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Finally A Video On Child Abuse That Every Kid Can Watch And Learn From. Show It To Your Kids Tonight.

Published January 3, 2015 by misty534

Probably the best video on Child Abuse, this short film named Komal is being released in 12 Indian languages. The videos will also be released in “Accessible” versions to ensure that speech/hearing/vision impaired children are also able to watch this film and learn.

Spread this message and let young children know that help is just a call away.

Kesgrave: Three-time convicted paedophile teacher Alan Stancliffe dies while on bail facing fourth set of child sex allegations

Published October 7, 2014 by misty534

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Alan Stancliffe at Ipswich Crown Court in 2007

A paedophile teacher with three previous child sex convictions has died while on bail suspected of further offences at a Suffolk school.

Alan Stancliffe, of Pontefract, west Yorkshire, was arrested earlier this year for suspected assaults on three pupils at Kesgrave Hall, which closed in 1993.

The 65-year-old was one of three men to be arrested in the renewed historic child abuse inquiry. He is the second suspect to have died before a charging decision could be made.

Since Stancliffe’s arrest earlier this year it is understood a fourth man has contacted police to make allegations about him. However, at the time of his death Stancliffe had not been arrested in relation to these allegations. He had been due to answer police bail on December 9.

In April this year ex-care worker Kenneth Wheatley was found dead on a railway line near Barnsley two days after being arrested as part of the Kesgrave Hall inquiry. He was also arrested by the National Crime Agency in relation to the investigation into historic child abuse at North Wales children’s homes.

The 62-year-old, who was known as Kenneth Andrew Scott, had previously been jailed for eight years in Leicestershire in 1986 for buggery and gross indecency.

Stancliffe was jailed at Ipswich Crown Court in 2007 after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a pupil at Kesgrave Hall. The former woodwork and technical drawing teacher was imprisoned for two years for three offences between 1978 and 1980.

He had previously been imprisoned for 12 months at Bury Crown Court in June 1999 for subjecting three boys to years of sexual abuse at Kesgrave Hall. Stancliffe had denied seven charges of indecent assault between December 1977 and January 1981, but was found guilty after a trial.

His first conviction for sexual assault was in 1982. However, these did not take place at Kesgrave Hall.

Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman Charlotte Parker confirmed Stancliffe’s death: “Alan Stancliffe from Pontefract, 65, who was previously convicted of two offences which occurred at Kesgrave Hall School, has died. His death occurred on September 17 in a hospice in Pontefract of natural causes.”

A third suspect is currently on police bail. The suspect, a man from north Norfolk, was arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults at the boarding school ranging from the 1970s to the 1990s.

The renewed inquiry began early last year prompted by a complaint by a former pupil in 2012.

An investigation had taken place at Kesgrave Hall in the early 1990s. In 1992 the Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough evidence to prosecute any of the alleged abusers following a complaint from a former member of the independent school’s care staff.

Four members of staff who had been suspended, but returned to their posts at the end of the inquiry.

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Shocking figures on child abuse revealed in Shropshire and Midlands

Published August 4, 2013 by misty534

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Four hundred cases of child abuse are under investigation in Shropshire, the West Midlands and Staffordshire, it has been revealed

The shocking figure emerged after cruel mother Magdelena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek started a minimum 30 years in jail for the brutal murder of little Daniel Pelka.

The 28-strong team that brought the brutal couple to justice – the public protection unit of the Crown Prosecution Service – today told how they are dealing with 800 serious crimes, with half of them involving abuse of children.

The unit, the first of its kind in the country when launched in 2008, deals with allegations of rape, serious sexual offences, child neglect, cruelty and homicides involving victims under the age of 16. The team handled a total of 1,200 cases in 2012 and said the figure was growing, although the area covered has also increased.

Luczak and Krezolek were yesterday jailed by Mrs Justice Cox who said they had subjected four-year-old Daniel to “truly horrific” suffering.

The youngster was beaten, starved, locked up and poisoned with salt by the pair, from Coventry.

Miss Lisa Windridge, the senior crown prosecutor for the public protection unit which brought the couple to justice, said: “Daniel Pelka had the ultimate trust breached by his mother and her partner. This has been a very difficult case for all of those involved with it and we are pleased that justice has finally been achieved.”

Head of the unit Hayley Firman said today: “I find the depravity of human nature depressing.”

The unit has been involved in many high-profile cases, including the killing of three-year-old Ryan Lovell-Hancox, who died after being systematically abused at a flat in  Bilston, Wolverhampton.

They also probed the death of Khyra Ishaq, the seven-year-old  starved to death in Birmingham and the case of a six-day-old dumped down a tower block rubbish chute by her mother in Wolverhampton.

