UK police watchdog to probe child-sex claim against ex-PM

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Britain's police watchdog says it will investigate officers' handling of a case involving alleged child sexual abuse by former prime minister Edward Heath.

Eight charged with 500 abuse offences against Australian girl

2015-07-29 11:08

Eight men have been charged with hundreds of child sex offences against a 13-year-old girl in Australia, including her father who police alleged facilitated the horrific abuse over two years.

Supporting rape survivors

2015-07-28 08:43

Sexual abuse and violence affects families and other relationships.

Six men guilty in latest UK child sex abuse case

2015-07-24 22:00

Six men have been found guilty in Britain over the repeated rape of two teenage girls, one of whom was forced to have sex with more than 60 men.

US cleric suspected of child abuse jailed in Australia

2015-07-24 12:11

An American clergyman suspected of child sexual abuse at a Pennsylvania school was sentenced to three years in an Australian prison for molesting three children in Melbourne more than 30 years ago.

Parents who left toddlers in hot car face charges

2015-07-18 09:36

THE parents of two toddlers may be criminally charged after leaving their children in a locked car unattended at the Liberty Midlands Mall yesterday afternoon.

Australian jailed over 12-year-old daughter's 'marriage'

2015-07-17 11:44

An Australian man who consented to an Islamic “marriage” ceremony between his 12-year-old daughter and a man more than twice her age has been jailed for at least six years.

How kidnapped 'Baby B' was found

2015-07-16 05:43

This is the story of how police brought “Baby B” home after a massive joint operation that relied on a combination of sophisticated technology and good old fashioned detective work.

Alleged baby snatcher nabbed in Joburg CBD

2015-07-14 22:37

A woman who allegedly snatched a newborn baby from a hospital in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal, has been arrested in Johannesburg.

Man jailed for 25 years for raping girl, 13

2015-07-14 12:35

A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl, Eastern Cape police say.


20 years for Pietermaritzburg child rapist

2015-07-30 11:24

A man has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for the rape of a 6-year-old girl he had lured into a bathroom nearly two years ago.

A safe haven for abused children

2015-07-29 10:53

WITH just one in 10 rapes reported on average in South Africa, a Karkloof woman has opened a crisis centre focused on helping children who have been sexually assaulted.

Jehovah's Witnesses hid 1 000 child sex abuse cases

2015-07-27 11:01

The Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report to police more than 1 000 cases of child sexual abuse going back more than 60 years.

Top Cape school fires music teacher facing sexual assault charges

2015-07-24 12:14

A music teacher at a prominent private school in Cape Town has appeared in court on charges of sexual assault. The school has terminated his contract.

Baby locked in car

2015-07-24 09:29

The parents of a three-month-old ­baby could be charged after it was alleged they had locked their baby in their car before going shopping.

Case against Bloemfontein sexual assault parents postponed again

2015-07-17 16:00

The trial of a Free State couple accused of a brutal sexual assault on their daughter has been postponed until August 28 in the Bloemfontein Regional Court.

Teen convicted of raping 3-year-old girl

2015-07-16 09:28

A 15-year-old boy has been convicted of the brutal rape of a 3-year-old child near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal. The incident occurred as the toddler’s mother looked on helplessly.

More than 50 ISIS child soldiers killed in Syria

2015-07-15 16:33

More than 50 child soldiers recruited by ISIS in Syria have been killed since the beginning of this year.

God led us to dumped baby - community worker

2015-07-14 16:53

One of the women who found an abandoned baby dumped under a bridge in Silumaview in Katlehong believes it was God's plan that led them to be there.

Ex-prelate hospitalised ahead of sex trial

2015-07-11 11:04

A former papal diplomat charged with the sexual abuse of boys has been hospitalised and put in intensive care ahead of the opening of his trial, Vatican officials say.

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