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Search continues for first “Milk Carton Missing” boy 0

Search continues for first “Milk Carton Missing” boy

Ethan Patz’s disappearance was thought to raise awareness of child abductions and led to new ways to search for missing children.

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U.S. has worst child-abuse record of any industrialized nation 0

U.S. has worst child-abuse record of any industrialized nation

More than 20,000 American children are believed to have been killed in their own homes by family members in the last 10 years, nearly four times the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Places Twenty One Priests on Leave 0

Philadelphia Archdiocese Places Twenty One Priests on Leave

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced this afternoon that it was putting on administrative leave 21 priests alleged to have behaved inappropriately with minors.  The archdiocese said it was acting in response to a Feb....

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US jails Canadian 25 years for Thai child sex ring 0

US jails Canadian 25 years for Thai child sex ring

NEW YORK — A US federal judge on Monday sentenced a 64-year-old Canadian man to 25 years in prison for the “monstrous conduct” of running a brothel in Thailand where he and American men...

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Houston non-profit community program center held on child pornography charges 0

Houston non-profit community program center held on child pornography charges

Following a hearing today, United States Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson ordered Christopher Clark Pollett, 62, a Houston resident and employee at a Houston area non-profit community program center, be held in federal custody without bond pending trial on charges of distributing child pornography, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

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Philippines has some of the worst cases of child abuse 0

Philippines has some of the worst cases of child abuse

The Philippines is one of over 120 countries where the “worst forms of child labor” continue to exist, perpetuating a cycle of poverty and often denying children the chance to attend school and learn the skills they need to become productive adults, said a US Department of Labor report.

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Child abuse reports rise in South Florida 0

Child abuse reports rise in South Florida

South Florida has seen a rise in child-abuse cases and officials are calling for more awareness after a year in which the state’s social service agency has investigated some gruesome ones. In Broward County, cases rose to 15,748 in 2010, compared with 14,876 the year before, according to the state Department of Children & Families. In Palm Beach County, cases rose to 12,183 — up from 11,947 the previous year.

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Author who wrote ‘how-to’ for pedophiles arrested 0

Author who wrote ‘how-to’ for pedophiles arrested

The man behind a controversial book, considered a “how-to” guide for pedophiles, was arrested in Colorado, officials in Florida said Monday. “You cannot engage or depict children in a harmful relationship,” said Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd as he described the Florida obscenity statute officials used to charge Philip Greaves with distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to a minors.

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Amsterdam Pedophile Arrest Prompts Warnings to Parents 0

Amsterdam Pedophile Arrest Prompts Warnings to Parents

According to AP, Parents of dozens of preschool children in Amsterdam have been warned their children may have been abused by a baby sitter in one of the worst sexual abuse cases to come to light in the Netherlands.

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Facebook cartoon profile craze increases awareness of child abuse 0

Facebook cartoon profile craze increases awareness of child abuse

The recent anonymous Facebook craze that asked users to change their profile picture to their favorite childhood cartoon in a stand against child violence brought tremendous awareness to an important topic.

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