Dilworth School sex abuse investigation: Two new men charged by police, additional charges also laid

A further two men have been accused of historical child sex abuse at Auckland’s Dilworth School as police speak to more than 150 students as part of the investigation. Police have charged a further two men this week, bringing the total of alleged offenders to 11 – three of whom have now died. A 73-year-old man has been charged with

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Man claims racist abuse directed at Indian family was ‘light-hearted’

A man who racially abused a family at a popular Dunedin landmark admitted the xenophobic comments but claimed they were “light-hearted”. Dean Branden Rowe (25) appeared in the Dunedin District Court last week where he pleaded guilty to offensive behaviour. Defence counsel Noel Rayner said his client disputed some of the specific allegations against him but admitted the charge because

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Rosmini College sex abuse investigation: ‘This has haunted me for 45 years’

Brother William Jackson is believed to have sexually abused at least four boys while teaching at Rosmini College in Auckland during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He’s apologised for the abuse, despite claiming he can’t remember it, and the church has paid compensation to one victim. But Jackson won’t be held to account in New Zealand because he’s in

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Campaigners call for abuse of cyclists to be made a hate crime

You can’t say Lycra louts! Campaigners call for the abuse of cyclists to be made a ‘hate crime’ giving them the same protection as domestic violence victims and refugees Abuse of cyclists would be treated as a ‘hate crime’ under proposed guidelines They would get the same protection as domestic violence victims and refugees Media would be gagged from saying

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Officer who faced abuse about hairstyle could be chief constable

Top police officer who faced sexist and homophobic abuse about her hairstyle after appearing on television could become Derbyshire’s next chief constable Rachel Swann was at the centre of the Whaley Bridge evacuation last year  She was  mocked by TV viewers who threw jibes at her spiked, dyed hairstyle   Miss Swann is the preferred candidate for Derbyshire’s chief constable job Will

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Zoom hacker streams sex abuse video into children’s fitness class in Plymouth

Children taking part in a fitness class on Zoom were left horrified when a hacker streamed child sex abuse footage to their session. About 60 children were taking part in the class being hosted by a sports club in Plymouth when they were exposed to “extremely distressing” material, police said. Devon and Cornwall Police believe the “Zoom-bombing” hacker gained access

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Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'

At key Vatican conference, Cardinal says files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never compiled. A leading German cardinal has told a key Vatican conference on tackling paedophilia in the clergy that Roman Catholic Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up. Reinhard Marx, head of the German Bishops’ Conference, said

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