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Four cops among six Paedophiles convicted, faces death penalty for gang raping 8-year-old girl

Six Paedophiles  were convicted on Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of a young girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions. 

Sexual violence, including against children, is rife in India and outrage over the so-called Kathua case contributed to the government imposing the death penalty for child rapists. According to the charge sheet, eight-year-old Asifa Bano was abducted and taken to a village in the Kathua district of the northern Indian region of Jammu on January 10 last year. In an ordeal lasting five days, she was sedated and held in a Hindu temple, repeatedly raped over five days and then strangled and beaten to death.

Metropolitan Police officer charged with sexually abusing children

Alleged paedophile has been suspended from work with specialist crime and operations unit

 

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been accused of sexual offences against children.

PC Daniel Cooper, 31, works in the specialist crime and operations unit of the UK’s largest police force.

Dozens of NSW Police Officers charged with assault and sexual offences

Police offers swear an oath to uphold and enforce the law, but what happens when officers themselves are themselves charged with violent of sexual offences?

It has been reported that since October 2016, 30 New South Wales police officers have been charged with offences ranging from reckless damage and common assault through to child sex offences.

Domestic violence-related charges have been laid against 17 officers in our state since February 2017 – ranging from stalking and intimidation, to assault occasioning bodily harm, choking, and sexual assault.

Cop who investigates child abuse is himself charged with child sex offences

Child sex abuse charges have been brought against a detective in the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse Investigation Team.

Detective Constable Chris Maitland, 40, faces 14 charges, some of which relate to making indecent images of a child.

He will appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday on two charges of sexual touching of a girl under the age of 13, five of making an indecent image of a child and an additional seven of making an indecent image of a child.

Maitland was remanded in custody in November on suspicion of possession and distribution of indecent images of children

He was released on bail, but arrested again on Tuesday on suspicion of sexual touching.  He has been suspended from his post.

Source : https://www.rt.com/uk/336109-police-charged-child-

Cop in court over child grooming

Vikram Gopinath leaving the Melbourne County Court yesterday. He is a police officer who has pleaded guilty to try to groom a child in his care in Mildura in January 2017.Picture: The Age/Luis Enrique AscuiVikram Gopinath leaving the Melbourne County Court yesterday. He is a police officer who has pleaded guilty to try to groom a child in his care in Mildura in January 2017. Picture: The Age/Luis Enrique Ascui

VIKRAM Gopinath was working as a Senior Constable at Mildura Police Station when he met and began sending explicit messages to a 16-year-old girl who was in state care.

Gopinath, 29, was charged with misconduct in a public office and attempting to procure a child aged 16 or 17 under his care for sexual penetration in January, and this week entered a guilty plea at Melbourne’s County Court.

Former Mandurah police sergeant pleads guilty to child sex charges

A former Mandurah police sergeant will be sentenced later this year after he pleaded guilty to five child sex offences.

Andrew James Maher, 42, was charged with two counts of exposing a child under 13 years of age to indecent matter, and three counts of using electronic communication with intent to expose a person under 16 years of age to indecent matter.

Rachel Vaughan’s effort to tell police about murders. Vital! Help!

The first person I contacted in my search for information about the Adelaide pedo-rings was Rachel Vaughan, based on a comment she made at Fiona Barnett’s website pedophilesdownunder.com. Then I came to see that Ms Vaughan is Olympic medal material for the high jump, or the “most letters sent to SA police since the First Fleet.”

Gumshoe has associated Rachel with her brother Andrew McIntyre whom I interviewed here in September, 2018 about the case of the three Beaumont children (who all disappeared one day in 1966).   But there is another famous Adelaide disappearance of a child, Louise Bell, in 1983.

Retired York police officer who pleaded guilty to child sex offences gets two years in prison

A retired York Regional Police officer was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday. Donald Clark, 67, pled guilty last week to one count of sexual exploitation and sexual interference, both charges related to the sexual abuse of children.

Clark was a York police officer between 1974 and 2006, and had a part-time role driving York police vehicles to garages for repairs from 2007 until his arrest in Nov. 2015.

