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  • Authorities searching for relatives of immigrant girl

    06/19/2012 3:48:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A 6-year-old girl, detained in Arizona on suspicion of entering the United States illegally, is now at a shelter in El Paso, Texas, as authorities try to locate a relative. The girl, who told authorities she is from El Salvador, had to be moved to El Paso because there is no room in Arizona shelters for minors in her situation, said Jose Joaquin Chacon, the consul general for El Salvador in Arizona. The girl was traveling with her mother through Mexico, Chacon said, but for some unknown reason the mother apparently turned her daughter over to smugglers at...
  • Police: DNA links Mexican immigrant to alleged 2010 suburban Lake Worth rape

    06/19/2012 6:53:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | June 19, 2012 | Alexandra Seltzer
    The 34-year-old man who was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail over the weekend on a sexual battery charge came into the country illegally four months before the rape, according to a federal complaint. In October 2011 Rosalio S. Sifuentes-Vazques, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of illegal re-entry. In December 2011, a federal judge sentenced him to one year and one day in a federal prison and one year of supervised released, according to court records.
  • Occupiers Protest Anti-Child Sex Trafficking Conference

    06/18/2012 6:33:23 PM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 13 replies ^ | 2012/06/18 | John Sexton
    The Occupy movement's hatred for authority is well known. Last fall, Occupy Baltimore was condemned by the heads of three rape crisis centers after they published a pamphlet which seemed to discourage victims from reporting rape to police (preferring instead to handle such accusations as an internal matter). In a similar move last week, a group calling itself Occupy Patriarchy protested a conference against child sex trafficking and suggested that "minors" involved in the "sex industry" would be better off without the intervention of police.
  • Documents Reveal Secret File Regarding Sandusky & Sex Abuse

    06/13/2012 7:50:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    KDKA (Pittsburgh) ^ | June 11, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Documents filed by the Attorney General’s office indicate new evidence has been uncovered against several former Penn State officials, including Graham Spanier and Gary Schultz. In documents obtained by KDKA-TV investigators, the Attorney General’s Office indicates former vice president Schultz kept a secret file with allegations regarding Sandusky and sex abuse. This comes after an NBC report alleges Spanier did not report alleged abuse because it would be humane to Sandusky to not report the matter. “Only recently was the commonwealth provided with a file containing documents relating to incidents involving Sandusky,” a statement from the Attorney...
  • Is Gay Parenting Bad for the Kids? (Study: Children of gay couples are disadvantaged)

    06/11/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2012 6:00 P.M. | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    In his new Social Science Journal study...Mark Regnerus set out to answer the question of whether children who have parents in a same-sex relationship experience disadvantages when compared with children raised by their biological, married parents. The answer, contra the zeitgeist, appears to be a resounding yes. Children with a parent in a same-sex relationship “underperform” in almost every category. Some of these differences may be relatively benign — whether one voted in the last presidential election, for example — but most are decidedly not. One deficit is particularly worrying: Less than 2 percent of children from intact, biological families...
  • Man filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse (California)

    06/09/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 163 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    A California water agency director has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after a neighbour shot and posted an online video of him whipping his stepson with a belt while playing catch. Imperial Irrigation District Director Anthony Sanchez, 34, was arrested Friday on $100,000 bond according to Sheriff's Lt. Scott Sheppeard after caught hitting the child with a belt in one hand and a baseball glove in the other. In the video uploaded to YouTube, the stepfather's seen repeatedly beating the boy, even knocking him to the ground, before stepping back to wait for him to toss the...
  • Bloomington man called 'most prolific producer of child pornography' in international porn ring

