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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 »

Pope Slams Pedophilia in Case of Girl Thrown Off Balcony

Fortuna Loffredo, 6, died near Naples in 2014

(Newser) - Six-year-old Fortuna Loffredo fell to her death from an eighth-story balcony in Italy two years ago. Now authorities are saying a man next door sexually abused and murdered her, and Pope Francis is speaking up about the horror of sex crimes, Reuters reports. Pedophiles deserve "severe punishment," he... More »

80% of Dark Web Traffic Revolves Around Pedophilia

Study finds child pornography is the biggest draw among anonymous users

(Newser) - Between March and September of last year, four out of five visits to a major part of the Dark Web—the anonymous corner of the Internet—were to sites exhibiting the sexual abuse of children, says a new study picked up by Wired . These sites account for only 2% of... More »

Vatican Charges Ex-Archbishop With Pedophilia

Jozef Wesolowski's arrest is first ever in Vatican for child sexual abuse

(Newser) - The Vatican arrested former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski yesterday on pedophilia charges and placed him under house arrest until trial—the first official charges within the city-state's walls for child sexual abuse, Reuters reports. It's the latest step for Pope Francis, who has a "zero tolerance" philosophy for... More »

2% of Clergy Are Pedophiles: Pope Francis

Pontiff hints at possible changes to priest celibacy

(Newser) - Pope Francis has offered an estimate on "the level of pedophilia in the Church," Sky News reports: He puts it at 2%, basing his information on aides' figures. "That 2% includes priests and even bishops and cardinals," the pope tells La Repubblica newspaper of Italy. "... More »

Among Adam Lanza's Interests: Pedophilia

But expert hesitates to pin Sandy Hook massacre on sexual urges

(Newser) - Adam Lanza, pedophile? The 20-year-old who perpetrated the Sandy Hook massacre and killed himself on Dec. 14, 2012, kept documents on his hard drive showing an interest in pedophilia, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Topping the list is a screenplay, Lovebound, that depicts a relationship between a 10-year-old boy and... 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 »

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 »

Hopkins Doc Ditches Grad Speech in Gay Marriage Storm

Bestiality comparison enraged students

(Newser) - Neurosurgeon and rising conservative star Ben Carson is following through with his offer to step down as commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins medical school, where he works. Students launched a petition after Carson's comments regarding gay marriage, bestiality, and pedophilia. "Given all the national media surrounding my statements... More »

Child Prostitute: Sandusky Had Tri-State Pedophile Ring

Which included Poly Prep coach Phil Foglietta

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky was once part of a pedophile ring that included former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta, a man identifying himself as a former child prostitute is alleging. In an email to Poly Prep officials, Greg Bucceroni, now 48, says he was paid to have sex with Foglietta in... More »

Priest Says Teenage Abuse Victims Can Be Seducers

Father Groeschel apologizes, blames old age, poor health for comments

(Newser) - This inevitably wasn't going to end well: In an interview given earlier this week, a high-profile Roman Catholic leader said that the "youngsters" who are sexually abused by priests are often the instigators, and that priests who are first-time offenders should not go to prison, reports the New ... 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 »

Teen Client Impregnated by Sandusky's Lawyer: Mom

Then Joe Amendola married her

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky might think twice about his choice of lawyer: 63-year-old Joe Amendola once impregnated a teenage client, according to a report from The Daily . Amendola represented Mary Iavasile in her bid to be emancipated from her parents just before her 17th birthday in 1996—and according to the mother... More »

'Sexy' Vogue Girl, 10, Sparks Uproar

French mag turns Thylane Loubry Blondeau into lust object, say critics

(Newser) - A photo spread in French Vogue of a 10-year-old model in stilettos, makeup, and a sultry pout has unleashed a furious storm of controversy over the sexualization of little girls. Thylane Loubry Blondeau, daughter of French soccer star Patrick Blondeau and designer Veronika Loubry, lounges in a red dress on... More »

School: Wear 'Modest' Clothes to Deter Pedophiles

Letter to parents sparks outrage

(Newser) - Parents in King’s Park, Scotland, are outraged over a local school’s suggestion that the way their children dress might attract sexual predators. In the wake of the arrest of an alleged local predator, the school has sent out a letter telling parents that “an appropriate school uniform... More »

Pedophile Guide Author Gets Probation

Phillip Greaves won't need to register as sex offender

(Newser) - The author of a how-to book for pedophiles has been sentenced to two years' probation for distributing obscene material depicting minors engaged in harmful conduct, reports the BBC . Phillip Greaves was arrested after sending a copy of his guide to undercover police in Florida. The Pedophile's Guide to Love and ... More »

Police Bust Massive International Pedophile Ring

184 people arrested in more than 30 countries

(Newser) - Teachers, police officers, and scout leaders were among the 184 people arrested today as police busted what Europol is calling "probably the largest online pedophile network in the world." Some 230 children were rescued from people suspected of abusing them in more than 30 countries as a result... More »

Pedophilia Accepted in South Afghanistan: Study

'Boy play' common across parts of country

(Newser) - Pedophilia is a widely-accepted practice in southern Afghanistan, where "boys are apprenticed to older men for their sexual initiation," US social scientists find. British officers requested the study amid soldiers’ complaints about unwanted advances from locals, including Afghan soldiers. Young Western troops "were beginning to feel uncomfortable... More »

Pedophile's Guide Author Arrested

Phillip R. Greaves II faces obscenity charges

(Newser) - The good news for Phillip R. Greaves II: Outrage over his Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure caused sales of the book to shoot up 101,000% on Amazon . The bad news: He’s now been arrested and faces obscenity charges in Colorado. The 47-year-old self-published author is charged... More »

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