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How Canada let a child sex abuser run rampant across Asia

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When Vadim Scott Benderman landed in Hanoi, Vietnam in June 2014, it was his second fresh start in an Asian country in as many years. As he had throughout his 12 years living in Asia, the longtime Canadian expatriate would make his money teaching English. The rest of his time would be spent fronting bands at bars and small live music venues, indulging dreams of rock ’n’ roll fame.

But by October, his fresh start had already turned rotten, as allegations of sexual abuse began to filter up from the streets to Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit for vulnerable youth. The homeless teenagers that scraped out a bare existence in the capital couldn’t settle on one name — sometimes it was “Ben,” sometimes “Dan,” according to the charity’s founder Michael Brosowski. But they were as one in their insistence that a middle-aged foreign man was soliciting them and their peers for sex.

It would be another 15 months before Scott — Benderman being his rarely used second surname from his stepfather — was convicted of sexually abusing four homeless boys aged 13 to 15. Luring the boys to his rented home, he would pay each of his victims between $10 and $15 for sex. After an hours-long trial on Jan. 13 last year, a Hanoi court sentenced him to four years in jail.

Fifteen months might seem like an inordinate amount of time to bring a child sex offender to justice. But in Scott’s case, it is just a paragraph in a much longer, meandering saga. A months-long investigation reveals the Canadian’s conviction to be part of a winding trail of allegations and brushes with law enforcement that spans several countries and goes back at least a decade — one which Canadian authorities were informed of several times but failed to act on. Despite Canada’s official commitment to fighting child sex abuse by its citizens abroad, solidified in laws that allow prosecution for crimes committed overseas, official channels — including two foreign embassies — stand accused of failing to address reports against Scott that could have prevented child sex abuse in several countries.

Source: Medium.com

Pedofiel Pieter Ceulen in beroep veroordeeld tot 19 jaar cel

Het hof van beroep heeft beleggingsadviseur Pieter Ceulen (61) uit Antwerpen veroordeeld tot negentien jaar cel. Hij wordt ook voor vijftien jaar ter beschikking gesteld van de strafuitvoeringsrechtbank. Het hof bevestigde daarmee integraal het vonnis uit eerste aanleg. Zijn onmiddellijke aanhouding werd ook bevolen, omdat hij zich al eerder aan zijn straf had proberen te onttrekken door naar Cambodja te vluchten. 
    
Ceulen had in de Filipijnen en Cambodja kinderen seksueel misbruikt, onder wie zijn drie eigen pleegdochters. Hij had het misbruik ook gefilmd en gedeeld met andere pedofielen. De man had maar liefst 700 gigabyte aan kinderporno in zijn bezit. De verdediging had voor een voorwaardelijke straf gepleit en Ceulen had zich ook bereid verklaard om zich chemisch te laten castreren, maar het hof vond enkel een zware effectieve straf op zijn plaats voor dergelijke “weerzinwekkende en schokkende feiten”.

Bron : HLN

Pedofiel Pieter Ceulen in beroep veroordeeld tot 19 jaar cel

Het hof van beroep heeft beleggingsadviseur Pieter Ceulen (61) uit Antwerpen veroordeeld tot negentien jaar cel. Hij wordt ook voor vijftien jaar ter beschikking gesteld van de strafuitvoeringsrechtbank. Het hof bevestigde daarmee integraal het vonnis uit eerste aanleg. Zijn onmiddellijke aanhouding werd ook bevolen, omdat hij zich al eerder aan zijn straf had proberen te onttrekken door naar Cambodja te vluchten. 
    
Ceulen had in de Filipijnen en Cambodja kinderen seksueel misbruikt, onder wie zijn drie eigen pleegdochters. Hij had het misbruik ook gefilmd en gedeeld met andere pedofielen. De man had maar liefst 700 gigabyte aan kinderporno in zijn bezit. De verdediging had voor een voorwaardelijke straf gepleit en Ceulen had zich ook bereid verklaard om zich chemisch te laten castreren, maar het hof vond enkel een zware effectieve straf op zijn plaats voor dergelijke “weerzinwekkende en schokkende feiten”.

Bron : HLN

Retired schoolteacher who planned child sex holiday to Thailand is jailed for just three years

Bryan Douglas Cole, 72, had planned a child abuse holiday to Thailand. The former teacher was also obsessed with violent child abuse. Torture Victorian County Court judge Mark Dean said he was a ‘sadist paedophile’ and sentenced the retired teacher to five years’ jail, with minimum three years.

A retired schoolteacher who organised a holiday to Thailand so he could sexually abuse children will be released from prison in three years.

Bryan Douglas Cole, 72, was also ‘obsessed with the violent sexual abuse and torture of children’, which angered Victorian County Court judge Mark Dean.

‘You are a sadistic pedophile who has been unmasked,’ he told Cole during sentencing on Monday.

In an Australian legal precedent, Cole pleaded guilty to preparing and planning sexual intercourse with a child in another country.

For planning a child abuse holiday in Thailand, the Melbourne man was sentenced to five years’ in jail, with a minimum three-year non-parole period to be served behind bars.

Justice Dean said Cole held hundreds of images and videos of the ‘repugnant and depraved’ abuse of children that were uncovered on computers, USBs and an iPhone, which police seized during raids in March this year.

Source : Daily Mail Online

ECPAT België op « Forum de Midi »

Op 18 november werd ECPAT België geïnterviewd op de Franstalige Radio RTBF naar aanleiding van de Europese Dag Voor De Bescherming Van Kinderen Tegen Uitbuiting En Seksueel Misbruik. Tijdens het radioprogramma « le Forum de Midi » sprak mevrouw Ariane Couvreur over de campagne Ik zeg STOP!, het Wereldforum voor Overlevenden van ECPAT Internationaal, en over de wereldwijde studie over de seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen binnen de reiswereld en het toerisme. U kan de uitzending hier herbeluisteren.

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ECPAT Internationaal organiseert het Eerste Wereldforum van Overlevenden

Naar aanleiding van de Europese Dag Voor De Bescherming Van Kinderen Tegen Uitbuiting En Seksueel Misbruik, heeft ECPAT Internationaal voor de allereerste keer het “Wereldforum voor Overlevenden” georganiseerd, om aan volwassenen die tijdens hun jeugd het slachtoffer werden van seksueel misbruik de kans te geven hun verhaal naar buiten te brengen. Dit evenement vond plaats in de Raad van Europa te Straatsburg op vrijdag 18 november 2016. survivorquote De thema’s die ter sprake kwamen op het panelgesprek werden geselecteerd aan de hand van een lokaal en participatief proces waaraan meer dan 300 overlevenden van seksueel misbruik verspreid over de ganse wereld hebben deelgenomen. Deze overlevenden konden de debatten live volgen en konden via een online platform hun eigen opmerkingen posten en vragen stellen. Aan het einde van het Forum werd een “Verklaring Betreffende De Rechten Van Minderjarige Slachtoffers Van Uitbuiting En Seksueel Misbruik” aangenomen om beter rekenschap te kunnen geven aan de ervaringen van slachtoffers. Het document werd daarna verspreid onder kinderen en de relevante instanties wereldwijd.

Debat « ethiek en toerisme » te Mechelen

Voor een honderdtal toekomstige professionals binnen de toeristische sector heeft ECPAT België op 20 oktober deelgenomen aan het debat “Ethiek en Toerisme” georganiseerd door Thomas More Hogeschool en het weekblad Travel. Tijdens dit evenement heeft mevrouw Ariane Couvreur de wereldwijde studie over de seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen binnen de reiswereld en het toerisme van ECPAT Internationaal toegelicht alsook de studie van ECPAT België over de extraterritorialiteit en de campagne « Ik zeg STOP !»Naast ECPAT België, namen de volgende personen deel aan het debat :

  • Ilse Meyers (Secretaris-Generaal van de Belgische Vereniging van Touroperators),
  • Manu Donck (directeur van Africa by Excellence),
  • Karel Peeters (directeur van het Reis- en Opleidingscentrum Gent) en
  • Patrick Geussens (professor Ethiek Thomas More).
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Un français accusé de tourisme sexuel au Québec

Un touriste français fait face à la justice canadienne. L’homme de 61 ans a comparu lundi après avoir été arrêté la veille par la police de la ville de Sherbrooke qui l’accuse d’être venu au Québec afin d’abuser d’une adolescente rencontrée sur internet.

Claude-Auguste Piant est poursuivi pour dix chefs d’accusations dont  « leurre informatique, contacts sexuels, agression sexuelle, possession et production de pornographie juvénile entre mai 2015 et septembre 2016 », selon le journal La Tribune de Sherbrooke.

Interpellé dimanche, quelques heures après son arrivée au Canada, il avait fait connaissance de cette adolescente âgée de 15 ans il y a plus d’un an sur le site d’un jeu en ligne.

Depuis, la jeune Québécoise et le Français auraient eu « une centaine d’échanges d’images à caractère sexuel », a déclaré au journal local La Tribune le porte-parole de la police de Sherbrooke, Martin Carrier.

Selon les forces de l’ordre, le Français, séparé de sa conjointe en mai 2016, avait loué à l’avance un appartement au centre de Sherbrooke.  « Nous voulons savoir pourquoi un individu a tout quitté en France pour venir rejoindre une adolescente », a relevé M. Carrier, notant que les autorités françaises participaient à cette enquête.

 

Source: Radio Canada International

Experts sound alarm about gaps in monitoring of travelling child-sex abusers

A former Victorian policeman who runs an anti-child exploitation NGO in south-east Asia has criticised Australia’s management of travelling paedophiles, warning that predators are slipping into vulnerable countries undetected by local authorities.

Glen Hulley, who runs Project Karma,  said immigration authorities in south-east Asia had insufficient resources to act on warnings received from Australia about child-sex offenders – and that loopholes with the national child offender register were being easily exploited.

He said he had witnessed emailed notifications from the Australian Federal Police go unseen for weeks at immigration offices in Jakarta and Bali, and in Manila.

His comments were echoed by others in the field. Ahmad Sofian, national co-ordinator of anti-child exploitation NGO ECPAT Indonesia, said there were “many cases” of Indonesian immigration admitting offenders despite a notification from Australia.

