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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Online sex abuse of children in the European Union has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of EU law enforcement agency Europol said on Monday, warning that more cases could emerge when schools reopen as teachers' monitoring resumes.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian government-appointed inquiry into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and other institutions found former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sex abuse by at least two priests in the 1970's and 1980s and failed to take steps to get the priests removed.
PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Monday convicted a former Roman Catholic priest of sexually abusing children and sentenced him to five years in jail, his lawyer said.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The new leader of the disgraced Legionaries of Christ Catholic religious order, whose founder was a serial sexual abuser, has promised to turn a page as the group enacted new norms to protect children.
SINGAPORE: An Australian man who sexually abused dozens of boys in South-East Asia while he was based in Singapore was jailed for 35 years.
Singapore-based Australian paedophile jailed 35 years for sexually abusing 47 boys in South-East Asia
SINGAPORE (ANN): An Australian man who sexually abused dozens of boys in South-East Asia while he was based in Singapore was jailed for 35 years on Wednesday (Jan 29).
Paedophile tutor preyed on primary school boys, concealing criminal record for sex offences in Hong Kong so he could join organisation
Yan Tsz-ho, 37, applied to be a volunteer tutor at non-profit organisation and signed two declarations claiming he had a clear sexual conviction recordHe had been abusing his victims, boys aged six and seven, in one-on-one tutoring sessions at local restaurants
KANGAR (Bernama): The number of cases involving paedophilia in Perlis rose by 38% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to state police chief Datuk Surina Saad.
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MELAKA: Melaka police have successfully dragged an alleged paedophile to court despite the suspect claiming to be mentally unstable during interrogation.