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3-year jail term for organising child sex tour

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 1:26 pm | Stop Demand

A 48-year-old Auckland man, convicted last November for organising a child sex tour to Thailand, was today sentenced to three years in jail. Today’s precedent-setting sentence was handed down at the Auckland High Court by Justice Wylie. Name suppression ... More >>

Man guilty of organising child sex tour

Friday, 11 November 2011, 4:49 pm | Stop Demand

A 47-year-old motel and property owner has been found guilty of organising a child sex tour to Thailand but not guilty of promoting such tours. More >>

Trial begins for child sex tour accused

Monday, 31 October 2011, 10:01 am | Stop Demand

The trial of a 47-year-old motel and property manager, charged with organising child sex tours to Asia, is set to begin today. More >>

Child Advocacy Group Slams Court of Appeal Ruling

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 10:36 am | Stop Demand

The ruling by the Court of Appeal, released today, to give permanent name suppression to a man who fuelled demand for child rape images, has angered advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More >>

Name Suppression Under Fire

Monday, 8 February 2010, 9:47 am | Stop Demand

A decision to grant permanent name suppression to a prominent Manawatu man who downloaded more than 300,000 pornographic images, many of young girls, has come under fire by child advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More >>

Child prostitution trivialised by Manukau Courts

Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 10:34 am | Stop Demand

Men convicted of buying sex from children in South Auckland are being treated far too leniently by the Courts, says advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More >>

Pornography And Sexual Violence Demonstration

Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 10:28 am | Stop Demand

Auckland Women’s Centre and Stop Demand Foundation will today be raising awareness on the links between pornography and sexual violence against women and children. More >>

Five years prison for recidivist offender

Thursday, 20 March 2008, 5:03 pm | Stop Demand

Stephen Laing, a 25-year old computer technician from West Auckland, was today sentenced in the Waitakere District Court for distributing and possessing child sex abuse images. It was Laing’s fourth conviction for such crimes. More >>

Sex buyer charged – first for South Auckland

Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 10:00 am | Stop Demand

A recent decision by Police not to prosecute a man who admitted buying sex from a minor has been reversed. The initial decision came under fire from Stop Demand Foundation which works to combat sexual exploitation. More >>

Men need to step up to the mark

Thursday, 25 October 2007, 3:02 pm | Stop Demand

Stop Demand Foundation, which calls for action to stop sexual violence against women and children, says the latest study confirming disturbing levels of child sexual abuse challenges us to ‘re-think’ our past strategies in dealing with issues ... More >>

78% of sex crimes committed against children

Thursday, 16 August 2007, 11:15 am | Stop Demand

Despite growing community concern over unacceptable physical violence meted out to many Kiwi kids, the scourge of sexual crimes against children in this country remains largely invisible. More >>

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

Sunday, 19 November 2006, 12:17 am | Stop Demand

Convictions of a Porirua step-father for the seven-year sexual abuse of a step-daughter and of a US soldier for his part in the gang rape of a 14-year old Iraqi girl before her murder, are but two of millions of cases of sexual violence against children ... More >>

SPCA campaign trivialises child sex abuse

Monday, 10 July 2006, 1:45 pm | Stop Demand

An SPCA campaign claiming that “a sexual offender has moved into [your] neighbourhood” and “has violated females as young as 5 months old” has come under fire by Stop Demand Foundation, an organisation that calls for action to stop sexual violence ... More >>

Gaps In Stocktake Of Child Exploitation

Thursday, 1 June 2006, 9:53 am | Stop Demand

A Stocktake on New Zealand’s National Plan of Action against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children has some glaring gaps in it, says long-time campaigner Denise Ritchie of Stop Demand Foundation. More >>

S Auckland man fined $20,000 for child sex images

Tuesday, 2 May 2006, 10:42 am | Stop Demand

A 37-year old business owner from South Auckland has been fined $20,000 for possession of child sex abuse images. More >>

Lawyer convicted of child pornography

Thursday, 9 March 2006, 3:14 pm | Stop Demand

A decision by the New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal handed down in Christchurch today, saw Queenstown lawyer Wayne McKeague narrowly escaping being struck off the law practitioners register. More >>

Under-aged prostitution - police inaction

Friday, 27 January 2006, 3:08 pm | Stop Demand

Promises by politicians, that the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 would result in hefty measures taken against sexual exploiters of the under-aged, have since proved meaningless, says Stop Demand Foundation. Under the law, those who buy sex from persons under ... More >>

Child Sex Image Offending Sentence Encouraging

Saturday, 15 October 2005, 11:12 am | Stop Demand

Today’s decision by the Hamilton District Court to impose a substantial jail term to a man convicted of distributing and possessing child sex abuse images was encouraging, says a group working to combat the trade. More >>

Repeat offender not deterred by weak sentence

Tuesday, 4 October 2005, 2:45 pm | Stop Demand

An offender let off lightly two years ago, for trading images the Judge said were as bad as could be imagined, was yesterday back before the Court for similar offending. More >>

Sentence For Brothel Owner Manifestly Inadequate

Tuesday, 27 September 2005, 4:58 pm | Stop Demand

Yesterday’s decision by the Wellington District Court, to hand out a meagre 300 hours community work to a woman who sold two girls aged 14 and 17 years of age for sex, was extremely disappointing says one group working to end the sexual exploitation ... More >>