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Celtic Boys Club founder at centre of fresh child sexual abuse claims

April 12, 2017 ·  By Josh Halliday for

Jim Torbett was jailed for two years in 1998 for abusing three former Celtic Boys Club players. Photograph: Spindrift

BBC Scotland investigation alleges Jim Torbett abused boys during two stints at football club from mid-60s to 1996 Fresh allegations of child sexual abuse have been made against the founder of Celtic Boys Club and a former Rangers youth coach. A BBC Scotland investigation claims Jim Torbett sexually abused boys during two stints at Celtic […]


Man accused of beating kids, using dog shock collar on them

April 11, 2017 · 


A married man beat and abused his two young children for years, even shocking them with an electric dog collar and jamming small blades under their nails, and fractured his wife’s skull in an assault that sent her to a hospital, prosecutors said. Joseph Myhre punched, kicked, choked and otherwise abused the boy, who’s now […]


6-month-old NC girl in critical condition; parents charged with child abuse

April 11, 2017 ·  By WEB STAFF for


SHELBY, N.C. – The parents of a 6-month-old girl, who is in critical condition at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, have been charged with child abuse, according to WSOC. Investigators said the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office was called March 24 to Carolinas Medical Center to investigate what doctors believed to be a case of child […]


Germany cracks down on foreign child marriages

April 11, 2017 ·  By Agence France-Presse for


BERLIN – Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday plans to agree a ban on child marriages after the recent mass refugee influx brought in many couples where one or both partners were aged under 18. The new law, set to receive parliamentary approval by July, is seen as a protective move especially for girls by annulling foreign […]


How Fake Documents Trap Children In The Web Of Human Trafficking

April 10, 2017 ·  By Thomson Reuters Foundation for

Trafficking cases have increased by 27% from 2015 to 2016.

Mumbai/Chennai: Corrupt doctors and village leaders are helping traffickers to obtain fake documents to pass child victims off as adults and evade justice for crimes affecting thousands of minors, a rights group said. More than 9,000 children were victims of trafficking in India in 2016, up 27 per cent on the previous year, according to […]


Police bust alleged child trafficking ring at San Gabriel motel; 3 girls rescued, 3 suspects jailed

April 10, 2017 ·  By Brian Day for


SAN GABRIEL >> A multi-agency task force checking up on felons who are on probation under the terms of AB 109 dismantled a child prostitution ring operating out of a San Gabriel motel on Thursday, officials said. Three girls between the ages of 14 and 17 were rescued and three suspects were jailed following the […]


11 men, 1 woman arrested amid human trafficking investigation in Rockford

April 10, 2017 ·  By Kristen Zambo for


ROCKFORD — Eleven men have been arrested for prostitution-related offenses after Rockford police began investigating reports of human trafficking. Investigators for the past several weeks received complaints about prostitution occurring in the area of Seventh Street and Broadway, as well as at several undisclosed hotels in Rockford, police said. Police and the Winnebago County State’s […]



April 10, 2017 ·  By Tom Heneghan for


The French Bishops’ Conference spokesman has expressed his profound shame after a television documentary accused 25 bishops — five of them still in office — of shielding 32 priests guilty of sexual abuse from justice and moving them around France and other countries to keep their past out of the spotlight. Conference president Archbishop Georges […]


Missouri attorney general acts to fight human trafficking

April 7, 2017 ·  By Katie Kull, Associated Press for


JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced several measures on Monday that he says will help combat human trafficking in the state. Hawley’s initiatives include issuing new consumer protection rules, creating a new anti-trafficking unit under the attorney general’s office and establishing an anti-trafficking task force to combat commercial sex and forced […]


Maryland bishops join fight against human trafficking

April 7, 2017 ·  By Catholic News Agency for

Credit: 71 EAK MOTO via Shutterstock.

Baltimore, Md., Apr 5, 2017 / 06:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Maryland’s bishops united in voicing their concerns over the evils of human trafficking, announcing their sponsorship of a statewide initiative aimed at raising awareness of the issue. “The evil of human trafficking is an international, national and local scourge, and a grave violation of the […]

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