The woman who helped break the Jared Fogle case, The number of child abuse cases in the military hits a decade high

September 3, 2015 Comments Off on The woman who helped break the Jared Fogle case, The number of child abuse cases in the military hits a decade high

– The woman who helped break the Jared Fogle case
– Perverse text messages led to Jared Fogle’s downfall
– The number of child abuse cases in the military hits a decade high

The woman who helped break the Jared Fogle case
Tim Evans and Mark Alesia, The Indianapolis Star September 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS ….the Indianapolis woman who provided information that led police to discover the child pornography that will send Jared Fogle and Russell Taylor — the former head of Fogle’s charitable foundation — to prison for years.

….“If she doesn’t make the phone call, we don’t find out about Taylor,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve DeBrota told The Indianapolis Star. “If we don’t find out about Taylor, we don’t find out about Fogle. And 14 (young victims) wouldn’t have been rescued.”

Less than two weeks after Fogle, the former Subway sandwich pitchman, agreed to plead guilty to child pornography charges, Taylor on Tuesday also took a plea deal….

Taylor’s plea is the latest development in the shocking child pornography investigation that shattered Fogle’s wholesome and lucrative image and exposed the criminal activities of the man Fogle hired to run his charitable organization focused on fighting childhood obesity….
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/01/woman-helped-break-fogle-case/71552430/

Perverse text messages led to Jared Fogle’s downfall
Hayley Peterson September 2, 2015

An investigation into Subway’s ex-spokesman Jared Fogle’s connection to child pornography picked up steam last fall thanks to a phone call from an Indianapolis woman, the Indianapolis Star reports.

The woman, identified in court papers as “Jane Doe,” said she was getting disturbing messages from Russell Taylor, a friend of Fogle’s who was also the head of his charitable foundation, the Jared Foundation.

Jane Doe called an Indiana state police officer and told him about the messages.

“If she doesn’t make the phone call, we don’t find out about Taylor,” Assistant US Attorney Steve DeBrota told The Indianapolis Star. “If we don’t find out about Taylor, we don’t find out about Fogle. And 14 [young victims] wouldn’t have been rescued.”

In the messages, Taylor had “offered to send her images or videos of young girls,” an affidavit states. “Russell Taylor made this offer during a series of text messages that included discussions of sexual matters, including bestiality and sadistic or masochistic abuse.”….

Getz said he viewed the messages on Jane Doe’s phone in October 2014 and discovered that she and the Taylors had exchanged dozens of texts that were sexual in nature, according to the affidavit.

Jane Doe apparently grew uncomfortable with the messages when Taylor allegedly began offering to send her child pornography and asked if he and another adult woman could engage in a sexual act with one of her horses…..

Police discovered videos of nude children ages 11 to 16 who were secretly recorded in his home, according to the affidavit.

Investigators also found a thumb drive containing commercially produced child pornography, along with a document with Taylor’s employer, the Jared Foundation, listed in the file name.

In a plea deal Tuesday, Taylor admitted to secretly producing videos of 12 children and sharing some of the videos with Fogle. He faces at least 15 years in prison….
http://www.businessinsider.com/text-messages-that-led-to-jared-fogles-downfall-2015-9

The number of child abuse cases in the military hits a decade high
By Missy Ryan September 2, 2015

Confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of military children increased markedly in 2014, Defense Department data showed on Wednesday, prompting concerns among Pentagon about efforts to safeguard the nation’s over 1 million military children.

In fiscal year 2014, officials tracking family violence within the military confirmed 7,676 cases of child abuse or neglect, an increase of 10 percent from the previous year, according to annual statistics on child abuse and domestic violence. Confirmed cases of neglect – which excludes physical and sexual abuse – rose by 14 percent, military officials said.

The data, which has not been released publicly and was obtained by the Washington Post, contrasts with a years-long decline in child abuse and neglect among civilian families nationwide….

David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, said the rate of abuse among military families, at 5.6 victims per 1,000 children, remains well below that for the general population, which is around 9 per 1,000 nationally….

The Pentagon is also struggling to end a chronic problem with sexual assault among service members. In May, the Defense Dept. released a report showing that instances of sexual assault had fallen but that retaliation against those who report such attacks remains a major problem. For the first time, the military is also expanding the scope of its effort to contain sexual assault to include male-on-male attacks.

