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    Labor nominee Acosta cut deal with billionaire guilty in sex abuse case

    There was once a time — before the investigations, before the sexual abuse conviction — when rich and famous men loved to hang around with Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire money manager who loved to party.


    They visited his mansion in Palm Beach, Fla. They flew on his jet to join him at his private estate on the Caribbean island of Little Saint James. They even joked about his taste in younger women.


    President Trump called Epstein a “terrific guy” back in 2002, saying that “he’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”


    Now, Trump is on the witness list in a Florida court battle over how federal prosecutors handled allegations that Epstein, 64, sexually abused more than 40 minor girls, most of them between the ages of 13 and 17. The lawsuit questions why Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, former Miami U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta, whose Senate confirmation hearing began Wednesday morning, cut a non-prosecution deal with Epstein a decade ago rather than pursuing a federal indictment that Acosta’s staff had advocated.


    Although Epstein’s friends and visitors once included past and future presidents, rock stars, and some of the country’s richest men, he is no longer a social magnet. Epstein pleaded guilty to a Florida state charge of felony solicitation of underage girls in 2008 and served a 13-month jail sentence. Politicians who had accepted his donations, including former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, have scurried to give them back. (Harvard University kept a $6.5 million gift, saying it was “funding important research” in mathematics.)
    But Epstein’s unusually light punishment — he was facing up to a life sentence had he been convicted on federal charges — has raised questions about how Acosta handled the case.


    Former Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter, whose department conducted the initial investigation into Epstein’s behavior, said in a civil lawsuit deposition that Epstein got off easy.


    “That wasn’t an appropriate resolution of this matter,” Reiter said, arguing that the charges leveled against Epstein were “very minor,” compared with what the facts called for. In a letter to parents of Epstein’s victims, Reiter said justice had not been served.


    Prosecutors in Acosta’s Miami office who had joined the FBI in the investigation concluded, according to documents produced by the U.S. attorney’s office, that Epstein, working through several female assistants, “would recruit underage females to travel to his home in Palm Beach to engage in lewd conduct in exchange for money … Some went there as much as 100 times or more. Some of the women’s conduct was limited to performing a topless or nude massage while Mr. Epstein masturbated himself. For other women, the conduct escalated to full sexual intercourse.”


    Epstein has a near-legendary reputation in New York financial circles as a money manager who made many millions for his clients. Although he never graduated from college, he taught advanced math at the Dalton School, one of the city’s top private schools, and went on to be a successful trader at Bear Stearns before starting his own firm, J. Epstein& Co., which managed the finances of clients who had a minimum of $1 billion in assets.


    Federal prosecutors detailed their findings in an 82-page prosecution memo and a 53-page indictment, but Epstein was never indicted. In 2007, Acosta signed a non-prosecution deal in which he agreed not to pursue federal charges against Epstein or four women who the government said procured girls for him. In exchange, Epstein agreed to plead guilty to a solicitation charge in state court, accept a 13-month sentence, register as a sex offender and pay restitution to the victims identified in the federal investigation.


    “This agreement will not be made part of any public record,” the deal between Epstein and Acosta says. The document was unsealed by a federal judge in a civil lawsuit in 2015.


    Reiter said in the 2009 deposition that federal prosecutors in Miami told him “that typically these kinds of cases with one victim would end up in a ten-year sentence.” Reiter said he was surprised not only by the decision to pull back from prosecuting the case, but also by the light sentence and liberal privileges granted to Epstein during his jail term.


    During Wednesday’s confirmation hearing Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) pressed Acosta about the plea agreement reached with Epstein.
    Acosta told the committee that the case started at the state level before the Department of Justice decided to get involved. He said the original charge debated would not have led to any jail time and that “based on the evidence,” prosecutors decided to go with a deal where Epstein would have to register as a sex offender and agree to a two-year prison sentence.


    His testimony Wednesday reflected Acosta’s explanation of his decision in a “To whom it may concern” letter that he released to news organizations three years after the decision: “The bottom line is this: Mr. Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire, served time in jail and is now a registered sex offender. He has been required to pay his victims restitution, though restitution clearly cannot compensate for the crime.” Acosta wrote that the case against Epstein grew stronger over the years because more victims spoke out after Epstein was convicted.


    Acosta is Trump’s second nominee to be secretary of labor; the first, Andrew Puzder, withdrew last month after Senate Republicans questioned his past employment of an undocumented housekeeper. Support for Acosta seems strong, as some Democrats and union leaders have joined with Senate Republicans in praising the nominee, who has been confirmed for federal positions three times in the past.


    In the 2011 letter explaining his decision in the Epstein case, Acosta said he backed off from pressing charges after “a year-long assault on the prosecution and the prosecutors” by “an army of legal superstars” who represented Epstein, including Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz; Kenneth Starr, who as independent counsel led the investigation that brought about President Bill Clinton’s impeachment; and some of the nation’s most prominent defense attorneys, such as Roy Black, Gerald Lefcourt and Jay Lefkowitz.


    “The defense strategy was not limited to legal issues,” Acosta wrote. “Defense counsel investigated individual prosecutors and their families, looking for personal peccadilloes that may provide a basis for disqualification.”


    Dershowitz said in an interview that no such effort to rattle the prosecutors ever took place. “That’s just dead wrong,” he said. “I would never participate in anything of that kind. Of course we investigated the witnesses but not Acosta’s deputies. That’s absurd.”


    Acosta’s “intention was to indict, and he fought hard and tried to get the best deal he could,” Dershowitz said. “We outlawyered him.” Epstein did not return a call seeking comment.


    Conchita Sarnoff, the author of “TrafficKing,” a book on the Epstein case, said in an interview that Acosta told her a few years after his decision not to prosecute that “he felt incapable of going up against those eight powerful attorneys. He felt his career was at stake.”


    In his letter about the decision, Acosta, who has been dean of the law school at Florida International University since 2009, acknowledged that “some prosecutors felt that we should just go to trial, and at times I felt that frustration myself.” He also complained that Epstein “received highly unusual treatment while in jail,” including being allowed to serve much of his sentence in the county jail rather than a state prison, and being permitted to leave the jail six days a week to work at home before returning to jail to sleep.


    “The treatment that he received while in state custody undermined the purpose of a jail sentence,” Acosta said.


    Dershowitz said Acosta “was very anxious to prosecute” Epstein, but “we persuaded them that they didn’t have enough evidence of interstate transportation” of the underage girls to warrant federal charges.


    But Reiter, the former police chief, said the FBI had evidence “from flight logs or something” that an underage victim “was transported on an aircraft of Mr. Epstein.”


    “Some may feel that the prosecution should have been tougher,” Acosta wrote. “Evidence that has come to light since 2007 may encourage that view.” But the prosecutor argued that his office’s investigation allowed state prosecutors to strengthen their charges against Epstein. And Acosta said that those who disagree with his decision “are not the ones who at the time reviewed the evidence available for trial and assessed the likelihood of success.”


    The deal Acosta made with Epstein precluded any new federal prosecution based on offenses he may have committed between 2001 and 2007, but in Florida, Trump is on the witness list in a civil case in which two attorneys accuse federal prosecutors of having deceived Epstein’s victims by failing to inform them that they would not charge Epstein.


    Lawyers for the women argue that they had a right under the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act to know about Acosta’s deal with Epstein. They say Acosta sought to keep the deal under wraps to avoid “the intense public criticism that would have resulted from allowing a politically-connected billionaire” to escape from federal prosecution.


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    Although Trump and Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane and visited his homes, neither president has been accused of taking part in the sexual misdeeds. But lawyers for Epstein’s victims say Trump nonetheless may have useful information. Trump banned Epstein from his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach “because Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club,” Bradley Edwards, an attorney who represents three of the young women, said in court documents.


    Lawyers involved with the various Epstein cases said there is virtually no chance that the president will be required to testify in a matter in which both sides agree his involvement was tangential.


