Leonide Kameneff http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37602/all en French hippie-era boat school founder on trial for rape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/french-hippie-era-boat-school-founder-trial-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The founder of a hippie-era boat school went on trial in France on Tuesday, accused of raping children put in his care by parents seeking to offer them an escape from the constraints of conventional education.</p> <p>In a case that has taken over 18 years to come to trial, former child psychotherapist Leonide Kameneff, 76, and three of his crew/staff are accused of rape and sexual abuse by nine former pupils.</p> <p>Established in 1969, the boat school hosted more than 400 French pupils over three decades on trips around the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/french-hippie-era-boat-school-founder-trial-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leonide Kameneff AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773916 at http://www.globalpost.com French boat school admits sex abuse for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/french-boat-school-admits-sex-abuse-first-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The founder of a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">French</a> alternative school on a boat admitted in court Friday that he had sexually abused at least one child in his charge.</p> <p>"I admit everything that has been said," Leonide Kameneff, 76, told his ongoing trial for rape, reacting to testimony from a victim who had described the abuse he had suffered at the hands of the former child psychotherapist between the ages of 12 and 15 from 1992-1995.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/french-boat-school-admits-sex-abuse-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Gender-based violence Leonide Kameneff Sex crimes AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:16:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784698 at http://www.globalpost.com French boat school admits sex abuse for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/french-boat-school-admits-sex-abuse-first-time-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The founder of a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">French</a> alternative school on a boat admitted in court Friday that he had sexually abused three of the children in his charge.</p> <p>"I admit everything that has been said," Leonide Kameneff, 76, told his ongoing trial for rape, reacting to testimony from a victim who had described the abuse he had suffered at the hands of the former child psychotherapist between 1992 and 1995.</p> <p>The victim, now 33, testified to having been subjected to masturbation, oral sex and an attempted rape by Kameneff that he described as part of a pattern of systematic abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/french-boat-school-admits-sex-abuse-first-time-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Leonide Kameneff Sex crimes AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:32:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784811 at http://www.globalpost.com French boat school founder jailed 12 years for sex abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The founder of a French alternative school that took students on boat trips on the high seas was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of six children.</p> <p>Leonide Kameneff, 76, was on trial with three former staff and crew for the rape and sexual abuse of nine former pupils between 1981 and 1994.</p> <p>Kameneff, a former child psychotherapist, got the harshest sentence requested by prosecutors, who had asked the Paris criminal court for minors to jail him for 10 to 12 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leonide Kameneff Pedophilia Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:31:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791457 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: French boat school founder jailed 12 years for sex abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/corrected-french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The founder of a French alternative school that took students on boat trips on the high seas was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of five children.</p> <p>Leonide Kameneff, 76, was on trial with three former staff and crew for the rape and sexual abuse of nine former pupils between 1981 and 1994.</p> <p>Kameneff, a former child psychotherapist, got the harshest sentence requested by prosecutors, who had asked the Paris criminal court for minors to jail him for 10 to 12 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/corrected-french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leonide Kameneff Pedophilia Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:46:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791471 at http://www.globalpost.com