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

Friday, 26 May 2017

Today's Global P&P List with Stories from UK (3), India and Australia

Twisted tale of child sexual abuse, ‘sextortion’ from Bengaluru: Teen trapped online

Bengaluru parent says teen son tricked into sending nude photos of him, parents to extortionist on Facebook
Theja Ram

Like most teenagers, 13-year-old Sandeep* from Bengaluru’s Herohalli, would spend hours on Facebook every day.

But this browsing, according to an FIR filed with the Cyber Crime of CID in Bengaluru, lead to a twisted tale of child sexual exploitation and ‘sextortion’ in the city.

In June 2016, Sandeep became friends with a person named Tejal Patel. Sandeep and Tejal Patel talked every day for months.

Towards the end of April, Tejal Patel began sending pornographic images of a certain girl to Sandeep. It is unclear whether Tejal Patel is a man or woman and from where the account was being operated. He had also received Sandeep’s nude photographs a few months into the chatting.

According to an investigating officer with the Cyber Crime Police, sometime in May, Tejal Patel stopped sending the pornographic images, which Sandeep was hooked to by then.

“Sandeep kept asking Tejal Patel for more pictures. This was when the first demand came. Tejal Patel refused to send them any more pictures unless he procured pictures of Sandeep’s parents having sexual intercourse. The boy, who did not realise what this might entail, procured the photos and sent it to Tejal Patel,” a Bengaluru Cyber Crime officer told TNM.

Thus, began the saga of child pornography and sextortion, if one goes by the FIR lodged with the Cyber Crime police.

Soon after Sandeep sent Tejal Patel the pictures of his parents, the miscreant demanded that Sandeep pay up Rs 1 crore ($160,000 USD) or face the unbearable humiliation of his parents’ and his explicit photos appearing on all social media platforms.

It was after this incident that Sandeep realised that he was being played by Tejal. Panicked and scared of the turn of events, Sandeep told his parents the series of events which had occurred since he became friends with the stranger on Facebook.

The boy’s parents immediately approached the Bengaluru Cyber Crime Police and an FIR was registered against Tejal Patel under section 67(B) of the Information Technology Act 2000 (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act), sections 14 (punishment for using child for pornographic purposes) and 15 (punishment for storage of pornographic material involving child) of the POCSO Act, and sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication), 384 (punishment for extortion) and 385 (putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) of the Indian Penal Code.

Child pornography production

It is not just sexual grooming or sexual abuse that predators on the internet indulge in, child pornography production too is a facet of Internet-related sex crimes. The National Juvenile Online Victimization (NJOV) Survey by University of New Hampshire in 2005 found that one in five online child molesters took sexually suggestive or explicit photographs of victims or convinced victims to take such photographs of themselves or friends.

Another study found that 4% of youth Internet users were asked to take sexual pictures of themselves and send them to online solicitors.

Sextortion

The Bengaluru case may also be a case of sextortion. Sextortion is a method employed by predators on the internet where the victim is coerced to pay money or explicit pictures and videos will be published.

Thorn, an organization that fights child sexual exploitation with tech says ‘Sextortion’ is an emerging type of crime.  It says, “Sextortion is a wide-ranging problem and not isolated to one website or app. Perpetrators used many forms of technology to reach victims and 45% of victims reported contact with perpetrators on more than one platform.”

*Name changed.





Anthony Foster: campaigner for child
sexual abuse victims dies
Tributes paid to justice advocate whose two daughters were abused by a priest in the 1980s and 90s
  
Anthony Foster, shown with pictures of his daughters Emma and Katie, both abuse victims, in March 2016 after a meeting with Cardinal George Pell in Rome. Photograph: Riccardo De Luca/AP

Australian Associated Press

The chair of Australia’s child sex abuse royal commission has said he is “deeply saddened” by the death of tireless victims advocate Anthony Foster.

Foster, who became a relentless advocate after his daughters were raped by a priest, was reported to have died on Friday evening from a major stroke.

Foster and his wife, Chrissie, shared their torment to the media and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Justice Peter McClellan extended his condolences to the Foster family and praised their dedication to achieving justice for survivors of child sexual abuse.

“They attended hundreds of days of public hearings and participated in many of our policy roundtables,” McClellan said.

“With a dignity and grace, Anthony and Chrissie generously supported countless survivors and their families whilst also managing their own grief.

“Commissioners and staff at the royal commission are deeply shocked and saddened by this news.”

Foster’s daughters, Emma and Katie, suffered sexual abuse at the hands of pedophile priest Kevin O’Donnell at their Melbourne school between 1988 and 1993.

Emma took an overdose of her medication and died in 2008, while Katie was hit by a car and is now brain damaged and in a wheelchair.

Tributes poured in for Foster on Saturday, with many describing the father as a voice for survivors who struggled to discuss their personal experiences.

“Anthony was the person that stood up and he spoke in quiet but powerful words, and in many ways you know, he roared like a lion on this issue,” friend Paul Kennedy said.


Bless your soul, Anthony, for giving silent children a voice.


Kennedy co-authored a book, Hell on the Way to Heaven, with Foster in 2010.

“It is just so sad for everyone that Anthony Foster has died,” he said.

Fellow victims’ advocate Manny Waks said he was devastated to hear of the death of his friend and colleague.

“Anthony, together with his dear wife Chrissie, has been one of my inspirations,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Despite all they endured, they maintained determination and dignity in their ongoing campaign for justice and reform within the Catholic Church – for them and for others.”