    Trump and Clinton are both among the dozens of names that appeared in a “black book” of Epstein’s phone contacts that his houseman, Alfredo Rodriguez, obtained. Rodriguez, who died in 2015, was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2010 after he tried to sell the book for $50,000 to lawyers representing Epstein’s victims. In the book, Rodriguez circled the names of contacts he said were involved in sexual misbehavior at Epstein’s properties. There were no circles around the names of Trump, Clinton or other boldfaced names such as former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, former British prime minister Tony Blair, and celebrities Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, David Frost and Jimmy Buffett.


    Rodriguez spent 18 months in prison, five months longer than Epstein served in jail.


    Epstein has continued to move among his homes in New York City, where he owns one of the largest private residences in Manhattan, Palm Beach and the Caribbean.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...6b5_story.html

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    BUSTED: Trump campaign chair caught in a motel room with an underage boy

    by Sarah K. Burris - 15 Mar 2017

    Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey
    is facing numerous charges from Moore police after he was caught in a Super 8 Motel room with a minor boy.

    According to KOCO reporter Bret Buganski‏, police are recommending the Republican lawmaker be charged with soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1,000 feet of church and transporting purpose of prostitution.

    "On March 9 ... officers of the Moore Police Department were contacted in reference to a welfare check at a local hotel," Lt. Kyle Dudley told NewsOK.com. "Responding officers found a juvenile male in a hotel room which was also occupied by an adult male. The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no additional information can be released at this time."

    An employee of the hotel confirmed to KOCO that a man named "Ralph Allen Shortey" checked in at approximately 12:20 a.m. asking for a room with two beds. Just 30 minutes later the police arrived responding to a "welfare check," though no one has come forward admitting to the call.

    No one has been arrested and no charges have been filed, but text messages between the boy and Shortey are being investigated by police. Shortey's legislative office door was found to have a note saying that he would be gone for the week.

    Shortey was the state chair of President Donald Trump's campaign during the primary elections.


    "I am proud and honored to have been tapped as Chairman of the campaign for Oklahoma," Shortey wrote on his Facebook Sept. 2015, according to The Lost Ogle. "We are very excited for the opportunity to have Mr. Trump here," he said announcing a rally for Trump at the Oklahoma State Fair.

    Shortey has been in office since 2010 and is most known for a bill he proposed to ban fetuses in food. NewsOK reports Shortey has been married to his high school sweetheart since 2002 and that he studied at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda. A direct mail piece sent to Shortey's constituents show that he was also endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his opposition to immigration and immigrants and by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) for his "conservative principles." Beth and Dog the Bounty Hunter hosted a rally for Shortey's election in 2014.

    "The Oklahoma Republican Party takes all accusations against elected officials seriously, especially when the welfare of a minor is involved," Pam Pollard of the Oklahoma Republican Party said in a statement. "We have reached out to Senator Shortey for comment and have not heard back from him at this time. We await the report from law enforcement on whether charges will be filed."

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/bust...n-underage-boy

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    First Trump supported his editor, Milo Yiannopolos, at Breitbart for promoting pedophilia; then Trump made comments that boys raped by women enjoy it and like it; and now his campaign chair is arrested for pedophilia...not to forget lawsuit against Trump for raping a 13 year old girl starts in December.

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    Israeli Paid Colombians To Film Violent Child Pornography

    February 26, 2017/1 Comment/in Jewish Sex crimes /by Joe Levin

    An Israeli man was charged on Sunday with commissioning the production of violent child pornography and possessing huge quantities of exceedingly graphic videos and pictures.

    According to the charge sheet in the Tel Aviv District Court, the suspect has been consuming abusive and often pedophilic pornography for years, downloading thousands of videos and tens of thousands of pictures from the so-called “dark web,” an unmapped portion of the internet that is often used by criminals to buy and sell illicit wares.

    The man’s name was being withheld by the court, but he is described as approximately 50 years old and from central Israel.

    He is an employee of Israel’s defense services, though the court did not specify which branch.

    The suspect was arrested on February 13, but was released to house arrest two days later on condition that he keep away from computers and cellphones.

    According to the State Attorney’s Office, while under house arrest the suspect accessed the internet anyway and “solicited the abuse of children.”

    On Sunday, the Tel Aviv court agreed to a demand by the state prosecutors to keep the suspect in custody until the end of his trial.

    The man is not accused of personally assaulting children, but is suspected of paying others to do so on multiple occasions.

    He allegedly used websites on the dark web to contact producers of graphic, violent pornography, as well as consumers of it.

    According to the charge sheet, the suspect made contact with two movie producers in Colombia in April 2015 and paid them NIS 5,700 ($1,550) to make him a film that would include a woman viciously attacking a young boy.

    “The demand was that it should hurt the boy during filming and that you should be able to see the boy suffer,” according to the indictment.

    He allegedly reached out to the producers through the internet and paid them through the Paypal money transfer website.

    The suspect remained in contact with the Colombian producers until his arrest in January and commissioned eight additional videos showing sexual violence perpetrated against children.

    These videos featured both physical violence against the young children and rape according to the indictment.

    After watching the videos, the man allegedly complained to the producers that “they were not as extreme as he demanded.”

    Nevertheless, he allegedly promised to purchase more videos from them and put the producers in touch with other potential customers, according to the indictment.

    On two separate occasions in October 2016, the suspect allegedly contacted women online and offered to pay them NIS 1,100 ($300) to sexually abuse a child so that he could watch through the Skype video messaging application.

    In both instances, the women said they “would not be able to make a movie in accordance with” his requests, according to the charge sheet.

    The suspect is also accused of helping disseminate child pornography, as well as videos of severe animal cruelty.

    According to the indictment, the suspect had in his possession “hundreds of gigabytes” of pornographic content, which included videos showing bestiality and the rape of women, children and infants.

    The suspect also collected videos of animals being dismembered while they were still alive
    , according to the charge sheet.

    He allegedly gave out passwords to his collection on 280 occasions so that others could watch the videos that he had collected.

    The suspect will be prosecuted by the state attorney’s cyber crimes division.

    He was charged with soliciting the use of a minor’s body for the creation of child pornography, attempting to solicit the use of a minor’s body for the creation of child pornography, soliciting the abuse of a child, attempting to solicit the abuse of a child, publishing illegal pornography, publishing child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.

    http://www.totpi.com/israeli-paid-co...d-pornography/

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    Father imprisons daughter for decades fathering children in incest rape

    'No one will believe me': Chilling first words of Josef Fritzl's daughter who was held prisoner for 24 years by her evil father who raped her

    The heartbreaking first words of the woman held captive by Josef Fritzl for 24 years have been revealed as 'no one will believe me'.



    Elisabeth Fritzl was interviewed by police chief Willibald Reitner shortly after she was freed from the clutches of her evil father, who raped her 3,000 during her captivity.

    Mr Reitner has spoken about the horrific case for the first time in an interview for a Channel 5 documentary.

    He revealed that during conversations about her father, Elisabeth, now 52, refused to refer to Josef by his name, simply saying 'him'.

    The head of criminal investigation in Amstetten, Austria added: 'Elisabeth didn't say anything. She said: 'No one will believe me anyway'.

    'Then we changed our tack and we told [her] "well, maybe you are the victim?2 Suddenly Elisabeth had a different expression about her.

    'After that she said, "If I tell this exactly how it all happened, no one will ever believe me".

    'Then Elisabeth put down some conditions, she didn't want to see him again – she meant Fritzl. She never spoke about Fritzl, or her father, she always referred to him as 'him'.

    'And she was really afraid that no one would believe her, and that everyone would only believe the father.'

    Fritzl, now 82, is serving a life sentence after repeatedly raping Elisabeth and fathering seven children by her while keeping her imprisoned in his cellar.






    She gave birth to the children while held captive - with three of them ending up trapped inside with her.

    But the cellar has now been closed up with 200 tons of concrete after the house became a bizarre tourist attraction.

    Fritzl was jailed in March 2009 after pleading guilty to imprisonment and rape.

