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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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Horrible Stories of CSA from Costa Rica, Scotland and India-4 on Today's Global PnP List

Costa Rica Father Sentenced To 372 Years In Prison For Rape And Sexual Abuse Of His Three Children

However, he will only serve 50 years, the maximum prison time allowed by Costa Rican legislation
I'm OK with that, since he will likely be 90 when he gets out
By Rico

A father was sentenced to prison for abusing, raping and showing pornography to his three children when they were minors.

On Thursday the Tribunal Penal de Heredia (Heredia Criminal Court) sentenced Carlos Luis Montero VĂ­quez to 372 years in prison. However, he will only serve 50 years, the maximum prison time allowed by Costa Rican legislation.

According to information released by the Ministerio Publico (Prosecutor’s Office), the crimes began in 2002, when the oldest daughter was only 9 years old. From that year until 2013, Montero was found guilty of raping his daughter 15 times, sexually abusing her 12 times and showing her pornography seven times.

In 2004, he abused six times and showed pornographic content eight times to another daughter when she was just five years old.

In 2011, he committed three other crimes of dissemination of pornography to the detriment of his third child, who, at that time, was 15 years old.

Montero will be in preventive detention for the next six months during the sentence appeal period.

According to the premise presented by Prosecutor’s Office, the sexual attack and abuse occurred in the family home, located in Barva de Heredia, when the mother of the victims went to work or at night when she was asleep.

In addition, Montero made use of the overcrowding in the house, a situation that forced the five year old minor to sleep in the bed next to him.

“This allowed Montero to take advantage of that closeness to sexually abuse the child,” the prosecutor said.

The situation ceased when the victim’s mother realized what had happened and denounced her partner to the authorities.

The victims today are 19, 22 and 25.

The Criminal Code (Codigo Penal in Spanish) establishes between 12 and 18 years in prison for rape and between 4 and 10 years for sexual abuse. The dissemination of pornography to minors is sanctioned with one to fours years imprisonment.

Catholic Church apologise to child sex victims after sick priest jailed for nine years

The church has said sorry to victims Paul Smith and Andi Lavery - but haven't been in contact with them
By Kirsty McKenzie

The Catholic Church in Scotland has offered an apology to two victims of child abuse days after the priest who sexually assaulted them was sentenced to life nine years behind bars.

Father Francis Moore, 82, committed 'despicable' acts of child sex abuse in Ayrshire between 1977 and 1996.

The church has said "sorry" to victims Paul Smith and Andi Lavery but they haven’t been in touch with them since Moore was sentenced  (4th story on link) on Wednesday, April 11.

Father Tom Boyle told the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme the police investigation process meant the identity of Moore's victims were unknown to the church.

He said: "I can't say for certain that we knew who they (Paul Smith and Andi Lavery) were.

"As far as I am aware there has been no contact, no.

"I would like to think that the Diocese of Galloway will now be I touch to see what help we can provide. Whatever help they seek from us, we will try to do something for them."

"Bishop Nolan (the bishop of Galloway) apologised as soon as the trial was over to the victims. I am sure that Bishop Nolan will be in touch with them now."

The High Court heard Moore had groomed some of his victims by taking them out for meals or swimming trips before sexually abusing them.

Moore, who was also known as Father Paul, was found guilty after trial at the High Court in Glasgow last month.

Judge Lady Rae told him: “You have been convicted of despicable crimes involving the sexual abuse of three children 40 years ago and more recently of a student priest.

“The most serious of these crime involved the repeated sodomy of a little boy aged five.”

She added that Moore had committed a "gross breach of trust" and had not "shown nor expressed any remorse for these crimes".

Indian student hangs himself in hostel room
after alleged sexual abuse

 Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Photo: Times of India

A 21-year-old student from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room on Friday morning.

The police found a one-page suicide note by the deceased student in which he revealed that he was suffering from depression over being sexually abused since he was a child, Times of India reported.

According to preliminary investigations by the police, the boy had attempted to commit suicide two days ago. He was admitted to a hospital after which his elder brother took him to his apartment and counselled him, before dropping him back at the hostel.

