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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.


What is grooming?

| October 5, 2016 at 06:29 am

Grooming, know more about it

Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abusesexual exploitation or trafficking.

Children and young people can be groomed online or face-to-face, by a stranger or by someone they know – for example a family member, friend or professional.

Groomers may be male or female. They could be any age.


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.


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.


Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

| January 13, 2016 at 02:35 pm

The prevalence of child sexual abuse is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities. CSA is also not uniformly defined, so statistics may vary. Statistics below represent some of the research done on child sexual abuse.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report Child Maltreatment 2010 found that 9.2% of victimized children were sexually assaulted (page 24).


Man extradited from Australia over Lancashire child abuse claims

| February 19, 2013 at 08:05 am

A former British police sergeant is to be extradited from Australia to face more than 20 allegations of sexually assaulting children in Lancashire.

The 76-year-old man was arrested at his home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on 10 January over allegations he abused several children between 1960 and 1974. (more…)

Together is the only way to end child abuse

| January 15, 2013 at 08:03 am

For 20 years I was a detective in the NSW Police force and for a time specialised in child abuse and sexual assault investigations. Whilst in the force, I was constantly reminded by sexual assault and child abuse experts, particularly in the NSW Health Department, that as a police officer I did not understand the plight of victims.

I even recall a group writing an article accusing me of delivering ”prescribed advice” to a group of women who were concerned about the potential of sexual assault during a ”law and order” electoral campaign. (more…)

Ex-priest charged in Maryland child abuse case

| January 4, 2013 at 07:32 am

Defrocked cleric served churches, schools in Berks County during 1970s and ’80s

A former priest who served and taught in Berks County in the 1970s and ’80s has been charged with sexually abusing a boy in a Maryland shore town in 1981.

Bruno M. Tucci, 70, of Salisbury, Md., was charged with sexual assault and child abuse by a custodian.

He was served with an arrest summons Dec. 11, and remains free awaiting further court action. (more…)

Jail ‘inevitable’ after guilty verdicts in child abuse case

| December 28, 2012 at 07:53 am

Child abuseA man from Billingshurst has been told he will be jailed for abusing a child and for downloading child pornography from the internet.

On Friday, Jason Asthana, 32, of Coombe Close, was convicted of sexual assault by touching and of inciting a child to a sexual act. The jury found him not guilty on a further count of sexual assault.

Before the trial, he had pleaded guilty to 20 counts of downloading indecent images of children.

Retired priest charged with child abuse

| December 18, 2012 at 07:40 am

A RETIRED priest has been charged with sexually abusing two students in the 1960s and 70s in the NSW Hunter region.

Two former students of a local Marist college went to a police station on November 21 and December 3 this year.

They made sexual assault allegations against a teacher who is now retired, police say.

The 80-year-old man was served court attendance notices at his home at Cook, in the ACT, this month. (more…)