Author: Angel Roar

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Google and Microsoft agree to implement technology to restrict child-pornography images in search results

Google today made a stunning, but welcome, U-Turn when they agreed to introduce changes which will prevent child-pornography images and videos from appearing for more than 100,000 different searches. The company’s chairman Eric Schmidt, writing in today’s Daily Mail ahead of a Downing Street summit on internet pornography, says, “We’ve listened. We’ve fine-tuned Google Search to prevent links to child sexual abuse material from appearing in our results.”

8-year-old’s cries for help save her from abductor who attempted to kidnap her from bedroom window 0

8-year-old’s cries for help save her from abductor who attempted to kidnap her from bedroom window

An 8-year-old’s cries for help after police say she was kidnapped from her bedroom probably saved her life and now authorities are asking the public’s help to find the suspect.

FBI recovers 105 sexually exploited children and arrests 150 pimps in sweep of 76 cities 0

FBI recovers 105 sexually exploited children and arrests 150 pimps in sweep of 76 cities

Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals. The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date.

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New child abuse sign shows special “invisible” message to children when viewed from height under 4 feet

The Spanish organization, ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk), recently released a brilliant campaign that makes similarly powerful use of a special form of photography that takes advantage of the process of lenticular printing to send an offer of help to abused children without alerting their abusers, even if they’re walking together. Lenticular printing is a process that allows for different photos to be seen depending on the angle the image is viewed from.

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Los Angeles teacher arrested for sexually abusing “at least 20 children”

A former Los Angeles Unified School District employee was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused “at least 20 children” and one adult co-worker, KTLA-TV reported Thursday morning. Police launched an investigation last year after two alleged victims came forward claiming that 57-year-old Robert Pimentel, who’s worked for the district for nearly 40 years, sexually touched them both over and under their clothing.

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Forty-eight countries join forces to launch fight against online child sex abuse

Forty-eight countries have joined forces to launch the most expansive fight ever against the spread of online child sex abuse in an initiative called the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), there are more than 1 million images of abused or exploited children online and that number grows by 50,000 new images each year.

Nearly three dozen states fail to meet conditions of 2006 federal sex offending tracking law 0

Nearly three dozen states fail to meet conditions of 2006 federal sex offending tracking law

Nearly three dozen states have failed to meet conditions of a 2006 federal law that requires them to join a nationwide program to track sex offenders, including five states that have completely given up on the effort because of persistent doubts about how it works and how much it costs.

Search continues for first “Milk Carton Missing” boy 0

Search continues for first “Milk Carton Missing” boy

Ethan Patz’s disappearance was thought to raise awareness of child abductions and led to new ways to search for missing children.

U.S. has worst child-abuse record of any industrialized nation 0

U.S. has worst child-abuse record of any industrialized nation

More than 20,000 American children are believed to have been killed in their own homes by family members in the last 10 years, nearly four times the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I disowned my Father after child abuse incidents 0

I disowned my Father after child abuse incidents

The following was posted anonymously and used with permission of the author. It tells the story of a sexual predator and the steps the abuser took to maintain contact with his potential, and past, sexual abuse victims. It also demonstrates the frustration the victims live through when dealing with a legal system that all too often offers more protection to the offender than the victim.