Head Of Charity Against Sexual Violence Charged For Attempting To Arrange Rape Of Children

Via Elizabeth Lea Vos of Disobedient Media  

Joel Davis, chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, has been arrested in New York. He faces charges of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and receipt and distribution of child pornography.

According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:

“Joel Davis started an organization devoted to stopping sexual violence, while allegedly engaged in the duplicitous behavior of sharing explicit images of infants engaged in sexual activity. Davis also allegedly solicited an undercover officer – whom he thought to be a willing participant – to send sexually explicit videos of his nine-year-old daughter, and even to set up a sexual encounter between himself and a two-year-old. The conduct alleged against Joel Davis is as unfathomable as it is sickening, and as this case demonstrates, law enforcement will keep its watchful eye on the darkest corners of the internet to bring predators to justice.”

“During the course of these conversations, DAVIS told the undercover officers that he was sexually interested in children of all ages.  DAVIS sent the undercover officers sexually explicit photographs of infants and toddlers, including photographs in which the infants and toddlers were engaged in sexual activity with adults. ”

The Daily Mail recounts that  FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. stated: “Having started an organization that pushed for the end of sexual violence, Davis displayed the highest degree of hypocrisy by his alleged attempts to sexually exploit multiple minors… As if this wasn’t repulsive enough, Davis allegedly possessed and distributed utterly explicit images of innocent infants and toddlers being sexually abused by adults.”

The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York commented on the arrest via Twitter: "Joel Davis started an organization devoted to stopping sexual violence, while allegedly engaged in the duplicitous behavior of sharing explicit images of infants engaged in sexual activity. Davis also allegedly solicited an undercover officer – whom he thought to be a willing participant – to send sexually explicit videos of his nine-year-old daughter, and even to set up a sexual encounter between himself and a two-year-old."

Disobedient Media obtained a full copy of the complaint against Davis, with segments of the document included below, which depict the horrific nature of his conversations with agents who he believed were fellow child abusers: Warning - Contains Triggering Material:

TRIGGERING MATERIAL

 

The charity Davis headed, the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, describes their work: “With over 5,000 members, we are the first ever global collaboration between Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and groups working at the regional and community levels in conflict.”

According to the group’s website, the charity has sent delegations to: “The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, and Colombia, built an extensive network of Survivors United for Action, and demanded fearless political leadership on behalf of victims everywhere.” 

In light of Davis’ horrific statements as recorded in the criminal complaint against him, the contrast between that evidence and the humanitarian sentiments of the Campaign’s website speaks volumes as to the all-too-common facade of humanitarian efforts and the stark reality of abuse against the most vulnerable.

As noted by Lori Handrahan via Twitter, the Campaign’s Steering Committee includes Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation, Nobel Women’s Initiative, the Global Fund for Women, Youth to End Sexual Violence, The Italian Mine Campaign, Promundo, Every Woman Everywhere, Sofepadi, and Change Center for Health and Gender Equity.

Davis delivered a TEDx talk only two months prior to his arrest. During his address, he states that his first task in the sphere of humanitarian work around sexual violence involved transcribing the stories of rape victims in the Congo. He described one interview in particular, saying: “It was with a nurse, who was representing a victim [of rape] who died in her care. A six-month-old baby girl.” In light of Davis’ recent arrest, the hypocrisy of these sentiments is truly beyond the power of words to express.

Lori Handrahan, a respected humanitarian aid worker, expressed her disgust towards Davis via Twitter, writing:"I know Joel Davis. He had asked me for help starting his career. He was arrested for attempting to arrange the rape of 2 & 9 year girls and trading in videos/images of infant rape."

Handrahan previously reported on the revelations of abuse in aid work, including the arrest of Peter Dalglish. Disobedient Media spoke with Handrahan, who told us:

“In April I wrote about what the arrest on child sex abuse charges of high-level former UN employee Peter Dalglish’s meant for the #AidToo movement within the humanitarian community. Yesterday, a younger version of Peter Dalglish, Joel Davis, was arrested in New York as he was arranging a meeting with a father with the intent of raping a 2-year-old and an nine-year-old girl. Davis has also been charged on child pornography related charges that included trading in infant rape.

“Davis, like Dalglish, groomed the humanitarian community in order to advance his own criminal agenda of committing crimes against vulnerable children.”

“I expect every organization that hired Davis and supported his organization, Stop Rape in Conflict, to issue a strong and immediately public statement about Davis’s crimes and to take concrete action to ensure they do not continue to support an environment within their institutions that allows pedophiles to groom their staff, board members, and other employees with the intent of using that institution as a cover for child rape.”

Unfortunately, the arrest of Joe Davis is far from the first leader of a charity to be arrested for sex abuses against children.

Disobedient Media previously reported on a particularly infamous scandal that unfolded in 1987, in which the operation of a child porn and child trafficking operation was discovered to have been run from the basement of the UNICEF building in Brussels, Belgium. In that case, the Director of the national committee of UNICEF was charged with “offenses involving what police suspect is an international child prostitution ring.”