“The deceased was a first-year student of IIT-Delhi. We received a call around 8am from the college that a student had committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room,” Deputy Commissioner (DC) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said.

The officer also said the note by the victim alleged he was depressed and was committing suicide because of childhood trauma. The DCP, however,  did not divulge into details regarding the contents of the note.

However, another officer said that the suicide note details how the student was sexually abused while growing up. 

“In the hand-written note left behind, he states that at a very early age he was abused by his cousins, both of who are elder than him. Till the time he came to Delhi the abuse continued,” said the officer.

And will the cousins be charged? Not a snowballs chance in Delhi!

The student’s body has been handed over to the family. 

3-year jail for British national​ in India
child sex abuse case
By Express News Service  

TIRUNELVELI: A Tirunelveli court awarded three years imprisonment to British national Jonathan Robinson and slapped a fine of Rs 10, 500 in a child sexual abuse case.

Representatives of a voluntary organisation, Justice and Care of Bangalore, had approached Tirunelveli Child Welfare Committee on August 12, 2011 and gavve a written complaint that a child was allegedly sexually abused and tortured by Jonathan Robinson (69) .

Based on the complaint, Child Welfare Committee took the matter to Tirunelveli SP Vijayendra S Bidari, under whose instructions a team raided Grail Trust Children Home at Chinnamalpuram near Vallioor and rescued the victim. The child was handed over to Saranalayam, a reception unit of Tirunelveli Child Welfare Committee. Vallioor Police registered booked Robinson on August 18, 2011 and posted a lookout notice.

The child was a class IX student when the abuse took place. He was taken to various locations by Robinson, including Shimla.

The police registered case under sections 342, 363, 368, 377 read with 511 of the IPC and section 23 of Juvenile Justice Act. The case was tried by Vallioor Judicial Magistrate Court.

The charge sheet copies were issued to Jonathan Robinson on November 27, 2015. After the hearing, Vallioor Judicial Magistrate M Senthil Kumar awarded three years sentence to Jonathan Robinsion and slapped a fine of `10, 500.

Robinson was taken into custody by the Vallioor police. However, Robinson got bail from the same court later.

More Gang Rapes and Murders of Children in India

India’s rape crisis: New assault/murder case emerges
amid sex assault protests and hunger strike

Women shout slogans during a protest organised by the Delhi Commission for Women against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua, near Jammu. ©Saumya Khandelwal / Reuters

With pressure mounting on India’s government over investigations into the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl, another brutal sexual assault and murder case is highlighting violence against minors and women in the country.

Asifa Bano, gang-raped in Jammu Province allegedly by 8 men including a former government official and a police officer.

Last week, protesters took to the streets of Jammu and New Delhi over the death of Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl reportedly gang raped and murdered in the Kathua district last January. The killing has caused outrage in parts of the country, with eight men including a former revenue official and a police officer arrested over the brutal assault and murder.

The length of the investigation as well as reports that ministers from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party attended a Hindu Ekta Manch rally supporting the suspects has inflamed tensions.

A woman wears a bandana with a message, during a protest organised by the Delhi Commission for Women, against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua. / Reuters

The president of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal, has gone on hunger strike in an effort to bring about stricter punishments and death sentences for those who commit rape and murder.

“I will not break my fast till the PM ensures better safety for the women in this country,” she said, the Indian Express reported.

Now police in the western city of Gujarat say they have begun another investigation into a rape of a child that occurred on April 5. The case involves an 11-year-old girl, who was found dead at the side of a highway on April 6, Reuters reported.

People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl. / Reuters

“The body was recovered was on April 6… and according to a post mortem report, the girl was sexually assaulted and murdered on April 5,” Gujarat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told Reuters.

“We have put our best teams in place with all senior police officials. To nab the criminals we first need to identify the body,” he added.

In a country where there is no fear of God or man, and no respect for women or children, can there possibly ever be hope? Is this horrific evil unstoppable? Certainly it is unstoppable as long as there is no clear will from governments to stop it, and that is most definitely the case.

