The Boston Globe has been writing about victims of sexual abuse and the struggles that they can face. The article below talks about sex abuse victims at private schools and the way they can be perceived or treated. The article features schools throughout Connecticut including those in Connecticut. The article also points out the following:
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower, responded that he didn't want to hear about it and had "a football season to worry about," according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.
Shelton, CT - A 53-year-old male massage therapist was arrested by Shelton police early Tuesday accused of sexually assaulting two female clients in May at the Coco Spa on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.
The Reverend Arthur Perrault was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford in May of 1964. Although many priests will serve for years in a parish assignment, the first four assignments of Father Perrault lasted only a few months each. In 1965 he was transferred to a residential treatment facility in New Mexico where he then took up residence. This finely written article documents what happened thereafter to the children of New Mexico.
The Boston Globe published an article in regards to sexual abuse at many prominent private schools. The list included 67 private New England schools and 16 Connecticut schools including Choate, Notre Dame, Fairfield, St. Joseph's, Shelton, Assumption Catholic School, Fairfield. To read more click here
A child allegedly told Head Coach Joe Paterno of abuse in 1976. He allegedly never reported the abuse and he would be considered a mandated reporter who is required by law to report the maltreatment of a child to the appropriate agency. click here
This past weekend in the Washington Post an Op Ed was written about former House Speaker Hastert being sentenced for sexual abuse of a boy he was coaching years prior. The abuse was revealed when a banker found odd transactions out of Hastert's bank account and it was found to be "hush money". The article not only touches on the case, but the psychology of the perpetrator. The article states "Child molesters are a patient lot. A 2015 study on offenders in youth organizations found that more than half joined specifically to gain access to children. In no rush to achieve their goal, they are willing to spend months working their way into the fabric of a child's life. Constantly proving "nice-guyness" is essential to abusers." It also tells of the agony of victims and why it is important to have a longer statute of limitations for victims to come forward. The statute not only helps victims, but also stops perpetrators as they can go on for decades. To read more click here.
The emergency manager and EMS coordinator at Bridgeport Hospital was arrested April 8, 2016 after being accused of sexually assaulting four male patients and secretly photographing at least a dozen others while performing unauthorized medical examinations at the hospital's nursing school. Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has represented many victims of patient sexual abuse through the years.
The New Haven Register and WTNH have conducted a joint investigation into the apparent rise of CT teachers engaging in sexual conduct with children who are their students. According to the article 48 public school teachers in CT have been charged as have an additional 10 private school teachers. From Tuesday to Friday of this week, at least one teacher is scheduled to appear in court each week! Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has for years represented those people who were sexually abused by their teachers in both the public and private school setting.
Matthew Madden, 22, of New York City has been charged with having inappropriate sexual relationships with minors. At the time of the alleged inappropriate contact, Madden was employed by Sabrina's Encore Productions of Newtown, CT as its theater coach and director. It is alleged that on several occasions, Madden engaged in sexual acts with the girls.