    He kept three of them with him and his wife Rosemarie, who was oblivious to what lay beneath her home.

    She thought the three children had been abandoned by Elisabeth after Fritzl convinced her that their daughter had ran away and the evil rapist masqueraded as the children's grandfather.

    It was the critical illness of Elisabeth's 19-year-old incest daughter Kerstin in April 2008 which finally heralded the end of the secret cellar and its inhabitants.

    Under pressure from a terrified Elisabeth, who warned that Kerstin would die unless she received medical attention, Fritzl took her to hospital.

    The house on Ybbsstrasse in Amstetten, Austria, became a symbol of evil after the revelation.

    As part of the documentary, psychiatrist Dr Heidi Kastner, who interviewed Fritzl claims that he was 'born to rape'.

    She added: 'What he described with these rather blunt words was his need to dominate women, to dominate somebody. And to dominate the person sexually.

    'And it was a need he felt, he couldn't give a reason for that need but it was something that he knew was inside him.'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4eO3BNQrM

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    2 High-Level Govt Child Trafficking Rings Busted and American Media is Silent

    By Jack Burns - March 15, 2017


    In late 2016, the government's spin machine made it a point to feature "pizza gate," only to mock anyone who would ever believe it to be true. The thought that high-level government officials in the U.S. would or could ever be involved in sex-trafficking or pedophilia was presented as far-fetched conspiracy theory, only believed by the fringe elements of society. But as The Free Thought Project has reported on numerous occasions, pedophilia involving high-level government officials is becoming the norm rather than the exception.

    In the North Bengal region of India, a child welfare officer, India's equivalent of a Child Protective Services official was arrested for her role in a child-trafficking ring. Sasmita Ghosh's arrest makes the seventh as of late. The State's Criminal Investigative Department (CID) made the arrests. According to the Hindu, "The CID had unearthed the child trafficking racket during raids at homes and nursing homes in Baduria area of North 24 Parganas district, in Behala in the southern fringes of Kolkata and some other parts of south Bengal in November last year."

    Abortion clinics in the area were convincing mothers to give birth to their children in exchange for money ranging between $1,400 and $4,500 USD. Other birthing centers told mothers their children were stillborn, when they weren't, allowing the clinic to steal the babies for sale on the black market. The children were transported in bread baskets to nursing homes in the area where they would remain until they were sold into servitude, as sex slaves, or brothels.

    "It is a huge network of NGOs, nursing homes, doctors and middlemen dealing in illegal adoption and baby trafficking that the police have busted. Our men are now building on the huge leads they have already got in this case," Rajesh Kumar, CID's Additional Director General told the press. Additionally, investigators believe foreigners were buying the children. Currency from other countries was found at the same time the children were discovered. Several corpses and skeletons of infants were also unearthed in the raided businesses.

    Child trafficking is on the rise in the U.S. In 2006, a woman living in North Carolina, Mercedes Farquharson, fled the country when it was discovered she'd been using two young girls as house slaves, forced to farm the land, and do all the household chores, along with cooking and cleaning. In 2009, she was arrested in Bulgaria, where she'd fled to escape justice.

    The trafficking of children isn't limited to lowly child-protective service workers either. Hama Amadou, an opposition leader in the Sahel state of Niger was sentenced to one year in prison for providing babies to Niger's elite society. "Prosecutors claim that Amadou was one of a group of people accused of smuggling babies from Nigeria via Benin to wealthy couples in Niger by falsely claiming the parenthood of around 30 children," according to Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's international newsgroup. Childlessness is Niger is looked down upon, so one way the elitists solved their own infertility problem was to take someone else's child as their own.

    DW described what happened after they acquired a child, "At the turn of the last decade, Niger's elite went through a baby boom. Women who had been childless for years were suddenly celebrating the birth of their first child." The miraculous blessings of motherhood reportedly came at the expense of someone else's presumably stolen, purchased, or seized baby. Amadou was tried in asentia and his lawyer says the allegations are politically motivated.

    Closer to home, Child Protective Services, as TFTP has consistently reported, is authorized to kidnap children at will, and place those children in foster care homes. The government's own agency charged with protecting children, routinely displaces babies, children, and adolescents away from their parents in order to supposedly protect those children.

    Many of those same CPS workers are abusers as well, who sometimes place those kidnapped children in the homes of sexual predators, where they are routinely victimized. The terrorist organization evokes fear in the hearts of so many parents. The power CPS possesses is legally unmatched in all of society. If you'd like to peruse our archives of CPS articles, you can do so by clicking here. Children are being ripped from their parents for something as innocent and well-intentioned as homeschooling.

    If child trafficking arrests of government officials can happen around the world, why is it so far-fetched to think it cannot and does not happen here in the U.S.? The reality of the situation is that it is not at all far-fetched and even admitted. But the American spin machine is able to make anyone who talks about it look like a crazy person. The problem is getting so large, however, these sickos are having a hard time keeping it under wraps. As the Free Thought Project previously reported, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney says if the government actually investigated it, child trafficking would destroy both Democrats and Republicans.

    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/2-h...edia-coverage/

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    More Very Bad Behavior: Navy SEAL Accused of Hoarding Child Pornography

    4.24.2017

    Hot on the heels of revelations of the widespread dissemination of pornography within the forces of the US military, including web hosting by soldiers of illicit content and service members moonlighting as adult film stars, a new accusation has charged a Navy SEAL with rape, sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

    According to recent charges revealed in a Virginia-based federal court, a Navy SEAL based in San Diego, California, kept an undisclosed number of images containing child pornography on his cell phone, filmed himself molesting a sleeping girl, and raped a woman after she passed out while the two were drinking alcohol together.


    Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle Seerden, of the Navy's SEAL Team One, was arrested in San Diego earlier this month after investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) discovered evidence of child pornography on Seerden's phone in the process of investigating his rape of a 27-year-old woman, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

    Seerden is accused of raping the woman after she fell asleep while the two were drinking alcohol at his hotel room in a Norfolk, Virginia, military base.

    He is also accused of being in possession of an undetermined number of child pornogaphy images, as well as video-recording himself sexually molesting a girl, whose age was not disclosed by NCIS, while she was asleep.

    Alongside the notorious online network of US Marine service members sharing and hosting illicit photographs and personal information of female members of the force, often without their consent or knowledge, and the outing of a decorated Navy SEAL who was working as a pornographic film star to make ends meet, the US military's branded image has been battered recently by two other incidents of note, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Just last month Virginia-based SEAL Chief Special Warfare Operator Stephen Varanko III was found guilty of sexual harassment and battery by a US military tribunal, and, last summer, SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Theo Andrew Krah, stationed in San Diego, was arrested after beating and stabbing to death a man, following a fight on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201...ld-porn-hoard/

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    Elbert Angus: This is normal behavior for the psycho US forces. They are sick and that is why they do what they do.

    Jana Kravina: Over 800 U.S. military bases , hundred of rapists and pedophiles.

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    The Vatican Has Paid Close To $4 Billion To Settle Child Molestation Lawsuits

    By Alexa Erickson - August 12, 2016

    The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues to happen. If you watched the movie Spotlight, perhaps you have an idea of just how things are going down. But let’s break it down to date.

    While you can’t put a price on the innocence of a child, you can put a price on just how much the Roman Catholic Church has paid out in lawsuits over the never-ending epidemic of child molestation wreaking havoc in its ranks.

    According to Jack and Diane Ruhl of the National Catholic Reporter, who decided to research this particular topic, since 1950, the Vatican has spent a disgusting $3,994,797,060.10. That’s nearly $4 billion to keep things hush hush. That number may even be a bit conservative, as we cannot know for sure the agreed upon “under the table” amount.

    The figure is based on a three-month investigation of data, which includes a review of over 7,800 articles from LexisNexis Academic and NCR databases and information from BishopAccountability.org. Reports from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops were also used.

