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Polish archbishop under fire for linking pornography with child abuse

| October 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

CPIUThe already under-fire Polish archbishop has caused outrage for suggesting looking at pornography leads to the sexual abuse of children.

The head of Poland’s Catholic Church has been attacked for suggesting that child abuse resulted from pornography. It is the second time in as many weeks that the opinions of Archbishop Jozef Michalik have sparked outrage. Last week he was forced to apologise for saying sexual abuse by priests occurred because children from broken homes “were looking for love”. (more…)

US: Family photos end up on a child pornography site

| October 19, 2011 at 01:24 pm

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Family pictures uploaded using the popular iPhone Application, Photobucket can get stolen and posted to pedophile websites.

April Miller’s husband uploaded 999 family pictures using the application called on his iPhone. Many of the pictures were of their two sons, who are both under the age of 12. Her husband didn’t know he had to click the ‘privacy’ button.

Miller says she knows the pictures had been circulating for at least a few days before she found out. Miller got a text from someone saying they found the pictures of her sons on the Internet. (more…)

Pedophile accidentally gives mom pics of child

| August 3, 2011 at 09:16 am

Estonia - Run from pedophiles A man who inadvertently gave a mother a digital photo card that contained pornographic pictures of her daughter, believing there were only images of the girl dancing and singing, faces up to eight years in prison.

Crown prosecutor Jenny Rees argued that the 48 images discovered on the card provided by Bradley Shawn Lemire on Aug. 28, 2009, half of them pornographic, led to more than 2,000 other images of child pornography being found on the accused’s computer after it was seized by police. (more…)

Forreston man arrested in sex abuse case

| May 9, 2011 at 08:02 pm

Forreston, Ill. —

The search for a Forreston man suspected of criminal sexual assault by Forreston police and the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department concluded after John H. Vaultonburg, 22, was apprehended on April 28.

Ogle County sheriff’s deputies arrested Vaultonburg at his residence in rural Forreston on April 28, just over a week after the public was notified that he had gone missing. (more…)

Sex offender allegedly sent indecent text messages to minor

| May 7, 2011 at 07:40 pm

A Level 3 sex offender who spent more than 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman was arrested Thursday and charged with sending indecent text messages to a minor, city police said.

Marlek E. Holmes, 37, who was released from prison in October, was arrested after two separate investigations into complaints against him, detectives Todd Crossett and Charles Dudek said. (more…)

Sex trafficking a problem in Snohomish County

| May 6, 2011 at 09:21 pm

Experts Lisa Paul, deputy prosecuting attorney at the Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, and Dusty Olson, an advocate of Providence’s Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse and co-founder of the Snohomish County Sexual Exploitation and Intervention Network, discuss the problem of sex trafficking of children in Snohomish County.

When many think of sex trafficking, they think of prostitutes in Southeast Asia, Nepal, Bangladesh or another faraway country – anywhere but here in the United States, and especially not of our own kids in our own communities.

But it is happening here. (more…)

Teacher shared child porn for years, FBI says

| May 5, 2011 at 09:03 pm

A seventh-grade science teacher and swim coach at one of the largest co-ed Pre-K through 12 independent day schools in New Jersey was downloading kiddie porn for nearly eight years, said federal authorities who took him into custody today, seizing what they said were images that included boys as young as 6 giving oral sex to men who also had anal sex with them.

Brian Stern, 34, was trying to destroy evidence on his computer’s hard drive when FBI agents forced their way into his Montclair home, authorities said.

Among hundreds of images were videos of boys no older than 6 giving men oral sex and men having anal sex with boys, the FBI said. (more…)

Forum focuses on sex assault

| April 29, 2011 at 03:17 pm

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and officials who gathered at a forum at The Wellspring on Thursday described the problem as an “epidemic” in the region.

Among the attendees to Thursday’s forum were 4th District Attorney Jerry Jones; assistant district attorneys Cindy Lavesphere and Josephine Heller; Caroline Cascio, director of the counseling and family development center at The Wellspring; sexual assault therapist Melanie Clark; The Wellspring CEO Judy Bell; Ouachita Parish Coroner Dr. Teri O’Neal; and Jonathan Phillips, LSU Health Sciences Center assistant director of nursing.

Bell said the assembled group were on the front lines of addressing sexual assault in the region.

“We want to increase awareness of this problem in our area,” Bell said. “There have been some tremendous strides made in the past 18 months to address this problem.” (more…)

Man charged with 18 sex abuse counts

| April 27, 2011 at 03:31 pm

Edward Deluna, 30, has been charged with eight counts of child sexual abuse and 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, according to Srgt. Mark Ortega with the Surprise Police Dept. Deluna has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail.

Surprise police have arrested a man on 18 counts of allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct and sexual abuse with two minors.

The incidents took place in 2009 while the two female victims, ages 12 and 13, were under the care of the suspect and his wife at the couple’s Surprise home, said Sgt. Mark Ortega.

The incident came to light March 1 after the girls notified their mother and grandmother, Ortega said. The two girls are in the custody of their biological mother in Texas.

After a lengthy investigation, the suspect was taken into custody by Surprise police. Edward Deluna, 30, was charged with eight counts of child sexual abuse and 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, according to Ortega. He was then booked into the Maricopa County Jail.

Source: yourwestvalley

Convicted Arizona pedophile may be hiding in Calgary

| April 26, 2011 at 09:33 am

CALGARY - It’s impossible to imagine a more helpless victim, or a more sickening crime.

A teenage quadriplegic, brain-injured and confined to a wheelchair, repeatedly molested by his own perverted caregiver.

The disgusting deed was caught on surveillance video, and police in two countries are now trying to catch the creep convicted of the crime – a former Calgarian believed to be hiding in Canada.

“He’s wanted for several counts of sexual misconduct with a minor,” said Deputy Jason Ogan of the Pima County, Arizona Sheriff’s Department.

George Ross Wilcox vanished before a Pima County Superior Court could sentence him for the crime after he was found guilty of four counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 15.

It was June 9, 2009, when Wilcox fled Arizona and a seemingly certain jail sentence after the court found him guilty – in part based on the video which documented the pedophile attacks on the child.

So keen are police to catch and jail 53-year-old Wilcox, who was born and raised in Calgary, that the case was given top billing on America’s Most Wanted, a website and TV show dedicated to catching fugitive criminals.

“Before Wilcox was sentenced, he took off. He is a Canadian citizen and police believe he may have fled the states – hiding out in Calgary or Vancouver, Canada,” reads the Most Wanted description.

From a family with nine brothers and sisters, Wilcox still has strong family connections to Calgary, including his mother, father and many of his siblings. (more…)