R. Kelly, R&B Star Who Long Evaded Justice, Is Sentenced to 30 Years

The prison term marks the culmination of Mr. Kelly’s stunning downfall. In court, the women he victimized gave wrenching accounts. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be whole,” one said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #human-trafficking, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

Supreme Court Ruling Allows State to Prosecute Non-Indians on Reserveland in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 decision that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

Supreme Court Narrows Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 ruling that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within Indian reservation lands, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

Nassar Victims Suing F.B.I. for Early Investigative Failures

The plaintiffs say Lawrence Nassar abused them after the bureau failed to act. The suits come after the Justice Department declined to prosecute the agents accused of bungling the inquiry.

#biles-simone, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gymnastics, #maroney-mckayla, #michigan-state-university, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #nichols-maggie-1997, #raisman-aly, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #usa-gymnastics

The Southern Baptist Moral Meltdown

The church leaders who made themselves blind, and then cruel. 

#baptist-churches, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #christians-and-christianity, #dehumanization, #ethics-personal, #patterson-paige, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states, #women-and-girls

When Preachers Are Predators

The Baptists’ sexual abuse crisis shows — again — that churches aren’t exempt from the rot around them.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #continetti-matthew, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jones-rickie-lee, #lizzo-1988, #roman-catholic-church, #smith-lis, #southern-baptist-convention, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #williams-lucinda

Kevin Spacey Facing Sexual Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said that they had authorized criminal charges against Mr. Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault. He cannot be formally charged unless he enters England or Wales.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #england, #great-britain, #movies, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #television, #theater

Her Tennis Coach Abused Her. Could the Sport Have Prevented It?

Adrienne Jensen does not know Pam Shriver, the 22-time Grand Slam doubles champion, but both believe tennis needs to change its approach toward predatory coaches.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

New Mexico Archdiocese to Settle Sex Abuse Claims for $121.5 Million

The settlement announced by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is among the largest of its kind involving the Catholic Church in the United States.

#archdiocese-of-santa-fe, #bankruptcies, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #santa-fe-nm, #sex-crimes

Relatives Charged in Exorcism Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

The child died from asphyxiation at a Pentecostal church in San Jose, Calif., as her mother, uncle and grandfather tried to expel what they believed was an “evil spirit,” the authorities said.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #crime-and-criminals, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pentecostal-churches, #religion-and-belief, #san-jose-calif

Top Texas Court Allows Abuse Inquiries of Parents of Transgender Children

But the court said Gov. Greg Abbott did not have the authority to order such investigations, acknowledging they could cause “irreparable harm.”

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #paxton-ken, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Jury Awards Man $10 Million by School District After Coach’s Abuse

Alex Harrison sued his school district for negligence after his high school tennis coach molested him. The case landed him back at the courthouse where he’d first told his story years earlier.

#burgos-normandie, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #harrison-alexander-m, #interscholastic-athletics, #marin-county-calif, #sex-crimes

Report Catalogs Abuse of Native American Children at Former Government Schools

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called for a review last year, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended similar schools in Canada.

#canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-k-12, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mother’s Day Brings Me Two Kinds of Grief

There is grief that strangles you and grief that holds you.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #mothers-day, #parenting, #women-and-girls

Roxane Gay: The Roe v. Wade Draft Decision Shows It’s Time to Rage

We can’t let this country become a hollow theocracy.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

The Rise in Young People Identifying as L.G.B.T.Q.

Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about culture wars and transgender health care.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Christopher Rufo Fuels the Right’s Cultural Fires in Florida

Christopher Rufo helped make critical race theory a conservative rallying cry. Now he sees L.G.B.T.Q. issues as an even more potent line of attack.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #education, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rufo-christopher-f, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Polarized Texas, Rare Agreement: Hispanic Mother, Melissa Lucio, Should Not Be Executed

The execution of Melissa Lucio would be the first of a Hispanic woman in Texas. New evidence casts doubt on her conviction.

#capital-punishment, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #innocence-project, #lucio-melissa, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #texas

Republicans Say, ‘Let Them Eat Hate’

Don’t think culture war; think pogroms.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections-senate, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #protectionism-trade, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

Iowa Man Who Faked His Death to Avoid Trial Is Arrested

Jacob Greer, 28, had been on the run since 2016, fleeing trial on child sexual abuse imagery charges.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #des-moines-iowa, #fugitives, #greer-jacob-channce, #kalispell-mont, #united-states-marshals-service

Why Are Adults Falling for the ‘Furries’ Myth?