The family abuse data also shows positive trends, including a 6 percent decrease in spousal abuse in 2014.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/09/02/the-number-of-child-abuse-cases-in-the-military-hits-a-decade-high/

 

Senior Melbourne Yeshiva rabbi resigns over handling of child sex abuse scandal, Children ‘were victims of sectarian abuse’

September 2, 2015 Comments Off on Senior Melbourne Yeshiva rabbi resigns over handling of child sex abuse scandal, Children ‘were victims of sectarian abuse’

Senior Melbourne Yeshiva rabbi resigns over handling of child sex abuse scandal
Zvi Telsner apologises for the way he dealt with victims and their families at Melbourne Jewish school and urges ‘everyone to show compassion and support’

Yeshiva College was among the Jewish schools in Melbourne and Sydney examined by the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.
Australian Associated Press  Tuesday 1 September 2015

One of Australia’s most senior rabbis has stepped aside, apologising for his treatment of child sex abuse victims at a Melbourne Jewish school.

Rabbi Zvi Telsner has said he will step down immediately as head of Melbourne’s Yeshiva Centre, which manages schools including Yeshiva College, apologising for his behaviour towards victims….

The hearings exposed a culture of turning a blind eye, a lack of knowledge about child abuse and reporting requirements, and a dearth of sympathy for victims between the 1980s and 2010.

Telsner told the royal commission he believes paedophiles can be cured over time….
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/sep/02/senior-melbourne-yeshiva-rabbi-resigns-over-handling-of-child-sex-abuse-scandal

Children ‘were victims of sectarian abuse’
01 Sep 2015
Children were allegedly subjected to sectarian abuse by staff at a state run institution, an inquiry heard on Tuesday.

Catholic and Protestant residents at the Lisnevin training school in Newtownards were alleged to have fought regularly during the height of the Troubles in the 1970s, according to witnesses.

Lawyer Christine Smith QC told the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) that the fights were daily.

Ms Smith said that although Lisnevin was non-denominational in 1973, a former resident had claimed there was “sectarian abuse from other residents and staff.”

Lisnevin operated as a training school between 1973 and 2003.

The Inquiry was also told of abuse allegations at another institution – St Patrick’s in west Belfast.

Lawyer Joseph Aiken said fewer than 2% of residents at the Catholic-run school made the allegations.

Police considered some of the claims surrounding St Patrick’s to be “demonstrably” false, he said.

Of more than 4,000 residents, 66 individuals (1.45%) made allegations to the Inquiry of some form of abuse….
http://www.u.tv/News/2015/09/01/Children-were-victims-of-sectarian-abuse-44134

Paedophile witch wants supervision conditions eased, Former Archbishop Dies Ahead of Vatican Child Abuse Trial, Inquiry into historic child abuse to focus on homes allegations

September 1, 2015 Comments Off on Paedophile witch wants supervision conditions eased, Former Archbishop Dies Ahead of Vatican Child Abuse Trial, Inquiry into historic child abuse to focus on homes allegations

– Paedophile witch Robin Fletcher wants supervision conditions eased
Convicted rapist has spent nearly more than nine years under strict order after serving jail sentence.
– Former Archbishop Dies Ahead of Vatican Child Abuse Trial

Jozef Wesolowski had been the most senior Vatican official arrested on allegations of child sex abuse
Inquiry into historic child abuse to focus on homes allegations
Cardinal Sean Brady leaves after giving evidence to the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry at Banbridge Courthouse, County Down

Paedophile witch Robin Fletcher wants supervision conditions eased
September 1, 2015   Mark Russell

Convicted rapist has spent nearly more than nine years under strict order after serving jail sentence.

Robin Fletcher is living in a facility for offenders who have finished their sentences but are deemed an unacceptable risk of reoffending. Photo: Craig Abraham

Paedophile witch Robin Angas Fletcher wants authorities to relax the conditions of a strict supervision order he has been under since 2006.

Fletcher, 59, who is legally blind, has been living in the Corella Place sex offender facility in Ararat since his release after serving eight years’ jail for raping and prostituting two 15-year-old girls.

