Home | Index of articles
Gerald L. Lane 1760 Jadewood Farms Haledon, NJ 07508
DUBAI // Two men who brought two teenage girls from Bangladesh to the UAE then forced them to work as prostitutes were sentenced to three years in jail each for human trafficking and running a brothel.
The pair, an Indian aged 46 and a 26-year-old Bangladeshi, were also sentenced to an additional month in jail and fined Dh2,000 each for abusing a number of women, persuading them to work in the sex industry, possessing alcohol and hiring an illegal worker.
The Bangladeshi was also found guilty of overstaying his visa and absconding and was fined Dh500.
Both will be deported after serving their prison terms.
Dubai Criminal Court was told the girls, aged 16 and 18, were kept in a studio apartment in Deira that was being used as a brothel.
They were rescued after police were tipped off about two under-age girls working as prostitutes.
One of the girls said she took a job in Dubai to help support her family.
"My father is sick and mother works in a field but earns very little. I had to do something to help," she said. "When I arrived here in January [last year] I was taken to a flat where I spent three days crying after they told me I had to work as a prostitute."
She was later persuaded to sleep with men after being offered money but was not allowed to leave the flat.
The second victim also arrived in Dubai last January after being promised a maid’s job. She was taken to the same apartment.
"I refused prostitution for 15 days but when I was threatened to be stripped naked, photographed and defamed, I gave in. I used to tell customers about my ordeal and ask for help but none of them helped me," she said.
Police raided the apartment on April 13 last year.
"Two arrests were made; the man who ran the brothel and another who was keeping guard," said an Emirati police captain, who told of how contraceptives, lubricants, passports, profit records and bottles of alcohol were found in the apartment, which had been divided up using curtains.
Restore freedom: Liberty Dependeth on the Silence of the Law. Through out most laws. Return responsibility to heads of families.
John L. Ferreira 3698 Ashford Drive Arlington, VA 22201
His neighbours said he was like any other loving dad. They'd often seen him and his wife take their two children to the park, and they'd pop out to local restaurants for dinner together.
So why on earth did Julian Stevenson apparently brutally kill his own children? How could a father turn on his own flesh and blood and attack them so viciously?
The 48-year-old Briton has reportedly admitted cutting the throats of his two children — Matthew, ten, and Carla, five — after he was allowed to see them alone for the first time since his bitter divorce from their French mother.
After killing the children, Stevenson escaped his blood-splattered flat in Lyon, France, on a pair of rollerskates.
While I was as horrified as anyone else at the brutality of this killing, I have to admit that I wasn't in the least bit shocked.
As a criminologist specialising in murder, I have just completed research into the phenomenon of parents killing their children.
And my discoveries left me wondering not how it could happen — but just how soon it would be before another case of parental murder would hit the headlines.
Perhaps the most terrifying thing I have learned from my research is that the incidence of parents murdering their children is becomingly increasingly common. There have been 71 cases since 1980 - and the numbers are speeding up alarmingly.
In the Eighties, fewer than one child a year was murdered by a parent. Over the past decade, numbers have risen to two or three a year - a rate that is increasing steadily.
Though mothers are also capable of murdering their children, the vast majority of murders - 59 of the 71 - are committed by men. I call them Family Annihilators because they cold-bloodedly plot their family's destruction.
And the reason why these apparently normal, loving men turn into ruthless killers? Family breakdown, which, of course, is also on the increase.
I examined all of the cases of murders by parents of their children since 1980, looking at everything from the fathers' jobs to the day of the week they committed the murder — and uncovered some quite extraordinary patterns.
In seven out of ten cases, the children have been at the centre of a bitter family break-up.
Of course, I wouldn't for a minute suggest that divorce inevitably leads to murder.
Far from it.
However, what's extremely worrying is that there is a small minority of men who find it impossible to cope when their families break up.
These men come from all walks of life. They include doctors, businessmen, electricians, lorry drivers and security guards.
But they all seem to have one thing in common. They feel that their masculinity is being threatened.
