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the child rape cases that shook indian politics | child rights


for days public discontent in india was simmering over the mishandling of two child rape cases. over the weekend, anger boiled over and thousands took to the streets in several cities across the country to protest perceived inaction by the indian authorities. celebrities, writers, academicians, rights activists, lawyers and other professionals rubbed shoulders with the hoi-polloi.people were angry but only a few shouted slogans. most walked silently holding placards which did the talking. "time has come now to make india rape free" was scrawled across one. "not proud to be an indian today" was written on another.the outrage over the two rapes reached as far as the un. on friday, the spokesperson for un secretary-general antonio guterres described it as a "horrific case" and called on the i






missouri senate advances bill on parental rights, rape


jefferson city, mo. (ap) — the missouri senate has given initial approval to a proposal to make it easier to terminate a father’s parental rights, if the child was the result of rape.the measure , adopted monday, would allow judges to terminate a father’s parental rights if there’s evidence that he raped the mother, resulting in her pregnancy. the judge would also have to weigh whether that would be in the child’s best interest.republican sen. rob schaaf says he’s concerned that the father wouldn’t first need to be convicted of rape.proponents say few rape cases are prosecuted and the change would help hold abusers accountable.most read storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksthe bill would also require the man to pay child support even if his rights were terminated.it needs another






top indian court rules sex with wife younger than 18 is rape


new delhi — india's top court has ruled that having sexual intercourse with a wife younger than 18 is rape, a decision that activists say is an important step toward ending child marriages.indian law has set 18 as the age for women to marry and consent to sex, but there are exceptions and a man was permitted to have sex, even forcibly, with a girl as young as 15, as long as she was his wife.the court ruled wednesday that sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 18 is rape.lawyer indira jaisingh said the ruling would make child marriages illegal.child marriages are prevalent in india, especially among the rural poor.






indian court rules sex with minor wife is rape | india news


the indian supreme court has ruled that sexual intercourse with a wife between the age of 15 and 18 years is a crime.in a landmark ruling on wednesday, india's top court amended the country's rape law and declared that sex with an underage wife illegal under india's penal code (ipc).the wife must file a complaint against her husband within a year of the committed offence. "the exception in rape law under the ipc is contrary to other statutes, violates bodily integrity of girl child," the court in the capital, new dehli, said.the verdict will come into effect for future instances and have no bearing on marriages already solemnised, the court said. the legal age for marriage in india is 18, but child marriages, are not uncommon, especially in the rural parts of the country. the protection of






indian court rules sex with minor wife is rape | india news


the indian supreme court has ruled that sexual intercourse with a wife between the age of 15 and 18 years is a crime.in a landmark ruling on wednesday, india's top court amended the country's rape law and declared that sex with an underage wife illegal under india's penal code (ipc).the wife must file a complaint against her husband within a year of the committed offence. "the exception in rape law under the ipc is contrary to other statutes, violates bodily integrity of girl child," the court in the capital, new dehli, said.{articleguid}the verdict will come into effect for future instances and have no bearing on marriages already solemnised, the court said. the legal age for marriage in india is 18, but child marriages, are not uncommon, especially in the rural parts of the country. the






superintendent charged with child rape takes plea deal


bellefontaine, ohio (ap) — a school superintendent charged with child rape for allegedly assaulting a young girl has accepted a plea deal as his trial was set to begin in western ohio.the former superintendent for indian lake local schools entered an alford plea to a charge of gross sexual imposition on wednesday in a logan county courtroom in bellefontaine (behl-fown’-tihn). the plea by 52-two-year-old patrick o’donnell means he doesn’t admit to the charge but acknowledges there’s enough evidence to convict him.o’donnell had pleaded not guilty to charges including rape of a child younger than 13.a court affidavit said the child alleged o’donnell touched her inappropriately.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.o’donnell’s attorney says the plea deal was preferable to t






man accused of paying to make child rape fantasy come true


tennessee man faces federal charge of using internet to solicit child rape.        






