Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!
3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here
Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
P&P List for UK Includes 28 Apparent Pakistanis for CSA of 18 Young Girls
Another college priest accused of historic child sex abuse - Lancashire
CSA conviction overturned because man suicided - Northiam
Former bus driver gets jail for 2nd child porn offense - Plympton
Founder of Celtic Boys Club faces new charges of CSA - Glasgow
29 people appear in court for CSA, trafficking, rape charges against 18 young girls - all but one has a Muslim name, probably Pakistani - Huddersfield
Priest accused of child sex abuse at Lancashire college
From BBC Lancashire
Father Michael Higginbottom was a priest and teacher at the boarding school
A Catholic priest who sexually abused a teenage student breached his position of trust in a "spectacular and horrific" way, a court has heard.
Father Michael Higginbottom, 74, is accused of abusing the boy while he was a teacher at St Joseph's College in Upholland, Lancashire, in the 1970s.
It was a venue for "mental, physical and sexual abuse', Liverpool Crown Court was told.
He denies four counts of a serious sexual offence and indecent assault.
St Joseph's College in Upholland (closed in the 1990s) Image copyright DOUG ELLIOT
The boy was aged between 13 and 14 at the time of the alleged abuse.
The court heard Mr Higginbottom, now of West Farm Road, Newcastle, said he would strike the alleged victim with a strap if he did not attend his living quarters, where much of the abuse was alleged to have happened, at appointed times.
'Ordered to undress'
The boarding school, which has now closed, was attended by boys aged 11 to 18, many of whom were considering a career in the priesthood.
David Temkin, prosecuting, said the boy described the school as a "cold, dark and forbidding place".
He added: "He told the police that for him it was the venue for 'mental, physical and sexual abuse'."
Mr Temkin said the defendant worked at the school as a priest and teacher and was "therefore in a position of trust".
The court was told that about a week after the boy started at the college, he was invited into Mr Higginbottom's living quarters where he locked the door and ordered him to undress before sexually assaulting him.
Mr Temkin said the defendant then told the boy things would "get easier" for him at the college.
The victim revealed the allegations to a friend in 2013, who encouraged him to report them to police.
When Higginbottom was arrested he told the police the claims were "total lies" and could not remember the complainant.
The trial continues.
Upholland, Lancashire, UK
Dead man's child sexual abuse convictions overturnedFrom BBC Sussex
Turk was convicted of historical abuse offences at Frewen College
Appeal judges have overturned the child sex abuse conviction of a former Sussex boarding school worker who killed himself before the end of his trial.
Darren Turk, 54, died last June, a day before jurors at Lewes Crown Court convicted him of a string of offences.
Mr Turk's family criticised the decision to allow verdicts after his death and said he was innocent.
Sir Brian Leveson said there was nothing to suggest the verdicts were unsafe but they were "irregular".
Mr Turk was accused of offences against boys aged between 11 and 15 at Frewen College, Northiam, between 1996 and 2002.
He was a member of care staff and later head of care at the boarding school, and at the time of his death worked as an electrician's assistant.
The jury convicted him of 10 offences and cleared him of six.
'Victims still vindicated'
Three appeal judges said the verdicts were wrongfully returned and must be set aside, with the convictions annulled.
Sitting with Mr Justice Jay and Mr Justice Garnham, Sir Brian said: "In our judgement, there is no discretion as to the course which the judge should follow in these circumstances.
"He was not entitled to continue simply because he thought that obtaining verdicts from the jury justified that course."
He also said the judges recognised for the victims, the pronouncement of the verdicts, at least in certain cases, was a vindication of their evidence.
"Nothing we decide in any sense should be taken as removing their appropriate feelings of vindication," he said.
Easy to say, but I'll bet the survivors don't feel vindicated!
The proceedings were brought by Mr Turk's mother, Jasmine Botting, 76, from Etchingham, who previously said: "I know for a fact that my son is innocent."
In January , a coroner concluded Mr Turk took his own life.
