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21 Child Abuse News Articles
from 1st Quarter of 2015
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3-31-15 Pornography made my boyfriend abuse me, says teenage girl
Pornography made my boyfriend abuse me, says teenage girl
A tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds are worried they are addicted to pornographic material according to a new poll by the NSPCC. Nearly 700 people in that age group were surveyed - 12 percent of them said they had taken part in a sexually explicit video.

3-25-15 Indian two-year-old sets national archery record
Indian two-year-old sets national archery record
A two-year-old Indian girl has set a new national record in archery, according to the India Book of Records. Dolly Shivani Cherukuri from Vijaywada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh - who turns three next week - became the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event on Tuesday, reports the Press Trust of India. (Webmaster's comment: Is this such a good idea at this age? There is a lot of crucial mental development related to the child's adult future going on at this age, and I'm not sure archery skills need or even should be included. Maybe 4-years-old would have been a better age at which to start this training.)

3-24-15 Detroit mother arrested after children found in freezer
Detroit mother arrested after children found in freezer
A Detroit mother has been arrested after officials found two of her children dead inside her freezer. Court officials carrying out an eviction order on Tuesday discovered the bodies of an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl. Police did not name the woman but said the bodies were wrapped in the same plastic bag.

3-24-15 Boko Haram crisis: 'About 500' Nigerian children missing
Boko Haram crisis: 'About 500' Nigerian children missing
About 500 children aged 11 and under are missing from a Nigerian town recaptured from militants, a former resident of Damasak has told the BBC. A trader in the north-eastern town told Reuters news agency that Boko Haram fighters took the children with them when they fled.

3-23-15 SA convicts ex-tennis doubles star Bob Hewitt of rape
SA convicts ex-tennis doubles star Bob Hewitt of rape
Former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt has been found guilty by a South African court of raping underage girls.

3-15-15 Head teacher abuse allegations shock El Salvador
Head teacher abuse allegations shock El Salvador
UN figures list El Salvador as one the worst countries for violence against children in the world - but an alleged case of abuse and rape by a head teacher, being widely shared online, has still shocked people there.

3-3-15 Oxfordshire grooming victims may have totalled 373 children
Oxfordshire grooming victims may have totalled 373 children
As many as 373 girls and young women may have been groomed for sex by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the last 16 years. A damning report says the authorities, including police and social services, lacked professional curiosity and often blamed the victims for what was happening to them. (Webmaster's comment: "Blame the child, protect the man!" is still an ugly truth.)

2-28-15 US sex abuse suspect detained in Brazil
US sex abuse suspect detained in Brazil
Police in Brazil have arrested an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in Minnesota. According to a criminal complaint in the US, two women said they were among about 10 girls and young women who were targeted by Mr Barnard.

2-27-15 US state considers baby drop-off boxes
US state considers baby drop-off boxes
Indiana could be the first US state to introduce baby boxes - anonymous drop-off points designed to prevent the deaths of abandoned infants.

2-13-15 Fred Talbot: Weatherman guilty of abusing teenage boys
Fred Talbot: Weatherman guilty of abusing teenage boys
Ex-TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher.

2-6-15 US family 'stages mock abduction of boy, six, for being too nice'
US family 'stages mock abduction of boy, six, for being too nice'
The family of a six-year-old US boy staged his mock kidnapping because they thought he was too nice to strangers, Missouri police say. The boy was lured into a car, taken to a basement and told he could be sold into "sex slavery", police said.

2-6-15 Pope backs smacking of children 'if dignity maintained'
Pope backs smacking of children 'if dignity maintained'
Pope Francis has backed parents who smack their children, providing the child's "dignity" is maintained.

2-2-15 Free childcare in the US: A forgotten dream?
Free childcare in the US: A forgotten dream?
A US wartime childcare programme was recently praised during a landmark presidential address. So what were the Kaiser childcare centres of the 1940s? It sounds like a progressive dream found only in Scandinavia - employers who offer on-site, affordable, education-based childcare 24-hours a day. Healthy and affordable pre-cooked meals are sent home with the children so parents don't have to cook. (Webmaster's comment: Another example of how the United States now trails the world in caring for its children. That wasn't always so. Where did we go wrong? Also see below.)

1-29-15 (A Very Positive Story) The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
The "most read" and "most shared" boxes on this website are compelling barometers of public interest. Giles Wilson asks: Do they tell us something about ourselves? Shortly before babies are born in Finland, they are given a present by the state. It's a cardboard box filled, not with marketing bumf, but with truly useful things for the baby's first few weeks. Clothes, including a snowsuit, hat and mittens, all in non-gender-specific colours. Towels, a thermometer, a picture book. For many babies, the cardboard box itself becomes their first bed. Every baby, whether rich or poor, privileged or deprived, destined for greatness or not, is entitled to the same start in life. Finns are, the subtext goes, born equal. (Webmaster's comment: And why doesn't the United States do this good thing? Because it would mean less money for the rich. Pop the brat out and get back to work!)

1-29-15 Ivorian police unit to investigate suspected ritual killings
Ivorian police unit to investigate suspected ritual killings
Police in Ivory Coast have set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children. More than 20 children have been kidnapped and killed across the country in recent weeks and most of the bodies have shown signs of mutilation.

1-28-15 Child watch: The apps that let parents 'spy' on their kids
Child watch: The apps that let parents 'spy' on their kids
Think your kid's being bullied? Or sending sexts? Or dealing drugs? There's an app for that. In the United States, nearly 80% of teenagers own mobile phones. About half of those are smartphones - with access to the internet, games, cameras and social media. (Webmaster's comment: High School CHILDREN, and that's exactly what they are, are inclined to do some really dumb things without considering the consequences. Their sex hormones are running wild, and they run wild, and they exhibit little of the common sense that many adults have. But should they be monitored and spied upon for their own good, or do we just let them take their chances? A good question.)

1-27-15 Amazon Japan 'co-operating' with police after raid
Amazon Japan 'co-operating' with police after raid
Japanese police raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

1-21-15 Prince Andrew sex claims: Fresh documents filed in US court
Prince Andrew sex claims: Fresh documents filed in US court
The woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual misconduct has repeated the claims in fresh US court documents. She alleges she was forced by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the prince when she was a minor in the US.

1-11-15 Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China
Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China
Jonah Fisher reports on woman and children being bought, sold and trafficked from Myanmar to China. Eight thousand yuan ($1,300; £830): That was the price for a cute four-year-old Burmese girl from a broken home.

1-8-15 Father charged as girl, five, thrown off US bridge
Father charged as girl, five, thrown off US bridge
A Florida man has been charged with murder after police say he threw his five-year-old daughter off a bridge in St Petersburg. The girl, who was dropped into 60ft (18m) of water, was found about an hour later and pronounced dead at hospital.

1-6-15 Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?
Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?
Japan's comics and cartoons - known as manga and anime - are a huge cultural industry and famous around the world. But some are shocking, featuring children in sexually explicit scenarios. Why has Japan decided against banning this material? (Webmaster's comment: Dumb question! Because it appeals to many males' built-in sex drive and BECAUSE OF THE MONEY. Freedom and Liberty does not include promoting sex with children regardless of the money involved and regardless of primitive male sex drives!)

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