ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE

Prosecutor facing child porn charges back in court

2017-03-30 05:10

A suspended State prosecutor, facing charges of child pornography and sexual assault, is expected back in the Parow Regional Court.

Teen who tossed newborn from window gets probation

2017-03-25 06:52

A Nebraska 16-year-old who admitted throwing her newborn out a second-floor window has been sentenced to probation.

'Tonight I will beat you to death' - wife in 'Springs monster' trial recounts child's beating

2017-03-22 13:05

The woman charged along with her husband, dubbed the 'Springs monster', has testified in the Pretoria High Court about the abuse she and her children suffered at his hands.

FBI confirms sex probe into GOP state senator

2017-03-20 22:17

The FBI in Oklahoma City has confirmed it is investigating a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy.

Magistrate recuses himself after being accused of 'playing race card' in teacher abuse case

2017-03-07 11:18

The Upington magistrate hearing the bail application of a female teacher facing sex charges involving a minor girl, has recused himself after bringing up her race during proceedings.

Female teacher arrested for sexually assaulting girl

2017-03-06 08:24

A primary school teacher is set to appear in the Upington Magistrate's Court, charged with sexually assaulting a minor girl.

Abandoned newborn baby rescued from the cold and rain

2017-02-23 12:42

A newborn baby has been rescued after being found in the rain next to the Puma Stadium in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.

Cardinal at centre of sex abuse scandal dies

2017-02-21 22:30

Catholic Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin archbishop was overshadowed by revelations of paedophilia in the priesthood, has died.

US child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests

2017-02-18 23:46

Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina has led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa.

Paedophile's ex-girlfriends: 'Cry for help' nothing but a joke

2017-02-13 14:59

A convicted paedophile’s cry for help is nothing but a joke, his two ex-girlfriends have insisted.

 

Fewer priest accusers to testify at ex-official's retrial

2017-03-28 22:08

A judge will allow 'prior bad act' testimony from perhaps only one other church-abuse victim when a church official is retried on child endangerment charges.

Boarding school corporal punishment claim being investigated

2017-03-23 17:32

The Western Cape education department is investigating an allegation that a Mossel Bay primary school principal beat a 7-year-old boy with a plank because he did not fold his clothes properly.

Alabama educator pleads guilty to child porn charges

2017-03-21 17:28

The former personnel director for one of Alabama's largest public school districts has pleaded guilty to US federal child pornography charges.

Swiss man takes thousands of porn pics of boys

2017-03-11 09:31

A Swiss man has admitted taking thousands of sexually explicit pictures of boys as he heads to court on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys in Thailand, authorities say.

Good shepherd saves abandoned newborn baby

2017-03-06 15:50

A shepherd, who was looking after sheep and cattle, has found a newborn baby girl in Butterworth.

Ex-US missionary in Haiti accused of child sex abuse

2017-03-03 09:12

US authorities have charged an Arkansas man with sexually abusing children while working as a missionary in Haiti.

Where are all our fathers?

2017-02-22 08:36

If the typical SA child has an absent father, how are we surprised by continued violence, school drop out rates, or that young women find older men to “bless” them, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

New York pays $3m to family of molested boy

2017-02-20 22:45

New York state is paying $3m to the family of a developmentally disabled boy who was repeatedly molested while in state care.

Court decides for separated parents

2017-02-15 10:21

An emotional “tug-of-war” between a separated couple over their child’s schooling ended when a high court intervened as “upper guardian” of the child.

Convicted East Rand paedophile handed 32 life sentences for rape, child porn

2017-02-13 11:50

A convicted paedophile has been sentenced to 32 life sentences and 170 years in prison for 870 charges of rape and possession of child pornography.

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