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Iceland's Government Implodes Over Pedophile Scandal

Prime minister's father wrote letter in support of convicted child rapist

(Newser) - The prime minister of Iceland is out after it was alleged he tried to hide the fact that his father was seeking to clear the name of a convicted pedophile, Deutsche Welle reports. According to the AP , Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson's government ended when his resignation was accepted by... More »

'Monster' Pedophile Priest Shanley Set to Go Free

'We fear for the safety of children,' says SNAP

(Newser) - A pedophile priest is scheduled to be released from prison in Massachusetts within days, drawing outrage from the families of his alleged victims who say he's a threat to children. Paul Shanley, 86, was sentenced in 2005 to 12 to 15 years in prison for the rape of a... More »

Australia Plans 'World-First' Move Against Pedophiles

'The existing passport legislation was not working'

(Newser) - "No country has ever taken such decisive and strong action to stop its citizens from going overseas ... to abuse kids." So declares an Australian official in discussing a bold "world-first" plan that would see passports denied to convicted pedophiles who had served their time but remained a... More »

No One Stopped This Extreme Pedophile—for 42 Years

The Guardian spent 5 months investigating the case of William Vahey

(Newser) - When the staff at London's highbrow Southbank International school heard former teacher William Vahey had died of a heart attack, tears were shed. The reality was infinitely darker: Vahey took his own life with a stab wound to the chest in the bathtub of a Minnesota Quality Inn on... More »

Indonesia to Kill, Castrate Pedophiles

New rules follow rape, murder of 14-year-old

(Newser) - Indonesia is officially a terrifying place for pedophiles: Effective immediately, child sex offenders can face the death penalty or chemical castration under new rules approved by President Joko Widodo, reports AFP . Offenders can also receive a maximum of 20 years in jail—double the previous maximum sentence—and may be... More »

Jared Fogle's Disturbing Text History Revealed

'I'll pay you big for a 14- or 15-year-old'

(Newser) - When former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison , the judge said he "went to great lengths to engage in commercial sex acts with underage minors." Thanks to Fogle appealing his sentence, we now know what more of those lengths were, the... More »

Trouble With Key Witness in 'VIP Pedophile Ring'?

Report casts doubts on claims of top-level sex abuse

(Newser) - A British investigation into an alleged pedophile ring at the highest levels of government may be based on fantasy, according to a BBC report. The report found that a key witness, who says he was abused by a ring that included top politicians, generals, and intelligence chiefs in the 1970s... More »

Antarctica Sex Offender Gets 3-Year Sentence

Lab manager plotted to abuse girl in UK, police say

(Newser) - A laboratory manager for the British Antarctic Survey is going to be remembered not for his scientific achievements, but as the world's southernmost pedophile. Police in Britain say Simon Rouen, 36, exchanged emails with undercover officers in the UK while working at an Antarctic research station and expressed a... More »

Gammy's Parents: Surrogate Wouldn't Let Us Take Him

Dad says he's changed after pedophilia convictions

(Newser) - With their case making international headlines, the Australian parents of baby Gammy are telling their story. Speaking to Australia's 9News , David Farnell said he and his wife, Wendy, "wanted" to take Gammy home with them, Reuters reports—but his surrogate mother wouldn't let them. Surrogate Pattaramon Chanbua... More »

FBI: Teacher May Have Serially Molested Hundreds

Vahey drugged, abused boys on overnight trips

(Newser) - An American man who was a well-respected teacher at some of the world's top international schools for decades appears to be one of the most prolific pedophiles the FBI has ever dealt with, investigators say. The FBI says it has been contacted by hundreds of potential victims from around... More »

Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation: Experts

Canadian doctors emphasize prevention over punishment

(Newser) - Straight, gay, bi, trans, and ... pedophile? Yes, two Canadian experts say pedophilia is a sexual orientation that is at least partly wired in the brain, the Toronto Star reports. "It’s become harder and harder to explain pedophilia on just" childhood experiences, says James Cantor at the Centre for... More »

Computer-Generated Child Nabs 1K Predators

Organization warns that 'webcam child sex tourism' is on the rise

(Newser) - Dutch children's rights activists have come up with a novel way to catch online predators: They created a very realistic computer-generated 10-year-old girl. Researchers from the organization, Terre des Hommes, then posed as "Sweetie," who was supposedly from the Philippines, and logged onto Internet chat rooms. During... More »

Woman Beats Accused Child Abuser to Death

Admits to attacking man with baseball bat, says he abused daughter

(Newser) - A Colorado woman has confessed to beating a homeless man to death with a baseball bat, but claims she did it because her daughter told her he "had touched and sexually abused her." Forsythia Owen, 30, told cops she attacked Denzle Rainey, 42, in an alleyway, while he... More »

Morocco King Revokes Pedophile Spy's Pardon

Monarch does U-turn after mass protests

(Newser) - After mass protests, the king of Morocco has decided to revoke the pardon he granted to a Spanish pedophile—but the man has already left the country. Daniel Galvan Vina, who was two years into a 30-year sentence for raping 11 children aged between 4 and 14, was among 48... More »

Girl's Alleged Kidnapper Captured in Mexican Rehab

Tobias Summers charged in abduction, rape of Northridge 10-year-old

(Newser) - Authorities have captured a fugitive they believe kidnapped and raped a 10-year-old California girl who vanished from her bedroom in March and was found in a parking lot 10 hours later, bruised, barefoot, and disoriented, the FBI announced today; cops had called it an "unspeakably traumatic attack." Tobias... More »

Penn State's Accreditation 'in Jeopardy'

Officials vow to set things right

(Newser) - The Jerry Sandusky fallout hasn't only seriously damaged Penn State's legendary football program. Now the university faces serious accreditation problems. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which determines if schools are meeting standards and can continue to function as a university, has warned that Penn State's... More »

3 Accuse Sandusky of Abuse in '70s, '80s

First indication of abuse that pre-dated the '90s

(Newser) - Three men have come forward to accuse Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse in the 1970s or 1980s, reports the Patriot-News , punching a hole in Sandusky's assertion that he couldn't have magically turned into a pedophile in his 50s. These are the first accusations against Sandusky that pre-date the... More »

NOTW 'Spiked Story' on Murdoch Pal's Pedophilia

Author Arthur C. Clarke: 'It is OK' when 'they have reached ... puberty'

(Newser) - The News of the World killed an exclusive story on science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke's pedophilia because he was a friend of owner Rupert Murdoch, according to a new book. Graham Johnson, then reporting at the now-defunct newspaper, recounts in Hack how editors who normally outed pederasts made an... More »

Moldova to Castrate Pedophiles

Law makes chemical procedure mandatory for convicted abusers

(Newser) - Men convicted of sexually abusing children in Moldova will now face chemical castration. The eastern European country's parliament voted to make the treatment—which suppresses libido with injections every three months—mandatory for all Moldovans and foreigners found guilty of pedophilia, reports the BBC . More »

Police: Ohio Father Pimped Out Adopted Son,10

Adoptive father, 2 others charged with child rape

(Newser) - An adoptive father in Ohio has been charged with raping three boys in his care, and hiring out one of them—a 10-year-old—to other men for sex. Undercover cops were led to the man through a Craigslist advert seeking "taboo" sex, AP reports. The suspect's name is... More »

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