Why It’s Important for Journalists to Use Proper Terminology When Reporting Child Sexual Abuse Cases…


Date: July 19, 2019

01) Why It’s Important for Journalists to Use Proper Terminology When Reporting Child Sexual Abuse Cases

“Rusty, Todd, and Elliott welcome back author and ally Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins as they discuss why it’s important for journalists to use the proper terminology when reporting on Child Sexual Abuse cases in news print and television.”

Minor Attracted Person [MAP] was in use by Michael Melsheimer, the original activist who got the ball rolling with B4U-ACT [and remained with said group, up to his death], as far back as the late 1990’s. Michael was a BoyLover, and much of his interaction with others in the community happened on BoyChat.

It would not be until the mid-2000’s, that a wider range of us took up and started using the term “Minor Attracted Person”.

But the term has actually been around for a really long time…over two decades.

It is possible, Michael coined the term.

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Sex assault charge dropped against actor Kevin Spacey…

Date: July 17, 2019

01) Sex assault charge dropped against actor Kevin Spacey

“Prosecutors in Nantucket on Wednesday dropped a felony sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, after watching their case against the actor slowly fall apart under scrutiny from Spacey’s defense team during months of contentious pre-trial hearings that unfolded in the resort island’s lone courtroom.

The decision to drop the charges followed a meeting between the accuser, his parents and prosecutors on Sunday, July 14, following a July 8 hearing in which the alleged victim exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a hearing in which he was testifying about his missing cell phone.

“The complaining witness was informed that if he chose to continue to invoke his Fifth Amendment right, the case would not be able to go forward,” Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a statement released on Wednesday. “After a further period of reflection privately with his lawyer, the complaining witness elected not to waive his right under the Fifth Amendment.”

But the criminal case against Spacey appeared to be plagued nearly from the start by one stunning revelation after another about missteps by the case investigators, the prosecutors and the alleged victim’s relatives and civil attorney.”