Posts Tagged ‘Child sexual abuse’

A fifth of Aussie blokes have sexual feelings for children

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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It seems having sexual feelings for children isn’t uncommon. A new UNSW Sydney and Jesuit Social Service study found one in five Australian men admitted having sexual feelings towards children and/or have sexually offended against children. That statistic shows the necessity of safeguarding children at early childhood education and care services, and places where children Read more

New names for disgraced Marylands School street and reserve

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Even the name of the street disgraced Marylands School was on will be obliterated. A new name for the Christchurch street and its adjacent reserve is being sought. Nobody wants to remember Marylands Place and Marylands Reserve. Both are associated with abuse of children and young people. One in five of the boys who attended Read more

Perth Catholic Archbishop Timothy Costelloe in heated exchange over handling of child sex cases

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth has defended the church’s handling of child sexual abuse compensation claims during an at-times heated appearance before a West Australian parliamentary inquiry. On Monday, the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe said he rejected any suggestion the church was trying to avoid taking responsibility for historical child sex abuses or did Read more

Australia to require AI-made child abuse material be removed from search results

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Australia will make search engines like Google and Bing take steps to prevent the sharing of child sexual abuse material created by artificial intelligence, the country’s internet regulator said on Friday. A new code drafted by the industry giants at the government’s request will require search engines to ensure that such content is not returned Read more

Inquiry announced into child sexual abuse in state school

Thursday, July 13th, 2023
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The Victorian Government has recently approved an inquiry into historical cases of child sexual abuse at Beaumaris Primary School, a government-run institution in Victoria, Australia. There are already demands to extend the inquiry to all Victoria state schools. The initial inquiry will investigate abuse that occurred during the 1960s and 1970s, as well as ongoing Read more

New sex abuse claims against Legion of Christ

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

The Legion of Christ, a Catholic order disgraced by sexual abuse committed by its founder and other clergy, is facing new allegations of molestation of children in lawsuits filed this month in Connecticut. Five men and a woman sued the order in federal court on April 14 and 15, saying they were victims of sexual Read more

Religions, together, can fight evil of child abuse

Monday, April 19th, 2021

At an April 8-10 online symposium with religious representatives from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his hope that religions, together, can fight the profound evil of child abuse. After decades of child sexual abuse scandals the Church is ready to share its successes — and failures — with other religious and lay institutions. Francis’ Read more

More work to be done on safeguarding; Pope’s advisor writes to survivors

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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One of the Pope’s key advisors on clerical child sexual abuse has written to survivors recognising the suffering and distress they have endured. Fr Hans Zollner is president of the Centre for Child Protection at Rome’s Gregorian University and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. He wrote in response after Read more

Child sexual exploitation rife in Fiji

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Sexual exploitation of children has become rife in Fiji. And the problem is largely hidden from authorities and the public. These are findings in a joint survey by the NGOs Save the Children, and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking International. A recent UN report also revealed that abuse of children in Fiji is usually performed Read more

Guilty former archbishop still celebrating Mass

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Although Guam’s former Archbishop Apuron has been found guilty of child sexual abuse, he is still celebrating Mass. While the Vatican’s ruling following its guilty verdict has banned Apuron from returning to Guam and has removed him permanently from his post, he is still a priest. His successor, Archbishop Michael Byrnes, has apologised and pledged Read more