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Another term Vachss originated that has since entered general circulation is "Circle of Trust." ⁽⁴⁵⁾ Vachss coined the term to combat the mistaken over-emphasis on "stranger danger," ⁽⁴⁶⁾ which prevents society from focusing on the most common way children are accessed for victimization:

The biggest threat to children is always inside their houses. The predator with the ski-mask who grabs the kid out of a van, while a real thing, is a tiny percentage of those who prey upon children. Most victimization of children is within the Circle of Trust — not necessarily a parent, but somebody who was let into that circle, who can be a counselor, or a coach, or someone at a day-care center. The biggest danger to children is that they're perceived as property, not human beings.

An Interview with Andrew Vachss, The AV Club, November 1996. ⁽⁴⁷⁾

               https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Vachss

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MEDIA REPORTS ARCHIVES

Oklahoma man gets 40 years in prison for raping Kenyan orphans during mission trip
"U.S. District Judge David L. Russell handed down the sentence to Matthew Lane Durham, 21, who had faced up to 30 years on each of four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He also ordered Durham, of Edmond, to pay restitution of $15,863."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, March 07, 2016.

Pa. bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children, grand jury finds
"Two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and other religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report that portrays the church as holding such sway over law enforcement that it helped select a police chief."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, March 01, 2016.

D.C. police veteran and former pastor sentenced to 18 years for child pornography and sexually abusing two teenage girls
" A former D.C. cop and pastor convicted of sex abuse and child pornography was slapped with an 18-year prison sentence on Friday.
A tearful Darrell Best apologized for his actions before he was given the sentence by federal judge Reggie B. Walton while the families of his young victims were in court."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 26, 2016.

Maryland elementary school volunteer charged with making child porn, abusing kids on school grounds
" A Maryland elementary school volunteer was charged with making child pornography on school grounds.
Deonte Carraway, 22, is accused of recording and directing children to perform sexual acts in various parts of the school, including the auditorium and bathrooms."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 11, 2016.

How safe is your child?
"Parents across the city drop their little ones off at day care every day, expecting their children will return home safe and sound.
Some of these caregivers break laws and ignore safety regulations, resulting in dangerous overcrowding, serious injuries, lost children and even death."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 11, 2016.

Former Manhattan prep school teacher admits to sex with 16-year-old student in nightclub bathroom
" A former Manhattan prep school teacher admitted Tuesday to having sex with a 16-year-old student in the bathroom of a nightclub.
David Azurmendi, 34, will get 10 years probation in exchange for his guilty plea to third-degree rape, for having sex with a minor, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 10, 2016.

Louisiana girls basketball coach fondled and took nude photos of several 16-year-old girls, had sex with one in classroom
"Slidell High School coach and computer teacher Raymond Winzy, 34, had nude photos and videos of the underage girls on his cell phone, which also showed raunchy conversations through text messages and social media, according to the Slidell Police Department."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 18, 2016.

BBC TV host Jimmy Savile sexually abused 72 victims — many under 16 years old — at hospitals, station's premises for decades
"The BBC was guilty of serious failings over Jimmy Savile, the late TV presenter revealed to have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders, but senior managers did not know what he was up to, a major report said on Thursday."
NREUTERS, February 25, 2016.

Second Virginia day care worker convicted for running 'baby fight club,' feeding kids Flaming Hot Cheetos, refusing to change diapers
"On Thursday a jury in Prince William County found 26-year-old Kierra Spriggs of Woodbridge guilty on four felony counts of child cruelty and two misdemeanor assault and battery charges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 4, 2016.

Queens woman, repeatedly raped by priest at 14, stunned to learn he's reinstated by Catholic Church — 'He'd tell me I would have to go to confess to making him impure'
" When Megan Peterson was 14, she was raped and sexually assaulted — sometimes inside the church confessional booth — over the course of a year by her parish priest.
So the abuse survivor was astounded to learn her tormentor, the Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul, was reinstated earlier this month by Catholic Church officials after a suspension of roughly the same duration of her time as a victim."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 24, 2016.

Vatican sidelines vocal sex abuse committee member who criticized slow progress in measures to protect children
"VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission."
the associated press, February 6, 2016.

Long Island foster parent charged with beating, sexually abusing children in his care
"Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, 59, of Ridge, in Suffolk County, was ordered held on $1 million bond Friday after being charged with child endangerment, sexual misconduct and the abuse of the dog in a 17-count indictment, officials said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 19, 2016.

