ICE seeks ‘John Doe’ in largest-ever child porn investigation, Claims ADF abuse victims ignored by specialist taskforce
June 10, 2014 Comments Off on ICE seeks ‘John Doe’ in largest-ever child porn investigation, Claims ADF abuse victims ignored by specialist taskforce
ICE seeks ‘John Doe’ in largest-ever child porn investigation
Jun 09, 2014 By Rob Polansky and Tina Martin
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) –
Federal officials sought the public’s help Monday to find a suspected child pornography distributor.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations said “John Doe” helped facilitate one of the largest underground networks ever encountered by law enforcement.
ICE said the man was the only remaining suspected administrator of the website. They believed the suspect’s name was Shaun and that he may be between the ages of 40 and 50….
The search was part of Operation Round Table, one of the largest child exploitation investigations in history. It involved victims in 39 states, including Connecticut, and five additional countries.
As a result of the operation, investigators said they identified 251 victims. Eight of the victims were female while 243 were male. The majority of the victims were between 13 and 15 years old. A handful of victims were 6 years old and younger….
Claims ADF abuse victims ignored by specialist taskforce
June 10, 2014 Timna Jacks
Victims of rape and sexual abuse at the Defence Force were never told about a Government taskforce set up to investigate instances of abuse in the military and provide compensation to those affected.
The ABC TV’s Four Corners program has broadcast four case studies of former cadets who report being sexually assaulted and raped at the Australian Defence Force Academy in the 1990s and 2009 but have not had their cases investigated by a specialist taskforce, the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART).
DART was established to assess complaints of abuse, particularly of the ADFA 24 cases – a group of about two dozen cadets who were sexually abused at the military college between 1994 and 1998. It would also determine whether any ADFA 24 victims or perpetrators are still serving members of the ADF.
However, the Four Corners investigation revealed only seven of the ADFA 24 have lodged submissions, and the deadline for submissions was in May last year….
DART has already assessed more than 2,400 complaints of abuse, paid $28 million in compensation and referred 63 matters to police….