“If the people or the person abuses in Australia, then immigration will not care about that,” he said, adding that local authorities tend not to act without clear evidence someone will abuse in Indonesia.

 Mr Hulley said convicted paedophiles were “falling through the cracks”.

“These officers in south-east Asia would be receiving thousands of notifications on a weekly basis from all different countries,” he said. “And to think they are equipped like we are here in Australia is kidding ourselves … In one office I know in one country, in a major city, they’ve only got three computers and probably six staff that work in that office.”

Mr Hulley also highlighted flaws in the Australian National Child Offender Register, which he described as a “joke”, noting that abusers were required to sign up to the list themselves.

While child-sex offenders on Australia’s state-based register are not banned from leaving the country, the law requires them to inform authorities of their travel plans. The AFP says its policy is to share this information with destination countries, giving them the opportunity to bar entry to potential predators.

In July, the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines said it had barred 80 Australian sex offenders from entering the country in the previous 36 months.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian accused of child sex tourism arrested in the Philippines

An Iranian-born Australian accused of child sex tourism and possessing child pornography in the Philippines had travelled 65 times to Asian nations in 18 months, police say.

The arrest of Farhanipour Gholamreza, 50, after he had allegedly paid money to a 13 year-old Philippine girl will bolster a call by newly elected Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch​ to strip convicted sex offenders of their passports.

Alleged paedophile Peter Gerard Scully, 52, is arraigned in the Philippines.
Alleged paedophile Peter Gerard Scully, 52, is arraigned in the Philippines. Photo: Joseph Ben R. Deveza

Australian Federal Police say 15 of the trips that Mr Gholamreza made were to the Philippines, a popular destination for foreign paedophiles where there is a booming trade in online child pornography.

Records show he also visited China, Singapore and Thailand.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Het Belgisch Olympisch Comité steunt “Ik zeg STOP!”

“Het is belangrijk om ,waakzaam te zijn indien u naar Rio reist om er Team Belgium te gaan aanmoedigen”. Dit is het bericht van het Belgisch Olympisch Comité die de “Ik zeg STOP!” campagne steunt.

Indien u getuige van seksueel misbruik van kinderen bent: www.ikzegstop.be.

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ECPAT België in het nieuws!

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De studie over de extraterritoriale wetgeving in België wordt door verschillende kranten verspreid.
Wat zijn de resultaten van deze studie?
Welke concrete acties zullen de Ministers uitvoeren?

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ECPAT België in het nieuws!

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De studie over de extraterritoriale wetgeving in België wordt door verschillende kranten verspreid.
Wat zijn de resultaten van deze studie?
Welke concrete acties zullen de Ministers uitvoeren?

Antwoorden hier

US Man gets 70 years for sex crimes in Cambodia

Ronald Boyajian, a 55-year-old American man convicted in March of repeatedly visiting Cambodia to sexually abuse young girls, was on Monday sentenced to 70 years in a U.S. federal prison in a case hailed as a success of Washington’s “Operation Twisted Traveler” initiative.

Mr. Boyajian’s mother, however, said her son was innocent and that the sentence was the result of an intergovernmental conspiracy.

The sentence, handed down by Judge Christina Snyder at court in Los Angeles, comes more than seven years after Mr. Boyajian was arrested in Phnom Penh and nearly five months after he was found guilty of abusing a 9-year-old girl in Cambodia, traveling to Cambodia with the intent of committing sex crimes and doing so while registered as a sex offender in California.

Mr. Boyajian “was sentenced today to 70 years in federal prison and $40,000 restitution to a victim,” the U.S. Justice Department announced in a statement on Monday.

“Four victims whom Boyajian had [allegedly] sexually assaulted testified against him at trial. Each girl was between 8 and 11 years old when Boyajian purchased them from their mother and grandmothers to sexually abuse them,” the statement said.

“One victim, who was approximately 8 when Boyajian assaulted her, testified at trial that ‘he was abusive, he was cruel, he treated me like I wasn’t even human.’”

In 1995, Boyajian was convicted of 22 counts of sex and oral sex with minors in his home state of California, according the Justice Department, and began traveling to Cambodia after finishing his parole.

Source : the Cambodia Daily 

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Op de 13de juli 2016 heeft Ariane Couvreur de studie over de Belgische wetgeving op RTL TVi voorgesteld.
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Groot succes voor de persconferentie “Ik zeg STOP!”

Tijdens de persconferentie in aanwezigheid van Ministers Reynders en Geens heeft ECPAT België de studieDe strijd tegen de straffeloosheid van daders van seksueel misbruik van kinderen in het buitenland. Welke impact heeft de Belgische extraterritoriale wetgeving? voorgesteld.

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De aanbevelingen die in de studie worden gemaakt zijn positief gekregen. De Ministers hebben aangekondigd dat ze de noodzakelijke maatregelen zullen nemen.

Persconferentie “Ik zeg STOP!”

Op woensdag 13 juli om 11 uur zal ECPAT België de studie “De strijd tegen de straffeloosheid van daders van seksueel misbruik van kinderen in het buitenland. Welke impact heeft de Belgische extraterritoriale wetgeving?” voorstellen in aanwezigheid van vice-premier en minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Didier Reynders, en de minister van Justitie, Koen Geens (Egmontpaleis).

Tot woensdag!

Inschrijving verplicht via olivier.danenberg@diplobel.fed.be uiterlijk voor dinsdag 12 juli om 16u.

Eerste mondiale studie rond de seksuele exploitatie van kinderen in reizen en toerisme

Na twee jaren onderzoek heeft ECPAT International het eerste mondiale rapport rond de seksuele exploitatie van kinderen in reizen en toerisme gepubliceerd, hiermee wordt een fenomeen in constante evolutie in de kijker gezet. Sinds 20 jaar heeft het aantal slachtoffers niet gestopt met groeien, ondanks de maatregelen die genomen werden door de internationale gemeenschap. Betreffende de daders, zijn de blanke, westerse, rijke, oude mannen niet langer de typische delinquenten. Om incorrecte voorstellingen die nog steeds bestaan rond deze tragische realiteit te ontmantelen, duik in de studie!

 

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Man Handed 18 Years for Child-Sex Tourism

A Cambodian-American man was sentenced to 18 years in jail in Alaska on Thursday for attempting to sexually exploit children in Cambodia and attempting to arrange a child-sex tourism trip, according to a statement released by the U.S. Justice Department on Friday.

Jason Jayavarman, 45, of Anchorage, was convicted of the crimes in March last year. During the trial, evidence was presented showing that over the course of 12 trips to Cambodia between 2010 and his arrest in 2013, Mr. Jayavarman produced videos of himself engaging in sexual acts with a person he believed to be a child before sending the material back to the U.S.

Mr. Jayavarman—a former owner of a youth hostel in Alaska—was in the process of planning a group trip to Cambodia to sexually abuse children as young as 12, the Justice Department said, but was stopped after an anonymous tip-off to the organization Crime Stoppers sparked an undercover FBI operation.“Trial evidence demonstrated that Jayavarman explained to one of the other potential travelers—who was an undercover FBI agent—how to groom a child for sex, avoid law enforcement detection and record high quality ‘mementos’ of the sexual abuse,” the statement said.

Source : The Cambodia Daily

Pieter Ceulen garresteerd in Cambodja

De Antwerpse pedofiel Pieter Ceulen, die vannacht is gearresterd in de Cambodiaanse hoofdstad Phnom Pen. Hij werd op 21 januari veroordeeld tot 19 jaar cel. Hij zou verschillende kinderen in de Filipijnen en Cambodja, onder wie zijn eigen pleegdochters, misbruikt hebben. Tijdens een huiszoeking werd 750 gigabyte aan kinderporno bij hem gevonden.

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De afgelopen twee weken is er druk overleg geweest tussen de familie van de gevluchte pedofiel Pieter Ceulen en de Cambodiaanse overheid. De privébankier voelde zich opgejaagd wild. Zijn familie was bang dat Ceulen een arrestatie en opsluiting in een Cambodiaanse gevangenis niet zou overleven.
Volgens James McCabe van Cambodiaanse Child Protection Unit is er druk overleg geweest met de Belgische advocaten van Pieter Ceulen. Er werd met de Cambodiaanse autoriteiten en met het Antwerpse parket-generaal een regeling uitgewerkt zodat Ceulen onmiddellijk na zijn arrestatie op het vliegtuig zou worden gezet naar België. “Pieter Ceulen is op dit moment onderweg naar België”, zo viel vanmorgen te horen in de omgeving van Ceulen.

Bron: De Morgen

Ronald “John” Gerard Boyajian Guilty of Preying on Girls in Cambodia

A former Orange County child rapist was found guilty Monday of spending his parole traveling repeatedly to Cambodia to sexually assault impoverished children.   ronald john

Sitting at the back : Ronald “John” Gerard Boyajian.

Delays in the case prevented 55-year-old Ronald “John” Gerard Boyajian from being tried for seven years. But it only took jurors in federal court in Los Angeles five hours to convict Boyajian on all three counts the government filed against him: international travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors, engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in foreign places, and commission of a felony offense involving a minor while required to register as a sex offender. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder could send Boyajian to the federal pen for 30 years as soon as June 13.Boyajian, who was convicted in 1994 on nearly two dozen counts of statutory rape in Orange County, was among the first defendants charged under an international law enforcement initiative specifically targeting Americans traveling to Cambodia for the purpose of sexually abusing children. Boyajian had traveled to Cambodia—one of Southeast Asia’s poorest countries—about three dozen times between 2002 and 2009, when he had sex with girls ages 8 and 11 in a village outside Phnom Penh.

Source: OCweekly

Cambridge man arrested in Jamaica on child sex tourism charges

A 54-year-old Cambridge man was arrested in Jamaica and extradited to Canada to face a range of charges related to child sex tourism, Waterloo police say. Authorities said the man has been returned to Waterloo Region where he is dealing with charges that include sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and making and importing child pornography.

