ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE

Father who threw baby from shack won't do any prison time

2019-06-14 11:47

A Port Elizabeth father who threw his baby from the top of a shack during protests in 2018, will not serve any time in prison, according to police.

17 children relocated as physical, sexual abuse claims rock Cape Town children's centre

2019-06-12 20:10

The department took the decision to move children from the Al Noor Child and Youth Care Centre after conducting a preliminary investigation into a number of serious complaints of alleged physical and sexual abuse at the centre.

Family of missing Liyaqat 'Lee' Mentoor still has some hope that he's alive

2019-06-09 16:02

The family of missing three-year-old Liyaqat 'Lee' Mentoor still has some hope that he is alive.

'Overwhelming' stats: 22 underaged children get married every minute, highest prevalence in Africa

2019-06-09 06:00

The first-ever estimate on child grooms brings global child marriage figures to 765 million, says Unicef.

17 kids treated for gunshot injuries since January - Red Cross Children's Hospital

2019-06-05 17:29

Seventeen children have been treated for gunshot injuries at Red Cross Children’s Hospital since the start of the year, while over 250 others have been treated for incidents involving violence, abuse or neglect.

Carletonville crèche abuse: Disappointment as case is postponed

2019-05-31 18:03

In yet another disappointment for the parents of children who were allegedly assaulted by a care giver at a day care centre in Carletonville, the case has been postponed.

Hairdresser accused of toddler's murder still waiting for bail application

2019-05-24 20:21

A hairdresser was sent back to custody after his bail application on charges of the murder of a Cape Town toddler was postponed.

Teen arrested for allegedly kidnapping, raping two minors

2019-05-19 21:39

A teenager is expected in the Dennilton Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly kidnapping and raping two children in the town outside Groblersdal, Limpopo.

Free State man handed life sentence for rape of 9-year-old girl

2019-05-09 19:17

The Virginia Regional Court in Meloding, Free State has handed down a life imprisonment sentence to 25-year-old Teboho Modikeng for the brutal rape of a 9-year-old girl, Free State police have said.

Alleged child abuser leaves court under police guard

2019-05-07 14:47

Police have escorted a caregiver from the Oberholzer Magistrate's Court, where an angry mob of protesters have been waiting for her after her appearance in connection with child abuse allegations.

 

Rape accused's motorbike crash delays AfriForum's first private prosecution

2019-06-13 11:36

A Pretoria man who faces private prosecution by lobby group AfriForum for the rape of his grandchild when she was three years old, was involved in a motorbike accident, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court has heard.

Man given double life sentence for repeatedly raping two daughters

2019-06-11 22:22

A 50-year-old man was given two life sentences by the High Court in Thohoyandou after being found guilty of repeatedly raping his two minor daughters for three years.

Child Protection Week: Status of children in SA bleak - NGO network

2019-06-09 15:15

With almost 1 000 children murdered in the last financial year and as many as 500 dying as a result of abuse and neglect, the status of children in the country is bleak, according to the Connect Network.

Prosecutors insist Pell child sex conviction 'unimpeachable'

2019-06-06 11:04

Prosecutors insisted the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell for child sexual abuse was "unimpeachable" as his appeal against the guilty verdict went into a second day in Melbourne.

Sexual abuse against children in Ethiopia: End of the taboo?

2019-06-03 14:49

Twin sisters Dagim and Yeabsera were young children when their uncle first sexually assaulted them.

Life sentence for man who raped his niece and cousin

2019-05-30 16:34

A man who raped his 11-year-old niece and 20-year-old cousin has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus an effective 23 years.

50 children saved after police bust paedophile website - Interpol

2019-05-23 14:04

International police group Interpol said that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online paedophilia ring.

Eastern Cape man to appear in court for alleged rape of 4-year-old toddler

2019-05-18 19:56

A 22-year-old man from Willowvale, in the Eastern Cape will on Monday appear in court for allegedly raping a four-year-old toddler.

Carletonville crèche abuse: Lobby group calls for harsh punishment, offers help to parents

2019-05-07 17:25

A child abuse lobby group has stepped forward and is offering its assistance to parents of children who attended the Carletonville crèche caught up in child abuse allegations involving one of its caregivers.

Western Cape police searching for man linked to attempted child rapes

2019-05-01 11:10

Western Cape police have launched a search for a man who allegedly attempted to rape three children.

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