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Cornwall Standard-Freeholder

Group home youths often suffered severe punishments

It was 'unacceptable behaviour', Towndale tells inquiry

The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, Cornwall, ON, by MICHAEL PEELING

A retired top official from the Children's Aid Society defended the handling of allegations physical abuse took place in a group home during his testimony at the Cornwall Public Inquiry Thursday.

Angelo Towndale, who held a number of positions with the Children's Aid Society (CAS) of S, D & G from 1965 to 1995, including acting executive director for a short period, learned forms of corporal punishment were being used to discipline troubled teenagers living in a group home.

Two group homes, one for girls and one for boys, were opened by the CAS in 1976 for youths who weren't benefitting from foster homes.

But it wasn't long after the homes opened that methods of discipline allowed by the supervisor of the girls' home at a Second Street residence produced complaints that reached Towndale. At the time, he was the acting executive director of CAS while Thomas O'Brien was away on sick leave.

Derry Tenger, a child protection services caseworker, took over the in-house supervision of the home when the original supervisor, Rod Rabey, died suddenly of a heart attack.

Towndale learned Tenger was allowing the home's staff, whom Tenger chose and screened personally, to use the strap on the young female residents, force them to do harsh physical labour such as wash floors with a toothbrush in little more than their bra and panties, kneel on beads, and move snow from pile to pile all night as forms of discipline.

"It was unacceptable behaviour and inappropriate punishment," Towndale told the inquiry Thursday. Before the complaints Towndale said there had been no need for concern over Tenger's views on corporal punishment, but Towndale felt obliged to collect information about the staff's alleged actions through group home supervisor David Devlin.

Tenger admitted the staff had been using forms of corporal punishment on the girls, but argued there was nothing wrong with that and pointed out the CAS had no policy on corporal punishment.

Reports Tenger and his staff all wore completely black outfits while working at the group home were confirmed, a fact Towndale found intimidating and unnecessary.

In the 1970s, Towndale said how a worker disciplined a ward of the Crown was up to the worker and all of them had different views as to how it should done.

Towndale responded by organizing a seminar on the subject of discipline for CAS employees. Dressed completely in black, Tenger allegedly challenged Towndale over the corporal punishment issue at the meeting by demanding, "Show me the policy."

Female Sexual Predators / Female Sex Offenders

Vancouver Sun

3 in 4 B.C. boys on street sexually exploited by women

VANCOUVER - Canada's largest study into the sexual exploitation of street kids and runaways has shattered some myths about who the abusers might be - with the most surprising finding being that many are women seeking sex with young males.

"Some youth in each gender were exploited by women with more than three out of four (79 per cent) sexually exploited males reporting exchanging sex for money or goods with a female," said Elizabeth Saewyc, associate professor of nursing at the University of British Columbia and principal investigator for the study conducted by Vancouver's McCreary Centre Society.

"I must admit it wasn't something we were expecting."

Associated Press

Mom drugged daughter to get her pregnant: police

Associate Press, U.S.A.
April 3, 2009

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania mother has been charged with giving her 13-year-old daughter drugs and alcohol so the woman's boyfriend could impregnate the girl without her knowing, police said Thursday.

Shana Brown, 32, is no longer able to have children but wanted to have a baby with her current boyfriend, Duane Calloway, said Uniontown Police Detective Donald Gmitter. The pair decided to drug the girl so Calloway, 40, could have sex with her, he added.

"There's some sick people on this case," Gmitter said.

Brown has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, turned herself in Thursday and was being held in the Fayette County jail, police said. Brown's attorney did not return a call for comment.

Calloway faces several counts of attempted rape. He was arrested Wednesday and remains in jail. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

The three attacks occurred in Brown's home in Uniontown, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, according to the criminal complaint.

Female Sexual Predators / Female Sex Offenders

The Oprah Winfrey Show

Lisa Ling Video Interview of Female Sexual Predator / Offender

This woman raped or sexually assaulted over 100 children by her own account.

Research - 20% out of 800 Sex Offenders are Female

Guardian UK

Our blind rage at women who abuse

Because we assume women never commit child sexual abuse, we treat one who is accused with disproportionate disgust

The Guardian, UK
June 11, 2009

About 20 years ago, I gave a talk about sexual abuse to the RAF. At the end, a young airman came up to me and said, "It's not just men, you know," before hurriedly walking away. That pulled me up sharp. Up till then, like most people working in the area of sexual abuse, I'd always assumed the abusers were men.

This just isn't so. We can't be sure of the precise prevalence of sexual abuse by women, as there hasn't been enough research into the subject. Academics have just assumed it doesn't happened. But conservative estimates suggest that 5% of girls and 20% of boys who have reported being abused have been abused by women. From my own research - I have had 800 cases reported to me - I believe the more likely figure is that it is 20% of all sexual abuse that is done by women.

It is women themselves who have done most to propagate this conspiracy of silence. It has almost become a feminist axiom that it is men who are to blame for abuse and that if women are in some way implicated, it is only because they have somehow been forced or controlled into doing so against their will. Again, this turns out to be completely incorrect: 75% of the cases reported to me involved women acting on their own.  Read More ..

Why you shouldn't see VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Lesbian Pedophilia and the rape of girls

Don't attend performances.

Mother had sex with child sons | Toronto Star

Mother confesses to sex with sons

Had intercourse with 2 teenagers

Pleads guilty to incest charges

A Kitchener woman has pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with her two teenage sons on separate occasions.

Mainichi Daily News| Woman who cut off her newborn son's genitals handed 5-year prison term

Woman who cut off her newborn son's private parts handed 5-year prison term

Mainichi Daily News, Sakai, Osaka, Japan, November 26, 2006

SAKAI, Osaka -- A woman accused of cutting off her newborn son's private parts in 2004 was ordered Monday to spend five years behind bars.

The Sakai branch of the Osaka District Court convicted Shizue Tamura, 27, a resident of Izumi, Osaka Prefecture, of inflicting bodily injury.

"The way she committed the crime was unprecedented, inhumane and cruel," Presiding Judge Masahiro Hosoi said as he handed down the ruling. Prosecutors had demanded an eight-year prison term.  Read More ..

The Guardian UK - Female Sexual Predators - Female sex offenders

Up to 64,000 women in UK 'are child-sex offenders'

After Plymouth case shocked the nation, police say number of women abusing children

The Guardian UK and The Observer
4 October 2009

Researchers from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF), a child protection charity that deals with British female sex offenders, said its studies confirmed that a "fair proportion" of child abusers were women. Donald Findlater, director of research and development, said results indicated that up to 20% of a conservative estimate of 320,000 suspected UK paedophiles were women.