Harlem teacher with history of hurting kids busted for assaulting 7-year-old special needs student
"Cops said the young victim was kicked out of a classroom on Dec. 23 and started banging on the door to try to get back in. Couey then tossed the boy, Ka'veon Wilson, across a hallway, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 24, 2016.

Delaware music teacher sent 11,000 sexy text messages to her 13-year-old student, confessed her love to the boy
"Nicole Veneroso, 32, appeared in raunchy photos and videos the boy's mother found on his cell phone and showed to officials with Appoquinimink School District, about 50 miles southwest of Philadelphia, according to charging documents cited by The News Journal of Delaware."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 25, 2016.

Indiana toddler found dead was raped, smothered with a cloth by 22-year-old family friend
"Police said Kyle Parker, 22, showed them where they could find the body of Shaylyn Ammerman, and an autopsy later revealed that, in her last moments, little Shaylyn suffered sexual violence, The Indianapolis Star reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 28, 2016.

Iowa family therapist, 76, charged with having sex with female client up to 30 times and billing her for sessions
" A sleazy 76-year-old therapist in Iowa carried on a year long sexual relationship with one of his patients—and sent her the bill, cops say.
Charles Morris Adams was arrested Friday on felony charges for sexual exploitation after his female patient went to cops with details of their sordid sessions together."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 22, 2016.

Brooklyn day care center where worker molested child loses license over another violation
" The operator of a Brooklyn day care where a worker was charged with molesting a child illegally mixed kids as old as 10 with toddlers, state investigators found.
The Office of Children and Family Services said Thursday it pulled the plug on Heavenly Miracle Academy's facility on Blake Ave. in East New York."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

Push to improve laws on child abuse reporting in New York private, religious schools
"New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children director Mary Pulido is urging state lawmakers to amend an existing law that requires public schools to report abuses by school workers to police so that the law would apply to private and religious schools as well."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 21, 2016.

California teacher arrested with girlfriend for sexual relationships with students
"A 40-year-old California high school teacher was arrested for alleged sexual relationships with at least two students over the course of 10 years — and his 22-year-old girlfriend may have had sex with one of his victims, too."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

Florida day care director arrested after she's caught on footage attacking a boy during naptime
" A Florida day care director was arrested after she was allegedly caught on video bashing a toddler and slamming him on the ground.
While there was soothing music for the kids sleeping at the Children's Palace Learning Center, the scene was anything but."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 1, 2016.

Four Oklahoma high school wrestlers charged with rape following hazing incident on bus
" Four Oklahoma high school student wrestlers have been charged with rape following a hazing incident.
The Norman North High School students were charged Monday following a police investigation of sexual assaults on two other wrestlers aged 16 and 12 on a bus."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 2, 2016.

Graham James, convicted in junior hockey sex assaults, gets day parole
"A former junior hockey coach, convicted of molesting several of his players in the 1990s, has been granted day parole with conditions."
CBC News, January 25, 2016.

Duo accused of 'fight club' with young kids hope to stay out of prison
"Two daycare center workers accused of creating a "fight club" with young children at a Cranford daycare center and recording the bouts on video are asking a judge for pre-trial intervention.
The Union County Prosecutor's Office said Erica Kenny of Cranford and 28-year-old Chanese White of Roselle instigated fights among children between the ages of 4 and 6 at Lightbridge Academy in August. The pair pleaded guilty to fourth-degree child abuse. Kenny also faces a child endangerment charge after allegedly according the fights and sharing them on social media."
nj1015.com, October 15, 2015.

Horace Mann alum details shocking sexual abuse of students at elite prep school in new book
" Amos Kamil, the Horace Mann alum who first exposed the shocking story of sexually abused students at the elite prep school, knew only about half of what happened.
Three years later, he's ready to tell the rest of the sordid tale.
Kamil, in "Great is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School,' details the long-lingering effects on the victims of predatory staffers."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 24, 2015.

Former Pennsylvania high school teacher found guilty of awarding teens improved grades in return for nude pictures
" A former high school teacher has been found guilty of awarding teens improved grades in return for nude pictures.
Wesley Amy of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, offered to award the teenagers better marks in exchange for the explicit photographs.
Amy, 28, was a State College Area High School teacher when he was charged in November 2014 with corruption of minors."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 24, 2015.

