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Child Abuse

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  • Many ways to support the needy

    Many ways  to support the needy
    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our...
  • The flaw in the Penn State-Catholic Church analogy

    Various commentators, including Susan Reimer and Jon Stewart, have compared the child abuse scandal at Penn State to the scandals involving young boys in the Roman Catholic church. The connection is valid if you view both institutions as being more...
  • Columbia man, 18, pleads guilty to throwing 10-week-old son to ground

    A Columbia man accused of throwing his 10-week-old son to the ground and then punching the child's mother has pleaded guilty to assault and child abuse charges. Tre C. Jackson, 18, of the 6900 block of Deer Pasture Drive, pleaded guilty Monday morning in...
  • North Baltimoreans turn out for anti-animal abuse event

    North Baltimore activists are leading the city's charge to stop animal abuse, which they believe leads to domestic violence, child abuse and murder. Caroline Griffin, a Mount Washington resident, chairs the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission,...
  • Confront child sex abuse

    Confront child sex abuse
    Child abuse demands that we choose sides. The victim demands that we speak up and take action; the perpetrator demands that we remain silent. Do-nothing bystanders collude with the abuser, enabling him to continue devouring children. That's what is...
  • Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality

    Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality
    A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
  • Md. dead baby's mom pleads guilty to child abuse

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The mother of a 2-month-old girl who was fatally beaten at her home in Brunswick has pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse for failing to protect her daughter from the girl's father. Twenty-one-year-old Jessica Peavy...
  • New laws go into effect Saturday

    Glancing at a text message or an e-mail from behind the wheel will cost $500 in fines starting Saturday, when a new law goes into effect clarifying Maryland's muddled driving-while-texting rules. Until now, drivers were barred from writing text...
  • Obama turns his back on abused children

    Obama turns his back on abused children
    President Barack Obama's recent decision to zero out funding for the Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Act in the fiscal 2013 budget shows profound disregard for America's children. Since 1994, each U.S. president — no matter his political party —...
  • High court upholds conviction in child abuse death

    A man who has been tried three times in the death of a 3-year-old girl has been denied a chance at a fourth trial with a ruling by the state's highest court affirming his latest conviction for involuntary manslaughter and child abuse. The Maryland...
  • Abuse not a product of culture but church policy

    Anyone familiar with criminal justice studies realizes how flawed many of them are, and the recently released "The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950-2002" appears to be a prime example....
  • Harford County police blotter

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Richard Eugene Somner, 49, whose address is at the Travelodge in the 800 block of West Bel Air Avenue, was charged Thursday with failing to register as a sex offender with...