Sex offender sentenced to 62 years in prison
Jan 30, 2012 By FOX 12 Webstaff -
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -A man who pleaded guilty to six felony sex offenses was sentenced Monday to 62 years in prison.
Greg Evensizer was accused of sexually abusing three children under the age of 12 between 2009 and 2010. He was arrested Sept. 28, 2011, after a victim notified a parent.
Evensizer was charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful penetration and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.
Two of the charges were subject to Jessica's Law mandated sentencing, which requires a 300-month sentence for certain sexual crimes committed against children under 12.
Sue Paterno hugs two of her grandchildren during "A Memorial For Joe"
at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University.
Penn State board of trustees owes us an apology: Anne Reeves
By ANNE McGRAW REEVES, The Patriot-News
- Sunday, January 29, 2012,In the saga of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, one voice is gone.
Joseph Vincent Paterno is dead.
The legendary Penn State football coach, memorialized during three days of emotional ceremony last week, was laid to rest in the small college town he helped grow into Happy Valley.
Hopefully, he’s moved on to a Happier Valley.
Pundits and analysts will debate for years to come how the horror of the child sex abuse scandal will color Paterno’s legacy as one of college football’s most successful coaches.
They’ll dissect whether one terrible decision made a decade ago can overshadow the image of the coach who won 409 games, donated millionsto the university and mentored hundreds of young men.
Even Paterno admitted he regretted not doing more when told that Sandusky had allegedly sexually assaulted a boy in the showers of Penn State’s football complex. Prosecutors have accused Sandusky of molesting 10 victims over a 15-year period
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Streets of Nahlaot, Jerusalem
'He masterminded systematic rape of over 100 kids'
By MELANIE LIDMAN Jerusalem Post January 20, 2012
Nahlaot community reels from largest pedophile abuse case in nation’s history; at least three of 10 suspects remain free.
Members of the haredi community in the capital’s Nahlaot neighborhood are calling it “The Holocaust.” At least 10 pedophiles molested more than 100 children for six years, reaching nearly every family in this close-knit community.
One mother couldn’t figure out why her two sons would get hysterical every time she left the house, begging her not to go. They were chewing their clothes to pieces and having uncontrollable outbursts. She brought them to different doctors and psychologists to try to determine what was wrong, but no one could figure it out.
Then community doctors started seeing strange marks, possibly indicative of abuse, on many of the children. Finally, one young boy was injured in a way that was unmistakably sexual abuse. He was the one who finally broke the silence, and talked about the horrific abuse happening in the neighborhood.
In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa. In a statement made Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, retired Penn State assistant coach Sandusky, who faces child sex abuse charges in a case that led to the firing of Paterno, says Paterno's death is a sad day.
After Penn State, states reconsider sex abuse lawsBy Pat Eaton-robb Associated Press Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012HARTFORD, Conn. - The child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University has prompted state lawmakers across the nation to take another look at laws designed to protect children and punish child predators.
Thirty-eight legislatures are back in session this month, most for the first time since retired assistant Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged in November with child sex abuse and two school officials were charged with failing to properly report abuse allegations. At least 12 states are considering mandatory reporting legislation this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, and more are expected to craft bills as their sessions get into full swing. READ MORE
10 Years On, Clergy Abuse Scandal Still Reverberates January 24, 2012The Boston Globe broke the story of sex abuse within the Catholic Church's Boston diocese, and a systematic cover up, in 2002. Since then, hundreds of victims have come forward with their stories. After resistance, the Church changed course, but many complain it hasn't gone far enough.Guests Michael Rezendes,
reporter, Boston GlobeSuzin Bartley,
executive director, Children's Trust FundMitchell Garabedian,
attorney for victims in suits against the Catholic ChurchNEAL CONAN, host for National Public RadioThis is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. Ten years ago this month, The Boston Globe published the first in a series of stories about the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests and systematic cover-up by the archdiocese of Boston.
The scandal shocked millions and proved to be just the beginning. It wasn't just Boston, and it wasn't just the U.S. Hundreds have now spoken out around the world. Their stories and their lawsuits forced the church to deal with an issue it kept under the rug for decades. READ MORE
In Brooklyn, a Jewish woman sits in the back of the bus.
The ultra-Orthodox have pushed for segregated transportation.
