So far in the 21st century nearly a third of a billion children have been sexually abused, most of them multiple times, some thousands of times. 6 out of 7 are girls. Anything you can do to get this message to as many people as possible will help save abused children all over the world, and maybe even some of the abusers. Please read "Save A Child from Sexual Abuse by 3:15 PM" under "First Time Visitor?" May God bless you and anoint this ministry.
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.
Woody Allen - Mia Farrow Theatre of the Absurd continues
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s son Moses claims that his mother was abusive and ‘brainwashed’ him
MIA Farrow’s son, Moses, has lashed out at his estranged mother in a new book, accusing her of pitting the family against Woody Allen.
Staff writers News Corp Australia
MOSES Farrow, the adopted son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has claimed that his estranged mother was emotionally and physically abusive towards her children.
He also repeated his earlier claims that Farrow “coached” his sister Dylan to accuse their filmmaker father of sexual abuse.
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow pictured in 1986 with Fletcher, Dylan (centre, with Farrow), Soon-Yi Previn (far right) and Moses (front). Picture: Supplied
Moses Farrow, who has supported Allen over a long history of sexual abuse allegations, made the claims against Farrow in an interview for a new book Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking, according to an excerpt of the book obtained by the New York Times.
The book is written by author Eric Lax, a longtime friend of Allen’s.
So, that should really be unbiased!
Moses Farrow has long supported his father Woody Allen amid sexual abuse allegations. Picture: Supplied
In an excerpt from Lax’s book, the New York Times reported that Moses details a number of instances in which Farrow was allegedly emotionally and physically abusive towards her children.
“Now that I no longer live in fear of her rejection, I am free to share how she cultivated and brainwashed me,” Moses reportedly said.
In a statement, Farrow, 72, said: “Moses has cut off his entire family including his ex-wife who was pregnant when he left.
“It’s heartbreaking and bewildering that he would make this up, perhaps to please Woody. We all miss and love him very much.”
Mia Farrow with son, Ronan, in 2004.
Picture: Thos Robinson/Getty Images
Allen and Farrow had a 12-year relationship that ended after he had an affair with Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, who is 35 years younger than him. In 1997 Allen, now 81, and Previn, now 46, were married.
In 2014, Dylan — who is one of the star’s three children with Farrow — claimed that Allen molested her as a child.
“When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” Dylan, now 32, said.
“He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies.”
Allen denied the alleged assault and has not been prosecuted for it.
New law affecting statute of limitations in Maryland
comes into effect
The measure includes a law that increases by 13 years the amount of time that a person who alleges child sexual abuse has to file a lawsuit, lifting the age cap from 25 to age 38.
The legislation that extends the statute of limitations for legal action by those alleging child sexual abuse is not retroactive and applies only to victims who were 18 or younger at the time the bill became law.
Del. C.T. Wilson, D-Charles, who testified before fellow lawmakers for years that he was raped decades ago by his adoptive father, had long worked to get the legislation passed.
It's a good start, but that's all it is!
Rushville church at center of
child sexual abuse allegations
By Vi Nguyen
RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Neighbors are responding after learning about allegations of child sexual abuse at a church in Rushville.
Police executed a search warrant last week at Rushville Baptist Temple Church at 1335 North Spencer Street as part of their investigation.
Police said they are looking into allegations of child molestation and began looking into the church several weeks ago after a woman told them her young daughter was a victim.
During the course of their investigation, police said another woman came forward and said the same thing happened to her as a young girl nearly 30 years ago.
The allegations are disturbing to hear for longtime residents who live in a Rushville neighborhood near North Spencer Street and West 16th Street.
“It’s sad. It’s very sad,” said one neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified on camera. “As a grandparent, it worries me.” The neighbor described Rushville as a small town where everybody knows everybody.
“It’s mind-blowing to think that you should be able to send your children to church, and they should be safe,” she said.
As of Friday evening, no one had been arrested or charged in connection to the allegations.
“It’s scary, I mean it just gets more scary every day hearing these types of stories,” said Nichole Wooldridge, a neighbor. Wooldridge lives down the street from the church and moved into the neighborhood about five years ago.
“I mean that’s just got to be devastating to anybody, you know, whether you’re related to the victim, you’re the victim, whatever. It is that’s just devastating,” she said.
The Rushville Police Department and the Rush County Prosecutor’s Office are urging anyone with information about this case to come forward and give them a call at 765-932-3907.
“I’m hoping they find answers pretty quickly and get to the bottom of this,” she said.
Kentucky man arrested for child sex abuse and sodomy
CENTERTOWN, Ky. — A Centertown man is in jail after police say he committed sexual abuse of a victim under age 12.
Kentucky State Police began an investigation into the allegations after receiving information about Leonard Faught, 36. KSP charged Faught with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12) and six counts of first-degree sodomy (victim under 12).
The investigation is continuing. Faught is being lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center.
Another Father and Son team of
child sex abusers arrested
PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A father and son remain in jail, accused of sexually molesting three children.
When Rickie Galloway, 63, gave his son Jason Galloway, 34, a ride to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for his sex offender registration appointment, deputies arrested them both.
Investigators say from January 2016 to August 2017 both men engaged in sexual acts with three different children, and the victims are all less than 11 years old.
The sheriff’s office says the incidents happened at private homes, and the two men were known by the victims.
