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Uganda nanny gets 4 years for violent child abuse

2014-12-15 11:42

A Ugandan maid has been jailed for four years for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the assault was made public.

UK deploys online spies to track child porn

2014-12-11 21:02

The British spy agency GCHQ will create a specialist unit to track child pornography and hunt abusers online, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Dad allegedly kidnaps son, 7, leaves SA

2014-12-09 11:59

Specialised Security Services says it is helping police investigate the alleged kidnap of a 7-year-old boy by his father last month when he took him on a "dad weekend" and left the country for Egypt.

Unicef: Not a good year for children

2014-12-08 19:07

Millions of children have suffered under extreme violence, destruction and forced displacement in 2014, the UN Children's Fund says.

FAS child mom not criminal

2014-12-04 20:29

Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected claims that a child born with severe brain damage (FAS) because her mother drank excessively while pregnant was a victim of crime.

Mom, gran in bail bid after killing of child, 3

2014-12-04 07:00

A 31-year-old woman and her 55-year-old mother accused of killing the younger woman's three-and-a-half-year-old daughter are expected to apply for bail in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court.

Man appears for rape, murder of 5-year-old girl

2014-12-02 20:18

A man arrested in connection with the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a 5-year-old girl has appeared in the Galeshewe Magistrate's Court, Kimberley.

US paedophile jailed for 50 years in Kenya

2014-12-02 16:51

A court in Kenya has sentenced a US citizen to 50 years in jail for making and distributing child pornography on the internet.

Australia probes report of 9-year-old bride

2014-12-02 11:33

The Australian government is investigating claims a nine-year-old girl from Sydney has been taken out of the country to be married in the Middle East, officials say.

Alleged torture recalled in Buys case

2014-12-01 15:47

Raymond Buys was stripped, tied to a chair, had water thrown at him, and was shocked with a taser gun after he ran away from a military-style camp, murder-accused Michael Erasmus says.

Raymond Buys ‘had attitude’

2014-12-01 14:46

Raymond Buys had "attitude" and would not listen when he arrived at a military-style camp, the man accused of his murder has told the Vereeniging Regional Court.

US boy missing 4yrs found behind 'fake' wall

2014-11-30 10:18

A 13-year-old boy whose mother reported him missing four years ago has been found by police hidden behind a false wall in his father's Georgia home, US media say.

Baby L's mother complicit in abuse: State

2014-11-28 14:11

The mother of a two-year-old girl known as 'Baby L' is accused of being complicit in the abuse that left her child severely brain damaged and in a coma, the High Court in Pretoria hears.

Horrific child abuse caught on nanny cam

2014-11-28 09:52

Nanny faces life imprisonment for child abuse.

4 shocking facts about violence against children

2014-11-28 09:51

More than half of SA's children have suffered physical abuse, according to a new report.

Baby L's mother testifies

2014-11-27 21:51

The mother of a 2-year-old girl, known as Baby L, has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that she never harmed her daughter.

Child sex: Man wins appeal against Namibia extradition ruling

2014-11-27 13:33

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

Police find abandoned children, 2 and 4

2014-11-26 23:28

Two children aged four and two have been found abandoned in Mecklenburg, Limpopo police say. They were found, without food, inside a house.

Woman in court after toddler burnt with hot water

2014-11-26 16:54

A woman accused of burning a 2-year-old baby with hot water has appeared in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court.

Toddler burnt with hot water

2014-11-25 23:01

North West police are investigating a case of assault after a 2-year-old baby was burnt with hot water in Mmabatho.

Man jailed for forcing toddler to eat faeces

2014-11-25 20:38

The Western Cape High Court has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for assaulting a 2-year-old boy and forcing him to eat his own faeces.

Three Spanish priests arrested for child sex abuse

2014-11-25 15:51

Spanish authorities arrested three priests and one lay person on charges of sexual abuse.

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We speak to Parent24 editor Scott Dunlop about the video showing the abuse of an 18-month-old child. We ask the question: is it necessary to broadcast the sensitive and horrific footage?

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Man arrested for raping granddaughter

2014-11-25 06:36

A 70-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his seven-year-old granddaughter in Dutywa, Eastern Cape police say.

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WARNING: Shocking footage of a nanny in Uganda abusing a toddler under her care has gone viral.

