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American states are struggling to find answers for ending adverse childhood experiences 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

North Pole man charged with sex abuse of children, dog

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A 36-year-old North Pole man was arraigned in Fairbanks court Saturday on multiple charges of child sexual abuse, child pornography and animal sexual abuse. According to a criminal complaint, Alaska State Troopers began investigating Phillip Kiser on March 9 after receiving a report …

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Adults Owe Child Sex Abuse Victims More Than Awareness

HuffPost

When I was eight years old, a parent from the YMCA reported concerns about my swim coach to law enforcement. This parent’s suspicions were correct ― I was being sexually abused by a predatory coach. My perpetrator had rendered my family dependent on him after he moved into my childhood …

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Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of silencing victims of child abuse

The Guardian

Former and current members, including 41 alleged victims of child sexual abuse, described a culture of cover-ups and lies, with senior members of the organisation, known as elders, discouraging victims from coming forward for fear of bringing “reproach on Jehovah” and being exiled from the …

Why are Iowa lawmakers dragging their feet over strengthening child sexabuse laws? – DesMoinesRegister.com

Removed from churches, some priests accused of sexual abuse live near schools – Buffalo News

Trial set for stepfather charged with sexual abuse – Odessa American

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SOS for child victims of sex abuse in Greece

Kathimerini

“In this country, during the investigation of the allegation, the child victim of sexual abuse will be called to testify his or her traumatic experience an average 14 times,” said Nikolaidis. “I have personally seen a case [where the victim testified] 28 times,” he said, adding that cases often drag for more than 10 …

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Gove faces fresh scrutiny over school sexual abuse case

The Guardian

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) has already written to Gove asking whether he tried, during his time as the education secretary, to find out about an investigation into a priest suspected of abuse at Downside Abbey boarding school in Somerset. Now the environment secretary, …

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Childhood sex abuse survivor speaks of getting help for victims

WBFO

Travers is among those calling for passage of the Child Victims Act, a proposal that has the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Assembly but has stalled in the State Senate for 11 years. The legislation would allow victims of childhood abuse to pursue legal action as adults.

Sen. Lauren Book On Walking Tour To Promote Sex Abuse Awareness – CBS Miami

Man found guilty on 7 counts of child sexual abuse; 700-year sentence mandatory – Great Falls Tribune

‘It’s never too early’: Education is key in ending child sexual abuse – The Hants Journal

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42 New York priests accused of child sex abuse

WKBN.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Forty-two former Buffalo priests were accused of child sex abuse prior to leaving the church since 1950. According to a spokesperson for the Buffalo Diocese, the priests were either removed from ministry, retired, or left after allegations they sexually abused children. Tuesday …

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Man sought in Montana child sex abuse case arrested in Roseville

Sacramento Bee

Roseville police have arrested a man sought for crimes related to the sexual abuse of children in Montana. Joseph Eugene Garcia, 37, was arrested Monday at his home in the 1700 block of Blackbird Street at the request of the Great Falls Police Department. The Montana arrest warrant charges Garcia …

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High-profile arrest of Northwest Iowa teacher raises awareness of child sexual abuse

Sioux City Journal

Scott McAdam, 56, of Orange City, was arrested in November and charged with taking nude photos of a girl who was under age 14 and having sexual contact with her. He pleaded guilty to lascivious acts with a child and sexual exploitation of a child and was sentenced earlier this month to 20 years in …

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10 arrested for child sex abuse as a result of joint operation

Idaho Press-Tribune

The Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit partnered with Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho, who organized and supervised the operation. The collaborative effort was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood.

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The Credibility of Children as Witnesses in a Simulated Child Sex Abuse Triar

Springer Link

Child sexual abuse is presently the focus of a great deal of public attention. Although there is no commonly accepted definition (Brant & Tisza, 1977;. Kelly, 1984), sexual abuse of children is illegal in all fifty states (Fraser,. 1981) and indeed throughout the world (Ooek, 1981). All states have mandatory …

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Consulting on reform to child sexual abuse offences

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate – ACT Government

Consulting on reform to child sexual abuse offences. Released 22/03/2018. The ACT Government will be implementing important criminal law reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and is seeking community views as part of those reforms.

