All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Child Abuse’

Teri Hatcher Speaks To UN About Her Childhood Experience Of Sexual Abuse

On Tuesday, November 25, Teri Hatcher spoke to the assembly at a United Nations event about her childhood experience of sexual abuse. The UN event commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and Hatcher recalled when she was being molested by her uncle, Richard Hayes Stone, at age 7. “I was convinced it was my fault …

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Faye Grant’s Attorney Lashes Out At Stephen Collins Over Accusations Of Blackmail

The controversy surrounding actor Stephen Collins and his alleged pedophilia has escalated with accusations that wife Faye Grant blackmailed him to get more money. Grant has lashed out at Collins’ camp through her lawyer, Martin Singer, who claims that the actor and his attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan are making “false and fabricated statements about Faye Grant to try to justify …

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Is Adrian Peterson’s 2014 Season Over? He Reportedly Doesn’t Think So

Adrian Peterson may be done for the 2014 NFL season. However, he reportedly hasn’t come to grips with the strong possibility that he may not play again this season and his career in the NFL is now uncertain. According to ESPN, Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is quite “bleak.” NFL commentator Chris Mortensen has even predicted that his future with the Vikings …

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Justice For AvaLynn: Child Beaten On Playground?

AvaLynn, a young Mississippi girl, was reportedly beaten by another student at her elementary school. While the mother suspects child abuse by another student, the school is claiming that the intense injuries AvaLynn suffered were from a fall on the school’s playground. After AvaLynn revealed to her mother that she had been kicked by another student repeatedly in the face …

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World of Warcraft-Obsessed Couple Convicted of Child Abuse

Officials in Orange County, California say that one couple’s World of Warcraft obsession contributed to their horrible treatment of two children. Lester and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were convicted of two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, and one misdemeanor count of contributing to delinquency of a minor. They were sentenced to five years and …

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Kate Gosselin Accused Of Abusing Her Children Amid ‘Stress Meltdown’

Kate Gosselin seems to be the topic of headlines the past few weeks and this time, she is accused of abusing her children. In a book written by Robert Hoffman entitled Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, the author said that the mother of eight spanked her children regularly. Collin, one of Gosselin’s children, would particularly be the target …

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Chaining 6-Year-Old Son: Man Accused of of Child Abuse

A Utah man has been accused of child abuse after it was discovered that he had chained his 6-year-old son to a bed. Police in Logan City arrested 28-year-old Sammie Lee Hodges on four charges of child abuse after the child was found chained. Someone called the police and made an anonymous complaint that the 6-year-old son was regularly chained …

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Ariel Winter: Guardianship Case For ‘Modern Family’ Star Settled

Modern Family star Ariel Winter will be living with her adult sister after a case regarding her guardianship was settled on Monday. Shanelle Gray, Ariel’s sister, has been in a dispute with her mother Chrisoula Workman, over the Ariel’s guardianship. The settlement was reached just before the trial begun for the 16-year-old’s guardianship. Workman has agreed to settle and drop …

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Shanesha Taylor, Homeless Mom Who Left Kids in Car, Gains Support

A homeless mother from Arizona pleaded not guilty Monday to child abuse after leaving her two children in a hot car. Supporters have now come forward to help the mother. Shanesha Taylor, 35, was arrested March 20 for leaving her 6-month-old baby and 2-year-old son in her vehicle while she went to a job interview at an insurance company. Scottsdale …

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Pope Francis Nominates Eight Advisors to Sex Abuse Commission

Eight members were chosen Saturday as advisors for the Vatican’s sex abuse policy. According to the CS Monitor, the Associated Press reported that Pope Francis’ elected members would be ahead of a commission panel, which would report any sexual assault against minors within the Catholic Church. The church has been under public scrutiny for years due to recurring sexual scandals. Such cases …

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Starving Children Found in CA, One Chained To Wall

Officials say this is one of the worst cases of child abuse and neglect they have had to witness. An eight-year-old girl, who officials described as skeletal thin, was found chained to the wall, looking as if she’d barely eaten in months. Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller has been in law enforcement for 30 years, but “this is one of …

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Kilah Davenport, Child Abuse Victim, Dies at 4

Four-year-old Kilah Davenport, who was severely beaten in May 2012, died Thursday. According to Jeff Gerber of the Kilah Davenport Foundation, Kilah stopped breathing Thursday at her North Carolina home. Kilah was taken to Northeast Medical Center after her mother tried and failed to resuscitate her with CPR. The little girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. Kilah’s grandmother, Leslie …

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Kilah Davenport: Child Abuse Victim Dies At Age 4

“We know she’s dancing in heaven. She’s not in pain anymore,” said her grandmother Leslie Davenport. The four-year-old girl, who was severely beaten by her stepfather in May 2012, finally stopped breathing on Thursday. Kilah was at home with her mother, who tried to revive her with CPR before rushing Kilah to Northeast Medical Center. Doctors pronounced her dead on …

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Waterboarding Trial: Former Pediatrician Faces Cross-Examination

