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"Mountie sues Ottawa police over arrest in domestic dispute."

Claim says city officers showed bias in dealing with custody battle

The Ottawa Citizen, By Greg Mcarthur, May 12, 2004

An RCMP officer is suing Ottawa police, alleging the force wanted to send a highly trained tactical team to arrest him on charges sparked by his ex-wife, an Ottawa police officer. The charges were subsequently dropped by the Crown.

It started two years ago, when the Mountie's ex-wife lied about the Mountie assaulting her and their then 10-year-old son, a recently filed statement of claim alleges. The couple had been embroiled in a custody battle, a feud that could have pitted one police force against the other.

The Citizen has not named the Mountie, 39, or his ex-wife to protect the identity of their three children. None of the allegations in the statement of claim have been proven in court and a statement of defence has not been filed. This story is based on the statement of claim and court transcripts.

On Oct. 9, 2002, Sgt. Glenn Griffith, one of the Ottawa police officers investigating the alleged assault, wanted to deploy the tactical team to an RCMP office to arrest the Mountie, who is himself a tactical specialist, the statement of claim alleges.

But an RCMP supervisor, who was contacted by Sgt. Griffith, persuaded the Ottawa investigator not to send the elite officers, the document states.

The Mountie turned himself in at the Ottawa police Elgin Street headquarters and was charged with two counts of assault and two counts of intimidation based on his ex-wife's allegations.

Now, more than a year later, after all criminal charges against the Mountie have been dropped and a family court judge has questioned the "reliability" of a police report, the Mountie claims he was wrongfully arrested and says the investigation was biased.

The custody dispute turned into a criminal investigation on Oct. 7, 2002, when the ex-wife complained to a superior, kickstarting the investigation.

She later alleged that on Oct. 4, the Mountie had come to pick up the three children from her home. The 10-year-old boy cried and didn't want to leave. The Mountie grabbed the boy by the shoulder, causing him to bruise, and pulled him out the door, she alleged.

She also told police that on Oct. 7, when the Mountie returned to pick up the children again, he backed his ex-wife against a wall in front of her home and cocked his fist.

But on Oct. 21, 2003, the first day of trial, the Mountie's lawyer, Bill Carroll, repeatedly asked her why there were differences between her statement to police and her version in court.

The next day, Crown Attorney Robert Pelletier dropped the charges stemming from the alleged fist cocking.

"In light of the evidence ... I don't feel there's a reasonable prospect of conviction," Mr. Pelletier told the courtroom.

That same day, the boy testified that the Mountie had held his hand -- not his shoulder -- and pulled him out the door.

"Yeah, that's the only thing that happened that day," the boy told a judge.

After the boy's testimony, Mr. Pelletier dropped the remaining charges.

Three months later in a custody hearing, family court Judge M. Linhares de Sousa, called a police report from the investigation "troubling from the point of view of balance and hence, reliability," according to the statement of claim.

The statement of claim goes on to allege that Ottawa investigators only interviewed witnesses who were close to the ex-wife. Police didn't speak to the Mountie's new wife, who was present for both alleged assaults.

When the Mountie turned himself in, Sgt. Griffith wrote in his notes
that the Mountie was being "arrogant." Investigators included details about the Mountie and his ex-wife's relationship on the charge sheet, which "are never contained in any criminal charge sheet," the statement of claim alleges.

Had the ex-wife not been "a colleague of the investigating officers, the Plaintiff would never have been arrested and charged in the first place," the document states.

The Ottawa police services board, Sgt. Griffith, Chief Vince Bevan and Sgt. Lyse Fournier, who also investigated, are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Sgt. Griffith said he will seek legal advice before commenting. Sgt. Fournier and Chief Bevan didn't return repeated phone calls.

The ex-wife, who works at the force's west-end Greenbank Road station, said she wasn't aware of the lawsuit and declined comment.

"I'm not prepared to sit there and admit or deny or do anything with the paper whatsoever until I speak with my people to find out what this is about," she said.

According to the statement of claim, Ottawa police pressured the RCMP into suspending the Mountie, a paid suspension that lasted about one year.

He was reinstated five days after the charges were dropped.

Ottawa police requested the involvement of the Children's Aid Society, which sought to restrict the Mountie from seeing his children, the statement of claim alleges.

The Mountie didn't see his children for seven months and when he was allowed to visit them, the visits were supervised, the document states.

He is still unable to spend time with his eldest son.

The Mountie spoke briefly to the Citizen, and said he believes Ottawa police may have been heavy-handed because of the rivalry between the police forces. He also said he was verbally abused in the jail cell, where he waited for about eight hours.

"All I ever cared about was my job and my kids," the Mountie told The Citizen. "Both of them were taken away and Ottawa city police were part of it."

The Ottawa Citizen 2004

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.

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Female Teacher jailed for sex with boy

The Guardian, UK
August 16, 2005

A married primary schoolteacher was jailed for 15 months yesterday after admitting having sex with an underage teenage boy.

Hannah Grice, 32, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of indecent assault on the boy, who was aged 14 and 15 at the time of the offences.