Waks voiced his anger with the Catholic church for the “ongoing pain and suffering they caused the Fosters”.

“At the very least they should belatedly publicly acknowledge the incredible work by such an amazing family,” he said.

“They should belatedly publicly apologise to Anthony and Chrissie Foster.

“Many of us are mourning with you. We will continue to support you in whatever way we can.”






Boys' Brigade leader jailed for seven years for
child sex abuse
By Neil_Shaw, Stuart Abel
  
A Devon Boys' Brigade leader who sexually abused children in his care has been jailed for seven years.

David Wall, 53, indecently assaulted three boys he was in charge of in the Christian youth organisation and went on to abuse a fourth boy. The married father of two carried out his sick crimes over two decades before his victims worked up the courage to come forward.

Wall, who assaulted boys in tents and in his home during informal sleepovers, was known by members of his unit as "Wandering Hands" Wall. But boys were too afraid to complain until the first one contacted police until 2007.

Jailing him for seven years, Judge Paul Darlow said: "This was a gross abuse of your position in a Christian caring organisation, the purpose of which was to promote moral values."

He said his abuse had a "marked" impact on his victim. He was finally brought to justice about two decades after the last offence, following a second trial. A jury in a previous trial last October could not agree verdicts in a hearing involving three of the complainants.

The officer in the case said outside court that she was "thrilled" with the sentence. DC Sarah Ronayne was praised for her three-year investigation.

Wall, now living in Ringwood in Hampshire, was found guilty of five counts of indecent assault against four boys. The jury, after more than ten hours of deliberations, could not agree on a verdict on a sixth count involving a fifth complainant.

Judge Darlow discharged the jury from reaching a verdict in relation to that single count. He entered a not guilty verdict. Ali Rafati, for Wall, said he continued to deny all of the offences and had stayed out of trouble since at least 2000.

He added: "There are things in those victim impact statements that may not be attributed on balance to David Wall." Mr Rafati said Wall has worked hard to run a charity for years in Hampshire, called Acts 4 Sharing, to help other people.

Wall showed little reaction as the unanimous guilty verdicts were read, shaking his head silently.

One victim told the court in an emotional statement that he was driven to try and take his own life when he was 23, about a decade after he was indecently touched during a sleepover in a tent.

The man added: "I have suffered 18 years of pure hell and almost taken my own life because of his actions. I was an innocent child who was turned into a self-loathing paranoid mess.

"Since this incident I feel that my innocence was lost".

The man, who was never in the Boys' Brigade, was about 13 at the time of the abuse. He added: "I do have a small ounce of pity for him. He must be a very sick man. He must not have contact with children ever again."

He said that he had battled with drugs, drink and depression because of the abuse at the hands of the married church-goer and father-of-two. The man added that he had a "number of emotional breakdowns". He said that he hoped the conviction would "bring closure".

All the victims said that they had trouble dealing with everyday situations and coping with relationships. One said he could not cope being in the company of men, which had blighted his chosen career.

He said in a statement: "I keep my head down, I work in a dead-end job and at the end of the week I just take my pay."

The man has seen a psychiatrist and had anger management. He added: "I cannot stand being touched by a man in any way, anywhere." 

Officer in the case DC Sarah Ronayne had to rely on the memories of complainants and other boys to trace their former colleagues. Two of the five complainants happened to be living abroad – one on the other side of the world.

One was never a member of the Christian organisation and came forward independently after watching footballers complaining of abuse they had suffered as children. Wall stood trial in October last year but escaped justice when the jury could not agree on their verdicts.

One victim came forward after seeing footballer Andy Woodward complain of abuse as a child on television

The first complainant came forward in 2007 and Wall denied the allegation in an interview which lasted two and a half hours. But police decided to take no further action and the file was not passed over to the Crown Prosecution Service. The exact reason for that decision had not been revealed.

The second victim to contact police in 2014 spoke out after being trained about child protection as part of his job. Police launched Operation Sandor in August of that year.

Wall said he was arrested at his church on his 25th wedding anniversary. 

"I am thrilled with the outcome. Wall is a risk to young children. The sentence is fitting of the crime."

Trial judge Paul Darlow praised the investigation, which was almost entirely the work of DC Ronayne.

Reporting by plymouthherald

Devon, UK




Hearing proves West Yorkshire Police constable failed to treat child sex abuse survivor properly

The nine-day hearing into the 2011 case concluded on Thursday

A West Yorkshire Police officer has received a written warning after a hearing found failings in the treatment of a child sex abuse survivor.

A nine-day misconduct hearing directed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) found that officers failed to engage with the survivor and their family properly.

Dr Derrick Campbell (Photo: Birmingham Post and Mail)

The detective constable was found to have failed to progress serious allegations and didn’t seek proper guidance, as well as making “inappropriate comments” to the survivor.

The hearing related to a case that was investigated in 2011.

An inspector and a sergeant were also found to have failed in supervising the DC and did not provide enough resources.

Police said that between them they had “failed to treat the survivor and their family appropriately.”

However, the panel found that misconduct was not proven against the inspector or the sergeant, and the two did not receive warnings.

IPCC Commissioner Derrick Campbell said: “I would like to express my sympathies for the survivor and their family for what is a very sad and disturbing case. I sincerely hope that West Yorkshire Police has truly learned lessons from this and will put measures in place to make sure these mistakes are not repeated in the future.”

Two officers, who were found to have a case to answer for gross misconduct, could not be subject to misconduct proceedings, as they had retired before the conclusion of the IPCC investigation. A further two officers were subject to management action as a result of their roles in the police investigation.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said that the force takes allegations of abuse extremely seriously and are actively campaigning to raise awareness of the issue.

