Biles, Raisman, Maroney and Nichols Testify in Nassar Hearing

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols are testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee review of the Lawrence G. Nassar sexual abuse investigation.

#biles-simone, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gymnastics, #justice-department, #maroney-mckayla, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #raisman-aly

R. Kelly Sexually Abused Aaliyah When She Was 13 or 14, Witness Says

The witness, a former backup performer, said she walked in on the singers as they were engaged in a sex act around 1993, one year before they were illegally married.

#aaliyah, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

1-Year-Old Is Killed, and Mother’s Boyfriend Is Arrested

The infant, Legacy Beauford, was one of two young boys in New York who the police believe were recently killed by their mothers’ partners.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #batties-julissia, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Woman Says R. Kelly Raped Her After Promising Her an Interview

The woman, the eighth to accuse the R&B star of sexual misconduct during his trial in Brooklyn, said she was locked in a room at Mr. Kelly’s home for days.

#brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

A Hate Group Targeted My Kid Online

How caregivers can protect children from vicious trolls who infiltrate virtual games and chats..

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #cyberharassment

The Medium of the Moment

Newsletters are a natural evolution of the creator-fan relationship.

#all-things-digital, #apple-inc, #carter-graydon, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cook-timothy-d, #kutcher-ashton, #newsletters, #sex-crimes, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Apple Delays Rollout of Child Safety Features

Apple had not expected the kind of backlash the new features faced.

#apple-inc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #computers-and-the-internet, #privacy

Apple Has New Tools to Protect Children. But At What Cost?

Ashton Kutcher and Julie Cordua discuss Apple’s new tools to fight the sexual exploitation of young people online and what the trade-off might be for privacy.

#apple-inc, #audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-informative, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #kutcher-ashton, #moore-demi, #privacy, #sex-crimes, #social-media

Vatican Clears Brooklyn Bishop of Child Abuse Charges From 1970s

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio still faces two lawsuits based on the allegations, which date to his time as a young priest in Jersey City.

#brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #dimarzio-nicholas-a, #jersey-city-nj, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

Pope Criticizes Western Intervention in Afghanistan

Francis said in a wide-ranging interview with a Spanish-language radio network that he was in good health after colon surgery in July and insisted that he had not considered resigning.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church, #rome-italy, #united-states-international-relations

R. Kelly’s 4th Accuser Describes Backstage Rape When She Was 17

On the eighth day of Mr. Kelly’s trial, a fourth woman testified that she was underage when the singer forced himself on her.

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

In R. Kelly Trial, the Verdict May Hinge on a Circle of Enablers

Accusations of sexual misconduct have long followed the R&B star. But central to the charges against Mr. Kelly are the people who prosecutors say made a pattern of abuse possible.

#metoo-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey

At Birth, She Already Had a Case File. At 7 Years Old, She Was Dead.

A child welfare system meant to protect Julissia Batties from an abusive home life failed the ultimate test.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #batties-julissia, #bronx-nyc, #carrion-gladys, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #foster-care, #new-york-city, #office-of-children-and-family-services-nys, #parenting

Woman Says R. Kelly Made Her Have Sex With Someone Else as Punishment

The second accuser to testify against the R&B star during his trial was once among his vocal supporters, but she said on Tuesday that Mr. Kelly had instructed her to lie.

#metoo-movement, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #pace-jerhonda, #sex-crimes

The First Report: Jason Berry Uncovers Abuse in the Church

As an investigative reporter, Jason Berry exposed the church’s systematic cover-up of sexual abuse. Somehow, it wasn’t enough.

#boston-globe, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #lafayette-la, #louisiana, #national-catholic-reporter, #news-and-news-media, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #spotlight-movie, #united-states, #writing-and-writers

Witness Says R. Kelly Offered Fame for Sex: ‘I Just Wanted to Sing’

The second accuser to testify against the disgraced R&B star said she was 17 when the singer pressured her for sex, as the second week of Mr. Kelly’s trial began.

#aaliyah, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sex-crimes

Praise, Concern and Apple’s New Tools Against Child Abuse Imagery

The company has taken action against sexual abuse material on its platforms. Its solutions, however, have not been met with universal support.

#apple-inc, #audio-neutral-informative, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #sex-crimes, #silicon-valley-calif, #software

With R. Kelly on Trial, What Has Become of His Music?

The R&B superstar may have experienced a “social death,” with his music largely disappearing in public. But streaming data tells a more complicated story.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #content-type-personal-profile, #kelly-r, #radio, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sex-crimes, #surviving-r-kelly-tv-program

R. Kelly Trial Will Involve Marriage to Aaliyah

The R&B star is on trial after years of delays. He is accused of commanding a criminal enterprise that recruited women and underage girls to have sex with him.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

Are Apple’s Tools Against Child Abuse Bad for Your Privacy?

