ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE

Free State man gets life for rape of child

2014-10-22 18:59

A 25-year-old man has sentenced to life imprisonment for rape by the Free State High Court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Lawyer: Using a finger a less serious form of rape

2014-10-22 10:35
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The father of a little Johannesburg girl has stormed out of a courtroom when the rapist’s lawyer suggested her attack wasn’t as serious because fingers were used instead of a penis.

Father appears for setting daughter alight

2014-10-21 19:34

A man accused killing of his 1-year-old child by setting her alight has appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga.

John Grisham's child porn shocker

2014-10-17 14:38

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men being arrested on sex charges.

John Grisham's child porn shocker

2014-10-17 08:40

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men are being arrested on sex charges.

Village elders tried to hide girl's rape

2014-10-17 06:06

A seven-year-old girl has been removed from her family after it emerged that relatives attempted to cover up that she had been raped by her grandfather.

Australia PM rules out national sex offender site

2014-10-16 08:53

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government is not considering a national version of the Northern Territory's public sex offender website as he 'disinclined to single out particular crimes'.

UN condemns use of children in latest CAR violence

2014-10-14 21:17

A top UN official has condemned the use of children in sectarian violence that engulfed the Central African Republic's capital, driving 6 500 people from their homes.

Witchcraft-related UK child abuse on the rise

2014-10-09 05:00
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Instances of child abuse related to witchcraft and a belief that children are possessed by evil spirits are on the rise in Britain.

Man accused of raping son out on R500 bail

2014-10-06 21:20

A case against a man accused of raping his 4-year-old biological son has been postponed by the Tonga Magistrate's Court, because the docket was not available in court.

Just ask for sex, magistrate tells rape accused

2014-10-01 21:00

An Mpumalanga magistrate has told a rape suspect he should have asked for sex from an adult instead of forcing himself on a minor.

Woman gets 30 years after daughter starves

2014-09-30 22:47

A suburban Atlanta woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges.

Man arrested for raping girl, 12

2014-09-29 12:08

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after locking a 12-year-old girl in his house and raping her, Gauteng police say.

Myanmar releases more than 100 child soldiers

2014-09-25 15:57

Myanmar's army has released 109 children from its military ranks in its single biggest discharge of child soldiers, but boys are still being illegally recruited from poor families, the UN says.

Woman questioned after baby dumped

2014-09-20 07:15

A woman has been questioned by Gauteng police after a newborn baby was found alive in the veld in Lenasia.

UK police boss quits amid child sex scandal

2014-09-16 17:30

The elected official in charge of policing in the English town of Rotherham has quit after weeks of resisting political pressure to stand down over a scandal involving the sexual exploitation of 1 400 children.

Uncle gets R500 bail in niece's rape case

2014-09-15 20:45

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 15-year-old niece since 2012 has been granted R500 bail by the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Child porn: Teacher's finances to be probed

2014-09-12 09:23

The financial affairs of the Durban drama teacher facing a raft of child pornography charges will be carefully scrutinised before a bail decision.

Egypt jails orphanage head for beating kids

2014-09-11 09:08

A court has jailed the head of a Cairo orphanage for three years after a video emerged on the internet showing him beating children.

Around 700 children in Iraq killed, hurt YTD

2014-09-09 00:13

The UN envoy says around 700 children have been killed or hurt in Iraq this year, some as suicide bombers.

Soweto man arrested for raping 14-year-old

2014-09-07 19:24

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in Meadowlands, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Violence part of life for world's youth

2014-09-04 22:18

A UN report says homicide, sexual violence, violent discipline are part of life for many of the world's youth.

Soweto man jailed for raping boy

2014-09-04 19:35

A man has been sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for raping an 11-year-old boy in Meadowlands, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Girl found dead after challenging elders in India

2014-09-03 15:56

Police have arrested three men over the suspected rape and murder of a teenager who had protested against village elders' harassment of her father in India's east.

Inquiry sparks new UK child abuse claims

2014-09-02 22:57

Twelve new alleged victims of child sexual abuse have come forward following a report last week detailing horrific crimes against at least 1 400 young people in a northern English town.