zainab's rape, murder sparks child sexual abuse debate | pakistan


a minor girl's rape and murder earlier this month has sent a shock wave across pakistan. the incident has drawn a wide public outcry, with many celebrities openly talking against child sexual abuse in the south asian nation.zainab fatima ameen, a seven-year-old girl from the city of kasur in central punjab, was found dead in a rubbish dump after several days of her disappearance. an autopsy revealed she had been brutally abused and strangled to death."seeing the image of her in the trash juxtaposed with the image of her with that smile on her face, it shook me to my core," said nadia jamil, a popular pakistani actress and philanthropist, who was shaken at the news as it unfolded on social media.herself a child abuse survivor, jamil came forward with the story of her own assault as a four-y






zainab's rape, murder sparks child sexual abuse debate | pakistan


karachi, pakistan- a minor girl's rape and murder earlier this month has sent a shock wave across pakistan. the incident has drawn a wide public outcry, with many celebrities openly talking against child sexual abuse in the south asian nation.zainab fatima ameen, a seven-year-old girl from the city of kasur in central punjab, was found dead in a rubbish dump after several days of her disappearance. an autopsy revealed she had been brutally abused and strangled to death."seeing the image of her in the trash juxtaposed with the image of her with that smile on her face, it shook me to my core," said nadia jamil, a popular pakistani actress and philanthropist, who was shaken at the news as it unfolded on social media.herself a child abuse survivor, jamil came forward with the story of her own






who buys a trafficked child for sex? otherwise ordinary men.


men who pay to rape a child suffer few, if any, consequences.        






who buys a child for sex trafficking? otherwise ordinary men.


men who pay to rape a child suffer few, if any, consequences.        






eight-month-old baby raped in indian capital delhi | india news


new delhi, india - an eight-month-old baby girl has been raped in india’s capital, new delhi, allegedly by her 28-year-old cousin while her parents were out working.the rape has provoked angry reactions from activists who are pressing for long-pending police accountability to aid in the fight against sexual violence in the country.{articleguid}the mother found her child bleeding upon returning from work in the evening. the doctors at the hospital confirmed the rape and said the baby had to undergo surgery."i had left for work leaving my children at home. my wife works too. so she too left for work soon after. when she came back, she saw blood-soaked bed and clothes of the child. when she told this to her sister-in-law she made excuses. my child is in critical condition now," the father, a






eight month-old baby raped in indian capital delhi | india news


new delhi, india - an eight-month-old baby girl has been raped in india’s capital, new delhi, allegedly by her 28-year-old cousin while her parents were out working.the rape has provoked angry reactions from activists who are pressing for long-pending police accountability to aid in the fight against sexual violence in the country.{articleguid}the mother found her child bleeding upon returning from work in the evening. the doctors at the hospital confirmed the rape and said the baby had to undergo surgery."i had left for work leaving my children at home. my wife works too. so she too left for work soon after. when she came back, she saw blood-soaked bed and clothes of the child. when she told this to her sister-in-law she made excuses. my child is in critical condition now," the father, a






lawyer: man not seeking custody of child conceived in rape of 12-year-old


christopher mirasolo of brown city, mich., was granted custody of a child who was conceived in the rape of a 12-year-old girl nine years ago.        






redcar rape: man arrested over attack on mother


image caption the woman and her child were snatched from the seafront at redcar a man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman who was forced into a car with her toddler.the woman aged in her 30s and her child were abducted by two men from redcar seafront at lunchtime on friday.cleveland police said the pair were taken about four miles to longbeck lane, near yearby, where the woman was raped by both men. a 31-year-old man from redcar has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is in police custody.a force spokesman said inquiries are ongoing. police had previously said the woman's screams as she and her child were bundled into the car would have been heard by passersby.






