Pope Francis Has Strengthened Laws On Child Abuse?
The papal decree broadens the definition on crimes against minors to include sexual abuse of children. The updated legislation covers more than 5,000 clergy and lay people who live and work in the Vatican – and is different from the canon law which covers the universal Catholic Church. The decree also increases the Vatican’s international co-operation in combating crimes, and raises penalties for those who leak official papers.
Ex-head jailed over indecent child images
The former head teacher of a Pinxton primary school has been jailed for ten months for filming pupils getting changed for swimming lessons.Derby Crown Court heard on Friday how Matthew Pendleton, 37, of Elmwood Drive, Alfreton, was arrested in January and suspended as head of Kirkstead Junior School. Pendleton pleaded guilty to four charges of voyeurism and 12 of making indecent images of children. Det con Simon English…
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