“Most of the time with children, child sexual abuse is with either a caregiver, someone that is an authority,” said Pickens County Advocacy Center Executive Director Shannon Lambert. “It is very disheartening and saddening that children have to be afflicted by this type of sexual abuse.”
She said the victim advocates from the PCAC responded to the initial call to provide crisis intervention for this case.
“We look to see what ways we can help parents and also the children heal from the trauma,” said Lambert. The Julie Valentine Center is also involved in this case as warrants say the victims disclosed the details to counselors.
She said parents should choose to have the tough conversations with their children about the issue. She said of the 80 victims helped by the organization in 2016, about half were minors.
“Even though it’s a very uncomfortable topic, it’s a topic that needs to be discussed in the home and it needs to be done between parents and children,” said Lambert. “We do a lot of education in the schools and that is great, but we also tell them its okay to talk to your parents if something is bothering you.”
Lambert said with a safe and supportive environment, children can learn to heal after the abuse.
“Children are very resilient and that is one of the fortunate things when a traumatic event,” she said. “There will be potential long term effects whether it’s trust issues, relationship issues, and even if there’s certain things that could trigger the abuse to come back to them.”
Jason Galloway has been charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree.
Rickie Galloway has been charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree.
Pickens Co., SC
Plea Deal means no jail time for man
who sodomized 15 y/o girl
NEVADA, Mo. — A Richards man received a suspended sentence recently when he pleaded guilty to an amended charge in a child sexual abuse case.
Robert L. Barnes, 53, pleaded guilty in Vernon County Circuit Court to a charge of first-degree child endangerment in a plea agreement with the prosecutor's office. Barnes had been facing a count of second-degree statutory sodomy for alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl.
Circuit Judge David Munton assessed Barnes six years for the conviction, but suspended execution of the sentence and placed the defendant on supervised probation for five years.
A probable-cause affidavit filed with the charge in September 2015 alleged that Barnes committed various sexual acts with the girl on more than one occasion.
And he walks away with a smile on his face; but not the girl!
Jury convicts Oregon man on 38 charges
of sexually assaulting child
A Benton County Circuit Court jury on Friday found a Philomath man guilty of 38 counts of sexually abusing a child.
The jury concluded Raymond Merl Turner was guilty of 12 counts of first-degree rape, 12 counts of first-degree sodomy, 12 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree rape. Juror began their deliberations Thursday morning.
Ryan Joslin, the chief deputy district attorney for Benton County, said a sentencing hearing for Turner has not yet been set.
The charges stem from abuse of a minor female born in 2003 and reportedly took place from 2009 to 2016. Turner has nine additional felony charges still pending in a case of alleged abuse of a female minor born in 2001; those incidents allegedly took place between 2005 and 2007.
Turner was arrested in March and remains in the Benton County Jail.
OSU student pleads guilty to
child pornography charges
ANTHONY RIMEL Corvallis Gazette-Times
An Oregon State University student pleaded guilty to three felony charges of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree on Friday in Benton County Circuit Friday.
Pin-Han Tsai admitted in court that in January he possessed and intended to distribute images of a minor engaged in sexual activity despite being aware the creation of those images was child abuse.
Tsai was sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail and 36 months of probation, with a requirement that he complete treatment as a sex offender.
Ryan Joslin, the chief deputy district attorney, said the sentence was based on Tsai not having a prior criminal record and a psycho-sexual evaluation that concluded Tsai was unlikely to physically victimize anyone.
David Corden, Tsai’s lawyer, said the conviction may trigger U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport Tsai to Taiwan. Unless he is deported, Tsai’s sentencing does not allow him to leave the United States until he completes his sex offender treatment.
Tsai, who is still listed as a student in OSU’s directory, was also ordered to pay $5,000 to the minor who was victimized in the videos. Tsai was a senior in physics when he was arrested in March.
Tsai, 23, now lives in Beaverton with family, Corden said.
Failed asylum seeker on trial for rape calls victim ‘prostitute’ in German court
The New Normal - German style
A failed asylum seeker accused of raping a girl in front of her own boyfriend at a German nature reserve has lashed out in court, calling the alleged victim a "prostitute."
The defendant, identified as 31-year-old 'Eric X' from Ghana, is charged with aggravated rape and predatory blackmail.
The accusation stands that, armed with a tree saw, he broke the couple's tent while they were camping in a nature reserve near Stuttgart in April.
After the couple handed over their cash, which amounted to just €6 (US$7), and a music speaker, Eric X allegedly looked at the 23-year-old woman and shouted "Come, you b**ch. I want to **** you."
He then dragged her out of the tent while threatening her with the saw, preventing her boyfriend from stepping in, Bild reported.
Eric X then ran away, but was spotted a few days later while walking around the River Rhine in the city of Bonn, while holding the stolen music speaker from the couple's tent.
While facing the charges in court on Monday, Eric X was told by the prosecutor that he could speak. He then broke his own lawyer's order of silence, shouting "Why should I remain silent about a case I don't know anything about?"
The outbursts continued after the court heard that CCTV footage showed Eric X leaving an asylum shelter at 7:58pm on the day of the crime, not returning until 3:06am the next morning.
"This is not the truth. This is a trick of the court. A trick question," he said, maintaining that he was inside the shelter the entire time.
"I'm not interested in this kind of joke. I have no time to hear these fairy tales. They play games, so I look like a rapist," he added, according to Die Welt.
He then lashed out once again, after he was told that the DNA found on the victim matched his own.
