+ Prevention must be the
Sex assault convicton rate
Registered pedophiles/ sex offenders
Police Probe STIs In Toddlers
SafeCare- a safe haven for sex offenders
Prosecutor Wants Tougher Jail Terms
Legal System Fails Sexual Assault Victims
Family Networks Targeting Children
Sex Assaults Undiscovered
Child Porn Offenders Escape Jail Sentences
Protecting the Children- Mandatory Reporting
Sex Offenders Dodge Bans
Law Adjourns And Rapist Wins-
Police Chief Attacks Standards
11,000 assaults in a year
One in Four Rape Victims Drugged
Child Abuse Cracks Fear for Victoria
Children 'at risk'
Girls in cycle of violence
Abused children have been left to die
Eye on 200 criminals
Sibling sex abuse fears
Female abuse more hidden
Abused- Child Attacks outlined
Bendigo Notorious for Abuse Acquittals
Sex Crime Reports Up
SA Dna Database, Doubled in a Year
Sexual Assault Under Reported
Many Sex Cases 'Drop Out' Of System
Paedophiles avoid jail
More Court Suppression Orders
Rise In Woomera Child-Abuse Allegations
Crime Victims Need More Help
Sex pest alarms sound every 30 minutes
Law Lets Offenders Walk
Indigenous Children 'Worse Off'
Drink-Spiking Evil Exposed
Sex assault fund pledge
System Overload Exposed By Report
National Facts/ Stats
Child Sex Offenders Escape Conviction
Female pedophiles going undetected
Child Protection Statistics- Australia
Suicide Touches 57pc Of Youth
Abuse Figures- Truly Frightening
Little or NO jail for 11% of rapists
MySpace Boots 90,000 Sex Offenders (2009)
29,000 sex fiends on myspace (2007)
Child Molester Fears
Viewing child pornography could be a training
ground for becoming an active child molester, according
to South Australian sex offenders rehabilitation expert
Dr Andrea Louis.
Her comments came as SA
Police said two of the 40
people currently under investigation for child pornography
are teachers - but did not
reveal their identities.
Dr Louis, director of the
Sexual Offenders Treatment
Assessment Program, said accessing child pornography revealed a sexual aberration
and a willingness to participate in the abuse of children.
Adelaide Advertiser (11-10-2004)
Paedophiles are likely to re-offend...
The majority of paedophiles will abuse 45-135 victims each...
(These are frightening statistics)
At least 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused in Australia this year...
Boys and girls of all ages may be sexually abused...
In the majority of cases the offender is someone known to the child...
Paedophiles come from all walks of life and often hold positions of authority...
They will go to extreme lengths to groom and molest children(extreme premeditation)...
Child sexual abuse inflicts a life sentence on the victim...
Only 5% of paedophiles are mentally handicapped...
1000's of paedophiles are living in Australian communities...
Be vigilant- It could be your child next...
2/3 of sex-crimes in Australia are against our children...
Child sexual abuse cases are on the rise...Do we have the basis for an epidemic ?
"Paedophiles are very cunning and without conscience, they use threats, bribery,
secrets, lies, flattery and other tricks to ensure the child victim does
not tell anyone else about the abuse."
Australian Paedophile/ Sex Offender Index).
In 2003, 18,237 sexual assaults were reported to Australian Police, a 1.5% rise on 2002.
82% were female.
Females aged 10-19 recorded the highest victimisation rate.
Victims were 4 times more likely to know the offender than other crimes.
In 29% of cases the offender was a family member.
2/3 of sexual assaults occurred in a residential location.
Among all offences, sexual assaults were least likely to involve a weapon.
86% of offenders were male.
66% of female victims experienced a single sexual assault, while the rest
experienced two or more.
Only 20% of female victims reported the most recent assault to police.
50% of female victims preferred to deal with the incident themselves, to keep the
matter private, or out of shame or embarrassment.
- Recorded Crime/ National Crime- Safety Surveys 2002/ International Violence Against Women Survey 2003.
Victims of child abuse are more likely to
abuse drugs/ alcohol, smoke and commit suicide.....
2012 - There was a 30% rise - from 136 to 180 - in the number of Australians arrested by
federal police for child pornography offences last year compared with 2010 - AFP
2012 - 1194 of the 14,000 offenders on the Australian National Child Offender Registry travelled overseas
but because most were not considered at risk of reoffending, no warnings were issued in 83 per cent of cases.-
Top Ten Tourism Destinations For Child Sex Offenders (2012)
have been instances of Australian Paedophiles (Clarence Osborne) keeping records
of 2,500 children they have molested.
William Allen, a teacher and former member of the Australian paedophile support group,
boasted in the early 1980's, that he had molested approximately 2000 boys.
- Sourced Investigation into Paedophilia
Rapists and child molesters use sex offender programs to gain freedom, expert says
Violent rapists such as Jill Meagher's killer,
Adrian Bayley, are faking their way through sex offender programs only to
reoffend on release from prison, a sexual violence expert has warned.
Bayley - a serial rapist and violent criminal who has a history of threatening to
kill women - was given bail twice for a vicious offence while on parole before raping and murdering Jill Meagher.
He admitted after his series of sex offending in 2000-2001, he had "gone through the motions" of a sex offenders
program, effectively conning the parole board.
