“X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler Donner told The Hollywood Reporter that Michael Jackson once auditioned for the role of Charles Xavier, AKA Professor X in the 2000 movie. Schuler Donner told The Hollywood Reporter: “I said to him, ‘Do you know Xavier is an older white guy?’ And Michael said, ‘Oh […]
Facebook content moderators employed by Accenture have been ordered to review an extra 48 minutes of child abuse a day,The Intercept reported Thursday. Accenture told hundreds of moderators in emails that, under its renegotiated contract with Facebook, they’d now need to look at 6.3 hours of “child-exploitation imagery” instead of […]
Across the US, at least 55 million US students are learning at home since schools closed to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Even prior to the pandemic, two Harvard Law School professors expressed their concerns about homeschooling due to the risks for child abuse and low-quality education. Calls to […]
A BBC investigation found “Club Penguin Online,” a fan-run clone of Disney’s “Club Penguin” was full of explicit messages, penguin “e-sex,” and offensive language. The original “Club Penguin” shut down in 2017, but fan-run versions of the game have kept it alive. One man involved in running one of the […]
In a recent YouTube vlog, beauty micro-influencer Michelle Grace claimed to have physically punished her 2-year-old daughter for breaking a discontinued Jeffree Star Cosmetics eye-shadow palette. The video, which has since been deleted from Grace’s channel, was quickly met with intense shock, concern, and backlash online. Grace later defended her […]
Apple intercepts suspected child pornography and reports it to law enforcement, a warrant obtained by Forbes shows. Apple uses a technique called “hashing” which lets its servers automatically detect when images previously labelled as child abuse pass through them. Apple’s servers automatically detect images previously watermarked as child abuse, and […]
A software startup that scraped billions of images from major web services – including Facebook, Google, and YouTube – is selling its tool to law enforcement agencies across the United States. The point of the tool is to match unknown faces with publicly available photos, thus identifying crime suspects.But the […]
Ryan and Sheila O’Leary were indicted on Wednesday on six charges in connection with their 18-month-old son’s death by starvation in September. When the boy died, he weighed just 17 pounds, or about what a 7-month-old should weigh, experts said. The couple told the police that they were vegan and […]
A school resource officer was fired and charged with three misdemeanour counts after he was seen in a video slamming an 11-year-old student to the ground. Warren Durham has been charged with assault on a child under 12, child abuse, and willful failure to discharge his duties. District Attorney Mike […]
For more than two decades, Georgia Tann ran a lucrative child-kidnapping and -adoption ring. As the executive director of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, Tann got rich by stealing babies from their parents and adopting them out to unsuspecting families. More than 5,000 children were snatched by Tann, and at […]
Police discovered 245 animals in a home while performing a wellness check on three minors in in Edgewater, Florida. In total, there were four dogs, two cats, nine live guinea pigs, 12 rabbits, four hamsters, 10 sugar gliders, 14 birds, a gecko, a tortoise, a hedgehog, seven bearded dragons, a […]
Social media sites Gab and Twitter were handed search warrants last month after a white supremacist was arrested on suspicion of possessing child abuse images. A Colorado man named Wesley Gilreath – who goes by the handle ‘National Satanist’ – was arrested in August on suspicion of possessing over 100 […]
Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire who is a registered sex offender charged with trafficking underage girls, had an all-female executive team he brought with him to overseas trips and kept in contact with 24 hours a day, according to a 2005 report in The New York Times. The Times reported that […]
FacebookID numbers that can be used to identify child abuse victims have been left exposed in public federal court documents,Forbes reports. The documents identified victims by their initials and Facebook account IDs, which Forbes was able to easily use to find the Facebook accounts and identify the minors. The Justice […]
David and Louise Turpin were sentenced on Friday to 25 years to life in prison for torturing and abusing 12 of their 13 children, who ranged in age from 2 to 29. The Southern California couple pleaded guilty in February to 14 felony charges related to torture and other instances […]
Arizona police officers with tactical gear and guns drawn busted down the door of an Arizona couple’s home last month because of a 2-year-old boy with a fever. A doctor had previously told the child’s mother to take the child to the hospital, but the parents refused, saying the child’s […]
YouTube creator Machelle Hackney, who was behind the popular channel “Fantastic Adventures,” has been arrested in connection with allegations she beat and starved her children who starred in the videos. Her seven adopted kids reportedly told officers they were punished when they didn’t follow direction or during filming for the […]
