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What is child sexual exploitation?

| October 4, 2016 at 05:57 am

Child abuse - Sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.

Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.


Jimmy Savile scandal: Report reveals extent of abuse

| January 11, 2013 at 07:26 am

Children as young as eight were abused by Jimmy Savile, a report detailing 50 years of allegations has revealed.

The Met Police and NSPCC outlined offences at 13 hospitals, including Great Ormond Street in London and Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds.

Some 214 crimes were recorded across 28 police force areas, including 34 of rape or penetration, the report said.

The CPS apologised for missing the opportunity to prosecute Savile in 2009, while he was still alive. (more…)

Bellevue sex offender sentenced for child abuse

| December 14, 2012 at 07:13 am

Child abuseA Bellevue man who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child abuse was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail.

David J. Coleman, 30, also was ordered by Sarpy County Judge Todd Hutton to pay a $1,000 fine. Coleman will be credited with 63 days already spent in jail.

Sheriff’s investigators said Coleman was baby-sitting the 6-month-old son of his friend Starr Manzo at her Papillion home in February. He placed the boy on a heating pad. (more…)

Top police chief to reexamine UK child abuse cases

| November 6, 2012 at 02:37 pm

LONDON — British lawmakers called Tuesday for a sweeping national inquiry into child abuse, amid mounting complaints that authorities for decades failed to properly examine allegations.

Claims that renowned BBC children’s TV host Jimmy Savile abused hundreds of young people have prompted national debate, and led scores of adults to contact authorities about other, unrelated cases of sex offenses in the past. (more…)

Sex offender pleads guilty to raping Prairie High classmate

| August 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

A registered sex offender accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old Prairie High School classmate has pleaded guilty to third-degree rape of a child.

Jeremiah C. Thompson, 19, entered his plea before Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard on Aug. 8.

He will be sentenced Sept. 7 and faces between 12 and 14 months in prison.

Thompson was arrested after the girl told deputies that Thompson took her to his house on April 12 and had sexual intercourse with her. They’d met at a WinCo Foods store close to their school. (more…)

Registered sex offender from Conway charged in child abuse case

| February 24, 2012 at 01:32 pm

Child abuseHorry County police charged a Conway man in connection with a child abuse investigation launched Thursday.

Police were called after employees at an unnamed county middle school learned from students about a possible child abuse incident, according to a press release. As a result of the investigation, Horry County Police arrested Brentton Matthew Wheeler, 35, of Conway.

He was charged with abuse/to Inflict great bodily injury upon a child. (more…)

Kelly: Graham James malignant Canadian face of child abuse

| December 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

It will inevitably be called a dark moment for hockey, as if Graham James’ serial sexual abuse of children was a perverse anomaly.

It’s worse than that. It’s a dark moment for everyone, though we are learning that this sort of shadow finds too many corners in locker rooms.

Once again, former junior coach James stood in front of a judge on Wednesday and was convicted of sex crimes. The court sat in Winnipeg. James blandly delivered his lines via video link from Montreal, where he is free on bail. (more…)

Heroux: Protecting kids from pedophiles

| November 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

children's daySexual predation on children and youths is back in the national spotlight since Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defense coordinator, has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple boys over 15 years.

It doesn’t take much imagination to understand the horrors and damage caused by sex offenders. And it’s hard to talk about the facts of any criminal behavior since misinformation is common and ideas contrary to misinformation are quickly associated as soft on crime. The nuances of any criminal behavior are complicated.

Australia: GPS tracking of pedophiles launched after successful Courier-Mail campaign

| November 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

The first step in around-the-clock monitoring of pedophiles will be taken today, with five of the state’s most dangerous sex offenders to be fitted with GPS tracking devices.

A total of 67 individuals living in transitional housing at Wacol will be fitted with the new devices.

The introduction of GPS trackers followed a community campaign in which more than 10,000 Queenslanders signed a Courier-Mail petition calling for the State Government to roll out the technology as soon as possible. (more…)

Australia: Alleged pedophile granted bail in Brisbane

| October 25, 2011 at 02:38 pm

Two Young Girls Watching A Passing Train Free Creative CommonsAN alleged pedophile charged with committing 99 sex offences against a young girl, including child prostitution and producing child pornography, has been granted bail.

Richard Paul Baxter, 63, is the third person in three weeks to face court over the eight years of alleged abuse endured by the girl at a property in Brisbane’s southern suburbs, which police say ended only last month.

Mr Baxter was arrested on Monday and charged with 94 counts of indecent treatment of a child, four counts of obtaining prostitution and one count of making child exploitation material since 2004. (more…)