Child Sexual Abuse
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Vatican official faces sex assault charges in Australia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/17, 08:37 am

Cardinal George Pell, a senior Vatican official, on Thursday took a leave of absence after authorities from his native Australia filed multiple sexual assault charges against him. Pell, 76, had served as an archbishop in both Melbourne and Sydney. Victoria state Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton announced the charges early Thursday and said there are several complainants against Pell, who faces multiple counts of “historical sexual assault offenses.” Pell is set to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18.

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Australia to adopt pedophile travel ban

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/30/17, 02:15 pm

Australian officials plan to revoke the passports of about 20,000 pedophiles in an attempt to stem the flow of predators traveling to Southeast Asian countries to abuse children. Sex trafficking and exploitation is a serious problem in the region, and so-called sex tourism is a booming business. Australian government officials say nearly 800 registered sex offenders traveled overseas last year, with about half going to Southest Asian destinations. Regional governments have appealed to Australia to do more to address the demand for children.

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Sex trafficking site benefits from Google’s lobbying

by Gaye Clark
Posted 5/25/17, 12:53 pm

Google financed several internet advocacy groups who filed court documents in support of Backpage, an online ad company known for promoting the sex trafficking of minors, according to a recent

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