One of Europe’s top police officers has warned of a sickening online trade in child torture porn. Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol, said offenders are using the untraceable online currency Bitcoin to pay for depraved ‘shows’, performed live on webcams, which see young children raped and burned. He said: ‘The level of depravity seems to be descending year on year, frankly, including what seems to be in vogue now, which is live webcam ‘shows’ of toddlers not just being raped but being burnt with cigarettes.
Gordon Stuckless, one of the most notorious pedophiles in Canada, has pleaded guilty to 100 more charges of abusing young boys as part of the infamous Maple Leaf Gardens sex ring. Stuckless, now 65, was in a Toronto courtroom Tuesday to answer to 108 charges involving 18 victims over a span of 20 years between 1965 and 1985. He admitted to most of them, including indecent assault, sexual assault and gross indecency, but pleaded not guilty to several charges, including sexual assault with a weapon and the rare count of buggery, The Canadian Press reported.
FLINT, MI — Flint police are looking for a woman who has removed her tether and has failed to check in as required. Kandice Combs, say police, has removed her tether, changed her address and has failed to check in as a sex offender. Combs is 32-years-old and 5′ 4″ tall, weighing 220 lbs.
HARTFORD, CT – Police in Hartford said a 2-month-old who was in critical condition after an incident on April 15 has died. Adore Marie Daniels died Tuesday shortly after 4 a.m., according to Lt. Brian Foley of the Hartford Police Department. Police said it looked like the child had been shaken. Marcus Rooks, Adore’s father, was arrested.
FBI agents from Houston are spearheading an international probe to determine how many students at elite private schools in nine countries fell victim to a teacher who authorities contend was a serial predator for more than four decades. The local agents went public with their investigation Tuesday, saying they may never know how many victims William James Vahey exploited during a global career that began in 1972 after he stopped registering for a molestation conviction in California. A thumb drive holds photos that show he had at least 90 victims since 2008 alone, according to the Houston FBI agents who are leading the ongoing global probe to find his victims as well as determine the extent of his crime.
An Illinois woman has turned the lessons she learned in her recovery from her own childhood sexual abuse into a nationwide push to pass state laws that require student lessons and teacher training about the issue in public schools. Starting in her home state in 2011, Erin Merryn has successfully pushed for passage of a so-called “Erin’s Law” in 10 states, and she expects that number to grow as 26 have considered or are considering similar bills in their 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions. The bills, which vary state by state, generally require age-appropriate instruction for children as young as prekindergarten on preventing, recognizing, and reporting sexual abuse. They also either allow teachers to count training on sexual abuse toward continuing education requirements or mandate such training for all public school personnel.
TULSA, Oklahoma -Tulsa Police are looking for two suspected child abusers at the top of their most wanted list. Police say Rosa Taylor and Tony Davis are both wanted on felony warrants with two counts for child abuse. The 35-year-old Taylor is described as a black female with brown eyes and black hair. They say she is 5-feet-1-inch tall and about 130 pounds.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A North Charleston man is facing homicide by child abuse charges after police were called to MUSC’s Children’s Hospital last week. According to police, 46-year-old Eugene Anthony Wright, of Dorchester Road, was charged in the case. Police say they were called to the children’s hopshospitalnurses who filed a child abuse complaint after a 17-month-old girl was taken to the hospital by EMS. Officials say the girl had injuries that appeared to be from abuse.
The alleged hysterics of a bath salts user during a Sullivan County fishing trip — including holding a juvenile in the woods for hours under the direction of “Jesus” and removing his own pants at a convenience store to stab non-existent mice and spiders — have prompted charges of child abuse and neglect. Timothy Greenwood, 43, address provided as 626 Morrell Creek Lane, Bluff City, was arrested early Friday morning by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. An incident report states a deputy was called to a disturbance at a home off Hickory Tree Road, finding Greenwood running through a yard in only his shirt and underwear. He was also reportedly “screaming there were bears everywhere.”
CHICAGO — A former resident of Des Plaines, Ill., was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for sexually molesting children between 2 and 11 years old to produce child pornography. This sentence was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Gary J. Hartwig, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Chicago. Bobby Cruz, 34, pleaded guilty in September to one count of interstate travel to engage in sex with a minor and two counts of producing child pornography. This plea agreement resolved separate federal cases that were brought in both the Northern and Central districts of Illinois. He has remained in federal custody since his arrest in November 2011.
Washington Parish, LA – Murray Duncan Jr., a 45-year-old special education teacher at Mt. Hermon Junior High School, was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly molested 6 children. According to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was launched after a parent came forward with allegations that Duncan had sexually molested their child.
STEUBENVILLE, OH — A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law enforcement officials said Monday. Defendant Matt Belardine is expected to plead no contest Tuesday to one count of making a false statement and one count of enabling underage drinking, said Dan Tierney, spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Counts of obstructing official business and contributing to the delinquency of a child are expected to be dismissed, Tierney said.
