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Coby Persin’s YouTube pedophile experiment shows how guillible teen girls are

| September 17, 2015 at 07:30 am

FacebookA new YouTube video that has been watched 10 million times in two days shows how willing teenage girls are to meet a stranger they have only talked to online. A 22-year-old man masquerading as a 15-year-old boy named “Jason” adds three girls as friends on Facebook. Within three days, the girls agreed to meet him. She said OK I’ll be there in five minutes,” he said, referring to one of the girls. Coby Persin, a YouTube prankster, came up with the pedophile experiment and enlisted parents’ help on Craigslist. Each thought their child would never go through with the meeting. God I hope she doesn’t open that door,” the girl’s mother said. “She won’t do it.” (more…)

Child abuse cases are ‘tip of the iceberg’ in sexual exploitation of young people, warns Theresa May

| November 24, 2014 at 02:59 pm

Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons

The cases of child abuse exposed so far are only the “tip of the iceberg” of the extent of sexual exploitation of young people, the Home Secretary Theresa May has warned.

Ms May spoke of her dismay over the number of abusers who have been able to operate with impunity both in the past and today.

She said it was impossible to assess whether the activities of a paedophile ring involving senior figures in public life were covered up in the 1980s, but insisted an independent inquiry into historical sex abuse would establish the full facts.

“It’s not possible to say whether there was a cover-up, that is why I think it is so important we have the inquiry so we get at the truth,” she told the Andrew Marr Show.

“There is a real issue here about how was it that in the past, but continuing today, the very institutions of the state that should be protecting children were not doing so. Why was it these abuses were able to take place and nobody was brought to justice as a result of that?”

She added: “We must, as a society… get to the truth of that and because I think we we’ve already seen revealed is the tip of the iceberg on this issue.”

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, pledged that the full truth of sex abuse claims – as well as a new allegation that a boy was murdered by paedophiles in the 1980s – would be established by his officers.

He told the programme that it would be “silly to speculate whether there was a cover–up”. He added: “As an investigator you have to go with an open mind, if people make that allegation I will take it seriously. But I can assure you there will be no cover-up while I’m here.”

He said the 40 detectives looking into the fresh claims were often confronted by a huge mountain of paperwork involving thousands of boxes as well as the “real challenge” of filling in the gaps when files were missing.

“There are a series of claims over quite a long period of time and not all of them are linked, although in the public imagination they may be in that it is child abuse,” he said.

“You have got the extra complication of people in power and was there a cover-up? I’m determined we will get to the bottom of this so we are talking to the witnesses and all the people who have got information.”

Sir Bernard said: “I think everyone will understand that this long after the event it can be quite hard to get to the bottom of the claims and complaints. We will do but it can take a little long than people might expect.”

Source: Independent

Westminster child abuse claims: what do we know?

| November 20, 2014 at 03:04 pm

 Cyril Smith
Police are investigating possible murders linked to Elm Guest House in south-west London after claims of a cover-up

What do we know about politicians and child abuse at Westminster?

A number of allegations have been made. So far the only politician to have been implicated is the Liberal MP Cyril Smith, who died in 2010, but other unnamed politicians were also alleged to have been involved in a Westminster paedophile ring. Smith is alleged to have abused boys at Knowl View residential school in Rochdale and at Elm Guest House, in Barnes in south-west London, in the 1970s and 80s. Greater Manchester police are investigating allegations of abuse by Smith at Knowl View, where Smith was a governor. Other MPs were said to have attended the Elm Guest House. After claims made by the Labour MP Tom Watson in 2012, the Metropolitan police launched Operation Fairbank into child abuse at the guesthouse. Watson said there was “clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to parliament and No 10”.

A dossier of evidence of an alleged paedophile ring, involving several MPs, including Smith, and other public figures, was handed to the Home Office in 1983, by the Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens, who died in 1995. The 40-page dossier has since been destroyed or lost, according to a Home Office review. The Crown Prosecution Service has conceded that Smith should have been prosecuted after rejecting claims against him in 1970, 1998 and 1999.

What happened at Elm Guest House?

At least three MPs were reported to have been questioned in 1982 after a police raid on the guesthouse. It was reported at the time that it was being used as a brothel where children as young as 10 were abused. Two children living in the house were taken into care. The guesthouse was reported to have been used as a brothel for two years before it was raided. Officers found whips, chains and ropes. “They catered for every kind of perversion,” an officer told the News of World at the time. The owners of Elm Guest House, Haroon and Carol Kasir, were subsequently convicted of running a brothel. The property was later turned into flats.

What are the new allegations?

Vishal’s father, Vishambar Mehrotra, said he recorded a telephone call with a male prostitute in 1981 who said Vishal could have been taken to Elm Guest House after being abducted. Mehrotra, a retired magistrate and solicitor, said the police refused to investigate, because clients of the guesthouse included judges and politicians. The prostitute “talked about judges and politicians who were abusing little boys,” Mehrotra said. “It is clear to me there has been a huge cover-up.”

What are the police investigating?

Last week the Metropolitan police said they were investigating possible murders linked to the Elm Guest House as part of Operation Midland. An alleged victim claimed to have witnessed the murder of three boys at the guesthouse. One of the victims was reported to have been strangled by a Conservative MP in a sex game. This operation was prompted by Operation Fernbridge, a wider investigation into a child abuse ring connected to the Elm Guest House. Operation Midland is specifically looking at homicides linked to child abuse.

