Governor Andrew Cuomo has failed to protect women, girls and boys that fall prey to sexual predators within his agencies, but instead promotes abusers
ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — How many more vulnerable victims must there be to sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape within New York State agencies before the main players, which includes the governor, that protect the sexual predators are removed and held accountable? Make no mistake about it, the protection of these perverts, sexual predators, pedophiles, deviants, and rapists goes right to the very top, Governor Cuomo is protecting them. http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2
As the national spotlight is on sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape and women keep coming courageously forward to expose their predators we cannot forget the women and girls that have disabilities that are victims of sexual violence. We cannot forget the little boys and men, especially the extremely vulnerable and non verbal, the developmentally disabled, those with autism, that are being sexually violated in huge numbers in New York State mental health facilities and group homes.
We need a purging, a house cleaning if you will; we must not be silent or complicit as these atrocities continue. Most of these horrors, sex crimes and cover-ups can easily be prevented. It is hard clean house though when the Governor of New York State is directly involved in the cover-ups. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mental health agencies are rampant with sexual abuse, they are grossly and incompetently run, they are animal houses.
Here are two powerful examples among thousands of sexual assaults and sexual predators within Cuomo’s agencies;
Remember these words spoken from a convicted pedophile of Governor Cuomo’s system calling it “a predators dream.”
The pedophile and former New York State employed caregiver that was eventually caught in a federal porn sting, called New York’s system controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo “a predator’s dream”
Here is the direct quote from this AP News story written by David Klepper;
“New York State is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."
In March of 2011 the first of a massive series of investigative reports done by the New York Times came out regarding New York’s extremely dangerous and deadly mental health care system http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/nyregion/13homes.html . NY Times Whistle-Blower Jeffrey Monsour is featured in this report, along with Michael Carey, and this massive award winning series was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html . The person mentioned in this first piece regarding sexual abuse, is Rick Sousie and this is what is quoted in the Times;
“Five years ago, Mr. Sousie, then 47, was working at the home in Hudson Falls, about 50 miles north of Albany. After a co-worker saw him alone and standing between the legs of the severely disabled woman, who was lying on her back, the police were alerted. The victim was taken to the hospital, where a rape kit was administered, and Mr. Sousie was placed on administrative leave.”
Some paragraphs later, his disturbing defense claim, “Mr. Sousie, in an interview, denied that he had been involved in a sexual assault.”
“I was tucking in my shirt, and I got accused of raping a client, that’s what happened,“ he said. When it was pointed out that his lawyer had, as a defense, argued that Mr. Sousie had been masturbating — hence the presence of physical evidence — he conceded, “That’s the defense that we used, yes,” but declined to elaborate.
Following the New York Times “Abused and Used” investigative reporting series there were two follow-ups by the New York Times, one by Danny Hakim and the second by the NY Times Editorial Board. Please read both, they are extremely enlightening. Here is the first link http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/nyregion/state-lagging-on-dismissals-in-abuse-cases.html . Here are some damning statements against Governor Cuomo from the second http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/opinion/protecting-the-most-vulnerable.html ;
“Two-and-a-half years ago, The Times reported horrifying abuse of people with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses by state employees, who were rarely punished for it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised action. But too little appears to have changed.”
“There is much the governor could do. He could require surveillance cameras in these facilities, just as prisons have them. He could make sure that the police get more involved.”
Everyone must understand the scope of sexual abuse, rapes and cover-ups occurring, this is the current culture until changed;
“New York State documents obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) dating back to 2005 reveal that the New York State OMRDD/OPWDD system has a culture of sexual abuse, rape and cover-ups. Thousands of reported sex crimes committed against the disabled are never reported to local police or District Attorney’s and are disappearing within the system that former Attorney General Cuomo and now Governor Cuomo has protected with a vengeance http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2 . State data, as well as this well known study found on the State of Massachusetts website titled, Prevalence of Violence, http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html point to possibly one third of developmentally disabled residents within Governor Cuomo’s OPWDD system being sexually assaulted annually. In the OPWDD system of 126,000 developmentally disabled children and adults, many of whom cannot speak to tell anyone anything, there are upwards of 43,000 victims of sexual assaults or rape every year. Try to wrap your mind around the scope of what I am bringing to your attention and the fact that Governor Cuomo is protecting, not stopping this evil.” – Michael Carey
Governor Cuomo knows about these atrocities, he has protected most of the criminals involved and he has taken no significant actions to stop or prevent any of these sex crimes or criminal cover-ups. Governor Cuomo must be investigated and criminally charged as soon as possible. Here is an extensive timeline of what Governor Andrew Cuomo has known about and has protected for over ten years http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2
Decisive actions, many of them, have been taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo to hide and conceal these horrific crimes from the local authorities, as well as from the general public and the media. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-cuomos-office-tightly-controls-public-records-2014oct23-story.html
Here are numerous reputable news links regarding sexual crimes and cover-ups occurring throughout New York State right now under Governor Cuomo’s watch;
No longer can 911 and local police be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all sexual abuse and rapes, as well as obviously all other crimes and medical emergencies. Currently, Governor Cuomo has directed these sex crimes to be internally reported to another one of his agencies where almost all disappear, they are covered-up. Please donate and support this vital Civil Rights Movement for the disabled and their families, but also for our country and the world, the maltreatment and unequal treatment of the disabled is an international societal problem that must be addressed now. People with disabilities are equal and just as valuable and precious as anyone else- period. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/
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