Saturday, April 07, 2007

12 Year Old Boy Gang Raped By Teenagers

THE RAPE of a 12-year-old boy by five teenagers was not "natural behaviour" for children, prompting fears the attackers may also have been abused, the head investigating police officer told a Darwin court today.

The victim says he was sexually assaulted more than 20 times at Maningrida, a remote Aboriginal community about 500km east of Darwin, by a group of five teenagers and four adults. The youngest alleged attacker was 13, the oldest was 39.

The juveniles face a total of 18 charges, including sexual intercourse without consent, deprivation of liberty, aggravated assault and administering a stupefying drug.

Their committal hearing in Darwin Magistrates Court today heard detectives seized a jar of vaseline, baby oil, a cannabis wood pipe and five pornographic DVDS from a house where one of the alleged attacks occurred.

Titles including Teenage Brother Lovers, Gang Banging Whores, Barely 18 and Ass Eaters were among the collection.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Sergeant Travis Wurst, today said the age of some of the accused made him concerned they could have also been victims.

“It isn't the natural behaviour of children that age and naturally we were concerned that they may have been subjected to something in the past,” he said.

“It could have been anything, we had no idea. However, our concern didn't stop with the fact that they had been charged with these offences.

“Our concern was that they might have been involved not as perpetrators but as victims.”

But, he said, no evidence had emerged to confirm his suspicions.

Investigations into the case started soon after the boy presented to Darwin Hospital in May last year with gonorrhoea. He was later found during a medical examination to have anal fissures.

During earlier court proceedings, the crown alleged the victim was bound with shoelaces, drugged and forced to watch porn during one of five attacks that began in April 2006.

He was also allegedly held under water, raped with a stick and made to perform oral sex while being sodomised.

The men have been charged with a total of 10 offences, including sexual intercourse with a minor without consent and aggravated assault.

The second half of their separate committal hearing resumes on April 16.

The hearing for the juveniles will continue before Magistrate Dick Wallace on May 11.


Friday, April 06, 2007

Boyfriend Of 14 Year Old Girl Revealed As Woman 30

The "boyfriend" of a 14-year-old US girl, who lived with her and her family for more than a year, was actually a 30-year-old woman, police said.

Lorelei Corpuz posed as a 17-year-old orphan to gain the family's trust, then beat and molested the teen, hitting her and twice biting her on the back, police in the Washington state city of Everett alleged.

Corpuz was charged with two counts of third-degree child rape and one count of third-degree child molestation and was being held in lieu of $US150,000 ($A183,590) bail.

Everett Police Sergeant Robert Goetz said he did not know whether Corpuz had a lawyer.

Police said Corpuz was arrested on Sunday after an officer checked her vehicle, parked at a petrol station, to see whether it was stolen.

The check pulled up an outstanding traffic warrant under an alias, Mark Villanueva.

The 14-year-old also was in the vehicle.

"She indicated it was her boyfriend," Goetz said.

"That obviously piqued the concern of the officer."

Although Corpuz had sexual contact with the girl, "the suspect never let victim see her/his private parts and victim always thought that suspect was male until officer informed her otherwise," Officer Don de Nevens wrote in a police statement.

The two met at a mall in 2005, police said, and Corpuz, acting as a boy, told the girl that his mother had died of cancer and that his father committed suicide.

They talked on the phone and went on a date, and soon her family let him move in.

"They were all surprised that this individual was not who she said she was, both in name and sex," Goetz said.

Female Orgasm And The Brain

Female sexual response is a thrilling field for research, writes Deborah Smith.

Twenty-five years after she made the G-spot famous, Professor Beverly Whipple is still probing the mysteries of the female orgasm. She has shifted her focus higher up the body - to the brain - exploring the areas that light up when women climax. But the motivation for her research remains the same: "Orgasm is a remarkable phenomenon. It's one of life's most intriguing experiences."

Whipple, of the College of Nursing at Rutgers University in New Jersey, also remains inspired by the many women who have helped her over the decades to delve into this poorly studied aspect of life. Her latest brain research on orgasms has relied on the good will of a variety of women, including those with spinal injuries caused by gunshot wounds and those who can climax just by thinking about it.