The culture war is also a generational war. 

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-k-12, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

Pope Apologizes to Indigenous People of Canada

Pope Francis also promised to visit Canada as part of a process of healing and reconciliation over the church’s involvement in an abusive system of residential schools.

#apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #benedict-xvi, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Ireland’s Last ‘Magdalene Laundry’ Will Become a Memorial

A compound in Dublin where unmarried mothers and other unwanted women were incarcerated to work in abject conditions had been earmarked as a site for a budget hotel.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #corless-catherine, #dublin-ireland, #gloucester-street-laundry-dublin-ireland, #ireland, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #women-and-girls

Adults or Sexually Abused Minors? Getting It Right Vexes Facebook

The company reports millions of photos and videos of suspected child sexual abuse each year. But when ages are unclear, young people are treated as adults and the images are not reported to the authorities.

#accenture-ltd, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #davis-antigone, #facebook-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

Many Teens Report Emotional and Physical Abuse by Parents During Lockdown

New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-medical-center, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #domestic-violence, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

The G.O.P.’s Misleading Attack on Judge Jackson

How Republicans used a specious attack to portray her as soft on child sex abuse.

#breyer-stephen-g, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #computers-and-the-internet, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #republican-party, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Pope Meets Canadian Groups Seeking Apology for Indigenous Schools

Francis met for the first time with groups of survivors of Canada’s abusive Indigenous schools who are seeking his apology over the church’s role in running the schools.

#apologies, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #indigenous-people, #priests, #religion-and-belief, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Critics of Jackson’s Child Sex Abuse Sentences Backed Judges With Similar Records

Republican senators criticized Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for imposing sentences lower than prosecutor recommendations in child sexual abuse cases. Other nominees had done the same thing.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #senate, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

QAnon Cheers Republican Attacks on Jackson. Democrats See a Signal.

Criticism of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing decisions emerged as a theme among Republicans — and renewed debate about the party’s stance toward QAnon.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #conspiracy-theories, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #mandatory-sentencing, #qanon, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Death of 8-Year-Old Autistic Boy in the Bronx

Joseph Barney’s mother and her boyfriend were arrested after the medical examiner’s office said the boy died from battered child syndrome.

#bronx-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city

Judge Jackson Speaks Forcefully on Public Safety and Terrorism

In her first day of responding to senators’ questions, the judge gave few hints about her judicial philosophy but spoke forcefully about public safety and terrorism.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #constitution-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #supreme-court-us

Pope Francis Issues New Vatican Constitution

The document stipulates that baptized lay Catholics, including women, can lead departments and increases institutional efforts to protect minors.

#benedict-xvi, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #constitutions, #francis, #john-paul-ii, #omalley-sean-p, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #rome-italy

Texas Child Abuse Investigators Told to Make Transgender Cases a Priority

In a court hearing, a supervisor testified that the state agency responsible for child welfare was told to investigate parents of transgender children without exception.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travis-county-tex

How Medical Care for Transgender Youth Became ‘Child Abuse’ in Texas

A custody battle in the Dallas suburbs amplified a growing conservative cause and helped fuel a move to treat transgender medicine as abuse.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #discrimination, #dr-anne-georgulas, #jeffery-younger, #paxton-ken, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states

Hundreds Held After New Zealand-Led Investigation Into Images of Child Abuse

An international collaboration resulted in the rescue of dozens of children and exposed a secret global network used to share material on sexual abuse.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #europol, #new-zealand, #sex-crimes

Texas Court Halts Investigation of Parents Over Care for Transgender Youth

One family was affected by the decision, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to investigate certain medically accepted treatments as child abuse is still in place.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Texas Investigating Over Medical Treatments for Trans Youth, Lawsuit Says

The investigations by the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services started last week with an employee of the agency, according to the suit, after Gov. Greg Abbott called for such inquiries.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections-governors, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #paxton-ken, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Girl’s Note to Teacher Leads Police to Her Brother’s Body

The girl’s mother wrote that she was being held against her will at a house in Las Vegas and that she feared for her son, the authorities said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #clark-county-nev, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #las-vegas-nev, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nevada, #police-department-las-vegas-nev, #refrigerators, #teachers-and-school-employees

Ex-Modeling Agent and Epstein Associate Found Dead in a Paris Jail

Jean-Luc Brunel had been charged with the rape of minors and was suspected of scouting young girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

#andrew-duke-of-york, #brunel-jean-luc-1946, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #sexual-harassment

Should the Minimum Age to Compete in Olympic Skating Be Higher?

