Sex Abuse

  • Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 400 priests in 2 years 18-01-2014 09:29 AM

    Vatican City: In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond, according to a document obtained on Friday and...
  • 'Her wishes don't count': troubling commentary on the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case

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    The cacophony around the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault allegations has grown so loud that I feel we have missed the point of both the survivor's...

  • The Tehelka letters: Tarun Tejpal says it was a fleeting, totally consensual encounter 23-11-2013 03:33 PM

    As a special investigation team of Goa Police reached Delhi to question Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman colleague, conflicting reports emerged in the media of the nature of encounter between the Tehelka founder and the young woman. Tejpal issued an official statement on Friday...
  • Israeli serial sex abuser adopts Indian girl: report 07-06-2013 02:46 AM

    Jerusalem: An Israeli man convicted of sex offences against young children has gained custody of a four-year-old Indian girl through an agreement with a surrogate mother in India, according to a media report. The man legally adopted the child through an agreement with the surrogate Indian mother and under current...
  • More than 150 new abuse allegations against BBC made 31-05-2013 08:24 PM

    London: The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadcaster said on Friday the allegations have been made against 81 current and former staff members and contributors, including some who have died. It said that 25 cases of...
  • Cardinals start work on timetable for pope selection amidst resurfacing of sex abuse scandal 05-03-2013 09:10 AM

    Cardinals have gathered in Vatican City to work on a timetable to choose the next pope. ...
  • Report shows growing child sex abuse in India: is child sex abuse more widespread than we realise?

    A new report has shown that child sex abuse is growing in India. Tonight at 10:30, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel...
  • Sex abuse row: BBC to pay 185,000 pounds in damages 16-11-2012 09:06 AM

    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 14-11-2012 07:40 AM

    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 13-11-2012 06:35 PM

    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 under pressure to restore trust after scandal 12-11-2012 03:42 AM

    London: The bungling of reports that powerful Britons sexually abused children has thrown one of the largest and most respected broadcasters in the world into a deep crisis. It is hard to overstate the importance of the BBC in British society; its influence stretches throughout the former British empire and...
  • BBC chief quits over sex abuse row 11-11-2012 03:31 AM

    London: The BBC's top executive resigned on Saturday night after the prestigious broadcaster's marquee news magazine wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal, plunging the network into further uncertainty amid a controversy that exploded after it decided not to air similar allegations against one of its own...
  • BBC apologises for airing false child sex abuse report 10-11-2012 10:34 PM

    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...
  • Senior BBC editor steps down amid Savile sex abuse scandal 22-10-2012 08:59 PM

    London: The BBC faced growing fallout on Monday over sexual abuse allegations against a popular children's TV entertainer, as Prime Minister David Cameron accused the broadcaster of changing its story about why it killed a news segment on the accusations. The powerful broadcaster tried to stem the damage, saying in...
  • Vatican sets new laws on sex abuse, crimes 16-07-2010 10:14 AM

    The new "norms" will help expedite all the urgent cases on priority. ...
  • Pope's immunity challenged in Britain 04-04-2010 09:52 PM

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  • Myths versus facts about child abuse 18-11-2009 10:38 PM

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  • No specific law on child sexual abuse in India 18-11-2009 10:26 PM

    Where does India's legal system stands on the issue of child abuse? ...
  • Pope apologises for clergy sex abuse in Australia 20-07-2008 01:01 AM

    Mirpur: Day 4 yielded 10 wickets with Windies losing six batsman on a crumbling pitch. Shivnarine Chanderpaul is ill and is unlikely to bat in the second innings. They lead Bangladesh by 215 runs and if the hosts can skittle out the visitors in the morning session, they might have...
  • Sexually abused teacher commits suicide 06-05-2008 04:06 PM

    Johannesburg: Allrounder Johan Botha has been named as the captain of the South Africa team for the one-off Twenty20 international against India here on March 30, with regular limited-overs skipper AB de Villiers and vice-captain Hashim Amla being rested. Farhaan Behardien and Dane Vilas are the two new faces in...