Not only did the women have to stimulate themselves in the laboratory, they had to do it lying as still as possible inside a giant magnet, so their brain activity could be captured on an MRI scan. "It's just unbelievable the things they will do for science," says Whipple, in a phone interview from the US.

The pioneer sex researcher Alfred Kinsey claimed more than 50 years ago that orgasm involved the entire nervous system and all parts of the body.

It may have seemed like an exaggeration, says Whipple, who will be in Sydney this month to address the World Congress for Sexual Health. But her recent research with colleagues indicates that orgasm is a very complex neurological event, with a large number of brain areas activated during the experience. "This may be the reason why most drugs impair, rather than improve sexual response," she says.

The team has also identified three nerve pathways not previously linked to female sexuality. They carry sensations from the vagina, cervix and uterus to the brain.

"There is good evidence that activation of these nerves, by physical stimulation of these uniquely female organs, can generate orgasms," says Whipple, who summarises the research in a new book, The Science of Orgasm, with colleagues Professor Barry Komisaruk and Carlos Beyer-Flores.

Whipple helped discover the controversial G-spot, and named it after the German gynaecologist Ernst Grafenberg, during the 1970s when she was training women how to improve their pelvic muscle control.

An examination of more than 400 women revealed an erogenous zone located about a third of the way up the vagina, on the front side. Pressure on the underlying tissue, which is near the female prostate gland, causes it to swell, triggering orgasm in some women.

Many doctors have expressed scepticism about its existence, but that's not surprising, says Whipple. The region is blocked by the metal speculum used to examine women internally. And the G-spot has to be manipulated to be felt. "Doctors can't sexually stimulate their patients. That's why they didn't find it," she says.

Not all women are sensitive in this region, adds Whipple. And it is only likely to be aroused by pressure during intercourse in some positions, when the woman is on top, or the man enters from behind. This may partly explain why only about 30 per cent of women experience orgasm during intercourse.

For their research, Whipple and her colleagues use a specially designed small stimulating rod which is attached with velcro to a diaphragm that covers the cervix. The women control its movement.

"Women using this device tell us that when they pull outward with the stimulator, it produces a very pleasurable suction on the cervix that they have never experienced before," says Whipple. One woman described these cervical-based orgasms as like a "shower of stars".

The clitoris has been a focus of attention, because it is easy to stimulate, but clitoris-based orgasms tend to be restricted to around this region. Research also shows the vagina balloons out in this case and the uterus pulls up.

Vaginal orgasms, triggered by the G-spot, are felt deeper inside. The uterus pushes down. "It's like a bearing down sensation," says Whipple.

The different nature of the orgasms is probably due to the four different nerves systems carrying sensations from these different regions to the brain. The pudendal nerve, the same nerve that provides penile sensation, is linked to the clitoris. The vagina is supplied by the pelvic nerves, and the cervix and uterus by the hypogastric, pelvic and vagus nerves. Combined stimulation of all regions can produce more encompassing "blended" orgasms, says Whipple.

Publicity about the G-spot may have led to a feeling of inadequacy for men and women who couldn't find it. But Whipple says her intention was never to suggest this was a must-have experience. When it comes to sexual pleasure, no way is best. "Different people have different tastes. It's what feels good to you," she says.

Men and women differ in their sexual responses. Men move in order from desire to arousal to orgasm. Women are more complicated, says Whipple. "They can experience sexual arousal, orgasm and satisfaction without desire, and they can experience desire, arousal and satisfaction without orgasm."

Sexual problems can occur if people have a goal-oriented approach to sexual activity, if they think of it as a staircase, that starts with touching and ends at orgasm on the top step. "If the sexual experience does not lead to orgasm, one or both partners feel unsatisfied," says Whipple.

A better way to think about it is like a pleasure circle, where any activity has its place along the perimeter. "Each is an end in itself and satisfying."

Whipple also says people can experience orgasm - an intense pleasurable response - from stimulation of many parts of their bodies, not just the genitals.

