Montco Commissioner Faces Rape Accusation From 1990 — A Montgomery County woman is accusing county commissioner Vice Chairman Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. and another man, of drugging and raping her in 1990, while they were students at Montgomery County Community College. Pauline Braccio of Towamencin Township says the rape occurred while they were on a student government retreat in Pike County in the Poconos.
Lawrence would have been 18 at the time.
She accused Lawrence to his face at the Sept. 9 Montco Commissioners meeting, video below.
Ms. Braccio signed an affidavit, published below, notarized by Joseph Ronald Ceccola on Oct. 10.
We have redacted the last name and home town of the other man as he is a private citizen, has not been charged with anything, and was not mentioned in Ms. Braccio’s public comments.
Ms. Braccio says she was inspired to come forth by the MeToo Movement.
She says she reported the matter to State Police in Pike County last June 25, speaking to Trooper Cabets. She also said she was interviewed by the FBI on Nov. 2. She said the FBI and Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin told her the matter couldn’t be prosecuted because the statute of limitations had passed.
She says she plans on attending these meetings until Lawrence resigns.
“I will go to every meeting because I want him to look at my face,” she said.
As of 3 p.m., Lawrence did not respond to a morning email for a comment.
Here is Ms. Braccio’s affidavit:
Here is Ms. Braccio’s appearance before the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 9.
Montco Commissioner Faces Rape Accusation From 1990
Adam Schiff Ed Buck And Eric Bauman — Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA28), who is the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has been on a tear launching investigations into President Trump for just about every thing he can imagine including his pre-political personal life.
He seems almost desperate.
Anyway, here’s a picture of Adam with Ed Buck and Eric C. Bauman.
Eric Bauman was the powerful chairman of the Los Angeles Democrat Party before becoming state party boss in May 2017. He was forced to step down Nov. 29 after several allegations of sexual assault and harassment by men.
Trump Describes Human Trafficking — President Trump had a lengthy ad hoc press conference this morning (Jan. 6) before flying to Camp David.
He touched on many issues especially related to “The Wall” and the partial government shut down.
He said he was willing to stop calling it a wall in order to advance the process and to use steel in lieu of concrete. In fact, he said he was in talks with steel makers regarding the project and that it would be great for that industry.
More upsettingly, though, he described the human trafficking that has been occurring on our unsecured southern border. He said woman are bound and have duct tape placed over their mouths as they are brought north to be sold to the sex trade. He also said this happens, very frequently, with children.
He says the wall — excuse us, barrier — will be a significant deterrent to this. The experts agree. The question that bothers us is why don’t the Democrat leaders want to stop it.
A video is below. Don’t expect to see much of it carried by the establishment media.
Hansjorg Wyss Sex Assault Investigation Reopens — With the talk about the release of the Congressional memo revealing FBI interference on behalf of Hillary Clinton and attempts to undermine the Trump Administration after The Donald’s victory, we’d like to call attention to a story not being widely reported regarding another major Clinton supporter.
An investigation into sexual assault by Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss has been reopened by Fredric M. Knapp, the Morris County, N. J., prosecutor.
Wyss is accused of brutally assaulting former employee Jacqueline Long on April 3, 2011, at the Governor Morris Hotel in Morristown.
Wyss is a boardmember of the progressive Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta, the strange man who chaired Hillary’s failed 2016 campaign.
Wyss donated $5 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2013 to support “the progress women and girls have made in the 20 years since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women.”
The Wyss Foundation also gave $110 million to progressive activist groups in 2014 and 2015. It should be noted that Podesta sat on the board from 2009 to 2013.
Wyss also was the architect for an aggressive $100 million “Democracy Program” in 2016, which sought to create a “surge of registration,” as reported by The Daily Caller.
Wyss’ company Synthes Inc had to pay a $23.8 million fine in 2011 after it was found to have conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients.
Joy Behar Cruel Hater — ABC’s “The View,” co-host Joy Behar said on air, yesterday, Oct. 10, that Hillary Clinton should have said during her disastrous debate Oct. 9 that “I would like to apologize to those tramps that have slept with my husband.” Behar was referring to Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathy Shelton and Kathleen Willey who were in the audience.
Anyway, Paula Jones never slept with Bill Clinton. She came under attack by forces directed by his wife after it became public that he waved his little willy at her in a conference room at a hotel in Arkansas where she was employed and while he was governor.
Kathleen Willey never slept with Bill Clinton but became known after she was subpoenaed to testify during Slick’s impeachment trial about the time he “kissed her on the mouth, grabbed her breast, and forced her hand on his genitals” in the Oval Office. It was on the day of her husband’s suicide.
At the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, we hope that, one day soon, we’ll be an organization whose services are no longer needed.
It seems odd to say, but when your work each day is centered around preventing sexual violence and helping those who have survived sexual assaults, you strive to reach a point where you can put yourself out of business by eliminating rape and abuse from the culture in which we live.
