(HAITI) LATEST: Local Unions planned strike after US missionaries and children abducted #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: U.S. Officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion.

#AceDailyNews says according to the via Fox News a strike is planned ‘worsening lack of security’ after US missionaries and children abducted in Haiti by a gang over the weekend…..HAITI GANG KIDNAPS US MISSIONARY GROUP, INCLUDING CHILDREN

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 18

Local unions and organizations are expected to strike, protesting Haiti’s ‘worsening lack of security’

The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, police inspector Frantz Champagne told The Associated Press on Sunday. The abduction happened Saturday in the community of Ganthier, which lies in the gang’s area. It was blamed for the kidnapping of five priests and two nuns earlier this year. 

As authorities sought the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, local unions and other organizations expected to launch a strike Monday to protest Haiti’s worsening lack of security. 

Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, on Sunday where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. 

The Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation is again struggling with a spike in gang-related kidnappings that had diminished in recent months, after President Jovenel Moïse was fatally shot at his private residence on July 7 and a magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed more than 2,200 people in August. 

“Everyone is concerned. They’re kidnapping from all social classes,” Méhu Changeux, president of Haiti’s Association of Owners and Drivers, told Magik9 radio station. 

He said the work stoppage would continue until the government could guarantee people’s safety. 

The kidnapping of the missionaries came just days after high-level U.S. officials visited Haiti and promised more resources for Haiti’s National Police, including another $15 million to help reduce gang violence, which this year has displaced thousands of Haitians who now live in temporary shelters in increasingly unhygienic conditions. 

The U.S. State Department said Sunday that it was in regular contact with senior Haitian authorities and would continue to work with them and interagency partners. 

“The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State,” the agency said in a statement. 

Christian Aid Ministries said the kidnapped group included seven women, five men and five children, including a 2-year-old. The organization said they were taken while on a trip to visit an orphanage. 

“Join us in praying for those who are being held hostage, the kidnappers and the families, friends and churches of those affected,” Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement. “As an organization, we commit this situation to God and trust him to see us through.” 

An annual report issued last year by Christian Aid Ministries said its American staffers had returned to their base in Haiti after a nine-month absence “due to political unrest” and noted the “uncertainty and difficulties” that arise from such instability.

Armed forces secure the area where the Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry placed a bouquet of flowers in front of independence hero Jean Jacques Dessalines memorial in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday.

Nearly a year ago, Haitian police issued a wanted poster for the alleged leader of the 400 Mawozo gang, Wilson Joseph, on charges including murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, auto theft and the hijacking of trucks carrying goods. He goes by the nickname “Lanmò Sanjou,” which means “death doesn’t know which day it’s coming.” 

Amid the spike in kidnappings, gangs have demanded ransoms ranging from a couple of hundred dollars to more than $1 million, sometimes killing those they have abducted, according to authorities. 

At least 328 kidnappings were reported to Haiti’s National Police in the first eight months of 2021, compared with a total of 234 for all of 2020, said a report last month by the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti. 

Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, busloads of passengers and others as they grow more powerful. In April, a man who claimed to be the leader of 400 Mawozo told a radio station that it was responsible for kidnapping five priests, two nuns and three relatives of one of the priests that month. They were later released. 

Armed forces secure the area where the Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry placed a bouquet of flowers in front of independence hero Jean Jacques Dessalines memorial in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Sunday.

The spike in kidnappings and gang-related violence has forced Haitians to take detours around certain gang-controlled areas while others opt to stay home, which in turn means less money for people like Charles Pierre, a moto taxi driver in Port-au-Prince who has several children to feed. 

“People are not going out in the streets,” he said. “We cannot find people to transport.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.19: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) ICE/HSI REPORT: First-ever extraterritorial child exploitation case in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo and arrest of a citizen in N.J for alleged rape #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted in the arrest of a 44-year-old Brazilian national by Brazilian authorities on Sept. 10. The suspect was under investigation by HSI Newark for possession and distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), and concurrently by the Newark Police Department and Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for the alleged rape of an 8-year-old and a 12-year-old in New Jersey in June 2021.

#AceDailyNews reports on an NCMEC ICE/HSI Joint US-Brazil investigation leads to arrest of Brazilian national for alleged rape of 2 children in New Jersey after an arrest warrant was issued by New Jersey authorities shortly after the alleged rapes took place……

However, the Brazilian national had already fled the United States for Brazil by crossing into Mexico on foot and requesting an emergency travel document from the Brazilian embassy in Mexico: A Brazilian national cannot be extradited under the Brazilian Constitution, indicating the suspect fled to avoid arrest and prosecution by American authorities.

In August 2021, HSI began collaboration with the Federal Police of Brazil and the Civil Police of Espirito Santo Specialized Unit for the Protection of Minors, in the investigation and potential prosecution for violations of Brazilian Penal Code (CPB) 217-A, Rape of a Minor and 241-A/B, Possession and Distribution of CSAM. These violations fall under the premises of CPB Article 7, which allows criminal prosecution against Brazilian citizens for heinous crimes committed abroad. Along with the arrest, Brazilian authorities have requested all U.S.-generated reports and forensic evidence for use in Brazilian courts via the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

“This is a prime example of our strong partnership between the United States and Brazil,” said HSI Assistant Director of International Operations Patrick McElwain. “We all have the same goal, and that is to keep our communities and countries safe from criminals and criminal organizations, especially when crimes are committed against our children.”

“This case shows the continued dedication of our local, state, federal and international law enforcement partnerships working together around the globe to take a predator off the streets,” said Jason J. Molina, Special Agent in Charge, HSI Newark.

One of HSI’s top priorities is to protect the public from crimes of victimization, and HSI’s child exploitation investigations program is a central component of this mission. HSI is recognized as a global leader in this investigative discipline, and is committed to utilizing its vast authorities, international footprint and strong government and non-government partnerships to identify and rescue child victims, identify and apprehend offenders, prevent transnational child sexual abuse, and help make the internet a safer place for children.

HSI takes a victim-centered approach to child exploitation investigations by working to identify, rescue and stabilize victims. HSI works in partnership with NCMEC, ICAC partners, and other federal, state, and local agencies to help solve cases and rescue sexually exploited children. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to NCMEC’s toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST. HSI is a founding member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.17: 2021:

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(CALIFORNIA) Justice Court Report: A man was sentenced Friday to 55 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.12: Investigators thereafter searched Blanco’s residence and digital devices and discovered that he had successfully persuaded and coerced multiple minors to produce sexually explicit material. Blanco used various methods of deception and enticement, including by pretending to be a modeling agent or to be a minor himself. Blanco used Snapchat, Kik, Musical.ly and other applications to communicate with minor females for the purpose of having those minors create and transmit to him images of themselves engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Blanco admitted, as part of his plea agreement, that he communicated with at least 50 minors and asked for and received sexually explicit images from many of them.

