Paedophilia

Paedophile Crackdown Nets Massive Number Of UK Suspects

PA | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A major sex crime crackdown has led to the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles across Britain, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The six-mo...

Do Offenders, as in the Rolf Harris Case, Sentence Their Own Families, and Their Victims, for Life?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Recent high-profile cases of sex crime convictions, as in Rolf Harris and Max Clifford, reveal outwardly puzzling and strange reactions from their own families. Some relatives show solidarity, appearing each day in court, loyally at the side of the accused.

'I Was Scared I Was a Paedophile': 17 Years Living With Intrusive Thoughts And Pure OCD

Planet Ivy | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

The single word 'kids' followed by accusations of 'You're a paedo' constantly ramming through my head, incessant thoughts and images tapping at the periphery of my mind. All I knew was that I was 14 years of age and I was petrified of being a paedophile.

A Rather Creepy Scientific Finding...

PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Paedophile mice are kept at bay by the tears of their potential victims, research has shown. The tears contain a pheromone signalling chemical that...

Understanding Paedophilia is First Step to Tackling Child Abuse

Jonathan Wheeler | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Jonathan Wheeler

Former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Service (CEOP), Jim Gamble, has correctly pointed out that Cameron's demand that internet companies take action to block images of abuse online demonstrates a 'fundamental lack of understanding' about paedophiles and how they operate.

Faceless Monsters: Rape in the Papers

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

We don't hear about perpetrators. Headlines always read "Woman raped in Hartlepool", "Study shows 24% students victims of abuse". Unless perpetrators are famous or politically sensitive then reporting is passive...this gives the impression rape 'just happens', ruins lives like a fair-weather thunderbolt.

'If You Live In Britain You Obey the Laws'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Cultural and religious differences cannot be used as a defence for men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes against young girls, Tory Damian Gr...

From Paedogeddon to #Paedobritain - It's Not a Joke Anymore

Will Black | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Politics
Will Black

Paedobritain has been trending not because there is moral panic but because many people are angry that large-scale child abuse has happened - sometimes involving prominent people - and there are still questions not being answered.

'We Were All Womanisers In Those Days'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

A former BBC producer appeared to compare "womanising" with "paedophilia" when he was challenged about the Jimmy Savile scandal. Wilfred De'ath sai...

Corrie's Bill Roache Under Fire For Sex Abuse Comments

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Coronation Street' star Bill Roache has apologised for saying victims of paedophiles bring abuse upon themselves because of what they have done in pr...

Primary School Teacher Charged With Sex Offences Against Children

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

A 31-year-old primary school teacher has appeared in court charged with sex offences against children. The man, said by North Yorkshire Police to h...

South African Cardinal Claims Some Paedophiles 'Not Criminals'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A South African cardinal who helped elect Pope Francis has said some paedophiles were not criminally responsible for their actions as the condition is...

Three Years Of Charity Work For Libellous Tweet

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

A Guardian columnist has agreed to carry out charity work for three years after wrongly naming Lord McAlpine as a paedophile on Twitter. George Mon...

Bizarre Disguise Of Paedophile Who Sent Sexually Explicit Facebook Messages To Girl, 14

Ross Parry | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

A pervert who sent sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl on Facebook and told her he would leave his wife wore this bizarre outfit as he at...

On Pope Benedict XVI: Fact From Fiction

Carl Packman | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK
Carl Packman

The uncomfortable issue for many Catholics is that for the current Pope to get the attention he deserves for dealing with abuse, he may in turn tarnish the reputation of former Pope John Paul II.

'Paralytic' Woman Spared Jail Over Party Sex Acts With Boys

PA | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

A housewife who performed a sex act on a 13-year-old schoolboy after drinking enough alcohol "to knock out a bull elephant" has been spared an immedia...

Complaints About School Teacher Pervert 'Not Taken Seriously'

PA | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A judge has criticised school authorities for not taking complaints about a perverted music teacher seriously. Michael Crombie was allowed to moles...

Paedophile Caretaker Lived Secret Life In School Cupboard

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A primary school caretaker has been jailed for possessing thousands of indecent images of children which were found in the school's store cupboard he ...

We Need to Talk About Teenage Sexuality

Nikki McWatters | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki McWatters

With age and hindsight I can see the folly of my ways as a teenage girl but I was not a victim. I was playing with fire. I don't suggest that this is a common experience, but it was mine. I am not a rape apologist and do not condone child sexual abuse.

Predatory Teenage Girls

Nikki McWatters | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki McWatters

Back in the day teenage groupie sex was epidemic. It was the fuel that drove rock and roll. It is not in the same category as the Belgian paedophile rings or the systemic abuse of children by Catholic priests. It just isn't. Celebrities get targeted by wanton teenage girls. I know, because I've been the hunter.

'Overwhelming Evidence MP Abused Young Boys'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

There is "overwhelming" evidence Sir Cyril Smith sexually abused young boys and authorities missed the chance to prosecute the late Liberal Democrat M...

The Demise of British Journalism?

James Mahon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Mahon

British journalists and media in the UK has some of the most talented, producers, presenters and reporters to have ever graced our columns and channels but there are no excuses for Saville and Murdoch.

Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

If we are to challenge a culture of abuse, we must listen to our children. We must also create a society where all are listened to, regardless of gender, class or race. Only then might such systematic abuses become a thing of the past.

If You Were Abused By Jimmy Savile, Maybe You Should Keep It to Yourself

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Society as a whole doesn't benefit from the open invitation to every person who had a bad encounter with Savile to reveal all. In fact, society, the big communal space we all inhabit, looks set to be the biggest loser in all this.

Soldier Amongst 'Paedophile Parties' Gang Jailed Indefinitely

PA | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

A soldier who was part of a sex abuse ring that held "paedophile parties" has been jailed indefinitely, Scotland Yard said. Simon Wyn-Davies, 38, f...