Stuart Meloy, an American doctor treating people for chronic back pain, revealed last year that when he applied electrical stimulation through the spine, 10 out of 11 of his female patients reported experiencing orgasms.

People with spinal cord injuries also say that when hypersensitive skin near their injury is stimulated in the right way, by the right person, they have pleasurable orgasmic feelings that can seem to emanate from the genitals. Some of Whipple's earlier research demonstrated that these people also had increased heart rates and blood pressure, just as in genital orgasm.

One woman she studied had been told by her doctors she could not experience orgasm because she had no feeling below her breast. Yet she experienced six orgasms during her three 12-minute sessions of genital and non-genital stimulation in the laboratory.

"She was so thrilled and I was so happy for her. It was a moving experience," recalls Whipple.

For its recent studies of brain activity the team chose women with spinal injuries who'd had a gunshot wound, rather than compressive damage, to ensure they had no activity left in the spinal cord.

When these women used the laboratory device to stimulate the vagina and cervix, the part of their brains where sensations from the vagus nerve are recorded lit up. This shows sensations can go directly from these regions to the brain, bypassing the spinal cord, the team concluded.

Some of these women, as well as able-bodied ones and women who can climax through imagery alone, also experienced orgasm, and the researchers were able to compare their brain scans before, during and after the event.

Many of the same areas lit up in the three groups, including regions linked to the experience of pain and those triggered by pleasure-producing drugs like cocaine. A third area involved in the production of the hormone oxytocin, which is secreted in large amounts during orgasm in women and stimulates uterine contractions, was also active.

The research is still in its infancy, says Whipple. "Where in the brain orgasm is produced is an unanswered but, we hope, not unanswerable question."

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Night Of Teen Sex Ment 10 Year Prison For 17 Year Old Boy

Georgia, USA -- It was not exactly Richie and Potsie getting lucky up at Inspiration Point.

Not, in other words, what people of a certain age are inclined to think of when they think of teen sex. Rather, it was a squalid, loveless and depressing example of what teen sex too often devolves to these days: a New Year's Eve party in adjacent hotel rooms, a cache of liquor and marijuana, and at least two girls servicing at least six boys, orally and vaginally, while a video camera ran.

Three years later, Genarlow Wilson of Douglasville, Ga., is a convicted child molester serving 10 years without parole. Last week, the Georgia Senate allowed a legislative deadline to pass without acting on a bill that would have empowered a judge to reconsider -- and reduce -- his sentence.

But Emanuel D. Jones, a senator who co-sponsored the bill, told me that isn't the end: "We are looking for another vehicle we can attach it to, another bill we can amend. And I will find one. ... This bill isn't going to die until I'm dead."

If you wonder why all this sympathy for a child molester, there are a few things you need to know. First, the "molester" was 17 at the time. Second, the "child" was 15. Third, she willingly performed oral sex on him. In fact, she initiated it.

None of that is in dispute. But the next day, the girl told police she was gang raped. And three years later, Wilson sits in prison, waiting for justice to prevail, willing to settle for common sense.

Jones calls this "unconscionable," and the word is apt -- especially when you consider that as Wilson's trial was unfolding, a 27-year-old teacher was being found guilty just down the hall of sex with a 17-year-old student, the kind of crime for which child molestation statutes were written. She got three years' probation and 90 days in jail.

Makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with Georgia. Makes you think its Bible belt is too tight.

After all, we're talking about the same state that in 2003 gave 18-year-old Marcus Dixon 15 years for consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl. Race hung over that case like a bad smell: Dixon was black and the girl, white. The smell has been less pronounced here, where both accused and accuser are black.

For the record, Wilson -- like the other five young men who stood trial for what happened that night -- was offered a plea bargain. The others accepted. Wilson refused. Most of them had been in trouble before, but Wilson was a homecoming king with a 3.2 GPA and no criminal record, a budding football star.

He could not see himself admitting to something he did not do, becoming a registered sex offender, having that follow him the rest of his life, being forbidden to live in the same house with his younger sister. So he turned them down and waited for somebody to understand he wasn't a child molester, he was a kid who had sex with another kid.

