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US House told of slavery in Thai seafood industry.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to Bangkok Post.)

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  WASHINGTON — Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in US markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. “As has been reported for years, the Thai fishing industry is rife with forced labour, both on the high seas and within […]

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House panel told of modern-day slavery around world, including abuse in Thai seafood industry.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to US News.)

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 WASHINGTON (AP) — Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. “As has been reported for years, the Thai fishing industry is rife with forced labor, both on the high seas and within […]

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Columban priest targets traffickers of children in Philippine ministry.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to DENNIS SADOWSKI .)

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — Arriving in the Philippines from Ireland in 1969 as a young missionary priest, Columban Father Shay Cullen hardly expected he’d end up fighting a burgeoning sex industry. More than 45 years later, despite death threats and confrontations with uncooperative authorities, Father Cullen, 72, continues to patrols bars and hotels to free kids […]

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US House hearing: PH making only slow progress vs. trafficking

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to Globa Nation Inquirer.)

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  WASHINGTON, DC — The day before the US Senate finally passed a trafficking bill intended to punish perpetrators and increase support for victims, a House subcommittee was holding a hearing on which countries are effectively helping the millions of people who “live in sex or labor slavery today.” Among those countries is the Philippines. […]

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NBI raids cybersex den in Pateros

April 23, 2015 · 

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Rappler.com Published 10:03 PM, Mar 06, 2015 Updated 10:03 PM, Mar 06, 2015 The tip about the den comes from the US Department of Homeland Security MANILA, Philippines – A tip from the US Department of Homeland security led the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday, March 6, to a house in Pateros, Metro […]

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UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

April 23, 2015 · 

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UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery AP | Apr 14, 2015, 11.30AM IST By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS: UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram.In […]

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St. Louis Archbishop Didn’t Know Sex With Children Was a Crime

April 22, 2015 · 

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The St. Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal testified last month that he didn’t know in the 1980s whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children, according to a court deposition released Monday. Archbishop Robert Carlson, who was chancellor of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul at the time, […]

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3 countries investigate fishing slavery reported by AP

April 22, 2015 · 

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By ROBIN MCDOWELL and MARGIE MASON Apr. 2, 2015 6:53 PM ET BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen were abused and forced into catching seafood that could end up in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. A week after […]

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Scout leader faces Ipswich court on child exploitation charges after CCC raid

April 21, 2015 ·  By (Credit to ABC News Au)

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  A south-east Queensland scout leader has been released on bail after facing court charged with producing child exploitation material and indecent treatment of a child.   Brock Emil Dittman, 30, from West Ipswich, west of Brisbane, appeared in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today on 26 child exploitation offences. Dittman was targeted in a covert […]

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Scottish child abuse investigation unit is unveiled

April 21, 2015 ·  By (Credit to BBC News )

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A national task force aimed at tackling child sex abuse in Scotland has been formally launched. The National Child Abuse Investigation unit was unveiled by Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House and Education Minister Angela Constance. The unit, based in Livingston, will help local divisions investigate child sexual abuse. It will investigate both current and […]

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