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Apple 'intercepts' emails to flag child abuse: Here's how

13 Feb 2020

Apple 'intercepts' emails to flag child abuse: Here's how

Apple follows strict security protocols for iPhones and all its key products. But, when the matter is as serious as the sharing of child pornography, the company can 'intercept' emails to help the authorities with investigations.

Jaipur rape accused reveals heinous past crimes; raped 35 children

09 Jul 2019

Jaipur rape accused reveals heinous past crimes; raped 35 children

In the latest development, Rajasthan police, who arrested the accused in the Jaipur rape incident recently, have said the culprit has made hair-raising confessions about his history of sexual crimes.

US: Man raped 6-year-old "100 times", sentenced to 120 years

06 Jun 2019

US: Man raped 6-year-old "100 times", sentenced to 120 years

On Monday, a man was sentenced to 120 years in prison for several accounts of sexual abuse of a girl in Iowa, United States.

Teenager rape survivor uses legal euthanasia to end life

05 Jun 2019

Teenager rape survivor uses legal euthanasia to end life

A 17-year-old teenage girl from the Netherlands ended her own life through legal euthanasia after struggling with mental illnesses.

Kerala: Madrassa teacher sexually abused minor boys for 'revenge'

03 Jun 2019

Kerala: Madrassa teacher sexually abused minor boys for 'revenge'

We need to protect our children in a better way. This was proved once again after a 63-year-old madrassa teacher was arrested for sexually abusing minors.

US govt shutdown affecting FBI: Law & order at risk?

23 Jan 2019

US govt shutdown affecting FBI: Law & order at risk?

The ongoing partial US government shutdown, now the longest in history, has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of Federal employees working without pay.

Singapore: Indian, who sexually-exploited minor, gets 13 years jail sentence

12 Jan 2019

Singapore: Indian, who sexually-exploited minor, gets 13 years jail sentence

A 31-year-old Indian man who sexually exploited a minor in Singapore was sentenced to 13 years in jail and 12 strokes of cane by the High Court, media reports claimed.

Delhi: Girls abused inside shelter-home, chilli-powder put in private parts

29 Dec 2018

Delhi: Girls abused inside shelter-home, chilli-powder put in private parts

On Thursday night, during a surprise visit to a shelter home run by an NGO, in Dwarka, the Delhi Commission of Women found that girls were ruthlessly abused by staff.

#POCSOAct: Cabinet approves death-penalty for aggravated sexual crimes against minors

28 Dec 2018

#POCSOAct: Cabinet approves death-penalty for aggravated sexual crimes against minors

The Centre on Friday accepted amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and approved death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual assault of kids.

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

16 Nov 2018

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

In a step towards raising awareness of child sexual abuse, the Calcutta High Court today directed authorities to appoint counselors in about 1 lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual violation.

Radio4Child award recognizes use of radio to fight child abuse

09 Nov 2018

Radio4Child award recognizes use of radio to fight child abuse

A call from a ninth standard girl, disturbed by the circulation of a video of herself with her boyfriend, made Delhi-based RJ Makin run a radio campaign against violence against children.

Two countries, two girls, two rapes, but two different ends

17 Oct 2018

Two countries, two girls, two rapes, but two different ends

Imran Ali, who was convicted for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Kasur, Pakistan, was hanged to death today morning in Kot Lakhpat Central Jail.

Government child helpline appears in pornographic content, lewd calls received

07 Oct 2018

Government child helpline appears in pornographic content, lewd calls received

A government toll-free number for reporting child sexual assault cases has been suspended temporarily after it appeared in pornographic content search, and calls seeking sexual services were received, a senior NCPCR official said.

Assam woman beaten, stripped, tonsured for protesting child marriage

07 Oct 2018

Assam woman beaten, stripped, tonsured for protesting child marriage

A woman in Assam was beaten up and her clothes were torn apart for protesting the marriage of her minor son to a teenage girl.

Mumbai: 9-year-old molested by grandfather right before her heart surgery

27 Sep 2018

Mumbai: 9-year-old molested by grandfather right before her heart surgery

In a gut-wrenching incident, a nine-year-old girl, who was admitted to a South Mumbai hospital for heart surgery, was allegedly molested by her grandfather, just a day before the surgery.

16-year-old molested at Dehradun school: Where are we heading to?

18 Sep 2018

16-year-old molested at Dehradun school: Where are we heading to?

A 16-year-old student was allegedly raped at her Dehradun boarding school last month, on August 14, by her four classmates, said the police on Monday.

Pune: 14-year-old forced to watch porn by school principal

16 Sep 2018

Pune: 14-year-old forced to watch porn by school principal

A case was registered against the principal of a Pune school after he forced a 14-year-old boy to watch porn and then tried to molest him.

Gaya: Child monks used as sex-slaves, forced to do nude-dance

31 Aug 2018

Gaya: Child monks used as sex-slaves, forced to do nude-dance

In an utterly disturbing development, the investigation into the alleged sexual assault of child monks at Prajna Jyoti Novice School and Meditation Center, Gaya, has unearthed the minors were used as sex slaves, and forced to do nude dances.

Bihar: Buddhist monk, accused of sexually harassing boys, arrested

30 Aug 2018

Bihar: Buddhist monk, accused of sexually harassing boys, arrested

On Wednesday, a Buddhist monk was arrested in Bihar's Gaya district for allegedly sexually harassing 15 child monks.

Haryana: Gurukul students allege sodomy by seniors and staff-members

27 Aug 2018

Haryana: Gurukul students allege sodomy by seniors and staff-members

In a traumatic incident, at least six students of a Gurukul in Haryana's Rohtak have alleged their seniors and staff members sodomized and threatened them for months.

