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Pakistani-origin men convicted of child sex abuse in UK

LONDON: A major investigation into historical child sexual exploitation in a town in northern England led to the conviction Monday of seven men who targeted teenage girls. Members of the gang were convicted of offences including rape, indecent assault and false imprisonment of vulnerable girls in Rotherham. One of the victims told the trial at Sheffield Crown Court how she had sex with "at least 100" ethnic South Asian men by the time she was 16. The BBC reported that the convicted men were all of British Pakistani…

India orders death sentence for rapists of 8-year-old

NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Tuesday sentenced two men to death for the gang-rape of an eight-year-old girl that sparked angry protests. The sentence was one of the first ordered under a new law allowing for fast-track trials and capital punishment for child rapists. Crowds chanted "Death to rapists!" after the brutal attack on the child in the central state of Madhya Pradesh two months ago. The victim is still in hospital with critical injuries. The suspects picked up the child outside her school in Mandsaur as…

Zainab’s rapist awarded death sentence in identical case

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday handed Zainab rape and murder case convict Imran Arshad a total of three counts of death penalty and Rs2.5million in fine in another case of child sexual abuse, ARY News reported. Imran Arshad, who was already awarded four counts of the death penalty, one life term, 7-year jail term and Rs4.1 million in fines back in February for raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl named Zainab in Kasur, had confessed sexually abusing at least eight minor girls. Accountability court…

Zainab’s rapist gets death in two identical cases

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Monday handed Zainab rape and murder case convict Imran Arshad a total of five counts of the death penalty and Rs5.75million in fines in two more cases of child sexual abuse, ARY News reported Imran Arshad, who was already awarded four counts of the death penalty, one life term, 7-year jail term and Rs4.1 million in fines back in February for raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl named Zainab in Kasur, had confessed sexually abusing at least eight minor girls. The anti-terrorism…

Brother-in-law confesses sexually abusing, murdering minor girl in Karachi: police

KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to resolve the rape-cum-murder case of a seven-year old girl in Karachi, ARY News reported. According to Malir police, brother-in-law of the minor girl confessed to repeatedly raping and murdering the seven-year-old whose body was found from city's Bhittaiabad area on July 31. https://arynews.tv/en/girl-raped-strangled-death-in-karachi/ The police had arrested four people including Arif Shah, the victim's brother-in-law after the medical report of the minor proved rape, torture…

Police arrests kidnapper, rescues minor girls in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a man for kidnapping minor girls in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference, DPO Muzaffargarh Awais Malik said that the law enforcement agency received several complaints of minor girls' abductions from Rohilanwali town of district upon which they acted and arrested a man named Sajjad Ali with the help of CCTV footage. At least four minor girls aged between 7 to 9 were rescued from the suspect's hideout.…

Pope acknowledges his ‘serious mistakes’ in Chile sexual abuse crisis

SANTIAGO/VATICAN: Pope Francis acknowledged on Wednesday that he had made “serious mistakes in judgment and perception” of the sexual abuse crisis in Chile, and would meet with victims and bishops in an attempt to heal wounds the scandal caused to the Catholic Church. “I apologize to all those I have offended and I hope to be able to do it personally in the coming weeks, in the meetings I will have” with victims, he said in a letter to Chilean bishops that followed a visit to Chile by the Vatican’s top sexual abuse…

Police arrest ‘serial child rapist’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a serial child rapist from Karachi's Malir area, ARY News reported.  In a new conference, DIG East Zulfiqar Larak told media that the suspect Amjad Ali belongs to Jhang district of Punjab and is involved in sexually abusing at least six minor girls in Malir area of the city. "We received a lot of reports of rape of minor girls in Malir district so we constituted a police team which spotted him (suspect) in a CCTV footage near a rape victim's house which led to his…

School teacher arrested for sexually abusing, blackmailing children in Okara

OKARA: Police on Monday arrested a school teacher for sexually abusing students at a private school in Okara district of Punjab province, ARY News reported. According to ARY News Okara correspondent Zulfiqar Malik, police, on a tip off, raided a school in Hujra Shah Muqeem town of Okara district and arrested a school teacher named Yousuf for sexually abusing children and filming the act. The suspect, who was running a school in the town by the name of Al-Hafiz school is said to be involved in sexually abusing…

Youth arrested for ‘trying to rape’ five-year old in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab police have arrested an 18-year old boy for trying to abduct and rape a five-year old girl in Nishtar Colony area of Lahore, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to ARY News correspondent, police in Lahore took into custody an 18-year old after area residents brought him to police station accusing him of trying to kidnap and sexually assault a minor girl. The First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the girl's father states that the minor girl was coming back from madressa (religious seminary) when…