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Philippines blocks entry of Norwegian man convicted of child sex abuse

Qatar Tribune

Manila A Norwegian man convicted of sexually molesting children in his country was blocked from entering the Philippines where he planned to visit his F…

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US military overlooks sex abuse among kids

Asheville Citizen-Times

“The primary mission, it’s not to deal with kids sexually assaulting kids.” Strand estimated that during his 32 years as an investigator or trainer, colleagues passed on opening several hundred cases. He was among a dozen current or former prosecutors and military investigators who described how …

AP investigation: US military overlooks sex abuse among kids – ArmyTimes.com

Justice elusive in child sex abuse on NC bases – North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Justice elusive in child sex abuse cases on US military bases worldwide: AP probe – The Japan Times

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Indiana couple accused of sexually abusing three children, family dog for years

fox2now.com

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – An Indiana couple is accused of sexually abusing three children and their dog for years, the Journal Review reports. Keylin L. Johnson, 52, and Sheila L. Johnson, 44, face more than a dozen charges. Keylin’s charges include multiple counts of child molesting and possession …

Couple accused of sexually abusing three children and a dog told the youngsters ‘it’s normal’ – The Sun

Parents charged with molestation ‘told their three children the best way to build a family bond was … – Daily Mail

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Senate GOP budget resolution offers chance for legislation to give child sex abuse victims better …

New York Daily News

ALBANY – A Senate GOP budget resolution awaiting action Wednesday leaves the door open for a deal on legislation making it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults. “The Senate budget resolution will affirm our support for amendments to both the civil and criminal statutes of …

Corey Feldman in Albany to push for Child Victims Act – WNYT

Feldman advocates for children at Capitol – Albany Times Union

Pushing to pass the Child Victims Act in NYS – WKBW-TV

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US military overlooks child sex abuse on bases

New York Post

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found. Reports of …

AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base – ABC News

AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base – CIproud.com

Report: US Military Overlooks Sex Abuse Among Kids – WFAE

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Facebook apologises for search suggestions of child abuse videos

The Guardian

Last week, Facebook faced international criticism after the Guardian found it running a survey that asked users whether paedophiles should be allowed to proposition children for sexual pictures on the site. Facebook admitted the surveys were a mistake, adding that it has “no intention” of allowing the …

Facebook Apologizes For Child Abuse Search Suggestions – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

Facebook apologises after search results suggest users watch child sex abuse videos – The Independent

They Were Searching For Videos. Facebook Thought They Wanted Videos Of Child Abuse. – NDTV

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AP Investigation: US military overlooks sex abuse among kids

Seattle Times

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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Priest guilty of child sex abuse

BBC News

An 82-year-old Catholic priest has been convicted of sexually abusing three children and a student priest in crimes spanning more than 20 years. Father Paul Moore committed the crimes in various locations in Ayrshire between 1977 and 1996. The court heard how he abused one boy at a school, …

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1000 children may have been victims in Britain’s biggest ever child abuse scandal

Telegraph.co.uk

Up to 1,000 children could have been abused in Britain’s biggest ever child abuse scandal, an investigation has revealed. Hundreds of children, some as young as 11, are estimated to have been drugged, beaten and raped over a 40-year period in the town of Telford. Lucy Allan, the Conservative MP for …

Inquiry call over Telford child sex exploitation – BBC News

Up to 1000 children may have been victims in worst UK abuse ring – The Guardian

U-turn as Telford council calls for independent inquiry on child sex abuse in town – shropshirestar.com

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How many Telfords before we get serious about child grooming?

The Guardian

Hitching these incidents to the child sex abuse inquiry does nothing to understand the specifics that lead to exploitation on this scale. Time was that the government funded 15 areas in the UK to set up support services for sexual exploitation. It was linked to the gang violence agenda that sprang from the …

Telford abuse: Concerns over youth workers’ caseloads – BBC News

Telford child sexual exploitation: New abuse ‘could not go undetected’ today – shropshirestar.com

Telford child-rape scandal: Police slammed for ‘victim-blaming’ over ‘consensual sex’ note – RT

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Pierce County school district, Seattle Archdiocese settle child sex abuse lawsuit

The News Tribune

A former Parkland Elementary student who says he was sexually assaulted by a teacher there in the 1980s has settled a lawsuit against the Franklin Pierce School District and the Seattle Archdiocese. Franklin Pierce agreed to pay $950,000 to the alleged victim, identified in court records as D.W. The …

Seattle Archdiocese, school district settle suit for $2.45M – The Spokesman-Review

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Macclenny mother working to develop child abuse registry

WFOX Jacksonville

A local mother is making it her mission to keep abusers from hurting any more children. Thousands of children each year are shuffled into courthouses because of child abuse.