#AceDailyNews reports that a man has been sentenced to 55yrs-in-prison: Jacob Blanco, 29, of Fresno, pleaded guilty in May 2020 to sexual exploitation of a minor and receipt and distribution of material involving sexual exploitation of minors. According to court documents, Blanco’s activities were discovered in March 2017 when the parents of a then six-year-old discovered the child had communicated with and created sexually explicit images at the request of another user on the social media application Musical.ly (now TikTok). Law enforcement investigators subsequently identified the offender as Blanco.

“The defendant used an array of social media to target and manipulate young children,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “I commend the investigative and prosecution teams for their success in removing a dangerous child predator from the community. While no amount of jail time can undo the pain caused in this case, I hope today’s sentence brings a sense of justice and healing to those harmed by the defendant’s crimes.”

“Today’s sentence is warranted due to the seriousness of the defendant’s conduct, the large number of minor victims, and the impact that the defendant’s conduct has had – and will continue to have – on the dozens of children victimized by the defendant,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert for the Eastern District of California. “The fact that the defendant used social media to sexually exploit the victims serves as a reminder that the internet can be a dangerous place especially for children.”

“The abuse and exploitation of children is deeply cruel, violating the trust and safety of victims, which generates trauma that may never fully heal. We hope today’s sentence provides some measure of justice to those he harmed,” said Special Agent in Charge Tatum King of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). “HSI stands ready with its local, state and federal partners to bring a network of resources and its international law enforcement capabilities to bare against those who seek to exploit our most vulnerable. HSI appreciates the dedicated work of its special agents, computer forensics agents, criminal analysts, victim witness coordinators and forensic interviewers, together with the investigative and prosecutorial teams of our law enforcement partners, who are unwavering in their commitment to pursue these predators.”

HSI investigated the case, with valuable assistance provided by the Fresno County Sherriff’s Office and the Fresno Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Gappa of the Eastern District of California and Trial Attorney Nadia C. Prinz of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet-safety education.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………………Published: Oct.12: 2021:

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(PARIS) #Paedophile Priests Report: Nearly one third of a million children aged as young as 12 ‘sexually abused’ as French Catholic Church ‘ bishops today ask for forgiveness #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.05: A representative of France’s Catholic’s bishops on Tuesday asked victims of sexual abuse by clergy for their forgiveness, after a report was published on the scale of abuse in the French church going back decades.

#AceDailyNews says that French bishops ask for forgiveness after report released on church sex abuse according to Reuters an Independent investigation finds about 3,000 paedophiles in French Catholic Church since 1950s according to ABC Wires Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, head of the French conference of bishops, said he and his fellow bishops wanted to express to victims their shame at the abuse revealed in the report.

A woman walks into the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris, France, October 4, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Oct.5, 20219:37 AM BSTLast Updated 34 minutes ago

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A representative of France’s Catholic’s bishops on Tuesday asked victims of sexual abuse by clergy for their forgiveness, after a report was published on the scale of abuse in the French church going back decades.

People attend mass at a Catholic church.
The French Catholic Church has proposed financial compensation to those who were victims of abuse.(Reuters: Benoit Tessier)

The French Catholic Church has had an estimated 3,000 paedophiles in its ranks over the past 70 years, the head of an independent commission investigating the sex abuse scandal has revealed. 

The Roman Catholic Church has been rocked by sexual abuse scandals around the world, often involving children, over the past 20 years.

The French commission is due to publish its findings on Tuesday, marking the culmination of two-and-a-half years of work, probing allegations of abuse going back to the 1950s.

“We have estimated the number [of paedophiles] as standing at 3,000, out of 115,000 priests and religious officials, going back to the 1950s,” commission head Jean-Marc Sauve told the Journal du Dimanche paper.

A spokesperson representing the French Catholic Bishops’ Conference declined to comment on Mr Sauve’s remarks.

A Vatican spokesperson said it would wait for the full report to be published before deciding on whether to comment.

In June, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis was a worldwide “catastrophe”.

The French Catholic Church posted a prayer on its official Twitter account on Sunday, on behalf of victims, and added it would also hold a prayer on October 5 – the day of the publication of the report.

“Dear Lord – we entrust to you all those who have been victims of violence and sexual attacks in the church. We pray that we will always be able to count on your support and help during these ordeals,” it wrote on its Twitter account.

Pope Francis pictured against white wall of St Peter's Square ahead of his weekly audience with followers
Pope Francis has described the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis as a worldwide “catastrophe”.(AP: Andrew Medichini)

Steps to wipe out abuse

Since his election in 2013, Francis has taken a series of steps aimed at wiping out sexual abuse of minors by clerics.

In 2019, the Pope issued a landmark decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.

This year, he issued the most extensive revision to Catholic Church law in four decades, insisting that bishops take action against clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults. Critics have said he has not done enough.

The church, which has seen dwindling numbers of faithful in France in recent years, said in March it would propose financial compensation to those who were victims of abuse.

Last month, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cologne decided to take a “spiritual time-out” from his duties after committing grave errors in a crisis over clerical sexual abuse.

A report published last year in Britain said the Catholic Church received more than 900 complaints involving over 3,000 instances of child sex abuse in England and Wales between 1970 and 2015, and that there had been more than 100 reported allegations a year since 2016.

Sources: Reuters/ABC News/BBC News/ Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Christian Lowe

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Oct.05: 2021:

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(GERMANY) #Coronavirus Trial Report: BioNTech has said that vaccine is safe for children of 5 – 11yrs-of -age #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Sept.21: In participants five to 11 years of age, the vaccine was safe, well tolerated and showed robust neutralizing antibody responses,” Germany-based BioNTech and US pharma giant Pfizer said in a joint statement.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says BioNTech has said their vaccines safe for kids 5 to 11 and Pharmaceutical companies BioNTech and Pfizer said Monday that their jointly produced coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective for chilldren from the ages of 5 to 11.

A health professional prepares a dose of BionNTech-Pfizer vaccine

The announcement comes as coronavirus cases among children surge in the United States and other parts of the world.

What did the companies say?

The two firms are going to hand over trial data to regulatory bodies in the EU, US and other parts of the world “as soon as possible.” Over 2,200 children took part in the trial. 

The children in the vaccine trial received two doses of 10 micrograms, spaced 21 days apart. Older age groups typically receive two shots of 30 micrograms. 

The smaller dosage meant the children experienced fewer side effects, such as sore arms or achiness, than older age groups.

Hoping for a normal year at school 

Coronavirus cases surge among children in US, other countries  

The statement comes as coronavirus cases among children surge in the United States and in other parts of the world.    

“We are eager to extend the protection afforded by the vaccine to this younger population,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said, while adding that “since July, pediatric cases of COVID-19 have risen about 240 percent in the US.” 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine for children as young as 12. Other vaccine makers, such as Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, are also testing their jabs on younger children.  

