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

Saturday, 31 October 2015

15 Girls Rescued, 29 People Arrested for Sex Trafficking in 13 Cities, 8 States

© Reuters
Federal authorities arrested 29 people in 13 cities across eight states on sex trafficking charges, as part of a sweeping southern states operation called “Safe Haven,” according to US officials.

The undercover operation involved a loosely affiliated operation that coordinated the movement of Latino females throughout the southeast of the US, according to authorities. The traffickers within the operation were independent operators who coordinated the delivery of women for sexual purposes.

“Human sex trafficking is a cancer that we must cut out, and then aggressively fight with all of our resources,” US Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Michael Moore said in a released statement.

Moore said some trafficking victims are “kidnapped and forced in sexual servitude through violence,” while others “are lured with the promise of a better life, and then held hostage by predators who literally financially imprison.”

“No matter the circumstances that brought these women in sexual servitude, they are victims,” Moore added.

Investigators said 15 people believed to be victims were rescued during raids on brothels and homes in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. 

Underage teen girls worth more

The indictment described a network to recruit young women, including underage teens, to work as prostitutes because men are willing to pay more to have sex with them.

One underage girl was enticed from her home in Mexico by a trafficker who convinced her to run away with him, promising her a better life, the indictment says. Instead, he trained her as a prostitute and sent her with delivery drivers to various cities, where she sometimes performed 25 sex acts a day during the week and 30 sex acts a day on weekends, the indictment says, according to ABC News.

The girl turned 18 in May 2011, and from 2006 until January of 2013 she worked as a prostitute in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and elsewhere.

That makes her 13 when she started!

The indictment, filed in federal court in Macon, charged 38 people with sex-trafficking crimes, 29 of whom were arrested on Thursday in eight southern states. Six people were charged with conspiracy to participate in the sex trafficking of a minor, and 38 people were charged with conspiracy to transport a person in interstate commerce for prostitution. Nine suspects remain at large.

People charged with conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor could face life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Suspects charged with conspiracy to transport a person in interstate commerce for prostitution could face up to five years and a $250,000 fine.

“Safe Haven” began in July 2014 in the rural southern Georgia town of Moultrie and was led by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE). The joint task force of personnel from ICE and Homeland Security Investigations involved 38 separate missions, and used covert aerial surveillance to track suspects and identify multiple locations.

"To the criminals behind these illegal enterprises, these women are just pieces of meat used to pull a quick profit and then discarded or passed on to the next trafficker down the line," said Special Agent in Charge Nick Annan, who heads ICE's Homeland Security Investigations division in Atlanta.

Congratulations you guys. Great work! You are my heroes this week. God bless you!

And thank You Lord, for answered prayer!

Child Porn - An Equal Opportunity Perversion - It's Everywhere

Even New Zealand and Australia
The man admitted 30 charges under the Films, Videos, and Publications
Classification Act. File photo
A Dunedin, New Zealand process worker distributed almost 2500 child sexual abuse images to a group of paedophiles in the four years from April 2011, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.

Raymond Garry Westeneng, 50, told police he had to possess then distribute the objectionable publications to gain credibility within the group of paedophiles so he could increase his own collection for his viewing pleasure.

Westeneng admitted 30 charges under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act - 28 of possessing child-specific child pornography images, and two representative charges of distributing such images and possessing them for the purpose of distribution.

He was convicted and remanded in custody, by consent, for sentence in December.

The summary from prosecutor Acting Sergeant Adrian Cheyne said Westeneng accessed internet chatrooms about twice a week during the past four years.

He would focus on chat forums with names including "incest chat" and engage in typed discussions with others about the sexual abuse of children and the sharing of publications relating to child sexual exploitation.

After making contact with other paedophiles, Westeneng would receive instructions or provide instructions to move the group out of the chatroom and on to sharing platforms.

He would upload files, distributing objectionable publications into the file-sharing website and would view other users' material. If the publications interested him, he would download them to his computer.

It was estimated the defendant distributed, on average, 12 publications a week, amounting to more than 2496 objectionable publications over the four years, Acting Sgt Cheyne said.

On January 28 last year, a police officer from the United States was conducting covert inquiries into a chatroom. When the officer claimed to be the mother of a child, Westeneng said he would like to see the child being sexually violated by a male on live web camera. In return he would send hardcore child pictures.

Westeneng distributed a file containing 60 publications, 50 of the images and seven of the videos being objectionable publications involving children.

Police searched his home on April 17 and seized his computer. It was found to contain files predominantly involving girls who were naked or in sexually explicit positions.

There were 1400 pictures and two videos of children being exploited.


Meanwhile in Australia

There are complaints that Queensland's focus on biker gangs has deprived sexually abused children of effective law enforcement as child exploitation explodes.

Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission says child exploitation became “endemic”.

 Child exploitation has increased in Queensland, Mr Byrne said. (9NEWS)
Queensland child sex abusers “grew an alarming demand for increasingly depraved material, increasing the demand for vicitms,” he said.

“I think you can count the number of people who do the difficult job of finding these images on less than one hand.

“The great work that Taskforce Argos (the police child exploitation unit) does is simply swamped by the lack of resources.”

Friday, 30 October 2015

Child Porn, Drugs and Thefts - ‘Criminal Behavior’ at the UN

© Mike Segar
Reuters
Four UN staff members have been “dismissed” after storing and sharing pornographic images including those of children, a UN report revealed. It also mentions one member having been fired for transporting over 170 kg worth of pot.

These five cases are the most outrageous out of 75 disciplinary and “criminal behavior” matters that the United Nations has listed in its report that came to light on Friday.

According to the UN investigation, four of its members “stored” and “distributed” pornographic material, including “pornography involving a minor.”

The UN labeled the cases as having been a “misuse” of its information and communications technology resources; in all four cases staffers used the organization’s computers and emails.

The paper does not disclose either names of those behind the misbehavior nor when the incidents took place.

Another incident involved a man who decided to use a UN vehicle to transport 173 kg (381 lbs) of marijuana. The report gives no further details, but it is clear from it that the staffer was sacked over the “misuse of United Nations property or assets”.

All five cases took place between July 1 of 2014 and June 30 2015.

The 13-page-long document is aimed primarily at informing staff members of “the most common examples of misconduct and/or criminal behavior” and the consequences that might follow.

UN plane lands in Africa
Other incidents included theft, harassment, discrimination, and assault.

Surprisingly enough, “theft and misappropriation” along with “assault and abusive conduct” were the most frequent violations. Thus, the UN registered 12 cases of its members stealing money or misusing funds and assets.

