Greater protection for child sex abuse victims after girl described as ‘predatory’

Changes in UK trials for vulnerable witnesses after 13 year old victim of sexual abuse is called “predatory” by a judge…

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A handpicked panel of specialist judges will in future be responsible for trying sensitive cases where at least one witness is deemed vulnerable due to their age or circumstances.

The plan, to be announced today by Lord Judge, comes as children’s charities expressed concern about comments made by those involved in the prosecution of the paedophile Neil Wilson.

Wilson, 41, was given an eight-month sentence, suspended for two years, at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London earlier this week.

Robert Colover, prosecuting, had said his young victim was “predatory in all her actions”, and Judge Nigel Peters said he had taken into account the fact that she looked older than she was.

He told Wilson: “On these facts (that were put before the court), the girl was predatory and was egging you on. That is no defence when dealing with children but I am prepared to impose a suspension.”

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Ariel Castro’s house of horror leveled in Cleveland, Religious order priest admitted abusing 100 boys; new files add to LA clergy abuse picture

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Ariel Castro’s house of horror leveled in Cleveland

Neighbors, victims and family clapped and cheered on the street as the heavy equipment clawed away at the roof and walls of Ariel Castro’s house where he kept three women captive for more than a decade.
Jennifer Lindgren, Doug Stanglin and Yamiche Alcindor,  August 7, 2013

One of his victims brought yellow balloons in memory of other missing children.

CLEVELAND — Demolition crews leveled Ariel Castro’s former house of horror Wednesday not long after one of three young women held captive there for 11 years brought a bundle of yellow balloons in memory of other missing children.

Cheers erupted on Seymour Avenue as the heavy equipment clawed away part of the roof and walls of the rundown house where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued after years of living in chains.

Crews reduced the two-story house to rubble in…

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Sex Trafficking Victim, Subject of ‘Tricked’ Documentary, Shares Her Story (VIDEO)

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Sex trafficking is often thought of as a third world problem, something that happens outside the United States. The ugly truth is that it’s a multi-billion dollar business that’s taking place all across America. Danielle Douglas was a 17-year-old college student when she met her pimp, and was trafficked for 2 years before escaping. She shared her story on HuffPost Live.

After making new friends on her college campus, Douglas was on her way to a party when she met her pimp.

“When I got to the party, the person who answered the door was an older man, and there was obviously nobody at the house, so I thought I just kind of had the wrong house,” she explained to host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. “He basically said ‘oh no, I know your friends — you just had the wrong date, they must’ve gave you the wrong one. But I’m on my…

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Jimmy Savile – VALERIE SINASON INTERVIEW about disclosures made 20 years ago

VALERIE SINUSON INTERVIEW.

Some extracts

there was a point where it was thought that there were only 486 children on the abuse register. Now the government accepts that 1 in 4 adults will have been abused at some point in their lives. That is a huge change.”

 

“This is really different for any survivors listening now if a poilce officer doesn’t listen sympathetically and offer a believing response then something has gone wrong because the police really do have this in their guidelines now.”

 

“Savile was not only abusing all children with or without disabilities in group settings or in hospital settings, he was also inmvoking belief systems, doing rituals, making children believe that he had extra powers and that if they didn’t obey him they would be published in an after life.”

 

“There are special things in, especially, for example, Alistair Crowley that can be used to frighten children even more, but the use of cloaks, of making spells, of making threats, of threatening what will happen after death too is something that the 5 different people that spoke to me about Jimmy Savile said that he’d been part of.”

 

“When there is abuse by itself it’s scary enough. When there is abuse within a religious setting it is so terrifying to people. Loomk how long its taken the Ryan report of 2009 took till then to talk about ritualistic kinds of abuse children in Ireland went through at the hands of nuns and priests, so nobody can bear it when its linked to religion, but when it’s linked to religion that is not mainstream it seems to frighten people more. As if yes, abuse exists, Satanism exists, but you can’t have Satanist abuse.”

“it’s not surprising that people find these serious allegations really frightening.”

When asked about corroboration for the abuse disclosed to her-

 

VS: No I haven’t been in a ceremony but I’ve seen the marks on them, I’ve seen the terror they’re in and I’ve seen how they wer before such events happened and how they are when they speak about it, how consistent they are in other things they say, so that there has been no reason from a psychological point of view to doubt their capacity to give good evidence, but its the police who need to find the proper corroboration.