ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE

Mental assessment for Pongola child murder suspect

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The man accused of kidnapping a toddler whose butchered body was later discovered in a church in Pongola, is to be sent for mental assessment, according to police.

Man appears for rape, murder of teen

2014-07-21 15:34

An Eastern Cape man has appeared in the Willowvale Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping and killing a 14-year-old girl.

Pongola pastor found locked in car boot

2014-07-21 09:53

The Pongola pastor who was arrested but never charged for the murder of a 4-year-old child, has been found severely dehydrated after being locked in the boot of his car for at least three days.

Ombudsman dismisses 'monster' complaint

2014-07-19 20:46

Press ombudsman Johan Retief has dismissed a complaint against Beeld for using the word "monster" to describe a Springs man accused of mistreating his children.

Kidnapped women, kids sex slaves in DRC

2014-07-17 05:00

Women and children are being kidnapped by armed gangs and forced to work as sex slaves in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mexico rescues 458 children from squalid refuge

2014-07-16 10:38

Mexico says it had rescued 458 children from a vermin-infested refuge for abandoned boys and girls, some of whom it believes are sexually abused.

Judge: Raped child failed by parents, authorities

2014-07-15 10:19

A Pretoria high court judge says an 11-year-old rape victim was dismally failed by both her parents and authorities.

Pope urges - suffer the little children

2014-07-14 20:58

Pope Francis has called for urgent action to protect and care for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children migrating from Central America to the United States.

Surge in child-on-child sexual abuse

2014-07-14 10:24

A surge in child-on-child sexual assault cases has been noted by both NGOs and government’s social development department.

Child abuse couple out on bail

2014-07-11 12:02

A couple accused of child abuse and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm has appeared in the Benoni Magistrate's Court. Their case has been postponed and they are out on bail.

Couple to appear for abusing baby

2014-07-11 07:16

A couple arrested for child abuse and assault after their 7-week-old baby was found with broken ribs, a fractured knee and brain injuries, will appear in the Benoni Magistrate's Court.

Tonga child rapist gets 22 years

2014-07-11 05:05

A man appearing before the Tonga Regional Court has been sentenced to 22 years' imprisonment for raping his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

'Tortured' boy undergoes psych assessment

2014-07-09 18:37

The 9-year-old boy allegedly assaulted by a North West petrol station owner has undergone his first psychological assessment.

Girl raped, killed on overnight train in Thailand

2014-07-08 14:18

The body of a 13-year-old Thai girl has been found after she was raped and killed aboard an overnight train.

North West man in court for assaulting boy

2014-07-08 07:41

A North West filling station owner has appeared in the Ganyesa Magistrate's Court for allegedly assaulting a nine-year-old boy he accused of stealing from his shop, police say.

Vegetable vendor, 13, raped

2014-07-07 21:22

A 62-year-old Mpumalanga man has appeared in the Evander Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

Britain to investigate politican child sex abuse claims

2014-07-07 16:55

Britain pledged to investigate allegations that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s and then used their position to scuttle attempts to uncover their crimes.

North West man in court for assaulting boy

2014-07-07 05:59

A North West filling station owner is expected to appear in the Ganyesa Magistrate's Court for allegedly assaulting a nine-year-old boy he accused of stealing from his shop.

'House of horrors' mom granted bail

2014-07-04 11:39

A woman accused of attempted murder and child abuse along with her husband has been granted R2 000 bail by the Springs Magistrate's Court.

Bail verdict for 'house of horrors' wife

2014-07-04 05:37

An East Rand woman charged with child abuse, attempted murder, assault, and defeating the ends of justice will learn on Friday whether she will be granted bail.

Cape cops held for alleged rape of teen boys

2014-07-03 14:03

A Cape Town police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping two 14-year-old boys.

North West mother gets 12 life sentences

2014-07-02 06:29

A woman has been handed 12 life sentences for sexual offences against her own children, North West police say.

"House of Horrors" - What made him do it?

2014-06-30 09:27

What drives men to commit such despicable crimes, and is there anything we can do about it?

"House of Horrors" - What made him do it?

2014-06-27 09:59

What drives men to commit such despicable crimes, and is there anything we can do about it?

Man charged for toddler's hot-car death

2014-06-26 08:52

A US man has been charged with murder and second-degree child cruelty because his 22-month-old toddler died while left in a hot car for several hours.

