Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · One Group of Tourists Bali Can Do Without!
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

One Group of Tourists Bali Can Do Without!

Australian Federal Police Report Bali Ranks as Most Popular Destination for Australian Paedophiles


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, pedophiles, Nicola Roxon, Melissa Curley, Child Wise, Bernadetta McMeanamin, CASA, Committee Against Sexual Abuse, LK Suryani, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent David Strange, Buleleng
Click Image to Enlarge

(6/18/2012)

Kompas.com says hundreds of Australian pedophiles are now traveling abroad where they are involved in predatory behavior with little fear of arrest, as Australian law is largely unable to touch them.

The latest statistics point to Bali as a main destination for pedophiles. A repor in Adelaide Now's website said that in the first two months of 2012, a total of 195 of the 14,300 registered Australian sex offenders for crimes against children were traveling abroad.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) admit that the whereabouts of Australian pedophiles traveling and living abroad was not thoroughly known.

L. Sastra Wijaya, a correspondent for Kompas based in Australia reports that since a change in policy introduced in 2010, only one pedophile has been charged in connection with crimes committed while traveling abroad. Because of this, those campaigning  against pedophilia have issued calls for a ban on foreign travel by known Australian pedophiles.

A spokesman for the AFP said that in several cases local authorities are only informed after a known pedophile has already arrived in a foreign locale. Often local police do not have trained personnel to assign to track the activities of foreign pedophiles once they have such information in hand.

Bernadetta McMeanamin, the executive director of the child protection group Child Wise, says that Australian pedophiles should be banned form traveling abroad if the Australian government cannot guarantee such people will be monitored when overseas.

McMeanamin warned that because of the lack of local monitoring capabilities, a known pedophile could arrive in Denpasar, Bali and then merely disappear.

AFP statistics indicated that 25% of know pedophiles traveling abroad visit Denpasar (Bali). This total is twice the number estimated for the second most popular destination of Singapore.

Melissa Curley, an instructor from Queensland University said the difficulties of accumulating strong evidence from foreign police authorities and securing witnesses needed to bring criminal charges in Australia against people believed to be preying on children abroad made prosecuting pedophile offenders problematic.

A spokesperson for the Australian Prosecutor’s office, Nicola Roxon, said that the Australian government stands ready to work with foreign governments to enhance law enforcement and to reduce the instances of pedophile offenses committed by Australians when traveling abroad.

Additional Warning from the U.S.

An article in the Bali Daily (Jakarta Post) raised a similar alarm sounded by an Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent speaking at a workshop on “The Dangers of Pedophilia for Children’s Future” recently held in Buleleng, North Bali. FBI agent David Strange told listeners to be on the lookout for pedophiles and pledged his bureau’s cooperation to work with local law enforcement in running to ground U.S. national committing sexual abuse against children while in Indonesia.

The workshop was organized in North Bali because of that area’s notoriety as a center for pedophile activity.

“We definitely will not tolerate any sexual abuse of children throughout Indonesia. We only hunt for suspected pedophiles from the US. But if anyone has information about a suspected pedophile of any nationality, we could help by contacting the consulate of the related country for further legal processing,” said Agent Strange. 



Warning that the threat of sexual abuse of children can come from both foreign visitors and local residents alike, the president of Committee Against Sexual Abuse (CASA), Dr. L.K. Suryani, asked local residents to remain vigilant in monitoring suspicious activities and the overall development of their children.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
When Meeting Planners Meet
‘Thank You’ Party held for Members of the Bali MICE Initiative
(2/7/2016)
A Record Year
Bali by the Numbers: Bali Tops 4 Million Visitors in 2015
(2/7/2016)
Enter the Year of the Monkey
Bali Expecting a Surge in Chinese Visitors for Lunar New Year
(2/7/2016)
When Helping Others is Highly Fashionable
Bali Smile Foundation Fashion Show Sales and Fund Raiser in Ubud, Friday, February 26, 2016
(2/8/2016)
The Evil of Advertising
Denpasar Government Begins to Dismantle Roadside Advertising for Cigarettes
(2/7/2016)
Reclaiming Sanity
Tourism Experts Warn Reclamation of Benoa Bay will Only Worsen Critical Over-Supply of Hotel Rooms in Bali
(2/7/2016)
Interview: Rainy Hendriany – Foreign Ownership Update
Foreign Property Ownership in Indonesia – One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?
(2/8/2016)
Half a World is Now Just One Flight Away
United Airlines to Introduce 15-Hour Non-Stop San Francisco to Singapore in June 2016
(2/7/2016)
London Calling
Garuda Indonesia to Fly to London from Jakarta Starting March 31, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Drawing Lines in the Sand
Villagers Issue Deadline Ultimatum of March 20, 2016 to Hotel InterContinental Canggu
(2/7/2016)
Pass the Popcorn!
10th BALINALE Bali Film Festival September 24-30, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Tiger Shows it Stripes
TigerAir Reveals the Look of Planes to be Operated on Oz to Bali flights.
(2/7/2016)
All [News]!