Young inmates held at US juvenile correctional facilities are sexually victimized by staff members at an alarming rate, according to a national survey of juvenile inmates.
About 10 percent of teenagers held in US juvenile facilities reported they were sexually abused in 2013, with more than 80 percent of those incidents involving staff, according to a survey of adolescent inmates published by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Sexual abuse is plaguing juvenile inmate facilities across the US, as youths behind bars experience sexual abuse by staff at a rate that is more than three times that of adult prisoners, national inmate surveys show.
“Youth are exceedingly vulnerable to being victimized in custodial settings,” said Brenda Smith, a professor at American University Washington College of Law who directs the Project on Addressing Prison Rape.
The Justice Department has investigated mistreatment of youths incarcerated in the US in recent…
SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP (WPMT)-A Mechanicsburg man was arrested Wednesday after police said he tied up and raped a 15-year-old girl after spiking her drink in July.
Authorities charged 28-year-old Patrick V. McCutcheon with rape, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors, reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint of a minor, false imprisonment and unauthorized administration of an intoxicant. He was arrested Jan. 7 and taken to Cumberland County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The alleged incident took place in July at a home in Silver Spring Township. The victim told police she was playing a game of pool with McCutcheon in the basement of the home before the rape occurred, court records state.
During the game, McCutcheon asked the girl if she’d like a drink and went upstairs to get a beverage. McCutcheon returned a short time later with a cup of juice. According to…
I glanced over someone’s shoulder and noticed just a single +1 on Aida’s post, that in my opinion, should have been overflowing with agreement and comments.
The fact that Our Country’s statistics are tainted(ON PURPOSE) was pointed out some time back by a very good friend of mine named Sister Helen.
Aida can’t understand the lack of participation, and after soon to be 5 months, she blames herself for what should be a landslide on G+ and Facebook, or so she thought.
What few people know is we get further behind by the day, so how does one find time for a single post like this, totally from the seat of my pants with tongue in cheek.
Yet even with the news of the “Dung Heap Crowd”, that we believe needs forced in everyone’s face on a daily basis, so they have good digestion just as we do, we have done best here on WordPress.
I want to finish what Aida could not last night. For this metropolis that has shown us love and support, we are very proud to tell you that if sewers can be blessed, we have been, WE NOW HAVE THE .com TO GO WITH OUR .org .