this type of case is all too familiar, as it is common for child
predators to gravitate towards positions where they will be seen as
guardians or saviors. Wealthy donors to children’s charities are
notorious for preying on children and using their prestige to intimidate
I detailed in anarticle
last week, there have been many cases in recent history where
establishment figures have been caught up in child prostitution rings but
quickly had the story swept under the rug. From the Franklin
prostitution ring to theDynCorp
and Halliburtonhuman trafficking scandals,
powerful people who put themselves in charge of protecting children, have
been guilty of rampant sexual abuse.
John Dalglish, United Nations adviser and founder of the Street Kids
International charity, was arrested on suspicion of pedophilia, at a home
that he was staying at in Nepal. During the arrest, two young children,
ages 12 and 14, were “rescued”
from the home.
is important to note that there have been conflicting reports about the
children that he was found with, with some sources saying that two boys
were found in his home, and other sources suggesting that it was two
most up-to-date information seems to be on theWikipedia
page for Dalglish, which suggests that there were two girls found in
his home and that the allegations involving the two boys are part of a
separate investigation. If this is the case, Dalglish will be facing
60, is a citizen of Canada who travels the world working with children.
Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police (CIB) toldGlobal
Newsthat Dalglish“is being
investigated for child sexual exploitation abuse.”
Pushkar Karki, director of the CIB, toldMyRepublicaof
Nepal that Dalglish was promising to help educate disadvantaged children
and provide job opportunities for their families:
investigation has found that he has been targeting children from poor
financial backgrounds and sexually abusing them. By promising the
family members that he would educate their children, take them abroad
and also provide them jobs after they finish their education, he had
been sexually abusing children. Given his age and his high profile in
the humanitarian sector, he would easily win the trust of the family
members and later abuse their children.”
also said that Dalglish was known for these types of crimes in other
countries, despite the fact that he has never been prosecuted.
just that, he might have been involved in pedophilia in other
countries as well where he served as UN official in the past,”Karki
arrived in Nepal three months ago. After we got information about his
sexual misconduct from security agencies in other countries, we had been
closely following him and managed to arrest him.”
the last two years, seven pedophiles have been arrested in Nepal, six of
them were not Nepal natives, and four were over the age of 60.
representative with the Canadian government declined to comment, saying
Affairs Canada is aware of the arrest of a Canadian citizen in Nepal.
Consular services are being provided. Due to the provisions of the
Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.”
Dalglish is found guilty of these charges in Nepal, he will be facing up
to 15 years in prison. However, it is now possible that he will come under
further suspicion for other crimes committed during his years of being
involved with children’s charities.
is best known as the founder of the Street Kids International charity and
the Trails Youth Initiative program, one of the worlds largest children’s
charities which is now known as the renowned Save the Children charity. He
also worked for the United Nations in various capacities during his
Steemian V4vapid pointed out in hisresearch,
the organizations that Danglish worked for have been quick to distance
themselves from him. In addition, the social media pages associated with
Danglish have all been taken down.