Satan: cops
Alena Skrivankova allegedly took Jitka Svehlova, 10, into a wooded area, tied her up and chopped off her digits. She reportedly told the younger girl’s parents they were going out to play.
BY Lee Moran
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, October 13, 2014

A Czech teen sliced off her friend's fingers with an ax so she could make a sacrifice to Satan, according to reports.

Alena Skrivankova, 15, allegedly took 10-year-old Jitka Svehlova into a wooded area outside the southern city of Brno last week. She told the younger girl's parents that they were going out to play.

However, once inside the thicket, she allegedly tied her victim to a tree before hacking off her digits with a cleaver that she had hidden in her backpack....
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/czech-girl-15-cuts-friend-fingers-ax-cops-article-1.1972274 


Teenage girl cuts off her playmate’s fingers with an axe for sacrifice to Satan
Oct 13, 2014    By Gavin Allen
Alena Skrivankova, 15, from the Czech Republic, took Jitka Svehlova, 10, to a nearby wood after telling the girl's parents they were going out to play.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/teenage-girl-cuts-playmates-fingers-4428942 


Home Office creates child porn database to speed up police investigations into abuse of minors
Oct 16, 2014     By Olivia Solon
The Child Abuse Image Database will help speed up investigations into child sexual exploitation

The UK Home Office has launched a national Child Abuse Image Database to help police share information and speed up the identification of both child victims of sexual abuse and their abusers....

New material is usually of particular concern as it suggest new abuse - and police need to focus their attentions on those cases....

The launch comes after reports have revealed that individuals with a sexual interest in children who produce and distribute child abuse material are becoming more entrepreneurial - using hidden services like Tor, private peer-to-peer networks and digital currencies that are difficult to track, such as Bitcoin.

There is also a trend for abuse being carried out remotely on demand and then livestreamed back to paying customer.

These webcam sessions usually allow a paedophile to make requests for certain types of abuse to be carried out on their behalf - the victim can often be thousands of miles away in parts of the world where the law doesn’t protect children as well....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/home-office-creates-child-porn-4449565 


Brazil: 55 arrested in child abuse crackdown
i24news
Published October 16th 2014

Police managed to tap into the 'Darknet', following on methods developed by the FBI, Scotland Yard

55 people were arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography in Brazil and 100 further arrest warrants were issued following a year-long operation.

The operation, in which police cyber operatives managed to crack into the "Darknet" – a vast private network isolated from the "regular" Internet, often associated with illegal activities or dissent, followed on methods developed by the United States' FBI and United Kingdom's Scotland Yard.

The operation found child pornography produced in Brazil being shared in five other countries and six children were rescued from "abusive situations" across the country.

Earlier this week twelve adults and five children suspected of child sex crimes and human trafficking have been arrested in Colombia.

The suspects are accused of pimping, sex tourism, human trafficking and drug crimes, the Colombian prosecutor's office said in a statement....
http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/47474-141016-brazil-55-arrested-in-child-abuse-crackdown 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stephen Collins - Victim Comes Forward, Rotherham child sex abuse scandal, Adverse childhood experiences - allostatic load

Stephen Collins
L.A. County Sheriff Investigates Sex Crime
Victim Comes Forward

10/15/2014  BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins is now under investigation by a third law enforcement agency for allegedly molesting and/or exposing himself to young girls ... TMZ has confirmed ... and the victim herself is the one who came forward to make the complaint.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the woman was 13 at the time and she has now gone to law investigators with her allegations.

Our sources say ... the incident involves a relative of a neighbor when Collins lived on Havenhurst Drive in West Hollywood during the summer of 1983.

Collins confesses to exposing himself to the girl on the audio tape posted on TMZ last week. We redacted her name and address. 

Collins also says on the audio ... he went back to the victim and "made amends" years later.... 
http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/15/stephen-collins-sex-crime-la-neighbor-sheriff-audio-investigation/

Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal is tip of iceberg, says police chief
Child exploitation is a hidden crime, and offences at home are the biggest concern, says Norfolk chief constable Simon Bailey
Randeep Ramesh, Social affairs editor
The Guardian, Wednesday 15 October 2014

There will be more Rotherham-style child sexual exploitation scandals unearthed in the coming months as the “stone is lifted” on the scale of abuse perpetuated on the young, one of Britain’s top police officers has warned.

