Child abuse

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Nursery worker who abused toddlers to be released from prison

Nursery worker who abused toddlers to be released from prison

A nursery worker who took photos of herself abusing toddlers is set to be released from prison.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Ex-nurse who accused former PM of sexual abuse ‘misled officers’

Ex-nurse who accused former PM of sexual abuse ‘misled officers’

A man who allegedly made up stories of a high-profile paedophile ring has been accused of misleading detectives to claim compensation.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

The Home Office channelled £30,000 to a paedophilia advocacy organisation in the late 1970s, according to a former civil servant.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

David Steel

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s failure to recognise he should have acted on child sexual abuse allegations about Cyril Smith is a ‘tragedy’ according to the director of a child sexual abuse charity.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jimmy Savile

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

The Honours Committee received anonymous allegations of child sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile in 1998, an inquiry has heard.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise to child abuse victims after claiming police funding is being “spaffed up the wall” investigating historic allegations.

NCA Cartoon

Cartoon warns children about grooming

Cartoon warns children about grooming

A short series of animations designed to inform children about the dangers lurking online has been launched by the National Crime Agency.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

Margaret Thatcher has been accused of protecting a Conservative MP under suspicion of child abuse, according to disclosed MI5 files.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Michael Jackson protest

Michael Jackson fans protest against sex abuse film

Michael Jackson fans protest against sex abuse film

Michael Jackson fans have gathered outside Channel 4 to protest against a documentary alleging he sexually abused two boys.

Michael Jackson

Leaving Neverland director: Michael Jackson was a ‘very seasoned paedophile’

Leaving Neverland director: Michael Jackson was a ‘very seasoned paedophile’

The director of a documentary alleging Michael Jackson groomed and abused two young boys said the pop star cultivated an “innocent, child-like image” to get close to vulnerable children.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Daniel Janner

Westminster child abuse enquiry branded a 'witch hunt'

Westminster child abuse enquiry branded a 'witch hunt'

An inquiry into historic child sex abuse allegations at Westminster has been branded a “witch hunt against dead politicians” before hearings began today.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pell faces a maximum 50-year prison sentence

Cardinal Pell convicted of molesting choirboys

Cardinal Pell convicted of molesting choirboys

The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted in Australia of molesting two choirboys.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hands

Scientists creating database of hand photos to crack down on child abuse

Scientists creating database of hand photos to crack down on child abuse

Scientists are appealing to the public to submit photographs of their hands in the hope of developing new tools to track down and convict child abusers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Over 100,000 web pages containing child abuse images removed from the internet 2018

Over 100,000 web pages containing child abuse images removed from the internet in 2018

Over 100,000 web pages containing child abuse images removed in 2018

The Internet Watch Foundation trains staff to view and remove child abuse imagery from the internet, and successfully removed over 100,000 web pages last years

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of abuse victim in live broadcast

An editor of BBC Asian Network was found not guilty over the naming of a sexual abuse victim during a live radio news bulletin, on Friday.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sexual abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Sexual abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Jonathan West, a child protection campaigner has said that child sexual abuse “seems to be a worldwide problem for the Church.”

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child sex abuse in Huddersfield

Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child sex abuse in Huddersfield

Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child sex abuse in Huddersfield

Thirty people will go on trial charged with offences relating to the alleged sexual exploitation of vulnerable children in Huddersfield, a judge has ruled.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham child abuse scandal perjury claims

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham child abuse scandal perjury claims

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham abuse scandal perjury claims

Former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright will not face any charges in relation to an allegation he lied to MPs about his knowledge of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Former Catholic priest sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse in Germany

Former Catholic priest sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse in Germany

Former Catholic priest sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse in Germany

It is claimed the man used fake documents in order to gain church qualifications

Couple 'kept adopted children locked up for up to 12 hours with no food or light'

Couple 'kept adopted children locked up for up to 12 hours with no food or light'

Couple 'kept children locked up for up to 12 hours with no food or light'

It is alleged Benito and Carol Gutierrez only allowed the children to use a bucket as a toilet while locked up

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Berry Bennell guilty of seven more sex offences, bringing total to 43

Berry Bennell guilty of seven more sex offences, bringing total to 43

Berry Bennell guilty of seven more sex offences, bringing total to 43

It is thought the amount of victims assaulted by Bennell could be more than 100

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Jon Venables jailed for more than three years over thousands of child abuse images

James Bulger killer Jon Venables jailed for over three years for child abuse image stash

Jon Venables jailed for over three years for child abuse image stash

The judge said the images Jon Venables had were vile and heartbreaking

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Barry Bennell was 'child molester on an industrial scale', court hears

Barry Bennell was 'child molester on an industrial scale', court hears

Barry Bennell was 'child molester on an industrial scale', court hears

Prosecutor Nicholas Johnson QC claims Barry Bennell exploited children who would do anything to be a professional footballer

