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Coronavirus

Man Who Molested Boy Skips Jail Over Covid-19 Fears

2 min read

Convicted child sex offender Robert Crick has avoided jail because of COVID-19, sparking fears it will now set a dangerous precedent that could allow other criminals to do the same.

World

World

Two Years After Escaping 'House Of Horrors' Turpin Children Are 'Doing Well'

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Two years after escaping from the family house in which they were kept chained, abused and tortured, the Turpin children are said to be doing well and moving on with their lives.

Crime

Crime

Doting Dad Discovers Baby's Real Father Is A 13-Year-Old Boy His Wife Babysat

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A British dad has been left devastated after discovering his baby daughter's father is actually a 13-year-old boy his wife had slept with.

Updated

Updated

The Global Push To Shut Down Pornhub Gains Traction

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The world's biggest porn site is under fire over allegations of rape and child abuse in some videos, and a petition calling to have the website shut down has amassed more than 450 000 signatures.

News

News

George Pell's Final Bid To Appeal Child Sex Abuse Conviction: Here's What You Need To Know

2 min read

UPDATE: On 7 April 2020, the High Court of Australia unanimously upheld George Pell’s appeal, quashing his convictions, leading to his release from prison later that day.

National

National

Ex-Foster Care Worker Charged Over Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

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Police have charged a former foster carer over allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl several times in NSW's Newcastle region.

National

National

Hundreds Of Australians Are Paying For Live Child Abuse Material

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Hundreds of Australians are paying to live-stream child abuse material from the Philippines in a disturbing trend highlighted by The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).

World

World

Boy Scouts Of America File For Bankruptcy Following Sex Abuse Lawsuits

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The Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy protection, after being barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits.

National

National

Man Charged After Allegedly Kissing Toddler In A Pram At Sydney Aquarium

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A 28-year-old man who allegedly kissed a toddler in a pram at a Sydney aquarium has been arrested and charged with sexually touching a child.

Crime

Crime

Man Arrested After Cops Allegedly Find 'Child-Like Sex Doll', School Uniforms, In House

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An Australian man has been charged for allegedly possessing a 'child-like' sex doll which he imported from a seller in China, following a two-month investigation into his financial activities.

News

News

Man Charged After Allegedly Bringing Child-Like Sex Doll Into Australia

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The 26 year old Perth man was arrested at the airport on Monday, after returning from holiday in Thailand.

James Norman

James Norman

Dear Catholic Church, Keeping Child Sex Abuse Secret Is Not Your God-Given Right

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Surely if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that the right of children to live free from any kind of sexual abuse should be of paramount concern for all citizens in a civilised society.

Crime

Crime

Knox Grammar Teacher Charged With Possession Of Child Abuse Material

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A teacher from Sydney's exclusive Knox Grammar private school has faced court charged with possessing a "large number" of child abuse images.

News

News

Police Warn Parents After Four Men Charged For Alleged 'Incitement Of Children For Sex

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Police are pleading with parents to monitor their children's online activities after four men were arrested over alleged online child exploitation.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman's Disgusting Acts In Ice Cream Machine

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder Jailed For Child Sex Abuse

1 min read

Sterling Van Wagenen, a filmmaker and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, has been sentenced to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex abuse.

News

News

Italian Ring Allegedly Brainwashed Children Into Believing They Were Sexually Abused

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A ring of social workers, psychologists, doctors and a mayor have been arrested in connection with an investigation that alleges children were brainwashed into believing they were sexually abused to sell to foster parents.

Crime

Crime

Man Kidnapped, Married, Raped Stepdaughter And Fathered Her Nine Children

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Henri Michelle Piette, a 64-year-old Oklahoma man, has been found guilty of kidnapping his stepdaughter when she was 12-years-old and holding her captive for 19 years.

Crime

Crime

Nearly 1700 Suspected Child Sex Offenders Arrested In Massive Operation

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A huge sting dubbed Operation 'Broken Heart' has arrested 1700 suspected child sex offenders over just two months.

World

World

Child Sex Offenders To Be Chemically Castrated Under New Law

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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Alabama have passed a bill that would see certain convicted sex offenders forced to undergo chemical castration before they are released.

National

National

One In Six Australian Women Have Been Abused Before Age 15: Report

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One in six Australian women and one in nine men have been physically or sexually abused before the age of 15, according to a new government report.

Updated

Updated

Here's Everything That Happened On George Pell's Appeal Day 1

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UPDATE: On 7 April 2020, the High Court of Australia unanimously upheld George Pell’s appeal, quashing his convictions, leading to his release from prison later that day.

Crime

Crime

International Paedophile Ring Busted, 50 Children Saved

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A two-year investigation headed by Interpol has led to the arrest of child sex offenders in Thailand, Australia and the U.S. -- as well as the rescue of 50 children.

News

News

'You Are Every Parent's Horror': Australia's Worst Child Sex Offender Jailed For 40 Years

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It's the longest sentence ever handed down for child sex offences in Australia.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged After Partner's Toddler Found With Second-Degree Burns

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A man has been charged after a toddler allegedly in his care was found with severe burns to his face and back in the NSW Central West. 

World

World

Mother's Kidnapping Story Unravels After Baby Found Alive At Bottom Of Ravine

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Authorities say a mother tossed her baby down a 22 metre narrow gorge and then concocted a story about a kidnapping, but when the baby was found alive her claims unraveled.

News

News

Mother Finds 25 Bite Marks On Daughter's Back After Daycare

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A mother has taken to social media to express her concerns after finding 25 bite marks all over her child's back.

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

Young Girl In Hospital After Consuming Suspected Drug-Laced Food

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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

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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

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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

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

Updated

Updated

Swim Instructor Charged Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Of Two Girls

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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?

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I’m no parent.

News

News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hollywood is a crazy place.