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Police allege the offences happened between 2004 and 2009 while the man travelled in Jamaica. This marks the first child sex tourism charge to have been initiated by Waterloo police. Staff Sgt. Michael Haffner with Waterloo police told CBC News the man was first arrested by Jamaican police on Feb. 15 following a “lengthy investigation” by Waterloo authorities.  That launched the extradition process, which led to Waterloo police sending two officers down to the island nation. The accused was taken into Canadian custody on March 2 and travelled back to Canada with authorities via airplane, Haffner explained.

The child sex tourism law, which came into effect in 1997, means that Canadians and permanent residents can be prosecuted in Canada for crimes committed in other countries. “What sex tourism is, it applies to all forms of sexual exploitation, whether or not it’s commercial in nature,” Haffner said.

The man appeared in court for a bail hearing Thursday.

 

Source: CBC News

Somerset priest gets nearly 17 years in sex-tourism case

Just a day after a state grand jury accused some 50 priests in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese of being pedophiles, another member of that diocese was sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison for molesting orphans in Honduras.U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson today imposed a term of 16½ years and eight months on Rev. Joseph Maurizio, 70.

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The former pastor at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Central City was convicted in September of sex tourism in traveling to Honduras between 1999 and 2009 to molest boys under the guise of doing work through his charity, Humanitarian Interfaith Ministries. Maurizio was found guilty of engaging in illicit sex in foreign places, possession of child pornography and international money-laundering.

The U.S. Justice Department said Maurizio was known as the “money man” who used cash from his charity to fund trips to the ProNino orphanage, where he paid boys with money and candy for sex acts.

Source : Pittsburg Post-Gazette

ECPAT en TUI Belgium: vijf jaar samenwerking

Sinds 2010 krijgt ECPAT de steun van de touroperator TUI Belgium in haar “Ik zeg STOP!” campagne die seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen in reizen en toerisme bestrijdt. Voor de eerste keer wordt ECPAT officieel opgenomen in het jaarverslag van TUI Belgium.  Deze samenwerking is een goed voorbeeld van de uitwisseling van goede praktijken tussen de toeristische sector en NGO’s. Reizigers en medewerkers van de reisindustrie worden getraind om seksuele uitbuiting te bestrijden en om tips te geven waar de politie mee aan de slag kan.

 

School employee arrested for child sex tourism

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) – A Conecuh County school employee was arrested Thursday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a complaint against Evergreen native Clarence Edwards Evers for participating in child sex tourism overseas. Authorities said Evers travelled to Thailand annually to have sex with boys.”There was a report of a western male abusing a minor child in Thailand,” said U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown. “That information was reported to United States.”Authorities were able to track down Clarence Edward Evers using social media. He is charged with production of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, accessing with intent to view child pornography and foreign travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.”We’ve identified at least several victims through his correspondence with people, his email accounts,” said Brown.
Authorities said Evers went to Thailand every year from 2006 to 2014 to set up commercial sex acts with young boys.”One was 17 but there was a reference with a relationship with that child for years,” said Brown. In an email, Evers tells a friend, “I was in heaven” during an encounter with a young Thai boy.Evers wrote about tipping extra for “good service” and “high quality” underage sex. He also mentioned that “…few boys that meet this old buffalo’s standards.
Evers was arrested at Hillcrest High School, according to Authorities. He works in the IT department for Conecuh County Schools. Officials said they seized a large amount of digital material from Evers home. Brown added, “The evidence seized from his home was far more data that we normally seize in cases like this. Mr. Evers.” Authorities had trouble obtaining information because a lot of the data was encrypted. He’s a savvy sophisticated person when it comes to it. He’s employed in that field,” said Brown. “But we’ve gathered enough info to charge him.” Officials said Evers had a long involvement with the Boy Scouts. Evers is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing and detention hearing Friday at 11:30 a.m.

 

Bron: NBC (Local)

No new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys

A priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras and said federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his case won’t get a new trial, a judge ruled. The priest, 70-year-old Joseph Maurizio, was convicted in the sexual tourism case in September. U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson rejected his appeal, clearing the way for him to be sentenced on March 2, barring further appeals. The Johnstown judge found that an accuser’s statement was wrongly withheld but wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the priest’s trial. “Given the substantial evidence that exists in this case … the court finds it unlikely that a jury at a second trial would acquit defendant,” he wrote in the ruling, issued Monday.

The appeal, which prompted a hearing before the judge last week, concerned a statement given by one of the accusers who told investigators he wasn’t “abused” by the priest. The boy told a federal investigator that some others “think badly of me” because of his contact with Maurizio, before adding, “Perhaps they think he really abused me, but that was not the case.” But the judge agreed with Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Larson, who argued the boy’s use of the word “abuse” referred to one act and not to other abuse the priest was accused of committing. The judge agreed with the prosecutor that the boy later clarified his statement to investigators, confirming the priest fondled him, which Larson said was consistent with his trial testimony.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown suspended Maurizio after federal prosecutors filed charges in September 2014. Prosecutors contend Maurizio used a self-run Johnstown-based charity to travel to an orphanage for several years ending in 2009. They said Maurizio promised candy and cash to three boys to watch them shower, perform sex acts or fondle them. Maurizio last served at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Central City, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. He maintains his innocence and has been looking to hire a public relations firm to tell his story.

ron : Malta Independent

Zakenman die jarenlang kinderen misbruikte ‘gevlucht naar Cambodja’

Pieter Ceulen, een 60-jarige zakenman uit Antwerpen die terecht stond voor misbruik van verschillende minderjarige kinderen in de Filipijnen en Cambodja, is door de correctionele rechtbank van Antwerpen veroordeeld tot 19 jaar cel. Hij had het misbruik ook gefilmd en gedeeld met andere pedofielen. De man was niet aanwezig op de zitting en zou gevlucht zijn naar Cambodja. ECPAT is zeer verheugd over de veroordeling maar betreurt het feit dat hij het land toch heeft kunnen vluchten. Tussen ons land en Cambodja bestaan er namelijk geen uitleveringsverdrag, zodat het Belgisch gerecht moet hopen op de goodwill van het Aziatisch land.

Bron: Sudinfo

Panorama: Pieter 0167

Pieter 0167 is de nickname van een man die verdacht wordt van het aanmaken en verspreiden van kinderporno. De Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst FBI infiltreerde in een gesloten netwerk van pedoseksuelen en kwam hem zo op het spoor. Journalist Dirk Leestmans reconstrueerde de zaak. Daarom trok hij naar de Filipijnen en Cambodja, maar praatte hij ook met kinderpsychiater Peter Adriaenssens en dadertherapeut Kris Vanhoeck. Panorama Pieter 0167

Jarenlang kinderen misbruikt, maar pater ontsnapt aan proces

De klachten over seksueel misbruik deden pater Jan Van Dael (76) vluchten uit België, en ook in zijn vluchthaven Brazilië gonsde het jarenlang van de geruchten over de handtastelijkheden van “Padre Jan”. Toch zal hij nooit vervolgd worden, zegt het Braziliaanse en Belgische gerecht nu. Ondanks finale pogingen om hem alsnog te klissen.

De Antwerpse pater Jan Van ­Dael sleept dan ook al decennialang een kwalijke reputatie mee. Voor zijn plotse vlucht naar het Braziliaanse Rio de Janeiro – en later Fortaleza – in 1989, klonken in Deurne en Merksem verhalen over seksueel misbruik. Meerdere klachten werden ingediend door jongeren die beweerden dat pater Jan tijdens Chirokampen “in hun broek zat”, “stiekem wou tongzoenen” en “filmpjes maakte onder de douche”.

Tijdens het befaamde en grootschalige onderzoek naar seksueel misbruik in de Kerk – operatie Kelk – stond zijn naam dan ook in grote letters op de verdachtenlijst. “De bewijzen waren voorhanden, want het was overduidelijk dat hij zijn handen niet kon thuishouden”, zegt een bron dicht bij het onderzoek. “Alleen werden de klachten pas in 2010 ingediend, en werd pater Jan gered door de verjaring.”

Volgens het federaal parket is het nog te vroeg om te zeggen of de pater aan zijn proces zal ontsnappen. “Het onderzoek loopt nog en we moeten de resultaten daarvan afwachten om een beslissing te nemen of uitspraken te doen”, zegt Eric Van Der Sypt, woordvoerder van het federaal parket.

 

Bron: Het Nieuwsblad

Daphne Bramham: B.C. sex tourist pleads guilty to five counts involving children

Chris Neil, a.k.a. Swirl Face, admits to offences involving boys and possessing child pornography

NEW WESTMINSTER — A notorious pedophile and child pornographer known as Swirl Face pleaded guilty Wednesday in B.C. Supreme Court to five charges including sexual interference and possessing and accessing child pornography.

As each charge was read out, Christopher Paul Neil of Maple Ridge softly said “guilty” and became part of a small group of Canadians who have been jailed under rarely used legislation aimed at stopping sex tourism.

Guilty, said the former schoolteacher, to sexual touching with a part of his body or object of a Cambodian boy under the age of 14 identified only as John Doe.

Guilty to sexual touching of a second Cambodian boy under the age of 14 called John Doe 2.

Guilty to each of the two charges of possessing child pornography in Maple Ridge and one count of accessing child pornography.

Justice Kenneth Ball asked Neil to confirm that his guilty pleas were voluntary. The judge also warned Neil that any agreement made between Neil’s lawyer and crown prosecutors would be independently evaluated by the sentencing justice.

Neil will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing in February.

Outside court, prosecutor Brendan McCabe said the remaining five charges — two counts of invitation to sexual touching with a child under 14, one count of making or publishing pornography and one count of possessing child pornography — would likely be stayed after sentencing.

Neil’s lawyer Mark Thompson said he couldn’t comment on why his client had decided to plead guilty.

Neil is now 40 years old. He’s been in jail almost constantly since his first arrest in Thailand in October 2007 after Interpol issued a worldwide warrant for his arrest.

As with most pedophiles, Neil is unassuming looking, not scary or monstrous.

Under different circumstances and dressed in something other than bright red prison garb, Neil might even be described as a pleasant-looking man.

But his story is a grimy dive into the world of pedophiles, child pornographers and predators who stalk vulnerable prey across international borders to some of the foulest and most frightening neighbourhoods on the planet in Pattaya, Thailand and Svay Pak, Cambodia.

