Bills would change child abuse reporting requirements in Pa., defining who reports and how

April 5, 2014 Comments Off on Bills would change child abuse reporting requirements in Pa., defining who reports and how

Bills would change child abuse reporting requirements in Pa., defining who reports and how
By Charles Thompson April 04, 2014

….But lawyers and non-lawyers appear to have reached a compromise on what may be the biggest upgrade yet to Pennsylvania’s child protection laws coming out of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Final votes are expected at the Capitol next week on bills that redesign mandatory reporting requirements in cases of suspected child abuse.

Lawmakers have already modernized the definition of abuse, and approved measures that strengthen law enforcement and child welfare response.

But, as some child protection advocates note, the best system in the world doesn’t get activated without a report.

“Without a report (of suspected child abuse)… the cavalry doesn’t come running to ask that child if they’re OK,” explained Rep. Todd Stephens, a Montgomery County Republican who played a key role in late-stage negotiations on the bills.

The new requirements delineate 14 categories of mandated reporters, including all school employees, all staff at child care and medical facilities, librarians and even – in a Pennsylvania first – volunteers who work regularly in youth sports or other activities like church groups, Boy Scouts or dance companies….

Why are Survivors of CIA Mind-control Claiming Children are Tortured Today?, Bill expanding child abuse victims’ rights to sue heads to governor, nabbed for aborted ritual killing

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Why are Survivors of CIA Mind-control Claiming Children are Tortured Today?, Bill expanding child abuse victims’ rights to sue heads to governor, nabbed for aborted ritual killing

Why are Survivors of CIA Mind-control Claiming Children are Tortured Today?
Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner  September 6, 2013

Survivors of CIA mind-control are sending letters to Capitol Hill requesting a Congressional investigation of the CIA mind-control program that began in 1950 and supposedly shut down in 1964. Survivors hope to bring public awareness for children still subjected to this illegal human experimentation.

Survivors claim that beginning at age four or even in infancy and for the purpose of creating “CIA Super Spies,” they were subjected to chemicals, radiation, drugs, hypnosis, electric shock, isolation, sleep, food and other deprivations, along with verbal, emotional and sexual abuse.

These survivors of child abuse so severe it created Dissociate Identity Disorder or multiple personalities, are brave to speak out. In the 2007 Extreme Abuse Surveys there were 147 survivors who answered “yes” when asked if they were currently being accessed or abused against their will by government mind-control perpetrators.  ….

Survivors are banding together under the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS ), Child Abuse Recovery (CAR ) and Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today (SMART  ) to ask members of Congress….

Malawi woman, boy nabbed for aborted ritual killing

By Collins Mtika, Nyasa Times September 5, 2013

Police in the northern region district of Chitipa have arrested a 29 year old woman and a 14 year old boy for an aborted ritual killing of a five year old child.

Northern Region Police Spokesperson Norah Chimwala confirmed the arrests saying the incident happened at Kamphoyo Village, Traditional Authority Nthalire.

The duo will answer charges of kidnapping contrary to Section 260 of the Penal Code and attracts a maximum sentence of 10 years,

The first suspect Wezzie Mbambala of Nthalire Village, Traditional Authority Nthalire in the district had promised the boy (name withheld) MK15,000 if he could deliver the Heart of a young boy.

Mbambala wanted to sell the Heart to a businessman who would then use it for charms to enrich him, she claimed in her warn and caution statement….

Bill expanding child abuse victims’ rights to sue heads to governor  By Patrick McGreevy September 6, 2013

SACRAMENTO — The Senate approved a measure Friday that would make it easier for some child abuse victims to sue private or nonprofit employers for failing to protect them from molesters.

The bill, which is opposed by the Catholic Church, squeaked by on a 21-8 vote and now heads to the governor. The bill would allow some child abuse victims more time to file lawsuits against private institutions such as parochial schools, but would not apply to public schools. Some victims for whom the statute of limitations has expired would get a new one-year window during which they could bring a lawsuit.

Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) disclosed during the floor debate that he was a victim of child abuse by a family member. He said the legislation is needed because it sometimes takes decades for people to admit they were molested.

“I was alone trying to understand what happened to me for many years,” Lara said. “I couldn’t go to anyone.”….,0,4906855.story

Child Sex Abuse Bill Dies, Archbishop Caught in Catholic Abuse Scandal

June 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

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For 5th Year, Child Sex Abuse Bill Dies in Legislature By PAUL VITELLO June 2, 2010
For four years, advocates for sexually abused children had fought a battle in the New York Legislature to open a legal window that would allow victims to file lawsuits against predators long after the statute of limitations had expired.

Though the bill died each year, it passed in the Assembly three timesand earned the support of two governors. And the renewed attention to sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church augured well for the cause this year….Dennis Poust, the communications director of the New York State Catholic Conference, said the vote represented an emerging consensus that time limits on legal liability were an important civil rights protection.

The conference is the policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops, the bill’s most formidable opponents….Since it was first introduced in the 2006-7 session, the Child Victims Act has been fervently opposed by the Catholic Church and several Orthodox Jewish groups, which saw potentially devastating financial implications in opening an opportunity for victims, regardless of age, to bring lawsuits for sexual abuse suffered in

German Archbishop Caught up in Catholic Abuse Scandal By Tristana Moore / Berlin  Jun. 03, 2010 Already reeling from a series of sexual abuse accusations, Germany’s Catholic Church has taken another hit, and this time the scandal has reached into the upper echelons of the organization. On Monday, German prosecutors confirmed that they’ve launched a preliminary criminal investigation into allegations that the head of Germany’s Catholic Church, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, was an accessory to the sexual assault of children.

The case threatens to further deepen a crisis that has already tainted the image of the Catholic Church in Germany, not least because, as head of the German Bishops’ Conference, Zollitsch is tasked with dealing with the sex abuse scandal. Prosecutors say that in 1987, Zollitsch re-appointed a priest who was facing abuse allegations to work in a monastery in Birnau, in southern Germany by Lake Constance. “According to the complaint filed by a man at the end of May, Archbishop Zollitsch assigned further work to a priest … despite knowing that this priest had sexually abused children in the past,” Wolfgang Maier, the senior public prosecutor in the south German city of Freiburg, tells TIME.,8599,1993737,00.html?artId=1993737

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