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American states are struggling to find answers for ending adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and saving at risk children by reversing the explosive growth of child abuse and neglect.  Today, many state ward children are the 4th and 5th generation of abused children raising their own families without parenting skills and with serious drug, alcohol and mental health issues

37% of children overall and 57% of Black children are reported to child protection services in America by the time they turn 18.  (American Journal of Public Health 1.17)

12 million children a year are reported to child protection services each year and in many states, 1/3 of foster children are required to take psychotropic medicines

ALL ADULTS ARE THE PROTECTORS OF ALL CHILDREN

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David Vang, Mike Toronto, Jamar Weston, Adolf Nchanj, Josh Jedlicka and Blaz Zlate,  Callie Benscoter, (student volunteers at Century College) Katie Frake, Boston College, Julie O, and KARA.

 

 

British institutions ‘prioritise reputation of political leaders over children’, warns child sex abuse

The Independent

Institutions are prioritising the reputation of political leaders and their staff over the sexual abuse of children, an inquiry has found. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which was started in 2014 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, has heard evidence of horrific crimes linked to …

Police chiefs ‘must have experience in child sex abuse cases’ – The Times

Child sex abuse inquiry makes 18 recommendations as it publishes interim report – Nottingham Post

Alexis Jay inquiry finds police chiefs need better training to deal with child sex abuse – Telegraph.co.uk

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Utah man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charges

Seattle Times

The Associated Press. PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man accused of sexually abusing two children has pleaded guilty to two felony charges. The Daily Herald reports Cody Ball pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after reaching an agreement with prosecutors.

Utah Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charges – U.S. News & World Report

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Former Salvation Army members jailed for Blackpool child sex abuse

BBC News

Three men who were members of the Salvation Army – including a father and son – have been jailed for sexually abusing young girls. Trevor Worthington, 88, his son Philip Worthington, 64, and William Tomkinson, 70, were convicted of charges including indecent assault and attempted rape.

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Maintenance man’s child sex abuse charges stun apartment residents

Alabama’s News Leader

I don’t think people truly understand that when people like him do these horid things they go on with their lives and they pay for the punishment of it, but that still doesn’t help.” Motes is still being held at the Walker County Jail on a $200,000 bond. Chief Poe urges parents who fear their child may have …

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Effingham lawsuit that spurred gymnastics child sex abuse scandal settled

Savannah Morning News

The Effingham County gymnast who at age 11 was secretly filmed changing clothes in a Rincon gymnasium is now 24 and has trouble trusting people, her lawyers said. The girl was listed as “Jane Doe” in an Effingham County State Court case that was recently dismissed after a confidential settlement …

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Former tennis coach pleads guilty to encouraging child sex abuse

KATU

The following month, Rouse was indicted, and officials say he “unlawfully, knowingly and for the purpose of arousing and satisfying his sexual desires” viewed a sexually explicit recording of a child. This week, Rouse pleaded guilty to two counts of encouraging child sex abuse and two counts of …

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Silent Witnesses

Philly.com

The Haughs were deeply enmeshed in the world of the Witnesses — Martin was fifth generation — but this was their first brush with the wall of silence that the religion’s leaders have relied on to prevent allegations of child sex abuse from reaching law enforcement. Internal documents show that the …

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The causes of paedophilia and child sexual abuse are more complex than the public believes

The Conversation AU

The public often feels intense loathing and anger towards paedophiles and those who sexually abuse children. A raft of sex offender policies such as Western Australia’s publicly accessible register of “dangerous and high risk offenders” has been introduced globally to appease an increasingly hostile, …

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Institutional child sex abuse survivors might get less money under national redress scheme

Radio Australia

Melbourne lawyer Angela Sdrinis, who has handled compensation claims for hundreds of institutional child sex abuse survivors, said the indexing of payments may see people getting far less than they expected. The average payment under the redress scheme will be $65,000-$75,000, and the original …

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I-TEAM: Two more Diocese of Buffalo priests suspended amid abuse allegations

WKBW-TV

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Two more active priests in the Diocese of Buffalo have been suspended for allegations of child sexual abuse, the 7 Eyewitness News I-Team has learned. Fr. Samuel Venne of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church on Grand Island and Fr. Art Smith of Blessed Mother of Calcutta …

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Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations

Wikipedia

American comedian Bill Cosby has been the subject of publicized rape allegations. With the earliest incidents allegedly taking place in the mid-1960s, Cosby has been accused by numerous women of rape, drug facilitated rape, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, or sexual misconduct. Assault …

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Anglican priest spared jail over online chats about child sex abuse

The Guardian

Former Sunshine vicar Philip John Murphy, 53, was given a wholly suspended 12-month jail sentence on Friday after he was caught engaging in sexually explicit online chats about children. The priest had pleaded guilty earlier this week in the Victorian county court to transmitting child sexual abuse …

Vicar who called himself ‘Pervert’ spared jail over child abuse chat – The Age

Catholic brother jailed over child sex abuse – Herald Sun

Melbourne priest spared jail over abuse chats – NEWS.com.au

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Kentucky Gov. Bevin apologizes for child sex abuse remarks

ABC News

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes. The Republican issued his apology in a nearly four-minute video posted online, saying “it is not my intent to hurt …