india supreme court rules sex with child bride is rape


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the age of consent in india is 18, but marital rape is not considered an offence india's supreme court has struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives. the clause, which was part of india's law on rape, said intercourse between a man and his wife was permissible as long as she was over 15 years of age.the age of consent in india is 18, but marital rape is not considered an offence. the verdict has been hailed by women's rights activists.however correspondents say that the order will be difficult to enforce.the judgement said that girls under 18 would be able to charge their husbands with rape, as long as they complained within one year of being forced to have sexual relations."this is a landmark judgement that c






conservative christian reality tv star toby willis gets 40 years in prison after


former tlc star toby willis pleaded guilty to child rape. willis was the patriarch of tlc’s former reality show “the willis family.” on tuesday, he pleaded guilty to four counts of rape and was sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment, people reported. read: did jinger duggar breaks family rules for wearing pants? julie hibbs, the circuit…






conservative christian reality tv star toby willis gets 40 years in prison after


conservative christian reality tv star toby willis gets 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to child rapeformer tlc star toby willis pleaded guilty to child rape. willis was the patriarch of tlc’s former reality show “the willis family.” on tuesday, he pleaded guilty to four counts of rape and was sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment, people reported. read: did jinger duggar breaks family rules for wearing pants? julie hibbs, the circuit…






lawyer: detective too burned out to probe child abuse cases


oregon city, ore. (ap) — a former oregon detective has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse, behavior his lawyer said was caused by burnout.ex-clackamas county sheriff’s detective jeffrey allen green, 59, pleaded guilty on thursday, the oregonian/oregonlive reported (http://bit.ly/2t9qqde ). green is accused of not investigating more than 50 cases during his six years as a detective. green’s lawyer william bruce shepley told the judge his client wasn’t doing his job because he “suffered from a terrible case of burnout.”green was assigned to an array of crimes in wilsonville, including rape, child sexual assault and theft.in some cases, green didn’t track down and identify suspects, submit dna evidence from a rape kit to the state crime lab fo






lawyer: detective too burned out to probe child abuse cases


oregon city, ore. — a former oregon detective has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse, behavior his lawyer said was caused by burnout.ex-clackamas county sheriff's detective jeffrey allen green, 59, pleaded guilty on thursday, the oregonian/oregonlive reported (http://bit.ly/2t9qqde ). green was accused of not investigating more than 50 cases during his six years as a detective. green's lawyer, william bruce shepley, told the judge his client wasn't doing his job because he "suffered from a terrible case of burnout."green was assigned to an array of crimes in wilsonville, including rape, child sexual assault and theft.in some cases, green didn't track down and identify suspects, submit dna evidence from a rape kit to the state crime lab for






lawyer: detective too burned out to probe child abuse cases


oregon city, ore. — a former oregon detective has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse, behavior his lawyer said was caused by burnout.ex-clackamas county sheriff's detective jeffrey allen green, 59, pleaded guilty on thursday, the oregonian/oregonlive reported (http://bit.ly/2t9qqde ). green was accused of not investigating more than 50 cases during his six years as a detective. green's lawyer, william bruce shepley, told the judge his client wasn't doing his job because he "suffered from a terrible case of burnout."green was assigned to an array of crimes in wilsonville, including rape, child sexual assault and theft.in some cases, green didn't track down and identify suspects, submit dna evidence from a rape kit to the state crime lab for






child's rape, killing in india mired in religious politics


srinagar, india — the girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family's ponies on a chilly january day in the forests of the himalayan foothills when she was kidnapped. her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later.in 2012, the fatal gang rape of a young woman in the heart of india's capital moved hundreds of thousands of indians to take to the streets to demand stricter rape laws.but the gang rape, torture and death of a muslim girl in indian-controlled kashmir has seen far different protests: thousands of members of a radical hindu group with links to the ruling party have marched to demand the release of the six men accused in the repeated rape and killing of the girl inside a hindu temple. hundreds of hindu lawyers have protested that the men, two of them police offic






minnesota sees increase in child abuse cases


st. paul, minn. (ap) — statewide data show that child maltreatment cases have been increasing in minnesota in recent years, with many cases involving minority children.the increase in cases is likely driven by increased awareness, changes to child protection laws and the opioid epidemic, child protection officials said.the figures indicate that minority families are being over-represented and often get treated unfairly by child protection workers and courts, minnesota public radio reported. children who identify as more than one race or as black were three times more likely than white children to be screened into the system, according to the state’s numbers.hennepin county officials had more than 1,500 cases of child maltreatment result in children in need of protection and services petiti






police: man raped girl 250 times over 5 years


delaware police say the assault began when the girl was 12. charges include rape, possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child.        