"If the court says that this is my DNA, then I must call the girl a prostitute. Anyone who supports this girl who claims she was raped is the dirtiest man on Earth," he said.
Eric X arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean from Libya, and came to Germany after first staying in Rome and Salzburg, Austria. He claims he killed his brother-in-law in Ghana over a dispute about inheritance, according to Bild.
His asylum request had been rejected by Germany just days before the crime occurred, according to Focus.
A psychiatric analysis found no mental illness, meaning Eric X can be held fully accountable for the rape if found guilty.
The trial is ongoing, and is scheduled to wrap up on October 19.
Canadian police seek recalled Vatican envoy
on child porn charges
Statues of Catholic Saints and the St. Peter's basilica dome are seen at the Vatican on September 3, 2017.
(Vincenzo Pinto / AFP/Getty Images)
Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll
Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant for the Vatican diplomat who was recalled from the United States in a child pornography investigation, accusing him of accessing porn over Christmas last year from a church.
Police in Windsor, Ontario, said Carlo Capella, a 50-year-old monsignor from Italy, allegedly uploaded the child porn to a social networking site while visiting a place of worship in Windsor between Dec. 24 and Dec. 27.
The Vatican recalled Capella, the No. 4 official in its Washington embassy, after the U.S. State Department notified it Aug. 21 of a "possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images" by one of its diplomats in Washington.
It never identified Capella by name and provided no details of the accusations, sparking criticism from U.S. church officials who have been under fire for decades of cover-ups of priestly sex abusers.
Windsor police provided the most information about the case in a statement Thursday announcing the arrest warrant, and the archdiocese of London, Ontario, confirmed it had assisted authorities in the investigation of "Msgr. Capella."
In the statement, Windsor police accused Capella of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography. It said authorities were alerted in February that someone in Windsor had allegedly uploaded child porn using a social networking site.
They obtained records of the internet service provider and determined the dates in question. It said it had issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Capella, though it noted that he had returned to Italy.
Capella is currently in Vatican City, though the Vatican hasn't said under what terms.
Canadian police declined to say if they had passed the case to Interpol or if Canada would initiate extradition proceedings. The Vatican doesn't extradite its citizens, however.
It likes to keep all its pervert priests close to home!
In explaining its decision to recall the diplomat, as is common in such cases, the Vatican said its own criminal prosecutors were now investigating the case and seeking information from the U.S.
At the time of the Sept. 15 announcement about Capella's recall, neither the Vatican nor the State Department made any mention of a Canadian angle to the case.
Capella was a high-ranking priest in the Vatican's diplomatic corps. He served on the Italy desk in the Vatican's secretariat of state and was part of the official delegation that negotiated a tax treaty with Italy before being posted to the U.S. embassy last year.
A canon lawyer, Capella is listed online as having written a 2003 paper for the Pontifical Lateran University on priestly celibacy and the church's criminal code.
Several U.S. church officials have complained that the Vatican was being less than transparent about the case.
The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, urged the Holy See to be "forthcoming with more details" about the case, a reflection of how the U.S. church still struggles with credibility problems 15 years after the sex abuse scandal erupted in the U.S.
The diplomat's recall was expected to loom over an international conference next week at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome on protecting children from online sexual exploitation, pornography and abuse.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state and Capella's boss, is to deliver the keynote speech Tuesday on "The Holy See and its commitment to combating sex abuse online."
Panelists at the conference, which was organized months ago, are to include top law enforcement and academic experts in the field of child protection and cybercrimes.
Sex abuse victim's 50 year wait for justice
after horrific abuse
A 70-year-old man has been jailed for seven years for sexually abusing a young girl more than 50 years ago
The case was heard at Leicester Crown Court
Michael Victor Burton was convicted by a jury of a series of assaults upon a schoolgirl from the age of eight, when he was a teenage college student.
Burton, of Linley Avenue, Shepshed, who went on to live a law-abiding life throughout adulthood, was told the offences against the “vulnerable” youngster were “unforgiveable.”
Sentencing at Leicester Crown Court, Deputy Judge Michael Stokes QC said: “These offences go back a considerable number of years, right back into the 1960s when you were yourself a teenager, although over 18, when two (serious sex) offences were committed.
“Sentencing in such a case is always extremely difficult. On one hand we have the victim. When she was a child, under 10, you subjected her to a degree of persistent indecency."
“She hardly understood what was happening to her, although as time went on she obviously realised what had happened to her at your hands. The damage that is done to individuals who are subjected to this sort of sexual abuse is incalculable. It’s been with her, nagging away in her mind, for 50 years."
“Anyone subjected to traumatic events when they are very young, inevitably, will never forget. Such consideration never passed through your mind at the time.
“On the other hand, you’re now 70-years-old. After you matured, you went on to live and, I entirely accept, a perfectly upright life. You married and produced children and the references I’ve read talk of a completely different individual."
“Some might ask ‘what’s the point of locking someone up for what they did 50 years ago,’ but a balance has to be achieved. Were these offences committed in the present day the sentence would be in double figures."
“I have to take account, not only of the time that’s passed but the level of your maturity at the time and your positive good character since these offences concluded. I have to consider the youth and vulnerability of the victim, who was a little girl of eight or nine when these offences began although the indecency probably started before that.
“There was a gradual build-up of touching, kissing, playing games … for a child of that age to experience such horrific treatment is unforgiveable.”
