Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!
3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here
Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Gender Madness - The #PCMadness of the Woke Generation is Destroying a Generation of Children and Their Families
Australian authorities seize child, rule parents ABUSIVE for resisting hormone therapy to help daughter become son
29 Nov, 2020 21:53
An Australian couple whose child was reportedly seized by state authorities is appealing a magistrate's ruling finding them abusive and “dangerous” for resisting testosterone therapy for their daughter, who identifies as male.
Lawyers for the unidentified parents filed papers last week seeking to appeal a magistrate's October decision, setting up what appears to be the country's first test case on parental rights regarding gender dysphoria medicine, the Australian newspaper reported on Saturday. Their child, then 15, was taken away from the family last year, after discussing suicide online.
“The authorities say we will not allow her to change gender, so it's dangerous for told her to come back to our house because we will mentally abuse her,” the father the Australian. “They want us to consent to testosterone treatment.”
The parents are seeking an independent psychological review of all possible causes of their child's depression, as well as consideration of non-invasive treatment options. The teen struggled after losing friends at 13, when the family relocated, and those difficulties were compounded by a difficult start to puberty and anxiety about eating and body image, the mother said.
The family migrated to Australia a decade ago, the newspaper said, without identifying their native country. The magistrate found that the teen likely suffered verbal abuse over “his feelings and expression of gender identity,” which the parents denied.
“the end of parenting as we knew it.”
Lawyers for the child earlier this month filed papers seeking approval to begin hormone therapy.
A Twitter commenter who said her own daughter suffered from rapid onset gender dysphoria, said state interventions such as in the Australia case mark “the end of parenting as we knew it.”
We have no rights. Our children can be seriously harmed by the government and medical profession, and we are powerless to stop it.
As the debate on treatment for gender dysphoria heats up in Australia, some US states are creating exceptions to parental consent laws to enable children to get such treatments as hormone therapy and sex-change surgeries without parental consent.
Starting this year, children as young as 13 in Washington state have been allowed to obtain confidential treatment for gender dysphoria, billed to their parent's insurance plan and done without parental consent.
“Hard to overstate how radical this is,” Abigail Shrier, journalist and ‘Irreversible Damage’ author, tweeted. “States are intervening in a loving relationship between parent and minor child and declaring:
‘We will physically transform the child against your wishes and behind your back.’”
What madness! More than 50% of girls who transition to boys attempt suicide afterward. 85% of gender-confused kids will revert to the biological sex after puberty. Puberty blockers should be illegal and are certainly utterly evil.
Friday, 27 November 2020
This Week's Catholic Pervs and Paedos List > UK Cardinal Won't Step Down; 2 Montreal Cardinals Enable Paedo Priest; Pope Sued
Cardinal Nichols of England and Wales, Refuses Call to Step Down After Damning Report From IICSA
ON: 11/20/2020, BY SIMON CALDWELL, The Pilot
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said he will not "walk away" from leadership of the church amid pressure to resign over his handling of child abuse cases.
Cardinal Nichols, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has faced calls from sexual abuse survivors, lawyers and the media to step down since an inquiry into child abuse concluded that he showed neither compassion nor leadership in confronting the problem in at least two instances.
But in a Nov. 20 virtual news conference to announce wide-ranging reforms to child protection systems in the English and Welsh church, he said he had "no wish whatsoever to turn my back on this challenge, no wish to walk away at all."
"I want to be there doing everything I can to take these important recommendations forward," he said.
"I won't be doing the work myself. It is the work given to professionals designated to do it, but they can be sure they will have my full support and enabling ability to bring this to a proper end."
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, convened by former Home Secretary Theresa May nearly a decade ago, accused Cardinal Nichols of "preferring to protect the reputation of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales and in Rome" over the welfare of vulnerable children.
The 154-page "Roman Catholic Church: Investigation Report" said that the inquiry found "no acknowledgement of any personal responsibility to lead or influence change" on the part of the cardinal, saying "he did not always exercise the leadership expected of a senior member of the church."
But, speaking to media, Cardinal Nichols emphasized that his "first thoughts are and were" for those who suffered abuse.
"To each and every one I express my profound apologies," he said. "I have spent many hours listening to survivors, I have sat and talked with them, I have shared meals with them and I have wept with them. Nothing removes from my soul the horror of what has happened."
"I remain shocked and ashamed," he said. "It's a reality that hangs like a dark cloud over my mind and heart."
"Abuse is terrible wickedness. It can destroy or severely damage the capacity for trust and love. It can create of a life an empty shell," he said.
"I say again I am very sorry for all that has happened over these years," he added.
And, what about your part? Are you willing to admit that you were part of the problem? Why should we assume that you would now be part of the solution?
The national inquiry has examined abuse in more than a dozen institutions, including social care, government and the Anglican Church, and will report on each area before it publishes a final general report.
In its report on the Catholic Church, it revealed that between 1970 and 2015 approximately 900 complaints were received into 3,000 instances of child sexual abuse against more than 900 individuals in the church, including priests, monks and volunteers.
In the same period, the report said, there were 177 prosecutions resulting in 133 convictions, with millions of pounds paid in compensation.
The report made seven recommendations in such areas as leadership, training, auditing and compliance, and requested a change in the Code of Canon Law to explicitly recognize abuse as a crime against a child.
It should also be recognized as a crime against God! But I see no such reference in the Cardinal's remarks. I wonder how you get to be a Cardinal and still have so little knowledge of God?
But in the Nov. 20 news conference, child protection specialist Ian Elliott, who chaired the new review of safeguarding in the church, established in July 2019, told journalists the conclusions of his review panel exceeded the demands of the inquiry.
Besides structural improvements, he said, they included plans for the creation of a National Tribunal Service to address the canonical matters connected to clergy discipline and canonical offenses.
Carol Lawrence, a member of the review panel, added, "If we look at the recommendations around auditing, around complaints-handling, and around training -- all of which came through the work of the panel and are in Ian's report -- ours are much more far-reaching than IICSA suggested they needed to be.
"The intention is to be as far-reaching as we can in this," she continued. "More details have been thought out and the intention is there to make this happen as quickly as it can be implemented."
The reforms, which will place Catholic safeguarding under a "One Church" model covering religious institutions and other areas of ecclesial life as well as parishes and schools, will see the abolition of existing structures in favor of the creation of a single Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency with the power to enforce uniformly high standards of protection.
