ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE

Landmark sentence in human trafficking case

2014-11-22 22:09

A wealthy businessman who held five under-age Mozambican girls captive as sex-slaves for three years, has been sentenced to eight life-terms, believed to be the heaviest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in South Africa.

Jamie Oliver 'abuses' kids with chilli

2014-11-19 08:40

Celebrity chef labelled a “dickhead” for disciplining his kids with a super-hot chilli.

Frenchman fights extradition from Namibia

2014-11-18 19:33

A French national, arrested in Namibia last year and wanted in India for allegedly committing sexual acts with minor boys, has appealed against his extradition.

Jamie Oliver’s chilli ‘torture’ for kids

2014-11-18 12:51

Celebrity chef labelled a “dickhead” for disciplining his kids with a super-hot chilli.

Elderly man in court for raping 3-year-old

2014-11-17 20:51
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An 80-year-old man accused of raping a three-year-old girl has appeared in the Matsulu Periodical Court, Mpumalanga police say.

Brazil police capture New Zealand fugitive killer

2014-11-13 09:05

A convicted child molester and murderer from New Zealand managed to plan his escape and flee to Brazil while on temporary release but Brazilian federal police have caught up with him.

Mormon church admits founder Joseph Smith had 40 wives

2014-11-11 18:52
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The Mormon Church has admitted that founder Joseph Smith married about 40 women including a 14-year-old and others who were already the wives of his followers, having maintained for nearly 200 years that he was monogamous.

Mother convicted for beating son to death

2014-11-10 21:01

An Mpumalanga mother who beat her 3-year-old son so severely his liver ruptured, has been found guilty of his murder.

Park bans lone men and women over paedophilia fears

2014-11-10 15:18

UK park takes draconian step of banning single adults to protect kids.

Sex pest teacher gets bail, waiting for funds

2014-11-07 09:21

A former teacher who is facing 11 fresh child sex charges has been granted bail of R250 000, but has to wait for his bank to release the funds before he can be released.

Child sex case: Owners were aware of prostitution

2014-11-06 21:34

Hotel rooms at the centre of a child sex trial were not only used by prostitutes but also by the hotel owner's wife and her partner, the Durban Regional Court has heard.

Free State childporn accused to apply for bail

2014-11-05 12:06

A Free State man accused of sexually abusing his daughters and 17 other girls is expected to apply for bail at his next appearance in the Sasolburg Magistrate's Court police say.

Court removes children after mom joins cult

2014-11-02 13:02

A court has removed two children from their mother's care after she apparently joined a religious cult, according to a report.

Shocking stats on smacking kids

2014-10-31 09:57

Parents still use physical punishment on kids despite lasting negative outcomes.

Shocking stats on smacking kids

2014-10-30 11:37

Parents still use physical punishment on kids despite lasting negative outcomes.

20 years for day care toddler rape

2014-10-29 13:46

A man found guilty of raping a 3-year-old girl has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Diepsloot child killer receives 9 life sentences

2014-10-29 12:04

Diepsloot child rapist and killer Ntokozo Hadebe has been sentenced to nine life sentences plus 15 years, according to reports.

Diepsloot child killer found guilty

2014-10-28 12:20

The man accused of raping and killing three Diepsloot children has been found guilty, according to reports.

Free State man gets life for rape of child

2014-10-22 18:59

A 25-year-old man has sentenced to life imprisonment for rape by the Free State High Court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Lawyer: Using a finger a less serious form of rape

2014-10-22 10:35
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The father of a little Johannesburg girl has stormed out of a courtroom when the rapist’s lawyer suggested her attack wasn’t as serious because fingers were used instead of a penis.

Father appears for setting daughter alight

2014-10-21 19:34

A man accused killing of his 1-year-old child by setting her alight has appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga.

John Grisham's child porn shocker

2014-10-17 14:38

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men being arrested on sex charges.

John Grisham's child porn shocker

2014-10-17 08:40

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men are being arrested on sex charges.

Village elders tried to hide girl's rape

2014-10-17 06:06

A seven-year-old girl has been removed from her family after it emerged that relatives attempted to cover up that she had been raped by her grandfather.

Australia PM rules out national sex offender site

2014-10-16 08:53

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government is not considering a national version of the Northern Territory's public sex offender website as he 'disinclined to single out particular crimes'.