The vaccine could greatly faciliate the safe return of school children to in-person classes in the US, UK and in other countries. Many Western nations have been reluctant to give jabs to children due to the lack of available data on safety and efficacy. 

COVID-19: Cuba vaccinates children as young as 2 

Israel has already greenlit vaccinations for children aged 5-11 who are at risk of serious illness from the virus. Cuba has vaccinated children as young as two-years-old to reopen schools.   

Although data may show the vaccine is effective and safe for children, some parents may still be reluctant or hesitant for their kids to receive the jab. This reluctance could pose a major challenge for inoculation campaigns in the US and elsewhere. 

wd/rt (AP, AFP)

#AceHealthDesk report ……Published: Sept.21: 2021:

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(SPARTA, Ill.) Justice Dept Court A Randolph County man is heading to federal prison today after years of downloading & sharing child pornography on the dark web #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.09: According to court documents, Schulein first came to the attention to law enforcement in 2018 during an FBI investigation of child pornography on the dark web. Agents were able to track his internet protocol address and executed a federal search warrant at his home. Schulein served as a moderator of a dark web site dedicated to child exploitation and had been an active participant on
other sites.

#AceDailyNews reports Dark Web Child Porn Leads to 12 Year Sentence for Randolph County Man:

Kory R. Schulein, 37, of Sparta,
Illinois, was sentenced this afternoon to 151 months in prison for knowingly receiving child
sexual abuse material over the internet. Schulein pled guilty to the charge in April.

Southern District of Illinois

Prosecutors told the court that on one of the sites, Schulein had posted 13,733
messages, many of which included links to child exploitation images and videos. Schulein also
collected and stored over 9,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse material on an encrypted
hard drive.

In handing down the sentence, which fell at the low end of the advisory sentencing guidelines, 
United States District Judge Stephen P. McGlynn observed that the guidelines called for a lengthy 
sentence “because of the colossal and immensely harmful impact” child pornography has on children. 
Schulein was unemployed and had for years actively participated in online forums where he 
interacted with people who were producing child pornography. Judge McGlynn noted that some of the 
images and videos collected by Schulein depicted children in bondage and adults raping children, 
including 5- year-old girls and toddlers. “You must have felt no mercy or empathy for these 
children you were watching being humiliated and tortured,” McGlynn told the defendant.

During the sentencing hearing, prosecutors also submitted evidence that Schulein had engaged in an 
online “romantic relationship” with an 11-year-old girl in the United Kingdom. Judge McGlynn called 
Schulein’s involvement with the girl “classic grooming behavior.”

Some  victims  of  the  child  pornography  that  Schulein  received  and  shared  with  others  
submitted statements to the court. In their statements, they describe how impossible it is for them 
to live any semblance of a normal life while images of their sexual abuse are traded online. “Every 
time someone views this trash,” one survivor wrote, “he is once again making me re-live the most 
horrific part of my  childhood.  I  can  never  truly  heal….”  The  mother  of  another  victim  
wrote:  “Thousands  upon thousands of people, all over the world have access to images of our 
little girl during her darkest days…. A person can download her image, create their own child 
pornography movie, share it with
other monsters, or keep it for themselves to continually exploit our daughter in their own private 
bedroom.” Knowing that her abuse is memorialized on the internet for people like the defendant to
view and share forever “will shatter her soul,” the victim’s mother wrote.

As part of his sentence, Schulein was ordered to serve 10 years on supervised release and pay a 
$5,000 special assessment. He previously paid $12,000 in restitution to several of the victims.

The case was investigated by FBI-Springfield, with valuable assistance provided by the U.S. 
Marshals Service.

Trial Attorneys Jessica Urban and Alicia A. Bove of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and 
Obscenity  Section  (CEOS)  and  Assistant  U.S.  Attorney  Nathan  D.  Stump  of  the  U.S.  
Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Illinois prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the 
growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of 
Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, 
and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via 
the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe 
Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.  

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Sept.09: 2021:

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(LONDON) JUST IN: The subscription site OnlyFans, known for its adult content, has announced it will block sexually explicit photos and videos from 1 October #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.20: In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our platform, and continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,” OnlyFans said in a statement.

#AceDailyNews says OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content and the announcement comes after BBC News had approached the company for a response to leaked documents concerning accounts which posted illegal content.

OnlyFans

People will still be able to post nude content on the site: But this will need to be consistent with OnlyFans’ policies.

OnlyFans said the change had come after pressure from banking partners: The site has grown during the pandemic and says it has 130 million users.

The London-based social media site enables its creators to post nude videos and photos and charge subscribers for tips or a monthly fee. 

Creators can post a range of content from cooking to fitness videos, but it is best known for pornography.

In return for hosting the material, OnlyFans takes a 20% share of all payments. 

The documents – described as “compliance manuals” – show that although illegal content itself is removed, OnlyFans lets moderators give creators multiple warnings before closing accounts.

Moderation specialists and child protection experts say this shows OnlyFans has some “tolerance” for accounts posting illegal content. 

In response to the BBC’s investigation, OnlyFans said the documents are not manuals or “official guidance”, it does not tolerate violations of its terms of service, and its systems and age verification go far beyond “all relevant global safety standards and regulations”.

The site, founded in 2016 by Essex businessman Tim Stokely, has come under fire in the past after a BBC News investigation found under-18s had used fake identification to set up accounts on the site. In June, BBC News found that under-18s sold explicit videos on the site, despite it being illegal for people to share indecent images of children.

After the BBC investigation, the children’s commissioner for England said OnlyFans needed to do more to stop underage users. In response to the investigation, OnlyFans said it had closed the accounts flagged and refunded all active subscriptions.

In July, the company’s first monthly transparency report said that it deactivated 15 OnlyFans accounts after finding indecent images of children on those accounts.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.20: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: No fewer than 156 children have been displaced and also an orphanage home worth N200 million was burnt in troubled Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by Fulani militias #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.06: The international media will take virtually no notice of this. It doesn’t fit their accepted narrative, which is that Muslims are always and everywhere victims, never perpetrators of any crimes…..

#AceDailyNews and Nigeria Plateau Killings: Jihadists burn down orphanage, leaving 156 Children Displaced,” according to Nigerian Tribune, August 4, 2021:

Plateau State Coordinator of the Association of Orphanage and Home Operators in Nigeria (ASOHON), Daniel Asama who disclosed this at the premises of Binta Orphanage Home in Jebbu-Miango Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State where facilities worth over N200million was razed down by suspected armed herdsmen strongly condemned the insecurity in the country and charged the government to give ugly trend deserved attention.

He narrated that he got a distress call three days ago from the coordinator of the Orphanage, Joshua Choji Dickson intimating him of the security situation in the community adding that the Coordinator of the Home took a wise decision by evacuating the children before militias stormed the orphanage home.

“And I am telling you that no sooner had these children were evacuated than the assailants came, attacked and razed down the Orphanage as you can see.”

