An explosion in reports of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet is prompting the authorities to step up pressure on technology companies over their use of encryption — and Facebook, which flags by far the largest amount of the material, is drawing outsize attention.
The tension is part of a growing debate over privacy and policing in the digital age. Law enforcement groups have long lamented the use of encryption, a tool that protects personal data from hackers and government surveillance but also lets child predators and other criminals hide their online ...
Tech companies are reporting a boom in online photos and videos of children being sexually abused — a record 45 million illegal images were flagged last year alone — exposing a system at a breaking point and unable to keep up with the perpetrators, an investigation by The New York Times found.
The spiraling activity can be attributed in part to a neglectful federal government, overwhelmed law enforcement agencies and struggling tech companies. And while global in scope, the problem is firmly rooted in the United States because of the role Silicon Valley ...
Online predators create and share the illegal material, which is increasingly cloaked by technology. Tech companies, the government and the authorities are no match.
The images are horrific. Children, some just 3 or 4 years old, being sexually abused and in some cases tortured.
Pictures of child sexual abuse have long been produced and shared to satisfy twisted adult obsessions. But it has never been like this: Technology companies reported a record 45 million online photos and videos of the abuse last year.
More than a decade ago, when the reported number was ...
When the first day of the one-year window to file historic sexual abuse lawsuits ended, a clearer picture of where and who the cases will focus on emerged.
One of most prolific abusers identified earlier this year by The Journal News/lohud, Dr. Reginal Archibald, started having lawsuits filed against his employer, the Rockefeller University Hospital.
James Marsh of New York-based Marsh Law explained why it’s customary to not include dollar amounts in the initial filings in civil cases in New York.
“It’s disfavored as part of New York law to include ...
By Charles Apotheker
I remembered being placed against a wall naked with my hands extended out towards him. And then I remember the picture-taking. Pictures of my naked 13-year-old body, followed by measurements of my penis. Then it all went blank.
When revelations came to light that Dr. Reginald Archibald, a well-respected pediatric endocrinologist at the Rockefeller University Hospital, had spent decades sexually abusing young boys under the guise of medical “treatment,” I was flooded with memories that I thought were tightly sealed away in a mental box from 60 ...
Lawyers hired by Rockefeller University Hospital to look into allegations against prominent pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Reginald Archibald found that he sexually abused many patients.
Archibald, from Pelham, died in 2007.
He treated children at Rockefeller University Hospital from the 1940s through the 1980s.
Lawyers interviewed a thousand witnesses. They found Archibald photographed patients and took some to a private cabin on a remote Canadian island.
The investigation uncovered evidence of a grand jury proceeding in 1961 in Manhattan, but there was no ...
The report also details a letter from a former patient written in 1996 claimed sexual abuse by Archibald
Report concludes warnings signs were apparent and more could have been done to stop Archibald
Nude photos of patients are still unaccounted for, but the law firm believes most were destroyed.
Debevoise also found that complaints to the NYPD and the FBI were made around 1989–1990
Dr. Reginald Archibald, formerly of Pelham, allegedly abused hundreds and possibly thousands of children during his tenure at Rockefeller University Hospital.
"It is ...
Lawyers representing survivors of Archibald's abuse say the report offers proof that "Rockefeller University Hospital knowingly employed a child sexual abuser for decades," Marsh Law Firm attorney Jennifer Freeman said in a statement. Marsh Law Firm is representing more than 200 of Archibald's accusers.
"Over a 40-year period, Dr. Archibald abused more than 1,000 children on University grounds, under the guise of scientific study. Moreover, the University has now admitted that Dr. Archibald kept detailed note cards on each patient, with written records proving that ...
The report, released Thursday, confirmed the doctor’s decades-long reign of predatory abuse.
“It is clear that Archibald, taking advantage of his position as a trusted and respected physician and researcher, engaged in a widespread pattern of misconduct and sexually abused many children at the Hospital over the course of many years when offering patients medical care and treatment,” the report found.
In addition to photographing countless children naked, Archibald masturbated patients under the pretext of drawing semen samples for research purposes, according ...
A former Las Vegas illusion show headliner from Germany appeared to faint Thursday while being sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined more than $500,000 in a federal child pornography case.
Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 40, stiffened and fell backward over his chair after Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro rejected his apology and his attempt to say he derived no gratification from thousands of pornographic videos and images the FBI found in password-protected files on nine computers at a home dubbed the "fun house."
The judge branded Fuechtener a shameless liar ...