One person sold UN vehicles’ tires while another retailed a drum of petroleum product, possessed by the UN.

Another case had a staff member submitting an education grant claim and documentation that contained false information. “The overpayment of $1,912.50 was recovered from the staff member,” the UN revealed.

The organization has also detected “a staff member, [who] while performing security and screening functions at an airport, took, without authorization, $2,200 from the luggage of a passenger traveling on a United Nations flight.”

The list goes on…

According to the UN spokesman all cases of criminal conduct were referred to authorities in the country that the staff member belonged, Reuters reported.

“While the United Nations can and does follow up with Member States, the national authorities concerned have the sole prerogative in determining what, if any, investigations or proceedings are initiated against the individuals,” UN spokesman Farhan Haq said.

The UN employs 41,000 secretariat staff from 188 countries.

Earlier this year, the UN found itself involved in a sexual abuse scandal, when a leaked report revealed that French soldiers raped and sodomized starving and homeless boys in the Central African Republic, some as young as nine.

UN vehicles in Central African Republic
The scandal intensified further when it surfaced that a UN peacekeeping contingent in the Central African Republic sexually assaulted underage girls. 

According to the UN CAR mission (MINUSCA) at least two girls claimed to have received goods and food in exchange for sex from an African peacekeeping contingent.

Previous cases involved allegations of the sexual abuse of minors that happened in CAR from December 2013 to June 2014, prior to when MINUSCA force took over from the African Union mission there.

81% of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Colombia Never Make it to Court


74% of the abusers were aged between 14-18

Colombia’s court system has been unable to rule in four out of five cases involving the sexual abuse of minors, according to local media.

Semana magazine reported Thursday various staggering figures based on underage sexual abuse cases; from the rates of abusers that go unpunished, to the high amounts of abusers who themselves are underage.

The numbers were released in a report conducted by the country’s judicial branch.

Semana reported 2013 figures that show that 38% of cases dealt with by the prosecution was unable to jump the first hurdle of court proceedings because either the victim or abuser were unable to be identified, in 23% and 15% of cases respectively.

A total of 7,780 cases, which amounted to 81% of cases registered, never even made it past the inquiry phase in that year. Reasons for this reported by Semana cover both sides; at times the courts were dealing with false allegations or cases that do not fall under the “sexual abuse” category, but in other circumstances it was the court’s own incapacity that meant cases could not proceed.

According to the report, a total of 17,484 claims of sexual abuse against minors were registered in 2013, but only 9,611 cases went to court and only 1,009 abusers were convicted.

In an attempt to try and decipher why the court had struggled to adequately deal with these cases, the Judicial Branch took a sample of 325 cases in 2013 to identify the characteristics of the victims and their perpetrators. Out of this sample group, 97 of the offenders were adolescents.

In a smaller sample of 179 cases, 57% of the victims were under the age of 14. In terms of gender figures, all of the suspects were men and 79% of the victims were female.

A staggering 74% of the abusers in the 179 were aged between 14-18, honing the majority of sexual abuse acts in on an alarmingly low age group.

In terms of relationship between abuser and abused, ties were often found to be close between the two. 21% of the children were abused by their neighbours, 13% by their stepfathers, 9% by an uncle, 8% by a cousin, 7% by a brother and 4% by a parent. This amounts to a total of 62% of reported cases.

According to Semana weekly, the main concerns highlighted by this report are the high levels of cases and the inability faced by the court to deal with them adequately. The high level of underage abusers is also a matter of concern, and what they are exposed to trigger such behaviour.

Gee, can you guess? Could it be pornography? I believe it's responsible for the culture of rape in western universities, and I would bet money that it is responsible for this mess. As these child abusers grow into adults, there is no reason to assume that they will stop abusing. They will be followed by another generation of 'rape culture' boys making the problem grow exponentially.

Please pray for Colombia to completely outlaw pornography of any kind, someone has to start the ball rolling.

Brave Child Sex Abuse Victim Foils Paedophile Pensioner's Suicide Bid Hours Before Court Case

Thomas Hutton is starting a lengthy jail term after finally admitting the offences
The Mirror
BY JAMIE BEATSON

Twisted OAP Thomas Hutton first tried to gas himself with car exhaust
fumes and when that failed he "swallowed every pill in his house"
A brave child sex abuse victim got justice after foiling her abuser's suicide bid hours before he was due in court.

Thomas Hutton was jailed for almost five years and placed on the sex offender's register for life after admitting 12 charges detailing horrific sexual abuse of five girls and boys over the course of almost 10 years.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard Hutton had tried to take his life 36 hours before he was due in court to admit the charge.

The twisted 78-year-old first tried to gas himself with car exhaust fumes and when that failed he "swallowed every pill in his house", reports the Daily Record.

But his attempt to take his own life failed after he posted a suicide note through the door of one of his victims as well as his lawyer.

The girl found the letter, read it and immediately contacted police - who found Hutton and rushed him to hospital for treatment.

Now the paedophile pensioner is starting a lengthy jail term after finally admitting the offences, which targeted victims aged between three and 12 over a period of more than nine years.

Hutton's horrendous abuse began in 2005 - but was only stopped in August of last year when his first victim came forward.

Dundee Sheriff Court
Hutton was caught after one of the girls he targeted became upset when she was told she'd be seeing him - and told her parents of the abuse she had suffered.

That led to the other four victims coming forward before Hutton confessed.

Fiscal depute Nicola Gillespie told the court that the abuse began in 2005 against a girl aged just six.

Hutton showed the girl a film that contained scenes of a sexual nature before having her carry out a sex act on him.

The abuse of that girl lasted six years - with Hutton carrying out a series of sick attacks.

In other incidents Hutton carried out sex acts on himself in her presence - as well as exposing himself to her.

Around the same time Hutton targeted another young girl - this time aged 11 - and again had her carry out sex acts on him.

The serial attacker then moved on to another girl, this time aged seven when the abuse started - and had her strip off for him before carrying out a series of horrific sex acts on her over the course of almost two years.

The brazen beast later carried out sex attacks on one of his victims in front of another girl.

That girl, who was also aged seven, was also one of his victims and was targeted over the course of three and a half years.

Then, in 2014, Hutton turned his attention on a 12-year-old boy.

Between March 1 and August 31 that year Hutton exposed himself to the boy and had the youngster carry out sex acts on him.

The depraved pensioner then carried out sex acts on him during the horrific attacks.

Hutton, of Park Road, Dundee, pleaded guilty on indictment to three charges of using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour, four of sexual assault and five under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act.

Defence solicitor George Donnelly said "there could be no mitigation" for the abuse Hutton carried out.