    06/08/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Herald Times (IN) ^ | June 7, 2012 | state news
    Investigators have busted a child pornography ring spread across the U.S. and Europe that produced and distributed sexually explicit images of babies and toddlers online, federal prosecutors in Indianapolis said Thursday. The “most prolific producer of child pornography” in the group was 26-year-old David Bostic of Bloomington, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brant Cook said. Bostic persuaded parents to allow him to babysit and, thus entrusted, abused the children without their knowledge, Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve DeBrota said. Bostic was arrested in November 2010 after federal, state and local investigators raided his home in Bloomington, uncovering hundreds of pictures and videos...
  • California mom lathered daughter up in Vaseline, encouraged her to fight: report

    06/06/2012 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | June 6, 2012 | Nina Mandell
    A mom in California was arrested after police say she was caught on tape egging her daughter on in a fight against a classmate. According to police, Darlene Hart, 42, took her middle school daughter to Antelope Park to fight another middle school student, Espie Duran, CBS Sacramento reported. In a video of the horrifying incident, she can be heard cheering her on. “That’s right, go get her,” Hart is heard saying as her daughter claws at her classmate. “That’s right. That’s right.” The fight was broken up after about 90 seconds by a family friend, according to the report...
  • East Europe gays, lesbians march in show of pride [& State Dept's mission to export homo agenda]

    06/04/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    WARSAW, Poland -- Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance. The parades were supported by the governments of the United States and other Western countries who are pushing for an end to discrimination and violence toward gays. . . In Riga, U.S. diplomats took part to show their support. They said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked American officials to be more active in promoting equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people...
  • Small Mexican town of Tenancingo is major source of sex trafficking pipeline to New York

    06/03/2012 10:31:36 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/3/12 | Erica Pearson
    In this small Mexican town that sends sex slaves to New York, little boys dream of growing up to be pimps. Gaudy gabled houses that rise above gated walls are proof of the profits to be made from funneling “delivery girls” to Roosevelt Ave. in Queens. An annual parade of pimps in plumed hats — wielding whips to settle business beefs — is evidence that cash and fear has conquered shame here. “Many kids aspire to be traffickers,” said Emilio Munoz Berruecos, who grew up in the next village and runs a local human rights center. “This is a phenomenon...
  • Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children

    06/01/2012 4:03:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 58 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/30/2012 | American Dream
    Do you believe that parents should be able to spank their children? Do you ever express that opinion to others? If so, then you could be sent to prison. Sadly, that is exactly what happened to one pastor up in Wisconsin recently. A minister named Philip Caminiti was sentenced to 2 years in prison for simply teaching that parents should spank their children when they misbehave. Please note that Caminiti was not accused of spanking anyone or of physically hurting anyone. He was put in prison simply for his speech. He was put in prison simply for what he was...
  • Sonoma County Pride 2012 – Have a Ball! [kids welcome...ugh]

    05/31/2012 11:13:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | May 29th, 2012 | Stephen Gross
    The Pride parade will begin at 11a.m. and run west to east down Main Street in Guerneville. and if this past winter’s holiday light parade is any indication, it should have more imaginative and diverse floats and brim with more jubilation and good will than ever before. Grand Marshalls this year are LGBT-friendly Fifth District Supervisor, Efren Carrillo and Dr. Marshall Kubota. . . a full line up of family oriented games including a dunk tank and an inflatable jumpy house, and Pride 2012 will see the return of Lilith’s Lounge, the Radical Faerie Freedom Village . .Sr Sara Femme...
  • Child is transgender at age 5 (super sick society, permissive parents Barf alert!)

    05/23/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 41 replies
    Kathryn wanted pants. And short hair. Then trucks and swords. Her parents, Jean and Stephen, were fine with their toddler’s embrace of all things boy. They’ve both been schoolteachers and coaches in Maryland and are pretty immune to the quirky stuff that kids do. But it kept getting more intense, all this boyishness from their younger daughter. She began to argue vehemently — as only a tantrum-prone toddler can — that she was not a girl. “I am a boy,” the child insisted, at just 2 years old. And that made Jean uneasy. It was weird. “I am a boy”...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

