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.

Four priests arrested in Spain sex abuse probe

Police in Spain today arrested four Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children in the southern city of Granada, the interior minister said.

Ireland accredits Vatican envoy after sex abuse row

Ireland accredited a new envoy to the Vatican on Tuesday, three years after Dublin closed its embassy following a row over a sex abuse probe.

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.