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sabato 31 agosto 2013

Internet porn and the rape

Children as young as ten are being arrested on suspicion of rape amid fears that online pornography is twisting their view of sex and relationships.
The scale of sexual offences committed by primary school children was revealed in disturbing figures from police forces across the country.
Twenty-four forces arrested children under 13 for suspected rape in the past year while seven detained at least one ten year old.

The figures, obtained by the Daily Mail under a Freedom of Information request, highlight growing concerns at the influence of online pornography on impressionable young minds.
Yesterday NSPCC spokesman Jon Brown said there was ‘undoubtedly’ a link between children carrying out sexual assaults and easy access to online pornography, which gives them a ‘distorted picture of what sexual relationships should be about’. 
John Carr, from the Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety, said: ‘There is already a widespread feeling that the internet is playing an unhealthy part in the early sexualisation of children and these revelations about the arrests of ten-year-olds for rape will add fuel to the flames.’
 
  • The Prime Minister has promised to toughen controls on internet pornography by offering a series of optional filters whenever a customer buys a new computer or signs up to a new provider.
But the Mail has called for much stricter controls which would see an automatic pornography block, with users having to ‘opt in’ to view adult material.

The figures were uncovered in a survey of all 52 police forces across Britain. Of the 39 that responded, 31 forces had arrested children between the ages of ten and 13 on suspicion of rape in the past year. Seven said the youngest child arrested for rape was aged just ten while six said the youngest was 11, and 11 forces said the youngest suspect was 12.
Forces reported only the age of the youngest child they had arrested for the crime, meaning the actual number of very young children detained in each age group could be much higher.
According to the figures, 357 children aged 18 and under were found guilty of a range of sex crimes including rape, sexual assaults on other children, grooming, incest and taking or possessing indecent photographs of minors.
The NSPCC’s Mr Brown said pornography was a powerful influence on this generation of children. ‘Some young people do not have an understanding of consent – if they want something they will go out to get it, whatever the consequences,’ he said. ‘There is a definite link between this and watching hardcore porn. It is an issue of entitlement. If a child has watched a rape scene the same child might attempt to act that piece of behaviour out. The children talk about acting out what they have watched.’
One child abuse investigator said the easy availability of pornography was changing children’s behaviour.The civilian investigator, who works for a South East England force, said: ‘When we arrest juveniles for sex crimes we increasingly find they have accessed hardcore pornography. ‘This is often on their phones where they store videos and pictures to share with their friends. It is not something my colleagues would have dealt with ten years ago.’

In one case in Merseyside, a ten-year-old boy was involved in the suspected gang rape by three boys of a 12-year-old girl in a public park. Avon and Somerset police also arrested a ten-year-old ‘alleged to have forced a friend to perform a sex act on several occasions’. Police in Essex, Derbyshire, Durham, Gwent, and Strathclyde also arrested ten-year-olds on suspicion of rape in 2011.

The Daily Mail’s campaign for an ‘opt in’ system on internet pornography is supported by the Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz. Earlier this year, Mrs Berelowitz told MPs that online porn is turning children into sex attackers. ‘They have watched things and then they’ve enacted them,’ she said. ‘It has definitely affected children’s thresholds of what they think is normal.’







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lunedì 26 agosto 2013

Svizzera: aprono i box del sesso

Zurigo si attrezza con i box del sesso per rendere piu' sicura la prostituzione di strada, ma le 'lucciole' si lamentano: temono un calo dei guadagni e una violazione della 'privacy' dei loro clienti. Dalle 19 di questa sera intanto i quattro garage attrezzati per il sesso in auto a pagamento apriranno i battenti ai primi avventori. La zona e' un terreno nel quartiere di Altstetten che costeggia l'imbocco dell'autostrada in direzione di Berna, a disposizione da questa sera per le circa 40 prostitute del marciapiede di Sihlquai. La loro presenza, in un paese dove bisogna ricordarlo la prostituzione e' legale dal 1942, i 'drive-in' del sesso saranno segnalati addirittura da un ombrello rosso, simbolo utilizzato nell'Europa dell'est per segnalare la prostituzione di strada. L'area sara' aperta dalle 19 di sera alle 5 di mattina e prevede anche un percorso per contattare le ragazze e mettersi d'accordo sul prezzo. Tra le attrezzature a disposizione i servizi igienici, due spazi al coperto, e anche un campanello di allarme per segnalare soprusi e violenze.
  E mentre la notizia fa il giro del mondo e c'è già chi pensa a copiare l'esperienza svizzera, le prostitute locali mostrano il loro malcontento. "Al Sihlquai i clienti vengono a prenderci e ci portano a casa pagandoci a volte tutta la notte", ha lamentato una lucciola spiegando che inoltre i molti clienti temono che i box non siano altrettanto discreti che la semplice macchina imboscata. "Molti di loro temono ora che la polizia possa avere il controllo delle targhe delle auto che entrano nel parcheggio del sesso".

