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Recent media reports revealed the existence of the biggest-ever pedophile network in France. This tragedy happened not in a city, but in a rural area. Sixty-five men and women were charged in the crimes.

London's Times stated the sickening news that "at least 45 children, including babies six months old, were assaulted by their parents, or prostituted for money, alcohol, cigarettes and even a car tyre." One man's daughter was raped on 45 occasions over a three-year period, both by himself and other men.

All European countries share this shameful problem and Britain has not escaped. The Daily Mail reported that "between 1980 and 2001, almost 70,000 sexual crimes involved gross indecency and unlawful sexual intercourse with a female child." The National Crime Intelligence Service said that "as many as 95 per cent of incidences of sexual abuse go unreported."

The growth of the Internet has multiplied networking opportunities for pedophiles. Among the 7,000 U.K citizens who had used their credit cards to gain electronic access to child pornography were police officers, top military personnel, judges, teachers and doctors.

The Bible aptly describes our Western societies today: "The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and bleeding wounds . . ." (Isaiah 1:5-6, New Revised Standard Bible). (Sources: Daily Mail, The Times [both London].)