Former bus driver locked up for swapping vile child sex abuse images - again
A former bus driver has been jailed for having vile images of child abuse – for the second time.
Leigh Damerell, aged 58, shared perverted pictures with other paedophiles and tried to dodge police attempts to keep an eye on him, a court heard.
Damerell was handed a suspended prison sentence three years ago when he was caught with indecent images. Having lost his job as a bus driver, he was offered specialist help to tackle his perversion, Plymouth Crown Court heard.
But police monitoring him found he had two undeclared iPads containing indecent images – two of which he had shared.
Jailing Damerell for three years, Judge Ian Lawrie said he was helping to "shatter the lives" of children being abused.
He added: "People like yourself who view this material who endorse and encourage the most appalling treatment of youngsters. You said that you have a desire to be punished."
Police were forced to trawl through Damerell's devices for perverted images and chat
"I take the view that you neither considered nor cared what would happen if you were caught. You have a compulsion for viewing this material."
Damerell, of Yealmpstone Drive, Plympton, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing single indecent images of children. One was of the most severe category, showing a child being sexually abused.
He also admitted three counts of making or downloading 277 indecent images of children – including four in the most serious bracket between January 2015 and June 2016.
Damerell finally pleaded guilty to breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order imposed at his last sentence three years ago which banned him from having devices capable of storing electronic images unless they were declared to the police.
Nigel Wraith, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said police monitoring Damerell spotted two iPads at his home which he had not declared.
Damerell came to Plymouth Crown Court with a bag packed for prison
Police found indecent images on the devices and evidence of vile chat with another paedophile, the court heard.
Two images had been shared with another pervert.
Will Willden, for Damerell, said his client had trouble explaining clearly why he had committed the offences. But he added that the defendant "expressed a desire to be punished".
Mr Willden said Damerell had suffered the loss of an ex-partner in a road accident. He added that he had also suffered a family bereavement during the period of a suspended prison sentence.
Judge Lawrie made a new Sexual Harm Prevention Order in the terms of the old order and extended it for life.
Celtic Boys Club founder at centre of fresh
child sexual abuse claims
BBC Scotland investigation alleges Jim Torbett abused boys during two stints at football club from mid-60s to 1996
Jim Torbett was jailed for two years in 1998 for abusing three former Celtic Boys Club players. Photograph: Spindrift
Fresh allegations of child sexual abuse have been made against the founder of Celtic Boys Club and a former Rangers youth coach.
A BBC Scotland investigation claims Jim Torbett sexually abused boys during two stints at Celtic Boys Club from the mid-60s to 1996.
Torbett was jailed for two years in 1998 for abusing three former Celtic Boys Club players, including the former Scotland international Alan Brazil, between 1967-74.
Alleged victims told a BBC Scotland programme, which aired on Monday night, that Torbett was allowed to return to the club around 1980 despite being sacked when abuse allegations surfaced in 1974.
It is alleged Torbett continued abusing boys in his second stint at the famed Celtic feeder club, where he coached until 1996 when more abuse allegations were made against him.
Torbett’s lawyer told the BBC he “vehemently denies these completely false allegations. Clearly allegations of this kind must remain in the hands of the police and due process of the law must be followed here.”
The BBC investigation also made fresh claims about the former Hibernian and Rangers coach Gordon Neely, who died in 2014.
The programme, Football Abuse: the Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game, claimed Neely was sacked from Hibernian when allegations of abuse surfaced but the police were not informed.
He then joined Rangers where it is claimed he began abusing boys there. Rangers also sacked him over alleged abuse. The club told the BBC it informed the police.
In a statement, Hibernian said it was “saddened to be told that personnel at the club at the time were allegedly made aware of concerns about Neely and, again allegedly, did not contact the police.
“[This] is something which current policies and practices would prevent from happening today.”