    05/10/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Sharon Otterman and Ray Rivera
    The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested. Old friends started walking stonily past him and his family on the streets of Williamsburg. Their landlord kicked them out of their apartment. Anonymous messages filled their answering machine, cursing Mr. Jungreis for turning in a fellow Jew. And, he said, the mother of a child in a wheelchair confronted Mr. Jungreis’s mother-in-law, saying the same man had molested her...
  • Boom Boom Room owner sentenced to life in prison

    05/08/2012 7:18:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 7, 2012 | Paula McMahon
    The man convicted of running an Oakland Park brothel called the Boom Boom Room was sentenced to life in federal prison Monday. James "Red" Mozie, 35, was convicted of eight counts of child sex trafficking, one count of conspiring to commit child sex trafficking and one count of producing child pornography by taking cell phone photos of an under-age girl.
  • Ohio men indicted in adoptive father rape case

    05/06/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | AP
    DAYTON, Ohio — An adoptive father who's been accused of raping three boys in his care was indicted along with another man Friday on rape charges. The 39-year-old adoptive father from Troy was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on three counts of rape of a child under 13 and four counts of complicity to commit rape of a child under 13. Patrick Rieder, 31, of Dayton, was indicted on four counts of rape of a child under 13. The adoptive father is accused of bringing the boy to Rieder's home, where both men engaged in sexual conduct with...
  • Kidnapping suspect accused of molesting child

    05/01/2012 5:39:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | April 30, 2012 | By MADELINE BUCKLEY
    One of the men accused in last month's kidnapping that police say has ties to the Gulf Cartel was arrested by Brownsville police this weekend for allegedly molesting a child. Brownsville police spokesman J.J. Trevino said police brought Hector Primitivo Salinas, 39, of Brownsville, from the Cameron County jail to the city jail Friday after investigators determined he was wanted in connection with an incident reported in February. A 9-year-old girl told a teacher in February that Salinas touched her inappropriately. Police declined to release the girl's relationship with Salinas or the circumstances surrounding her contact with him. The school...
  • Mom accused of putting bleach into toddler's eyes (Words fail me)

    05/01/2012 3:47:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2012
    Authorities say a Washington mother repeatedly put bleach into her toddler daughter's eyes, causing permanent vision loss in child's right eye, Q13 Fox reports. 29-year-old Jennifer Mothershead pled not guilty to charges of first-degree child assault Monday. Authorities say Mothershead was given antibiotics and eye drops in March 2011 for her toddler daughter after the child came to a local hospital with an eye issue. Mothershead told doctors her daughter had scratched her eye while playing in a barn, according to Q13 Fox. Authorities claim Mothershead's then-14-month-old daughter was airlifted to the hospital with a serious head injury in May...
  • Childhood Stress Leaves Genetic Scars

    04/28/2012 3:52:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 24 April 2012 | Katherine Rowland
    Enlarge Image Early damage. Telomeres (red) are shorter in children who have been abused. Credit: Pasleka/Photo Researchers Inc. Traumatic experiences in early life can leave emotional scars. But a new study suggests that violence in childhood may leave a genetic mark as well. Researchers have found that children who are physically abused and bullied tend to have shorter telomeres—structures at the tips of chromosomes whose shrinkage has been linked to aging and disease. Telomeres prevent DNA strands from unravelling, much like the plastic aglets on a shoelace. When cells divide, these structures grow shorter, limiting the number of times...
  • Girl, 7, gets own reality TV show

    04/22/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 4/22/2012
    The seven-year-old retired pageant contestant from Arkansas is the star of Logo’s forthcoming series Eden’s World, which premieres on the cable network on April 16.
  • Former D.C. teacher added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

    04/10/2012 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/2012 | Cristy Armstrong
    The FBI added a former D.C. private school teacher who has been on the run from police in the District and Maryland since 2008 to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list Tuesday. Eric Justin Toth, 30, who taught third grade at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, is wanted for possession and production of child pornography after a fellow teacher found sexually explicit photos of a boy on a school-owned camera Mr. Toth had been using in June 2008. Mr. Toth was charged with producing child pornography in Maryland and elsewhere in U.S. District Court in Maryland, and warrants were...
  • Madrassa Children ‘Severely’ Tortured for Plucking Flowers (Pakistan)

