Friday, February 09, 2007

Man Charged In Sex Pact With Underage Girl And Her Mother

MUSKEGON, Mich. – A man who police said entered into a sex pact with his girlfriend and her 15-year-old daughter pleaded no contest to felony sex charges.

Michael J. Fitzgibbon, 37, also pleaded no contest to more serious sex charges involving sex acts with a 12-year-old girl, a relative.

Authorities say Fitzgibbon's girlfriend was afraid of losing him while she recuperated from gastric bypass surgery, so she arranged for him to have sex with her daughter for two months.

All three of them allegedly signed a contract that allowed the girl privileges such as piercings and hair dye in exchange for the sex acts. She testified earlier that she and Fitzgibbon had sex two to three times each week for two months last summer.

Fitzgibbon faces sentencing for the six counts of criminal sexual conduct on March 23. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such at sentencing.

The girlfriend, whose name is not being made public to protect her daughter's identity, is scheduled to stand trial in February on three counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Authorities investigated after the 15-year-old told a relative in July. The 12-year-old came forward after charges were filed.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Women Chose Apparel Over Sex

NEW YORK, US -- Last week we carried a UK survey that revealed how women prefer mobiles to sex. Now, a new US survey says that women also rate clothes over sex.

According to the survey, the choice between sex and a new closet full of clothes for women is simple - they go for the apparel.

Women on average say they would be willing to give up sex for 15 months for a closet full of new apparel, with 2% ready to abstain from sex for three years in exchange for new duds, according to a new survey of about 1,000 women in 10 US cities.

Sixty-one per cent of women polled said it would be worse to lose their favourite article of clothing than give up sex for a month.

"Some people say clothes make the man, but the right clothes can even replace him," fashion designer, stylist and TV personality Carson Kressley from the reality TV show 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' said in a statement accompanying the poll.

The study also suggested that clothes often wear better than relationships.

The average woman between 18 and 54 years of age has hung on to her favourite article of clothing for 12 and a half years, a year longer than she's held on to her longest relationship.

Almost three-quarters of respondents, or 70%, also said they believed in love at first sight when it came to finding the perfect article of clothing, while only 54% of women were as confident in spotting the right man.

Nearly half of the women, or 48%, taking part in the survey by consumer products giant Unilever said their favourite article of clothing was more reliable than their man in giving them confidence and making them feel sexy.

Because clothing and adornment have such frequent links with sexual display, humans may develop clothing fetishes. They may strongly prefer to have sexual relations with other humans wearing clothing and accessories they consider arousing or sexy.

In Western culture, such fetishes may include extremely high heels, lace, leather, or military clothing. The men of Heian Japan lusted after women with floor-sweeping hair and layers of silk robes.


Uys Breaks The Ice On Teenage Sex

South Africa

By Roy Barford

Educating teenagers about sex and HIV and Aids has never been a pleasant job. That is, until legendary satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys decided to take on the challenge.

Schools around Durban were this week entertained and educated by the straight-talking entertainer.

"I grew up being told about the 'birds and the bees', and I'm sorry, but how does a bird fuck a bee?" asked Uys, causing fits of laughter from 1 000 schoolgirls at Durban Girls' High School.

Uys said many of the problems surrounding HIV were due to society being afraid to discuss the issue.

"Sex happens, and Aids comes, because we cum (ejaculate), so let's talk about it."

The 61-year-old, arguably better known as his alter-ego, Evita Bezuidenhoudt, believes that to educate young South Africans about HIV, one needs to "speak their language".

He has been perfecting this for the past five years, during which he has given HIV talks at more than 750 schools.

Applying an approach infinitely more entertaining than the conventional distribution of HIV pamphlets, Uys is travelling the country at his own expense, addressing schools free of charge.

In between the humour and performing skits parodying individuals such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, Uys cuts to the core of the HIV problem, and several touches of seriousness make his point clear. He said that each time he addressed a school, he could feel the energy of the pupils, and found their responses hugely rewarding.

Speaking to the Tribune after receiving a standing ovation from the Girls' High audience, Uys said that if one pupil had learned something, he had made a difference.

