Sadly, we know child deaths due to abuse are far too common. The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System estimated that 1,840 children died from abuse and neglect in 2019.
A former Met Police officer who worked in the force's sex crime unit has been sentenced after he admitted downloading indecent images of children.
A Lehigh Acres man convicted as a sex offender in 2011 was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison for possessing images and videos of the sexual abuse of children.
A Pennsylvania judge has ordered former Penn State President Graham Spanier to report to jail on July 9 for charges related to the child abuse scandal that embroiled the university a decade ago.
A 61-year-old man who carried out an "appalling" catalogue of abuse and rape against children in the north-east of Scotland has been jailed for 13 years.
A Lakeland woman faces DUI charges after deputies accused her of driving above the legal limit following her car crashing into a fence.
A Houston-area couple has been charged in a gruesome child abuse case in New Hampshire alleging the man intentionally immersed the hand of his 3-year-old stepdaughter in boiling water.
Child abuse has worsened during the pandemic with crimes linked to indecent images increasing by more than half in 2020, a report in Germany has revealed. Authorities say shutdowns give online abusers more opportunities.
About 400,000 fewer child welfare concerns were reported and there was a drop of about 200,000 child abuse and neglect investigations, according to a report from the Associated Press.
A man wanted for murder and child abuse in Tempe has been arrested at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas.
An Arroyo Grande man was arrested this week on suspicion of child sexual abuse with multiple victims under the age of 14.
The 23rd annual Roof Sit event was taking place May 20-22, 2021 to support programs for child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse
Coffee County Child Advocacy Center Director Joyce Prusak is putting out a call to all Coffee countians to do their part to prevent child abuse and protect our most vulnerable
One in five children will experience some form of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. We need to change the way we listen to survivors’ stories, no matter how uncomfortable they are to hear, and teach people their secret is safe to tell.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith will reportedly avoid prison time following his arrest over allegations of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Any content-hosting platform in AWS Marketplace can access Safer to proactively identify, remove, and report child sexual abuse material online. Safer is one of the first holistic tools of its kind available in AWS Marketplace.
Charges have been filed against a Renton mother under investigation for "medical child abuse," a case in which prosecutors say is something they haven't seen in recent memory
Reports of child abuse were down 16% from September through March compared with the same months a year earlier
Opening arguments were made Wednesday in the trial of Dylan Matthew Rexrode, a 26 year-old Durbin man charged with multiple offenses stemming from an incident in September 2019 when he was arrested for child abuse causing injury.
Rates of child abuse have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, likely because of several factors, including heightened stress, loss of income for some and social isolation
Aggressive. Callous. Violent. It's the common perception of a biker, but Bikers Against Child Abuse is working to change the standard and a child's life
We launched the Join Our Quest campaign to engage the community and raise awareness of child abuse.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced at a virtual news conference Wednesday that it's creating a partnership with former Ohio State University and University of Michigan athletes who said they were sexually abused by team doctors.
A Bridgeport man has been ordered to pay a $500 fine for failing to report child abuse. According to Morrill County Court records, Juan Sanchez, 22, was ordered to the pay the fine and sentenced to two days in jail. He was given credit for the two days already served.
A man who had been charged in connection with the non-fatal beating of his girlfriend as she drove eastbound on I-94 through multiple cities had several charges dropped and pleaded guilty to two.
Child abuse reports are on the rise following a dramatic plunge according to the Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center
A recently published state report shows that a primary caregiver’s partner — typically a mother’s boyfriend — was identified as the suspect in more than half of child abuse and neglect cases in Clark County in fiscal 2016
Many authorities are concerned that>Facebook wants to introduce end-to-end encryption on messages sent over Messenger and Instagram Direct saying it will make it much harder to apprehend suspects and detect child predators.
The former chief crown prosecutor in the Rochdale grooming gang cases has been appointed as the chairman of the Catholic Church's new safeguarding body in England and Wales.
A Lancaster mother and father have been charged with homicide by child abuse after their 1-year-old daughter died from malnutrition and dehydration and received no medical care after birth, according to arrest warrants.
Pope Francis on Saturday met a delegation from the Meter Association, which fights abuse of children, especially online
A walk-a-thon will be held this Saturday in Sheffield to raise awareness for child abuse following the death of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in August 2020.
In December 2020, the e-Privacy Directive was passed in the European Union that hampered technology corporations from monitoring email, messaging apps, and other online platforms in the EU
The Human Rights Commission report into gymnastics laid out a damning picture of a sport where child abuse was allowed to occur unchecked
The Biden administration has seen an increase of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border, as adults are still turned away based on a COVID-19 emergency order
A 25-year-old man has been charged with possessing child abuse material, with police alleging they found evidence of him attempting to obtain illicit photographs from up to ten children
The mother told deputies her son tripped, fell and hit his head on tile floor at their home, the sheriff said. Cook Children's staff said the child was abused
A second arrest has been made in a child abuse case in Randolph County
A nonprofit organization representing child abuse awareness held a news conference after a preschool teacher from a Greensboro church was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for abusing children
There are many subtle and not so subtle signs that may point to a child possibly being abused. Experts caution abuse can be mental, emotional or physical.
A bill to change the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse from 10 years to 35 years passed with unanimous support in the House Tuesday
The number of child abuse cases in Denton County, including The Colony, continues to increase
Experts say the pandemic has resulted in many more unreported cases of child abuse since kids were out of school and social situations where the abuse could have been detected and reported by teachers and other adults
Police Chief Jack McNiff, along with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of a Wayne man for endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and child abuse, according to a statement released to the press.
