Domestic abuse: Ministers urged to strengthen revived law to protect children

Image copyright Jupiter Images Proposed domestic abuse laws must be strengthened to give more protection to children, campaigners say. Barnardo’s and the NSPCC said measures due to be published on Tuesday were “disappointing” and risked perpetuating a situation in which children were the “hidden victims” of domestic abuse. However, Women’s Aid welcomed a new legal […]

Men hire lawyers over alleged abuse by U. of Michigan doctor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Several men alleging sexual abuse by a deceased University of Michigan doctor have retained law firms that are representing accusers who sued Michigan State University and Ohio State University in similar cases, attorneys said Monday. Stephen Estey, whose California firm has been hired by “several” men, said the parallels between the […]

Over 200 gardaí begin cybercrime training to speed up online child abuse investigations

More than 200 gardaí have started training on how to quickly identify digital devices that may contain child abuse imagery in an attempt to speed up investigations. By the end of March, 240 front-line gardaí will have completed training as cybercrime “first responders”. The course, which is being run by UCD’s Centre for Cybersecurity and […]

Manchester derby racist abuse claim: Man arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident happened when United midfielder Fred went to take a corner in the second half A man has been arrested after a fan was seen apparently making monkey gestures towards Manchester United players during Saturday’s derby. Police said they received reports of a supporter making alleged racist gestures […]

Hockey school “following” case of former coach accused of sexual abuse

Police arrested Samuel Beaugé-Malenfant, 26, in Boucherville Wednesday after an investigation by the Sûreté du Québec’s major crimes unit. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette An elite Montreal hockey school is “closely following” a criminal case in which one of its former coaches was charged this week with dozens of sexual offences involving minors. Samuel Beaugé-Malenfant, […]

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone resigns amid sex abuse scandal

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone has resigned amid the growing scandal of clergy sexual misconduct in his diocese, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a brief statement, without detailing why he was resigning two years before the mandatory retirement age of 75. However, the Vatican conducted a recent investigation into the western […]

Dutch dad accused of keeping kids on isolated farm charged with sex abuse

Prosecutors in the Netherlands have charged a father who allegedly held six of his children against their will on an isolated farm for nine years with sexually abusing two of his other children, authorities said Thursday. The 67-year-old father was previously charged along with a 58-year-old Austrian national with illegal deprivation of liberty and abuse for their alleged role […]