Child Abuse

Child modelling agent in Thailand charged over child sex abuse images

Thai police have arrested the head of a child modelling agency after more than 500,000 indecent images of children were found on computer hard drives.

Danudetch "Nene" Saengkaew, 23, has been charged with child sexual abuse and downloading child abuse images.

Investigators say the images were found in a raid on the Nene Modelling Agency, north of the capital Bangkok.

The raid was the culmination of a months-long operation that began with a tip-off from Australian police.

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France set to establish age of consent at 15

The French government may soon introduce the age of sexual consent. France’s nonexistent age-of-consent laws make it hard to prosecute sexual perpetrators. The move comes after loud protests, online testimonies about domestic sexual child abuse and growing pressure from the public.

Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said: "An act of sexual penetration by an adult on a minor under 15 will be considered a rape."

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Couple jailed after accidentally exposing their child abuse

A couple have been jailed in France over the death of a 3 year old boy.

The jailing comes after the mother, Caroline Létoile, inadvertently revealed herself beating the three year old - called Tony - in a call to emergency services.

Loïc Vantal, 28, the mothers boyfriend received a 20 year sentence for dealing the blows that caused the death in 2016.

The mother was recorded on the emergency call saying "I said he fell down the stairs. The stair will do, right? The stairs to the apartment... And I'm hiding all the stuff from the argument."

She received a 3-year jail sentence.