Sunday, 11 March 2018
The saga of Malka Leifer desperately fighting to evade justice continues. It is not surprising that senior Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman has supported Ms Leifer claiming that jail is humiliating. No one disputes that jail is humiliating and probable even more difficult for religious people. However, the sexual abuse of children is humiliating for them and all the orthodox Rabbi has achieved is to let victims know that in his world they are of less value than the sensibilities of an alleged offender.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
It appears that Malka Liefer, currently resident in Israel, has been accused of faking mental illness to avoid being extradited to Australia to face charges of sexual assault. She has been re-arrested by Israeli Police. It is reported that extradition proceedings have started.
Sunday, 21 January 2018
In Ballarat the Catholic authorities took down the ribbons placed by sexual assault survivors from St Patrick's Church. In Chile the Pope meets and prays with sexual assault survivors and asks for forgiveness. Hard to believe it is the same Church. The ribbons were not harming anyone. Taking them down will not make the situation go away just upset survivors who saw them as a symbol of their abuse and their strength in dealing with it.
Thursday, 4 January 2018
In 2017 Australia legislated to stop registered sex offenders travelling overseas in a move to stop child sex offending. This will affect approximately 20 000 registered sex offenders who have to report regularly to the police. It does not however stop paedophiles who have never been been caught or charged. Thailand has established the Internet Crimes Against Children's Taskforce with assistance from Interpol and other international police agencies after warnings about an increase in the spread of child exploitation material.
Sunday, 31 December 2017
The Falls Festival at Marian Bay had sexual assaults this year and the Police had promised a stronger presence at the Festival, particularly in the mosh pit, to discourage repeat occurrences. However, it appears that there have been two reported sexual assaults this week.