Svizzera: aprono i box del sesso, ma prostitute sono scontente 26 AGO 2013


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venerdì 23 agosto 2013

India, fotoreporter stuprata dal branco

Una fotoreporter di 23 anni è stata stuprata da un gruppo di uomini a Mumbai mentre realizzava un servizio fotografico in un'area industriale dismessa. La ragazza è stata ricoverata all'ospedale con diverse ferite sul corpo e lesioni interne. Le sue condizioni sono «stabili» secondo i medici. Uno degli aggressori è stato arrestato.

Rapita e portata in un casolare. La violenza è avvenuta ieri sera quando la giovane, in compagnia di un amico, si trovava nel quartiere di Lower Parel, nella parte storica della metropoli, per fotografare un vecchio cotonificio abbandonato. Secondo quanto ha raccontato alla polizia, due uomini hanno iniziato a molestarla e poi dopo aver picchiato e immobilizzato il compagno, l'hanno portata in un casolare dove sono arrivati altri tre complici.

Il caso «Nirbhaya». La polizia è sulle tracce degli altri quattro sospetti di cui ha già diffuso l'identikit. L'incidente ha sollevato un grande scalpore sui media indiani perchè ricorda la brutale violenza di una studentessa, soprannominata «Nirbhaya» («coraggiosa»), avvenuta lo scorso dicembre su un autobus di New Delhi dove era salita con un amico dopo una serata al cinema. Diverse centinaia di persone protestavano oggi a Mumbai. Le tv hanno mostrato per tutta la giornata numerosi sit in organizzati da persone del mondo della carta stampata, a cui si sono uniti cittadini comuni che hanno protestato con veemenza, molti con fasce nere sulla bocca, chiedendo più sicurezza in India, in particolare per le donne.

L'arresto. Il commissario di polizia Satyapal Singh ha confermato che grazie alle dichiarazioni del giovane che accompagnava la fotografa, è stato possibile catturare uno degli aggressori, mentre gli altri quattro, identificati, sono attivamente ricercati. La giovane di 23 anni lavorava per un magazine in inglese che le aveva commissionato un reportage nello Shakti Mills Compound, nella zona di Mahalaxmi, nell'ambito di una serie di servizi riguardanti edifici abbandonati della città.

India, fotoreporter stuprata dal branco: preso uno dei cinque, proteste in piazza 23 Agosto 2013