"What I hope will happen is that each of the thousand girls here goes and tells three or four friends about what I said, and as a result, young people get talking about a topic they would normally avoid."

Uys said it was inevitable that he would become involved in HIV education.

"I have always performed satires about the problems faced by South Africans, and five years ago, when government denial about HIV started getting worse, I decided that it was time to get involved."

Uys has never been shy to have a go at politicians, and his talks about HIV are no different. "I find that it is so easy to make a political joke these days. You just mention an individual's name and people start laughing, because they immediately associate them with either a beetroot (Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang) or a shower cap (Jacob Zuma)."

Uys said that while many individuals and organisations in South Africa were trying their hardest to combat HIV and Aids, the messages being sent out rarely caught the attention of the youth. "I was giving a talk at a school in the Cape Flats a few years back, and mentioned something about 'oral sex'. Afterwards, two boys came up to me and asked, 'Is oral sex when you and the girl talk like you are having sex?'."

After Uys explained oral sex to the boys, they replied, "Ah, why didn't you just say blow-job?"

Uys encourages pupils to empower themselves with knowledge about sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

He said such information was far more easily obtainable now than it was when he was growing up.

"My first sexual experience happened when I was 14, and I was all by myself. I didn't know what had happened," he said, again causing hysterics.

Uys has been working on a play, Evita For President, which will be coming to Durban later this year. The play addresses the question of who will succeed Thabo Mbeki as president.

Uys said that while it was a serious issue, "we mustn't look away from it".


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Chatroom Rape Plotters Jailed

THREE British men who used an internet chatroom to hatch a "harrowing" plot to rape two young schoolgirls have been jailed.

The three were the first people convicted in Britain of such a serious offence from online exchanges alone.

David Beavan, 42, Alan Hedgcock, 41, and Robert Mayers, 42, were found guilty in a London court of conspiracy to rape. Beavan was sentenced to 11 years in jail, while Hedgcock and Mayers received eight-year sentences. They pleaded guilty to possessing pornographic images of children.

Prior to their arrests, they had never physically met. However, the court was told that this had not prevented them from "drooling" over the possibility of turning their fantasies into chilling reality.

Passing sentence, Judge Geoffrey Rivlin said the men posed a "serious risk of physical and psychological harm to children" and instructed that they be registered as sex offenders for life.

Referring to their chatroom logs, he said: "You were drooling over the prospect to take these children into the woods and rape them. These logs were further spiced, if that is the right word, by the swapping of pornographic images of young children.

"All three of you were found to be in possession of very many photographs of children, some of them … very shocking."

Police first heard of their plan when "rape-obsessed" Beavan, of Hampshire, got cold feet and walked into Bournemouth police station in January last year to tell officers what had been going on.

The greeting-cards salesman claimed he was just a "vigilante" gathering evidence against pedophiles, but he was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to rape.

Hedgcock, a film make-up artist from Twickenham, south-west London, and Mayers, of Cheshire, were found guilty of the same charge.

During their trial, the court was told that, after meeting in an incest chatroom, "child-porn addict" Hedgcock had told Beavan he wanted to abuse two sisters aged 13 and 14.

His plan was to pounce on the girls as they walked through woods to school. Beavan immediately made it clear he was interested in helping and sought to recruit Mayers. But Beavan lost his nerve when he thought the authorities might be closing in and contacted police. Police found more than 5000 child porn images on his computer.

All three admitted various charges, including 50 counts of distributing, making and possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

Outside the court, Detective Constable Dave Adams said: "These three men took a step beyond fantasy and have actually identified the children they would target, the location where they would approach them and what exactly they planned to do to them."

He said: "For the first time, internet chat logs have been used to prove a charge of conspiracy to rape a child.

"This case should act as a really stark warning that the internet is not a hiding place to plan and participate in criminal acts."


Teen Sex May Take Emotional Toll

(WebMD) Teen sex — oral or vaginal — may have negative emotional consequences, especially for girls, according to a new study in Pediatrics.

Parents and health professionals should help teens prepare for and cope with the emotions attached to sex, say Sonya Brady, Ph.D., and Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Ph.D. The two researchers work at the University of California, San Francisco.