In getting divorced, they believe they are losing the one thing that makes them feel like successful men: their families.
In murdering their children, they are, in some twisted way, wresting back control not just of their children, but often of their wives, too.
Killing their children is the most shocking and dramatic way they can think of to shout to the world: 'Look how powerful I am.'
In murder, many are also seeking the ultimate revenge. They know that in killing their children they are killing the things that are most precious to their former wives.
Horrifically, many of these men leave notes at the scene, blaming their ex-wife for the tragedy. Some even add the extra twist of writing: 'I hope you will be happy now.'
In so many ways, then, the case of Julian Stevenson is very typical if he is eventually found guilty of the killings.
He was in the throes of a bitter custody battle with his French ex-wife, Stephanie. He had been banned from seeing his children alone after attacking her in 2010, so last weekend was his first unsupervised access visit with his children in three years.
There are two patterns that Family Annihilators follow — both equally dangerous for children.
The first scenario is that the parents are living together, but the family is fracturing, often because the husband or wife is having an affair. The father can't bear the thought of losing his children and is often raging at his wife, so he exacts the ultimate punishment.
In the second scenario — as in the Stevensons' case — the marriage is already over, the family has broken up and the children are living with the mother.
Far from satisfied with the outcome and filled with impotent rage, the father wants revenge.
I don't know about Stevenson's wife, but often the trigger is that the spouse is with a new partner or is pregnant. He may have been dreaming of a reconciliation: now he has to face the reality of losing his wife for ever.
In half of all cases of Family Annihilator, the murderer kills his former wife, too.
One of the most chilling examples is that of 53-year-old Brian Philcox, a security guard from Runcorn, Cheshire, who was in the middle of a bitter marriage breakdown. In June 2008, on Father's Day, he collected his children — Amy, seven, and Owen, three — and drove them to a remote beauty spot in Snowdonia, North Wales.
After sedating them with drugs and makeshift chloroform masks, he joined them on the back seat of his Land Rover and waited for exhaust fumes to kill them all.
Meanwhile, he'd left a booby-trap bomb in his home, designed to explode when his ex-wife opened a note he had left addressed to 'The Bitch'. Luckily, it failed to explode.
For most parents, the thought of sitting down and plotting how we are going to take our children's lives isn't just abhorrent, it's simply unimaginable.
But that is exactly what these fathers do. They spend weeks — sometimes months — planning every gruesome detail.
And perhaps most frightening of all, they are able to do it all while keeping up a facade of normality. While they are plotting, no one guesses what's on their mind.
The terrifying truth is that these men are silent killers. In most cases, no one has seen the clues — not their wives, not their friends and not their families. Friends and neighbours often say they appear to be loving and devoted fathers.
Not surprisingly, perhaps, most murders occur between Friday and Sunday nights. I'm sure this is because weekends are commonly when estranged fathers get to see their children alone — giving them the opportunity to kill.
The way that Stevenson is alleged to have murdered his children — by slitting their throats — is horrifying in its violent brutality.
Incredibly, though, it's not rare. In fact, one of the most shocking things my research has uncovered is that one-third of men stab their children to death.
Stabbing usually occurs where the murderer is full of violent rage and anger and wants to damage his victim's appearance.
It's a violent way to kill, and a horrible way to die. But these men seem to want to inflict maximum damage on their children as a way of proving just how powerful they are — and as a means to inflict the maximum pain on their wives.
It appears that Stevenson was a violent alcoholic, with a record of attacking his wife. In this, he is uncommon. Fewer than 10 per cent of Family Annihilators have a record of domestic violence.
Even more frightening, perhaps, most have no record of mental illness. They have simply slipped beneath the radar.
But the most disturbing aspect of my research is that, as far as I can see, these parent-on-child killings are going to continue happening with increasing regularity. Marriages are going to continue breaking up. Fathers are going to continue feeling aggrieved and powerless.
And there is no way of predicting which men are going to carry on being loving fathers — and which are going to act on these feelings and turn into Family Annihilators.