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Has Apologized for Remarks Linking a Teachers’ Rally to Child Sex … – TIME

Kentucky Governor Apologizes For Child Sex Abuse Remarks – CBS DFW

Kentucky Gov. Bevin apologizes for child sex abuse remarks – Seattle Times

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Record number of child sex abuse images found online, reveals report

The Independent

More child sexual abuse images are being discovered online than ever before as paedophiles go to new lengths to evade detection, a report has warned. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which finds and reports illegal photos and videos worldwide, said babies and children under the age of 10 …

Paedophiles are using ad industry tricks to spread child sexual abuse – Wired.co.uk

Online child sexual abuse images ‘up by a third’ , charity warns – Sky News

Europe Named ‘Worst Offender’ Amid Surge In Online Child Sexual Abuse Images – HuffPost UK

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Former southern Utah teacher pleads not guilty to child sex abuse

KTNV Las Vegas

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) – A former school teacher in southern Utah has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of sexually abusing five of his past students in Washington County. The (St. George) Spectrum reports 59-year-old Curtis Payne entered the plea to 15 counts of aggravated child sexual …

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Rochdale child sex abuse: Council considers compensation claims

BBC News

Child sex abuse victims could be compensated by Rochdale Council after it was criticised in a damning report. More than 40 men say they were attacked at Knowl View school, Cambridge House hostel and elsewhere in the town between the early 1960s and mid-1990s. The council said a meeting to …

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Father charged over alleged child sex abuse ring admits abusing stepdaughter

ABC Local

A Perth man accused of sexually abusing his stepdaughter in an alleged child sex ring involving the girl’s mother and a friend of the couple has pleaded guilty to four of the dozens of charges against him. The 45-year-old man, who cannot be named, was charged after a device containing recordings of …

WA man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charges – The Australian

Guilty pleas from Perth child sex ring accused, trio remain in custody – WAtoday

‘Child sex ring’: Perth father pleads guilty to abuse charges – Ten Eyewitness News

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State to examine sex abuse among children at welfare facilities

Asahi Shimbun

The central government will open a fact-finding investigation into child-against-child sexual abuse at welfare institutions nationwide, an underreported problem whose severity was recently exposed by shocking revelations in Mie Prefecture. The move by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare followed …

Four men arrested over historical child sex abuse – ITV News

Kane County parents cautioned about rise in child sexual abuse – Kane County Chronicle

Child abuse cases hit 8-year high, with spike in sexual abuse – The Straits Times

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Ex-boarding school priest faces new child sex abuse charges

WSOC Charlotte

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) – A former Rhode Island boarding school priest currently imprisoned in Massachusetts is facing new child sex abuse charges in … The Providence Journal reports Howard White Jr. faces nine counts for allegedly abusing a boy and a girl in the 1980s while he worked at Grace …

Ex-boarding school priest faces new child sex abuse charges – Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

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FL man guilty of distributing child sex abuse videos

WWSB ABC 7

An online investigation was conduced, looking for those who were using the internet to trade child porn. During the investigation – a host computer was found. It was traced back to Neiheisel’s home and had 48 videos depicting children being abused. The videos were being offered for distribution and …

Fate brought them together: Jones County nurses write about shared experience of child sexual … – Hattiesburg American

Gadsden evangelist accused of child sex abuse jailed on new charges – Trussvilletribune

Eureka man sentenced to prison in child sex abuse case – Daily Herald

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Ex-boarding school priest faces new child sex abuse charges

Ottawa Citizen

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — A former Rhode Island boarding school priest currently imprisoned in Massachusetts is facing new child sex abuse charges in North Carolina. The Providence Journal reports Howard White Jr. faces nine counts for allegedly abusing a boy and a girl in the 1980s while he worked at …

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Kewa Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Abuse Charge

Department of Justice

ALBUQUERQUE – Emery Calabaza, 59, an enrolled member and resident of Kewa Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an aggravated sexual abuse of a minor charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Calabaza will be sentenced within the range of 180 to 240 …

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Man Charged with Child Sexual Abuse in Covina

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

A Baldwin Park man pleaded not guilty today to entering a Covina hotel room that was not his and sexually assaulting a young girl, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Douglas Rivera (dob 7/20/77) has been charged with three counts in case KA117858: lewd act upon a child …

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Rape Crisis & campaigning partners demand urgent reform as child sexual abuse survivors denied …

Rape Crisis England and Wales

Rape Crisis & campaigning partners demand urgent reform as child sexual abuse survivors denied compensation 17/4/2018. Rape Crisis England & Wales, Liberty, Barnardo’s, Victim Support, National Working Group, Labour MP Sarah Champion and Conservative MP Iain Stewart have today (17th …

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Man who works for PM’s department charged with child sexual abuse

The Guardian

Police have charged an employee of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet with child sexual abuse. The head of the prime minister’s department, Martin Parkinson, confirmed that the man, who is in his 50s, had been suspended after his arrest by Northern Territory police this week for “alleged …

Duke professor answers questions about child sex abuse – WRAL.com

Gadsden evangelist arrested by Hoover police on child sex abuse charges – Trussvilletribune