Subsidiary groups include a survivor/victim panel.
The bishops have accepted the conclusions of the Elliott Report and plan to implement them immediately.
A Nov. 20 statement from the bishops' conference said the Elliott Report was "fashioned with the participation of survivors of abuse. Their insight and wisdom has been crucial," it said. "We thank them for their great courage and generosity in working with us, and we look forward to continuing this growing collaboration."
Report blames top Montreal Church officials for ignoring complaints about priest who preyed on young boys
Catholic Church officials protected Brian Boucher's reputation for years
before he was arrested, report says
Benjamin Shingler · CBC News ·
Posted: Nov 25, 2020 2:36 PM ET
Brian Boucher is serving an eight-year sentence for sex crimes against young boys. 'The primary culprit is the lack of accountability of the people involved in Boucher's education, training and career,' says a report, released Wednesday, into the Church's conduct.
A Montreal priest was able to sexually abuse two young boys and terrorize several others over a 20-year span because top officials in the Catholic Church ignored complaints about his behaviour and, in some cases, tried to keep serious allegations secret, according to a damning new report.
The priest, Brian Boucher, worked at 10 churches in Montreal during his career, which began in the early 1980s. He was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2019 after being found guilty in one case and pleading guilty in another.
After Boucher was sentenced, the church commissioned former Quebec Superior Court justice Pepita Capriolo to investigate how the crimes could have gone undetected for so long.
As she released her report on Wednesday, Capriolo placed blame on the upper echelons of Montreal's Catholic Church. She said officials preferred to turn a blind eye rather than investigate mounting complaints about Boucher.
"What struck me most was the passing of the buck," Capriolo said at a news conference. "The need to protect the reputation of Boucher seemed to be paramount."
Report found years of inaction by superiors
Capriolo's report documents years of inaction by Boucher's superiors and, in some cases, efforts to keep troubling allegations secret. That allowed Boucher to keep working as a parish priest despite a multitude of warning signs.
"The primary culprit is the lack of accountability of the people involved in Boucher's education, training and career. Complaints were 'passed on' and no one took responsibility for acting on them," Capriolo said in her 276-page report.
Two of the province's most powerful Catholic figures in the last half-century — Cardinal Marc Ouellet, once a candidate for the papacy, and Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, now deceased — were among those aware of Boucher's behaviour, according to the report.
Brian Boucher became the parish priest at Our Lady of the Annunciation in the Town of Mount Royal in 2005. He was convicted last year of sexually abusing an altar boy from that church. (Louis-Marie Philidor/CBC)
But for decades, the only action taken was to send Boucher to therapy and psychological assessments.
Capriolo said she spoke with more than 60 people and read through hundreds of documents while preparing her report. Though she was granted complete independence, she said that at times key documents were missing.
She said the "shredding of documents was a well-known practice" in Turcotte's Montreal office.
"The culture of secrecy, which reigned in the Church during the period covered by this investigation, caused the disappearance of important documents and the general lack of a paper trail," she said.
Capriolo's report builds on an investigation conducted last year by CBC News, which relayed how Montreal parishioners had raised concern about bullying and worrisome relationships with young boys.
'Worrisome' relationships went unchecked
Capriolo's report notes that many raised concerns about Boucher's unacceptable behaviour early on. He was described as "rude, authoritarian, overly intense, homophobic, racist, misogynist and verbally, and sometimes even physically, aggressive."
Interesting that he was called homophobic when he was a homosexual!
Those concerns were "repeatedly reported to his superiors" and there were rumours about his "untoward interest in young boys" since the 1980s.
At the end of the 1990s, he had a "very close and worrisome relationship" with a young boy she refers to as "Jeremy." The boy was frequently alone with Boucher and, according to the report, church members noticed marks on his neck.
The report details a separate incident during the 1998 ice storm. After a night of smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol, an 18-year-old student from Mexico fled from the rectory, without his shoes, after Boucher made a sexual advance.
In 2003, the report says, there was also an abusive relationship with a 19-year-old that led to Boucher receiving psychological treatment. Again, no disciplinary action was taken.
There were further allegations of inappropriate behaviour in 2006. They, too, were dismissed.
The report states that in 2011, "a senior official of the Church wrote a lengthy, detailed summary of Boucher's ongoing failings in order to stop his reappointment as a pastor of a parish. The official left on extended sick leave and Boucher was reappointed."
In 2015, Boucher was finally subjected to a more thorough internal investigation, after he claimed he had been the victim of sexual abuse by a "much younger fellow priest." It turned out Boucher was the "perpetrator and not the victim," according to Capriolo's findings.
That investigation, conducted by Bishop Thomas Dowd, resulted in the conclusion that there were "at least two child victims."
Archbishop commits to decisive action
Capriolo's report includes 31 recommendations. Many of them are aimed at ensuring priests in the Catholic Church are held more accountable for their actions.
The first recommendation is that an external ombudsperson be tasked with investigating the conduct of priests at each stage of their career.
Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine, who commissioned the report last November, apologized to Boucher's victims at Wednesday's news conference.
"In the name of the Catholic Church in Montreal, and speaking for myself personally, I wish to say how sorry we are that you have had to experience the effects of such terrible acts, which should never have occurred," he said.
He committed to "acting decisively" to ensuring such abuse doesn't occur again.
Capriolo will chair a committee along with Lépine to follow through on the recommendations.
Lépine also said he would oversee a broader examination of church records, beginning early next year, to explore whether other cases of abuse had not been acted upon.
Pope Francis sued by three Australians allegedly sexually assaulted by Melbourne paedophile priest Michael Glennon
Posted 27 Nov 2020
ABC News, AU
Pope Francis is named in the lawsuit because he is the only person in the church who can defrock a priest.(AP: Andrew Medichini)
Three men who were allegedly sexually assaulted by a paedophile priest are suing Pope Francis, the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, and the Catholic Church.
It is the first known case in Australia where victims have claimed compensation from a pope for failing to take action to stop the clerical sexual abuse by a known abuser.
The three men from one extended family were allegedly abused — repeatedly and regularly — by serial paedophile Michael Glennon in the 1980s.
A writ has been lodged with the Victorian Supreme Court, claiming damages against Pope Francis, the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli and one of his predecessors, Frank Little. The entity representing the church is also named.
