ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE

Mpuma molester receives suspended sentence

2014-08-26 22:18

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 5-year-old niece has been handed a suspended sentence after his mother unintentionally contaminated evidence.

UN: Children with albinism segregated in Tanzania

2014-08-26 07:58

The UN's human rights office says the Tanzanian government's system of rounding up children with albinism in education centres isn't adequately protecting them from widespread superstitious beliefs.

'House of horrors' case postponed

2014-08-22 13:23

A Springs couple who allegedly assaulted and kept their five children captive in their home have appeared briefly in the Springs Magistrate’s Court.

Bangladesh headmistress suspended after brutal caning

2014-08-21 16:14

Bangladesh authorities have suspended the head teacher of a girls' primary school after she caned a group of pupils so brutally that 15 of them needed hospital treatment, officials say.

‘Rape rape’ games: Is sex education to blame?

2014-08-20 11:41

Following reports that primary school children are playing a game called ‘rape rape’, News24 looks at sex education for pre-teens.

Western Cape pupils play ‘rape, rape’ game

2014-08-18 11:36
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Teachers and principals at schools in the Western Cape have revealed that a disturbing game is being played by schoolchildren called “rape, rape”.

Child killers should be heavily sentenced - ANC

2014-08-14 17:45

Child killers should be handed heavy sentences by the judiciary, the ANC says, following the murder of a 10-year-old girl in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

3 arrested for killing Cape Town girl, 10

2014-08-13 12:41

Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a 10-year-old girl whose body was found under a bed in a house in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Don't marginalise yourselves - Makhura

2014-08-11 21:11

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has urged the residents of Reiger Park on the East Rand not to marginalise themselves.

Makhura urges residents to wage war on crime

2014-08-11 14:34

Premier David Makhura says the people of Gauteng need to wage war on crime to better protect their children.

Man, 27, sentenced for sex with teen girlfriend

2014-08-06 21:12

A 27-year-old Mpumalanga man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl has been given a suspended sentence after he admitted to having sex with the minor.

Cops investigate rape of mentally disabled teen

2014-08-06 14:17

Soweto police are investigating the rape of a 14-year-old mentally disabled girl following a complaint which implicates a relative.

Rape trial of illegal immigrant delayed

2014-08-05 18:31

The trial of an illegal immigrant accused of raping a six-year-old girl in Mpumalanga could not start because his case had not been transferred to a regional court.

Police investigate sex claims at Bishops

2014-08-03 12:40

The police in Cape Town have launched a probe into the complaints of sexual abuse at Bishops Diocesan College.

Durban doctor brothel case resumes

2014-08-01 06:19

The trial of a Durban doctor accused of running a brothel with young girls is expected to continue in the Durban Regional Court.

Camp owner: I didn’t cause boy’s death

2014-07-30 13:43

The murder-accused owner of a military-style camp where three boys died says it is a “blatant lie” that he caused the death of 15-year-old Raymond Buys.

British Airways to be sued over pilot sex abuse

2014-07-30 11:10

Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a BA pilot in African orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them says.

Camp owner in dock on recruits' deaths

2014-07-30 06:05

The cross-examination of the owner of a military-style camp where three boys died is expected to resume in the Vereeniging Regional Court.

Mpuma dad in court for son's rape

2014-07-28 22:07

A man accused of raping his four-year-old son has appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court, Mpumalanga police say.

Cover-up alleged at 'torture' camp

2014-07-25 11:18

The owner of a military-style camp where three boys died is to be cross-examined about allegedly staging recordings to cover up the abuse, according to a report.

Teen mom guilty of attempted murder

2014-07-24 18:02

The teenage woman whose son was found wandering on the N1 freeway has been found guilty of attempted murder and child abandonment.

Abuse-accused dad to re-apply for bail

2014-07-24 10:06

A Springs man accused of abusing his wife and five children and holding them captive will re-apply for bail.

School head arrested in India after girl, 6, raped

2014-07-23 20:20

Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.

Mental assessment for Pongola child murder suspect

2014-07-22 11:30

The man accused of kidnapping a toddler whose butchered body was later discovered in a church in Pongola, is to be sent for mental assessment, according to police.

