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How Canada let a child sex abuser run rampant across Asia

12/06/2017

When Vadim Scott Benderman landed in Hanoi, Vietnam in June 2014, it was his second fresh start in an Asian country in as many years. As he had throughout his 12 years living in Asia, the longtime Canadian expatriate would […]

French soldier to be tried over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

28/04/2017

The trial of a French soldier charged with molesting two young girls while serving in Burkina Faso in 2015 is due to start on Tuesday. The 40-year-old serviceman, only named as Sebastien L, is set to appear before a criminal […]

Dix-neuf ans de prison en appel pour le pédophile Pieter Ceulen

24/11/2016

La cour d’appel d’Anvers a condamné jeudi Pieter Ceulen à dix-neuf ans de prison et à une mise à disposition du tribunal de l’application des peines de quinze ans. La cour d’appel confirme ainsi la peine infligée en première instance. […]

Retired schoolteacher who planned child sex holiday to Thailand is jailed for just three years

22/11/2016

Bryan Douglas Cole, 72, had planned a child abuse holiday to Thailand. The former teacher was also obsessed with violent child abuse. Torture Victorian County Court judge Mark Dean said he was a ‘sadist paedophile’ and sentenced the retired teacher […]

ECPAT Belgium in “Le Forum de Midi”

18/11/2016

ECPAT Belgium was interviewed on November 18th in the RTBF radio program “Le Forum de Midi”, on the occasion of the European Day for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. During the program, Ariane Couvreur spoke […]

ECPAT International convenes the first Global Survivors’ Forum

18/11/2016

On the occasion of the European Day for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, ECPAT International organized the first ever “Global Survivors’ Forum” for adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. This event was held in Strasbourg within […]

Debate “Ethics and Tourism” in Mechelen

20/10/2016

On October 20th, in front of 100 future tourism professionals, ECPAT Belgium took part in the “Ethics and Tourism” debate organized by Thomas More and Travel Magazine. During this event, Ariane Couvreur was able to present the ECPAT International’s Global Study […]

Un français accusé de tourisme sexuel au Québec

14/09/2016

Un touriste français fait face à la justice canadienne. L’homme de 61 ans a comparu lundi après avoir été arrêté la veille par la police de la ville de Sherbrooke qui l’accuse d’être venu au Québec afin d’abuser d’une adolescente […]

Experts sound alarm about gaps in monitoring of travelling child-sex abusers

12/09/2016

A former Victorian policeman who runs an anti-child exploitation NGO in south-east Asia has criticised Australia’s management of travelling paedophiles, warning that predators are slipping into vulnerable countries undetected by local authorities. Glen Hulley, who runs Project Karma,  said immigration authorities in south-east Asia […]

Australian accused of child sex tourism arrested in the Philippines

05/09/2016

An Iranian-born Australian accused of child sex tourism and possessing child pornography in the Philippines had travelled 65 times to Asian nations in 18 months, police say. The arrest of Farhanipour Gholamreza, 50, after he had allegedly paid money to a 13 year-old […]

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