What’s Current: Founder of ‘sugar daddy’ site arrested on rape and prostitution charges

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  • The founder of “sugar daddy” dating website Sugarbook is arrested twice in Malaysia as authorities investigate alleged prostitution and rape facilitated on the site.
  • A BBC investigation into popular live video chat site Omegle finds what appears to be multiple instances of prepubescent children explicitly touching themselves in front of strangers. Global child protection groups warn that child predators may be using the site to find self-generated child sexual abuse material.
  • Dutch prosecutors drop charges against a father who allegedly kept his children in isolation for nearly a decade. A court heard Gerrit-Jan Van Dorsten, 68, is “too ill” to be tried for unlawful detention, child abuse, money laundering, and sexual abuse of two of his children.
  • Advocates say the death of a Yellow Quill First Nation woman found frozen three days after her release from prison exposes “significant gaps” and a lack of resources for incarcerated women in Sasketchewan’s correctional system.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.