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Ron Brierley child sex abuse images case: What Brierley told police about images revealed

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT Ron Brierley told police officers quizzing him over a cache of images of naked children he had saved to several devices that the pictures were “all perfectly okay” and he had downloaded them because he thought they “looked interesting”. It can also be revealed that the items he was found with included […]

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Man claims racist abuse directed at Indian family was ‘light-hearted’

A man who racially abused a family at a popular Dunedin landmark admitted the xenophobic comments but claimed they were “light-hearted”. Dean Branden Rowe (25) appeared in the Dunedin District Court last week where he pleaded guilty to offensive behaviour. Defence counsel Noel Rayner said his client disputed some of the specific allegations against him […]

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Victim of abuse by Denver’s Father Woody speaks out

For four decades, Denverites invoked Father Woody’s name as they cared for tens of thousands of people without homes or food. The local legend, formally known as Father Charles Woodrich, died in 1991 but his legacy remained in annual giveaways to the poor, in one of Denver’s largest homeless shelters, in programs administered by Denver’s […]

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Israeli court: Alleged child sex abuser to face extradition trial

Australia requested the accused’s extradition in 2014 on 74 charges of child sex abuse but the case has dragged on. An Israeli court on Tuesday ruled a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia is fit to stand trial for extradition, capping a years-long battle that strained relations and angered Australia’s pro-Israel […]