They studied a diverse group of 273 sexually active students at two California public schools between 2002 and 2004. The students, 56 percent of whom were girls, all reported having had vaginal and/or oral sex by spring of 10th grade.

Of the students, 116 said they had had only oral sex, 43 said they had had only vaginal sex, and 114 said they had had both.

For the study, the students completed surveys every six months between 9th and 10th grade about the consequences they experienced from sex.

Overall, the teens reported positive consequences — such as pleasure, popularity, and stronger relationships. But a sizeable percentage noted negative consequences such as feeling used, getting pregnant, contracting a sexually transmitted infection, or feeling bad about themselves.

Those reporting at least one negative effect included 31 percent of those who had had only oral sex, 58 percent of those who had had only vaginal sex, and nearly 62 percent of those who had had both.

Girls were more than twice as likely as boys to say they felt bad about themselves. Girls were also more than three times as likely to say they felt used as a result of having sex.

Those findings may partly stem from society's double standard about sex.

"These findings are consistent with research showing that boys are encouraged to be sexually experienced, whereas girls are encouraged to restrict sexual behavior," the researchers write.

Boys were more likely to say their popularity rose when they became sexually active. But they were also more likely to report a pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection as a result of their sexual activity.

The reasons for those findings aren't clear. The boys may have been more sexually active, had more partners or risky sex, or been more willing to admit those consequences, say the researchers.

Teens may need help in coping with the emotions that surround sex, the researchers say. They encourage health professionals and other adults to talk with adolescents "about how decisions to engage in any type of sexual activity may have important consequences."

The study has limits. For instance, it's not clear if the results apply to all sexually active 9th- and 10th-grade students.

Also, the surveys didn't label the listed consequences as good or bad; the researchers classified consequences as positive or negative without teen input.

"We do not know whether consequences were viewed as positive or negative by adolescents," write Brady and Halpern-Felsher.

Well, how about the emotional toll of not having a sex at all? How about all those fucked up people that go through life sexually frustrated because they haven't had sex with anybody until they were 25 and then were unable to establish a normal sexual relationship with another human being?

NASA Love Triangle

ORLANDO, Fla. — A NASA astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections was charged with attempted first-degree murder Tuesday as her lawyer sparred with prosecutors to effort her release.

Lisa Marie Nowak was ordered released on $10,000 bail and told to wear an ankle tracking device. That is in addition to the $15,500 bail that was ordered for Nowak earlier in the day for the attemped kidnapping charges.

Meanwhile, WFTV in Orlando reported that after the alleged recent attack, Orlando police encouraged the alleged victim, Colleen Shipman, to file for a restraining order against Nowak and a no contact order from Nowak's Navy commander.

In the petition for the restraining order, when asked how long the conduct has been going on, Shipman said the attack was one day, but indicated she was being stalked for approximately two months, according to WFTV. Also in the petition, Shipman says Nowak researched her personal information, including the flight, using government contacts or computer.

Nowak, a 43-year-old Navy captain and married mother of three, had already been charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery.

A judge earlier Tuesday said she could be freed on $15,500 bail provided she stay away from the other woman and wear a monitoring device. But as Nowak was about to be released, she was notified more charges were pending, Orange County jail spokesman Allen Moore said.

"The intent was there to do serious bodily injury or death," Orlando Police Sgt. Barb Jones, referring to a new steel mallet, knife, rubber tubing and large garbage bags that police found in Nowak's possession.

Chief astronaut Steve Lindsey, who flew with Nowak to the international space station last July aboard space shuttle Discovery, and fellow astronaut Chris Ferguson attended the earlier hearing.

"Our primary concern is her health and well-being and that she get through this," Lindsey told reporters afterward.

Ferguson said he was "perplexed" by Nowak's alleged actions.

For now, NASA has put Nowak on a 30-day leave and removed her from mission duties. NASA spokesman John Ira Petty at Johnson Space Center in Houston said he was concerned about the people involved and their families. But, he added, "We try not to concern ourselves with our employees' personal lives."

Police said Nowak drove 900 miles, donned a disguise and was armed with a BB gun and pepper spray when she confronted a woman she believed was a competitor for the affections of Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, an unmarried fellow astronaut.