 

1st man convicted in virtual child sex sting

2014-10-22 16:56

An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation.

Man gets life for raping step-daughter

2014-10-22 10:35

A man, 53, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court for repeatedly raping his step-daughter from when she was 10-years-old.

UN: Violence kills a child every 5 minutes

2014-10-21 16:02

One child dies every five minutes as a result of violence, but only a minority die in war zones, according to a Unicef report.

John Grisham's porn shock

2014-10-17 08:43

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men are being arrested on sex charges.

John Grisham's child porn shocker

2014-10-17 08:39

Author claims too many ‘innocent’ men are being arrested on sex charges.

John Grisham: Child porn sentences too harsh

2014-10-16 20:44

Novelist John Grisham says the US is handing out unduly harsh prison sentences for child porn offences to men who probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons".

Australian territory to launch sex offender website

2014-10-15 08:07

Australia's Northern Territory says it will make public personal details and locations of convicted sex offenders in a move modelled on 'Megan's Law' in the United States.

Japanese parents 'kept' 8-year-old son on chain

2014-10-09 14:06

Japanese police have arrested the parents of an 8-year-old boy for allegedly keeping their child chained to a pillar, a report says.

Child sex charge against founder of megachurch

2014-10-07 15:55

The founder of the popular Pentecostal megachurch, Hillsong, sexually abused a 7-year-old boy in Australia, an inquiry has heard.

Sudan court annuls marriage of five-year-old girl

2014-10-04 12:13

A court in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman has annulled the marriage of a girl wed at the age of five to a man in his 40s.

Dad who sexually assaulted teen with spear denied bail

2014-10-01 10:00

A KwaZulu-Natal man accused of raping his teenage daughter and inserting a heated spear into her genitals earlier this year has been denied bail.

Cop pleads guilty to sex with minor

2014-09-30 21:39

A 50-year-old Mpumalanga police officer has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Western Cape tops corporal punishment list

2014-09-25 22:16

More than three quarters of the reported cases of corporal punishment at public schools last year are in the Western Cape, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Newborn found in taxi rank toilet

2014-09-24 16:31
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A newborn baby has been found alive in a toilet at a taxi rank in Pietermaritzburg.

'Sex predator' teacher hid wealth, denied bail

2014-09-19 10:28

A Durban teacher has been denied bail after it emerged that he misled the court about his considerable wealth - which he had used to pay his students for naked pictures and sex.

Toddler on N1: Mom sent for observation

2014-09-16 12:33

A 19-year-old woman whose young son was found wandering on the N1 in April has been sent for mental observation, Gauteng traffic police say.

Vaal man to appear on child sex charges

2014-09-15 11:14

A man accused of molesting five teenaged boys is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court, Gauteng police say.

3 babies' bodies found in filthy house

2014-09-12 09:10

The bodies of three infants have been found in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor says.

Teacher paid boy for sex, photos

2014-09-09 09:05

A Durban teacher and convicted sex predator paid one of his pupils R35 000 over six months in exchange for nude pictures, masturbation videos and sex, a court has heard.

Man fined for soliciting child porn

2014-09-08 16:30

A man who solicited nude photographs from the daughters of divorced women has been fined R8 000 by the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court, North West police say.

One in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide: UN

2014-09-06 07:33

Around 120 million girls around the world, close to 1 in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new UN report has found.

US dad in hot car death charged with murder

2014-09-04 20:59

The US father of the toddler left in a hot car has been charged with murder in his son's death.

Prefects: Initiation 'in boy's best interests'

2014-09-04 10:30
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Prefects at a leading KZN school who “tortured” a 14-year-old boy in an initiation ritual have apologised to the boy, and claim to have “acted in his best interests”.

Tortured pupil claims R2.5m

2014-09-03 11:47

A 14-year-old former pupil of a KwaZulu-Natal school who was allegedly ritualistically tortured by prefects is demanding a multimillion-rand settlement.

Uganda overseas baby adoptions boom

2014-09-02 22:54

Authorities in Uganda have raised fears that the east African nation's children are being left vulnerable to abuse and exploitation by a staggering increase in overseas adoptions.

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