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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 ...

Tommy Deary's Long Overdue Justice

David Margolick | Posted 09.30.2011 | Religion
David Margolick

Francis Bergeron of Moosup, Connecticut is a calm and good-natured man in his early sixties. But when the subject turns to Father Bernard Bissonnette, and the experience he had with him more than fifty years ago, he grows strangely sad and silent.

Polygamist Leader's Bizarre First Day In Court

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs broke his silence Friday, delivering before jurors a 55-minute sermon defending plural m...

Former Cop Faces 189 Counts Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver

Joshua Carrier, a former Colorado Springs police officer, was already facing allegations of molesting six children with 78 child sex assault counts, b...

School Sex Abuse Allegations At Primary School Shock Parents

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The principal of a private school in Northern California remained out of sight Tuesday as additional details emerged about ...

School Closes After Child Sex Abuse Allegations

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities on Monday shut down a private preschool and elementary school in a Sacramento suburb after an investigation rev...

Gay Marriage, Gay Parents: What About the Children?

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Abbott

Legalizing gay marriage has opened the floodgates of impassioned debate about gay parenting. There's one thing it's difficult to dispute: the children of gay parents are not victims.

Molester Busted After Confessing On CHP Job Application

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

An El Monte man who was arrested in 2009 for the molestation of a five-year-old girl and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 30 year...

Fake Cop Arresting & Molesting Young Girls

Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles

A man is posing with a fake police badge to prey on young girls, reports CBS Los Angeles. So far, two girls from Lawrence Middle School in Chatswo...

Laura Stampler

Texas' 10 Hottest Female Sex Offenders?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

The Houston Press has released a list of the “10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List.” Next to the mugshots (for which the Village V...

Cops: Indiana Couple Tried Selling Baby To Child Molester

AP | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police have charged four people from Indianapolis in a scheme to sell a baby girl to a convicted child molester and his sister. The I...

Dancing Lessons: An Education On and Off the Dance Floor

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Moret

What can a 26-year-old dancer teach us about life? It turns out, plenty, as is illustrated in two-time Dancing With the Stars champion Cheryl Burke's new autobiography.

ReThink Review: The Kids Are All Right -- On Gay Parents, Divorce and Marrying Murderers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Kids Are All Right is exposing Americans to something they probably haven't seen before -- a gay married couple raising children, in a way that is shockingly, disturbingly... normal.

Where Is the Vatican's Outrage About Child Molestation?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carla Seaquist

The world -- and the molested -- have been waiting, waiting for the Catholic Church's hierarchy to do the right thing in these months of crisis. Sadly, the wait will be longer.

Cathleen Miller, Chicago Ridge Mom, Accused Of Molesting Her Teenage Daughter's Friends

myfoxchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban mother was charged Tuesday with seducing and molesting teenage boys; prosecutors said the teens were friends of her daughter, who's in juni...

The Great Vatican Death Spiral

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Morford

Is it almost time? Can we finally start making preparations, send out a global Evite welcoming millions to a grand ritual down by the beach, a fantas...

Learning from Molesters: What the Church and Scout Scandals Can Teach Parents

Patrick Boyle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrick Boyle

But think about this: For 30 years, we've been hit by revelations about the sex abuse in youth institutions -- day care, schools, sports teams, churches and troops. Have we learned anything?

Cartoon: Vatican Upheavals

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

I'm not Catholic, or even Christian for that matter, but it seems to me that being forgiven for whatever you did sort of revolves around the idea of doing "it" right the next time.

Pope Implicated In Cover-Up Of Wisconsin Sex Abuse Case

Huffington Post / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As a cardinal, Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials did not punish or even hold a trial within the Catholic church for a Wisconsin priest who...