Archive of news articles (2015)

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Friday, Aug. 7, Maltby, a suburb of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. A rumor was getting around on social media.“Paedo!” the people were typing to each other, or “peado!”, as the case may be. Lydia Reed was typing to her friend Gemma Johnston on Facebook: “I didnt fkin realise he lived at the top of this road, fumin walk every day with my kids to skool.”Another neighbor, Carly Louise, got in on the horror: “He just got on our bus and we have 4 young kids with us.” Then local freelance news photographer Ryan Booth perked up his online ears. “What bus is that?” he messaged. The lynch mob was underway.
(News article, Bernie Najarian, August 15, 2015 )
(News article, Bernie Najarian, June 21, 2015)
The Josh Duggar scandal in American politics today has caused what Star Wars fans would call 'a disturbance in the force.' (News article, Bernie Najarian, June 1, 2015 )
The Spanish government is considering raising the age of sexual consent from 13 to 15 in a reform of the country’s penal code, in a bid to limit child sexual abuse. (Jessica Jones - The Local, Spain)
A gay rights activist has said that the parents of Leelah Alcorn should be prosecuted, after the transgender teenager took her own life. (Antonia Molloy - The Independent)
Japan's comics and cartoons - known as manga and anime - are a huge cultural industry and famous around the world. But some are shocking, featuring children in sexually explicit scenarios. Why has Japan decided against banning this material? (Perhaps because it’s not real.) (James Fletcher - BBC News, Tokyo)
Paedophiles pose almost no threat to our children, even if they get their hands on our family photos, says Harry Wallop. (Harry Wallop - The Telegraph, UK)
The trial of former German politician Sebastian Edathy has begun. Over the past year, child pornography allegations have destroyed the career of the once-rising star in Germany's SPD Party. (Deutsche Welle)
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend Megan's Law beyond American borders.( Jonathan D. Salant - NJ Advance Media, US)
Brian Way of Azov Films is pleading not guilty to 17 counts of making, advertising, publishing, selling and distributing child pornography. He is not disputing that the vast majority of the images found in his home are child pornography, but that the images that were for sale by his company were not child pornography. (Christie Blatchford - National Post, CA)
Pedophilia is almost a total mystery to modern science. We don't know what causes it, or how to prevent it, or how to cure it (short of a form of castration), because the moment a test subject admits they're a pedophile, they're ruined for life. Why would anyone ever come forward? Thus, society's insistence on taking the harshest possible position winds up exacerbating the problem. (Robert Evans et al. - Cracked , US)
The European Court of Human Rights rejected a complaint by pedophile advocacy association Martijn against the ban Dutch courts imposed on the group last year. The organization will remain prohibited, and the court will not hear the case, reported ANP. (Hanna Daych - NL Times, NL)
The ABC Family series broadcast a kiss between two 13-year-old characters named Jude and Connor, which may qualify as the youngest same-sex kiss to ever air on U.S. television. (James Michael Nichols - The Huffington Post)
Raymond Buys, 15, was beaten, forced to pick up his own faeces with his mouth, and chained to a bed. (The Gay Star News.)
A Warren County Circuit Court jury convicted 61-year-old Delores Ann Harris on a charge of misusing information from Virginia's sex offender registry on Friday. (Associated Press. Richmond Times- Dispatch, US)
Queer youth are not exempt from biased criminalization of sex crimes, a cruel irony given that sex offender registration was purportedly meant to protect children from dangerous predators. Research indicates queer youth are disproportionately targeted as a result of subtle discrimination. (Andrew Extein and David Booth, (Truthout, US)
Stinson Hunter is a man who named himself for his vocation – hunting pedophiles. (News article, Bernie Najarian, March 19, 2015)
Follow up article (Bernie Najarian, March 23, 2015)
Gary Glitter has been found guilty of historical sex abuse against three young girls between 1975 and 1980. (BBC News, UK)
Parents under investigation for allowing their kids to walk home from the park and the Draconian measures taken by child protection. (Mark Frauenfelder - BOING BOING, US)
On Dec. 17, 2014, the artist and film maker plead guilty and accepted a plea deal and 2 years’ probation to a lessor obscenity charge ending his five year ordeal stemming from child pornography charges.
Why politicians love to pose as the grand protectors of children. (Ken McLaughlin - spiked, UK)
The Child Protection Federation of Lower Saxony has rejected the €5,000 which ex-MP Sebastian Edathy was ordered to pay them for illegally downloading child pornography, saying they didn't want to endorse his escape from punishment. (The Local, de)
In order to avoid a trial and possible imprisonment, Sebastian Edathy confessed in court to using his official work laptop to download pornographic videos and images of children from the Internet. Following Edathy's admission, the Verden District Court in the German state of Lower Saxony on Monday handed the former Social Democrats (SPD) deputy a fine of 5,000 euros ($5,600), bringing the trial to an end. (Deutsche Welle)
On Tuesday night, The Current hosted what their editor in chief referred to no fewer than three times as a “groundbreaking” discussion about the psychology of pedophilia. Thrilled just to be invited, Bwog’s own Editor in Chief Taylor Grasdalen attended to learn more. (BWOG)
In the current climate, it’s all too easy for fantasists to be taken seriously. (Barbara Hewson - spiked, UK)
