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.

Child rapist gets life in prison

2014-09-02 21:43

The Northern Cape High Court has sentenced a man who raped a five-year-old child to life in prison, police say.

Aussie dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

2014-09-02 07:50

An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, media report.

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

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.


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

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.

School 'knew teacher was a sex offender'

2014-09-02 10:29

A prominent Durban high school was warned it had employed a convicted sex pest, and did nothing to arrest his alleged child sex spree, according to a report.

Equatorial Guinea envoy 'beats' daughter with chair

2014-08-28 11:03

Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to the US is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg, but he was not arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police say.

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.

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