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Justice minister vows to get tough on child abuse

SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- The justice minister vowed Friday to get tough on child abuse and come up with preventative measures amid escalating public anger over a woman who beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter to death. "The government will sternly punish child abusers, work out various countermeasures and do all it can to better protect children," Hwang Kyo-ahn said during a policy consultation meeting at the National Assembly between the government and the ruling Saenuri Party.

Justice minister vows to get tough on child abuse

SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- The justice minister vowed Friday to get tough on child abuse and come up with preventative measures amid escalating public anger over a woman who beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter to death. "The government will sternly punish child abusers, work out various countermeasures and do all it can to better protect children," Hwang Kyo-ahn said during a policy consultation meeting at the National Assembly between the government and the ruling Saenuri Party.

Justice minister vows to get tough on child abuse

SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- The justice minister vowed Friday to get tough on child abuse and come up with preventative measures amid escalating public anger over a woman who beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter to death. "The government will sternly punish child abusers, work out various countermeasures and do all it can to better protect children," Hwang Kyo-ahn said during a policy consultation meeting at the National Assembly between the government and the ruling Saenuri Party.

Cambodia jails Briton for two years on child sex conviction

A Cambodian judge on Monday jailed a British teacher for two years for sexually abusing three young brothers at a Phnom Penh guesthouse. Richard Fruin, 36, a convicted paedophile in the United Kingdom, was arrested last October on suspicion of sexually abusing the boys aged eight, 10 and 11-years-old. He had been teaching English in a private school in the capital for adults and children, despite serving a one year jail term in Britain in 2005 for producing child porn.

Key recommendations in Jeffrey Baldwin coroner's inquest

TORONTO - A coroner's jury hearing the inquest into the death of Jeffrey Baldwin, a five-year-old who was starved to death by his grandparents, delivered 103 recommendations Friday. Many focused on improving the child welfare system. Here are 10 key recommendations: — The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services should "fully deliver on its pledge" to implement the Child Protection Information Network (CPIN) within two years to all children's aid societies across the province, permitting societies to access each other's information.

Philippines vows crackdown on online child sex abuse

The Philippines on Saturday vowed to crack down on online child sex abuse, days after a global police operation dismantled a paedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children over the Internet. Police in Britain, Australia and the Philippines Thursday said they had jointly cracked a paedophile ring which exploited children as young as six. In some cases the victims' parents were involved.

Saskatchewan tells deadbeat parents to pay up or no hunting, fishing licences

REGINA - Deadbeat parents who don't pay child support could be denied hunting and fishing licences in Saskatchewan. The province introduced legislation Thursday to restrict such licences for people who fail to make child or spousal support payments. "I think that people have an obligation to support their families and, when these court orders are in place, I think that people need to take responsibility for that," said Justice Minister Gord Wyant. He said restricting hunting and fishing licences would be used when other enforcement options didn't work.

Children's aid supervisor says nothing 'stood out' about starved boy's family

TORONTO - A Toronto couple's history of child abuse did not come up when they took custody of their grandchildren, one of whom they ultimately starved to death, because it was a "private arrangement" with the children's parents, an inquest heard Tuesday. Putting Jeffrey Baldwin and his siblings in the care of their grandparents was seen as a positive move to provide some temporary relief to the teenage parents, Catholic Children's Aid Society supervisor Sal Salmena told a coroner's inquest into Jeffrey's death.

Brother of Sinn Fein chief guilty of raping daughter

A younger brother of the Sinn Fein party president Gerry Adams was found guilty by a court in Northern Ireland on Tuesday of raping and sexually assaulting his own daughter. Liam Adams, 58, was convicted of 10 abuse charges against his daughter Aine between 1977 and 1983, when she was aged between four and nine. Aine Adams, now 40, wept and clutched her younger sister for support as the verdicts were read out by the foreman of the jury in Belfast Crown Court.

No. of child abuse cases exceeds 60,000 in FY2012

Japan's child consultation centers dealt with 66,807 child abuse cases in fiscal 2012 through March of this year, exceeding 60,000 for the first time since the tally started in fiscal 1990, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Thursday. "With social awareness over child abuse growing, expanding cooperation between police and child counseling centers led to an increase in reports and consultations," a ministry official said.
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