He had pleaded guilty to three counts of committing an indecent act with a child under the age of 16, one count of sexual penetration of a person between 10 and 16, one count of child prostitution and one count of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Under his current supervision order, Fletcher is not allowed to have access to whips or chains capable of providing sexual stimulus, his internet access to sites has to be approved by authorities and he has to comply with electronic monitoring…..

In an interview with Fairfax Media in July this year, Fletcher said he was not confident of being released in June 2016.

“They believe that because I’m a witch, I’m a Satanist,” he said. “They also believe all Satanists are liars. I can express remorse and they can say, ‘But you’re lying.’ I can say, ‘I don’t intend to reoffend’, and they simply say, ‘But you’re lying.'”

During a review of Fletcher’s extended supervision order in 2010, the Court of Appeal outlined how Fletcher had been working as a drug abuse and sexual guidance youth counsellor in South Caulfield in the 1990s when he subjected two vulnerable 15-year-old girls to violent sexual acts.

“These acts involved their being whipped and beaten on their naked backs and buttocks with objects including a riding crop, causing pain and physical injury,” the appeal judges said.

“He [Fletcher] explained his behaviour as being part of a pagan ritual, justified by his religious beliefs which he described as ‘Wiccan’.

“Subsequent to his arrest for these offences he sought the assistance of a fellow prisoner to have the two girls killed so that they could not give evidence against him.”….
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/paedophile-witch-robin-fletcher-wants-supervision-conditions-eased-20150901-gjcaba.html

Former Archbishop Dies Ahead of Vatican Child Abuse Trial
Jozef Wesolowski had been the most senior Vatican official arrested on allegations of child sex abuse
By Liam Moloney   Aug. 28, 2015

VATICAN CITY—The former papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic, who was under house arrest on charges of child abuse and possession of child pornography, died early Friday, according to the Vatican.

The Vatican said in a statement initial indications were that Jozef Wesolowski, the Polish born-priest who had been the most senior Vatican official arrested on allegations of child sex abuse so far, had died of natural causes….

Mr. Wesolowski, 67, was recalled as ambassador to the Caribbean country in 2013, after a five-year posting, in the wake of reports of sexual misconduct.

He was defrocked as archbishop by a Vatican tribunal last year for sexual abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic. In June, after the pope gave his permission, a Vatican criminal court indicted him on charges of sexually abusing boys in the Dominican Republic and of possessing child pornography. He had been under house arrest inside the Vatican awaiting the start of his trial….
http://www.wsj.com/articles/former-archbishop-dies-ahead-of-vatican-child-abuse-trial-1440759820

Inquiry into historic child abuse to focus on homes allegations

31/08/2015
Cardinal Sean Brady leaves after giving evidence to the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry at Banbridge Courthouse, County Down

A long-running public inquiry will examine allegations of historic child abuse at juvenile justice institutions when it resumes this week….

In June, the HIA, spent a week examining the failings that allowed notorious paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth to continue abusing children over four decades.

Retired Catholic Primate Cardinal Sean Brady was among those who gave evidence and said he hoped light would be shed on a “dark chapter” in the church’s history.

The inquiry was set up in January 2013 by the Northern Ireland Executive to investigate child abuse which occurred in residential institutions over a 73-year period from 1922 to 1995.

A total of 16 child care facilities are under investigation and around 300 witnesses are expected to give evidence….
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/inquiry-into-historic-child-abuse-to-focus-on-homes-allegations-31490453.html

Former franchisee alerted Subway about Jared Fogle, 446 child abuse arrests in South Yorkshire since Jay Report, Mistreated wild animals rescued from Mexico – witchcraft ritual

August 28, 2015 Comments Off on Former franchisee alerted Subway about Jared Fogle, 446 child abuse arrests in South Yorkshire since Jay Report, Mistreated wild animals rescued from Mexico – witchcraft ritual

– Former franchisee alerted Subway about Jared Fogle, lawyer says
–  446 child abuse arrests in South Yorkshire since Jay Report
– Abandoned, mistreated wild animals rescued from Mexico brought to Colorado animal sanctuary (witchcraft ritual)

Former franchisee alerted Subway about Jared Fogle, lawyer says
AP August 27, 2015
NEW YORK — A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer in Florida who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, the lawyer said Mills alerted a regional Subway contact in Florida where her business was based.

