Assault conviction vacated for former Maine man acquitted of raping wife

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By Bangor Daily News 06/23/2015

"ELLSWORTH, Maine — A misdemeanor assault conviction for a former Gouldsboro man who had been accused of raping his wife has been vacated by a Superior Court justice.

The judge’s order is the latest development in Vladek Filler’s campaign to undo the findings against him in an eight-year legal saga that has produced both convictions and acquittals on charges that he assaulted his then-wife in Gouldsboro in 2005 and 2007. The legal battle also resulted, for the first time in recent memory, in a court-ordered sanction of a prosecutor in Maine. ..."

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For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study

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By MedLine Plus 05/06/2015

"WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bullying starts as early as elementary and middle school, and occurs more frequently for students who later identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, a new study suggests.

The study found that from fifth through 10th grade, children who later identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual were nearly twice as likely to be victims of weekly bullying during the previous year. ..."

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32 comments Wife of GOP operative John Yob takes diversionary plea on domestic violence charge

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By mlive.com 04/28/2015

"GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI – The wife of the political director for a GOP presidential contender will not go to jail after pleading to domestic violence against her husband as part of a diversionary program.

Erica Yob was in Kent County District Court Tuesday, April 28, where she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence against her husband, John Yob. ..."

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Male victims of sexual abuse encourgaed to talk about their experiences

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By Cape Breton Post 05/05/2015

"SYDNEY — Persuading male victims of sexual abuse to talk about their experiences is one of the keys to ending the cycle of sexual assault, says a Halifax social worker and expert on victimization.

But that may be easier said than done, according to Robert Wright, who spoke about the need to promote awareness of the needs of male victims during a lecture on Monday evening in Sydney. ..."

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