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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.

NPA urged to appeal 'slap on the wrist' for parents who assaulted babies

2017-07-05 07:18

The Centre for Child Law has urged the State to appeal the judgment and sentence of a mother and father who escaped jail time after they were convicted of being accessories to the attempted murder and serious assault of their two-month-old babies.

Jersey home should be demolished: inquiry

2017-07-04 09:19

A former care home in Jersey on the Channel Island where children were abused over decades should be demolished, an independent panel has recommended.

Pope's economic man taints Vatican

2017-06-29 21:29

Australia's move to bring sexual assault charges against Cardinal George Pell is the latest chapter in a damaging saga of abuse that the Catholic church has struggled to draw a line under.

No jail time for parents of gravely beaten twin babies

2017-06-26 14:28

A mother and father who have been convicted of being accessories to the attempted murder and serious assault of their two-month-old twin babies, resulting in the severe brain damage of one, will not be facing jail time.

Day care worker pleads guilty to pushing child down stairs

2017-06-21 19:03

A Pennsylvania day care worker shown on surveillance video pushing a child down a flight of stairs has pleaded guilty to assault.

 

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.

Police register inquiry after 6 Durban children report alleged paedophile

2017-07-04 22:45

An enquiry has been registered for further investigation after six children, under the age of 14, reported an apparent paedophile at the Verulam police station.

Bloemfontein schoolboys accused of rape released into parents' custody

2017-07-03 11:10

Three Bloemfontein schoolboys who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl on their school premises have been released into the custody of their parents.

Top Australian Vatican cardinal charged with child sex abuse

2017-06-29 06:13

Australian police say they are charging a top Vatican cardinal with historical sexual assault offences.

NPA slams 'shocking' suspended sentence for man guilty of 2 130 child sex offences

2017-06-22 18:58

The NPA is to appeal a lower court's judgment that saw a convicted child sex offender in the Western Cape escape jail time because of "substantial and compelling circumstances".

'Give us your vagina and we will leave you alone' - rape accused to victim, 14

2017-06-20 11:28

In a graphic video doing the rounds on social media, a 14-year-old Bloemfontein schoolgirl, who appears to be under the influence of alcohol, lies on the ground while two boys unzip her pants and grope her.

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