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Child Molestation

The Treacherous Intersection of Faith and Child Abuse

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

Secrecy is essential to the crime of child molestation and when it encounters the sacred secrecy inherent to some religious organizations, an atmosphere is created in which the predator can thrive.

'Eleven' - A Brilliant Exposé of a Dark, Disturbing Topic

Pamela Glasner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

If you've had any up-close-and-personal experience with the subject matter of Eleven, you may not imagine that 'transfixed' would be your reaction. But the story line is so well-conceived and so well-executed I'd say chances are pretty good it will be.

Playing Along to Stay Alive: Surviving Molestation

Oral Fixation | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Oral Fixation

Because of what happened to me that night, I understand why people who've been molested are sometimes afraid to speak up. And that's why I tell this story -- for me and for them.

Gun Company Cuts Ties With 'Sons Of Guns' Star

Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star th...

Judge Calls Child Rapist A Vile 'Bitch'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

A Georgia judge had tough words for a woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rape and molest her two young daughters. "I don't know that...

Fugitive Minnesota Cult Leader Spotted In Washington

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington say they have received a "credible tip" as to the location of Victor Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who i...

Think You Can Solve the World's Problems? Don't Bother, I've Done It For You

Tammy Bleck | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Do aliens exist? Of course they do! Does anyone out there really think that we are the only intelligent (questionable) life in the universe? Besides, how else could we explain Kim Kardashian and Gary Busey? Hello?

MANHUNT: Fugitive Cult Leader Allegedly Said Sex With Kids Normal 'Because It Was In God's Word'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

State and federal authorities are searching two states Wednesday for Victor Arden Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who is accused of ...

David Lohr

Church Organist Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 5 Boys Over 30 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.20.2014 | Crime

Authorities in New Jersey have charged a longtime church organist with molesting at least five boys during the past 30 years. Joseph Cuthbert, 71, ...

Premature Opinionation and Three Considerations on How to Deal With It

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Misha Lyuve

The humanly natural process of creating opinions, even premature ones, would be merely entertaining, if we didn't relate to our opinions as the truth. Imagine what kind of a mess we end up in when this happens.

What Blocks Our Sexual Freedom?

Monique Ruffin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

I am one lucky woman, because I have the opportunity to speak openly and honestly with women about my favorite subject all day long--female sexuality....

Camp Counselor Allegedly Told Molested Girl She Was Showing Her 'God's Love'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

An eyewitness is speaking out to support a woman's allegations of sexual abuse against her former counselor at a Christian summer camp in the mid-1990...

David Lohr

Seminary Knew Pastor Was A Rapist, Did Nothing: Lawyer

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.26.2013 | Crime

Ray Scott Teets, a Pennsylvania pastor arrested Thursday for indecent contact with a minor, had a prior conviction in a child sexual abuse case, which...

'Tragic Day For Penn State': Sandusky Scandal Heading Back To Court

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 07.31.2013 | Crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Jerry Sandusky scandal appears headed for another court fight that is sure to prolong the media spotlight and relive the testim...

Speaking Out About the 'Unspeakable'

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

While it may be next to impossible to prevent every case of rape and molestation, the very least we can do as a society is provide a safe place where they can tell what happened to them -- where they can heal, and begin to live again. Stuart House is such a place.

Listen Up, Boy Scouts: Gays Aren't Pedophiles, And Pedophiles Aren't Idiots

Wayne Self | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Presumably, the Boy Scouts still believe that they must protect their charges from us scary adult gay men. And it's not just a concern about potential attraction. If it were, they'd also ban heterosexual women from being den mothers. It's a concern that we are predators.

Change Our Story: Silence Broken

Peter Buffett | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

I've seen what a broken system can destroy. How do you say, "Life is what you make it" to those young women and the thousands of women (and men) like them? You don't. But here's what you do: listen.

Son Of Sex Offender: My Dad 'Went From Role Model To Worst Person'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Registered sex offenders are subjected to years of public embarrassment and scrutiny, but they aren't the only ones impacted by their crime. Their spo...

Priest Admitted Sexual Relations With Girl In Snow White Costume

Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles

A retired Los Angeles priest who admitted to having sexual relations with a girl in his parish went on to be hired by the Los Angeles Unified School D...

Softball Coach Sexually Assaulted Teen Daughter's Best Friend: Cops

Posted 01.29.2013 | Crime

Police in Pennsylvania say a local softball coach sexually assaulted his daughter's best friend in an alleged relationship that began when the girl wa...

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...

Lawyers Battle If Sandusky Got Fair Trial

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky emerged from prison to attend a hearing 200 miles away at which his lawyers argued Thursday he deserves a new t...

Can Convicted Pedophile Jerry Sandusky Survive With General Population? (POLL)

David Lohr | Posted 01.07.2013 | Crime

Former assistant Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is none too pleased about his confinement at Greene State Prison in southwestern Pennsylvani...

Eccentric Artist Freed In Child Molesting Case

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | Crime

AMARILLO, Texas -- Millionaire Texas artist Stanley Marsh 3 has been freed on $300,000 bond after being charged with 11 counts of molesting children. ...