Show support for those fighting child sex abuse – Arab Tribune

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Greece couple facing federal charges in child sex abuse case

WHEC

Greece couple facing federal charges in child sex abuse case. John Kohlmeier, Bonnie … The Greece couple accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl now face federal charges. … Now federal prosecutors accuse the couple of taking pictures and having sexual contact with the child. If convicted …

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Rochdale council leader ‘lied to inquiry’ about child sex abuse

Telegraph.co.uk

The former leader of Rochdale council lied to an inquiry about his knowledge of child sex abuse allegations, a report has found. Richard Farnell’s claim that he was unaware of the scandal “defies belief” and his refusal to accept responsibility for the sexual exploitation of boys at Knowl View residential …

Former Rochdale council leader lied under oath to child sex abuse inquiry – Public Sector Executive

Resigned Rochdale council leader ‘lied to child abuse inquiry’ – The Guardian

Rochdale abuse: Authorities showed ‘total lack of urgency’ in tackling historic sex abuse of boys – The Independent

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Child sex abuse investigation leads to 150 arrests

CTV News

Toronto police subsequently launched an undercover investigation, during which Blackadar says officers “observed the live abuse of a six-year-old child over the internet” in July of 2015. Blackadar says the alleged abuser was doing it for the sexual gratification of himself and for those online, “who …

Saskatoon man among more than a dozen Canadians charged in global child sex abuse … – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Editorial: Documentary on child sex abuse shows need to properly fund law enforcement and … – WRAL.com

Report slams child sex abuse laws – Albany Times Union

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Child sex abuse victims in Kane County increasing at ‘alarming’ rate, state’s attorney says

Chicago Tribune

A steep increase in the number of child sex abuse victims in Kane County has officials looking for answers and urging parents to be alert for potential signs. State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said his office and the county’s Child Advocacy Center have noted a rise in “sexualized, aggressive behavior” …

9-year-old describes abuse during Slaton man’s sex abuse trial – LubbockOnline.com

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Pope Francis admits ‘grave mistakes’ in Chile child sex abuse scandal

The Express Tribune

In a letter to 32 Chilean bishops released by the Vatican, Francis said he intended to summon them to Rome to discuss an investigation into an alleged cover-up by Bishop Juan Barros of abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima during the 1980s and 1990s. Francis expressed his ‘shame’ and …

Pope Francis admits ‘grave mistakes’ in Chile child sex abuse scandal – FRANCE 24

Pope Francis cites ‘grave errors’ in handling of Chile sex abuse scandal – CNN

Pope admits ‘grave error,’ apologizes for not believing Chilean sex abuse victims – Washington Post

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Telford child sex abuse: MP urges councillors to support local independent inquiry

shropshirestar.com

Telford & Wrekin Council leader Shaun Davies says any inquiry into sex abuse in the town would be better than no inquiry at all, but bringing the national inquiry to Telford would still be the preferred option. In an open letter to all Telford and Wrekin councillors, Ms Allan said: “We now know that child …

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Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

The US State Department notified the Vatican in August through diplomatic channels of a possible violation of child pornography laws by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy See in Washington, the Vatican said in September. The United States made “an official request” for the man’s diplomatic …

Nine men held in major Derby child sex abuse probe released on police bail – Derby Telegraph

Roebourne grapples for answers to child sex abuse crisis – The West Australian

Scale of violence against Irish children hidden, claims EU – Irish Times

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In child sex abuse case, Salisbury man gets 10 years

Delmarva Daily Times

Upon his release, he will also be subject to five years supervised probation and registration as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life. The Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center conducted an investigation into several incidents between 2008 and 2014 involving two minors younger than 13 that …

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Child sex abuse suspect killed in Boone County car crash

The Rock River Times

Kramer was arrested April 3 and charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of sexual exploitation of a child after Boone County officials searched his home in the 300 block of West Edson Street in Poplar Grove. Kramer’s death is under investigation by the Boone County …

Latest Lawsuit Alleges Culture of Child Sexual Abuse, Cover-Ups At Indian Mountain School – Hartford Courant

Identifying sexual abuse; researchers collaborate to identify missed signs of abuse – WJAC Johnstown

Ashton Kutcher has helped save 6000 child abuse victims – Daily Times

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Project Mercury, More Than 150 Arrests And A Dozen Children Rescued In International Child …

Toronto Police Service

Project Mercury, More than 150 arrests and a dozen children rescued in international child sexual abuse investigation, Update, Correction made to charge list. Broadcast time: 12:45. Friday, April 13, 2018. Sex Crimes 416-808-8500. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Toronto Police Service released …

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Hunterdon County YMCA taking action against child sex abuse

MyCentralJersey.com

CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The Hunterdon County YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action from April 16 to 20. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day — a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids — Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual …

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Former Maryland police officer sentenced for child sex abuse

WTOP

WASHINGTON — A former District Heights, Maryland, police officer will spend more than 10 years in jail for sexually abusing a child. In May 2017, the Charles County Department of Social Services received a report of child sexual abuse involving Douglas Parks Jr., 48, of Waldorf, Maryland.

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Age-appropriate lessons about child sex abuse coming to Virginia schools

wtvr.com

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is taking a step toward teaching children how to recognize and prevent child abuse, abduction, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation after Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill to include age-appropriate instruction in those areas in the state’s family life education curriculum.