Burton, who denied the offences, was told he would serve about half of the sentence with the remainder on licence and will have to enlist on a sex offender register for life.
Robert Underwood, prosecuting, said a victim personal statement described the complainant as having waited 50 years for justice. He quoted her statement: “It’s held me back from enjoying my life as I should have been able to with confidence and self-worth.”
Mr Underwood added: “Throughout her adult life, this has been a cloud hanging over her.”
Child sex doll creep dodges jail after importing
lifelike mannequin from Hong Kong
Paedo Simon Glerum was arrested after Border Force officers intercepted the 3ft 3ins doll and was later found to be in possession of vile child abuse images.
BY SAM RUSSELL
Sex doll creep Simon Glerum has dodged jail (Image: Essex Live)
A paedophile who imported a sick "childlike sex doll" has been sentenced to a suspended jail term of a year.
Simon Glerum, 33, was arrested after Border Force officers at Stansted Airport intercepted a parcel from Hong Kong. It contained the 3ft 3ins tall doll, which was anatomically correct, and came with items including a body stocking. The package was labelled as a mannequin.
Glerum was arrested at his home in Great Bardfield, Essex, and police seized a laptop which was found to contain child abuse images downloaded from the internet and a fictional story describing the sexual abuse of a child.
He admitted, at Chelmsford Crown Court, importing the doll, three counts of making indecent images of a child and one count of possession of a prohibited image.
He was sentenced on Friday to 12 months in prison suspended for 24 months, with the sentence concurrent for all five counts.
He was also given a five-year sexual harm prevention order, and must complete a sex offender treatment programme and 20 days in rehabilitation.
The doll will be destroyed.
The doll came with accessories including a pink comb and a bodystocking (Image: SWNS)
Judge Patricia Lynch, who was passing sentence in this case, said: “These offences are always serious, particularly when it relates to indecent photos of children.
“In your case, this involves the importation of a child sex doll – any case involving exploitation of children is treated as serious.
“You are viewing real children, real children who are often deprived and real children who need protection.
“Pornography involving children at the moment is horrifying, not merely because of the activity itself but often the look on the child’s face. No child should be subjected to this – you are perpetrating this vile, evil and wicked trait. Research shows that children who suffer this can suffer for the rest of their lives."
“However, as far as sentencing is concerned, it is in the interest of the public and children that you can learn the error of your ways. You have sought help and have already taken steps to avoid reoffending. You must understand by now how serious this sort of offending is and you must take a chance to address this offending and make it right. Make the most of this opportunity.”
Detective Inspector Neal Miller said: "The importation of childlike sex dolls can be an indication of offences being committed against children, as in this case, where images of child abuse were found on Glerum's computer. We will always investigate and deal with such cases robustly and have made a number of arrests. One is currently going through the courts.
"We work closely with Border Force, National Crime Agency and Crown Prosecution Service in our commitment to prevent the importation of these obscene items and to protect children from harm."
Dunstable man pleads guilty to historic
child sex abuse
A man from Dunstable has pleaded guilty of 17 counts of child sexual abuse, in relation to crimes dating back to the 1970s.
Michael Grimes, 70, from Croft Green,pleaded guilty to the offences at Luton Crown Court on Wednesday (27 September).
Grimes’ crimes continued over a series of decades, from the 1970s to the present day.
He sexually abused four girls on multiple occasions over a number of years, and was also found to have more than 4,000 indecent images of children on his computer, including almost 1,000 of the more severe category.
Grimes was arrested after police received intelligence suggesting the downloading of indecent images to his home computer. A warrant was executed in August 2016 and thousands of images were subsequently discovered on his media devices along with a miniature covert recording device.
Shortly afterwards, a victim contacted police to say that she had been sexually abused by Grimes in the 1970s. This then led to further victims coming forward.
Investigation Officer Paul Baddeley said: “It is impossible to comprehend the level of sexual abuse that Grimes has inflicted on his victims over the past five decades. This is one of the most shocking cases that I’ve encountered."
"Not only did Grimes sickeningly abuse four girls on multiple occasions over a period of years, he also progressed his level of offending into the digital age and took advantage of the Internet to feed his vile and abhorrent fantasies by downloading images of the very worst type of child sexual abuse."
“I’d like to praise the victims for their courage in coming forward and the bravery they showed in the harrowing testimonies they provided. I’d also like to thank the numerous officers that have worked on this difficult case."
“I hope that this will give the victims the chance to move on as best they can, and that it shows others who have experienced abuse that they can come forward to police and that we can make a difference.
Don’t be afraid to come forward.” Grimes has been remanded in custody pending sentencing at a later date.
Ninth man charged over Rotherham
child sex abuse operation
A man has been charged with rape and sexual assault in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham.
Darren Hyett, 44, from Broom Chase, Rotherham has been charged with nine counts in total, the National Crime Agency said.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between between 2004 and 2007.
He has been released on bail pending a hearing at Sheffield Magistrates Court on 2 November.
At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in the town between the years 1997-2013 the Jay Report found in 2014.
Mr Hyett, has been charged with three counts of raping a female aged under 16, two counts of raping a female aged over 16, two counts of sexual assault against a female aged under 16 and the trafficking of persons for sexual exploitation.
He also faces one charge of perverting the course of justice.
So far 26 men have been arrested and Mr Hyett is the ninth to be charged under Operation Stovewood.
The National Crime Agency targets serious and organised criminals who present the highest risk to the UK, according to its website.
