(27 July – 09 August 2010)
Sexual Exploitation of Children
Protection of children highlighted
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: A man who sexually abused his step daughter when she was 11 years old was sentenced to 20 years with hard labour. It is reported that while rape is a common occurrence, being forced into prostitution or given away as child brides are also growing concerns in PNG.
Post-Courier Online, 02 August 2010
Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purpose
Repatriated trafficking victims to receive more aid
VIETNAM: A draft regulation on providing public services for victims of human trafficking was discussed at a two-day workshop in HCM City. Officials from 14 southern and central provinces as well as domestic and foreign organisations attended the meeting. The draft regulation outlines the responsibilities of State agencies and relevant stakeholders as well as services for trafficked victims who return to the country (which include legal assistance, health care, vocational training, job creation and loan assistance). In the absence of a law on human trafficking, this new regulation would serve as a legal foundation to ensure the victims' rights and their needs are respected.
Viet Nam News, 04 August 2010
Sexual Exploitation of Children through ICT
Providers face child porn curb
JAPAN: At a ministerial meeting on fighting crime, the government announced countermeasures against child pornography, saying Internet service providers would be required to block access to images if they are found to violate the law banning child prostitution and child pornography. The providers will block access to such images based on a list of problematic web sites that is to be compiled by a new body. As part of the countermeasures, the government will make efforts to enhance counseling services for victims of child pornography and reinforce ethics education.
The Japan Times Online (Source: Kyoto News), 28 July 2010
Child Sex Tourism
Ex-teacher gets 25 yrs jail for abusing minors
THAILAND/USA: A 61 years old former English teacher from USA has been sentenced to 25 years in prison by a court in California, US, for travelling to Thailand to have sex with boys aged 15 and 16. The sentence was ordered after prosecutors challenged a previous 10-year sentence, calling it too lenient. The man was arrested in Bangkok by the Royal Thai Police in 2005, after the police, acting on a tip, saw two youths leaving the suspect’s apartment. Prowler served a year in a Thai jail before being deported to the US.
The Daily Chilli (source: AP), 3 August 2010
Paedophile 'sex tourist' jailed 11 years
CAMBODIA/CANADA: Justice of B.C. Superior Court in Vancouver sentenced a 59-year-old Canadian man, to 10 years in prison for 14 counts of "sex tourism with children" in Cambodia and Colombia and one year for one count of importing pornography. He was charged after police discovered 21 child pornographic videos in a package he had mailed to his own address in Canada. It was the longest sentence so far for charges under Canada's sex tourism law, according to prosecutors.
The Daily Chilli, 29 July 2010
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