Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tag Archives: child sexual abuse

Pope promises moves against sexual abuse but victims disappointed

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, ending a landmark conference on sexual abuse of children by clergy, called on Sunday for an “all-out battle” against a crime he said should be “erased from the face of the earth”. The pope promised that guidelines used by national bishops conferences to prevent abuse and ...

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1,000 Child’s Sexually Abused By US Priests

PENNSYLVANIA: A monumental grand jury report shows that over 300 priests sexually abused over 1,000 minors in Pennsylvania for 70 years,  while the church protected perpetrators, blamed victims. A Pennsylvania grand jury released its report of a two-year investigation into sexual abuses by Catholic priests across 67 counties throughout the ...

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Home Secretary praises Barnardo’s for tackling child criminal exploitation

LONDON: The Home Secretary has praised Barnardo’s for its work supporting and protecting children after the charity revealed it is seeing increasing numbers of cases of children at risk of multiple dangers, including sexual and criminal exploitation. Sajid Javid was the key speaker at Barnardo’s Annual Parliamentary Reception at Portcullis ...

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Lincolnshire man jailed for child sexual offences

LINCOLNSHIRE: Craig Lewis, 54, of Cranwell Village, Lincolnshire, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday morning (Thursday 14 December) after being found guilty of child grooming, sexual assault and causing a child to watch a sex act. An investigation was launched into Lewis in December 2016 after an anonymous referral ...

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Pakistani Celebrity add voices to #MeToo movement

KARACHI: Three prominent Pakistani women have added their voices to the #MeToo movement in the wake of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in a city in the east of the country last week. Model and event manager Frieha Altaf, actress Nadia Jamil and fashion designer Maheen Khan ...

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Australia and Catholic Church Failed Abused Children

SYDNEY: A royal commission investigating the sexual abuse of children in Australia found Friday that the nation was gripped by an epidemic dating back decades, with tens of thousands of children sexually abused in schools, religious organizations and other institutions. The commission, the highest form of investigation in Australia, urged ...

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200 held over child sex abuse on live streams

British police officers arrested 188 people in a single week over allegations of online child sex abuse – and say that livestreaming platforms are becoming the platform of choice for sex offenders. Officers reported the spike in arrests after a week of “intensification” which saw forces across the UK swoop ...

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Sarah Champion resigns following criticism over newspaper column

LONDON: Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” in a newspaper article about child abuse. The Labour MP said she was concerned that continuing in her shadow cabinet role would distract from the “crucial issues” around child protection. ...

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Europe becomes ‘hub’ for child sexual abuse content

LONDON: Europe hosts the majority of child sexual abuse webpages, according to a report released by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) on Monday (Apr 3). The report by the UK body said Europe leads the list of regions with 60 per cent, followed by North America at 37 per cent. ...

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