Felixstowe man jailed for 'disturbing catalogue
of sexual abuse' on young girls
A man from Felixstowe who carried out a 'disturbing catalogue of sexual abuse' on young girls has been jailed for 15 years.
27-year-old Karl Garnham was found guilty of nine offences in total - with four of those relating to sexual assaults of girls under 13 years old, three of rape and two of sexual activity with a child.
Garnham pleaded not guilty, which meant his young victims had to give evidence in court.
The offences dated back from 2003 to 2016 and happened in the Felixstowe area.
Garnham was just 13 himself when the first incident took place.
Police were first made aware of his abuse in January 2016 when they were told that a young girl had been sexually assaulted by Garnham. Three other victims then came forward during the subsequent investigation.
"Whilst these offences began when Garnham was himself underage, he continued a disturbing catalogue of sexual abuse into adulthood which has had a significant effect on his victims," Detective Constable Hayley Kennedy said.
"The victims, some of whom remain children, have been remarkably brave throughout this police investigation. I cannot take away what has happened to them but I hope that today’s result offers them some comfort in the knowledge that this man is now behind bars for his crimes against them.
"I hope, too, that it encourages other victims of sexual abuse to come forward and reassure them that we will always investigate any allegations of sexual abuse thoroughly and as a consequence bring offenders to justice.”
Not enough, I'm afraid. The man is a predator and most likely always will be a predator. He will probably get out in about 10 years while some of his victims are still young women. Their nightmares will just be ending when they are liable to bump into him again. And then there are all those young, unsuspecting girls...
Netherlands child care worker accused of
child sex abuse to stay in custody
By Janene Pieters
A pedagogical assistant suspected of sexually abusing two girls(3rd story on link) in his care at a Patrou child care institution in De Bilt, will remain in custody for another 60 days, the court ruled on Friday, NU.nl reports.
Bart C., 27, was arrested in August after two girls from the same family told their parents he made them perform sexual acts with him. He confessed to doing so after his arrest.
In the days following his arrest, the authorities received a number of reports from parents of children attending the same Patrou facility. The Public Prosecutor did reveal exactly how many reports, but did say it was less than five. A spokesperson for the Prosecutor told NU.nl that these reports are still part of the investigation, but no official charges were filed against C. yet.
A pro-forma hearing is scheduled for November 7th. The exact charges against C. are expected to be revealed then.
A week after his arrest, C. tried to commit suicide in his cell. After a short stay in the hospital, he was returned to custody.
WA teacher charged with child sex offences
A Perth school teacher has been charged with a range of child sex offences
Australian Associated Press
A Perth teacher has been charged with child sex offences allegedly involving a student at the school where she worked.
The 34-year-old abused a female student at a secondary school in Perth between 2015 and 2017, police alleged on Friday.
The girl was aged between 15 and 17 at the time.
Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged the woman with 12 offences including the sexual penetration of a child under 16 and indecently dealing with a child over 16 while under her authority.
White supremacist Michael Holt sentenced to 4.5 years for weapons, child porn offences
A neo-Nazi who fantasised about shooting up a shopping centre has been sentenced to at least four and a half years in jail for weapons and child pornography offences, with a judge pointing to his obsession with "sex, guns and death".
Michael James Holt, 27, pleaded guilty to stockpiling an arsenal of replica pistols, homemade shotguns, slingshots and knuckledusters at his mother's house in Windsor, his grandfather's house in Hobartville and at the Tall Timbers Hotel in Ourimbah.
Michael James Holt with some of the weapons seized
Police also uncovered child abuse material when they raided the three premises in August 2015 following a tip-off, including sexually explicit conversations with a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl and naked images that he sent to them.
Judge Jeffrey McLennan spent more than 10 minutes describing the individual weapons and materials found in boxes, fridges, cupboards and garages seized from the three locations. A sheriff began to yawn.
Holt, who wore glasses and had shaved the sides of his skull, bowed his head throughout the proceedings. He has been categorised on the autism spectrum but is of average intelligence and not mentally ill.
He had downplayed his interest in guns to the forensic psychiatrists who prepared sentencing reports, telling one: "I don't see it that different to being interested in cars."
He also complained that the gun laws in Australia were too restrictive.
But in text messages downloaded from his mobile phone, Holt frequently expressed suicidal and homicidal thoughts and discussed guns and white supremacy.
A home-made ''slam gun'' was among several firearms seized from three properties in 2015. Photo: NSW Police
"Had some homophobic dickhead threaten to punch my head last night at the hotel because he's scared of guns, he called me a 'Martin Bryant mother....'," he said in one message.
In another: "I always fantasise about mass homicide when I'm in crowds and crowded places." And: "I've had enough of this shit – I'm about to lose it. All these c---- need to get butchered."
The judge said it was difficult to know what was meant by the messages and it was a matter of conjecture whether he would have actually gone through with his fantasies.
The majority of weapons seized were replicas, although they also included five fully functioning weapons that could be fired at close range.
But Judge McLennan said the messages sent to the teenagers were very explicit and he was squarely in the category of sex offender.
"His obsession with sex, guns and death points to a deeply disturbed and disturbing psychology," Judge McLellan said.
He sentenced Holt to a maximum seven years' imprisonment with a non-parole period of four and a half years. He will be eligible for parole on March 9, 2020.
"And whether you are released, Mr Holt, will depend entirely upon how the parole board assesses your suitability, having regard to the primary interest of community safety," Judge McLennan said.
