From modvive.com, May 2:
An 18-year old Arizona high school student has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least 10 and as many as 18 high schools girls….
Making this case even more disturbing is the allegation that a counselor at Planned Parenthood Arizona may have assisted accused serial rapist, Tyler Kost [pictured right], in covering up the actions of a sexual predator over the course of several years.
One reported case has a 15-year-old girl claiming to have been raped and impregnated by Kost, after attending a homecoming dance….
According to a detectives report, after the assault the girl alongside her mother went for care at the facility.
“The counselor intentionally miscoded the assault as a consensual encounter. The counselor told them that they did not want the hassle of having to report the assault to law enforcement as they were a mandatory reporter,” the sheriff’s office statement says.
Planned Parenthood responded to the allegations with the following statement:
“While we provide confidential care to all of our patients, we have strict policies in place that require all staff to report any illegal activity they learn about, including sexual assault. All patients are asked at least two separate times whether they consented to sexual activity; if a patient says she was sexually assaulted or displays signs of assault, our staff is required to report it immediately to law enforcement officials. We have zero tolerance for staff failing to meet our standards and policies.”…
Two of the rape victims were so severely traumatized that they felt compelled to leave the state, the sheriff said. One of the two victims even required hospitalization after she attempted to take her own life.
In 2009, a Live Action sting caught employees at three separate Planned Parenthood Arizona facilities showing a willingness to cover up underage rape. At that time PPAZ said it was “conducting an internal review.” It obviously cleared itself.
Planned Parenthood Arizona also sued the state (case pending) so as to continue giving the abortion drug RU-486 against FDA guidelines. CEO Bryan Howard said they had to do this to make ends meet.
Coincidentally, the Sex Ed Committee at Tempe Union High School District, which is in the same vicinity as the high school where the serial rapist attended, is to vote tomorrow night on whether to use Planned Parenthood’s sex ed program, which has been a hot topic in the community for months. The timing is not good.
The organization is still doing well financially. Although revenue was down $3 million from the year before, Planned Parenthood Arizona still made $8.7 mil in in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, according to its 990. Howard’s salary totalled $202,845.