Instead, he got 10 years from a judge bound by that monstrosity of the "tough on crime" era, mandatory sentencing guidelines.

Even the prosecutor says the sentence was "fairly harsh." The "victim" agrees. The jury forewoman told Atlanta magazine that when the panel realized its verdict meant 10 years in jail, "the room exploded."

None of which helps Genarlow Wilson, still waiting for justice, willing to settle for common sense. Yes, he did a stupid and ugly thing. But he did not abuse a child.

Georgia, however, did.

LEONARD PITTS JR. is a columnist for the Miami Herald

Single Women Reach Orgasm More Often

A new sexuality survey has confirmed what women know and some men fear - single females have far more luck achieving orgasm than those partnered off.

Taking men out of the picture allows women to "better connect with themselves", according to sex therapists behind the Queensland study of 500 older women.

The research found that 56 per cent of sexually-active women with no current partner could reach orgasm every time with masturbation compared with only 24 per cent of women with partners.

"That's a significant difference and I'd imagine there are few men out there a little surprised and unimpressed that women have better luck without them," said medical sex therapist Dr Jane Howard.

The findings come from the study What Does Sexuality Mean To Older Women?, which assessed the sex lives of women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s to find trends over the ages.

Dr Howard said she believed women on their own were better at achieving orgasm because they don't have the "distraction" of having to please a man or subscribe to male-type sexual fantasies.

"Arousal is a lot about what erotic thoughts go through the mind, and for women that's very different to men," Dr Howard said.

"It may be focusing on Colin Firth's smouldering eyes, some romantic novel or a waterfall or whatever."

The therapist said the most outstanding aspect of the study was the variety of ways people lived their lives.

"Some people are in relationships and having sex, some are in relationships with no sex, others are single and are having sex ... it was just so varied," Dr Howard said.

She said her results destroyed the cultural myth that people stay in life-long relationships and are sexually functional until they die.

"We like to think of people having wild sex for their whole lives but the reality isn't quite like that," Dr Howard said.

More than 80 per cent of women in their 40s were sexually active, but this figure declined to 27 per cent for those in their 70s.

The fact that 70 per cent of men in their 70s were not capable of having an erection could affect this figure.

But results showed that three quarters of women over 70 were indifferent to sex.

While their libido dropped off and arousal was less, their capacity to orgasm was seemingly unaffected by age.

"That was quite surprising, actually," Dr Howard said.

She said the results would help people understand the true impact that ageing had on sex.

The findings are part of the Longitudinal Assessment of Ageing in Women, conducted by the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Mother Accused Of Offering Daughter For Sex

The five children of a Taylor woman charged during the weekend with trying to sell one of her daughters to an undercover police officer for sex were interviewed Monday by investigators trying to determine whether other child abuse or exploitation had occurred.

Results of those interviews were not disclosed, as the Wayne County Sheriff's Office tries to determine whether any other adults may have been involved in the alleged scheme to profit from child sexual abuse, officials said.

The 33-year-old woman, whose name is being withheld by the Free Press to protect her children, is being held in lieu of a $1-million bond pending an April 19 preliminary examination in 34th District Court in Romulus on several sex-abuse charges.

She was arrested Friday when she allegedly brought her 7-year-old daughter to a Romulus hotel after arranging to allow someone she met on the Internet to sexually abuse the girl for pay.

The man police say the woman was trying to sell her daughter to turned out to be an undercover sheriff's deputy posing as a photographer interested in taking pornographic pictures of children. During several online chats with the deputy, police said, the woman said her daughter had been used in sex acts for money before.Sheriff's deputies confiscated the woman's computer and were assisted by Child Protective Services investigators, who placed the children -- four girls and a boy ages 6-12 -- in foster care.

On Saturday, the Wayne County Department of Human Services filed a petition in Wayne County Family Court seeking to terminate the rights of the mother and the children's father, whose involvement in any abuse was being investigated, officials said.

