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Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Haiti yesterday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. The country’s ministry of planning and foreign aid said Oxfam GB had made a “serious error” by failing to inform Haitian authorities of the actions by their […]

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Oxfam apologises to Haiti government over sex scandal

Oxfam apologises to Haiti government over sex scandal

Oxfam formally apologised to Haiti yesterday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its “shame” and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations. Made public earlier in the day, Oxfam’s 2011 report into the behaviour of aid workers sent to Haiti following a devastating earthquake […]

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Two-thirds of Australians want deputy PM to resign over sex scandal

Two-thirds of Australians want deputy PM to resign over sex scandal

Sydney – Two-thirds of Australian voters want Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign following his extramarital affair with his former press secretary, a poll showed this morning, adding pressure on a government already fractured by the scandal. Joyce, a Catholic who campaigned on “family values” and who has been married for 24 years, refused […]

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Haiti to launch probe into Oxfam sex scandal

Haiti to launch probe into Oxfam sex scandal

Haiti’s foreign minister said yesterday that his country would open a probe on the sexual misconduct scandal embroiling the British charity Oxfa The Haitian government “wants to shed light on this issue and find those responsible, those who are involved in this case and, if found guilty, to punish them in accordance with the law,” […]

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Colombia nabs alleged serial child sex abuser

Colombia nabs alleged serial child sex abuser

Bogota – A man known as the “Big Bad Wolf” in Colombia for allegedly sexually abusing 274 children and selling videos, has been captured in Venezuela, a report said yesterday. The suspect, Juan Carlos Sanchez, 37, has been arrested in neighbouring Venezuela after being on the lam for years, Semana magazine reported. Sanchez, believed to […]

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Sanchez linked to sex scandal claims involving a school girl

Sanchez linked to sex scandal claims involving a school girl

Want-away Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has hit the headlines lately with his transfer which is expected to materialize any time soon, with Manchester United being the most probable destination. However, there is a new development on the Chilean’s social life and this time it is about a sex scandal story that has been broken by […]

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Indian state to criminalise sex buyers to choke demand

Mumbai – Andhra Pradesh will become the first state in India to target people who purchase sex in brothels as part of a crackdown on the sexual slavery of women and children, authorities said. India has strict laws against human trafficking, sexual abuse and operating brothels. Pimps, brothel managers and traffickers are often prosecuted.  Yet, […]

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Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Jakarta – A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. Five out of nine judges on the Constitutional Court in the capital Jakarta narrowly rejected the push to […]

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Australia introduces tough new laws on child sex tourism

Australia introduces tough new laws on child sex tourism

New laws designed to stop paedophiles convicted in Australia from travelling overseas to offend again came into effect Wednesday, with the government saying it will make vulnerable children safer. It is now an offence for registered child sex offenders – those convicted of the most serious forms of abuse – to leave Australia without approval […]

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Colorado child sex trafficker sentenced to 472 years in prison

Colorado child sex trafficker sentenced to 472 years in prison

Los Angeles – A convicted child sex trafficker from the US state of Colorado was sentenced to 472 years in prison on Tuesday, the longest sentence for a human trafficking case in the history of the United States, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Considered the leader of a human trafficking ring, 31-year-old Brock Franklin was […]

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