“We thank God that no life was lost in this Orphanage home except those we lost in the community. However, the property destroyed is worth over N200million. And if consider the situation, you would agree with me that we are in a predicament.

“We actually need assistance. We are in pain and in a precarious situation. Can you imagine having 156 children and they have to eat every other day, they have to sleep in a place and we have to ensure they are warm and comfortable? It’s not a situation you would want to imagine. As I talk to you, I don’t even know how we would cope up tonight….

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.06: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) ICN REPORT: That kidnappings of Christians are on the increase and just recently more than 140-children have been snatched by gunmen as soldiers and suicide bombers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.09: ICN reports that the children who were kidnapped were Christians. For over a decade, Boko Haram has “ravaged the northeastern part of Nigeria and around Lake Chad.” Last year, Boko Haram kidnapped over 300 boys in Western Nigeria. So far this year, Boko Haram has committed seven mass kidnappings in Nigeria.

#AceDailyNews reports that in NIGERIA: 140 more Christian children kidnapped from ‘Bethel Baptist Boarding School’ and last year alone Boko #Haram kidnapped over 300-boys and committed 7-mass-killings with recruitment of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as aid organisations complain about not allowing amnesty in the west for unaccompanied children according to an ICN report

Jul 6th, 2021

Source: Release International:

Jihadists have not only been recruiting children as soldiers and suicide bombers in Nigeria, but also in Cameroon, Niger and Chad and the seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves finds a pattern with jihadists taking sex slaves, and it’s consistent with Islamic history everywhere:

“Nigerian gunmen kidnap 150 children from boarding school in Kaduna state,” ITV News, July 5, 2021:

Gunmen have kidnapped around 150 schoolchildren from a boarding school in north-west Nigeria.

The gunmen stormed Bethel Baptist High School in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically as they kidnapped the students, police spokesperson Mohammed Jalije has said.

Heavily armed criminal gangs in the country often attack villages to loot, steal cattle and abduct people for ransom – but since the start of the year they have increasingly targeted schools.

John Hayab, whose son narrowly escaped the abduction, said about 180 students attend the high school.

“We cannot give the exact figure of those abducted for now, until those who ran into hiding for safety are back and a census of the students is taken, but we know they took a lot of students,” he said.

Mr Hayab added: “I am just speechless, I don’t know what to say. My son was among the students who narrowly escaped.”

“I am part of this unfortunate incident because it is my church,” he said, before adding: “This is a very, very sad situation for us.”

Mr Hayab, who is the chair of Christian Association of Nigeria, told The Associated Press that so far, 26 students had returned and he was hopeful more would escape from their kidnappers.

This is the fourth abduction of students in Kaduna state in the past six months and there have been seven mass kidnappings of students in Nigeria so far this year.

The abductions are being carried out by armed groups who want ransoms. Many schools have been forced to close as authorities are unable to adequately protect them….

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.09: 2021:

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(LONDON) JUST IN: IWF REPORT: New tool has been launched with childline to empower children to remove nude images online #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.22: Childline and the IWF launch new tool to help young people remove nude images that have been shared online:

New tool empowers children and young people to stop spread of nude images online that works to help young people get nude images or videos removed from the internet has been launched this week by the NSPCC’s Childline service and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

The Report Remove tool can be used by any young person under 18 to report a nude image or video of themselves that has appeared online. The IWF will then review this content and work to have it removed if it breaks the law.

Childline and the IWF launch new tool to help young people remove nude images that have been shared online

The IWF has seen reports of self-generated images more than double in the first three months of this year, compared with the same period last year increasing from 17,500 to 38,000.

The circumstances in which a young person may share a self-generated sexual image can vary. Some may have sent an image for fun, or to a boyfriend or girlfriend which has then subsequently been shared without their consent. Whilst others may have been groomed online orblackmailed into sharing this content.

Trained Childline counsellors know the devastating impact that the sharing of nude images can have on a young person. 

Some young people told counsellors they felt embarrassed, fearful and self-loathing, while others had concerns about the long-term impact on their future prospects – and some revealed they’d turned to self-harm to cope with their situation.

One girl aged 14 who contacted Childline said: “I don’t know what to do because this Instagram account keeps posting pictures of me and they keep saying they’re going to follow my friends so they can see them too. It all started after I shared naked pics with someone who I thought was a friend but it turned out to be a fake account. I just feel so hopeless and I don’t know how to make it stop”.

If a child has had a nude image shared online it’s vital they that they know who to turn to for support and that Childline and the IWF’s Report Remove tool is available for them.

The tool which was first piloted in February 2020 can be found on the Childline website and can be used by any young person under the age of 18.As part of Report Remove, a young person has to verify their age and 

Childline also ensures that all young people are safeguarded and supported throughout the whole process. 

“I shared naked pics with someone who I thought was a friend but it turned out to be a fake account. I just feel so hopeless and I don’t know how to make it stop.”

Young people can expect the same level of confidentiality that they would from all their interactions with Childline; they do not need to provide their real name to Childline or IWF if they don’t want to. 

In keeping with this child-centred approach, the tool has been developed in collaboration with law enforcement to make sure that children will not be unnecessarily visited by the police when they make a report. 

Cormac Nolan, Service Head of Childline Online said: “The impact of having a nude image shared on the internet cannot be underestimated and for many young people, it can leave them feeling extremely worried and unsure on what to do or who to turn to for support. 

“That’s why Childline and the IWF have developed Report Remove to provide young people a simple, safe tool that they can use to try and help them regain control over what is happening and get this content erased.

“At Childline we also want to remind all young people that if they discover that a nude image of themselves has been shared online that they do not need to deal with this situation alone and that our Childline counsellors are always here to listen and help provide support.”

A young person can make a report anonymously at any time of day and the IWF will then work to have the image removed if it breaks the law.

 A “hash” (digital fingerprint) will be created from the image which will be provided to tech platforms to help ensure the image is not shared or uploaded online. This is the first time that the IWF has accepted images and videos directly, rather than only taking the URLs as they would usually do on their Hotline.

“Once those images are out there, it can be an incredibly lonely place for victims, and it can seem hopeless. It can also be frightening, not knowing who may have access to these images.”

 Any young person who makes a report should also receive feedback on the outcome of their report in one working day from the IWF via Childline. 

Additionally, Childline also has lots of information on how children and young people can keep themselves safe online as well as advice on what to do if they are feeling pressured to send a nude image and what they can do to help them cope if a situation of this nature has happened.

Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive of the IWF, said: “When images of children and young people are taken and spread around the internet, they lose control. This is about giving them that control back.

“Once those images are out there, it can be an incredibly lonely place for victims, and it can seem hopeless. It can also be frightening, not knowing who may have access to these images. 

“This tool is a world first. It will give young people the power, and the confidence, to reclaim these images and make sure they do not fall into the wrong hands online.” 

