Child abuse news and website updates
Behind every adult service ad on the internet is a story. Sometimes it’s a story of a grown woman who has chosen prostitution as a path to a better life. More often, it’s a story of a woman being forced to sell her body by a pimp.
A Gardner daycare provider who pleaded “no contest” to child abuse charges as part of a plea agreement received a stunning surprise from a visiting judge, who gave the woman over two-and-a-half years in prison instead of the 30 days and probation she and her attorney’s agreed to.
Sexual abuse of children reached all parts of Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church, and it drove at least 13 victims to kill themselves, a report released Friday said. Peter Adriaenssens, a psychiatrist, presented a report on Friday about sexual abuse in Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church.
Two days after the bruised, emaciated body of a 4-year-old girl was discovered in a Brooklyn apartment, new information from officials emerged about her life and death as her mother on Saturday made her first appearance in court to face criminal charges.
The Boy Scouts of America have reached a financial settlement with six men who say they were sexually abused when they were members of the same troop in Oregon in the 1980s.
A grand jury in Sussex County handed up an indictment of huge proportions against Earl Bradley, a Lewes pediatrician accused of raping and sexually assaulting several of his young patients between 1998 and 2009. The indictment charges Bradley with more than 471 counts of criminal conduct.