The petition said the woman was wanted for a probation violation after being convicted of credit card fraud in Oakland County in 2004. Both parents face a pretrial hearing Monday in juvenile court on the termination of rights petition.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Share Gang Rape Footage - Go To Jail

Anyone caught forwarding video footage of the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl in Sydney's south-west faces up to three years in prison, police have warned.

Five 17-year-old boys have been arrested on Wednesday over the alleged rape of the girl at a private home in January this year.

They are alleged to have filmed the rape on a phone video camera. The footage was allegedly circulated for weeks among students at a Sydney high school before education authorities found out and informed police.

Police said the boys will be charged with a range of offences, including aggravated sexual assault.

The sexual assault is alleged to have occurred at a private home in January this year.

The 17-year-old victim reported the assault to police nine days ago after she was allegedly threatened by a person not involved in the assault.

Following the arrests, Liverpool Local Area Commander Detective Superintendent Mick Plotecki warned any further circulation of the video was a criminal offence attracting serious penalties.

"Anyone who has a copy of this video who publishes it in any way, including forwarding it to other individuals via mobile or internet, is committing a serious offence under the Commonwealth Criminal Code," Supt Plotecki said.

"Any person convicted of this offence could face up to three years' jail."

Supt Plotecki said the "harrowing" footage has left police "shocked and horrified".

He told ABC radio that police would be going over phone records to track down all copies of the video.

He said anybody who received the video footage should contact police immediately.

A police spokeswoman said the top priority for police was to stop the circulation of the video.

"There are ongoing investigations to trace who had that video and who forwarded it on," she said.

"Prosecution will follow if we can identify persons who have forwarded that video, either by the internet or mobile."

© 2007 AAP

Pupils Arrested After Sex In Class Claims

Louisiana, US -- Five secondary school pupils in Louisiana have been arrested after an investigation into claims that youngsters had sex in an unsupervised classroom, with other classmates present.

“After 44 years of doing this work, nothing shocks me anymore,” Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley said. “But this comes pretty close.”

The alleged incident took place on March 27, at the Spearsville school in rural north Louisiana. Two 11-year-old girls, a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were arrested on charges of obscenity. Another 11-year-old boy who was the alleged lookout was charged with being an accessory after the fact.


It's A Happy Hooker That Works Legally

by Tamara McLean (The Courier Mail)

Legal prostitutes are just as happy as women with regular day jobs, according to a survey reporting high job satisfaction in parts of the sex industry. But illegal sex workers who sell sex on the streets had a much grimmer outlook, with half saying they had been raped or bashed in the past year.

The unique survey compared the mental and physical health of nearly 250 Queensland prostitutes, aged 18 to 57, who worked in registered brothels, at home or street side. Legal workers reported similar job satisfaction to women in the general community, but street workers were far less happy in the job.

"The general picture is that those women whose families know about their work reported greater job satisfaction than those who kept their work secret," said researcher Charrlotte Seib.
Asked why they entered the sex industry, 82% per cent said they did it for the money and 52% pointed to the flexible working hours. And 39% said they had a particular goal in mind such as new car, a house or a holiday," said Ms Seib, from Queensland University of Technology.

One in four of the women surveyed had a Bachelor degree or higher, which is contrary to the popular stereotype that sex workers come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. More than 60% were employed before joining the industry.

84 Year Old Woman Admits Sex With Boy 11

Portland, US -- An 84-year-old woman who confessed to having sex with an 11-year-old boy in her foster care has reached a deal with US prosecutors and pleaded guilty to attempted sex abuse.
Georgie Audean Buoy will serve 36 months in prison, said Leslie Wolf, chief deputy district attorney for Wasco County, Oregon.

Buoy was originally charged with six counts, including attempted rape, for which she faced 8 years in prison, Mr Wolf said. In taped confession, Buoy admitted to having sex with the boy while he was in her car in 2004, he said. Her age and lack of criminal convictions played a role in the plea deal. Buoy, of The Dalles, Oregon, was a longtime member of her church and volunteered at the county jail, Mr Wolf said.

She must register as sex offender after serving her sentence, and must pay $US 5000 to the victim, and up to US$ 7500 in restitution for counseling.

Source: AP