Campaign launched to create awareness among children to identify sexual-abuse

16 Aug 2018

Campaign launched to create awareness among children to identify sexual-abuse

Amnesty International India today launched a new campaign aimed at creating awareness among children to help them identify sexual abuse.

For decades, Pennsylvania priests sexually abused over 1,000 children

15 Aug 2018

For decades, Pennsylvania priests sexually abused over 1,000 children

A grand jury report released, on Tuesday, said that hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania have abused more than 1,000 kids since the 1940s, and senior church officials systematically covered their actions.

Delhi: Seniors sexually abuse nine-year-old, teacher says 'you're cute'

08 Aug 2018

Delhi: Seniors sexually abuse nine-year-old, teacher says 'you're cute'

A class IV student, aged all of nine years, was sexually abused by three seniors in a school bus of Delhi's private school, multiple reports said.

Pune: 36 sexually assaulted kids rescued from Madrasa, Maulana arrested

28 Jul 2018

Pune: 36 sexually assaulted kids rescued from Madrasa, Maulana arrested

The police rescued 36 children from a madrasa in Pune's Katraj Kondhwa area after reports of sexual abuse surfaced. A maulana named Rahim has been arrested.

Chennai: Men accused of raping 11-year-old thrashed in court

17 Jul 2018

Chennai: Men accused of raping 11-year-old thrashed in court

Out of the 17 men accused of raping an 11-year-old girl with hearing disability for seven months in Chennai, some were thrashed by a group of lawyers today.

Delhi-HC sentences man to life-imprisonment for sexually assaulting 3.5-year-old boy

15 Jul 2018

Delhi-HC sentences man to life-imprisonment for sexually assaulting 3.5-year-old boy

The Delhi HC has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sodomizing a three-and-a-half-year-old boy, observing that the child was subjected to traumatic and brutal sexual assault.

Humanity just died: One-year-old girl raped and killed in Pune

16 Jun 2018

Humanity just died: One-year-old girl raped and killed in Pune

A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a one-year-old girl before killing her in Loni Kalbhor area near Pune, police said yesterday.

Fighting child sexual abuse: NCERT books may teach genital identification

13 Jun 2018

Fighting child sexual abuse: NCERT books may teach genital identification

In a bid to impart sex knowledge to kids and help them report incidents of abuse, the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) may include sections on genital identification, in the textbooks.

Gautam Gambhir fears for his daughters, writes about child rape

28 May 2018

Gautam Gambhir fears for his daughters, writes about child rape

Cricketer Gautam Gambhir is worried for his daughters' safety, much like most parents in the country, considering the cases of child rapes reported.

Kerala: 60-year-old businessman sexually assaults minor, police negligence triggers anger

13 May 2018

Kerala: 60-year-old businessman sexually assaults minor, police negligence triggers anger

In an infuriating incident, a 60-year-old businessman Moideen Kutty was arrested on Saturday from Shornur and brought to Changaramkulam police station for molesting a minor girl inside a theatre in Malappuram's Edappal town (Kerala).

Child sexual abuse survivors may lodge complaint till age 25

07 May 2018

Child sexual abuse survivors may lodge complaint till age 25

If a new proposal of Union Women and Child Development Ministry sees the light of the day, child sexual abuse survivors may be able to register a police complaint till the time they turn 25.

Rajasthan: Government school students to be sensitized on 'good-touch-bad-touch'

07 May 2018

Rajasthan: Government school students to be sensitized on 'good-touch-bad-touch'

Students up to 14 years of age studying in government schools and Anganwadi centers will be sensitized on "good-touch-bad-touch" under a campaign in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan.

Finnish Supreme Court doesn't consider sexual-abuse of 10-year-old as rape

06 May 2018

Finnish Supreme Court doesn't consider sexual-abuse of 10-year-old as rape

In a surprising judgment, the Finland Supreme Court refused to consider sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl, by 23-year-old asylum seeker, as rape.

Mumbai shocker: Fashion designer rapes minor daughters for 2 years

10 Apr 2018

Mumbai shocker: Fashion designer rapes minor daughters for 2 years

In a shocking and heinous case of child abuse, a Mumbai-based fashion designer has allegedly raped his daughters, aged 13 and 17, for more than two years.

Sexual assault: Mumbai school-trustee denied bail, asked to surrender immediately

03 Apr 2018

Sexual assault: Mumbai school-trustee denied bail, asked to surrender immediately

The founder-trustee of Andheri-based Tridha International School, accused of sexually assaulting a kindergarten student in 2016, has been denied bail by the Bombay High Court.

After 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, WB gears up

25 Mar 2018

After 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, WB gears up

The latest data of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) revealed that West Bengal had registered 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, the fifth highest in the country.

Daisy Irani, child-star of the 1950s, was raped at 6

23 Mar 2018

Daisy Irani, child-star of the 1950s, was raped at 6

Famous child star of the yesteryears, Daisy Irani, has revealed more than 60 years later that she was raped during a shoot when she was six.

Raped by uncle, 3-year-old fights for life in Lucknow hospital

03 Mar 2018

Raped by uncle, 3-year-old fights for life in Lucknow hospital

Just two months after an eight-month-old baby girl was raped in Delhi, there's been another horrific incident in India.

Kashmir shocker: Minor boy sexually assaulted by Madrassa teacher

04 Feb 2018

Kashmir shocker: Minor boy sexually assaulted by Madrassa teacher

In a shocking incident of sexual assault, a minor boy was allegedly sodomized by an Islamic teacher in a Madrassa in North Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Nagpur man arrested for raping minor daughter for three years

22 Jan 2018

Nagpur man arrested for raping minor daughter for three years

A 45-year-old man, who works as a school peon, has been arrested in Nagpur for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter for the last three years.