    If the amount of money dished out was divided evenly amongst the U.S.’s 197 dioceses, each one would get almost $20 million. An incredible amount of cash from hard working people who support the good faith and intentions of the Church — people who are parents to little boys being sexually abused — is being used to cover up unfathomable crimes executed by priests.

    In the early nineties, a monk who worked at the Vatican opened up to The New Yorker, admitting: “You wouldn’t believe the amounts of money the church is spending to settle these priestly sexual-abuse cases.” By 1992, U.S. Catholic dioceses had given 400 million dollars to settle hundreds of molestation cases. That was a shocking chunk of change then, and that figure has only risen exponentially since. The men running the Vatican are well aware of the problem, and yet they refuse to provide justice.

    When Pope Francis addressed hundreds of bishops on the issue, he said:

    I realize how much the pain of recent years has weighed upon you, and I have supported your generous commitment to bring healing to victims — in the knowledge that in healing we too are healed — and to work to ensure that such crimes will never be repeated.

    His words of “generous commitment” only further show just how tightly knit the Church truly is — worried more about reputation than morality.

    “The people he was talking to are the people who moved the pedophiles around to prey on kids,”
    said John Salveson, a 59-year-old Philadelphia businessman who was abused as a child by a priest. “If you gave me 100 years to pick a word to describe the U.S. bishops’ reaction to this crisis, ‘generous’ would never make the list.”

    Terry McKiernan, who runs BishopAccountability.org, noted that Francis overlooked the fact that many dioceses around the country haven’t disclosed the names of abusers, and furthermore, continue to lobby against reforming statute of limitations laws that shield priests from prosecution for crimes from the past.

    David Clohessy, executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, was once optimistic that Francis would push for change in how the Church handled the scandal, but has since lost hope. “There’s nothing he could say that would be helpful, because Catholic bishops have said it all before — ‘I’m sorry, we didn’t know, we’ll do better.’ We’ve heard that for decades,” he said. “This is a pope who has refused to take steps to expose one predator or punish one enabler. . . . He could simply defrock, demote, discipline, or even clearly denounce just one complicit bishop. He refuses, not one.”

    Spanning many hundreds of years, children have suffered
    at the hands of child predators who remain safe in the authority and integrity of an honorable faith, yet organizations, investigators, reporters, etc. continue to raise awareness, while the Catholic Church continues their fight to block bills that would extend the statute of limitations for reporting sex abuse.

    http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/08/12/the-vatican-has-paid-close-to-4-billion-to-settle-child-molestation-lawsuits/


    Catholic Church Found Guilty in 400 Child Sex Abuse Cases; Files for Bankruptcy

    Unable to Settle Lawsuits for Victims of Pedophile Priests

    By: Jay Greenberg - April 21, 2017

    A Montana Roman Catholic diocese has filed for bankruptcy following a court ruling finding the church guilty in over 400 cases of child sex abuse.

    Church officials confirmed that the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is unable to settle the lawsuits that have been so far been filed by 72 of the victims of pedophilia at the hands of Catholic priests.

    This is the second diocese in Montana to file for bankruptcy over child abuse lawsuits in less than three years, with the total number of cases of sex abuse by priests, nuns and church volunteers reaching a staggering 760 victims since 2014 in Montana alone, with payouts from lawsuits in the tens of millions.

    None of the accused in the cases are expected to face criminal charges for the sex abuse crimes
    , due to a large number of the culprits now being deceased, and the church traditionally handles such cases internally, with discipline usually involving a priest being relocated to a different church.

    The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings said it expected to make the Chapter 11 reorganization filing, and the diocese and its insurance carriers would contribute to a fund to compensate victims and set aside additional money for those who have not yet come forward.

    The Billings Gazette reports: "On behalf of the entire Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, I express my profound sorrow and sincere apologies to anyone who was abused by a priest, a sister or a lay church worker," Bishop Michael Warfel said in a statement. "No child should experience harm from anyone who serves the church.

    "None of those who have been credibly accused are active in parish ministry and nearly all are deceased, Warfel said.

    Attorney Timothy Kosnoff, who represents some of the plaintiffs, said it marked the 15th diocesan bankruptcy in the U.S. involving sex abuse claims.

    "Bankruptcy represents the only realistic mechanism for working through the myriad of issues involved in a case of this nature," he said. "Despite this sensible step forward, a speedy resolution is unlikely, and the future of the diocese remains clouded.

    "The Diocese of Helena filed for bankruptcy in early 2014 to settle about 360 claims of abuse and sexual abuse by priests, nuns and lay workers who served in the diocese.

    http://discerningthemystery2000plus....ty-in-400.html
    http://www.neonnettle.com/features/8...for-bankruptcy



    Church of England failed child victims of sexual abuse while 'colluding' with disgraced bishop, report finds

    Archbishop of Canterbury describes report as 'harrowing reading'

    22 June 2017

    The Church of England “concealed” evidence of child abuse by a former bishop stretching over two decades, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said, following a major independent review.
    The report, Abuse of Faith, found senior figures in the church “displayed little care” for the victims of disgraced former bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 after admitting to carrying out a string of historical sex offences against teenage boys and young men in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.


    Dame Moira Gibb, its author, said the Church’s “failure to safeguard so many boys and young men still casts a long shadow”.



    “Ball’s priority was to protect and promote himself and he maligned the abused,” the report said.

    “The Church colluded with that rather than seeking to help those he had harmed, or assuring itself of the safety of others.”

    Responding to the report, Mr Welby said: “Abuse of Faith makes harrowing reading: the Church colluded and concealed rather than seeking to help those who were brave enough to come forward.

    “This is inexcusable and shocking behaviour and although Dame Moira notes that most of the events took place many years ago, and does not think that the Church now would conduct itself in the ways described, we can never be complacent, we must learn lessons.”

    Prosecutors had considered charging Ball with some offences in 1993, but the then-Bishop of Gloucester avoided a trial by accepting a caution for the abuse of one young man and resigned his post.

    After Ball was convicted last year, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey denied presiding over a cover-up in the 1990s, but said he regretted failing to deal properly with Ball’s victims.

    The failure of Lambeth Palace to pass on six letters of allegations to the police, while giving them one which was of “least concern”, “must give rise to a perception of deliberate concealment”, the report stated.

    In criticising Mr Carey, the report said he “set the tone for the Church’s response to Ball’s crimes and gave the steer which allowed Ball's assertions that he was innocent to gain credence”.

    Responding, Mr Carey said he accepted the criticisms and apologised to Ball’s victims.

    “I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind those allegations,” he said.

    Lord Carey’s successor, Lord Rowan Williams, was also censured for implementing change at the church “at a pace which now seems lamentably slow”.

    After reading the report, Mr Williams said in a statement: “It is clear I did not give adequate priority to sorting out the concerns and allegations surrounding Peter Ball at the earliest opportunity.

    “I recognise such a delay is likely to have increased the pressure and distress experienced by the survivors of his abuse and I am sincerely sorry for this.”

    Ball was released from prison in February having served 16 months.

    A spokesperson for the NSPCC said: “It is utterly disgraceful to discover that collusion at the heart of the Church of England led to the abuse of so many young men and boys.

    “Abuse in our most revered institutions must be exposed and investigated, offenders brought to justice, and victims given confidence to come forward.”

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    OK Senator Arrested for Child Prostitution After Being Caught with Teen Boy

    By Matt Agorist - March 16, 2017



    Moore, OK - Moments ago, the Cleveland County District Attorney's Office announced three felony charges against State Sen. Ralph Shortey, including engaging in child prostitution. The charges come after Shortey was caught in a motel room last week with an underage boy.

    According to the DA's office, Shortey has been charged with three felony counts, including:

    • Engaging in child prostitution
    • Engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church.
    • Transporting minor for prostitution/lewdness.

    The investigation was launched when the teen boy's parents called police after finding disturbing text messages between him and their son. When police began their investigation into the texts, they found Senator Ralph Shortey in a motel room with the boy.

