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5
Aug
2020

NEW YORK (AP) — As a Girl Scout growing up in upstate New York, Alice Weiss-Russell says she lived with a dark secret: The husband of her troop leader was sexually abusing her in the bathroom of a church basement where scout meetings were held ...

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Aug
2020

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Fifteen people, including a California Highway Patrol officer and a prison employee, were arrested in connection with trying to meet minors to engage in sex acts after the sheriff’s office conducted an undercover ...

2
Jul
2020

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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - (7/2/2020) - “We wish we could close the doors of the actual direct services that we do; and to have to expand for direct services, it’s really hard,” Voices for Children President and CEO, Nyse Holloman said. “But, ...

2
Jul
2020

Tech companies including Facebook Inc. would be vulnerable to state civil and criminal lawsuits for child sexual abuse material on their platforms under a bipartisan bill advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. The committee adopted ...

23
Jun
2020

With the continuing effects of COVID-19 being felt around the world, parents are no exception to the heat. Since the first COVID-19 case in the country was reported in March, all schools have remained closed and parents have been bestowed with ...

22
Jun
2020

Filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk say everyone involved in bringing down former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar — the athletes who spoke publicly about sexual abuse, their attorneys, a Michigan State University police detective and ...

17
Jun
2020

In April, as statewide coronavirus shutdowns were in full swing, Kansas’ child welfare agency received fewer reports about suspected abuse and neglect than it did in any other single month over at least the past 10 years. April’s numbers ...

17
Jun
2020

More than 120 women who were sexually abused by former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics national team physician Larry Nassar on Wednesday asked Congress and Attorney General William Barr to order the release of a report on the Department of ...

16
Jun
2020

The offences relate to several young people who West Midlands Police say suffered physical and emotional abuse between 2008 and 2016. Fourteen men and 12 women, mainly from the Walsall area and aged between 20 and 69, are those charged. Others ...

16
Jun
2020

When countries across the world went into lockdown to protect themselves against a virus that knew no borders, new opportunities multiplied for a crime that also knows no borders – online child exploitation. “Like bees in a hive, gathering ...

12
Jun
2020

Six women have filed civil lawsuits against USA Swimming, its local associations in California and three now-banned coaches claiming the national governing body failed to protect them from abuse by those coaches. Debra Grodensky, Suzette Moran ...

21
May
2020

Law enforcement officials in Los Angeles and across the country have been overwhelmed in recent months by a surge in tips about online child sex abuse, with social media platforms and other service providers flagging explicit content and ...

13
May
2020

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BETHEL, Alaska — For some parents, it was the gifts from the principal to young girls and their families that gave them pause. A few too many presents that cost a little too much money. Then began the late-night Facebook messages. Through most ...

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May
2020

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SAN ANTONIO – New numbers just released by the state show reports of abuse and neglect are way down, but law enforcement warns the data is deceptive. The Texas Abuse Hotline received 23,103 calls in April concerning both children and adults. ...

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May
2020

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Not everyone is safer at home during these times. In fact, advocates fear an increase in child abuse cases. They say it’s during times of crisis like the pandemic, abuse increases. According to data from the Wisconsin ...

8
May
2020

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ZAPOPAN, Jalisco — A former Abilene youth pastor who was one of the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted was arrested in Mexico. According to a news release, Jeffrey Winston Forrest, 47, was arrested Friday afternoon in a grocery drive-thru in in ...

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May
2020

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HELOTES, Texas - The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is asking why a priest at a local church has not come forward after being accused of sending sexually inappropriate texts. According to a letter from San Antonio Archbishop ...

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May
2020

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BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Human Services received just 939 reports of child abuse and neglect in April, a 40% decrease over the same period in 2019. At surface level, a steep drop in reports of child abuse might seem like a ...

5
May
2020

As we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, the internet has been like a lifeline for many, offering opportunities to work from home and stay connected to friends and family. However, the internet also has a very dark side. Law enforcement says ...

28
Apr
2020

There has been a rise in the number of minors contacting the National Sexual Assault Hotline to report abuse. That's according to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, which runs the hotline. By the end of March, with much of the ...