A 39-year-old Kearney man found guilty of beating his kids with a bull whip and hiking stick has been sentenced
An employee at a school for troubled teens has been charged with child abuse and accused of breaking the wrist of a boy who was acting out
A Tulsa area gymnastics coach is charged with three counts of lewd molestation after being accused of inappropriately touching underage girls
Local child abuse experts and advocates said they´re handling more cases and more severe, possibly worsened due to stresses related to the lockdown
Parents are less likely to neglect or abuse their children when they have supportive networks within their neighborhood and others on whom they can rely, a new University of Michigan study found
According to a recent study, Wisconsin has seen a 20% decrease in child abuse reports since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
Cortney Jeffries, 34, was arrested by Richmond police on Sunday and charged with fourth-degree domestic violence assault with a minor injury, and fourth-degree child abuse assault.
Richmond County deputies arrested a Hephzibah man for reportedly abusing a four-year-old boy badly enough to land him in the hospital
Rare is the parent who’s never so much as thought about spanking an unruly child. But a new study provides another reason to avoid corporal punishment: Spanking may cause changes in the same areas of a child’s brain affected by more severe physical and sexual abuse.
While telehealth has helped providers with care delivery during the coronavirus pandemic, it has also created challenges for those who’d always focused on in-person treatment.
At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, child abuse advocates feared they would see a drop in reported cases of suspected abuse and/or neglect
The Bullock County Department of Human Resources (DHR) held its Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Proclamation program on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
"This is perhaps one of the most serious incidents of child abuse I've seen in my career," said Allegheny County Police Inspector Michael Peairs
The Children’s Advocacy Project is hosting back-to-back fundraising events this June with proceeds to benefit the organization and their work
Calls to a major child abuse hotline increased in the early months of the pandemic, new research has revealed.
On Wednesday, the company said it had joined the Technology Coalition, an organization that includes the likes of Apple and Google and that works towards protecting children from online sexual exploitation and abuse
There has been a drop in the number of reported child abuse cases since the pandemic began. Local centers report that during 2020, reported case numbers were the lowest they've been in a decade.
A man who pleaded no contest to committing child abuse and domestic violence after illegally entering a Saugus home last year is set to be sentenced next week on the two felony counts
Judge Stephen Kistler’s courtroom was silent Tuesday morning as two of three victims read impact statements before Michael Kurtanic was sentenced after his jury trial.
Calls and text messages to a child abuse hotline increased in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online May 3 in JAMA Pediatrics
A Wolf Point man convicted by juries in two separate trials of rape, child abuse and assault crimes was sentenced Monday, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office
Child abuse can occur in any family, anywhere, and it affects people of all income levels, races, ethnicities and faiths. Whether you’re a parent, someone who works with children or simply an adult in a child’s life, you can help prevent child abuse and neglect.
More than 50 people stood on the lawn of the Kane County Courthouse in downtown Geneva at noon Thursday, with their heads bowed, clasping blue-and-silver pinwheel toys
A Mississippi County, Missouri, jury found a Charleston man guilty of second-degree murder and child abuse in connection to the death of an 8-month-old girl
A recent study published in the JAMA Pediatrics Journal found that calls to child abuse hotlines jumped nearly 14% at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic
Pandemic lockdowns and restrictions kept many people home from jobs and kids home from school for about a year.
The mother would beat her daughter for not doing well on homework assignments. Social workers said the girl was not as active or as happy as her peers
More than 23,500 reports of suspected child abuse ranging from sex trafficking to neglect were filed with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families in the past three months
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in Mill Spring on child abuse and drug charges following a disabled child abuse investigation
A Grand Island couple is in jail after Grand Island Police said officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia in their home with four children living there.
A former pastor and a former daycare worker indicted last week on additional complicity of child abuse charges at First United Methodist Church daycare were arraigned in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
As restrictions loosen in our region, many kids are heading back into classrooms. However, a grim reality weighs on social workers, as they prepare for a rise in child abuse cases.
A driving force behind the Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center since its inception is the recipient of the 2021 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.
To promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month and draw attention to local resources for abuse victims, the Siler City Police Department operated an information booth last Friday at the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. Hwy 64.
Children's charity the NSPCC says calls and messages to its helpline have risen to record levels during the pandemic. In the year to March 2021 the helpline was contacted almost 85,000 times, up 23% on the previous year.
The Family Place Utah welcomed Representative Dan Johnson as this year’s special guest on Wednesday for their 12th annual “Steppin’ Up for Kids” event on the steps of the Cache County Courthouse (located at 199 N Main in Logan)
A young Phoenix mother has been arrested after police say her baby boy ingested fentanyl while in his crib and had to go to the hospital. Police say 18-year-old Priscilla Caldera faces one count of felony child abuse.
Children are not responsible for their abuse, or responsible for stopping it. Rather, adults in the community are responsible for identifying signs that abuse is occurring.
Samantha Dillbeck, a former operator of an in-home daycare, was found guilty of felony abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious injury Tuesday afternoon. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for July 16.
Senate Bill 1646 is among several other bills that advocacy groups say erode the rights of transgender Texans. But it’s unclear what the legislation’s chances are in the House, where another major bill targeting transgender children appears to have stalled.
The criminal cases will continue against two Shawano County parents and their adult son accused of abusing and neglecting two children.
Based on 2019 numbers, the most recent year for which data is available, Kentucky had more than 20,000 abuse and neglect cases, more than double the national average.
A Severn couple face charges related to abuse and indecent liberties following an investigation by the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s social services department.
The best way to keep children safe is to provide support to families who need a helping hand—something the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) do through a range of prevention programs aimed at meeting each families’ individual needs.