The spokesperson said: “Since this time our approach to child sexual exploitation has significantly changed – it is a top priority for West Yorkshire Police. We have built strong partnerships and developed better working practices to ensure victims are properly supported and crimes thoroughly investigated to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

“The signs of child sexual exploitation are now identified and acted on at an early stage, and measures are put in place to protect victims and potential victims of this abhorrent crime.

“This improved understanding has also led to a number of cases across West Yorkshire, where perpetrators have been given lengthy jail sentences for sexual offences, some committed decades ago.”

A 2016 HMIC assessment into WYP’s safeguarding of young people was rated as “good” and recognised the force’s change in response to allegations of abuse.







The worst sexual abuse scandal in British soccer history is up to 560 victims

The allegations are focused on 252 suspects.

Andy Woodward talks to HBO’s David Scott. (Screengrab via HBO)

One of the worst child sexual abuse scandals in sports history just keeps growing in scope.

Last month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council in England released the latest numbers in an ongoing investigation into a child sex abuse scandal in British soccer. As of that report, 560 alleged victims had come forward with allegation against 252 suspects.

So far, 311 football clubs from all ranks, amateur through premier, have been impacted by the investigation.

This week on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, former Chelsea soccer player Gary Johnson talked to journalist David Scott about the abuse he suffered.

Johnson was scouted for Chelsea’s elite youth program when he was only 13 years old by Eddie Heath. One day, after Johnson had a bad day at school, Heath invited Johnson back to his house. Once there, Heath put on a porn movie.

“The next thing I know my trousers and underwear are around my ankles and he started sexually abusing me,” Johnson said.

Johnson kept the abuse a secret for over 40 years, but decided to come forward after seeing another former soccer pro, Andy Woodward, talk with the BBC about the sexual abuse he experienced as a child at the Crewe Alexandra football club.

“Why would I want to tell anyone? I don’t want to have that stigma of going to a game and people laughing at me,” Johnson said, explaining why he was silent for all of those years.

Woodward’s BBC interview triggered floods of other victims to come forward, and caused the Football Association to launch an independent inquiry into sex abuse in British soccer between 1972–2005.

While the FA has promised reforms, many are skeptical. One anonymous former football executive whom Scott interviewed said he reported allegations of abuse to the FA back in 2001, and received a letter back saying: “The Football Association has investigated the issues and is satisfied there is no case to answer.”

A few years later, the FA abruptly terminated a study on child protections citing budget cuts.

But it’s a promising sign that the FA has launched such an intensive independent investigation —even though not everyone is cooperating with it. Earlier this month, Daniel Taylor of the Guardian reported that eight professional football clubs contacted by investigators have failed to respond to the inquiry.

The FA is considering imposing sanctions if the clubs continue to refuse to cooperate.

“The fact that clubs continue to ignore the FA inquiry and fail to cooperate is deeply concerning,” Dino Nocivelli, a lawyer who is representing a number of the former footballers, told Taylor. “It clearly shows their disregard for survivors of childhood sexual abuse within football and serious questions have to be asked as to the reasons why these clubs have decided not to engage.”

Now, the survivors who have come forward are hoping to get more support from the soccer community at large, and to create ways for victims to get the help they need. Last fall, Woodward and two other victims, Steve Walters and Chris Unsworth, founded an organisation called the Offside Trust to do just that.

However, the organization has seen some turmoil — Woodward is no longer a member of the board of directors and the split was reportedly not amicable — and the men have been frustrated by the lack of support from today’s soccer stars.

“Initially we just presumed we would get the support of every single player and every single club within the country, even global,” Walters told the Guardian in February. “That would be the right thing to do for the sake of humanity. I can understand if they are not sure what the Offside Trust is all about — what its aims and objectives are — so might have been tentative. But we still need more modern-day footballers to support us because there are about 10 to 15 and that’s it. It does disappoint you a little bit.”

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti Child Sex Ring was Whitewashed

By KATY DAIGLE and PAISLEY DODDS The Associated Press

In this Sept. 13, 2016 photo, a Sri Lanka Air Force airman carries the U.N. flag during training for a road patrol at the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training in Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka. 
Instructors at the training camp said they have taken steps to address the risk of sexual abuse and exploitation since the child sex ring scandal in Haiti. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Colombo, Sri Lanka • The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

There was no rape, insisted Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias, who was dispatched to Haiti to investigate the 2013 case. He may not have been the best choice for that job — Dias had been accused of atrocities in his own country's vicious civil war.

Dias didn't talk to the accuser, he told The Associated Press, nor did he interview medical staff who examined her. But he did clear his soldier, who remained in the Sri Lankan military.

It wasn't the first time that Sri Lankan soldiers were accused of sexual abuse: In 2007, a group of Haitian children identified 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers in a child sex ring that went on for three years, the AP reported in April.

In that case, the Sri Lankan military repatriated 114 of the peacekeepers, but none was ever jailed.


Culture of rape and impunity in Sri Lanka

In fact, Sri Lanka has never prosecuted a single soldier for sexual assault or sexual misconduct while serving in a peacekeeping mission abroad, the AP found.

The alleged abuses committed by its troops abroad stem from a culture of impunity that arose during Sri Lanka's civil war and has seeped into its peacekeeping missions. The government has consistently refused calls for independent investigations into its generation-long civil war, marked by widespread reports of rape camps, torture, mass killings and other alleged war crimes by its troops.