While we certainly have not reached that point— in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control data from 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey , 25 percent of men and 63 percent of women experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
We have come a long way toward that goal in the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape’s history.
As the oldest rape crisis coalition in the country, PCAR is a leader both in the Commonwealth and throughout the nation, assuring communities have access to quality victim services, resources to help prevent sexual violence and advocating for public policies that protect victim rights, fund services and promote community safety.
This year, we’re celebrating these accomplishments as a part of our 40th anniversary observance.
From an initial office with fewer than five full-time staff, PCAR helped to unite local rape crisis centers in the state during the mid-1970s including what is now the YWCA Harrisburg.
Right from its inception, PCAR was a staunch advocate for sexual violence-related legislative changes. Much needed changes.
To provide some context as to how far sexual violence-related laws have come, consider this:
When PCAR first organized, rape laws were based on English Common Law which viewed women as men’s property. Rape laws essentially were designed to protect the rights of husbands and fathers, not victims.
Through its history, PCAR has advocated for important legislation that provided protections and services to victims of sexual violence, held offenders accountable and enhanced community safety.
From protocols for the examination of rape victims in the emergency room—a process that became a national standard—to the first law in the nation to provide absolute privilege to confidential communications between sexual assault counselors and victims—just to mention a few.
We, at PCAR, led the way.
That continues today, both in public policy advocacy and as a valuable resource for training and technical assistance to the network of 50 rape crisis centers throughout the Commonwealth and nationally.
Our coalition launched the Vision of Hope Fund in 2005 to support the prevention of child sexual abuse.
The Fund, through its Vision of Hope Gala & Auction has raised more than $1 million and funded projects such as Internet Safety Training for Parents and Mandated Reporter Training.
Fifteen years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized our leadership abilities when it selected PCAR to found the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) in 2000.
Both PCAR and NSVRC are located in Enola. The national resource center collects and disseminates a wide range of resources on sexual violence including statistics, research, position statements, statutes, training curricula, prevention strategies and program information.
With these resources, the NSVRC assists coalitions and advocates, and collaborates with others interested in understanding and eliminating sexual violence.
In 2014, the NFL selected NSVRC to distribute funds to support access to sexual assault hotlines across the country – 49 states and five U.S. Territories received assistance from the NFL.
Since then, we have forged an exciting multi-year partnership with the NFL to invest in strategies to prevent and respond to sexual violence. With their help, NSVRC will administer grants to support services to victims and families, expand access to effective prevention programs and enhance the nation’s understanding of sexual assault, and most importantly, how it can be prevented.
Our work is far from complete, but our coalition and national resource center strive each day to create a world free from sexual violence.
Together, we can end sexual violence.
Delilah Rumburg is the President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
If you go: The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center will celebrate their anniversaries with an open house July 16 from 5-7 p.m. at their Enola offices. For more information, visit www.pcar.org.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is proud to announce that the coalition’s Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) earned the 2015 Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinders Award, reports Adam Kulikowski.
The prestigious award is presented to a program who have made notable contributions to the program for which they work the community they serve or the field of victim services.
“SARCC is honored to be recognized through the Pathfinder Award for the work we are doing in the community to end sexual violence,” SARCC CEO Jenny Murphy-Shifflet.
SARCC serves Lebanon and Schuylkill counties, recognizing the impact of sexual assault on all individuals, families, and communities, counsels and support clients and advocating for the rights of victims and educates for the elimination of sexual assault in Lebanon and Schuylkill counties.
SARCC has been instrumental in bringing two evidence-based programs to the area—a satellite office of the Pinnacle Health Children’s Resource Center and the launch of the Live the Green Dot Campaign.
SARCC has also worked to build services to the Spanish-speaking population in its service-area.
In 2013 and 2014, SARCC was recognized as the Nonprofit of the Year in both Schuylkill and Lebanon counties.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) will partner with Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering and their film “The Hunting Ground” to increase awareness around preventing sexual violence on college campuses, according to Adam Kulikowski of the Center. The collaboration coincides with the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a national prevention campaign facilitated annually by NSVRC.
To kick off their partnership, NSVRC and “The Hunting Ground” — along with co-sponsors Women Organized Against Rape and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape — will host a panel discussion after a showing of the film at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at the Landmark Ritz Five Theatre, 214 Walnut St., Philadelphia. The panel discussion will feature the film’s producer, Ms. Ziering, and state and local experts.
“The Hunting Ground,” which concerns sexual assault on U.S. campuses, has received more than two thousand requests from colleges and universities to host screenings of the film.
“‘The Hunting Ground’ is a powerful documentary that underscores the widespread problem of campus sexual assault,” NSVRC Director Karen Baker said.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed every April. Free resources for parents, students, health care professionals, and members of the campus community are available at nsvrc.org.