An Australian pedophile, who bought a Russian newborn boy for US$8,000 and then allowed men around the world to abuse the child, has been sentenced in a US court to 30 years' jail. The man says he’s not a "monster" and still loves his eight-year-old son, who was rescued by authorities in Los Angeles in 2011.
The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on human trafficking in the United States. According to Vladimir Markin, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee, the enquiry will focus children adopted in Russia.
Pope Francis on Thursday set up a committee to fight child abuse in the Catholic Church and offer pastoral care to victims following a recommendation from a council of cardinals he has established to advise him.
A recent report claims that over 200 children were abused in the care of the state of Massachusetts. Thirty percent of the registered cases took place in foster homes, 29 percent in treatment programs, 19 percent in day cares, 18 percent was recorded in schools and 4 percent — in "others."
The Montana attorney general's office has asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, and further punish him. The state formally filed its arguments in the appeal of the highly criticized sentence for Stacey Rambold, who was released from Montana State Prison in September after just a month in jail for raping the girl, who later committed suicide. The state argues the child was not legally capable of consent and that the judge's sentence was illegal.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is facing great pressure and potential political damage, as her administration appeared to have ignored thousands of child abuse reports, which triggered calls to replace her hand-picked leader of the state’s social services agency.
The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has used children as young as 12 as fighters and abducted and raped women, while the government has failed to account for hundreds of detained men and boys,
Russian orphan Alexei Klimov, found in the United States, will get a Russian passport soon, Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said.
Russian investigators have said they have tried a total of 14 cases on abuse of Russian orphans by their foreign foster parents over the past two years.
Russian orphan adopted in the United States Alexei Klimov, who is being searched for in the US, has been found after 18 months and now he is facing prison for escaping from his adoptive family, where his mother knocked out his teeth, Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said.
Two people face kidnapping and abuse charges after three girls told police they had been imprisoned by their parents in their midtown home for possibly up to two years.
Russian Investigative Committee Chairman Alexander Bastrykin has filed a request with US Attorney General Eric Holder that violations of rights of 26 adopted Russian children be verified.
Google is targeting 100,000 notions associated with online child sexual abuse in a move hailed by British premier David Cameron, who will announce a number of measures to tackle the problem at a cyber-summit in Downing Street.
A social services worker Dorian Lee Harper and a hospital nurse Wanda Sue Larson, both 57,were arrested on Friday after a North Carolina sheriff's deputy found their 11-year-old foster child allegedly chained to their porch with a dead chicken draped around his neck.
Feel like cannot cope with your child anymore? Parents in the US found a very easy way of solving such problems. They sell or give for free their unwanted rascals to strangers through the Internet. The future of those children is unknown since the US government is typically unaware of such arrangements.
Interpol said Tuesday it was waiting for information from Dutch authorities after a rights group said it had identified 1,000 paedophiles by offering online sex with a computer-generated 10-year-old girl.
A mother was arrested after almost pulling off her child’s genitals when she became angry with him. However, she did not stop there. The woman then decided to fix the damage by using superglue, according to court records. The incident happened at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort San Houston in Texas.
France was in shock Monday after the discovery of an underfed and dehydrated baby girl who had been forced to live in a car boot, apparently since birth.
A Colombian mother tried to make ends meet by selling her daughters’ virginity for a couple hundred dollars, the media have cited the Bogota Metropolitan Police.
In a horrific case of abuse, a couple who trafficked a 10-year-old deaf girl to the UK from Pakistan and then raped her and kept her as a slave for a decade have been jailed. VoR spoke to Debbie Beadle, the head of youth and training at the charity ECPAT, which campaigns against the trafficking of children in the UK.