 

Couple who left baby in car released on warning

2014-07-21 17:32

A couple has appeared in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court for allegedly leaving a 2-month-old baby boy inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Parents arrested for leaving baby in car

2014-07-21 11:38

The parents of a 2-month-old boy have been arrested for allegedly leaving their baby inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen while they went shopping, Limpopo police say.

Bishop to appear for rape

2014-07-20 12:58

An Mpumalanga bishop accused of raping his niece is expected to face judgement in the Boschfontein Regional Court.

Child porn man targeted divorced moms' kids

2014-07-17 10:03

A Rustenburg man who targeted the young daughters of divorced mothers on social media to get nude photographs from them, has pleaded guilty to being in possession of child pornography.

Killer teen mom jailed

2014-07-16 22:00

A young mother who admitted to stabbing her 7-month-old baby to death has been sentenced to in effect six years' jail by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Australia priest abuse rate 'double pope's estimate'

2014-07-15 13:28

An Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of child sex abuse by clergy says it believes the number of paedophile priests is historically twice the pope's estimate.

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16 year old Jada, a Houston, Texas student, says she was drugged and raped during a house party. She realised what had happened to her when footage of her assault appeared online and even resulted in memes. She spoke out recently. Watch.

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UK child abuse inquiry head resigns

2014-07-14 16:20

A retired female judge whom the British government appointed last week to lead an inquiry into allegations that public figures abused children in the 1980s has resigned.

India village council accused of ordering rape

2014-07-11 15:48

A 14-year-old girl has been dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother.

Child abuse cases spark soul-searching in UK

2014-07-11 08:34

A wave of revelations about long-hidden child sexual abuse has left Britons wondering what is wrong with their country, but experts say they are simply facing up to a problem that exists the world over.

Cape Town cop in court for raping boys

2014-07-11 07:16

A Bellville, Cape Town, police officer accused of raping two 14-year-old boys over a four year period is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court.

ANC condemns burning of church, house

2014-07-10 20:14

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has condemned the burning a house, a church, and a court building in Ncotshane, Pongola, after a boy's body was found at the church.

Britain's child sex abuse inquiry: the facts

2014-07-09 17:24

Britain has ordered an inquiry into claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 70s and 80s. Here are details of the allegations, how they came to light and the government reaction.

Charity school ‘pimped’ out students to donors

2014-07-08 13:18

The Cambodian director of a school charity has been arrested for allegedly selling the sexual services of his teenage students to foreigners who disguised their payments as donations.

UK govt announces historical child abuse inquiry

2014-07-08 05:00

The British government has ordered a wide-ranging inquiry into historical child sex allegations stretching over several decades, Home Secretary Theresa May says.

Teen gets life for raping toddler

2014-07-07 20:20

The Nelspruit Regional Court has sentenced a teenager to two life sentences for raping his 2-year-old half-sister.

Calls for inquiry into alleged Westminster child abuse

2014-07-07 09:55

The UK government is facing growing calls for a national inquiry into allegations of child abuse by politicians in the 1970s and 1980s, after it emerged that 114 files relating to the accusations are missing.

Cop appears for alleged rape of teen boys

2014-07-04 13:08

A Cape Town police officer accused of raping two 14-year-old boys has appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court.

Dad charged after son bakes to death in car

2014-07-04 06:28

A US man has been charged with murdering his nearly two-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Dutchman jailed for webcam child abuse

2014-07-03 20:00

A Dutchman who got more than a dozen young girls to perform sex acts in front of their webcams has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Couple arrested over 'caged' autistic child

2014-07-03 09:49

A Californian couple have been arrested for allegedly keeping their 11-year-old autistic son in a metal cage designed for an animal, police say.

'House of horrors' wife's bail bid postponed

2014-07-01 22:14

The bail application of a woman, accused of attempted murder and child abuse along with her husband, will continue in the Springs Magistrate's Court.

"House of Horrors" - What made him do it?

2014-06-28 19:00

What drives men to commit such despicable crimes, and is there anything we can do about it?

Man gets life for raping granddaughter

2014-06-26 23:23

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping his 12-year-old granddaughter.

I don't want to call my father

2014-06-25 11:48

If your father, was absent, abusive and drunk, then why should he even expect a phone call?

 
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