- Hashimoto Akinori, 31, was found guilty of sexually assaulting 20 boys, aged 5 to 11, between August 2015 and December 2019.
- He was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment by the Tokyo District Court on Aug. 30.
- One of the ways Akinori, who was qualified as a child care worker, found his jobs was via an app that connects parents with babysitters, according to reports.
- The incident has prompted the Japanese government to review the guidelines on babysitting matching sites to help prevent similar crimes from occurring in the future.
A former babysitter in Japan was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting 20 children.
Hashimoto Akinori, 31, was found guilty of sexually assaulting 20 boys aged 5 to 11. He was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment by the Tokyo District Court on Aug. 30.
- Filipino American social media star Bella Poarch took to Instagram on Friday to reveal how her childhood trauma inspired her latest single "Living Hell."
- "It's a story about how I struggled growing up inside a real-life living hell in a tiny room in the Philippines," the 25-year-old content creator wrote. "My whole life, I've been trying to escape my childhood trauma, my living hell, and no matter how much therapy I do, no matter how much medicine I take, and no matter how far I try to run away… it always comes back to haunt me."
- According to Poarch, the color yellow is prominently featured in the video because her parents forced her to like the color as a means of imposing their authority over her.
- Poarch, who was adopted by a Filipino mother and an American military veteran at the age of 3, revealed during an episode of the H3 Podcast last year that her adoptive father was verbally and physically abusive to her and her adopted brother.
- Addressing her fans, Poarch wrote: “You guys are the reason that I'm able to break free from this mess and in my darkest times, understand that things are going to be okay. I truly can't thank you enough and I want you to know that I'm here for you the same way that you're here for me."
Filipino American social media star Bella Poarch took to Instagram on Friday to reveal how her childhood trauma inspired her latest single “Living Hell.”
Poarch, who has over 91 million followers on TikTok, released “Living Hell” as part of her debut EP “Dolls” earlier this month. The 25-year-old content creator shared that the song encapsulates her struggles in the Philippines.
- Filipino American teacher Alden Bunag, 33, was arrested by FBI agents in O‘ahu, Hawaii, over a child pornography distribution charge.
- Court documents say Bunag distributed child porn via the messaging app Telegram from around November 2019 up until at least October 2021.
- Bunag admitted during a voluntary interview with agents that he had prior sexual contact several times with a 13-year-old former student and then shared at least one video of them with others online.
- Bunag, who has a preliminary hearing set for June 27, faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.
FBI agents have arrested a Filipino American teacher in O‘ahu, Hawaii, and charged him with distribution of child pornography.
Alden Bunag, 33, was served search warrants at his home and on his person. He was apprehended at Pearl City High School (PCHS), where he taught summer school, on June 15.
Chinese rock star Zheng Jun accused of child abuse after posting about son’s 1,000-kowtow punishment
- Chinese rock star Zheng Jun received online backlash after he revealed on Weibo that he punished his 11-year-old son by having him kowtow 1,000 times for lying.
- His son then asked him if he could choose another form of punishment after completing 200 kowtows, to which Jun gave him the choice to be physically beaten or sit cross-legged in an uncomfortable yoga position.
- The post went viral, with Weibo users accusing Jun of child abuse, leading the singer to edit his social media post and advise parents not to follow his punishment.
- Jun also claimed that the yoga movement is similar to a Tibetan Buddhism ritual that he and his son have been practicing sitting cross-legged.
Chinese rock star Zheng Jun received online backlash after he revealed that he punished his 11-year-old son by having him kowtow 1,000 times for lying.
The Beijing-based singer posted on Weibo about his son’s punishment on Sunday. He ordered him to kowtow 1,000 times after he caught him lying.
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Police in Japan have issued new arrest warrants on suspicion of assault and confinement of a 5-year-old boy for three people who were previously arrested after his body was found under their house in Saitama Prefecture in March.
- A Taiwanese father from the Xinying district in Tainan City reportedly abused his 1-month-old baby for looking like his grandfather.
- The baby suffers from a large bruise on his chest and an overly high liver index, suggesting that he may have been poisoned.
- The father was arrested and sent to Tainan District Prosecutors Office for “domestic violence and child abuse,” where he was ruled to be remanded.
- The case is under investigation by local forces. It has been reported to social welfare administration organizations.
A Taiwanese father from the Xinying district in Tainan City abused his 1-month-old baby for looking like his grandfather, according to authorities.
The unidentified man in his 30s allegedly beat his son in the abdomen with his fists and a towel every time the infant would cry, reported The Standard.
- A Queens man has been charged for randomly attacking a 2-year-old in her stroller, leaving her face covered in cuts and bruises.
- Christopher Elder, 31, walked up to the toddler’s grandmother and began shouting at her shortly before grabbing Sophia’s stroller and kicking it into the street.
- According to authorities, the toddler fell to the ground and later required five stitches.
- The incident marks the second time that Elder has attacked a child within four months and has led to his eighth arrest.
- Elder was sent to jail on Saturday without bail and is due in court on March 28 on charges of assault, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment.
A man was charged on Saturday for flipping a toddler’s stroller into the street in East Flushing, New York, leaving the 2-year-old with cuts and bruises to her face.
The unprovoked attack occurred on Friday around 6:20 a.m. after Christopher Elder, 31, began shouting at the child’s grandmother, Maria Zamora, while she was taking out the trash in east Flushing. According to a criminal complaint, Elder then allegedly grabbed the stroller that Sophia was sitting in and began to shake it, kicking it into the street shortly after.
Pedophile who ‘wrote the Bible on child abuse’ deemed to be at low risk of reoffending by Australian judge
On Friday, an Australian court sentenced Geoffrey William Moyle, who sexually assaulted multiple children while filming the acts, to eight years and nine months in prison.
Going to prison: Moyle, 48, from Adelaide, Australia, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing Cambodian children aged 10 to 12 while allegedly working as a foreign aid worker for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, according to ABC Australia. The DFAT refuted the claim in January 2020.
A mother in Tokyo, Japan was arrested for the death of her 3-year-old daughter, who was left alone in their house for more than a week.
Saki Kakehashi reportedly admitted to the police that she left her daughter, Noa, in their home in Tokyo’s Ota Ward to visit her boyfriend in Kagoshima Prefecture on June 5, according to Kyodo News.
Micky Rife, 36, pleaded guilty to illicit sexual conduct earlier this year, admitting that he touched the girls under their clothing and inside or on their genital areas on more than one occasion.
A retired U.S. Marine captain who was previously sentenced to 210 years behind bars for raping young Cambodian girls in the early 2000s might still be able to taste freedom.
Michael Joseph Pepe, 65, was arrested in June 2006 for illegal sex acts involving seven girls aged 9 to 12 in Phnom Penh.
A father from Kitakyushu city, Japan was recently arrested after it was discovered he was using a shock collar for dogs to discipline his three children.
The 45-year-old man, whose name was not revealed, admitted to the police that he had used a stun device on his children, two daughters aged 11 and 13, and a 11-year-old son, when they disobeyed his rules, a police official told Reuters via Japan Today.