July 17, 2009

This Week in the News (July 17, 2009)

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:53 pm by sacetalks

RCMP seek victims in priest sexual abuse case

B.C. cop killer sentenced for decades-long sexual abuse of sisters dies

Man charged in Banff sexual assault

Sexual assault suspect arrested in Quebec

Very tanned man sought in Winnipeg sexual assault

Montreal soccer coach charged with sexual assault

Fear grows after vicious assault in Barrie, ON

Ottawa psychiatrist found guilty of sexual assault

Man, 64, charged with sexual assault on nursing home patient

Why parents didn’t report sexual assault of daughter, 6, to police

Sexual assault suspect arrested in northern Alberta

Police make arrest in cycle-by sexual assault

PTSD training for police dealing with sexual assault survivors is questioned in Toronto

Lawyer calls charges ‘baseless’ in gang-rape case involving Barrie PC riding association members

30 days in jail, probation for molester

Carpet cleaning owner faces sexual assault charges

Former nurse gets a year in jail for sexual assault of patient

Decision reserved on sexual assault complaint against police

Calgary man faces sex assault charges

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July 10, 2009

This week in the news

Posted in Current Events at 4:30 pm by sacetalks

South Asian Suspect in Sexual Assault on Minor
http://www.southasianobserver.com/south_asian_canadian_news.php?mid=2&cid=1601

Sexual assault in New Westminster apartment elevator
http://www.news1130.com/news/local/more.jsp?content=20090706_173248_6896

Calgary police investigate sexual assault complaint
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/07/05/calgary-sexual-assault-bridgeland.html

2 men sought in Yorkville sex assault
http://www.thestar.com/article/661321

Cold case cracked, rapist gets 18 years
http://www.thestar.com/article/660273

Judge ignores legislation, gives bum pincher light sentence
http://www.thestar.com/article/661931

B.C. girl’s assault unreported for day, police say
http://www.thestar.com/article/661674

Fremont woman faces sexual assault charges
http://www.fremonttribune.com/articles/2009/07/07/news/local/doc4a536e9318830294903152.txt

Cops: Elgin man admits to sexually assaulting passed out woman
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=305190&src=1

Man charged with sexually assaulting employees
http://www.thestar.com/article/662465

Decision reserved on sexual assault complaint against police
http://www.thestar.com/article/662366

Sexual assault suspect sought
http://www.canada.com/Sexual+assault+suspect+sought/1770661/story.html

Man pleads not guilty to multiple sex crimes
http://www.benningtonbanner.com/ci_12772959

Supreme Court to hear Crown appeal in Courtepatte killing
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Supreme+Court+hear+Crown+appeal+Courtepatte+killing/1774619/story.html

July 3, 2009

If Gene Simmons gets it, why can’t the rest of the world?

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Popular Culture at 9:15 pm by sacetalks

I began researching for my blog post yesterday, wanting to prepare myself for the slew of articles I was sure would twist my stomach into knots.  That feeling of, “I can’t believe a human being could do that to another person…” is common when one works at a sexual assault centre.

So, when I ran across an article entitled, “Gene Simmons on Jackson,” I wasn’t expecting the best.  I rolled my eyes, wondering what this man would say next.  I mean, this is the guy from KISS who brags about sleeping with hundreds of women, yet wants gay men such as Adam Lambert to keep their sexual matters hush hush.

But then I read the article and put the crow pie in the oven.

Nick Patch of the Canadian Press reports, “Gene Simmons says he’s heard enough celebrity tributes to Michael Jackson, and wants to hear from the kids who accused the late pop singer of molestation.”  The article continues with Simmons acknolwedging Jackon’s talent, yet calling on people to prioritize and listen to the voices of the kids who came forward with experiences of abuse.

I never thought I’d say this, but I absolutely, 100% agree with Gene Simmons.  Why can’t the rest of the world get it, too?  A pop singer dying is sad, sure; but honouring the death of someone just because they sold millions of records surely can’t be more important than honouring the trauma of children, can it?

This Week in the News

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:53 pm by sacetalks