Citing Courier Journal series as wake-up call, group gives $100K to fight child abuse  Courier Journal

The Courier Journal reported that in 2017 alone, 16 Kentucky children died from abuse or neglect. Now, a group has given $100K to combat the problem.

Do your part to stop child abuse. Ask Kentucky's elected officials these questions  Courier Journal

Kentucky's elected officials and those contending for office have an absolute obligation to be a key player in battling child abuse and neglect.

Plover mother convicted of child abuse sentenced Tuesday  WAOW

WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) — A Plover mother accused of tampering with her child's feeding tube to make it seem like she was sick was sentenced Tuesday ...

Change in N.Y. law yields flood of child sex abuse claims  PBS NewsHour

People who were sexually abused as children often need years to process what they've endured. By then, it's often too late to take legal action against those ...

Unlicensed daycare operator charged with child abuse  WITN

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Deputies say a woman running an unlicensed daycare center in Pitt County has been charged with child abuse. Bridget Rakowski ...

Officers Went to Investigate Child Sexual Abuse. They Found Human Remains.  The New York Times

The police believed the mummified human remains, and a spine and rib cage, were used in religious rituals, an official said.

Woman accused of child abuse after toddler tests positive for meth  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A San Juan County toddler is recovering after testing positive for meth, and her mother now faces first-degree felony charges of child abuse.

Shelby County District Attorney’s office convicts Memphis man of sexual child abuse  WMC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A memphis man has been convicted of sexually abusing a child after he allegedly invited the the child and their parents to his ...

Rockefeller University sues insurers for child abuse claims coverage  PropertyCasualty360

Chubb and other insurers are denying coverage for claims brought under New York's Child Victims Act.

Sex Offender Convicted of Kidnapping, Child Abuse in Wild RV Pursuit Across L.A. and Kern Counties  KTLA Los Angeles

A convicted sex offender was found guilty Monday of kidnapping his two young children and injuring their mother while leading authorities on a chase from Los ...

We must join forces to end the horrific abuse and torture of Kentucky's children  Courier Journal

In Kentucky, we neglect and abuse our children at the highest rate in the nation. It's barbaric. It's evil. It's shameful. And it must stop.

Teaching about healthy relationships would help prevent child abuse and neglect  Courier Journal

To break the cycle of violence in Kentucky families, everyone needs to learn how to develop healthy relationships and interact in nonviolent ways.

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse after reportedly choking, beating child with belt  Chattanooga Times Free Press

A Chattanooga woman is finally in custody almost exactly one month after a child was taken to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital with extensive bruising on his ...

Mother becomes 2nd arrested in Western Kentucky child abuse case  WKYT

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WKYT/WFIE) – The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office says a second arrest has been made in an abuse case where two boys were beaten to ...

Kentucky child abuse: Why we're writing about awful topic  Courier Journal

The rate of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky is the worst in the country. And right behind us, sadly, is Indiana at No. 2.

Wayne man cleared of murder, child abuse charges

A jury trial has resulted in Marc Minter, 32, of Wayne being cleared of murder and child abuse charges tied to the 2016 death of his son, 2.

New Child Victims Act Paves Way for Abuse Claims in NY  The National Law Review

In New York a one-year revival period of statute of limitations began for individuals who assert civil claims of child abuse to file claims against institutions and ...

Muskogee man arrested on child abuse complaint  Muskogee Daily Phoenix

A Muskogee man was arrested on a complaint of child abuse by neglect after he allowed his toddler to suffer a burn, according to police reports.

Better Child Abuse Fatality Reviews Are Key to Overhauling Child Welfare  The Chronicle of Social Change

Theresa Covington and Ilana Levinson discuss a less-heralded part of Family First: attention to child fatality prevention plans.

WATCH VIDEO | Conference told to rethink child abuse prevention measures

Victim counselor and advocate Jessica Piro was familiar with the work Bill Carson was doing in child abuse prevention and intervention as police chief for ...

Child abuse series shows a change in 'culture of secrecy' that existed at Kentucky agency  Courier Journal

In 2016, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a scathing opinion to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in an open records dispute involving access to ...

