Thursday, 18 October 2007

British "experts": Child abusers in Portugal are "often left free"

According to a group of former British policemen and experts, quoted by “ThisIsLondon”, in Portugal “when children are found to have been abused, the victim is taken into care, while the abuser is often left free.” The group of “experts”, lead by Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson, found also that “Portugal has many more paedophiles than it cares to admit.” Unfortunately, the group of “experts” didn't produced any evidence to support this conclusion.

The same group of “experts” also found that Portugal has “an odd attitude towards under age sex. Under Portuguese law, the age of consent (between couples of the same age) is 13.” Strange, as the law in Portugal defines 14 years as the age for sexual relations, with mutual consent, if both partners are under 18. But if one of the partners is over 18 years old, that is considered a crime. Odd, also is the fact the minimum age for sexual relations with mutual consent, in Spain, is 13 years. I wonder if these group of “experts” knows that Portugal and Spain are two different (and sovereign) countries.

And age of consent in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Italy is also 14 years...


Anonymous said...

Portugues people, is Gordon Brown in your country .

Raise up, let the Press see the truth.
The British Media have had their eyes and ears removed, and their cajones(sp)

People of the internet speak up.

Anonymous said...

Does Portugal intend to introduce a Sex Offenders' Register at some point?

Anonymous said...

in england they have a register, but...
they dont' controle it, lol

Paulette said...

Anon #2,

When did the UK implement a Sex Offender Registry? And prior to that time was the UK a secret haven for sexual predators?

Africanmum said...

Britain has the highest rate of pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and drunkenness amongst teenagers under 16 (the official age of consent) in the world. Some children who fall within this category are as young as 11 years old. Shops here stock t-shirts for girls under 10 yrs with logos like 'I'm sexy' and 'Porn Star'. Perhaps Britain should remove the log in its own eyes before checking the specks in Portuguese eyes. British children are also the most depressed in the world according to the United Nations. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

A 12 year old is described as missing with her *boyfriend* who happens to be 20? If that happened in UK, it would not have a description as a boyfriend but an abductor who groomed a child for sex.

Although I am not against the Portugese. But it is not UK only that has a problem so much as Portugal or anywhere else in the world. This world is a sick one and the predators are everywhere. No fault of any country, just the sick people living in them.

Africanmum said...

My petition against the British media is now on the 10 Downing Street website. Feel free to sign it and leave comments. Thanks. See link below:
Your petition has been approved by the Number 10 web team, and
is now available on the Number 10 website at the following

Your petition reads:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to condemn
racist and xenophobic public comments against Portugal and the
Portuguese people

This casual racism by the British media towards our European
neighbours and partners debases us all in Britain.

Thanks for submitting your petition.

-- the ePetitions team

Teefee said...

I'll sign it. As a Brit living in Portugal, I'm shocked and ashamed at the scandelous way the British press has dealt with this case.

Teefee said...

Paulo, the deadline for this petition was yesterday. How is this possible? Can the deadline be changed?

Anonymous said...

Although I am not signing a petition here, I do wish to say that I think it is awful how the UK media and Portugese have gone off on each other. At the end of the day, two very intelligent humnan beings left three children alone under a certain age. That in itself should be the attack and not the countries way of trying to find out what happened. It was an English couple who left them, and so they alone should be critisized not the pj out there. It is not their fault she went missing but it IS the fault of the parents.

What should or should not have been done should not be attacked, what should be attacked is the fact that if children were left by a lone mother, the remaining children would be in care now whatever country they live in. How dare any of the McCann group attack the PJ for trying to do a job when they failed so big at their own job, protecting their kids.