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domenica 18 agosto 2013

Internet enables child porn, prostitution

Last week, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Richmond announced that Robert Kropp of Colonial Heights was sentenced for coercion and enticement of a minor under the age of 15 and for receipt of child pornography. According to the news release, in March of 2013, "Kropp used his cell phone to send text messages and make telephone calls to engage in sexually explicit conversations with an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old female." (It was actually an FBI agent.) He was arrested at a hotel where he believed he was going to meet the child and pay her for sex.
Last month, the FBI announced it had completed its seventh Operation Cross-Country - a three-day, nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution. The massive sweep involved FBI offices and police departments in 76 cities across the nation.
This year, 105 children, mostly between 13 and 17 years old, were rescued (the youngest victim was 9). Since the FBI first launched the initiative in 2003, more than 2,700 victims of child sex trafficking have been rescued. Incredibly, that number represents only a tiny sliver of the victims of this sordid crime.
Most Americans regard child prostitution as something that happens in other countries. But it is very much a growing problem here. The U.S. Attorney's Office calls the crime a "growing epidemic."
Child prostitution is the most depraved side of the rapidly burgeoning nightmare of human trafficking. According to UNICEF, the 1.2 million children who become victims of human sex-trafficking each year account for about 27 percent of this modern-day form of slavery.
In the U.S., the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that of the nearly 800,000 kids reported as runaways each year, about 100,000 are likely to become victims of sex-trafficking and child prostitution.
The average age at which American minors are forced into the trade is between 12 and 14. The vast majority of involved minors are girls - unwanted children or runaways from dysfunctional homes. Most were sexually abused as young children. Some of these young prostitutes are foreign and brought here as slaves to be sold to the highest bidder.
Life is grim for these young children. Ten to 15 customers per day is not unusual. They are subject to malnourishment, rape and sexually transmitted diseases. It is little wonder that for these teens, life expectancy on the street is about seven years.
Not surprisingly, child prostitution numbers are especially high in cities that have large tourist and convention industries. The FBI has identified Atlanta as having one of the highest rates of child prostitution in the country. Because of California's large immigrant population, extensive ports and huge metropolitan areas, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oakland have some of the highest rates of child sex trafficking. But the problem exists throughout the nation, in cities and towns large and small.
Even in Richmond , child sex-trafficking has become a real issue. In the past two years, the local FBI office has been directly involved in at least 10 separate occasions of female victims of child sexual exploitation.
Thanks to the Internet and cell phones, the business of prostitution has gone high tech. According to an FBI agent with the Richmond bureau, prostitution has "evolved from street-walking, to escort services in the yellow pages, to now, Internet-based prostitution." No longer does a pimp need to have obviously-too-young girls hustling on the streets. Today he can easily advertise her wares online.
What accounts for the epidemic growth of the crime? The expanding problem of child prostitution goes hand-in-hand the exploding popularity of online pornography. Just how big a business is online porn nowadays? It's huge and getting bigger every day.
According to an April 2012 news story in Bloomberg Business Week, "The online porn kingpin Xvideos feeds 4.4 billion page views per month. That's about 10 times as many as the New York Times and three times as many as CNN.com. YouPorn ... notches 2.1 billion page views per month. And while people spend a few minutes per day on news sites, they tend to spend 15 minutes or more on porn sites."
Porn has evolved from something once regarded as secretive and sordid, consumed by troglodytic men and teenage boys in dark basements, to a worldwide, almost-chic entertainment industry.
Many consumers of porn argue that it is a harmless pastime. Members of the adult entertainment industry are quick to point out that it is protected under the First Amendment. Porn stars are often portrayed as fun-loving, edgy and legitimate actresses (think Jenna Jameson).
But that's not the case for the vast majority of women who are forced to participate in pornographic videos. Finding - and forcing - women to participate in these films is one reason sex-trafficking is growing so rapidly. Countless numbers of young women - mere girls, often - are forced to participate in filmed sex acts that are aired across the Internet without their permission. Viewing online porn is not harmless consumption.
Because of the unlimited online access to millions of children and the ability to download sexually graphic images of children in the privacy of one's home, the Internet has been a dream-come-true for pedophiles. Before the days of the world wide web, obtaining child pornography was a difficult and dangerous endeavor. Today, the widespread availability of online material and the relatively low-risk ability to download it has emboldened these pathetic excuses for humans and created a growing nightmare. Children are being exploited in horrific fashion and at ever-younger ages.
What can the average citizen do? Urge lawmakers to stiffen the penalties for those who consume child prostitution and child pornography.
The Richmond FBI office suggests that citizens "support law enforcement and their efforts to make things difficult for suppliers and consumers. Children cannot operate as prostitutes without the assistance of adults who furnish hotel rooms, transportation, condoms, food, telephones, etc. Law enforcement has a multi-faceted approach to address these issues, one of which is to work closely with hotel personnel in the area. Hundreds of hotel employees have been taught by law enforcement how to recognize the signs of adult and juvenile prostitution, becoming another set of eyes and ears in the community and quickly notifying law enforcement."
On a personal level, protect your own children. Know where they are and what they are doing. Get to know their friends and monitor their Internet use (for that matter, monitor your own Internet use). Stay informed and aware.
If you know a runaway, urge her or him to get help. Last year alone, the crisis hotline 1-800-Runaway (www.1800runaway.org) fielded more than 15,000 crisis calls. It will only be through the involvement of private citizens working hand-in-hand with authorities that we can ever hope to exterminate this horrific crime.