For further support, children can contact a trained Childline counsellor on 0800 1111 or 

via 1-2-1 chat on www.childline.org.uk

About the NSPCC

The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Using voluntary donations, which make up around 90 per cent of our funding, we help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. So when a child needs a helping hand, we’ll be there. When parents are finding it tough, we’ll help. When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, we won’t give up until things improve.

Our Childline service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact Childline 365 days a year.

Our free NSPCC Helpline provides adults with a place they can get advice and support, share their concerns about
a child or get general information about child protection. Adults can contact the Helpline 365 days a year.

About the Internet Watch Foundation:

The Internet Watch Foundation is a leading tech charity working globally to eliminate child sexual abuse images and videos from the internet.

We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not for profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission. 

For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk

The IWF is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working with Childnet International and the South West Grid for Learning to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

The IWF works globally to stop child sexual abuse imagery on the internet. If you ever stumble across a sexual image or video of someone you think is under 18, please report to the IWF. Reporting can be done anonymously and confidentially – we don’t need your details, just your help.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.22: 2021:

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(BEIJING, China.) JUST IN: Chinese birth-control policies could reduce the ethnic minority population in southern Xinjiang by up to a third over the next 20 years, according to new analysis by a German researcher #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.09: It found that under China’s birth-control policies in the region, the population of ethnic minorities in southern Xinjiang would reach somewhere between 8.6 and 10.5 million by 2040, compared to 13.1 million projected by Chinese researchers before Beijing’s crackdown:

CHINA: Chinese-Birth-Control-Policy Report: That could cut millions of Uyghur births, report finds: This [research and analysis] really shows the intent behind the Chinese government’s long-term plan for the Uyghur population,” Mr Zenz told the Reuters news agency, which first reported the study.

An ethnic Uyghur woman walks with her children on June 28, 2017 in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China.
A woman walks through the old town of Kashgar in Xinjiang, where China is accused of suppressing ethnic birth rates

The analysis concluded that regional policies could cut between 2.6 and 4.5 million minority births in that time.

China has been accused by some Western nations of genocide in Xinjiang, partly through forced birth-control measures.

China denies the allegations, saying birth-rate declines have other causes.

The new study, by researcher Adrian Zenz, is the first such peer-reviewed academic paper on the long-term population impact of China’s crackdown on the Uyghurs and other minority groups in Xinjiang.

In his report, Mr Zenz writes that by 2019 Xinjiang authorities “planned to subject at least 80% of women of childbearing age in the rural southern four minority prefectures to intrusive birth prevention surgeries, referring to IUDs or sterilisations”.

Sharp decline 

Experts believe that China has detained at least a million Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, and the government faces accusations of attempting to reduce and assimilate the minority Muslim population there.

Reports also say authorities have intentionally moved people from the mainstream Han Chinese population into parts of Xinjiang previously dominated by ethnic minorities, and forcibly transferred Uyghurs out.

According to Mr Zenz’s research, China’s birth-control policies could increase the Han population in southern Xinjiang – where the Uyghur population is concentrated – from its current level of 8.4% to about 25% by 2040.

According to official Chinese statistics, there was a 48.7% decline in birth rates in ethnic minority areas of Xinjiang between 2017 and 2019. 

China announced last week that it would allow couples to have up to three children, after census data showed a steep decline in national birth rates. But leaked documents and testimony from Xinjiang suggest an opposite policy is being pursued there, with women detained or otherwise punished for exceeding birth-control quotas.

EPAThe Chinese government is accused of attempting to reduce the Muslim population in Xinjiang

previous report by Mr Zenz based on regional data, policy documents and testimony alleged that pregnant Uyghur women in Xinjiang were being threatened with internment for refusing to abort pregnancies, while others were involuntarily fitted with intra-uterine devices or coerced into sterilisation surgery.

China denies making any attempt to reduce the Uyghur population specifically, arguing that the decline in minority birth rates in Xinjiang is due to the implementation of general birth quotas in the region as well as increases in income and better access to family planning.

“The so-called ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang is pure nonsense,” China’s Foreign Ministry told Reuters in a statement. 

“It is a manifestation of the ulterior motives of anti-China forces in the United States and the West and the manifestation of those who suffer from Sinophobia.”

Mr Zenz is a researcher at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a Washington DC-based “anti-​communist” organisation which describes itself as dedicated to “pursuing the freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes”.

Reuters said it had shared his new research and methodology with more than a dozen experts in population analysis, birth prevention policies and international human rights law, who told the news agency the analysis and conclusions were sound.

Some of the experts cautioned that demographic projections over a period of decades can be affected by unforeseen factors. 

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.09: 2021:

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(VATICAN) JUST IN: Germany’s top Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has offered his resignation to the Pope over the Church’s child sexual abuse scandals #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jun.05: It is important to me to share the responsibility for the catastrophe of the sexual abuse by Church officials over the past decades,” he said in a letter to Pope Francis.

ROME: Top German cleric asks to quit over Church sex abuse failures: The statement in German on the Munich archbishop’s website says his letter was dated 21 May. The Pope has asked him to remain in his post pending a decision on his resignation offer.

21 hours ago

Cardinal Marx, 3 Mar 20
BBC News

He is the Archbishop of Munich. The Pope is still considering his offer.

Pope Francis has sent two bishops to Cologne to investigate abuse cases.

In 2018, a study commissioned by the Church itself found that more than 3,600 children in Germany had been sexually assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014.

Only 38% of the alleged perpetrators were prosecuted, with most facing only minor disciplinary procedures. About one in six cases involved rape. Most of the victims were boys, and more than half were aged 13 or younger.

In his letter, Cardinal Marx said investigations in recent years had revealed “a lot of personal failure and administrative mistakes” but also “institutional or systemic failure” in relation to child sex abuse.

Cardinal Marx said in his letter that the Church had come to “a dead end”. He said that with his resignation the Church could perhaps “make a fresh start, a new departure”. 

“I want to show that it’s not the institution in the foreground, but the mission of the gospel.”

Cardinal Marx has a liberal reputation and has often called for reform of the Church, the BBC’s Damien McGuinness reports from Berlin. 

The German Catholic Church has been rocked by allegations that some Church leaders covered up past child abuse. Conservative Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne, is particularly under fire, our correspondent says. 

In March, Cardinal Woelki refused to resign, despite an independent report which revealed many breaches of duty by clerics in his Cologne Archdiocese. The report named more than 300 sexual abuse victims,after examination of Church records.

Cardinal Woelki has said he welcomes the Pope’s decision to send two bishops to investigate the handling of abuse allegations, and would support them in their work.

In March the cardinal said his resignation would have been “the easier path”. “By staying in office I’m taking on responsibility for what I have started in Cologne: unsparing full revelation.” 

