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Mother of newborn found buried alive in Compton charged with attempted murder, child abuse

| December 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm

The mother of a newborn girl who was found buried alive in Compton last month has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Porche Laronda Washington, 33, was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood.

 

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Domestic violence and child abuse frequently go hand-in-hand: report

| December 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm

The Australian Institute of Family Studies found children who witness domestic violence are also more likely to experience other forms of maltreatment, including sexual abuse.

The institute’s director, Anne Hollonds, said the report reviewed international evidence on the effect of domestic violence on children.

“We know that 61 per cent of women who experience violence themselves had dependent children in their care, so that’s a lot of kids in a lot of families,” she said.

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Leader of Albuquerque police union charged with child abuse, intimidation

| December 15, 2015 at 11:43 am

The president of the Albuquerque police union has pleaded not guilty to charges of child abuse and intimidation of a witness.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Officer Stephanie Lopez made her first court appearance on Saturday.

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Sexual abuse (Video)

| December 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm

A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities. This doesn’t have to be physical contact, and it can happen online. Sometimes the child won’t understand that what’s happening to them is abuse. They may not even understand that it’s wrong

The Issue of Child Abuse

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Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States. It’s a terrible epidemic that we at Childhelp are dedicated to put an end to. To do this, we need to first increase awareness of the issue itself.

What is child abuse? Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse.

Physical abuse of a child is when a parent or caregiver causes any non-accidental physical injury to a child. There are many signs of physical abuse. If you see any of the following signs, please get help right away.

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Huge increase in online child abuse investigations

| November 26, 2015 at 03:19 pm

The number of investigations into suspected paedophiles using the internet to abuse children online has soared in Lancashire.

As police today embark on a week-long campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, new figures show detectives are dealing with more than one case a day.

Across the county, more than 1,500 referrals were made – where there are concerns for a child’s safety – last year. Of those, 529 were recorded as crimes.

Police are investigating more cases of abuse only (posed by model)

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Hawaii Reps Introduce ‘Talia’s Law’ To Prevent Child Abuse And Neglect On Military Bases

| November 24, 2015 at 02:06 pm

HONOLULU — Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Mark Takai (D-Hawaii) introduced federal legislation this week aimed at better protecting children from abuse on military bases.

The proposed law is named after Talia Williams, a 5-year-old who was beaten to death in 2005 by her father, Naeem Williams, then an active-duty infantryman stationed in Hawaii.

The girl’s murder reportedly came after months of torture and abuse by both her father and stepmother, Delilah Williams.

According to Delilah Williams’ court testimony, Talia was denied food for days at a time, duct-taped to a bed and whipped, and kept out of daycare to hide physical signs of her beatings. Naeem Williams’ fatal blow, prosecutors said, left knuckle imprints on the child’s chest.

Lawmakers introduced "Talia's Law" after five-year-old Talia Williams was beaten to death by her Army father.</span>

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Steven Tyler Launches Janie’s Fund to Help Child Abuse Victims

| November 22, 2015 at 12:22 pm

“As a father and grandfather, I want to focus my energy on things that really matter and leave behind something else in this crazy world along with my music,” singer says.

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Steven Tyler has launched a new philanthropic initiative that aims at raising money and awareness to help girls who have suffered sexual abuse, the singer announced today. For Janie’s Fund, a nod to Aerosmith‘s 1989 hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” Tyler will partner with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to those victims of neglect and abuse.
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Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe facing probe over child abuse ‘cover-up’

| November 20, 2015 at 09:26 am

Britain’s top cop was an Assistant Chief Constable at Merseyside in 1998 when the force uncovered claims one of Tony Blair’s ministers was a suspected paedophile.

 

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Britain’s top police officer faces being quizzed by his own detectives over claims that police covered up child sex abuse by politicians.

Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was an Assistant Chief Constable at Merseyside in 1998 when the force uncovered claims one of Tony Blair’s ministers was a suspected paedophile.

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Review into child abuse in Jersey finds multiple failings

| November 18, 2015 at 09:16 am

A review into child abuse in Jersey has found multiple failings including a failure by the authorities to identify sexual abuse.

The Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Children Partnership Board investigated the cases of three families in which serious child sexual abuse has occurred during the last ten years.

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