Sep 20, 2013

Abuse experts blast News Corp’s paedophile fear mongering

Can you spot a paedophile? has assembled a checklist, but the experts tell Crikey intern Angelo Risso it's rubbish.

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Child abuse advocates and experts have rubbished Australia’s most-read website,, for running a story advising readers how to spot a paedophile. They say the checklist was inaccurate, irresponsible stereotyping.

The article, published yesterday, warns the reader of nine different “types” of child molesters and the behaviours they supposedly exhibit. These behaviours are as varied as being a teacher, dating a single mother or simply being overly eager to babysit.

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One thought on “Abuse experts blast News Corp’s paedophile fear mongering

  1. TheFamousEccles

    Can Crikey publish the email address of the editor Luke McIlveen? I am sure that many people would like to ask him if he believes that this rubbish was in the public interest, or even accurate and informative?

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