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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

Operation Pallial

Child abuse probe

Child abuse 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 acknowledge issues  

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

'Confidential list’  

Scouts failed to stop sexual predator  

Settlements kept secret  

Man sues scouts 

Verdict leaves Scouts vulnerable  

'Perversion files'


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 inquiry 

Timeline: Cornwall inquiry

Cornwall public inquiry

Conspiracy of 'elites'

Cornwall under 'cloud'


Class action lawsuit

TORONTO - A Toronto man alleges he was abused for years at Ontario schools for the deaf and has launched a class action lawsuit on behalf of other former students against the provincial government.  The statement of claim, filed Monday in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice, alleges sexual, physical and mental abuse at 4 provincially run schools for the deaf over the course of decades.  (CP)

Abuse case goes to court

No charges

Inquiry not opposed

Throw away children  

Judge accepts affidavits

New allegations  

Home for colored children

Tentative deal

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’

USDJ Guidelines for issuing AMBER alerts

AMBER Alert  


Child porn bust

TORONTO - More than three dozen people have been arrested in connection with a child pornography ring operating in 17 countries.  York Regional Police said 19 child victims were identified as part of Project Hydra, a large-scale joint-forces investigation.  Investigators say the victims' ranged in age from infants to teenagers. The suspects' ages varied from 12 to 44 years old.  (CTV)   MORE:   Selfies growing in child porn  


Hunting paedophiles

LONDON - Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey said police forces were scaling back probes into traditional crimes in an effort to hunt down paedophiles.  MPs have been warned that investigations into child sex abuse will cost Britain's police forces some $1.5B over the next 12 months due to an 80% increase in allegations over the past 3 years.    (Daily Mail)

Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal 

300 suspects

300 new suspects

Operation Hydrant update

Homes searched

Police search homes

Lord Bramall witch hunt is outrageous

Father claims covered up

Westminster paedophile dossier

Elm Guest House child abuse scandal

Inquiry head quits

Judge bows to conflict of interest claims


NPCC press release

1400 child abuse suspects   

18 inquiries

Inside the 18 abuse inquiries     

Value of 'national security'

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

Inquiry launched  

Butler-Sloss abuse cover-up

Warning 'there were too many'  

Police operation nets 660

NCA press release

Suspected paedophiles arrested     

Child porn ring broken up

Homeland busts child porn ring

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 

170 arrested

Child porn network    

Child porn bust

ICE press release     

Virtual sting

Sex abuse scandal

Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

'Avatar child' catches online predators

Terres des Hommes   

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   


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


Sextortion spike

WINNPEG - The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says it has seen a 40% spike in teenage sextortion in the past 6 months.  Nearly half of the victims are teenage boys, and the statistics are so significant that it has prompted the Winnipeg-based agency to issue a warning to parents across the country.  (CBC)


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


Molesters often strike again

 Did not report

SYDNEY - Australia began a national inquiry into child sexual abuse in 2013, after claims of abuse in the Catholic Church.  Members of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, whose remit includes religious groups, NGOs and state-care providers, say more than 4,000 victims have come forward.  (BBC)   Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Raising age didn't protect those at risk  

Hunting child porn in BC

Canadian Medical Association Journal

Child abuse study

2012 Canadian Community Health Survey

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

Child sex-trafficking study reveals misperceptions

AU royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse 

University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center


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 

Dance teacher charged

MISSISSAUGA - Cheryl Thompson, now 34, was working as a freelance dance instructor between Sept 2007 and March 2008.  During the 6-month period, police said the dance instructor befriended a 12-year-old girl who attended the Toronto studio. It is alleged that she sexually assaulted the girl.    (CTV)  Police PR  

Coach arrested

Coach pleads guilty

Pleads guilty

Guilty of sex offences

Coach found guilty

Coach charged

Coach faces sex charges

Coach charged    

Suspended sentence

Ruling helps to define sexual exploitation

Teacher admits to charge

Teacher pleads guilty

Charge dropped against teacher

Teacher accused of sex with student

Teacher sex scandals: Double standard? 

Women as sexual abusers  


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  


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

Teens prosecuted for naked selfies

FAYETTEVILLE - Cormega Copening, 16, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was prosecuted as an adult under federal child pornography felony laws, for sexually exploiting a minor. The minor was himself.  His girlfriend, Brianna Denson, 16, took a plea deal after being prosecuted on similar charges for having naked, suggestive pictures of herself on her cellphone.  (Guardian UK)   MORE:   Victims, offenders or bad law

Teen to be tried on child porn charge

Teen faces child porn charges

Teens charged with child porn 


Sexting overblown

Teens plead guilty

More harm than good

DA refuses to prosecute

Dateline NBC

Former DA kills self after sex sting operation


Chronological age

Biological age

Psychological age

What is your true age?

Teen charged with child porn

Sexting teen found guilty

'Child porn' case

Students face child porn charges

Teens charged with distributing child porn   

10 teens charged

Teens child porn charges are 'extreme' 

14-year-old charged with child porn

14-year-old girl charged with child porn

Teen charged

Sexting warning

The O'Reilly Factor

Bill C-22 comes into effect

SCC sends internet predator to prison 


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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