“York Regional Police will not tolerate the victimization of members of our community,” said York police Chief Eric Jolliffe in a press release Friday.

Police officer who taught cyber safety in schools charged with child sex offences

A senior NSW police officer who gave cyber safety lectures as a youth liaison officer in schools around western and southern Sydney has been refused bail over charges of multiple child sex offences, spanning a period of more than 10 years.

Senior Constable Dean Michael Perkins, 43, from Mount Druitt Area Command has been suspended since his arrest shortly before 4pm on Thursday.

He was arrested by detectives from the Professional Standards Command assisted by the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

Warwickshire police officer charged with child sex offences

Christopher Cambray

Former ‘rookie of the year’ Christopher Cambray, 42, is currently suspended from his sergeant role with Warwickshire Police pending the outcome of the inquiry.  The officer has been charged with 11 child sex offences, including possessing and making indecent images, sexual activity with a child and paying for the sexual services of a child. 

The married dad first appeared before Birmingham magistrates on April 28. He is due to attend a plea and case management hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on August 20 when he will have an opportunity to enter a plea.

North-West police officer charged with decades old sex offence

A NORTH-WEST police officer has been charged with maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person. 

The offence is alleged to have occurred over a period between 1996 and 1998, prior to the 42-year-old joining Tasmania Police. 

The officer has been suspended from duty and has been summoned to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.

Fermanagh ‘paedophile ring’: PSNI pledges to investigate every allegation

Child protection branch boss says a historical abuse inquiry in the county is a ‘priority’

The hearse leaving the scene at Killygreen, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, following the discovery of the remains of sex abuser David Sullivan in 2001. Photograph: John McVitty/Impartial Reporter
The hearse leaving the scene at Killygreen, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, following the discovery of the remains of sex abuser David Sullivan in 2001. Photograph: John McVitty/Impartial Reporter

Det Chief Supt Paula Hilman has pledged to review cases relating to a suspected paedophile ring in Enniskillen after several victims came forward to tell their stories in recent weeks.

The abuse was carried out by bus driver David Sullivan, who was found murdered in 1998, while allegations have been made against a series of other men, most of whom are still alive.

Each of the cases that were reported to police during that time were later dropped after the Public Prosecution Service decided there was “insufficient evidence” to justify a prosecution.

Now Det Chief Supt Hilman has said she will review new information and speak to new witnesses, which could provide police with enough evidence to seek prosecutions.

“Our team covering Fermanagh will look at this, but I, along with my deputy, will personally look at the resources that I need to put to this to revisit and carry out investigations,” she said.

Newspaper campaign

The PSNI pledge follows a long-running campaign by Fermanagh local newspaper the Impartial Reporter focusing on historical child sex abuse in the county.

Speaking to the Enniskillen-based newspaper, Det Supt Hilman said: “This has become a priority for us, for me, and for the PSNI. We are listening and we will investigate these cases.”

A specialist team of detectives will now examine the existing investigation filed and any new information that has been recently received, and will speak to new witnesses in a bid to seek prosecutions.

“There have been some cases reported very recently where convictions have happened for historical child sexual abuse where detectives in public protection branch revisited and we had somebody prosecuted very quickly.

“We did get a prosecution from looking back at what we knew and new information coming to light. We will do the same again; we will sit with each victim,” she said.

Sullivan’s abuse

David Sullivan abused schoolboys on his bus up until his murder in 1998. One of his victims came forward last week to reveal how the bus driver had abused him 12 times.

The police have yet to properly outline what the organisation knew about the sexual predator and why he was never prosecuted for the litany of abuse he carried out in Co Fermanagh.

“I am limited at what I can say about the investigation into David Sullivan,” Det Supt Hilman said. “If victims are willing to come forward, we will listen to what they say and revisit that.”

“I can understand victims who have come forward if they feel let down or disappointed, but again we need to look at the evidence, [at] what was the nature of the investigation.

“Of course we will take action. We will look at that in the context of timelines to see who knew what and where and when. That will form part of an investigation to review and revisit these cases. We will do that,” she said.

Source : https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/fermanagh-paedophile-ring-psni-pledges-to-investigate-every-allegation-1.3865020?mode=amp

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