    04/04/2012 11:09:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    The Xpress Tribune ^ | April 3, 2012 | Owais Jafri
    Madrassa children ‘severely’ tortured for plucking flowers KABIRWALA: Three children, all under the age of five, were ‘severely’ tortured by their teacher after they were caught plucking flowers from their madrassa’s garden. Four-year-old Aasia, five-year-old Aqsa and four-year-old Junaid were beaten with sticks and were forced to lie under the sun with three bricks placed over their chests and legs after their teacher, Qari Asghar, got to know that they had plucked flowers from the garden. The children told The Express Tribune that they were beaten up after the bricks were placed on them. “We were plucking flowers for our...
  • (Behold Islam ... Sick, Sick, Sick) Wife Helped Husband Rape Their Daughter for 7 Long Years

    04/01/2012 2:52:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | April 1, 2012 | Staff/AFP
    <p>EGYPT: A young Egyptian girl sought the help of police to save her from her parents.</p> <p>She alleged that her father had been raping her since she was 13 years of age and that her mother forces her to please her dad.</p>
  • The Hare Krishna Killings

    03/30/2012 5:28:06 PM PDT · by BonRad · 13 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | William H Kennedy
    On October 26, 2011 the UK's Telegraph newspaper ran an obituary which read Disgraced former leader of US Hare Krishna community dies at 74 and recounted the bizarre life and passing of cult leader Swami Kirtanananda Bhaktipada (1937-2011). Kirtanananda was born Keith Gordon Ham in upstate New York the son of an extremely conservative Southern Baptist minister. Keith inherited his father's zeal and recruiting tactics and successfully converted many classmates to "born again" evangelical Christianity. Despite a childhood case of polio, he excelled in high school academics graduating with top honors in 1955 and received a degree in History from...
  • Testimony Begins in Pa. Trial of Catholic Priests

    03/27/2012 7:04:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AP ^ | MaryClaire Dale
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After nine years and two grand jury reports, prosecutors have brought a landmark case to trial that explores how the Archdiocese of Philadelphia dealt with child sex-abuse complaints against scores of Roman Catholic priests. Monsignor William Lynn is the first U.S. church official ever charged over his handling of abuse complaints. He supervised more than 800 priests as the secretary for clergy in Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004. Prosecutors charge that Lynn kept dangerous priests in parish work around children to protect the church's reputation and avoid scandal. They say the church kept secret files dating to...
  • Two women arrested after baby found dead during traffic stop

    03/27/2012 4:37:58 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 27 replies
    KRMG.COM ^ | 27 March 2012 | Russel Mills
    Tulsa police have arrested two women for first-degree murder after finding a dead 19-m0nth-old baby in a vehicle they occupied during a traffic stop. Court records show Mica Shoate, 22 and Jazmin Williams, 22, each face one complaint of first-degree murder in connection with the death of the child identified as Zemontay Green. Police say the other occupant of the vehicle in which the baby was found, Jazmin Williams, remains in custody but no information has been released about possible charges against her at this hour. Police tell KRMG an officer spotted a car driving erratically on South Lewis Avenue...
  • Man convicted of giving STD to 6-year-old

    03/24/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT · by Redcat · 37 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 24, 2012 | Craig Kapitan
    A San Antonio man accused of giving two girls, 5 and 6, venereal diseases, was convicted by a jury Friday of sexually assaulting one of them. Oscar Mata-Guevara, 33, could now face up to life in prison when sentenced at a later date by state District Judge Ron Rangel. When the girls made outcries in February 2008, both had gonorrhea, and the oldest of the two also had Chlamydia, according to medical records.
  • Mother charged with shoving son, forcing him to walk 2 miles in rain after he took away her vodka