Glennon was sentenced a number of times for child sex offences and died in prison in 2014.
"There were requests made to defrock him but that didn't occur until well after our clients' alleged abuse occurred," said Angela Sdrinis, the lawyer representing the men.
She said the Pope had been included because only he can sack a priest.
"Unfortunately it wasn't within the power of the Archbishop of Melbourne or indeed the Melbourne archdiocese to laicise the priest. That is a function of the Pope," she said.
"That's why we've been led to a position where we feel we almost have no choice but to join the Pope. We say that step should have been taken much earlier. It should have been taken after the first conviction, which was 1978."
Negative Stories in the War on Child Sexual Abuse - Episode XII > Scotland Fail; Mozambique Horror; Nigeria Going Nowhere; EU Going Backwards
Scottish ministers led to believe child sex abuse not 'systemic failure'
A former MSP has said government ministers were led to believe the sexual abuse of children in care was not a systemic failure and therefore did not justify a public inquiry.
By Emma O'Neill, The Scotsman
Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 6:31 pm
Peter Peacock, who served as Education Minister from 2003 to 2006 and was an MSP from 1999 to 2011, gave evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry on Wednesday.
Mr Peacock said ministers on the Scottish Executive - now named the Scottish Government - were led to believe it was "rogue individuals" carrying out the abuse, in a briefing note at a meeting in September 2003.
The latest phase of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is exploring reasons why calls between August 2002 to December 2014 for a public inquiry to be held were resisted by ministers.
Ministers were told in a memo from senior civil servant Colin MacLean in May 2003: "The pressure for the [Scottish] Executive to act has not been intense.
"Aside from the [Daly] petition and two stories in The Sunday Mail, there has not been widespread Parliament or public interest. Noticeably, cross-party interest hasn't been taken up and The Sunday Mail received less than 20 responses to a request for stories."
It added: "The criminal convictions have been isolated and there is no evidence emerged of widespread abuse. It would therefore be feasible to do nothing. We do not recommend a full inquiry as allegations are not substantial enough to justify."
Mr Peacock said: "In rereading this [statement], I was asking myself this question of systemic failure and whether that referred to it being systemic in one institution so everybody in that situation was abusing, or was it a systemic failure across the entirety of care?
"We took it as an individual institution - it was systemic in that institution.
"You could also say there was no systemic failure, but a failure in the supervision of a system which allowed abuse. By standards of today, I thought it was more in terms of a systemic failure of supervision."
Prosecutor James Peoples QC asked Mr Peacock: "So what appears to be said [in the 2003 memo] is that the problem of abuse was not a widespread problem?"
The former government minister replied: "It presented itself as individuals acting alone, as problems sporadically arising and not part of a pattern."
And no effort was made to verify that theory!!!!
Mozambique: Early pregnancy increases due to child sexual abuse – UNHCR
The war in Cabo Delgado is causing an increase in cases of early pregnancy due to child sexual abuse, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned in a summary of the conflict between rebels and Mozambique’s government.
“Women and adolescents have been abducted, forced to marry, raped and subjected to other forms of sexual violence, highlighted by the increase in teenage pregnancies in affected districts, as well as worrying reports of forced marriages,” the UNHCR said in a document released on Tuesday.
The reports include forced recruitment of children for armed groups that plague the region where Africa’s largest private investment for natural gas extraction is beginning.
The situation in Cabo Delgado is critical, with widespread reports of human rights violations, the organisation said.
The alert comes after another launched three weeks ago by the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP), a Mozambican NGO, on sexual abuse against displaced women in exchange for humanitarian aid, saying there was silence from the government and the United Nations on the matter.
Despite the questions raised by Lusa, there were no reactions to the CIP report.
According to the latest UNHCR document, more than 3,000 structures, mainly traditional houses, but also shops, banks, infrastructure and public facilities have been looted, damaged or destroyed.
Those displaced in camps, with tents or taking advantage of public spaces (usually schools) are a minority. About 90% of the internally displaced are living with relatives or friends in already precarious houses, so there are problems of overcrowding.
“Sometimes 20 to 30 people share a common space, creating health concerns, particularly in the context of Covid-19,” the document said.
The UNHCR believes that the violence and humanitarian crisis will persist and even increase, with no sign of a reversal of the scenario, the summary in which it calls for strengthening its own funding said.
“The UNHCR’s new financial requirements for the emergency response to the situation in Cabo Delgado in 2020-2021 total $19.2 million (€16 million), with 39% of the needs being financed by 13 November,” it said.
The response aims to benefit 300,000 people in Cabo Delgado and neighbouring provinces that host internally displaced people.
The armed violence is causing a humanitarian crisis with some 2,000 deaths and 435,000 displaced people, without housing or enough food – mainly concentrated in the provincial capital, Pemba.
Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
The girl-child: Sexual/domestic violence and subdued leadership dreams
November 28, 2020 in Crime Diary,
News Update, Saturday Magazine
It is exactly one year this November that Nigeria launched its first National Sex Offenders Register. It signposted the launching of a sex offenders database of those convicted for sexual violence since 2015. Sadly, of the 36 states in Nigeria, only two states, Lagos and Ekiti have launched their own Sexual Offenders Register.
Names have been published in Ekiti. Three men, Ajayi Peter, a 51 year old man, who was convicted for raping a 12 year old girl, Basiru Adeyanju for the sexual assault of a 17 year old girl and one Rev. Asateru Gabriel for sexually violating a 7 year old.
All their details including addresses have been published and in the Sexual offences register in Ekiti state. It is curious that the other states including the Federal capital territory, Abuja has not deemed it appropriate to domesticate the law which in the very least can serve as deterrent to some future rapists, pedophiles and Incestuous sexual perverts.
The lockdown periods recorded an increase in the number of victims of sexual and other domestic violence against girls, women and sometimes young boys too.
The Roundtable Conversation in digging into reasons for the lack of gender parity in political leadership in Nigeria has discovered that beyond some socio-cultural and religious factors that discourage women from full participation in politics in the country sexual violence from very early age has been discovered as one danger that socially and psychologically beat down the girl-child. The mental consequences of sexual violence on the girl-child and women are enormous.