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Sibling molestation laws

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Abuse, as defined by law, is any one of the following acts which seriously endangers the physical, mental or emotional health of the child: The infliction, attempted infliction or as a result of inadequate supervision, the allowance of the infliction or attempted infliction of physical or mental injury upon the …

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AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base

MilitaryNews.com

AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base. In this Jan. 24, 2018, photo, former Army criminal investigator Russell Strand poses for a photo in New York. Strand, a pioneering expert in how the Pentagon addresses sexual assault, estimated that in the Army alone, colleagues passed on …

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AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base

MilitaryNews.com

AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base. This Feb. 7, 2018, photo, shows Leandra Mulla at her home in Tabor City, N.C. As a high school freshman in 2014, Mulla told Army investigators her ex-boyfriend dragged her to a secluded area of their base in Germany and sexually assaulted …

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AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base

MilitaryNews.com

AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base. In this Jan. 24, 2018, photo, Heather Ryan, a former supervisory special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, poses for a photo in Wentzville, Mo. An Associated Press investigation found that, a decade after the Pentagon began …

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Child sexual abuse ParentingChild Development t

Grand Prix Lago Ranco

In 1955, Vladimir Nabokov’s CSE as a ‘national threat’, and announced that child sexual abuse will be given the same priority . has advocated the necessity of parenting groups specific to survivors’ of child sexual abuse and Thus, parenting can be thought of as a learned, observed behaviour, often …

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AP investigation: Justice elusive in child sex abuse on base

MilitaryNews.com

In this Feb. 7, 2018, photo, a cross rests on a bench on the front porch of Leandra Mulla’s home in Tabor City, N.C. As a high school freshman in 2014, Mulla told Army investigators her ex-boyfriend dragged her to a secluded area of their base in Germany and sexually assaulted her. Four years later, she …

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Communities’ perceptions of factors contributing to child sexual abuse vulnerability in Kenya

Taylor & Francis Online

Abstract. Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a major global health concern. Although it is prevalent in Kenya, scant literature on factors contributing to CSA vulnerability exists. Using qualitative data from 28 focus groups and ethnographic field notes, we explored and assessed community perceptions of factors …

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Child sex abuse in Turkey sparks debate on best prevention

ABC News

A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the government to prevent and more severely punish child sexual abuse. Among the heavier penalties the Turkish …

Child sex abuse in Turkey sparks debate on best prevention – Chron.com

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Ministers drop plans to compel reporting of suspected child sex abuse

The Guardian

A Home Office minister, Victoria Atkins, endorsed this approach, saying: “Child sexual exploitation and abuse are sickening crimes. In the past we have seen vulnerable children let down by the very people who should have protected them from harm. We are clear that this must never be repeated.

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Church may have ‘conspired to enable child sex abuse’

BBC News

Senior figures in the Church of England may have conspired to enable the sexual abuse of children, an inquiry has heard. A lawyer representing victims suggested the Church ignored abuse convictions and allowed records to be burnt. The solicitor, David Greenwood, said victims were “silenced” by the …

Church may have ‘conspired to enable child sex abuse’ – BBC News

Church of England put reputation first, child abuse inquiry told – The Guardian

‘Wilful blindness’ existed towards Church child abuse in Sussex, inquiry hears – West Sussex County Times

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Florida man charged with sex abuse of 3 children in NY

New York Daily News

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — A Florida man has been extradited to New York to face charges that he photographed himself engaging in sex acts with three children he was baby-sitting. Newsday reports that 27-year-old Benjamin Fielman pleaded not guilty Friday to a 27-count indictment. Prosecutors in …

Florida Man Charged With Sex Abuse of 3 Children in NY – U.S. News & World Report

Florida man charged with sex abuse of 3 children in NY – WFTV Orlando

Florida man charged with sex abuse of 3 children in NY – Seattle Times

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Child sex abuse inquiry considers separate Jehovah’s Witnesses UK investigation

The Guardian

It said it encourages all victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to engage with the inquiry. Kathleen Hallisey, senior solicitor in the abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, said she welcomed news of a potential new investigation but wanted a firm commitment. “The Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse to recognise …

Have you experienced abuse in the Jehovah’s Witness UK? – The Guardian

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Creaven sentenced to 18 months for child sex abuse offences

