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World

World

'House of Horrors' Turpin Couple Sentenced To Life For Torturing Their 13 Children

3 min read

David and Louise Turpin will be behind bars until at least 2043 for the torture and abuse of their children over several years.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged For Alleged Online Exploitation Of 9-Year-Old

1 min read

A man, 40, from Sydney's Northern Beaches has been arrested for allegedly exploiting a young girl online.

Crime

Crime

Police Charge Wrong Man Over Child Rape In Bungled Operation

1 min read

A man charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl has been released and a different man taken into custody, after police admitted they arrested the wrong person.

Crime

Crime

Young Girl In Hospital After Consuming Suspected Drug-Laced Food

1 min read

A young girl is in hospital and a man arrested after the child reportedly ate drug-laced food in the Hunter region of NSW.

National

National

Doctor Allegedly Tried To 'Arrange Sex' With Mother And 11-Year-Old Daughter

1 min read

A doctor, 49, was allegedly caught trying to arrange sex with a mother and her 11-year-old daughter in New South Wales.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Why I Still Listen To Michael Jackson's Music, Despite Believing The Allegations

8 min read

For me, the most surprising thing about the documentary "Leaving Neverland" was not the revelations of Michael Jackson’s child abuse: the most surprising thing was how surprised people seemed to be.

Koraly Dimitriadis

Koraly Dimitriadis

The Only Response To 'Leaving Neverland' Is To Burn Michael Jackson's CDs

8 min read

After 'Leaving Neverland' aired, my Facebook feed was streaming with action.

Updated

Updated

Swim Instructor Charged Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Of Two Girls

2 min read

Detectives have charged a 20-year-old swimming instructor with the alleged sexual abuse of two young students at a pool.

Nadia Wager

Nadia Wager

As An Expert In Child Sex Abuse, Here's What I Thought About 'Leaving Neverland'

6 min read

CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses child sexual abuse.

News

News

What We Can Teach Our Children About Grooming And Manipulation

4 min read

Preventing the sexual grooming of a minor can be very difficult and requires a number of different approaches, according to teachers and psychologists.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

I Watched A Mother Hit Her Child Hard Enough To Be Assault. Why Didn’t I Intervene?

4 min read

I’m no parent.

Crime

Crime

'Australia Has Changed': Church Abuse Survivors Share Their Stories

6 min read

Warning: This story discusses child sex abuse.

News

News

Brekky Wrap: Mother Of Three Explains Why She Co-Sleeps With All Of Her Kids

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Crime

Crime

Can The Church Survive Pell's 'Catastrophic' Sex Abuse Conviction?

5 min read

It is a "happy" day for abuse survivors, and the conviction of George Pell on child sex charges is hoped to lead to wholesale change at the highest levels of the Catholic Church.

News

News

R. Kelly Handcuffed After Turning Himself In On Sexual Abuse Charges

2 min read

The R&B artist was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and the majority of his alleged victims were girls aged between 13 and 16.

Crime

Crime

Eight-Month-Old Baby Injured In Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

1 min read

An eight-month-old boy has been injured after his parents were allegedly fighting on a street in the southern NSW town of Leeton.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Drags Puppy Behind Scooter Until Its Paws Bleed

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

World

World

Enslaved Child Chained And Left To 'Die Of Thirst' By Female ISIS Recruit

2 min read

A five-year-old girl in Mosul, Iraq was allegedly chained outside in blistering heat and left to die by a German woman and her husband, who were members of ISIS.

World

World

'Barbaric Use Of Technology': Child Bride Auctioned For Marriage On Facebook

1 min read

Facebook has come under fire after it was revealed a child bride was sold on the social platform. 

Crime

Crime

Man Charged After Four-Week-Old Baby Found With Serious Injuries

1 min read

A man will face court today after a newborn baby was found with serious injuries

Crime

Crime

Would Teaching Your Child A "Code Word" Help Prevent Their Kidnapping?

3 min read

Child protection activists, psychologists and parents have differing opinions on the precautionary tactic.

National

National

'Unthinkable Theft Of Innocence': Nation Apologises To Child Sex Abuse Survivors

4 min read

After decades of feeling shamed and silenced, survivors of child sexual abuse in Australia’s institutions held hands as they heard the words some thought they may never hear.

National

National

New Laws Could Help Child Abuse Survivors Sue

2 min read

Thousands of survivors of child sex abuse will be able to sue institutions for under new NSW laws.

Crime

Crime

How The Mrs Robinson Effect Is Harmful To Child Sex Abuse Survivors

4 min read

A leading criminology expert has warned of the “Mrs Robinson” effect, where adult women who engage in sexual behaviours with a young male are seen as less harmful or even fantasy-like.

Updated

Updated

Australian Catholic Leaders Won't Break The Seal Of Confession

3 min read

The Royal Commission's key recommendation to order priests to disclose confessions 'would undermine religious liberties'.

World

World

300 Priests Abused Thousands Of Children Over 70 years: Report

2 min read

The report follows a two-year investigation which contained graphic examples of children being groomed and sexually abused by clergymen.

Features

Features

The Woman Who Escaped The Charbelite Cult

2 min read

Claire moves from abusive priest’s sect to a new life

World

World

Couple Jailed For Sexual Abusing And Selling Son To Pedophiles

1 min read

The couple allowed the woman's son to be raped and abused by men they found online.

World

World

Inside The Nepali Orphanage Where Children Faced Abuse And Neglect

6 min read

'They tell stories of being forced to tend to animals, and of being beaten into submission.’

Crime

Crime

Archbishop Philip Wilson To Appeal Conviction For Concealing Sex Abuse

1 min read

"I am entitled to exercise my legal rights," he said in a statement.

National

National

Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse Can Now Seek Redress

1 min read

The launch of the National Redress Scheme on July 1 is a 'momentous occasion' for victims of abuse.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

Australian Kids Are Being Coerced Into Making Online Porn

3 min read

A fast-flourishing porn industry is targeting pre-teens and finding a multi-billion dollar market on the Dark Web, new research shows.

Celebrity

Celebrity

8 Stars Of The '80s Who Made Headlines For The Wrong Reasons

1 min read

Hollywood is a crazy place.