Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails and prisons.
A high school senior who attended the high school here is in jail in Crookston, charged with sexually assaulting a kindergarten student while helping out in the class. The charges spurred questions Tuesday night from parents of kindergartners during a 75-minute meeting with school officials over how Jarrin Boucher, 18, was given access to the student in her classroom through a special program.
Sayasaya charged with felony sex abuse of two minors in 1997 According to news sources in the Philippines, an appeals court in Manila on Tuesday approved the extradition of Fernando Sayasaya, a former priest in the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, to stand trial in a Fargo court on decade-old felony sex charges involving two minor boys.
The men, including two former Baltimore Orioles bat boys, are in addition to two former Red Sox clubhouse attendants who said in December to say they were abused by Donald Fitzpatrick, who died in 2005.
Penn State University officials on today said they will donate $1.5 million in bowl proceeds to a pair of sex-crime advocacy organizations in the wake of shocking sex-abuse allegations levied against a once-revered assistant football coach.
Genaro C. Armas and Maryclaire Dale
, December 01, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI insisted today that all of society's institutions and not just the Catholic church must be held to "exacting" standards in their response to sex abuse of children, and defended the church's efforts to confront the problem.
The study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York said that the problem was largely the result of poor seminary training and insufficient emotional support for men ordained in the 1940s and 1950s, who were not able to withstand the social upheaval they confronted as pastors in the 1960s.
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