Sexual abuse

A reader emails

A reader emails about recent posts:


 

The growing nose of Cunliffe and his ground crew

Recent posts regarding Cunliffe announcing he is sorry for being a man and “so what is this rape culture that you speak of” has annoyed me, not because you have addressed these issues but more concerning realising the truth: continued blaming and labelling by “mainstream” media and politicians.¬† A mantra they have been pimping out for quite sometime with sadly too many people eating up the victim mentality and now living their lives accordingly.

A fantastic post was made by Wendy Whittaker (General Debate 12July) which hit the nail on the head. In a nutshell Wendy has captured how the worm can easily turn into a maggot with the negative message the “mainstream” media spin, and with SB mentioning Roastbusters in her post had me thinking.

The “mainstream” media really should be ashamed. We aren’t living in the 70s and 80s anymore, it is no longer acceptable in society for people to get away with ‘historically accepted’ behaviour; society has STOPPED turning a blind eye, this happened quite sometime ago. The silence has dissipated, although possibly in the “mainstream” media it has thickened so it is about time they stepped up and got with the programme. Take responsibility by aiming higher, reflecting forebears decent journalism not this spitting of stories into a void.

SB made me realise: What happened with the Roastbusters case?¬† Read more »

Rolf Harris witness testimony makes your skin crawl

Yesterday I questioned the Rolf Harris’ daughter’s role in this whole event. ¬†Did Harris only put his filthy paws on people outside of the family? ¬† Recent testimony gives us a glimpse.

Rolf Harris abused a teenage girl while his daughter slept in the same room, a court heard today.

One of the star’s alleged victims told a jury the 84-year-old entertainer got ‘a thrill’ out of indecently assaulting her while his own child Bindi was feet away.

Describing how he abused her she said: ‘He didn’t feel inhibited, I think he got a thrill out of it’.

Asked why she thought this, she said: ‘By the look on his face, looking over at Bindi and just carrying on.’

I still don’t think Bindi’s body was respected as she grew up. ¬†But she’s in court fully supporting her father through this trial.

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Rolf Harris’ New Zealand sexual abuse outlined in court

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via mirror.co.uk

Unfortunately, his New Zealand and Australian child abuse will not form part of the case against him. ¬†That didn’t stop prosecution council from using the details to paint the picture

In 1970, Harris allegedly put his hands under the dress of a 16 or 17-year-old, known as “MC”, at a function in the North Island while he was dancing with her.

“She felt sick and confused and embarrassed,” Wass said.

“The experience of MC shows another step in the pattern of Mr Harris’ behaviour. He was targeting people who were in awe of him, he pushed the boundaries even in a public place, a dance floor. He knew he could get away with it.”

In 1991, in Hamilton, a 15-year-old girl went with her mother to see Harris at a promotion for British Paints at a local hardware store. Read more »

Taite Kupa convicted on 21 charges of sexually and physically abusing children

Who is Taite Kupa, apart from the sort of lowlife that needs the full extent of the law applied?

Would you believe that he’s someone CYFS placed children with?

Simon Day reports

He would kick and pinch the children, and would withhold food from children who misbehaved, making them eat grass sandwiches or serving plates of stones.

Jane*, the mother of a young boy and girl who were assaulted while in Kupa’s care, has spoken of her despair at seeing her children put into an abusive home. The children were originally taken from her, at the ages of 5 and 1, because her partner was beating her.

In January 2013 the children were allowed to visit their mother for the first time since 2010 for the unveiling of their grandfather’s headstone. It was then that the children told Jane of the physical abuse in the house. She went straight to the police.

I can assure you right now that not a single person will be held accountable in CYFS for this. ¬†This is the most serious breach of duty and care, and someone, somewhere is probably still in a position of making decisions over other people’s lives. ¬† Read more »

Rolf Harris’ court case may include New Zealand victims

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It appears Rolf Harris may have put his wobble board where it doesn’t belong while in New Zealand as well.

