Child sexual abuse

CBI sets up unit to prevent online child sexual abuse

"The rapid growth of the internet has created a new dimension, wherein sexual exploitation of children can multiply if remained unchecked," said the CBI in an official statement. The investigation of such offences will come under provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Information Technology Act 2000.

Nov 15, 2019, 16:04 PM IST

Ayushmann Khurrana joins fight against child sexual abuse

The "Article 15" actor has been roped in by UNICEF for Ministry of Women and Child Development's key initiative - the POCSO Act.

Oct 22, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

Manchester City launch a scheme to compensate child sexual abuse victims

The scheme applies to victims of City's former youth coach, Barry Bennell, who was jailed in 2018 for 30 years on multiple counts of child sexual abuse.

Mar 12, 2019, 14:09 PM IST

Cardinal Pell: Dramatic fall from grace for Vatican treasurer

Pell is the most senior Roman Catholic official to be convicted of sexual offences, bringing a rolling abuse scandal that has dogged the church worldwide for three decades to the heart of both the Vatican and Australian civic life.

Feb 26, 2019, 06:34 AM IST

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal Pell found guilty of abusing two choir boys 22 years ago

Pell becomes the most senior Catholic clergyman worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences. 

 

Feb 26, 2019, 06:29 AM IST

Child sexual abuse cases surge in Pakistan this year: report

The 'Cruel Numbers Report' having data from January to June 2018 has been compiled the NGO Sahil based on the news stories in the main newspapers all over Pakistan.

Aug 31, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Delhi school van driver sexually assaults 6-year-old, arrested

A six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a school van driver in Delhi's Palam Village. 

Aug 28, 2018, 12:11 PM IST

Either support victims or paedophiles: Widespread child sexual abuse by US clergy fuels reform assault laws

A grand jury found that 301 priests had sexually abused about 1,000 children over the past 70 years in Pennsylvania. 

Aug 16, 2018, 06:52 AM IST

Delhi school rape case: How did rapist enter premises, question angry parents

A Class 2 student was allegedly raped by an electrician inside the institute premises.

Aug 10, 2018, 14:03 PM IST

Class 2 student allegedly raped by electrician inside Delhi school

The incident took place in a government school in central Delhi's Gole Market area.

Aug 10, 2018, 11:05 AM IST

Former New Zealand first-class cricketer Harley James booked for keeping child abuse images

Harley James has represented Canterbury for five first-class matches from 1997-2001 and is also a known figure in the local church.

Jul 25, 2018, 17:24 PM IST

Chennai 11-year-old rape case: 18 accused thrashed in public, lawyers refuse to defend alleged rapists

The accused persons involve security men, lift operator, plumbers and water suppliers who worked in the apartment where the minor victim lived with her parents. 

Jul 18, 2018, 08:08 AM IST

Rapes have nothing to do with a woman's clothes: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Elderly women and children who are raped are not 'asking for it' either.

May 08, 2018, 08:09 AM IST

13-year-old girl stripped, molested, filmed in Bihar's Jehanabad; 3 arrested

She was molested by a group of seven men.

Apr 30, 2018, 12:49 PM IST

Time to audit performance and efficacy of POCSO Act

The NCRB says that the number of child abuse cases registered under POCSO Act went up from 8,904 in the year 2014 to 14,913 in 2015.

Jan 28, 2018, 12:36 PM IST

School director sexually abuses class 6 boy for 3 years, goes missing after FIR

According to the FIR filed by the relatives of the victim, the boy has been studying in the school for the past four years.

Jan 28, 2018, 10:11 AM IST

Sanam band aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse

Samar Puri, lead guitarist of Sanam said, "While we will generate awareness, Justice & Hope team will handle the cases that come to the fore."

Dec 19, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

 Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Friday, calling it a "national tragedy".

Dec 15, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

4-yr-old girl inappropriately touched by classmate, doctors confirm sexual assault

In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl on Wednesday registered a case of sexual assault against their daughter's classmate at a school in Delhi's Dwarka. 

Nov 23, 2017, 00:17 AM IST

Kailash Satyarthi's fight against child sexual abuse; begins 35-day long Bharat Yatra

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday commenced his 35-day-long nationwide march called 'Bharat Yatra'- the biggest agitation against child sexual abuse, rape and human trafficking. 

Sep 11, 2017, 10:48 AM IST