A Jewish civil war We need to confront the rise of ultra-Orthodox extremists in Israel and NYC or risk being hijacked by their agendaBy BEN HIRSCH- New York Post January 21, 2012In recent years, in large part due to blogs and grassroots activism, strictly Orthodox victims have begun speaking out. The Jewish Week investigated Hynes’ treatment of Orthodox abuse cases, calling him to account in a 2008 editorial titled “The Reluctant DA” for “a stance ranging from passive to weak willed.”
Recently, Hynes’ office seems to have been more aggressive, telling reporters he has arrested 85 Orthodox sex abusers since 2009. However, the fact that only 14 were sentenced to some jail time — and a shocking 24 have simply walked free, some, by the DAs own admission, because of intimidation — speaks to a serious problem, and one for which both the DA and the rabbinic leadership are at fault
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Mary Jones, mother of Patriot-News columnist David Jones
, gets to meet Penn State coach Joe Paterno the night before
the Ohio State game in Columbus in 2006. JOE HERMITT, The Patriot-News
Joe Paterno and How I Knew HimBy David Jones- The Patriot News Sunday, January, 22 2012 I called my mom Saturday morning to tell her I didn't think I'd be able to visit her this week in Columbus as we'd planned. I told her why. She understood.
She's met Joe Paterno.
I arranged the meeting back in September 2006. I didn't think it was a very good idea from a professional standpoint, actually. But she'd always been curious to meet him. I knew this. My mom never would have asked. She never asks for anything.
But there was something other than the yearning of a son to do something nice for his mom here. I wanted to bring together these two people from what they began calling a while ago The Greatest Generation just to see what would happen. It was a dwindling club then, nearly extinct now. READ MORE
Joe Paterno, Longtime Penn State Coach, Dies at 85
People gathered around a statue of Joe Paterno on the
Penn State campus after hearing of his death on Sunday.
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
-The New York Times- January 22, 2012Joe Paterno, who won more games than any other major-college football coach, and who became the face of Pennsylvania State University and a symbol of integrity in collegiate athletics only to be fired during the 2011 season amid a child sexual abuse scandal that reverberated throughout the nation, died Sunday in State College, Pa. He was 85
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Victim says Charles Corley was, "just a really bad man
that played the system to do evil things.
Victims of sex abuse fight molester's paroleBy Carol Robinson
- The Birmingham News
- Sunday, January 22, 2012 Jason Lee wakes up every day and has to remind himself that he is worth something.
The 36-year-old former Homewood resident constantly measures himself against those around him and, in his own mind, always comes up short.
"I feel," Lee said, "like I am less than."
This is no pity party. It's his way of life -- a tragic mindset instilled in the throes of adolescence when, in the wake of his parents' divorce, someone he looked up to as a father figure took his complete trust and twisted it into tragedy.
"The bottom line is," he said, "I was just a kid and he used me as a sex toy."
"He" is Charles Donald Corley, respected Boy Scout leader, Trinity United Methodist Church leader, white-collar worker, husband, and father. It was at his hands that Lee was sexually abused, over and over, for a period of five years. READ MORE
Joe Paterno opens up about the sex-abuse scandal that put
an end to his 61-year coaching career at Penn State.
Joe Paterno’s first interview since the Penn State-Sandusky scandalBy Sally Jenkins, January 14, 2012STATE COLLEGE, PA. — Joe Paterno sat in a wheelchair at the family kitchen table where he has eaten, prayed and argued for more than a half-century. All around him family members were shouting at each other, yet he was whispering. His voice sounded like wind blowing across a field of winter stalks, rattling the husks. Lung cancer has robbed him of the breath to say all that he wants to about the scandal he still struggles to comprehend, and which ended his career as head football coach at Penn State University. The words come like gusts. “I wanted to build up, not break down,” he said.
Crowded around the table were his three voluble sons, Scott, Jay, David, daughter Mary Kay, and his wife of 50 years, Sue, all chattering at once. In the middle of the table a Lazy Susan loaded with trays of cornbread and mashed potatoes spun by, swirling fast as the arguments. “If you go hungry, it’s your own fault,” Paterno likes to say. But Paterno, 85, could not eat. He sipped Pepsi over crushed ice from a cup. Once, it would have been bourbon. His hand showed a tremor, and a wig replaced his once-fine head of black hair. READ MORE