 

Brutal abuse left baby brain damaged, court hears

2014-11-21 07:06

A 2-year-old girl known as Baby L had such severe brain swelling that part of her brain died, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Abuse left baby disabled, court hears

2014-11-18 22:09

A toddler is severely disabled because of the horrific head injury she allegedly suffered at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, the court has heard.

Jamie Oliver 'abuses' kids with chilli as punishment

2014-11-18 12:52

Celebrity chef labelled a “dickhead” for disciplining his kids with a super-hot chilli.

PTA court hears of brutal baby assault

2014-11-17 20:51

A two-year-old girl known as Baby L no longer had a pulse when she was rushed to hospital in December last year, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Florida man executed for stepdaughter's slaying

2014-11-14 11:40

A Florida man who fatally shot his sleeping wife and then raped and killed his young stepdaughter 22 years ago has been put to death for the child's slaying.

You don't deserve to live in society, magistrate tells rapist

2014-11-12 05:20

A 34-year-old man who was found guilty of raping a neighbour's 8-year-old daughter has been handed a life imprisonment sentence.

Child abuse claims against KZN boarding house

2014-11-11 12:04

Horrific allegations of child abuse have been made against a boarding house in Pietermaritzburg, including one claiming that a 4-year-old girl was raped.

Austrian girl dies from 'punishment' shower

2014-11-10 18:26

A two-year-old Austrian girl has died after allegedly being put in a scalding-hot shower by her father as a punishment, the hospital where she was being treated says.

Park bans single men and women over paedophilia fears

2014-11-10 14:57

UK park takes draconian step of banning single adults to protect kids.

Man arrested for raping mentally disabled teen

2014-11-07 08:14

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a mentally disabled teenage girl who lived next door to him, Gauteng police say.

Pupil gets suspended sentence for sexual assault

2014-11-06 20:50

An Mpumalanga school pupil who touched a 13-year-old girl's genitals at a party has been handed a suspended jail sentence by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

KZN rapist gets life behind bars

2014-11-03 17:49

A man has been sentenced to one life term and 15 years imprisonment by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for the rape of one girl and the sexual assault of another, the NPA says.

Nigeria may seek death penalty against child bride

2014-10-31 10:43

A 14-year-old Nigerian girl accused of murdering her 35-year-old husband by putting rat poison in his food may face the death penalty, Nigerian prosecutors say.

Shocking stats on smacking kids

2014-10-30 11:41

Parents still use physical punishment on kids despite lasting negative outcomes.

Longer wait in jail for sex case teacher

2014-10-30 11:26

The Durban drama teacher accused of paying his students for sexual favours will spend another five weeks in jail while police cyber-sleuths wade through reams of evidence.

Phiyega welcomes Diepsloot child killer's sentence

2014-10-29 13:46

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has welcomed the sentence handed to Diepsloot child rapist and killer Ntokozo Hadebe.

Israeli cult leader gets 30 years for sex crimes

2014-10-28 14:43

An Israeli court has sentenced a polygamous cult leader to 30 years' imprisonment for sex crimes against his wives and daughters.

Diepsloot 'child killer' claims innocence

2014-10-27 21:01

The man accused of raping and killing three Diepsloot toddlers is innocent and the DNA tests linking him to the crime were "a lot of guesswork", the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

1st man convicted in virtual child sex sting

2014-10-22 16:56

An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation.

Man gets life for raping step-daughter

2014-10-22 10:35

A man, 53, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court for repeatedly raping his step-daughter from when she was 10-years-old.

UN: Violence kills a child every 5 minutes

2014-10-21 16:02

One child dies every five minutes as a result of violence, but only a minority die in war zones, according to a Unicef report.

John Grisham's porn shock

2014-10-17 08:43

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men are being arrested on sex charges.

John Grisham's child porn shocker

2014-10-17 08:39

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men are being arrested on sex charges.

John Grisham: Child porn sentences too harsh

2014-10-16 20:44

Novelist John Grisham says the US is handing out unduly harsh prison sentences for child porn offences to men who probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons".

Australian territory to launch sex offender website

2014-10-15 08:07

Australia's Northern Territory says it will make public personal details and locations of convicted sex offenders in a move modelled on 'Megan's Law' in the United States.

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