Lethbridge teacher arrested for child sexual exploitation offences

A Lethbridge teacher at École La Vérendrye has been charged with child sexual exploitation offences following an investigation by ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team. The ICE team arrested Dwayne Schnell, 37, on Wednesday with the assistance of Lethbridge Police Service. He teaches Grades 7-12 at the Lethbridge French language…

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Child sexual abuse: Agencies to get £40m funding boost

Ministers have pledged £40m towards the fight against child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking. The cash will go towards bringing offenders to justice, targeting online exploitation, and protecting vulnerable children at risk of trafficking. A new £7.5m “centre of expertise” will be set up to offer support and guidance to…

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Local lawmakers introduce bill for child sexual abuse task force

Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown, and Rep. Bernie Satrom, R-Jamestown, are sponsoring a bill that would create a task force on preventing sexual abuse of children and reporting recommendations for legislation. Senate Bill 2342 was introduced by Grabinger and had a hearing in the Human Services Committee on Jan. 30. No…

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Teen mom accused of sexually abusing her baby and creating child porn

A young mother is accused of sexually abusing her infant son and producing child sexually abusive material. Jazmine Nichole Pacyga, 19, of Muskegon Township “admitted” to performing oral sex on her 3-month-old baby, according to an abuse and neglect petition filed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services….

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