Source: The Guardian

Police handling of child abuse intelligence to be investigated

| November 13, 2014 at 11:16 am

Three police forces face an inquiry over alleged failures to act on tip offs about potential paedophiles.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will examine how Essex, North Wales and North Yorkshire handled information from Canadian police passed to the UK in 2012.

Around 2,000 names were sent by Toronto Police to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

The three forces referred themselves to the IPCC for investigation.

The IPCC said it would now look at how that the intelligence – uncovered by officers from the international Operation Spade – was handled once it was received by the forces.

Photos of pupils

Essex Police faces questions over how it dealt with information relating to Martin Goldberg, a teacher who took indecent photos of his pupils.

Goldberg was found dead a day after being interviewed by the force. Police found hundreds of images of children getting changed on his computer.

CEOP had been told about the deputy head in July 2012 but he was not interviewed by Essex Police until September this year.

The IPCC wrote to all chief constables in England and Wales last month, asking them to review how they dealt with any information they had received relating to Operation Spade.

North Yorkshire and North Wales Police subsequently referred themselves to the body.

Cardiff paedophile Gareth Williams was among three names Canadian officers passed to North Wales Police in 2013. The force did not act on them for a year.

Williams was jailed for five years in May.

Delays apology

Deputy IPCC chairwoman Sarah Green said: “There is rightly considerable public concern about how police forces deal with sexual offences involving children.

“The IPCC takes this issue seriously and proactively contacted all forces and asked them to review their handling of intelligence to determine the scale of any issues.

“Our investigations will examine carefully how intelligence from CEOP was dealt with by these three forces.”

The head of the National Crime Agency (NCA) – which now encompasses CEOP – last month apologised for delays in acting on the information passed to it in July 2012.

How the agency handled that initial receipt of information is the subject of a separate IPCC probe.

BBC News obtained figures in October suggesting many forces had at that time only arrested around a third of the names among the Canadian intelligence.

North Wales and North Yorkshire were not among those that responded.

Source: BBC

Heart Attacks In Men Associated With Childhood Sexual Abuse

| September 6, 2012 at 03:05 pm

Men who experienced sexual abuse in childhood have a 3 times higher chance of suffering from a heart attack than men who were not sexually abused as kids, revealed a team of experts at the University of Toronto in Child Abuse & Neglect. Interestingly, there was no connection between women being sexually abused as children and heart attacks.

Scientists used data from the Center for Disease Control’s 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey of 5095 men and 7768 women aged 18 and over in order to identify gender-specific differences.

Results showed 57 men and 154 women were sexually abused before the age of 18 by someone they considered close to them. A diagnosis of a heart attack or myocardial infarction was received by 377 males and 285 females. (more…)

Justice: Man sentenced in child porn case

| September 5, 2012 at 02:09 pm

COLUMBUS, Miss. — A Lowndes County judge has sentenced 59-year-old Robert Triplett to 40 years in prison on state charges of possession of child pornography.

Circuit Judge Lee Coleman on Tuesday ordered that the sentence run consecutive to a 10-year attempted aggravated assault sentence Triplett already is serving from Jackson County, Miss., and a 10-year federal child porn conviction.

Triplett was sentenced as a habitual offender.

Prosecutors say Triplett was arrested after investigators found explicit photos of minor children on a computer obtained from his home. The computer was examined during an investigation into the September 2009 disappearance of Triplett’s 21-year-old stepdaughter, Kaila Morris.

Authorities say Morris has not been found.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/05/4790236/man-sentenced-in-child-porn-case.html#storylink=cpy

Ontario: London police seize child porn images and videos

| May 31, 2012 at 02:53 pm

LONDON, Ont. — Police in London, Ont., say they have seized computers containing one of the largest collections of child pornography they have ever seen.

Old computers

Investigators say the computers and several digital storage devices were found in a home and hold more than 300,000 images and videos.

A 60-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police noticed several images of child porn had been uploaded online.

Robert Johnson is charged with three counts of distributing child pornography, four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of accessing child pornography.

He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Source: http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120531/london-child-porn-seizure-120531/20120531/?hub=CalgaryHome

Texas airline exec found guilty in child porn case

| May 29, 2012 at 08:10 am

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Jurors convicted the founder of a Texas cargo airline on child pornography charges Monday, siding with prosecutors who said he had explicit online chats with undercover officers posing as young teenage girls and collected numerous illegal images.

Robert L. Hedrick, who founded Pan American Airways, was found guilty of distribution and possession of child pornography, transfer of obscene materials to a minor, and attempted sexual exploitation of children. He spoke quietly with his lawyers after the verdict was read, but otherwise showed no reaction. (more…)

St. Pete lawmakers seek tougher penalties for pedophilia approval

| April 26, 2012 at 08:42 am

Child abuseThe legislative assembly of St. Petersburg has addressed Russia’s parliament with a request to introduce stronger punishment for “public approval of pedophilia”.

The legislature approved a special address on the subject by Vitaly Milonov – the author of a recently approved local bill banning the propaganda of homosexuality, transgender and pedophilia. (more…)

Surete du Quebec adds 25 investigators to track cyber-pedophiles

| April 18, 2012 at 01:06 pm

QUEBEC – Decrying the sexual exploitation of children as “the most odious of crimes,” Quebec Public Security Minister Robert Dutil announced Tuesday that the Surete du Quebec will add another 25 investigators to track down and arrest cyber-pedophiles.

The SQ, Quebec’s provincial police force, already has 79 officers and civilian staff assigned to combat cyber-pedophilia, which Dutil said has grown “exponentially” in recent years. (more…)