He said: "The offences ought to have never been committed.

"There's nothing that can be said that begins to justify or explain it in any way.

"Given all this and the complete and utter lack of mitigation he attempted suicide.

"This was not a simple cry for help. He tried on two occasions - first by inhalation of exhaust fumes.

"He went back home and swallowed, he tells me, every tablet in the house.

"It was the family of the victim that saved his life after he put a letter through their door - and my office - indicating what his intentions were.

"One of the girls found that letter and went to the police and they found him and took him to hospital. It was a genuine attempt to end his life.

"That was done simply because he couldn't believe what he had done and what he was to plead guilty to."

This is not an unusual occurrence when a paedophile 'wakes-up' to realize just how depraved he really is. For me, it is confirmation of demonic possession. It's like being in a dream, then, when the jig is up, the demon leaves for someone else who has opened themselves up for invasion through drugs or pornography or who knows what.

Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC jailed Hutton for four years and ten months, ordered he serve an extended sentence of four years' supervision in the community upon his release and placed him on the sex offender's register indefinitely.

She said: "It's clear to me that the children must have suffered ongoing and serious abuse at your hands and you have betrayed their trust.

"It does seem to me clear that you present an ongoing risk of harm to children.

"In all these circumstances I have a duty to impose a significant period of custody and an extended sentence.

"I have to mark society's revulsion and abhorrence to these offences."

Then why, Sherriff Lorna, did you only sentence him to 4 years 10 months? If that's the maximum sentence for Hutton's crimes, then the laws in Scotland are far too inadequate to deal with the rapidly growing problem.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Rehtaeh Parsons Report Makes 17 Recommendations

'I'm taking these recommendations very seriously,' says 
Justice Minister Diana Whalen
CBC News

Murray Segal, Ontario's former assistant attorney general, makes 17
recommendations in a report issued Thursday into
 the case of Rehteah Parsons. (CBC)
The independent report into the Rehtaeh Parsons case makes 17 recommendations to government, police, and the Public Prosecution Service, aimed at improving how officials respond to similar situations in the future.

The report found the system "failed" on just about every level and outlines a series of improvements to policies, procedures and actions relating to cyberbullying, sexual violence, investigations and prosecutions.

The recommendations also look at roles and responsibilities of government, schools, police and prosecutors.

"I'm taking these recommendations very seriously and I know my partners in government, law enforcement and the Public Prosecution Service will too," Justice Minister Diana Whalen said Thursday.

"I am committed to working with them to address these recommendations and the issues and concerns outlined in the report."

Some Recommendations:

Halifax Regional Police and RCMP revise their sexual assault and child abuse policies. The report is critical of the way police dealt with Parsons. It says officers should not have spoken with her to gather initial information; interviews should be done by investigators with a social worker present. The report says police should create a policy for interviewing underage victims. 

Create an integrated police sex crimes unit that works more closely with the sexual assault investigation team (SAIT) and the integrated child exploitation unit (ICE). Task forces should be created when necessary.

Police should be given specific training as soon as they're assigned to SAIT. Crown prosecutors who handle sexual assault cases should also receive special training.

More Crown prosecutors with specialized training should be available to prosecute ICE cases.
Changes to procedure when the Crown decides there are insufficient grounds to lay a charge or feels there is no realistic chance of a conviction. There should be written reasons for the decision.
Police act quickly when cyberbullying may be criminal.

This looks like a really good start. I sincerely hope that all the recommendations are implemented quickly. I also hope that there is some mechanism recommended to keep up-to-date with rapidly changing technology. Laws, and probably how they are enforced will likely need some considerable flexibility and adaptability.

Police Arrest 2 More (Alleged) Pedophiles and Search for Another in USA Today 10/29/15

North Carolina — A Yadkin County man was arrested on 
child sex abuse charges

On Oct. 6, a family member of the two children involved contacted authorities over concerns that the children were being sexually abused by a family friend, Kim Edward Walker, 57, of Hamptonville.

After an investigation, Walker was arrested on two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child and one felony count of a crime against nature. Oooh! I don't know what that is, but it doesn't sound good.

Walker is being held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4.

Yadkin Co., NC

Man arrested in Minnesota on charges of child sex abuse in Oregon
By Junnelle Hogen
The Register-Guard

A man wanted in a child sexual abuse case in Eugene, Oregon has been arrested in Minnesota, the Eugene Police Department said Wednesday.

William Isaac Parker III, 47, of Westbrook, Minn., was arrested on Oct. 19 and booked into Lyon County Jail in Minnesota on a warrant from Eugene, according to Eugene Police Department spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin.

Parker will be extradited back to Lane County from Lyon County, according to McLaughlin.

An arrest warrant was issued for Parker about two weeks ago after the parents of a 16-year-old girl contacted Eugene police.

Parker allegedly blackmailed the teen into sending him nude photos and videos of herself and, when she stopped, he sent them to her parents, according to Eugene police.

The 16-year-old told Eugene police she had been communicating with Parker, a man she’s known since she was 10 when he moved into the family home for a short time, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court.

Often when they communicated, he would “act upset and offended by her and demand she send him nude photos of her as a means to compensate him for her upsetting him,” the affidavit reads.

What a creep! (allegedly, of course).

Eugene, OR
He also demanded that she touch herself as he watched through the chat program Skype, according to the affidavit.

As the situation escalated, Parker allegedly began calling the girl and threatening to “destroy her, kill her, and send out emails that will make her unable to attend school anymore,” the affidavit continues.

On April 23 and 29, Parker allegedly left her 21 voicemails stating those threats.

Parker also allegedly threatened her in emails he sent her, including sending her a draft email of what he was going to send to her parents, which included videos of her touching herself on Skype.

He eventually did send the email, writing that their daughter was “sexually promiscuous.”

Parker faces charges of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, the latter of which is a Measure 11 offense that carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five years and 10 months if convicted.

Eugene police said their investigation is ongoing and asked that anyone who has information about the case contact Det. Jennifer Curry at 541-682-5166.

Salem and Eugene are 100 kms apart on I5

Deputies seek help finding man accused of child sex abuse

By KATU.com Staff

Adolfo Hernandez-Najera
SALEM, Oregon – Marion County Sheriff’s deputies are asking the public to help them find a 31-year-old Salem man accused of sexually abusing a child.

They are looking for Adolfo Hernandez-Najera. He has arrest warrants for first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Deputies said Hernandez-Najera fled the Salem area after he learned they were looking for him.


Anyone who has information about Hernandez-Najera is asked to call 503-588-5032. 