Oefelein, 41, piloted the space shuttle Discovery in December. He and Nowak trained together but never flew a mission together.

Nowak told police that her relationship with Oefelein was "more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship," according to an arrest affidavit. Inside Nowak's vehicle, which was parked at a nearby motel, authorities found a pepper spray package, an unused BB-gun cartridge, latex gloves and e-mails between Oefelein and Colleen Shipman.

They also found a letter "that indicated how much Mrs. Nowak loved Mr. Oefelein" and Shipman's home address, the arrest affidavit said.

Police said Nowak told them that she only wanted to scare Shipman into talking to her about her relationship and didn't want to harm her.

"If you were just going to talk to someone, I don't know that you would need a wig, a trench coat, an air cartridge BB gun and pepper spray," Jones said. "It's just really a very sad case."

Defense attorney Donald Lykkebak said Tuesday that he believes the attempted murder charge was filed because police were unhappy Nowak would be released on bail.

"I guess they didn't like the ruling in court this morning, did they? You think they would have done it if she was still in jail?" he said.

According to authorities, Nowak believed Shipman was romantically involved with Oefelein, and when she found out Shipman was flying to Orlando from Houston, she decided to confront her early Monday, according to the arrest affidavit.

Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldn't have to stop to go to the bathroom, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.

Dressed in a wig and a trench coat, she waited for Shipman's plane to land and then boarded the same airport shuttle bus Shipman took to get to her car, police said. Shipman told police she noticed someone following her, hurried inside the car and locked the doors, according to the arrest affidavit.

Nowak rapped on the window, tried to open the car door and asked for a ride. Shipman refused but rolled down the car window a few inches when Nowak started crying, the statement said. Nowak then sprayed a chemical into Shipman's car, the affidavit said. Shipman drove to the parking lot booth and police were called.

An officer reported following Nowak and watching her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. Police also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.

Oefelein and Shipman, who worked at Patrick Air Force Base near the Kennedy Space Center, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

According to NASA's official biography, Nowak is a Naval Academy graduate who has a master's degree in aeronautical engineering. She has a teenage son and younger twin girls.

Oefelein has two children and began his aviation career as a teenager flying floatplanes in Alaska, according to a NASA biography. He studied electrical engineering at Oregon State University and later earned a master's degree in aviation systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He has been an astronaut since 1998.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Are Showers Made For Bathing or Sex?

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sex is not a taboo subject at Yale, home to Sex Week, a biennial celebration that’s one of the most provocative campus events in the nation.
But a randy couple’s frolic in a shower at one of Yale’s undergraduate residential colleges prompted a professor to issue an e-mail of protest, which in turn has sparked debate on the Internet.
With the subject line “Shower Stalls are for Showering,” the e-mail begins “OK, well THIS is the most awkward college-wide e-mail I’ve ever had to send.”
The e-mail was sent Jan. 30 by Professor Jonathan Holloway, master of Calhoun College, one of 12 residential colleges at the Ivy League university. About 330 students received the e-mail from Holloway. His e-mail warns against “intimate activity” in the showers, “especially that kind of activity that leaves the showers in a decidedly less hygienic state.

“Several times since the start of the spring term some Hounies have come across a couple having the time of their lives in a shower stall,” the e-mail stated, referring to the nickname for college residents. “Last night, the shower flooded and the bathroom could not be used for over 90 minutes. To the as yet unidentified couple, this may be pleasurable and exciting for you, but it is a violation of community standards. Please stop.”
Dan Gelernter, class of 2009, is co-editor of Critical Mass, aimed at “collegiate conservatives,” also weighed in, calling the episode “a new chapter in the story of Yale’s continuing descent into the depths of moral degradation.”

PS: Showers are for bathing, just as bed are for sleeping, elevators for going up and down , and cars for driving from a to b. Still all those places are more than appropriate for a good shagging. There is nothing better and relaxing than a good fuck so just get over it.

