sex abuse

Turkish government defends bill that critics say "legitimizes rape"

Top government officials in Turkey doubled down on Saturday to defend a piece of legislation that would allow men to evade punishment for sexual assault by marrying the underage girls they abused.

Controversial Turkish draft law could let sex offenders marry victim

Lawmakers from Turkey's ruling party have proposed a controversial bill that would allow some sex abusers to marry their victims and evade punishment, under certain conditions, drawing sharp protests from opposition parties and women's rights organizations.

Report: Police investigate top Vatican cardinal for child sex abuse

Cardinal George Pell, Australia's most senior Catholic cleric and a key figure in the Vatican under Pope Francis, is being investigated by police over child sex abuse allegations, broadcaster ABC reported Wednesday.

Police: "Key suspect" in Cologne crimes arrested in Switzerland

A 19-year-old wanted on a European arrest warrant has been taken into custody in Switzerland and will be extradited to Germany for his role in crimes carried out in Cologne on New Year's Eve, police said Thursday.

UN Security Council adopts resolution on sex abuse by peacekeepers

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted the first-ever resolution aimed at tackling alleged sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.

High court overturns acquittals in Indonesia school sex-abuse case

Indonesia's Supreme Court overturned the acquittals of a Canadian administrator and a local colleague accused of sexually abusing pupils at a well-known international school, and increased their jail terms, officials said Thursday.