Sexual assault survivors reveal what they were wearing when they were attacked as part of a harrowing exhibition – including military uniform, a child’s sundress and a fairy costume
The ‘What Were You Wearing?’ installation features 18 outfits recreated by unnamed university students and was first shown in Arkansas, before touring the world. Clothes are accompanied with testimonies from survivors, reflecting on what they wore. Pictured, clockwise from top left: A light blue t-shirt, a child’s sundress worn by a six-year-old, a child’s yellow t-shirt and military uniform.
Evil stepmother’ shows no emotion as she is sentenced to execution for starving 10-year-old girl to death before burning her body in a trash can
- Tiffany Moss, 36, was sentenced to lethal injection by a Georgia jury on Tuesday
- She was found guilty in the grisly death of 10-year-old stepdaughter Emani
- Emani weighed just 32 pounds when she died of starvation in her own bed
- Moss acted as her own attorney and said nothing in her defense throughout trial
- She showed no emotion as she became the only woman on Georgia’s death row
A woman who was convicted of killing of her stepdaughter by starvation has been sentenced to death by lethal injection.
Tiffany Moss, 36, showed no emotion on Tuesday morning as a jury in Gwinnett County, Georgia delivered the death sentence for the murder of 10-year-old Emani Moss in 2013.
On Monday, Moss was found guilty of all counts, including murder, cruelty to children and trying to conceal the death of Emani by burning her body in a trash can. The girl weighed just 32 pounds when she died.
Moss represented herself at trial and mounted no defense. She made no opening statement or closing argument and called no witnesses, saying she hoped that God would see her through the case.
Tiffany Moss watches as the jury is polled about the verdict sentencing her to death on Tuesday in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Moss was found guilty of all counts including murder, cruelty to children and trying to conceal the death of 10-year-old stepdaughter Emani Moss
Emani (left and right) weighed just 32 pounds when she died of starvation in 2013. The court heard that Moss and her husband tried to burn the girl’s body in a trash can
Eman Moss, Emani’s biological father, testified that he and Tiffany stuffed Emani’s body in a trash can and burned it. He pleaded guilty for a life sentence in exchange for testifying
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Fox 32 News) – A 2-year-old girl has tested positive for an STD after health officials found evidence of a rape, police said.
Kansas City Police Chief Terry Ziegler said the victim and other siblings were left at home Friday night with a family friend, and then the following morning the 2-year-old’s mother found injuries on her daughter.
The child was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City where health officials confirmed there was evidence of a rape, and that the child also tested positive for an STD, police said.
Bishop apologises for mistakes after Lincoln abuse featured on Panorama
30 APRIL 2019
THE diocese of Lincoln has apologised for its failure to handle past allegations of “appalling” abuse, including child abuse, after a BBC Panorama investigation revealed that the diocese had taken years to refer more than 50 names of clergy and staff to the police.
A list of 53 clergy and staff from the diocese was handed to the police in 2015. Many were known, however, by, among others, two former Bishops of Lincoln, the programme reports, and could have been referred as part of the Past Cases Review (PCR) of 2007-09. The review of more than 40,000 files on diocesan staff, clergy, and lay ministers, dating back 30 years, looked for any evidence that clergy or church workers had abused children (News, 24 February 2010).
Lincolnshire Police, with Lincoln diocese, has since investigated 25 names on the list, BBC Panoramareported on Tuesday; three cases led to convictions. Not all the names related to child abuse. The investigation, codenamed Operation Redstone, is ongoing.
The Bishop of Grantham, Dr Nicholas Chamberlain, who leads on safeguarding for the diocese, said that, because of ongoing cases, it was not possible to comment on certain questions from the BBC, but that “the diocese of Lincoln wishes to acknowledge that past matters have not been handled well. The diocese is committed to learn from its mistakes.
“I am very sorry that it took so long for justice to be served.”
Last week, a spokeswoman for Lincoln Cathedral confirmed that two senior members of staff, the Dean and the Canon Chancellor, were on leave while a historic safeguarding matter, thought to involve vulnerable adults, was investigated (News, 26 April).
Detective Superintendent Rick Hatton, who is leading Operation Redstone, told Panorama that, after contacting hundreds of potential victims, police knew that about half of the names given had committed offences, or that “there was some issue around risk to members of the public from them.
“There was the ongoing concern that those people were working with children. Potentially there was still a risk.”
Panorama reported that a former Bishop of Lincoln, the late Kenneth Riches, was told in 1969 that Roy Griffiths, then a deputy head teacher at Lincoln Cathedral School, had made an attempted indecent assault upon a pupil.
Neither Bishop Riches nor Lincoln Cathedral School reported these concerns to the police, and Griffiths kept his job at the school until 1970, when another child-abuse allegation was raised against him. He remained at the school for at least a further two months, and subsequently took up a post at an Anglican school in Papua New Guinea.
One of his victims, who now lives in Canada, told Panorama: “It should have been dealt with right away, and the Church should have instructed the police. . . They didn’t. They just turned a blind eye and moved on.”
Another former Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Robert Hardy, also failed to report the then director of education for the diocese, John Bailey, the BBC reported. In August 2017, Bailey was convicted at Lincoln Crown Court of indecent assault against three girls under the age of 14 from 1955 to 1982, and sentenced to six years in prison.
The parents of one of the victims reportedly wrote to Bishop Hardy of their daughter’s ordeal, and Bailey himself spoke to the Bishop, saying that he had “touched up” a female, but that it was a “one-off”, Panorama reports. Bishop Hardy, it says, did not contact the victim or her family, or report the matter to police; Bailey was permitted to continue working for the diocese for a further six years.
Bishop Hardy told the programme that he “deeply regrets” his decision to trust Bailey in the light of this information, but that no one had contacted him at the time, or subsequently, to make a comment or complaint about Bailey. Had someone done so, he would have investigated it, he said. There had been no indication of any misdemeanour by Bailey when he was appointed director of education.
One of the victims told the programme that Bailey had become friends with her family. “He would take the opportunity to come upstairs when I was in bed if they were playing cards downstairs, and he would touch me under my clothes while I was in bed between my legs. It went on from when I was four till when I was 11. And it happened quite frequently.”
Detective Superintendent Hatton said: “They were some of the worst sexual offending that’s imaginable.”
Dr Chamberlain continued: “The past abuse that our safeguarding team brought to light, through our revisiting and review of past cases, is all the more appalling, given what the public deserve and are fully entitled to expect, which is the highest level of conduct from clergy and all those involved in leadership in the Church. . .
“Throughout all recent processes, our hope is that victims and survivors have felt heard, and been well supported and cared for, although we acknowledge we may not have always got this right.”