Neil’s story isn’t unique. In fact, the Internet has made it both increasingly common and increasingly challenging to police. Laws are being hastily written to try to keep up and then, often, rewritten to plug holes that the predators have slipped through.

Neil’s story begins in 2004 in Germany when police there launched an investigation after finding close to 200 photos posted on the Internet of a Caucasian man abusing Cambodian and Vietnamese children as young as six. The abuser’s face had been digitally obscured — hence, the name Swirl Face.

It wasn’t until 2007 that German police unscrambled the image. By then, Neil was teaching school in South Korea.

Neil was soon identified and a worldwide manhunt began. He fled to Thailand, where he was arrested.

But he wasn’t arrested and convicted of the Interpol charges.

Instead, Neil was given a 6½-year sentence for sexually abusing a 13-year-old Thai boy and his nine-year-old brother and distributing child pornography.

Bizarrely, in September 2012, Neil received a royal pardon to mark the 80th birthday of the Thai queen and was deported to Canada, where he was immediately arrested in Vancouver.

Initially, Neil wasn’t charged, even though RCMP told a provincial court judge that they had hundreds of images of child pornography seized in a 2008 raid of Neil’s Maple Ridge home and storage locker.

Despite the lack of charges, Neil agreed to a dozen court-ordered restrictions that were to remain in place for 18 months, which is longer than the Criminal Code’s minimum.

Those preventive measures were aimed at protecting children. Neil quickly breached those conditions. He bought three electronic devices — a cellphone, laptop and ereader — and downloaded child pornography on the laptop.

Neil went back to jail.

In 2014, Neil was charged with 10 new offences including the five he pleaded guilty to on Wednesday.

Neil has done his victims no favour by pleading guilty. Unlike in the United States where victims must testify in person, Canada’s laws don’t require that.

So Neil’s victims have already been intensively interviewed by RCMP. They’ve already been forced to relive their trauma. They’ve already had to relate the details slowly and painfully through a translator.

Neil’s guilty pleas are neither merciful nor altruistic. Quite the opposite.

If the sentencing judge agrees, by pleading guilty and having the five other charges stayed, Neil will serves less time in prison because every one of the 10 offences Neil he was charged with carries sentences ranging from one to 14 years in prison.


Vancouver Sun 

Man charged with sex tourism after ‘flying to Ireland for sex with 13-year-old girl’

A CANADIAN man has been charged with sex tourism after twice flying to Ireland to allegedly have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team began investigating the case last year after they were given information by the gardai.

Joshua Robert Tremblay (33) was formally charged on Wednesday.

It is alleged that he met the 13-year-old girl on the web, and began chatting with her.

Police say they have no reason to believe the girl lied about her age.

It’s alleged Tremblay travelled here twice in late 2013 to have sex with the girl.

He was arrested here on his second visit before being deported.

Gardai then handed the file to Canadian police.

He was arrested on Wednesday under Canadian laws which allow prosecution of those who commit sexual offences against children in other jurisdictions.

In a statement, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team said:

“A lengthy ALERT investigation with Ireland’s national police service has resulted in child sex tourism charges against a Fort McMurray man, who offended on an underage victim in Ireland.

“ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit, an integrated team consisting of Edmonton Police Service and RCMP members, concluded the investigation on December 9 with the arrest of a 33-year-old Fort McMurray man. Jashua Robert Tremblay has been charged with sexual interference, luring, and child sex tourism.

“This is the first time ALERT has laid charges under child sex tourism, which was added to the Canadian Criminal Code in 1997. Under the code, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can be prosecuted in Canada for certain sexual offences committed against children in other countries.

“ALERT alleges that Tremblay twice travelled to Ireland to have sex with a girl he met on the internet. The alleged offenses date back to late 2013 when the victim was 13 years old.

“Ireland’s Garda Síochána first became aware of the offences and opened an investigation in late 2013. The RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa became involved in February 2014 and referred the file to ALERT. ALERT undertook the complex process of attempting to identify the suspect, which they were able to confirm recently and make an arrest.”

Source: News Courts

Peru accuses American of ‘facilitating sex tourism’ of children

(CNN)An American has been arrested in Peru on allegations that he “facilitated sex tourism and exploitation of children” for several years in the South American country.

Joshua David Brown, 64, was arrested last weekend as a result of a joint Peruvian and U.S. operation targeting a ring that allegedly offered online sex acts with underage girls in Peru for thousands of dollars.

The operation resulted in the arrests of six people, including Brown and five Peruvian nationals allegedly involved in sex trafficking. The Peruvians face charges of human trafficking of minors, pimping and pandering, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Authorities rescued 36 alleged victims, including 11 minors. None were found at Brown’s residence. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, one of the minors was only 4 years old and she was being offered online for $7,000 USD.

“The American police informed us that American citizens were traveling to Peru seeking to have sex with underage boys and girls. That’s what prompted our investigation,” said Gen. Oscar Gonzales with the Peruvian National Police.

A video of the raid provided to CNN by police shows Brown was still in bed when officers stormed into his bedroom to arrest him. Police targeted Brown’s home in Lima, the Peruvian capital, as well as eight other houses where the other five suspects were detained.

Police say they executed nine search warrants that yielded large amounts of child pornography. Officers seized one gun and an unspecified amount of drugs, which were found at different locations. Authorities say Brown ran a sex shop and had been living in Peru for 14 years.

Brown told authorities he’s innocent.

“I know exactly what’s happening. A person whom I trusted has been trying for weeks to get me in trouble (inaudible)… but I have nothing to do with this,” Brown is heard saying in Spanish in the video provided by authorities.

CNN has been unable to reach Brown’s attorney in Peru.

Police say Brown told them he’s not a trafficker, although he sometimes acted as matchmaker for American friends visiting from the United States.

“Brown insists that he was not making money doing this. He says that he has some American friends who would visit. He would introduce them to some Peruvian friends, Peruvian girls, little friends, and that in more than one occasion his American friends, who were in a better financial situation, would have a romantic relationship with those little friends and would marry them and go live with them in the United States,” Gonzales told CNN.

The rescued minors are now in the custody of authorities, according to María del Carmen Santiago, head of the Peruvian Women’s Ministry.

“They were very scared at first about what was happening. Some of them knew and others didn’t know what was happening because they didn’t know why they were there. They were told they were invited to a party. That’s what they were told,” Santiago said.

The crime of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison in Peru.

Brown may also face charges in the United States under the Protect Act, a law that seeks to protect children from sexual predators, allowing authorities to charge perpetrators, whether the crime is committed in U.S. territory or abroad.

Source: CNN

Big success for the campaign I Say Stop

The campaign I Say Stop has been “truckvertised” on Belgian roads for 8 weeks.

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28,859 Km have been covered across Belgium mainly on Brussels ring road.

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After 8 weeks, 271,000 people have been reached and are now more aware of the issue of child sexual exploitation.

I see, I react!

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Missionary to be held without bond on child abuse charges

The Odessa missionary accused of abusing 11 orphans at a children’s home in Malawi will continue to be held without bond after he waived a preliminary hearing regarding the probable cause for his arrest.

Gerald Dean Campbell, who is charged with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, could face up to life in federal prison if convicted.

By waiving his hearing, Campbell will be held without bond and declined to contest his arrest.

According to a federal complaint, Campbell was the general manager of the Victory Christian Children’s Home from 1997 until he resigned in 2009 amid the sexual abuse claims.

Campbell is a member of Grace Fellowship Church, which has had ties with the children’s home for a number of years.

Roy Key, the former business manager at the church and occasional pastor, said he’s known Campbell since shortly after joining the church in 2008, and he heard rumors of the reported sexual abuse when he became business manager.

“I heard the rumors,” Key said. “I also was told that the Malawi police and the tribal authority over there and the social services agency over there investigated them and deemed them not to be true.”

The organization that runs the home, Charles Trombley Ministries, also was made aware of the accusations in 2009, according to the criminal complaint, at which point Campbell resigned from his position but still remained active in the local church.

A video on the ministry website, which has since been removed from the Grace Fellowship website, briefly features Campbell on camera while a boy speaks about his time at the home.

At one point, Key said, Campbell was the business manager of Grace Fellowship.

Key said now that he’s seen the criminal complaint, he believes Campbell abused the orphans.

“Sunday I’m going to make an announcement at the church about the story that’s come out and I’m going to ask if anyone has had any contact with him that’s inappropriate to contact me immediately so we can contact the authorities,” Key said.

Campbell admitted to federal agents when they interviewed him on Sept. 25 to having sexual contact with 11 orphans, eight of whom he believed to be minors, according to the complaint.

He said he fondled two of the boys’ genitals and engaged in oral sex with them, according to the complaint.

One of the boys, a now-21-year-old man, said Campbell sexually abused him in 2001 after the boy was released from the hospital. According to the complaint, the man said Campbell routinely touched his genitals and forced oral sex, once trying to have anal sex with the boy.

Campbell told Homeland Security Investigations agents that he took advantage of the boys “because I knew I could,” according to the complaint. He also said of one of the reported victims, “Who would believe him?”

According to the complaint, Campbell also paid two of the orphans money or other things of value to keep them quiet.

A significant portion of people traveling internationally to engage in sexual acts with children are U.S. citizens, according to a report by international child abuse awareness advocate ECPAT. The organization’s website states that it works to end child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

“It is a common belief among some Americans who sexually exploit children that it is legal and culturally acceptable to have sex with children in some foreign countries. Some of these sex tourists see such exploitation as a respectable way of helping a poor child earn money,” according to the report. “It is reported that the U.S. government does not generate sufficient awareness or provide prevention messages on child sex tourism and many travelers are unaware that engaging in child sex tourism is an offense in the (United States), no matter where it is committed.”

Key said he does not believe the man abused any children in Odessa, calling him a loner and that “he stays away from everybody.”

“I can say nothing more than (I’m) disappointed. Just disappointed,” Key said. “It’s like you lost a family member. It’s like a friend has died and the person that I knew has died. There’s grieving, there’s anger, but I’m disappointed.”

Source: OA Online

The ‘open secret’ of abused Hmong child brides goes public in Minnesota lawsuit

Everyone knows about these men, but few dare speak out against them, least of all the women who have been harmed. Those who do are swiftly admonished for questioning “the way things have always been” – or worse, confronted with physical retaliation and separated from their families. Death threats are not unusual.