A five-year-old girl was rescued from a filthy apartment in Moscow after being left alone for days. She is unable to speak, is scared of water, and does not know how to sleep in a bed, an official said. Authorities have detained the mother and are investigating her for conspiracy […]
Mark Lee Pierce, 33, and Jessica Woodworth, 36, from Pulaski, Illinois, were arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect on Sunday. Their arrests came after Olive Garden waitress Jordan Cooper pleaded for help identifying the couple on Facebook Sunday night. She said in a Facebook post that she […]
The lawyer for the adult Turpin siblings is speaking publicly, a year after their parents, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested on the charge of abusing their kids and keeping them imprisoned at their California home. Attorney Jack Osborn said the adult siblings are now living together and are learning […]
More than 2,300 children have been forcibly separated from their parents as the result of a “zero-tolerance” policy enacted by the US Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice over the past weeks. Announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the policy calls for the prosecution of anyone who attempts […]
An editor for Newsweek’s edition in Pakistan tweeted what many took as a defence of sexual abuse against children, leading the publication to review its relationship with the Pakistan licensee. The editor later apologised and blamed the tweets on anger over an ongoing case investigating rape and murder of a […]
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The FBI has launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse at a childcare facility at the Army base at Fort Meade, Md., Joe Johns and Barbara Starr of CNN report. Spokesman Chad Jones told CNN there is one known allegation concerning the Youth Center, a facility offering before […]
The stepmother of a 14-year-old girl who was arrested for bullying a girl who committed suicide has been charged with child abuse and neglect, ABC in Tampa reports. During a press conference Friday evening, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd aired a video clip of 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg appearing to beat […]
The Great Recession came with high jobless rates, putting financial and emotional strain on the American consumer. Economists follow consumer sentiment trends closely as it is tied to economic activity. However, falling sentiment can be tied to other phenomena that isn’t captured by economic data. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, William Schneider, and […]
Throughout history, several cases of “feral children,” deprived of human interaction in their early lives, have crept into scientific consciousness. There was Victor, a boy found naked and filthy in France’s wilderness in 1800; Oxana Malaya, a Ukrainian girl who was raised by wild dogs, eating raw meat and running […]
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[credit provider=”YouTube/shonkyboy” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIjHlXCZ5WU”] Britain’s top prosecutor announced a shake-up on Wednesday of the way sexual abuse of children is dealt with in the criminal justice system to prevent a repeat of the Jimmy Savile scandal.Keir Starmer said police and prosecutors needed to change the way they assessed the credibility of […]
[credit provider=”www.shutterstock.com” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&search_tracking_id=7690253C-7DC7-11E2-9D44-8CE0ACE6966E&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=computer+dark+room&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&colour=&show_color_wheel=1#id=80662321&src=7DA6DF14-7DC7-11E2-96F8-E59C37D0D1A0-1-0″] In 1990, there were only 7,000 hard copy images of child porn in the United Kingdom, according to non-profit group NSPCC.Today there are hundreds of millions of digital images of child porn on the Internet accessible to people around the world.
Cosmopolitan “I was abused, mentally, physically, everything,” Julianne Hough says in this month’s Cosmo.In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, cover girl Julianne Hough, 24, reveals she was abused as a 10-year-old while studying dance in London away from her parents in Utah. “I was abused, mentally, physically, everything … I was […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] Ariel Winter is the 14-year-old star of ABC’s hit show “Modern Family,” but in real life, the teen is at the centre of a custody battle within her own messy family.After alleging verbal and physical abuse by her mother in November, TMZ reports that a settlement has finally been […]
[credit provider=”ABC”] At the urging of L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled Tuesday that 14-year-old “Modern Family star Ariel Winter remain under the guardianship of her older sister after being removed from her mother’s care last month amid allegations of parental […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scared_Crying_Child.jpg”] Smacking children may put them at greater risk of cancer, heart disease and asthma later in life, a controversial study has suggested.Psychologists asked adults with the diseases if they had been verbally or physically abused as children and found they were more likely to say they […]
[credit provider=”ABC”] Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family,” is having some major family drama of her own.First, Winter was removed from her mother’s custody after alleged physical and verbal abuse, including slapping, hitting, pushing, name-calling and personal insults.