Report from the Daily Express, 26th January 1988

In that case, 
press reports indicated that the youngest child known to have been abused was just eight months old, while the oldest child was twelve years old. This sickening historical precedent should educate the public as to the chronic and systemic issue of predators at the helms of charities, NGO’s, and other entities and institutions that claim to protect children and the vulnerable but which can all too easily become a vehicle for predation.

Disobedient Media also reported on the testimony of Greg Bucceroni last year. He described in detail the harmful role played by philanthropic organizations in Philadelphia during the 1970’s and 1980’s, recounting the methods by which multiple organizations were used by well-connected pedophiles to access vulnerable youth under the guise of helping them.

In a very real and tragic sense, the arrest of Joe Davis represents the continuation of a sick and parasitic norm in charitable work, non-governmental organizations and other entities who claim to protect the vulnerable, but whose leaders are exposed as predators of the worst kind.

Comments

Chris2 wee-weed up Wed, 06/27/2018 - 22:02 Permalink

So sick.

This what they do like Hillary's friend Laura Silsby who was arrested trying to take 33 kids out of Haiti during the earthquake chaos, she worked in the same type of org or was the owner of it. Her sentence was reduced after Clinton's stepped in, later her own lawyer was arrested for running a human trafficking ring.

He should be executed along with the rest of them. They are in and close to politics, here in San Francisco the mayors campaign manager was doing the exact same things as this guy. What did he get after trial? Ankle bracelet at home for a few months, that's it!

I told you this type of stuff was coming, but below him it's even worse.

Kill him.

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wildbad Chris2 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 03:16 Permalink

yes. Laura Silsby.  Now runs the Idaho warning system used when children are "in trouble".  Bill CLinton saw that she was set free after trying to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti.  All of the kids had parents but she told authorities in Dom Rep that they were orphans.

The Dom Rep people wanted to string her up but billy boy pressured the judge who let her be extradited to her cush payoff gummint job in Idaho.

 

The silver lining is that the Clinton crime syndicat probably has her on their witness hit list.

May they all drown slowly in offal. and then face eternal judgement.

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BringOnTheAsteroid TeamDepends Wed, 06/27/2018 - 22:29 Permalink

Curious how Christians rationalise an omniscient and omnipotent creator who doesn't give a flying fuck about protecting the truly innocent. God loves you, so we are told. If this is love then fuck me sideways, I'd love to see wrath.

Let's hear it. Come on. How do you rationalise your beliefs against the backdrop of this utter horror. 

The smartest thing to do is ignore this post because you don't have a fucking clue - it is irreconcilable.

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Gardentoolnumber5 BringOnTheAsteroid Thu, 06/28/2018 - 08:15 Permalink

We were given free will. The liberal progs abandon their free will to a collective that endorses, for the most part, an abandonment of morals as taught by Moses and later Jesus. The Progs, in their collective ideology of Sadism and masochism,   venerate all that is self-centered of the flesh including the violation of the most innocent among us for self gratification. Sick!

The question is what are you doing to end the suffering of these innocents? You've come here proclaiming God must not exist since he allows such destruction. Yet, you offer no solutions. Just a harangue about what your concept of God's failure is in giving us free will. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." You have done nothing to add to this conversation by attacks on Christians and all men of Good faith who find abominations of all kinds abhorrent. And most of all the assaults against the most innocent, our children. I doubt you've picked up a Good Book and studied the wisdom found therein. No doubt you've been robbed like so many by the Hypocrites who use selective passages for their own benefit. No, you've added nothing to this dialogue, just your own anti-God self-centered harangue.

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Bemused Observer BringOnTheAsteroid Thu, 06/28/2018 - 08:50 Permalink

How do you know what God has in mind for those children? Or for you?

And why is it that humans will critique God for not 'fixing' some terrible situation, and use that as an excuse to reject the idea of a 'God' at all, and yet will eagerly adopt a flawed HUMAN system like capitalism, and even make excuses for why it doesn't always work out for everyone? When a 'terrible situation' occurs in capitalism, no one says "It doesn't work. So I don't believe in it." No...they double-down, even blame the person being impacted by the terrible thing. 

It seems they have at least a notion of the idea that ANY working system must be a two-way street. No one expects 'capitalism' to fly in and save the day without some hard work on the part of the people IN that system. And simply believing in the idea of capitalism isn't enough...one MUST put in the work to get the bennies.

So what have YOU done for God lately? You who are so quick to point out where God 'missed a spot'?

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King of Ruperts Land BringOnTheAsteroid Thu, 06/28/2018 - 09:45 Permalink

I don't think about God that way. Like a white bearded Superman. We are the ones here given the knowledge of good and evil. It bothers me that kids are harmed. I will act wherever I can. We must act as if we will be judged by God. Not a rules based God, but an all seeing all knowing God. A mans actions even tough small, does make a permanent change in the Universe.

In times like these we must take the law in our own hands and do what is right. That may involve war, killing and executing the wicked. So pray to God to guide you and assist you. How did Conan the Barbarian end his prayer? Something like "And, if you don't listen to me, then damn you to hell!"

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