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Child Sex Abuse

"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...

Broward Priest Pleads No Contest To Heinous Offense

Posted 01.15.2013 | Miami

A former Margate priest may spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading no contest to repeatedly drugging and molesting an underaged South Flo...

The Sickness That Affects So Many

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Sexual abuse is a betrayal of a relationship that was once trustworthy. And real healing can only take place in the context of a relationship that is again safe, understanding, and trustworthy.

Babysitter Faces 100 Charges In Child Sex Abuse Case

Posted 12.07.2012 | Crime

A Massachusetts man has been indicted on "100 counts of charges related to the rape and sexual abuse of more than a dozen young children in their own ...

Holder Launches New Alliance Against Pedophilia

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will launch a global alliance targeting...

Why The Punishment Doesn't Fit The Crime

Justin Hernandez | Posted 12.12.2012 | Crime
Justin Hernandez

I'm grateful to have beaten the odds. I wish the same for Sandusky's victims, because he robbed these men in the worst possible way: He stole all the childlike qualities that these boys possessed. There is no amount of jail time he will serve that can heal their souls.

Homosexuality And Pedophila: The False Link

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

It is so hard to believe that people are still trying to use the purported link between pedophilia and homosexuality. The old, tired argument that pedophilia is linked with homosexuality is wrong on many levels.

Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Find Some Skeletons In Their Closet

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 11.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

In light of the anticipated wave of emotion and anger over the upcoming release of more than 20 years of child molestation records from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), we need to make one thing clear: The vast majority of child molesters are not gay men.

Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Penn State

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Jim Wallis

I agree with the NCAA's disciplinary decisions and would have supported even harsher penalties against Penn State. The NCAA's actions against Penn State send a clear signal and an important one.

If You See Abuse, Report Abuse: Parenting Lessons From Penn State

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The committee has spoken. And its message is for all of us, not just those who looked the other way at Penn State.

What We Should Have Learned From the Jerry Sandusky Case

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.27.2012 | Crime
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As parents and educators, we have to stop being reverent, diffident and polite, and learn to be vigilant in regard to children's welfare and safety.

Church Abuse Victim On Trial For Beating His Molester

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.19.2012 | San Francisco

LOS ANGELES — More than 35 years after William Lynch says he and his little brother were molested by a priest during a camping trip in the Santa...

The Rip Current: Recovering From Childhood Sexual Abuse

Chris Carlton | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Chris Carlton

I often get asked what recovery from childhood sexual abuse is like for a man. It's a pretty complicated question.