Internet enables child porn, prostitution August 18, 2013


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ACCEPTANCE OF CHILD EXPLOITATION MATERIAL

A Tasmanian study has found one in ten people believe there is nothing wrong with viewing or distributing child exploitation material.
Researchers from the University of Tasmania asked 430 students about their attitudes to child pornography.
One of the researchers, Dr Jeremy Pritchard says about one in ten did not think it was harmful to watch or distribute it.
He says it could be a sign the internet is normalising child exploitation material.
"I think maybe some people just think it's data, that it's an ethically-neutral collection of zeroes and ones," Dr Pritchard said. "That what happened to the child may be criminal, reprehensible, horrible, but they may be thinking what difference does it make if I look at it?
Dr Tony Krone from the University of Canberra says the behaviour of viewers and distributors is critical for law enforcement, as they often progress to becoming perpetrators.
"The research generally shows that about 30 percent of people who are found to be viewing material are also active offenders physically with children," Dr Krone said.
Children and teenagers can themselves unwittingly commit a crime by posting a photograph of themselves online if it is of a revealing or sexual nature.
"There is that risk that children are becoming involved in something that of itself may constitute an offence," Dr Krone said.
Further research found child pornography was starting to appear on sites predominantly used for sharing mainstream movies, music and software.

ACCEPTANCE OF CHILD EXPLOITATION MATERIAL August 18, 2013


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martedì 6 agosto 2013

13000 women raped in Indian State of Assam in 8 years

At least 13000 women have been raped in conflict-hit Indian State of Assam in past eight years.

New Delhi, Aug 1/Nationalturk – In a shocking revelation, it has been stated that about 13000 women have been raped in conflict-hit Indian State of Assam in past eight years.
12857 women were raped in Assam between 2005 and May 2013. Of these, 59 victims were killed after rape,” media reports quoted officials of Assam’s Home Department as disclosing.
Stating that 12216 people were arrested for their involvement in sexual offences against women, they said the reasons attributed for increase in crimes against women included increase in population, social and family tension, gender discrimination, poverty, lack of job opportunity and insufficient manpower in the law enforcement agencies.

‘1069 dowry deaths also reported in State’

The officials said women were not only raped but were also tortured for dowry. “At least 1069 dowry deaths of women have been reported in the state during past eight years”.
They said 1,671 persons were arrested for cases related to dowry torture and deaths.
Officials further said thousands of women have been abducted in the conflict-hit Sate in last few years, “Police have registered at least 19902 cases of women abduction. About 9032 people were arrested on abduction charge and 113 of them jailed for the crime”.
Assam is India’s North Eastern state and the State has been facing turmoil since over four decades. Some militants are fighting for secessionism from India and others from homeland. The conflict in the State started in 1970s.

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giovedì 1 agosto 2013

Miracle Village, il paese degli stupratori

Il paese di Miracle Village, in Florida, ha appena 200 abitanti e più della metà di loro ha commesso un reato sessuale. A riferirlo è l'emittente inglese Bbc.

C'è chi ha fatto sesso con i minori, chi ha molestato i figli, chi è colpevole di crimini legati alla pornografia minorile e chi è stato condannato per esibizionismo. Tutti loro hanno comprato una casa a Miracle Village, e non è un caso.

Chi ha commesso un reato sessuale, infatti, ha molta difficoltà a trovare casa: secondo le leggi di molti stati americani chi è stato condannato per questa tipologia di crimini deve vivere a una certa distanza da zone considerate sensibili come asili, scuole, giardini pubblici e parchi giochi. Nel caso della Florida il limite varia da 300 a quasi 1000 metri a seconda delle aree.

Miracle Village è stato creato proprio per venire incontro alle esigenze di chi vuole trovare un alloggio dopo aver scontato una pena per reati sessuali. Il progetto è nato nel 2009 grazie al reverendo Dick Witherow dell'organizzazione non governativa 'Matthew 25: Ministries'. "Ogni settimana 10-20 potenziali residenti chiedono di trasferirsi qui" ha detto alla Bbc il coordinatore della Chiesa locale Jerry Youmans, anche lui colpevole di reati sessuali. "Tuttavia - ha continuato - tendiamo a non accettare drogati, violenti e pedofili. Il nostro obiettivo è proteggere chi vive qui e chi ci viveva prima del nostro arrivo".

I residenti, tuttavia, non sembrano molto contenti: uno di loro afferma che Miracle Village "non è un miracolo per tutti. Forse lo è per gli autori di reati sessuali, ma non per me". Come ha denunciato la scrittrice e attivista Rebecca Solnit in un articolo pubblicato all'inizio dell'anno su numerose riviste internazionali, negli Stati Uniti avviene uno stupro ogni sei minuti e almeno una donna su cinque subirà violenza durante la sua vita.

Miracle Village, in Florida il paese a misura di stupratore 31 luglio 2013


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