Former Louisiana children's TV personality 'Mr. Wonder' busted after nearly four decades on the run from sexual abuse charges
" A former children's TV personality known as "Mr. Wonder" was busted by cops in California after evading the police for nearly 40 years on charges that he sexually abused kids at a Louisiana summer camp in 1979--and the creep is crying mistaken identity.
U.S. Marshals arrested 76-year-old Frank John Selas II Monday at his home in Bonita, Calif., after he eluded cops for decades by fleeing the country, changing his name and moving from state to state."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 28, 2016.

Former Louisiana children's TV personality 'Mr. Wonder' busted after nearly four decades on the run from sexual abuse charges
" A former children's TV personality known as "Mr. Wonder" was busted by cops in California after evading the police for nearly 40 years on charges that he sexually abused kids at a Louisiana summer camp in 1979--and the creep is crying mistaken identity.
U.S. Marshals arrested 76-year-old Frank John Selas II Monday at his home in Bonita, Calif., after he eluded cops for decades by fleeing the country, changing his name and moving from state to state."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 28, 2016.

Harlem teacher sexually abused up to 6 kids and school mishandled the case, dad claims
" A teacher at a West Harlem public school sexually assaulted up to six students — and school officials swept the allegations under the rug, court papers say.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, a public school dad identified only as "A.A." says his daughter was one of the victims of teacher Adiyemi Prowell, and he wants permission to sue the city for its bungling of the case."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 21, 2015.

UN accuses peacekeepers of sexually abusing children in C.A.R
"Allegations against peacekeepers from Georgia, France and other unnamed European country for sexually abusing children while on deployment in Central African Republic (C.A.R).
According to the United Nation's statement released on Friday the soldiers committed most of the crimes which include rape in the year 2014. The alleged crimes are under investigation by the European Union since they have only just come to light."
cctv-africa.com, January 29, 2016.

How California's Largest School District Blamed an 8th Grader for Her Rape
"The LAUSD's indefensible effort to defend itself."
www.theatlantic.com, October 13, 2015.

Former North Texas police chief indicted on multiple child sex charges, sued for allegedly bullying an accuser to commit suicide
" A former North Texas police chief who allegedly had sex with multiple teen girls was indicted by a grand jury on several child sex charges on Tuesday.
Kevin Coffey, 49, the former police chief of Maypearl, was arrested on July 22, almost a week after Texas authorities raided his home and office. He is charged with sexual assault of a child, sexual performance by a child, indecency with a child by sexual contact and exposure, and has an out-of-county warrant for sexual assault of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 14, 2015.

Former Manhattan prep school teacher admits to sex with 16-year-old student in nightclub bathroom
" A former Manhattan prep school teacher admitted Tuesday to having sex with a 16-year-old student in the bathroom of a nightclub.
David Azurmendi, 34, will get 10 years probation in exchange for his guilty plea to third-degree rape, for having sex with a minor, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 10, 2016.

Vatican sidelines vocal sex abuse committee member who criticized slow progress in measures to protect children
" VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.
Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican's slow progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests. He also wanted the commission to intervene immediately in individual cases, rather than just craft long-term policies to fight abuse."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 6, 2016.

Brooklyn day care center where worker molested child loses license over another violation
" The operator of a Brooklyn day care where a worker was charged with molesting a child illegally mixed kids as old as 10 with toddlers, state investigators found.
The Office of Children and Family Services said Thursday it pulled the plug on Heavenly Miracle Academy's facility on Blake Ave. in East New York.
On Jan. 17, Manathis Anderson, a 63-year-old volunteer at Heavenly Miracle, was arrested and charged with groping a 10-year-old over his pants four times in the last two months."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

California teacher arrested with girlfriend for sexual relationships with students
" A 40-year-old California high school teacher was arrested for alleged sexual relationships with at least two students over the course of 10 years — and his 22-year-old girlfriend may have had sex with one of his victims, too.
Gary Bettencourt, an English and drama teacher at Los Banos' Pacheco High School, and his substitute teacher girlfriend Devyn Egan were arrested Wednesday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

Georgia man charged with raping fiancée's 12-year-old daughter while babysitting
" A freaky felon is back behind bars while accused of raping his fiancée's 12-year-old daughter while out on parole in Georgia.
Shalin Ren Payne, 29, was babysitting his fiancée's children while she was at work Monday when the heavily pierced and tattooed fiend turned violent, authorities told the Times Herald."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 8, 2015.

Ex-NYCHA worker gets 10 years in prison for sexually molesting kids at Williamsburg after-school program
" Nicholas Rodriguez pleaded guilty in July to first-degree criminal sex act and other charges for sexually assaulting children under the age of 10 between 2009 and 2011.
Rodriguez, 66, who retired as the community coordinator for the Jonathan Williams Plaza Community Center, will serve 3 1/2 to ten years in prison."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 5, 2015.