Police arrest Auburndale daycare worker accused of child abuse  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Police have arrested a daycare worker accused of abusing five preschool children in Auburndale.

'Most horrible cases of child abuse I have ever seen': Madison Co. woman gets 30 years  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A 10-year-old child was so severely abused and neglected that he weighed the same as a toddler. Now, the woman responsible will serve 20 years in prison, ...

How can Arizona make life better for children? Here's what the experts say  AZCentral

At the annual Prevent Child Abuse conference, participants identified dozens of ways to make Arizona better for kids and families.

Fathers Are Favored In Child Custody Battles, Even When Abuse Is Alleged  WAMU 88.5

New research shows that when either parent is accused of alienation, mothers are twice as likely to lose custody compared to fathers. Lawmakers and experts in ...

U.K. Man Who Made Up Child Abuse Claims Is Sentenced to 18 Years  The New York Times

LONDON — A man whom British prosecutors called “a serial liar and a fraud” for making up claims of sexual abuse against high-profile public figures ...

Man Alleges He Was Sexually Abused as a Child by Jehovah's Witness Elder  NBC Southern California

A 26-year-old man is suing several Jehovah's Witnesses organizations, alleging he was sexually abused by an adult elder in his congregation when he was 6 to ...

Kentucky man nearly killed his 2-month-old child, Nelson County police say  Courier Journal

The sheriff's office in Nelson County, Kentucky, announced on Facebook Friday that it arrested a man in connection with a child abuse case. Jeremy Miller, 27 ...

First Epstein Accuser Sues Estate under New Child-Abuse Law  National Review

The first accuser to sue the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, the late billionaire accused of raping and sex trafficking minors, filed her lawsuit Wednesday in New York, ...

‘A gendered trap’: When mothers allege child abuse by fathers, the mothers often lose custody, study shows  The Washington Post

Hera McLeod pleaded with the family court judge to keep her 15-month-old son, Prince, away from her abusive ex-boyfriend. The mother, along with many other ...

Spring Creek man charged with felony child abuse  Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO – A Spring Creek man was arrested Friday on a felony child abuse warrant for allegedly disciplining a stepson by hitting him in the face.

Costa Rican priest wanted for child abuse is arrested in Mexico  The Tico Times

Costa Rican ex-priest Mauricio Víquez, accused of sexual abuse of minors, was arrested in Mexico in an operation coordinated by the two countries, official ...

New child abuse reporting laws apply in the ACT from 1 September  The Sector

New laws in relation to the reporting of child abuse in the Australian Capital Territory will apply from 1 September 2019. The laws represent an “important step” ...

Hundreds of New Child Sex Abuse Cases Are Flooding New York's Courts  Mother Jones

When 52-year-old Michael Whalen stood up in front of the St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in downtown Buffalo, New York, in February 2018, to tell his story of ...

New charges filed in Queensbury child abuse case  Glens Falls Post-Star

Police have filed more charges, including a felony, against a Queensbury couple who were arrested earlier this year for allegedly abusing a child who lived with ...

Circles of Hope Telethon raises more than $1.4 million with theme inspired by a client  Jackson Sun

The Exchange Club- Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse held its annual Circles of Hope Telethon and raised more than $1.4 million.

Want to Prevent Child Abuse? Behold the Transformative Power Of Cash  Youth Today

Half a century ago, as the Vietnam War still raged, President Nixon began bombing neighboring Cambodia — without bothering to mention it to Congress or the ...

Jury finds Washington priest guilty on four counts of child sexual abuse  National Catholic Reporter

Washington — A Capuchin Franciscan priest was found guilty Aug. 15 of four counts of child sexual abuse stemming from when he served as a parochial vicar at ...

Albuquerque father to be sentenced on child abuse charges  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque father accused of beating his infant son within inches of his life, will learn his punishment in court Monday.

Teacher, 2 aides charged in abuse of West Virginia autistic children  WKYT

The West Virginia Attorney General's Office has announced the arrests of three former childcare workers after an investigation into abuse at a school.

