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Subway cuts ties with Jared Fogle amid child abuse image allegations

| July 9, 2015 at 07:21 am

Authorities raided Fogle’s home in Zionsville, Indiana, telling local TV news that they were serving warrants related to child abuse images

The Subway restaurant chain is suspending its relationship with longtime spokesman Jared Fogle amid a police investigation.

Federal authorities on Tuesday raided the home of Fogle – the American hero of 21st-century weight loss powered by fast food – apparently in connection with an investigation into child abuse images. (more…)

Galashiels man faces jail term over child abuse images

| June 22, 2015 at 07:20 am

A Galashiels man is facing a prison sentence after he was caught with more than 56,000 images of youngsters being abused.

They included pictures of children as young as four being raped.

Police found the images on five different electronic devices in Colin Green’s home in Magdala Terrace. (more…)

IT manager who downloaded child abuse images spared jail

| June 18, 2015 at 07:32 am

An IT manager from Preston downloaded thousands of child abuse images

Images featuring children as young as six were discovered

Alastair Fay pleaded guilty to all charges

He was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for a year

An IT manager, who downloaded child abuse images on his work computer, was spared jail because a judge heard he had mental health problems. (more…)

Paedophiles sell child abuse images for bitcoin

| April 14, 2015 at 07:04 am

Almost 40 websites reported to Internet Watch Foundation for trading child sexual abuse content for cryptocurrency

Paedophiles are using the digital currency bitcoin to buy child sexual abuse images online, according to the Internet Watch Foundation. (more…)

Online child abuse operation – more than 260 charged

| March 20, 2015 at 07:42 am

Teachers, civil servants and police are among 264 people that have been charged following an operation targeting those accessing child abuse images online.

A total of 745 suspected paedophiles have been arrested in the National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation, launched just over a year ago.

The agency said 518 children had been protected as a result. (more…)

French law blocking terrorist and child abuse sites comes into effect

| February 9, 2015 at 11:06 am

Law that allows blockade of offending sites without a court order criticised by free-speech groups as circumventing judicial power

France has introduced a new law that allows government agencies to order the blocking of websites that advocate acts of terrorism or contain images of child abuse. (more…)

Gary Glitter breaks down in tears over child abuse images

| January 28, 2015 at 06:50 am

Gary Glitter broke down in tears as he explained to jurors why he had been in possession of child abuse images.

Sobbing uncontrollably, the 70-year-old said he had been in a bad place in his life, and was struggling financially, with alcohol and with drugs.

He issued a tearful apology to his fans saying: “I lost my own dignity, and I am so sorry. I am very sorry.” (more…)

GCHQ to help tackle ‘dark net’ child abuse images

| December 11, 2014 at 07:32 am

Prime Minister David Cameron: “There can be no grey areas”

Intelligence experts and organised crime specialists will join forces to tackle child abuse images on the “dark net”, David Cameron has said.

The prime minister said a joint GCHQ and National Crime Agency unit would hunt online paedophiles with the same “effort” used to track terrorists.

Speaking at a London summit, he said online child exploitation existed on an “almost industrial scale” worldwide.

He also unveiled a law to stop adults sending children “sexual” messages.

Mr Cameron said the new unit was part of a drive to remove millions of “sickening and depraved” images from the internet. (more…)

John Grisham apologises for comments regarding child abuse images

| October 20, 2014 at 07:34 am

Crime author regrets comments claiming prison sentences for those convicted of viewing child abuse images were too harsh

The author John Grisham apologised on Thursday for comments he made to the Daily Telegraph that not all men who look at child abuse images should be sent to prison and that sentences for such crimes were too harsh.

Grisham, who is about to publish his new legal thriller, made the comments to the British newspaper in the context of a wide-ranging attack on the US judicial system and its high prison rates. (more…)

John Grisham: sentences too harsh for viewing child abuse images

| October 16, 2014 at 07:20 am

Crime author criticises US justice system, saying ‘jails are full of 60-year-old white men who never harmed anybody’

The author John Grisham has said people who look at child abuse images “probably had too much to drink” and should be given lighter prison sentences.

Grisham, 59, made the comments during an interview in which he criticised the US justice system and the high number of serving convicts. (more…)