Salem, OR

Surprise! Sandusky Gets a Break from Judge

Alleged Grand Jury leaks to be examined
WPVI 
By John Rawlins

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WPVI) -- In a ruling that surprised some observers, a Pennsylvania judge Thursday ordered the state's attorney general to turn over information relating to alleged grand jury leaks in the child sex-abuse case against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

The decision by Judge John Cleland, who presided over Sandusky's trial back in 2012, came during a 45-minute hearing Thursday morning at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.

Sandusky, who is serving 30 to 60 years in state prison, arrived for the hearing shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday. It was held at the same courthouse where he was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

Shortly before Sandusky arrived, his wife, Dotty, his staunchest supporter, quietly entered the courthouse.

Sandusky was back in court with his new appeals attorney, Alexander Lindsay. Sandusky and his lawyer made wide-ranging requests of Judge Cleland.

Among Sandusky's claims: that his trial attorneys failed to do their job by not demanding a new trial when a prosecutor made what Lindsay describes as a blatantly false statement during his summation.

Sandusky also asked to the court to issue numerous subpoenas in order to question officials about grand jury leaks. Sandusky's filing with the court describes those leaks as malicious.

The office of Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued Sandusky is not entitled to what he is demanding, saying, "it should be remembered that Sandusky no longer enjoys the benefit of the presumption of innocence."

But in surprise development at Thursday's hearing, Judge Cleland granted Sandusky's request.

He is requiring Kane's office to provide the court with information about the alleged grand jury leaks by next week.

Sandusky's current appeal is being made under Pennsylvania's Post Conviction Relief Act, which is narrower than a previous round of appeals that he lost.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Could Sandusky actually be innocent? 
Could he have been railroaded in a tragic miscarriage of justice?

Some people think so, and they make a pretty interesting case. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this article and present it here verbatim. This is from the blog framingPaterno.com:

Important Facts About Each Sandusky Accuser That the Media Never Told You
Submitted by jzadmin on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 14:11

While it has been extremely politically incorrect and, frankly, toxic to do so, there are, contrary to the media’s narrative in the Sandusky case, very valid reasons to question the stories of the accusers. The fact that this has not come even close to happening is a large part of why it is that I think it is very possible that this entire scandal has been based on a false premise. It was this premise which never got anything close to the extensive examination which this case, so influenced by a crazed rush to judgment, deserved and required.

To be clear, my theory behind this “rush to judgment” scenario is not that of a conspiracy or based in most of the accusers even thinking that they were doing anything horribly “wrong.” Rather it is my belief that most figured that not everything they had been told by others they trusted (and were hearing in the media) could be inaccurate and that they simply rationalized their exaggerations/fabrications with the belief that they were helping to bring a bad man to justice.

Others, like Matt Sandusky, were likely simply motivated by the huge sums of cash which were obviously coming their way the moment that Joe Paterno was fired (it should be noted that under this theory those who never came up at trial are irrelevant because even the prosecution didn't see them as worthy of mention and they were all paid large sums of money without ever testifying).

Here are the very basic reasons why each of the “victims” involved with the trial should not have been believed as blindly and universally as they were, without even the slightest hint of scrutiny.


Victim #1 (Aaron Fisher):

He denied abuse several times, including under oath in the grand jury.
Falsely claimed to be accosted (not by Sandusky) in school bathroom. His penchant for telling false stories was part of why his high school did not initially believe the Sandusky allegations.
Gave four, at least partially contradictory, timelines for his abuse by Sandusky.
Failed to fully detail his abuse in two grand jury appearances and eventually threatened to quit the case. This was the real reason why the grand jury investigation never went anywhere until Mike McQueary came along.
Finally had to read his story of abuse, with his therapist there, in his third time before the grand jury.
Testimony at trial claimed his bed-wetting occurred because of Sandusky, but I was told by two members of a family of a friend that he wet their beds on sleepovers long before he ever met Sandusky.
Falsely implied that Sandusky sabotaged his car, or maybe was chasing after him, causing an accident (determined to be his fault) which almost killed two people.
Has reportedly still has never told his mother what actually happened to him.
Wrote a book with his therapist who was instrumental in nurturing the stories of his abuse, seemingly through discredited "repressed memory therapy.".
Pursued money from Penn State who he specifically said he doesn’t blame for his abuse.
A neighbor testified that the family's first reaction to the allegations was in the context of how much money they were going to make from them.
Told ABC 20/20 that hearing Sandusky publicly imply he was lying made him “feel like crap,” which seems inconsistent with him having been abused (wouldn’t it only make him feel like "crap," as opposed to angered, if he was being called out on what he knew to be lies?).
His former stepfather, against whom his mother got a restraining order and was originally glad Sandusky came along to take Aaron away from, has been recently charged with dozens of counts of child molestation, apparently against his own offspring.
I spoke with two of his close friends who said they have very serious doubts about whether Aaron is telling the truth about Sandusky and that others who know him well also have real doubts.


Victim #2 (McQueary “Victim”):

He wrote letters to the editor and the attorney general defending Sandusky after news of the grand jury investigation broke.
Gave an interview to police before the arrest (where he felt they were trying to get him to lie), which ended with him saying “You will never get me to say anything bad about Jerry Sandusky.”
Gave statement to defense investigator on day Joe Paterno was fired saying that Mike McQueary was not telling the truth and he was not abused that night.
Was represented by same lawyer (Andrew Shubin) for whom his mother once worked, who represented him in a DUI before he became a “victim,” and who represented eight other “victims,” including Matt Sandusky.
Never testified, partly because the prosecution didn’t like his story.
Despite numerous opportunities, neither he nor his lawyers have ever publicly contradicted the statement he gave about the night in question.
Quickly accepted a settlement with Penn State, which appears to be totally incompatible with claiming abuse in the incident for which Penn State would have by far the most culpability/financial vulnerability.
Has never given an interview after his settlement, has apparently not written a book, and has not responded to repeated efforts by me and some others to get him to set the record straight.


Victim #3:

He told police nothing inappropriate ever happened with Sandusky.
His story changed to claim mild abuse after he got a lawyer (Andrew Shubin).
Testified that he was upset that Sandusky did not adopt him.
Testified that he changed his mind about what happened because “everything that’s coming out now is because I thought about it more.”
Posted a public photo on Facebook in a Penn State jersey with his arm around Jay Paterno just months after taking his settlement from Penn State.
He told me in a Facebook message that he lies on his Facebook page that he is a “professional gambler” so that people will not question why he now has money.


