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Child Sex Abuse

The Devil Is In The Details: How Insurance and Catholic Lobbyists Are Trying to Help Child Predators and Supportive Institutions Behind the Scenes

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.25.2016 | Crime
Courtney M. Soliday

This article, written by Professor Marci A. Hamilton, was originally published on Hamilton and Griffin on Rights on June 25, 2016. Here is what the r...

Child Rape Survivors Flood Brooklyn Bridge

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.07.2016 | New York
Courtney M. Soliday

Hundreds of survivors of childhood sex abuse and their families and friends were joined by advocacy organizations from New York, New Jersey and Pennsy...

Hundreds March for Child Sex Abuse Law SOL Reform

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Courtney M. Soliday

On June 5th, child sex abuse advocates and survivors met to march across the Brooklyn Bridge for rally in City Hall area. Dear Friends of the Child V...

Poland Trying To Extradite Roman Polanski Over 1977 Child Sex Conviction

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

Poland has renewed its efforts to extradite director Roman Polanski over his 1977 child sex conviction. Zbigniew Ziobro, justice minister and prosecu...

Battle for Child Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations Reform Heats Up in Pennsylvania

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Courtney M. Soliday

Next Sunday, June 5th, survivors of child sex abuse, along with legal scholars, advocates and others will join together for the Walk For A Window across Brooklyn Bridge.

Thank You, Penn State

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 05.26.2016 | Sports
Courtney M. Soliday

This article, written by Professor Marci A. Hamilton, was originally published on Justia.com and Hamilton and Griffin on Rights on May 12, 2016. I am...

Los defensores y sobrevivientes de Ninos que son Victimas de Abuso Sexual se estan preparandos para Caminando Para Una Ventana

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 05.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Courtney M. Soliday

Los defensores y sobrevivientes de Ninos que son Victimas de Abuso Sexual se estan preparandos para Caminando Para Una Ventana, el Domingo 5 de Junio....

Child Sex Abuse Victims to Walk Brooklyn Bridge

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 05.22.2016 | New York
Courtney M. Soliday

Child Sex Abuse advocates and survivors are preparing for the upcoming WALK FOR A WINDOW on Sunday, June 5th. 'WALK FOR A WINDOW' is a tri-state unity...

Hollywood vs. 'New York Child Victims Act'

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney M. Soliday

Child sex abuse, the patterns of their predators, and all that jazz has been quite a topic of discussion. Like New York weather, the 2016 legislative ...

'Spotlight' on May 3-4 Child Sex Abuse Lobby Days

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 04.17.2016 | New York
Courtney M. Soliday

Attention about the scourge of childhood sexual abuse and New York's archaic statute of limitations has never been greater than it is right now. Outra...

Judge Weighs Bid To Dismiss Child Sex Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.14.2016 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (Reuters) - Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby and a woman accusing him of sexually abusing her as a child were due to face off in ...

Why the AP's Decision to Avoid the Phrase "Child Prostitute" Matters

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 04.06.2016 | Media
Yasmin Vafa

The Associated Press's decision to end the use of the phrase "child prostitute" is not only a win for accuracy in reporting, but it will go a long way toward changing attitudes about girls who are victims of child sex trafficking.

Alabama Republican Wants To Castrate Sex Offenders Who Abuse Kids

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

• The bill calls for surgical castration of both male and female sex offenders.• Nine states currently allow some form of castration for sex offen...

Prostitute's Penis Description Sends Pedophile Flasher To Prison

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.06.2015 | Crime

An accused pedophile and serial flasher claimed he was too ashamed of his small penis to expose himself. But a prostitute hired by the man for several...

A Dirty Little Secret -- The 'Boy Toys' of Afghanistan

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Why is it that we don't hear about the sexual abuse of boys which is widespread throughout the Middle East and Africa? The answer is simple... this is a dirty little secret that is best kept in the dark.

UN External Panel Reviewing Child Sexual Abuse Charges Compromised by Member's Conflict of Interest

Bea Edwards | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

At the UN, a purportedly external and independent three-person panel convened to review allegations of child sexual abuse by non-UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year, should confront questions about the career of Hassan Bubacar Jallow, one of its three members.

Duggar Scandal Should Prompt TLC To Help Fight Child Abuse, Advocate Says

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact

A women's rights group wants television executives to make sexual abuse prevention a priority on par with promoting one of their top-rated reality sho...

British Police Say 261 'People Of Public Prominence' Suspected Of Child Sex Abuse

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) - British police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse said more than 1,400 people had been named as suspec...

Child Abusers Shouldn't Be Able to Run Out the Clock

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Kathy's counselor helped her realize that the trauma of her childhood sexual abuse had resurfaced because she was now bringing her own child into the world. With therapy, Kathy was able to come to terms with the abuse and finally begin to heal.

Pastor Faces Child Sex Charges After 7 Women Claim Abuse

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.13.2015 | Crime

An Oregon pastor was charged 18 years after several women accused him of sexually abusing them as minors. Michael Sperou, 64, faces three felonies ...

Michigan Couple Sentenced To Life For Raping Baby

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.07.2015 | Crime

A Michigan couple convicted of filming each other sexually abusing a 1-year-old girl received life prison sentences Thursday. Stevie Foehl, 28, an...

No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute: A Perspective From the Bench

Catherine J. Pratt | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Catherine J. Pratt

I first met Rebecca when she was 14 and arrested for prostitution. Although most youth offenders charged with non-violent crimes remain at home while on probation, that wasn't an option for Rebecca.

There Is No Such Thing...

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

We owe our children an environment in which they can flourish, and where law enforcement, the justice system, and society as offers them a fresh start, not a jail cell.

We All Could Do Better

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Greta Van Susteren

Bottom line. We can do better. For starters, members of the media and lawmakers should no longer use the term "child prostitute."

Bipartisan Action to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

We must take action to combat sex trafficking all around the world. But we must first start in our own backyard.