The U.N. has deployed thousands of peacekeepers from Sri Lanka despite these unresolved allegations of war crimes at home. This is a pattern repeated around the world: Strapped for troops, the U.N. draws recruits from many countries with poor human rights records for its peacekeeping program, budgeted at nearly $8 billion this year.

An AP investigation last month found that in the last 12 years up to March, an estimated 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse or exploitation have been leveled at U.N. peacekeepers and personnel. That tally could change as U.N. officials update their records and reconcile data from old files.

Congolese troops also have been accused of war crimes during their own longstanding war. As peacekeepers in Central African Republic, at least 17 have been accused of sexual abuse and exploitation. The situation in Congo, meanwhile, is so complex the country is hosting a U.N. peacekeeping mission to manage its own violent conflict while also sending personnel on peacekeeping missions to other countries.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan understands the predicament. When fighting gripped Rwanda, he struggled to find peacekeepers to help stem what would later become a mass slaughter that killed an estimated 800,000 people.

"Sometimes the U.N. needs troops," Annan told the AP earlier this month. "And they are so desperate that they accept troops that they will normally not accept if they had the choice."

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RAPE CAMPS

In the case of the Haiti sex ring, nine children told U.N. investigators of being lured into having sex in exchange for food and then being passed from soldier to soldier. One girl said she didn't even have breasts when she first had sex with a peacekeeper at age 12. Over the course of three years, another child said he had sex with more than 100 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, averaging about four a day.

The allegations of sexual abuse by Sri Lankan peacekeepers echo those of the country's generation-long civil war against the ethnic Tamil rebel group, known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which was fighting for an independent homeland in the island nation's north and east. Eight years after the war ended, people are increasingly coming forward to give horrific accounts of camps where they say they were tortured and gang-raped.

One Tamil woman said in testimony shared with the AP that she was kidnapped by masked men in plain clothes and taken blindfolded and gagged to what she thought was an army camp.

"He removed all my clothes and forced me down on a mattress on the floor and tied both of my hands and legs apart with a nylon rope to iron bars on both sides of the mattress," she said. She was held for about two months, and repeatedly raped.



Thursday, 25 May 2017

Disturbing CSA Stories from Around the World on Today's Global P&P List

31 y/o charged with continuous CSA of 7-9 y/o girl - Texas
3 more apparent Pakistanis charged in Rotherham CSA scandal - UK
Former disco producer/presenter charged 18 offenses on 9 kids - UK
Pervert preyed on young girls on the internet, perhaps 1000s - New Hampshire
Man molests daughter and niece on Skype just for fun - Indonesia
Tulsa man arrested for child sex abuse & assault - Oklahoma
Joplin man gets plea deal for sodomy of 3 y/o - Missouri
Historical sex abuse/rape charges against 2 men & 2 women - Wales

Child sex abuse case surfaces after girl looks up
porn at school, police say
by: Patrick McMahon, Rare.us 

SAN ANTONIO - A Texas man is facing child sex abuse charges after a girl was caught accessing pornography on a school iPad to learn more about what he does to her, according to an affidavit filed by police.

The 9-year-old told a teacher at San Antonio’s Elm Creek Elementary School that Anthony Garay sexually abused her "all the time at night," according to KSAT and the Houston Chronicle.

The shocked teacher reportedly called Child Protective Services, who interviewed the child. After the interview, police arrested Garay, 31. He’s been investigated – but not charged – by CPS in prior sexual abuse cases.

The young girl also told officials that Garay had been assaulting her since she was 7 or 8 years old and had done the same thing to her sister. 

Garay was subsequently charged with a first-degree felony for continuous sexual abuse of a child. He is being held on $75,000 bond in the Bexar County Jail.





Three more men charged in Rotherham
child sex abuse inquiry
From BBC Sheffield & South Yorkshire 

Three men have been charged as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham.

Asghar Bostan, 47, of East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, is accused of raping a female.

Mohammed Yasin, 36, of Lilycroft Road, Bradford, and Qaiser Iqbal, 35, of Bingley Road, Bradford, are charged with two other offences.

Of course, all appear to be of Pakistani origin.

The crimes are alleged to have taken place in the town between 2003 and 2006, the National Crime Agency said.

All three are due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court on 21 June.

Mr Yasin and Mr Iqbal both face charges of taking a child away from a responsible person and intentionally arranging or facilitating the travel of a female for the purposes of sexual abuse.
The men have been charged under the agency's Operation Stovewood, which has 63 suspects on its list.

A total of 15 men have been arrested, of which six have been charged.





Jonathan King charged over Walton Hop
child sex abuse allegations

The former music industry figure been charged with
18 sexual offences relating to nine victims
BY CHARLOTTE TALBOT

Former record producer and presenter Jonathan King has been charged with 18 historic sexual offences, alleged to have taken place in the 1970s and 80s.

King was charged by Surrey Police on Thursday (May 25, in connection with offences as part of Operation Ravine - the force's investigation into alleged sexual offences connected to the Walton Hop Disco, a teenage disco which ran from 1958 until 2001.

The 72-year-old from Bayswater in London has been charged with 18 sexual offences, which occurred between 1970 and 1986 and relate to nine victims.

He has been released on bail to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday (June 26).

Operation Ravine was established in early 2015 following a review by Merseyside Police into the Surrey Police investigation entitled Operation Arundel that launched in 2000.

The independent review was commissioned in January 2014 to ensure all lines of inquiry had been identified.

A number of actions have subsequently been progressed under Operation Ravine leading to new allegations of sexual offences being identified.

