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32 Child Abuse News Articles
from 3rd Quarter of 2015
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9-28-15 Woman given life term for child sex abuse
Woman given life term for child sex abuse
A woman at the centre of a paedophile ring has been sentenced to life imprisonment for offences relating to five young children over a 10-year period. The judge said 34-year-old Marie Black from Norwich had inflicted sexual abuse of the worst and most harrowing kind it had been his misfortune to try. She was sentenced to 24 years, thought to be the longest sentence ever handed down to a female sex abuser.
9-27-15 Pope meets US sex abuse victims
Pope meets US sex abuse victims
Pope Francis says he has met a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests, and said "those responsible will be held accountable". He also promised to "zealously" protect young people. Many survivors of abuse by priests are angry at how the Church dealt with allegations. The Roman Catholic Church in the US has been embroiled in a series of child sex scandals, and US dioceses have made huge compensation payouts to victims. (Webmaster's comment: But what about prison time? What not a lot of prison times?)
9-22-15 Why conservatives believe they're the real victims in the Ahmed Mohamed case
Why conservatives believe they're the real victims in the Ahmed Mohamed case
9-17-15 Ahmed Mohamed: No charges for boy, 14, arrested over clock
Ahmed Mohamed: No charges for boy, 14, arrested over clock
Texas police have decided not to charge a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. The police have rejected the claim made by Ahmed's family that he was detained because of his name. The boy was placed in handcuffs and fingerprinted. He was released after it was determined there was no threat. (Webmaster's comment: Any idiot could tell this was not a bomb! Based on recent events he's lucky he was not intimidated or beaten for a confusion or mysteriously somehow died in custody.)
9-16-15 Who's behind the campaign for Ahmed, the young Muslim clockmaker?
Who's behind the campaign for Ahmed, the young Muslim clockmaker?
A Texas college student wanted to show her support for Ahmed Mohamed. Twenty-four hours later, her hashtag has started a movement. More than 700,000 people have taken to Twitter to support Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb. Ahmed brought the clock into MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, to show his engineering teacher. After another teacher saw it, police were summoned and Ahmed was interrogated, handcuffed and placed in juvenile detention. No charges were filed. The police later acknowledgement that Ahmed's work was not dangerous. Those on social media who feel that the event was unjust and racially motivated have used #IStandWithAhmed to show their support.
9-16-15 Ahmed Mohamed, 14, arrested over clock mistaken for bomb
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, arrested over clock mistaken for bomb
A 14-year-old boy was arrested by police in Texas after a homemade clock he wanted to show his school teachers was mistaken for a bomb. The Dallas paper said he was led out in handcuffs, put into juvenile detention and fingerprinted. Ahmed's father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who is originally from Sudan, said his son had been mistreated because of his name "and because of 11 September".
9-10-15 BBC man in India child worker rescue drama
BBC man in India child worker rescue drama
Rakesh Sinha of the BBC Delhi office recently found himself at the centre of a late-night drama when a young girl employed as a domestic help in the flat above his climbed down into his balcony with the aid of a sari. The girl alleged that she was being harassed by her employers and was later found to be a minor. Mr Sinha gives his account of how the events unfolded.
9-9-15 Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990 - report
Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990 - report
Child mortality has fallen by more than 50% since 1990, a report by the World Health Organization and UN children's agency Unicef says. It says that 25 years ago 12.7 million children under five died, but this year the figure is projected to drop below six million for the first time. They point out that the UN target of reducing child mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015 will not be met.
9-8-15 Afghanistan probes 'poisoning' of 600 Herat schoolgirls
Afghanistan probes 'poisoning' of 600 Herat schoolgirls
Police in Afghanistan are investigating the suspected poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls in Herat province. About 600 students from different schools have been taken to hospital in the past two weeks, complaining of nausea, pain and shortness of breath. None of the students have died, with most being sent home after check-ups and hospital treatment. Many schools in Afghanistan have come under attack in the past, with officials suspecting that militants opposed to women's education were behind the incidents.
9-6-15 The star pupil who scored zero in all her exams
The star pupil who scored zero in all her exams
Thousands rallied behind a top-ranked student who not only failed her exams but was given the lowest marks possible in a potential case of injustice and corruption. Mariam Malak had achieved nearly perfect marks in previous years, results which made her one of Egypt's top performing high school students. "I was completely shocked," Malak told BBC Trending. "I couldn't hear anyone, I couldn't speak. I thought how can that happen? How can I get zero?" Malak scored zero out of 100 not just on one exam, but on all seven she sat.