55 child abuse suits filed in Brooklyn as lookback window opens  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Fifty-five survivors of childhood sexual abuse filed lawsuits in Brooklyn on Wednesday, marking the opening of a year-long window for New Yorkers of all ages to ...

LDS Church launches online training to help prevent child abuse; critic calls it a 'good start'  Salt Lake Tribune

In an era when faith groups across the globe are grappling with an epidemic of abuse allegations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took a ...

Ex-principal’s wife in court on abuse charges; motion to dismiss reveals new details  Idaho Statesman

Star Middle School Principal Tony Nelson and his wife, Pamela, were both charged with child abuse. Tony Nelson remains on paid administrative leave from the ...

Mexican Authorities Detain Costa Rican Priest Accused of Child Abuse  U.S. News & World Report

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A Roman Catholic priest charged with raping a 12-year-old boy in Costa Rica in 2003 has been detained by Mexican authorities, a Costa ...

NBC3 Anchor Megan Coleman goes 'Over the Edge' to support child abuse survivors

On Friday, CNYCentral Anchor Megan Coleman went 'Over the Edge' to raise awareness for the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, rappelling down a ...

Accident or child abuse?  Optometry Times

Accidents are bound to happen in all populations, especially with active children. Active listening, case history, and clinical findings differentiate between ...

Nonprofits spread the word to make sure all child abuse victims are heard  New York Daily News

When she was a child, Beatriz Mendoza told her mother that she was sexually abused by an adult. Mendoza remembers her mother's response. “'That's not ...

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse in court this week  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) -. Ashley Catron, the mother charged with aggravated child abuse, is scheduled to be in Madison County court this week. Catron has ...

Shooting victim had accused Olympian Michael Barisone of child abuse: lawyer  New York Post

The former US dressage Olympian charged with shooting an equestrienne on his sprawling New Jersey farm had been accused of child abuse by the victim ...

New York courts brace for wave of child-abuse lawsuits  Times Union

ALBANY — The state's court system is bracing for potentially thousands of lawsuits to be filed starting Wednesday, when a one-year period begins that will ...

Winston-Salem police officer charged with negligent child abuse of toddler son  Winston-Salem Journal

A Winston-Salem police officer was arrested Wednesday on child-abuse charges in connection with incidents that happened in June and last October, ...

Texas man allegedly tied boy, 6, to garage door using dog leash, hit him in the legs with hammer handle: po...  Fox News

A Texas man was arrested on child abuse charges after he allegedly used a dog leash to tie a 6-year-old to a garage door and hit the child with a hammer, ...

Two Parents In North Side Charged With Child Abuse  CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police have charged two parents with a disturbing case of child abuse involving four of their young children. There are ...

Former Auburndale day care employee accused of child abuse  WFLA

A former Polk County day care employee is facing charges after police say she abused five preschool children.

No texts, no posts, just phone calls: Colorado child abuse hotline won't change policy to accept social media tips  The Colorado Sun

Colorado's child abuse hotline will not change policy to accept tips via text, email, Facebook or any other social media, based on recommendations from a ...

Girl, 3, who survived child abuse now battling terminal brain cancer  WKYT

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (WXIX/Gray News) - A 3-year-old girl who has special needs due to child abuse is now fighting terminal cancer.

Former Polk Daycare Worker Facing Child Abuse Charges  Bay News 9

According to Auburndale police, Michelle Wilkerson was arrested on Tuesday on child abuse charges.

Boston Hospital Reports Disciplining of Renowned Child Abuse Skeptic  ProPublica

Last September, we examined Dr. Michael Holick's work as an expert witness for alleged abusers. In the wake of the article, his hospital notified Massachusetts' ...

Substitute teacher charged with child abuse in Wauwatosa  WTMJ-TV

A substitute teacher was charged with child abuse after placing a 12-year-old student in a choke hold in June at Whitman Middle School in Wauwatosa.

Child abuse charges against former Macomb Township special education teacher dismissed  Detroit Free Press

In 2018 the special education teacher was fired from her job at Sequoyah Elementary in Macomb Township.

