Pedophiles and Child Porn

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Catholic Church abuses




Victims 'humiliated'

DELHI - Child victims of sexual abuse in India are often mistreated and humiliated by police, says the US-based Human Rights Watch in a new report.  Government systems to deal with the issue of abuse are inadequate, it says.  The report says sexual abuse is "disturbingly common" in Indian homes, schools and care homes.    (BBC)  REPORT:   India: Child Sex Abuse Shielded by Silence and Neglect 

Child abuse victims

Operation Pallial Report   .pdf  

North Wales child abuse scandal

North Wales police

Operation Pallial

Child abuse probe

Child abuse centre

Calgary Child Advocacy Centre

Internet watch report

Internet Watch Foundation

2011 annual IWF report   .pdf  


Child sex abuse rampant

KABUL - US Marine Maj. Bill Steuber, like most people in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, knew that local Afghan police were keeping young boys as sex slaves.  The practice, known as bacha bazi, or “boy play,” was an open secret in Sangin, a town of 14,000 in Helmand.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Guilty of ignoring childsex scandal   


'Perversion files'

PORTLAND - Decades of confidential sexual abuse allegations from within the Boy Scouts of America spilled into public view later today when more than 1,200 of the organization’s “perversion files” were released by order of the Oregon Supreme Court.  The files will offer the public an unprecedented look at how suspected molestations were handled by one of the nation’s leading youth organizations from the early 1960s through 1985.   (LA Times)  

LA Times: Inside the 'perversion files' 

Scouts Canada files could be made public

Scouts didn't report all abuse

Scouts to be 'safest possible'

Scouts releases  

Scouts need a fix   

Scouts acknowledge issues  

CBC's Firth Estate investigation

Scouts Canada

Sex-abuse files under review     

Scouting sex abuse cases 


Boy Scout ineligible volunteer files 1965-1985

Boy Scouts of America

CEO leaves

Scout leaders quietly removed  

Scouts Canada apologizes

Scouts honour  

'Confidential list’  

Scouts failed to stop sexual predator  

Settlements kept secret  

Man sues scouts 

Verdict leaves Scouts vulnerable  

'Perversion files'


Teens plead guilty

KAMLOOPS - 3 teenage boys originally charged with possession and distribution of child pornography have pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of criminal harassment in a sexting scandal in Kamloops, BC.  (Toronto Star)    

Teen faces child porn charges

Teens charged with child porn 


Sexting overblown

14-year-old charged with child porn

Teen charged

 Sexting warning

University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center


4 years and $53M

CORNWALL, Ont. - Rumours that have swirled around this eastern Ontario city for years that children were abused at the hands of a pedophile ring were neither put to rest nor given credence Tuesday by a $53-million public inquiry report four years in the making.   The Cornwall inquiry's official mandate was to examine institutional responses to historical claims of sexual abuse, but the sensational allegation that fuelled it went unresolved in the more than 1600-page report.  (CP)

McGuinty questions inquiry's price tag  

Whistleblower - 6 months in jail

Perry Dunlop   

Cornwall diocese expected to try to derail abuse inquiry     

Timeline: Cornwall inquiry

Cornwall public inquiry

Conspiracy of 'elites'

Cornwall under 'cloud'

Appeals Court clips scope of inquiry


Tentative deal

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government has reached a tentative $29M settlement with former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children who allege they were abused for years at the Halifax orphanage.  (CP)

Abuse case goes to court

No charges

Inquiry not opposed

Throw away children  

Judge accepts affidavits

New allegations  

Home for colored children

Herald: Home for Colored Children

Breaking the silence on abuse   

Bishop's College School

Court accepts settlement 


Another death, another law

Their names, breezy and alive, conjure the girls they used to be before they collided with horror.   There was Megan Kanka, the 7-year-old from New Jersey. Her rape and murder at the hands of a neighbor who - unknown to her parents - was a sex offender inspired Megan's Law.  That statute led to electronic lists of offenders' addresses.  There was Jessica Lunsford, the 9-year-old from Florida. Her rape and murder 150 yards from her home led to Jessica's Law, which banned predators from living near where children congregate.  There was Amber Hagerman, the 9-year-old from Texas. Her abduction and murder led to the creation of Amber Alerts, advising the public about missing children.  (LA Times)  PREVIOUS:  Murder of Chelsea King

