ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE

UK police probe more than 1 400 suspects in past sex abuse

2015-05-20 19:31

A national police group looking into potential links between multiple UK investigations into past child sex abuse says that more than 1 400 suspects are being investigated.

Metro cop appears in court on rape charge

2015-05-19 10:20

A Johannesburg metro police officer has appeared in court for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Braamfischerville, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.

Tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for six years

2015-05-18 12:55

Tennis star and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt has been sentenced to an effective six years in jail, with the judge saying there are "clearly no prospects of rehabilitation".

US Catholic brother convicted of sex abuse in Australia

2015-05-18 11:47

A Catholic brother accused of sex abuse in the US has been convicted in Australia of a string of decades-old child sex offenses.

Teen guilty of raping 9-year-old girl

2015-05-13 17:06

A 14-year-old primary school pupil in Mpumalanga has been found guilty of raping a 9-year-old girl back in 2012.

KZN man held for child porn after raid on home

2015-05-11 13:25

A 39-year old Kloof man has been arrested in connection with child pornography involving children as young as 3, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Radiographer in court for sending naked pics to boy

2015-05-08 09:21

A Johannesburg radiographer who apparently sent naked photographs of himself to a 9-year-old boy over WhatsApp has appeared in court on child pornography charges.

Mom accused of offering daughter to farmer for sex

2015-05-07 12:52

An Eastern Cape farmer and a woman from Stutterheim have entered into a plea agreement with the State after being arrested in a child prostitution case.

10 teachers struck off register

2015-04-29 16:04

Ten school teachers have been struck off the registered teachers' roll this year, mostly because of sexual offences against pupils, the SA Council of Educators says.

Belgian bishop ordered to pay for priest’s sexual abuse

2015-04-24 08:01

A Belgian court has ordered the Archbishop of Brussels to pay 10 000 euros in damages to a former choir boy subjected to sexual abuse by a priest.

 

Shock as Hewitt goes home

2015-05-19 11:20

Gasps filled the High Court in Pretoria as former tennis star Bob Hewitt was allowed to go home for a month while his new lawyer prepares his application for leave to appeal his convictions for rape and indecent assault.

Rapist Bob Hewitt to appeal sentence

2015-05-18 17:15

Former tennis star Bob Hewitt narrowly escaped starting his six-year stretch in jail for two rapes and a sexual assault after High Court Judge Bert Bam extended his bail for an appeal application.

Hewitt’s wife begs judge to show him mercy

2015-05-18 11:57

Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt will soon be sentenced for two convictions of rape and one of sexual assault, after the High Court in Pretoria heard pre-sentencing evidence that swung between mercy and retribution for the 75-year old.

CAR militias free over 300 enslaved children

2015-05-14 18:49

Armed groups in Central African Republic have released more than 300 enslaved children as part of a United Nations-brokered deal as the country turns to healing after two years of conflict.

Police inspector jailed on child pornography charges

2015-05-11 15:13

A Madrid court has ordered a police inspector to prison without bail on provisional charges of child prostitution and possessing child pornography material.

Farmer, woman sentenced for selling daughter

2015-05-10 09:57

An Eastern Cape farmer and a Stutterheim mother who gave her daughter to the farmer for sex have both been sentenced in the Stutterheim Regional Court.

'Baby Michael' prosecutor withdrawn from case

2015-05-08 09:00

Advocate Carina Coetzee is reportedly stunned that she has been withdrawn from the decade-long assault case of Baby Michael, a report says.

Greek police: Body of murdered child can never be found

2015-05-05 14:51

Greek police say the body of 4-year-old Bulgarian girl believed to have been killed by her father will likely never be found due to the way in which her killer disposed of her remains.

Child porn investigations reveal more suspects

2015-04-24 14:34

Investigations have revealed hundreds of new suspects in a child pornography ring following the appearance of two people in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court.

Couple to appear for baby abuse images

2015-04-24 05:36

A couple are expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court for allegedly being part of a syndicate that distributed images of babies being abused.

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