Victim #4:

He originally said nothing inappropriate happened, but lawyered up after the Sara Ganim article came out disclosing the grand jury investigation.
There is an audio tape (accidentally recorded) of his own lawyer “conspiring” with investigators to lie to get him to finally claim a sex act against Sandusky.
Based on his testimony Sandusky would have missed football practices while still at Penn State.
His testimony is directly contradicted by that of Dottie Sandusky regarding an alleged sexual episode at a bowl game.
He testified that his own mother didn’t believe him on some things because he was a known liar.
In 2010, he took his girlfriend and three-year old son to see Sandusky. I spoke to someone who was there who said Victim #4 acted as if he was Jerry’s son.
It seems clear that his view of Sandusky was dramatically altered by being told (by investigators and media reports) that Jerry was a monster who had abused many others, including his friends.


Victim #5:

He claims a story totally different than almost all of the other victims because Sandusky became overtly “sexual” the very first and only time they worked out/showered together.
His claim about the date and location of the event changed VERY dramatically from 1998 (when he would have been by far the youngest victim), to after the McQueary episode in 2001 (though his testimony somehow directly refers to 2002), even though Sandusky did not have access to the Penn State showers at that time.


Victim #6:

He never claimed anything close to a sexual act and the 1998 incident was fully investigated and determined to be "unfounded."
Maintained a very close relationship with Sandusky (with his mother’s knowledge/acceptance) for 13 years after the 1998 episode without any allegation of further abuse.
Admitted at trial that, like so many others in this case, his view of Jerry and what happened to him was dramatically altered after speaking to investigators and hearing media reports.
The prosecution stipulated at trial that reporter Sara Ganim contacted his mother and told her that they needed to find more victims or the case was going to die and offered to put her in touch with an investigator. Three other victims are pictured in Sandusky’s book along with their friend, Victim 6.
His mother (whom Jerry considered to be crazy and out for money) sent two daughters (including a bikini model) to Penn State well after the initial allegation against Sandusky.
I have spoken at length with the bikini model’s ex-boyfriend (who has gotten a restraining order against her and vice versa) and he is very much of the belief that the family saw this case as nothing more than a meal ticket.


Victim #7:

He testified to the grand jury that no overt sexual abuse/touching ever took place.
Changed his story after getting a lawyer (surprise! Andrew Shubin). Explained his changed testimony at trial by very clearly claiming debunked "repressed memory therapy" saying: “that testimony is what I had recalled at that time. Through-again through counseling, through talking about things, I have remembered a great deal more things that I blocked out.  And at that time, that was, yes, that’s what I thought but at this time that has changed.”
In 2004, after his alleged abuse, he wrote in his own handwriting on an application for a scholarship, “Jerry Sandusky, he has helped me understand so much about myself.  He is such a kind and caring gentleman and I will never forget him.”


Victim #8:

This is not a known person. No one has ever claimed to be Victim 8 despite the massive amount of money it would be worth to that person and the unprecedented publicity that this incident received.
The only direct witness to this episode has dementia and did not testify. The jury was told about it via hearsay testimony.
There was no remotely contemporaneous report of this incident and there is no exact date given for it. The dates which were given don't seem to match with the testimony because they aren't consistent with Penn State's football schedule that.


Victim #9:

He was added to the case after Sandusky was arrested (and the world changed).
His claims are completely different than any other victim and are far more horrific based on his description of them.
Dottie Sandusky has to be lying for his story of abuse in the basement to be remotely plausible.
He is the only accuser to claim the sex act which the prosecution wrongly claimed in the grand jury presentment (which came out before he was a "victim") that Mike McQueary had witnessed.
He never took the physical exam, which based on the frequency of his abuse, would have almost certainly proven/disproven his claims.
His timeline, which changed dramatically at trial, would have made it impossible for Sandusky to have enough time to both coach at Central Mountain High School and to have spent as much time during the same period as he did with Aaron Fisher, though, incredibly, neither one ever even met the other.
In his lawsuit against Penn State he now absurdly claims that he, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno all had lunch together and met several times, even implying that Paterno knew what Sandusky was up to with him.
He was widely considered by trial watchers to have been the least credible of the accusers who testified.


Victim #10:

Was added to the case after Sandusky was arrested after calling the hotline number and only claiming having been groped in a pool.
He came to his allegation after speaking with his friend, Victim #3.
He was twice incarcerated for burglary and assault.
His timeline would also have required Sandusky to miss significant practice time at Penn State, for which there is no evidence whatsoever. It also appears to overlap the story of Victim 4.
He claimed to have been abused in a silver convertible, which does not exist in this case.
He claims to have met Dottie Sandusky but she does not know who this person is.
Contradicted himself at trial with regard to Sandusky’s demeanor when he refused to give in to Sandusky’s sexual demands.


Matt Sandusky:

He testified at the grand jury that he was not abused and that he didn’t believe the accusers.  He even wanted to hold a press conference to express outrage, but was dissuaded by his attorney from doing so at the last minute.
After Jerry was arrested he went to court for the right to have his children continue to see Jerry.
Never testified that he was abused, but was used as an extremely risky ploy by the prosecution to scare the defense team into not putting Sandusky on the stand, which worked after a tape of him claiming abuse was mysteriously leaked to NBC.
He sat with the defense supporters on the first day of the trial and came home and told the whole family “I could get up on the stand and lie just like that.”
Found his rather mild (and never escalating over seven years) abuse through debunked "repressed memory therapy" right in the middle of the trial.
Has (surprise!) the same Andrew Shubin as his attorney.
Jerry told him just days before the trial that Victim 2 had “flipped” and says that, in hindsight, this was when Matt started to think about doing the same (of course it makes absolutely no sense for Jerry to tell him this if he had really abused Matt).
According to what police told Dottie (and what the entire family accepts as fact), he sold Jerry’s two national championship rings, which were not given to him.
His therapist told Jerry and Dottie that Matt had “no conscience.”
He demanded that another adopted son of Sandusky join him in becoming a victim, but he refused, telling him that it wasn’t true.
He begged Jerry and Dottie to adopt him at the age of 18, well after he says his abuse ended.

He claims that Jerry “transitioned” from abusing him to abusing Victim 4, but there are at least four years from the time Matt says his abuse ended and the time when Jerry met Victim 4.


So, there you have it! I am not anywhere close to being convinced of Sandusky's innocence, although my faith in the American justice system has been shaken somewhat by the arguments presented above. If accurate, they suggest that there would have been no case whatsoever had a certain lawyer not gotten involved and began recruiting victims with the suggestion that they could end up with a lot of money for their testimony.