Surrey, UK




Somersworth man accused of trading
child sexual-abuse images

Prosecutors say man enticed girls into sending nude images
WMUR 
Kristen Carosa   
News Reporter

CONCORD, N.H. —
A Somersworth man is accused of using a mobile app to lure girls into sending him nude pictures, prosecutors said Thursday.

Matthew Felton is facing three counts of producing child pornography. He appeared in federal court Thursday.

"Mr. Felton is charged with three counts of producing child pornography involving three separate victims, three separate minor victims," acting U.S. Attorney John Farley said.

Farley said the incidents took place in 2014 and 2015. Felton is accused of posing as a female modeling photographer who would approach victims on Kik, a free messaging app for mobile devices, according to an affidavit filed for a search warrant.

The paperwork went on to say that Felton would ask the minors for naked photos to ensure they were not camera shy.

"If convicted, each count carries a minimum of 15 years in prison with up to 30 years in prison," Farley said.

Investigators said they were able to determine Felton's user name, and they discovered that his account sent and received more than 14,000 images, with many of them showing minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

"We are very concerned with protecting children's childhoods and not seeing children exploited, and any time we have an opportunity to prosecute an individual who is exploiting children, we are going to try to do that to the fullest extent of the law," Farley said.

Felton will remain in custody pending his trial, which is set to begin Aug. 1.





Man charged with sexually abusing
daughter and niece on live Skype
CALLISTASIA ANGGUN WIJAYA
THE JAKARTA POST/ANN 

A man has been charged with sexually abusing his daughter, 17, and niece, 10, on live Skype conference calls with international groups.

The man was arrested by the Jakarta Police in Kutai Kertanegara, East Kalimantan, on May 6 as a part of their Operation Candy 2, an operation conducted by the city police's special crimes directorate to combat child pornography.

"Before doing it, he informed his Skype group by saying 'we will start the show'," the special crimes directorate head Wahyu Hadiningrat said on Wednesday.

He is alleged to have molested his daughter since she was 2 years old. He had also allegedly abused his disabled niece since she was 7 years old and screened his actions on Skype.

Wahyu said the suspect, who had been monitored by the police for a month, was a member of seven Skype groups that consisted of people from countries including the US, Mexico and Argentina, who sought child pornography.

He also spread child pornography via Whatsapp and Telegraph messenger groups.

Wahyu said the man committed the alleged crimes purely for pleasure.

He has been charged with violating pornography, child protection and electronic information and communication laws.

Kutai Kertanegara, East Kalimantan, Indonesia




Tulsa Police Arrest Man For Child Sex Abuse

BY: NEWSON6.COM

TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police arrested a man for child sex abuse. Police took Anthony Henson into custody Tuesday.

Investigators say he sexually and physically abused a young female relative and physically abused a male relative.

According to reports, the female told police Henson showed her adult and child pornography then had her perform sex acts on him. She said he also performed sex acts on her.

She also told police Henson took photos of her.

The report says Henson admitted he also caused physical injuries to both the female and male. Police said both had injuries consistent with being hit by a belt.





Joplin Care-giver Accepts Plea Deal In
Child Sex Abuse Case
 
A Joplin man will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a 3-year-old boy. 

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Andrew Wasson molested the child in February 2016 while the boy was in his care. 

By pleading guilty to first-degree statutory sodomy, prosecutors agreed to drop the second count of statutory sodomy and cap his term to no more than 20 years in prison. 

Wasson will be sentenced on June 26.






Four charged with child sex offences after probe at Carmarthen school and children's home
Two men, aged 61 and 71, and two women, 54 and 68,
face charges including sexual assault and rape
BYLEE MACGREGOR

Rhydygors School Llanstephan Road, Johnstown Carmarthen,
Ysgol Rhydygors is a purpose-built residential special school

Four people have been charged with sexual offences after an investigation into abuse at a Carmarthen children's home and school.

Two men, aged 61 and 71, and two women, 54 and 68, face charges including sexual assault and rape.

Dyfed Powys Police has confirmed the charges were linked to Operation Almond, which looked into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children at Rhydygors School in Carmarthen during the years spanning 1976 to 1986, and Cartref-Y-Gelli between 1986 and 1990.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: “The investigation has concluded and Dyfed Powys Police can now confirm that, following advice from CPS:

“A 61-year-old man, from Carmarthenshire, has been charged with nine offences of indecent assault and three offences of attempt indecent assault.

"He will appear at Llanelli Magistrates Court on the June 15, 2017. The offence locations were in the Carmarthen and Hereford area.

“A 71-year-old man, from Carmarthenshire, has been served with a summons to appear at Llanelli Magistrates Court on the July 20, 2017, for an offence of rape. The offence location was in the North Wales area.

“A 68-year-old woman from Carmarthenshire, has been served with a summons to appear at Llanelli Magistrates Court on the August 31, 2017, for two offences of indecent assault.

"The offence location was in the Carmarthen area.

“A 54-year-old woman from Essex, has been served with a summons to appear at Llanelli Magistrates Court on the August 31, 2017, for an offence of indecent assault.

"The offence location was in the Carmarthen area.

"Dyfed Powys Police worked closely with partner agencies and other forces as part of this investigation and the safety, welfare and protection of vulnerable people remain an absolute priority of all the organisations involved.”



