Posts Tagged ‘paedophiles’

Law passed to chemically castrate paedophiles

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

The Ukraine government has passed new sex abuse legislation that clears the way for paedophiles to be chemically castrated, jailed for lengthier periods and monitored for life. The castration process – which is confined to offenders aged between 18 and 65 – will involve “coercive chemical castration” by injecting anti-androgen drugs to reduce libido and Read more

Poland doubles jail time for paedophiles after clergy abuse doco goes viral

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Poland is planning to double jail terms for convicted paedophiles after a documentary on priest sex abuse sparked outrage in the country. The documentary includes harrowing testimonies from victims and has been viewed more than 18 million times. Convicted paedophiles could now face up to 30 years or even life in prison. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Read more

‘Reverential fear’: The only reform that could tackle clerical sexual abuse

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
sexual abuse

News of George Pell’s conviction was a fitting end to a papal summit on child abuse which achieved nothing and began with other cardinals attributing the problem to homosexuals in the priesthood. The reality is that priests abuse small boys not because they are gay but because they have the opportunity. Most are not even Read more

Parish in gun for allowing paedophiles to do readings

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Brisbane’s Anglican diocese is to investigate a parish which allowed two convicted paedophile former priests to be lectors. Barry John Greaves and Robert Francis Sharwood were both given recurring roles doing readings at services at the Holy Trinity Church, Fortitude Valley, after serving time in jail for sexually abusing children. Brisbane Anglican diocese regulations introduced Read more

Privacy and paedophiles

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Human rights must apply to everybody – even to those who have abused others’ rights. This is the uncomfortable underpinning of the Police Minister’s proposed register for the close monitoring of sex offenders in the community. Anne Tolley has, however, struck the right balance in, first, piloting the monitoring system with about 300 convicted child Read more

Bishop ‘facilitated’ child sex abuse, inquiry told

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

A retired Australian bishop has told a Victorian parliamentary inquiry that his predecessor “effectively facilitated” child sexual abuse by leaving known paedophiles in ministry and this was “absolutely” unChristlike. Bishop Peter Connors said his predecessor in Ballarat diocese, Bishop Ronald Mulkearns, made “terrible errors” and showed “great naivety” in moving paedophiles Gerald Ridsdale and Paul Read more

Most German priests accused of sex abuse were normal

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The vast majority of German priests accused of sexually abusing minors were psychologically normal, according to research commissioned by the Catholic Church. Only 12 per cent of those studied were diagnosed as paedophiles, according to a report released by Bishop Stephan Ackermann of Trier, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference spokesman on abuse cases. Psychological testing showed Read more