World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 6, 2015
Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 6, 2014
The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and all state governments on a plea alleging steep rise in cases of sexual abuse of children in schools across the country and seeking steps to check such incidents.
South | Reported by Radhika Iyer, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday December 4, 2014
A three-year-old child has been allegedly sexually abused at a private school in East Bangalore. An attendant of the school was arrested after the child's parents filed a complaint with the police on the November 26.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday December 2, 2014
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia held a public hearing today to inquire into the Satyananda Yoga Ashram sex abuse cases.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 2, 2014
The Australian government said Tuesday it plans to extend an explosive inquiry into child sex abuse by two years to deal with the thousands of victims who have come forward.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday July 30, 2014
When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the US last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday July 8, 2014
The British government vowed on Monday to discover whether public institutions have exposed vulnerable children to sexual abuse - and whether authorities suppressed abuse allegations to protect politicians and other powerful people.
World News | Reuters | Monday July 7, 2014
Britain pledged on Monday to investigate claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s in a conspiracy by members of the establishment who used their power to cover up the crimes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 7, 2014
An Australian national inquiry into child sex abuse switched its focus Monday from the Catholic Church to the professional swimming community and how it reacted to allegations against two Olympic coaches.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 6, 2014
Britain's senior-most Indian-origin MP has sharply criticised the UK Home Office for losing files linked to child abuse claims said to implicate political figures at the heart of UK's national life.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 30, 2014
One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Australia has stepped down from his role after being charged with child sex abuse, the Church said on Monday.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday June 21, 2014
Leaders of Poland's Catholic Church have apologised to the victims of child sex abuse by priests and admitted they have long ignored the problem.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 20, 2014
Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a UN watchdog said today, urging London to step up its fight against the scourge.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Thai police on Wednesday said that they had charged five defrocked Buddhist abbots for sexually abusing eight boys at monasteries around the northern city of Chiang Mai.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 23, 2014
A UN watchdog urged the Vatican on Friday to live up to Pope Francis' vow to stamp out child sex abuse by priests, calling on the Church to ensure violators face justice.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 7, 2014
The Vatican told critics of its sexual abuse record on Tuesday that it had developed model child protection policies over the last decade and that its accusers should not stay "fossilised in the past" when attitudes were different.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 5, 2014
A UN anti-torture watchdog on Monday began a two-day grilling of the Vatican over its efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 11, 2014
Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 21, 2014
After a 13-year-old boy reported in 1979 that a priest raped and threatened him at gunpoint to keep quiet, the Archdiocese of Chicago assured the boy's parents that, although the cleric avoided prosecution, he would receive treatment and have no furt...
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 21, 2014
Internal documents showing how officials from the Archdiocese of Chicago handled allegations of child sexual abuse by priests are about to become public.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 10, 2014
Dutch prosecutors suspect an Amsterdam man abused hundreds of children, some as young as 12, by getting them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcams.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 19, 2013
British rock singer Ian Watkins, the former Lostprophets frontman, was jailed for 35 years on Wednesday for the attempted rape of a baby and several other "incomprehensible" child sex offences.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 6, 2013
Pope Francis on Thursday ordered the formation of a team of experts to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades.
World News | Reuters | Saturday November 2, 2013
Radio presenter Paul Gambaccini was arrested on Tuesday as part of a wider inquiry into alleged child sexual exploitation, his spokesman told the British Broadcasing Corporation (BBC) on Friday.