What’s Current: US missionary sentenced to prison for sexual abuse in orphanage

  • US missionary, Gregory Dow, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after having set up an orphanage in Kenya as an apparent front for his child sexual abuse offending.
  • There were protests in France on Sunday, over lenient judicial treatment of 20 firefighters accused of sexually abusing a teen girl over a period of two years, when she was between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. President Macron has promised to crack down on child sex abusers in the country, but child protection advocates say the proposals don’t go far enough.
  • Executives of Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub, testified last Friday before Canada’s federal ethics committee on the subject of illegal content, including filmed child abuse, that was hosted for years on their website.
  • Moroccans have taken to social media to insist on the repeal of a law against sex outside of marriage, after a revenge porn video of a young mother that was leaked online led to her being jailed and fined.
  • After Honduran lawmakers added their nation’s absolute abortion ban to the constitution, making it even more challenging to overturn, feminist campaigners have stepped up their organizing work to decriminalize it.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.