[credit provider=”ABC”] Actress Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family,” has been removed from her family’s home after allegations that she was being physically and emotionally abused by her mother, Crystal Workman.After a guardianship hearing on October 3rd, “a judge determined the allegations that Ariel […]
[credit provider=”WJACTV.com” url=”http://www.wjactv.com/videos/news/jerry-sandusky-sentenced-to-30-60-years-in-prison/vfmFL/”] It might seem like his life and legacy can’t be salvaged, but Jerry Sandusky’s bumbling lawyer Joe Amendola has a plan.The disgraced ex-Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced to 30 to 60 years behind bars this morning after he was convicted in June of 45 counts […]
[credit provider=”Aransas County, Texas, Court via AP”] The daughter of a Texas family court judge caught beating her on tape is “just furious” her father might return to the bench and still has his law licence, a local TV channel is reporting.”That licence is what allows him to protect kids, […]
[credit provider=”Centre County Correctional Facility “] Even though Jerry Sandusky regrets not testifying at his child sex abuse trial, his lawyer has cautioned him statements he makes at his upcoming sentencing could come back to haunt him.In an interview with The Associated Press, published Wednesday, Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola said […]
[credit provider=”FatherBenedict.com” url=”http://fatherbenedict.com/”] The founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal says lonely kids without a dad are the real culprits behind illicit adult-children relationships.”Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him,” Father Benedict Groeschel told the National Catholic Register, according to […]
[credit provider=”Photo: John Tecce” url=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467653323295&l=7b3bc49876″] Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, who helmed the university while Jerry Sandusky was assistant football coach, is finally speaking out about the scandal and the report that said he wilfully did nothing about it.”I never, ever heard anything about child abuse or sexual abuse […]
“From the first time we met, he was fearful that he would be killed. He believed that Jerry Sandusky could have him killed.”
[credit provider=”Timm Suess/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lord_yo/6824526801/sizes/m/”] How could someone not only cast a blind eye but also conceal facts that could help a child being sexually abused? A new report suggesting Penn State officials kept facts about Jerry Sandusky’s child-sex abuse from authorities paints a picture of uncaring, and worse, adults.But how […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ShortFordbus.jpg”] A small-town justice sentenced a former bus driver Monday to three years of probation — but not jail time — for putting duct tape over a disabled 7-year-old girl’s mouth more than a year ago.”I am sorry for what I did. It was a playful thing,” Marjorie […]
[credit provider=”San Francisco Police Department”] Larry Brinkin, a gay rights icon in San Francisco, was reportedly arrested for possession of child porn.The 66-year-old is out on bail until the district attorney’s office decides whether to file charges. The San Francisco Chronicle reported these details:
[credit provider=”Centre County Correctional Facility”] Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky had a surprise waiting for him when he was sent to jail the first time, reports Andrew Strickler of The Daily.
On the heels of the shocking allegation Jerry Sandusky abused his adopted son, the public is finally getting a chance to pore over the letters the former assistant coach wrote to one of the boys he allegedly abused.
[credit provider=”Rob Carr/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/joe-amendola-attorney-for-former-penn-state-assistant-news-photo/135726825#”] Jerry Sandusky’s blockbuster trial is just getting underway but his lawyer has been wreaking havoc for at least half a year now.Joe Amendola has been courting the press and making odd statements in a media blitz that could surprise even the most jaded legal experts.