Having grown up among the Hmong in St. Paul, it was in the early 2000s that Sia Her began noticing adolescent girls on the arms of Hmong American men who were 20, 30, sometimes even 40 years their senior. She saw these couples walking around in the community’s market places, where DVDs containing suggestive photos of young Hmong women are sold by the thousands. Though she heard through the grapevine that many of these young wives suffered abuse, Her said, they rarely spoke openly about their experiences.

Now, one Hmong woman is refusing to stay quiet about her allegations. In an unprecedented federal lawsuit first reported by the Star Tribune, Panyia Vang, 22, is seeking $450,000 from the American citizen who allegedly raped and impregnated her before binding her to a traditional Hmong marriage. She has gone fully public, name and all, in the suit, which was originally filed in 2012. And her lawyer, who is now seeking a summary judgement in Vang’s favor, agreed to the use of her name in The Washington Post, which ordinarily does not identify victims of alleged sexual abuse.

When a 14-year-old Vang received an invitation to go to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, she believed she was auditioning for a music video.

She had lived her entire life in the Laos countryside, harboring dreams of becoming a singer. At the time, she worked and lived with her mother in a farming community, where she met a young man who asked for her phone number. He told her he needed it to communicate about the farming crew’s work schedule, Vang’s lawyer Linda Miller said in an interview.

Vang never heard from him. Instead, Miller said, her client got a call from one of his relatives, who offered her an all-expenses-paid trip to Vientiane to try on extravagant outfits, audition for a music video and meet with a local movie star.

After Vang arrived, she was introduced to the 43-year-old Thiawachu Prataya, who said her new clothes were waiting in a suitcase in his hotel room.

It was there that she claims in a lawsuit that he raped her. When she attempted to run away that night, she alleged in the suit, he captured her and raped her again. She says she bled, cried and pleaded to no avail until she was finally allowed to return home. Some months later, after learning that Vang was pregnant with his child, Prataya forced her into a marriage, her lawyer said.

These are the details recounted in the legal complaint obtained by The Washington Post in the civil suit of Vang v. Prataya filed in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota. Prataya’s lawyer, Der Yang, wrote in an e-mail to The Post that it would be inappropriate for her to comment on a pending lawsuit. While Prataya has admitted in his testimonies that he traveled to Laos and had sex with Vang, he denies that he knew she was a minor.

In an opposing memorandum, Prataya and his lawyer claim that the sexual relations between Prataya and Vang were consensual, and that Vang’s story about being lured into the capital was concocted to placate her mother.

Vang, 22, now lives in Hennepin County, Minn., not far from Prataya’s residence in Minneapolis. She arrived in the U.S. with sponsorship from her father, an asylee living in the state, but she needed Prataya, an American citizen, to bring their child from Laos.

After Vang settled in Minnesota with her child in 2007, Prataya allegedly continued to force her into sexual relations with him by seizing her immigration documents and threatening to take their baby away from her, according to the lawsuit. Their cultural marriage – one that isn’t legally recognized – wasn’t broken off until 2011, when Vang obtained a protective order against Prataya.

Now she’s suing him for $450,000, the minimum statutory damages under “Masha’s Law,” a federal law that provides for a civil remedy in the form of monetary compensation in child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking and other similar cases. Miller believes hers is the first case to use the law to recover monetary damages from child sex tourism – an illicit industry that has faced limited legal accountability due to the challenges of pursuing cases involving alleged wrongdoing that frequently occurs overseas.

Vang’s story – allegations of initial rape in Laos and a subsequent forced marriage in America – is familiar to many within Minnesota’s 90,000-strong Hmong population, the country’s second-largest after California’s. But she’s an outlier for choosing to speak out.

For years, neighborhood lore in Minnesota’s Hmong communities has recounted stories of girls who had been brought to America from Laos and other Asian countries to serve as “cultural brides” at the beck and call of older men who had already been married several times over. There are whispered tales of the abuse these women endure at the hands of their traditionally-minded husbands.

The subsection that Vang is suing under allows for the prosecution of any U.S. citizen who uses their passport to go to another country and rape a child, regardless of whether that was the original intention of their trip.

Miller expects U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen to decide on the case in the next few months. If the suit is successful, it will send a strong message to other Hmong American men who have participated in similar dealings.

“I’ve heard from these very men, ‘If there’s all sorts of laws about bringing in these underage girls, why hasn’t anyone gone to jail? Why hasn’t there been any coverage?’” Her said. “They wonder, ‘If there is a single law in the world that prohibits this from being done, why is everyone still doing it?’”

She hopes that the suit will change the community’s perception that cases like Vang’s can be kept in the shadows. And with proof that it’s possible to turn the table on abusers, perhaps other young women will be encouraged to let their voices be heard as well.

“There are so many Hmong American women who feel that this is just their lot in life,” Her said. “These women are suffering in silence.”

Source: Reading eagle

Pennsylvania priest is convicted of ‘sex tourism’ after he traveled to Honduras several times to molest street children during missionary trips

A Roman Catholic priest accused of traveling to Honduras to molest street children during missionary trips was convicted on Tuesday of several charges.

Reverend Joseph Maurizio Jr., 70, was convicted of three of four counts related to sex abuse of boys during trips to a Honduran orphanage.

Maurizio was accused of traveling abroad from 2004 to 2009 to have sex with three young boys, a charge known as sexual tourism. He was also convicted of possession of child pornography and illegally transferring money to a charity to help fund the trips.

Jurors acquitted him of another count of traveling outside the United States for sex with a minor and two other counts involving the transfer of funds.

The priest, who has been suspended from Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish in Somerset County, showed no reaction as the verdict was read to the packed courtroom.

Source: Dailymail

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Appeal Court Reduces Sentence for UK Pedophile

British national Michael Jones had his sentence reduced by three years yesterday by the Appeal Court, but the 55-year-old convicted of committing indecent acts against four girls between seven and 11 will still be deported once he gets out of prison, child protection NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) said.

The pedophile was sentenced to eight years in jail by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in April for purchasing child prostitution and committing indecent acts against the girls.

He was arrested in June 2014 based on statements his victims made to police.

Failure to appropriately punish sex offenders can traumatize their victims, child-protection workers say. Sophorn Him, APLE’s manager for social work, said “the successful conviction of Jones has [had] a significant impact on the girls’ rehabilitation.”

Vando Khoem, APLE’s deputy director of field operations, welcomed the decision to uphold the lower court’s order to deport the pedophile after he completes his sentence. Research conducted by APLE earlier this year found that 26 of 115 convicted foreign child-sex offenders had at least one previous conviction.

Samleang Seila, APLE’s executive director, reiterated yesterday that it is necessary to deport all foreign nationals convicted of child abuse here. Cambodia lacks the capacity to monitor pedophiles once they get out of jail and this makes it more likely that they will sexually assault more children, he said previously.

Source: Khmer Times

Child rapist Michael Jones is jailed for eight years in Cambodia

Paedophile Michael Jones has been jailed for eight years after being convicted of raping one child and abusing a further three in Cambodia.

The pervert was locked up after his victims testified before a Phnom Penh court that he had abused them.

Welshman Jones was brought to justice after charity Action Pour Les Enfants snapped the paedophile strolling hand in hand with an 11-year-old girl and sat with another child on his lap.

The organisation watched him buy children gifts, give them money and take one underage girl to a rented room.

“During the trial, Michael Jones rejected having sexually abused the four victims,” Mr Khoem said.

“Phnom Penh municipal court found him guilty of purchase of child prostitution and indecent acts against a minor under 15 years,” APLE spokesman Vando Khoem said.

“The court sentenced him to eight years imprisonment and ordered him to pay 9mKHR compensation to his victims.”

That is about £1,410.

“The court also ordered additional punishment of deportation for Michael Jones when he finishes his imprisonment,” Mr Khoem said.

“With his dissatisfaction with the first court of instance verdict, Michael Jones decided to file an appeal.”

It is not clear when the court will hear that. Unless his appeal is successful he is expected to serve all his sentence.

 

Source: Wales Online

Tourisme sexuel en Floride : 10 ans de prison ferme pour René Roberge

Le Québécois (de Sherbrooke) arrêté en octobre à Fort Lauderdale a été condamné début juin à 10 ans de prison ferme. Le Canadien de 48 ans avait réservé une chambre d’hôtel à Pompano Beach dans l’intention de s’offrir les services sexuels d’un adolescent de 14 ans. Mais ce dernier n’existait pas, il s’agissait en fait d’agents du FBI « undercover ».

Si les policiers ont ainsi agi, c’est parce que, selon eux, René Roberge avait fixé un rendez-vous ultérieur avec un autre adolescent, bien réel celui-là, de San Antonio (Texas).

Lors de son interpellation, sa tablette contenait des médias pédopornographiques. La mère adoptive d’un des enfants figurant sur une vidéo a remis un témoignage au tribunal : «Quand des gens comme le défendant cherchent, achètent, collectionnent, échangent activement ces images horribles d’abus d’enfants et se satisfont avec, la mémoire de ces événements reste vivante et est nourrie par cette vile maladie de l’esprit humain. Un crime sans victime? Je ne pense pas.»

 

Source: Le Courrier de Floride

Foreigners Accused of Child Sex Abuse Jailed

The Kandal Provincial Court jailed a 50-year-old Frenchman on Thursday for allegedly paying for child prostitution after more than a dozen boys came forward with allegations against him. In Phnom Penh, a 56-year-old German national was sent to Prey Sar prison on Thursday to await trial for sexually abusing five boys, court officials said Friday.

The Interior Ministry’s anti-human trafficking department arrested Bernard Louis Francois Soudeller on Monday at his rented house in Kan­dal province’s Sa’ang district. The parents of 13 children aged between 7 and 13 have filed complaints against him. 

Deputy provincial prosecutor Tep Monin said the alleged victims said Mr. Soudeller gave them toys or small sums of money to have sex with him.

“[He] was charged with purchasing child prostitution and sent to prison on Thursday evening,” Mr. Monin said. “The victims said the suspect gave them 500 to 1,000 riel [$0.12 to $0.25] and some other things like a bicycle in exchange for having sex.”