 

 

 

Amazon used to share images of child abuse – and it’s increased 10 times in just two years

Published August 4, 2013 by misty534

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Perverts can view depraved images of children as young as two while remaining undetected

Paedophiles are using internet giant Amazon to share sex abuse images of kids as young as two.

Shocking new figures from the Internet Watch Foundation reveal that in just two years the number of pages on Amazon’s web services hosting such images have increased TEN TIMES.

Perverts are able to view the depraved pictures while remaining undetected by taking advantage of software which provides storage online.

Amazon offers the service to store data, ­photographs and videos. But we can reveal that more and more paedophiles are taking advantage of the technology to trade vile images because it is ­difficult for them to be ­identified and prosecuted.

The total number of child sex abuse web pages hosted on ­Amazon has increased from 37 in 2011 to 372 in the first six months of this year.

Within any web page there can be thousands, or millions, of ­images. And yet more ­disturbing is that so far this year 90 per cent of the material on Amazon pages has involved victims aged between two and 10.

Of those, 32 per cent were recorded at the most serious levels of abuse – four and five.

Amazon, which was criticised for paying only ­£2.4million corporate tax on £4billion sales last year, yesterday came under pressure to ­provide more investment to combat online paedophiles.

Labour MP Fiona MacTaggart, who has sat on Parliament’s child protection committee, ­demanded the multinational takes action.

She said: “Amazon should use some of that tax they aren’t paying to make the internet a better, safer place for children.”

Online products by companies such as Amazon have revolutionised the storage of data. Families can now post pictures online so that relatives can access them wherever they are in the world. But paedophiles are seizing on the new technology for their own sick purposes.

The IWF, which helps its members to increase detection of such material, generally removes images within just 60 minutes. Online expert John Carr, of the Children’s Charities’ Coalition, urged Amazon to sign up to the IWF, saying: “There could be five million images on a web page. The benefit for the paedophiles is anonymity and it is free.”

Susie Hargreaves, IWF CEO, said: “The IWF is at the forefront of tackling child sexual abuse ­images on the internet.”

A spokesperson for Amazon Web Services said: “Our acceptable use policy clearly prohibits ­illegal content, and it is not tolerated. When we are ­notified of illegal content on our platform, we take action to remove it.”

You can report online child abuse images at www.iwf.org.uk 

Paedophile who judge refused to ban from using Facebook after sex assault conviction faces jail for targeting young boys online

Published July 8, 2013 by misty534
  • Callum Evans, 21, from Queen Camel, near Yeovil, Somerset, posed as a girl
  • Encouraged boys to send him naked photos before meeting up
  • He will be sentenced this Friday at Taunton Crown Court in Somerset

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A paedophile who was allowed to continue using Facebook despite being convicted of sex crimes is facing jail for targeting young boys online.

Callum Evans, 21, from Queen Camel, near Yeovil, Somerset, posed as a girl on the social networking site to encourage victims to send him naked photos before meeting up with two 14-year-old boys and molesting them.

Two years ago a judge allowed him to walk free from court with a three-year community order for the offences – but did not ban him from Facebook.

Judge Graham Hume Jones said depriving Dower of the site would be ‘particularly excessive’ and deprive him of the ‘social traffic’ his peers took for granted.

But Evans was back before the same judge on Friday – who heard how he returned to Facebook within weeks of walking free from his court to find yet more victims.

He simply created a new alias and tried to groom 13 boys and one girl aged between 13 and 15 in 12 months.

Taunton Crown Court in Somerset heard how he again posed as a teenage girl to trick them into sending pornographic photos of themselves.

He was found in possession of 648 sexually explicit images of children with a handful in the serious grade four category.

Evans – described as being from a good, middle class working family – was caught when the parents of a 14-year-old boy found sexually explicit photos on his mobile phone.

Police found they had been sent from Evans’ mobile and he was arrested – less than a year after being allowed to remain on Facebook.

He was given the green light to stay on the social networking site in September 2011 when he first appeared at the same court in Taunton, Somerset.

At that time he admitted six charges of making an indecent image of a child, five charges of causing or inciting a child to take part in pornography and two charges of sexual activity with a child.

He has now pleaded guilty to 17 counts of inciting a child to engage in pornography and four counts of inciting a child to engage in a sexual act.

He also admitted breaching his sex offenders’ prevention order on three occasions.

Evans was arrested last August but has been in custody for the past month awaiting sentence after entering his latest guilty pleas.

His Honour Judge Jones remanded him for a further week to be sentenced this Friday after hearing how he had been responding to treatment on a programme for sex offenders.

