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Sexual Abuse of Children in Hollywood Just Tip of Iceberg

Recent Charges of Sexual Abuse of Children in Hollywood Just Tip of Iceberg, Experts Say

By Meaghan Murphy

If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry.

Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former client. His accuser, who was under 12 years old during the time of the alleged abuse, reported to authorities that Weiss told him “what they were doing was common practice in the entertainment industry.” Weiss has pleaded not guilty.

On Nov. 21, Fernando Rivas, 59, an award-winning composer for “Sesame Street,” was arraigned on charges of coercing a child “to engage in sexually explicit conduct” in South Carolina. The Juilliard-trained composer was also charged with production and distribution of child pornography.

Registered sex offender Jason James Murphy, 35, worked as a casting agent in Hollywood for years before his past kidnapping and sexual abuse of a boy was revealed by the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 17. Murphy’s credits include placing young actors in kid-friendly fare like “Bad News Bears,” “The School of Rock,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and the forthcoming “Three Stooges.”

Revelations of this sort come as no surprise to former child star Corey Feldman.

Feldman, 40, himself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, unflinchingly warned of the world of pedophiles who are drawn to the entertainment industry last August. “I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia,” Feldman told ABC’s Nightline. “That’s the biggest problem for children in this industry… It’s the big secret.”

Another child star from an earlier era agrees that Hollywood has long had a problem with pedophilia. “When I watched that interview, a whole series of names and faces from my history went zooming through my head,” Paul Peterson, 66, star of The Donna Reed Show, a sitcom popular in the 1950s and 60s, and president of A Minor Consideration, tells FOXNews.com. “Some of these people, who I know very well, are still in the game.

“This has been going on for a very long time,
” concurs former “Little House on the Prairie” star Alison Arngrim. “It was the gossip back in the ‘80s. People said, ‘Oh yeah, the Coreys, everyone’s had them.’ People talked about it like it was not a big deal.”

Arngrim, 49, was referring to Feldman and his co-star in “The Lost Boys,” Corey Haim, who died in March 2010 after years of drug abuse.

“I literally heard that they were ‘passed around,’
” Arngrim said. “The word was that they were given drugs and being used for sex. It was awful – these were kids, they weren’t 18 yet. There were all sorts of stories about everyone from their, quote, ‘set guardians’ on down that these two had been sexually abused and were totally being corrupted in every possible way.”

In fact it is the very nature of a TV or movie set that invites predators, experts tell Fox News.

“A set in Hollywood with children can become a place that attracts pedophiles because the children there may be vulnerable and less tended to,”
explains Beverly Hills-based psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman. “One thing we know about actors, psychologically speaking, is that they’re people who like a lot of attention. Kids naturally like a lot of attention, and when you put a kid on a set who is unsupervised and getting attention from someone who is powerful, it creates a vulnerability for a very dangerous situation.”

Feldman, who claims he was “surrounded” by pedophiles when he was 14, says the sexual abuse by an unnamed “Hollywood mogul” led to the death of his friend Haim at the age of 38. “That person needs to be exposed, but, unfortunately, I can’t be the one to do it,” Feldman told Nightline.

“There’s more than one person to blame,
” says Arngrim. “I’m sure that it was not just one person who sexually abused Corey Haim, and I’m sure it wasn’t only him and Corey Feldman that knew about it. I’m sure that dozens of people were aware of the situation and chose to not report it.”

Arngrim, a board member and the national spokeswoman for protect.org, an organization that works to protect children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, says greed in Hollywood allows sexual predators to flourish. “Nobody wants to stop the gravy train,” says Arngrim. “If a child actor is being sexually abused by someone on the show, is the family, agents or managers – the people who are getting money out of this – going to say, ‘OK, let’s press charges’? No, because it’s going to bring the whole show to a grinding halt, and stop all the checks. So, the pressure is there is not to say anything.”

“It’s almost a willing sacrifice that many parents are oblivious to – what kind of environment do they think that they’re pushing their kid into?”
said Peterson. “The casting couch is a real thing, and sometimes just getting an appointment makes people do desperate things.”

Arngrim, who revealed her own sexual abuse in her 2010 autobiography, “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch,” explains: “I’ve heard from victims from all over the country. Everyone tells the same kind of story, everyone is told to keep it secret, everyone is threatened with something. Corey Feldman may have opened a can of worms by speaking out, but yes, this does go on.”

Even though Feldman spoke candidly about the abuse, he hasn’t named the predator. “People don’t want to talk about this because they’re afraid for their careers,” says Peterson. “From my perspective, what Corey did was pretty brave. It would be really wonderful if his allegations reached through all of the protective layers and identified the real people who are a part of a worldwide child pornography ring, because it’s huge and it respects no borders, just as it does not respect the age of the children involved.”

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Second Mile “Program” Was Homosexual Agenda

Second Mile Charity Pushed Homosexual Agenda

Paul Drockton

As indicted pedophile groomer, Jerry Sandusky’s Charity, the Second Mile, continues to implode, allegations have been raised that he was pimping out youngsters to the rich and famous for sexual favors. Sandusky’s Charity was not a small entity. An estimated 100,000 children and adolescents went through his program. The number of potential victims is staggering.

Penn State University has more than one connection to Sandusky and his “program”.

“Prior to the summer of 2004,The Second Mile staff formed a partnership with The Pennsylvania State University’s Prevention Research Center to assess the intrapersonal and environmental factors of children served in the Summer Challenge Program. As a result, campers at the University Park site now are asked to complete a computer-based questionnaire, the Assessment of
Liability and Exposure to Substance Abuse and Antisocial Behavior (ALEXSA), during their stays at camp.”

