AA member found guilty of rape of two AA women Newbury Park, CA

A jury found a Newbury Park man guilty of sexually assaulting two women he met through Alcoholics Anonymous programs.

After about a two-week trial in Ventura County Superior Court, jurors on Thursday voted unanimously and found William Beliveau, 64, guilty of one felony count of sexual penetration of an adult woman while she was intoxicated, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Erik Nasarenko.

Jurors also found Beliveau guilty of one felony count of sexual penetration of an adult woman while she was asleep or unconscious. The Newbury Park man could face a maximum of 10 years in state prison when he returns to court for sentencing on Aug. 24, Nasarenko said.

 

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2017/07/28/newbury-park-man-found-guilty-sexual-assault/518641001/

Twelve Steps to Danger: How Alcoholics Anonymous Can Be a Playground for Violence-Prone Members by Gabrielle Glaser, Special to ProPublica,

June 24, 2013, 8 a.m.

By Gabrielle Glaser

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In the spring of 2011, Karla Brada Mendez finally seemed happy. She was 31 and in love, eager to move ahead on the path to maturity – marriage, a family, stability.  She had a good job in the customer-service department of a large medical supply firm, and was settling into a condo she had recently bought near her childhood home in California’s San Fernando Valley.

Her 20s had been rough, a struggle with depression, anxiety, alcohol and drugs. But early that spring two years ago, she told her parents and younger sister that she had met a charming, kind and handsome man who understood what she had been through.

Their relationship blossomed as the couple attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings several times a week. But there was much Karla didn’t know about the tall blond man who said he was an AA old-timer.

Court records show that Eric Allen Earle repeatedly relapsed and turned violent when drunk, lashing out at family members, his ex-wife and people close to him. By the time he and Karla crossed paths, judges had granted six restraining orders against him.

Read full story here…http://www.propublica.org/article/how-alcoholics-anonymous-can-be-a-playground-for-violence

UPDATE: There is another court date for Karla’s case this week. We will keep you up to date as this case unfolds. We will be in court with her family to provide support.

Last Show of the Year on Blog Talk Radio SAFE RECOVERY – Today December 17th, 2013 at 4pm PST 7pm PST

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Join me in celebrating a wonderful year of healing, success with continuing on the making of my film The 13th Step. Along with  the success of being a chapter in  Gabrielle Glaser’s book  Her Best Kept Secret, Why Women Drink and How They Can Regain Control and being on Katie Couric this summer, raising the money on indie gogo so I could continue making the film with a more professional look, being accepted by the IDA to be my fiscal sponsor so I can raise funds in a nonprofit way, hiring a great editor, Barry Rubinow, to make the new trailer and see the final pieces of the puzzle coming together to finish and release the film sometime this coming 2014.

It will be my last show of the year to talk about all I learned this year including who I will promote as my favorite authors and favorite for profit Addiction treatment programs.

I also have my recommendations for nonprofit help as well. You know me….:) Thanks for all your support and blogging here.

Alcoholics Anonymous Member Safety Workshop in Lexington, Kentucky- local rapist loose in AA community -keeping it hush hush

Posted in 13 SteppingAA ActivismExposing AAWoman’s RightsWomen’s Right in AA Culture by Massive on February 19, 2013 Edit This

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A blogger posted this on the blog here and I am hoping to bring it into the light.

PLEASE, PLEASE if you have been raped by an AA member you must go to the police. He does not get to rape you . He will rape someone else. Anonymity has nothing to do with breaking the law. This is not what any of the traditions mean. AA literature is NOT THE LAW.  AA IS NOT THE SKULL & BONES Society folks. AA’s writings were written in the 1940′s when rapists were not allowed alone with blacks and gays and prostitutes.

This what was posted:

There is going to be an AA Safety “workshop” put on by the two Districts in Lexington, Kentucky AA. I found this out very recently. I was also told that this workshop is in reaction to a woman being raped locally by another member. People I know also know the identities of the rapist and the victim, and went so far as to tell me I’ve been in a meeting with the rapist and probably know him as well; but they hide behind the misused concept of anonymity and will not tell me or anyone else who this person is. It appears though that the idea of CYA for safety is becoming more visible. I am hoping some good can come of it, at least the idea of there being a problem is starting to surface.