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Catholic church admits celibacy may lead to child sex abuse

2014-12-12 13:28

The Catholic Church in Australia has claimed the vow of celibacy could in fact lead clergy to commit child sex abuse.

Zim children found on minibus in Botswana

2014-12-09 20:13

Botswana police are investigating an incident in which 13 children without travel documents have been found on a minibus in the country.

Wandering toddler's mom in court

2014-12-08 21:56

A teenager convicted of attempted murder and child abandonment after her 16-month-old son was found wandering along the N1 has appeared in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court.

US man gets 110 years in boy's death, girl's rape

2014-12-05 07:48

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 110 years in prison in the rape of a girl and the stabbing death of her 6-year-old brother who had come to her defence.

Ukuthwala must be stopped - survivor

2014-12-04 14:05

The practice of ukuthwala needs to stop, a woman who was abducted, forced into marriage and raped, has said in Johannesburg.

Co-accused: Asked to take blame for Buys death

2014-12-03 14:37

Michael Erasmus, co-accused of killing a 15-year-old boy at a military-style camp, says he was asked to take the blame for the abuse at the camp.

Mother of child found on N1 in court

2014-12-02 20:18

A teenager convicted of attempted murder and child abandonment after her 16-month-old child was found wandering along the N1 has appeared in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court.

Child sex case postponed over ill magistrate

2014-12-02 13:15

The trial of a Durban doctor accused of running a brothel with young girls has been postponed because the magistrate who is presiding over the case is ill.

Buys tied to bed with chain, court hears

2014-12-02 07:10

The trial of the owner of military-style camp accused of killing a 15-year-old boy is expected to continue in the Vereeniging Regional Court.

Video of sisters assaulting alleged molester goes viral

2014-12-01 14:47

Two Indian sisters have been showered with praise and cash after a video of them thrashing three alleged molesters on a moving bus was widely replayed.

Baby found buried at Sydney beach

2014-12-01 08:49

Australian police have urged the mother of a baby found dead and buried in the sand at a popular Sydney beach to come forward, as the city reeled from its second abandoned infant in days.

High court to decide on rape trial

2014-11-28 21:41

A high court will decide whether two siblings accused of raping a 17-year-old girl will face trial.

4 shocking facts about violence against children

2014-11-28 10:01

More than half of SA's children have suffered physical abuse, according to a new report.

4 shocking facts about violence against children

2014-11-28 09:52

More than half of SA's children have suffered physical abuse, according to a new report.

Another child sex gang convicted in Britain

2014-11-28 05:00

Thirteen Somali men have been convicted of being part of gangs which sexually abused young teenage girls, the latest in a series of similar cases exposed in English towns and cities.

Baby L: Man must've done something

2014-11-27 17:11

A 37-year-old man had to have done something to two-year-old "Baby L" for her to faint, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Man pours pot of boiling food over baby's face

2014-11-27 11:33
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A man has been arrested after he allegedly poured a pot of boiling chicken over the face of an 8-month-old baby, Gauteng police say.

Abuse-accused tells court that Baby L fell

2014-11-26 21:25

A two-year-old girl, known as Baby L, collapsed and bit her jaw tightly before she was taken to hospital in a coma, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Baby L's injuries recalled in court

2014-11-26 14:58

The injuries of a 2-year-old girl known as Baby L have been recalled in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria when her mother's boyfriend testified.

Baby L's injuries not accidental, court told

2014-11-25 23:01

A 2-year-old girl known as Baby L was not injured accidentally but was the victim of child abuse, a medical expert has testified in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Violence continues despite laws - Zuma

2014-11-25 16:10
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Violence against women and children has continued despite South Africa having the right policies and legal framework to prevent it, President Jacob Zuma says.

16 days campaign must focus on men, boys - MEC

2014-11-25 13:54

The 16 days of activism campaign for no violence against women and children needs to adjust its focus to boys and men, Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says.

Three Spanish priests arrested for child sex abuse

2014-11-25 09:06

Spanish authorities arrested three priests and one lay person on charges of sexual abuse.

Worker warned Baby L's mom against abuse, court told

2014-11-24 20:20

A domestic worker warned a mother she would report her if she saw her hitting her 2-year-old daughter, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Trafficking of children rising drastically: UN

2014-11-24 15:42

One third of human trafficking victims are children, and their share has been rising, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says.

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