RTE.ie

A former RTÉ television producer, who pleaded guilty to two child sexual abuse offences, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail by a court in Leeds. Kieran Creaven pleaded guilty to the offences and admitted attempting to meet up or communicate with a 13-year-old girl following grooming and trying …

Kieran Creaven jailed for 18 months for child sex abuse offences – Irish Times

TV producer jailed for Leeds child sex offences – BBC News

Court hears how ex-RTE producer sentenced to 18 months for child sexual abuse had ‘a list of girls … – Irish Examiner

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Garda’s dysfunction is harming child sexual abuse victims

Irish Times

After almost 20 years of commissions of inquiry and of extensive media coverage, it cannot be said by now that there is little awareness among the public and among policymakers of child sexual abuse. Yet State institutions have been slow to put in place the necessary policies and structures to ensure …

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Erin’s Law amendment requires Wyoming parents’ permission to teach child sex abuse

Wyoming Tribune

She said one in four girls and one in six boys will experience sexual abuse by the time they turn 18, and 90 percent of them are abused by someone they trust. “In our family, it happened that a doctor in our town was doing this to one of my family members. My family member did report it to my parents,” …

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Tulsa couple charged in sex abuse of children named in previous similar, unrelated case

Tulsa World

Authorities allege Curtis Wayne Cochran sexually abused children who were left in Valerie Christine White’s care. Prosecutors charged Cochran and White on Wednesday with child neglect and abuse by a caretaker. Cochran is additionally charged with feloniously pointing a firearm, two counts of …

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Cardinal to face Australian court on sex abuse charges

Washington Post

MELBOURNE, Australia — The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is set to appear in an Australian court on … had been investigating since 2012 how the Catholic Church and other institutions responded to sexual abuse of children in Australia over 90 years.

Cardinal to face Australian court on sex abuse charges – ABC News

Cardinal Pell facing Australian court on sex abuse charges – Washington Post

Cardinal Pell facing Australian court on sex abuse charges – Sacramento Bee

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11 arrested over child sex abuse ring

World News and Breaking National – Rcompanion.org

Eleven people — six women and five men — have been arrested in relation to a suspected child sex abuse ring in Limerick.

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New alleged child sex abuse by aid workers reported as charities vow to take action at summit

World News and Breaking National – Rcompanion.org

Charity Commission to pass any evidence on to National Crime Agency.

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Prevent Child Abuse America

Stay up to date on the latest happenings from Prevent Child Abuse America!

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Former Children’s Home Worker Jailed for Sex Abuse

copfs

A former Edinburgh Children’s Home worker who abused young boys in his care was today jailed for a total of four years. 64 year old Gordon Knott abused the two boys at the local authority run home and various locations around Edinburgh between August 1973 and November 1980. When the abuse …

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11 arrested over child sex abuse ring

Waterford News and Star

By Cormac O’Keeffe. Eleven people — six women and five men — have been arrested in relation to a suspected child sex abuse ring in Limerick. Those arrested are across the generations, some as young as their 20s and include people in their 70s. Gardaí say the abuse occurred in the Newcastle …

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11 arrested in child sexual abuse investigation in Munster

World News and Breaking National – Rcompanion.org

Eleven people have been arrested as part of an ongoing child sexual abuse investigation.

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UK governments failed to protect children sent to former colonies from sexual abuse over decades

The Independent

Successive British governments failed to protect thousands of children who were sent to live overseas, a report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has found. Post-war migration programmes saw around 4,000 British children taken from their families, care homes and foster …

Inquiry urges payouts for victims of postwar UK child migration scheme – The Guardian

Successive governments failed to protect child migrants sent abroad from sex abuse – report – Sky News

IICSA inquiry says UK government should pay Australia child migrants – BBC News

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Payson man arrested for reportedly sexually abusing children

Daily Herald

Police booked a Payson man into the Utah County Jail on Wednesday after he reportedly sexually abused children. Brandon Bradford, 39, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of the first-degree felony of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. A child reportedly called police to report Bradford had …

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Former NY day care worker charged with child sex-abuse

WCAX

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) A former New York day care worker is charged with sexually abusing two children at his place of employment. The Post-Star says David L. Saladin is accused of having sexual contact with two children under the age of 11 late last year and earlier this year in Queensbury.

