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Kabul to probe child sex slavery fuelling insider attacks

Child sex abuse is deeply entrenched in Uruzgan, where police commanders, judges, government officials and survivors of such attacks told AFP that the Taliban are recruiting 'bacha bazi' victims to attack their abusers

Australian defence recruits forced to rape each other: inquiry

Teenage recruits into the Australian military were forced to rape each other, a public inquiry into child sex abuse heard Tuesday.

Child sex abuse within the Catholic Church

As a French cardinal is accused of covering up child sex abuse by a priest, here are some other alleged or confirmed cases within the Catholic Church around the world.

Pennsylvania priest gets 16 years in prison for child sex abuse

A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 16 years in prison for sexually abusing boys.

Child rapists must be castrated: Madras HC to Centre

Child rapists must be castrated: Madras HC to Centre

In an interesting order, Madras High Court has suggested castration as punishment for child rapists.

Australian actress guilty of child sex abuse

Australian actress guilty of child sex abuse

A well-known Australian actress, who starred in the hit television show "Prisoner", was Thursday found guilty of child sex offences committed against a teenage girl more than 30 years ago.

UK lord with dementia in court on child abuse charges

 Senior British politician Lord Greville Janner, who suffers from severe dementia, was made to appear in court in person Friday to face a string of child sex abuse charges.

Pakistan court remands five over sex abuse scandal

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Tuesday ordered that five men arrested over a major child sex abuse scandal remain in police custody for up to 28 days of interrogation.

Five held in Pakistan child pornography scandal

 Pakistan police arrested five people accused of child sex abuse after their bail pleas were turned down, raising the total number of arrests to 12.

US Internet giants join effort to curb child sex abuse

Major US Internet firms have joined an effort to curb the spread of images of sex abuse of children, organizers said Monday.

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal

 Pakistani police Monday arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits and activists said the case was just the tip of the iceberg.

Police under fire over Pakistan child abuse scandal

A lawyer for the victims of a major child sex abuse scandal in Pakistan Monday accused police of protecting the culprits, as activists warned the case was only the tip of the iceberg.

Denials in child sex abuse claims against British ex-PM

There were fresh twists Thursday in the child sex abuse allegations against former British prime minister Edward Heath, with two key players denying claims about the late Conservative leader.

Prostitute reveals ex-UK PM Edward Heath was her client

Prostitute reveals ex-UK PM Edward Heath was her client

A brothel-keeper woman, who made the sensational revelation that former British prime minister Edward Heath was one of her clients, has been identified as a Filpino prostitute who had cases against her dropped in 1990s after she threatened to expose him as a paedophile.

Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim

 A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain Monday, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath.

Vatican child sex abuse trial halted

 The trial of a former archbishop charged with child sex offences was adjourned on Saturday after the defendant fell ill hours before he was due to appear in court at the Vatican.

Judge says UK has been stunned by scale of child sex abuse

Britain has been stunned by revelations about child sexual abuse, a judge said on Thursday, warning that the true scale of the crime has been underestimated and one in 20 children may have been a victim.

France charges soldier over Burkina child sex abuse

A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso was charged Friday in Paris, a judicial source told AFP.

New child sex abuse claims in Central Africa target UN peacekeepers

 A UN peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic is suspected of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

Two US bishops quit, envoy trial date set in Church sex abuse cases

The Vatican has accepted the resignation of two US bishops accused of failing to protect minors from a paedophile priest and set a date for the unprecedented trial of a senior cleric for paedophilia.