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rotherham Council 'transformed' since child sex exploitation scandal, says Ofsted

Rotherham Council 'transformed' since child sex scandal, says Ofsted

'Rotherham Council 'transformed' since child sex scandal'

In 2014 Ofsted said children's services at the council had 'serious failures'

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Louise Turpin's sister claims she left 13 children alone whilst having sex with man she met online

California House of Horrors: Louise Turpin left all 13 kids alone to have sex with man she met online, sister claims

Louise Turpin's sister claims she had sex with man in hotel, leaving kids alone

David and Louise Turpin have been accused of torturing their children at home

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Man accused of kidnapping stepdaughter and having nine children with her

Man accused of kidnapping stepdaughter and having nine children with her

Man accused of kidnapping stepdaughter and having nine children with her

It is claimed Henri Michelle Piette held Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis captive for around 19 years

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Parents make false accusations of abuse against nursery in China

Parents make false accusations of abuse against nursery in China

Parents make false accusations of abuse against nursery in China

Although police say they have proved the claims are false some on social media believe this is a cover-up

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Jon Venables after his arrest in 1993

James Bulger's father demands killer Jon Venables' anonymity be lifted after fresh child abuse arrest

James Bulger's father demands Jon Venables' anonymity be lifted after new arrest

James Bulger's father calls for more recent pictures of his son's murderer to be released while mother calls him 'a vile, perverted psychopath'

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

LGBT charity criticised for 'allowing staff to have sexual relationship with clients'

LGBT charity criticised for 'allowing staff to have sexual relationship with clients'

Charity criticised for 'allowing staff to have sexual relationship with clients'

Yorkshire MESMAC has a policy which appears to say staff are entitled to have relationships with clients outside of work

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Football coach arrested for sexual abuse of minors he met online

Women's football coach arrested for sexual abuse of minors

Women's football coach arrested for sexual abuse of minors

The football coach allegedly filmed some of the abuse

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Child abuse: 'Criticising Sarah Champion suggests we should be quiet or be branded racist', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

'Sarah Champion backlash suggests we should be quiet on rape or be branded racist', says Julia

Julia on Sarah Champion: 'If you speak out on rape you're branded racist'

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with Muslim MP Khalid Mahmood over the criticism of Sarah Champion's article

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sharon Evans says she was suppressed when she served on the Government's independent child abuse inquiry

Child abuse inquiry member: 'I was silenced in 2015 to ensure Theresa May could become Prime Minister'

Child abuse inquiry member: 'I was silenced so Theresa May could become PM'

Sharon Evans says the inquiry was about controlling and suppressing information

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

More than 500 children in German Catholic choir 'abused between 1945 and early 1990s'

More than 500 children in German Catholic choir abused between 1945 and early 1990s - report

More than 500 children in German choir abused over five decades - report

Lawyer Ulrich Weber has completed a report on abuse which took place in the Regensburger Domspatzen choir

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Babysitter accused of breaking toddler's arm with spatula for wetting himself

Babysitter accused of breaking toddler's arm with spatula for wetting himself

Babysitter accused of breaking toddler's arm with spatula for wetting himself

The three-year-old's arm was broken in three places and hospital staff also found his ears and eyes were bruised

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

'Robotic sex robots could encourage people to abuse children and rape others', says Foundation for Responsible Robotics

Sex robots could encourage rape and paedophilia, says campaigner

Sex robots could encourage rape and paedophilia, says campaigner

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics is calling for a debate on sex robots before they become widely available

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Church of England concealed evidence of child abuse by former bishop, report says

Church of England concealed evidence of child abuse by former bishop, report says

Church of England concealed evidence of abuse by former bishop, report says

A report titled Abuse of Faith claims senior figures in the Church of England showed little care for the victims of Peter Ball

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Romanian man sentenced to 19 years in prison for grooming children online

Romanian man sentenced to 19 years in prison for grooming British and Irish children

Romanian man who groomed British and Irish children jailed for 19 years

Cristian Ciprian Nae contacted children from the UK and Ireland through a gaming website

Video of 15-year-old girl being raped uploaded to Facebook

Video of 15-year-old girl being raped uploaded to Facebook

Video of 15-year-old girl being raped uploaded to Facebook

A 15-year-old girl was raped in a hotel room after talking to a man on Facebook and being convinced to meet him

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father stabs three of his children in Germany, leaving two dead

Father stabs three of his children in Germany, leaving two dead

Father stabs three of his children in Germany, leaving two dead

It is not yet clear what the motive was for the father to stab his children

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mother arrested after 'pushing two-year-old down stairs at New York subway station'

Mother arrested after 'pushing two-year-old son down stairs at New York subway station'

Mother arrested after 'pushing baby son down stairs at subway station'

Local authorities claimed the child was still strapped into his pushchair when he was thrown down the stairs

