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Former Dilworth assistant principal admits another raft of child sex abuse
Dilworth’s former assistant principal sexually abused boys on scouting trips, school camps and in the school’s sick bay. Ian Robert Wilson appeared by audio-visual link from Waikeria Prison at the Auckland District Court on Thursday where he admitted sexually abusing a further five boys in his care. It is the third time the 71 year-old…
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Not a few bad apples—the barrel is rotten: Tom Doyle on clerical child abuse
Tom Doyle brings a wealth of knowledge, experience of both research and litigation, and a solid integrity to the examination of the abuse of children by clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church. He speaks on this subject with an honesty, and courage that is peerless. His testimony is precise without being sensational. The analysis he outlines…
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Women Receive More Positive Reactions to Childhood Sexual Abuse Disclosure and Negative Reactions are Associated With Mental Health Symptoms in Adulthood for Men and Women
Although disclosure of sexual abuse has become more socially acceptable for both men and women in recent years, there is much yet to be understood about differences in the disclosure process and associated pathology between men and women. The current study aimed to; (a) Investigate differences in aspects of the childhood sexual abuse (CSA) disclosure…
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One-third of childhood sexual abuse is perpetrated by another child. Shannon Molloy tells his story – and urges us not to look away
Journalist Shannon Molloy is used to sharing his story. In his 2020 memoir, Fourteen (now adapted for the stage), he wrote about growing up gay in regional Queensland in the 1990s, enduring severe bullying. He wrote in a piece that sparked the memoir: I was bashed, ridiculed, taunted endlessly, you name it. I was almost run over. At a…
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State of denial: How police child abuse inquiries ran aground
In part two of a series on Crown Law withholding evidence from police Aaron Smale asks: how did the government and its lawyers behave when they knew the state was guilty of serious crimes against children? Under oath in front of a Royal Commission the Crown’s top lawyer had nowhere to go. Solicitor General Una…
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Male survivors of sexual violence and abuse (SVA): Barriers and facilitators to reporting and accessing services
Sexual violence and abuse (SVA) is most typically presented as a gender-based problem due to the higher prevalence and incidence rates recorded for women. This has led to male victimisation being overlooked in research, practice and policy, despite international statistics demonstrating that a significant number of men experience SVA across their lifespan. In this research…
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