Telangana Police launch campaign against child sex abuse

Telangana Police on Friday launched a campaign against child sex abuse and called for zero tolerance against the menace for which it sought cooperation from parents and educational institutes.

UK inquiry finds `no cover-up` over child abuse claims

 A review of how British officials handled historic accusations of child sex abuse against public figures said Tuesday it had found "nothing to support" concerns of a cover-up.

Probe into Bangalore school child molestation begins

 Police Wednesday launched a probe into the alleged molestation of a three-year-old girl child in a private school here Tuesday, as hundreds of parents protested against the incident and sought stringent action against the culprits.

Mexico orphanage children sexually abused, forced to beg

Mexican Police have rescued more than 450 children from an orphanage in Zamora in the state of Michoacan, where the kids were made made to suffer sexual abuse and forced to beg other than being kept in filth and squalor.

Half-brother of UK MP charged with 1970s child sex abuse

The half-brother of a senior lawmaker in UK Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservative party was charged today over allegations of historic sex abuse of a child, police said.

Five Thai monks charged over child sex abuse ring: Police

Thai police today said they had charged five defrocked Buddhist abbots with sexually abusing eight boys at monasteries around the northern city of Chiang Mai.

UN anti-torture watchdog grills Vatican over child sex abuse

The UN`s anti-torture watchdog grilled the Vatican on Monday over efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests, as the Church defended an approach which victims said had "failed terribly".

UN anti-torture watchdog spotlights Vatican`s record

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.

Australian Navy hit by abuse claims; 220 child sailors raped, brutalised?

Allegations that 220 child sailors at an Australian navy training base were raped or brutalised in the 1980s are so serious they will be raised in a paper to parliament, a report said Monday.

John Paul II: Beloved pope who left reformists cold

Pope John Paul II, who was declared a saint on Sunday along with John XXIII, was a charismatic leader who helped topple communism but was criticised for failing to tackle the scourge of child sex abuse by priests.

Brazil launches campaign against child sex abuse

Brazil has launched a campaign against the sexual exploitation of minors as it readies to host millions of visitors for the 2014 World Cup of soccer.

Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse

Pope Francis on Saturday named a victim of sexual abuse by a priest to be part of a core group formed to help the Catholic Church tackle the problem of clerical pedophilia that has dogged it for two decades.

Vatican policies, views slammed in scathing UN report over child sex abuse

In a scalding critique of Vatican, a UN panel report has condemned the church policies which allowed the clergymen to indulge in sexual abuse of children.

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children according to a document.

Vatican grilled on child abuse by UN watchdog

The Vatican was today pushed for the first time to provide answers to the UN over its commitment to stamp out child sex abuse by priests.

Lostprophets singer jailed for 35 years for child sex abuse

British rocker Ian Watkins of the band Lostprophets has been jailed for 35 years for a string of child sex crimes including the attempted rape of a baby, as police said investigations were also under way in the United States and Germany.

Pope Francis sets up committee to fight child sex abuse

Pope Francis has set up a committee prevent child sex abuse in Catholic churches and help the victims.

US college to pay child sex abuse victims USD 60 million

The settlement comes just over a year after former Penn State American football coach Sandusky was jailed for 30 to 60 years on 45 counts of child sex abuse.

Vatican envoy sacked over child sex probe

The Vatican`s envoy to the Dominican Republic has been sacked amid an investigation in Rome into accusations he had sex with children, a spokesman was quoted as saying Thursday.

Australian police probe surrogate boy abused by dads

Australian police described as "depraved" the case of a six-year-old boy obtained by his gay male parents via a surrogate and then sexually abused by them and others.