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Vatican Arrests Ex-Diplomat In Child Sex Abuse Probe

NDTV

Vatican Arrests Ex-Diplomat In Child Sex Abuse Probe. A Vatican statement said that an arrest warrant had been issued for Carlo Alberto Capella, which was carried out by the Vatican Gendarmerie. World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: April 07, 2018 23:00 IST. 12 Shares. EMAIL. PRINT.

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Argentina’s Child Sex Abuse Scandal Widens in Youth Sport Clubs

teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)

“Children came from their provinces with a dream,” said Maria Elena Leuzzi, the founder of Association of Victims of Violation, the NGO that defends minors who suffer sexual abuse and which arranged the official complaint to police by the River Plate medical staff. “They stole their childhoods and their …

Argentine child sex abuse scandal widens – The News International (blog)

Youth soccer sex abuse scandal causes uproar in Argentina – The News Tribune

Youth soccer sex abuse scandal causes uproar in Argentina – Washington Post

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VCF Launches Website for Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse to Anonymously Identify Their Abusers

PR Newswire (press release)

DUNN LORING, Va., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vertigo Charitable Foundation, LLC (VCF), which advocates for child sex abuse survivors, announced today the launch of a new website for survivors to anonymously identify their abusers. “Our goal is to provide a safe and confidential method for adult …

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Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

The Local Italy

In February, the Vatican said it had renewed its anti-paedophile panel in a bid by Pope Francis to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform …

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat for watching child sex abuse – i24NEWS

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Eight arrested on child sex abuse charges in three states

ABC Local

A six-year investigation into allegations of incest, child sexual assault, and serious child neglect has culminated into arrests this morning in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. The NSW Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established the investigation, Strike Force Hermoyne, …

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Online course focuses on child sex abuse prevention

Newsday

A Ronkonkoma-based nonprofit on Monday announced that the group has launched a free online course that seeks to teach adults how to detect, report and, hopefully, prevent child sexual abuse. Enrollees will learn tips on how to prevent a sexual assault from taking place and “tricks” sexual predators …

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North Pole man pleads not guilty to child sex abuse, animal cruelty charges

webcenter11

36-year-old Phillip Kiser is charged with five counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor, six counts of second degree sexual abuse of a minor, five counts of distributing indecent materials to minors, five counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of cruelty to animals, and five counts of …

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Tough new child sex abuse laws

NSW Government

Offenders convicted of persistent child sex abuse will face a maximum penalty of life in jail under extensive reforms in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.

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Convicted Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography

Department of Justice

Ocala, Florida – Michael Philip Auld (30, Ocala) today pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with distribution of child pornography. Because Auld already has a 2008 federal conviction for possession of child pornography, he faces a minimum sentence of 15 years, up to 40 years, in prison.

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‘Persistent’ child sex abusers face life in prison

CathNews

Ms Berejiklian and Attorney-General Mark Speakman yesterday announced a suite of changes in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report released late last year. “We are tightening the laws, we’re making sure NSW is not leaving any stone …

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Woman arrested on suspicion of 130 counts involving sex abuse of a child, minor

KEYE

(KUTV) A woman was arrested on March 31 on suspicion of 130 counts involving sex abuse and one count of lewdness involving a child.Salt Lake City Police confirmed detectives received a tip about the suspect, identified Avalina F. Florreich, and decided t.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

CONNECT WITH US. The NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and jointly coordinated by UCLA and Duke University.

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Telford child sexual abuse scandal failures to be re-examined

The Guardian

A wide-ranging inquiry into child sexual abuse is to interview victims and survivors in Telford following calls for a fresh examination of police and local authority failures in the town. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is taking an initiative called the Truth Project to the Shropshire …

Telford abuse: ‘I want to kill my son’s groomers’ – BBC News

Telford abuse: Mother claims son was used by men for sex – BBC News

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German police seek help identifying child sex abuse suspect

ABC News

German police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of sexually abusing two children and posting thousands of images and videos of his crimes online. Federal police said in a statement Monday that the man is suspected of sexually abusing at least two boys, aged about 7 and 10, …

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New charges announced in multi-state child sex abuse case

FOX10 News

Moore currently faces five felony counts in state court, in the 19th Judicial Circuit, including rape in the first degree, facilitating travel to meet a child for sex, and three counts of traveling to meet a child for sex. According to prosecutors, there are multiple child victims in this case. At the time of Moore’s …

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Georgia bill aiming to help child sex abuse victims fails

Seattle Times

ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia’s legislative session ended, lawmakers closed the door on a bill that would have expanded the rights of survivors of childhood sexual abuse to sue their alleged abusers. The Hidden Predator Act of 2018 would have expanded on a law passed in 2015. Different versions of …

Georgia bill aiming to help child sex abuse victims fails – WCTV

Judge allows Chad Smith to seek new attorney is child sex abuse case – Eureka Times Standard

I-Team: Insurance Industry Helped Squash Child Sex Abuse Law in New York – NBC New York

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Georgia Bill Aiming to Help Child Sex Abuse Victims Fails

