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Australian Man Caught After Assaulting Little Girl In Fairytale Costume

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SYDNEY: An Australian who indecently assaulted a young girl dressed in a fairytale costume has finally been caught after being on the run for almost a month, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. New South Wales police said in a statement on Friday that the girl who was dressed in a yellow and blue fairytale costume was assaulted on…

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Ex-Teacher Opens Up About 1996 Sex Scandal With 13-Year-Old Student

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SEATTLE: Their relationship scandalised America. In 1996, teacher Mary Kay Letourneau began a sexual relationship with Vili Fualaau, her sixth-grade student in Seattle. She was 34 and he was 13. They formed a strong bond, one that has lasted for nearly two decades. Letourneau was jailed for seven years for the illicit relationship. They were…

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Student Caught Sending Nude Pics To Teacher

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GEORGE TOWN: A girl, now in her early teens, has been sending nude pictures of herself to her school teacher, who is believed to have groomed her over the past three years. Her mother found out what was going on after she saw several of the nude pictures on the teenager’s phone early this year.…

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Man Posed As Driver To Pick Up Girl After School

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A MAN who impersonated as a tuition centre driver allegedly attempted to abduct a SJK (C) Chong Hwa 1 primary school pupil in Kluang, Johor, China Press reported. According to teacher Chen Jun Xing, the suspect was spotted at the school compound after school hours last week. Chen stopped the suspect and was told that…

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Govt To Fast Track Child Act Amendments

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is pushing for the gazetting of the recently amended Child Act in support of calls for the new legislations to be enforced as soon as possible. “We have studied the proposals that the provisions are enforced immediately. “Discussions have been held with the Government’s legal adviser and the Women, Family and…

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Welfare Group: Victims Of Paedophiles Knew Their Abusers

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MALACCA: A welfare group here says all incidents of paedophilia it handled involved adults who were known to their young victims. “The perpetrators gained their victims’ trust by being nice and friendly,” said Malacca Barisan Nasional social service centre (Pembela) director Amir Hamzah Aziz. “I do not want to say too much to protect the…

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Paedophiles Turn To Gadgets To Find And Groom Potential Victims

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PETALING JAYA: One man booked a hotel room for a meet-up, and then was caught on camera saying he has had sexual relationships with girls as young as 13. This was among the material gathered by The Star’s R.AGE journalists who went undercover for these meetings. Six months before paedophile Richard Huckle made global headlines,…

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Malaysian Storekeeper Jailed For Molesting 7 Year Old Girl In S’pore

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SINGAPORE: A storekeeper who molested a young girl twice at a public area was jailed for six months on Monday. Malaysian Lim Kok Leong, 29, admitted touching the buttocks of the girl at Boon Lay Shopping Centre on Sept 21 last year. Investigation showed that the girl had gone to the shopping centre at Boon…

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A loner But A Beast Underneath

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PETALING JAYA: While others presented a variety of subjects, the loner at the back of the class presented portraits of children as part of an assignment in a college course. It was a sign of his dark side but no one knew that of Richard Huckle then. “Children made up about 70% of that one…

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IGP Khalid: Two Victims Of Huckle Identified

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has identified two victims of convicted paedophile Richard Huckle. Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police would continue to work with their counterparts in Britain to identify more victims. “Yes we were informed in 2014 but they didn’t give us more details. “We were only told that…

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Adults Must Educate, Raise Awareness On Child Sexual Abuse

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KUALA LUMPUR: Education and awareness are among the first steps that adults must take to deal with issues of child sexual abuse, child rights activists said. Projek Layang-Layang founding member Thency Gunasekaran said many do not dare to seek help even if a family member or children were sexually abused. “Some feel that the matter…

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Set Up Sex Offender Registry To Address Child Abuse Cases, Says Expert

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By Muhammad Ammar Syafiq Hamzah KUALA LUMPUR: The setting up of a sex offender registry will enable authorities to monitor the movement of sex offenders and address increasing cases of child abuse, says an expert. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Faculty of Syariah and Law Dean, Dr Syahirah Abdul Shukor said with current technology, it…

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Najib: Heed Lessons From Richard Huckle Case

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged the people to heed the lessons learnt from the case of British paedophile Richard Huckle to prevent Malaysian children from becoming victims of paedophilia. He said all parties must ensure that children are not exposed to situations where irresponsible people can take advantage of them.…

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Filipino Children Forced To Perform Sexual Acts For Paedophiles, Says Unicef Official

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LONDON: Poor families in the Philippines are being forced to push their children to perform live sex online for paedophiles around the globe in what one senior Unicef official has called a form of “child slavery”. Children as young as five or six are forced to perform several times a day in front of a…

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Police To Seek UK Agency’s Help To Identify Malaysian Victims