Jon Cleland, an alleged victim of Neely, said he was subjected to 18 months of serious sexual abuse when he was 11. He told BBC Scotland: “He said I looked like I had had an injury … then he asked me to lean over a desk, and that’s when I was raped. At that age, I hadn’t a clue what was going on.”
The former Hutchinson Vale FC player said he gave up football to escape the abuse. He told the programme he was raped about 10 times over 18 months.
Asked if he had been able to tell anyone, he said: “No. I couldn’t have possibly at that age. I thought it was my fault. I thought I had done something wrong.”
Kenny Campbell, now 44, alleged that he was abused by Torbett over four years after joining Celtic’s under-14s team in 1986.
He said Torbett took a special interest in him and won the trust of his parents. Campbell told BBC Scotland: “Pretty quickly he became a hero of mine. In my mind he was doing good things [for me].
“I’d have jumped in front of a bus for him if he had asked me, guaranteed. So it was as if he had a hold over us.”
He said Torbett began the abuse while he was sitting on the couch with him one night and that this was the beginning of up to four years of sexual abuse, which carried on even after he was signed by the senior Celtic team.
The young player did not tell anyone. “I just thought it was natural. I just thought that was what happened,” he said.
In a statement, Celtic FC said the club was fully committed to safeguarding children. Rangers said it understood Neely was dismissed and the police were informed at the time. The club added that “all employees adhered to the strictest codes of conduct” and that it would “always cooperate fully with the authorities”.
Stewart Regan, the chief executive of the Scottish FA, said an independent review into allegations of historical child sexual abuse in Scottish football was under way.
“We await its findings,” he added. “The latest allegations are a matter for the investigatory authority, Police Scotland. We would urge anyone who has suffered abuse to come forward using the dedicated, confidential NSPCC 24-hour helpline 0800 023 2642, directly to the police on 101 or via email to the Scottish FA at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
DCI Sarah Taylor, of the national child abuse investigation unit at Police Scotland, said: “Child abuse is incredibly difficult for people to revisit and to talk about. Our officers are highly specialist and are trained to deal with all reports sensitively.
“We would ask anyone who has been the victim of abuse, or has information about potential abuse to contact us. We will listen and we will investigate and our first priority will be to ensure that there are no children at risk now.
“If you have suffered sexual abuse, or if you can assist this investigation or you know anyone who may have been a victim then please call Police Scotland on 101. Or you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0800 023 2642.”
27 men and two women appear in court accused of child trafficking, rape and sex abuse against 18 girls as young as 11 over seven years
By Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline
A group of 27 men and two women have appeared in court today accused of more than 170 charges relating to the rape, sexual exploitation and neglect of 18 children over seven years.
The majority of the defendants arrived and left Kirklees Magistrates' Court with their faces covered and were all escorted by police amid protests outside.
The 27 men are accused of committing historic sex, trafficking and exploitation offences against 18 girls aged between 11 and 17 between 2004 and 2011.
Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 34, of Huddersfield, is accused of 21 counts of rape and 30 other charges including racially aggravated assault and inciting a child into prostitution.
In the dock: Among the 29 in court today was Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 34, pictured left, who is accused of 21 counts of rape and 30 other offences
In court: Raj Singh Basran (right) enters Kirklees Magistrates Court at the start of a trial of 29 defendants accused of historic child sexual abuse, neglect and exploitation
Irfan Ahmed leaves Kirklee's Magistrates Court, where he was accused of nine offences including making an indecent image of a child and sexual exploitation
Zubair Ahmed, who was charged with two offences
including raping a girl under the age 15.
Nasarat Hussain was charged with five offences including rape of a girl under 15
Naveeda Habib - one of the few women involved in the case - arrives at Kirklees Magistrates Court while trying to cover her head
The majority of the other men are accused of similar offences including rape, sexual assault, trafficking, sexual exploitation, having or making indecent images of children or the supply of a noxious substance.
Shahnaz Akhtar Malik is also accused of child neglect and appeared in court today
Naveeda Habib, 38, and Shahnaz Malik, 55, are the only female defendants in the case and are accused of child neglect.