The former child model who’s accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting him as a teenager has now revealed shocking allegations against three more Hollywood power players. Days after filing suit against Singer, 31-year-old Michael Egan has filed additional suits against former BBC Worldwide America president Garth Ancier, former Disney TV president David Neuman and theme park design firm head Gary Goddard. Details emerged earlier on Tuesday of a incident in which a teenaged Egan was allegedly drugged and raped by a businessman after a Siegfried and Roy show.
STOCKTON – Police arrested Paul Teldeschi, 37, on suspicion of the child abuse of his 10-month-old foster daughter who is in a coma and not expected to survive. “I don’t believe it,” neighbor Kimberly Stewart said. “I don’t believe its true.” Kimberly and Chigger Stewart have lived across the street from the Teldeschis in the 200 block of East Cleveland Avenue for three years. They said Paul Teldeschi and his wife had two biological children and had recently taken in the baby girl.
A three-year-old girl has been shot in the leg as she traveled in her family’s car in South Houston. In what police are calling an incident of road rage, a driver opened fire on the family car on Saturday night around 10:30pm. Little Leah was a passenger in the back of her mother and father’s SUV along with her one-year-old brother.
A 90-pound Kansas City man was so desperate for a child bride that he peed in bottles to avoid stopping on a marathon 18-hour drive to meet her. Christopher Lanning, 40, now faces a host of charges including traveling to meet a child for sex and transmitting obscene material to a minor. According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, Lanning created a highly detailed fantasy of what he thought would be his marriage to a 14-year-old girl.
A pedophile was allowed to run a clinic offering treatments to young children for two months after a court found him guilty of his sickening crimes. Timothy Millender, 32, continued to work at Redwood Health Therapies, in Winchester, Hampshire, which offered hypnotherapy to youngsters under 16, despite being given a six month suspended sentence for hoarding vile images of babies being raped and tortured. Millender pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court to having 740 pictures and 106 videos of children as young as six months being abused. Some of the films were level five, the most extreme level possible.
MUSKEGON, Michigan — Authorities say a Fruitport Township couple has been abusing their baby since he was born. The 5-month-old boy was taken to Helen DeVos Hildren’s Hospital with “life-threatening” head and spinal injuries, Muskegon County Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat confirmed. Father Kevin Bastian, 25, was charged with felony first-degree child abuse. The baby’s mother Randee Bastian, 27, is accused of felony second-degree child abuse and misdemeanor lying to police.
Maddie Yates, a 16-year-old high school student from Louisiana, died by suicide on Monday night just moments after posting a YouTube video explaining her decision. The video, titled “Important”, was viewed over 10,000 times before YouTube took it down on Tuesday. In a transcript of the video published by BuzzFeed, Yates said she had been dealing with depression and anxiety for years.
Officers have launched a massive search – stretching from Minnesota to Washington – for a minister who allegedly raped underage girls for nearly a decade after claiming it was God’s word. Victor A. Barnard, 52, is on the run after authorities in Pine County, Minnesota announced he faces 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving two former members of his sect – although he could face more if other alleged victims come forward.
A premature baby born Friday night in a motel bathtub after his mother said she went on a crack cocaine binge remains in critical condition on a ventilator at UF Heatlh Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The Florida Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the baby and his 11-month-old brother, DCF spokeswoman Kristi Gray said. The baby’s brother has been placed in foster care.
A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday after police say he raped a two-year-old girl and recorded it on a cell phone. Scott Sholds, 31, was arrested on suspicion of distributing, possession and viewing child pornography, computer exploitation of a child and felony rape or sexual intercourse. He remained Wednesday in the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
WORCESTER – All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway. An autopsy should reveal if the child is Jeremiah Oliver, the Fitchburg 5-year-old missing for months before police learned of his disappearance and began looking for him. Jeremiah’s case has led to criminal charges against his mother and her boyfriend and calls for changes within the state’s child welfare agency. Three state workers have been fired.
Police in Argentina have rescued a 15-year-old girl from a garage where she had allegedly been locked up with a monkey and a dog from the age of three. The teenager, who was said to have been fed the same as the animals by her captors, weighed just 3st 1lb when she was found. Last night the unnamed youngster was in intensive care in hospital in Buenos Aires. Her carers, who were trying to adopt her, were being held in jail.
Over the last five years, more than 100 New York City school employees, including teachers, have engaged in racy extracurricular activities — sexual or ‘inappropriate’ relationships with students — over the last five years. The shocking statistics comes from Richard Condon, the special commissioner of investigation for the New York City Department of Education, who has looked into more than 593 complaints about illicit teacher-student relationships, the New York Post reported. Of that number, 104 cases were confirmed as relationships of either a sexual or otherwise inappropriate nature.
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