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'Hiding in plain sight': At 13, Linda says she told DOCS her foster father abused her. They did nothing

'Hiding in plain sight': At 13, Linda says she told DOCS her foster father abused her. They did nothing

A former police officer is suing the State of NSW after she was left with an allegedly abusive foster father, despite her biological father's attempts to get her back.

  • by Joanne McCarthy

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Sex abuse rife in North Korea, says Human Rights Watch
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Sex abuse rife in North Korea, says Human Rights Watch

North Korean officials including high-ranking party members, prison guards, police and soldiers commit sexual abuse "with little concern for the consequences".

  • by Helen Livingstone
Catholic Church set to be sued by dozens of victims of clerical abuse
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Catholic Church set to be sued by dozens of victims of clerical abuse

Clerical abuse survivors who received small amounts on the condition they waived their rights to sue, are mounting a flurry of legal actions against the Catholic Church.

  • by Cameron Houston & Tammy Mills
Little boy lost: How a brutal paedophile groomed this small-town boy
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Little boy lost: How a brutal paedophile groomed this small-town boy

Nathan will never know what it was about him that drew the attention of a man sitting on a towel, watching the pool intently.

  • by Bree Winchester
Police officer who taught cyber safety in schools charged with child sex offences
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Police officer who taught cyber safety in schools charged with child sex offences

A NSW senior constable who acted as a youth liaison officer in schools has been refused bail after being charged with multiple child sex offences.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Video delays Queensland child rapist's sentencing
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Video delays Queensland child rapist's sentencing

Sentencing for a Queensland child rapist has been delayed because the judge was so shaken by video of the assaults she needed a break to ensure a fair sentence.

  • by Stuart Layt
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Queensland child rapist an 'alarming' risk: judge
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Queensland child rapist an 'alarming' risk: judge

Defence lawyers for an admitted child rapist from Queensland are arguing time he spent in prison in Thailand for separate child sex offences should be taken off his sentence in Australia.

  • by Stuart Layt
Joanne McCarthy: The situation on Nauru was the elephant in the room at the national abuse apology
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Joanne McCarthy: The situation on Nauru was the elephant in the room at the national abuse apology

You don’t put child protection second if you’re a government with responsibility for the lives of children.

  • by Joanne McCarthy
Scott Morrison's national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse
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Scott Morrison's national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The Prime Minister's apology on behalf of the nation on October 22, 2018.

  • by Scott Morrison
Watch live: apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse
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Watch live: apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse

Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses Parliament House in Canberra to issue a national apology for the victims and survivors of child sexual abuse that was enabled by institutions.

Chilean court orders church to pay nearly $1m to victims of abuse: report
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Chilean court orders church to pay nearly $1m to victims of abuse: report

 The office of Santiago's Archbishop was ordered to pay $450 million pesos ($930,000) to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by priest Fernando Karadima.

  • by Aislinn Laing