Child abuse

How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back
Robyn Williams
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How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back

Independent panel finds dismissal should be replaced with a final warning
18 Jun 2021
Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
Olivier Duhamel pictured in 2016
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Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning

Waves of testimonies flood social media as member of Paris establishment faces abuse allegations
19 Jan 2021
Why Greenland has banned sale of alcohol during pandemic
Nuuk, Greenland
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Why Greenland has banned sale of alcohol during pandemic

Government introduces restriction in Nuuk amid fears about rising violence against children
30 Mar 2020
Paedophile charges against author shame French establishment
Gabriel Matzneff
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Paedophile charges against author shame French establishment

Renaudot prize winner boasted of sexually abusing boys as young as eight
13 Feb 2020
Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys
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Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys

Tradition of ‘boys for play’ facing scrutiny following exposure of paedophile ring operating in schools
29 Jan 2020
Rotherham abuse: outcry over anonymity for police officer
Rotherham Police Station
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Rotherham abuse: outcry over anonymity for police officer

MP criticises watchdog report for failing to name ‘paid professionals who let down victims and survivors’
20 Jan 2020
Operation Midland: former MP wins payout from Met
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Operation Midland: former MP wins payout from Met

Harvey Proctor’s home was raided by Met Police during disastrous investigation
29 Nov 2019

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Hundreds arrested in ‘dark web’ paedophile sting
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Hundreds arrested in ‘dark web’ paedophile sting

Global operation targeted users of website hosting hundreds of thousands of abuse videos
17 Oct 2019
Carl Beech convicted of lying about VIP paedophile ring
Carl Beech
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Carl Beech convicted of lying about VIP paedophile ring

Former nurse's lurid claims had sparked a police investigation costing £2m
23 Jul 2019
Lucy McHugh murder trial: what we have heard so far
Lucy McHugh
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Lucy McHugh murder trial: what we have heard so far

Court hears that 13-year-old girl was stabbed 27 times during attack last July
2 Jul 2019
Leaving Neverland: what a child sex abuse expert thought
Michael Jackson with Wade Robson
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Leaving Neverland: what a child sex abuse expert thought

Forensic psychologist discusses the issues raised by Channel 4’s Michael Jackson documentary
12 Mar 2019
A timeline of allegations against Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
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A timeline of allegations against Michael Jackson

Leaving Neverland documentary reignites controversy over the late singer and the child abuse accusations against him
8 Mar 2019
Leaving Neverland: when and where to watch part two
Michael Jackson
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Leaving Neverland: when and where to watch part two

Michael Jackson fans were outside Channel 4 headquarters protesting his innocence ahead of documentary
7 Mar 2019
Michael Jackson cut from radio over Leaving Neverland claims
Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson cut from radio over Leaving Neverland claims

Networks in New Zealand and Canada drop singer from playlists - but BBC says it will not follow suit
6 Mar 2019
Cardinal Pell lawyer says child abuse was ‘vanilla’
Cardinal George Pell
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Cardinal Pell lawyer says child abuse was ‘vanilla’

Defence attorney Robert Richter’s remarks draw gasps from Melbourne courtroom
27 Feb 2019
Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex abuse in Australia
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Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex abuse in Australia

‘Shockwaves’ as third most senior Catholic in the world found guilty of five charges
26 Feb 2019
Tinder faces questions on age checks after child rape cases
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Tinder faces questions on age checks after child rape cases

UK government asking dating apps about measures used to protect children
11 Feb 2019
West Yorkshire police arrest 55 men over child sex abuse
UK Police
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West Yorkshire police arrest 55 men over child sex abuse

Dozens under investigation in Kirklees after seven women come forward
14 Jan 2019
Police post signs outside sex offenders’ homes for Halloween
Trick or treat sex offender warning sign
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Police post signs outside sex offenders’ homes for Halloween

Signs warn trick or treaters to avoid knocking on doors of houses belonging to sex criminals
31 Oct 2018
Australian PM apologises to victims of child sexual abuse
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison issues national apology to victims of sexual abuse
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Australian PM apologises to victims of child sexual abuse

Scott Morrison delivers emotional address to parliament following five-year inquiry
22 Oct 2018
Rotherham gang ‘raped schoolgirl in Sherwood Forest’
Sherwood Forest
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Rotherham gang ‘raped schoolgirl in Sherwood Forest’

Victim was later forced to have abortion, court hears
5 Sep 2018
UK child abuse: the shocking statistics revealed
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UK child abuse: the shocking statistics revealed

Home Secretary Sajid Javid threatens to impose penalties over tech firms’ failure to remove ‘horrific’ images
3 Sep 2018
Church rejects calls to force priests to report child abuse
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Church rejects calls to force priests to report child abuse

Australian Catholic Church says the seal of the confessional must never be broken
31 Aug 2018
R Kelly’s ‘I admit’: singer responds to sex allegations
R Kelly
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R Kelly’s ‘I admit’: singer responds to sex allegations

Pop star releases 19-minute track admitting to infidelity but not paedophilia
24 Jul 2018
VIP child abuse ‘victim’ charged
Dolphin Square near Westminster is where three boys were alleged to have been murdered in the 1980s
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VIP child abuse ‘victim’ charged

Man who claimed he was abused by high-profile figures in the 1980s now accused of fraud and perverting the course of justice
4 Jul 2018
Winston Churchill ‘probably’ sexually abused as boy
Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill ‘probably’ sexually abused as boy

Biographer Lord Dobbs says former PM suffered ‘appalling treatment’ at school
2 Jul 2018
Sex abuse charity boss arrested on child pornography charges
Joel Davis
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Sex abuse charity boss arrested on child pornography charges

Joel Davis also accused of soliciting undercover FBI agent for sex with children
27 Jun 2018
Australian archbishop guilty of child sex abuse cover-up
 Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson releases white doves with schoolchildren in 2002
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Australian archbishop guilty of child sex abuse cover-up

Philip Wilson becomes the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted of concealing abuse
23 May 2018
Thousands seek help to stop viewing child abuse images
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Thousands seek help to stop viewing child abuse images

More than 36,000 people contacted Stop it Now! child protection charity in UK last year, a rise of 40%
5 Apr 2018
Jehovah’s Witnesses could face child sex abuse inquiry
A Jehovah's Witnesses assembly gathering of 30.000 believers in Villepinte, Paris, in 2011
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Jehovah’s Witnesses could face child sex abuse inquiry

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse says there have been ‘a considerable number’ of complaints against the group
9 Mar 2018
Priest celibacy should be voluntary, says child abuse report
The chair of the Royal Commission, Justice Peter McClellan
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Priest celibacy should be voluntary, says child abuse report

A five-year inquiry into institutional child abuse in Australia has delivered its findings
15 Dec 2017
Paedophile hunters: should police work with vigilantes?
Man on bench, grooming
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Paedophile hunters: should police work with vigilantes?

Volunteers have come to play a crucial role in prosecutions - but professional warn their help is a double-edged sword
18 Oct 2017
Twenty thousand underage girls ‘marry illegally every day’
A 15-year-old girl prepares for her wedding in Bangladesh
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Twenty thousand underage girls ‘marry illegally every day’

World Bank says one in three girls in developing world is victim of underage marriage
12 Oct 2017
Should police work with anti-paedophile vigilantes?
A community playground outside a housing estate in Fulham
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Should police work with anti-paedophile vigilantes?

Role of unauthorised volunteers in convictions is growing, but serious concerns remain
18 Sep 2017
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