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Ex-USC professor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting Filipino boys

September 17, 2014 · 

(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) By RICHARD WINTON, KATE MATHER A former USC professor once on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted fugitives list pleaded guilty Friday to flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he groomed online. Walter Lee Williams, 65, admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign […]


Parents who do the unthinkable — kill their children

September 12, 2014 · 

Marisol Bello and Meghan Hoyer, USA TODAY 3:40 p.m. EDT September 11, 2014     I         In South Carolina, a 32-year-old father faces murder charges after he led police to the bodies of his five children, ages 1 to 8, who were  dumped on the side of an Alabama road. In Georgia, a 33-year-old […]


5 missing S.C. children found dead; father confesses

September 10, 2014 · 

Therese Apel, Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger 11:06 p.m. EDT September 9, 2014             JACKSON, Miss. — The father of five South Carolina children whose bodies were found in Alabama Tuesday confessed to killing them while  in custody in Mississippi, then led authorities to their bodies, according to Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton. […]


Researchers show how early stress hurts brain development

July 9, 2014 · 

( — MILWAUKEE — A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has shown that chronic stress of poverty, neglect and physical abuse in early life may shrink the parts of a child’s developing brain responsible for memory, learning and processing emotion.


'Run … kick … punch': Little girl thwarts abduction attempt

April 7, 2014 · 

By Kara Kostanich PARKLAND, Wash. – A 6-year-old Parkland girl is safe today because of her smart, quick actions when two men tried to kidnap her in broad daylight in her own neighborhood. The drama unfolded Wednesday as the little girl, Savanna Norman, was walking home after playing and jumping on the trampoline at the home […]


More than 66,807 cases of child abuse reported in Japan in 2012 Many thousands go unreproted.

August 5, 2013 · 

Singapore (Agenzia Fides via CNUA) Since 1990, Japan has started recording cases of child abuse and, since then, the phenomenon has never decreased, over 60 thousand a year. With social awareness and the increase of complaints, after 23 years, only in 2012 66,000 cases were registered. According to a recent report by Kyodo Agency, society […]


Taking the war to the sex traffickers Movement mobilizes church to rescue victims of child-porn industry

October 8, 2012 ·  By Drew Zahn

DES MOINES, Iowa – On Oct. 19, a new army will be recruited to combat the frightening abduction of thousands of children in the U.S. each year, some of whom are subject to sexual abuse and even slavery. The 10th Preventing Abuse Conference will convene at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines to inform, equip […]


Child Trafficking a Heinous Crime

September 20, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Child Trafficking a Heinous Crime by Fr. Shay Cullen Email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.)     Dublin, Ireland.  The most heinous crime one can think of is the abduction, trafficking, sale, rape and sexual abuse of little children. It’s a horrific […]


New law punishes hacking, online libel, Internet child porn

September 19, 2012 ·  , Gian C. Geronimo, TJD/HS, GMA News

Philippine authorities just got more teeth against computer-related offenses such as hacking, child pornography, and even online libel, after President Aquino signed the Cybercrime Prevention law. Defense lawyers have used the absence of a law to argue against punishing hackers and bloggers who attack the reputations of others. Turning frequent acts on the Internet into […]


End child labor pact signed

August 30, 2012 ·  , press release OneWorld .net 28 August 2012

    MoU signed between ILO and SAIEVAC to promote child rights     A “momentous partnership” agreement to promote children’s rights and child protection in South Asia has been signed by the Regional Secretariat of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The new Memorandum […]

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