Rolf Harris faces fresh sex abuse claims in Britain

A dozen women have made fresh allegations against veteran TV star Rolf Harris after a British court found him guilty of a string of sex assaults against girls over nearly 20 years.

Hundreds of Argentine kids separated from parents after sex abuse

The sexual abuse of nearly 300 girls and boys in just one year in a single Argentine province led authorities to separate them from their parents, authorities said.

New `sex abuse` claim filed against Michael Jackson

The star of a 1987 Pepsi ad featuring Michael Jackson has alleged that the King of Pop sexually abused him for years.

US indicts Japan base worker for sex abuse

US prosecutors Monday indicted a military employee in Japan for allegedly having sex with a drunken underage girl, amid a no-tolerance policy for misconduct on bases in the allied nation.

Bryan Singer hit with new sex abuse lawsuit

`X-Men` director Bryan Singer has now been accused of sexually assaulting another teenager in a lawsuit filed by an anonymous UK citizen.

Vatican panel to develop `best practices` to curb sex abuse

A Vatican panel said today it would develop "best practices" for Catholic parishes to combat paedophile priests, but stopped short of urging mandatory reporting of abuse to police.

John Paul biographer, aide defend sex abuse record

Pope John Paul II`s biographer and longtime spokesman sought today to defend his record on sex abuse against evidence that he did not grasp the scale of the scandal until very late in his papacy.

Bryan Singer sex abuse allegations to be part of documentary?

An Oscar-nominated director is reportedly working on a scandalous documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that may include allegations about `X-Men` director Bryan Singer.

Australian mother jailed for sex abuse of daughter

An Australian mother who sexually abused her daughter to maintain the affection of her boyfriend has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison, reports said Friday.

Anti-abuse groups reject Australian cardinal`s apology

Child rights advocates on Friday rejected an apology from Australia`s top Catholic cleric George Pell over sex abuse in the Church, saying it was "hypocritical" and lacked credibility.

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.

Pope announces first members of sex abuse commission

Pope Francis named members of commission to advise him on sex abuse policy tapping religious experts and Irish woman assaulted as child by priest, to start plotting commission`s tasks and priorities.

Pope defends Church`s record on tackling sex abuse

Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church`s record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying "no-one else has done more" to root out paedophilia.

Namdhari Sikh leader`s attacker in UK alleges sex abuse

A 27-year-old Sikh man on trial for the attempted murder of Namdhari sect leader Satguru Uday Singh has claimed it was a revenge attack over being sexually abused by guru.

Vatican hits back at UN committee for abuse report

The Vatican struck back on Friday at a UN human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate and discrediting the UN as a whole by adopting the "prejudiced" positions of anti-Catholic advocacy groups.

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.

UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

A UN human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the paedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes.

Jimmy Savile`s chauffeur charged with sexual offences over three decades

Jimmy Savile`s former chauffeur and flatmate has been accused of 32 sexual abuse offences between 1962 and 1996 and charged with several sexual offences involving 15 teenage girls.

Children blackmailed into sex abuse online: British watchdog

Children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams, causing some of them to self-harm or even commit suicide, a British watchdog warned on Friday.

Jimmy Savile`s half-century of sex abuse to be made into musical

Jimmy Savile`s history of sex abuses against children is to be made into a musical by a British scriptwriter.