Around a quarter of the German population is registered in the Catholic Church.Brigitte, a survivor of child sex abuse by a chaplain, explains why she is ready to speak now (From 2019)

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jun.05: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Nigerian officials say gunmen have kidnapped many students from an Islamic school in the latest in a series of such attacks on schools #AceNewsDesk report

NIGERIA: School Abduction: Gunmen kidnap students in Niger state according to authorities in Niger state that confirmed to the BBC that gunmen had seized an unknown number of students from the school in the town of Tegina on Sunday’ SO Why schoolchildren are being abducted in Nigeria

12 hours ago

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A teacher told the BBC that 150 students were missing, while other reports put the figure at about 200.

Abductions carried out for ransom are increasingly common in northern states.

In February nearly 300 girls were taken by armed men from a boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara state. Most were later freed.

In the latest incident, witnesses quoted by This Day news website said gunmen riding on motorcycles stormed the town and opened fire indiscriminately. As people fled the attackers went to the Islamic school and seized the children. The school is attended by boys and girls, aged six to 18.

Authorities said two people were shot during the attack and one had since died. A number of people travelling in a car were also reportedly kidnapped.

BBC Nigeria correspondent Mayeni Jones says kidnapping for ransom has become more common across Nigeria in recent months.

The attack in Tegina comes a day after 14 people kidnapped from a university in the neighbouring state of Kaduna were released.

AFPStudents kidnapped from a private university in Kaduna in April were freed on Saturday

Tegina is also not far from the town of Kagara, where 27 students were abducted in February.

There have been at least six kidnappings of students in north-west and central Nigeria since December, our correspondent says, and more than 800 students and staff have been abducted.

The 2014 kidnap of 276 schoolgirls in the north-eastern town of Chibok by Islamist militants Boko Haram brought global attention to the scourge of raids on schools in Nigeria, but more recent attacks are suspected to be the work of criminal gangs.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.31: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Press Release Statement Report: Treasury and IRS Announce Families of 88% of Children in the U.S. to Automatically Receive Monthly Payment of Refundable Child Tax Credit by July.15: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.18: The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15.

WASHINGTON: ‘Roughly 39 million households — covering 88 percent of children in the United States — are slated to begin receiving monthly payments without any further action required’

Treasury Building Engraving

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Office of Public Affairs

Press Release:             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

   May 17, 2021

Contact:                      Alexandra LaManna; Press@Treasury.gov

First Payments to Be Made on July 15

Treasury and the IRS also announced the increased CTC payments, will be made on the 15th of each month, unless the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, allowing families who receive the credit by direct deposit to plan their budgets around receipt of the benefit. Eligible families will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 and above.

The American Rescue Plan increased the maximum Child Tax Credit in 2021 to $3,600 for children under the age of 6 and to $3,000 per child for children between ages 6 and 17. The American Rescue Plan is projected to lift more than five million children out of poverty this year, cutting child poverty by more than half.

Households covering more than 65 million children will receive the monthly CTC payments through direct deposit, paper check, or debit cards, and Treasury and the IRS are committed to maximizing the use of direct deposit to ensure fast and secure delivery. While most taxpayers will not be required to take any action to receive their payments, Treasury and the IRS will continue outreach efforts with partner organizations over the coming months to make more families aware of their eligibility.

Today’s announcement represents the latest collaboration between the Bureau of the Fiscal Service and the IRS — and between Treasury and the White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team — to ensure help quickly reaches Americans in need as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 12, the IRS has also distributed approximately 165 million Economic Impact Payments with a value of approximately $388 billion as a part of the American Rescue Plan.

Additional information for taxpayers on how they can access the Child Tax Credit is here.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.18: 2021:

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(ISRAEL) Palestinian Prisoners Society Report: Military forces continue to target young Palestinians and violently arrest them across the occupied territories, having detained 230 minors since the beginning of the current year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.06: The rights group further noted that the detainees are often released on bail or placed under house arrest, without announcing the number of those who were freed:

Israeli forces detained 230 Palestinian minors since January: Rights group: ‘The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said in a report on Sunday that the arrests were mostly in the occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds’

The report comes just a day before Palestinian Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on April 5 with cultural, educational and media activities aimed at raising awareness for the plight of Palestinian children, “who lack the most basic rights due to the Israeli occupation,” according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

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US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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“The imprisoned children are subjected to various forms of abuse, including being denied food or drink for long hours, verbal abuse and being detained under harsh conditions,” it said.

The report came just a day before Palestinian Children’s Day, which is marked annually on April 5 with cultural, educational and media activities aimed at raising awareness on the plight of Palestinian children.

Marking Palestine Children’s Day, the Palestine Prisoners’ Club revealed that there are 140 Palestinian children languishing in Israel jails, including two under administrative detention.

Separately, the Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) said in a statement that 85 percent of Palestinian children arrested last year were “subjected to physical violence.”

Palestinian prisoner’s health declining after 45 days on hunger strike: Advocacy group

Palestinian prisoner’s health declining after 45 days on hunger strike: Advocacy groupEmad al-Battran is currently in solitary confinement at Nitzan jail. He also suffers from skin inflammation.

The Geneva-based movement noted that it has documented 27 cases in which Israeli forces held children in solitary confinement citing investigation purposes for two or more days.

The organization said the practice amounts to “torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.”

It said it has registered the issuance of administrative detention orders against 36 Palestinian children since October 2015, two of whom are still in detention.

In 2020, Israeli forces killed nine Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds, and the Gaza Strip, six of whom were killed with live ammunition, according to documentation collected by DCIP

More than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 Israeli jails, with dozens of them serving multiple life sentences.

Israeli rights groups demand inoculation of Palestinian prisoners against coronavirus

Israeli rights groups demand inoculation of Palestinian prisoners against coronavirusThe Palestinian health minister had already warned about an imminent outbreak of the virus in Israel

Over 350 detainees, including women and minors, are under Israel’s administrative detention.

The administrative detention, which is a form of imprisonment without trial or charge, allows authorities to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The duration could be extended for an infinite number of times.

Some prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Apr.06: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) JUST IN: US to deploy ‘Green Berets’ to Mozambique as jihadis continue to behead children leaving bodies on the streets #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.04: Although the UN states that a “mysterious group” of insurgents has committed “killing, rape and other atrocities,” the responsible party is the #IslamicState (ISIS), which is trying to expand the hegemony of Shariaand create a caliphate in the region:

US deploys Green Berets to Mozambique as jihadis continue beheading children: ‘The announcement comes as the Mozambique government confirmed another jihad massacre, in which dozens were reported dead. Witnesses described beheaded bodies in the streets’

“US deploys Green Berets to Mozambique; ISIS-linked militants accused of beheading children,” by Emily Wood, Christian Post, March 29, 2021:

The United States has deployed U.S. Army Green Berets to Mozambique to train local troops as the country faces a growing insurgency that has seen children as young as 12 beheaded as well as thousands killed and displaced in the southern African country.