U.S. News & World Report

Georgia Bill Aiming to Help Child Sex Abuse Victims Fails. As Georgia’s legislative session ended, lawmakers closed the door on a bill that would have expanded the rights of survivors of childhood sexual abuse to sue their alleged abusers. March 30, 2018, at 3:10 p.m.. Georgia Bill Aiming to Help Child …

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Steuben County man charged with child sex abuse

Elmira Star-Gazette

Scott A. Vanhoven, 41, of Shamrock Road in the Town of West Union, subjected a 14-year-old male to sexual contact by forcible compulsion, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. Vanhoven is also a registered Level 2 sex offender. He was charged in 2000 with having sexual contact with a …

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German police seek help identifying child sex abuse suspect

Fox News

BERLIN – German police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of sexually abusing two children and posting thousands of images and videos of his crimes online. Federal police said in a statement Monday that the man is suspected of sexually abusing at least two boys, aged …

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San Diego County man accused of child sex abuse in Nuevo case

Press-Enterprise

A Santee man and reported San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputy is awaiting arraignment in a Nuevo child sexual abuse case, according to court records and media reports. Sam Thomas Knight, 40, was arrested March 20 on suspicion of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, after …

New charges announced in multi-state child sex abuse case – WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com

Malcolm Turnbull blasts ‘indifference and resistance’ by churches in child sex abuse letter – The Sydney Morning Herald

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I-Team: Priest put on leave amid child sex abuse allegations

WKBW-TV

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – The Buffalo Diocese has placed an active priest on administrative leave as it looks into allegations of child sexual abuse dating back to the 1990s, a spokesperson tells the 7 Eyewitness News I-Team. The Rev. Dennis Riter is pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in …

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Settlement reached in child sex abuse suit against DCYF

The Union Leader

The court action sought monetary damages “for the horrific sexual abuse and physical and emotional pain and suffering” the children endured; their “indescribable” mental and emotional pain and suffering; the “loss of enjoyment of life that they are suffering and will suffer indefinitely into the future” and …

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Childline sees over 3000 counselling sessions about peer sexual abuse

nspcc

Childline sees over 3,000 counselling sessions about peer sexual abuse. Thousands of young people sought help last year after being sexually abused by another young person. Last year thousands of children and teenagers turned to Childline for support after being sexually abused by a peer.

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Asheboro sex crimes

Spectrum News

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Randolph County deputies charged a man with sex crimes against a child. Tony Hogan is charged with child sex abuse following an investigation between the sheriff’s office and the Randolph County Department of Social Services. Investigators say he’s a relative of the victim and …

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British institutions ‘prioritise reputation of political leaders over children’, warns child sex abuse …

The Independent

British institutions are prioritising the reputation of political leaders and their staff over the sexual abuse of children, an inquiry has found. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which was started in 2014 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, has heard evidence of horrific crimes …

Child abuse inquiry: Victims must be offered more legal support – Sky News

Among the worrying findings of today’s report are how political reputations are still too often … – The London Economic

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DCF Defends Response To Report Of Foster Child Molested In Home

CBS Boston / WBZ

WBZ (CBS) – “I feel so hurt that this happened to her. She’s a sweet little kid.” A Massachusetts foster parent is devastated. One of the foster children he and his wife have been caring for was molested in his home. She’s only 6 years old. No names or locations are mentioned in this story to protect the …

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He sexually molested her 6-year-old son and fled the country. So this Fort Collins mom tracked him …

The Denver Post

Lydia Lerma was horrified when she learned that a man had admitted sexually molesting her 6-year-old son, and she was beyond angry when she heard he had skipped out on bail and fled the country. Her fury and frustration rose to an entirely different level when she felt law enforcement was dawdling …

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Parents of 12 pupils claim teacher molested their children

The Star Online

MIRI: The parents of another 12 pupils in Batu Niah near here have lodged police reports, claiming that their children were molested by a teacher. This follows after the teacher was detained on Tuesday (April 24) over the alleged molest of an eight-year-old pupil. The parents of the children, aged eight to …

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West Lafayette man charged with child molesting

Journal & Courier

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Forty-two-year-old Shawn Robert Thomas Cowling faces allegations that he regularly molested a girl over the last year, according to the probable cause affidavit. The girl’s descriptions made it sound like the assaults were a regular occurrence, according to the affidavit. Cowling also …

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Drug addict sold films of herself sexually abusing a three-year-old child to paedophiles, police claim

The Sun

… that happens, I’m not sympathetic to the argument that drug addiction caused this.’ Simms is being held at Clark County jail on a $50,000 cash bond and is expected back in court in May. She has denied felony counts of possession of indecent images of children, child exploitation and child molestation …

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New exam sought for man accused of molesting 19 children

Seattle Times

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for a southern Indiana man charged with molesting 19 children is seeking an examination to determine whether her client is mentally ill. A Clark County judge is expected to make a decision next Wednesday on the request by Jennifer Culotta, who represents …

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Southern Indiana mom admits molesting daughter, selling video for drug money

WTHR

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) – A southern Indiana mother admitted she molested her young daughter and shared video of the sex acts for money to buy drugs. According to WAVE-TV in Louisville, the children’s father suspected something was wrong and went through Jaime Simms’ phone.