'Fatal flaw’

Age another Amber Alert flaw

USDJ Guidelines for issuing AMBER alerts


New Ontario Amber Alert guidelines

AMBER Alert  

RCMP Amber Alert

Sex abuse scandal

ROTHERHAM - At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.  The report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, revealed there had been 3 previous inquiries. (BBC)  

REPORT:   Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham 1997-2013

No council officers will face disciplinary action   Evidence ignored by police and council    Fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers   Rotherham sex grooming case

Security breaks child porn laws

Rapiscan Systems

Watchdog oks see-through scanners 

Free speech or crime?

Body-parts registry to fight child porn

System targets Internet abusers

Canadian study of reported child abuse

Parents take precautions

Search engines to make it harder

13,000 search terms with child porn

GCHQ will tackle child abuse images

UK mandatory 'porn' filters

How to buy parental-control software

Bogeymen: The next generation


Value of 'national security'

LONDON - The security services are facing questions over the cover-up of a Westminster paedophile ring as it emerged that files relating to official requests for media blackouts in the early 1980s were destroyed.    (Guardian UK)    

Father claims covered up

Westminster paedophile dossier

Elm Guest House child abuse scandal

Inquiry head quits

Judge bows to conflict of interest claims   'Chumocracy'

Butler-Sloss abuse cover-up

Warning 'there were too many' 

Inquiry launched

Police operation nets 660

NCA press release

Suspected paedophiles arrested     

Child porn ring broken up

Homeland busts child porn ring

Global child porn network exposed

700 tracked in bust of child porn ring

Canadians among charged  

British police smash online paedophile ring

Global pedophile ring busted

Canadians kids among rescued

170 arrested

Child porn network    

Child porn bust

ICE press release     

Virtual sting

'Avatar child' catches online predators

Terres des Hommes   



OTTAWA - A splashy news conference touted Canada's membership in a global alliance against child sex abuse, but an internal document says the move was merely "symbolic" and places no obligations on the federal government.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Declaration of the Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online   Rob Nicholson    Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012


Framed by a PC virus

Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst:  They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography.  Heinous pictures and videos can be deposited on computers by viruses - the malicious programs better known for swiping your credit card numbers.  In this twist, it's your reputation that's stolen.  (AP)


Brain differences in pedophiles

Researchers at the sexual medicine department at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) have publicized specific findings about the brains of pedophiles.  Doctors have now identified a number of signs that can point to a successful diagnosis.  (Deutsche Welle)

Sex offender website operating

Wi-Fi cloaks a new breed of intruder

The Trojan Horse: A viral defense?

The case of the Trojan Wookiee


Trial by computer: Digital evidence not always as reliable as it seems

Molesters often strike again

Child abuse study

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that 32% of Canadian adults have experienced child abuse - defined by the study authors as physical abuse, sexual abuse or exposure to intimate partner violence.  The study, which analyzed data from 23,395 participants in the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey, is the first nationally representative study on child abuse and mental disorders in Canada.   (CTV)  

Raising age didn't protect those at risk  

Hunting child porn in BC

FBI 'sex tour' site lured predators

Action on Cambodia sex tourists

The prevalence of human trafficking

New law didn't work 

Bill C-268

Orphanages in 'children for sale' racket

Sex slaves, revisited

Child sex-trafficking study reveals misperceptions


Abuse allegations

OTTAWA - A Canadian Orthodox archbishop has stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving pre-teen boys.  The Orthodox Church in America (OCA) says in a news release that Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa, the head of the church's Canadian archdiocese, asked for and was granted, a three-month leave.  (CTV)   MORE:   Seraphim Storheim 

Coach arrested

SEATTLE - A 47-year-old volunteer Surrey, BC, soccer coach has been arrested in the US after allegedly trying to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex.  US Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Kuldip (Kelly) Singh Mahal crossed the border in Blaine, Wash, and travelled to a park in Burlington, where he had arranged to meet the girl.  (CBC)  

Coach pleads guilty

Pleads guilty

Sexual abuse    

Guilty of sex offences

Coach found guilty

Coach charged

Coach faces sex charges

Coach charged    

Suspended sentence

Ruling helps to define sexual exploitation

Coach guilty of sexual exploitation

Teacher admits to charge

Teacher pleads guilty

Charge dropped against teacher

Lifting the lid on women paedophiles

Teacher accused of sex with student

Teacher sex scandals: Double standard? 


