Topic / Abuse

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 […]

Sadistic US pastor and son accused of beating a boy of 12

Dong Wook Kim and his 19-year-old son Joo Seong Kim, above, of theĀ  Good News Church in Minneapolis, have been charged with assault and malicious punishment of a child. The sadistic pair, according to this report, are now in custody and are being held on $50,000 bail. Their arrest arises out of alleged beatings inflicted […]

Church law loophole allowed a paedophile to keep his job

Paedophile Catholic priest Fr Kevin Gugliotta, 54, above, is currently languishing in jail, awaiting trial on charges of downloading and sharing images and videos of children involved in sex acts. Now here’s a thing: according to this report, the Vatican was informed around 13 years ago that Gugliotta was alleged to have molested a 16-year-old […]

Catholics sorry that a priest abused a disabled woman

The Catholic Church today publicly apologised to a disabled woman who was abused over a period of 14 years by one of its priests, Father Tom Knowles, above, the first priest in Australia to be defrocked for having a ‘long-term inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman.’ According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the apology to […]

Catholic Church in Norway fined over membership fraud

Last year it was reported in Newsweek that Bernt Ivar Eidsvig, the bishop of Oslo, above, had been charged with ‘gross economic fraud’. He and his diocese was accused of overstating their membership numbers, thereby claiming state funding to which it was not entitled. This week, according to the Independent, the case culminated with the […]