The survey did not question the youth about sexual abuse, habits or molestation. Considering Sandusky’s previous record and exposure, this is a glaring omission. These surveys could also be used, in the wrong hands, to identify possible targets for sexual abuse by a pedophile ring. Possibly, even used by Sandusky and others to find youth that could be easily compromised or blackmailed into sex with adults.

As the MSM continues to look for a way out of this story, more victims continue to come forward. Sandusky’s charity, The Second Mile, had a substantial amount of corporate money flowing into it. Sponsors of one seven week camp-out alone put down $50,000 each to have their name on a campsite. These included Bank of America and State Farm Insurance in one instance.

According to its 2010 annual report, the largest category of the Second Mile’s revenues, 27 percent, came from events: $725,525 after expenses. Corporations gave $633,880, individuals gave $438,308 and foundations provided $361,783.

Other major donors listed on the charity’s report for 2010 include:

$50,000 or more:

Blake and Linda Gall
Bruce and Susan Heim and Keystone Real Estate Group
The Hershey Company
Highmark Foundation
Maier Family Foundation and Wilheim and Peggy Maier
Robert and Marilyn Mayer
Bob and Sandra Poole and The Poole Foundation
The Schreyer Foundation
Shaner Hotel Group and Lance and Ellen Shaner
Clyde and Nancy Shuman and Precision Medical, Inc.
Turner Construction Company
Warnaco Foundation

$20,000 to $49,900

Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Computer Aid, Inc., the Salvaggio Family Foundation, and Tony Salvaggio
Ken and Celina Fox
The Hamer Foundation
Highmark Blue Shield
KVF Associates, Inc.
L.B. Smith Automotive Group and L.B Smith Estate Foundation
The Louis Silvi Foundation
Charles and Virginia Pearson
L. Edward and Beverly Sausman
Sheetz, Inc.
Philip and Judy Sieg
State Farm Companies Foundation

Another interesting tidbit of information comes from looking at the charity’s expenses. One thing the second mile promoted was an \anti-bullying\ kit for schools. The homosexual community is behind this effort nationwide. The same homosexual movement that is sponsored by the Satanic Psychopaths to destroy the American family. The effort is really designed to normalize homosexuality in our schools.

The charity also sponsored a mentorship program between college students and kids. The report does not mention a screening process designed to stop sexual predators from becoming mentors. According to one researcher:

“It is difficult to convey the dark side of the homosexual culture without appearing harsh,” wrote Baldwin. “However, it is time to acknowledge that homosexual behavior threatens the foundation of Western civilization – the nuclear family.”

Though the homosexual community and much of the media scoff at such accusations, Baldwin – who chaired the California Assembly’s Education committee, where he fought against support for the homosexual agenda in the state’s public schools – says in his report that homosexual activists’ “efforts to target children both for their own sexual pleasure and to enlarge the homosexual movement” constitute an “unmistakable” attack on “the family unit.”

Baldwin’s research is substantiated in a recently completed body of work written by Dr. Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education and author of numerous authoritative books debunking sexual myths, including “Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences.”

In her thesis – also written for the Regent University Law Review – Reisman cited psychologist Eugene Abel, whose research found that homosexuals “sexually molest young boys with an incidence that is occurring from five times greater than the molestation of girls. …”

Abel also found that non-incarcerated “child molesters admitted from 23.4 to 281.7 acts per offender … whose targets were males.”

“The rate of homosexual versus heterosexual child sexual abuse is staggering,”
said Reisman, who was the principal investigator for an $800,000 Justice Department grant studying child pornography and violence. “Abel’s data of 150.2 boys abused per male homosexual offender finds no equal (yet) in heterosexual violations of 19.8 girls.”

Even more troubling, are reports that some leadership within the homosexual community actually promote pedophilia, without a strong vocal protest from other homosexual leadership:

* The Journal of Homosexuality recently published a special double-issue entitled, “Male Intergenerational Intimacy,” containing many articles portraying sex between men and minor boys as loving relationships. One article said parents should look upon the pedophile who loves their son “not as a rival or competitor, not as a theft of their property, but as a partner in the boy’s upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home.”

* In 1995 the homosexual magazine “Guide” said, “We can be proud that the gay movement has been home to the few voices who have had the courage to say out loud that children are naturally sexual” and “deserve the right to sexual expression with whoever they choose. …” The article went on to say: “Instead of fearing being labeled pedophiles, we must proudly proclaim that sex is good, including children’s sexuality … we must do it for the children’s sake.”

* Larry Kramer, the founder of ACT-UP, a noted homosexual activist group, wrote in his book, “Report from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist”: “In those instances where children do have sex with their homosexual elders, be they teachers or anyone else, I submit that often, very often, the child desires the activity, and perhaps even solicits it.”

* In a study of advertisements in the influential homosexual newspaper, The Advocate, Reisman found ads for a “Penetrable Boy Doll … available in three provocative positions. She also found that the number of erotic boy images in each issue of The Advocate averaged 14.

* Homosexual newspapers and travel publications advertise prominently for countries where boy prostitution is heavy, such as Burma, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. (Ibid)

Universities have consistently promoted sexual deviancy through their curriculum and regular attacks on the traditional American family. They also provide a fertile environment for gross sexual experimentation. It would be very interesting to see how applicants were screened by the Second Mile for staff positions and mentorship programs.

Jerry Sandusky, the charity’s founder, is just one example when a homosexual pedophile is permitted unlimited access to our nation’s youth. Sadly, there are many others.

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