Anglican church failed to pay child sex abuse
survivor agreed $1.5m settlement
The royal commission’s public hearing into Brisbane Grammar and St Paul’s school on 3 November 2015. Photograph: Getty Images
The Anglican church failed to pay a child sexual abuse survivor an agreed $1.5m settlement, prompting allegations it has treated him with disdain.
The church, however, says the failure to meet the payment deadline was inadvertent, and urgently moved to transfer the money after being alerted to the error on Friday.
The survivor, who asked for anonymity, sued the Anglican church’s Brisbane diocese in late 2015 for horrific abuse he suffered at St Paul’s school in the 1980s, at the hands of convicted paedophile Gregory Robert Knight.
Mediation occurred in July, and the case settled, with the Brisbane diocese to pay 28 days after it was given the necessary charges from law firm Shine Lawyers. Shine told the church on multiple occasions that the date it was required to pay was 13 September.
The church, however, told Shine the payment date was two weeks later, on 28 September.
But the church still failed to meet the later date, despite warnings from Shine of fresh legal action if the money did not arrive.
The survivor has suffered hugely since the abuse, self-medicating with drugs and alcohol in an attempt to deal with severe psychological trauma.
“[The case] been a traumatic part of my life, the whole thing ... I was really excited on the day it all finished. It was finished, regardless of what the outcome was, I just wanted it to be behind me,” the survivor told Guardian Australia.
“And now I just feel like it’s just always there, every day I wake up. It doesn’t even feel real,” he said. “It’s extremely hard. It’s just this continual thing, like this cloud, hanging there, waiting.”
Shine special counsel, Roger Singh, launched a new action in the Queensland supreme court on Friday, in an attempt to force the church to make the payment.
But a spokesman for the Anglican diocese said the error had been remedied as soon as the church was alerted. He accused Shine of using it to generate publicity.
“The church urgently authorised payment within hours of learning of the transfer error,” he said. “It is disappointing that Shine Lawyers is seeking to use an anomaly to generate publicity for financial gain.”
Singh said the handling of the payment by the Anglican church “smacks of arrogance” and treated the survivor “with disdain”. “I’ve been involved in scores of claims involving the Anglican church, and a leopard never changes its spots,” he said.
“It begs the question, have they learned anything from the royal commission and its outcomes? Their conduct has done nothing other than to cause [the survivor] further distress and anguish.”
Knight’s case, explored at length in the royal commission, demonstrated fundamental failings in the handling of abuse allegations.
Astonishing lack of concern for children
Prior to arriving at St Paul’s in 1980, Knight was found to have abused children at a school in South Australia.
Despite the school’s knowledge of the abuse, Knight was allowed to leave with his teaching registration active and moved to Brisbane Grammar, where he was again accused of abusing children. He left Brisbane Grammar and applied for a job at St Paul’s.
The St Paul’s headmaster was warned about the man’s “attitude to boys”, but failed to exercise the appropriate caution, the royal commission found. Numerous allegations of abuse were made against Knight while he was at St Paul’s. The only action the school took was to accept Knight’s resignation in 1984. Its then headmaster provided him with a positive reference, which Knight used to gain employment at a Darwin school. There, he again abused a child, crimes for which he was later convicted.
The impact of abuse on the survivor has been profound. He describes the following years as a “classic case of post-traumatic stress”.
“I self-medicated through drugs, mainly drugs, and alcohol to a lesser degree. They were the one thing that I had some sort of relief, it gave me a place where I could breathe or something like that,” he said. “The last 30 years have been horrific, really, for my family, my extended family.”
The settlement will be used to build a better life, he said. It would be used to continue psychiatric help, and invest in a future for his children.
The church’s behaviour, he said, had made him question its public claims to have changed.
“I don’t think the church has changed at all,” he said. “If this is supposed to be a smooth process to the ending of it, I hate to think what the opposite of that would be, because it’s been horrible, it really has.
“Not even a phone call, or anything, just an explanation or something like that would be nice, you know?”
Little Warriors founder a 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist
by Morinville News Staff
Little Warriors founder and board chair Glori Meldrum has been named a finalist for the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Social Change Award.
Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. Little Warriors offers a child sexual abuse prevention workshop called Prevent It! to adults across Canada. Little Warriors also supports The Be Brave Ranch by Ray LaBonte and Family, a treatment centre focused on helping children who have been sexually abused heal, and increase their chances of growing into healthy adults.
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy.
Out of over 6,400 nominees, 18 finalists have been selected to represent six award categories.
The Social Change Awardis dedicated to a female entrepreneur that is a leader of a registered charity, has been influential in improving the quality of life for clients in the community and a champion for philanthropy, volunteerism and social change. Glori Meldrum is one of three regional finalists being recognized in this category, representing the West Region.
“I am honoured to be selected as a regional finalist among so many talented women entrepreneurs from across Canada. When I founded Little Warriors in 2008, I had a dream to make a difference to the lives of children who have been sexually abused and work to prevent child sexual abuse,” Meldrum said in a release. “So many people have helped me achieve this dream along the way, and I am humbled by the tireless work of so many individuals that have stood by me on this journey.”
Winners will be announced at the 25th Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the Financial Post, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
Congratulations on being a finalist, Glori. A recognition well deserved for the great work that you do.
Hollywood has always pushed the envelope beyond any semblance of sexual modesty. Now, Netflix is joining Hollywood in the assault on decency and on children by attempting to normalize child sex abuse.