Former NY Day Care Worker Charged With Child Sex-Abuse – U.S. News & World Report

UPDATED: Hudson Falls man charged with sex abuse at daycare – Glens Falls Post-Star

UPDATED: Hudson Falls man charged with sex abuse at day care in Queensbury – Glens Falls Post-Star

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Detectives arrest Oldsmar father, son for sexually abusing multiple girls

WFLA

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas County detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested an Oldsmar father and son on Wednesday for sexually abusing multiple juvenile victims over the span of many years. According to detectives, the investigation began on Jan. 30 after a …

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Will NY extend statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes?

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

ALBANY – Advocates and survivors of childhood sexual abuse renewed their push Tuesday for the state Legislature to pass a bill that would increase the statute of limitations on child-sex-crimes in New York. The bill, called the Child Victims Act, has received bipartisan support in the Assembly but has …

Will NY extend statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes? – WGRZ-TV

Sexual abuse victims and advocates urge state to pass Child Victims Act – WBFO

Chaminade sexual abuse survivor advocates for Child Victims Act – The Island Now

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Conesus man facing child sex abuse charges

The Livingston County News

A Conesus man is facing sex abuse charges stemming from a 2012 incident involving the alleged sexual abuse of a child. Kenneth A. Mountzouros, 59, was arrested by Dansville Police Jan. 17 and charged with forcible touching, second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, …

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Salt Lake City man accused of sexually abusing ‘multiple children’

WSMV Nashville

Salt Lake City, UT (KSL) — A Salt Lake City man once charged with sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl he was babysitting has been arrested and accused of sexually abusing multiple children. James Gerald Crawford, 43, was arrested Wednesday for investigation of five counts of aggravated sexual …

Salt Lake man accused of sexually abusing ‘multiple children’ – WPTV.com

Salt Lake man accused of sexually abusing ‘multiple children’ – WENY-TV

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Middlesex priest accused of sex abuse

MyCentralJersey.com

That same year Monsignor Michael Cashman of St. James Church in Woodbridge was accused of molesting a mother and her two children and later found guilty of sexually abusing a child between 1980 and 1983, when he was an associate pastor of Our Lady of God Counsel parish in West Trenton …

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Pakistan acquits 12 men accused of child sex abuse

gulfnews.com

Lahore: A Pakistani court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges on Saturday, the latest verdict in a massive paedophilia scandal that rocked the country in August 2015. The abuse and extortion scandal, which authorities have called the largest in Pakistan’s history, allegedly …

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Pakistan acquits 12 men accused of child sex abuse

Arab News

LAHORE, Pakistan: A Pakistani court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges on Saturday, the latest verdict in a massive paedophilia … In the village of Hussain Khanwala in Kasur, southwest of Lahore, videos were made of at least 280 children being sexually abused by a gang who …

Murder in Kasur – Daily Times

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Sexual grooming of children: Review of literature and theoretical

Taylor & Francis Online

The current review aims to outline the existing understanding of sexual grooming. Issues of poor definition, the adoption of the term “grooming” and the prevalence of sexual grooming will be discussed. Consideration will be given to how prominent theories of child sexual abuse often neglect sexual …

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Successive governments failed to protect child migrants sent abroad from sex abuse

Planet Rock

Successive British governments failed to protect children who were sent to live abroad from sexual abuse for decades, according to a high-profile report.

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Clergy Sex Abuse

Corrib Canoe Courses

If necessary, they will show you The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing a significant step in its ongoing response to the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy. . Cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests, nuns and members of religious orders, and subsequent cover-ups, in the 20th and …

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Gardaí fail to implement half of child sex abuse recommendations

Waterford News and Star

Gardai have failed to implement over half the recommendations made five years ago for dealing with child sex abuse victims. A new review by the Garda Inspectorate has found serious failings including the use of inexperienced Gardai and an insufficient online garda presence. It has made 24 new …

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Authorities: School bus driver molested multiple children since the 1960s

News 12 New Jersey

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and the Montgomery Township Police Department’s detective bureau started an investigation into the claims and discovered that Atoeff allegedly had sexual contact with at least seven other children as far back as the 1960s, …

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New Jersey School Bus Driver Molested Nine Children: Prosecutors

NBC New York

An 84-year-old New Jersey school bus driver has been accused of sexually assaulting at least 9 children during his term as a bus driver dating back to the 1960s. Edward Atoeff was arrested Monday after Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said two adult victims reported that they were …

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Indiana man faces 6th suit for allegedly molesting 19 kids

