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Child Molestation

8 Alleged Victims.. And Counting

Posted 08.22.2012 | Miami

An elderly Margate man suffering from lung disease was arrested this month after allegedly admitting he has molested young girls “since he was a boy...

Mom Claims Coach Molested Her Kids, Attacks Him With Bat

Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

A Tennessee mom is sorry for beating her children's coach with a baseball bat on Saturday. What she's not sorry for is her claim that he molested h...

Spandex & Boa-Clad Man Arrested For Harassment At Mall

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Scott Basko didn't stand out at the Glendale Galleria for his zebra-print spandex outfit, feather boa, and fishnet tights. Instead, the 44-year-old...

Dear Penn State Fans... Don't Forget Who the Real Victims Are

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Natalie Thomas

I feel for those who have given their lives to making the university a great place only to have the name tarnished in this way and it sucks for the current students and athletes, but what was the alternative?

TRAGIC: He Portrayed Himself As A Father Figure...

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

Like retired football coach Jerry Sandusky, this Southern California boxing coach was a highly-regarded coach and mentor to boys and young men. Also l...

Bus Driver Allegedly Offers Boy $1 For Sex (GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)

Huffington Post | Posted 06.29.2012 | Crime

A man is accused of offering a young boy $1 to have sex with him. An Arizona couple working for their local school district -- one as a bus driver,...

Man Allegedly Admits To Child Molestation During Cop Job Interview

Posted 06.28.2012 | Crime

Thank goodness he was honest. When Christopher Stringham applied for a job with the Missouri State Highway Patrol last month, they asked him the st...

Monsters, Bad Guys and Perps

Ellen Magnis | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Now that the national consciousness has been raised around this issue, a common question is, why do they do it? What happened to Sandusky and others like him who took the path of such cruelty?

Sandusky On Isolation: 'I Am Going To Go Nutty'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.26.2012 | Crime

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky can't stand isolation. The former Penn State defensive coordinator, currently alone and on suicide watch, t...

David Lohr

Expert: Sandusky's Personality Disorder Defense Won't Work | David Lohr | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

The jury in the child molestation trial of former assistant Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has days of testimony to consider, but one thing ...

Gun Control, Vigilante Justice... How About Some Anger Management?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As locals gathered at Café Racer in Seattle to mourn the deaths and memorialize the lives of its patrons recently killed at the hand of yet another "...

Franciscan Files Reveal How Clergy Preyed On Victims

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 07.22.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — Robert Van Handel was a 15-year-old seminarian at St. Anthony's, a prestigious Franciscan boarding school, when, he said, a priest...

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...