Film director, convicted paedophile Victor Salva,
featured jokes about child sex abuse in new
Jeepers Creepers film
It has emerged that a director once convicted of child molestation in 1988 incorporated jokes about child sex abuse into his new film.
Victor Salva - director of the Jeepers Creepers franchise - was sentenced to three years in prison in 1988 for abusing the 12-year-old child star of his film Clownhouse at the age of 30 as well as filming the molestation and possession of child pornography. He served just 15 months.
It's now emerged that new film Jeepers Creepers 3 originally featured a scene hinting at the sexual abuse between a 13-year-old runaway, played by 21-year-old actress Gabrielle Haugh, and her stepfather through an exchange which sees one character sympathise with her molester.
“Can you blame the step-dad, though?” one character can be heard saying. “I mean, look at her. The heart wants what it wants, am I right?”
Idiot! It's not the heart; and it's certainly not the brain!
Critics have pointed out the disturbing exchange having witnessed the scene in advanced screener copies, however, the scene has been subsequently removed from the public version.
Speaking about his abuse, actor Nathan Forrest Winters said of Salva: “He spent the better part of a year grooming me and my parents. Developing the trust. It was very calculated, and a long process, as it is with most paedophiles.”
Winters, who is currently working on a documentary about his molestation and paedophilia in Hollywood, said: “The film will show my journey from victim to survivor. It is my belief that we as a whole in this country have been too afraid to face such an unspeakable topic and continue to turn a blind eye, which has allowed these predators of our children to go unchecked for too long.”
Man charged with murder of Japanese student has separate sexual assault charge stayed
William Victor Schneider, left, seen walking with missing Japanese student Natsumi Kogawa on Sept. 8 near Seymour and Hastings streets in Vancouver, was charged with second degree murder and indignity to a human body. (Burnaby RCMP)
The man charged with the murder of a Japanese student in Vancouver has had an attempted sexual assault charge against another victim stayed.
Natsumi Kogawa, 30, had come to Vancouver to study English. She was reported missing on Sept. 12, 2016. Her body was discovered at the Gabriola Mansion, a historic building on Davie Street in the city's West End neighbourhood.
William Victor Schneider, 49, was arrested in Vernon, B.C., on Sept. 28, 2016 — the same day police discovered Kogawa's body.
He was charged with second-degree murder and indignity to a human body.
Schnieder was also charged with attempted sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place on the day of his arrest.
The prosecution has now dropped this attempted sexual assault charge.
Dan McLaughlin, a spokesperson for the B.C. Prosecution Service, says the prosecution did so because based on a review of all the materials and evidence available, the prosecutor concluded the charge approval standard could no longer be met.
Schneider remains in custody and is expected to appear in court Oct. 16 for preliminary proceedings on the Kogawa charges.
British Columbia mosque director sentenced to 3.5 years for sex assault
GARY MCKENNA / TRI CITY NEWS
Port Coquitlam mosque director Saadeldin Bahr was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail on Friday for a sexual assault he committed in 2013.
Known as Dr. Saad in the community, the 55-year-old will also have to register as a sex offender.
In giving his reasons for the sentence, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Crawford said he had considered Bahr's work in the community and the fact the defence submitted the "largest book of supporting letters I have ever seen."
But he also noted that while Bahr was deemed a low to moderate risk to reoffend, he had not taken responsibility for his actions and had showed no willingness to seek rehabilitation treatment.
"He is satisfied with himself as he is,"Crawford said.
And how does that convert to being a low-moderate risk to re-offend?
The judge also brought up the struggles that the victim, known as Z in court filings, has endured since the assault occurred. Crawford told the court that she had lost her faith in her religion and feels guilt about what happened. She believes that had she been in a better state of mind, she may have done more to stop the assault from happening, he said, citing her victim impact statement.
The incident has harmed her relationships with her family and husband and has done significant damage to her mental health, Crawford added.
"How long and how bad the effects of that will be are yet to be calculated," he said.
Crown prosecutor James Powrie sought a sentence of five years while Bahr's lawyer, Richard Fowler, said a sentence of two to three years was more appropriate.
As part of his sentence, Bahr will have to provide a DNA sample to the court and he is prohibited from possessing firearms for up to 10 years.
Bahr was found guilty last June of sexual assault stemming from an incident that took place in 2013 at the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre in Port Coqutilam. He had been counseling the victim, who was married and suffering from depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
Following afternoon prayer, Bahr took the woman up to his storeroom on an upper floor of the mosque, where the initial assault took place. The court heard that Bahr told the victim that she "had a bad curse on you and we have to remove it."
He then brought her back downstairs to sit with her family, but told her to not to speak and to read passages from the Koran. Video surveillance submitted at trial showed that Bahr returned 35 minutes later and took Z back upstairs, where the assault continued.
At trial, he suggested to the court that his semen found in the victim's vagina could have come from a toilet seat, where he had ejaculated earlier in the day. He also said that the victim's DNA, which was found on his boxer shorts, may have been the result of the woman putting her hands down his pants.
So now she's the perpetrator and he's the victim?
Bahr was born in Egypt, where he became a doctor. He has worked for the World Health Organization helping refugees in Pakistan and in the former Yugoslavia, before moving to Canada in 1995.
Upon arriving in Port Coquitlam, he worked as an orderly at Riverview Hospital before starting the mosque in the late 1990s. He is married and the father of five children.