WISH-TV

Michael Begin Jr. is seen in an undated photo provided by the Clark County, Ind., Jail. Begin Jr. of Jeffersonville, Ind., has been arrested on charges alleging he molested 17 children ages 3 to 7 while he worked at a YMCA and as an elementary school teaching assistant. The abuse allegedly occurred at …

Man faces 6th suit for allegedly molesting 19 kids – The Herald

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Man found guilty on 7 counts of child sexual abuse; 700-year sentence mandatory

Great Falls Tribune

A jury on Great Falls Wednesday unanimously found a Great Falls man guilty on seven counts of sexual abuse of two children. Due to the age gap between David Dean Komeotis and his victims, he will receive a mandatory 100-year prison sentence per count. Both victims testified during the two-day trial …

Bishop responds to criticism after naming former priests accused of child sex abuse – wivb.com

Sonoma man guilty of child molestation – Sonoma Valley Sun

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UPDATE: Putnam County man accused of sexually abusing child

WSAZ-TV

Jeffrey Curtis Craig, of Buffalo, is charged with several counts of first-degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a parent or guardian. Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies say earlier this month a 13-year-old girl told them that Craig molested her. The girl was interviewed at the Women and Children’s …

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Man ‘molested’ girls who were at wife’s family day care centre

The Canberra Times

Defence lawyer Adam Guest confirmed on Monday that his client would contest the charges. According to Supreme Court documents filed when Mr Thorburn applied for and was granted bail in May 2016, both children were attending the family day care when it is alleged they were repeatedly molested …

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Middletown man faces charge of obstructing a child abuse investigation

FOX43.com

DAUPHIN COUNTY — A Middletown man who faces 24 counts related to the sexual molestation of six victims was arraigned Monday on an additional charge: obstructing a child abuse investigation. Keith Hoffa, 53, was arrested on March 9 following an investigation which identified nine potential victims …

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More names of priests expected to surface after release of list from Buffalo Diocese

Buffalo News

A spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo declined on Wednesday to disclose more information about 42 priests who were identified as having had credible allegations of child sexual abuse brought against them, but he said further disclosures “certainly will be considered” in the future.

3 priests linked to sex scandal who didn’t make Buffalo bishop’s list – Buffalo News

Under pressure, Buffalo bishop names 42 priests accused of abuse – Buffalo News

Bishop Malone: ‘It was time to put those names out’ – Buffalo News

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Man jailed for abusing three children in 1970s and 1980s

BBC News

A 68-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for sexually abusing children more than three decades ago. Robert Shepherd, of Milton, in the Highlands, tried to rape one girl during an ordeal of abuse and molested another girl and boy. He denied committing the offences but was found guilty of three …

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Man charged with child molesting

Seymour Tribune

A Brownstown man was arrested Wednesday on six charges related to the molestation of children under the age of 14 following an investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Oddis L. Freese, 68, was arrested at his home on a Jackson Circuit Court warrant by Detective Bob Lucas and …

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Tamale salesman, 74, molested children while making deliveries, SLED says

WYFF Greenville

Forensic interviews of the children were conducted at Beyond Abuse in Greenwood County. The children all described having been fondled by Navarrete, SLED officials said. One child said Navarrete molested her while she was at a birthday party for his relative. SLED officials said Navarette denies …

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Mother of Soweto girl molested by SAPS investigator fears for her child’s safety

Eyewitness News

SOWETO – The mother of one of the children who were molested by a police forensic investigator at a Soweto primary school says she now fears for her child’s safety. The officer was supposed to be preparing the two young children for court proceedings involving a school guard who is accused of …

Allegations that cop molested abused children ‘quite serious’ – Politicsweb

Lesufi in talks with Safety MEC after two pupils molested at Soweto school – Eyewitness News

Cop bust for ‘molesting’ little girls – SowetanLIVE Sunday World

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US military fails to protect children from sexual abuse on bases, AP reports

PBS NewsHour

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found. Reports of …

AP: Pentagon often fails young sex assault victims on bases – WSPA.com

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Priest denies sexually abusing children; Diocese says allegations prompted removal

Buffalo News

Three men have told The Buffalo News they were sexually abused as boys by the Rev. Donald W. Becker, a Catholic priest removed from the ministry in 2003. On Friday, a spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo told The News that Becker was barred from performing priestly duties then because …

I-Team: Buffalo diocese forced out priest, hid abuse allegations from public – WKBW-TV

Buffalo diocese says sexual abuse allegations prompted priest’s removal – Buffalo News

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SAPS investigator allegedly molests 2 sexually abused pupils from Soweto school

Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – A sexual assault case has been opened against a police forensic investigator who allegedly molested two children he was supposed to be interviewing about being abused at the AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto. The official was visiting the school on Monday when he allegedly …

Cop investigating sexual assault at Soweto school arrested for allegedly molesting pupils – News24

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‘He told me not to tell nobody.’ Jury hears boy talk of being raped at age 6 in Harrison County.

