Inquiry finds widespread child abuse in N Ireland homes

2017-01-21 22:26

A four-year inquiry into abuses in care homes in Northern Ireland has found widespread mistreatment and concluded in its final report that hundreds of victims are entitled to financial compensation.

Court hears how couple 'groomed' two young girls for sex

2017-01-17 11:34

A man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls told one of them he wanted a "secret friend", the Bloemfontein Regional Court has heard.

Interpol:10 000th child sex abuse victim rescued

2017-01-09 19:28

Less than seven years after Interpol set up its International Child Sexual Exploitation database, the global crime buster has identified and rescued a 10 000th child victim.

Reverend challenged to prove 'paedophiles stem from homosexuality' claim

2017-01-04 10:30

Cape Town church leader Reverend Oscar Bougardt has been challenged to prove his startling claim that 99% of paedophiles "stem from homosexuality."

Boy, 6, left on freezing balcony for 15 hours as punishment

2016-12-30 05:01

A 6-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital in Brussels after being left on a freezing balcony in his pyjamas for 15 hours on Boxing Day as a punishment, prosecutors say.

Polygamous leader pleads guilty in fraud case

2016-12-23 16:06

A high-ranking polygamous group leader is set to be released from a Utah jail after pleading guilty in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case

The impact of child abuse can last a lifetime

2016-12-20 15:36

A study found that physical, social or emotional abuse in childhood was linked at midlife to a greater risk of time off from work due to long-term sickness,

Paramedics help save abandoned newborn found in KwaMashu

2016-12-20 13:27

A newborn baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached was found along a road in KwaMashu, say paramedics.

How Poppie's injuries unnoticed by mother baffles detecive

2016-12-19 21:05

An officer investigating the death of Poppie van der Merwe, 3, has said he did not understand how her mother could have bathed the toddler and not notice her injuries, reports Netwerk24.

Woman arrested after newborn found in stormwater drain

2016-12-14 22:10

A woman has been charged with the murder of her newborn baby after municipal workers found a tiny corpse in a stormwater drain in Oudtshoorn.


Mpumalanga mom gets suspended sentence for hitting her baby

2017-01-20 21:31

A young mother who hit her 18-month-old baby boy with a shoe has been sentenced to four years in jail by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

3 in court for abducting 15-year-old and forcing her into marriage

2017-01-09 20:30

Three men have appeared in the Mthatha Magistrate’s Court for allegedly forcefully marrying a 15-year-old girl to a man 11 years her senior.

Limpopo traditional healer wanted for rape of teen patient

2017-01-07 18:23

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for a traditional healer accused of raping a 16-year-old who had gone to him for a medical consultation.

Pope on sex abuse: Zero tolerance means just that

2017-01-02 21:30

Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's much-vaunted "zero tolerance" approach to abuse..

Children burnt in house fire while mother 'enjoys' herself at bar

2016-12-28 17:25

Three children have nearly burnt to death after they were left inside a house while their mother went to a local bar in Hlanganani, outside Giyani, Limpopo police say.

Argentina probes sex abuse at deaf school

2016-12-23 12:01

Hearing impaired children at a remote school in Argentina are clamouring for reparation after several priests were arrested on sexual abuse charges.

8 men accused of raping a 13-year-old girl to remain behind bars

2016-12-20 14:01

The case against the 8 teenagers accused of raping a 13-year-old girl has been denied bail because of the gravity of their case.

Poppie's mother denied bail

2016-12-19 22:26

Louisa Koekemoer, the mother charged with murdering her three-year-old daughter Poppie van der Merwe, was denied bail on Monday.

Centenarian British paedophile gets 13yrs'

2016-12-19 18:36

A 101-year-old British man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being convicted of a string of historic sex crimes against children.

Durban child porn accused abandons bail

2016-12-14 21:25

A Durban man charged on a raft of child pornography charges, the rape of a minor, as well as sexual assault has abandoned his bid for bail in the Durban Regional Court.

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