New Trial Ordered in Sex Assault Case After Ontario Judge Refuses to Explain Verdict

Justice Susanne Goodman failed to produce reasons for acquittal
despite request from Crown
By Alison Crawford, 

Ontario's Court of Appeal has thrown out an acquittal in a sexual assault trial and ordered a new one after the trial judge failed to deliver her reasons for her ruling. Canada's judicial watchdog is now looking into the judge's conduct. (CBC)

Canada's judicial watchdog is initiating a complaint against Ontario Superior Court Justice Susanne Goodman after the province's appeal court issued a blistering rebuke of her judicial duties.

In a decision handed down Thursday, Ontario Court of Appeal Justices David Paciocco, Jean MacFarland and David Doherty quashed Goodman's acquittal of Stanislaw Sliwka, who was accused of viciously physically and sexually assaulting a woman over several months. The judges ordered a new trial.

"Our order directing a new trial is a terrible result for everyone involved in this proceeding," the justices wrote. "The trial judge's failure to give reasons, despite her repeated promises to do so, has frustrated the proper administration of justice."

Not only that, the justices noted this wasn't the first time Goodman had failed to do her job.

"Nor is this the first time that this trial judge's failure to provide reasons has required this court to order a new trial. It must be the last time," reads the ruling.

Norman Sabourin, executive director of the Canadian Judicial Council, told CBC News Thursday that he had read the decision from the appeal court relating to the Sliwka case and had "decided to initiate a complaint against Justice Goodman, in keeping with my authority," 

Goodman acquitted Sliwka on all charges on March 11, 2016, without thoroughly explaining how she arrived at her decision. She told the court she needed three more days to issue her detailed written reasons.

She never did.

Crown counsel, who wanted to appeal the decision, was stuck. After months of contacting the trial judge's office and not getting a written decision, the prosecutor wrote directly to Goodman to advise her that "as no reasons had been produced, the Crown would argue that the appeal should proceed on the basis that no further reasons for judgement existed."

Goodman never responded.

Ontario Court of Appeal


'Brief' oral comments

In her submission to the Court of Appeal, the Crown's lawyer Karen Shai argued that Goodman's "brief comments on March 11, 2016, were never intended as an adequate explanation of her acquittal of the respondent on all counts."

Goodman submitted that while brief and "arguably less than can reasonably be expected from a trial judge, [the comments] adequately explained the trial judge's reasons for acquitting the respondent." She added that if the Crown really wanted to appeal her verdict, prosecutors could just review the trial record.

The panel of appeal court judges had none of it.

"Trial judges must give reasons for their verdicts. Reasons that explain to the parties and the public the result arrived at by the trial judge are crucial to maintaining the proper level of transparency and accountability essential to the maintenance of the integrity of the trial process and public confidence in the process," they wrote in Thursday's decision.

As for Goodman's brief oral comments at the time of her verdict, the appeal court said she didn't explain how she analyzed evidence or contradictions in testimony. They said her "silence" on evidence given by police raises questions, not to mention the fact she never addressed each of the eight counts separately.

"There is no way of knowing how the trial judge arrived at her verdicts. Without any semblance of a road map to those verdicts, the Crown's right to appeal from the acquittals is rendered illusory," wrote the panel.

Goodman was a family lawyer before she was appointed to Ontario's Superior Court in 2000. 

The Ontario Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in another one of Goodman's cases in 2011 after she took 25 months to deliver her ruling in the case of a man who'd been caught carrying a loaded weapon.


Online Child Sex Abuse a "Global Crime Pandemic"

Astonishing 400% increase in child porn in 2 years

Xinhua
Editor: ying

SYDNEY, AU -- Online child sex abuse is a global crime pandemic, Australian researchers warned on Thursday, as a new study painted a disturbing picture of the systematic exploitation of children around the world.

An investigation by Anti-Slavery Australia at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), found modern technology and ease of access to the internet have helped in enabling new and alarming forms of child abuse, including pay-for-view online streaming.

Despite the efforts of Australian law enforcement, figures in the report showed a 400 percent rise in the volume of child sexual abuse imagery in Australia between 2013 and 2015.

Senior lecturer of Law at UTS, Ian Dobinson, told Xinhua that despite considering himself a "hardened criminal justice researcher who's heard it all," this time what he found during the investigation left him shocked.

"This is a huge global problem and it needs to be high on our agenda. It involves the most vulnerable people in the world, children," Dobinson said on Thursday.

It hasn't generated the massive uproar it should

"The extent of the problem is severely understated because it's just so horrific that we have problems addressing it. It hasn't generated the massive uproar it should have and more should be done."

Live-streaming abuse via webcam, as well as other digital forms of child abuse, are on the rise not just in Australia, but also internationally according to the researchers.

Professor Jennifer Burn, the director of Anti-Slavery Australia and a professor of Law at UTS, said the "chilling" data reveals "the dark side of the internet."

"The landscape of exploitation has changed rapidly over the last few years, with rapid increases in file storage and sharing, as well as filming and uploading becoming incredibly easy," Burn told Xinhua on Thursday.

"New technology is being used to facilitate grave exploitation of children. It's tragic harm that is done to them with a lifetime of consequences."

The report found that modern offenders are no longer getting caught with an album of online images, but rather tens of thousands of images and videos involving children, and increasingly, babies and toddlers.

It's tragic harm that is done to them
with a lifetime of consequences

Encryption devices and anonymity networks are making it increasingly difficult for police to catch offenders, particularly in cases where the videos are only available for a short period of time.

"Streaming raises real difficulties for investigators because it can be quite hard to find evidence as the video is there one moment and gone the next," Burn said.

Another difficulty investigators face is that it is almost impossible to create a profile of what an online child sex offender is, whether they are a producer or a viewer.