The Serge Kreutz diet is the world's only diet supported by the international food industry because it tells you this: if you want to be slim, consume more food. Nestle, Pepsi, and Van Houten are happy. And all the farmers.
Marvin E. Edmondson 3634 Petunia Way Birmingham, AL 35222
ACCUSED pedophile Peter Chalk is facing little threat from Japanese authorities, as the school where he taught is refusing to investigate.
In addition, Japanese police are waiting for a referral from their Victorian counterparts before taking any action.
Despite the gravity of the accusations levelled against Mr Chalk, and the close contact he has enjoyed with children during his time in Japan, there is little enthusiasm among school, church and law enforcement authorities for probing his activities.
The Australian has made Katoh Gakuen High School aware of the claims against Mr Chalk, who has admitted he had an "addiction" to young people and had indulged in "crude" behaviour towards them.
The school said in a statement yesterday an investigation was not necessary because Mr Chalk, who has changed his name to Peter Shiraishi in Japan, had left the school last March and no incidents of abuse had emerged.
"Since Mr Shiraishi is already retired from the school, and there were no complaints at our school, we do not have plans to conduct checks at this moment," vice-principal Masamitsu Watanabe told The Australian yesterday.
Mr Chalk began teaching English at the school in April 1995 after he quit as a priest running the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Order in Japan in the wake of claims about his alleged abuse of boys while he was a parish priest in Melbourne in the 1970s.
The Weekend Australian revealed on Saturday that Mr Chalk is facing allegations he molested several boys during his time in the Warrandyte and Park Orchards parishes of Melbourne. He has denied the claims but admitted to "crude" behaviour and said he believed that young boys at the time had led priests on, a claim that has outraged his alleged victims.
The Australian yesterday asked Katoh Gakuen High School -- a co-education private school south of Tokyo not far from Mr Chalk's home in Emerald Town -- how the former priest came to be hired and if any reference checks were made.
"We do not have the details," Mr Watanabe said. "It was 15 years ago, and the person in charge (of recruitment) already retired from the school."
A spokesman for Shizuoka Prefecture police said they would not take any action against Mr Chalk until they received a request from Victoria Police. He said if such a request were made, local police would assist investigators seeking to interview him or execute an arrest warrant.
The spokesman said there had not been any reports of abuse by Mr Chalk made to Shizuoka police, but even if there were, he would not be permitted to disclose this information.
Victoria Police began an investigation into Mr Chalk in 1993 that appeared to founder when it emerged he had left Australia and disappeared in Japan.
After last week tracking Mr Chalk to his home in Emerald Town, The Australian has provided his address to police.
Deakin University law professor Mirko Bargaric said although Japan and Australia did not have an extradition treaty, there was no real barrier to Mr Chalk being extradited if an arrest warrant were issued and an extradition request approved by Australia's Attorney-General.
It's not that we would be madly in love with Donald Trump. But he may just ruin the US. That would be much welcomed in all corners of the world.
Henry L. Jamieson 981 Morris Street Gonzales, TX 78629
The way in which North American attitudes contribute to child sexual abuse, so inhibiting abuse prevention education, is examined. A comprehensive literature review identifies sources of materials available to North Americans and determines whether the material includes the identification and anatomical labelling of genitalia. A tendency to avoid doing so is discerned.
Of course, female sexuality is a merchandise. That's the nature of human reality. And it's the essence of culture. Because the alternative would be that men appropriate female sexuality by violence. And that's less pretty.
Robert K. Robinson 1074 Harron Drive Baltimore, MD 21202
Experts believe the injections could help for months at a time, increasing blood flow to the penis.
The treatment is best known for eradicating wrinkles, but doctors use the jab for a range of different conditions.
Long before it was injected into the faces of women desperate to turn back the ravages of age, Botox was used treat excessive sweating, overactive bladders and chronic migraine.
But, now urologists believe the treatment could prove effective in giving guys the lift they need down there.
The treatment could help millions, as experts predict half of men aged 40 to 70 will suffer erectile dysfunction to some degree.