One might expect this kind of unethical behaviour in third world countries as with parents in Indonesia attempting to extort money from Jakarta International School by claiming their children were sexually molested - a micro industry in some southeast Asian countries. But in America?

Victims who are 'recruited' by lawyers should be held to a higher level of scrutiny than those who come forward on their own. There should need to be some reasonable corroboration of their stories otherwise they should be taken with considerable skepticism. 

Again, I have serious doubts about Sandusky's innocence, but I also have serious doubts that he got a fair trial. What do you think?


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Child Pornography Manga-Style Must Go, UN Tells Japan

UN urges Japan to ban manga featuring child porn

Japanese manga store
© Yuya Shino
Reuters

The UN has called on Japan to crack down on manga cartoons containing sexualized images of children, while slamming an apparently “institutional” tolerance for sex crimes.

The United Nations has once again raised the burning issue of Japanese manga cartoons featuring “extreme child pornographic content” after a milestone last year when Japan, following other G7 nations, finally outlawed the possession of child pornography.

Speaking at Japan National Press Club on Monday, Dutch lawyer Maud De Boer-Buquicchio, a UN rapporteur on child prostitution and pornography, has praised the recently-introduced law, but also pointed out how it is stilled riddled with loopholes which permit manga comics and anime.

“I accept that the freedom of expression argument should prevail when it comes to adult pornography,” she said as her week-long visit to Japan came to an end, also noting that there must be a certain “balance” between freedom of expression and abusing children.

“When it comes to particular, extreme child pornographic content, manga should be banned,” she added.

Maud De Boer-Buquicchio, UN rapporteur on child prostitution & pornography
The possession of pornography featuring children was criminalized in Japan last year with an established fine of one million yen ($10,000) and a one-year imprisonment term. However, manga cartons are not on the list of banned images, so books and video stores are allowed to sell magazines or DVDs containing manga images of pubescent and pre-pubescent children if their private parts are covered.

De Boer-Buquicchio also noted that the impunity enjoyed by sex offenders in Japan is “relatively high” compared with other developed nations. She added that this, as well as “social and institutional tolerance” displayed towards sexual offenses, leave victims susceptible to repeated exploitation.

The call from the UN envoy has been met with anger from manga artists, publishers and free-speech advocates, who claim that the ban would give the government unlimited power to restrict art.

Dan Kanemitsu, a manga translator, urged not to confuse “fiction with reality,” saying that manga characters may look childish but are not actually kids.

“Many male and female artists in Japan draw characters in an art style that looks childish to western eyes. Therefore it is a rejection of an art style popular in Japan,” he told the Guardian.

Child prostitution in Japan has decreased with the introduction of the new law, however, pornographic materials are still widely spread online. De Boer-Buquicchio has expressed hope that the fight against the inappropriate content will be successful.

"I believe Japan can make substantial progress, if not completely eradicate, [the] sexual exploitation of children," she said.

Well, that's pretty ambitious, but an admirable goal.

2 Arrests, 1 Manhunt, 2 Prelims Waived, 1 Aquittal - USA Pedophiles Today 10/28/15 Update 1

Tennessee man facing charges of rape of a child & 
sexual battery
Mary M Reeves, 
The Daily News Journal 

Juan Carlos Martinez
A Murfreesboro, Tennessee man is facing multiple charges involving rape of a child and sexual battery by an authority figure.

Murfreesboro police arrested Juan Carlos Martinez, 37, of North Rutherford Boulevard 3 p.m. Monday at the police department.

According to the police report provided to The Daily News Journal, Martinez told officers he started touching the 9-year-old girl months ago. The suspect went into great detail about the extent of the abuse, the report stated. He was charged on four counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and two counts of rape of a child. Officers noted that the investigation is ongoing and other charges may be added. No bond information was provided.



Alabama man held on kidnapping, 
attempted child sex abuse charges
Andrew J. Yawn, 
Montgomery Advertiser 


Timothy Mount
Montgomery, Alabama resident Timothy Mount, 30, was arrested Monday and charged with first degree kidnapping and attempted sexual abuse of a child younger than age 12.

Montgomery Police Department received a disturbance call from the 400 block of East Park Street at about 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to police officials.

Further investigation identified Mount as the suspect. He was then arrested by MPD on Monday.

Mount was taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility and is being held for a collective bond total of $75,000 ($60,000 for kidnapping and $15,000 for attempted sexual abuse).



POLICE: Alaska man, 35, wanted on child sex abuse 
charges; is avoiding arrest
KTUU Staff

UPDATE: Anchorage police say Thomas Goodwin has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for sexual abuse of a minor. Goodwin is being taken in for questioning and will later be transferred to the Anchorage jail.
Thomas Goodwin

Police are asking for public help in finding 35-year-old Thomas Goodwin who is wanted on sexual abuse of a minor charges. Image courtesy of Anchorage Police Department.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska
Anchorage police are asking for public help to locate an Anchorage man who is wanted on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor and is actively avoiding arrest, police wrote in a press release Wednesday.

Thomas Goodwin, 35, lived with a female friend in Anchorage for about three months in early 2014. The woman had three daughters between the ages of five and 11.

"In June 2015, while the girls were visiting their father at his home, they disclosed the sexual abuse they endured by Goodwin while he lived with them for those few months in 2014," officials wrote. Police were contacted at the time.

A warrant for Goodwin's arrest was obtained this month, on two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

What! It took 4 months to obtain a warrant? I guess Alaska time is way slower than the rest of the universe.

"Goodwin is aware of the warrants and is actively avoiding capture," officials wrote. "Police are concerned there may be more victims."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Torres with Anchorage police at 786-8573 or provide an anonymous tip on the Crime Stoppers hotline at 561-STOP.

Downtown Anchorage

Two Pennsylvania men charged in separate child sex abuse cases waive hearings


Jose Luis Perez-Santana
 SCRANTON — Two men charged in separate child sex abuses cases waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Lackawanna County Central Court.

Jose Luis Perez-Santana, 32, of Scranton, will go to trial on charges of rape of a child and related counts. Scranton police said he began sexually assaulting a girl, now 16, when she was 10 or 11.

Louis Loney
The Times-Tribune does not name sexual assault victims.

Louis Loney, 57, of Dunmore, will face trial for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and related counts after Dunmore police said he sexually assaulted a boy for more than a year, starting when the victim was 8.

Both remain in Lackawanna County Prison. Formal arraignments are scheduled for Dec. 11.
JOSEPH KOHUT


Jurors find California Catholic school worker not guilty 
at child sex abuse trial
By Malaika Fraley 
mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com
Mia Cummings, 31, of Oakland,
has been acquitted of sexually abusing
a 14-year-old All Saints Catholic
School boy

HAYWARD, California -- Branded a child molester, the former Catholic school employee spent two years in jail, ripped away from her son when he was just 3. But on Tuesday, a jury set the woman free, acquitting her of molestation charges that could have sent her to prison for nearly two decades.

