Tag: Sexual violence

“For us, the Gospel has remained a dead letter”, the cry of revolt of a father
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“For us, the Gospel has remained a dead letter”, the cry of revolt of a father

“One of our sons was abused by our parish priest in 2008 when he was a minor. In 2009, he was one of three young people who filed a complaint against the priest for rape and sexual assault. Indicted, the latter was only tried in 2019 with a first sentence of fifteen years of imprisonment, then on appeal at the end of 2020, with a sentence of twenty years. His case is currently on appeal.→ DOSSIER. The Church in the face of pedophilia and sexual abuseFor the past twelve years, we have lived them as if the events had taken place in a cold earthly administration and not in the Church of Christ. To the evil of abuse, men of the Church have added a thousand more evils. I knew that abuse was possible, I did not believe it was possible that evil is amplified so much, especi...
The complaint of a minor for a sexual assault uncovers a zulo with four hidden girls in Valladolid
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The complaint of a minor for a sexual assault uncovers a zulo with four hidden girls in Valladolid

A complaint of a minor made in Salamanca by an alleged sexual assault in Valladolid has uncovered the existence of a den where four girls were hiding.According to sources from the investigation, the events occurred in the dawn of this saturday. The complaint of a minor in Salamanca led agents to discover a den in Las Delicias where four girls were hiding, one of them had escaped from a juvenile facility.There, several agents released the young people between 14 and 16 years old, thanks to the collaboration of a team of firefighters.In the raid, a man was arrested for a attempted assault on one of the policemen without, at the moment, there is more information. Zulo where you were hiding...
A man arrested for recording naked the women to whom he rented a room in Zaragoza
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A man arrested for recording naked the women to whom he rented a room in Zaragoza

The National Police has detained in Zaragoza a man as the alleged perpetrator of a crime against privacy and another of discovery of secrets for viewing and recording naked women to whom he previously rented a room.After the complaint filed by a woman, the agents investigated a house in the Delicias neighborhood where, apparently, this man, HACA, 54, illegally rented three rooms foreign women, reports the Higher Police Headquarters.There, using sophisticated surveillance devices, he carried out viewings and nude women recordings, apparently for sexual purposes.The alleged perpetrator had placed hidden cameras in the rooms of the tenants, in the bathroom and had a timed installation placed on th...
François Debelle: better combating pedophilia
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François Debelle: better combating pedophilia

"Christianity does not solve evil, but it shows us the two hands that we have at the end of the arms! " Sitting behind his desk, François Debelle presents his, palms open. At 58, this native of Champagne likes to “do”, he says. A habit taken from childhood, in a family where we live a Catholicism "Not moralistic, but committed and generous".→ TO READ. The Catholic Church, a laboratory for the fight against sexual violence in societyThe mother teacher by training is deputy mayor in charge of social action, the father director of an agricultural cooperative is always ready to help: “People were parading at the house and it was natural. The spirit was that if there are things to do, then you might as well do them! ""Jonas", a collaborative space for the fight against chi...
The fight against the sexual exploitation of children, a priority for Europe
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The fight against the sexual exploitation of children, a priority for Europe

In the fall, Europol, the European “police police”, sounded the alarm in a report: the Covid-19 pandemic makes the fight against child crime more difficult. Sanitary measures require, the detection of cases of sexual exploitation has become more complicated. On Wednesday March 24, in a vast “European Union (EU) strategy for the rights of the child”, the European Commission is due to unveil new measures to better fight against sexual crime against children.In Europe, a dedicated directive has existed since 2011. It stresses that “sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, constitute serious violations of fundamental rights, in particular the rights of the child to the protection and to the care necessary for his well-being ”.Towards mor...
Metzelder, sentenced to 10 months of probation for possession of child pornography
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Metzelder, sentenced to 10 months of probation for possession of child pornography

The former German international and former player of the Real Madrid Christoph Metzelder confessed today to having shared 18 files with child and adolescent pornography on the internet, while apologizing to the victims of sexual abuse. Finally, the Administrative Court of Düsseldorf sentenced him to ten months of probation."I will accept the sentence and I apologize to the victims of sexual violence. I will carry all my life with the guilt of having caused this evil to society", said the defendant, at the first hearing of the trial brought against him on those charges.He also pleaded partially guilty to the charges against him -that is, the possession and exchange of 18 files-, although not of...
Pedophiles for help: "It cannot be corrected, but it is possible to prevent it from ending up in child abuse"
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Pedophiles for help: "It cannot be corrected, but it is possible to prevent it from ending up in child abuse"

Help the pedophile so that he does not get to satisfy his sexual desires. This is what a child abuse prevention service has been offering for two years, promoted by the social entity Intress, the IRAS Foundation and the Institute of Forensic Psychology. It is called PrevenSI and has a pioneering program in Spain that focuses on treating potential abusers. The promoters of the service have reported this Tuesday that since the last quarter of last year, there is an upward trend in the number of clicks in the specific section of their website aimed at people worried because they are attracted to children and adolescents. In February it was the most viewed, with 845 visits, 34.18% of the total, ...
APAV has helped nearly 1,600 child victims of sexual violence in the past 5 years
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APAV has helped nearly 1,600 child victims of sexual violence in the past 5 years

Almost 1,600 children who have been subjected to sexual violence have been helped by the Portuguese Victim Support Association (APAV) in the past five years, especially girls between the ages of 8 and 17, most of whom are victims of sexual abuse. According to the most recent data from the CARE Network project - Support for Children and Youth Victims of Sexual Violence, to which Lusa had access, 1,599 children had the specialized support of APAV in the last five years, 432 of them in 2020, a number that has always been increasing annually since the network was created in 2016. In that first year, 195 children and young people were supported, with the number increasing to 251 in 2017, 304 in 2018, 417 in 2019 and 432 in 2020, which means that...