[credit provider=”via Fox KDFW ” url=”http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/18681539/dallas-mum-allegedly-peddled-child-porn”] A wealthy Dallas woman has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly selling child pornography from her home for more than 12 years, according to The New York Daily News.Erika Susan Perdue, 41, a housewife who lives in a $1.4 million mansion, is accused […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Back when he was Archbishop of Milwaukee, Timothy Dolan offered priests suspected of misconduct with children payments of $20,000 to induce them to leave the priesthood, according to the New York Times.The news came out of bankruptcy filings, and is being publicized by a group representing the interests […]
[credit provider=”Youtube/AlJazeeraEnglish”] The Ugandan army has captured a top commander of the Joseph Kony-led Lord’s Resistance Army, although Kony himself remains elusive, The Wall Street Journal reports.Caesar Achellam, a major-general in the LRA and one of Kony’s main military strategists was ambushed in the jungles of the Central African Republic […]
The original viral video has been watched by almost 90 million people on YouTube and attracted huge amounts of criticism for over-simplifying the conflict in Uganda.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Catharijnekerk_Utrecht.jpg”] Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad dropped a huge bomb at the weekend, publishing details of a child reportedly castrated by Catholic Priests in the 1950s — and alleging that as many as 10 more children may be victims.The children were reportedly castrated to cure their “homosexuality”.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] CARDINAL SEÁN BRADY, head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, said he “welcomed” the findings of a panel appointed by the Vatican to visit the four Irish archdioceses to look at how they were responding to the child abuse scandal.A summary of the findings of the ‘Apostolic […]
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4pBdNDesQ”] An allegation by Jerry Sandusky‘s former daughter-in-law that he sexually molested one of her three children adds fresh complications to Mr. Sandusky’s attempts to win visitation rights with all his grandchildren.Jill Thomas, who is in a custody battle with one of Sandusky’s sons, said in a statement Monday […]
[credit provider=”Gawker”] Before yesterday, link aggregator Reddit had no official ban on users posting “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” Or, you know, as some people call it, “child pornography,” New York‘s Daily Intel blog notes. That changed with a posting from administrators last night. It explained that a ban on such content is now […]
[credit provider=”Larry W. Smith / Getty”] It all started when students at Los Angeles’ Miramonte Elementary School and their parents learned last week that a longtime third-grade teacher, Mark Berndt, had been arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts on 23 kids in his classroom.A few days later, a second-grade teacher at the […]
[credit provider=”Library of Congress, National Child labour Committee Collection” url=”http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?sp=1&co=nclc&st=grid”] The media recently picked up on how Apple products are made in part, by Chinese kids working 16 hour days for 70 cents an hour.But let’s not forget that until the Fair labour Standards Act of 1938 American children were […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Johan Larsson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/134103978/”] The total cost of dealing with abuse or neglect as a child can run the victim $210,012 over their lifetime, according to the centres for Disease Control and Prevention (via WebMD).For the nation, the CDC estimated the cost to be approximately $124 billion, but it may […]
[credit provider=”AP”] It’s on the front cover of the Los Angeles Times. And the reporters, Scott Gold, Richard Winton and Paloma Esquivel, wrote this horrifying lede: In the fall of 2010, a drugstore photo technician was running a batch of 35-millimetre film when a disturbing image tumbled out of the machine — […]
[credit provider=”The Onion: www.theonion.com” url=”http://www.theonion.com/articles/pope-vows-to-get-church-pedophilia-down-to-accepta,17201/”] A German Catholic priest has admitted 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three boys over almost a decade, the BBC reported. About 2,800 pornographic images — including several of his victims — were found on the priest’s computer.Named only as Andreas L, the priest, 46, […]
[credit provider=”maplecroft.com” url=”http://maplecroft.com/about/news/child_labour_2012.html”] Child labour risks are rising around the world, including in supply-chain countries, according to a new report from Maplecroft.The number of countries where entrenched underage work practices pose “extreme risks” to children has jumped 10 per cent in the year to 2012, to include 76 of the […]
In a recent post I discuss six policies that spurred the Industrial Revolution in England – opening up immigration, weakening the guilds, investing in infrastructure, privatizing agricultural land, forcing a move to new energy sources, and policies for bringing capital to the new, capital-intensive technologies – and suggest that these […]
An attempt to prosecute Pope Benedict XVI in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for clerical sexual abuse around the globe faces daunting legal obstacles that make it unlikely the case will be heard, but will nonetheless put the Vatican‘s role in the abuse under new public scrutiny.
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