Sex abuse scandal haunts Pope Francis' aide and Australia's top Catholic cleric George Pell

Sex abuse scandal haunts Pope Francis' aide and Australia's top Catholic cleric George Pell

George Pell strongly denies the allegations and says he had no knowledge of widespread paedophilia in the church in Australia, even suggesting a conspiracy to bring him down.

Jun 29, 2017, 08:58 AM IST

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

Jun 28, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Taliban use `honey trap` boys to kill Afghan police

In the province of Uruzgan, "bacha bereesh" -- or boys without beards -- widely become objects of lustful attraction for powerful police commanders.

Jun 16, 2016, 10:06 AM IST

Pope condemns paedophilia as details of girl's death shock Italy

Though the Catholic Church itself has been rocked by its own abuse scandals, he did not mention them on Sunday as he has in the past.


May 16, 2016, 22:22 PM IST
Michael Jackson's ex-doctor 'never found evidence' of paedophilia

Michael Jackson's ex-doctor 'never found evidence' of paedophilia

Treacy has also defended Jackson in his book where he writes about Jackson's empathy towards children suffering from HIV in Rwanda and expressed his desire to do a concert from them. 

Nov 22, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

Ex-archbishop hospitalised ahead of Vatican paedophilia trial

A former Polish archbishop was placed in intensive care on Saturday, just hours before his unprecedented trial on paedophilia charges was due to start at the Vatican, the Holy See said.

Jul 11, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France

Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home Thursday and were taken into custody, said a legal source.

Jul 02, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

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.

Jun 15, 2015, 18:53 PM IST
Sia apologises for `paedophilia` impression in new video `Elastic Heart`

Sia apologises for `paedophilia` impression in new video `Elastic Heart`

Australian singer Sia has apologized on Twitter for showing "paedophilia" in her latest video of her single 'Elastic Heart' featuring Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler .

Jan 09, 2015, 17:05 PM IST

Tolerance of child sex crimes in Latin America thwarts convictions: Rights group

Latin America must tackle a social tolerance of children being sold for sex work and the growing online sex trade to boost low conviction rates for child sex trafficking, a rights group said.

Dec 16, 2014, 04:57 AM IST

Indian-origin man claims son killed by VIPs in UK

An Indian-origin father in the UK has claimed that his eight-year-old son had been killed by politically well-connected people in 1981 and the Scotland Yard covered up the incident in a bid to protect the VIP paedophiles.

Nov 19, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges

The Vatican on Tuesday arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the first-ever arrest inside the city state on charges of paedophilia. 

Sep 24, 2014, 03:07 AM IST

Croatia Church finds priest guilty of sexually abusing minors

The Croatian Catholic Church has found one of its priests guilty of sexually abusing minors, the first such ruling in the staunchly Catholic nation.

Feb 22, 2014, 23:07 PM IST

Paedophilia a deep-rooted sexual orientation: Study

Paedophilia, which has been viewed as a psychological disorder triggered by early childhood trauma, is actually a sexual orientation rooted deeply in our biological clock.

Dec 24, 2013, 12:10 PM IST

Odisha Police issues look-out circular against French tourist

The Odisha Police on Thursday issued a Look Out notice against a French tourist after registering a case against him on a complaint of Paedophilia.

Dec 06, 2013, 00:38 AM IST

Paedophilia is an illness, says top Catholic Cardinal

Vatican was embroiled in fresh controversy as one of its top cardinals described paedophilia as a psychological "illness".

Mar 17, 2013, 20:51 PM IST

Vatican prosecutor warns on Asia child abuse problem

Thousands of clergy abuse scandals in Europe and the
United States have rocked the Catholic Church in recent years.

Feb 06, 2012, 00:11 AM IST

British man convicted of paedophilia in Cambodia

Cambodia has long been a magnet for foreign paedophiles because of poverty.

Mar 10, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

GQ’s risque ‘Glee’ photo borders on paedophilia

The Parents Television Council has put down a racy picture of ‘Glee’ stars, which had appeared in GQ magazine, as being a “near-pornographic display”.

Oct 21, 2010, 21:10 PM IST

Indian priest accused of paedophilia in Italy

An Indian priest who confessed to sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in central Italy has been placed under house arrest.

Apr 16, 2010, 13:31 PM IST