child abuse

Swipe to Report Child Abuse: App Launched in India to Rein in Crime

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A state in western India has launched a mobile app for people to report child abuse, in an effort to protect children after a series of abuses came to light. The Maharashtra State Child Rights Protection Commission on Wednesday launched the Child Helpline for Information

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Brazilian Priest Cited in ‘Spotlight’ Hangs Himself in Jail

BRASILIA, Aug 8 – A Brazilian priest mentioned in the Catholic clergy sex abuse film “Spotlight” was found dead in a prison cell after he was arrested again for suspected pedophilia, authorities said on Monday. Father Bonifacio Buzzi, 57, hanged himself with a sheet in a jail in the state of Minas Gerais where he

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Bangladesh Police Investigate Death of 10-Year-Old Child Worker

DHAKA, July 25 – Police in Bangladesh are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at a textile mill who was killed after co-workers inserted the nozzle of a high-pressure air pump in his rectum and turned it on. The boy, Sagor Borman, worked at a textile mill in Narayanganj, on the outskirts Dhaka, and

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