Australian Catholic Church links celibacy with child sexual abuse

The Australian Catholic Church has admitted that the vow of celibacy may be responsible for the extensive incidents of sexual abuse of children by priests and clergymen.

'Children drugged, sexually abused at Indian yoga guru's ashram in Australia'

 In a shocking disclosure, children as young as four were starved, tortured and drugged besides being subjected to "horrific" sexual and physical abuse at Australia's oldest ashram founded by an Indian, a public hearing into the sexual abuse case heard today.

What could push a child to the brink?

“What is the simplest way to die?”

Maharashtra to have zero-tolerance for child sexual abuse

Maharashtra will have a zero-tolerance approach towards child sexual abuse and all such cases will be taken up on priority while awareness would be raised about POCSO Act to nail offenders, a senior official has said.

Rotherham sex abuse scandal: Gangs of paedophiles exploited 1,400 children

An inquiry revealed on Tuesday some 1,400 minors were sexually abused in the British town of Rotherham over a 16-year period and blamed local authorities for failing to act.

Maharashtra: Gang-rape victim molested by NCP leader

A 14-year-old girl, who was gang-raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said.

Victims hope UN probe will stem child sex abuse by clergy

Victims of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests said today they hoped UN scrutiny of the Vatican would help finally to hold perpetrators to account and halt future violations.

Child sex on Goa beaches for Rs 50?

Child abuse in Goa is one of the elements explored in Laxmikant Shetgaonkar directed "Baga beach", along with other aspects.

Google to block searches for child porn

In a bid to counter child sexual abuse, Google has announced the development of a new software that will block links to child abuse material on the web.

`Sweetie` sting nabs 1,000 alleged online child abusers

An international children`s rights group said it had passed details of 1,000 alleged Internet sex offenders to Interpol after trawling video chatrooms with the aid of a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipina `girl` named Sweetie.

Child sex abuse – it’s very much there

According to a 2007, report by the Ministry of Women and Child Development 21.90% child respondents reported facing severe forms of sexual abuse and of the total number of abuse cases 50% of the respondents claimed that they knew the perpetrator.

Rising concern over sexual crime against children in India!

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), rape cases against children in India have increased by 20 percent in 2012 over 2011.

`Accused under 2012 child sexual abuse law to be produced before special court`

Accused arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act have to be produced before the special court constituted under this Act even at the remand stage, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

Delhi`s sex offenders’ photos, other details now online

In an unprecedented move, the Delhi Police have uploaded the names, photographs, addresses and other details of convicted sex offenders on their website.

Set up special courts to speed up child sex abuse cases: MHA

Home Ministry has directed all states to set up special courts for speedy trials of child sexual abuse cases.

`Vienna children`s home saw abuse, rapes for decades`

Children were physically and mentally abused for decades at a former Austrian children`s home, a commission said.

Israeli serial sex abuser adopts Indian girl: Report

An Israeli man convicted of sex offences against young children has gained custody of a four-year-old Indian girl through an agreement with a surrogate mother.

Teenager kills self after newspaper reports her molestation

A 17-year-old girl had set herself ablaze allegedly after reading a news report about her molestation in a Hindi daily.

Abhay Deol stands for women protection

Abhay Deol says it is important for schools and colleges to create awareness about protection of women and child sexual abuse.

LA teacher accused of sex abuse of up to 20 kids

A Los Angeles elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing 20 students and one adult was arrested, police said.