“There is no doubt that the inquiry’s task is immense,” Goddard recently wrote in The Guardian.“But the scale and magnitude of the problem of child sexual abuse means there is no easy fix.This is the opportunity to get to the heart of one of the biggest challenges for our generation.”….
Malawi’ President Mutharika to ban ritual sex abuse 27 July 2016 An HIV-positive Malawian man, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation rites, has been arrested on the president’s orders.
Malawian ‘hyena man’ arrested for having sex with children 26 July 2016 Africa An HIV-positive Malawian man, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation rites, has been arrested on the president’s orders.
The BBC’s Ed Butler, who covered the story about Malawi’s sexual “cleansing practices”, says in some remote southern regions of the country it is traditional for girls to be made to have sex with a man after their first menstruation.
– 30 Million Child Abuse Images Recovered, 77 Suspects Charged – Malawi’ President Mutharika to ban ritual sex abuse – Malawian ‘hyena man’ arrested for having sex with children – The man employed to have sex with teenage girls – Neil Brick – Radio Interview – Scientific Information about Ritual Abuse Crimes The six-week operation between June and July identified some 500 victims or “potential victims” aged between 3 and 18, and resulted in 77 people being charged, Police Scotland said in a statement.
“”Online child sexual abuse is not a victimless crime”” The suspects face a total of more than 390 charges between them.
These include rape, sharing indecent images of children, grooming for sexual purposes, sexual extortion, indecent communication with children, possession of a firearm, bestiality, and drugs offences.
“Online child sexual abuse is a national threat,” Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said in the statement.
on Goddard child sex abuse inquiry, Former MI5 chief ‘involved in child sex abuse cover-up’, Enoch Powell named by bishop in police sex abuse probe, Australian police are investigating Vatican finance chief George Pell over sexual abuse allegations– Goddard child sex abuse inquiry: What to expect as hearings begin – Former MI5 chief ‘involved in child sex abuse cover-up’ – Enoch Powell named by bishop in police sex abuse probe – Report: Key Vatican aide investigated for child abuse Australian police are investigating Vatican finance chief George Pell over sexual abuse allegations The independent investigation, chaired by New Zealand high court judge Dame Lowell Goddard, is the largest ever undertaken in Britain, with speculation that it could last for up to a decade. “The inquiry is unprecedented in both size and scope,” says Goddard.
With a first-year budget of £17.9m and 155 staff members, it will focus on whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have failed in their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales.
The police, health service, the Crown Prosecution Service and religious bodies will all be put under the spotlight during the hearings.
At the end of the investigation, Goddard and her colleagues promise to demand accountability, support victims and make recommendations for the future.