child abuse

Former Kentucky Gov. Bevin pardoned a child rapist

In his final days in office, former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations to people he said he would not hesitate to welcome as neighbors, co-workers or members of his church.

Ex-North Carolina SRO who slammed boy faces misdemeanors

A former North Carolina school resource officer seen on video body slamming an 11-year-old boy will face misdemeanor assault and child abuse charges, District Attorney Mike Waters said Tuesday.

Pope lifts secrecy rules for sex abuse cases

Pope Francis has abolished Vatican secrecy rules for cases of sexual abuse, effectively allowing the Catholic church to share documents and information with civil au

California man arrested after online video threats

A California man accused of posting online videos that appear to threaten gun violence pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child endangerment charges.

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.

Comfort dog meant to help child sexual assault victims

Coming forward to report a sexual assault can be painful and emotionally exhausting. For children and people with developmental disabilities, retelling their stories can be especially confusing.

Women wanted on suspicion of trafficking of girls

Two women, including one who worked briefly at a center for girls impacted by sex trafficking and exploitation, have been accused of human trafficking, a criminal complaint filed this week in Wisconsin says.

Former Mar-a-Lago official gets probation for lying in child porn case

A US serviceman who oversaw Army communications at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was sentenced to three years of probation for lying during a child pornography investigation, according to court documents.

Pirates' Vázquez held in case involving alleged sex assault

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was ordered held without bond Wednesday following his arrest on charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and other counts, according to CNN affiliate KDKA.

Ohio TV meteorologist arrested on child pornography charge

A meteorologist at a CNN-affiliate station in Ohio has been released on bond after being arrested on one felony charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Ex-NYPD detectives get probation for having sex with woman in custody

Two former New York detectives will serve no prison time after pleading guilty to bribe taking and official misconduct for having sex in a police van with a young woman they arrested and released, prosecutors said Thursday.