9-3-15 Abuse claims 'ignored' at elite Australian school
Abuse claims 'ignored' at elite Australian school
Former pupils of elite Australian school have told an inquiry that their abuse claims were ignored for decades. A royal commission into child sex abuse is hearing evidence about five decades of complaints at Geelong Grammar. One former student said he was touched on the genitals by a chaplain and then threatened with expulsion when he reported the abuse. "You're really lucky... we didn't believe you, but [the chaplain] confessed," he said staff told him.
8-31-15 Tackling the deadliest day for Japanese teenagers
Tackling the deadliest day for Japanese teenagers
The intensity of the competitive school environment is seen as one trigger for teenage suicide. "My school uniform felt so heavy as if I was in armour," said Masa, who was bullied as soon as he started high school. Masa was not alone in thinking so bleakly in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates. Last year, for the first time, the most common cause of death of those aged 10 to 19 in Japan was suicide. And according to the cabinet office, 1 September is historically the day the largest number of children under 18 have taken their own lives.
8-19-15 Jared Fogle, Subway ad star, in underage sex guilty plea
Jared Fogle, Subway ad star, in underage sex guilty plea
Subway's former spokesman, Jared Fogle, has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he paid to have sex with minors and possessed child pornography, court documents show.
8-17-15 The men waging war against pornography in India
The men waging war against pornography in India
On his many trips to Internet cafes in the bustling central Indian city of Indore, lawyer Kamlesh Vaswani discovered what he calls the "epidemic" of pornography. "I would go to download important Supreme Court judgements, and pornographic adverts would pop up instead. And when I looked around, I saw rows of children surfing porn openly without a care in the world," says Mr Vaswani, 43, a quiet man with a probing look.
8-17-15 Bangladesh boy lynching: Thirteen charged
Bangladesh boy lynching: Thirteen charged
Police in Bangladesh have filed charges against 13 men who allegedly filmed themselves laughing and jeering as they beat a teenage boy to death.
8-14-15 Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong cleared of Jakarta school abuse
Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong cleared of Jakarta school abuse
A British-Canadian and an Indonesian jailed for sexually abusing children at an exclusive private school in Jakarta have had their convictions overturned. Teacher Neil Bantleman and his Indonesian colleague Ferdinant Tjiong were jailed for 10 years in April. Both men had denied the charges, and their supporters said the case was riddled with legal errors. Their lawyer said on Friday the verdict was thrown out because of a lack of evidence and they would soon be freed.
8-11-15 'Abused and blackmailed' as a child in Pakistan
'Abused and blackmailed' as a child in Pakistan
Fourteen people have been arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of being involved in a child sex abuse scandal. A judicial inquiry has been ordered into reports that hundreds of children were abused for several years in Punjab province. Local media say the gang not only made videos showing the abuse of children - but also blackmailed them. One abuse survivor has told the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil what happened to him.
8-10-15 Pakistan child sex abuse: Seven arrested in Punjab
Pakistan child sex abuse: Seven arrested in Punjab
Seven people have been arrested in eastern Pakistan on suspicion of involvement in a child sexual abuse and extortion scandal. The chief minister of Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif, ordered a judicial inquiry into reports that hundreds of children had been abused. Local media say a gang made videos showing the abuse of children, whose parents were then subject to blackmail.
8-5-15 India lifts porn ban after widespread outrage
India lifts porn ban after widespread outrage
India will restore free access to 857 pornographic websites, following widespread outrage over the move. The department of telecom told internet service providers not to disable URLs that "do not have child pornographic content", the PTI agency reported. The government denied charges of moral policing, saying it wanted to prevent children from accessing the sites. In July, the Supreme Court criticised the government's inability to block sites featuring child pornography.
8-4-15 Lawsuit over handcuffing of Kentucky schoolchildren
Lawsuit over handcuffing of Kentucky schoolchildren
A new lawsuit has alleged that school officials in Kentucky improperly restrained students, causing them physical and emotional pain. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit on behalf of the parents of two children were handcuffed by the "school resource officer". A video shows a boy with his arms handcuffed above his elbows. The 52lb (24 kg) child is kept in restraints for 15 minutes. The ACLU claims that the boy in the video, as well as a nine-year-old girl who was also handcuffed by Mr Sumner, have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
8-3-15 India blocks access to 857 porn sites
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them. Adults will still be able to access the sites using virtual private networks (VPNs) or proxy servers. In July, the India Supreme Court expressed its unhappiness over the government's inability to block sites, especially those featuring child pornography.
Week of Aug 1st-7th. Canadian researchers found that high school-age bullies had higher self-esteem, greater social rank, and lower rates of depression than other students, indicating that bullying works. They also get more sex. (Webmaster's comment: As a survival and breeding strategy it makes sense that they do. The top brutes feel great and many women see them as the best breeding choices. But when it comes to having a civilized society they are a complete failure, and tolerating them leads to the abuse and violence that's running out of control in America.)