Having been in the health sector for many years, she believes that successive Nigerian governments have not really taken the health sector seriously enough given that despite the 26% UN global benchmark for budgetary allocation to the health sector, Nigeria has always done below 10% which invariably shows that a lot is left undone and adolescent sexual health gets affected too.
According to Okigbo, successive governments seem to always appear lethargic in implementing treaties and global agreements that they are signatories to. She insists that governments must realize that girls grow into women and if they must contribute to leadership or be optimally productive in the country, their sexual health must be taken care of. Girls and women must be protected by the state from sexual predators and although the laws are there, the issue of implementation does not always get the needed fillip.
There is more to this article at The Nation
EU tech ban seen putting children worldwide at risk of online sex abuse
By Isaac Novak, UpNewsInfo
November 27, 2020
Online child sexual abuse could become harder to detect due to privacy protections set to take effect in the European Union next month – putting millions of children at increased risk worldwide, critics of the proposals have warned.
Under the changes, big tech firms like Facebook and Microsoft would be banned from using automatic detection tools that are routinely employed to identify material containing images of child abuse, or to detect online grooming.
“Time is running out to ensure proactive and voluntary online child abuse detection methods are preserved in the EU,” Kutcher wrote on Twitter earlier this month as European lawmakers (MEPs) prepare to vote on the new directive.
Critics say the reform, set to come into force on Dec. 20, would prevent law enforcement and child protection agencies from identifying millions of child sexual abuse cases each year – not just in the 27-member state EU, but globally.
“Online child sexual abuse is a borderless crime,” Chloe Setter, head of policy at WePROTECT Global Alliance – a British nonprofit that fights child exploitation, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
“Europe is already host to the vast majority of known child sexual abuse material on the internet, but victims and perpetrators can be anywhere. The restriction of automated detection tools in Europe would have major implications for children globally,” she said.
Sex offenders in European countries use social media platforms to contact children around the world with the aim of grooming them, said Dorothea Czarnecki, vice chair of ECPAT Germany, an alliance of 28 children’s rights institutions. Some use translation apps to communicate with victims in countries as far afield as Vietnam, she said.
Opponents of the new directive, called the European Electronic Communications Code, also fear that banning detection tools in Europe could prompt tech firms to stop using them elsewhere, because they have global teams to moderate content.
“If a company in the EU stops using this technology overnight they would stop using it all over the world,” said Emilio Puccio, coordinator of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights.
The tools have proven highly effective at tackling online abuse and tech companies provide law enforcement authorities with about two thirds of the child sexual abuse reports they receive, children’s rights campaigners say.
Facebook, Microsoft and Google did not respond to requests for comment.
In 2019, the U.S.-based nonprofit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children received 16.9 million reports from technology companies related to suspected online child sexual exploitation.
If the directive is approved, the ban would cover anti-grooming tools used to detect suspicious activity and “classifier” tools, which help identify pictures and videos that are not already in a database of illegal content.
They were particularly concerned that users of chat and other communication platforms could have the content of private conversations analysed.
“Even voluntary measures by private companies constitute an interference with those rights when the measures involve monitoring and analysis of content of communications and processing of personal data,” their draft proposals said.
Sippel could not be reached to comment, but those in favour of keeping automatic scanning say privacy fears are unfounded.
“Their sole purpose is to identify and flag abuse of children, not to read or spy into private communications,” Setter said.
Anti-grooming technology uses the same mechanisms as spam or malware filters, so poses no greater threat to privacy, said MEP Hilde Vautmans.
“We use these technologies to protect our computers, and we should be able to continue to use the same technologies to protect our own children from sexual abuse,” she said.
So, Birgit wants to throw millions of children under the bus for the sake of imaginary threats to privacy. I'm guessing she doesn't have children.
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Today's Global Pervs and Paedos List > 25 y/o SK Man Gets 40 Years; 2 Monstrous Gay Rapists Get 20 Months - Go to Finland Child Rapists
Young leader of massive, ‘unprecedented in history’ sex blackmail ring online is sentenced to 40 years in South Korean prison
26 Nov, 2020 13:36
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The 25-year-old leader of an online sexual blackmail ring was sentenced to 40 years in prison in South Korea after being found guilty of coercing at least 74 women, including 16 minors, into providing sexual imagery of themselves.
Cho Ju-bin, convicted on Thursday, was the head of one of the largest online blackmail operations in the world. Prosecutors initially sought a life sentence for Cho, calling his crimes “unprecedented in history.”
“The defendant lured and threatened multiple victims in various ways to produce pornography, and distributed it for a long time to many people,” the judge said of Cho’s modus operandi, according to the Yonhap news agency, adding, “He in particular inflicted irrecoverable damage to many victims by publishing their identities.”
In what authorities described as “virtual enslavement,” Cho was forcing his dozens of victims to share increasingly explicit, degrading and sometimes violent sexual pictures and videos of themselves. The criminal, going by the online nickname ‘baksa’ (Korean for ‘doctor’), was then distributing the material to the members of his chatroom, ‘Baksabang,’ on the messaging app Telegram.
Cho’s ‘Baksabang’ associates were sentenced to jail time from seven to fifteen years.
The ‘doctor’ had been practicing since May 2019 until February this year, and was sentenced by the Seoul Central District Court for violating criminal and child protection laws, Yonhap reported.
“Thank you for putting a brake on the life of a devil that could not be stopped,” the young criminal mastermind said of his own 40-year-sentence, adding, “I apologize to those who were hurt by me.”
Besides getting decades of prison time, Cho was also fined 10.64 million Korean won ($9,600), and will be wearing a monitoring ankle bracelet for 30 years after being released.
Cho’s high-profile case sparked nationwide outrage, (5th story on link), with citizens urging authorities to prosecute not only the ‘Baksabang’ organizers, but also the network’s customers, who collectively paid 1.5 million won ($1.360) for the illegal sexual content. The final verdict has received mixed reaction from the public, with some praising its harshness, and others arguing the punishment was not hard enough.
South Korean law enforcement arrested 124 suspects and 18 operators of chat rooms, including Cho, on the heels of similar sex crimes which took place last year.
'He wanted us as his slaves,' Mark Aspin child sex trial hears
Aspin and his partner Debbie Pickersgill face 27 charges
A Hull woman feared she "would be killed" when she told her partner she did not want to participate in threesomes with an underage girl.