Later, he said Mills alerted Jeff Moody, who was in charge of the Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, which handles the company’s marketing….

Beasley said Mills became comfortable about coming forward after Fogle agreed on Aug. 19 to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with girls as young as 16 and received child pornography. Mills was not immediately available for comment Thursday evening. But according to Beasley:

-Mills offered to show Moody the texts from Fogle, but Moody stopped her and said he didn’t want to hear anymore.

-Moody said he had dealt with similar comments, and reassured Mills that Fogle had met a teacher who would get him grounded.

“To me, it was confirmation that they knew about it,” Beasley said….

The agreement with Fogle released by prosecutors said Fogle will pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, who will each get $100,000. The document noted that the payments would not prevent any identified or unidentified victims from pursuing civil litigation….
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-franchisee-alerted-subway-about-jared-fogle-her-lawyer-says/

VIDEO: 446 child abuse arrests in South Yorkshire since Jay Report
Alex Evans Wednesday 26 August 2015

South Yorkshire Police have arrested 446 people on suspicion of child sexual offences in the 12 months since the Jay Report – with 72 arrests specifically for grooming.

The force’s district commander for Rotherham, Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, says the figures are evidence police are making progress in tackling Child Sexual Exploitation….

At present, there are 42 current and former South Yorkshire Police officers subject to an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation over potential misconduct over the Rotherham scandal.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-446-child-abuse-arrests-in-south-yorkshire-since-jay-report-1-7428238

describes animal abuse
Abandoned, mistreated wild animals rescued from Mexico brought to Colorado animal sanctuary
Phil Tenser, Lindsay Watts Aug 27, 2015

KEENESBURG, Colo. – A dozen wild animals, some used in Mexican circuses, have a new home at a Colorado animal sanctuary.

Mexican naval aircraft brought eight African lions, two lynx, a mountain lion and a coyote to Denver Wednesday night. The menagerie then traveled to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, joining about 400 other animals on the 720-acre property.

“They have not been treated right, whether that’s been malnourished or physically abused,” said Jason Maxey, with the Wild Animal Sanctuary. “They’ve all suffered quite a bit of neglect and abuse in their life.”

Maxey said the lions, most of them cubs, look malnourished and weak. One was limping. Even worse, the rescued coyote was used by its owners for witchcraft.

“They literally would tie his front limbs together and then hang him and then perform whatever witchcraft ritual,” said animal care director Rebecca Miceli….
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/weld-county/abandoned-mistreated-wild-animals-rescued-from-mexico-brought-to-colorado-animal-sanctuary

Why the silence? Child abuse expert weighs in

August 26, 2015 Comments Off on Why the silence? Child abuse expert weighs in

Why the silence? Child abuse expert weighs in

Anne Schindler, First Coast News  August 25, 2015
Pedophiles can wield enormous influence over their victims – and their communities. That power often means the abuse is followed by years of silence.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As became clear in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case at Penn State, pedophiles can wield enormous influence over their victims – and their communities. That power often means the abuse is followed by years of silence.

But child abuse expert Stacy Pendarvis says time – and even justice — can help restore the balance of power.

Pendarvis is the program manager at the Monique Burr Foundation, a Jacksonville nonprofit that works to end all types of child victimization. She says that while the allegations in the Pak’s Karate case may seem staggering, but they fit a familiar pattern – multiple victims, hundreds of incidents, over a period of many years.

“You think of priests pastors and teachers — they use that position of power to totally manipulate their victims. That just tends to be the norm with pedophiles.”

Perhaps the most confounding part of the pattern: silence.

“More often than not, they do not disclose as children. And that sad reality allows offenders to continue to offend year after year after year, and take on new victims.”….
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2015/08/25/why-kids-stay-silent/32357821/

Rotherham child sex abuse: more than 1,400 children were sexually exploited, Historical abuse in New Zealand’s state institutions: physical, emotional and sexual abuse

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Rotherham child sex abuse: more than 1,400 children were sexually exploited, Historical abuse in New Zealand’s state institutions: physical, emotional and sexual abuse

Rotherham child sex abuse: Most victims have not yet come forward for help, says lawyer

The Jay Report estimated that more than 1,400 children were sexually exploited
Dave Higgens

Monday 24 August 2015

Only a small fraction of more than 1,400 victims who were sexually exploited as children in Rotherham over a 16-year period have come forward for help, according to a lawyer representing survivors.

