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Molestation

Set It Free Today

Ry Black | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Ry Black

My name is Ryan Black, and I was sexually abused as a child. It's been 20 years since I first admitted that to myself out loud and first to my mother. For me it was the first step down the slippery slope of healing.

You Know You're a Girl When

Katie Schwartz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Women
Katie Schwartz

When I ask my girlfriends about their firsts (sexually speaking) like me, they remember. Oh, those tweener years: Stolen glances led to brief flirtati...

Pee-Shy: Dr. Frank Spinelli Exposes His Struggles With Child Molestation, Paruresis and Finding True Love in NYC

Austin Head | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Austin Head

Pee-Shy takes you through a whirlwind of emotions from the grand fears of childhood to the small disappointments of adulthood. Dr. Spinelli shines a bright light into deep shadows of child molestation from the view of the victim ... it is a brave endeavor.

A Concrete Way to Remember and Honor Nelson Mandela

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

His commitment as a leader to South Africa's children was the extension of a principle that has governed leaders of traditional communities for generations: If the children are well, then all of us are well.

Two Of Four Found Dead In Car Allegedly Faced Child Porn Charges

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. -- DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — Two of four people who were found dead in a vehicle on a secluded road in northern Alabama were ...

Accused Child Molester, Allegedly Told Police 'I Ain't No Chomo'

David Lohr | Posted 09.19.2013 | Crime

An Oklahoma mother helped police rescue her 13-year-old daughter from an alleged abductor after the man kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, police s...

How Optimism Saved My Life (and My Sanity)

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Kirsten Palladino

Life is a bounty of smooth and rough patches, and I'm quite certain that it's better this way, than always being easy with no challenges.

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.

My Confession and How to Protect Your Child from Pedophiles like Sandusky

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

For over the past two years, I have been an outspoken advocate in the fight against domestic violence. Only now, am I publicly sharing my truths of being sexually abused, by a much older relative, when I was a child.

TRAGIC: He Portrayed Himself As A Father Figure...

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

Like retired football coach Jerry Sandusky, this Southern California boxing coach was a highly-regarded coach and mentor to boys and young men. Also l...

How to Talk To Your Kids About the Jerry Sandusky Trial

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports
Barbara Greenberg

We need to teach our kids that bad people come in all shapes and sizes.

Boy Scouts 'Perversion Files' Now Public Record

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 06.15.2012 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Supreme Court has approved the release of 20,000 pages of so-called perversion files compiled by the Boy Scouts of Americ...

School Bus Driver To Stand Trial For Molesting Special Needs Students

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.06.2012 | San Francisco

A school bus driver is sitting in jail Friday awaiting trail on charges of molesting two 11-year old, female, special-needs students. Long-time San...

Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Accused Of Molesting Autistic Girl

www.sfltimes.com | Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

CORAL SPRINGS — A Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) deputy is the target of a criminal investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate sexua...

Sex, Education, and Abuse: Are We Failing Our Kids Miserably?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Simply telling your kids about good versus bad touches and then expecting them to come to you if they have been touched in the wrong places is not enough.

I Didn't Tell!

Robin Quivers | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Robin Quivers

One of the questions I hear over and over when child sexual abuse comes up is, "Why didn't they tell?" But when I was trying to figure out how to be safe again after my own experience, telling was one of the first options removed from the table. I didn't have anyone to tell.

Defense at the Center: Who Is Really Listening About the Bullying?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents
Carol Smaldino

We, all of us, participate in a culture where one thing is preached and another thing done. If we want to change that we have to make it possible to share our worries, admit our sins before they become crimes.

Former 'Father Of The Year' Cop Sentenced To 35 Years For Sex Abuse Of Two Adopted Sons

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

A 66-year old retired NYPD officer was sentenced to 35 years in jail on Thursday for sexually abusing his two adopted sons and another child. Will...

Championing Rapists' Fatherhood Rights

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Championing fatherhood rights for rapists would seem to be a politically suicidal position for any candidate for office in America. But this year's GOP nomination race seems to be testing this, in a big way.

For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.

Elementary School Principal Arrested For Molesting 7 Students

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The principal of a small private school in the suburbs of the state capital was arrested Wednesday on charges that he fondl...

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 ...

Man Gets 18 Years For Repeated Molestation Of Female Relative

Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

Craig Mrazek of Hickory Hills, Illinois was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a young girl from the time she was seve...

Twelve Molestation Victims To Testify Against Award-Winning Composer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More sour notes have hit the "You Light Up My Life" songwriter accused of molesting 13 women lured to his New York City apartment for...

A Message to Trafficking Victims that Their Lives Matter

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

I'm acutely aware that as I've had the opportunity to heal and grow, I've been able to experience a freedom that was denied me when I was in the commercial sex industry. Sara Kruzan has never experienced that freedom.