At 11, Axcell was just six stone (38kg). Child Welfare officers noted him as being “anorexic” and suffering from “numerous colds and general malaise”. He was so unwell he couldn’t attend school for the first two months in New Zealand; years later his constitution was still described by welfare officersContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11745201 A Herald investigation of the root causes of child abuse, starting today, finds that schools are more afraid of parents neglecting their children because of drugs and alcohol than they are of direct physical abuse. “It’s not the black eyes, it’s more children that have had a lack ofContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11735150 Known child abuse and neglect has more than doubled in Whangarei in the past two years it has been revealed, as the Government announces sweeping legislative changes in an attempt to stem “horrific” rates of family violence. Child, Youth and Family figures showed 941 confirmed cases of child abuseContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11735150 Known child abuse and neglect has more than doubled in Whangarei in the past two years it has been revealed, as the Government announces sweeping legislative changes in an attempt to stem “horrific” rates of family violence. Child, Youth and Family figures showed 941 confirmed cases of child abuseContinue Reading

http://listverse.com/2016/05/03/10-facts-about-prostitution-in-the-victorian-era/ During the Victorian era, the age of consent was only 13 years old. Child labor still existed at the time. Many lower-class people saw their children as commodities because they could bring income into the family. Boys and girls as young as 11 or 12 could pass as 13-year-oldsContinue Reading

http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/dunedin-father-daughter-convicted-of-incest-2016091417 The pair, who have interim name suppression, had troubled pasts. The woman was born after a sexual relationship between the man and his 30-year-old foster mother when he was just 13. He was not involved in his daughter’s upbringing, but the two began a sexual relationship after being reunitedContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11600143 Since the early 1980s, Burrett, now 64, has bounced around New Zealand’s education system, working his way up to principal, then slipping to deputy, relief teacher, then tutor. His 40-year career ended last May when he was arrested and charged while working as a special needs bus driver andContinue Reading

A 44-year-old woman found guilty on four charges of having sex with a 14-year-old boy has been named. Teacher aide Raelyn Jacquelyn Te Moni was found guilty after a five-day trial in the Christchurch District Court. The boy gave evidence, the Christchurch Court News reported. She denied five charges ofContinue Reading

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/books/review-we-believe-the-children-on-child-abuse-hysteria-in-the-1980s.html?_r=2 Yet, as Richard Beck writes in “We Believe the Children,” his intellectually nimble history of the satanic ritual abuse scare, or S.R.A. in the shorthand of the time, no “pornography, no blood, no semen, no weapons, no mutilated corpses, no sharks, and no satanic altars or robes were everContinue Reading