New Law Could Open Floodgates on Decades of Child Sexual Abuse Within Jehovah's Witnesses  Newsweek

It can take years, even decades, for victims of child sexual abuse to gather the strength to go to authorities. By then, the statute of limitations may have run out, ...

Carter Co. woman found guilty of child abuse  KXII-TV

A Carter County woman has been found guilty on two counts of child abuse and one count of child neglect.

Mother Who Subjected Child To 13 Surgeries Pleads Guilty, But Son's Future Hangs in Balance  D Magazine

Alleged Munchhausen by proxy mom Kaylene Bowen pled guilty to a reduced felony charge and will be sentenced on October 11.

Assembly Kidz Care releases statement after employee accused of child abuse

The West Monroe daycare that employed teacher's aide accused of abusing young children on video has released a statement regarding the incident.

Non-profit helps parents sue Brandon daycare for alleged child abuse  WLBT

Friday, a lawsuit against Barnyard Kids Child Care Center was filed by the Disability Rights Mississippi non-profit organization in Rankin County Circuit Court.

Just for Kids golf tournament helps protect kids from child abuse  WVVA TV

DANIELS, W.Va. (WVVA) Donors teed off for victims of child abuse at Glade Springs Golf Resort on Friday. The tournament benefits Just For Kids, an agency.

Document dispute has DA demanding child abuse files from DSS  Carolina Public Press

SBI opens obstruction probe into defense attorney in child abuse case who has filed a complaint against the assistant district attorney.

Longmont police notes: Child abuse is alleged  Longmont Times-Call

Longmont officers responded to the 600 block of Lashley Street Thursday on a report of a child abuse allegation involving one man and one juvenile female.

Editorial: DCFS hotline, defense against child abuse, needs fixing  Chicago Tribune

The 24-hour hotline at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is at the front line in the agency's fight against child abuse and neglect.

New Claims Of Child Abuse At North Huntingdon KinderCare  CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– Carrie Rost had four children enrolled in the North Huntingdon KinderCare Learning Center — that is, until today, when she withdrew all ...

Maine officials: Increase in child abuse reports isn't surprising  WGME

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The reported number of cases of abused children is rising in Maine, but officials say that's not surprising. A new report by the state's ...

Man charged with child abuse, sexual torture of infant  WVTM13

Jemison Police have charged Shawn Averett with aggravated child abuse and sexual torture of an infant. His attorney said Averett denies the allegations.

Cardinal Pell, the highest Vatican official to face justice over abuse, is set to learn outcome of his appeal  The Washington Post

SYDNEY — The most senior cleric jailed for child abuse in the 2,000-year history of the Catholic Church will face a 21st-century form of justice: a decision on his ...

Courier Journal reporter Debby Yetter will talk child abuse on 'Comment on Kentucky'  Courier Journal

Catch Courier Journal reporter Debby Yetter on "Comment on Kentucky" at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 on KET. She'll discuss the state's ongoing problems with child abuse.

Monarch eTNS Device Inspires "Stop Psychiatric Abuse of Children!" (SPAC!)  James Moore

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Monarch eTNS, a device with electrodes that is placed onto the forehead of children labeled with an ...

10 years later: Karly's Law increases child abuse awareness  KTVL

Law enforcement officers, Department of Human Services employees and medical providers have specialized training to spot suspected child abuse. Karly's ...

Officials: Increase in child abuse reports isn't surprising  WABI

Maine Public reports that the state's Child Welfare Ombudsman, Christine Alberi, says those numbers don't necessarily signal an increased risk.

Employee at treatment center in southern Utah facing felony child abuse charge  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah -- An employee at a residential treatment center for boys in southern Utah was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child abuse.

Police: Kentucky mom charged with child abuse after duct taping son's hands and eyes  Courier Journal

A Kentucky woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse after she duct taped her 5-year-old son's hands behind his back and over his eyes, ...

Duo charged in ‘one of the worst’ child abuse cases sheriff has ever seen

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people have been arrested in Cherokee County in connection to what Sheriff Steve Mueller says is “one of the worst cases of ...

