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Child Abuse

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  • Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?

    Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?
    Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren? That’s how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney --...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Mariella Furrer

     
    "When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me. The molestation...
  • Tucson sisters were locked in, abused, watched by cameras, police say

    TUCSON – Three sisters who police said were imprisoned for up to two years in their bedrooms were under 24-hour camera surveillance and subjected to music playing in their rooms at all hours, according to new details released Wednesday by...
  • Broward prosecutor to head state sex predator program

    Broward prosecutor to head state sex predator program
    The troubled state program charged with identifying rapists and child molesters too dangerous for society is getting a new boss: a Broward prosecutor who has devoted much of her career to locking up sex offenders. The appointment Friday of Kristin...
  • Is 'Capturing the Friedmans' becoming the new West Memphis Three?

    NEW YORK — When it came out a decade ago, “Capturing the Friedmans” riveted audiences with, among other things, its ambiguity: Did the documentary's Arnold and Jesse Friedman engage in the numerous acts of molestation that prosecutors...
  • Mom in Florida cyber bullying case is charged with child abuse

    The mother of one of the girls charged in the Florida case of cyber bullying has been arrested on charges of abusing children, the Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. Vivian Vosburg, the mother of one of the girls, has been taken into custody...
  • Bail set for stepmother of Florida cyber bullying suspect

    A Florida judge on Saturday morning set the bond at $300,000 for the stepmother of one of the girls charged in the case of online bullying, according to officials at the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Vivian Vosburg appeared in court at the central...
  • Grand jury voted to indict JonBenét Ramsey's parents, but D.A. balked

    A Colorado grand jury voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in the first-degree murder of their 6-year-old daughter, JonBenét, the beauty pageant princess whose death stunned the nation, according to documents...
  • Father fights back against bullying after son's suicide

    Father fights back against bullying after son's suicide
    An Illinois dad got the call on Thursday that no parent ever wants to receive. Brad Lewis' ex-wife was on the phone: Their 15-year-old son had shot himself in the chest. In the note Jordan Lewis left behind, he laid blame on bullying. Although...
  • Baby's guardian charged with murder in child-abuse killing

    Baby's guardian charged with murder in child-abuse killing
    The guardian of a 9-month-old boy has been charged with murder several weeks after she beat him, shook him and slammed his head against a changing table, prosecutors said. Aiden Dukes was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital on Sept. 28 and Patricia...
  • Arizona to investigate why 6,000 child abuse reports were ignored

    After a top Arizona official said last week more than 6,000 recent child abuse reports in the state had been ignored, a plan to investigate the cases has raised questions about whether the overburdened child welfare system has the ability to get the job...
  • Guest Column: Making sure that infants sleep safely

    It's a parent's worst nightmare to lose a child. But every five days in Los Angeles County a baby suffocates while sleeping, making bed-sharing and unsafe sleep environments the leading preventable cause of infant death in the county. According to...