#Child Abuse

.Athens, Greece
Dimitris Lignadis is in the docks for child rape.(Photo credit: AFP/File)

  • He resigned on February 6 citing a "toxic climate of rumours, innuendo and leaks"
  • A complaint was filed against Lignadis on Friday regarding the rape in 2010 of a 14-year old boy
  • Lignadis' lawyer, Nikos Georgouleas, said on Saturday his client rejected all the accusations

.Stockholm, Sweden
Pewdiepie aka Felix Kjellberg is a Swedish YouTuber. (Photo Credit: Instagram/PewDiePie)

  • The title of the now removed video was 'Coco' roasts
  • It  was posted on Pewdiepie's YouTube channel on February 14
  • The video was aimed at a children's channel, Cocomelon

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Production of cocoa in West Africa has long been associated with problems such as child slavery, human rights violations, and significantly low wages. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • All the eight plaintiffs hail from Mali, and are currently young adults
  • They have sought damages for actions such as forced labour, neggligence in supervision and intentionally inflicted emotional distress
  • The incidents reportedly took in the companies' cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast 

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The accused is charged under Indian Penal Code Section 354 (molestation) and relevant provisions of POCSO Act. (Photo Credit: Opoyi)

  • The accused argued that the victim being a child can't ascertain if the touch was bad
  • The court delivered the order on February 6
  • The man is accused of physically harassing and molesting his 5 -year old neighbour

.Paris, France
French President has promised to punish criminals for their acts in the past. (Crédit photo : Facebook/EmmanuelMacron)

  • "We are here. We're listening to you. We believe you," Macron said
  • France has already pushed back the statute of limitations for sexual crimes against minors to 30 years
  • Some people have argued such acts should never fall beyond the reach of the justice system

.Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
The police are conducting an investigation into the case. (Photo Credit: Opoyi)

  • The girl was lured and abducted from a market place by a person known to her on January 4
  • The victim was again abducted on January 11
  • The girl's family lodged a missing person's complaint on January 11

.İstanbul, Turkey
Adnan Oktar used to propagate conservative teaching on his channel while several scantily dressed women, who he called his 'kittens', danced around him.(Photo credit: AFP)

  • A Turkish court found him guilty on various charges ranging from sexual assault to fraud
  • There is an overflowing of love in my heart for women, said accused Oktar in a court hearing
  • As many as 69,000 contraception pills were found in his home during the police investigation

.New York, NY, USA
Ghislaine Maxwell was a close aide of Jeffrey Epstein.(Representational/Pixabay)

  • The agreement shields unidentified persons who were Epstein's acomplaises
  • Revoking it could harm the case of Ghislaine Maxwell
  • Epstein hung himself in jail after being charged in 2019

.Uttar Pradesh, India
It is alleged that the junior engineer was operational for the last 10 year.(Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The suspended junior engineer was arrested from Banda on Tuesday
  •  He was reportedly selling videos and photographs of nefarious acts on dark net to paedophiles across the globe
  • CBI recovered eight mobile phones, cash around rupees eight lakh, sex toys, laptop, and other digital evidence carrying child sexual abuse material