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Philippine women, children trapped in cycles of abuse

March 7, 2016 ·  By Inday Espina-Varona, Manila, Philippines for


Family, societal pressures create a permanent underclass Children make up 77 percent of rape survivors in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, and the crime occurs at a rate of two every minute. Midyear 2015 data released by the national police showed rape cases surging 63.5 percent to 8,288 from 5,069 recorded in the first […]


Adam Johnson guilty of child sex charge

March 4, 2016 · 


Ex-England footballer Adam Johnson has been found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a girl aged 15. The jury at Bradford Crown Court found Johnson guilty of a charge of sexual touching, but not guilty on a charge relating to another sexual act. The former Sunderland player had previously admitted grooming the girl […]


UK missionary found guilty of sex charges against young girls.

March 4, 2016 · 


  A CHURCH missionary who said sex crime claims against him were dishonest and untruthful is facing jail after being found guilty of the allegations. The Reverend Craig Burrows – awarded an MBE for his charity work with underprivileged children in the Philippines – looked stunned when he was convicted. The 50-year-old former Richmond School […]


US bishops hid abuse of hundreds of children — grand jury

March 3, 2016 ·  By Agence France-Presse for


The report uncovered a ‘secret archive’ of damning evidence stuffed into boxes and filing cabinets in a church office in the central Pennsylvania diocese of Altoona-Johnstown NEW YORK, United States — Two American bishops spent four decades covering up sexual abuse of hundreds of children at the hands of 50 Catholic priests and clerics in […]


Jailed for abusing 9 year old children Brit is allowed to return to the Philippines when sentence served.

March 3, 2016 · 


A CHURCH missionary from North Yorkshire jailed in the UK for child sex crimes will be allowed to return to his Asian home on his release, appeal judges have ruled. Craig Martin Burrows, 50, who was awarded an MBE for his charity work with underprivileged children in the Philippines, was jailed in June this year. […]


UK downgrading of human rights sets dangerous precedent, says Amnesty

March 2, 2016 · 


Group criticises plans to scrap Human Rights Act, proposed new spying laws and relations with China, Saudi Arabia and Egypt Britain is setting a dangerous precedent by undermining human rights and contributing to a worldwide “culture of impunity”, Amnesty International has said in its annual report on the state of human rights. Plans to scrap the Human […]


Study finds human trafficking is judged unevenly by law, public.

March 2, 2016 · 


  The severity of the criminal penalty for human trafficking in the U.S. has no effect on the number of suspects who are arrested and prosecuted for the crime, according to a wide-ranging new study by Northeastern criminologist Amy Farrell and her research partners. The study also found that few states have developed the expertise […]


Brit paedo Trevor Monk jailed for 20 years for sex abuse on kids as young as 5

March 1, 2016 ·  By Nicole Morley for for

Trevor Monk, 47, a paedophile who filmed himself abusing young girls on a trip to the Philippines (Picture: NCA)

A British paedophile who filmed himself sexually abusing girls as young as five has been jailed for nearly 20 years. Trevor Monk, 47, paid thousands for access to the children during a two-week holiday in the Philippines. He even complained to a woman arranging the abuse that one of the girls was 16 instead of […]


The FBI resorts to unconventional means to crack down on child pornography: hosting a child pornography website

March 1, 2016 ·  By MARCO D'SOUZA for


The FBI used extreme measures to locate child pornography perpetrators on the Dark Web–using a hacking tool that revealed their true identity In what can only be deemed highly unusual, it was recently revealed on Motherboard that the FBI had to resort to actually hosting a website containing child pornography in order to locate and […]


The hard reality of Bangladesh’s child laborers

March 1, 2016 · 


There are 3.45 million child workers in the impoverished nation, says survey It’s Friday morning in Dhaka and 13-year-old Muhammad Sohel waits inside a public transport van to begin another day’s work as the driver’s assistant. Sohel’s job is to attract passengers and to their collect fares as the vehicle moves through the streets of […]

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