Debbie Pickersgill, 46, of Buckingham Street is charged with four counts of sexual activity with a child.
Her partner Mark Aspin is charged with 23 sickening sex offences against children including rape, sexual activity with a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
The pair, who are standing trial at Grimsby Crown Court, deny all of the charges against them.
On Thursday, Ms Pickersgill took to the witness box to tell the jury that she participated in group sex with two underage girls because she was scared she would be "beaten up or killed" by Mr Aspin.
It is alleged Mr Aspin targeted three girls under the age of 16 and sexually abused them.
He claims he was "in love" with one of them and admits he had sex with them, but says he was not sexually attracted to any of them until they turned 16 years old, and did not touch them until then.
Ms Pickersgill claims Mr Aspin was regularly violent with her and all three alleged victims.
She told the jury she often heard "shouting, screaming and swearing", and says Mr Aspin told her he was having sexual relations with one of them, and was "in love" with another, before either of them turned 16.
Ms Pickersgill said her partner started to turn violent just six months into their relationship and would often kick, punch and slap her.
She said when the pair first got together, she "didn't feel very attractive or loved" and within six months, Mr Aspin had "changed" and had turned violent and controlling.
She told the jury the first time it had happened, Mr Aspin "pushed me off the bed, screamed at me and slapped me". "After that he said sorry and started crying and saying he wouldn't do it again and I believed him," she added.
Ms Pickersgill said she recalled two incidents when Mr Aspin "strangled" her - once to the point where she passed out.
Along with his alleged threats, she came to believe he would kill her if she ever told anyone about the alleged sexual abuse of the three underage girls.
She also told of another time when she was dragged across a room and kicked in the ribs.
Ms Pickersgill said the first incident where she had sexual interaction with Mr Aspin and a girl under the age of 16 happened after Mr Aspin had told her he was in love with the girl.
She said: "He just said it. I was a bit shocked and he kept reiterating 'you can't help who you fall in love with', and I thought 'no you can't', but I wasn't best pleased.
"I didn't say anything because if I did say anything out of turn I thought I would be beaten up. He used to ask if I had ever thought about having a threesome with her and when I said 'no' he said I was a prude."
Ms Pickersgill said Mr Aspin told her to kiss and touch one of the girls.
Although Ms Pickersgill said she did not want to, and did not hear the girl consent, she said she was too scared to say "no" as she feared she would be beaten or killed.
She added: "Sometimes the covers would go over her and he [Mr Aspin] would ask 'are you doing it?' and I would say yes but I wasn't."
She said neither of them spoke about it again but the pair would regularly engage in group sex with the same girl and another.
"When I said 'no', he would beat me up," she said, "I would say it was wrong and he would kick and punch me. I just wanted to get away but I was scared he would find me."
Ms Pickersgill told the jury that Mr Aspin later told her he was having sexual intercourse with a third underage girl.
When asked why she did not tell anyone about the abuse, Ms Pickersgill said she had no one she could trust.
She added that Mr Aspin would threaten her and she was "too scared to speak to anyone in case he found out. He just wanted us as his personal sex slaves," he said.
After an incident in 2014 where Mr Aspin allegedly slapped Ms Pickersgill, she says she left the home in Endeavour Crescent and "walked the streets of Hull" until she ended up at Preston Road Women's Centre, where she told a member of staff about the physical abuse.
The next day, she says she provided a statement to the police, detailing only the physical abuse against herself by Mr Aspin, but withdrew it a day later under his instructions.
Ms Pickersgill told the court: "I saw him at home and he said it was my fault and that he was sorry. He got on his knees and said he loved me and I said to him 'I don't love you, I haven't loved you in a long time'.
"He said 'don't say that', but I said 'I'm saying it'. I didn't care what he did."
Kendal, UK man jailed for five years at Preston Crown Court
for child sex offences
By George Lythgoe NWEM
A MAN who attempted to groom a person he believed to be a child into sexual activity has been jailed for five years.
Bennett’s offences came to light when officers were passed information by an online child abuse activist group. The group had used an adult decoy who posed as a 13-year-old girl.
Bennett contacted the decoy in March 2018 attempting to engage them in sexual communication. Bennett sent numerous indecent messages over the subsequent days. Once the information was passed to officers, Bennett was quickly arrested.
A Cumbria Constabulary spokesperson said: “Bennett was persistent in his communications with the person who he believed to be 13 years old, frequently sending them messages of an inappropriate nature, asking for responses and discussing at length sexual acts he wanted to commit.
“Fortunately, the person he chose to communicate with was a decoy, but Bennett’s intent was clearly evident.
“Once the information was known to police, we swiftly arrested Bennett and began our own enquiries which found further offending.”
Supervisor at pool where Kyle Daniels is accused of sexually abusing girls is asked whether she smiled at him in court – as he’s interrogated over a chat with alleged victim's father
By AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 04:11 EST, 26 November 2020
A Sydney pool supervisor who says a father's shocking claim about swim coach Kyle Daniels was 'burnt into my mind' has been challenged over her evidence.
The crown witness, who can't be named, has told the District Court jury the father reported his daughter as having said Daniels 'may' have touched near her front area.
But prosecutor Karl Prince on Thursday referred to her email written soon after the call saying the father said the girl stated her teacher 'put' his hand near her private area.
Daniels, 22, has pleaded not guilty to 26 charges, including multiple counts of having sexual intercourse with a child under 10 and indecently assaulting a person under 16.
He is accused of touching nine of his students aged between five and 10 on or near their genitals while instructing them between February 2018 and February 2019 at a pool on Sydney's north shore.
Mr Prince asked the supervisor on Thursday if she had smiled at Daniels when she went into the witness box on Wednesday.
'I don't think I intentionally did,' she replied. 'It's my first time in court and I was just trying to smile and be normal.'
Smiling in court is not really very normal!
She told Mr Prince the email was not 'quote for quote' about the father's February 2019 phone call, which ultimately led to the police investigation.
By saying 'may have touched' to the jury she said she meant the father said he had not seen the incident himself.
'It was a lot of information. I was quite shocked,' she said. 'I would never have thought anyone would say that about Kyle.'
She had worked with Daniels all the time he was employed at the pool, but 'we never hung out outside work because he was very young, I was a lot older'. She was 'friendly' with him just as she was friendly with all her staff members.