The backlash to Apple’s efforts to fight child sexual abuse show that in the debate between privacy and security, there are few easy answers.

#apple-inc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #holder-eric-h-jr, #icloud, #iphone, #kutcher-ashton, #national-center-for-missing-and-exploited-children, #privacy, #sex-crimes, #smartphones, #snowden-edward-j, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #whatsapp-inc

R. Kelly Trial: Decades of Accusations in the Making

The R&B artist was acquitted in 2008. But the culture around allegations of sexual misconduct has shifted dramatically since then, and he faces more formidable charges this time.

#metoo-movement, #aaliyah, #blakey-g-robert, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #organized-crime, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #surviving-r-kelly-tv-program

Former Supermodel Accuses Elite Model Agency Executive of Rape

Carré Sutton accuses a former executive at a modeling agency of sexual assault, and a second employee of enabling the attacks.

#metoo-movement, #casablancas-john, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elite-model-management, #manhattan-nyc, #marie-gerald, #models-professional, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #otis-carre, #paris-france, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tapscott-trudi

A 7-Year-Old Dies in the Bronx, and Records Show a History of Abuse

Julissia Batties, who was found unconscious with a head injury, had been the subject of a child welfare case since birth. Her half brother admitted beating her, a police official said.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #bronx-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #family-courts

R. Kelly Criminal Trial: A Timeline of the Allegations

The R&B singer has faced a trail of accusations since 1996. On Monday, he goes on trial in Brooklyn.

#metoo-movement, #aaliyah, #brooklyn-nyc, #chicago-sun-times, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #surviving-r-kelly-tv-program

What’s Ripping American Families Apart?

The U.S. seems to be in the middle of a pervasive psychological decline.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coleman-joshua-psychologist, #depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #fault-lines-fractured-families-and-how-to-mend-them-book, #parenting, #rules-of-estrangement-why-adult-children-cut-ties-and-how-to-heal-the-conflict-book, #united-states

Woman Faces Murder Charge After Man Shaken as Baby Dies at 35

Terry McKirchy was arrested after a grand jury in Broward County, Fla., indicted her in the 2019 death of Benjamin Dowling, who was severely disabled after his parents left him in her care in 1984.

#broward-county-fla, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #dowling-benjamin-k-d-2019, #florida, #mckirchy-terry, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shaken-baby-syndrome

Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools

Thousands of Native American children attended U.S. boarding schools designed to “civilize the savage.” Many died. Many who lived are reclaiming their identity.

#arizona, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #colorado, #discrimination, #durango-colo, #education, #fort-lewis-college, #native-americans

Catholic Church in Poland Reveals More Abuse Accusations

Church authorities said they had received 368 reports of the sexual abuse, and almost half involved children under 15.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #poland, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

Frenchwoman Who Killed Her Abusive Husband Won’t Serve More Jail Time

Valérie Bacot said her stepfather turned husband raped her as a child and had abused her for years. A court decided on a sentence that left her on parole but free from imprisonment.

#bacot-valerie, #chalon-sur-saone-france, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #domestic-violence, #france, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #polette-daniel-d-2016, #sex-crimes

Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted Child Endangerment

Mr. Bell, a former star of the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh,” faces up to two years in prison.

#bell-drake, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #drakejosh-tv-program, #sex-crimes, #television

U.S. to Search Former Native American Schools for Children’s Remains

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a new initiative that would delve into the records of the federal schools to which Native American children were forcibly relocated for 150 years.

#canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #discrimination, #education, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #law-and-legislation, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #nez-jonathan, #united-states

Thacher, a California Prep School, Apologizes for Past Sex Abuse

In a 91-page report, the private coed boarding school in Ojai detailed sexual assaults and harassment against students dating back to the 1980s.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-secondary, #ojai-calif, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #teachers-and-school-employees, #thacher-school-ojai-calif, #women-and-girls

A Crisis of Abuse Grows in International Women’s Sport

The sexual abuse scandal in Mali basketball is the latest example of how global sports organizations are failing to curb the mistreatment of women.

#athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #human-rights-watch, #international-basketball-federation, #international-olympic-committee, #mali, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #niang-hamane, #olympic-games-2020, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

Hungary Adopts Child Sex Abuse Law That Also Targets LGBT Community

Legislation increasing sentences for pedophiles was changed to include restrictions on portrayals of homosexuality and transgender people that young people might see.

