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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

David Lohr

Top CDC Official And Boyfriend Arrested On Bestiality, Child Molestation Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

A highly regarded scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has been arrested over allegations of bestiality and child ...

David Lohr

Ohio Mom Accused Of Raping 10-Month-Old Son And Videotaping The Sexual Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.09.2011 | Crime

A 24-year-old Ohio woman charged with raping her 10-month-old son and sharing the videotaped assault with her boyfriend is being held behind bars toni...

Elementary School Principal Arrested For Molesting 7 Students

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The principal of a small private school in the suburbs of the state capital was arrested Wednesday on charges that he fondl...

LA Prosecutors Fight To Block Child Molester Ex-Priest's Release From Jail

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 10.26.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A notorious, child-molesting former priest, who avoided prosecution on all but two of a dozen sexual abuse allegations, could face...

Were Rep. Miller's Kidnapped Grandkids Being Hidden From Abusive Dad?

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The maternal grandfather of three boys who were allegedly taken to Mexico by their mother says she was protecting them from her ab...

Feds Bust Massive Child Sex Abuse Ring

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

WASHINGTON — Seventy-two people have been charged with participating in an international child pornography network that prosecutors say used an ...

Prosecution Tapes: Warren Jeffs Instructs 14-Year-Old 'Spiritual Wife' On Sex

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Prosecutors played two audio recordings Tuesday of a polygamist sect leader instructing his 14-year-old "spiritual wife" and seve...

(WATCH) Disturbing Jaycee Dugard Kidnapper Video Prompts Lawmakers Into Action

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A day after releasing disturbing footage videotaped by one of Jaycee Dugard's captors and a report highlighting law enforcement ...

Prosecution Set To Rest Case Against Polygamist Leader

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs gave a delayed opening statement about religious persecution Wednesday and dramatically ...

Polygamist Leader Says God Demands Judge's Removal

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.01.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- A forensic analyst says DNA evidence shows with 99.99 percent certainty that a polygamist religious leader fathered a child with ...

Tommy Deary's Long Overdue Justice

David Margolick | Posted 09.30.2011 | Religion
David Margolick

Francis Bergeron of Moosup, Connecticut is a calm and good-natured man in his early sixties. But when the subject turns to Father Bernard Bissonnette, and the experience he had with him more than fifty years ago, he grows strangely sad and silent.

Polygamist Leader's Bizarre First Day In Court

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs broke his silence Friday, delivering before jurors a 55-minute sermon defending plural m...

Former Cop Faces 189 Counts Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver

Joshua Carrier, a former Colorado Springs police officer, was already facing allegations of molesting six children with 78 child sex assault counts, b...

School Sex Abuse Allegations At Primary School Shock Parents

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The principal of a private school in Northern California remained out of sight Tuesday as additional details emerged about ...

School Closes After Child Sex Abuse Allegations

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities on Monday shut down a private preschool and elementary school in a Sacramento suburb after an investigation rev...

Gay Marriage, Gay Parents: What About the Children?

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Abbott

Legalizing gay marriage has opened the floodgates of impassioned debate about gay parenting. There's one thing it's difficult to dispute: the children of gay parents are not victims.

Molester Busted After Confessing On CHP Job Application

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

An El Monte man who was arrested in 2009 for the molestation of a five-year-old girl and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 30 year...

Fake Cop Arresting & Molesting Young Girls

Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles

A man is posing with a fake police badge to prey on young girls, reports CBS Los Angeles. So far, two girls from Lawrence Middle School in Chatswo...

Laura Stampler

Texas' 10 Hottest Female Sex Offenders?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

The Houston Press has released a list of the “10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List.” Next to the mugshots (for which the Village V...

Cops: Indiana Couple Tried Selling Baby To Child Molester

AP | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police have charged four people from Indianapolis in a scheme to sell a baby girl to a convicted child molester and his sister. The I...

Dancing Lessons: An Education On and Off the Dance Floor

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Moret

What can a 26-year-old dancer teach us about life? It turns out, plenty, as is illustrated in two-time Dancing With the Stars champion Cheryl Burke's new autobiography.