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Child abuse charged in DWI case

| December 11, 2012 at 07:23 am

Child abuseSANTA FE (KRQE) – A Santa Fe man is charged with DWI and child abuse after police alleged he blew three times the legal limit.

Police say Shaylor Alley, 37, was swerving in and out of his lane Saturday.

The officer who pulled him over reported it was obvious Alley had been drinking and that he had a 13-year-old passenger. (more…)

Nebraska man sentenced to jail for child abuse

| September 14, 2012 at 07:34 am

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man at the center of a sexual abuse case in which his victim had been threatened with jail time for refusing to testify has been sentenced to 270 days in jail.

The Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/LdvuP5) reports that 63-year-old Glen Riensche was sentenced Thursday in Lancanster County District Court after pleading no contest to misdemeanor child abuse. He had been accused of fondling a 7-year-old girl when he was in his 40s, but prosecutors dropped felony charges in exchange for his plea. (more…)

Boy Scouts of America ‘very sorry’ as files reveal continued child abuse

| August 2, 2012 at 08:40 am

Internal documents obtained by the LA Times show blacklist intended to protect scouts from abusers was frequently breached

Internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. (more…)

Prosecutors drop one of 52 counts against Sandusky in child sex abuse case

| June 18, 2012 at 08:39 am

Prosecutors in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex-abuse trial dropped one of the 52 counts against him Monday because the statute he was charged under did not apply at the time of the alleged illegal contact. The charge relates to an accuser identified by prosecutors as Victim 7.

During testimony, the man said the offense happened in 1995 or 1996, but the unlawful contact with a minor statute didn’t apply until 1997, prosecutors told the judge overseeing the case. Three charges related to the man are still in effect, including attempted indecent assault.

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Child Abuse Exposed at Jordanian Home Care Center

| May 14, 2012 at 07:59 am

Nasser Sharmain trusted The Al Helal Centre in Amman and admitted his 15-year-old son Ahmad. However, when he made a surprise visit, he was shocked when he saw his son.

“His arm was broken. His finger was broken. His ear, his nose, his chin was all covered with blood,” he says.“…And then I caught him and when I get angry I’m a disaster. And then I covered him and went on top of him and then I kept jumping on him. And then I didn’t feel him breathing anymore and I thought he was dead. After that he went to sleep.” (more…)

Adam Mayes, kidnap-slaying suspect, was investigated for child sex abuse in 2010

| May 11, 2012 at 09:21 am

Child abuseAdam Mayes, the man accused of kidnapping and murdering Jo Ann Bain and her daughter Adrienne, and committing suicide when police caught him with Bain’s two other daughters, was investigated for child sex abuse in 2010.

According to records from Madison County Sheriff’s Office in Jackson, Tenn., Adam Mayes was accused of child abuse and possessing child pornography. A family member claimed to have seen Mayes nude as he shaved the legs of a nude 7-year-old girl. (more…)

Child abuse cases reported in global conservative Catholic group

| at 09:09 am

VATICAN CITY—Cases of clerical child abuse in the ultra-conservative Legionaries of Christ movement dating back decades have been reported to the Vatican, spokesman Federico Lombardi said Friday.

Informed sources said that the Vatican was investigating seven priests from the movement, whose late founder Father Marcial Maciel was accused of having an illegitimate daughter and abusing eight seminarians. (more…)

Judge refuses to toss child sex-abuse charges against ex-Penn St. assistant Jerry Sandusky

| April 12, 2012 at 02:01 pm

A judge on Thursday refused to throw out child sex-abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky but will allow defense lawyers for the retired Penn State assistant football coach to ask again to have the case dismissed as more evidence is turned over by prosecutors.

Judge John Cleland ruled on a catch-all pretrial defense motion that also sought to have some of the evidence against Sandusky suppressed, compel additional disclosure of prosecution materials, and win the court’s permission to introduce an alibi defense. (more…)

Fran Drescher On Race, Rape And The Causes Of Sexual Abuse

| March 13, 2012 at 02:04 pm

Fran Drescher Legs“Happily Divorced” star Fran Drescher’s commentary is typically heavy on humor, but her recent visit to the Sirius XM radio show “Sway In The Morning” took a serious turn when she opened up about being raped at gunpoint by a black man.

Drescher’s revelation came in response to a caller who described being molested as a child by his mother’s husband, an experience that he cautioned could have stemmed from his abuser’s sexual orientation. (more…)

Attorney General requests funding to fight child abuse

| February 8, 2012 at 03:47 pm

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden asked the legislature’s budget-writing committee to approve funding for training 10,000 adults to recognize the signs of child abuse and report it to authorities.

Biden made his request for $60,000 for the Stewards of Children program during the Department of Justice’s annual Joint Finance Committee hearing. The funding, if approved, would be included DOJ’s budget for fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1. (more…)