Ex-Australian priest John Joseph Farrell sentenced for child abuse

An Australian court on Monday sentenced a former Catholic priest to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing a dozen children between 1979 and 1988.

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan`s Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking.

Child abuse produces damaging effects in bipolar patients

One in every 25 adults is diagnosed with bipolar disorder at some point in their life.

Gurgaon school principal arrested for attempting rape on 8-year-old

Gurgaon school principal arrested for attempting rape on 8-year-old

Aarsha International School director-principal has been arrested by the Palam Vihar Police in connection with attempt to rape on an eight-year-old girl of his school here.

Ranchi shame: Boy sexually assaulted, 'murdered' in private school; 3 teachers detained

Ranchi shame: Boy sexually assaulted, 'murdered' in private school; 3 teachers detained

Barely a few days after a boy was found dead in a water reservoir of a private school in Delhi, a similar case happened in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi.

UN says new claims of child abuse by foreign troops in Central Africa

Last year, allegations of sex abuse were levelled at soldiers serving with French and UN missions in the country.

Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider stringent punishment for child abuse convicts

Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider stringent punishment for child abuse convicts

The court also asked Parliament to think of redefining the term “child” in context of rape.

Indian-American mother jailed for child abuse in US

An Indian-origin mother has been arrested in the US on charges of causing serious injuries to her five-week-old girl child that left her with broken ribs and leg.

'Nirbhaya gang-rape case juvenile was victim of sexual abuse as child'

'Nirbhaya gang-rape case juvenile was victim of sexual abuse as child'

An explosive detail has come to light in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case.

Online intolerance: Kerala journo faces threats for writing about madrasa child abuse

Online intolerance: Kerala journo faces threats for writing about madrasa child abuse

Kozhikode-based VP Rajeena is a senior journalist with a prominent Malayalam newspaper.

Pakistan moves toward death penalty for child sex abuse

Pakistan has taken a step towards punishing the sexual abuse of girls with life imprisonment or even death after an influential parliamentary committee voted to amend current laws.

Madras High Court recommends castration for child rape, says present law 'ineffective'

Justice N. Kirubakaran, in a recent order against a British national, made the recommendation to the Centre saying that castration would achieve “magical results” in preventing child abuse.

Abused Pakistani boy jumps before train over 'police apathy'

A 14-year-old boy, who was kidnapped and sexually abused by three men, committed suicide after police in Pakistan's Punjab province refused to help and instead demanded Rs 50,000 to register a case, the victim's father said on Saturday.

UNICEF offers support to Pak as child abuse probe continues

The United Nations' agency for children has offered its support to Pakistani authorities as they open an investigation into widespread abuses against children and called on the government to bring to justice those responsible for the "terrible" crime.

Child abuse: Pak judiciary rejects govt request to form Judicial Commission

Pakistan's judiciary has rejected a request by the Punjab government to form a judicial commission to probe the country's biggest child abuse scandal involving nearly 300 children, citing the ongoing police investigation.

Pakistan sex scandal: What is behind the horror stories

Pakistan sex scandal: What is behind the horror stories

Parents at the centre of a growing child abuse scandal in Pakistan have accused police of failing to do enough to break up a paedophile ring in Punjab province, the prime minister's political heartland.

Lawyer for Pakistan child abuse victims accuses police

 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.

IMA to create awareness about anti-child abuse laws among doctors

In the wake of increasing instances of child sexual abuse, Indian Medical Association has drawn up a programme to create awareness among its members and parent-teacher community about various anti-child abuse laws.

Remorseless serial rapist Ravinder Kumar admits killing 40 children

Serial rapist Ravinder Kumar has a history of killing 40 children.

UK opens vast inquiry into historic child abuse

A judge from New Zealand said Thursday that one in 20 children in England and Wales may have been sexually abused as she opened a huge inquiry into accusations of institutional paedophilia during the 1980s.