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Abuse and neglect of children
January 12, 2020
France's #MeToo: Book on child-sex writer prompts outcry
He was a middle-aged French author becoming known, even celebrated, for writing about sex with children. She was a fragile ...
January 06, 2020
Attackers beat protesting students at Indian university
Masked assailants beat students and teachers with sticks on the campus of a prestigious university in India’s capital, ...
January 05, 2020
Church offers little outreach to minority victims of priests
The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, ...
December 31, 2019
N Carolina diocese publishes list of credibly accused clergy
A Catholic diocese in North Carolina on Monday published a list of 14 clergy who it says have been credibly accused of child ...
December 28, 2019
Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists
Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, ...
December 24, 2019
Bill aims to open lawsuit window for adult sex abuse suits
Churches, youth groups and schools were hit by a tsunami of lawsuits in 2019 after New York gave survivors of childhood ...
December 20, 2019
Vatican office lifts veil, revealing vast caseload of abuse
The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around ...
December 16, 2019
California killer Lawrence Bittaker dies in prison at 79
Lawrence Sigmond Bittaker, one of the “Tool Box Killers" who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California 40 years ago, has ...
December 14, 2019
Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan
During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I ...
December 12, 2019
Fewer kids report sex abuse in US juvenile detention centers
A new federal report has found the number of kids who say they have been sexually victimized in juvenile detention centers ...
December 09, 2019
US Catholic priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis
More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western ...
December 08, 2019
In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life
An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, ...
December 06, 2019
A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases
It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little ...
December 03, 2019
Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws
The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017.
December 02, 2019
50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens
Samoa’s government said Monday that another five children had died within the past day from a measles outbreak, bringing the ...
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