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Probe Shows Pope Benedict Failed to Act to Protect Children

A new report by a German law firm found that former Pope Benedict failed to act after credible accusations of child abuse in the Church. The former pope, who still lives in the Vatican in a separate residence from the...

Athens Orphanage Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse of Young Boys

The Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Domna Michailidou said on Greek national television on Thursday that she has filed criminal complaints against an Athens orphanage for the sexual abuse of boys. At this time of year when the...

One-in-Five Greek Children Face Sex Abuse, Expert Says

One in five children in Greece will fall victim to sexual abuse at least once by the time they reach 18, a Greek NGO has said. Afroditi Stathis, director of ELIZA, a campaign group set up in 2008, made the...

Shocking Details Emerge Following the Arrest of Musician on Child Abuse Charges

Μore details emerged following the arrest of reputable musician and teacher Panagiotis Drakos on child abuse charges. The 60-year-old man was arrested on August 31 after one of his students complained to her parents who notified the police. Drakos admitted that...

Greek Parents Arrested for Abusing Their 7-Month-Old Child

The parents of a 7-month old toddler were arrested on Sunday for violent abuse of their child, hospitalized at the University Hospital of Rio, Patras. The couple took their baby to the hospital on Sunday evening to report that it...

Child Abusing Syrian Refugee Gets 5 Years in Prison in Greece

A 32-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who was arrested on Wednesday for abusing his three-year-old son at the Souda refugee camp on Chios island was sentenced on Friday to five years imprisonment. The incident took place on Monday, when the man...

Parents Sentenced to 14 years in Jail for Abusing Their Young Children

A 36-year-old Greek and his 37-year-old Romanian wife have been sentenced to 14 years in jail for the brutal abuse of their two young children. The sentencing occurred in an appeals court in Thessaloniki. According to information released from the case...

Heartwrenching Allegations of Child Prostitution at Elliniko Refugee Hotspot

Children are being prostituted by adults at the reception center for migrants and refugees at Greece's old Elliniko airport, says Alimos Mayor Andreas Kondylis. According to the allegations circulating in the media, Kondylis purports that members of the camp...

Man, Aged 52, Molested Child After Drugging Her Milk

Greece has been shocked by the case of a seaman, aged 52, who repeatedly molested a young girl by drugging her milk and chocolates. A complaint was lodged to the Juvenile Subdivision of the Attica Police by the mother...

More Than 1,254 Child Abuse Cases Reported in 2014

More than 600 cases of child abuse involving 1,254 children were reported to The Smile of the Child organization through October 2014. The Smile of the Child is a non-profit organization that handles all issues pertaining to the protection and...