    According to KOCO 5, on Thursday they obtained a search warrant that was served during the investigation. In the search warrant, police said they found the juvenile's Kindle Fire tablet that contained conversation between him and Shortey pertaining to sexual activities in exchange for money. The tablet was seized as evidence.

    Police officials released the following statement on the department's Facebook page:

    "There has been a great deal of interest in an incident that occurred in Moore on March 9th, 2017 at a local hotel. At this time, an investigation is still ongoing. The Moore Police Department is committed to responding to and fulfilling requirements of the Oklahoma Open Records act. The Moore Police Department will be providing prompt and reasonable access to records for public inspection once the release of those records will no longer hinder any ongoing investigation and when the records have been compiled.

    According to the redacted police report, the boy was uncertain as to why he was in the hotel room - not knowing if it was for "illegal narcotics or for sexual activity."

    During the raid on the hotel room, the boy admitted to selling weed to Shortey in the past and said he had known him for about a year. When police searched the Kindle found in the room, they found evidence of Shortey attempting to solicit "sexual" stuff from the underage teen.

    Police also noted that they smelled marijuana and found a backpack with a bottle of lotion and condoms, according to the report.

    Shortey, who has been a senator since 2010, is no stranger to media coverage, as his controversial bills have garnered him quite a bit of attention over the years. Shortey was also the state chair of President Donald Trump's campaign during the primary elections.

    "I am proud and honored to have been tapped as Chairman of the campaign for Oklahoma," Shortey wrote on his Facebook Sept. 2015, according to The Lost Ogle. "We are very excited for the opportunity to have Mr. Trump here," he said, announcing a rally for Trump at the Oklahoma State Fair.

    Upon news of the allegations, on Wednesday, the Senate moved to punish Shortey by revoking his privileges.

    * The measure suspended his positions as vice chairman of the Committee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Select Agencies of the Appropriations Committee.

    * It suspended his memberships in the Committee on Retirement and Insurance, the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Appropriations.

    * His executive assistant was reassigned.

    * Shortey was directed to return his state-owned laptop and any other state-owned property in his possession, and he is no longer authorized to occupy his Capitol office or his assigned parking spot.

    * His name was removed as author or co-author of legislation under the Senate's control.

    Although Shortey has yet to be found guilty, the evidence, in this case, is overwhelmingly convincing. As the Free Thought Project has repeatedly pointed out, all too often those in positions of power are caught engaging in lewd acts with minors.

    Just this week, the Free Thought Project has reported on two high-level child trafficking rings that were busted. Not surprisingly, they received no media attention in the United States.

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    Pope aide George Pell charged with child sex abuse

    Australian police say top Vatican cardinal charged with multiple counts of 'historical sexual offences'.

    07.18.2017


    Australian police have charged a top Vatican cardinal with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offences.

    Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal.

    Victoria state Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said on Thursday police have summoned Pell to appear in an Australian court to face multiple charges of "historic sexual offences", meaning offences that generally occurred some time ago.

    Patton said the 76-year-old was charged on summons and was required to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18 for a hearing.

    Patton would not take any questions, citing the need to preserve the integrity of the judicial process.

    The Catholic Church in Australia said Pell "strenuously denies" the multiple sexual assault offences.

    "Cardinal Pell will return to Australia, as soon as possible, to clear his name following advice and approval by his doctors who will also advise on his travel arrangements," the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney said in a statement.

    "He said he is looking forward to his day in court and will defend the charges vigorously."

    "It is important to note that none of the allegations that have been made against Cardinal Pell have, obviously, been tested in any court yet," Patton told reporters in Melbourne.

    "Cardinal Pell, like any other defendant, has a right to due process."

    The charges are a new and serious blow to Pope Francis, who has already suffered several credibility setbacks in his promised "zero tolerance" policy about sex abuse.

    For years, Pell has faced allegations that he mishandled cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and, later, Sydney.

    His actions as archbishop came under intense scrutiny in recent years by a government-authorised investigation into how the Catholic Church and other institutions have responded to the sexual abuse of children.

    Last year, Pell acknowledged during his testimony to the commission that the Catholic Church had made "enormous mistakes" in allowing thousands of children to be raped and molested by priests.

    He conceded that he, too, had erred by often believing the priests over victims who alleged abuse.
    And he vowed to help end a rash of suicides that has plagued church abuse victims in his Australian hometown of Ballarat.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/0...003508489.html

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    Child Sex Trafficking through Child "Protection" Services Exposed - Kidnapping Children for Sex

    by Brian Shilhavy - April 25, 2017

    In this Buzzsaw interview (below), filmmaker Sean Stone interviews Tammi Stefano, the Executive Director of The National Safe Child (NSC), and exposes much of the corruption happening within Child Protection Services and Family Courts. This might be one of the few interviews currently available on the Internet that gives this much information on the child sex trafficking business that exists in LA County, and across the nation. Tammi Stefano reveals some very shocking information about the child and human trafficking business currently operating in the United States, which is a huge illegal business that brings in more money than the illegal drug trade and illegal arms trade combined.

    Tammi Stefano has spent over two decades on front lines fighting for child safety. She understands the emotions of being victimized, having survived a kidnapping in her younger years. Determination was the driving force that prompted her to go undercover to catch a pedophile school teacher.

    Child Protection Services do Not Protect Children – Hundreds of Children Murdered in CPS Care

    Picking up the interview at about the 9 minute mark, Stefano begins to explain that when there is an allegation of child abuse, law enforcement and child protection services (CPS) are the two entities that get involved. According to Stefano, the social workers working in child protection services across the country do not have the training to truly investigate child abuse, because child abuse is a crime. Stefano encourages the listeners of the program to call law enforcement, not CPS, if they encounter sexual or physical abuse of a child, because this is a crime, and CPS is not trained to handle crimes. Stefano says:

    The minute you call child protection services, you can rest assured that the investigation will not be done properly. Chances are the child will not be protected.


    She then gives the example of Los Angeles County, where in 2013 CPS took “thousands of children away from parents,” and that 570 children were murdered while in the care of CPS and away from their families.

    Foster Children Bring in Great Profits to the State

    At another point in the interview, Stefano relates how California benefits financially from having children in foster care. She states that adults who are incarcerated in the penal system on average cost the State about $48,000.00 per prisoner. For children taken in foster care, however, one child can bring in up to $1 million of revenue to the State. Children who need “extra care” are given many medical treatments, such as psychotropic drugs. (See: California’s Crisis: 1 Out of Every 4 Children in California’s Foster Care Prescribed Powerful Psychiatric Drugs)

    Stefano gives one example she encountered where a Los Angeles judge sent one mom’s son to a “behavioral modification camp” because he was allegedly labeled “defiant.” He was given electro-shock treatments, and these treatments were billed to the mother at a cost of $7000.00 per week. Stefano stated that the mother is still making payments on these “treatments,” while her son is now 23, and she still has 10 years left on her payment plan. To this day she does not know where her child was sent for these “medical services.”

    LA CPS Turning Foster Children Over to Known Sex Abuse Offenders

    When Stone asked her who CPS was turning these children over to with such “gruesome” statistics, Stefano replied that what she discovered, and what the Los Angeles Times was kind enough to publish, was that 1000 “convicted sex offenders” had been given a “green light” by CPS to become “approved foster parents” just in Los Angeles County.

    CPS Putting Children into Sex Trafficking is a Huge Problem

    At around the 25:15 point in the interview, Stone and Stefano begin to discuss the child sex trafficking problem. When Stone asks Stefano if she has encountered sex trafficking among children, she replies: “We need to cover it a lot more.”

    As an example, she mentioned a sex trafficking case with CPS in Orange County California last year. Stefano says that of 105 sexually abused victims that were found in this case, 65% of those victims were in the foster care system under CPS control, and they were allegedly never reported missing. Stefano says:

    What we are finding now is this trafficking is a lot bigger, and a lot more involved politically than we care to look at, or the media won’t cover. Everybody is afraid because there are some really big heavy hitters that are very influential that are involved.

