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, 29 August 2018

Child Sex Abuse Stories from India-3; UK-3; Australia-2; and Canada on Today's Global PnP List

Child sex abuse cases prompt protests
from politicians in India

Left parties from Bihar form human chains after 34 girls raped and abused at state-run care home in Muzaffarpur
Gulf News
Lata Rani

Patna: Leaders of the Left parties in Bihar on Tuesday formed human chains to protest against the sexual abuse of dozens of minors at a care home, and cases of violence against women in the state.

This is the third time in the past eight months that political parties have formed human chains over the social ills.

Hundreds of leaders carrying placards stood in long queues for a full hour in between noon and to 1pm to express their solidarity over the issues that have been earning a bad name for the state nationally and globally.

The Left-sponsored human chain protests had the full backing of the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Samajwadi Party.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) which led the human chain programme launched a frontal attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to protect the lives and dignity of women in the state.

“He [Nitish Kumar] grabbed power over the issue of governance and restoring law and order situation in the state. Sadly, violence against women has become an identity for Bihar as our daughters are not safe anymore,” CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya told the media on day.

He also called for Central Bureau of Investigation probe into abuses at child shelter homes and completion of the probe within three months.

At the same time, he demanded immediate resignation of CM Kumar and his deputy, accusing them of protecting the people made accused in Muzaffarpur care home sex scandal.

The Communist Party of India general secretary Satya Narayan Singh too made similar allegations, charging the state government with shielding the sex scandal accused.

“The present government in the state is trying to save the accused and hence we demand immediate resignation of the chief minister and his deputy. The sudden transfer of a CBI official midway through the probe amply proves our concerns,” Singh alleged.

As many as 34 girls were allegedly raped at the state-owned care home in Muzaffarpur, which was being run by a NGO. The matter is currently being investigated by the CBI but the Left leaders are not happy with the Patna High Court banning the publication of news items relating of Muzaffarpur sex abuse cases in the media. The court has said the publication of news could affect the CBI probe.

Elderly WA man accused of child sex abuse

An 84-year-old West Australian man has been accused of persistently sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Police allege the man from the Mid West-Gascoyne region preyed on the girl, who he knew and who was aged 14 at the time of the first incident, between 2016 and this year.

He has been charged with 17 offences and will appear before the Shark Bay Magistrates Court on Friday.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Shark Bay, WA

My paedophile uncle licked his lips at me behind my parents’ back when I was 11 - UK

2 Counts of raping his 13 y/o niece, and he gets 18 months.
How pathetic British 'justice' can be.

One Survivor's Story
Adam Smith

A sexual abuse victim has spoken how her uncle used to stare at her and ‘lick his lips behind her parents back’ in a bid to scare her as an 11-year-old. 

Debbie Pennington’s uncle Ronald Peters was jailed last week for 18 months and she waived the right for anonymity so she could describe what he did to her. 

Disgusted at his short sentence Debbie, now 53, revealed the torment she went through for 16 years at the hands of Peters. 

Debbie Pennington was groped and sexually abused by her uncle (Picture: Liverpool Echo) 

He first began making suggestive comments when she was 11-year-old and two years he was sexually assaulting her in her bed. 

Debbie told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I would be sat there with my parents and he would look over and lick his lips at me. 

‘He knew my parents couldn’t see him, but it gave him pleasure and a thrill to know how uncomfortable and panicked it made me.’ When she visited his home he would try and get her drunk as he kept on touching her legs and bottom. 

She said: ‘When my auntie went up to bed, I followed her and went into the spare room, which just had a single bed in."

Caption: Ronald Peters, 73, was jailed for 18 months (Picture: Cavendish) 

‘And it was about 20 minutes later, when I was just dropping off to sleep, that he came into the room, got in the bed, put his hand over my mouth and said “shhh”. 

‘He didn’t ever kiss me, he didn’t touch the top half of me at all. 

I didn’t try and do anything, I just had my hands at the side of me – now I wish I had fought back.’ ‘I just remember it really hurting and me just wanting to scream.’ 

Debbie said the abuse caused her school work to suffer and due to the stress of the ‘secret’ she was keeping, she was moved down sets and didn’t take her exams at 16. 

She said how she would try to make up excuses for not wanting to babysit, but this would cause questions from her family. 

She added: ‘I stopped going to babysit on a Saturday, because I didn’t want to have to stay over but I still went on a Tuesday night. 

‘My auntie would go out to bingo and he would go to the pub. They would leave at the same time but he would come back not long after she left. 

‘I used to sit in a chair, because I thought if I sat on the settee he would be able to sit next to me and push me down. 

He even carried on after she was married aged 22. Finally Debbie told her father how uncomfortable Peters made her feel and he went round and ‘had words’. 

She said: ‘I didn’t tell my dad anything about the sexual abuse." 

He finally left her alone but Debbie was determined for him to face justice and gave evidence in court and on August 15, two years after she had originally reported him to the police. 

Peters was found guilty at Bolton Crown Court of two counts at of indecent assault of a child under the age of 14 and jailed for 18 months. 

