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.

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

2017-12-15 23:37

An Australian inquiry into child abuse has recommended the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.

Winning Women: Protecting the child

2017-12-10 06:00

It has always been a crime of assault to hit a child but, until October, if parents were charged, they were able to raise a special defence for such abuse.

McBride's bail conditions amended to allow him time with youngest daughter

2017-11-28 11:40

IPID head Robert McBride will now be able spend the festive season with one of his daughters, who is a potential State witness in the child abuse case against him, after his bail conditions have been amended.

Aboriginal children suffer 'shocking' treatment in Australia - probe

2017-11-17 17:09

Aboriginal children are subjected to 'shocking' treatment at youth detention centres in northern Australia, an investigation has revealed after a video of violence against mostly indigenous boys sparked outrage.

Trial date set for grandparents, cousin accused of rape, sexual assault

2017-11-10 18:36

The grandparents and cousin of two minor boys, accused of rape and sexually assaulting them, will go on trial in May 2018.

PE man who raped girl, 12, in hospital toilet gets life sentence

2017-11-03 18:32

A Port Elizabeth man who had raped a 12-year-old girl in a hospital toilet after threatening her with a screwdriver has been sentenced to life in prison, police say.

Western Cape - 66 child murders this year

2017-11-01 20:40

The need for more qualified child counsellors is clear after 66 child murders so far in the Western Cape this year the Hope House Counselling Centre says.

Child fatally stabs himself as mom beats, chokes him

2017-10-31 22:14

Police in Tennessee say a 10-year-old boy has fatally stabbed himself while his mother was beating and choking him.

Trial of couple who allegedly killed 3-year-old Poppie set to begin

2017-10-30 05:21

The trial of murder-accused couple Kobus and Louisa Koekemoer is set to begin in the North Gauteng Magistrate’s Court in Pretoria.


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.

Australia failed children, abuse a 'national tragedy' - inquiry

2017-12-15 07:24

Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry has found.

Our children growing up in violence, leads to a violent future

2017-12-05 12:38

There are about 18.5 million children in South Africa. A recent report estimates that between 20% – 34% of them experience some form of contact violence before the age of 18, writes Carolin Gomulia.

Police detain woman suspected of abusing children in China

2017-11-26 13:57

Authorities in China have detained a woman suspected of abusing children at a Beijing kindergarten run by a US-listed company in a case that has caused nationwide anger.

France sexual consent law under spotlight over sex with 11-year-olds

2017-11-16 11:18

In most developed countries, the age of sexual consent is a fairly straightforward matter, but not so in France, which is in the midst of a furious debate over the issue after a man in his twenties was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old girl.

'Poppie is playing dead again' – Slain toddler's mother testifies about her daughter's tragic last moments

2017-11-09 10:36

On the day of her death, Poppie van der Merwe did not want to eat or talk, her mother has testified.

WATCH: Statement t-shirts change the lives of women abuse victims

These t-shirts have a twist; they stand for a cause and change the lives of many abused women in South Africa.

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State completes ID parade in Soweto school guard sexual assault case

2017-11-01 12:32

The State has completed the identification parade in the case against a security guard charged with sexually assaulting at least 87 school girls at a Soweto primary school.

Pensioner gets 20 years in jail for rape of 10-year-old girl

2017-10-31 13:12

A pensioner, who was convicted of raping a 10-year-old girl who stopped at his tuckshop on her way to school, has been jailed for 20 years.

Convicted Australian paedophile in Cape Town appeals extradition

2017-10-27 21:26

Australian paedophile Anthony Peter Freedendal is to appeal a ruling that found him liable to be extradited to his home country to face child sex charges, his attorney William Booth has confirmed.

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