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British pedophile jailed for Malaysia abuse found dead in UK prison

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:27 AM

A UK Prison Service spokesman confirms Richard Huckle died on Sunday at Full Sutton Prison in northern England.

FOUND DEAD. A handout released by the British National Crime Agency on June 1, 2016 shows a custody picture of Richard Huckle who admitted a string of charges of sexual crimes against children in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by National Crime Agency/AFP

U.S. arrests 1,700 'online child sex offenders' in two-month operation

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:05 AM

The US justice department says the 'Broken Heart' operation of April and May targeted people who make and distribute child pornography, as well as those who receive and download it

Glee’s Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The actor was initially arrested in December 2015 after thousands of images of child pornography were found in his laptop

MARK SALLING. The actor pleads guilty to child pornography. Screengrab from

23-year-old who led gang rape of 14-year-old sentenced to death

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:56 PM

The murder and gang rape of the 14 year old who was attacked by a group of men and boys in April as she made her way back from school shocked the country

Canada enacts Internet ban for sex offenders

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Monitoring an offender s use of the Internet can limit an offender s opportunities to offend and prevent this harmful behavior says the court in its 7 2 ruling

INTERNET BAN. The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 20, 2008. File photo by Geoff Robins/AFP

Dissecting a pedophile: Why are some people attracted to children?

May 26, 2016 - 5:34 PM

They look and act like you and me Except for one key difference: they’re sexually attracted to children

Is castration the best solution to deter pedophiles? Indonesians react to new law

May 26, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Indonesians have mixed reactions regarding the new law allowing child sex offenders to be punishable by chemical castration and death penalty

Why I agree that child molesters should be castrated

Nov 03, 2015 - 3:46 PM

A man that was sexually abused as a child explains why he agrees with Indonesia s recent decision to chemically castrate pedophiles

Indonesia to castrate pedophiles

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM

This crime is extraordinary and there have been so many victims

PH deports alleged British sex offender

Sep 17, 2015 - 4:17 PM

The Philippines acts on an undesirability charge filed last January against Douglas Michael Slade an alleged pedophile

Another alleged victim of Australian pedophile surfaces

Mar 19, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The 9 year old child claims her own mother introduced her to Peter Scully

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

6 more victims of Australian pedophile identified

Mar 10, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Peter Scully s live in partner now in jail on charges of 3 counts of rape and one count of human trafficking is seeking to be a state witness

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

13-year-old girl: 'Uncle Peter' Scully sold me for P100,000

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:33 PM

One of the 8 victims who spoke to the National Bureau of Investigation details how the Australian national abused her and two other girls aged 1 and 5

NBI files multiple raps vs Australian pedophile in PH

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Peter Gerald Scully – who filmed sexual assault and abuse of children and streamed them to clients – faces qualified trafficking murder child abuse and statutory rape charges

ARRESTED IN BUKIDNON. National Bureau of Investigation Region X chief Angelito Magno presents to media alleged Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully right after his arrest in Bukidnon in February. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Australian arrested in Bukidnon for cybersex ops

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED Peter Scully 51 is also wanted in Europe for broadcasting over the Internet sexual acts involving children

British police arrest 660 suspected pedophiles

Jul 16, 2014 - 8:45 PM

All the suspects were arrested for downloading or distributing child abuse images but charges brought so far include serious sexual assault

Horror in online child sex abuse village

Jan 26, 2014 - 1:50 PM

In the village of Ibabao in Cebu behind closed doors parents directed their children for sex videos in front of webcams for paying pedophiles overseas

HOUSE OF HORRORS. The now abandoned house that used to stream live sex acts of children to pedophiles watching online overseas, is seen in the village of Ibabao in Cordova town, Cebu, Philippines on January 21, 2014. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Int'l police probe PH child sex abuse ring

Jan 16, 2014 - 9:28 AM

UPDATED Under Operation Endeavour which spanned a dozen nations 29 people have been arrested including 11 in the Philippines while three other ongoing probes have identified 733 suspects

Australian entertainer slapped with sex charges

Aug 30, 2013 - 2:01 PM

13 counts of indecent assault and indecent images against British TV celebrity Rolf Harris

BEYOND THE PUBLIC FRIVOLITY. Police had been watching Harris for some time. Photo: AFP

'Boses': Repairing broken lives, finding dignity

Jul 30, 2013 - 10:26 PM

Ellen Ongkeko Marfil s heartbreaker about a battered child finding his voice in music

QUIET FILM. In 'Boses,' an abused child finds redemption in music. Photo from the film's Facebook page

Facebook ordered to remove pedophile monitoring page

Dec 01, 2012 - 11:00 AM

A judge in Northern Ireland orders the removal of a Facebook page that monitors pedophiles saying the page risked infringing the human rights of a convicted sex offender