UN widens probe of fresh Central Africa sex abuse allegations

The United Nations on Wednesday said it has widened an investigation of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by foreign peacekeepers in Central African Republic and notified authorities in France, Gabon and Burundi about the charges.

Deepshikha Nagpal physically abused by ex-husband Kaishav Arora; actress approaches police

Deepshikha Nagpal physically abused by ex-husband Kaishav Arora; actress approaches police

Deepshikha Nagpal had married Kaishav Arora, who is also an actor, in 2012.

New sex abuse claims against UN peacekeepers in Central Africa

UN peacekeepers are facing fresh allegations that they sexually abused four young girls in the Central African Republic.

UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing four girls in Central Africa

UN peacekeepers are facing new allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic involving four young girls, the UN spokesman said Tuesday.

Pope Francis says those who hid sex abuse by priests `are guilty`

Pope Francis on Monday unambiguously said Church officials who covered up sexual abuse "are guilty" of wrongdoing, as he returned home after a triumphant trip to the United States where he held emotional talks with child abuse survivors.

Pakistani daily rues sex abuse of 300 children

Almost 300 children were forced to have sex in front of mobile phone cameras, said a Pakistani daily which added that these children and their families need urgent psychological treatment as well as a rehabilitation programme.

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.

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.

Vatican orders former archbishop to stand trial for sex abuse

Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will stand trial on criminal charges of paying for sex with minors and possessing child pornography, the Vatican said on Monday.

Critic of Australian cardinal asked to withdraw allegations: Report

A lawyer representing Australian Cardinal George Pell has written to a member of a Vatican commission on sex abuse requesting that he withdraw "false allegations" made in a recent television interview, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Vatican finance chief summoned to Australia child abuse inquiry

 Vatican finance chief George Pell was Monday called to give evidence at an inquiry into sex abuse as one of Pope Francis` commissioners for the protection of children accused him of being "almost sociopathic".

France's Hollande vows no mercy to soldiers if African child abuse proven

President Francois Hollande vowed on Thursday to make an example of any French troops found guilty of child sex abuse in Central African Republic as a judicial source said as many as 14 could be implicated.

Ageing UK peer too ill to face sex abuse trial, prosecutors say

British prosecutors said on Thursday an ageing member of the House of Lords would not face charges over serious allegations of historical child sex crimes because he was too ill, leading to criticism by police and accusations of an establishment cover-up from campaigners.

Infant among Australia suspect`s sex abuse victims: Philippines

 An 18-month-old girl was among the children allegedly sexually abused by an Australian man arrested in the Philippines last month, government investigators said Monday.

Australian arrested on sex abuse charges in Philippines

An Australian man charged with multiple child sex offences in the Philippines is also suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl and burying her under his rented apartment, police said Thursday.

An app that helps detect child abuse

App developers have created a software that would help parents keep a check on child abuse.

Cosby jokes in Canada about sex abuse scandals

Cosby jokes in Canada about sex abuse scandals

American comedian Bill Cosby joked during a show in London, Canada, about the accusations of sexual abuse made against him and said he is "far from finished", US media reported Friday.

Indonesia jails cleaners over school sex abuse

Five cleaners were jailed on Monday over the sexual abuse of a young boy at one of Indonesia`s most prestigious international schools, in a scandal that has rocked Jakarta`s expatriate community.

British Scouting Association apologises for past cases of sex abuse

Britain` Scouting Association apologised on Thursday to all previous members who had been abused at camps and meetings after the BBC reported that dozens of ex-scouts had begun legal action against the organisation.

Somali child sex gangs convicted in Britain

Thirteen Somali men have been convicted of being part of gangs which sexually abused young teenage girls, it could be reported Thursday, the latest in a series of similar cases exposed in English towns and cities.