former johnson county foster parent sentenced for child rape


olathe, kan. (ap) — authorities say a former kansas foster parent has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting some of the children in his care.forty-eight-year-old sean murphy, of edgerton, was sentenced wednesday for two counts of child rape and one count of child sexual exploitation. a johnson county prosecutor’s office spokeswoman says murphy was working overseas as a contractor when he was arrested in april and entered a no contest plea in june.court documents say he recorded two of the victims engaging in sex acts to create child pornography.the kansas department of children and families didn’t immediately respond to an email message from the associated press. but the agency said earlier that murphy had passed the required home inspection and a criminal






metropolitan police review of rape cases evidence


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionrape trial collapse student liam allan felt 'pure fear' about 30 rape cases due to go to trial and "scores" more investigations are to be reviewed after the collapse of two cases in a week.on tuesday, prosecutors dropped a case against a man charged with raping a child under 16 due to police providing "relevant" evidence in recent days.last week, student liam allan's trial collapsed because of the late disclosure of evidence.the met said the same officer worked on both cases and remains on full duty.the force has not referred the officer involved to the independent police complaints commission (ipcc), a met spokesman said.the ipcc told the bbc it was "monitoring the situation". in the most recent case of isaac itiary, the crown prose






metropolitan police review of rape cases evidence


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionrape trial collapse student liam allan felt 'pure fear' about 30 rape cases due to go to trial and "scores" more investigations are to be reviewed after the collapse of two cases in a week.on tuesday, prosecutors dropped a case against a man charged with raping a child under 16 due to police providing "relevant" evidence in recent days.last week, student liam allan's trial collapsed because of the late disclosure of evidence.the met said the same officer worked on both cases and remains on full duty.the force has not referred the officer involved to the independent police complaints commission (ipcc), a met spokesman said.the ipcc told the bbc it was "monitoring the situation". in the most recent case of isaac itiary, the crown prose






idaho high court: unmarried gay partner has no custody right


boise, idaho — the idaho supreme court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner, reflecting state laws that have not been updated since same-sex marriage became legal in 2014.the couple raised the child together after splitting up in 2012. but their relationship deteriorated two years ago, and the child's biological mother barred her former partner from contacting the child, who is now 7.grandparents, great-grandparents and even first cousins in idaho can seek custody, guardianship or visitation rights to children in certain circumstances, but an unmarried same-sex partner cannot. but they can legally adopt if the other parent agrees.several states, including new mexico, washington and nevada, allow women or men who consent to anoth






'rape clause' row erupts at first minister's questions


image caption following first minister's questions, nicola sturgeon, willie rennie and kezia dugdale joined other politicians and protestors against the so-called rape clause ruth davidson was greeted with calls of "shame" from rival msps after she refused to condemn the uk government's so-called "rape clause".first minister nicola sturgeon challenged the conservative leader not to "pass the buck" on the child tax credit reform.ms sturgeon asked ms davidson whether she agreed it was "utterly abhorrent".ms davidson responded: "if the first minister doesn't like the two-child tax policy, she can change it."msps in the scottish parliament shouted "shame, shame" and ms sturgeon responded: "shame on ruth davidson and shame on the conservatives."welfare reforms introduced by the uk government ea






