| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:40 PM
An Orlando man is accused of leaving his 3-year-old daughter alone inside their apartment while he went out with a friend late Wednesday, according to police.
Nathan Lloyd Peterson, 28, was charged with child neglect after Orlando Police found his child...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:31 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers-to-be who believe infants dirty their diapers to bother their parents or purposefully ignore their mothers may be more likely to abuse or neglect their young children, a new study suggests.
U.S. researchers found...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:20 AM
In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:10 PM
The children often died in obscurity without an obituary or headstone — their family histories darkened by poverty, mental illness, violence and drugs.
They had something else in common, too. The Illinois Department of Children and Family...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:06 PM
SANFORD - Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman spotted an innocent teenager and assumed he was about to commit a crime so he followed him, murdered him then made up a series of lies hoping to avoid arrest, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:25 PM
In 1987, a Scoutmaster at a camp in northeast Georgia was accused of fondling a boy in a sleeping bag.
The local Boy Scouts executive, Wayne Brock, followed Scouting procedures and documented the allegation before forwarding it to the group's Texas...
| May 3, 2013
As her infant daughter lay in a hospital bed, brain-dead and on life support, Angela Petrov revealed to the medical staff a family history steeped in child abuse and murder.
Six years earlier, she said, her half sister fatally beat her 5-year-old...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 10:16 AM
State legislators promise to overhaul sex offender laws in response to a Sun Sentinel investigation last week that found Florida has failed to stop hundreds of rapists and child molesters from attacking again.
In the Florida Senate and House, leading...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The thousands of men expelled from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of molesting children came from all walks of life — teachers and plumbers, doctors and bus drivers, politicians and policemen. They ranged in age from teens to senior citizens...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The archdiocese of Los Angeles learned in the late 1970s that one of its priests had sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy so violently that he was left bleeding and "in a state of shock." The priest said he was too drunk to remember what happened and...
| Sep 16, 2012
Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public.
A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:36 AM
SANFORD, Fla.--Jurors in the George Zimmerman case will be allowed to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter when they begin their deliberations on whether the neighborhood watch volunteer murdered Trayvon Martin or shot the unarmed teenager in self-...