Vatican urged to reveal status of ousted US archbishop

2018-12-18 05:35

A prominent US archbishop is asking the Vatican for answers about the status of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct against his predecessor.

Man accused of raping stepdaughter 900 times to spend festive season behind bars

2018-12-13 14:31

A KwaZulu-Natal man accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter 900 times, is to spend the festive season behind bars after the Verulam Magistrate's Court postponed his case for a month.

Courtney Pieters murderer was paranoid about being poisoned

2018-12-04 16:01

Child rapist and murderer Mortimer Saunders had a history of paranoia about people poisoning him, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Former Parktown Boys' High assistant coach gets 23 years in jail

2018-11-29 10:55

Former Parktown Boys' High School assistant water polo coach Rex Collan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assault and an additional 3 years for common assault.

9-year-old beaten to death 'for not doing homework'

2018-11-21 22:47

Four relatives of a nine-year-old boy, who was apparently beaten to death in eastern France, have been arrested over suspicions he was killed for refusing do his homework, prosecutors say.

'Loving mother' on trial in France for hiding baby in car trunk

2018-11-15 05:16

Relatives of a woman who hid her baby in the maggot-invested trunk of a car insisted that they had no idea of her secret, at a trial that has drawn horror in France.

KZN man arrested for murder, alleged sexual assault of 2-year-old stepdaughter

2018-11-10 22:26

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been arrested for the murder and alleged sexual assault of his stepdaughter, provincial police said on Saturday.

'Textbook case of abuse': Baby Jamie's mom gets 20 years for her murder

2018-11-08 14:07

The mother of Baby Jamie, Patricia Kershnee Ishwarlall, has been handed an effective 20-year jail sentence following her conviction for murdering her 3-year-old daughter.

AfriForum's Gerrie Nel to take on businessman for alleged rape of 3-year-old granddaughter

2018-10-18 20:02

AfriForum is to privately prosecute a 'respected businessman' for the alleged rape of his three-year-old granddaughter, saying that the legal system failed the child.

46-year-old man describes how a Catholic priest in Joburg groomed, then molested and raped him when he was a teen

2018-10-10 08:42

William Segodisho says he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a priest from a cathedral in Johannesburg for four years in his teens. He wants answers and transparency from the church.


Alleged baby killers: Judgment expected in Baby Daniel matter

2018-12-18 05:16

The Women & Men Against Child Abuse have said they are hoping for a guilty verdict in the judgment of the Baby Daniel murder trial.

'We salute the judge' – emotional scenes as Courtney Pieters' killer gets two life terms

2018-12-11 19:35

Call centre operator Mortimer Saunders, who was given two life sentences, will only be eligible to apply for parole after he has served the first 25 years of his sentence.

'Reasonable and moderate chastisement' is not abuse, ConCourt hears in 'spanking' case

2018-11-29 19:09

Freedom of Religion SA says that a judgment banning reasonable and moderate chastisement as a defence in court should be overturned.

Child rape survivors left without counselling

2018-11-29 07:21

A survey of 135 health facilities designated to care for survivors of sexual violence in South Africa has found that nearly half do not offer counselling services to child survivors of rape.

Mother who hid baby in squalid car boot gets five-year sentence in France

2018-11-17 07:43

A French court on Friday sentenced a mother who kept her baby hidden in the maggot-infested boot of her car to a five-year jail term, three years of which were suspended.

Cape Town man pleads guilty to rape, murder of toddler he was meant to look after

2018-11-12 15:30

A Manenberg man, accused of the rape and murder of his neighbour's 2-year-old daughter who he was supposed to be looking after, has pleaded guilty in the Western Cape High Court.

'If walls could talk' - woman who was allegedly raped, impregnated, beaten by her father

2018-11-09 07:33

A woman who was allegedly raped by her father and fell pregnant with two of his children has decided to break her cycle of abuse by reporting him to the police.

Beaten, starved, tied, burnt and tortured with chilli powder: 'Society failed 3-year-old baby Jamie'

2018-11-01 21:12

Society has failed 3-year-old Jamie who died from "child abuse" at the hands of her mother and grandmother. This was the opinion of Judge Mohini Moodley in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban.

Catholic priest, 84, apologises after three decades to man who shared sexual abuse story

2018-10-12 07:24

An 84-year-old Catholic priest has broken his silence after three decades to apologise to a Limpopo man who recently shared his story about the sexual abuse he suffered while in his teens.

How can you tell when someone is a sex offender? You can't, say experts

2018-10-04 05:17

Experts say there is no way to tell if someone is a sex offender, rapist, or paedophile, unless they have been convicted.

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