"While I was doing the sex offenders' program I told them what they wanted to hear so I could get out of jail," Bayley,
then 30, told the County Court in 2002.
"It worked but it didn't work," Bayley said after pleading guilty to 16 fresh counts of rape.
Stephen Smallbone, professor of Griffith University's Criminology and Criminal Justice school, said rapists and
child molesters used sex offender programs to gain freedom.
He said prison and justice authorities put too much reliance on the programs and not enough on
risk assessment of offenders in real life "stressful" situations.
Sex offender programs had been a trend in most Australian states since the 1990s.
Prof Smallbone is the co-author of a study of sex offender programs in the Queensland justice system,
which measured effectiveness of months of therapy and counselling on inmates.
The study looked at whether participants had increased levels of empathy with their victims,
or with children or adult women in general, whether they believed sex was an "entitlement" and how
they rated on the "women are deceitful" scale, which measured beliefs that women manipulate and use men.
While rapists of adult women showed improvement on the latter two factors, they did not score well in
relating to their victims.
Child sex offenders showed "statistically significant improvement in victim empathy" but
for sexual offenders with adult victims there was little improvement.
Corrective Services NSW said it had 66 sex offenders currently undergoing
treatment programs and had undertaken a study of 117 participants which showed that 10
had committed further sexual offences within the survey period, although many more had reoffended
with a variety criminal charges.
Corrective Services said its psychologists tested sex offenders and studied their behavioural
changes to assess whether they had undergone real change.
Prof Smallbone's study showed that sexual offenders who began, but then dropped out of treatment,
"may even be more likely to reoffend than those who do not begin treatment in the first place".
Offenders who faked their "successful" treatment were also likely to reoffend. "These kind of
programs are only one element of treatment in preventing reoffending," Prof Smallbone said.
"The motivation is obviously to get out of there, but the question is, like in Bayley's case,
whether their behaviour once they get out is going to be like the perception of their behaviour
while in the prison environment."
He said inmates on the prison programs tried to make themselves "look pretty good", but supervision
programs of offenders released on parole relied too heavily on judgments made in a controlled environment.
"These risk assessments are made in inside prison and really need to be done in the context in which the risk
occurs - back in the real world where emotional, financial and social circumstances put a person under pressure," Prof
Sex offender failures:
Mark Pendleton, 53, was found guilty last month of conspiring
to set up a child sex ring in Thailand, a plan which he discussed with other pedophiles
he met on a child sex offender program in Western Australia.
Serial pedophile and knife-wielding teenage girl rapist,
Raymond Barry Cornwall,
completed a sex offender program to gain release from a NSW prison in 2007. Within hours,
he had removed his tracking anklet, escaped from his supervisors and was on the run. He
was returned to jail and again released into supervised custody, only to breach his court-imposed conditions again.
Bruce Malcolm Thomas, who had spent 35 out of 38 years in NSW Prisons for violently
raping women, walked from jail in 2008 despite the fact that on six previous occasions he
had committed further sexual assaults while on release. Within weeks, he had breached his
conditions and was back in custody.
Alexandria George Brookes, the offending partner of notorious sex offender
Dennis Raymond Ferguson (now deceased) was let out of a NSW prison in 2008. Within weeks,
he was observed entering a child care centre, and was returned to prison for breaching his
Women who have been sexually abused as children are
more likely to harm themselves
and suffer panic disorders for
the rest of their lives.
Victorian sex offenders register growing by 500 people a year
Victoria's sex offenders register is growing by 500 people a year and has reached almost 4000, according
to statistics released this morning.
Figures from the Victorian Register of Sex Offenders, established in 2004, had not previously been released.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Tim Cartwright said he believed that making the figures public would help reassure
There were 3,977 sex offenders on the register by mid-2011.
The figures reveal 502 failures to comply with reporting obligations during the last financial year. There were
also an additional 13 instances where offenders provided false or misleading information and one case where an
offender worked in a child-related job.
"Four thousand (registered sex offenders), by anyone's standard, is a large number, so it is a concern," Mr
Cartwright told reporters in Melbourne today.
"These people, I suppose, are like a nuclear waste dump or a waste dump in a suburban area ... no one wants
them in their backyard.
"These people will live in our community, it's just a question of how we best manage that to protect
our vulnerable people."
Mr Cartwright said the majority of those registered were men and the majority of their crimes were against
children, usually their own relatives.
"We're not talking about people prowling the streets," said Mr Cartwright.
Mr Cartwright said the rapid growth in the number of convicted offenders on the register had to do with
people becoming more confident in reporting assaults and adults reporting historic attacks against them.
He said Victoria Police had focussed heavily on sex offenders over the past 18 months with the matter
considered a priority by Chief Commissioner Ken Lay and his predecessor Simon Overland.
The resources allocated to the register were doubled last year, he said, with the training of an additional
500 police compliance officers.
The doubling of staff created a better capacity to determine which offenders posed the biggest risks
and where police efforts should be focussed, he said.
Police were prevented by law from publishing further details, such as the names of offenders, Mr Cartwright said.
The state government last year asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission to review the registration
of sex offenders and the use of information about them.
The final report was handed to the government on December 22.
A government spokeswoman said the government would give the report full consideration before responding.
The report will be tabled in parliament by mid-2012.