Rapidly increasing cases of STI among Tamil Nadu kids
could indicate child sex abuse

Tucked away in obscure corners of government hospitals, clinics for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have coughed up data that could be crucial indicators of child rape.

In 2017, nearly 900 children below 10 years were referred to these centers on suspicion of being victims of sexual abuse — double that of 2015.

The number is higher in the 11-15 years age group: 2,248 children consulted doctors in these centres last year, up from 1,475 two years ago, show statistics furnished by Tamil Nadu State Aids Control Society (TANSACS) in response to an RTI application by TOI.

Doctors say at least three in every 100 children in these age groups (below 15 years) test positive for a sexually transmitted infection. Test results of the rest either were negative or the children were too scared to name the perpetrators or the source. All their details remain mere squiggles in government hospital records.

Under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, doctors have to report a medico-legal case in all incidents of child sexual abuse, failing which they could be sentenced to six months imprisonment and/or levied a fine under Section 21 of the Act.

The extent of underreporting reflects in the crime statistics. In 2016, 1,583 cases were registered under POCSO, including 1,169 cases of child rape. The same year, 8,871 children and adolescents consulted the DSRCs (Designated STI & Reproductive Clinics, I think). Around 35% tested positive for at least one STI.

In children, STIs can occur by sexual abuse, voluntary sexual contact or blood transfusion and needle pricks. A pregnant woman who has syphilis can also pass on the infection to the child. Doctors, however, say due to availability of better antenatal care, cases of congenital syphilis have declined consistently over the past two decades.

The state government has 157 designated clinics for STIs and reproductive tract infections (DSRC). TOI spoke to doctors in at least seven such centers. All of them had seen at least one child below 15 years who tested positive for an STI in the past two months. None of them reported this to the police. "They come through referrals," said a faculty from the department of dermatology and venerology, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem. "We presume doctors who are the first point of contact report if they suspect sexual abuse," he said. Asked if he shared the STI/RTI test results with the referee physician, he said, "Yes, if they ask for it."

Last year, the doctor saw a seven-year-old boy who had come to the hospital with a high temperature. The child was referred to him when the attending physician noticed lesions in his genital area. He tested positive for secondary syphilis. "He was clearly a victim," said the doctor. The child, accompanied by his grandmother, was asked to return for follow-ups. "He was always lively. But the minute we tried to extract information, he grew sullen," said the doctor. Three months later, the boy finally spoke — about how he was scared to sleep. Every time he slept, his grandmother’s partner would rouse him to rape him. When counsellors at the center advised his grandmother to lodge a police complaint, she immediately agreed. That was the last time they saw the child.

The designated STI clinic in the hospital in the past four years confirmed abuse to be the cause of STIs in at least six children — four girls and two boys — all below 10 years.

In a similar incident, a six-year-old boy from Villupuram – who had genital warts, a common STI symptom – vanished from the health department’s radar when he revealed to a counsellor in the government general hospital here that he had been sodomised by a senior in the government residential school he stayed in. Doctors treated the child, but when they asked his parents, both migrant labourers, to register a police complaint, they refused.

Most of the children, doctors say, come with viral STIs like herpes genitalis, secondary syphilis and warts.

The data has surprised health officials too. NACO requires DSRCs to maintain data of the number of overall attendees who are above 18 years old and below. "They don’t dwell too much on finding the transmission mode to ensure patient privacy. We hadn’t really thought of these records being an indicator of child abuse until now," said Dr K Senthil Raj, project director, TANSACS.

Not all referred to these clinics were victims of sexual abuse. The DSRC at the government general hospital in Chennai attended to 968 children below 18 years in 2017, 46% of them in the 11-15 years age group. Dr S Kalaivani, head of the department of venereology, said abuse accounted for less than 1% of the children the clinic received. "What we see now is a lot of sexual adventurism. There is an increase in boys, especially those staying in hostels, engaging in unsafe sex," she said, stressing on the need for schools to boost sex education. "And we need to start early. The sexually active age of children now starts at 12," she said.