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German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

The 48-year-old woman and 39-year-old man were accused of repeatedly abusing and raping the boy, now 10, and selling him to other men on the darknet.

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Ex-magistrate to spend longer in jail for sexual abuse of step-grandson
Child abuse

Ex-magistrate to spend longer in jail for sexual abuse of step-grandson

Court of Appeal found a longer sentence was warranted in the case of a magistrate who sexually abused his step-grandson over a 12-year period.

  • by Ed Jackson
New ACT child protection laws to act on some of Glanfield inquiry
Canberra

New ACT child protection laws to act on some of Glanfield inquiry

The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed new child protection laws to ensure one of the recommendations of the Glanfield Inquiry is fully implemented.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Pope accepts resignation of archbishop Philip Wilson

Pope accepts resignation of archbishop Philip Wilson

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson who was convicted of covering up sexual abuse. 

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Former executive on child porn procurement charges
Courts

Former executive on child porn procurement charges

Ray Coyne, 60, was granted bail in Waverley Local Court on Friday.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Too frail for jail? Former Xavier coach coughs his way through hearing
Child abuse

Too frail for jail? Former Xavier coach coughs his way through hearing

Medics will assess the health of a former Xavier College athletics coach as he awaits sentencing for sexually abusing schoolboys in the 1960s.

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Turnbull, Shorten call on Pope to sack Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson
Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull, Shorten call on Pope to sack Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson

Bill Shorten has backed the PM's call for the Pope to sack Philip Wilson.

  • by Joanne McCarthy
Forcing priests to report abuse not a breach of human rights: Watchirs
Canberra

Forcing priests to report abuse not a breach of human rights: Watchirs

Under the territory's expanded reportable conduct scheme, priests in Canberra will be required to report child abuse to the ACT Ombudsman.

  • by Katie Burgess
'Five deaths in one month': Child protection workers left reeling
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'Five deaths in one month': Child protection workers left reeling

Horrendous abuse and looks of fear on children's faces are not easily erased, say those on the front line.

  • by Anna Patty
Driving instructor allegedly arranged to meet cop posing as teen girl
Child abuse

Driving instructor allegedly arranged to meet cop posing as teen girl

Tony Whale was arrested by Strike Force Trawler on Thursday 

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
'Still so taboo': Abuse survivor makes podcast to heal family pain
Sexual assault

'Still so taboo': Abuse survivor makes podcast to heal family pain

Raquel O'Brien interviews her relatives, including her brother ex-AFL star Heritier Lumumba (formerly Harry O'Brien), about their trauma.

  • by Anna Prytz