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R. Kelly's daughter labels him a 'monster' after sex abuse accusations

R. Kelly's daughter labels him a 'monster' after sex abuse accusations

Joann Kelly's emotional message comes after a documentary sparked renewed interest in allegations made against the singer.

  • by Amy Croffey

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Concerns over plans for public online sex offender register
ACT government

Concerns over plans for public online sex offender register

Victims advocates say the register risks exposing the identities of survivors of child sex abuse, while the police union fears it may lead to vigilante attacks.

  • by Katie Burgess
Why Australia should not have a public register of child sex offenders
Opinion
Opinion

Why Australia should not have a public register of child sex offenders

Peter Dutton wants a national register to identify child abusers, but all the evidence from the US suggests it won't make children safer.

  • by Danielle Harris
Morrison government pushes public register of child sex offenders
Scott Morrison

Morrison government pushes public register of child sex offenders

The Morrison government says families would be safer if Australian child sex offenders were publicly listed online.

John of God's Australian followers in shock after sexual abuse scandal
Sex abuse

John of God's Australian followers in shock after sexual abuse scandal

He is illiterate, humble and always deferential to others whom he considers truly Divine. Or so the narrative goes.

  • by Lia Timson
DPP won't appeal decision to quash conviction of former archbishop
Courts

DPP won't appeal decision to quash conviction of former archbishop

Philip Wilson was convicted for covering up child sex abuse by a paedophile priest.

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Retired US Army general set to be tried on charges of raping daughter
USA

Retired US Army general set to be tried on charges of raping daughter

Jennifer Elmore alleges that her estranged father sexually abused her when she was a child, although he says he is innocent.

  • by Dan Lamothe
Miracle healer accused of sex abuse by 300+ women hands himself in
Brazil

Miracle healer accused of sex abuse by 300+ women hands himself in

Brazilian police in the central state of Goias say the healer was considered a fugitive prior to handing himself in.

Melbourne Archbishop speaks out on priests grooming vulnerable adults
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Sex abuse

Melbourne Archbishop speaks out on priests grooming vulnerable adults

Archbishop Peter Comensoli said that “any attempt to sexualise a pastoral relationship” should be viewed as professional misconduct and an abuse of authority.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Female teacher avoids jail for molesting boy in her care 30 years ago
Crime

Female teacher avoids jail for molesting boy in her care 30 years ago

Kathyn Joy Woods, now 59, proclaimed her innocence in the dock over the indecent assault and gross indecency with a person under 16.

  • by Amber Wilson
Miracle healer, who appeared on Oprah, faces arrest in Brazil sex probe
Brazil

Miracle healer, who appeared on Oprah, faces arrest in Brazil sex probe

Police are investigating accusations by over 200 women that a self-proclaimed Brazilian faith healer.

  • by Anthony Boadle