Child sexual abuse and exploitation: 10 things a new study found

2019-01-20 11:39

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released a report on child sexual abuse and exploitation. Here are 10 things that have emerged from the report.

Spike in rapes on Christmas Day in Mthatha - police

2019-01-02 19:14

Eastern Cape police say they are alarmed by a spike in rape cases in Mthatha on Christmas Day.

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.

Parents welcome NPA's decision to appeal scholar patrol guard's acquittal for rape, sexual harassment

2018-12-13 20:08

The parents of the children who were victims in the sexual assault case against a former scholar patrol guard at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto have welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal his acquittal.

State's 'fundamental ineptitude' behind acquittal of child rape accused – rights group

2018-12-12 21:50

The "fundamental ineptitude" of personnel involved in the case against a former AB Xuma Primary scholar patrol guard accused of abusing young girls warrants that they be assessed and urgently retrained, says Women and Men Against Child Abuse.

Magistrate lashes out at lawyer for comments in case of serial rapist

2018-12-11 19:37

A Roodepoort magistrate has lashed out at a lawyer representing a convicted serial rapist for arguing that the impact of rape varied for victims of different ages.

WATCH: 'I was actually sleeping... it's rape' - victim in the UK

2018-12-06 14:47

An "alarming" proportion of adults in Great Britain remain confused about what constitutes rape, campaigners say.

Victim-blaming culture holds back #MeToo in Indonesia

2018-11-29 21:03

The UGM rape case is a reminder that our priority should be to stand with the survivors of sexual assault.

'He appears to have denied responsibility' - expert testifies in case of Parktown coach

2018-11-28 17:57

An expert testifying in the sentencing proceedings of convicted Parktown Boys' High former assistant coach, Collan Rex, has explained the impact of Rex's abuse on pupils.

Jailed serial rapist awaits another sentence from the court

2018-11-27 18:45

Sentencing procedures against a convicted serial rapist and taxi driver have been postponed again in the Roodepoort Regional Court.


Even after #MuteRKelly and Surviving R Kelly, reports show people are increasingly streaming his music

2019-01-07 16:07

Why are people still supporting R Kelly’s music?

Sex abuse claims brought against 700 Catholic clergy in Illinois

2018-12-20 13:38

Almost 700 clergymen in Illinois have been accused of child sexual assault, a far greater number than the Catholic Church had previously disclosed, the Midwestern US state's top prosecutor revealed.

Are ‘consent videos’ before sex the answer to #MeToo?

2018-12-14 09:00

In fearing false accusations, men are now asking women to record 'consent videos' before sex. In a nutshell: a woman tells the camera that she agrees to engaging in sexual intercourse with that specific man.

'We trusted him' - Soweto community responds to acquittal of scholar patrol guard

2018-12-13 17:12

The community of Orlando East in Soweto is struggling to come to terms with a high court judgment in which a former scholar patrol guard at the AB Xuma Primary School was acquitted of rape and sexual assault charges.

More than 200 women accuse Brazil 'spiritual healer' of sex abuse

2018-12-11 22:53

More than 200 women have come forward in Brazil to accuse an internationally celebrated self-proclaimed spiritual healer of sexually abusing them, according to media reports and police complaints received Tuesday.

Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up

2018-12-06 20:54

An Australian appeal court has overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex.

Cheryl Zondi asks for changes to the system: 'Witness protection is failing us'

2018-12-04 16:28

Having become a symbol of strength and hope for South Africa's rape survivors following her damning testimony against disgraced pastor Timothy Omotoso, Cheryl Zondi now wants changes made in the witness protection system.

'That's hectic stuff' - parents speak about hearing details in Parktown sex assault case

2018-11-29 16:26

The parents of the victims of former Parktown Boys' High assistant coach Collan Rex have relayed the emotional turmoil that they endured as the details of what happened to their sons emerged in court.

Dros rape case: Accused back in court

2018-11-28 05:11

The man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria is expected back in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Court hears of Parktown Boys assistant coach's difficult upbringing

2018-11-27 16:21

Former Parktown Boys' High School assistant water polo coach Collan Rex, who was found guilty of sexual assault and assault, was a victim of sexual assault himself, the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, has heard.

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