Showing posts with label Sex Abuse in Schools. Show all posts
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November 15, 2019

The Principal With The Reputation of Banning Gay Books Is Charged With Child Pornogrphy



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"When someone goes out of their way to take something away from others with the excuse is bad for them deep down in their gut there is a seed growing that attracts them to it, they want it but can't have it publicly so if they can't have it no one will"Adam


By Gwen Aviles
A former Kentucky school principal has been indicted on child pornography charges, a decade after he first made headlines for banning books with LGBTQ storylines.
Phillip Todd Wilson, the former principal of the Clark County Area Technology Center in Winchester, Kentucky, was charged with 17 child pornography and distribution charges in August, according to Kentucky state police.
A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education told NBC News that Wilson was no longer employed at the school.
Image:Phillip Todd Wilson
Phillip Todd Wilson.Clark County Detention Center
Wilson, 54, was the principal of the Montgomery County High School, another institution in Kentucky, 10 years ago when he banded together with other administrators to remove several young-adult novels that had been listed as optional reading in English classes. Wilson fought to ban books with “homosexual content," as well as those that mentioned drugs, sex, child abuse and suicide, because he deemed these topics “inappropriate” for students, according to a 2009 article from The Lexington Herald-Leader.
More than half of the top 11 most frequently challenged and banned books of 2018 include LGBTQ content, according to a report by the American Library Association.
The four books that were reportedly challenged by Wilson and his associates and eventually pulled from the curriculum were “Twisted” by Laurie Halse Anderson, “Deadline” by Chris Crutcher, “Lessons from a Dead Girl” by Jo Knowles and “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman. 
Though Knowles' book is about a girl who endures sexual and emotional abuse from a female friend, Knowles said her book was banned for "homosexual content."
“I was a very new author at the time all this happened and the press coverage was overwhelming,” Knowles, author of “Lessons from a Dead Girl,” wrote in a recent post on Facebook. “I was horrified by the accusations he and the superintendent made. And heartbroken for the brave teacher, Risha Allen Mullins, who stood up for our books and faced so much unfair criticism.”
In response to news of Wilson's indictment, Knowles added, “As I said to some friends last night when I got the news, ‘You can’t make this sh-- up.'”
Laurie Halse Anderson — whose book "Twisted" examines toxic masculinity and includes a character accused of being gay after he turns down sex with a girl who is too intoxicated to consent — also took to Twitter after learning about the charges against Wilson.
"Books that help kids examine the violence, abuse and shame they've endured are very threatening to the people who commit those acts of violence, abuse, and shaming," she wrote

October 9, 2019

Pastor and University Lecturer Suspended for Propositioning Undercover Journalist



The University of Lagos has suspended a lecturer who was caught on film propositioning and sexually harassing an undercover BBC reporter.
BBC
Boniface Igbeneghu, also a pastor, has been condemned by his church. 
He was one of several academics secretly filmed as part of a year-long investigation by BBC Africa Eye.
The film, which has sparked widespread social media comment, explored alleged sexual harassment by members of staff at two top West African universities.
The report also saw students, some with their identities hidden, making allegations about their own experiences with professors.
Dr Igbeneghu has made no comment.

Why has he been suspended?

The academic was filmed putting inappropriate questions and requests toward a BBC journalist, who was posing as a prospective student aged 17. 
On a final meeting between the pair, the lecturer was filmed physically harassing her and asking to kiss her inside of his locked office. He also appeared to threaten to tell her mother if she was "disobedient" towards him.
Boniface Igbeneghu on undercover film
Image captionDr Igbeneghu was secretly filmed by BBC Africa Eye
A number of other students in the film also made allegations of abuse against the lecturer. One former student of Dr Igbeneghu, whose identity was protected, claimed the experience has led her to attempt suicide several times. 

An office door is blocked by two planks of wood
Image caption


The University of Lagos has suspended a lecturer who was caught on film propositioning and sexually harassing an undercover BBC reporter.
Boniface Igbeneghu, also a pastor, has been condemned by his church. 
He was one of several academics secretly filmed as part of a year-long investigation by BBC Africa Eye.
The film, which has sparked widespread social media comment, explored alleged sexual harassment by members of staff at two top West African universities.
The report also saw students, some with their identities hidden, making allegations about their own experiences with professors.
Dr Igbeneghu has made no comment.

Why has he been suspended?

The academic was filmed putting inappropriate questions and requests toward a BBC journalist, who was posing as a prospective student aged 17. 
On a final meeting between the pair, the lecturer was filmed physically harassing her and asking to kiss her inside of his locked office. He also appeared to threaten to tell her mother if she was "disobedient" towards him. 
The University of Lagos, in response, held an emergency meeting on Monday where Dr Igbeneghu was immediately suspended and barred from campus.
In a statement, the university said it was "highly embarrassed" by the allegations and pledged to do "all that is necessary" to investigate and combat the "menace" of harassment at the institution. 
It also said it had closed down a staff function room known as the "cold room" which was identified in the film as a secretive site where students were allegedly taken. 
The Foursquare Church, where Dr. Igbeneghu is a pastor, has also distanced themselves from him in a statement. They said the church does not condone "heinous and unscriptural" acts from ministers and asked him to step down.

What else did the film show?

The full hour-long documentary also featured interactions with two lecturers at the University of Ghana.
Both of the men, Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, have denied they were offering "sex for grades" in the undercover exchanges.
Prof Gyampo has also suggested to local media that he plans to take legal action against the BBC. 
What has the reaction been?
The BBC exposé has provoked a large response on social media in the two countries. 
Many Twitter users condemned the actions seen in the film and called for a swift response, while others shared their own alleged experiences.
Journalist Kiki Mordi, who fronted the documentary, opened up about her own experience of university harassment which led her to drop out and abandon career ambitions to work in medicine. 
Inspired by the report, other women have been sharing their experiences of alleged harassment with the BBC. 
"I felt extremely threatened," one Nigerian graduate told BBC Newsday on Tuesday. "Even before I got to university I heard stories about this man - I had friends who were sexually harassed by him."
She described feeling so intimidated by the staff member that she delayed submitting work to him.
"We are the students and we have more to lose. There is no balance of power here," she added.
Another woman, named Catherine, said the practice happens "a lot" at universities in Ghana. She told the BBC's Outside Source that she wept "like a baby" after being asked out by a lecturer in exchange for good grades. 
"Unfortunately because there are no good systems in place, when you [make a] report they ask you for evidence and because you don't have evidence it's rubbished and you end up being victimized," she said.

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