Dobinson referred to a recent case which shocked the Australian public early this year, when a notable television presenter was charged over alleged child pornography offences.

"It was a classic example of how hard it is to suggest a profile of who a perpetrator is, they come from all sorts of backgrounds, social standings and there's no real demographic," he said.

"One disturbing thing in relation to Australia is that some of the perpetrators play quite a leading role in disseminating these horrible images."

In 2015, an Australian man was charged as the founder of a global child abuse network, with his website at the time it was shut down having attracted over 3 million hits, and servicing over 45,000 subscribers.

The report said there are more than 100 known Australian online-based child sex offenders, and demand on the "darknet" is fuelling further growth in the online child exploitation industry.

"With evidence of this abuse expanding online, immediate action is needed to ensure there is no repeat of this dark and devastating history (of child sex abuse). We can't say we didn't know," said Sally Treeby of the Rainbow Fish Foundation, a philanthropy group that provided some funding for the report.

The researchers recommended that a coordinated response is the only way to protect children, with considerable need for national and global cooperation to stop online exploitation.





The Scourge of Child Sexual Abuse in Bangladesh


Dhaka Tribune 

A nation cannot call itself civilised with so many
child rapes on its conscience

Children are the most vulnerable group of people, and we are failing them badly.

The latest account is horrifying: Another 12-year-old girl was rescued after having suffered unspeakable sexual abuse at the hands of her employer.

It is hard to imagine a more despicable crime — the child was locked up for 17 days and raped repeatedly.

What’s worse is that sexual crimes against children are happening with alarming frequency.

The incident of Rajon, a young boy who was tied to a tree and tortured, though not sexual in nature, shook the nation and created awareness of child abuse, but not enough.

It is time to take a long hard look at endemic child sexual abuse.

Incidences of child rape have steadily increased in the country in the past few months.

And the official numbers don’t even tell a fraction of the whole story.

A nation cannot call itself civilised with so many child rapes on its conscience.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

The fight begins with making sure not a single perpetrator of child sexual abuse walks free — the law should dish out the harshest possible punishment for these individuals.

Secondly, children should be taken out of dangerous situations that make them vulnerable to victimisation, like manual labour or domestic work.

Indeed, this would require extensive changes in our country’s institutions, customs, and economic structure, but it is high time we made those changes.

It is the only way to break the cycle of abuse.

Those are all good ideas but they will only make a small dent in the increasing numbers of children being abused and sexually abused. Pedophiles and opportunistic perverts need to be processed quickly through court systems, but, if Bangladesh is like most countries, most of them will escape prison sentences or even being found guilty.

Successful prosecutions start with the police. Handling a sexually abused child should never be left to an ordinary policeman. Specially trained police women should handle these cases right from the start. 

Courts need to be far more sensitive to the fears and traumas of sexually abused children, and both police and judges need to understand that small children do not make up stuff like sexual abuse.

Children need to be educated about what is safe touch and unsafe touch. They need to be educated on who to tell and how to tell. And, the person they tell has to believe them or they might never speak of it again.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Horrific Care-Giver, Angry Judge, Among Today's USA Perverts and Pedophiles

Horrible care-giver gets bond lowered so she can go home - Alabama
Judge and I both angry over pathetic plea deal for nut-case - Montana
Another Farmington man accused of child rape - New Mexico
Sesser man gets summer court date for several CSA charges - Illinois

Woman with 100s of child sex abuse charges
has bond lowered
Patrick Ary 

A Lauderdale County, Alabama judge approved a lower bond for a foster mother charged in what is believed to be Lauderdale County's biggest child sex abuse case ever.

Jenise Spurgeon's bond was lowered from $2 million to $100,000 Wednesday morning in Lauderdale County District Court. Spurgeon also will be on house arrest at her home in Ball Harbour, Fla., and has to surrender her passport.

Spurgeon faces hundreds of criminal charges of child abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and enticing a child for immoral purposes. She's also charged with domestic violence and human trafficking.

Spurgeon and her husband, Daniel, were foster parents to 11 victims in Lauderdale County, authorities said.

The Spurgeons were arrested on child abuse charges in Florida in 2016. They're accused of abusing 10 adopted and foster children there.

At last check, Daniel Spurgeon was still behind bars in Florida, waiting to be extradited to Alabama.

Lauderdale Co., Alabama




Plea deal angers judge and me

Pinski voices anger over plea deal in child sex abuse case
Seaborn Larson , Great Falls Tribune

A 44-year-old man was sentenced to the maximum prison term for criminal endangerment, reduced from the sex-crime-against-a-child charge initially filed against him two years ago.

"I don't like one bit sentencing Joseph Paranteau to criminal endangerment," Cascade County District Judge Greg Pinski said at Paranteau's Wednesday sentencing. "Any notion of justice is notably absent from the charge of criminal endangerment... The court believes that he is a sex offender, and it's a travesty that he is not charged as one."

Pinski's temperament was heated in court Wednesday as he sentenced Paranteau to 10 years in Montana State Prison. Paranteau was charged in May 2015 with a sex crime against a child after the 10-year-old girl told school officials he had touched her genitals on several occasions. 

Wednesday's sentencing marked Paranteau's third felony conviction, following an assault charge in which he threatened his victim with a knife, and an assault with a weapon incident, in which Paranteau brandished a gun on a victim in order to collect a drug debt.

"To put it quite simply, Mr. Paranteau is a street thug and imposes a risk to his community," Pinski said. 

