The Catholic Church may as well now stop pretending that sexual abuse of children by clergy has not been widespread around the world and supported by the highest levels of its hierarchy after damning new claims in a scandal engulfing three continents and Pope Francis’s home country.
A young man charged with raping and sexually assaulting his own mother in the United States has denied all the charges.
A teenage boy who attends one of Australia’s most exclusive private schools is alleged to have raped an unconscious 15-year-old girl while his friend filmed the attack at a party in Sydney’s east and more than 50 other schoolboys viewed and shared the sickening footage.
A depraved husband and wife paedophile couple have been sentenced to life in prison in the United States for their vile attacks on numerous children that spanned almost a decade.
A crazed Californian cat killer is facing up to 16 years in jail and being placed on a sex offender’s registry after luring at least 21 neighbourhood cats before sexually torturing and murdering them.
A NSW Police officer who viciously beat up a defenseless motorist with “a kick, three punches and a stomp” following a pursuit near Newcastle has escaped all punishment after he successfully convinced a court that he had no memory of the incident and was acting like an ‘automaton’.
An elderly woman who was staying at a Washington senior’s home has admitted to torturing and murdering her retired boyfriend over two days with a metal baseball bat and leaving him naked in a closet with his hands tied for supposedly cheating on her during Valentine’s Day.
In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, an Irish man tragically stabbed to death allegedly by his fiancee during a domestic dispute in Sydney this month was reportedly on the run from police in Ireland over a string of assaults on women and biting a man’s ear off.
A Queensland police officer has escaped a conviction despite being found guilty of assault and deprivation of liberty after he pulled a gun on a couple driving on an outback highway over claims they were speeding.
Apartheid-era torture tactics are back in the spotlight after the South African government used social media to mock a political opponent who was grabbed by his balls by burly security guards as he was escorted out of parliament this month.