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Dad ‘sick’ after learning mom sold sexual videos of their toddler for drug cash, Indiana cops say

Miami Herald

She faces one charge of possession of child pornography, two charges of child exploitation and a single charge of child molesting. All are felonies, according to the News and Tribune. She faces up to 42 years in prison if found guilty on all charges and has a $50,000 cash-only bond. A conviction would …

Police: Mom recorded molestation of daughter, sold video for drug money – 8News

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Silent Witnesses

Philly.com

But the child-abuse claims are just one piece of the complicated puzzle that lies at the heart of the inner workings of the Witnesses, an often misunderstood religion that grew from humble beginnings in Pittsburgh to become an organization with eight million followers around the world, more than a dozen …

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Parents of 12 pupils claim teacher molested their children

MSN.com

Provided by The Star Online. MIRI: The parents of another 12 pupils in Batu Niah near here have lodged police reports, claiming that their children were molested by a teacher. This follows after the teacher was detained on Tuesday (April 24) over the alleged molest of an eight-year-old pupil.

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Justices: Washington teachers not required to report own child’s abuse

KOMO News

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect, but the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the requirement doesn’t necessarily apply when a teacher’s own child is the victim. In an 8-1 ruling, the court …

Justices: Teachers not required to report abuse of their own children – Seattle Times

Justices: Teachers Not Required to Report Own Child’s Abuse – U.S. News & World Report

Court: Teacher wasn’t required to report own children’s abuse – The Daily Herald

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Her brothers were molested by a priest as kids. Now she’s trying to reconcile with the Catholic Church

Press-Enterprise

For Jennifer Wortham, the process of reconciliation with the Roman Catholic Church began with a six-page letter to Pope Francis. Wortham’s two younger brothers were molested by their parish priest more than three decades ago. In December 2016, the Rancho Mirage resident and healthcare …

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Former Country Day teacher, accused of abuse, worked with kids through last year

Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — Former Greenwich Country Day School teacher Peter French — who the school said sexually abused children during his four-decade career there — continued to work closely with children through last year, sources close to the case confirmed. An investigator from Shipman and …

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Autistic 6-year-old molested at school, Hoover mother claims

Alabama’s News Leader

A Hoover parent claims her six-year-old daughter was molested at school, just feet away from teachers. “If you’re going to open your doors to children with special needs, you need to have a system in place, to make sure that they’re not being taken advantage of, that they’re safe,” said girl’s mother.

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Olympian McKayla Maroney Says Child Molester Larry Nassar Abused Her ‘Hundreds’ of Times

PEOPLE.com

McKayla Maroney says convicted child molester Larry Nassar abused her “hundreds” of times, beginning at her first-ever meeting with the man when she was just 13 years old. In her first-ever television interview about the headline-making allegations, the 22-year-old Olympian told NBC News that …

McKayla Maroney says Larry Nassar molested her ‘hundreds’ of times – USA TODAY

Olympian McKayla Maroney trying to move on after being molested ‘hundreds’ of times – Atlanta Journal Constitution

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3 children sexually abused

The Nation

SIALKOT-Three minor boys were molested in separate incidents in Sialkot district on Tuesday. Accused Haider Ali molested local labourer Malik Fiaz’s son Zain Ali (10) in Sialkot city’s congested Ambaanwali Chhapri-Hajipura locality. In Muradpur-Sialkot, accused Boota molested shopkeeper Ghulam …

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Man Who Dressed as Spider-Man at Children’s Hospital Admits to 16 Child Porn Charges

PEOPLE.com

Prosecutors said that between October 2014 and May 2015, Turner molested two young children he was babysitting. He also “took sexually explicit images and videos” of the girl, a toddler, and the baby boy. According to authorities, he shared this material with other pedophiles. “Children of this …

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Jeff Hao, April 20: Stopping childhood sexual abuse in its tracks

Register Pajaronian

By JEFF HAO. Forty years sounds like a lifetime for most people. One hundred and seventy-five years is almost inconceivable. Imagine what was going through Larry Nassar’s mind when the judge sentenced him to 40 to 175 years in prison. Do you think he was thinking of all the little girls and boys he …

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Lumber Bridge man accused of molesting children

The Fayetteville Observer

LUMBERTON — A Lumber Bridge man was arrested Monday on allegations that he molested three children, according to a news release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Victor Alejandro Baez, 22, was charged with five counts of first-degree sex offense with a child and three counts of taking …

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Sex-abuse report looms over Catholic dioceses

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Since July 2016, a grand jury seated in Pittsburgh has been quietly hearing testimony on alleged rape and sexual abuse of children by priests and others associated with the Roman Catholic Church. The scope of the investigation spans seven decades and from one end of Pennsylvania to the other.