According to Mr. Monin, the Frenchman has denied the charges and claimed he was simply a businessman who had been trying to develop the local tourist industry.

Keo Thea, chief of the Phnom Penh municipal police’s anti-human trafficking bureau, said German national Udo Sabiniewicz, who was arrested in Chbar Ampov district on Tuesday, was charged with five counts of underage sex abuse.

“The court charged the German national with indecent acts against minors under the age of 15,” he said.

The jailing of the two European men—the latest middle-aged Westerners to be accused or convicted of abusing children in Cambodia—comes two days after 17 child protection groups released a statement expressing their “outrage” over the imminent release of Philippe Broaly, a former judge in France and director of Enfants du Cambodge, who sexually abused five boys over a period of several years.

He received a 14-month prison sentence, with 5 1/2 months suspended, and is due to be released at the end of this month but will not be deported.

Source: The Cambodia Daily

Former nuncio will face Vatican trial on charges of abuse, child porn

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A former Vatican nuncio will stand trial in a Vatican court on charges of the sexual abuse of minors and possession of child pornography.

Jozef Wesolowski, the laicized former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, is accused of “a number of offenses” committed between 2008 and the date of his arrest in September 2014.

Giuseppe Dalla Torre, president of the tribunal of Vatican City State, ordered the trial, the Vatican announced June 15. The first hearing will be held July 11.

“The serious allegations will be scrutinized” by the Vatican City State’s judicial system, “which will be assisted by both technical appraisals of the IT systems used by the defendant and, if necessary, international legal cooperation for the evaluation of testimonial evidence from the competent authorities in Santo Domingo,” the Vatican’s written statement said.

The former archbishop is accused of sexually abusing minors during the years he spent as nuncio to the Dominican Republic and apostolic delegate to Puerto Rico from the date of his appointment in 2008 until his resignation Aug. 21, 2013.

The charge of possession of child pornography is an allegation based on the archbishop’s activity once he was back in Rome, the Vatican said. The evidence was collected from the period spanning the time he was ordered by Pope Francis back to the Vatican in 2013 until the day of his arrest Sept. 22, 2014.

Wesolowski was dismissed from the clerical state in June 2014 after a separate investigation by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Vatican City State authorities carried out their own criminal investigation, which included a number of sessions of interrogating the former archbishop.

The criminal charges against the Polish national were possible after Pope Francis approved new and expanded criminal laws, which became applicable to all Vatican employees around the world. Any direct employee of the Holy See, which includes those working in a Vatican office or nunciature, can face a criminal trial at the Vatican as well as face criminal prosecution in the country where the crimes occurred.

The new amendments, which went into effect in September 2013, also brought Vatican law into detailed compliance with several international treaties the Vatican has signed. In complying with the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Vatican’s new laws defined and set out penalties for specific crimes against minors, including child prostitution, sexual violence against children and producing or possessing child pornography.

Previously, those specific crimes would have been dealt with under more generic laws against the mistreatment of minors; the old laws did not contemplate, for example, the crime of child pornography.

The sex abuse accusations against Wesolowski, which were alleged to have occurred prior to 2013, will be tried according to the old laws, the Vatican said.

Vatican City civil laws are separate from the universally applicable canon law, norms and sanctions, which require bishops around the world to turn over to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cases of priests accused of child sexual abuse or possession of child pornography. The canonical penalties include the possibility of the priest being expelled from the priesthood.

The order for the former nuncio’s Vatican trial comes just a few months after the sentencing of the related case of the former Polish priest, Wojciech Gil.

Gil was sentenced March 25 by a court in Poland to seven years in jail after being convicted of sexually abusing children in Poland and the Dominican Republic. Gil had been arrested in February 2014 during a home-visit to Krakow.

A Warsaw court spokesman, Przemyslaw Nowak, had said the case against Gil was linked to investigations into crimes by Wesolowski while he served as nuncio. Gil spent a decade as a parish priest in the Dominican Republic.

The 10 charges filed against Gil followed testimony from more than 100 witnesses and covered sexual offenses over a 12-year period as well as counts of child pornography and illegal possession of ammunition.

Gil had been suspended from active ministry in May 2013.

 

Source: Catholic News Service

Travel manager Trevor Lake jailed in Cambodia for child sex

A leading figure in Australia’s travel industry, Trevor Lake, has been sentenced to eight years’ jail for the purchase of child prostitution and production of child pornography involving two teenage girls in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap.

Lake, 66, was arrested in Siem Reap last year after an investigation by local police, with the support of Australian Federal Police and non-government organisation Action Pour Les Enfants, found he had filmed himself ­having sex during relations with the girls, who were 15 and 17 at the time.

Lake is the former owner of Sydney-based Discover Asia and was most recently the Cambodia country manager for Trails of Indo-China.

APLE Cambodia executive ­director Seila Samleang said Lake was sentenced last month in the Siem Reap Provincial Court and ordered to pay each of his victims compensation of $1928.

Mr Samleang said his investigators had identified two of Lake’s victims along with two other girls who witnessed him having sex with the prostitutes before referring the abuse to local police.

“He had been living in Siem Reap for many years and running this business and he was also quite active in Vietnam outside of his business,” Mr Samleang said.

Last week another Australian, 52-year-old schoolteacher George Moussallie, was sentenced to five years in a Cambodian jail for the sexual abuse of six boys between the ages of three and 13.

Moussallie, an English teacher at the private American Pacific School in the country’s capital, was found guilty in the Phnom Penh Municipal court on Thursday for having sex with a minor under the age of 15 and indecent assault of a minor under the age of 15.

Both men will be deported to Australia after serving their terms.

Mr Samleang said his organisation suspected Moussallie had been living off funds donated by Australians who believed claims the money would help him care for vulnerable children and set up an orphanage. “He collected big volumes of photographs of young kids in a variety of situations, street children, poor children in the community or children living in a dump site and he would approach people with those photographs for money,” Mr Samleang said.

AFP senior liaison officer Gary Winch, who is based in Phnom Penh, said families of child victims were coerced by offenders who, like Moussallie, had gained their trust by providing them with food, clothing and entertainment. This created a challenge for police investigating the abuse, he said.

Offenders who were deported to Australia after serving sentences overseas could also be prosecuted at home if new evidence that was not included in their initial trial emerged, he said.

Mr Winch said 10 Australians had been charged in Australia with 17 counts of child-sex tourism ­offences between January 2010 and December last year.

 

Source: The Australian

Frenchman, German Arrested for Child Abuse

In separate cases, police arrested a Frenchman in Kandal province on Monday and a German in Phnom Penh on Tuesday on suspicion of sexually abusing children. In Sihanoukville, a Mexican national was on Tuesday charged with buying sex from an underage girl.

The German, 56, was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district after the parents of two 7-year-old boys and an 11-year-old boy filed a complaint with local police accusing him of sexually abusing them, said Keo Thea, chief of the municipal police’s anti-human trafficking bureau.

“One boy complained that he committed indecent acts against him many times,” Mr. Thea said, adding that while he had not seen the German’s identification, the man told police that his name was Udo-Suvihie Wics.

“Tomorrow, we will go to check his house and prepare a file to send to the court,” he said.

Khoem Vando, deputy director of field operations at anti-pedophile NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), which assisted police in their investigation, said he also did not know the man’s name, but confirmed he was the head of FX Animation Studios in Phnom Penh.

According to a Linkedin profile, Udo-Theodor Symon is the owner of FX Animation, which claims to be the first professional dubbing studio in Cambodia. The profile states that Mr. Symon has lived in Phnom Penh for more than two years.

In Kandal province’s Sa’ang district on Monday, the Interior Ministry’s anti-human trafficking department arrested Bernard Louis Francois, 50, on suspicion of sexually abusing two young boys, police said.

“We arrested him because he was involved with sexually abusing boys aged 8 and 9,” said Na Neang, deputy director of the department. “Now we have received more complaints and our officials are investigating the case.”

Ros Savin, chief of the provincial police’s anti-human trafficking bureau, said Mr. Francois had lived in Kandal since 2012.

In a third case, the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Tuesday charged Bernardo Paez with indecent acts and purchasing child prostitution, according to deputy prosecutor Ros Saram.

“We have sent him to prison while we investigate further,” Mr. Saram said.

Mr. Paez, 59, was arrested at his rented home in Sihanoukville’s Buon commune on Sunday. At the time, police said he had been accused of raping a girl under the age of 15.

However, Mr. Saram said that so far, he had not seen any incriminating evidence in the case. “[T]he evidence is weak and there are only answers from the one girl,” he said.

“The victim said that he gave her 10,000 riel (about $2.50) and that they walked together for many hours. After that, the victim accused him of having sex with her.”

Mr. Vando of APLE said his organization reported the case to police after they saw Mr. Paez bring two young girls into his apartment.

“He was taking them to his apartment and we told the police to prevent this from happening,” Mr. Vando said.

(Additional reporting by Chris Mueller)

narim@cambodiadaily.com

© 2015, The Cambodia Daily.

Internationale dage tegen kinderarbeid: aandacht voor de ergste vorm

Seksuele uitbuiting wordt door ILO gekenmerkt als de ergste vorm van kinderarbeid. UNICEF schat dat er jaarlijks 1,8 miljoen slachtoffer zijn van uitbuiting in de seksindustrie.

Kinderen die het slachtoffer zijn van de ergste vormen van arbeid zijn vaak geïsoleerd, zonder toegang tot hulp en zorg. Naast armoedebestrijding en verbeterde toegang tot onderwijs, is het essentieel om de slachtoffers van seksuele daders te identificeren en daders te vervolgen. ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography And Trafficking of Children for sexual purposes) heeft daarom in samenwerking met Interpol, Europol en nationale politie een online meldplatform gemaakt: www.reportchildsextourism.eu. Op dit platform kan elke getuige van een verdachte situatie melden aan politie autoriteiten van hun land. Voor België worden meldingen doorverwezen naar http://www.ikzegstop.be.

Tourisme sexuel: 10 ans de prison pour Roberge

MIAMI – Le Sherbrookois René Roberge a été condamné jeudi à un peu plus de 10 ans de prison après avoir avoué s’être rendu en Floride dans le but d’avoir des relations sexuelles avec un mineur.

