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This suit, and all the cover-ups it may reveal, is happening because of SOL reform in Hawaii.

Man sues 'X-Men' director, says he sexual reported abuse

  LOS ANGELES: A man who says he was sexually abused by 'X-Men' franchise director Bryan Singer says he reported the molestation to authorities but nothing was done about it. Michael Egan III sued Singer in a federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday claiming he was abused by the director in the late 1990s when he was 17 years old.   Singer's…Read More
This is classic "grooming" behavior. And in NY, this woman wouldn't be able to file suit.

Lawsuit reveals teen was groomed as personal sex slave in the Duggar family’s movement | The Raw Story

Lawsuit reveals teen was groomed as personal sex slave in the Duggar family’s movement By Travis Gettys Tuesday, April 15, 2014 15:57 EDT   A leading advocate of the patriarchal Quiverfull movement groomed a teenage girl as his “personal sex object” and then used the purity…Read More
"If sex is not consensual, if sex is against someone’s want or will, regardless of relationship status, this is rape." Read more at the @SeetheTriumph blog today.

"I do, Until Death Do Us Part" Does Not Equal "Yes, Until Death Do Us Part"

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  By Whitney Akers, See the Triumph Contributor What would you think or say if I claimed that a married or partnered individual can be raped by their spouse or partner?  Many people balk at this statement, but it is true.  If sex is not consensual, if sex is against someone’s want or will, regardless of relationship status, this is rape. …Read More
Many institutions prefer hiding their mistakes to fixing their problems. This one got caught.

Jurors Award $5.25M In Charter School Sex Abuse Trial - CBS Miami

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Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Jurors have reached a verdict in the case of a former Downtown Miami Charter School student who was allegedly sexually abused by an older classmate at the school repeatedly. The Downtown Miami Charter school will have to…Read More
Who knows how many victims will come forward eventually. In NY, this victim wouldn't be able to press charges.

Police: Singing Boys founder had two suitcases with 1,101 child porn images inside

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K. Bernard Schade, the founder of the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania choir facing rape charges, had more than 1,100 pictures of child pornography stashed in two suitcases at his home and asked a neighbor to hide them knowing police would come looking for them, according to court records. Schade, 74, was awaiting a hearing on charges he allegedly…Read More
"When someone is being abused, they often are living in a state of fear of their partner, and abusive partners often control their partner’s every move and decisions. To be able to enthusiastically consent to sexual activity, a person needs to have freedom of choice. A context of power, control, and fear runs counter to that freedom of choice."…Read More

Enthusiastic Consent: Go for the "Yes!!!"

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  By Christine Murray, See the Triumph Co-FounderSeveral years back, anti-sexual assault activists and sexuality educators began using the term enthusiastic consent to signify a shift from “no means no” to “yes means yes” (Gender Focus). Previously, most messaging aiming at preventing rape focused on the importance of saying “no” when someone…Read More
We need sanctions for the cardinals, archbishops and priests that silenced victims to protect the church?

Papal Sanctions

Stop Abuse Campaign
Pope Francis should also focus on ending sanctions By Andrew Willis Like many others I’m heartened that Pope Francis is talking about sanctioning priests that sexually abuse children, but what about his sanctions for the cardinals, archbishops and priests that have fought so hard to silence victims and protect the mother church? And what…Read More
“When it comes to finances, or how bishops should live and set an example, he acts. But when it’s about the rape of children, he talks.”

Pope Takes Responsibility in Priests’ Abuse Scandal

Elisabetta Povoledo
Continue reading the main story Video Play Video Video|1:01 Credit L'Osservatore Romano, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Pope Francis Asks for Forgiveness The pope personally asked for forgiveness for the damage that priests have done “for having sexually abused children.” VATICAN…Read More
LA's programs to prevent child abuse in state of emergency. What's the situation where you are?

Panel: L.A. programs to prevent child abuse in 'state of emergency'

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A new report from the blue-ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has fallen into a "state of emergency." "Nothing short of a complete rethinking about how the county ensures safe…Read More
More proof that old abuse cases are worth fighting for.

New sex abuse claims linked to Cyril Smith school in Rochdale

the Guardian
Cyril Smith was named in the Commons as a serial abuser of boys. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Seven people have alleged that they were sexually and physically abused at a residential school linked to the late Sir Cyril Smith. The allegations from the 1970s onwards relate to Knowl View School in Rochdale, where the Liberal…Read More
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