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Child Molestation

Teacher's Aide Arrested When Video Of Lewd Acts With Child Surfaces

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles

A Los Angeles Unified teacher's aide was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of lewd acts with a child after video of the alleged lewd acts was sen...

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Raping Boy With Child's Adoptive Father

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

DAYTON, Ohio -- A not guilty plea has been entered for an Ohio man accused of raping a boy who authorities say was brought to the man's home by the bo...

Ex-Cop Found Guilty On Only 21 Of 200 Child Sex Charges

Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver

The trial for Joshua Carrier, a 31-year-old former Colorado Springs police officer and volunteer wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School who was ...

Former School Police Officer Recorded His 'Examinations' Of Students

Posted 03.20.2012 | Denver

The trial for Joshua Carrier, a 31-year-old former Colorado Springs police officer and volunteer wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School who is a...

Is It Any Wonder Our Children Are Being Preyed Upon?

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I work in a school district that has been shamed by sexual predators posing as teachers and the cumulative failures to prevent or stop them.

Miramonte Abuse Prompts Awkward Talks for Parents

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 02.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Sinister allegations of abuse by at least two teachers in a Los Angeles school have forced awkward discussions as parents warn youngste...

Former Cop Faces Over 200 Counts Of Child Sex Assault, Exploitation

Posted 02.06.2012 | Denver

Joshua Carrier, a former Colorado Springs police officer who is accused of molesting 22 boys and faces 207 counts of child exploitation, possessing ch...

Could Cameras In The Classroom Prevent Sexual Abuse?

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.04.2012 | Los Angeles

-- A Los Angeles teacher is accused of taping his young students' mouths shut, blindfolding them and placing a giant cockroach on their faces. All of...

'Teacher of the Year' Accused Of Molesting 4 2nd Grade Boys

AP | By BILL DRAPER | Posted 01.27.2012 | Education

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. -- A popular suburban Kansas City elementary school teacher who also helped coach children's soccer teams has been charged with mole...

Condemnation, Compassion and the Complexity of Abuse

Martin Moran | Posted 03.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Martin Moran

My shame is ancient, intractable. Shame that I allowed it to happen, that I gave in to the wild, confusing pleasure of sex with him. I remained terrified, frozen in the bond of it, until I wrote a book that added an honest voice to the complexity of childhood sexual abuse.

Schools Chief Defends Keeping Teacher Accused Of Molesting 20 Students

AP | By PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.10.2012 | Education

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Two longtime Alabama school board leaders are defending the panel's decision in 1993 to reinstate an elementary school teacher who...

Teacher Who Molested More Than 20 Girls Over 25-Year Career Faces Another Sex Abuse Charge

AP | BOB JOHNSON and PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

ALABASTER, Ala. — Children used to clamor to get into Danny Acker's classes, and he was so popular he was once named his elementary school's Tea...

Longtime Alabama Teacher Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

ALABASTER, Ala. — An Alabama schoolteacher was jailed on charges of sexually abusing a fourth-grade female student, and police said Thursday the...

David Lohr

Police Call Mouse 'Hero' In Rescue Of 13-Year-Old Rape Victim | David Lohr | Posted 12.23.2011 | Crime

The disturbing misdeeds of a Utah man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl were exposed this week when the man's roommate accidentally shot a third ro...

Sheriff Arpaio Showdown: Resignation Demands Grow Amid Child Sex Crimes Debacle

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

A groundswell of demands for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's resignation continued to spread across local, county and state levels in Arizona today.

Penn State Shocker. Really?

Diana Nyad | Posted 01.31.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

We cannot let the Penn State case come and go, fade from the front pages, until we learn of the next shocking incident of long-term, cover-up molestation. These situations are happening everywhere we live. On virtually every block of America's city and suburban neighborhoods.

The Victim-molester Metamorphosis: What We'd Rather Ignore

Andrea Bonior | Posted 01.22.2012 | Crime
Andrea Bonior

One of the risk factors for becoming a sexual abuser of children is having been victimized yourself. One of my concerns as a clinical psychologist is that our sticking our heads in the sand can perpetuate this cycle.

I Didn't Tell!

Robin Quivers | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Robin Quivers

One of the questions I hear over and over when child sexual abuse comes up is, "Why didn't they tell?" But when I was trying to figure out how to be safe again after my own experience, telling was one of the first options removed from the table. I didn't have anyone to tell.

Penn State: The Psychology of the Failure to Report

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I have heard it said that the measure of a civilization is how it treats those who have hurt it, I think a further measure is how it treats those who deeply disappoint it.

Joe Paterno's Viewpoint

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 01.14.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Schmock


Talking to Teens About Paterno, Penn State, and the High Price of Bystanding

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Rosalind Wiseman

The consequence of all this is not only on the people directly involved. It profoundly impacts the way all young people perceive adults as credible role models and trusted figures.

Penn State Students and Paterno

Thomas Alter | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Thomas Alter

More than anything, the videos of Penn State students singing fight songs while the list of victims grows is just sad. It's sad for them, it's sad for Paterno, and it's another embarrassment for the education system in this country.

Joe Paterno, the Penn State Tragedy and Child Molestation

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

Not one story goes by without calling Paterno 'Coach'. This tragedy is not about a 'Coach'. What some sportscasters, fans, and a small but violent flash mob of students fail to realize is that this story is not about sports.

The Devil We Know

Patricia McGuire | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

The failure to act immediately to expose and arrest predators is a moral failure that leads only to further destruction of both the victims and the institutions that collude through their silence.

David Lohr

Accused Child Molester Commits Suicide In Front Of Police | David Lohr | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

An accused child molester killed himself outside a Vermont state police barracks Sunday, after troopers were warned the suicidal man was en route to t...