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Homolka weeps as public gets glimpse of one of Canada's most hated convicts

Luann Lasalle And Nelson Wyatt, Canadian Press, Thursday, June 02, 2005

JOLIETTE, Que. (CP) - It was a rare glimpse of Canada's most notorious female convict - Karla Homolka, weeping and wearing leg irons as the details of her horrific crimes were read out to a packed courtroom.

Like every other chapter in the saga of Homolka and her ex-husband, Paul Bernardo, Thursday's hearing to determine whether her movements should be restricted once she's out of jail was a media spectacle that featured at least one courtroom reporter gazing at her through binoculars.

Homolka began blinking and breathing heavily when Brian Noble of Niagara Regional Police described the deaths of schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, the two teens whose abductions and sex slayings stunned and sickened southern Ontario in the early 1990s.

But when talk turned to her kid sister, Tammy, Homolka dabbed at her eye with her hand before wiping away tears with a tissue. She then put her face in one hand and hunched over with a sob, her dark blond hair obscuring much of her face as Noble described in graphic detail Tammy's drugging and rape - a crime that Homolka participated in and filmed back in 1990.

It was Homolka's first court appearance since she testified against Bernardo at his 1995 first-degree murder trial. She's close to wrapping up her full 12-year manslaughter sentence.

The day was largely taken up by her lawyer challenging the assertion by Ontario authorities that she will reoffend if she's let out of jail without restrictions upon her release in about a month.

Sylvie Bordelais asked Noble to prove Homolka poses a threat to the public.

"You're before the court to say she is still a danger," Bordelais said. "Apart from one report, no others are saying this woman is dangerous."

Bordelais had Noble read from about half a dozen psychiatric and psychological reports that suggested she posed a minimum risk to society.

"The likelihood of her finding a second Paul Bernardo is extremely low, although she may be attracted to traditional males," said one excerpt.

Another excerpt read out said the risk of Homolka reoffending "is much lower than the majority of offenders who have been released from the federal system."

And yet another compared her to a "concentration camp survivor."

The Crown did not outline the restrictions it is seeking but they are believed to include provisions that Homolka must report to police twice a month, give authorities four days notice before travelling to Ontario and stay away from convicted criminals.

That condition might already pose a problem for Homolka, according to the Toronto Sun. The paper reported Thursday that Homolka is in love with convicted killer Jean-Paul Gerbet, who is up for parole in 2008 for the murder of his girlfriend seven years ago.

Homolka, who wore a light-coloured jacket for her court appearance Thursday, was handcuffed as she was led into the courtroom northeast of Montreal and escorted to the dock. She had the cuffs removed but the chains around her legs stayed throughout the day, jangling at times as she fidgeted in her seat.

Noble said Homolka must face tough restrictions.

"She is well-known all over Ontario," Noble told Quebec court Judge Jean Beaulieu. "Everybody is taking about her and saying her sentence is too lenient. . . they're talking about the deal with the devil."

Noble was referring to the plea-bargain agreement the Crown struck with Homolka to secure her testimony against Bernardo, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the French and Mahaffy slayings and later declared a dangerous offender.

The deal was done before authorities learned of the horrific images of torture and rape caught on videotape and hidden in the couple's southern Ontario home - tapes that also cast a different light on the woman who had portrayed herself as a battered wife under the control of her violent and psychopathic husband.

"There are still many people who are angry with her in Ontario," Noble told the hearing.

Lawyer Tim Danson, who is representing the French and Mahaffy families, said he expects his clients to instruct him to intervene at the hearing.

Danson said outside the courtroom that he still doesn't buy Homolka's argument that she suffered from battered wife syndrome.

"This is a continuation of a big con," he said.

Asked about Homolka crying during the description of the deaths, Danson said: "It's a little bit late ... there is no evidence that there is any remorse. If she feels bad, it's because of the predicament she now finds herself in."

Earlier, Bordelais tried to have proceedings stopped as she argued her client's constitutional rights were being violated and that the Crown was reneging on its deal with Homolka.

Beaulieu dismissed the argument.

The hearing will resume Friday with Read More ..tnesses.

The legal tool being used by the Crown against Homolka is Section 810 of the Criminal Code, which only applies to individuals who may commit another offence or be a danger to the public.

If a recognizance is brought against Homolka in Quebec, then any movements across Canada would have to be reported to authorities.

A breach of a Section 810 order is punishable by a maximum jail term of two years.

The order itself can only stand for 12 months, giving rise to fears the courts would eventually stop renewing Section 810 orders against Homolka.

The notion of granting complete freedom to the woman involved in the deaths of French and Mahaffy, not to mention the drug rape death of her own sister, has proven unpalatable to politicians and the public alike.

Where Homolka will go after her release is still a mystery. The Montreal neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grace had been mentioned but Homolka has reportedly ruled it out because it is out of her price range.

Homolka won't be getting a warm welcome from her own family. Her father Karel said he's not yet ready to rebuild his relationship with his oldest daughter.

"Someday, I guess," the senior Homolka said Wednesday from the doorway of his home in St. Catharines, Ont., when asked whether he expects to have a relationship with Karla.

Karla Homolka was never actually criminally charged in Tammy's death. The facts surrounding Tammy's demise were merely read into the record at Homolka's formal plea and added only two years to her sentence.

Nor was she ever charged in two separate sex attacks upon a young girl whose identity is protected by a publication ban.

The Canadian Press 2005

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.

Female Teacher Sexual Assault Student

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Female Teacher Charged With Sex Assault on Seventh-Grade Boy

Associated Press / Fox News

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — A 35-year-old seventh-grade teacher was charged with having sex with one of her students at least 20 times at the teacher's home.

Jodi Thorp, 35, surrendered to authorities Monday on charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors claim she had sex with the boy at her Mendham home between June 2001 and September 2002. The boy is now 15.