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Sex victim protection assurances not adequate

Monday, 25 June 2012, 2:16 pm | ECPAT

The Taranaki Daily News has reported that a Taranaki women put into the care of a convicted sex offender by Child Youth and Family was raped and contracted HIV. At 16, the woman, whose real name has not been released, was taken from her family ... More >>

Evidence points towards serious social problem

Monday, 25 June 2012, 9:15 am | ECPAT

Recently the US State Department released the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIPs) in which New Zealand was identified as experiencing sexual exploitation of children. More >>

Report highlights vulnerable children at risk

Thursday, 21 June 2012, 9:26 am | ECPAT

The US State Department 2012 Trafficking in Persons (TIPs) Report that has just released points to areas of concern regarding the sexual exploitation of children in New Zealand. More >>

Child Pornography Ring Busted

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 12:03 pm | ECPAT

Today the Department of Internal Affairs busted a child pornography ring operating in over 20 countries. Working in conjunction with overseas law enforcement agencies the New Zealand Censorship Compliance Unit was instrumental in bringing 55 offenders ... More >>

Stiff Prison Sentence For Sex Offender In Denial

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 2:22 pm | ECPAT

Today 71 year old Dennis Newell was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court to eight and half years in prison. More >>

Sex crimes in schools double

Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 3:27 pm | ECPAT

The NZ Herald reports that sexual assaults have risen 15 per cent in a year - and at schools they've doubled. The crime statistics for 2011, released yesterday, show rapes and other sex offences bucking the downward trend in crime. More >>

Extensive child pornography files result in jail sentence

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 10:22 am | ECPAT

Yesterday in the North Shore District Court Aaron Potter, 26 was sentenced to 25 months imprisonment on a number of charges relating to possessing and distributing objectionable publications. Judge Hinton noted the extended period of his offending, ... More >>

New technology helps law enforcement track child pornography

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 11:25 am | ECPAT

In a Government Press Release today the Minister of Internal Affairs Amy Adams says investigators tackling the trading of child sexual abuse photos on the Internet will now find it easier to detect objectionable images. More >>

NZ child abused to make porn video

Monday, 19 March 2012, 10:25 am | ECPAT

According to the Daily Post a man appeared in court last Thursday on 16 charges relating to making, distributing and possessing child pornography. He also faces a charge of doing an indecent act on a child. More >>

Conviction of teacher highlights need

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 8:52 pm | ECPAT

According to a report in the New Zealand Herald yesterday a ministerial inquiry is set to reveal "weaknesses" in a vetting system which allowed a sex offender to gain teaching positions at up to eight New Zealand schools. The man had used multiple ... More >>

Sex Tourism Sentencing sends Strong Signal

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 12:25 pm | ECPAT

Today at the Auckland High Court a man previously charged for organising child sex tourism to Asia was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The Judge stated that this was the first time a New Zealander had been convicted of this crime and he hoped the ... More >>

Who deserves protection the most?

Saturday, 19 November 2011, 10:57 am | ECPAT

The Northern Advocate today stated that a Northland community is concerned a man who admitted child sex offences was bailed ahead of his sentencing today to his home, near a school and early childhood centre. More >>

Action to Prevent Child Sex Abuse Paves Way for Progress

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 9:36 am | ECPAT

Yesterday the Minister for Justice, Simon Power deposited the United Nations Optional Protocol against the sale of children, prostitution and child pornography. This ratifies the UN instrument that came into force in 2002. More >>

Child Protection Agency Questions Court Decision

Sunday, 4 September 2011, 10:52 am | ECPAT

On Friday 2 September at the Auckland District Court, Judge Philippa Cunningham discharged a man without conviction on a charge of performing an indecent act. The man who has name suppression was facing sex abuse charges against his 4 year old daughter – ... More >>

Protest against Sexual Exploitation of Children

Monday, 15 August 2011, 12:27 pm | ECPAT

An estimated 1.2 Million children are trafficked every year for sexual exploitation. Over 70,000 New Zealanders are calling for children and young people to be given the protection they deserve from sexual exploitation here and abroad. More >>

Hotel Group and Child Protection Agency Join Forces

Friday, 12 August 2011, 12:48 pm | ECPAT

Today the ACCOR group of hotels throughout New Zealand and Fiji registered as signatories to the global responsible tourism code of conduct known as The Code through the local Code representatives, ECPAT Child ALERT. More >>

Vulnerable Children includes sex abuse victims

Friday, 29 July 2011, 1:12 pm | ECPAT

“The release of the Green Paper for vulnerable children by the Minister of Social Development is to be applauded as a start point for focusing more attention and resources on vulnerable children” says Alan Bell, Director of ECPAT Child ALERT. “New Zealand’s ... More >>

Support for new measures on child abuse

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 1:37 pm | ECPAT

A child protection agency is strongly supporting the new measures being introduced by the Minister of Justice. Justice Minister Simon Power yesterday introduced changes aimed at protecting children from abuse and neglect, including a new offence making ... More >>

'World's largest paedophile ring' uncovered

Thursday, 17 March 2011, 9:40 am | ECPAT

International police led by a UK team have shut down the largest internet paedophile ring yet discovered. More >>

What Don’t People Understand about Child Sex Abuse?

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 4:11 pm | ECPAT

This is a question being raised by a child rights organisation working to prevent child sexual exploitation. The NZ Herald reported today on three convictions for serious offences of accessing illegal child sex abuse images on the internet including ... More >>





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