Pinski previously rejected a plea agreement which would have convicted Paranteau for assault on a minor, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. In February, prosecutors and Paranteau's defense counsel struck a deal in which he pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment, bringing a possibility of a 10-year prison sentence.

Deputy County Attorney Amanda Lofink on Wednesday described the difficulty in trying Paranteau for the charges initially filed against him. She said putting the child victim on the stand in order to get a jury to convict Paranteau may have caused more harm than good.

"The state never wants to put a child victim through a trial if they don't have to ... It would further traumatize the child," she said. "It was determined that that was too far a risk to go to trial and potentially not get a conviction and the victim not see any resolution or justice in this case."

This is so pathetic! When he is back out in 6 years how is the victim going to cope with that? She'll be just 16 and very vulnerable - no possibility of either justice or resolution! 

If your judicial system could be brought into the 21st century there would be a way for the girl to testify without a significant risk of harm. 

In the plea agreement signed by both parties in February, the prosecution said it would recommend Paranteau be sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections, with all time suspended. But, in an unusual move by the county attorney's office, Lofink deviated from the original recommendation in the plea agreement at Wednesday's hearing. 

Citing information in the pre-sentence investigation, which is not public record, Lofink said Paranteau had still not taken responsibility for the crimes which he pleaded guilty to in the agreement.

"When asked what his recommendation as the court should do with his case, he responded 'I should not be going through any of this, it should be dropped,'" Lofink read to the court. 

Twice during the case, Paranteau's bond was revoked: first when he attempted to contact the victim's mother and drove by the victim's home, and again when he was caught in counties outside of Cascade County, specifically in a bar, which are all violations of the conditions of his release. Paranteau has been in jail since his last condition violation, when he was arrested in March. 

Lofink instead recommended Paranteau be sentenced to five years in state prison with none suspended.

Nichole Lovrich, Paranteau's defense attorney, objected to several conditions recommended in the plea agreement, and said a five-year sentence with no years suspended would be out of the ordinary for a criminal endangerment conviction. 

But Pinski was not swayed by the defense, specifically citing Paranteau's claim of innocence in the pre-sentence investigation.

"Mr. Paranteau's portrayal of himself is nauseating," he said. 

Paranteau did not speak on his own behalf, but kept his chin up for the majority of the hearing, even when the victim's father read a statement to the court. 

"I've always tried to protect my daughter from harm," the victim's father said. "I feel that I failed to protect her concerning what Joseph Paranteau did to her. I want to protect my daughter and any other children from Joseph Paranteau and I feel the court would do that best by giving him the maximum sentence allowed by law."

The victim's mother also made a statement to the court by phone. She also expressed her guilt for not protecting the girl, and asked Pinski to take into account the long-term impacts of the abuse committed against her child.

"You can't just look at someone and tell they're out to harm one of your kids," she said. "I have to live with that. He needs to be held accountable for his actions."

As part of his sentencing, Paranteau will not be eligible for parole until he completes violent offender treatment phases 1 and 2. Following his release, Paranteau will be required to register as a violent offender, not a sexual offender, due to the nature of the crime of which he pleaded guilty. 

"Mr. Paranteau, without a doubt, belongs in prison for 10 years. He should be sentenced for 100 years," Pinski said. "The community is truly a better, safer place, with Mr. Paranteau in prison."






Warrant issued for Farmington man
accused of child rape
Joshua Kellogg 

FARMINGTON — A warrant has been issued for a Farmington man accused of three counts of child sex abuse on allegations of molesting a juvenile female.


Charges were filed against Eddie Mares, 33, on Friday in Aztec Magistrate Court on three counts of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree and false imprisonment, according to court records. 

A warrant with a $100,000 cash-only bond was also signed by a judge on Friday. 

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident, which is alleged to have taken place in March at a home on County Road 5572 in Farmington, according to court records and documents.

A deputy was dispatched on May 17 to the San Juan County Adult Detention Center after a female inmate called law enforcement for help. She claimed she may have been sexually abused by Mares, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The female inmate told the deputy the victim had said she "felt fondling" from Mares in the past.

A forensic interview was conducted with the victim on May 18 at Childhaven in Farmington. The non-profit agency provides care for children caught in difficult situations, often abuse or neglect.

During the interview with an advocate, the victim said Mares had penetrated her with his fingers while they slept in the same bed at his home, according to the affidavit.

The victim said Mares had been drinking "a lot" of alcohol and regularly shared the bed with her and other family members, according to court documents.

When asked how she knew it was Mares, she said she had woken up and saw his face.

Mares also allegedly restrained the victim with his legs during the incident, according to court documents.

He is described as Hispanic male who is 5-foot-1 and 190 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective Lt. Kyle Lincoln.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call nonemergency dispatch at 505-334-6622 or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.






Michael Hobbs, charged with child porn and child sexual abuse, receives court date
Isaac Smith

Michael Hobbs, the Sesser man charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse and child pornography, is scheduled to sit before a jury this August.

During a preliminary hearing Wednesday, defense attorney Thomas Mansfield represented Hobbs before Judge Thomas Tedeschi. The court set pretrial dates of July 6 at 1:30 p.m., July 27 at 9:30 a.m. and a jury trial date of Aug. 8 to begin at 9:30 a.m. in Benton.

Hobbs was arrested May 4 on two counts of child pornography, a Class X felony; two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony; one count of indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 3 felony; and one count of grooming, a Class 4 felony. According to a news release, Hobbs’ victim was 15 years old.

Hobbs is being held in the Franklin County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Sesser, Illinois