The court heard how Evans was first convicted of possessing indecent images as a juvenile in 2009.

He started using Facebook at 17 to contact underage boys, urging them to send him lewd images with their mobile phones.

If they refused, he posed as ‘Georgina’, ‘Georgia’, ‘Georgie’ and ‘Jade’, and attempted to trade explicit images.

Patrick Mason, mitigating, said Evans, was an intelligent but ‘confused’ young man, who had lost his chance of going to university because of his crimes.

He told the court in September 2011: ‘His offences in some respects are no different to those which other young people get up to over their mobile phones and on social networking sites.’

At that time the judge had said he agreed with Mr Mason that banning him from Facebook would be excessive and isolate him the ‘social traffic’ of his peers.

On Friday Mr Mason did not explain how Evans had returned to Facebook.

But he said: ‘In essence, there is a single pattern of behaviour, committed for two years between the age of 18 and 20, and due in part to the somewhat addictive nature of the internet.

‘It has now stopped because of the treatment programme he has been on.

‘He has managed to confront his personal anxieties and been able to engage with his parents and help them understand his sexuality. He is a much-changed young man.’

After the 2011 case Facebook said Evans’ profile had been deleted despite the judge’s decision.

A spokesman for Facebook said: ‘Facebook’s rules ban convicted sex offenders from using the site.’

 

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Paedophile from Grantham jailed and put on sex offenders’ register for life

Published May 29, 2013 by misty534

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A paedophile who committed sex offences against three young girls has been jailed for 11 years at Lincoln Crown Court.

 

Barry Johnson committed serious offences against a young girl in the late 1990s before carrying out attacks a decade later on two other girls in the Grantham area.

Johnson, 50, formerly of Grantham but now living in St Giles Avenue, Sleaford, admitted a total of nine charges of sexual assault involving the three girls.

The offences took place between November 1997 and July last year.

Judge Michael Heath told him “The sentence reflects your overall criminality.

“This was for your own sexual gratification. The effects of what you have done are incalculable.

“You accept that you have a sexual interest in children and you recognise that you need professional help.

“The probation reports says you are a high risk of causing serious harm through sexual offending against little girls. I take the view that you are dangerous.”

Johnson was made the subject of an order banning him for life from having unsupervised contact with any girl under the age of 16.

He was also banned from working with children and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

The court heard one of the victims was just seven years old when Johnson abused her. The others were aged nine and 10.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, told the court that at first Johnson denied the allegations claiming he felt “sick to the stomach” and “disbelief”.

In a victim impact statement one of the girls said she felt “numb” and “sick” and could not move on with her life.

Mr Howes added: “He suggested the girls were lying.”

In mitigation the court was told Johnson had no previous convictions and had now admitted his guilt.

 

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Former Matlock Market manager jailed for abusing schoolgirl

Published May 16, 2013 by misty534

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A former stallholder has been jailed for three years after abusing a schoolgirl in a van.

Michael Smith, now 71, was manager of Matlock market and used to sell jewellery there at the time of the offences.

Details were given to at jury at Derby Crown Court, who found him guilty of four offences when his victim was aged between six and eight.

After seeing him sent to prison on Tuesday, May 14, the victim said: “I feel as if I was in hiding but I have put that weight on his shoulders. I wanted justice and the most important thing was when the jury found him guilty.

“I had not spoken to anyone because it was horrible and scary – but I would now tell others to go to the police.

“The only reason it took so long was because I didn’t have the courage until now. I couldn’t trust anyone but the police have been brilliant and really kind.”

Smith, of Holbrook Street, Heanor, was put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and banned from being alone with anyone under 18.

The jury had found him guilty of inciting a child to commit a sexual act; two counts of gross indecency and one of indecent assault.

After the hearing, the girl added: “I know he is an old man but what he did to me was horrible and I have carried that for years. Since the trial, I have got some confidence and didn’t think he deserved to die a free man.”

Detective constable Emily Town, who investigated the case, said: “I praise the bravery of the victim and her family for finding the courage to come forward.

“There was also her bravery in having to re-live her ordeal in court.

“Hopefully, the sentence will allow her to put this behind her and move forward with her life.”

“Smith never admitted his crimes or shown any remorse. Being sent to prison reflects the severity of the crime.

“Derbyshire police take reports of sexual abuse very seriously and historical cases, such as this one, will be investigated thoroughly.”

Recorder David Mason QC told Smith: “These incidents clearly had a lasting effect.

“Thankfully the abuse stopped suddenly and you have not been in trouble since nor had you been in trouble prior to these offences.”

