BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The final alleged victim to testify in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial told jurors on Thursday the former Penn State University assistant football coach sodomized him as a boy in the basement of Sandusky’s home as he screamed in vain for help.
LIBERTY, Texas – The first trials for some of more than a dozen men accused of taking part in a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old girl could take place in March, a prosecutor said Thursday.
The case has divided and horrified the southeast Texas town of Cleveland, where authorities say the assaults occurred.
Twelve of the 14 men charged in the case appeared in state court Thursday morning for status hearings. Another currently in jail was represented by an attorney, and a hearing for the other defendant was set for later in the day.
State District Judge Mark Morefield said last month he wanted to set trial dates at Thursday’s hearing. But Morefield instead reset their cases for status updates on Feb. 6 after many of the defense attorneys asked for delays.
“The last and final” delay, Morefield told the attorney for one of the defendants, Cedric Scott, 27.
Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno and other top officials showed a remarkable lack of urgency when presented with a witness’ account of child molestation by former coach Jerry Sandusky in 2002, according to testimony presented today.
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Country superstar Rodney Atkins was arrested last month in Tennessee for domestic assault after allegedly trying to smother his wife with a pillow, but TMZ has learned Rodney has since filed for divorce, and insists his wife made up the whole thing.
An alert teenager visiting a mobile home in Granbury alerted authorities about an allegedly starving baby living there.
Great job for having the courage to alert authorities!
“The exact words from the 17-year-old female on scene was that it looked like a Holocaust baby — something out of a World War II movie,” the sheriff said.
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Carolyn Bishop of Mesquite often fears that her abuser will return to her to seek revenge for reporting the daily molestation throughout her childhood. He was her stepfather.
Last month she recalled the haunting memories for America’s Most Wanted. Her story, and the story of her abuser, Charles Edwin Klein, will be featured on Friday on Lifetime at 8 p.m.
“I’ve been on a mission to try to make things better,” Bishop said. “I want justice.”
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A New York prosecutor says that former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine will not face charges despite credible allegations of sexual abuse from two former ball boys.
Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in a press conference on Wednesday that the statute of limitations has long passed, but he believes the allegations made by Bobby Davis and stepbrother Michael Lang were strong enough for a trial.
Nicki Minaj revealed last year that her father abused her mother and tried to kill her by setting fire to their house in an interview with Details magazine.
Q: Your father set fire to your home when you were a kid in Queens, New York. What happened?
A: He drank a lot and did drugs, and he would get violent when he did. When he set fire to the house, he was attempting to kill my mother. She got out before it burned all the way down. I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind—because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn’t be. I thought, “If I’m successful, I can change her life.”
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Beautiful Hollywood actress Charlize Theron witnessed her mother shoot & kill her abusive, alcoholic father when she was just 15.
Although this story is old – from 2008 – it’s still very newsworthy. I doubt many of us realized that Charlize grew up in an abusive household.