Mia Cummings, 31, of Oakland "wept tears of relief and gratitude" in Alameda County Judge Kevin Murphy's Hayward courtroom as a clerk read consecutive not guilty verdicts, said her attorney David Cohen, who defended Cummings with his Bay Area Criminal Lawyers associate Cherie Wallace.

Cummings was expected to be released from Santa Rita Jail late Tuesday and reunited with her 5-year-old son and her longtime boyfriend.

"This thing ended her career. It ended her life," taking her away from her family and her young son, Cohen said. "I think justice was done here," he said. "We are extremely grateful to the jury for all its hard work and to Judge Murphy for a fair trial. Obviously, the risks were very high."

Hayward, CA
Cummings had been held since her arrest in 2013 on an $800,000 bond. If convicted, she could have been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Cummings was a well-regarded after-school program assistant at All Saints Catholic School in Hayward for eight years and had a good work record in 2013 when she was accused of sexually abusing a boy over a two-year period beginning when he was 12.

The boy told officials that Cummings performed oral sex on him on numerous occasions on school grounds and in public spots around Hayward. A preliminary hearing judge in 2014 found there was enough evidence to try Cummings on five counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, three counts of oral copulation on a child under 16, and one count each of continuous sexual abuse of a child and contacting a minor for sex.

Cohen said the boy's "story didn't sound right on face and there wasn't enough pieces of evidence to corroborate this crazy story he was telling."

Also, between the time Cummings was arrested and the boy's trial testimony, the boy gave different accounts of what happened, Cohen said. For example, he first reported the abuse started when he was 12, but he later said it started after his 13th birthday.

Some allegations, Cohen said, either didn't seem possible -- such as Cummings allegedly performing a sex act on him in public view by Hayward City Hall -- or could not be corroborated by either school records and witnesses.

"The jury said that the lack of corroboration, coupled with the fact that he himself was unreliable witness, meant that it didn't add up to a criminal conviction," Cohen said.

Hayward, CA
Alameda County prosecutor Chris Infante declined to comment on specifics of the case but said, "We try our best for the victims. We respect the decision by the jury." Cohen said the prosecution's evidence included phone records that showed the boy made "serial calls" to Cummings, all but two of which went unanswered. There was one text exchange and in it the boy referenced a potential meet-up and she called him "sweetie."

The allegations came to light in 2013, when the boy, then 14, showed up at Cummings' former apartment. The resident at the time was an All Saints teacher who called the boy's parents. Cohen said that when the parents questioned whether the boy had a sexual relationship with Cummings, the boy said yes. They took him to a hospital for STD testing and the hospital, a mandated reporting agency, alerted police to the alleged sexual abuse.

"The prosecution asked, 'Why would this kid make these allegations,' " if they weren't true, Cohen said. "We asked, 'Why would someone with a life, a son, a career risk everything?' We don't know what his motivation was but it just didn't work," Cohen said.

According to retired sex crimes prosecutor Dara Cashman, who did not follow the case but was given an overview by this newspaper, the verdict was not surprising considering that the boy gave inconsistent statements and that his allegations could not be corroborated.

"A jury can forgive a 5-year-old for not getting all his facts right, mixing up dates, but they hold an older child to a higher standard," Cashman said.

In such cases, Cashman continued, jurors are less likely to convict without some kind of second element to support the allegations, such as a confession, another victim, or a history of sexual misconduct.

"Jurors tend to not want to believe these things happen," Cashman said. "For them, it's so far out of the realm of experience that they are going to be more skeptical."

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

‘Victims of ISIS’: Man Hunted for Rescuing Yazidi Slaves Shares his Story

Below is a link to this RT documentary of interviews with women rescued from IS, ans this remarkable little boy. Also, the documentary features a Yazidi man who has rescued about 300 women and children from IS. It is very personal and riveting to watch.

Rescued 2 weeks before this documentary, this little guy is still
deeply versed in IS/Islamic propaganda. Amazing interview.
© / RT

Despite a $500,000 bounty having been placed by ISIS on his head, Abu Shuja continues to risk his life saving Iraqi Yazidi women and children from Islamic State captivity. “Victims of ISIS” is the story of Shuja and those he freed as told to RT documentary.

The Yazidis, a religious minority in modern-day Iraq, fell victim to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) as militants moved deeper and deeper into the country, seizing increasing amounts of territory. IS overwhelmed Mount Sinjar, the homeland of thousands of Yazidis, in August 2014, turning life there into a nightmare.

Along with their territories, the Islamists captured thousands of Yazidi people – some men, but mostly women and children. According to different estimates, roughly 5,000 Yazidis were kidnapped. Women and children have ended up on the slave market, while little boys are subjected to militant training.

For Abu Shuja, a Yazidi himself, the IS invasion was the moment he knew that he had to take action.

“I have ventured into ISIS territory 15 to 20 times. I have now saved about 200 children, women and girls,” Shuja told a RT documentary crew which traveled to Sinjar.

Shuja has been using his underground network to steal Yazidi captives back from IS.

“After the ISIS bandits seized Sinjar, they enslaved about 5,000 men, women and children. This happens to people in the 21 century. There is no one to save them. The whole world just watches,” he said.

Watch documentary, 48 min:


Now Shuja organizes and takes part in rescue missions, saving the abducted from terrorists and reuniting them with their families. 

While helping to return those kidnapped back to their homes, Shuja’s mission is also personal – his three cousins remain in IS captivity.

“I can’t save them. I cannot locate them. They are why I started this work in the first place,” Shuja said, displaying a photo of three young women stored on his phone.

For Shuja and his people, locating and freeing IS victims means risking their own lives every day.

“I have been receiving threats from ISIS since the day I started working ... ISIS realized that I’m freeing those they captured, we have been caught many times,” Shuja, who is now in Moscow, told RT news.

Islamic State militants placed a half-a-million dollar bounty on his head.

“ISIS has promised $500,000 for anyone who’d give them information or catch me or bring me to them,” Shuja said in RT documentary’s 48-minute long film.

Many times Islamists approached Shuja’s vicinity, but failed to capture him. He says he was afraid at first, but then he got used to threats.

“So far I’ve lost 15 people, helping to carry out rescue missions. Twelve of them were beheaded, their bodies put on display. Two of my men were lured into a trap by ISIS recently,” he told RT news.