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Latest Lawsuit Alleges Culture of Child Sexual Abuse, Cover-Ups At Indian Mountain School

Hartford Courant

A former student, the latest to accuse Indian Mountain School educators of sexual abuse, says in a lawsuit filed Friday that he was one of the boys molested in the late 1970s by teacher Chris Simonds at “photo club” meetings run by Simonds out of a padlocked basement and in the teacher’s on-campus …

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Crestview man sentenced for molesting children

WEAR

According to the State Attorney’s Office, the charges arose when Cory Allen Austin sexually molested two victims in between the ages of 10 and 13 over a two-year span. The incidents happened in Austin’s home in Crestview. Both victims told authorities they were afraid to tell anyone and afraid of what …

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‘He’s a disgrace to our state.’ Kentucky teachers outraged over Bevin’s sex abuse remarks

The Courier-Journal

“For the governor of the state of Kentucky to come out and basically say teachers are responsible for children being molested — are you serious?” said J.P. LaVertu, a Shelby County teacher. “He’s a disgrace to our state.” Bevin’s comments, which he made to reporters Friday evening, have been widely …

Kentucky lawmakers condemn Bevin over comments linking child abuse to teacher protests – The Courier-Journal

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Ex-Flagler soccer coach gets 20 years for molesting boys

Daytona Beach News-Journal

BUNNELL — Sean Stern sat silently in a Bunnell courtroom and listened as family members of the teenage boys he molested recounted how he had gained their trust as a Flagler County youth soccer coach. “Sean took complete advantage over these boys,” said a relative of one of the victims. “He had …

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‘Pedophile hunter’ mom travels to Mexico to find fugitive accused of molesting her son

The Coloradoan

She said she talked to some of the boys themselves and their parents, who told her Vanderwal molested at least three other children. One of those boys has come forward to police, the boy’s mother told the Coloradoan. But by the time law enforcement picked up Vanderwal’s box, he’d already posted his …

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Survivor of abuse warns that grand jury findings of Pa. Catholic dioceses will be graphic, troubling

PennLive.com

Shaun Dougherty, who as a child was molested by priest from the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, warned that the findings from the current investigation into six Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania are poised to be so extreme they could set the state on a historic path to bringing predators to justice.

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Trial continues for man accused of continuous sexual abuse of multiple children

KCBD-TV

The trial has begun for a Slaton man accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Doug Stapp Jr, 52, of Slaton was indicted by a Lubbock Grand Jury in March. The indictment alleges continued abuse of four different girls, all under 17, over a period of many years from 1995 through 2013.

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Man jailed on child molestation charge

Greensburg Daily News

According to court records, Deputy Pat Richards was called by a concerned parent on March 31, stating her 13-year-old daughter had been molested by an adult male family member on March 29 when she spent the night at his home. The child considered Bieker an uncle and her mother said it was not …

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Save Our Children: Woman recalls daughter’s sexual assault

FOX 29

Her then 31-year-old son-in-law, Eric Alvarado, was married to one of her older daughters. Alvarado molested Sotomayor’s 14-year-old daughter. “She delivered a little girl. Three days later, it was confirmed that it was my son-in-law that had been molesting her,” Sotomayor recalled. “At the time we found …

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The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

The New Yorker

“Real” Dominican men, after all, aren’t raped. And if I wasn’t a “real” Dominican man I wasn’t anything. The rape excluded me from manhood, from love, from everything. The kid before—hard to remember. Trauma is a time traveller, an ouroboros that reaches back and devours everything that came …

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Former Nashville church leader accused of molesting kids as pastor pleaded not guilty

The Tennessean

The former South Nashville church leader accused of molesting at least eight kids while he was pastor at Nolensville Road Baptist Church pleaded not guilty Wednesday during his first court appearance. Matthew Dennis Patterson, known as Denny, appeared briefly via video chat from a local jail.

Pastor In Nashville Allegedly Molested Children For Two Decades – Oxygen (blog)

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Former Nashville pastor arrested on child molestation charges

NBCNews.com

A long-serving, retired Nashville pastor has been arrested on eight charges of sexual battery for allegedly molesting children at his former church, according … The investigation, which remains open, identified multiple victims allegedly molested by Patterson between 1998 and 2017, according to police.

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Man faces 45 years in prison, deportation for molesting children

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A 34-year-old man will be sentenced for the sexual abuse of a minor. Juan Pineda Avila admitted to molesting two children during interviews with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, according to State Attorney Bill Eddins. Avila was charged with sexual battery after one of his victims told someone about …

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School bus driver accused of molesting young children

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Faye Ann Morosini — who has worked as a school bus driver for Student Transportation of America, delivering children to District 51 schools — appeared in Mesa County Court on Thursday and was advised on five possible counts of sexual assault on a child as a pattern of abuse, another count of …

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Ex-Pastor Accused of Molesting Children Pleads Not Guilty

U.S. News & World Report

(AP) — A former Tennessee pastor accused of molesting several children while he was a Nashville church leader has pleaded not guilty at his first court appearance. … Police say investigators identified at least eight victims, most of them boys, who were molested from 1998 to 2017. Patterson has been …

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Man arrested, accused of molesting three children in same home

KUTV 2News

(KUTV) — A man has been arrested for molesting three children in the same family after a 15-year-old called police to report abuse. On May 6, 2016 a 15-year-old girl called authorities to report that a man her family knew, identified as 29-year-old Jose Estrada-Medina, had been molesting her since she …

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Fake Texas photographer, director sentenced for molesting children

KWTX

DALLAS (AP) Prosecutors say a North Texas man who faked being a photographer and movie director to gain access to boys must serve 40 years in prison for molesting the children. Kevin Scott Morris of Forney was sentenced Wednesday in Dallas in a plea deal. Morris, 45, pleaded guilty in December …

Fake Photographer, Director in Texas Gets 40 Years for Abuse – U.S. News & World Report

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50 years later, man accuses prominent Niagara Falls priest of molesting him as a child

Buffalo News

Lynch’s allegations come during a resurgence in complaints accusing Buffalo Diocese priests of molesting children, and his case underscores the challenges that sometimes decades-old allegations can present for the victims, diocese officials and even relatives of accused priests who have died.