    Children have been sold, and there have been cases, where children have been sold up to 75 times in one day. 75 times in one day…. someone has abused this child.

    The child trafficking industry, or human trafficking industry right now, makes more money than the illegal drug trade, and illegal arms trade, combined.

    So children are definitely a commodity. They are a commodity to make money.

    Stefano then relates the following story:

    Last year I had a case where a lovely young girl, a single mom – her mom was a great Italian woman who lives in Burbank. She was having some problems with her daughter. Her daughter started hanging out with the wrong crowd – good girl though – she just needed to be pulled back in.

    So her mom calls a friend at the police department, and she says, “You know, let’s put a little scare – I want to do something. I want to make sure she is OK.”

    He says, “You know, call Child Protective Services.”

    “Ok, I’ll try it.”

    She called Child Protective Services. They said, “We need to take her, and help out here.”


    They put this child – gorgeous – I mean she looks like model – 16 years old – (actually) 15 at the time – (and they put her) in this group home.


    The mom goes to visit her. It was near the holidays. She feels like “Alright, she is going to learn her lesson. She’ll never mess up again. This is a hard core lesson.”

    Her daughter’s gone. Her daughter and three other beautiful young girls.


    Now you have to be reminded that the gates around this group home, locally, are high. They are too high, and they are locked electronically. You are not getting out. And there is a full staff.

    While this staff says, “Gee, we were short staffed, and we just don’t know how this gate got open.”

    This mother daily for over one year posted – I mean she came on my show. She did not stop looking for her daughter. Her daughter is home (now.) She found her through the efforts of a combined community effort. And she is still healing. She was passed on to more people – she was so abused. She was locked up. She was a prisoner.

    Her and three others from a State-run (foster) group home. And how did the gates get open? It was near the holidays and they just don’t have an answer.

    Child Protection Services in America does not have a duty to report a child missing when the child is a ward of the State.

    Stefano then talks about an organization called “The Humanitarian Alliance” and a report they have that found within 48 hours after a child has aged out of the foster care system, because they have become 18 and have left their foster homes, 65 to 70% of them are captured into human trafficking syndicates. Stefano believes the only way this can happen is because those inside the foster care system are helping to arrange it to happen, for a fee.

    Listen to the entire shocking interview below. Note that the first 9 minutes discusses a new TV show and the controversial issue of corporal punishment. At about the 9 minute mark is where they begin to discuss the abuses within CPS.

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KjLMJgNtRA

    The Real Criminals in Child Abuse and Sex Trafficking do not Want this Information Public

    Tammi Stefano is the Executive Director of The National Safe Child Coalition (NSCC). At one point during the interview she related how her child advocacy campaigns have resulted in death threats from angry foster parents. She also stated that her website has been hacked, and that her phone has been tapped “numerous times.”

    As Stefano stated:

    “What we are finding now is this trafficking is a lot bigger, and a lot more involved politically than we care to look at, or the media won’t cover. Everybody is afraid because there are some really big heavy hitters that are very influential that are involved.”



    Male prostitutes toured Bush 41 White House before federal agents were sent into the streets to collect and destroy copies of this Thursday, June 29, 1989 Washington Times headline story by Paul M. Rodriguez and George Archibald which led to multiple follow-up stories. Image source.

    Stefano is the not the only one to step forward and reveal this kind of criminal child sex trafficking among powerful people.

    Back in 1989 the Washington Times published a report about an alleged illegal homosexual pedophile prostitution ring that involved members of Congress and the White House in Washington, D.C.

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5OJPeHCmhA

    The “scandal” eventually died down and nothing apparently happened.

    In 2010 a report linking over 5000 people in the Department of Defense to child pornography was leaked to the media, but the investigation only looked at a couple of hundred military people, and the investigation was terminated after 8 months. Senator Grassley talked about it briefly on CNN:

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7n316nGhVo

    Politicians are aware of child and human trafficking
    , and laws have been passed to supposedly address the problem. On May 29, 2015 S. 178, the “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015” was signed into law after much political fighting.

    However, based on the information we have learned from Tammi Stefano in this interview, as well as the testimony and reports of countless others, government funding is the PROBLEM, and not the solution! Ironically, this new bill that just passed under the auspices of dealing with child sex trafficking, might actually perpetuate the problem and make it worse, by funneling even more federal funds into social services for children and troubled youth.

    Will people truly aware of the problem, particularly in politics, really be able to do anything to solve this problem? Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer was one of the few who did speak out, and try to do something to stop this horrendous problem, but now she is dead. (Story here.)

    http://medicalkidnap.com/2015/07/21/...ldren-for-sex/

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    400 Children Rescued & 348 Adults Arrested After Police Take Down $4 Million Child Porn Empire

    December 2, 2016

    Nearly 400 children have been rescued and 348 adults arrested following an "extraordinary" international child pornography investigation in Canada, according to a report by NBC News.

    The three-year undercover project, named Project Spade, began back in 2010 when Toronto police officers first made contact with a man who had been sharing "very graphic images" of child sexual abuse.

    What they eventually found was a full blown child porn production and distribution company in Toronto that was distributing their content online. The site was run by 42-year old Brian Way and sold and distributed images of child exploitation to people across the world.

    The head of Toronto's Sex Crimes Unit said they enlisted the help of the United States Postal Inspection Service since many of the videos were being exported to the U.S. and began a joint investigation. After a seven-month long investigation, officers executed search warrants across the city of Toronto including at the business of Brian Way.

    It was there that investigators catalogued hundreds of thousands of images and videos of "horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst they have ever viewed," said the lead investigator at a recent press conference.

    Police seized over 45 terabytes of data from the $4-million business that distributed child porn to over 50 counties including Australia, Spain, Mexico, Sweden and Greece. As a result of the investigation thus far, 50 people were arrested in Ontario, 58 in other parts of Canada, 76 in the United States, and 164 internationally.

    What was most alarming was that many of the arrests were of people who worked with or closely interacted with children. Among those arrested were 40 school teachers, nine doctors and nurses, six law enforcement personnel, nine pastors and priests and three foster parents.

    In one particularly horrific example of those arrested, police found over 350,000 images and over 9,000 videos of child sexual abuse in the home of a retired Canadian school teacher. Some of the images were of children known to the man and he was also charged with sexually abusing a child relative.

    The inspector said an indispensable aspect to the success of the operation and the rescue of 386 children from child exploitation was the expansive cooperation between Toronto police and organizations worldwide.

    "[This] confirms that when we work together regardless of the borders that divide us we can successfully take down those who not only prey on our most vulnerable but also profit from it.

    - Read the original article on NBC News here.

    Child pornography has become more prevalent and larger than we would ever like to imagine. It is said to be a $3 billion dollar industry globally, generating massive amounts of money for people willing to exploit young children. While federal agencies work endlessly to fight this global issue and rescue the children affected, the people who actually get caught for the crime are just the tip of the iceberg.

    Child pornography has been expanding virally on the web for years and the material is only getting worse.
    In 2008, Internet Watch Foundation found 1,536 individual child abuse domains. Every week there are over 20,000 images of child pornography posted on the web (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 2003). Furthermore, U.S Customs Services estimates that illegal child pornography is offered by approximately 100,000 websites.

    To report an incident involving the possession, distribution, receipt, or production of child pornography, file a report on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)'s website at www.cybertipline.com , or call 1-800-843-5678.

    http://fightthenewdrug.org/400-child...d-porn-empire/

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    Groomsman jailed for having sex with a 15-year-old bridesmaid whom he gave 'several alcoholic drinks' to at a wedding reception


    • John Young, 29, was was jailed for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 2016
    • Girl was a bridesmaid at her relative's wedding when she was paired with Young
    • Police said Young gave the girl several alcoholic drinks at the reception
    • Members of wedding party spent night at hotel where girl and Young had sex
    • Young was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in prison and five years of probation




    A 29-year-old groomsman has been jailed for sexually assaulting [raping] the 15-year-old bridesmaid he escorted at a Pennsylvania wedding.

