Suspect in Gland 2011 child sexual abuse admits to crime

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 63-year-old Swiss man was stopped by police in Geneva for suspicious behaviour linked to children, and the police determined that he resembled the widely broadcast sketch of the man sought in 2011 for sexually aggressing a young girl in Gland, in canton Vaud. Vaud police were then able to show that […]

Gland pre-teen sexual aggression: police issue portrait


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND  – Police in Vaud have issued a sketch of the man, 55 to 60 years old, who sexually attacked a pre-teen in her apartment building in Gland 14 April, in an attempt to get more help from the public in finding him. He was European in look, with light-coloured eyes, white-blond hair and […]

Head of IMF arrested in New York (Chappatte cartoon)


©2011 Chappatte, distributed by Globe Cartoon. More cartoons on Chappatte’s web site. Geneva-based Patrick Chappatte works for the International Herald Tribune, for Geneva newspaper Le Temps, and for NZZ am Sonntag. All cartoons reproduced with permission.

12-yr-olds involved in summer camp sex abuse sent home


Sion, Switzerland ( – Police in canton Valais have confirmed Swiss media reports that a 12-year-old appears to have sexually abused two others of the same age in a boys’ dormitory at a summer camp in Vercorin, above Sierre. The three were part of a group of about 100 children from the Bernese Jura area […]