Topic / Abuse

Action urged against rabbis who support abusive husband

Israeli women’s rights activist and lawyer Batya Kahane-Dror, above, has lodged a complaint against three rabbis who  refused a victim of domestic violence a religious divorce, known as a get. According to the Independent, the woman is married to an abusive brute who was jailed when he assaulted her after she said she wanted to […]

Priest jailed for 28 years for abusing vulnerable children

Roy Lovatt, 71, above, a Catholic priest and housemaster at a Yorkshire children’s home, received the lengthy jail sentence at Leeds Crown Court this week after he was was found guilty of four charges of indecent assault and five of serious sex assaults against two boys. Roy Leonard Allen, 72, a colleague of Lovatt’s at […]

RCC spokesman in tears over Australian abuse revelations

The enormity of child sexual abuse within the Australian Catholic Church has been revealed after years of investigations – and prompted a tearful senior Church official say today (Monday): These numbers are shocking. They are tragic and they are indefensible. According to this report, between 1950 and 2015, seven percent of Australian priests were accused […]

Court hears ‘vile’ Muslim child abusers shout ‘God is great’

Tayab Dad, above left, and Amjad Ali, right, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is great’) when they were sentenced in Sheffield Crown Court this week for their involvement in the sexual abuse of two girls in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, nearly 20 years ago. According to this report, they were among six men who were jailed this […]

Sadistic Christian ‘morality campaigner’ accused of abuse

In a programme scheduled to be screened tonight (Friday) Channel 4 News will report that John Smyth QC, above, a former friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury now living in South Africa, had forced young men to endure savage beatings after grooming them at Christian holiday camps in the late Seventies. An Ungodly Crime? will […]

Three face jail over abuse at an Alabama Christian boot camp

Alabama pastor ‘Bishop’ John David Young Jr, above, is due to be sentenced on February 22 for crimes committed against youngsters at a Christian boot camp. According to this report, Young, along with two other defendants, were found guilty earlier this month on on multiple counts of aggravated child abuse at the Saving Youth Foundation, […]

Child abuse pair claim ‘Bible is the only defence we need’

A father and son accused of child abuse are relying on their Bibles rather than on lawyers at a trial that began in Ohio yesterday. According to this report, Esten Ciboro, 28, and his father Timothy Ciboro, 53, above, are charged with multiple counts of kidnapping, rape, and endangering children for allegedly shackling a 13-year-old […]

Inquiry exposes widespread child abuse in Northern Ireland

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA), headed by Sir Anthony Hart, above, reveals that children’s homes run by churches and charities in Northern Ireland were the scene of widespread abuse and mistreatment of young residents. Sir Anthony, according to the BBC, said the largest number of complaints received related to four Sisters of Nazareth homes. […]

Argentine abuse case: Pope Francis ‘lives outside of reality’

The Pope and the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are keeping schtum about the arrest in Argentina of a priest arrested on suspicion of child rape. The Independent reports that Pope Francis had been told as early as 2014 that the Rev Nicola Corradi, 82, had been reassigned to a school in […]