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67 Child Abuse News Articles
from 1st Half of 2014
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6-27-14 Kindergartner Accused Of Sexual Misconduct For Pulling Pants Down At School
Kindergartner Accused Of Sexual Misconduct For Pulling Pants Down At School
Kindergartner Accused Of Sexual Misconduct For Pulling Pants Down At School

6-25-14 Seattle archdiocese settles sexual abuse claims
Seattle archdiocese settles sexual abuse claims
The Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle has settled 30 sexual abuse claims by men who attended two religious schools as long ago as six decades.

6-23-14 FBI recovers 168 children in child sex trafficking sting
FBI recovers 168 children in child sex trafficking sting
Authorities rescued 168 children and arrested 281 alleged pimps in cities across the US in a week-long child sex-trafficking sting, the FBI has said. (Webmaster's comment: This is great but it needs to happen every day of the week to have any real impact on the size of this problem - see the two stories below.)

6-19-14 Dark net 'used by tens of thousands of pedophiles'
Dark net 'used by tens of thousands of pedophiles'
Tens of thousands of pedophiles are using the so-called dark net to trade images of sexual abuse, an investigation by BBC News indicates.

6-18-14 Anti-pedophile police fight child porn 'epidemic'
Anti-pedophile police fight child porn 'epidemic'
The Internet trade in images that show child sex abuse is now "an epidemic", according to the head of the global initiative to combat the problem. In 2002 the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reviewed and confirmed 45,055 examples of obscene images of children found online. In 2013 the figure had grown to 23,881,197. As of May 2014, the center had reviewed 112 million files containing images of child sexual abuse.

6-18-14 Japan bans child pornography possession
Japan bans child pornography possession
Japan has banned the possession of child sex-abuse images, one of the last developed countries to do so. Japan was previously the only country in the 34-strong Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) without such a prohibition.

5-27-14 Pope to meet sex abuse victims at the Vatican
Pope to meet sex abuse victims at the Vatican
Pope Francis has announced he will meet a group of sex abuse victims next month after comparing the "ugly crime" to performing "a satanic Mass".

5-21-14 Dozens charged in New York child porn swoop
Dozens charged in New York child porn swoop
A police officer, rabbi and a nurse were among more than 70 people arrested in the US for allegedly sharing child pornography online.

5-12-14 Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists
Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists
A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation after the death of a 13-year-old girl last year. The girl's father, who took her to the clinic, is also being tried in the landmark prosecution.

5-10-14 Iraq, three years after U.S. withdrawal
Iraq, three years after U.S. withdrawal
Are women at least better off? "Perhaps the greatest symbol of Iraqi women's plight today is the Jaafari Personal Status Law, draft legislation approved by Iraq's Council of Ministers in February that lowers the marriage age for girls to 9, forbids women from leaving their homes without their husbands' consent, and legalizes marital rape."

4-24-14 Nigerian rapist to be stoned to death in Kano
TNigerian rapist to be stoned to death in Kano
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.

3-30-14 One Percenter Convicted Of Raping Child Dodges Jail Because He 'Will Not Fare Well'
One Percenter Convicted Of Raping Child Dodges Jail Because He 'Will Not Fare Well'
A Delaware man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter only faced probation after a state Superior Court judge ruled he "will not fare well" in prison.

3-10-14 Bullying Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents
Bullying Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents
Children and teens who are bullied may be more likely to think about or attempt suicide, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

2-14-14 Australia cricket murder: Greg Anderson was wanted by police
Australia cricket murder: Greg Anderson was wanted by police
An Australian man who was shot dead by police after beating his 11-year-old son to death on Wednesday night with a cricket bat was already wanted by police, the authorities have said.

2-13-14 US pediatrician Melvin Morse waterboarded young girl
US pediatrician Melvin Morse waterboarded young girl
A former pediatrician in the US state of Delaware has been found of guilty of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter by holding her head under a kitchen tap.

2-5-14 Vatican 'must immediately remove' child abusers - UN
Vatican 'must immediately remove' child abusers - UN
The UN has said that the Vatican should "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.

1-29-14 Thirty-one percent of US households had at least one child and one gun kept in the home as of 2012, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Children and guns by the numbers:
6,570:
The number of people age 24 and younger killed by firearms in the US each year, 18 per day. One every 80 minutes.
55%: The percentage of US homes with children and firearms in which one or more weapons are kept in an unlocked place.
1,600,000: The number of children 18 and under who are estimated to be living in homes with loaded and unlocked firearms.
72%: The percentage of parents who say they have spoken with their children about the hazards of guns.
Source: Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, ABC News.

1-28-14 US paediatrician Melvin Morse 'waterboarded' stepdaughter
US paediatrician Melvin Morse 'waterboarded' stepdaughter
A former paediatrician has gone on trial accused of waterboarding an 11-year-old girl in the US state of Delaware.

1-23-14 U.S. Scores Low in Children's Well-Being: The U.S. ranks in the bottom third among 29 advanced nations
U.S. Scores Low in Children's Well-Being according to Gallop Poll
Eighty percent of Americans in 2012 said most children in their country have the opportunity to learn and grow every day, while 66% said they are treated with dignity and respect. Although these figures might seem high, they are actually on the low end among 29 advanced economies where UNICEF studies children's well-being. According to UNICEF United States ranks as #26 out of 29 advanced nations with regards to children's well-being.

1-19-14 DontTouchMe: Saudi Arabia child abuse
DontTouchMe: Saudi Arabia child abuse
A disturbing viral video that appears to show a child being molested in Saudi Arabia has prompted online soul-searching in the conservative kingdom.

1-16-14 UN panel confronts Vatican on child sex abuse by clergy
UN panel confronts Vatican on child sex abuse by clergy
The Vatican has been confronted publicly for the first time over the sexual abuse of children by clergy, at a UN hearing in Geneva. Officials faced a barrage of hard questions covering why they would not release data and what they were doing to prevent future abuse.

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