Monthly Archives: November 2019

Judges praised for ruling oral rape is as much a violation as other forms of rape

BY NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN Oral rape has as much of a psychological impact on the victim as vaginal penetration and should be treated like any form of sexual violation. This is according to Women and Men Against Child Abuse’s spokesperson, Ngaa Murombedzi, who was commenting on a Western Cape high court judgment which dismissed an appeal by […]

More than 100 people arrested in Hillsborough County human trafficking sting

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County deputies have arrested more than 100 people in connection to a five-month-long undercover investigation relating to human trafficking. “I strongly believe that in order to eradicate human trafficking, we must continue to focus on reducing the demand,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. The investigation ran from June through the […]

Adolescent drinking increases anxiety and alcohol abuse risk later in life

Summary: Teenage binge drinking is linked to altered gene expression in the brain, specifically the central nucleus of the amygdala. Adolescent rats exposed to alcohol had increased levels of miR-137, resulting in lower expression of proteins essential for healthy neuron growth. During adulthood, these rats displayed higher levels of anxiety and an increased preference for alcohol […]

The Essence of Evil: Sex With Children Has Become Big Business in America

Children, young girls – some as young as 9 years old – are being bought and sold for sex in America. JOHN W. WHITEHEAD Children, young girls – some as young as 9 years old – are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old. […]

Cops crack Durban sex trafficking ring

KAILENE PILLAY Durban – Police believe they may have uncovered a human trafficking ring operating from Phoenix in Durban after they arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly exploited teenagers by selling them as sex slaves. Details of the crimes, which allegedly also include forcefully taking semi-naked pictures of young girls, emerged after one of them […]

More than 300 overworked NHS nurses have died by suicide in just seven years

EXCLUSIVE: Heartbreakingly high suicide figures reveal the struggle nurses face on a daily basis By Alan Selby More than 300 nurses have taken their own lives in just seven years, shocking new figures reveal. During the worst year, one was dying by suicide EVERY WEEK as Tory cuts began to bite deep into the NHS. Today victims’ […]

Hawks, SAPS uncover Chinese factory used to traffic illegal immigrants

Citizen reporter In addition to working in deplorable conditions, their living conditions on the premises were also deemed “uninhabitable”. Image for illustration only: iStock The employer was paying foreign nationals, including children, R6.50 an hour, and forcing them to work and live in deplorable conditions. A joint operation by SAPS, the department of employment and […]

Police rescue 104 women from alleged sex trafficking in Witbank

Chrisuné Vermeulen Mpumalanga police held an operation to rescue a large group allegedly kept against their will for prostitution. The police have rescued 104 women believed to have been kept against their will as prostitutes during raids in eMalahleni, reports Witbank News. The paper reported on the chaos in the central business district on October 22.It […]

19 victims rescued from alleged human trafficker in Joburg house

Citizen reporter An unknown man, understood to be the security guard, attempted to flee but was apprehended. Nineteen men were rescued after being held hostage by an alleged human trafficker in a house in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg, on Friday. According to the South African Police Service, an operation by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime […]

Parents can now have addicted kids arrested for treatment – SANCA

It’s possibly one of the toughest calls a parent can make – personally having your own child arrested for drug possession to ensure early education and treatment and avoid a life of addiction. But as the heroin epidemic in Emfuleni – as with Europe, North America and South Africa – intensifies leaving untold March 14, […]