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

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Series of Charges and Convictions in Child Sex and Pornography in Australia

A northern Tasmanian woman will be sentenced in the Supreme Court next year for child sex offences, including producing child pornography.

The woman, 26, from Mayfield has pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault, producing child exploitation material, involving a child in the production of such material.

She also admitted performing an indecent act with a person under the age of 17.

One of Australia's most notorious paedophiles has pleaded guilty to a series of new child sex charges.

Former Catholic priest Gerald Ridsdale has spent most of the past 20 years in prison for abusing dozens of children in western Victoria during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

He became eligible for parole this year, but police recently charged him with more offences after more victims came forward.

Ridsdale appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court to enter his guilty plea.

More fall-out from the global child porn ring shut down by Canadian police last week.  See: http://northwoodssaveachild.blogspot.ca/2013/11/65-australians-arrested-as-canadian.html

Police investigating a world-wide online child sex abuse ring have arrested another man in Perth.

A 62-year-old teacher from the Perth suburb of Gooseberry Hill has been charged with possession of child exploitation material.

Police say they found more than 1,500 images of children being exploited on a computer seized from his home. It is also alleged he had 167 videos.

The TAFE teacher is due to appear in the Midland Magistrate's Court next month.

Two other teachers, a police officer and a minister of religion from WA were charged last week, after the ring, which was set up in Canada, was busted.

Police confirmed a 72-year-old former minister of religion from Beechboro, a 30-year-old police officer, and a 46-year-old teacher from Warwick were involved.

A 30-year-old teacher from the Goldfields-Esperance area has been charged with 54 counts of indecent dealing with a child under 13 years, and 47 counts of indecently recording a child under 13 years. He was sacked after the charges were laid.

A Canberra lecturer has been charged with 42 new child sex offences, after he was caught in an international sting. The man in his 60s was first arrested in September.

A court has been urged to jail a primary school teacher for child sex abuse material posted an internet chat site.

Adelaide police seized computer equipment last February from the home of Grant Geoffrey Martin, 45, and found more than 3,000 chat logs from an online child sex-slave forum, including some written under the pretence of being a teenage girl.

Martin pleaded guilty to two charges of producing child pornography, one of them aggravated.

The District Court previously heard he played the role of a victim on the chat sites as an escape from real-life issues.

Prosecutor Rosie Thewlis said Martin was entitled to credit for his guilty plea, but should be jailed because his behaviour encouraged the sexual abuse of children.

"He engaged in several fantasies with other users and conversations involved him assuming the identity of a female aged between 13 to 16 years.

"The main theme of the conversations involved the female being a submissive slave to her male master."

Ms Thewlis said there had been chat about being "tied up and gagged, whipped, slapped, raped ... and being used as a sex toy and prostitute".

"He participated in the production of child exploitation material for at least eight months and on at least 68 occasions," she said.