child abuse

Father charged in death of his 5-month-old baby

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man from South Kitsap, Washington was charged Thursday with homicide by abuse for the death of his 5-month-old son. Michael Rivera, 35, was arrested Wednesday by Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives, the Kitsap Sun reported. The boy,…

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to same prison term

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty that was previously overturned, according to Kendra Miknis, court administrator for Centre County in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Child sex abuse cases treated in ERs more than doubles

The number of US adolescents admitted to emergency rooms for injuries related to sexual abuse more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, according to a new study. For kids ages 12 to 17, the number increased from 2,280 in 2010 to 5,058 in 2016.