Un juge de Miami a aussi ordonné que René Roberge soit en probation à vie après sa sortie de prison aux États-Unis.

Roberge a plaidé coupable à quatre chefs d’accusation de nature sexuelle, soit deux pour avoir tenté d’entraîner un mineur dans une activité sexuelle, un pour être entré aux États-Unis pour avoir un comportement sexuel illégal avec un mineur, et un pour possession de pornographie juvénile.

Selon les autorités, il a pris l’avion pour Fort Lauderdale, en Floride, après être entré en contact avec des enquêteurs qui se sont fait passer pour un adolescent de 14 ans et son père et ont organisé une rencontre sexuelle avec lui.

Roberge prévoyait également se rendre à San Antonio, au Texas, pour avoir une relation sexuelle avec un adolescent, ont dit les autorités.

Le juge a recommandé qu’il soit emprisonné dans un établissement situé près de la frontière avec le Québec, tel que demandé par des membres de sa famille qui ont soumis une lettre au tribunal.

«Nous sommes d’accord et René aussi, qu’il a commis une grave erreur», écrit sa mère dans une lettre manuscrite aussi signée par deux frères et la belle-soeur de René Roberge, puis traduite pour le juge.

La famille de l’accusé a tenté d’expliquer le comportement de l’homme de 48 ans, affirmant qu’il avait été «entre la vie et la mort aux soins intensifs» à cause d’une triple déchirure de l’aorte, avant son arrestation.

«Il s’est réveillé paralysé de la taille aux pieds. Est-ce une grande émotion comme celle-là qui a tout déclenché ce dérèglement? On ne sait pas», dit la lettre.

La famille précise que Roberge a cinq neveux et qu’il n’a jamais tenté «de s’approcher d’eux pour faire quoi que ce soit avec eux».

Dans une plainte pénale déposée dans le dossier par un agent spécial américain, Roberge dit avoir voulu réaliser un fantasme après avoir frôlé la mort.

Un agent américain a commencé à publier sur un site de réseautage social en tant que «Remy», un homme de 55 ans, père d’un adolescent nommé «Donnie», a indiqué Vanessa Blanco, une agente spéciale du département de la sécurité intérieure des États-Unis.

Roberge a publié sur un site de discussion qu’il était à la recherche d’un père prêt à partager un jeune garçon, a raconté Mme Blanco.

Dans un échange de courriels, Roberge aurait dit à Remy qu’il avait décidé de réaliser ses fantasmes «pervers» à cause de cette maladie qui l’a fait frôler la mort. Il a aussi écrit qu’il n’y avait pas lieu de se soucier des condoms, puisqu’il était «un homme propre, propre, pas de maladie» qui sentait toujours bon. Il a précisé qu’il avait eu un «grave problème médical» deux ans auparavant et qu’il marchait toujours à l’aide d’une canne.

Il a dit à Remy qu’il avait fait une réservation dans un hôtel de Pompano Beach. Il a été arrêté à l’aéroport de Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood en novembre, à la sortie d’un vol en partance de Montréal.

Les agents ont aussi trouvé de la pornographie juvénile sur la tablette numérique de René Roberge.

La mère adoptive d’une des victimes figurant dans la pornographie juvénile a remis au tribunal une déclaration de victime dans laquelle elle dit que les enfants ont été agressés sexuellement par un père d’adoption, qui a ensuite partagé les photos en ligne.

«Chaque fois qu’un pervers dérangé publie et republie ces images graphiques de nos fils, notre cauchemar se reproduit encore et encore. Parce que je sais que quelqu’un prend un plaisir sexuel déviant à regarder des photos de mes fils en train d’être violés», a-t-elle écrit.

«Quand des gens comme le défendant cherchent, achètent, collectionnent, échangent activement ces images horribles d’abus d’enfants et se satisfont avec, la mémoire de ces événements reste vivante et est nourrie par cette vile maladie de l’esprit humain. Un crime sans victime? Je ne pense pas.»

Source: Metro

Philippines police to mount strong case against accused Australian paedophile

Melbourne man alleged to have operated a global paedophile ring faces court on charges of child sex abuse, human trafficking and murder

Philippine police say they will be seeking the maximum penalty of life in prison for Melbourne man Peter Scully who is alleged to have sexually abused at least eight girls over a three-year period.

 Philippine police say they will be seeking the maximum penalty of life in prison for Melbourne man Peter Scully who is alleged to have sexually abused at least eight girls over a three-year period. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP

 

A detective with the bureau of investigation in the Philippines says prosecutors have a “very strong case” against Melbourne man Peter Scully, who was arrested in March for allegedly operating a global paedophile ring from Mindanao.

Scully will face court in the Philippines on Tuesday to enter a plea in one of two court cases against him, having been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl, human trafficking and child sexual abuse offences.

Scully, 51, is accused of sexually abusing at least eight girls over a three-year period, with police alleging he streamed their torture to paying customers using the internet.

His victims ranged from 18 months to 13 years old, police allege.

Speaking to Guardian Australia from the Philippines on Tuesday, a senior investigator on the case, Roy Zuñiga, said it had been a difficult investigation.

“We began investigating Scully in January, after the investigation of serious child abuse videos commenced and those videos showed a male, Caucasian perpetrator,” he said.

“We had so few leads to begin with, and working with our foreign law enforcement counterparts we were able to identify the man. From that case, we found other cases of child abuse involving him.

“We definitely now have a very strong case against Mr Scully.”

The investigation has also involved Dutch and Australian authorities.

Zuñiga said police would be pursuing the maximum penalty of life imprisonment for Scully, who has been living in the Philippines since 2011.

Customers allegedly paid Scully up to $10,000 to view the child exploitation and abuse material, police say.

Another investigator on the case, Angelito Magno, told the ABC that one video involved an 18-month-old baby girl being hanged upside down while being tortured.

“She was crying all the time,” he told the ABC.

Four of Scully’s alleged victims have provided statements to police.

According to statistics from the United Nations and the FBI in the US, there are about 750,000 child sex predators online at any one time. The Australian federal police described the sexual exploitation of children online and through child sex tourism as “one of the most serious emerging transnational crime threats in the Asia-Pacific region”.

 

Source: The Guardian

Le pédophile belge prend 21 ans et 8 mois de prison: il avait notamment violé une fillette roumaine de 6 ans!

Louis Dethy, un Belge âgé de 60 ans a écopé lundi de 21 ans et 8 mois de prison pour viol en Roumanie d’une fillette de moins de 6 ans à peine et pour des faits de pédopornographie sur d’autres gamines du même âge. Dethy est le fils de l’octogénaire fou qui avait piégé sa maison, à Pont-de-Loup !

Il y a un an, le 7 mai 2014, des policiers roumains débarquaient au siège de deux entreprises fondées par un Belge, Louis Dethy. Le lendemain, le Belge était mis en examen pour détention de photos pédopornographiques. Des images réalisées par ses soins dans le centre d‘agritourisme qu’il avait ouvert, quelques années plus tôt, dans la région de Mehendinti, près des frontières bulgare et serbe.

Lundi, le tribunal de Dolj a eu la main lourde en lui infligeant une peine de 21 ans et 8 mois de prison. Il faut dire que l’acte d’accusation était très lourd. Outre le fait d’avoir pris des images de quatre fillettes âgées de 5 et 6 ans, il en a violé une. Les parents de ces quatre enfants s’étaient portés partie civile devant le tribunal de Dolj. Ils recevront chacun une compensation qui paraît bien dérisoire de 2.000 lei, soit 450 euros.

Le 5 octobre 2002, un autre Louis Dethy était retrouvé mort dans sa maison de Pont-de-Loup. Les policiers carolos chargés de l’enquête découvrirent vite qu’il l’avait truffée de pièges diaboliques : dix-neuf au total qui auraient dû, en principe, permettre à cet ancien employé de chez Solvay d’assouvir son incroyable plan. Il voulait tuer ses quatorze enfants qui, il en était sûr, allaient chercher les endroits où il avait placé son magot.

L’un de ses fils s’appelle… Louis Dethy. Né à Pont-de-Loup le 30 avril 1955, ce Louis Dethy est la personne qui vient d’être condamnée en Roumanie !

 

Source: La Capitale

Paedophile teacher Jeremy Forrest who fled UK with 15-year-old pupil plans to teach English in Thailand on release from jail

Paedophile Jeremy Forrest is planning to move to Thailand where he hopes to take back up work as a teacher, it has been claimed.

The 32-year-old was jailed in 2013 after running away to France with a 15-year-old schoolgirl, sparking an international manhunt.

After serving two years of his five-and-a-half year sentence, the paedophile from Lewes, Sussex, could be released later this summer.

Having been banned from ever teaching in the UK again, he is reportedly planning a move to Asia where laws are more lenient, say sources.

‘Jeremy feels that there is nothing left for him in England. He has lost his job, his wife, the lot,’ a source told the newspaper.

‘He reckons Thailand is as good a place as any to start afresh. He thinks he can make a living giving English lessons.’

Forrest sparked an international manhunt in 2012 after disappearing with one of his pupils, a 15-year-old girl.

The pair ran away to France after striking up a relationship on a school trip to Los Angeles.

Following his arrest it emerged the married teacher went on a holiday to Thailand with his wife weeks after initiating an inappropriate relationship with the girl.

Emily Forrest recalled at the time he had been behaving distantly throughout the trip and often sat on a balcony staring out for hours.

Mrs Forrest divorced her husband following his convictions for abducting a child and engaging in sexual activity with a child.

In summer last year it was claimed Forrest and the schoolgirl he ran away with, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were planning a prison-visit reunion.

Sources said the pair were eager to meet and that it may bring them both ‘closure’.

Thailand has less strict laws on teachers with criminal convictions. A criminal record check is not a requirement to secure a work visa, though many schools may ask for them out of preference.

In 2002 Gary Glitter fled south Asia after being convicted of possessing child pornography on his computer.

He was thrown out of the country on the back of suspected child abuse and settled in Vietnam.

Years later he was asked to leave there after being accused of having sex with six women aged 11-23.

