User: csa Topic: Child Sexual Abuse
Category: Child Sexual Abuse
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Intercourse with wife below 18 is rape: SC 12.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Sexual intercourse with wife below 18 years of age is rape, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, a landmark judgment that fixes the age of consent at 18 for all girls irrespective of their marital status, ending contradictions in laws framed against rape, child abuse and underage marriage. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) says sex with a girl who is below 18 is rape, but Exception 2 carved out in it allowed a man to have sex with his wife aged between 15 and 18 even without her consent. The court struck down this exception, saying it was arbitrary, violative of the Constitution, contrary to other statutes and violated the bodily integrity of a girl child. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012, also considers sex with children — defined as below 18 — as rape. Exception 2 was also contrary to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, that puts 18 as the age of marriage for girls and 21 for boys. The court made it clear it is not getting into the subject of marital ...
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‘No evidence of sexual intercourse in child abuse case’ 19.9.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Police get medical report in Dasarahalli case
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Can use child rape law in teen marriages: SC 1.9.2017 TOI: Home
Marriage is not an exemption under the law to protect children from sexual offences even though marital rape is not recognised as a crime and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) protects any man having sexual intercourse with his minor wife above 15 years of age, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.
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Three men sentenced to life for kidnapping, sodomizing minor in 2013 17.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Malaysian man accused of 600 sex assaults against daughter 10.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
MALAYSIA-RIGHTS/WOMEN:Malaysian man accused of 600 sex assaults against daughter
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London doctor charged with 118 sexual offences 3.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
London [U.K.], August 3 : A doctor who practised in east London has been charged with more than 100 sexual offences, including child abuse.
YouTube star arrested on child porn charges 14.6.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
YouTube star Austin Jones was arrested at an airport here on child pornography charges.
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Briton arrested in Cambodia child abuse probe 4.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A Briton has been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of abusing young girls, the media reported.
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Paedophilia a diagnosis, not a crime: German doctor 13.3.2017 TOI: Home
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Ensuring child safety through technology 10.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Child safety is a key issue in our country where every parent is in a constant state of anxiety and fear when their children are away from them. Crimes against children are happening at an alarming rate outdoors spaces where children are more vulnerable, especially when not escorted by a guardian, and also in indoor spaces which are supposed to be safe. Many incidents of rape, sodomy and mishandling are reported from spaces where our child is supposed to be safe but is surrounded by people with malicious intentions. Child safety has become a mammoth concern especially since parents cannot escort their children in buses or to schools. It's a sad truth that statistics indicate that 53% of our children are abused which means every other child goes through an ordeal which we never want them to encounter. The rising figures of child abuse cannot remain a mere indicator of the increase in crime against children, but must push people to become more aware and ready to take charge. But the truth is that each and ...
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Archbishop apologises as links to 'child abuser' emerge 2.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued an "unreserved and unequivocal" apology on behalf of the Church of England for not reporting a child abuser in the 1970s, a media report said.
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Firstpost special report: What India must do to end abuse of children 18.11.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

These are instances in which child abuse can be clearly connected to a collective failure of society.

The post Firstpost special report: What India must do to end abuse of children appeared first on Firstpost.

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Mark Salling will not be charged for alleged rape 1.11.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Mark Salling will not be charged for alleged rape
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Seven percent of adults sexually abused in childhood in UK, new figures reveal 12.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, Aug.12 : One in every 14 adults in England and Wales was sexually abused as a child, according to the first research of its kind.
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Australian woman faces trial for raping nine-year-old boy 9.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Sydney, Aug 9 : A West Australian woman has been charged with raping a nine-year-old boy between October and November last year, the media reported on Tuesday.
House clears bill against minor abuse 13.3.2016 Asian Age: International
Pakistan’s Senate has passed a bill that criminalises sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2015 will go into force after being ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain. Under the revised legislation, sexual assaults will now be punishable with up to seven years in prison. Previously, only rape was criminalised. Likewise, child pornography, which was previously not mentioned in the law, will be punishable with seven years in prison and a fine of Rs 700,000. The country was rocked by a major paedophilia scandal last August when it was revealed that hundreds of pornographic videos of children from Hussain Khanwala village in the Punjab province had been made and were being circulated. About 20 arrests were made, but only the acts of rape and sodomy were punishable by law. The new amendment also criminalises child trafficking within Pakistan. Previously, traffickers were only liable for punishment if they removed children from the ...
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Pakistan Parliament Passes Law Against Child Sexual Abuse 12.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
Child pornography, which was previously not mentioned in the law, will be be punishable by seven years in prison and a fine of 700,000 rupees.
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Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse 11.3.2016 Zee News : South Asia
Pakistan`s Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking.
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Man given 'wrong keys' by hotel sues after getting into bed with nine-year-old girl 3.3.2016 TOI: The United States
Man given 'wrong keys' by hotel sues after getting into bed with nine-year-old girl
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Families SA hired 'high risk' childcare worker later jailed for sex offences 18.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Royal commission into child protection is examining how Shannon McCoole was able to commit offences against children in state care

Paedophile childcare worker Shannon McCoole was identified as “high risk” and “very unsuitable” during an application process for work with Families SA but was offered work anyway, a royal commission has heard.

The investigation was also told of complaints by fellow workers against McCoole including one incident that was reported to police.

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