Tag - abuse



May 6, 2017
Court-ordered child custody suspensions jump to new record in 2016
Tally shows family courts suspended parental custody to prevent abuse in 83 cases last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 1, 2017
'Hikikomori' rescue business sued for alleged fraud by mom and daughter
A business that claims to help socially withdrawn people is being sued by a mother and daughter for allegedly taking the daughter from home by force and holding her against her will under the threat of violence.
Apr 29, 2017
In Virginia, the bizarre mystery of abducted and shaved cats
Police and townsfolk in Waynesboro, Virginia, are trying to figure out why someone is abducting and shaving pet cats.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2017
Eight North Korean defectors in China at risk of deportation, rights group says
Eight North Korean defectors in China face involuntary repatriation after being detained by Chinese police last month, Human Rights Watch and a pastor who has been assisting them said Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2017
Osaka sees most suspected child abuse cases in Japan for third straight year
The number of children referred to juvenile counseling centers in Osaka last year for alleged abuse against them rose 33.7 percent from the previous year to 8,536, keeping Osaka ahead of 46 other prefectures for the third straight year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 14, 2017
Osaka mom admits fatal abuse of 9-month-old daughter
The Osaka Prefectural Police arrested a 30-year-old woman Monday for allegedly lifting her 9-month-old daughter up high, then dropping the girl, causing her to suffer a fatal head injury in January.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2017
Japan child abuse, pornography cases hit record highs in 2016
The spike in reported cases announced by the National Police Agency on Thursday was attributed to increased awareness and enforcement.
Mar 1, 2017
Hong Kong's trafficked bar girls forced into sex and drugs
As she smiles at customers and makes small talk with regulars in a Hong Kong bar, Kat's every move is being watched by an older woman, a pimp who answers to the name "Mama-san."
Feb 23, 2017
In case you missed them: a year of responses to Community stories, part 1
The first in a series of selections of unpublished letters about Community stories from the year just passed.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2017
Pedophile sting ops roil U.S. forces on Okinawa
Controversial operations in which sailors pose online as underage girls lead to dozens of NCIS arrests.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2017
Troubled swimmer Hackett found after being reported missing
Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has been found safe and sound after being reported missing on Thursday, the triple Olympic champion's father Neville said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2017
Bodybuilder in Fuchu held on suspicion of abusing ex-girlfriend's twins
A Tokyo man has been arrested on suspicion of long-term child abuse involving his ex-girlfriend's twin 8-year-old sons.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2017
Penn State ex-coach Sandusky's adopted son charged with child sex abuse
A 41-year-old adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing young boys, was charged in Pennsylvania on Monday with sexually abusing two teenage sisters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 9, 2017
Six men, over 100,000 photos seized in seven-prefecture child porn bust
Six men have been arrested on suspicion of molestation and taking and sharing pornographic images of young boys, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police said Thursday, adding that the suspects are members of pedophile groups and victim tally may top 160.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2017
Malaysian communities in denial after major pedophile case, police say
More than six months after Richard Huckle was sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing scores of children, most of the families in the Malaysian communities where he lived are declining counseling and other help, police say.
Jan 7, 2017
Harsher punishment for rape
The government is headed in the right direction with its planned changes to make it easier to prosecute rape.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 3, 2017
Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse 'atrocities' but critics see mere rhetoric
Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for "a sin that shames us.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2016
101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict
A 101-year-old man became the oldest Briton ever to be convicted of a criminal offense when he was found guilty on Friday of a string of sex crimes against young girls.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2016
Could easier adoptions stem child abuse in Japan?
The national news has recently reported a number of stories about young children dying at the hands of their parents or guardians, either from neglect or direct physical violence. It's hard to say if these tragedies constitute a trend since detailed child abuse statistics weren't really available until...
Dec 8, 2016
Police open inquiry into child sex abuse at London clubs
British police said they had launched an investigation into allegations of historical child sex crimes at London soccer clubs following a wave of reports from former players that they had been abused as youngsters.


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