    John Sylvester Young pleaded guilty last week to statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors.

    The plea came after prosecutors dropped some of the charges against him.

    Young, who was a longtime friend of the groom, and the bridesmaid were paired together at a September 2016 wedding in the Pittsburgh area, according to the Tribune-Democrat.

    Police say Young gave the girl, who was related to the groom, several alcoholic drinks at the reception, kissed and touched her.

    Police have not said how the girl and the groom are related.

    Following the reception, the members of the wedding party returned to their hotel where they spent the night.

    According to police, the girl went to Young's room around 4am the next day and they had sex.

    For two weeks, the girl sent Young nude pictures of herself through Snapchat, according to the Tribune.

    But once the groom found out about the incident, he confronted Young, who admitted the girl had been in his hotel room.

    he groom immediately told police and charges were filed against Young in January.

    The family was left devastated even more once the 15-year-old was diagnosed with the STD chlamydia.

    She told police that she had only had sex with Young, according to the Tribune.

    Young was sentenced to 11.5 to 23 months in jail by an Allegheny County judge.

    He also must register as a sex offender for life and cannot have contact with the victim.

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    Britain First not that fussed about Church of England paedophiles

    Far-right group Britain First have claimed that Church of England paedophiles are much better than the Muslim ones.


    The ultranationalist [extremist] party, who marched through Rochdale yesterday in protest against non-Christian paedophiles, also insisted that Muslim grooming gangs are seriously damaging the prospects of our own indigenous nonces.


    “They’re finding it increasingly difficult to compete,” lamented Britain First leader Paul Golding.


    “Traditional tools upon which decent British paedophiles have relied, such as sweets, lost puppies and BBC studio tours have been replaced by high-performance vehicles, alcohol and drugs.


    “If we’re not careful, the endearing image of a bearded man with a carrier bag full of Sherbet Dip Dabs will disappear from our school playing fields forever.”


    Golding believes that spreading the word via social media could help save our hard-working nonces from the paedo scrapheap.


    “If your Twitter or Facebook profiles contain the words ‘patriot’ or ‘truth’ then there’s much you can do,” he explained.


    “Remind your followers and friends that British paedos, even the ones that have moved abroad, are every bit as capable as foreign paedos.


    “We can’t let British sex offenders suffer the same fate as the British car industry.”


    British paedophiles aren’t the only lawbreakers whose contribution to UK crime figures is being overlooked.


    32-year-old ATM thief Simon Williams insists that the disproportionate coverage that Romanian cashpoint fraudsters receive could force him to hang up his skimmer device for good.


    “I read in the paper the other week that Romanian gangs are behind 90% of all ATM fraud in the UK.


    “It’s scandalous that they’re getting all the credit for me taking people’s credit.


    “British crime should be for British people.”

    http://newsthump.com/2017/07/23/brit...d-paedophiles/

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    Melbourne archbishop says he'd rather go to jail than report child abuse heard in confession

    Denis Hart says ‘communication with God is of a higher order’ after child sex abuse inquiry calls for failure to report to become a criminal offence

    The archbishop of the archdiocese of Melbourne, Denis Hart, said he would risk going to jail rather than report allegations of child sexual abuse raised during confession, and that the sacredness of communication with God during confession should be above the law.

    He was responding to a report from the child sex abuse royal commission calling for reforms that, if adopted by governments, would see failure to report child sex abuse in institutions become a criminal offence, extending to information given in religious confessions.

    Speaking to ABC radio 774 in Melbourne, Hart said he stood by comments he made in 2011 that priests would rather be jailed than violate the sacramental seal.

    “I believe [confession] is an absolute sacrosanct communication of a higher order that priests by nature respect,” Hart said on Tuesday morning.

    “We are admitting a communication with God is of a higher order,” he said. “It is a sacred trust. It’s something those who are not Catholics find hard to understand but we believe it is most, most sacred and it’s very much part of us.”

    He said much of the abuse that occurred was historical and awareness of abuse was greater now, and he believed it was unlikely “anything would ever happen” today.

    But if someone were to confess they had been sexually abused or they knew of someone who had been, Hart said it would be adequate to encourage them to tell someone else outside of confession. For example, he would encourage a child to tell a teacher, who are already mandated under law to report.

    Confession, he added, was “perhaps the only opportunity where a person who has offended or a child who has been hurt can have the opportunity for broader advice,” he said.

    Meanwhile, the attorney general, George Brandis, responded to the commission’s recommendations by saying there were “important issues of religious freedom” to consider.

    Speaking to ABC’s Radio National program on Tuesday morning, Brandis said he was yet to read the recommendations from the child sex abuse royal commission’s report, released on Monday, due to “other ambient political events of the day”, presumably questions around the deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce’s citizenship.

    But he said: “The law does and always has protected certain categories of intimate professional relationships.”

    In its report the commission said it understood the significance of religious confession, “in particular, the inviolability of the confessional seal to people of some faiths, particularly the Catholic faith”.

    “However, we heard evidence of a number of instances where disclosures of child sexual abuse were made in religious confession, by both victims and perpetrators. We are satisfied that confession is a forum where Catholic children have disclosed their sexual abuse and where clergy have disclosed their abusive behaviour in order to deal with their own guilt,” the report said.

    “We heard evidence that perpetrators who confessed to sexually abusing children went on to reoffend and seek forgiveness again.”

    Father Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest and professor of law at the Australian Catholic University, joined Hart in saying he would not adhere to any legislative changes.

    “And if there is a law that says that I have to disclose it, then yes, I will conscientiously refuse to comply with the law,’’ Brennan told the Australian.

    ‘‘All I can say is that in 32 years no one has ever come near me and confessed anything like that. And instituting such a law, I say, simply reduces rather than increases the prospect that anyone ever will come and confess that to me.’’

    The CEO of the Australian Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council, Francis Sullivan, who has previously expressed frustration at the church’s lack of action in addressing child sexual abuse, said the seal of confession was one of the universal laws of the church.

    He said should Australia change the law, priests would be expected to obey the law, like everybody else, or suffer the consequences.

    “If they do not this will be a personal, conscience decision on the part of the priest that will have to be dealt with by the authorities in accordance with the new law as best they can,” he said.

    Brisbane’s Catholic archbishop, Mark Coleridge, said the relationship between priest and penitent in the sacrament of penance is unlike any other relationship, because the penitent speaks not to the priest but to God, with the priest only a mediator.

    “That needs to be kept in mind when making legal decisions about the seal of the confessional,” he told his diocesan newspaper the Catholic Leader.

    “So too does the need to protect the young and vulnerable in every way possible.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...-in-confession

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    1 in 5 Jew Children in Israel Has Been Sexually Abused

    One in five children in Israel has been sexually abused, according to a large study out of the University of Haifa Faculty of Social Work , Israel Radio reported.

    One in five children in Israel has been sexually abused, according to a large study out of the University of Haifa Faculty of Social Work , Israel Radio reported.

    The study surveyed 12,000 people between the ages of 11 to 17.

    Most of the victims said they did not report the abuse due to embarrassment, or that they didn't know where to turn or due to fear of punishment by the abuser for reporting.

    The study found that the percentage of boys who are sexually abused in Israel is slightly higher than girls.

    Professors Rachel Lev-Wiesel and Zvi Eisikovits, who led the study, surveyed youth from every sector in Israel except for the haredim who did not participate.

    The number of children reported to have suffered sexual abuse by their brothers nearly doubled last year over the previous year — 1,258 in 2014, compared to 691 in 2013 — according to Ministry of Social Affairs figures obtained by Haaretz. These figures are based on complaints reaching social workers across the country.

    Over the last 18 months a study was carried out that provides the first data on sexual abuse of their brothers. The study, conducted by Dr. Dafna Tenner of the Haruv Institute, which studies child abuse in the family, found that in 130 cases of sexual abuse by a brother, the average age of the victims was nine, and the average age of the offenders 14. In 96 percent of the cases the offenders were boys, with 67 percent of the victims being female.