Would raising the minimum competition age save young athletes from abuse and humiliation?

#athletics-and-sports, #bach-thomas, #beijing-china, #chen-karen-1999, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #doping-sports, #edmunds-polina, #figure-skating, #lipinski-tara, #olympic-games-2022, #shcherbakova-anna-2004, #trusova-alexandra-2004, #tutberidze-eteri, #valieva-kamila-2006, #women-and-girls

A Fall From the Society Pages to Prison Unsettles Greenwich

The sealing of the case against Hadley Palmer, 53, who must register as a sex offender for secretly filming minors, has revived questions about judicial favoritism for the wealthy. Lawyers say they were trying to protect her victims.

#belle-haven-greenwich-conn, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #connecticut, #greenwich-conn, #palmer-hadley, #photography, #prisons-and-prisoners, #privacy, #self-incrimination, #sex-crimes, #york-correctional-institute

Greenwich Woman Who Secretly Made Videos of Children Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Hadley Palmer, 53, pleaded guilty to making images of children in intimate situations at her home in Belle Haven, a wealthy Connecticut enclave. The court record was sealed over an A.P. reporter’s objection.

#associated-press, #belle-haven-greenwich-conn, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #children-and-childhood, #connecticut, #crime-and-criminals, #greenwich-conn, #hadley-palmer, #hedge-funds, #john-f-blawie, #privacy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex-crimes

Mother Gets 16 Years for Treating Daughter for Illnesses She Didn’t Have

Kelly Renee Turner, 43, pleaded guilty to child abuse and other charges connected to the 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #colorado, #douglas-county-colo, #gant-olivia-d-2017, #munchausens-syndrome-and-by-proxy, #turner-kelly-renee, #welfare-us

How the ‘Garlic Girls’ Overcame Abuse to Return to the Olympics

The South Korean curling team helped revive a painful discussion about the mistreatment of athletes in their country, leading the way for others to come forward.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #curling, #olympic-games-2022, #south-korea

New Zealand Inquiry Finds Hundreds of Reports of Abuse by Priests

The complaints, going back seven decades, attest to the pervasiveness of sexual and other abuse within the Catholic Church and are part of a worldwide reckoning.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #new-zealand, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #survivors-network-of-those-abused-by-priests

Brian Houston Steps Down as Leader of Hillsong, Australian Megachurch

Brian Houston, who was the leader of Hillsong, is accused of concealing past abuse by his father, who later died and was never charged.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #frank-houston, #hillsong-church, #houston-brian-1954, #sex-crimes

A #MeToo Moment Shakes Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox

An acclaimed religious children’s author was accused of abusing women and children. Then he killed himself, sending shock waves through the conservative community.

#metoo-movement, #audio-negative-sad, #audio-neutral-informative, #bnei-brak-israel, #books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #israel, #orthodox-judaism, #rabbis, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #walder-chaim, #women-and-girls

Lawsuit Says Faculty at a Top Arts School Preyed on Students for Decades

Dozens of people who studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts during a period of more than 40 years say they were sexually, emotionally or physically abused there as minors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #colleges-and-universities, #dancing, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-carolina-school-of-the-arts, #winston-salem-nc

Survivor993 Is Not Alone: Lawsuits Show Abuse at School for At-Risk Teens

The Family Foundation School, closed in 2014, has long faced accusations of using improper methods. Decades later, lawsuits submitted under the Child Victims’ Act have exposed rampant claims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #family-foundation-school-hancock-ny, #hancock-ny, #ianelli-elizabeth, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #school-discipline-students, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Ghislane Maxwell Prosecutors Seek Inquiry Into Juror’s Selection

A juror who voted to convict Ghislaine Maxwell on sex-trafficking charges told news outlets he disclosed during deliberations that he had been sexually abused.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #jury-system, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #nathan-alison-j, #sex-crimes