District Judge Michael Fanning told the defendants: 'Each of you faces charges that can only be dealt with by a crown court.
To those allowed to leave the court he said: 'You are on bail and must attend court, failure to do so will result in you being placed in custody'.
Today's hearing was split into three to deal with the number of defendants.
Outside court there were protests including former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, who confronted many of the men and women.
More than 20 police were on duty outside.
The defendants, who are mainly from Huddersfield but also include men from Dudley, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, and Dewsbury, appeared in groups of up to ten during a lengthy court sitting on Wednesday.
Mansoor Akhtar, 25, and Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 34, were remanded in custody. The rest of the defendants were released on bail to appear at Leeds Crown Court next month.
West Yorkshire Police said last month that the 29 arrests were carried out following an investigation which began in late 2013.
Mohammad Azeem (left) arrives at court where he appeared in relation to the sexual exploitation of children
Niaz Ahmed appeared in court today charged
with 3 offences including sexual assault on a female
Zulquarnian Dogar (right) is accused of two offences including sexual touching of a female aged 13 or over - Mohammed Imran Ibar is accused of four offences including arranging the commission of a child sex offence
HUGE LIST OF DEFENDANTS AND CATALOGUE OF ALLEGED CRIMES
Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 34, of Huddersfield is charged with 54 offences. He is charged with 21 counts of rape, 14 counts of trafficking, as well as inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual assault, sexual touching, possession of indecent images of a child, racially aggravated assault and inciting a child into prostitution.
Raj Singh Barsran, 33, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching and rape.
Abdul Rehman, 29, of Sheffield. He is charged with rape, trafficking, supplying drugs, supply of a controlled substance with intent to engage in sexual activity and sexual touching.
Nasarat Hussain, 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and inciting a female to engage in sexual activity.
Irfan Ahmed, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with six counts of trafficking, sexual assault, making indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Zubair Ahmed, 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and possession of extreme pornography.
Mohammed Riswan Aslam, 29, of Dewsbury. He is charged with two counts of rape.
Mohammed Kammer, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of rape.
Mohammad Nahman, 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking, sexual assault, and two counts of rape.
Hamzha Ali Saleem, 37, of Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. He is charged with three counts of trafficking.
Zahid Hassan, 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with eight counts of rape, five counts of trafficking, racially aggravated assault, supplying drugs, inciting a child into sexual activity, child abduction and attempted rape.
Mohammad Azeem, 31, of Bradford. He is charged with three counts of rape.
Sajid Hussain, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with three counts of rape, facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child and inciting a child into sexual activity.
Mansoor Akhtar, 25, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape, attempted rape and two counts of trafficking.
Mohammed Asaf Akram, 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with seven counts of rape, three counts of trafficking, child abduction, supplying drugs, sexual assault and making threats to kill.
Zulwarnain Dogar, 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching and trafficking.
Manzoor Hassan, 37, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supply of a noxious substance with intent to injure, annoy or aggrieve a female, supply of Class A drugs and inciting a child into prostitution.
Mohammad Ifraz, 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation, rape, false imprisonment, child abduction, taking indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Wiqas Mahmud, 36, of Huddersfield. He is charged with three counts of rape.
Faisal Nadeem, 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supplying drugs, rape and possession of extreme pornography.
Niaz Ahmed, 53, of Huddersfield. He is charged with inciting a child into sexual activity and sexual assault.
Asif Bashir, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with four counts of rape and attempted rape.
Mohammad Imran Ibrar, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking, facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, supplying drugs.
Aleem Javaid, 27, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and supplying drugs.
Mohammed Saqib Raheel, 30, of Dudley. He is charged with trafficking and child abduction.
Usman Khalid, 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual assault, child abduction and sexual touching.
Everton La Bastide, 50, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of sexual assault.
Shahnaz Akhtar Malik, 55, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.
Naveeda Habib, 38, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.