Smith did not give evidence at his trial. Martin Hurst, defending, said: “He either does not remember or continues to deny it.”

Mr Hurst said Smith acted as carer for his wife, who uses a wheelchair and may have to go into care if deprived of his support.

He also has a son who suffers from epilepsy.

 
 
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Physiotherapist Anthony Donoghue jailed for keeping bestiality and child abuse images

Published April 17, 2013 by misty534

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A pervert physiotherapist kept films and pictures of him and a woman engaging in sex acts with animals and also downloaded hundreds of child abuse images, a court heard.

The bestiality clips and photos, involving a labrador retriever and horses, dated back several years when such pornography was not illegal.

They were discovered after police raided Anthony Donoghue’s home at Sturmer Court in Kings Hill – along with more than 1,400 child sex abuse images.

Jailing the 54-year-old father for eight months, a judge branded the animal films as “really quite remarkably nasty”.

Judge Charles Macdonald QC added: “They were not criminal when made in 2004 but they are extraordinarily degrading and they were kept for no intelligible reason.”

Donoghue, now of Crawley, West Sussex, admitted six charges of possessing indecent photos of children, two of making them, one of distributing and one of possessing extreme pornography.

 

“He is an intelligent man. He appears to have lost everything” – Jan Hayne, defending

Maidstone Crown Court heard how using the name Peter Adams, he in March last year was in contact with a man on a gay website and arranged to meet him and “some other pervy mates”.

Bridget Todd, prosecuting, said Donoghue sent the other man pictures of adults engaging in sex or “extreme activity”. He also sent one of a child aged five or six who he claimed he knew.

“He felt uncomfortable about what he had been sent and called the police,” said Miss Todd.

Officers went to Donoghue’s home on March 23 last year and arrested him. Computers, a camcorder and video tapes were seized. There were 66 extreme images.

Jan Hayne, defending, said Donoghue had been frank about his offending and sought treatment.

“What was not at the root of his offending was high risk sexual behaviour,” she said. “He would not behave in that manner again. He is essentially a good man.”

Miss Hayne said the majority of the images had been deleted and there were only 64 “live” pictures.

Submitting a suspended sentence could be imposed, she added: “He is an intelligent man. He appears to have lost everything.”

Judge Macdonald said sex acts with horses in a field at night took place as a precursor to sex with his female partner.

“You have lost your job,” he told Donoghue. “There is nothing which will lead me to suspend the sentence.”

Donoghue’s name will appear on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

 

by Keith Hunt

Farmer found guilty of child abuse on Helston farm: UPDATE

Published April 12, 2013 by misty534

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UPDATE: Rosewarne has been found guilty one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13 and two counts of indecent assault. He was found not guilty of one count of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.

He will be sentenced at a future date.

UPDATE: The jury has retired to make a decision.

A man has apeared at Truro Crown Court accused of abusing a 10-year-old girl on a Helston farm in 1970’s.

John Rosewarne, 63, now of of Pencarn Parc, Four Lanes, Redruth, denies five charges of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13 and indecent assault.

 

He has admitted one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.

The alleged abuse was said to have started when she was ten-years-old and continued for a number of years.

The trial continues. 

 

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Tower Hamlets social worker jailed for child abuse

Published April 10, 2013 by misty534

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A perverted social worker employed by Tower Hamlets Council who molested a 10-year-old girl and her vulnerable mother has been jailed for eight years.

Soifar Rahman carried out the “gross and blatant” abuse of trust during a visit to the pair’s home in 1997.

He forced the girl to strip naked on the pretext of looking for bruises, before groping her mother’s private parts and breasts on the same occasion, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Rahman, 61, was convicted of seven counts of indecent assault after a trial last month.

Sentencing him, Judge Simon Freeland said: “You abused your position of trust and respect for your own sexual gratification.

“You took advantage of your position as a social worker and you indecently assaulted a 10-year-old girl and her mother.

“This was a gross and blatant breach of trust with many and varied aggravating factors.

“You abused the mother when you knew she was in a vulnerable state, and you knew she had a violent husband.”

Rahman, who was 44 at the time, has already served an 18-month sentence, after being convicted of a similar assault on a client in 1996.

He dabbed at his eyes with a tissue as he was led to the cells.

The daughter sat silently in the public gallery as he was sentenced.

Rahman, of Wembley, north west London, escaped a longer sentence after the court heard he has a life expectancy of just seven years after kidney failure left him on dialysis.

He was sentenced to four years and six months in respect of the three counts of sexually abusing the daughter with three-and-a-half years consecutively for sexually abusing the mother.

Rahman denied seven counts of indecent assault.

 

 

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