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Sexual Exploitation and the World at Large

| October 14, 2016 at 08:36 am

Child sexual abuse around the world

Not a second goes by without a child being raped, tortured or abused somewhere in the world.  It is estimated, for example, that:

  • In Asia, more than a million children are sexually exploited;
  • India is the Asian country that is the most affected, with at least 400,000 children being subjected to such treatment;
  • In the United States of America, more than 300,000 children are affected by some form of abusive sexual treatment.
  • In South Africa, close to 30,000 children engage in prostitution.

It suffices to say that it is difficult to obtain precise figures on issues like these. Factors Contributing to the Sexual Exploitation of Children Numerous factors contribute the sexual exploitation of minors.  These include:   – Poverty : poor children are more vulnerable than others because they believe that what the exploiters offer is a chance to make a decent living. They quickly lose hope and find they are the perpetual victims of sexual relationships based solely on violence and force. – Sex-trafficking networks:  the development of communication technology (cell phones, the Internet, etc.) permits the rapid spread of information throughout the world.  Consequently, international and cross-border networks of child-traffickers have developed, thereby facilitating the exploitation of children all over the globe.  – Humanitarian crises : caused by armed conflicts or natural catastrophes, such crises aggravate the precarious situation in which children find themselves. Helpless children, sometimes orphans, who struggle day in and day out to survive, are often easy prey for individuals who wish to sexually exploit them. – Worldwide development of the sex industry :such development leads to an increase in the size, shape and scope of sexual exploitation.

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Child trafficking: Use of children

| October 13, 2016 at 09:09 am

Child Trafficking: Use of Children Children are sold for the purposes of sexual exploitation, begging, soliciting, or for forced marriages. They risk themselves in construction work, working in factories, or are employed as domestic servants. Children are given for a substantial sum of money to parents waiting to adopt. The sale of child organs is more and more frequent. To escape their living conditions, some children are ready to sell one of their kidneys for money. The sale of organs represents between 5% and 10% of kidney transplants performed in the world each year.

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What is sexual abuse?

| October 3, 2016 at 05:38 am

Know child abuse - make it stop

A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities.

This doesn’t have to be physical contact and it can happen online, sometimes the child won’t understand that what’s happening to them is abuse.

They may not even understand that it’s wrong.

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Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Federal Law

| June 12, 2016 at 01:08 pm

Federal legislation provides guidance to States by identifying a minimum set of acts or behaviors that define child abuse and neglect. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g), as amended by the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, defines child abuse and neglect as, at minimum: (more…)

We’ve been ignoring an epidemic of child sex abuse in Britain

| May 20, 2016 at 06:43 am

England and Wales are preparing to deal with 30,000 new cases of child sexual abuse

At first sight, the figures are jaw-dropping: police in England and Wales are preparing to deal with 30,000 new cases of child sexual abuse. Reports are being passed to the police at a rate of 100 a month by the Goddard inquiry, which was set up after the exposure of Jimmy Savile. One senior officer told the Guardian he predicts that police will be investigating 200,000 cases across the country by 2020.

Some critics will regard these figures with scepticism, pointing to the botched inquiry into allegations of historical sexual abuse against a number of public figures, which has now been wound up. But the mishandling of that investigation does not mean we can ignore a mounting body of evidence that the scale of child sexual abuse is much greater than most people ever suspected.

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Former Tory councillor admits having images of child sex abuse

| March 24, 2016 at 05:44 am

A shamed former Tory councillor was caught with images of child abuse after he stole a World War Two artefact from a museum.

Devious Neil Thorneywork, 61, stole a certificate – signed by Sir Winston Churchill – presented to pilot Albert Lowe of the Royal Observer Corps in 1943 for his bravery in the war.

The curator and former stock broker said he nicked the £500 piece after being sacked by the Broadway Tower Museum near Evesham, Worcestshire, and found himself struggling to pay his mortgage.

And when officers went to arrest Thorneywork at his home, they saw him mouth to his wife to get rid of “the USBs”.

The Churchill document

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Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe facing probe over child abuse ‘cover-up’

| November 20, 2015 at 09:26 am

Britain’s top cop was an Assistant Chief Constable at Merseyside in 1998 when the force uncovered claims one of Tony Blair’s ministers was a suspected paedophile.

 

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Britain’s top police officer faces being quizzed by his own detectives over claims that police covered up child sex abuse by politicians.

Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was an Assistant Chief Constable at Merseyside in 1998 when the force uncovered claims one of Tony Blair’s ministers was a suspected paedophile.

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1,400 child abuse suspects identified

| May 20, 2015 at 07:33 am

More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations.

The figures were revealed by Operation Hydrant, set up by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

It explores links between child sex abuse by “prominent public persons”.

Of the 1,433 suspects identified, 216 are now dead and 261 are classified as people of public prominence, with 135 coming from TV, film or radio. (more…)

Daughter of Rolf Harris backs bid to review sex abuse convictions

| May 4, 2015 at 07:47 am

Rolf Harris’s daughter, Bindi Nicholls, has backed a petition calling for her father’s child sex abuse convictions to be reviewed.

Ms Nicholls says her 85-year-old dad, a convicted pedophile, is the victim of a press witch hunt because he was a high-profile celebrity.

She’s described her father on the online change.org petition, set up by a fan, as a kind, sweet, honest man on stage and off.
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Scottish child abuse investigation unit is unveiled

| April 20, 2015 at 08:33 am

A national task force aimed at tackling child sex abuse in Scotland has been formally launched.

The National Child Abuse Investigation unit was unveiled by Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House and Education Minister Angela Constance.

The unit, based in Livingston, will help local divisions investigate child sexual abuse. It will investigate both current and historical allegations, as well as online child abuse.

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