Meet the activist (Tom O'Carroll) whose life’s work is arguing that pedophilia is OK. (Corinne Purtill - Global Post, US)
Lenore Skenazy of the "free-range kids" movement is bent on defending those unfairly labeled as threats to children. (Tracy Clark-Flory - Salon, US)
“The documentary is presented by Ian Dunn, one of the founders of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which campaigned to legalise sex with children.” (Marc Horne and Martin Beckford - The Daily Mail, UK)
Demands to try Janner show how unhinged the child-sex panic has become. (Luke Gittos - spiked, UK)
The UK justice system needs to face facts: 'recovered memories' simply aren't credible. (Barbara Hewson - spiked, UK)
Campaigners say the charity's 'flimsy research', which found that a tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds fear addiction to pornography, could have 'very dangerous' results. (Adam Withnall, The Independent, UK)
Four Joliet teenagers 14, 15 and 16 - and one female, 15 were charged with child pornography after a group sex video was posted to Twitter and could be detained until they are 21-years-old. (WLS-TV, Chicago, US)
J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he violated banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million to an unnamed person to cover up “past misconduct.” (Paul Kane, Mike DeBonis and Mark Berman - The Washington Post, US)
Police trawling for child-abuse cases is an affront to justice. (Frank Furedi - spiked, UK)
Historic sex abuse claims have fuelled the UK’s compensation industy.(Barbara Hewson - spiked, UK)
The child-protection industry is constructing the crime it claims to combat. (Tim Black - spiked, UK)
Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert allegedly paid hush money to cover up sexual misconduct with a male student dating to his time as a coach and teacher in Yorkville, according to a source familiar with the investigation. ( Natasha Korecki - Chicago Sun Times, US)
Follow Up
A video clip of a 13-year-old boy brutally tortured to death in Sylhet has gone viral on the internet, creating a firestorm on the social media. (The Daily Observer , BD)
Rajon 11 yrs. boy beaten to death at sylhet, Bangladesh (YouTube video)
The innocent victims project was created in 2011 as a way to educate lawmakers and the public about the collateral damage done to the families of registered sex offenders all over the US by the public nature of the sex offender registry. (YouTube video)
White supremacists post video as 'proof civilisation is crumbling' (Joe Morgan - Gay Star News, UK)
Changes agreed in principle in 2009 and expected to come into force this month also raise marriageable age from 14 to 16.
(Stephen Burgen, Star Tribune , US)
State leaders now must craft an overhaul of the “punitive,” unconstitutional system. (Chris Serres, Star Tribune , US)
Two Florida parents were hit with felony neglect charges after their 11-year-old son was reportedly playing alone in the backyard for an hour and a half. (Fox News insider)
A Kentucky sheriff's deputy is facing charges in a federal lawsuit for handcuffing two young children with disabilities after the students were sent to the principal's office for misbehaving. (Eun Kyung Kim, NBC News, US)
The latest on federal documents accusing longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography (The Associated Press , US)
Zach Anderson’s freedom has been severely restricted because at just 19 years old, Zach is a convicted sex offender. Zach was arrested last winter after having sex with a girl he met on the dating app “Hot or Not,” who claimed she was 17. But she admitted to police that was a lie. She was really 14. (ABC News, US)
Follow Up:
Zach Anderson, 19-Year-Old Registered Sex Offender, Has Sentence Vacated (CHRIS JAMES and Lauren Effron, ABC News, US)
Reading the news that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will plead guilty to possessing hundreds of pornographic images of children and having sex with underage girls, it is hard not to be horrified. (Sarah Kaplan - The Washington Post, US)
In the 2002 case McKune v. Lile, the Supreme Court upheld a Kansas law that imposed harsher sentences on sex offenders who declined to participate in a prison rehab program.(Radley Balko - The Washington Post, US)
The inquisition into historical allegations of abuse is out of control.(Frank Furedi - spiked, UK)
Sex offender registries are premised on the belief that there is a correlation between re-offense and victim proximity. The underlying assumption is that more sexual assaults will occur in places where sex offenders live. (David Booth - CSJ, US, August 27, 2015)
“predator-free zones” put an entire town or county off limits, sometimes for life, even for those whose offenses had nothing to do with children. (The New York Times, US)
Watson is being sacrificed to save the child-abuse crusade. (Tim Black - spiked, UK, October 14, 2015)
The crusade against historical sex abuse is destroying due process. (Frank Furedi - spiked, UK, September 28, 2015)
It would be a perversion of justice to put the deceased on trial.
Former child star Danny Pintauro revealed that he has been living with a big secret for more than a decade: He is HIV-positive. (Lisa Capretto - The Huffington Post, US)
On June 15, U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank struck down Minnesota's law allowing for the civil commitment of so-called sexually violent predators. SVP laws allow a person to be locked away indefinitely after he has completed his maximum prison sentence. Twenty states and the federal government have passed such laws, and over 5,000 SVPs are incarcerated at an annual cost in excess of 450 million dollars. (Lave and McCrary, The Huffington Post, US, September 15, 2015)
How our sex offender laws punish more than just the convicted. ( Radley Balko, The Washington Post, US)