Analysts say this intervention is long overdue with a worsening humanitarian crisis and rise in “appalling atrocities.” More than 2,600 people have died since 2017 from the fighting and terrorist activity that began in north Mozambique, according to the United Nations.

The U.N. reports the “mysterious group” of insurgents has committed “killing, rape and other atrocities.”

The U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were sent to train Mozambican marines for two months to counter the spread of violence by the Islamic extremist group, al-Shabab.

“The United States is committed to supporting Mozambique with a multifaceted and holistic approach to counter and prevent the spread of terrorism and violent extremism,” the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique said in a statement. “Civilian protection, human rights, and community engagement are central to U.S. cooperation and are foundational to effectively counter the Islamic State in Mozambique.”

“This approach addresses socioeconomic development issues as well as the security situation,” the statement adds.

The elite Green Berets are often deployed worldwide to build relationships, go on missions with locals and teach them how to fight effectively, Business Insider reports.

The U.S. government launched the two-month Joint Combined Exchange Training program to help prevent the spread of terrorism and will also provide communications and medical treatment.

The U.S. recently designated the Islamic State-linked insurgents in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province a “foreign terrorist organization” on March 10.

Islamic State affiliates in Mozambique are also known as Ansar al-Sunna and known locally as al-Shabaab. The group reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in 2018. …

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Apr.05: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Report: Californian woman sentenced to 15-months-in-prison for threatening to bomb a Catholic Prep School in 2019 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.27: The Justice Department announced today that Sonia Tabizada, 36, of San Jacinto, California, was sentenced to 15 months and 13 days for intentionally obstructing persons in the enjoyment of their free exercise of religious beliefs by threatening to bomb the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C.

“In May 2019, school officials announced that Visitation Prep, the oldest Catholic school for girls in the country, would begin publishing same-sex wedding announcements in its alumni magazine to advance its teaching that “we are all children of God … worthy of respect and love.” According to the plea agreement, Tabizada learned of this announcement and made multiple calls threatening violence in response to the school’s decision”

On May 15, 2019, Tabizada left a voice message stating that she was going to burn and bomb the church. Tabizada also stated that she was going to kill school officials and students. Several minutes later, Tabizada left a second voice mail stating that she was going to blow up the school and warned that she would commit “terrorism.”

“No school and no child should be subjected to death threats, because of their religious beliefs,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela S. Karlan for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “The Department of Justice will continue to vigorously prosecute violent threats motivated by bias.” 

“The citizens of the District of Columbia and our country are entitled to freely exercise their religious beliefs and to be free from threats of violence based on bias—be it against religion, race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, and other protected characteristics.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is committed to protecting the civil rights of all our citizens and will do so by vigorously enforcing both federal and local hate crime laws.” said Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips for the District of Columbia.

“The free exercise of religion is one of our nation’s most sacred constitutional rights,” said Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono of the FBI Washington Field Office. “The FBI will continue to prioritize threats of violence and civil rights violations to ensure every citizen and community is free to exercise all of their protected liberties without fear and threats of violence.”

Tabizada was also sentenced to two years of supervised release with special conditions. If Tabizada wants to leave the country she must contact the court and request a modification of the special conditions.

The FBI Washington Field Office investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kendra Briggs of the District of Columbia’s Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section and Trial Attorney Michael J. Songer of the Civil Rights Division prosecuted the case.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Mar.27: 2021:

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(CEDAR RAPIDS, IA & Des Moines, IA US Marshalls Report: Operation Homecoming Locates ‘Missing Iowa Children’ during search that began in October 2020: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.26: Since October 2020, the U.S. Marshals in Iowa have been partnering with federal, state and local agencies in a joint operation dubbed Operation Homecoming, focused on recovering vulnerable, critically missing children across the state, and as of March 23, U.S. Marshals have located 21 juveniles and have directly recovered seven children.

U.S. Marshals Service Leads Operation to Find Missing Iowa Children: ‘Both the northern and southern districts of Iowa worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse to look for and recover the children, who were all between the ages of 4 and 17, and are some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area, based on indications of high-risk factors such as exposure to narcotics, child exploitation, physical or sexual abuse, and medical or mental health conditions’

‘America’s First Federal Law Enforcement Agency ‘

Operation Homecoming led to Marshals locating missing Iowa children in nine different states across the U.S., including Arizona, Nebraska, Minnesota, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. 

The operation also resulted in the arrests of two individuals, the seizure of illegal narcotics, the seizure of two firearms, and four independent human trafficking investigations, which have been referred to the appropriate investigative agencies for further valuation.

U.S. Marshals in Iowa are still looking for Fredrick Workman, 15, last seen in Des Moines in August 2013, and are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to his location. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 or visit their Cyber Tipline at www.missingkids.org.

The U.S. Marshals primary responsibility to protect the federal judiciary is followed closely by a variety of priority missions like apprehending violent fugitives, investigating noncompliant sex offenders, and the sale of forfeited assets. Added to these responsibilities in 2015 was the mission to investigate/locate/recover critically missing juveniles. In 2015, with the signing of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, the USMS was granted discretionary authority to support law enforcement requests to assist in locating and recovering missing children. Since the passage of the JVTA in 2015, the USMS has contributed to the recovery of more than 1,750 missing children.

“The goal of our involvement with missing child cases is not only to safely recover Iowa’s missing children, but also to aid our local and state partners who work these cases daily,” said Deputy U.S. Marshal Scott Cannon, Missing Child Investigations Coordinator for the Southern District of Iowa. “The Marshals Service is uniquely suited to provide assistance based on our expertise as the premier agency in tracking fugitives. We can use some of the same skill sets in recovering missing children as we use during fugitive investigations.”

Central Iowa man charged in harboring runaway

Just before Christmas 2020, a missing central Iowa teen was found by deputy U.S. marshals in the home of an adult male in Ames. The man was arrested for harboring a juvenile runaway and implicated in sex trafficking. A second man was later charged based on the results of the USMS investigation and recovery efforts.

Iowa Missing child recovered in Arizona after family’s relentless legal battle

U.S. Marshals in Iowa and Arizona worked to recover a child who had been missing since he was taken by a noncustodial family member in 2017. Now 4, this child had been relocated and hidden from law enforcement for years. The child’s legal guardian spent significant time and resources attempting to locate this child, to no avail. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals and their partnership with state and local Authorities, the child was recovered and returned to their legal guardian in Iowa, bringing to close a case that has haunted local investigators and family members for years. 

Exploited teens located and returned to Iowa

In January 2021, U.S. Marshals in Illinois recovered a missing 14-year-old from central Iowa after investigators discovered ads featuring the juvenile involved in sex trafficking. The juvenile was recovered at a motel in the act of being trafficked. In 2020, another missing 17-year-old was taken from central Iowa and subjected to human trafficking in Mississippi and Tennessee. Marshals tracked her location to a home in Mississippi, where she was recovered and brought back to Iowa.

