This is supported by a 2015 report by Judge Carolyn Henwood, who chaired the government-commissioned Confidential Listening and Assistance Service, which spent seven years hearing the stories of more than 1000 boys and girls in state care before 1992. She found as many boys were sexually abused as girlsContinue Reading “This behaviour needs to be recognised for what it is, sexual abuse of a child. It should be viewed exactly the same way as if it’s a male offender and a female victim. It needs to be acknowledged that there is a certain process of grooming involved before theContinue Reading A Nelson man has been sent to prison for abusing a 9-year-old girl over a decade ago, with the judge saying the victim has never fully recovered. Judge David Ruth sentenced Richard Gay in the Nelson District Court today, to just under four years in prison on a listContinue Reading

17 children rescued after Drew Webb caught trading sex abuse images Seventeen children were rescued from sex abuse overseas and 11 adults were arrested when the authorities busted the online activities of Drew Webb. Webb, 20, was jailed for six years in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday. ThoseContinue Reading

Normal parole for Queensland female sex offender Shared from Google News & Weather A female sex offender will be subject to normal parole arrangements after a court dismissed the Attorney-General’s bid to have her declared a dangerous sexual offender. Jan-Maree Dunlop, 55, was jailed in 2002 for helping herContinue Reading A social media page that names and shames sex offenders believed to be living in Nelson may be “damaging” to victims, a counsellor warns. But Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar says Facebook pages that expose offenders are examples of people taking public safety into their own hands. “IfContinue Reading