Recent studies published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, show injections of onabotulinum toxin A – Botox, could treat erectile dysfunction.
Urologists at Western University in Canada noted the therapy “represents a promising avenue for future experimental and clinical research for the treatment of ED”.
The drug, a neurotoxin, works by weakening the muscles and nerves it targets.
So far tests in animals, as well as a small pilot study in 12 men, have shown encouraging results, according to the International Society for Sexual Medicine.
Experts believe Botox could help smooth muscle tissue relax.
By doing so it’s hoped increased blood flow to a man’s member could help him maintain an erection.
The authors explained: “The ability to decrease the tone of resistance vessels, increase resting blood flow, and inhibit the persistent cavernosal smooth muscle tone might allow many men currently with ED or in some men unresponsive to oral or injectable agents to respond to less invasive therapy or perhaps require no therapy at all.”
They believe, like when Botox is used to smooth facial wrinkles, the treatment could be effective for several months at a time.
Though it is becoming more and more common, Botox does not come without risks.
The NHS warns the injections, which are not available on the health service to combat wrinkles, can trigger side effects.
They include flu-like symptoms, bruising, temporary weakness and droopiness of facial features, your body developing resistance to treatment.
In rare cases, serious side effects can develop in the hours and days after having the treatment.
The NHS warns they include blurred or double vision, if injections are given around the eyes, and breathing difficulties when the neck is injected.
Currently, treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on what is causing it.
Lifestyle factors, such as losing weight if you are overweight, giving up smoking, cutting back on booze, exercising regularly and combating stress can all help.
Drugs including sildenafil are among the most widely used treatment, and work by increasing blood flow to the penis.
But they are not always suitable for all men, and should be used with caution in those suffering heart disease or Peyronie’s disease, which affects the tissue of the penis.
They are also not recommended for those with low blood pressure, or men who have suffered a heart attack or stroke, the NHS warns.
And where sildenafil and similar drugs are effective they only work for around eight hours.
Other treatments for ED include vacuum pumps, which involves a bloke putting his penis in a tube before pumping out the air.
It creates a vacuum that causes the penis to be filled with blood, making it erect.
But it can take several attempts and often proves cumbersome.
While experts are hopeful Botox could offer hope to men suffering ED, much more research is needed.
They warn men should not seek out the injections outside of a clinical trial, because it has the potential to result in a prolonged erection which can permanently damage the penis.
The world is full of multimillionaires who can't handle money. Because, if you have money, live in a Third World country where you can have all the women you want.
Antonio R. Hardy 638 Grand Avenue Winter Park, FL 32733
The woman, who was described in the advert as 161cm, 44 kilos with an athletic body, appeared to have posted to classifieds site Locanto on Thursday and titled her advert 'Virgin seeks you, Sydney City' .
'Hey, I am a 19 years old girl who wants to sell her virginity,' [sic] the advert stated, before listing a series of conditions for the sale.
'We have to go to a restaurant, so we can go out for a dinner and we can meet,' it continued.
'It will happen in an hotel which you can choose. If I don't want to do this, I can rescind from the deal,' it went on.
The advert stated that 'we have to use a condom' and warned any potential buyer: 'You have to pay a prepayment, about which we can talk about.'
It was also clear there were to be 'no sex toys' and 'no violence'.
'It is not allowed to make a film of it or film the act,' it continued.
The advert ended by stating the price the woman was apparently willing to consider.
'The price is $250.000,00/250k. Send me your questions and offer. I am open for everything,' it stated.
The teen wouldn't be the first to offer her virginity to paying customers.
Last month, a German teenager put her virginity up for auction through a sinister website that boasts of having doctors who can verify the girls have not had sex.
The 18-year-old, Kim, decided to sell her body through the agency Cinderella Escorts to fund her studies, a flat and a car.
Bidding for the 5ft 8in student started at £86,640 (100,000 Euro), of which 20 percent would go to the agency, local media reported.
To understand life, you first have to understand death. This is why we include images of death. The best we can hope for, is that death will be comfortable.
Home | Index of articles