July 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 12, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a bill calling for the involuntary chemical castration of those convicted of sexual offenses against children. This was the second time that the topic had been raised by Medvedev; he initially proposed requiring the procedure to be ...[read more]
April 24, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
An Oregon jury Friday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent for failing to take actions that would have prevented further sexual abuse by an assistant scoutmaster during the 1980s and ordered the organization to pay $18.5 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Kerry Lewis. Multnomah County ...[read more]
December 3, 2008
by Ximena Marinero
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled unanimously Tuesday that Finland violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights- the right to respect for private and family life- in a case involving a minor targeted by pedophiles. In K.U. v. Finland (application no. 2872... ...[read more]
June 14, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) has arrested over 2,000 illegal immigrants since May 26 in an effort to crackdown on deported gang members, pedophiles and violent felons who snuck back into the US, officials said Wednesday. Under the nationwide Operation Return to Sen... ...[read more]
March 7, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke protested the failure of the United States to ratify the latest US-UK extradition treaty, ratified by the UK parliament in 2003, at a meeting Monday with visiting US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Since ratifying the treaty itself, the UK has extradited 12 ...[read more]
February 24, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
By a vote of 84-0 Monday the Senate passed the Protect Act, a child pornography bill designed to help authorities track down pedophiles on the Internet while avoiding free-speech concerns that prompted the US Supreme Court to strike down a similar law last April in Ashcroft v. Free Speech ...[read more]

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