'rape clause' row erupts at first minister's questions


image caption following first minister's questions, nicola sturgeon, willie rennie and kezia dugdale joined other politicians and protestors against the so-called rape clause ruth davidson was greeted with calls of "shame" from rival msps after she refused to condemn the uk government's so-called "rape clause".first minister nicola sturgeon challenged the conservative leader not to "pass the buck" on the child tax credit reform.ms sturgeon asked ms davidson whether she agreed it was "utterly abhorrent".ms davidson responded: "if the first minister doesn't like the two-child tax policy, she can change it."msps in the scottish parliament shouted "shame, shame" and ms sturgeon responded: "shame on ruth davidson and shame on the conservatives."welfare reforms introduced by the uk government ea






hrw: zimbabwe's tobacco farming tarnished by child labour | zimbabwe news


tobacco is a major moneymaker for zimbabwe. but workers on the farms are subject to human rights abuses and serious health risks. that is according to a report released by human rights watch that highlights the plight of child labourers. the labour ministry says that it has dealt with the cases that were reported, but it has not yet done a study to establish the conditions on tobacco farms.al jazeera's haru mutasa has more from harare. 






pakistanis protest as police search for girl's killer | news


karachi, pakistan - scores of demonstrators continued to protest the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in the central pakistani town of kasur, while four security personnel who opened fire on an earlier demonstration were taken into custody.protesters blocked the main roads into the city, about 50km south of the eastern city of lahore, using tractors and large cement blocks, and shouted slogans against the government on thursday. they called for "justice for zainab", the name of the child whose body was found in a rubbish dump on wednesday after being missing for four days. closed-circuit television footage showed her being led down a street near her home by an unidentified man.on thursday, police told al jazeera they were still investigating leads, after interrogating 227 people in






'rape clause' row erupts at first minister's questions


image caption following first minister's questions, nicola sturgeon, willie rennie and kezia dugdale joined other politicians and protestors against the so-called rape clause scottish tory leader ruth davidson was greeted with calls of "shame" from rival msps after she refused to condemn the uk government's so-called "rape clause".first minister nicola sturgeon challenged ms davidson not to "pass the buck" on the child tax credit reform.ms sturgeon asked her whether she agreed it was "utterly abhorrent".ms davidson responded: "if the first minister doesn't like the two-child tax policy, she can change it."msps in the scottish parliament shouted "shame, shame" and ms sturgeon responded: "shame on ruth davidson and shame on the conservatives."welfare reforms introduced by the uk government e






'rape clause' row erupts at first minister's questions


image caption following first minister's questions, nicola sturgeon, willie rennie and kezia dugdale joined other politicians and protestors against the so-called rape clause scottish tory leader ruth davidson was greeted with calls of "shame" from rival msps after she refused to condemn the uk government's so-called "rape clause".first minister nicola sturgeon challenged ms davidson not to "pass the buck" on the child tax credit reform.ms sturgeon asked her whether she agreed it was "utterly abhorrent".ms davidson responded: "if the first minister doesn't like the two-child tax policy, she can change it."msps in the scottish parliament shouted "shame, shame" and ms sturgeon responded: "shame on ruth davidson and shame on the conservatives."welfare reforms introduced by the uk government e






round lake park cop honored for 'instinctive ability' to investigate child abuse


for completing an “unprecedented” number of child sexual abuse cases over the past year, a round lake park police officer was named the inaugural recipient of the new “above and beyond award” from the round lake area exchange club.officer christopher valle was nominated by round lake park police chief george filenko for “his unprecedented investigation, arrest and intervention of over 16 child abuse cases” during the past year.filenko said that while valle is a relatively new officer, having joined the department a little over two years ago, he has proven himself a very proficient investigator, especially in child sex abuse cases.“some officers just seem to have this instinctive ability to handle certain kind of cases,” filenko said. “it’s great to have a young officer who can put together






report: children not always represented in protection cases


boise, idaho (ap) — idaho has serious gaps in representation for children involved in protective services cases, according to a report by the office of performance evaluation.the joint legislative oversight committee received the lengthy report at a hearing last monday.“gaps exist in idaho’s system of representation for children and youth in child protection cases,” the report found. “we found a portion of children and youth did not have any type of court-appointed representation.”ope evaluators looked in detail at 207 cases, a sample of the roughly 3,300 statewide child protection cases in 2017. in roughly a third of those cases, children involved in a child protective services case, which often results in the removal of a child from their parents’ home, didn’t receive the representation






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