Teacher gets jail for sex with 15-year-old   Sexual assault cases

Former coach charged  


Coach forced players to have sex

6 years

Peers find teacher guilty

Strike two for female predator

Tennis coach jailed for molesting girl

Deaf victims end 40-year silence

Victims demand inquiry into school abuse

When Ms. teacher goes after male pupil

Schools need programs to stop sex abuse

Coaches Who Prey 

Women as sexual abusers  


Healing the scars of sexual abuse

MONTREAL - For years, childhood sexual abuse was something rarely talked about. Now that the phenomenon has come out of the closet, a specialized centre that would have been almost unheard of 10 years ago has begun to make a difference for young abuse victims in Montreal.  (Montreal Gazette)     MORE:  Men more likely than women to hide past victimization

Teen charged with child porn

KENORA - A 16-year-old boy from Kenora will appear in court later this month facing a charge of distributing child pornography.  OPP said they were contacted earlier this week after sexually explicit images of a 17-year-old girl were found on an electronic device.  Creating and sending nude photos of anyone under the age of 18 is considered child pornography, and is illegal under the Criminal Code.   (CBC) 

Sexting teen found guilty

'Child porn' case

Teen to be tried on child porn charge

More harm than good

DA refuses to prosecute

Dateline NBC

Former DA kills self after sex sting operation

Bill C-22 comes into effect

SCC sends internet predator to prison

Students face child porn charges

Teens charged with distributing child porn   

10 teens charged

Teens child porn charges are 'extreme' 

Couple dead in murder-suicide

The O'Reilly Factor

John Doe #9 and Jane Doe #2


Teachers sacked

KENYA - More than 1,000 teachers have been sacked in Kenya for sexually abusing girls over the past two years, the authorities say.  Senior government official Ahmed Hussein told the BBC that most of the victims were aged between 12 and 15.  He said a nationwide confidential helpline set up to help victims had revealed that the problem was much more widespread than previously thought.  Most of the cases have occurred in rural primary schools.  (BBC)   MORE:  Teachers sent home for sex abuse   Sex abuse in schools


Whistleblower faces jail

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A British teacher is facing up to six months in jail after being convicted of defamation for comments she made in exposing pedophiles at a children's charity in Ethiopia 10 years ago.  Jill Campbell and her husband Gary Campbell compiled evidence in 1999 that helped convict the director of an Ethiopian orphanage run by the Swiss charity Terre Des Hommes-Lausanne. The charity acknowledged the abuse took place, but brought a successful defamation case against the Campbells for their claims that the charity's senior staff covered up the scandal.  (AP)


Chad to tighten charity controls

CHAD is to review the credentials of all aid agencies operating following an alleged child-trafficking scandal. Six French aid workers remain in custody in N'Djamena awaiting trial after they tried to fly out 103 children for adoption in Europe.   (BBC)   PREVIOUS: 7 freed in Chad child row    French held over Darfur 'adoptions'  


Peacekeepers in sex scandal

More than 110 Sri Lankan peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in Haiti are to be sent home over charges that they sexually exploited people, including minors, in the impoverished nation, the United Nations said yesterday.  It is the latest in a series of such scandals to besmirch the world body.  (Montreal Gazette)  

UN suspends Peacekeepers

UN staff accused of raping children in Sudan

UN troops face child abuse claims

UN Study on violence against children

UN probes 'abuse' in Ivory Coast

UN investigated over 300

UN says scores of Peacekeepers ousted

The UN sex scandal

UN 'peacekeepers' rape women, children

Crisis in the Congo: Sex charges roil UN

Fact Sheet: Operation Predator

Guardian Special Report: Child Protection

Pedophilia is sexual contact with a child who has not yet reached puberty.

Sexual relations with older adolescents past puberty is accurately termed "hebophilia" or "ephebophilia."

Table of worldwide ages of consent

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