Mike McQueary, the former Penn State quarterback and Nittany Lions assistant football coach who was a key prosecution witness in Jerry Sandusky’s criminal trial, confided to players that he was a victim of sexual abuse, according to a new ESPN The Magazine report.
According to the report, it was during a meeting with PSU football receivers and tight ends on Nov. 7, 2011 — three days after prosecutors released a damning grand jury presentment outlining Sandusky’s sexual abuse of eight boys over a 15-year period — that the then-Nittany Lions receivers coach, McQueary, told the players that he too had been sexually abused when he was a boy. The report cites two players who were present at the meeting.
A 72-year-old substitute teacher at Westhill High School in Stamford Connecticut was arrested Wednesday for allegedly masturbating in a school hallway, according to police.
Michael Luecke was charged with public indecency, breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor.
According to police, Luecke was discovered about 7:33 a.m. by a school paraprofessional, who walked by an out cove in the hallway and saw a man on the ground. Thinking the man was hurt, the woman approached him and saw that the man’s hand was in his pants “manipulating his penis,” police said. Continue reading
More victims might come forward after a veteran Trumbull police officer was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a teenage girl he befriended at a statewide academy for high school students interested in becoming police officers.
William Ruscoe, 45, a drill instructor at the Cadet Police Academy at the University of Hartford, flirted with a number of teenage girls at the weeklong camp held every year,State Police investigators said. One of the girls turned him in after she became jealous of his attentions to another girl, police said.
State police said Ruscoe was charged with sexually assaulting one of the girls in his Trumbull home, binding her with his police handcuffs after pulling out his handgun. Continue reading
WATERBURY — A teacher at Crosby High School in Waterbury has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a male student at the school.
Meghan Eagan, 25, of 1568 Meriden Road, was charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault. She posted $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 25.
The sexual contact occurred four times in December and January at Eagan’s home, police said.
Police said school administrators have placed Eagan on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
From Hartford Courant
GENEVA — A sharply critical United Nations panel accused the Vatican on Wednesday of putting its reputation and interests above those of children who had been sexually abused by priests. It called on the Vatican to immediately remove all known or suspected molesters from their posts and report them to civil authorities.
“The Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of the perpetrators,” said the panel, the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
It demanded that the Vatican open its archives to identify abusers and that it hold accountable those who had concealed abuse and knowingly allowed abusers continued contact with children.
The panel’s conclusion that the church was more concerned with avoiding scandal than with protecting exploited children mirrored that of numerous other investigative bodies and victims’ advocacy groups. Continue reading
Avon police have arrested a doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients during medical visits.
A woman contacted police on June 27, 2013, accusing Dr. Khosro Pourkavoos, 51, of Avon, of sexually assaulting her during medical office visits, police said.
Police said Pourkavoos has a practice at 35 Nod Road in Avon.
As Avon police investigated, they identified other potential female patients who might also have been sexually assaulted during medical visits, police said. Continue reading
Two and a half years after he was removed as pastor of a New Fairfield church for allegedly sexually harassing a female church employee, Monsignor Martin Ryan was appointed pastor of a Stratford Roman Catholic church.
Ryan’s appointment Saturday at Our Lady of Grace Church prompted numerous calls from parishioners who said they were shocked to learn that their new spiritual leader was a priest who not only had been removed from a prior job, but had previously been accused of molesting a teenage girl in Trumbull in the 1970s.
In that case, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport agreed to pay a settlement to the complainant, even though Ryan denied the allegations. Continue reading