UK gov acts to prevent arrest of Pope, Boy Scout Leader Child Porn Charges

July 24, 2010 Comments Off on UK gov acts to prevent arrest of Pope, Boy Scout Leader Child Porn Charges

UK government acts to prevent arrest of Pope 7/23/10 Andrew John The UK government is said to have set in motion a law change that will prevent the Pope from being arrested when he visits the country in September.  Officials in Whitehall – the UK government’s administrative offices – are said to be worried over plans by the atheist authors Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens to have Pope Benedict arrested for crimes against humanity, because of his alleged cover-up of priestly assaults on children. “Mr Dawkins, the atheist campaigner, and Mr Hitchens, an atheist author, asked human rights lawyers in April to put together a case for charging the Pope over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse of children in the Catholic church,” reports Pink News today.  Its report adds: “Justice Secretary Ken Clarke proposed changes to the law today which would require the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions to any arrest warrant issued under universal jurisdiction.”  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295022

Boy Scout Leader in Mich. Faces Child Porn Charges 7/23/10 Allan Lengel On Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids indicted Scott Allan Herrick, 39, of Twin Lakes, Mich., on charges of sexually exploiting children and possessing and distributing child pornography. He was arrested in early July on a federal criminal complaint and jailed pending a court appearance on July 27.  Scott Allen Herrick, 39, a Boy Scout camp director, has been charged with receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis. Herrick’s arrest sent shock waves through western Michigan. He had been director of the camp for the past seven years….Authorities have alleged that Herrick on four occasions secretly videotaped boys around 9 years of age as they were dressing at the YMCA locker room. He was also charged with distributing child porn on the Internet.
http://www.aolnews.com/crime/article/boy-scout-leader-in-michigan-faces-child-porn-charges/19565227

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