A year after the publication of the Jay Report, which produced the estimate that more than 1,400 children had been raped, trafficked, groomed and violently attacked in the South Yorkshire town, David Greenwood said that he believed fewer than 100 of the girls involved have engaged with the raft of new inquiries.

Mr Greenwood, who represents 58 girls who were subjected to sexual abuse by gangs of men in Rotherham between 1996 and 2012, said the much-criticised police and council have made progress in the town in the past 12 months. But he believes many survivors will only trust the system again once a truly independent agency is brought in….

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/rotherham-child-sex-abuse-most-victims-have-not-yet-come-forward-for-help-says-lawyer-10468543.html

‘Horrifying’ and ‘deeply shocking’ report into child abuse
Tuesday Aug 25, 2015
Patrice Dougan
A panel tasked with examining historical abuse in New Zealand’s state institutions has heard a litany of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, describing it as “horrifying” and “deeply shocking”.

However, the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service said the “most shocking thing was that much of this was preventable”.

“If people had been doing their jobs properly and if proper systems had been in place, much of this abuse could have been avoided with better oversight,” the panel said….

“Serious physical and sexual abuse came from a wide range of people and from both genders. Foster caregivers and extended families, social workers and staff, teachers, the clergy, cooks, gardeners, night watchmen; even other children and patients all took part in abuse.

“We heard of people using their fists and their feet, as well as weapons and other implements on occasion, to attack children. Many very severe beatings for no apparent reason were reported to us.”….

The report concluded: “It has become clear to us that the neglect and abuse of children and the previously frequent practice of locking children up in institutions has contributed to a dark legacy of suffering and crime in this country.”….
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11502569

Child Abuse Research  https://ritualabuse.us

Josh Duggar after Ashley Madison hack, Two New Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault, Australian actress in ‘Prisoner’ convicted of child abuse

August 21, 2015 Comments Off on Josh Duggar after Ashley Madison hack, Two New Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault, Australian actress in ‘Prisoner’ convicted of child abuse

Josh Duggar after Ashley Madison hack: ‘I have been the biggest hypocrite ever’
By Dana Ford, CNN Thu August 20, 2015

(CNN) Reality TV star Josh Duggar is apologizing after being outed as one of the 32 million people who used the cheating website Ashley Madison.

Hackers stole customers’ information from the website and released it to the public this week, exposing something Duggar tried to keep secret.

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,” Duggar said in a statement Thursday….

According to an analysis from the cybersecurity company Trustify, Duggar paid Ashley Madison some $986 between 2012 and 2015. He used the name, josh_the_man, and described himself as an “attached male seeking female,” according to the analysis….
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/20/us/josh-duggar-ashley-madison/

Two New Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault
By Alexandra Hurtado 08/20/2015
The list of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault grew Thursday, with two new women publicly coming forward in New York City with their stories.

The two accusers join a group of more than 40 women who allege they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the comedian.

Charlotte Fox and “Elizabeth” – who asked that her real name not be used – detailed their allegations against the 78-year-old comedian in a press conference held by civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the alleged victims. The women were also joined in support by another alleged Cosby victim, Sarita Butterfield, who came forward with her story last November….

Cosby is scheduled to give his testimony on Oct. 9, after a California judge ordered the actor to give a deposition in the civil suit filed by Allred’s client Judy Huth – who claims the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old….
http://www.people.com/article/bill-cosby-two-new-accusers-sexual-assault-claims

Australian actress in ‘Prisoner’ convicted of child abuse
Associated Press August 20, 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Veteran actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, who played a violent and sadistic warden nicknamed “The Freak” in a cult Australian soap opera set in a women’s prison, has been convicted of molesting a 14-year-old psychiatric hospital patient in her home more than 30 years ago. The series was known as “Prisoner” in Australia….
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2015/08/20/australian-actress-convicted-child-abuse/32037645/

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