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      Psychologist Testifies False Claims Rare - Psychologist Who Told Authorities
      Jackson Molested Boy Says Children Rarely Make False Claims by Linda Deutsch
      AP Santa Maria, Calif. 3/30/05 "The psychologist who was the first to tell
      authorities about claims that Michael Jackson molested a 13-year-old boy testified
      Wednesday that it would be "extremely rare" for a child that age to make a
      false allegation. Stan Katz, one of the prosecution's key witnesses, was
      prohibited by Judge Rodney Melville from testifying directly about the credibility of
      Jackson's accuser or whether he believes the molestation occurred. However,
      Katz said that children over 5 rarely fabricate claims of molestation."

      Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in
      children 3/9/05 - The link between health problems and children in low income,
      single-mother families is not surprising; these children are also more apt to
      be exposed to violence and maltreatment within the community and their
      families. A study in the March issue of The Journal of Pediatrics examines whether
      traumatic stress reactions in children due to these adverse childhood
      experiences also play a role in predicting their health.... "Violence exposure and
      traumatic stress symptoms as additional predictors of health problems in high-risk
      children" by Sandra A. Graham-Bermann, PhD and Julia Seng, PhD, CNM. The
      article appears in The Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 147, Number 3 (March 2005),
      published by Elsevier."

      three fwd from L Moss Sharman - Child sex abuse charges dropped - Too much
      time: Prosecutors insist crimes were committed, but pursuing them is difficult
      By Elizabeth Neff The Salt Lake Tribune "Prosecutors said they had no choice
      but to drop charges against a former Mormon bishop and state Corrections
      official accused of sexually abusing young boys some 15 years ago. Deputy Salt Lake
      County District Attorney Paul Parker said Monday he doesn't doubt David James
      Gomez, 58, committed the abuse. But Parker explained his prosecution was
      frustrated by the state's definition of sexual abuse of a "child," someone younger
      than 14 years of age; the time limits on prosecuting sex crime cases; and by
      Gomez's day planner records. "It's not about whether or not it occurred. . . .
      It's the time frame," Parker told 3rd District Judge Judith Atherton during a
      hearing Monday. Gomez, who was charged with three counts of sodomy on a child
      and three counts of child sexual abuse, was accused of abusing a boy on many
      occasions in 1989 and 1990 after the boy sought counseling from him at the age
      of 13. The alleged victim did not report the abuse until 2004. By that time, a
      four-year legal deadline to prosecute Gomez for adult sex crimes had already
      passed." http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2627642

      An Early Wartime Profile Depicts a Tormented Hitler By Benedict Carey 3/31/05
      "Dr. Murray himself was a controversial figure. Having returned to Harvard
      after the war, he was involved in psychological experiments in 1959-62 in which
      a stress test similar to one the O.S.S. had used to assess recruits was
      administered to student volunteers. Among them was the young Theodore J. Kaczynski,
      a precocious student at Harvard who later became known as the Unabomber.
      Lawyers for Mr. Kaczynski, who pleaded guilty in 1998 to letter bomb attacks that
      killed 3 people and wounded 28 others, traced some of his emotional instability
      and fear of mind control to those tests."

      Ex-Scouts official pleads guilty Colleyville man led anti-molestation group
      3/30/05 by Michael Grabell and Tanya Eiserer / the Dallas Morning News - Fort
      Worth "A top Boy Scouts of America official who once led a task force to
      prevent child molestation pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of receiving and
      distributing child pornography. Douglas Sovereign Smith Jr., 61, the former
      national director of programs for the Boy Scouts, was accused of trading several
      computer images of minors engaging in sexual acts and exposing themselves."

      Meet the mind readers - Paralysed people can now control artificial limbs by
      thought alone. Ian Sample reports 3/31/05

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