There’s enormous news to report in the battle against child trafficking – where 153 criminals involved with international child-sex trafficking syndicate have been taken into custody – and over a dozen children have been rescued in an operation that was known as “Project Mercury”.
The arrests were made in cooperation with law enforcement agencies in the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom after a series of global investigations.
Using resources from the international community, and advanced forensics equipment, enough evidence was compiled to carry the investigation into multiple countries where pedophiles were engaged in monitoring the child pornography streams.
Authorities say they were first notified after authorities with the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom discovered a group of offenders who were engaged in the sexual abuse of children, according to Toronto Police during a press conference.
They were tipped off about illicit online activities, that eventually led to further evidence supporting a global child-sex trafficking organization who were molesting the children, with the youngest of that group believed to be only ten-months-old.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Disgraced former PR guru Max Clifford fights for his life after suffering a cardiac arrest
Disgraced former publicist Max Clifford, imprisoned for a series of sexual assaults, was fighting for his life last night after collapsing twice in his cell before suffering a cardiac arrest in hospital.
Clifford, 74, is serving an eight-year sentence at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire for sex attacks carried out between 1977 and 1985 on four girls aged between 15 and 19. He has been seriously ill since suffering a heart attack in August.
His daughter, Louise, 46, said: ‘He collapsed in his cell on Thursday when he was trying to clean it – it was just too much.
‘Next day he collapsed again and was unconscious for several minutes – though he doesn’t know how long.
‘He was seen by a nurse, who insisted he must be transferred to a local hospital.
‘That’s where he had his cardiac arrest, later on Friday. He is now in the critical care unit. He’s in a bad way.’
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Baby P detective sues ‘bully’ police after exposing child abuse and corruption
John Wedger said he was forced into early retirement from the Metropolitan Police after suffering a breakdown last year brought on by post traumatic stress disorder.
The former detective constable has begun a civil claim against Scotland Yard seeking damages for psychiatric injury arising from work-related stress.
Mr Wedger said he was bullied after filing an intelligence report alleging that some of his colleagues knew a prostitute was pimping out girls as young as nine but turned a blind eye.
He claimed he was told by a high-ranking Met officer to keep quiet or be “thrown to the wolves”.
Last night father-of-four Mr Wedger said: “I joined the police to serve the community and make a difference. I have wholeheartedly, loyally and relentlessly pursued, arrested and prosecuted those I was tasked to target.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Breaking: Israel’s Ex-Ambassador to UK Accused of Sexual Liaisons With Minors
Tonight, Tikun Olam breaks the story of the Israeli ambassador who cheated on his wife with men and boys–inside the ambassador’s residence!
Israel’s former ambassador to the UK has been accused of inviting men and boys for trysts late at night when his wife was not home. A British policeman filed a complaint with Israeli authorities about the incidents. A further investigation by the foreign ministry’s inspector general found that UK-born Ambassador Daniel Taub, who was ambassador from 2011-2015, violated security protocol by not notifying his chief of security of the identity of the visitors. The purpose of recording visitors is in order to prevent Israeli diplomatic personnel from being blackmailed or compromised. Since MI5 knew of Taub’s activities, the Israeli foreign ministry was concerned that he might be compromised by them or that one of his paramours might attempt to extort payments from him.
Diplomatic security is provided by the Shabak, which would be aware of the incident. But my attempts to elicit comment from an Israeli security source were met with silence. Though the story has been reported in the Israeli media, no one has yet identified Taub by name. This is peculiar because there is no judicial gag order against reporting his name. This is one hot potato!
When questioned about the matter, Taub claimed he had never invited a minor into the residence. He added that the visitors were all adults and that their purpose was “therapeutic” (!) in nature. Though none of the Israeli reports have spoken outright of sexual activity, how could there not be?
When asked to explain why the police officer would claim minors entered his residence if that wasn’t the case, Taub claimed that he and the policeman had exchanged words and the officer had been offended by something the ambassador had said to him.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Another Jimmy Savile could ‘be lurking in the BBC’, says leaked report
A draft of the Dame Janet Smith review of practices at the BBC found that the fear of whistleblowing at the organisation was “even worse” in the current era than at the time Jimmy Savile was abusing children while working for the broadcaster,
‘Jimmy Savile raped children as young as nine while working at BBC’
The review, leaked to online news site Exaro, identified more than 100 BBC employees who had “heard about Savile’s sexual conduct” and said the former presenter’s abuse of children took place at numerous BBC buildings. Three of Savile’s victims were nine years old, it said.
The report made damning criticism of the BBC’s efforts to reform its policies on whistleblowing, saying: “It is clear … there is still a widespread reluctance to complain about anything or even for it to be known that one has complained to a third party.”
BBC insiders told The Independent that, with an “ingrained culture of patronage” at the top of the organisation, even household names were fearful of speaking out. “Prominent national journalists are genuinely afraid of going to meetings and telling the truth because if you say something wrong it goes against you,” said a BBC newsroom source.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Sex offenders not monitored and vulnerable children left at risk
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has demanded further action after inspectors found:
Officers failed to recognise children at risk of exploitation despite clear warning signs.
Lack of training had resulted in ‘poor investigations’.
250 sex offender checks were not carried out.
Year-long delays for analysis of computers and other electronic devices in a huge backlog.
Children went missing more than 10 times without any action to protect them.
And youths are unnecessarily being kept overnight in cells.
Seventeen out of 21 cases of child sex exploitation looked at by inspectors were deemed to be be ‘inadequate’ or ‘required improvement’. The revelations led to West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge to ask: “What they hell is going on? These crimes are the worst in society and the police need to do everything they can to root it out and we expect them to do it professionally and exceptionally. If we haven’t got the right people for the job, then we need to get rid of them and get someone else in.”
The inspectors’ report said some improvements have been made over the past 12 months. However, it revealed there are 720 children identified as at risk of sexual abuse in the area and that police chiefs had increased the number of dedicated to its public protection unit by 370 officers plus 16 support staff.
Similar shortcomings by West Midlands Police, which is led by Chief Constable Chris Sims, in dealing with child protection were highlighted by inspectors in 2014.