Debbie added: ‘I feel like his sentence was nowhere near enough. Because even though the sexual abuse was horrendous it has been everything put together, the build up to that night and all the mental abuse I have suffered afterwards. 

‘It has massively affected my life, but even though I feel like I was let down and he will be out in nine months, I would encourage anyone who has suffered abuse to come forward. 

‘Even if at the end of it you don’t get the outcome you want, you will feel better about yourself.’

Alleged circus school abusers walk free
after winning bail in NSW

THE three women, who face charges of alleged horrific child abuse, were greeted by supporters as they walked out of a NSW jail after winning bail.

Therese Ann Cook (centre) is released on bail from Silverwater Correctional Facility. 
Picture: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

THREE women linked to a New South Wales circus school who face charges of alleged horrific and ongoing child abuse have walked free from prison after winning bail.

Therese Ann Cook, 59, her daughter Yyani Cook-Williams, 30, and Clarissa Meredith, 24, were greeted by about half a dozen supporters when they were released from Silverwater Correctional Centre on Wednesday night. The women were granted bail by NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum nearly one week ago.

The three women among seven people (4th story on link) to face a combined 127 charges related to the alleged abuse of three young boys between 2014 and 2016.

Yyani Cook Williams leaves Silverwater Jail after being granted bail.Source:News Corp Australia

The women were given strict bail conditions, which state they cannot leave NSW and cannot leave their homes unless accompanied by an approved person. They are also not permitted to be in contact with any child under 16 unless supervised by an approved adult. They each needed one or more people to provide a $100,000 surety before they could be released.

The women were charged in February along with Cook’s brother, Paul Christopher Cook, 52, and three others who can’t be named as they were underage at the time of the alleged offences.

They are linked to the Arcade Circus in Katoomba, NSW.

Police previously alleged Therese Cook abused two of the boys, then aged three and seven, before her co-accused got involved later.

She was accused of having intercourse with the seven-year-old and choking him with the intent of sexually assaulting him.

She faces 43 charges, including sexual intercourse with a person under 10, indecent assault of a person under 16 and assault occasioning bodily harm. Cook-Williams, her 30-year-old daughter, was alleged to have incited two of the boys to have sex with each other.

Her eight charges include common assault and aggravated sexual assault in company.

Meredith’s 13 charges include aggravated sexual assault in company, producing child abuse material and stalking or intimidation.

Their lawyer, Bryan Wrench, in February told a local court that one of his clients had video to show nothing happened.

Bihar: Buddhist Monk detained for
sexually assaulting children
Mirror Now Digital

After Muzaffarpur shelter home case of Bihar, a Buddhist monk of Bodh Gaya was detained for allegedly sexually abusing children. Reportedly, he had forced minor children in unnatural sexual activities.

Patna: After the social audit done by Tata Institute of Social Sciences which revealed shocking results about sexual abuse on inmates in shelter home in Muzzafarpur, Bihar,  another case of sexual abuse was reported in Bodh Gaya. According to news agency IANS, a Buddhist monk was detained on Wednesday after minor children in Bodh Gaya alleged that they had been sexually abused by the monk. The monk was identified as Bhante Sanghpriya. After 15 children of Prasanna Jyoti Buddhist School and Meditation Centre in Mastipur are complained about the regular abuse to the district police.

Police official Anil Kumar confirmed that the monk had been accused of sexual abuse.

The meditation centre is located next to Buddhist holy shrine in Bodh Gaya. In the complaint lodged by children, they mentioned the accused monk runs the residential Buddhist school-cum-meditation centre. He had forced some minor children in unnatural sexual activities. Reportedly, the victims aged between 6 to 12 and they belonged to Assam.

This would be another addition to series of cases in Bihar, where minor children had been sexually abused. In the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, 34 girls were sexually abused for years as proved by medical tests. The report by TISS revealed in April that, over four years of its existence like most government-run shelters in the state, was inspected by multiple bodies but none flagged the “highly questionable manner” in which it was being run or that several girls had reported about violence and being abused sexually. 

But, what are the odds that some inspectors have more money than they should?

Canadian man charged with child sex crimes
pleads guilty to one
The Telegram

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – Newfoundland and Labrador (CFSEU-NL) 

A 23-year-old man who has been in custody since he was arrested last November for allegedly sexually assaulting a child and making child pornography has pleaded guilty to one of the charges he’s facing.

The man, whose name is covered by a publication ban in order to protect the identity of the young female victim, appeared in a St. John’s courtroom via videolink from HMP Wednesday morning, where he pleaded guilty to a single charge of sexual interference. He’ll be sentenced Oct. 1.

That leaves him with five other charges: sexual assault, sexual exploitation, making child pornography, possessing child pornography, and observing or making a visual recording where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. 

Privacy - does that mean a closed courtroom?

The man was denied bail Dec. 1, after a bail hearing that saw a number of people in the courtroom become emotional over the details of the allegations.

