Sexual abuse

Hi I’m from the UN, we are here to…uhmm…root you

The ten most dreaded words in the world are “Hi, I’m from the UN and we’re here to help”.

When the UN deployed to Haiti to “assist” I don’t think the locals were expecting to have to line up to service the UN workers in order to get aid.

Members of a UN peacekeeping mission engaged in “transactional sex” with more than 225 Haitian women who said they needed to do so to obtain things like food and medication.

The draft by the Office of Internal Oversight Services looks at the way UN peacekeeping, which has about 125,000 people in some of the world’s most troubled areas, deals with the persistent problem of sexual abuse and exploitation.

The report, expected to be released this month, says major challenges remain a decade after a groundbreaking UN report first tackled the issue.

Among its findings: About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18. Assistance to victims is “severely deficient.” The average investigation by the OIOS, which says it prioritises cases involving minors or rape, takes more than a year.   Read more »

Numbers getting name suppression drop, but more sickos hiding behind suppression

Back in 2010 I mounted a campaign against name suppression, copping 9 convictions and $8000 in fines for what was then a summary offence for breaching name suppression.

Every single person I named ended up convicted and they were either wife beaters or pedo scumbags.

As a result of my campaign Simon Power change the law to make it harder to obtain name suppression and since then the number of people obtaining name suppression have dropped.

Figures from the Ministry of Justice released under the Official Information Act show it has become harder for criminals to keep their names secret, with the number of permanent name suppression orders granted falling from 882 in 2009 to 329 in 2014.

Of the 329 people granted permanent name suppression in 2014, 185 were convicted of the offence they were charged with.

Suppression provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 came into force in March 2012 – and the number of suppression orders has dropped since then.

The changes were in response to a growing concern that the grounds for making the orders were unclear, and that suppression was granted too readily and inconsistently.

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Will Wicked Campers marketing team run for National?

The Wicked Campers marketing team could make a good play for a senior governance position in the National party with their attitudes to women.

A photo of a Wicked Campers van with a slogan seemingly making fun of domestic violence has drawn outrage online.

Women’s Refuge posted the photo on its Facebook page this morning and it has since been shared dozens of times.

White Ribbon has jumped into the issue as well.    Read more »

How do babies get sexually transmitted diseases?

Stories like this make me feel sick to the core, angry and despair.

Several cases of babies being sexually abused and contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have come to the attention of a Tauranga-based support service.

Last year 153 children aged 15 and under were referred to Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Service for sexual abuse in the Bay. Of those, 69 were aged 8 or under.

Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Service general manager Kylie McKee told theBay of Plenty Times Weekend sexual abuse was getting worse in the Bay and the types of crimes were “incredibly violent”. The service had seen multiple cases of babies with STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia from sexual assault in the past 12 months.

How do you even deal with that as a doctor?  Somewhere between crying and wanting to beat someone to death I suspect.   Read more »

25 years for pedo scumbag, no charges for father of victim who beat pedo to a pulp

Raymond Frolander, who was 18 at the time, was found by officers lying in a pool of his own blood after the father of one of his victims dispensed a bit of his own justice.

Raymond Frolander, who was 18 at the time, was found by officers lying in a pool of his own blood after the father of one of his victims dispensed a bit of his own justice.

A pedo scumbag who molested kids has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his offending. 

This is in the US of course. Here the pedo scumbag would get a sentence of cuddles and probably home detention.

A man who was beaten by the father of a child he was caught sexually abusing has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Raymond Frolander, from Daytona Beach, Florida, was beaten until he was unconscious and left with clear facial injuries after he was found abusing the 11-year-old boy last year.

The father called police after administering his own punishment.

Frolander, who was 18 at the time, was found by officers lying in a pool of his own blood.   Read more »

Cunning, cunning bastard

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 »

“Tainted” Fisher continues the smear

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Ah yes.

The unsubstantiated question as a headline.   The favourite way the media like to smear, because it isn’t a statement of fact.

I’ll give you an example or two

Have National been shielding senior people among their ranks that have name suppression for behaviour that would end their careers?

Are National hiding someone who caused the loss of money entrusted to him by trying to cover it up?

Was Russel Norman blackmailed into his resignation?

Does Andrew Little know Carmel Sepuloni’s questions to the house were to the benefit of her mother?

See?

That’s how it’s done.   Read more »

I love this new name suppression trend

Allan Neil Rosewarne, via SMH

“Monster” Allan Neil Rosewarne, via SMH

A woman who suffered violent physical and sexual abuse for 17 years at the hands of her partner wants her name made public, saying she has nothing to hide.

Katrina Jones, former partner of sex monster Allan Neil Rosewarne, 48, has successfully applied to have her name suppression lifted by High Court judge Susan Thomas.

Name suppression for her two adult children with Rosewarne, Shoshoni Jones and Cheyenne Jones has also been lifted.

Rosewarne was sentenced in October in the High Court at New Plymouth to preventive detention for 18 charges including extreme cruelty towards Jones, her children and another partner that spanned 1990 to 2008.

He has a minimum non-release period of 10 years. Read more »

NZ’s Rolf Harris, in a defiant interview with the Herald on Sunday, says he has no remorse

No remorse.  He’s admitted to doing it.  He just pretends it was consensual.

The Herald on Sunday allows NZ’s Rolf Harris to put forward his story, even though none of us are allowed to know who he is.

The man told the Herald on Sunday he had apologised to his wife and their children. “This has almost destroyed my marriage. My daughter and son don’t really talk to me.

They think I am a crim.”

Well there you go then Rolf.  The people who are closest to you and love you can see you are a crim.  You seem to be the only one in total denial.

Physically it had taken a toll on his health. “I’m on pills for high blood pressure. I could hardly lift my arm at one stage. I put on 10kg in six months,” he said.

And fighting the case had also left the family with “huge financial issues”, adding “half my life savings” had been spent.

Despite name suppression, many people were aware of his identity and he was struggling to get work.

“I just actually lost out on a job – I was working for this company but there was a piece about this woman’s husband screaming abuse at me. One of the shareholders of the company who lives in Dunedin said, ‘I can’t employ you’,” he said.

In recent times he said he had resorted to applying for “menial jobs”.

He had also had “rapist” spray-painted on a wall outside his home.

The man blamed the massive life upheaval, for himself and his family, on “20 seconds of madness”.

“It was the moment of madness … I don’t know what came over me,” he said.

Well.  Actually Rolf, what came over you was exactly the same as what came over you all the previous times with women who have not laid complaints.   It’s as simple as that.   Read more »

“Jonathan Eaton, the lawyer for [NZs Rolf Harris] in this case, did not return calls”

Lynley Bilbey joins the pack of people reporting on the increasing pressure for the Sex Pest to be named

The victim of an indecent act is outraged her attacker gets a say in whether she can reveal her identity.

The woman is making a legal bid to lift her name suppression to tell her story without fear of breaking the law.

But the man who attacked her has a legal right to challenge her bid and a hearing date has been set.

The woman has told supporters she is traumatised and feels she is being revictimised, says Ruth Money of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, who is supporting the woman and her family in trying to overturn the suppression.

“Even [the attacker] to be a party to the proceedings doesn’t make any common sense let alone any legal.

“They just shouldn’t have any rights over these ladies. It’s ridiculous.

“There’s no respect for survivors in this system whatsoever.”

The prominent New Zealander may as well give up now.  The public pressure is so immense, and the application of name suppression in this case so poorly justified, that a decision will go against him eventually.   Read more »