Child Sex Abuse

  • California authorities arrest 275 child predators June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Authorities throughout Southern California have announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a US Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department officer. The month long "Operation Broken Heart" took place in May and involved dozens of local, state...
  • 168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI June 24, 2014

    Washington: Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI has said. Some 281 pimps were also arrested in Operation Cross-Country, a week-long enforcement that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey yesterday said can help "end the cycle...
  • Sex abuse row: BBC to pay 185,000 pounds in damages November 16, 2012

    London: The BBC reached a settlement on Thursday with the Conservative politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal. The BBC has already apologised for linking 70-year-old Alistair McAlpine, a member of the House of Lords, to child sex abuse that happened decades ago in Wales. The mistaken report,...
  • Stop tweeting our troubles, BBC chief tells staff November 14, 2012

    London: The beleaguered BBC is asking its staff to tone down the tweets. Britain's national broadcaster is in crisis over its bungled reporting of a child sex-abuse scandal. Its top executive has resigned, two more have temporarily stepped down and others are facing disciplinary proceedings. Unsurprisingly, some of the BBC's...
  • BBC Newsnight error: Two senior editors step down November 13, 2012

    More heads are rolling at the BBC over its false report over a child abuse sex scandal aired on its flagship programme Newsnight. Two more top editorial employees resigned on Tuesday pending a probe. ...
  • BBC apologises for airing false child sex abuse report November 10, 2012

    London: BBC on Saturday apologised for airing a report that led to a former Tory politician being wrongly implicated in child sex abuse, and admitted it was facing a "crisis of trust". A BBC report in which an abuse victim accused an ex-Tory leader of sex abuse should not have...
  • Parl passes bill to protect children from sexual abuse May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill to protect children below 18 from sexual abuse, set up special courts for speedy trial of cases against them and provide stringent punishment extending up to life term for offenders. "The bill is gender neutral. It seeks to protect...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Grisly tales of child sex abuse May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Whom does a child turn to when the one he trusts with all of his tiny heart turns abuser? In a nut-shell, the second episode of Aamir Khan's television show Satyamev Jayate was simply heart-breaking. It brought out a common but rarely talked-about scourge of society - the...
  • Indian priest faces jail term for sex abuse April 17, 2010

    Rome: An Indian priest who confessed to sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in the central Italian province of Abruzzo could face up to 12 years in jail. Under Italian law, the penalty for sexual violence against a child under the age of 14 ranges from six to 12 years. The 40-year-old priest,...
  • Myths versus facts about child abuse November 18, 2009

    MYTH: Men sexually abuse children as they cannot control their sexual urge. FACT: Sexual assaults are committed by people in a position of power and trust. MYTH: Sexual assaults are instinctive acts committed by strangers. FACT: Most sexual assaults are premeditated acts of aggression committed by trusted people. MYTH: ...
  • No specific law on child sexual abuse in India November 18, 2009

    Where does India's legal system stands on the issue of child abuse? ...
  • Paedophilia in garb of philanthropy rampant in India November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Paedophilia in the garb of western philanthropy. India has seen at least ten high profile cases of foreign nations involved in cases of child sex abuse. One of the first such cases was exposed in Goa sixteen years ago. Australian National Warner Wulf Ingo...