“For these kids on the run, life on the streets can be extremely dangerous and unforgiving” said Deputy Marshal Christopher Siemens, Missing Child Unit Liaison in the Northern District of Iowa. “Often they have no financial resources to sustain themselves, resulting in the selling of sex acts as a means to survive.” 

“This operation is the first missing child operation by the U.S. Marshals Service in Iowa,” said U.S Marshal for the Northern District of Iowa Doug Strike. “Our message to missing children and their families remains, and to echo Director Washington’s vision for this mission, the U.S. Marshals here in Iowa will never stop looking for you.”

“The key to success, for these projects, involves a joint effort by public safety, working as ONE-entity with ONE-goal: Keeping our children safe through the apprehension of these critical offenders,” said U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa Ted Kamatchus.

Nationwide, more than 50 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as investigation hubs for missing and exploited juveniles throughout the country. During Operation Homecoming, the Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force and the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force fulfilled these roles, investigating missing juvenile cases alongside the following agencies: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, The Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa Department of Human Services, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Howard County Sheriff’s Office, the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Ames Police Department, the Waterloo Police Department, the Des Moines Police Department, the Dubuque Police Department, the North Liberty Police Department, the Cresco Police Department, and the Fort Dodge Police Department.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Mar.26: 2021:

Photos of Operation Homecoming

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(LONDON) CPS Court Report: A man has been sentenced to 22 and a half years’ imprisonment today for a series of rapes and sexual assaults on children over a period of approximately 20 years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.24: The victims in this case showed immense courage in reporting the offences and I would like to commend their bravery throughout the whole investigation: “ This conviction shows that even when many years have passed since an offence was committed, offenders can still expect to face justice”

Historic Sex Abuse Case: ‘Man jailed for 22 and a half years for rape and sexual assault of children’ Mark Stephen Hubbucks, aged 63, pleaded guilty to 17 charges relating to four different victims whose ages ranged from around 10 to 14 years old & he also pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of children. The charges cover a period from 1994 to 2015’

Stella Waata of the CPS said: “Mark Hubbucks carried out repeated rapes and sexual assaults on vulnerable children and made threats to prevent them reporting his crimes. Thanks to a diligent police investigation we were able to build a compelling case that resulted in guilty pleas: “ We want every victim of rape and sexual assault to be able to come forward with the confidence that the police and CPS are dedicated to securing justice for them.

Additional Notes:

  • Stella Waata is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS South West Complex Casework Unit
  • Mark Stephen Hubbucks (D.O.B. 10 May 1957) was convicted of:
    • 4 counts of rape of a child under 13
    • 6 counts of indecent assault
    • 1 count of attempted rape
    • 2 count of sexual assault of a child under 13
    • 2 count of sexual activity with a child
    • 1 count of indecency with a child
    • 1 count of causing a child to watch a sexual act
    • 3 counts of making indecent photographs of children
  • Hubbucks was sentenced to 22 and a half years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 2 years on licence.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.24: 2021:

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(LONDON) Wood Green Crown Court Report: A man who sexually abused a number of children over a 35-year period has pleaded guilty to 77 offences on Friday and will be sentenced on May.24: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.13: These offences included counts of indecency with a child, indecent assault, sexual assault of a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child, attempted rape and possessing indecent images:

#Historic Sex Abuse Case: Man pleads guilty to 77 counts of child sexual abuse: ‘Paul Farrell, 55 (01.10.65) of Castle Road, Camden, pleaded guilty to a total of 77 sexual offences when he appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, 12 March’

‘The offences relate to eight victims, committed between 1985 and 2020’

GUILTY: Paul Farrell

GUILTY: Paul Farrell

Farrell was also charged with three counts of possessing an indecent photograph / pseudo-photo of a child, one count of making indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph of a child and one count of possessing extreme pornographic images, which were heard at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 3 July 2020. He pleaded guilty to these charges at the same court on the same date.

Some 25 counts have been left to lie on file and one count was vacated.

The court heard that in November 2019, an allegation of non-recent child abuse committed against two boys at an address in north London in the mid-1980s was reported to police.

Officers from the Central North safeguarding team visited Farrell at his work address and arrested him on suspicion of historic child abuse.

A number of devices were seized from his home, and Farrell was released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

The devices were analysed, and indecent images of children were found. These were graded A – depicting the most serious child abuse – to C.

Upon returning from bail in May 2020, Farrell was charged with three counts of possession of indecent images. More indecent images and extreme pornography would later be found, and further charges brought.

Meanwhile, text messages were retrieved from his mobile phone which led to enquiries being made about other young victims who may have been abused.

Six further victims were identified, and they disclosed that they were sexually abused by Farrell at different periods in the 1980s, 1990s and 2010s with the most recent offences in June 2020 while he was on bail.

In each case, Farrell was a lodger, or babysat, at the homes of his victim’s families, and befriended the parents before abusing the children. The victims were aged between five and 15 when they were abused, at different addresses in London.

Two victims told police that Farrell had taken them to his place of work – a hospital in central London where he was employed as a porter – for a visit and abused them there. None of the victims reported being abused as patients at the hospital.

Farrell is next due to appear in court for sentencing on Monday, 24 May.

Detective Sergeant Jules Manock, from the Central North safeguarding team who led the investigation, said: “The survivors who have come forward have shown incredible bravery and I hope now that Farrell’s guilty pleas can offer them some closure after years of suffering in silence: “ The accounts they gave to police of the abuse they suffered at the hand of Paul Farrell, and how their childhoods were stolen from them, were nothing short of harrowing, and today’s result means a predatory paedophile is now in custody where he can’t harm any more children.”

Detective Superintendent Dave Courcha, from the Central North area, said: “Farrell was extremely calculating and devious in his targeting of children – he lodged at the homes of accommodating families and won their trust, only to abuse their children under their noses over a prolonged period: “ Most of the victims lived with the trauma of what they were subjected to for decades, with two victims waiting more than 30 years before feeling ready to come forward to police: “ I would like to acknowledge the courage of each of the survivors in giving statements and reliving the horrors they went through to ensure that Farrell could be brought to justice: “ I would also like to praise the efforts of the investigation team who worked extremely hard to identify further victims and obtain statements. This is a good example of the Met’s commitment to safeguard the vulnerable and support survivors of sexual abuse: “ Farrell admitting to what he did has spared these survivors the prospect of having to describe the abuse in a court, and he now faces a significant jail sentence: “ Given the predatory nature of his offending over an extremely long period of time, there is a very real possibility that Farrell has abused other children. We urge any further victims to contact police right away – a specially trained team of detectives are ready to listen to your story and support you.”

+ Anyone who has either been a victim of Farrell’s offending, or who has concerns about Farrell’s offending should in the first instance call a helpline set up by the NSPCC for this case – 0800 101 996, or email help@nspcc.org.uk. Any allegations of crime will be passed to police and reviewed.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Mar.13: 2021:

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