Potential jurors in the Rolf Harris trial have been quizzed over connections to Australasia, being told evidence “includes events in Australia and New Zealand”.

Harris appeared relaxed on the first day of his indecent assault trial in London as the process of selecting a jury that will eventually decide his fate got under way.

The veteran entertainer spoke only briefly in court on Tuesday (overnight, NZT) when asked to confirm he was indeed Rolf Harris. Read more »

Is judge Jane Farish a mother? Is Jacinda Ardern?

A reader isn’t happy. ¬† At all.

First, David Clarkson’s article starts with

Name suppression has been granted to protect the chances for rehabilitation and forming “appropriate adult relationships” for a repeat viewer of child abuse pornography.

Probation has even been forbidden to contact the 36-year-old¬†Christchurch¬†man’s current employer in case the inquiry leads to him losing his job.

Probation would normally ensure that his job – he’s on a 90-day probationary period at the moment – does not bring him into contact with children, and doesn’t give him access to the internet.

Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish said she would view it as contempt of court if probation did contact the employer. She was concerned that probation would label him as a sex offender, when he had never abused children.

“He has used child pornography because of difficulties having adult relationships,” said the judge.

If probation found that there were problems with management of the eight-month home detention sentence she imposed, they should refer the case back to her. She will regularly monitor the man’s progress.

He will continue with psychological counselling that he has already started. It will be paid for by his parents because probation has no money available for it. The man will live at his parents’ home while serving home detention. The house has no internet access.

And now, our reader’s views on this matter¬† Read more »

Not guilty? That’s put me off my Weetbix

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Another example where “Not guilty” isn’t the same as “didn’t do it”, eh David?

William Roache [Ken Barlow on Coronation Street] has been cleared of all charges.

A jury has found the 81-year-old Coronation Street star not guilty of four counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape. ¬† Read more »

“Not Guilty” – Rolf Harris

Caution:  video contains frank descriptions of alleged behaviour by Rolf Harris

Nick Miller rewrites a piece cobbled together from other unattributed sources on the 83 year old entertainer’s current court troubles

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of sexual assault.

He appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London before Justice Sweeney.

Harris – dressed in a blue suit and red tie – was accompanied by a small gathering of family and friends – plus a security detail of men in grey suits. ¬† Read more »

Registration will protect the kids – Yeah Right

The Teachers Council, various teacher unions and the Labour party all claim that teacher registration should be mandatory…to protect the kids. It is their single biggest objection to charter schools.

Yet not a week goes by without a registered teacher being before the courts for fiddling with kids or some other ratbag crime. The Teachers Council also had to be dragged kicking and screaming towards transparency as they previously hid teachers names under a veil of secrecy.

Now the Herald on Sunday reveals that convicted pedophiles and sexual predators are still registered teachers

The predator of Pamapuria, James Parker, has been allowed to remain a registered teacher.

Hekia Parata, the Education Minister, is stepping in after the¬†Herald on Sunday¬†discovered Parker and two other high-profile sex offenders remain on the Teachers Council register.¬† Read more »

What is it with clergy and sexual abuse?

Another dodgy ratbag minister is in trouble, and as is usual also in denial at just how inappropriate and possibly illegal his activities have been.

A senior pastor who founded the Korean Presbyterian Church of Auckland will be struck off the ministerial roll after an internal church investigation found him guilty of sexual misconduct and abuse.

Reverend David Ock-Youn Jang has been found guilty by the Auckland Presbytery Complaints Hearing Committee for “gross impropriety on three representative charges which relate to sexual misconduct, and physical, verbal and emotional abuse against a single complainant”.

He denies any wrongdoing and says he has the backing of his congregation to stay.

The complainant is a woman who is linked to the Presbyterian church, the third largest Christian denomination in New Zealand.

Some details of the complaint and judgment cannot be reported for legal reasons.

In a statement, the church said Mr Jang would be formally deposed this Sunday and “will no longer be able to refer to himself as a Presbyterian minister”.¬† Read more »