A waterboarding trial involving a former Delaware Pediatrician resumed Tuesday with a cross-examination of the defendant. Melvin Morse, 60, is accused of intentionally tormenting his stepdaughter by holding her head underneath a sink faucet. According to the girl’s younger sister and mother, Pauline, Morse would use hair washing as a form of punishment. During the cross-examination, Morse refuted their accusations. He testified …

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Prison for Starving Girl: Parents Sentenced to Five Years

A father was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for starving his 15-year-old daughter. The 42-year-old Wisconsin-native denied his daughter food until she weighed only 68 pounds. She was instead required to consume her on feces and drink her own urine. Her stepmother was also found guilty for physical abuse and her stepbrother is still awaiting trial for forcing …

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Waterboarding Daughter: Doctor Accused of Torturing Stepdaughter

The trial for a former doctor from Delaware who is accused of torturing his stepdaughter began Tuesday. Melvin Morse, 60, is accused of using several methods to torture his stepdaughter, including waterboarding. Morse, who denies the allegations, is a well-known pediatrician and author who has appeared on Larry King Live and The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss his research on …

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Horrific Real Life Emojis Ask a Serious Question

What’s a text without an emoji? Boring, that’s what it is. If I don’t let you know that what I just said comes with a smile, a wink, a frown, or a kiss – well then how the hell are we supposed to communicate? Emojis aren’t really supposed to depict real, human faces, real, human faces sure as hell aren’t …

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Google To Expand Efforts To Block Child Exploitation

Google has been battling child exploitation on the Internet since at least 2006. This past summer, the company announced some additional measures it was taking. For one, Google set up a new $2 million fund to encourage the development of third-party tools to combat the problem. It also announced a cross-industry database where companies and organizations can share info to …

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Man Posts Craigslist Ad Seeking Rape of 11-Year-Old Relative

People use Craigslist for some pretty strange stuff – and a lot of it, while odd and at times off-putting, usually winds up being pretty funny. This isn’t. This is probably one of the worst things I’ve ever heard – especially involving Craigslist. Prepare yourself. A 32-year-old Cuba, Missouri man has been arrested and held on $100,000 bond after police …

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Adrian Peterson’s Son Dies After Being Assaulted

It has been reported that Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson’s two-year-old son died in South Dakota today because of injuries related to child abuse. The child, whose name hasn’t been released, was hospitalized on Wednesday and died earlier Friday evening. A man the child’s mother was dating, Joseph Robert Patterson of Sioux Falls, was arrested and charged with assaulting an …

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Scathing Obituary Written for Mother

A “scathing obituary” was submitted on Tuesday to the Reno Gazette-Journal. The obituary was written by Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick’s oldest children, and has gone viral, shocking everyone who reads it. The obituary begins by saying: “Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 died alone on Aug. 30, 2013. She is survived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent …

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Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include new pop-ups aiming to deter those seeking out such content on Bing. Google, on the other hand, has reportedly elected …

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Google Ramps Up Efforts To Eradicate Online Child Exploitation

Google has announced some new efforts in its ongoing fight to eradicate child exploitation on the Internet. This includes a new a $2 million fund to encourage the development of third-party tools, and a cross-industry database where companies and organizations can share information that can prevent the further spread of known exploitative images. In all, the company is throwing a …

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Secret NFL Child Abuse Arrest Came 3 Days After Team Cut

Former Giants linebacker Michael Boley reportedly turned himself in to Alabama police back in February after a child abuse investigation stemming from a 2011 incident. Boley’s 5-year old son was at the center of the investigation, which was allegedly due to physical abuse and not of a sexual nature. Boley pleaded guilty to the abuse as part of a plea …

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If You Think You’re A Sh*tty Parent, Just Check Out What One Mom Posted To Facebook

People post some seriously screwed-up things on Facebook – for instance anything surrounding a birth. Or in some cases, their proudest number twos (seriously, I know this guy). I once witnessed, live, two Facebook friends go at it about one of their sexual dysfunctions. Spend any time on reddit, Failbook, or Lamebook, and you’re bound to see much, much worse. …

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Man Ties Up Girl To Play Video Games

The world is either getting more and more perverted and bizarre, or the internet and the 24 hour news cycle are bringing things to my attention that have been going on for years. This time the news comes out of Sarasota, Florida. Where a 27 year old man has been arrested for child abuse. Apparently the little girl who was …

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Child Porn Sharing Discovered on Facebook User Page

Not sure how much of it is truth and how much is just shock value, but WND is reporting that they have discovered a startling child pornography hub centered around a cluster of Facebook profile pages created for the purpose of sharing images and stories from child molesters and perverts. According to WND a user profile page belonging to “Kidsex …

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Microsoft PhotoDNA Will Help Cops Fight Child Porn

Microsoft announced today that it has partnered with Swedish company NetClean to make its patented PhotoDNA technology available free to law enforcement agencies investigating child sexual abuse cases. The technology will help agencies cull through the overwhelmingly large amount of sexually abusive content that is being shared across the Web. “Since 2002, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children …

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