He was arrested after a two-month investigation by the RNC/RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s internet exploitation team, with help from RCMP in Gander, as well as the RNC’s Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit.

RNC = Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Sex abuser, 74, 'ruined the life' of UK victim

A victim of a child sex abuser said what happened to her "has ruined my life", a court heard.

She penned her raw emotions in a moving victim impact statement read out in a Nottingham courtroom before 74-year-old David Woodward was locked up for two-and-a-half years.

What Woodward did to her when she was a young girl "has never gone out of my head" and "I still feel scared when men approach me", she revealed.

She described feeling like she was a bad mother to her children and "I feel I shout at my kids a lot due to the anger I feel inside".

The woman went to police about lorry driver Woodward because she needed some sort of release, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

He denied two allegations of indecently assaulting her.

Child Abuse Increases on India's Virtual Platforms, Alarming Citizens

The child helpline 1098 managed by the government of India has reported that of the total 187 calls received made by distressed children, 39 pertained to the mental and psychological abuse they faced on online platforms. In 2016-17, Child Helpline received 57 cases of online abuse and the last one year saw this number increase to 187.

New Delhi (Sputnik) The safety of children in the virtual world has become one of the biggest challenges faced by the Indian authorities. 

According to a report published in English Daily Times of India, out of 187 calls received in 2017-18 on the Helpline, 39 calls were related to the online game 'Blue Whale' which pushed participants to end their lives. 

Why is this game allowed to exist? Everyone involved at every possible level needs to be prosecuted for this horrifically evil program.

The children, entrapped by a challenge posed by a dominating administrator, dialed 1098 and reported the trauma which they were into, according to the helpline authorities.

The report reveals that in September last year, the helpline team received calls from two teenage girls who were on their way to Mumbai from Agra as per the directions of the blue whale game admin. They were threatened that their parents would die if they did not perform the "task."

"All 39 similar calls from children to 1098 in 2017-18 revealed a link with the Blue Whale Challenge. Some called to deal with the fear generated by the game, others were children in distress requiring physical intervention and then there were those seeking information about the game," the Times of India reports.

The other cases include videos with child sexual abuse material, corporal punishment depictions, pornography and stalking.

In most of the cases of online abuse 1098, there is a common thread —either online abuse ended in contact abuse or vice versa," Harleen Walia from Child Helpline was quoted by the Times of India as saying.

Childcare activists opine that India will have to gear up to fight the menace urgently. Shiney Elias, student counselor and program head of Jovita India, a child protection organization, told Sputnik that in most of the cases, parents themselves are not aware of the gravity of the problem and take children's ordeal as routine anxiety.   

"We are lacking in trained professionals to deal with such cases, we also do not have any ways to sensitize the parents and guardians about the phenomenon which is fast spreading among our kids. We need to hurry up before the problem becomes insurmountable. In maximum cases when children approach their parents about the problem, they either are unaware of the gravity of the issue or brush it away as routine anxiety among the kids," Shiney Elias told Sputnik.

The highest percentage of cases reported to 1098 is of children in the age group of 11-18 years, the report added.

Yes, the problem will get worse; it will get exponentially worse. We are just seeing the very beginning of this problem. It needs to be tackled internationally. Hackers could spend their time outing the bullies on Blue Whale, or outing pedophiles until governments catch up, if that ever happens.

2000 Child Migrants to sue UK government
over child sex abuse
Written by Sam Blewett

Survivors who were abused as children after being sent abroad under state-backed programmes are suing the Government for compensation.

Thousands of Britons, many in care or from poor families, were sent abroad to countries including Australia and New Zealand in the post-Second World War years partly to save on care costs.

They risked being exposed to sexual violence and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) recommended six months ago that some 2,000 should be paid compensation. The inquiry found that UK governments played a "central role" in the policy, which ended in the 1970s.

But lawyer Alan Collins said on Wednesday he has lodged a lawsuit in London's High Court to pressure ministers into paying.

"The Government has not done anything as far as we can tell about implementing the recommendations to set up some type of redress scheme," he said.

"So we've told the Government, unless you're going to do it you're going to end up being sued. They took no notice so we've sued them.

"The victims, they want the Government to do what IICSA said and accept that it's a flawed policy and take responsibly and not just say fuzzy, warm words but actually mean it."

Mr Collins said the lawsuit was filed on August 22 on behalf of two survivors, one sent to what is now Zimbabwe, the other to Australia, who have strong cases backed by hard evidence.

He said he has been contacted by more than 100 survivors and hopes the action will pressure the Government into paying compensation to the rest in a "domino effect".

The March report said it was "essential" that all living former migrants, then around 2,000 people, should be paid compensation. In 2010 then-prime minister Gordon Brown formerly apologised on behalf of the UK government.

On Wednesday, a Department of Health spokeswoman said: "We want to reassure those affected we are committed to providing a timely response to the inquiry's recommendations."

Time is of the essence, Mr Collins said, with many of the survivors now in old age. "The problem is, they are such an elderly group that they are dying. We can't just sit around forever and a day and hope for the best," he said.

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