Court papers allege child told Paterno of sex abuse in 1976

Paterno knew in 1976One of Penn State’s insurers has claimed “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head CoachJoseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.”

The order also cites separate references in 1987 and 1988 in which unnamed assistant coaches witnessed inappropriate contact between Sandusky and unidentified children, and a 1988 case that was supposedly referred to Penn State’s athletic director at the time.

All, the opinion states, are described in victims’ depositions taken as part of the still-pending insurance case, but that, according a PennLive review of the case file, are apparently under seal.

“There is no evidence that reports of these incidents ever went further up the chain of command at PSU,” Judge Gary Glazer wrote, in determining that because Penn State’s executive officers – its president and trustees – weren’t aware of the allegations, he would not bar claims from that time frame from insurance coverage.

The insurance case involves big money for Penn State, which hopes to be reimbursed for most of the $60 million-plus it has paid in recent years to settle nearly 30 civil claims pertaining to abuse by Sandusky.

Read more: Penn Live

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Arlington Loses A Great Parent

Increasingly, we have come across stories of how parent’s lives were lost after a judge arbitrarily and/or corruptly has taken a child from a loving parent.     It is almost unimaginable the …

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Margaret Cho: Survived a childhood of rape and sexual abuse

In a recent interview with Danielle Bacher of Billboard magazine, Cho, 46, told the magazine that she was sexually molested by a family friend from age five to 12.

“I had a very long-term relationship with this abuser, which is a horrible thing to say,” she told Bacher. “I didn’t even understand it was abuse, because I was too young to know,” she says. “I endured it so many times, especially because I was alone a lot.”

At 14, Cho said, she was raped by an acquaintance.

“I was raped continuously through my teenage years, and I didn’t know how to stop it,” she said. “It was also an era where young girls were being sexualized. For me, I think I had been sexually abused so much in my life that it was hard for me to let go of anger, forgive or understand what happened.”

Read more: Washington Post

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Kelly Rutherford’s Case Demonstrates Why The USA Needs to Ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Having two children who were born in the US, lives in the US most of their lives, and had only US passports, the children would have a right to have a US court at least hear their custody case and allow them to live with their mother.   However, not in the US — where the rights of children take a back seat to everything else, including money and power.

Kelly Rutherford’s children are caught between the US and Monaco.  The father, who lived in the US, has conveniently lost his visa to the US and has failed to reapply for it — “preventing” him from living in the USA.  As a result, a  California and Manhattan court have made the most illogical decision that the children should be ripped from the mother and be forced to live with their father in Monaco.

Living in Monaco is not for those without money, and the father, who is a businessman, clearly has bought (or otherwise exercised) undue influence on the US family court’s to make their illogical decision.   Those judges should be ashamed of themselves for putting a rich father’s laziness (to reapply for a visa) as a higher priority than the children’s rights to live in the USA and with their mother.

It is all part of the war on mothers by many of the US family courts.

In the latest chapter, Kelly Rutherford appeared in court this morning to defend her children’s right to not be sent back to Monaco last Friday.

At the start of the hearing, Rutherford’s lawyer told Judge Ellen Frances Gesmer that the children are “close by, maybe 10 minutes away,” to protect them from the “media circus” outside the courthouse. The children were brought in through a side entrance just before noon.

Yet, despite Rutherford’s attempt to protect her children from the press, Judge Gesmer said she did not “look kindly upon” Rutherford’s failure to comply with the order requiring the children’s presence. When Rutherford tried to address the judge directly, Gesmer, like many family court judges, shut her down.

Obviously featuring bad publicity for the Judge and the father, the Judge also had the press removed from the courtroom

Ultimately, Helena and Hermes were once more ordered to say goodbye to their mother in the courthouse and left with their grandmother en route to Monaco.

Rutherford, well known Gossip Girl actress, 46, and Giersch, 41, have been caught up in a bitter custody battle since she filed for divorce in 2008. A California judge ordered the children to live with their father in Monaco temporarily in 2012 because his visa had been revoked, and they spend summers with their mother in New York.

Rutheford has been fighting to move them back to the United States but hit two roadblocks this summer when both California and New York family courts ruled they no longer have jurisdiction over the case. Rutherford disobeyed a Monaco court order when she announced Friday that she was not flying Hermes and Helena back to Europe.

“No state in this country is currently protecting my children. It also means that no state in this country currently requires me to send the children away,” Rutherford said in a statement.

Its time for the US to join the rest of the world and ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.   Not surprising, but the US State Department apparently did nothing to support the rights of these American children.

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United Nations Call to Action


Quick action needed by August 1, 2015

 California Protective Parents Association is working with Cindy Dumas and her new organization, The Women’s Coalition, on making a claim (petition) to the United Nations regarding women’s rights that are being routinely violated, causing them to lose and/or not be able to protect their children.

Just fill out a brief, user-friendly form which takes about 15 minutes.

 1. Go to
2. You will see the UN Petition.
3. Click on the middle top arrow “Download”, located just above the document.
4. You will see the Word document titled UN Petition at the bottom of the page.
5. Click on the UN Petition Word document.
6. Enter your information into the text boxes. (The first 2 pages are required.)
7. Save the completed Word document to your computer.
8. Attach and email the form to

If you don’t want to fill out the form, you can just submit your name to The Women’s Coalition to be on a master list of women who’ve not been allowed to keep or protect their children

The claim will be made on August 1st, so please try to get it in before then. We will continue to collect cases after that date and send them in a later submission.

If you are on Facebook, there is an event with more info:

 Thank you for your activism!

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The end of an era of misery caused by Judge Esther Wiggins.

Arlington Resident News

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None too soon….If you hear a collective sigh of relief among Arlington’s parents and children, there is good reason for it…

After years of complaints by parents and children to the folks in Richmond, Judge Esther Wiggins informed members of the delegation that she would not seek election by the General Assembly to a new six-year term in 2016.  

The county’s legislative delegation will work in tandem with the judicial-selection committee of the Arlington County Bar. The process “will begin soon,” said Del. Patrick Hope (D-47th), with members of the Arlington Bar having the chance to vote on the qualifications of prospective candidates.

“That process should be complete by the end of October or thereabouts,” Hope said. “Then, the Arlington and Falls Church delegation will conduct our own judicial interviews of the candidates.”

The delegation is likely to put forward a single…

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Martin County Judge Places Daughter with sex offender dad

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A 7-year-old girl is living with her father who is a registered sex offender, despite the mother’s battle to get her daughter back.

Karla is from Brazil. She says she did not realize her then husband was a registered sex offender until after they were married and she was pregnant.  Karla ran off with her daughter to Texas after she says her daughter complained about being abused.

According to a Department of Children and Families report from 2010 obtained by WPTV, “the child has made statements indicating that her father has molested her.”

The report says the investigation was closed with “verified findings of sexual abuse.”

The father was never charged.

After nearly three years on the run, Karla was arrested and the father was given custody. Karla’s been fighting since to regain custody but says a lack of money kept her from getting good legal representation.

The mother says she is only allowed to see her daughter for a few hours under supervision on Saturdays.

“You can’t imagine the pain, but every time the pain hurts me really hard I have to close my eyes and see my daughter’s smile,” the mother Karla said.

Martin County Judge Laurie Buchanan called the allegations “very serious” in court, but did not make a decision on Friday because the father’s attorney said he wasn’t given all discovery in the case.

Another hearing is set for the end of July.

Read More: Sex Offender Gets Custody of Martin County Child

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