Alleged victims claim sexual abuse in lawsuit against province, church, priest
Lawsuit alleges Anglican priest Gordon William Dominey sexually abused youth in his care in 1980s
By Andrea Ross , CBC News
A B.C. man has filed a lawsuit against the Province of Alberta, the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton and Gordon William Dominey, alleging the priest repeatedly sexually abused him and at least nine other individuals while they were incarcerated at the Edmonton Youth Development Centre in the 1980s.
The plaintiff, whose name is protected by a publication ban, is seeking to have the lawsuit certified as a class action.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages on behalf of the plaintiff and other alleged victims, who were all aged 14 to 16 at the time of the alleged abuse, and were incarcerated at the EYDC (Edmonton Youth Detention Centre) between 1985 and 1989.
In February 2016, Dominey was charged with five counts of sexual assault and five counts of gross indecency in relation to the alleged assaults, which were reported to have happened at the facility. Dominey now faces more than 30 sexual assault and gross indecency charges, after more alleged victims came forward.
Dominey was a priest with the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton from 1980 to 1990. He was hired by the Province of Alberta to work with children at the EYDC from 1985 to 1989.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
'He has carried this burden for three decades'
According to the lawsuit, Dominey's work at the EYDC included conducting masses and prayer sessions, providing mentorship and support services and organizing weekly social activities and swimming lessons for children.
The plaintiff was 14 when he was incarcerated at the facility for a four-month period in 1985, and turned 15 while there.
During his first visit to the swimming pool, Dominey fondled him underwater, the lawsuit alleges. Non-consensual sexual contact in the water by Dominey continued during the plaintiff's next few visits to the pool, the lawsuit alleges, before Dominey forced sexual intercourse on the plaintiff in a shower stall at the pool.
The lawsuit alleges Dominey forced sexual intercourse on the plaintiff during two more swimming outings before the plaintiff stopped going on swimming trips and cut off all contact with Dominey.
As a result of the alleged abuse, the lawsuit said the plaintiff has developed depression, anxiety and anger issues. The lawsuit claims he lost trust in authority and religious institutions, performed poorly in school and had trouble with the law. The alleged abuse affected his relationships with intimate partners and led to periods of emotional distance from his children.
"[Plaintiff] feels shame and embarrassment over what Dominey did to him, and he has carried this burden for three decades," the lawsuit alleges. "These injuries are directly attributable to Dominey's conduct."
The lawsuit claims that as a result of the alleged abuse, the survivors suffer PTSD, flashbacks and anxiety, have damaged self-esteem and relationships with family and friends, and fear being alone with male authority figures. They will require ongoing medical and psychological care as a result, according to the lawsuit, filed on Sept. 21, 2017.
Lawsuit filed after changes to Limitations Act
The lawsuit claims the Diocese and the Province of Alberta are liable for Dominey's alleged actions for failing to screen him before he was hired, supervise his work thereafter, or enforce policies that would have denied him the opportunity to allegedly abuse the plaintiff and the others.
The Diocese and the province owed a duty of care to provide a safe environment at the juvenile correctional facility, and the province breached Charter rights by not ensuring the safety of the youth and protecting their right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, the lawsuit said.
The plaintiff is seeking general and unspecified damages.
'I feel my life could have been a lot different
if this kind of thing hadn't happened.'
CBC spoke with the plaintiff, who said filing the lawsuit offers some closure.
"Him being responsible for what he did to me and others, that's what it is to me really. And some kind if retribution for inflicting the damage ... on my life," he said. "I feel my life could have been a lot different if this kind of thing hadn't happened."
The lawsuit was filed in part because of recent changes to the Limitations Act, which allow survivors of sexual offences to sue regardless of when the incidents of abuse occurred.
Changes to Alberta's limitations law paved way for historical sex assault lawsuit, lawyer says
The statement of claim has been filed with the court, but the proposal for the class-action suit has not yet been certified with the court. The defendants have 20 days to file a statement of defence.
Dominey's criminal trial is set for January 2019.
Both the criminal allegations and the allegations in the lawsuit have not been proven in court.
Nunavut, man sentenced on child porn
and related convictions
By Walter Strong, CBC News
A Kugaaruk man was sentenced on child pornography charges Sept. 22.
Few details of the case are available and the man's name is covered under a publication ban.
He has been sentenced to just over three years imprisonment, plus two years probation that prohibits him from access to the internet, or association with anyone under 16.
Iqaluit RCMP say the investigation was international in scope, but started with Nunavut RCMP. The investigation later included assistance from the Northwest Territories Major Crime Unit and the RCMP Technological Crime Unit based in Ontario.
RCMP closed their investigation into the crimes last December. The man was sentenced for convictions on two counts of publication of an intimate image, one count of sexual interference with a person under 16, and one count of making child pornography available.
Iqaluit RCMP Cpl. Henry Coman said the investigation was launched by Nunavut RCMP after "sexual abuse imagery" was discovered online.
Coman said he could not comment on the details of the investigation, including where and when the man was arrested. A publication ban is designed to protect the identity of a victim or witness.
He said parents need to be vigilant to keep their children safe.
"Some of things that you can look for with your child is if they're using the computer in private and they don't want to be disturbed," Coman said. "Keep a close eye on what your child does and views online."
Coman said anyone who has concerns for a child's safety should immediately report it to the local RCMP detachment.