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Globally-known convicted pedophile could face toughest penalties yet for crimes

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - Canadian authorities are making their first real attempt at prosecuting a globally-known convicted pedophile under rarely used child-sex tourism laws. Christopher Neil was the subject of Interpol's largest international manhunt at the time of his arrest in 2007 and ultimately imprisoned for five years in Thailand. Until now he hasn't face charges in Canada for several allegations in connection of crimes overseas.

'Swirl Face' pedophile faces 10 new child abuse, pornography charges in B.C.

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man who served five years in a Thai prison for sexually abusing children is facing 10 new charges related to offences that police say occurred in both B.C. and Cambodia. Christopher Neil gained worldwide notoriety after a digital image obscured by a swirl was unravelled and revealed his face. He was arrested in Bangkok in 2007 following an international investigation into a number of sexual offences against children. The former Maple Ridge, B.C., teacher, dubbed "Swirl Face," was convicted in 2008 of sexually assaulting two boys.

Australian mother jailed for sex abuse of daughter

An Australian mother who sexually abused her daughter to maintain the affection of her boyfriend has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison, reports said Friday. The South Australian District Court heard that the woman, 35, had abused the 10-year-old girl and photographed the encounters to gratify her 37-year-old partner, who was a teacher. "This was very serious offending against a defenceless child by the very people who should have been protecting, not offending against, her," Judge Simon Stretton said, domestic news agency AAP reported.

Authorities bust largest U.S. online child porn network

Washington, Mar 18 (EFE).- The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday the arrests of 14 people and the dismantling of the largest online child pornography network ever found in this country, a ring that exploited hundreds of minors in at least six nations.

Authorities bust largest U.S. online child porn network

Washington, Mar 18 (EFE).- The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday the arrests of 14 people and the dismantling of the largest online child pornography network ever found in this country, a ring that exploited hundreds of minors in at least six nations.

Canadian boys among alleged victims of online child-exploitation network

WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities say 14 men have been charged with operating an online child-exploitation network that preyed upon hundreds of boys in the United States, Canada and overseas. Law enforcement officials say the arrests were part of a worrisome trend in which children are being enticed into posting sexually explicit images of themselves, and then those images are broadly shared online. In this case, authorities say users of an underground network posed online as girls to persuade boys into sharing child pornography images with them.

U.S. authorities arrest 14 in child porn website involving 251 children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested 14 men in a secret, members-only child pornography website that involved 251 children, mostly boys, in the United States and five other countries, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Some of the men assumed female online personas to contact the children, who ranged in age from three to 17 years, on popular social networks, officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

U.S. authorities arrest 14 in child porn website involving 251 children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested 14 men in a secret, members-only child pornography website that involved 251 children, mostly boys, in five countries, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Some of the men assumed female online personas to contact the children, who ranged in age from three to 17 years, on popular social networks, officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

Philippine Internet providers to install child porn filters

The Philippines said Monday it would require Internet service providers to install filters to block access to child pornography. The move comes as the Philippines cracks down on online child pornography, arresting at least 13 suspects earlier this year for allegedly offering online images of children being sexually abused. To block access to child pornography Manila will finally implement a law passed in 2009 but which required years of public consultations on how to implement it, said Edgardo Cabarrios, regulation director of the National Telecommunications Commission.

US Supreme Court looks at compensation for child pornography victims

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared open to compensation for victims of child pornography but did not make it clear how much people holding the illegal material should pay. It listened to arguments in the case of "Amy," who at eight was a victim of sexual abuse by an uncle which stated in 1997. Pornographic photos of her were posted on the Internet and then downloaded some 3,200 times, according to prosecutors. Two of the images were found in possession of Doyle Paroline. The victim is seeking $3.4 mllion from him in damages.
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