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Thursday, April 19, 2018

DHHS warns Mainers about person impersonating Child Protective Services caseworker

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is warning Mainers about a person allegedly impersonating a DHHS Child Protective Services caseworker.

The alleged incident occurred in southern Maine.
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Central Illinois couple suing DCFS over handgun ban at home day cares

A central Illinois couple and several gun rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a statewide ban on handguns in home day cares, arguing the prohibition violates the Second Amendment rights of the operators of the businesses.

The suit was filed Monday against the state and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which sets licensing rules for child care facilities. A spokeswoman for the agency declined to comment on pending litigation.

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Alberta Children’s Services worker charged after 'thousands' of child porn photos found.

A Fort McMurray man recently employed with Alberta Children’s Services is facing child pornography charges after “thousands” of images were discovered on work computers, says the province’s joint police team.

The 60-year-old man was charged after an April 11 arrest in Leduc by the Internet Child Exploitation unit, said the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) in a Wednesday news release.

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Bristol parents getting visits from social services and police for taking kids on holiday

Members of Bristol’s Somali community have said the anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) campaign “is based on assumptions, misinformation and intimidation” which “targets and profiles certain ethnic groups” in Bristol.

The statements were made at a meeting of the Somali Parents Against Stigmatisation (SPAS) group, formed after the collapse of a recent anti-FGM trial at Bristol Crown Court.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

LK Report For April 11, 2018

Children's own 'sex selfies' fuelling rise in child abuse images

lmost one in three reported child abuse images are now taken by the children themselves, new figures from the Internet Watch Foundation show.

Children are increasingly filming or photographing themselves in explicit situations and sharing the footage, which then ends up on adult pornography sites or shared by paedophiles, the foundation's annual report found.

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DCFS blasted for “unconscionable” witholding of child abuse data

For nine months, DCFS ignored advocates’ requests for a complete set of child abuse data, questioning their legal obligation to report the data, and suggesting that the computer systems they have used to compile the reports for over three decades are suddenly incapable or producing the reports. This morning’s data release shows that is not the case.


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