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty for abusing 2 more children
"SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man from Morrisville admitted on Wednesday that he sexually abused two children in 2009. Daniel Pyburn, 45, then received eight concurrent life prison sentences as part of a plea agreement.
Pyburn pleaded guilty in Greene County Circuit Court to six counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and two counts of first-degree child molestation. He was charged in 2012 and jailed in lieu of a $250,000 bond."
www.ky3.com, October 1, 2015.

Pope Francis says 'God weeps' for children sexually abused by priests, vows 'zealous vigilance of the church'
"For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply sorry for the times when you or your family spoke out to report the abuse, but you were not heard or believed," Francis told the three women and two men, according to a transcript provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 28, 2015.

Former JCPS teacher convicted of raping a student gets 15-year prison sentence
"On Monday, Scott Quisenberry was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison. He must serve at least 20 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. He is also required to register as a sex offender for life."
www.wdrb.com, September 14, 2015.

Former Arizona state trooper charged after allegedly videotaping teen girl in shower
" Jaime Guerrero, 42, put his cellphone under a bathroom door to videotape the 14-year-old victim while she was showering, police said.
A search warrant later revealed several electronic devices and cameras at Guerrero's home in Surprise."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 17, 2015.

Gov. Brown signs bill closing loophole in sexual assault law
"Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill that blocks adults sued in California civil court by minors over sexual assault allegations from using the defense that the child consented to the sexual contact.
The legislation was in response to a case last year in which the Los Angeles Unified School District avoided penalties in a civil suit involving a 14-year-old student who said she was sexually assaulted by a 28-year-old teacher."
L.A. Times.com, July 16, 2015.

O.C. teacher accused of child molestation, possessing child porn
"A longtime Orange County teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation and possession of child pornography, authorities said.
Ezequiel Barragan, 48, is accused of having sexual contact with a boy under the age of 14 over the last two years, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department."
L.A. Times.com, May 4, 2015.

Ohio attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients to perform sex acts now charged with rape and sexual assault
"Michael Fine, 58, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, after previously being suspended from practicing law by the state Supreme Court after the allegations were first made."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 4, 2015.

New Jersey day care employees forced children into 'fight club' and recorded their brawls on Snapchat
"Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, are charged with fourth-degree child abuse for allegedly giving the Lightbridge Academy day care in Cranford the Chuck Palahniuk treatment, NJ.com reported. Kenny is also charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 1, 2015.

TSA agent molested college student in bathroom at LaGuardia Airport
" A Transportation Security Administration agent at LaGuardia Airport was busted for molesting a 21-year-old Korean exchange student after luring her into a bathroom by claiming she needed to be searched, authorities said Friday.
Maxie Oquendo, 40, was arrested Thursday by Port Authority detectives and charged with unlawful imprisonment, official misconduct, sexual abuse and harassment."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 28, 2015.

Oregon priest runs off to Philippines during criminal investigation into hidden camera found in church bathroom
" A priest caught with a hidden camera in a Sherwood, Ore., church fled to the Philippines to evade an arrest warrant signed last week, local reports said.
Rev. Ysrael Bien left the country in defiance of the Archdiocese of Portland's orders to stay put while on administrative leave from the St. Francis Catholic Church."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 28, 2015.

Olympic gymnastics coach charged with child molestation, possession of child porn
" A former Olympics gymnastics coach was charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography Tuesday.
Indianapolis coach Marvin Sharp is accused of fondling a 14-year-old gymnast and taking inappropriate pictures of her during photo shoots and physical therapy sessions at his gym, The Indianapolis Star reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 26, 2015.

New Mexico AG to probe Albuquerque schools chief's hiring of accused child sex abuser
" The new Albuquerque schools chief's decision to hire an accused child sex abuser as a top deputy drew scrutiny from the state's attorney general on Monday.
Attorney General Hector Balderas notified Albuquerque Public Schools that his office will investigate how Jason Martinez started his $160,000-a-year job without submitting to a background check in a letter to Superintendent Luis Valentino."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 25, 2015.

Convicted child molester declared sexually violent predator and sentenced to 15 to 30 years in state prison
"HARRISBURG, Pa. — Stephen Carruthers, 56, of Susquehanna Township, was sentenced in Dauphin County Court yesterday, to 15 to 30 years in state prison for sexually molesting a minor girl over a period of 8 years. Carruthers was convicted by a jury on October 29, 2014, after a three day trial."
fox43.com, July 29, 2015.