Mr Prince also noted her email said the father reported another daughter coming out of class the following week and saying the same thing about Daniels, but he wasn't sure if she had heard her sibling say this.
But the supervisor told the jury the father said the younger girl's complaint emerged after he directly questioned her.
She again said her email was not 'quote for quote', but agreed this part of the conversation she revealed to the jury was not in the email.
The trial continues before Judge Kara Shead.
Child Rapists - go to Finland, it's almost legal there. Multiple child rapes from 5-15 years old; one child drugged and raped for 10 hours. Penalty - 20 months in prison!!!!!!
Two men convicted of child rapes, get 20 months in prison
Western Uusimaa district court has handed down prison sentences to two men convicted of multiple rapes of children aged between five and 15.
The worst case involved a child drugged and raped for ten hours, according to a statement from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) investigation lead Sanna Springare last year.
Court proceedings were held behind closed doors and the court records were sealed, although the verdict is public.
A former parish councillor and travel industry entrepreneur aged 59 was convicted of two counts of child sexual abuse. The court ruled that the man's actions were sexual in nature and damaging to the victims' development.
The second defendant, aged 51, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse, keeping indecent images of children and narcotics crimes.
Both men received prison sentences of one year and eight months, and were told to pay compensation of between 1,750 and 6,000 euros plus court costs.
The same two men are also accused of a series of similar crimes in South Ostrobothnia. Yle is not naming them at this stage.
The verdict in that case is due to be handed down on 17 December.
The NBI announced in 2019 that it suspected several Finnish men of involvement in violent sexual abuse of children, and producing images and videos of their crimes.
Police confiscated some 400 hours of illegal video material, some of which was played during the trial. Police say that some of the material depicted especially cruel acts.
The victims were all boys aged between five and 15 when the crimes took place. The crimes themselves were committed between 2004 and 2014.
Unbelievable! How could these monsters get anything less than 40 years in prison? 20 months is pathetic and infuriating! Has the judge absolutely no concern for the welfare of Finish children?
Kyabram, AU man to stand trial over child sex crimes
Nov 26 2020
by IVY JENSEN
A KYABRAM man charged over historical child sex offences has been committed to stand trial.
Geoffrey Anderson, 69, faced a committal hearing at Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and Thursday, November 25 and 26, where magistrate Megan Aumair determined there was enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
Anderson is charged with 19 sex-related offences, including sexual penetration of a child under 16 and indecent act with a child under 16.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between 1999 and 2004 when the male victim was aged between 11 and 17.
Anderson's bail conditions included surrendering his passports, not to attend points of international departure and not to contact witnesses for the prosecution other than the informant.
A directions hearing has been listed for February 9, 2021, at Bendigo County Court, with a trial date to be fixed.
Anderson was arrested by Bendigo’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team on May 20, 2020.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Today's USA Pervs and Pedos List > 3 Jacksonville Pervs; Pa man - 66 felonies; Pensioner Charged with 30 y/o Crimes; 5'4" Fugitive; Cop
2 Jacksonville, Fla men indicted for child sex-abuse images and
3rd man, an infantophile, takes plea deal
Author: Florida Times-Union, Dan Scanlan
Published: 7:29 PM EST November 20, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Federal indictments have been handed down against two Jacksonville men in separate cases of distributing or producing images of sexual abuse against children, according to the U.S. Attorney‘s Office.
Additionally, a third man faces sentencing after pleading guilty to producing such images, prosecutors said.
Columbus Donavan Jeffrey, 41, was indicted Friday on two counts of producing images depicting the sexual abuse of a child.
Jeffrey was arrested Oct. 3 by the Jacksonville Sheriff‘s Office on three counts of sexual battery of a minor, as well as four more of producing a sexual performance of a minor. He also was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography and one charge of sexual intercourse without disclosing HIV, and remains behind bars on $625,000 bail, jail records show.
Federal court documents state that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received two reports in May from a company administering an online social messaging application of someone with username “hideme1977” uploading and distributing child sex abuse images via that application. Further investigation traced them to Jeffrey‘s home.
A search warrant was served on the home, and Jeffrey identified himself and a child in one of the photos that had been uploaded to the app, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. The Sheriff‘s Office was able to locate the child.
The second indictment was handed down against 22-year-old Reece Christopher Depew, accused of distributing sexual-abuse images of young children.
Court documents state an online user named “Android 18” had uploaded and distributed child sex abuse images to a social media chat platform, the U.S. Attorney‘s Office said. Further investigation led to a home where Depew lived, and the FBI served a search warrant there that ended in his arrest.
Authorities received reports that a social network user was sharing images of child sex abuse and determined they had been created in Duval County, according to court documents. The Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at Prater’s home, where his cellphone had images of him sexually abusing babies and children. The cellphone contained about 900 images and 50 videos of child sexual abuse.
So, the infant sexual abuse is just forgotten? Seriously?
Prater faces 15 to 80 years in federal prison when he is sentenced May 4, the U.S. Attorney‘s Office said.
Montoursville, Pa man convicted of 66 felonies stemming from
rape of a child
Morgan Snook Nov 20, 2020
Williamsport, Pa. – A 42-year-old Montoursville man was found guilty today of dozens of felony counts stemming from the repeated rape of a child.
Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio handed down dozens of guilty verdicts to Matthew A. Sauter:
Six felony counts of rape of a child
12 felony counts of statutory sexual assault
12 felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
18 felony counts of aggravated indecent assault
12 felony counts of corruption of minors
Six felony counts of indecent assault
Sauter had oral, vaginal, and anal sex with a child numerous times over an 18-month period.
"In order for a person Mr. Sauter's age to carry on a sexual relationship with a 13 year old, all of these conditions must be satisfied," First Assistant District Attorney Martin Wade said.
Wade described the following six conditions:
A legitimate reason for spending time with her
Privacy for the acts to occur
He can’t hurt her badly enough to leave marks someone can discover
He must be physically attracted to her to have the desire to take such a risk
Some type of in or opening.
Sauter met all six conditions, Wade successfully argued to the judge.
"Some of the information [Sauter] introduced to this case paints a picture of a private and secure environment where sexual abuse could certainly thrive," Wade said.