The Sun Herald

A jury believed the little boy, who has in painful detail told the story more than once of being molested by a trusted family member, 29-year-old Cody Lee Pitts. After only an hour Wednesday, the Harrison County Circuit Court jury returned with a verdict of guilty against Pitts for lustful touching of a child.

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Law firm begins unmasking of Ogdensburg, Syracuse priests accused of abuse

WatertownDailyTimes.com

OGDENSBURG — The names of eight priests associated with the Diocese of Ogdensburg who are alleged to have sexually molested children were made public by a Minnesota-based law firm representing victims of child abuse. The names, along with some 19 others from the Diocese of Syracuse, …

Law firm makes public names of Ogdensburg and Syracuse priests accused of abuse (VIDEO) – WatertownDailyTimes.com

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AP: Child-on-child sex assault cases languish on US bases

ABC News

Military child abuse specialists couldn’t help him either — they intervene only when the alleged abuser is a parent or other caretaker. A federal prosecutor twice declined to take action. A dozen current or former prosecutors and military investigators described to AP how policies within the Pentagon and …

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Child Abuse: Kaduna govt. to prosecute negligent parents

The Punch

Kaduna State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, has warned that the government would soon begin prosecuting negligent parents who expose their children to abuse and molestation. Baba said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in …

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First arrest into child abuse at Penrith boys’ home

Daily Telegraph

A MAN allegedly linked to a boys’ home pedophile ring that terrorised vulnerable children at a Western Sydney school has been brought before the courts – and … The 67-year-old Queensland man allegedly molested boys at the now-defunct Daruk Training School at Berkshire Park in the 1970s but it is …

Police seek victims of alleged paedophile ring at Sydney boys’ home – The Guardian

Sydney boys home pedophile ring arrest – 9news.com.au

First arrest in alleged Sydney boys’ home paedophile ring – NEWS.com.au

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Suffolk DA: Male Babysitter Sexually Abused Three Children

CBS New York

27-year-old Benjamin Fielman worked as a babysitter in Commack between 2009 and 2014. He also worked at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center on Hauppauge Road. Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini says he molested three kids between the ages of seven and 11, and took sexually …

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Police: Man molested, threatened Illinois child

WAND

The News-Gazette reports officers believe Benjamin Crowley, 35, molested a girl under 13 years old in February. A professional talked with the child at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Champaign, where police say they learned Crowley threatened action against the girl if she told people what he did.

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Is it child abuse? California schools should report to cops, experts say, even if they’re not sure

The Mercury News

For school officials who, under California law, are required to report suspicions of child abuse to authorities, experts say the lesson is clear: Don’t hesitate to call in the pros at the slightest hint of impropriety and let them investigate it. “The spirit of the statute is, when in doubt, report,” said William Grimm, …

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Former Pine Ridge pediatrician facing new child sexual abuse charges in Montana

Rapid City Journal

A year after being charged with multiple child sex crimes in South Dakota, a former Pine Ridge pediatrician is now facing similar charges in Montana. … Federal prosecutors in South Dakota say that between 1998 and 2011, Weber molested four Native children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, …

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Student transport driver arrested in Depok for child molestation

Jakarta Post

Student transport driver arrested in Depok for child molestation A group of schoolchildren walk past a laboratory building in this undated photograph. Depok Police have arrested a driver who reportedly molested two children he drove to and from their school. (JP/Theresia Sufa) …

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Father ‘molested three children and forced one girl to watch a porn movie in his living room – but he …

Daily Mail

A Queensland father was arrested for allegedly molesting three children – two girls and one boy – as he forced one girl to watch a porn movie. The man allegedly abused the girl who was related to him ‘every single day’ when she was aged six for about seven years. The suspect was charged with eight …

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‘It isn’t easy to talk about child sex abuse in India’

Aljazeera.com

In an attempt to overcome abuse, Shamin has now joined a drama group led by Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman, an activist working with child sexual assault survivors. Devburman’s drama therapy classes create awareness among teenage girls and boys of the slum. “We are trying to get the children …