    03/24/2012 8:08:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 1+ views
    WFTS ^ | March 22, 2012 | Alison Morrow
    LARGO, Fla. - A Largo woman is in jail on child abuse charges after the Largo Police Department claims she forced her 12-year-old son to walk two miles in the rain late Wednesday night, following a struggle over vodka.
  • Police Say Alleged Phedophile Abucted Boy So He Could Sniff His Shoes

    03/22/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WCHS ^ | 3/22/2012 | Bob Arron
    Beckley , West Virginia A Raleigh County man is in jail for the alleged abduction of a nine year old boy. Beckley Police say Christopher Jarrett of Crab Orchard allegedly lured the boy into an empty exam room at a local medical facility over the weekend. Once there, police say he removed the child's shoes and tried to restrain the boy. The boy then screamed and Jarrett let him go. Police believe there are other victims. They say Jarrett would lure young boys into restrooms at local businesses sniff their shoes or socks and become sexually aroused.
  • Swedish Government Kidnapps Child of Home Schooling Family

    03/21/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 11 replies
    CBN News reported today on the government kidnapping of a young homeschooled boy in Sweden. This little boys name is Domenick Johansson, he was taken from his family as they were boarding a plane, he has been kept at social services since June 2009. The Swedish government is now speaking of taking away the parents rights. This is hard to believe but it is true. Please read these two stories:
  • Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    03/15/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 10 replies ^ | 03/14/2012 | Rick Martin
    Alabama prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a grandmother who authorities say forced her granddaughter to run as punishment for eating chocolate, an official said Tuesday. Joyce Garrard, 46, is facing a capital murder charge in her granddaughter's death, said Heather Rickles, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office in Etowah County, Alabama. Authorities say Savannah Hardin died last month after her grandmother and stepmother forced her to run around the family's house for three hours as punishment for lying about taking a chocolate candy bar.....
  • Michigan man accused of sex with 12-year old Putnam girl

    03/13/2012 7:47:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies · 2+ views
    WOWK ^ | 3/13/2012 | Gil McClanahan
    WINFIELD - W. Va. Ashlee Liebert of Whitmore Lake, Michigan and the 12-year-old girl were found in a parked car in a remote part of Cross Creek Road near Buffalo. Putnam County Sheriff Mark Smith says it's actually a stroke of luck the two were found. While deputies were taking a missing person report on the young girl, there was a report of a suspicious car on Cross Creek Road in Buffalo. According to the criminal complaint, inside the car deputies found Liebert naked with the 12-year-old girl. The two had sex. "They were going back to Detroit, and had...
  • Huntington man uses 2-year-old daughter as shield during standoff

    HUNTINGTON - W Va A Huntington man is accused of holding his 2-year-old daughter in front of him as a shield during a standoff with Huntington police, according to the criminal complaint. Officers were called to the home at 822 9th Street West around 1:55 a.m. for a domestic dispute. According to the criminal complaint, a woman on scene was found with a bloody nose. She allegedly was fighting with her husband and identified herself as the wife of 47-year-old Barry Linton James. Huntington police tried to contact James but he yelled "get off my porch or I'll shoot you."...
  • 60 Minutes does a hatchet job on the Roman Catholic Church

    03/04/2012 5:56:05 PM PST · by TWohlford · 33 replies | 4 Mar 2012 | Tim Wohlford
    An Irishman named Diarmuid Martin says the Catholic Church in Ireland has reached a breaking point, a crisis that he says results from the sexual abuse of children by priests and the cover-up by the Church. Martin has provided tens of thousands of pages of evidence against specific priests, and his words and actions carry extraordinary weight. That's because Diarmuid Martin is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. Bob Simon reports.
  • Ohio man accused of prostituting adopted boy (homosexual adoption update)