 

Sangoma jailed for life for rapes

2014-08-26 19:59

A male sangoma has been sentenced to life in jail by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for raping two teenage girls.

Indonesia school sex abuse trial begins

2014-08-26 16:07

A cleaner has gone on trial after being accused of sexual assault at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, the first case to go to court in a high-profile scandal.

Filipino police smash online child 'sextortion' ring

2014-08-22 20:12

Philippine police have arrested eight people suspected of running an online sexual extortion racket involving children and preying on Asians, seizing laptops and other equipment.

Claim: Durban teacher made porn with boys

2014-08-21 09:33

A top Durban teacher has been arrested for allegedly getting young boys to make pornographic movies, it has been reported.

MEC: Officials looking into ‘rape’ game

2014-08-18 14:38

Education officials are investigating claims that primary schoolchildren in Cape Town have a playground game simulating rape, Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schfer says.

Paedophiles lose appeal against indefinite detention

2014-08-14 20:38

Two convicted paedophiles have lost a High Court appeal in Australia against the laws that have made possible their indefinite detention, media reports say.

Man held for Reiger Park toddler's murder

2014-08-13 20:00

A suspect has been arrested for the murder of 3-year-old Curburne van Wyk, according to reports.

Reiger Park toddler identified by scar

2014-08-12 05:24

A scar on the forehead of a burnt toddler is all it took for a Reiger Park family to identify the remains of Cuburne Lavone van Wyk.

Reiger Park dad confirms burnt body is his son

2014-08-11 15:35

The father of the Cuburne van Wyk, 3, who went missing on Wednesday, has confirmed that the body of a burnt toddler is his son, according to reports.

Mpuma rapist jailed for 18 years

2014-08-07 19:34

A rapist has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Man held for rape of mentally disabled teen

2014-08-06 16:00

A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old mentally disabled girl in Soweto.

Australia probes 'paedophile' father in Thai baby scandal

2014-08-06 12:12

Australian authorities are investigating the father at the centre of a Thai surrogate baby scandal who was exposed as a convicted paedophile, to determine whether his young daughter is at risk.

Man targeted young girls on BBM, WhatsApp

2014-08-04 17:46

Sentencing of a Rustenburg man who targeted young daughters of divorced mothers on social media to get nude photographs has been postponed in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

Child prostitute had baby, court hears

2014-08-01 18:12

An 18-year-old woman has told the Durban Regional Court that she gave birth to a baby four months after her 15th birthday and returned to prostitution three months after its birth.

R500 bail for man accused of raping son

2014-07-30 21:42

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 4-year-old son has been granted R500 bail in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Murder-accused camp owner: Dead boy tricked me

2014-07-30 12:35

The murder-accused owner of a military-style camp where three boys died has admitted that he had been negligent but says the boy he is accused of killing “pulled a lot of tricks on me”.

Torture camp accused back in the dock

2014-07-30 11:08

The murder-accused owner of a military-style camp where three boys died is still testifying in the Vereeniging Regional Court.

SA extradites child sex predator

2014-07-29 23:02

South Africa has extradited a man to Germany to face 37 counts of sexual abuse of children.

‘House of horrors’ case postponed again

2014-07-25 13:34

A Springs couple who allegedly assaulted and kept their five children captive in their home, have briefly appeared in the Springs Magistrate's Court. Their case was postponed.

'House of horrors' couple back in court

2014-07-25 05:42

A man and his wife who allegedly assaulted and kept their five children captive in their home for several years are expected to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court.

Girl found hanging in India triggers revenge attacks

2014-07-24 16:13

A seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in a village in eastern India after locals suspect she was raped, the latest in a string of reported attacks against children.

Man gets life for raping, killing girl, 7

2014-07-24 07:04

A man has been sentenced to life in jail by the Scottburgh Regional Court for the kidnap, rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Mpuma father accused of raping son

2014-07-22 17:44

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 4-year-old son has appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Couple who left baby in car released on warning

2014-07-21 17:32

A couple has appeared in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court for allegedly leaving a 2-month-old baby boy inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

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