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San Diego sex abuse cases against Jehovah’s Witness organization settled

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Two men who accused a Jehovah’s Witness leader of sexually abusing them as children in San Diego have settled their long-running lawsuits against the church’s governing body. The settlements come a few months after the church authority, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, was …

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Pamela Anderson speaks out about being molested by a babysitter, working with Harvey Weinstein

Fox News

“Baywatch” legend Pamela Anderson opened up to British journalist Piers Morgan and revealed she was molested by a babysitter when she was a child. In the same chat, she also told Morgan she was bullied by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein into starring in the 2008 film “Superhero Movie” — a …

Pamela Anderson Thought She Had a “Special Power” After the Babysitter Who Molested Her Died – E! Online

Pamela Anderson thought she killed her babysitter after suffering abuse – Green Valley News

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Mahomet man charged with molesting child

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

URBANA — A Mahomet man has been criminally charged with sexually molesting a child in his care. Mahomet Police Chief Mike Metzler said Benjamin A. Crowley, 35, was arrested Wednesday. Metzler said his department was notified Tuesday by the Department of Children and Family Services of an …

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Former Boy Scout volunteer charged with child molestation

fox2now.com

ST. LOUIS – A Boy Scout volunteer has been charged with videotaping and photographing himself as he molested two children at his St. Louis County home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 49-year-old Jonathan Askew was charged Friday with promoting and possessing child pornography, …

Man accused of videotaping himself molesting children had volunteered with Boy Scouts – STLtoday.com

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Man molested 2 boys before becoming student pastor at Greene County church, police say

Springfield News-Leader

A Greene County church has cut ties with its student pastor after he was accused of molesting two children in Phelps and Crawford counties several years ago. Spenser A. Farr, 24, has been charged with five counts of statutory sodomy in connection with incidents in 2012 and 2013. Court documents say …

Former lifeguard charged with sexually abusing at least two children – ABC17News.com

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Man facing child abuse, lewd molestation charges

kfor.com

ANTLERS, Okla. – A man is facing several charges after he allegedly molested his girlfriend’s child. OSBI opened the case at the request of the Pushmataha County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation revealed that 22-year-old Jefferson McAhren lived with his girlfriend and her three children in …

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Fugitive child molester on the run for 25 years could be hiding in Mobile

FOX10 News

The United States Marshals Service said a convicted child molester who has been on the run for 25 years could be hiding in Mobile. Daniel George Brewster was convicted of 15 Counts of Child Molestation in 1992 in Arizona. Brewster ran a daycare in Tucson in the early 90’s and molested several …

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Authorities looking for convicted child molester

Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. Authorities are asking for help to find a convicted child molester who went missing from Tucson more than 20 years ago. U.S. Marshals are looking for Daniel George Brewster, who was convicted on 15 counts of child molestation in 1992. Brewster molested several …

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LATEST: Greenacres man accused of sexually assaulting three children

Palm Beach Post

A man accused of sexually assaulting three children is behind bars two years after the children first spoke with authorities. Guerdy Exilhomme, 31, was arrested Feb. … Exilhomme repeatedly molested the child while the child was as young as 8, records state. It’s unclear how Exilhomme knew the child.

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More child molestation charges, victims come forward against Jeffersonville teen

WAVE 3

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Two new victims have come forward accusing a Jeffersonville man of child molestation. The Clark County Prosecutor has added four new charges of child molestation against Michael Begin, 18. The young girls allegedly molested in these new charges are five and …

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More charges filed in Clark County child molestation case

Newsandtribune

Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull added this week new charges of child molestation against 18-year-old Michael Begin, according to newsgathering partner WAVE3 News. The new charges bring the total to 24 charges accounting for 19 alleged victims. The girls allegedly molested as described in …

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Solicitor: Convicted child molester faces 25 years behind bars

Index-Journal

A Laurens man is facing 25 years behind bars after pleading guilty in a case where children alleged he molested them, according to a release from the 8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Tito Olan Marin, 42, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon at the Laurens County Courthouse to two counts of first-degree …

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Despite Stigma, Nigerian Parents Demand Justice in Child Sex Abuse Cases

Voice of America

The most recent data available on child sex abuse in Nigeria is from 2014. That study — from Nigeria’s National Population Commission, the U.N. Children’s Fund and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — revealed that 1-in-4 girls and 1-in-10 boys in Nigeria experience sexual violence …

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