    03/01/2012 8:03:31 PM PST · by Arthurio · 28 replies · 52+ views
    TROY, Ohio (AP) — A 10-year-old boy shook when asked about being prostituted to two other men by an adoptive father who regularly had sex with him, according to police, who said the boy was fearful of talking because he didn't want to be taken from his home or separated from his new siblings. The adoptive father has been charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail Thursday on rape charges.
  • Babies left screaming in terror as they are swung round head of 'baby yoga' guru

    02/27/2012 11:06:23 AM PST · by Altariel · 37 replies · 2+ views
    DailyMail ^ | February 27, 2012 | David Baker
    Frightening images of babies as young as two weeks old being flung around a therapist's head have shocked millions around the world. And now the Russian woman filmed spinning the babies by their wrists and ankles has confirmed she hopes to bring the practice to the UK. Lena Fokina can be seen flipping a baby over her head in her bizarre 'baby yoga' routine which has been banned from a number of websites for fear that it glorifies child abuse. Many viewers believed the moves must have been performed on dolls but the 51-year-old says they are definitely real babies...
  • Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

    02/21/2012 1:41:09 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 51 replies · 1+ views
    MyWay ^ | 2/20/12 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO (AP) - A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the...
  • 11 children removed from sex offender’s home after some were found tied to beds

    02/22/2012 7:53:34 AM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 5:46 PM
      One month later, authorities are still trying to find out how the children were there Johnny Hanson/APChild Protective Services removed 11 children from this home in Dayton, Texas last month. DAYTON, Texas — Texas authorities said Tuesday they removed 11 children from a crowded home where a registered sex offender lives after they found eight confined in a small, dark bedroom with restraints tying some to their beds. Along with the children, 10 adults were living in the one-story, 1,700-square-foot home in Dayton, about 30 miles northeast of Houston, Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter said. One month after...
  • Five-year-old boy lives as girl in youngest case of Gender Identity Disorder

    02/20/2012 1:17:18 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 69 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/20/12
    With his blonde pigtails and purple tutu, Zach Avery, now five, has been living as a girl for more than a year - after he first refused to live as a boy when he turned three. Little Zach was just three when he began refusing to live as a boy, instead choosing to wear pink dresses and ribbons in his long, blonde hair - because he has Gender Identity Disorder (GID). And the primary school he attends in Essex has even changed the kids' toilets to gender-neutral Unisex in support of Zach since his official diagnosis last year, aged four....
  • Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

    02/20/2012 5:23:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2012 | Lindsey Tanner
    CHICAGO—A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the child as a...
  • Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors [Temecula? Should Shock America!]

    02/18/2012 2:11:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 18, 2012
    Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors February 18, 2012 Neighbors in Temecula expressed shock after seeing a 12-year-old girl walking naked through a neighborhood and eating out of trash cans. Neighbors noticed the girl roaming through trash cans looking for food and called 911. Police arrested the girl's mother, Tracy Betts, shortly after officers, acting on witness tips, searched for the girl Thursday and found her without clothes and sitting in a car parked near Vail Elementary school. Once they discovered who the girl’s mother was and where she worked, police went to the Vail campus and...
  • Child abusers should be castrated: Judge

    02/17/2012 7:13:36 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 12 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: A city court caused a stir on Friday when it asked legislators to consider castration as an alternative punishment for child abusers. "Castration is the most befitting sentence which can be imposed on any pedophile or serial offender but the hands of this court are tied as the statute does not provide for it... Indian legislators are yet to explore this as an alternative to conventional sentencing," observed additional sessions judge Kamini Lau. ASJ Lau sentenced a man to imprisonment for his "entire life" for raping his six-year-old niece and directed the prison authorities not to give him...
  • Relative: Mother of Drowned Toddler Sought Help, But Was Turned Away

    02/16/2012 4:06:17 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    KTLA News ^ | February 16, 2012 | KTLA News
    Relative: Mother of Drowned Toddler Sought Help, But Was Turned Away SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A South Los Angeles mother accused of using a baby bathtub to try to drown her two young daughters could make her first appearance in court Thursday. Authorities say Lorna Valle drowned her one-year-old daughter, Lindsay Stephanie Taque-Valle, and also attempted to drown her 5-year-old daughter, Marian, by shoving their faces into the small tub, said Deputy Police Chief Pat Gannon. Marian remains hospitalized at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has been upgraded to serious but stable condition from critical condition. Valle, who may...
  • School Molestation: Are We Civilized or Just Apathetic?