Former Prison Guard Guilty Of Female Inmate Rape

CONCORD, N.H. - A former corrections officer was convicted Friday of raping a female inmate under his supervision at a prison halfway house.
A Merrimack County Superior Court jury found Douglas Tower, 62, guilty of all charges against him: two counts of rape and four counts of felonious sexual assault. The jury began deliberating on Wednesday.
The woman, now 23, testified the former corrections sergeant assaulted her in his office at the Shea Farm halfway house two years ago and in a Corrections Department van. She said she felt she had no choice but to submit.
“I had nobody to call, I didn’t have any friends. I didn’t have anybody like that to call,” she said. “There are levels of trust. I didn’t trust anybody to tell them anything like that.”

Tower testified that he kissed and fondled the woman in the van after she made advances to him, but did not rape her.
He denied that he ever forced the woman to perform oral sex on him or assaulted her in his office at the Shea Farm halfway house, as she testified.
His actions were stupid, Tower said, but it wasn’t rape.
“I had let so many people down,” he said. “Doing something that stupid, it devastated my entire life and everybody around me.”
But prosecutor Kirsten Wilson told the jury Tower lied to the police, then changed his story just before he was scheduled to take a polygraph test. He also approved a special visit for the woman the same day they were together in the van, a request he did not have the authority to grant. The state asserts that Tower coerced the woman because he had the power to grant favors and send her back to prison if she refused.
He faces separate trials on sexual assault charges involving a dozen other women.
State Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn said the department will go after employees who take advantage of their authority over inmates.
“We are entrusted with the custody and safekeeping of all offenders who are incarcerated in our facilities,” Wrenn said after the verdict. “We take that responsibility seriously. The employees of the Department of Corrections must uphold the laws of the state and we will continue to have a zero tolerance approach to those who violate that trust.”
Tower was the highest-ranking officer assigned full-time to Shea Farm halfway house, where he worked at night and once was voted officer of the year. He ruled on low-level disciplinary reports, bedroom assignments and inmate visit requests, and had authority over other officers.

Teen On The Rape Trial Was "Scared"

Terrance Terrell said he was as scared as anyone the night he reluctantly found himself in the middle of the sadistic rape, robbery and beating of a young couple on their first date, the Bay Shore teenager tearfully testified in his trial yesterday.

Terrell, 19 - one of three former Bay Shore High School students charged in the Dec. 3, 2005, attack - said when he followed Reginald Dugue, 19, and Douglas Payton, 18, out of a car and approached the couple's parked Jeep, he thought they were only going to scare them.

But before long, things spun out of control, said Terrell, who said he was "shocked" when Dugue produced a gun, pistol-whipped the male victim and ordered him and his girlfriend to strip.

"I didn't want to be part of this anymore," said Terrell, as his voice cracked. Terrell said he quickly returned to Payton's car as his friends stayed with the couple. Moments later, he said Dugue came to the car with the gun and the female victim.

"I sat there, I was scared. I didn't know what he was going to do with this gun," said Terrell, as he recalled reluctantly going along as the girl performed oral sex on him when Dugue ordered it. "I was scared that he would have shot me if I pulled the girl off."

Contrary to the female victim's testimony earlier, Terrell said he was never aroused during the incident.

"I was too scared. I wouldn't be able to get aroused by something like that," Terrell testified, as his mother cried and shook her head from her seat in the courtroom.

Prosecutors say Dugue then raped the woman, as Payton restrained her boyfriend and forced him to watch. Dugue and Payton have both pleaded guilty to rape, sodomy and robbery.

Terrell recalled Dugue laughing about the attack as the three teens drove away, but Terrell said, "I didn't find it funny at all."

"I didn't feel right about the whole situation," Terrell said. "I felt low. How would a person do this?"

Terrell's attorney, James Saladino of Riverhead, asked him, "Why didn't you just say, 'Hey, stop. What's going on Reggie? I didn't sign up for this.' "

"I never had a gun pulled on me before," he replied. "I froze."

Terrell said detectives came to arrest him three days later in his high school locker room, minutes before he was to play for the school's basketball team. He said he maintained his innocence, but police coerced him to sign a confession that he never read by telling him that if he did, they would let him return to his game.

Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Kate Wagner pointed out that he did not tell anyone about the crime in the days after it happened.

"You were the victim?" Wagner asked Terrell.

"Yes," he answered, drawing moans and scoffs from many of the victims' supporters in court. "I was forced to do something I didn't want to do."