Sauter's attorney George E. Lepley Jr. argued that there was no corroborating evidence to support the child's accusation – including no evidence of physical trauma on her sexual assault exam. But according to expert testimony, most sexual abuse victims don't show signs of physical trauma.
"More than 90% of girls with substantial sexual abuse will have a normal or nonspecific exam," Child Abuse Pediatrics Specialist Dr. Pat Bruno testified. "A fissure is like a paper cut, it heals at a rate of approximately 1 millimeter per day, so three to four days."
Weeks passed between the last sexual episode and the child's sexual assault examination.
Lepley pointed out that the child had a history of mental health issues, including "telling stories" and being admitted to The Meadows.
"I’d submit that the lack of any corroborating evidence, the Meadows admission, references to mental health history, maybe she believes that it actually happened but with all of that I’d submit that the Court has to have reasonable doubts," Lepley said before Lovecchio rendered his verdict.
"You determine credibility for a living," Martin said to the Lovecchio. "Your Honor has to make a credibility determination." As evidenced by the verdict, Lovecchio indeed found the child to be credible.
In addition to the 66 felonies listed above, Sauter also was convicted of 12 counts of misdemeanor indecent assault.
His bail was revoked and Sauter was ordered to undergo an assessment by the Pa. Sexual Offender's Assessment Board to determine if he is a sexually violent predator.
Sauter's sentencing is scheduled for March 3, 2021.
Utah man, 71, faces felony child sexual abuse charges for
decades-old alleged incidents
By MARK SHENEFELT Standard-Examiner 5 hrs ago 0
LAYTON — A 71-year-old man has been released to home detention while prosecutors pursue child sexual abuse charges against him for alleged incidents of as long as 30 years ago.
A Layton Police Department probable cause statement said a woman, now about 40 years old, reported Aug. 31 that she had been abused by a former neighbor in 1990 and 1991.
During the investigation, police said they determined the woman's report corroborated a separate report by a different woman in 2017 who alleged abuses she said occurred in 1998-2000.
Under Utah law, there is no statute of limitations for most child sexual abuse offenses.
They include one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in the 1990-91 case, plus two charges of sexual abuse of a child and one count of forcible sexual abuse in the 1998 case.
"He adamantly denies all of these allegations against him," Mitchell's attorney, Andrew McAdams, said Friday.
The Layton police statement said the first woman reported she was at Mitchell's home in 1990 when he, clad only in underwear, allegedly pressed his penis on her vagina and stomach and ejaculated.
She had multiple journal entries, the affidavit said, indicating other instances of alleged inappropriate acts.
The second alleged victim said she recalled spending time at Mitchell's house in 1998-2000.
She reported a hide-and-seek game with Mitchell and other girls during which he allegedly massaged her genitals with his hand.
The affidavit said Mitchell told police in interviews in 2018 and in September this year that he played hide-and-seek and wrestling games with his daughter and friends in the 1990s. He denied touching anyone's genitals, the affidavit said, but "admitted that their bodies would often rub together and it was possible that he had ejaculated at some point based on the friction."
So that pretty much nails it. He was sexually stimulated by little girls.
The affidavit said Mitchell told police "the 10-year-old girls were the sexually aggressive ones who often touched him in strange ways." He said they wore "immodest" clothing and he recalled accidentally touching a girl's breast at one point while they were wrestling.
"He's subjected himself to being interrogated twice by Layton City police over the last 2 1/2 years, and he's talked with them voluntarily," McAdams said. "He's always maintained that he didn't do what they're alleging him to have done."
According to 2nd District Court records in Farmington, a judge issued an arrest warrant for Mitchell on Nov. 6 and the defendant was arrested and booked into the Davis County Jail on Nov. 10.
Judge John R. Morris ordered Mitchell released Nov. 13 pending trial.
Morris said Mitchell must remain home except to work or shop. On Wednesday, a court contractor reported to the judge that Mitchell had been fitted with an electronic monitor.
Mitchell's next court appearance is set for Dec. 3 before Judge Thomas Kay.
Vernonia, Ore man facing multiple counts of child sex abuse, accused of possessing child porn
NOV 20, 2020
Scott Allen Skeels
VERNONIA, OR (KPTV) - A Vernonia man was arrested Tuesday and is facing multiple counts of child sexual abuse, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office said the Vernonia Police Department and the Department of Justice served a search warrant on Sept. 23 in Vernonia after receiving a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
During the search warrant, investigators seized electronic devices that belonged to Skeels. The devices were searched and, according to the sheriff's office, several live videos of a young child were found.
Deputies, along with help from the Hillsboro Police Department, arrested Skeels on Tuesday at about 5 p.m. in Hillsboro.
Skeels was booked into the Columbia County Jail on four counts of invasion of personal privacy, three counts of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse, two counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse, three counts of using a child in a display of sexual conduct, three counts of second-degree attempted sex abuse, and one count of first-degree sex abuse.
His bail has been set at $575,000.
The sheriff's office said the investigation is ongoing.
45-y/o man allegedly sexually abused child for 2 years - Houston police
November 20, 2020 12:49PM
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are searching for a man accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Martinez is said to have sexually abused the child between 2014 and 2016, according to HPD.
Authorities described Martinez as a Hispanic man who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, between 150 and 180 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.
Beulah, ND man charged with child sex crime
Bismarck Tribune staff 10 hrs ago
A Beulah man who police say repeatedly forced himself on a young girl during the last year now faces a felony charge that could send him to prison for life.
Steven Zarr was charged Thursday with continuous sexual abuse of a child, court documents show.
Police in an affidavit say Zarr inappropriately touched and forced himself on a young girl on multiple occasions since November 2019. He allegedly told investigators in an interview on Tuesday that the contact occurred “at least five to 10 times during the previous three months,” according to the affidavit.
Zarr, who was born in 1990, is in custody pending $100,000 cash bail. No attorney is listed for him in court documents.
Whatcom, Wa man receives 4-year sentence for repeatedly raping sixth-grade girl
BY DAVID RASBACH
NOVEMBER 20, 2020 02:00 PM
A 29-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, Nov. 20, after he pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping a sixth-grade girl at various locations around the Lummi reservation in Whatcom County.
U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran announced Gideon Thomas Bewley’s sentencing, which occurred in U.S. District Court in Seattle, in a news release.