Sentencing her at Stafford crown court, Judge John Shand told Grice, from Cannock, Staffordshire, she had abused her position of trust.

"Cases such as this are, of course, made worse by the fact that you were a member of the teaching profession," he told her. "You should have been very sensitive indeed to child welfare issues." Grice was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years. Read More ..

Females Convicted of Sexual Assault automatically get lighter sentences

The Manchester News UK

Pervert Woman Carer who Preyed on Boys is Jailed

The mother of one victim said after Bromiley was jailed: "If I could get hold of her I'd kill her. She stole my son's childhood and he's now in a terrible state and has threatened suicide. She got away lightly and should have got at least 10 years."

Judge David Hale explained that he was constrained by the law which only allows for specific charges to be brought when the offender is a woman. Had she been male, he said, the sentence would have been in double figures.

He said: "As a house mother you were in charge of children who were mentally and educationally disadvantaged and you took your own advantage of them for your own needs and sexual pleasure. This is the worst case of a woman abusing children in her care any court in the land has had to face."   Read More ..

The Men's Project

The Men's Project
"Men of Courage"

1st Ontario Provincial Conference on Male Sexual Victimizations.

It was held March 17-18, 2008

Sheraton Centre Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Men's Project, an Ottawa / Cornwall registered charitable service provider with the assistance of a grant from the Ministry of the Attorney General, hosted this conference.

About The Men's Project
From what was initially a volunteer run initiative, The Men's Project has grown to become one of Canada's leading counselling and educational agencies for men and their families, and in particular for all male survivors of sexual abuse committed by males and females.

The Men's Project  has witnessed incredible expansion of their funded services, their fee-for-service programs, and their training and consultation services. 

Their mandate is  "helping men and their families build better lives".  Read More ..

Guardian U.K. Female sex offender nursery worker

Angry scenes as nursery worker appears in court on sexual assault charges

Vanessa George remanded in custody after crowds jeer from public gallery and throw missiles outside court

The Guardian, UK
June 11, 2009

A court drawing of Vanessa George

A nursery school worker was jeered and spat at when she appeared in court today, charged with sexual assault and making and distributing child abuse images.

Vanessa George, 39, who worked at the Little Ted's nursery in Plymouth, was remanded in custody amid angry scenes in and outside the city's magistrates court.

George, of Plymouth, faces three counts of sexual assault on girls and one on a boy. She is also accused of making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children. Read More ..

BBC News- The sexual abuse by women of children and teenagera. survivors of sexual abuse done by women.

Programme - 1997

The sexual abuse by women of children and teenager

A surprising 86% of survivors of sexual abuse were not believed when they said the abuser was a woman.

Many myths were exposed, such as the one that women only sexually abused when coerced by men - they in fact played the lead part. Also the myth that women are incapable of cruelty - what was shown was beyond belief.

Women commit 25% of all child sexual abuse

250,000 children in UK have been sexually abused by women

Women in our society have been portrayed as victims, but somewhere within their victimisation they have learned that to abuse children gave them a sense of power, control, agency, and therefore they use the abuse of children to gain those things.

Jacqui Saradjiam: (clinical psychologist)
I think people find it so difficult to see that women sexually abuse children because the whole view of women is of nurturers, carers, protectors - people who do anything to look after children - and they see the women as victims rather than enemies or perpetrators of any abuse.

Michelle Elliott: (Director - children's charity Kidscape)
I think the issue strikes at the core of what we perceive ourselves as women to be. I think that it's easier to think that it's men - men the enemy, somehow - but it can't be women - it's one thing women can't do. Women can be equal, we can be free, we can be in charge of companies, but we can't sexually abuse children - That's a load of rubbish.

The Guardian newspaper logo

Female Teacher jailed for sex with boy

The Guardian, UK
August 16, 2005

A married primary schoolteacher was jailed for 15 months yesterday after admitting having sex with an underage teenage boy.

Hannah Grice, 32, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of indecent assault on the boy, who was aged 14 and 15 at the time of the offences.

Sentencing her at Stafford crown court, Judge John Shand told Grice, from Cannock, Staffordshire, she had abused her position of trust.

"Cases such as this are, of course, made worse by the fact that you were a member of the teaching profession," he told her. "You should have been very sensitive indeed to child welfare issues." Grice was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years. Read More ..

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Health Canada Publication

The Invisible Boy: Revisioning the Victimization of Male Children and Teens

"... the existence of a double standard in the care and treatment of male victims, and the invisibility and normalization of violence and abuse toward boys and young men in our society.

Despite the fact that over 300 books and articles on male victims have been published in the last 25 to 30 years, boys and teen males remain on the periphery of the discourse on child abuse.

Few workshops about males can be found at most child abuse conferences and there are no specialized training programs for clinicians. Male-centred assessment is all but non-existent and treatment programs are rare. If we are talking about adult males, the problem is even greater. A sad example of this was witnessed recently in Toronto. After a broadcast of The Boys of St. Vincent, a film about the abuse of boys in a church-run orphanage, the Kids' Help Phone received over 1,000 calls from distraught adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is tragic in a way no words can capture that these men had no place to turn to other than a children's crisis line."