Tag: Abuse

Family Kept 22-Year-Old Autistic Woman in Cage

A 22-year-old woman with autism was found by authorities locked in a 6-by-8-foot chicken wire cage and was forced to eat dog feces and her mother’s ashes. Terry Knope, 45, Raylaine Knope, 42, Terry’s daughter, Jody Lambert, 23, and Raylaine’s son, Taylor Knope, 20, were arrested, and charged in New…

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

LGBT and HIV-positive victims of domestic violence frequently face barriers and discrimination when they try to report their abuse, a new report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), found. The report, “National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs LGBTQ and HIVAffected Intimate Partner Violence in 2015,” analyzed 1,967 incident reports…

Kentucky Sunday School Teacher Arrested For Sexually Abusing Teenager

By Daryl Hannah A Kentucky youth pastor and Sunday school teacher is in jail after he admitted to sexually abusing a16-year-old parishioner in order to “cure his homosexuality”. Rex Allen Murphy was removed from the Polly Ann Church, a small congregation with approximately 400 members, and arrested last week on…