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Jury at Rolf Harris trial is discharged after not reaching verdict

Jury at Rolf Harris trial discharged after not reaching verdict

Jury at Rolf Harris trial discharged after not reaching verdict

Rolf Harris pleaded not guilty to four charges of indecent assault and did not give evidence during the court case

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Priest laughs as he admits abusing children at religious institution in Italy

Laughing priest admits abusing deaf-mute children at religious institution in Italy

Laughing priest admits abusing deaf children at religious institution in Italy

'Don Piccoli' admits the abuse - but claims child encouraged him by showing him his penis

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

'Mr and Mrs Fritzl' kept children locked in London basement for 16 years as they beat and abused them

London couple jailed for keeping children locked in basement for 16 years

London couple jailed for keeping children locked in basement for 16 years

The children were abused by the couple between 1969 and 1985, but were forced to pretend their lives were fine when social services visited

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

First and largest WhatsApp child pornography network is dismantled

World's largest WhatsApp child porn ring dismantled, with 39 arrests

World's largest WhatsApp child porn ring dismantled, with 39 arrests

Around 360,000 photo and video files were discovered in WhatsApp chats and victim's ages ranged from two-three months to eight years old

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Man on trial for murder jumps to his death from courthouse balcony

Man on trial for murder jumps to his death from courthouse balcony

Man on trial for murder jumps to his death from courthouse balcony

Robert Seman was accused of killing a 10-year-old girl and her grandparents in 2015, if he was convicted he would have faced the death penalty

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mother speaks out about 8-year-old being asked for naked photos by fake Justin Bieber

Mother speaks out about 8-year-old being asked for naked photos by fake Justin Bieber

Mother speaks out about child being asked for naked photos by fake Justin Bieber

Alicia Bellette was with her 8-year-old daughter at home when she noticed four notifications on her daughter's iPad which she found quite disturbing

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teacher who helped police grade indecent images is jailed for molesting six-year-old

Teacher who helped police tackle indecent images jailed for molesting six-year-old

Teacher who helped police tackle indecent images jailed for abusing six-year-old

The man was caught when another child in the room secretly filmed his actions which took place repeatedly over a period of 90 minutes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Convicted murderer wins lawsuit over his confiscated toupee

Convicted murderer and paedophile wins right to wear his toupee in prison

Convicted murderer and paedophile wins right to wear his toupee in prison

A convicted murderer and child molester claimed that prison authorities were breaching his rights by confiscating his wig, as it 'improved his self-esteem'

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Man who allegedly posed as Justin Bieber online charged with more than 900 sex offences

Man who 'posed as Justin Bieber online' charged with more than 900 sex offences

Man who 'posed as Justin Bieber online' charged with more than 900 sex offences

Gordon Douglas Chalmers has been accused of more than 900 sexual offences dating back 10 years

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Heir to Greggs bakery chain found guilty of indecently assaulting boys

Heir to Greggs bakery chain found guilty of indecently assaulting boys

Heir to Greggs bakery chain found guilty of indecently assaulting boys

The heir to the Greggs bakery chain has been found guilty of indecently assaulting boys over a period of 30 years

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Low-risk paedophiles: 'The criminal justice system has gone wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison', says former chief superintendent

'The criminal justice system has gone wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison', says former chief superintendent

'The criminal justice system is wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison'

Chief constable Simon Bailey has said that paedophiles who view indecent images but don't go any further should not be jailed, but rehabilitated instead

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Child sex abuse inquiry: 'Survivors need an apology', says charity Napac

Child sex abuse inquiry: 'Survivors need an apology from perpetrators to live in peace', says charity Napac

'Survivors of child sex abuse need an apology to live in peace', says charity

The independent inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales has started its first public hearings today, starting by focusing on British children who were sent to Australia between 1945 and 1974

Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

'No criminal justice system in the world could deal with the amount of child abuse images online', says journalist

No criminal justice system in the world could deal with the amount of child abuse images online, says journalist

'No justice system could deal with the amount of child abuse images online'

Project Arachnid uses web crawlers which comb the internet for images of child abuse

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mother jailed for nine years after plotting to allow a paedophile to rape her 7-year-old daughter

Mother jailed for nine years after plotting to allow paedophile to rape 7-year-old daughter

Mother jailed after plotting to allow a paedophile to rape her daughter

A mother has been jailed for nine years after plotting the rape for a sum of around £200-£300

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Child abuse inquiry 'is doing a lot of good work' despite negative publicity, says NAPAC founder

Child abuse inquiry member says it's doing lots of good work that gets ignored by negative press

Child abuse inquiry 'is doing a lot of good work' despite negative publicity

NAPAC founder Peter Saunders has urged victims not to lose confidence in the inquiry into historic child sex abuse after the resignation of a high-profile lawyer

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