Girl, 4, found hanging from tree after alleged rape

2015-08-29 12:37

A 4-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital after she was found hanging from a tree near Durban after she was allegedly raped, paramedics say.

Former bishop blames popes for not addressing child sex abuse

2015-08-24 15:20

A retired Catholic bishop has told an inquiry into child sex abuse the Vatican and church leaders had failed to show leadership in dealing with abuse by the clergy, a report says.

Alleged CAR rape victim endured a most brutal ordeal - Unicef

2015-08-18 13:28

The 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic "endured a most brutal ordeal", according to the UN Children's Fund.

Child murderer: ‘Forgive me’

2015-08-17 09:46

A man who admitted raping his 11-year-old neighbour and slitting her throat so that she would not point him out as her attacker, has begged for forgiveness in court.

Infirm British peer, 87, in court for child sex

2015-08-14 16:33

An ageing and infirm member of Britain's House of Lords has finally appeared in court over historical child sex abuse allegations, despite his lawyers repeatedly arguing he was too ill to attend.

Mpumalanga child rape-accused skips court

2015-08-14 08:40

A warrant of arrest has been issued for a man accused of raping his 9-year-old sister-in-law after he failed to appear in court.

Child sex victims deserve justice - lawyer

2015-08-13 15:29

Seven people, allegedly sexually assaulted by a high-profile businessman, hope they will not be denied justice because the abuse happened decades ago.

Convicted rapist has his sentence changed … thrice

2015-08-13 09:44

The sentence imposed on a man who raped a 9-year-old girl in 1999 has changed for the third time on appeal.

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal

2015-08-10 20:26

Pakistani police have arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits.

Do you smack your kids?

2015-08-07 08:35

Some reasons parents give for smacking.


Ex-archbishop dies ahead of paedophilia trial

2015-08-28 12:01

Former Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who would have been the first high-ranking church official to go on trial on paedophile charges, died overnight, a Vatican source says.

Primary school pupils suspended after rape allegation

2015-08-20 12:25

Disciplinary action will be taken against two boys from a Vosloorus primary school after children between the ages of 7 and 9 were allegedly involved in sexual acts, the Gauteng education department says.

Monusco child sex assults highlighted

2015-08-17 22:02

The UN mission in the DRC has launched a graphic campaign aimed at preventing sexual abuse by its peacekeepers following a child rape scandal.

Woman arrested for dumping baby in PE

2015-08-16 20:58

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested for child abandonment after her 6-week-old baby girl was found in a canal in Missionvale, northern Port Elizabeth.

Canadian teacher goes free after sex abuse conviction in Indonesia

2015-08-14 09:04

An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in prison for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta,.

Denied abortion, 11-year-old rape victim gives birth

2015-08-14 07:25

An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her mother's boyfriend has given birth, rekindling the uproar over authorities' refusal to let her have an abortion.

Man seduces teens online with terrifying ease [WATCH]

2015-08-13 11:29

YouTube ‘predator’ pretends to be 15, chats up 12, 13 and 14-year-old girls online.

Ex-brothel owner admits providing young men to Edward Heath

2015-08-12 17:40

A former brothel owner has admitted she provided 'young men' to ex-British prime minister Edward Heath but insited he was 'not into sex with children', a report says.

US mom tosses baby from fourth-floor window

2015-08-09 10:27

A newborn baby has died after his mother tossed him from a fourth-floor window of their New York City apartment building and he landed on a courtyard pavement 12 metres below, a prosecutor says.

Healer arrested for raping teen

2015-08-06 00:15

A traditional healer has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl who was forced to marry him.

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