Lawmaker seeks to close loophole for naked baby pictures

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Lots of families keep naked photos of their babies as keepsakes, but a Wisconsin lawmaker says some of those pictures are made for the wrong reasons. (WSAU Radio, US, December 28, 2015)
  • California Reform Sex Offender Laws Organization won a victory on October 26 when a compromise was reached to halt one of the restrictions enforced by the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation during “Operation Boo”. Sex offender parolees will no longer have to place a sign on their door saying, “We Do Not Participate in Trick or Treating" on Halloween night. (SAN DIEGO (CBS 8), US)

Bill Cosby Charged In Alleged 2004 Sexual Assault

More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault or unwanted advances, but these are the first criminal charges filed against him. (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post, US, December 30, 2015)

'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography

"Glee" actor Mark Salling was arrested for possessing child pornography on Tuesday morning, LAPD Officer Ricardo Hernandez confirmed. "There was a search warrant served early this morning," Hernandez said. "He was booked for possession of child pornography." (Carly Ledbetter, The Huffington Post, US, December 29, 2015)

Fearing More Victims, Police Release Name of Teen YouTube Sensation Accused of Sexual Deviance

Steven Fernandez, a 15-year-old YouTube star, is charged with two counts of procuring a child to engage in a lewd act and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. ( Polly Mosendz, Newsweek, US, December 18, 2015)

VIP child sex charity loses its NHS funds over concerns that controversial therapy they use may cause 'false memories'

The Lantern Project charity has been stripped of financial support.Two alleged victims claim to have suffered abuse at the hands of VIPs. But police have been unable to corroborate any of their allegations. Concerns have since been raised over Lantern Project's methods. ( Stephen Wright, The Daily Mail, UK, December 8, 2015)
According to documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Richard Emerich, who has lived on Western Avenue in Brattleboro since late 2014, took pictures of a sexual nature of underaged boys. (Robert Audette, the Berkshire Eagle, US, November 4, 2015)
Colorado teenagers might face child pornography charges for sending each other nude photos. Wherever smartphones and sex hormones coexist, there will be sexting. To stop it, you would have to confiscate every camera in the country, dismantle all cell towers, and shut down the Internet. (Samantha Allen, The Daily Beast, US, November 9, 2015)
Students at a Colorado high school exchanged hundreds of naked photos of themselves, prompting a felony investigation by police and the forfeiture of a football game because many players have been implicated in the sexting scandal, officials said. (Michael Martinez, CNN, US, November 9, 2015)
TREDYFFRIN Twp., Pa. -- Police say they have filed charges against three Philadelphia-area middle school students for allegedly distributing intimate photos of other students, according to CBS Philly. (CBS News, US, November 3, 2015)
He successfully challenged Canada's obscenity laws, but opinion in political queer circles was divided on the self-styled rebel pervert. (See also:Robin Sharpe) (Maria-Belén Ordóñez, Robert Teixeira - NOW, Ca, November 8, 2015)
A new report is light on facts and heavy on scaremongering. (Joanna Williams - spiked, UK, November 26, 2015)
This huge inquiry into child abuse has nothing to do with truth. (Luke Gittos - spiked, UK, December 1, 2015)
State House News Service . . . A host of bills dealing with sex offender registration encountered pushback Tuesday from advocates and offenders who urged lawmakers to consider whether the measures were meant to prevent recidivism or to serve as additional punishments. (Katie Lannan, RSOL, US, December 3, 2015)
How a charity and two social workers succeeded in witch-hunting an entire island. (Barbara Hewson - spiked, UK, December 21, 2015)
Attorney Catherine Carpenter serves on the board of CA RSOL. She spoke at RSOL's 2013 conference. Catherine has published a new paper dealing with the practice of putting our children on the sex offender registry. She states, “It is about the deeply flawed and inherently unjust practice of making children as young as ten register as sex offenders for life. It is a subject that fills me with anguish and anger.” (January 18, 2016 - RSOL, US, January 3, 2016) Source: Throwaway Children: The Tragic Consequences of a False Narrative (Catherine L. Carpenter, Southwestern Law School, December 29, 2015)