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Anti-Gay Nashville Pastor Arrested For Molesting Little Boys

Patheos (blog)

A Nashville pastor who spoke out against gay rights has been arrested and charged with eight counts of aggravated sexual battery for molesting children at his church. According to multiple reports, Pastor Matthew Dennis “Denny” Patterson was arrested for molesting multiple children, almost all little …

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Victims Were Younger Than 13 In Pastor Molestation Case

NewsChannel5.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A former Nashville pastor accused of molestation targeted children under thirteen years old, according to court documents. NewsChannel 5 obtained the indictments against Matthew Dennis Patterson, also known as Denny, following his arrest on eight counts of aggravated sexual …

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Child Sexual Abuse Fact Sheet

NCTSN

Defines and answers commonly-asked questions about child sexual abuse. This fact sheet outlines myths and facts about child sexual abuse and provides tips to help protect children.

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Nashville pastor molested at least 8 children during 20 years as church leader, police say

The Tennessean

Metro police have arrested a pastor accused of molesting several children across two decades while he was leader of a South Nashville congregation. Matthew Dennis Patterson, known as Denny, served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He resigned on Sept. 24.

Longtime Nashville pastor arrested for allegedly molesting children at church – WKRN News 2

Former pastor arrested on sexual battery charges – WSMV Nashville

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Tennessee pastor accused of molesting several children

Fox News

He served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church. After his resignation, authorities say church members went to police with complaints about his requests to “engage in strange activities” with children. According to a police statement, children told adult church members that Patterson had asked …

Nashville pastor molested at least 8 children during 20 years as church leader, police say – KREM.com

Nashville Pastor Molested Kids For Nearly Two Decades: Police – Patch.com

Tennessee pastor accused of child molestation arrested in Allegheny County – WPXI Pittsburgh

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Former Nashville pastor accused of molesting children at his church for 19 years

WTVC

Metro Nashville Police said on Friday that a former pastor from a Nashville church returned to Davidson County to face charges for molesting children. Matthew ‘Denny’ Patterson, 45, is the former 20-year pastor at Nolensville Road Baptist Church. Police said he resigned on September 24, 2017 and …

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Arizona father of boy whose teacher is accused of molestation: ‘There are monsters’

AZCentral.com

An app that monitors children’s cellphone use alerted a 13-year-old boy’s parents that his Goodyear teacher was in a sexual relationship with him, the child’s father said Thursday. Speaking to reporters at a Tempe law firm, the parents also said they are exploring legal action against the Goodyear school …

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Georgia denies older survivors of child sexual abuse a chance to sue

MyAJC

This means Georgia, by some estimations, will remain among the worst states in the nation in terms of access to the civil courts by adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Proponents want it in part because the criminal courts are not an option for older victims. The state eliminated the criminal statute of …

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Deceased priest accused of sexual abuse not on Buffalo diocese’s list

Buffalo News

Bortle said Conlin frequently hosted boys inside the rectory to watch television and to play pool, foosball and ping pong. Bortle said he was alone in the rectory with Conlin watching television the night he alleges the priest molested him. “That was the only time I was there I can remember no one else …

I-Team: Former altar boy details alleged sexual contact by Buffalo Diocesan priest – WKBW-TV

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Tennessee pastor, accused of molesting several children, arrested in Warrendale

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A longtime Nashville pastor was arrested in Allegheny County earlier this month on charges that he molested several children during his time leading a Tennessee congregation. Matthew Dennis Patterson was arrested March 8 at the U.S. Postal Service Bulk Mail Center in Warrendale, where he was an …

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Georgia Senate passes child sex abuse bill

MyAJC

Jason Getz March 29, 2018 – Atlanta, Ga: Sen. Greg Kirk, R-Americus, listens to discussion of House Bill 605 during Legislative Day 40 in the Senate Chamber at the Georgia State Capitol Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Atlanta. Sen. Kirk is the senate sponsor of the bill, known as the hidden predator bill.

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Staffer at Texas Mormon church allegedly molested multiple children, including 2-year-old

Raw Story

“Children are precious, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” the church said in a statement. “The Church teaches that abuse of any kind is offensive to God and is sinful and wrong. It cannot be tolerated in the Church. We remember the words of Jesus Christ, who taught that harming a …

‘There is no limit to the gross, sexually explicit questions’ — Big crowd marches through Salt Lake … – Salt Lake Tribune

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Child molester convicted, sentenced to 65 years in prison

Weatherford Democrat

A Fort Worth man was convicted Wednesday by a Parker County jury of repeatedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl. After two days of testimony, Micheal Earl Moose, 49, was found guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a young child and indecency with a child and was sentenced to 65 years in prison …

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