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Child Sex Abuse

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.

Australian Men Charged With Over 500 Sex Offenses Against Girl

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

  PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was accused Wednesday of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over th...

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

Bea Edwards | Posted 07.08.2015 | 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.

"Why Did I Do It and How Do I Feel About It Now?" Priest Sex Offender Speaks Out

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime
Stafford Betty

The public is ready to forgive almost every crime except the one Cyril committed. On a radio show he participated in, a woman told him she would rather see her child murdered than sexually molested. He knows he has been demonized in the minds of almost everyone.

Woman Photographed Sodomizing 7-Year-Old Boy: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime

An Albuquerque woman is behind bars after allegedly emailing photographs of herself performing oral sex on a 7-year-old boy to someone she calls the "...

An Interview With Writer and Child Abuse Survivor Christine Hart

Justin Forest | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Justin Forest

Given your own experience, is there hope for some sex offenders? Can they become good citizens? If so, where do you draw a line between mercy and rehabilitation and incapacitation?

Does Obama Have the Back of Our Children Too?

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Eli Verschleiser

It's time for the White House to show it also has the back of children who undergo the horror of sexual abuse, by taking real action.

Child Porn Site Founder Sentenced

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A Ukrainian man who founded and operated an international child sexual abuse website has been sentenced in New Jersey to 30 years...

Students Allegedly Raped, Abused At India Boarding School

Reuters | Nita Bhalla | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

NEW DELHI, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The owner and manager of a children's boarding school in western India have been arrested after fiv...

Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen: The Culture of Disclosure

Lauren Book | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

Eleven days ago, the New York Times published an open letter penned by Dylan Farrow detailing the abuse she endured at the hands of her adoptive fathe...

La Leyenda Negra and the Queen of the Missions

Sam Slovick | Posted 07.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

Noxious fumes assault my senses as I pull up to Old Mission Santa Barbara on a foggy Monday morning. The 'Queen of the Mission's' website said to expect "graceful lines with soft, blending colors" but I was still rubbing my eyes as I approached the front of the Spanish Colonial Revival buildings.

DA: Too Late To Prosecute Horace Mann Sex Abuse Case

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City authorities say a pattern of suspected sexual abuse existed at an elite prep school from the 1970s until the mid-1990s,...

New Dad In Child Sex Sting: 'What Was I Thinking?'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Crime

A man allegedly caught in a child sex sting admitted to police that he is a new father with an infant waiting for him at home. Colton Ellis, 20, wa...

New Pope Has Shameful Record On Church Sex Abuse | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion

HURLINGHAM, Argentina -- Father Julio Cesar Grassi was a celebrity in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The young, dynamic, ­media-savvy priest networ...

Bold Plan To Finance Chemical Castration

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

The Russian government has balked at the cost of a controversial program to deter pedophiles, so a trio of volunteers is stepping up. Veniamin Rodn...

Priest Neil Doherty Sentenced On Sex Abuse Charges

Posted 01.28.2013 | Miami

A priest who accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a teenaged parishioner will spend the foreseeable future in prison. Father Neil Doherty, 6...