    02/05/2012 8:23:05 PM PST · by stolinsky · 17 replies ^ | 02-06-12 | stolinsky
      School Molestation: Are We Civilized or Just Apathetic? David C. Stolinsky Feb. 6, 2012 On the evening of July 27, 1984 my wife and I were in Westwood, a few blocks from the UCLA campus. It was just before the Los Angeles Olympics, and the streets were crowded. Suddenly we heard many sirens. A man came into the store and announced that someone had driven his car onto the sidewalk on Westwood Boulevard and mowed down many pedestrians. It turned out that the driver had no connection to terrorism. Paramedics and firefighters were triaging the injured. There were...
  • 5-year-old girl dies, mom charged

    02/03/2012 1:21:59 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 2, 2012 | Anita Hassan
    The story seemed suspicious: That 5-year-old Candy Flores died after just falling off a toilet and hitting her head. Paramedics who responded to the 911 call Tuesday night at the one-bedroom apartment where she lived with 14 others were wary of her family's explanation. So were Houston police officers called by the paramedics and homicide investigators now looking into her death. Candy had a bump on her forehead as well as one on her nose, but the child also had bruises and scratches from her head to the bottom of her feet, said HPD homicide investigator Kevin Carr. She had...
  • Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

    01/31/2012 10:27:36 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles elementary school teacher was charged with committing lewd acts against nearly two dozen students after a film processor gave authorities bondage-style photographs showing children in blindfolds with their mouths taped, and some with cockroaches on their faces, authorities said Tuesday. Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested Monday at his Torrance home and remained jailed on $2.3 million bail, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department statement.
  • Mother Arrested After Police Say Children Found In Feces

    01/30/2012 5:55:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville mother is in jail after police said her five young children were found living in filth. Louisville Metro Police arrested 24-year-old Victoria Hall. Police said she was living at a friend's house with her children. Police said they found one of the children, a 3-month-old infant, in a car seat covered in feces. The baby was in such bad condition, he had to be hospitalized. But Hall's friend, Marie Johnson, said those children were not neglected, and believes the incident is a huge misunderstanding. "She's a good mom, a very good mom," said Johnson. Johnson...
  • Boy, 6, accused of sexual assault on classmate during playground game of tag

    01/28/2012 9:21:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2012 | Katie Silver
    In a move that has attracted outrage from many local parents, an overzealous principal has accused a six-year-old of sexual assault. Levina Subrata’s son was playing tag in his Californian school playground when he was accused of touching his best friend’s upper thigh and groin.
  • Hardin County Babysitter Accused Of Abusing Toddler

    01/27/2012 5:28:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/27/2012 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police have arrested and charged a woman with first-degree criminal abuse, saying she severely injuring a 2-year-old girl. Police said 28-year-old Ashley Chapman was babysitting the toddler when the injuries happened. Police said the young girl is currently in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital. "She was found to be unresponsive and had large bruises over a large portion of her body," said Kentucky State Police spokesman Chris Rafferty. Court records said the victim lost consciousness after Chapman struck and severely shook the toddler at a mobile home in Radcliff. Court records said the...
  • Major youth groups make headway against sex abuse

    01/21/2012 2:32:13 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/21//12 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boy Scouts have labored for decades to curtail sexual abuse of scouts by adult volunteers. But when their name was evoked in a lawsuit linked to the Penn State abuse scandal, the reference was not to problems - it was acknowledgment that the Scouts' current prevention policies are considered state of the art. While the local youth charity in the Penn State case has been accused of lax policies, experts in abuse prevention say most of the national organizations serving young people - such as the Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the...