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In These Schools, Rape of Boys Is Systemic: Report

Advocacy group turns up 546 cases in 6 schools

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with a disturbing report from a child advocacy group in Afghanistan suggesting that the rape of boys by teachers and other figures of authority is exceedingly common. The story cites 165 reports gathered from just three schools by the Logar Youth, Social and Civil... More »

Cops: Man Trekked 350 Miles to Meet 'Underage Girl'

Except the person Tommy Lee Jenkins allegedly wanted to meet was an undercover investigator

(Newser) - The distance between Whitestown, Ind., and Neenah, Wis., is just over 350 miles—not usually a distance one would want to travel mostly on foot. That apparently didn't faze Tommy Lee Jenkins, however, as he allegedly thought a 14-year-old girl was waiting for him for possible sex. What was... More »

Elon Musk Has New Defense in 'Pedo Guy' Lawsuit

Tells court he didn't mean it literally

(Newser) - Elon Musk branded a British cave rescuer "pedo guy," and now he's employing a new defense to get the resulting lawsuit dismissed. Musk says he didn't mean the slam against Vernon Unsworth literally. "I did not intend to convey any facts or imply that Mr.... More »

Suit: Boy Scouts Hiding 'Pedophilia Epidemic'

Lawyer group says it has 800 clients in the wings and has identified 350 new alleged abusers

(Newser) - A lawsuit was filed Monday in Philly against the Boy Scouts of America on behalf of a man who says a Scout leader sexually abused him for years in the '70s, and the lawyer group that filed the complaint says there's new proof that the BSA tried to... More »

Why Accused Priests Came to This Michigan Building

AP looks at under-the-radar group Opus Bono Sacerdotii

(Newser) - The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in the tiny Midwestern town of Dryden, Mich., as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. They had been brought to town by a small nonprofit group... More »

Corey Feldman Struggles to Make Doc on 'Hollywood Pedophiles'

The former child star also reassesses his friendship with Michael Jackson

(Newser) - Corey Feldman is still waging a war against what he calls widespread Hollywood pedophilia—which has earned him online enemies and led him to see an old friend in a new light, Rolling Stone reports. "It caused me to have concerns," he says of Finding Neverland , the HBO... More »

James Gunn 'Fell on His Sword Early.' Now He's Back on Guardians

Disney rehires director for film after canning him last year for 'offensive' old tweets

(Newser) - There's new talk of "redemption" in Hollywood— specifically for James Gunn, the 52-year-old director cut loose by Disney last year from the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after "offensive" old tweets of his resurfaced. Mike Fleming of Deadline says he was told Disney... More »

YouTube Reacts After Advertisers Balk at Pedophilia 'Wormhole'

This comes after video creator Matt Watson says he found depraved activity happening on site

(Newser) - Matt Watson says he may be leaving YouTube—and as a result of his detectiving, so are some big advertisers, at least for now. "Over the past 48 hours, I have discovered a wormhole ... into a soft-core pedophile ring," the video creator said in a clip posted Sunday... More »

These Dolls Made One Lawmaker 'Nauseous.' Now, a Possible Ban

US House approves bill barring import, sale of child sex dolls and robots

(Newser) - The concept behind a bill that made its way to the US House of Representatives made at least one lawmaker "nauseous," and apparently others, too, because the group passed the bill Wednesday and sent it onto the Senate. The Fresno Bee reports on the CREEPER (Curbing Realistic Exploitative... More »

Corey Feldman Vows to Expose Hollywood Pedophilia

Former child actor raising money to produce documentary

(Newser) - Corey Feldman has been talking about pedophilia in Hollywood for years , and now he's pledged to make a documentary exposing the problem. In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Feldman—who has discussed the sexual abuse he says he and late friend Corey Haim suffered... More »

Bill Maher's Comments on Letourneau Sex Case Resurface

After he takes some credit for Milo Yiannopoulos' downfall

(Newser) - "Sunlight is the best disinfectant," said Bill Maher earlier this week in a New York Times interview in which he took some credit for triggering the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos, whose Friday night appearance on Maher's HBO show brought the host an avalanche of criticism. Now, some... More »

Despite Milo Move, Author Won't Let Publisher Off Hook

Feminist author Roxane Gay rails on Simon & Schuster

(Newser) - People are buzzing about Simon & Schuster pulling Milo Yiannopoulos' upcoming book, Dangerous, over past pedophilia comments—but one person not giving him, or the publisher, a pass is Roxane Gay. On her Tumblr , the Bad Feminist author digs into S&S, noting that no, "they did not finally... More »

Milo Yiannopoulos: 'I Do Not Support Pedophilia. Period'

Alt-right figure says new video is deceptively edited

(Newser) - Alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolous finds himself under fire for comments he made about relationships between teens and older men, comments that have critics accusing him of supporting pedophilia, which he adamantly denies. The controversy comes just after he received an invitation to speak this week at the Conservative Political Action... More »

Montreal Priests Won't Be Allowed Alone With Kids

Chancellor says it's about protecting victims and the church

(Newser) - Some Catholic churches in Canada have banned priests from being alone with children—and more are about to start. The Catholic Church of Montreal says it will bar priests, volunteers, educators, and anyone else in "the orbit of the church" from being alone with children at 10 parishes beginning... 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 »

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 »

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