“This is a very painful case. The victim was so vulnerable … this was an aggressive act by a person almost twice the age of a 12-year-old girl,” U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said during the sentencing hearing.
Bewley was 23 years old at the time of the sexual assaults, the release states.
According to records, which were filed in 2014 and 2015, Bewley sexually assaulted the victim at various locations around the Lummi Nation’s reservation and told the victim, who had just finished sixth grade, that he would harm her if she told anyone.
The victim first told a school counselor about the attacks in 2014, according to the release, and the counselor notified law enforcement, but the victim was too scared to discuss it with police investigators.
Child Protective Services was notified in 2016, the release stated, and during a forensic interview arranged by the Lummi Police Department, the victim disclosed the sexual abuse.
It took 2 years to notify CPS? What?
Bewley was arrested by Lummi police in December 2018 and indicted in January 2019, according to the release, before he pleaded guilty in August 2019.
Is it just me or does the Lummi police operate at a snail's pace? 2 more years to arrest the creep after the victim disclosed the abuse? Was she victimised again in those 2 years?
A spokesperson for the Lummi Nation’s victim services told the court during Friday’s sentencing hearing that the victim has “dealt with a lot and is working on her healing,” the release states.
In addition to serving time in prison, Bewley must register as a sex offender once he is released and will be placed on probation for five years.
So, how many times was this child raped? How many years did it go on? It seems like the creep will spend less time in prison than the girls spend being raped? Everything about this story is very disturbing. There should be an investigation from start to finish. Four years is an absurd sentence!
Fall River, Mass woman charged with sexual exploitation of children
BOSTON – A Fall River woman was indicted Tuesday, Nov. 24, by a federal grand jury on child sexual exploitation charges.
Nichole Cyr, 25, was indicted on two counts of sexual exploitation of children. According to the indictment, Cyr produced child pornography involving two minors on various dates between November 2019 and July 2020. Cyr will make an initial appearance in federal court in Boston at a later date. She is currently in state custody.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; David Magdycz, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III; Fall River Police Chief John M. Souza; and New Bedford Police Chief Joseph C. Cordeiro the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti, Lelling’s Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, is prosecuting the case.
The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.
Flint, Mi police officer facing 9 more child sex abuse charges involving second victim
By Ann Pierret
Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 12:47 PM PST
FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - A Flint police officer is facing nine more child sex charges after investigators say a second underage female victim came forward.
Justin McLeod, who has worked with the Flint Police Department for nearly five years, originally was charged last week with nine crimes related to alleged sexual abuse involving a girl under age 13 who was part of his “circle of influence.”
The new charges announced Wednesday involving a second alleged victim bring the total number of charges against 36-year-old McLeod to 18. The second alleged victim was described only as another young female under McLeod’s “circle of influence” who now is an adult.
“It’s nauseating to think that he ever wore a police uniform, because while he was sworn to protect and serve, he was preying and hurting,” said Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson.
The woman claims she endured two and a half years of sexual abuse from McLeod until her family moved out of the area. She came forward after hearing news of the first alleged victim last week.
The second alleged victim stayed silent because she believed she was McLeod’s only victim until last week.
“They didn’t want to destroy the family, so they kept it inside. But when they saw the courage of number one, they knew they had to come forward and tell their story and they did, and it was a compelling one,” Swanson said.
McLeod is facing several counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carry a prison sentence of 25 years to life if he is convicted.
“We won’t have a problem with this guy hurting our people again. I promise you that,” said Swanson.
Authorities began investigating McLeod last week after the first victim contacted a nurse and detailed the allegations against him on the evening of Nov. 15. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Flushing Township Police Department and Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) raided a residence on McKinley Road as part of the investigation.
McLeod, who was on the Flint Police Department’s K-9 team since 2018, was arrested and Flint Police Chief Terence Green said termination proceedings began Nov. 16 to remove McLeod from his position.
“Absolutely, he used his position as not only a police officer but a canine officer to use as a leverage, as a an authority over this individual,” Swanson said of the second alleged victim.
He accused McLeod of grooming his victims over several years. Police welcome any more alleged victims of McLeod to contact the sheriff’s office.
“We know that they just don’t stop at one. It’s just not common,” Swanson said. “So I’m hoping that if any victim out there hears the story -- has the ability to trust the system that we will protect you.”
McLeod remained in custody at the Genesee County Jail on Wednesday with no bond offered.
Farmington gaming center owner accused of child pornography charges tied to business
Farmington Daily Times
FARMINGTON — The owner of a Farmington video and computer gaming center is accused of distributing and possessing child pornography using the businesses’ internet account.
Court documents reveal Gigabytes Gaming Center owner Christopher Roske has a 1999 felony conviction for possessing child pornography.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation into the case with assistance from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.
A Sheriff’s Office detective on Nov. 3 reviewed the activity of a user who was sharing photos and videos of child sexual abuse using the BitTorrent file sharing program
The detective contacted an Attorney General’s Office special agent regarding the files downloaded from a Comcast Business internet account. The agent turned over the files he allegedly downloaded from the user.
The affidavit states the internet account, which allegedly possessed and distributed the photos and videos of child sexual abuse, was in Roske’s name at the address of 3030 E. Main St. Suite M in Farmington.
Roske’s name is listed as the owner of Gigabytes Gaming Center on the business registration application at the same address filed with the City of Farmington, according to records obtained by The Daily Times.
The business lets customers play video, computer and virtual reality games while serving food and drinks from its snack bar, according to the Gigabytes website.
On Nov. 13, the detective was able to download more images and videos of child sexual abuse from the internet account allegedly tied to Roske.
A search warrant was executed on Nov. 18 at Gigabytes. Roske was at the business and tried to force his way into the building as it was being searched, according to court documents. Roske said he needed a briefcase that had a firearm in it from inside the business.
The briefcase contained two firearms and multiple forms of identification for Roske along with a laptop computer. An examination of the laptop showed evidence it was the laptop allegedly used to download the explicit videos and photos.
The San Juan County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion on Nov. 23 to keep Roske at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center with no bond, keeping him at the jail until his jury trial.
The motion also stated Roske has a 1999 felony conviction for possession of child pornography in Olympia, Washington. The DA’s office also wrote the defendant “continues to exploit young children” but no further details were available.
Roske’s preliminary hearing in Aztec Magistrate Court is set for the morning of Dec. 3.