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Mom burned, leashed, caged son

2017-08-18 22:00

A Pennsylvania mother is accused of burning her 3-year-old with chemicals, putting him on a leash and keeping him in a dog cage

Inside the Bloemspruit house of horrors

2017-08-14 22:31

Neighbours have spoken about the Bloemspruit house of horrors, where a girl said she was raped by four men while her mother held a hand over her mouth.

Bloemfontein girl, 13, raped by 'several' as mother watches, court hears

2017-08-11 20:05

"Then my dad and mom pray to the devil and their eyes go black," a slim 13-year-old girl from Bloemfontein has said via CCTV, as she testified against her parents in the Free State High Court.

More than 50% of Gauteng rape victims are children - MEC

2017-08-07 14:45

More than half of the rape victims who have received Post-Exposure Prophylaxis treatments in Gauteng over the past five years were children, according to Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa.

The terrifying prevalence of child sexual abuse is costing the country by the billion

2017-07-28 15:09

For the first time, a nationally conducted study is able to place a monetary value on what child sexual abuse is costing the economy.

High Court overturns 'lenient' sentence for sex offender

2017-07-21 16:57

Child sex offender Andre Petrus Retief has been sentenced to eight years behind bars after the National Prosecuting Authority won its appeal in the Western Cape High Court.

Eldorado Park man found guilty of raping 8 boys

2017-07-19 12:18

A 23-year-old Eldorado Park man is guilty of raping eight boys, the High Court in Johannesburg has ruled.

Newborn baby found alive in rubbish bin in Centurion

2017-07-16 20:43

A baby boy, who was abandoned in a rubbish bin in Centurion, has been found alive, paramedics say.

Cape Town couple accused of murdering toddler back in court

2017-07-12 05:16

A couple accused of murdering an 18-month-old boy is expected back in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Father jailed after punching 6-year-old son for eating polony

2017-07-10 22:28

A man has been sentenced to six years imprisonment after he punched his 6-year-old son for eating polony.

 

Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'

2017-08-15 12:17

A 9-year-old girl from Lesotho has testified in the Free State High Court about how she was raped by a Danish gun shop owner from Bloemfontein in whose house police found severed clitorises in a freezer.

Texas doctor to stop child abuse before it can happen

2017-08-14 05:06

A Texas doctor is hoping to stop child abuse and neglect before it can happen by adapting a predictive modeling system that has been successful in reducing violent crime.

30 children die in India hospital over two days

2017-08-11 18:17

More than 30 children have died at a government-run hospital in northern India over 48 hours.

Indian baby survives being buried alive by teen mother

2017-07-28 15:34

A week old baby boy in India has survived several hours in a grave after being buried alive by his teenaged rape victim mother, police say.

Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges

2017-07-26 12:19

The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal has made his first court appearance in Australia.

Court to rule on child sex offender's 'shocking' sentence

2017-07-21 05:00

The Western Cape High Court will rule in the NPA’s appeal against the suspended sentence handed down to a child sex offender found guilty of 2130 charges.

Baby sitter accused of breaking arm of boy, 3, who wet pants

2017-07-17 18:39

A baby sitter in Florida is accused of breaking a 3-year-old's arm and beating him with a spatula because he wet his pants.

Lengthy sentence for Eastern Cape man who raped girl, 13

2017-07-12 10:23

Eastern Cape police believe that the 18-year sentence handed down to a 20-year-old man who raped a girl, 13, at Khothana Village, will serve as a deterrent to would-be offenders.

Neighbour saves crying newborn abandoned in backyard

2017-07-11 19:23

A newborn baby boy is in good health after being abandoned outside a home in Stutterheim at the weekend, Eastern Cape police say.

Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges

2017-07-10 11:58

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell arrived back in Australia on Monday ahead of a court appearance later this month over historical sex abuse charges.

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