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Child Molestation

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...

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

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