US mother gets life in prison for killing 6 newborns

2015-04-21 09:21

A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an ‘incredibly indifferent and callous’ murderer.

Convicted rapist Bob Hewitt to be sentenced

2015-04-17 05:30

Convicted rapist Bob Hewitt is expected to be sentenced in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Fugitive Roodepoort couple may have killed another baby

2015-04-15 09:46

A fugitive Roodepoort couple who are accused of murdering their 5-month-old baby could face a second murder charge for the death of their other infant, a report says.

Australian man charged with 145 child sex offences

2015-04-13 08:51

An Australian man has been charged with 145 sex offences against at least 28 children, including rape, after allegedly using social media to groom them.

Appeal by rapist who disembowelled girl dismissed

2015-04-07 20:39

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has dismissed an appeal by a man found guilty of the raping and disembowelling a 9-year-old girl in May 2012.

Teachers' conviction in Indonesia for child abuse criticised

2015-04-04 08:01

Questions and criticism is growing over an Indonesian court's decision to convict two teachers at an international school for sexual abuse of children.

Australian convicted for marrying off 12-year-old daughter

2015-04-01 11:08

An Australian man has been convicted of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by letting her marry a man more than twice her age in an Islamic ceremony.

Toddler safe after being forced to smoke dagga

2015-03-19 10:52

A 3-year-old toddler allegedly forced to smoke dagga by an older brother has been placed in safe care, the Western Cape social development department says.

Aussie bishop charged with concealing child abuse

2015-03-17 15:21

Canberra - A Roman Catholic archbishop in Australia has been charged with covering up for a paedophile priest during the 1970s.

Suspected child porn kingpin arrested in SA

2015-03-12 16:44

A man suspected of being the kingpin of an international child porn syndicate has been arrested at his guesthouse in Grahamstown, according to reports.


Teacher suspended after kicking, smacking pupils

2015-04-17 12:24

A teacher who allegedly assaulted pupils at a high school in Tembisa has been given a notice of intention to suspend him, the Gauteng education department says.

Zim man jailed for circumcising sons with nail-cutter

2015-04-15 20:58

A Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to four months imprisonment for circumcising his two young sons with a nail-cutter, a report says.

US woman helped starve boy to rid him of 'demon'

2015-04-15 07:48

A woman who operated a church at her suburban Dallas home has been arrested for allegedly helping starve a 2-year-old boy to rid him of a 'demon'.

Schoolboy rape case postponed

2015-04-09 13:03

The rape and assault case against four schoolboys accused of raping a fellow pupil during an initiation ritual has been postponed because the police investigation has not been completed yet.

Newborn survives being dumped in pit toilet

2015-04-06 14:51

A newborn baby girl is recovering in a place of safety after she was rescued from a pit toilet in Mpumalanga.

School kept special needs child in 'cage-like' structure

2015-04-02 13:18

An Australian principal was suspended after a primary school child with special needs was allegedly put in a "cage-like" structure inside a classroom.

Man held for assaulting girlfriend, her daughter

2015-03-24 21:49

A man has been arrested for allegedly abusing his girlfriend and her 10-year-old daughter in Diepsloot.

Toddler forced to smoke dagga

2015-03-18 16:54

The 4-year-old toddler allegedly forced to smoke dagga by an older brother has been found, the Western Cape social development department says.

Daycare owner found not guilty of feeding kids faeces

2015-03-12 21:57

A former daycare owner accused of tying up children, assaulting them, and feeding them faeces has been acquitted of all charges by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

Four life terms for man convicted of rape

2015-03-12 10:22

A man convicted of raping his girlfriend's daughter has been sentenced in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court to four life terms.

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