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Germany investigating 30,000 suspects in pedophile probe

Jun 29, 2020 - 9:58 PM

'Child abuse cannot be punished like shoplifting. It is murder. Not physically but emotionally,' says North Rhine Westphalia interior minister Herbert Reul

British pedophile jailed for Malaysia abuse found dead in UK prison

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:27 AM

A UK Prison Service spokesman confirms Richard Huckle died on Sunday at Full Sutton Prison in northern England.

FOUND DEAD. A handout released by the British National Crime Agency on June 1, 2016 shows a custody picture of Richard Huckle who admitted a string of charges of sexual crimes against children in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by National Crime Agency/AFP

Polish court orders compensation for 1980s victim of pedophile priest

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:55 AM

A court in Poland says: 'Sexually abusing minors unaware of the criminal nature of the acts perpetrated on them is to treat others in a humiliating and inhumane manner, which is the same as torture'

Keyboard predators: Southeast Asia's kids targeted by online pedophiles

May 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Technology is shifting the patterns of abuse in a region with growing access to broadband internet and encrypted technology

Pope Francis promises 'healing' of Church amid sex abuse scandal

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Argentine pontiff issues stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees as part of the Church's bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests

Worshippers reach out to Pope Francis (C) as he leaves the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Centre after celebrating a mass, in the Moroccan capital Rabat on March 31, 2019.  Fadel SENNA / AFP

Convicted French cardinal expected to resign at meeting with pope

Mar 18, 2019 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) The Argentine pontiff could take several weeks to decide whether to accept the resignation

CHURCH CRISIS. This handout picture released by the Vatican press office on May 20, shows Pope Francis shaking hands with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin. Hand out/ Osservatore Romano/ AFP

'Pedophile priest' now under Metro Manila police's custody

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Kenneth Hendricks, the controversial priest who allegedly molested over 50 people in Biliran, is turned over by the immigration bureau to the police

Pope accepts resignation of U.S. cardinal accused of abuse cover-up

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, announced last month that he planned to meet with the Pope to discuss his resignation

RESIGNED. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2018, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, waits outside St. Patrick's Catholic Church prior to the 24th annual "Blue Mass" in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Australian prime minister tells Pope Francis to sack archbishop

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

(UPDATED) Malcolm Turnbull says now is the time for the Pope to take action against Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson, who was convicted for concealing abuse of a notorious pedophile

(FILES) A file photo taken on May 8, 2016, shows Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaking at a press conference calling the next federal election at Parliament House in Canberra. Turnbull is named in the Panama Papers, it emerged on May 12, 2016, causing an unwanted headache for the multi-millionaire former banker in the middle of an election campaign. He is listed as a former director of a British Virgin Islands company, Star Technology Services Limited, set up by Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca in the 1990s. / AFP PHOTO / MARK GRAHAM

Cagayan de Oro court convicts Australian pedophile Peter Scully

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) Peter Gerard Scully is found guilty of human trafficking and rape for using children below 12 years old – including a one-year-old – in his cybersex operations

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Pope vows 'change' in Chile church after pedophile scandal

May 18, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Pope Francis says he asked for 'forgiveness from the heart' from the abuse victims, adding that the Chilean bishops expressed their 'firm intention to repair the damage caused'

IN CHILE. Pope Francis is pictured during a meeting with bishops at the sacristy of the Metropolitan Cathedral, in Santiago on January 16, 2018. File photo by Luca Zennaro/Pool/AFP

Vatican revives pope's sexual abuse panel

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:38 PM

'The newly-appointed members will add to the commission's global perspective in the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,' says US Cardinal Sean O'Malley

VATICAN CITY. In this file photo, Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims, gathered on St. Peter's square at the Vatican, from the window of his apartment during his Sunday Regina Coeli prayer on June 1, 2014. Photo by AFP / Vincenzo Pinto

Mexico arrests suspected U.S. cult over triple murder

Nov 06, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Mexico prosecutors announce the arrest of Orson William Black Jr. along with his 4 wives and 22 other people including an undetermined number of minors

CULT. General view during the police operation at the ranch of US citizen Orson William Black Jr. alleged "fugitive of the American justice for sexual crimes" and leader of a sect called "La Comuna" in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua state, Mexico on November 5, 2017. Photo by STR / AFP

Indonesian police bust online pedophile ring

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:18 PM

Officers catch the first suspect in a hotel room in Cisarua on Java island The man was with 7 boys and an 18 year old when he was arrested says senior police officer Agung Setya

UK pedophile gets life for Malaysia abuse

Jun 06, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Relentlessly you preyed on the very young a judge tells Richard Huckle who victimized children while posing as a volunteer in Kuala Lumpur s Christian communities