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will cooperate with the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to identify Malaysian victims of convicted paedophile Richard Huckle (pic). Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said they has spoken with the NCA to provide details of the case. He said 23 child victims had been identified so far,…

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Have Laws On Child Porn Or Another Richard Huckle

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia must have specific laws to address child pornography or see self-confessed serial paedophile like Richard Huckle get away with the crime, said child rights advocate James Nayagam. Nayagam said there were no specific laws to cover the issue of child pornography and “mere possession of child pornography itself may not be punishable…

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British Council Says No Record Of Huckle Working As Teacher

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PETALING JAYA: The British Council has no record of paedophile Richard Huckle engaged as a teacher in Malaysia after he completed the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) in 2008. A spokesman said Huckle completed the course which provides training to individuals to teach adult learners. “Following the course, we have no records…

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How British Paedophile Huckle Was Caught

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PETALING JAYA: British paedophile Richard Huckle was exposed by Australian police who stumbled across his online activity during an investigation into other suspects. Police in Australia and Europe were aware of a paedophile site called the Love Zone hidden in the so-called dark web, protected by passwords, encryption and specialist software. Users were totally anonymous.…

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Huckle A ‘Middle Class, Grammar School Boy’

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PETALING JAYA: Richard Huckle grew up like every normal middle-class British boy. Baptised at the age of 17, Huckle visited churches and helped out at Sunday schools and was an average student when he left school. Sky News said Huckle spent three months on a placement at a Christian church in Kuala Lumpur in a…

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Paedophile Raped Babies, Toddlers While In Malaysia

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LONDON: A British paedophile has admitted to committing a string of sex attacks on children as young as six months, some from poor families in Malaysia. Richard Huckle (pix), 30, took pictures and video footage of himself abusing the children which he uploaded to the dark web – a hard to access part of the…

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Teacher Held Over Allegations Of Oral Sex With 11-Year-Old Boys

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MALACCA: A male teacher from Shah Alam has been detained over allegations that he performed oral sex on two 11-year-old pupils during a school trip to Ayer Keroh here. The 28-year-old man was held after he was summoned to the Malacca police headquarters to give his statement on Tuesday over a report lodged by one…

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Indonesia ‘To Chemically Castrate’ Child Sex Abusers

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Indonesia will start chemically castrating convicted paedophiles as a punishment added to jail terms in an effort to combat an alarming rate of child sex abuse, the country’s state prosecutor said. “(It) will make people think a thousand times before committing such crimes,” Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo said late on Tuesday after the move was agreed…

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Father Gets Two Months In Jail For Flashing Genitals To Students

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KUALA LUMPUR: A single dad was sentenced to two months jail after he pleaded guilty to flashing his private parts to three female students. Restaurant manager Wong Chiu Seng, 52, was accused of exposing himself to the students on May 7 and May 12, at a bus stop outside a school in Jalan Foss, near…

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Ex-Zookeeper Jailed For Taking Nude Shots Of 12-Year-Old Girl

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SINGAPORE: A former zookeeper was jailed for seven months on Tuesday for taking a naked photograph of a 12-year-old girl with his mobile phone. The 39-year-old man had admitted to committing an indecent act with a child at his home in Ang Mo Kio sometime between April 25 and 26, 2012. He was then 36…

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No ‘Rescue Mission’ For Paedophile Scholar Convicted In UK,Says Anifah

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Government will not step in to help Mathematics scholar Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin who is serving a 18-month jail sentence for possession of child pornography material in Britain. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said that the Government viewed the matter gravely and would not step in to “save” Malaysians who…

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Paedophile Scholar Needs Treatment, Not Condemnation: MARA Chairman

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PETALING JAYA: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) is not backing down from its decision to allow a Malaysian scholar convicted for possessing extreme child pornographic material in England to continue his studies locally, saying that he needs rehabilitation instead of condemnation. Despite heavy backlash from Malaysians, Mara chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) said Nur Fitri…

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“No Pardon For Paedophile Scholar”, KJ Tells MARA

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PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has joined the chorus of voices against offering a second chance to the Malaysian scholar in London convicted of possessing child pornography material. Khairy said Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was arrested in November for the offence, could take a second chance on his own without sponsorship…

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‘Second Chance’ For MARA Scholar Convicted For Child Pornography Possession

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian student in London convicted of being in possession of extreme pornographic images and videos of children will be given a chance to continue his studies once he returns home. Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) council member, Nazir Hussin Akhtar Hussin told Mstar that the offer was a second chance and a show…

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Malaysian Engineer Admits To Sex With 31 Boys

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A 31-year-old Malaysian quality assurance engineer has admitted preying on 31 victims aged between 11 and 15 over a period of three years in one of the worst sex crime against boys. Yap Weng Wah befriended the boys on Facebook using different personas, chatted with them on the social networking site and later persuaded them…

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