He was arrested trying to board a flight to Thailand and made to stay to face trial.

South Asia has a history of ‘paedophile tourism’ with sex offenders from the West flocking to impoverished areas to take advantage of the more lenient legal system.

Often convicts are able to pay away their charges and avoid prison sentences because the states are in such desperate need of money.

There has been a crackdown on paedophile tourism in recent years, with specialist British and U.S. teams set up to tackle the issue.

 

Un prédateur sexuel de St-Henri-de-Lévis arrêté aux Philippines

(Québec) Environ 60 000 fillettes sont forcées de se prostituer aux Philippines, selon les chiffres de la fondation PREDA. Destination «traditionnelle et bien établie» du tourisme sexuel, ce pays tente maintenant d’enrayer ce fléau.

Depuis 2000, les autorités des Philippines ont adopté des lois plus sévères et mis en place un plan d’action pour prévenir le trafic et l’exploitation sexuelle des enfants, nous apprend un rapport de l’organisme ECPAT International.

Signe que les moeurs changent, les arrestations de touristes étrangers pour des crimes sexuels sont de plus en plus fréquentes dans ce pays. Les journaux n’hésitent plus à raconter ces histoires, comme ça a été le cas cette semaine. Le Sun Star de Cebu a raconté en long et en large le cas de Lévis Talbot, ce retraité de 73 ans qui habite Saint-Henri, sur la Rive-Sud de Québec.

L’homme a été arrêté mardi par la police locale alors qu’il se trouvait dans sa chambre de motel de la localité de Bogo, en compagnie de quatre fillettes de 9 à 14 ans. Il risque de six mois à quatre ans de prison pour cette infraction.

Le suspect a nié avoir fait quoi que ce soit de mal, et les fillettes n’ont pas déclaré aux autorités avoir été agressées sexuellement. Elles ont quand même été transportées à l’hôpital pour être examinées. C’est la mère d’une des filles qui se serait plainte à la police. La femme était mécontente parce qu’elle n’aurait pas reçu tout l’argent qu’elle exigeait de Talbot.

La mère et la grand-mère de cette fille ont elles aussi été arrêtées, pour avoir voulu monnayer la compagnie d’une mineure auprès d’un étranger.

La relation entre cette famille et le touriste québécois semble avoir été construite à long terme. La police raconte au Sun Star que le suspect aurait financé la construction de leur maison et payé les études de leurs filles.

Sur son profil Facebook, Lévis Talbot a publié de nombreuses photos où il se trouve en compagnie de jeunes filles et garçons asiatiques, par exemple en train de nager dans un bassin au bas d’une chute.

Antécédents

Bien qu’il demeure un suspect dans cette affaire, Lévis Talbot a déjà été condamné pour avoir exploité sexuellement un mineur pour qui il était une figure d’autorité. Les faits reprochés se sont déroulés à Québec. L’homme a plaidé coupable aux accusations en 2004 et a purgé 15 mois de prison.

Au ministère des Affaires étrangères du Canada, on soutient que si les accusations contre Talbot tombent aux Philippines, il pourrait quand même être accusé à son retour au Canada. Dans les faits, cette mesure est très rarement appliquée.

Si, dans le cas contraire, Lévis Talbot est reconnu coupable et purge une peine de prison à l’étranger, il pourrait être inscrit au Registre national des délinquants sexuels à son retour.

 

Source: Patricia Cloutier, Journal Le Soleil de Québec

Police arrest ex-principal for child porn; find photos of more than 12,000 females

The former principal of a junior high school in Yokohama was arrested Wednesday for taking photos of sexual acts with a teenage girl in Manila at around the start of 2014.

Police sources said officers found nearly 150,000 such photos involving more than 12,000 females, contained in around 400 albums, in the home of Yuhei Takashima, 64.

The sources said Takashima admitted to violating the law on child prostitution and pornography and told them he had wanted to keep records of females he met.

He allegedly told the police that about 10 percent of the females were younger than 18.

He reportedly began to buy sex from local females when he spent three years in the Philippines on business starting 1988. Since then, he has traveled there 65 times.

 

Source: The Japan Times

Commercial sex tour organiser jailed more than four years, fined $8k for obscene films

SINGAPORE – The first man to be convicted of organising a commercial sex tour with a minor outside Singapore and distributing information to promote such conduct was jailed for four years and eight months on Tuesday.

Chan Chun Hong was also fined $8,000 for having obscene films at his Yishun Ring Road home on March last year. He had pleaded guilty to 12 of 145 charges, mostly of transmitting obscene material online.

The 31-year-old, also known as Chris, was arrested on March 1 last year at Changi Airport.

Police established his identity after receiving information from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about a Singaporean distributing child pornography.

Email exchanges between Chan, a paedophile and other users suggested that he had engaged in child sex tourism overseas.

In passing sentence, District Judge Siva Shanmugam said the legislative intent behind the creation of offences under section 376D of the Penal Code was to discourage demand for child sex tourism and prevent the sexual exploitation of young children.

In the present case, Judge Shanmugam said the facts did not disclose that the former army officer and financial consultant was running a syndicated operation.

It appeared to be the only occasion in which Chan had arranged for a commercial sex tour with a minor although there was some suggestion he might have gone on at least one previous tour to the Philippines to exploit young children.

“The age of the minors of intended commercial sex is a matter of grave concern,” he said. “There is certainly an element of exploitation as the potential victims here clearly belong to a vulnerable class, namely, the young and poverty-stricken.”

He noted that by virtue of his actions, Chan was “creating and enhancing demand for sex with children”.

For organising a tour for sex with a minor under 18 years old outside Singapore or distributing information to promote such conduct, Chan could have been jailed for up to 10 years and/or fined on each offence.

  Source: The Straits Times/ Singapore

Turk Gets Nine Years for Buying Girls’ Virginity

A Turkish man was sentenced to nine years in jail Friday for purchasing the virginity of two 14-year-old girls in Phnom Penh last year.

Three Cambodian women, including the mother of one of the victims, were sentenced to three years for soliciting child prostitution. 

Ay­din Goktepe, 51, was found guilty of having sex with the two girls at the Srey Pech and Samnang guesthouses in Daun Penh district’s Phsar Thmey III commune in April.

Mr. Goktepe, who will be deported upon release, was arrested in May after police suspicions arose due to the Turkish national approaching tuk-tuk drivers in his search for underage girls.

Presiding Judge Meng Tony found Doeun Srey Net, 22, guilty of brokering the deal and persuading 53-year-old Saing Thoeun—the mother of one victim—to sell her child for sex.

The sister of one victim, Chhoeun Srey Net, 22, is currently at large and was found guilty of the same charge.

Mr. Goktepe and Doeun Srey Net were ordered to pay one victim $1,500 between them while the Turk was ordered to pay about $1,000 in compensation to the second victim.

Source: The Cambodia Daily, MARCH 28, 2015

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Stem voor de campagne in ING Solidarity Award!

Stem voor de campagne http://www.ikzegstop.be in ING Solidarity Award via deze link. Bevestig je stem in de e-mail

STOP de seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Wereldwijd worden elk jaar ongeveer 1,8 miljoen kinderen het slachtoffer van seksuele uitbuiting. Sommige kinderen worden misbruikt door toeristen of reizigers, anderen worden verhandeld in de seksindustrie en miljoenen afbeeldingen van seksueel misbruik van kinderen circuleren dagelijks op het internet. De daders worden helaas zelden gearresteerd en veroordeeld.

STOP zeg je 5 keer !

Reeds 10 jaar zet de Groep STOP zich in om kinderen te beschermen tegen seksuele uitbuiting. De groep werpt een nieuw wapen in de strijd en lanceert vandaag een nieuwe website : « Ik zeg STOP! », met een wereldwijd meldpunt voor seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen.
De “Ik zeg STOP!” hand telt vijf vingers. Elke vinger staat symbool voor een actie: ik meld, ik reageer, ik getuig, ik steun en ik verspreid. Melden is beschermen : zonder melding, is het opsporen van daders in het buitenland en het beschermen van de kinderen tegen seksuele uitbuiting, een stuk moeilijker .

Melden kan nu vanuit het buitenland, tijdens de reis of het verblijf. Een handig meldingsformulier toont de reiziger de weg… en leid hem of haar door de belangrijke vragen en gegevens nodig om een verdachte situatie te melden of te reageren : “Je kan melden zonder de naam van de verdachte of het slachtoffer te kennen. Hoe vollediger de informatie, hoe makkelijker het is om een onderzoek op te starten. Zelfs indien je twijfelt over het gedrag waarvan je getuige bent, meld het toch. Want dankzij jou, kan de politie een onderzoek openen en kan justitie uitmaken of het om een situatie van seksueel misbruik gaat“.

www.ikzegstop.be gaat Europees

De Belgische website www.ikzegstop.be is rechtstreeks gelinkt met een gecoördineerd Europees meldplatform www.reportchildsextourism.eu. Europol en Interpol steunen dit Europees meldpunt.

De Groep STOP : belangrijke partners slaan de handen in elkaar

Politie, Buitenlandse Zaken, Defensie, Justitie (Dienst voor het Strafrechtelijk Beleid), Federatie van de Toeristische Industrie, Koninklijke Federatie van Belgische Transporteurs & Logistieke Dienstverleners, Plan België, Child Focus, de Samilia Stichting en ECPAT België werken samen in de campagne “Ik zeg STOP!”. De website werd door Now.be ontwikkeld.

Fundraising concert for the campaign

12 March · 20:00

Centre Lumen
Chaussée de Boondael, 32
1050 Bruxelles

Performing: Trio Tino Van Der Sman – Flamenco (Sevilla)

Supporting act: Abraço – Bossa Nova (Ghent)

Tickets:
- On reservation: 20 euro
- Not reserved: 24 euro

Account number BE 27 2100 4712 4773
Please mention: Nr of seats and names

The benefits of the concert go to the national campaign ‘stop child prostitution’, supported among others by Ecpat Belgium, Plan Belgium, Child Focus, Fondation Samilia, FIT-FTI, Febetra

Contact & info :
ECPAT Belgium
Boulevard Paepsem, 20
1070 – Brussels
info@ecpat.be
02 522 63 23