Child sexual abuse

Child sex register to be set up within a month

A good start but it really should be public.

New Zealand’s first register of child sex offenders will be set up within 30 days.

Parliament on Thursday passed the bill that authorises it by 107 votes to 14.

Police and other agencies will have access to it, but the public won’t.

“Currently these offenders can disappear back into communities when they have completed a sentence or order,” Social Development Minister Anne Tolley said.

“When the register begins operating these offenders will be required by law to provide a range of personal; information, and inform the police of any change … we need all these names in one place, on one register.” ? Read more »

Turkey has no moral right to demand visa-free travel but they have Europe over a barrel


While Turkey fails to protect Syrian refugee children from child rape which is widespread, it continues to hold Europe over a barrel ?as it threatens to tear up a controversial migrant deal if ?its citizens are not granted visa-free travel within the European Union.

The facts on the ground indicate that the sexual abuse of children in Turkey is extremely widespread and the Turkish state authorities are not acting responsibly.
When Syrian babies and other children, as well as women, are being raped and treated horribly in Turkey, and their abusers go free; when journalists covering these abuses are threatened; when publication bans are imposed on the crimes committed against Syrians, and when criminals are given “good conduct abatement” by courts, Turkey seems to be one of the last countries on earth to have the moral right to demand visa-free travel in Europe or anywhere else.

…A 9-month-old Syrian baby was raped in the Islahiye district of Gaziantep on August 19.

…Huseyin Simsek, the journalist who covered the incident for the newspaper Birgun, said that that he and the newspaper received countless death threats on social media for reporting the rape.

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NZEI protected pedo teacher

The Herald has today looked into the nasty and sordid background of the pedo former principal, caretaker and child rapist Robert Selwyn Burrett.

A caretaker convicted of raping children in an underground shed was a former principal forced out of two previous schools for alcohol abuse, incompetence and inappropriate behaviour with students.

Neither dismissal was ever officially recorded against his name – with one negotiated departure the result of a secret payout – and so at least three primary schools employed Robert Selwyn Burrett with no knowledge of his chequered past.

Since the early 1980s, Burrett, now 64, has bounced around New Zealand’s education system, working his way up to principal, then slipping to deputy, relief teacher, then tutor.

His 40-year career ended last May when he was arrested and charged while working as a special needs bus driver and school caretaker in Christchurch.

Burrett plead guilty to 21 child sex abuse charges last month, including the rape, forced oral sex and sodomy of 12 young girls in his underground shed, where he filmed the abuse after installing locks and curtains to hide two years of offending.

His victims were as young as five; some were intellectually disabled and one was wheelchair-bound.

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Staged walkout, assisted by complicit Media Party operatives

Dance of the Desperates?

Dance of the Desperates?

The?opposition?are so busy being offended by John Key that they have confused their message.

A fresh uproar has erupted in Parliament after Opposition female MPs staged a mass protest over prime minister John Key’s claim that Labour was “backing rapists” and murderers.

The attack was made during heated debate about Kiwi detainees on Australia’s Christmas Island, where they are awaiting deportation.

Parliament’s Speaker David Carter said Key’s remark on Tuesday had overstepped the mark but admitted he had not heard it.

“Had I heard the remark…I would have ruled it to be unparliamentary and required the prime minister to withdraw and apologise for it,” Carter said. ?? Read more »

Registering pedo scumbags might make them commit more crimes say the crim huggers

Registering pedo scumbags might make them commit more crimes say the crim huggers.

A proposed register for child sex offenders could increase their chances of re-offending by isolating them from society, organisations with concerns about the plans say.

The Government has developed plans for the register to reduce the risk posed by serious child sex offenders, by providing government agencies with the information needed to monitor them in the community.

Registered offenders would have to provide a wide range of identifying information about themselves, and the information of any children who lived at the same address as them, in addition to reporting their travel plans and providing details of their online accounts.

In a?submission on the plans, Law Society president Chris Moore said the organisation had “serious concerns” about how the register would infringe on offenders’ civil rights and freedoms. ?? Read more »

Victims of sexual abuser consider appeal to have his name made public

A life built on deceit is under the gun as the victims continue to seek name suppression to be dropped on the man who enjoyed a life free of judgement.

Two sisters “disappointed” by a judge’s decision not to quash name suppression for a man who sexually abused them 40 years ago are considering an appeal.

Christchurch sisters Karen Beaumont and Anne-Marie Forsyth launched landmark legal action to try and expose the identity of a man who sexually abused them when they were aged between 10 and 14 in the 1970s.

After a judicial review at the High Court in Christchurch, Justice Cameron Mander rejected their bid in a decision released this week.

It has been two decades since the man, known in court only as ‘A’, was convicted and the judge said publication of his name now would likely cause him “extreme hardship”.

Publication of his name after such a long period would be “quite out of the ordinary”, Justice Mander concluded.

Today, the sisters’ lawyer Nikki Pender said they are disappointed by the decision.

“The result obviously didn’t go the way they wanted,” she said. Read more »

The cost of doing the right thing

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.

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Phillip Smith?s legacy actually includes something that?s good

It was clear the whole temporary release thing was poorly monitored and put the community at risk. ?

When criminals get sentenced, they should serve their time, and not be allowed out on excursions, day trips and long weekends.

The number of prisoners on temporary release has fallen dramatically since Phillip John Smith flew to South America last year, Corrections says.

Smith, a convicted murderer and sex offender, used a system of temporary release of prisoners to flee to South America,

Official figures from the department said the number of prisoners being approved fell from 806 in the 2013-14 year to 466 in the past year. ? Read more »

“Step up or Step Aside” says social worker on dealing with child abuse

A reader emails:

Good morning,

I have been sent this YouTube clip of Paora Moyle. ?She is speaking about the sexual abuse and violence perpetrated by Maori in and out of the home and how it is covered up by the “close ranks” mentality. ?It’s a powerful message and she is brave to be saying it in light of the powerful male Maori who dominate in her culture. ?You may want to post it or do a Face of the Day piece on her as it is very topical in light of the recent CYF review? ? Read more »

Pope says all the right things, but ultimately disappoints

He?s been in the job long enough now to start kicking some serious butt. ?By their fruits ye shall know them? and it?s become clear that this pope is as incapable or disinterested as his predecessors.

It may very well be that the pope is nothing but a titular PR head of an organisation that simply can not be compelled to give up its criminals to the authorities.

On the final day of his visit to the United States, Pope Francis met with five victims of clergy sexual abuse at a Philadelphia seminary.

“God weeps,” Francis told a gathering of bishops on Sunday (local time), departing from his prepared speech. “I commit to a careful oversight of the church to ensure that youth are protected, and I promise that all those responsible will be held accountable.”

Pope Francis met later Sunday morning with about 100 inmates at the largest of Philadelphia’s six prisons, telling them “all of us need to be cleansed, to be washed”. He waded into the audience of prisoners in light blue uniforms, grasping their hands and touching their heads and hugging at least one.

The two meetings served as a reminder of a great tension within the Catholic church: Its handling of sexual abuse has been one of its most profound failings, but its message of redemption and forgiveness holds an enduring moral power.? Read more »