In an interview with the Guardian, Simon Bailey, chief constable of Norfolk police, who is the leading officer concerned with child abuse within the Association of Chief Police Officers, said that sex crimes involving children had for “too long been a hidden crime”.

He also sparked a clash with fellow professionals by calling on teachers and doctors to take on more responsibility over detecting signs of abuse.

Bailey warned that the scale of the problem was far larger than previously thought, with the latest research estimating that the number of children suffering sexual abuse at some point in their childhood could be as high as 600,000. “We don’t know for sure. But I think it’s tens of thousands of victims [a year] of an appalling crime.”....

The concern of the police is that it is not gangs that are the biggest problem when it comes to sexual abuse, but the home.

Bailey said: “[This fixation] is rather overshadowing a far, far, bigger picture, and that bigger picture is that 90% of child sexual abuse takes place in the home where crimes are being perpetuated upon victims by people they know already. It is really important that we get some context around this.”....
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/15/rotherham-child-sexual-abuse-scandal-tip-iceberg-police-chief 

National household survey of adverse childhood experiences and their relationship with resilience to health-harming behaviors in England
Mark A Bellis, Karen Hughes, Nicola Leckenby, Clare Perkins and Helen Lowey BMC Medicine 2014, 12:72  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-72

Results

Almost half (47%) of individuals experienced at least one of the nine ACEs. Prevalence of childhood sexual, physical, and verbal abuse was 6.3%, 14.8%, and 18.2% respectively (population-adjusted). After correcting for sociodemographics, ACE counts predicted all HHBs, e.g. (0 versus 4+ ACEs, adjusted odds ratios (95% confidence intervals)): smoking 3.29 (2.54 to 4.27); violence perpetration 7.71 (4.90 to 12.14); unintended teenage pregnancy 5.86 (3.93 to 8.74). Modeling suggested that 11.9% of binge drinking, 13.6% of poor diet, 22.7% of smoking, 52.0% of violence perpetration, 58.7% of heroin/crack cocaine use, and 37.6% of unintended teenage pregnancy prevalence nationally could be attributed to ACEs....

Neurobiological studies have already identified changes to the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex associated with ACEs, while epigenetic studies are exposing gene-environment interactions with negative health consequences once exposed to stressors. 

Danese A, McEwen BS: Adverse childhood experiences, allostasis, allostatic load, and age-related disease.
Physiol Behav 2012, 106:29-39.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/12/72


Adverse childhood experiences, allostasis, allostatic load, and age-related disease
Andrea Danese  Bruce S. McEwen  DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.08.019 Physiology & Behavior
Volume 106, Issue 1, 12 April 2012, Pages 29–39 Allostasis and Allostatic Load
Abstract

How do adverse childhood experiences get ‘under the skin’ and influence health outcomes through the life-course? Research reviewed here suggests that adverse childhood experiences are associated with changes in biological systems responsible for maintaining physiological stability through environmental changes, or allostasis. Children exposed to maltreatment showed smaller volume of the prefrontal cortex, greater activation of the HPA axis, and elevation in inflammation levels compared to non-maltreated children. Adults with a history of childhood maltreatment showed smaller volume of the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus, greater activation of the HPA axis, and elevation in inflammation levels compared to non-maltreated individuals. Despite the clear limitations in making longitudinal claims from cross-sectional studies, work so far suggests that adverse childhood experiences are associated with enduring changes in the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. These changes are already observable in childhood years and remain apparent in adult life. Adverse childhood experiences induce significant biological changes in children (biological embedding), modifying the maturation and the operating balance of allostatic systems. Their chronic activation can lead to progressive wear and tear, or allostatic load and overload, and, thus, can exert long-term effects on biological aging and health.

Highlights

We reviewed the physiological correlates of adverse childhood experiences. We examined the effects on the nervous, the endocrine, and the immune systems. These systems are abnormally active in maltreated children and adults. These effects may be adaptive in the short term but subsequently become detrimental. These effects may explain why maltreated individuals are at greater risk of disease.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938411004045