Baby-throwing dad case postponed

2018-04-16 16:34

The State has asked the court for a postponement as investigations continue in the case of a man accused of throwing his 1-year-old daughter from the roof of a shack.

State calls for couple to be barred from seeing child in KZN abuse case

2018-04-11 23:00

The National Prosecuting Authority has proposed that a couple accused of brutally beating a child not be allowed to contact or see the 4-year-old.

Father testifies in Australian court cardinal abused son

2018-03-16 06:47

A father has testified in an Australian court that his son has said he was sexually abused by Vatican Cardinal George Pell during a water-skiing outing years ago.

Molestation allegations against cop investigating Soweto school sexual assault 'quite serious'

2018-03-14 10:22

Allegations of molestation against an investigator assigned to a Soweto primary school sexual assault case 'are quite serious', Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange has said.

More boys suffer online sex abuse than thought - study

2018-03-07 15:33

Boys account for nearly a third of online child sex abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors, a new study has revealed, suggesting a greater problem than first thought.

McBride to call his youngest daughter as witness in child abuse case

2018-02-27 13:31

IPID head Robert McBride will call one of his daughters as a witness for the defence in the child abuse case against him.

KZN father sentenced to 2 life terms for rape of daughter, 13

2018-02-16 15:07

A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to two life terms after he was found guilty of repeatedly raping his daughter in 2013.

Gauteng mom collapses in court after seeing pictures of son's body

2018-02-13 16:54

A mother has collapsed in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, shortly after looking at graphic pictures of her deceased three-year-old son, who she is accused of killing.

4-month-old foetus found dumped on Walter Sisulu University campus

2018-01-31 15:18

A case of concealment of birth is being investigated after a 4-month-old foetus was found dumped at Walter Sisulu University's Ibika campus in Butterworth, say Eastern Cape police.

Children held captive: Previous infamous cases

2018-01-17 07:02

The discovery of 13 malnourished children allegedly held captive by their parents in California has brought back memories of previous kidnapping horrors.


Police welcome life sentence for mother who protected her baby's rapist

2018-04-13 08:31

The life sentence imposed on a Gauteng woman who shielded her baby’s rapist from authorities has been welcomed by national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole.

Mom arrested in deaths of baby, toddler found in car seats

2018-03-28 11:31

Arizona authorities say the mother of a baby and a toddler found dead in car seats in a car has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Alleged Soweto school sexual assault by cop a gross form of betrayal, says children's NGO

2018-03-14 18:56

The Teddy Bear Clinic says all stakeholders must review what happened in a case where an officer investigating allegations of sexual assault at a Soweto school has himself been accused of molestation.

Mother, boyfriend face attempted murder charges after video of 4-year-old's beating surfaces on social media

2018-03-08 21:25

A case of attempted murder is being investigated after a video of a 25-year-old mother punching, kicking and stomping on her 4-year-old daughter, allegedly at the instruction of her boyfriend, surfaced on social media.

Vatican finance chief Pell faces crucial hearing on abuse claims

2018-03-04 10:10

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell faces a crunch hearing starting in Australia Monday to determine if he stands trial on historical sexual offence charges.

Springs monster and wife's trial expected to continue after delay

2018-02-26 05:23

The trial of the man dubbed the 'Springs monster' and his wife, who are accused of the abuse of their five children for a decade, is expected to continue in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Online child sex-abuse linked to falling phone prices

2018-02-15 20:53

Wider access to smartphones and super-fast internet access are giving rise to a disturbing trend: a surge in on-demand, live-streaming online child sexual abuse.

Australia still struggling to improve Aboriginal lives, report says

2018-02-12 16:01

Australia is making some progress in improving health and education among its indigenous population, an annual report says, but it is still missing most targets to reduce Aboriginal disadvantage a decade after launching a major campaign.

Principal, teachers implicated in high school sex video removed - Lesufi

2018-01-30 14:36

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says three officials and teachers implicated in videos and pictures of a sexual nature at Reiger Park NR2 High School have been removed, along with the principal.

McBride to make representations over child abuse charges in the new year

2017-12-18 11:37

Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride will only be able to make representations next year on why he should not be prosecuted for child abuse.

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