#advertising-and-marketing, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections, #fidesz-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hungary, #law-and-legislation, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #television

France Drops Rape Investigation of Prominent Intellectual

Olivier Duhamel was accused of sexually abusing his teenage stepson. Prosecutors said they had closed the case because the statute of limitations had expired.

#metoo-movement, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #duhamel-olivier, #france, #sex-crimes

Son of Bo Schembechler Says He Was Abused by Michigan Team Doctor

Matt Schembechler said his account of abuse when he was a child in 1969 was ignored by his father, Bo, who was the new head football coach at Michigan.

#anderson-robert-e-1928-2008, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #football-college, #schembechler-bo, #sex-crimes, #university-of-michigan

Pope Francis Rejects German Cardinal’s Offer to Resign

Cardinal Reinhard Marx had sought to quit as a way to take responsibility for the church’s earlier failures to address sexual abuse by priests.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #germany, #marx-reinhard, #munich-germany, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

$14 Million Settlement for Water Polo Players Who Accused Coach of Abuse

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs said that USA Water Polo did not do enough to protect them from their coach, Bahram Hojreh. He also faces criminal charges.

#anaheim-calif, #assaults, #california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #irvine-calif, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #water-polo

Sexual Abuse Survivors from Syracuse Seek to Change A Law

A proposed law in New York would clear the way for people who were abused after turning 18 to sue for damages.

#albany-ny, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #syracuse-ny, #syracuse-university

After the Nassar Scandal, Gymnastics Coaches Try a New Tone

Changes in the sport, which is still struggling to recover from a sexual abuse scandal, were evident at a championship event in Texas.

#biles-simone, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #fort-worth-tex, #gymnastics, #karolyi-bela, #karolyi-martha, #lee-sunisa-2003, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #nichols-maggie-1997, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #penny-steve, #raisman-aly, #skinner-mykayla-1996, #usa-gymnastics

Drake Bell Charged With Attempted Child Endangerment

Mr. Bell, who starred in the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh” from 2004 to 2007, has pleaded not guilty.

#bell-drake, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cleveland-ohio, #drakejosh-tv-program, #sex-crimes, #television

Prominent German Cardinal Offers to Resign Over Church Sexual Abuse

In a letter to Pope Francis, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said he saw his resignation as an opportunity to take responsibility for the abuses of past decades.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #germany, #munich-germany, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

Pope Extends Church Law to Target Sexual Abuse of Adults by Priests

The new rules explicitly criminalize sexual exploitation of adults by priests who abuse their authority and also apply to lay people with power in the church.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #john-paul-ii, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

Covid-19’s Impact on America Has Just Begun

Many Americans  may never fully recover from the pandemic even if they didn’t contract the coronavirus.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-violence, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #income-inequality, #united-states, #yamhill-ore

Ex-Priest Dies Just Before Facing Charges in 1972 Killing of an Altar Boy

The police had long believed Richard R. Lavigne killed Danny Croteau, 13. Just hours after they began drafting a request for an arrest warrant, investigators learned that the former priest had died.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #croteau-danny-d-1972, #hampden-county-mass, #lavigne-richard-r-1941-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #springfield-mass

Former Penn State President Will Serve 2 Months in Jail in Child Abuse Scandal

Graham B. Spanier, who was found guilty in 2017 of one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, must report to prison on July 9.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #paterno-joe, #pennsylvania, #pennsylvania-state-university, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sandusky-jerry, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #spanier-graham-b

Chicago Priest to Be Reinstated After Inquiry Finds Proof of Sex Abuse Lacking

There is “insufficient reason to suspect” that the Rev. Michael Pfleger is guilty, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced.

#chicago-ill, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cook-county-ill, #cupich-blase-j, #pfleger-michael, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

‘Deep Regret’ Inside Aid Organization Grappling With Sexual Abuse

Mercy Corps made public a report detailing sexual abuse allegations, including reports that the co-founder Ellsworth Culver arranged for the sexual abuse of his daughter and others.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #culver-humphrey-tania, #culver-ellsworth, #humanitarian-aid, #mercy-corps, #portland-ore, #sex-crimes

Sinead O’Connor Remembers Things Differently

The mainstream narrative is that a pop star ripped up a photo of the pope on “Saturday Night Live” and derailed her life. What if the opposite were true?

#books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #content-type-personal-profile, #pop-and-rock-music, #rememberings-book, #sinead-oconnor, #women-and-girls

At 18, He Had Consensual Sex With 2 Teens. Montana Wants Him to Stay a Registered Offender.

A federal judge said Randall Menges should be removed from a sex-offender registry, but the Montana attorney general plans to fight to keep him on it.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #christensen-dana-l, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #idaho, #knudsen-austin, #menges-randall, #montana, #sex-crimes, #sex-offender-registry