7-30-15 Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited AMERICAN children
Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited AMERICAN children
In the US, poverty, deprivation and exploitation draw thousands of its own children down into a dark underworld that offers few ways out. It is a world few Americans are aware of. But tens of thousands of American children are thought to be sexually exploited every year. It's believed that every night hundreds are sold for sex. The FBI says child sex abuse is almost at an epidemic level, despite the agency rescuing 600 children last year. "Trafficking" often conjures images of people from other countries being smuggled over land and across the sea and then forced to work against their will in foreign lands. People are trafficked into America from Mexico, Central and South America. But the vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American Kids. (Webmaster's comment: The vast majority of persons selling sex with children or buying sex with children are AMERICAN males. Every day over 7,500 American males buy sex with children. Every month over 225,000 American males buy sex with children. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO PUT A STOP TO IT?)
7-27-15 Australia Jehovah's Witnesses 'did not report 1,000 alleged abusers'
Australia Jehovah's Witnesses 'did not report 1,000 alleged abusers'
The Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report more than 1,000 alleged child sex abusers to the police, an inquiry has heard. Instead, the commission says, the Church itself handled all the cases - some of which date to the 1950s. One elder told the hearing that notes relating to abuse claims were destroyed so they would not be discovered. Australia began a national inquiry into child sexual abuse in 2013, after claims of abuse in the Catholic Church.
7-23-15 Bill Cosby Playboy sexual assault case to go ahead
Bill Cosby Playboy sexual assault case to go ahead
Comedian Bill Cosby has failed to block a civil case accusing him of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974. The 78-year-old is facing a string of sexual assault accusations dating back decades. He has always maintained his innocence and has never been criminally charged.
7-23-15 Has this Indian man really killed 30 children?
Has this Indian man really killed 30 children?
Police in the Indian capital Delhi are investigating whether a man recently arrested for the murder of a six-year-old girl is a serial child killer who may be involved in 30 such crimes. His family, however, alleges he is being framed, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi. Readers may find some of the details in this article disturbing.
7-23-15 Spain raises marrying age from 14 to 16
Spain raises marrying age from 14 to 16
Spain has raised the minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16, having had the lowest marrying age in Europe. Before the age was raised, boys and girls could marry at the age of 14 with the permission of a judge. It is now level with most European countries. The change comes only months after the government raised the age of consent from 13 to 16.
7-13-15 Germany urges paedophiles out of the shadows
Germany urges paedophiles out of the shadows
Some men who are sexually attracted to children would like help to change their condition but fear doctors will tell the police. In Germany, though, a campaign is under way to persuade them to sign up for confidential treatment, even if they have abused a child - and doctors are hailing it as a big success.
7-11-15 Vatican sex abuse trial halted as ex-archbishop falls ill
Vatican sex abuse trial halted as ex-archbishop falls ill
The trial of a former archbishop charged with child sex offences has been adjourned after the defendant fell ill hours before he was due to appear in court at the Vatican. Jozef Wesolowski, 66, is accused of paying for sex with children in the Dominican Republic from 2008-2013. Wesolowski is the first high-ranking Catholic to stand trial in the Vatican on sex abuse charges.
7-9-15 4 out of 5 girls in juvenile detention have been abused, report says
4 out of 5 girls in juvenile detention have been abused, report says
Up to 80 percent of girls held in the juvenile justice system have been victims of sexual and physical abuse, according to a report released Thursday, which recommended that incarcerated girls get screened for trauma or sexual exploitation at intake. The report says many girls who have been trafficked into the sex industry are arrested instead of being recognized and treated as victims of sexual abuse. The report explained that “the decision to arrest and detain girls in these cases has been shown often to be based in part on the perception of girls’ having violated conventional norms and stereotypes of feminine behavior, even when that behavior is caused by trauma.”
7-8-15 FBI appeals in Chansler web 'sextortion' case
FBI appeals in Chansler web 'sextortion' case
The FBI has made a public appeal to help identify more than 240 victims of a man who used the internet to extort pornographic images from teenage girls. The US agency said Lucas Michael Chansler, 31, had posed as a teenager to get girls to expose themselves via a webcam and then blackmailed them into sending him even more explicit images.
7-1-15 French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims
French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims
French troops have been accused of child abuse in CAR and Burkina Faso. France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children in Burkina Faso. One of the alleged victims was a five-year-old girl whose father found a camera containing images of his daughter being sexually abused. A leaked UN report claimed 16 French peacekeepers abused children in the Central African Republic.