Is castration the best solution to deter pedophiles? Indonesians react to new law

May 26, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Indonesians have mixed reactions regarding the new law allowing child sex offenders to be punishable by chemical castration and death penalty

It's official: Indonesia's new law castrates pedophiles

May 25, 2016 - 8:04 PM

President Joko Widodo signs into law a punishment he deems necessary to deter child sex offenders

#PugadBaboy: Pimp parents

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Pimp parents punchline 3

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Pimp parents punchline 2

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Why I agree that child molesters should be castrated

Nov 03, 2015 - 3:46 PM

A man that was sexually abused as a child explains why he agrees with Indonesia s recent decision to chemically castrate pedophiles

The wRap Indonesia: Castration for pedophiles, greenhouse gases from forest fires

Oct 22, 2015 - 7:07 AM

Other news include the new hajj stampede death toll and the human trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia

Indonesia to castrate pedophiles

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM

This crime is extraordinary and there have been so many victims

#PugadBaboy: Pedophiles all

Oct 16, 2015 - 5:00 AM

PH deports alleged British sex offender

Sep 17, 2015 - 4:17 PM

The Philippines acts on an undesirability charge filed last January against Douglas Michael Slade an alleged pedophile

Pope under pressure to roll back on abuse case bishop

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:13 PM

A source says the Pope may have been badly advised Should the Pope backtrack?

A young Sri Lankan holds paraphernalia bearing the portrait of Pope Francis as she waits for his arrival in Colombo on January 13, 2015. Pope Francis urged respect for human rights in Sri Lanka as he began a two-nation Asia tour on the island, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation after a long civil war. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Indonesian Twitter records for 2014 concerns over a suspected pedophile roaming free wreckage of Nazi U boat found and more

FLAG CARRIER. A Garuda Boeing 747-400 plane at the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. File photo by AFP

Virtual Filipino kid leads to conviction of Australian sex predator

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Australian man Scott Robert Hansen is the first person to be convicted in the online sting which snared 46 Australians

'Sweetie,' a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipino child used to track online sex predators. Frame grab from video of Terre des Hommes

Rappler Newscast | July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Aquino hits SC for ruling vs DAP House arrest for Enrile Pope Francis: about 2 of priests pedophiles

Pope Francis to meet sex abuse victims for first time

Jul 05, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Six victims from Britain Germany and Ireland will talk with the head of the Roman Catholic Church at his private residence near Saint Peter s Basilica on Monday July 7

UN to Catholic Church: Turn in child abusers

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:26 PM

A United Nations committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed by priests and lay employees

DARK CLOUDS. A monk walks on St Peter's square on March 6, 2013 at the Vatican. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Sex with underage girls proves you're a man?

Jan 19, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Timor Leste s education vice minister argues Are you a man or a woman? A man is a man Only homosexuals don’t enjoy it

CONTROVERSIAL. This photo of an alleged affair between a principal and his reported student, both from Dili, has sparked controversy in East Timor. Screengrab from Facebook group page (

Rappler Newscast | January 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Int l police probe child abuse sex ring in PH NBI: Online sex trade cottage industry in PH US Senate: Benghazi attacks preventable

Dutchman accused of abusing 400 children on webcam

Jan 10, 2014 - 10:18 PM

The alleged pedophile also threatened to put the images of his victims online or send them to their friends and family

Interpol awaits evidence from Dutch webcam child sex sting

Nov 05, 2013 - 7:54 PM

A Dutch rights group says it wants to raise the alarm about webcam child sex tourism that has tens of thousands of victims in the Philippines alone

Virtual Filipina foils 1,000 webcam sex tourists

Nov 05, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The pedophiles wanted to have sex with Sweetie a virtual 10 year old girl from the Philippines

#PugadBaboy: Freddiephile

Oct 21, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On Freddie Aguilar and his 16 year old girlfriend

#PugadBaboy: Freddiephile punchline 3

Oct 21, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On Freddie Aguilar and his 16 year old girlfriend

#PugadBaboy: Freddiephile punchline 2

Oct 21, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On Freddie Aguilar and his 16 year old girlfriend

Facebook ordered to remove pedophile monitoring page

Dec 01, 2012 - 11:00 AM

A judge in Northern Ireland orders the removal of a Facebook page that monitors pedophiles saying the page risked infringing the human rights of a convicted sex offender

Hundreds of pedophiles identified in global sweep: police

Jul 04, 2012 - 3:34 PM

Internet pedophiles found in 141 countries according to the Austrian federal police

Child sex abuse undermined Church in Ireland: pope

Jun 18, 2012 - 1:43 AM

Pope Benedict XVI admitted Sunday June 17 that cases of child abuse by pedophile priests had undermined the Roman Catholic Church s credibility in Ireland