Paedophiles could be treated with a single injection to prevent them abusing children, scientists hope.
Experts in Sweden believe that a drug which stops the brain from making testosterone can combat hyper-sexuality and aggression, turning off the need to seek out sexual contact with youngsters.
The drug degaralix is currently being tested on five Swedish men who called a sexual offenders helpline because they were concerned about their paedophilic inclinations.
Scientists at the Karolinksa Institute in Sweden now want to expand the trial to 60 men, and have today launched acrowdfunding project to raise money for the controversial research.
Dr Christoffer Rahm, Consultant Psychiatrist and post-doctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute said: “Child sexual abuse is one of the most pervasive social problems today. This issue is hard to deal with, but we must, because it effects all of us. Read more »
Who is looking after the children?
In many cases where the answer is “not their parents”, safe and sensible alternatives will have been put in place by Child Youth and Family (CYF). But given news of the awful neglect of two young children in Christchurch, it would appear CYF intervention may not always be for the better.
The case exposed this week makes for shocking reading. An 8-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother are the victims of serious neglect, suffering from appalling health issues which are entirely preventable and treatable. They have been cared for by a grandparent since they were babies.
Last month, the children’s carer rang the home of a family friend to ask if she could pick them up from school. The friend was subsequently horrified to discover how their health had suffered since the last time she cared for them, about a year earlier.
The girl had psoriasis, a boil caused by malnutrition and the worst case of head lice their doctor said she had seen in a decade. The boy was seriously underweight at just 18kg and had impetigo on his chest, which had been covered over with two dressings. Both were sick when they were fed by the friend.
After taking the children to CYF the following day, she kept them at her two-bedroom flat for another night before visiting the doctor and returning them to their mother, because she feared she would be reported for “kidnapping them” if they stayed with her. The children have since gone back to their carer’s home.
There truly are people who have become a parent due to natural forces, but have absolutely no skills to feed, clothe, educate and keep their own children healthy. Read more »
There is very little more abhorrent than the sexual abuse of children but there is a ‘ culture ‘ that permits it. When American soldiers are stationed amongst this ‘ culture ‘ they are ordered to ignore it and to not stop the abuse. One soldier could not do that. He did the right thing and now he is facing the consequences.
U.S. soldiers were instructed to ignore the sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies, even when it occurred on military bases, according to a report in the New York Times. The policy of looking the other way was designed to maintain good standing with the U.S.-trained Afghan police and militia in a country where the practice of bacha bazi (boy play) is widespread. In some cases, the U.S. ended up arming suspected pedophiles.
A new government task force in Australia is considering whether to force child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration as a judicial alternative to prison sentencing.
Western Australia and Victoria courts have the authority to mandate libido-reduction treatment for sex offenders who are deemed particularly dangerous while they’re in prison, as part of the conditions of their release.
In New South Wales (NSW), the location of this new task force, convicted child sex offenders can volunteer to undergo the treatment. Read more »
They need to arrange to have someone shank this sick piece of filth.
Why? Because of this:
Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris has written a vile song from his prison cell, sickeningly castigating his victims as money-grabbing mercenaries intent on claiming compensation.
Harris, 84, targeted girls as young as seven, but in his lyrics he displays no remorse for his crimes. Instead, he callously describes the victims whose lives he wrecked as ‘woodworms’ who have ‘climbed up out of the woodwork from 40 years ago’.
In his misogynistic rant, he shamelessly sneers at the women he indecently assaulted, saying: ‘Perhaps you think you’re pretty still, some perfumed sultry wench?’ Read more »
National are jittery at the moment and Anne Tolley reacted poorly to the proposed bill to remove name suppression for filthy pedo scum.
Darroch Ball of NZ First sledged her out hard.
After refusing leave yesterday for the Rt Hon Winston Peters, the Member for Northland, to introduce a Bill removing the right of paedophiles to name suppression, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has today described that Bill as “a knee-jerk reaction”.
“I never thought I’d see the day when a National Party Minister would be so soft on crime and the causes of crime, that she would block victims from having the right to lift paedophile name suppression,” says New Zealand First’s Spokesperson for Social Development Darroch Ball. Read more »
Winston Peters is a cunning, cunning bastard.
A new bill to remove name suppression from paedophiles when the victims want their attacker named, is to be introduced to Parliament by NZ First.
Leader Winston Peters, who is in Northland campaigning as for the by-election in which he is a candidate, announced the new policy today.
He said there had been many cases of sexual violence where the offender hid “behind a cloak of secrecy imposed on the basis that secrecy protects the victim”.
“In cases where the victim wants exposure of the crime and not secrecy, the sub-judice rule, name suppression and the legal cone of silence will be removed. Read more »
Instead of banging on about global warming perhaps the Pope might like to sort out his paedophile priests
The Pope has been cuddling up to Muslims, and banging on about global warming, but instead of doing that perhaps he should focus on cleaning up and getting rid of his paedophile priests.
A Catholic priest who viewed a NSW school where he taught as a “paedophilic smorgasbord” has been sentenced to a further 13 years for his abuse of 18 boys.
John Sidney Denham, 73, is already in the middle of a jail term, handed to him in 2010 for his sexual assault of boys as young as five.
But Judge Helen Syme sentenced the priest to another 13 years jail for charges stemming from his abuse of 18 boys at St Pius X in the Hunter in the 1970s.
Adding the new charges, Judge Syme calculated Denham had abused 57 children, some repeatedly. Read more »
Satire is at its best when it is based on fact.Everything in this mocking video is true but it leaves out the people he killed to get the wives he wanted.In comparison Jesus didn’t kill anyone and he certainly didn’t make pedophilia a part of the Christian religion (even though sadly there are many cases of pedophilia in almost all Christian religions.) Islam however allows child brides even in today’s modern world and my recent article on Great Britain showed how child brides there do not get protected from Pedophilia like Non Muslim British children. Their forced marriages are actually recognised by the British government who allow their adult husbands to rape them at will.
With the idiot release and subsequent absconding of convicted murderer and pedophile Phillip Smith the crim huggers are out in force.
Garth McVicar put out a press release saying that pedo scum like Smith can never be rehabilitated, and he is dead right.
The only known cures to stop pedophile re-offending involve a copper coated lead pill or 6 feet of strong hemp rope and short sharp.
Kim Workman knows better though…he reckons pedos can be rehabilitated.
“Garth McVicar’s claim that there is no known cure for paedophilia, and that paedophiles cannot be either cured or rehabilitated is absolute nonsense, and he knows it”, says Rethinking spokesperson Kim Workman. McVicar, spokesperson for the Conservative Party, made these claims following the escape of Phillip John Smith.
“Reoffending rates for sex offenders are low compared to other offending, with untreated offenders reoffending at a rate of about 17% to 19% after 5 years. Reoffending by the general prison population for non-sexual offences can get as high as 60 –to 70%. For those sex offenders who attend a treatment programme, the reoffending rate drops to 10% to 11%, and in some studies, to as low as 3%.”
“Garth McVicar was present during the Sensible Sentencing Trust public debate on the sex offender’s register last July ,when we handed everyone a Myths and Facts sheet setting out this information. Read more »