However, neither the bounty, nor the deaths of his team members have frightened Shuja enough to stop his mission.

“I will not give up my work. It’s not a problem that they have my picture, if they know my name. They would pay $5 million for my head, but I will not stop my work. I will not stop till the last prisoner is free,” he said.

Shuja estimates that “some 2,700-2,800 people are still being kept hostage”.

With support from his family, who fear for his life but accept and praise what he has to do, Shuja continues freeing Yazidis from captivity.

“We all die eventually. Death only comes once. Dying twice would be a problem,” Shuja says. “I’d rather a die brave, honorable death than a shameful once.”

Abu Shuja is my hero this month. God bless and protect him.

Homeschool Program Used by Duggars Sued for Child Sex Abuse

Institute in Basic Life Principles founder Bill Gothard 
dismissed for inappropriate touching

The Christian school where the Duggars sent oldest son Josh after he
allegedly molested his sisters is now being sued for enabling and covering up
BY DAWN ENNIS

The Institute in Basic Life Principles — an Illinois-based Christian “training” institution connected to the famously antigay 19 Kids and Counting family, the Duggars — is the target of a lawsuit by five women who claim the homeschooling organization and its board of directors covered up the sexual abuse and harassment of interns, employees, and children in its care, reports The Washington Post.

Gretchen Wilkinson, Charis Barker, Rachel Frost, Rachel Lees and a woman identified only as Jane Doe are seeking $50,000 in damages, reported the Post, alleging negligence as well as accusing the board of conspiring to keep the alleged abuse secret.

The suit claims employees and directors “frequently received reports” of “sexual abuse, sexual harassment and inappropriate/unauthorized touching”  but never reported “these serious, potentially criminal allegations to law enforcement authorities or the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services,” as required by law, the Post reports. The suit was filed last week in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton, Ill.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents of the 19 Kids and Counting family, have long been affiliated with the organization's homeschooling arm, the Advanced Training Institute. Earlier this year it was reported that they sent eldest son Josh Duggar to an IBLP training center as a teenager after he admitted to sexually abusing four of his younger sisters and a family friend.

Not you too, Bill
Bill Gothard
IBLP founder and former director Bill Gothard, who was placed on “indefinite administrative leave” last year after being accused of sexually harassing and abusing employees, was not named in the lawsuit as he is no longer with the institute, the Post reports.

However, David Gibbs III, attorney for the plaintiffs, told the Post that many women said Gothard had touched them inappropriately when they were teens in institute programs — some were as young as 13 or 14 at the time. Since filing the suit, Gibbs said, other families have contacted him with more tales of abuse.

While the Duggars' reality program has been canceled, the institute remains in the public eye, as one of its directors, Gil Bates, has a reality show about his family, Bringing Up Bates. There are 19 children in the family, just as in the Duggar clan. 

Dutch will not Charge Pervert Who's Sextortion Led Amanda Todd to Suicide - *UPDATE*

For an update on this story please see here

A sad commentary on Dutch justice
Todd committed suicide in 2012 after posting a video saying
she had been blackmailed online
CBC News
Dutch authorities say a man arrested in the Netherlands won't be charged there in connection with the online bullying of B.C. teen Amanda Todd, who committed suicide.

Wim de Bruin, a press officer at the Public Prosecution Service in the Netherlands, told CBC News that Aydin Coban was never officially charged specifically in the case of Todd's death. Coban was only under suspicion of distribution of child porn in Todd's case, de Bruin said.

Aydin Coban - sorry excuse for a
human being (oh, allegedly)
Had 75 other victims - Facebook
Todd, a 15-year-old from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, committed suicide in October 2012 after posting a video on YouTube, in which she said she'd been blackmailed by an online predator after exposing her breasts on a webcam.

Dutch police arrested Coban in January 2014 in relation to an investigation involving Dutch victims who were harassed online. He was charged with nine offences, including indecent assault and production and dissemination of child pornography.

Three months later, RCMP announced Coban was also facing five charges in B.C., including extortion, internet luring, criminal harassment and the possession and distribution of child pornography in the Todd case.

The YouTube video was widely shared after Todd's death and prompted a wide
debate about cyberbullying. In it, Todd told the story of how she was lured and
 sexually exploited over the internet, and the deep embarrassment and
depression that provoked. (Amanda Todd Legacy Society / CBC)
Coban's trial in the Netherlands is in the pre-motion hearings stage and it was decided he would not be charged in relation to any non-Dutch victims, de Bruin said.

Why? Is it because it is cheaper and easier to ignore the many non-Dutch victims? How can a judge or jury get a sense of just how pathetic this pervert is. I believe there are almost as many victims who's suffering will be ignored by Dutch courts as there are those for whom he will be charged. I think an explanation is the least that is due them. This is a sad commentary on Dutch justice and responsibility.

Coban's lawyer, Christian van Dijk, told CBC News there are 39 alleged victims in total, and that Coban is due in court on Thursday. 

De Bruin said Coban could still be extradited to Canada, but he said it is up to Canadian authorities to move on that issue.

Van Dijk said extradition is currently not possible while the case is ongoing in the Netherlands.

Monday, 26 October 2015

£100,000 Donated to Madeleine McCann Campaign ‘Stolen to Fund Lavish Lifestyle’

Harry Readhead 
Madeleine McCann went missing in 2007
(Picture: PA)
for Metro.co.uk

Up to £100,000 of the fund to help find Madeline McCann was stolen by someone connected to the hunt and used to fund his lifestyle, two whistleblowers have claimed.

According to The Sun, the two whistleblowers wrote in sworn affidavits that a man close to the search for the three-year-old defrauded the public and tricked Kate and Gerry McCann into believing the cash was being used to help find their daughter.

The pair say that the unnamed man forged travel and hotel receipts to hide the deception.

‘What made the fraud so disgusting was money came from people who shed tears over her disappearance and wanted to do their little bit,’ The Sun reports one of the whistleblowers as saying.

The fund, which was launched in May 2007 when Madeleine disappeared from Praia da Luz, Portugal, reached more than £2million, and included donations from celebrity backers.

A spokesman for the McCanns said the suggestion
was being taken ‘extremely seriously’ (Picture: PA)
‘Madeleine’s Fund takes extremely seriously any suggestion monies intended for the search have been obtained fraudulently,’ a spokesman for the McCanns said.

‘Kate, Gerry and the other directors of Madeleine’s Fund will co-operate fully with authorities to ensure these claims are fully investigated.’

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Kate or Gerry McCann.

It's amazing how other people's suffering is seen only as opportunity by the lowest of the low.