    “It happens a lot in families and people aren’t sufficiently aware of the problem,” says Dr. Tenner. “There is usually a large age gap between offender and victim, but with several siblings the victim often starts abusing younger siblings.”

    The most common type of abuse involves touching private parts under the clothes (46 percent), with 35 percent of cases involving the touching of clothed private parts. In 11 percent of the cases there was penetration, and in eight percent there was indecent exposure of private parts.

    “This phenomenon wasn’t talked about 2-3 years ago but we now see a rise in the number of cases. It doesn’t mean that there are more, only that we are getting to more families,” says Haruv Institute director Prof. Asher Ben-Arye, who has been dealing with child abuse for more than two decades. “One parent told me something I can’t forget, making me understand why it’s so hard to report these cases. ‘You expect me to go through Solomon’s judgment with my children.’ Professionals also have to learn how to deal with this.”


    Three patterns of abuse found


    Three patterns of abuse emerged from the study: the “identified offender” in which an older, stronger brother abuses a younger, weaker one; a "normative routine" in which the two siblings hide their activities but accept them as normal; and a “deviant routine,” in which the siblings understand that their behavior is wrong.
    In some cases studied, the brother molesting his sibling brought along his friends to join in the abuse.

    http://www.countdown2040.com/ShowNew...exually-Abused

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    Husband and wife who plotted to drug and rape babies get early release from prison



    A married couple who planned to drug and rape babies have been released from jail after serving a fraction of their sentences.

    Kevin Barnett had suggested drugging children in sick WhatsApp messages to his wife Susan, so that he could enact his disturbing fantasies.

    His wife, in response, said she would be willing to comfort the child as they were raped. Another woman Nikita Moore, with whom Kevin was having an affair, also exchanged child abuse images with them.

    Kevin and his wife, who were both 28 at the time, were found guilty of arranging the commission of a child sexual offence and Nikita, 22, was convicted of conspiracy to commit child sexual offences.

    Kevin was jailed at Preston Crown Court for six years in February 2015, Susan for four-and-a-half years, and Nikita for four years.

    Nikita had even discussed having a baby with Kevin so that they could abuse it together – although prosecutors conceded that this particular horrific exchange was just fantasy.

    The 22-year-old from Birmingham, who was having an affair with Kevin, messaged him saying she thought about sexually abusing children ‘all the time’. She also told the court that the two had indulged in ‘unconventional’ sexual practices.

    After admitting the affair to Kevin’s wife Susan, the two women became ‘really close’ and began living together in Barrow, Cumbria. But Nikita continued to sharing disturbing child abuse images with Kevin.

    Summing up the case in 2015, Judge Christopher Cornwell had told Preston Crown Court: ‘You have heard the text exchange which at times no doubt disgusted you.

    ‘We could go on and on with the disgust, but the central question never goes away: was there a conclusive agreement and was there an agreement that it should be put into action?’

    Kevin and Nikita had pleaded guilty to offences relating to indecent images of children, while Susan also pleaded guilty to possessing extreme pornography showing sex with animals.

    The decision to grant parole is made by a panel, who consider a convict’s behaviour in prison, how likely they are to re-offend, and if they are a danger to the public. They also look at medical, psychiatric and psychological evidence if there is any.

    Once granted parole, an inmate is released on probation, during which time they must comply with various conditions – including regular offender management meetings or carrying out unpaid work.

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/04/husban...n-6902068/amp/

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    Teen Held Captive for a Month Escapes Kidnappers



    A 15-year-old teen held captive for a month was found safe after she apparently escaped her three kidnappers, officials in Minnesota said.


    Jasmine Block was located by the Alexandria Police Department on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 5, and she was transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, NBC News reported.


    15-year-old Jasmine Block was held captive. She was hospitalized after she was rescued.


    Three suspects were arrested in her disappearance. They were later identified as Thomas Barker, 32; Joshua Holby, 31; and Steven Powers, 20, according to the WCCO-TV.


    “Barker tied her up with zip ties and then he, his roommate, and friend over the next several weeks assaulted her and threatened her with weapons,” Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels told the station.


    According to this police update, she was left alone for the first time when she then escaped on Tuesday.
    Officials said she then swam across Thompson Lake. There, she ran to a farm, and a man called 911.
    On the way to the police station, Block was able to identify the vehicle of her kidnapper. Police gave chase and arrested one of the suspects.


    “This is an unbelievable young woman,” Wyffels added. “She has a lot of strength. We think a lot of her and her family. They’re all amazing people.”


    Officials said Jasmine was acquainted with at least one of the alleged kidnappers. Barker apparently convinced the girl to get into a vehicle on Aug. 8, and then brought her to a home in Carlos, Minnesota, where she was reportedly sexually assaulted.


    “I just want to say thank you for helping for never giving up!” Sarah Block, her mother, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. “I also ask to respect Jasmine myself and her sisters as we have been apart 4 weeks and it’s been a lot so give space.” She added: “I will not share any details as this is an ongoing investigation and I tell everyone to respect that.”


    The teen has since been reunited with her family.


    An investigation into her case is ongoing.

    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2293...es-kidnappers/

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    White Christian British volunteer teacher arrested for sexually abusing three blind boys suspected of assaulting 34 children

    Murray Dennis Ward has been living in India for 17 years, working as a senior manager at a telecoms company



    6 September 2017

    A British national suspected of abusing 34 children has been arrested in India.

    Murray Dennis Ward, who has been living in India for 17 years, was arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting three children at a blind school in south Delhi.

    The 54-year-old, from Gloucestershire, was initially a school donor before becoming a volunteer teacher.

    Investigators allegedly found more than 100 pictures and videos of children being sexually assaulted on Mr Ward's mobile phone, the Times of India reported.

    They also claimed to have looked into Mr Ward’s online chat records and discovered he was in contact with more than two dozen teenagers, both male and female.

    Some of the videos had been filmed from his phone and others were downloaded from the internet
    , authorities alleged..

    Mr Ward was interrogated by police officers and reportedly admitted to sexually abusing children.

    He was in India working as a senior manager for a telecoms company and met his alleged victims while conducting charitable work.

    Investigations continue and authorities have made a plea to reach out to any other potential victims.

    As Mr Ward is accused of being part of online chat groups where videos and photos of children being sexually abused were shared, investigations are continuing to determine whether or not he was a member of an international paedophile racket.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7932846.html

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    White Christian Sex offender jailed after changing his name to Mohammed to teach at mosque



    A convicted pedophile has been jailed after joining a mosque in Blackburn which teaches young children without informing them that he was a child sex offender.


    Frank Crampsey, 60, failed to inform the Islamic centre in Blackburn that he was a child sex offender when he started volunteering at a family fun day to celebrate Eid in July.


    He then started attending the Islamic centre on a daily basis amid warm reception by its members who gave him a £50 prize for his work during Eid festivities.


    The mosque was fully aware that his name was Frank but had asked to be called “Mohammed” as he felt his real name was not appropriate.


    But unknown to worshippers there, the convicted pedophile was subject to a strict court order preventing him from coming into contact with children, or entering any educational establishment.


    However, Preston Crown Court learned that Mr Crampsey, who had been jailed previously for sexual offences against young boys, did not reveal his past.


    Francis McEntee, prosecuting, told the court it was the fifth time Mr Crampsey has breached the terms of the Sexual Offenders Prevention Order, which was made in 2006 in respect of convictions dating back to 2001.


    Jailing him for five months, Judge Simon Newell, said: “For more than 10 years now you know you have been subject to this order.”


    “You know the terms of the order you are subject to and you know the reasons why.


    “That must have been very clear in your mind as this is not the first time you have come back to court to deal with breaches.”


    A mosque spokesman said: “We were totally unaware of Frank’s background and were only alerted when the police got in touch.


    “We are extremely thankful to the police for alerting us to this.”

    http://5pillarsuk.com/2017/09/17/sex...ach-at-mosque/


 

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