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: Indiana child abuse must be stopped  Greenfield Daily Reporter

Kokomo TribuneOut of respect for some families, not talking about child abuse or neglect might seem like the right thing to do. Unfortunately, it clearly is not the ...

Alabama Power Foundation grant helps provide haven for the Tuscaloosa Children's Center  Alabama NewsCenter

Few days go by when a new child doesn't walk through the door at the Tuscaloosa Children's Center looking for a friendly face, a comforting word or a helping ...

Man out on bond for sexual abuse of a child arrested for human trafficking in East Alabama  WSFA

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department says Brent Lee Higginbotham confronted a female teenager in a parking lot in the 800 block of Main Street South ...

Former OU professor receives lifetime achievement award for work in child maltreatment  The Oklahoma Daily

A former OU professor has received a lifetime achievement award for her work to prevent childhood abuse and neglect.

New program helps professionals recognize, report possible child abuse  WCBI

CAST is a new program designed to help professionals recognize and report possible child abuse cases, and it is quickly taking hold across the state.

W.Va. teachers arrested in connection to alleged child abuse released on PR bonds  The Winchester Star

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — On Friday morning, three individuals — who are also defendants in multiple civil lawsuits — were arrested on misdemeanor criminal ...

Child Abuse Bill calls for priest to report assault they learn about in confession  WMTV

A few new bills introduced by lawmakers are aiming to ease damage from child sexual abuse. One of the bills, has the Wisconsin Catholic Conference ...

Archbishop says prison preferable to complying with child abuse confession law  The Guardian

Priests would have to break the seal of the confessional and report any admissions of child abuse under proposed news laws.

Man pleads no contest to sexual, physical abuse of child  Herald-Mail Media

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man pleaded no contest Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to four felony sexual offenses stemming from allegations that he ...

Former Albany bishop named among child abuse lawsuits as N.Y. 'look back' laws kick in  America Magazine

Among the dozens of priests named in new lawsuits is at least one bishop, the Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, who led the Diocese of Albany from 1977 to 2014.

Ardmore Police Department apprehends man for complaints of domestic assault, child abuse  Daily Ardmoreite

An Ardmore man was taken into custody after officers allegedly observed him throwing a woman and her child to the ground Saturday. Ardmore Police ...

PD: Pizza argument leads to child abuse arrest in Phoenix  ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — An argument over pizza led to a child abuse arrest in Phoenix. Phoenix police report that on August 2, officers responded to a home near 19th ...

Child abuse case described as 'torture'  Rocky Mount Telegram

Elton Joshua Pritchett III, 37, of Greenville, left, and Amber Dixon, 27, of Macclesfield have been charged in connection with a case of child abuse. Loading…

Greenacres woman is second arrest in child-abuse case  Palm Beach Post

Authorities say the woman subjected a child to extreme punishments after the child stole a balloon from a store.

Mother charged in child abuse investigation makes court appearance

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – A western Kentucky mother facing charges in connection with injuries her two sons received made an initial court ...

Danish PM apologises for historical abuse in children's homes  BBC News

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has officially said sorry to hundreds of victims of historical abuse in state-run homes. From 1945 to 1976 children were ...

YouTube Mom Indicted On 30 Counts Of Child Abuse Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial  Tubefilter

Machelle Hobson, the former proprietor of a popular YouTube children's channel who was indicted on 30 counts of child molestation, child abuse, unlawful ...

Omaha man pleads no contest to child abuse charge, faces up to six years in prison  Omaha World-Herald

Antonio Jackson, 30, already is serving a six-month sentence in the Douglas County Jail after being convicted of misdemeanor child enticement.

Years of disturbing child abuse reports came before boy disappearance, Father faces murder charge  PIX11 New York

Corona (KTLA) -- The father of an 8-year-old Corona boy who has been missing for months was accused of abuse for years — a disturbing set of allegations that ...

‘I joked about my life – Ma’s murder, child abuse, gangsters’: how Janey Godley became the queen of comedy  The Guardian

The Scottish comedian has drawn on her horrific Glaswegian childhood to create comedy gold. She talks about saying the unsayable, escaping her gangster ...