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Group Addresses Male Sexual Abuse with Help of Jewish Nonprofit

LOS ANGELES, CA - Rick Goodwin was only 6 years old when a group of construction workers lured him into a vacant house and sexually abused him. Although he had a feeling something bad had happened to him, he didn’t tell anyone until many years later — after depression and drugs got the best of him.

Goodwin’s story is not rare for men to have, yet it often goes unsaid. Goodwin’s experience eventually set his course in life, as he now spends his days spreading awareness of male sexual violence.

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Cholla High Teacher Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge

TUCSON, ARIZONA - A Cholla High Magnet School teacher accused of inappropriate conduct with a student has been arrested on a sexual abuse charge.

Eddie Rodriquez was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Pima County jail, Tucson Police said in a news release.

The Tucson Police Department was called to Cholla High School, 2001 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, on Monday where a 15-year-old student reported that Rodriquez made sexual contact with her while on campus Oct. 17.

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Former Cult Leader Gets 30 Years for Sexual Abuse

PINE COUNTY - A former leader of a cult in Pine County has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting girls in his congregation.

Victor Barnard, 55, was sentenced Friday in Pine County District Court.

Earlier this month, he pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as part of a plea deal. He originally faced 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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Swedish Court Sentences Man in Major Sexual Abuse Case

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - A Swedish court has sentenced a 47-year-old man to seven years' imprisonment for the aggravated sexual abuse of more than 100 under-aged girls via chatrooms, in the largest case of its kind in the Scandinavian country.

The Boras District Court said Friday the man, who was not identified, posed as a young woman or man to contact 114 girls via social media and convinced them to perform explicit sexual acts for him via their webcams.

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