Former HHS Cyber Security Director Timothy DeFoggi Sentenced for Child Porn
"A former top federal official was sentenced to 25 years in prison today after being convicted of participating in a child pornography ring that sources say was so depraved, it even shocked veteran investigators. "
abcnews.go.com, January 5, 2015.

Florida summer camp counselor who licked girl, 9, on forehead is charged with felony
" A former summer camp counselor is accused of licking a 9-year-old girl on the forehead and telling her he loved her.
John Telucien, 27, befriended the girl and her 10-year-old sister last summer and started sending them messages on their cellphones."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 22, 2015.

Former students sue Georgia karate instructor over alleged sexual abuse
" In a landmark development involving child sex abuse cases, seven men were able to file a civil lawsuit Thursday in Georgia Superior Court against karate instructor Craig Peeples under the recently passed Georgia Hidden Predator Act. The men were previously stonewalled due to the state's sex abuse statute of limitations laws.
Marci Hamilton, one of the nation's leading experts on child abuse cases and a Benjamin N. Cardozo law professor, announced the lawsuit with six of the seven plaintiffs present at a press conference in Jacksonville, Fla."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 20, 2015.

NYPD sergeant accused of raping 15-year-old girl commits suicide
" An NYPD sergeant accused two weeks ago of raping a 15-year-old girl he met on the Internet killed himself Thursday, asphyxiating himself with a plastic bag in his childhood Brooklyn home, police sources said.
Joel Doseau, 43, was found dead shortly after 11 a.m. inside the E. 80th Street house near Glenwood Road in Canarsie. A suicide note was found on Doseau's body identifying him by name, according to a source. The note said he was a cop."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 21, 2015.

Peel Regional Police officer faces child pornography, fraud charges
"A veteran detective in southern Ontario has been charged with accessing and possessing child pornography, the Peel Regional Police announced Wednesday.
Police said the officer, a 30-year veteran of the force who worked with the Technological Crime Unit, was arrested on Wednesday. He also faces fraud charges."
www.cbc.ca, August 19, 2015.

Idaho couple who ran church youth home played sexual truth or dare, molested teen residents
" An Idaho couple who ran a church group home for homeless and at-risk kids molested their teens by making them play a sexual version of truth or dare, prosecutors said.
Michael and Jennifer Magill face sex abuse charges for allegedly assaulting two teenage girls in their care several times over the summer."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 19, 2015.

Leader of New York Boy Scout troop arrested, charged with having child porn
" The assistant leader of a Boy Scout troop in New York State has been arrested for possession of child porn.
Assistant Scout Leader Daniel Fisher, 25, has been charged with promoting sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 20, 2015.

Memphis pastor indicted on child pornography charges
"MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis, TN — A former Memphis pastor has been indicted on child pornography possession charges.
Prosecutors say Demarcus Smith coerced a male under the age of 18 to take pictures of himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct."
www.wreg.com, August 19, 2015.

Convicted Ohio cop sought 'traffic stop sex' on Craigslist, stalked woman on Facebook
" Before he was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for sexually exploiting women during traffic stops, disgraced Ohio State trooper Bryan D. Lee turned to Craigslist to get his cop fantasy fix, according to newly released documents.
Lee, 31, was sentenced in April after he pleaded guilty to four counts of violating the civil rights of female motorists and one count of engaging in cyber stalking after dash cam footage showed traffic stops gone wrong."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 19, 2015.

'Perverted' Santa Claus accused of raping 7-year-old Missouri girl
" A Missouri man who once played Santa Claus will appear in court Tuesday to answer to allegations that he raped a 7-year-old girl.
Jeffrey Bates Moffat, 55, allegedly "knowingly had sexual intercourse" and "deviate sexual intercourse" with the child, according to court papers cited by the Southeast Missourian."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 17, 2015.

Colorado man, 72, caught snapping pictures of boys in YMCA locker room
" A 72-year-old Colorado man was caught taking pictures of boys in a YMCA locker room, police said.
Staff at a Colorado Springs YMCA alerted police to a man snapping cell phone photos of boys younger than 16 undressing on Thursday afternoon, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 15, 2015.

Jehovah's Witnesses face child sexual-abuse investigation in Australia
"SYDNEY — The abuse was meticulously catalogued. From 1950 to 2014, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society amassed 5,000 files detailing sexual abuse of Australian children by 1,006 of its members, who believe that only they — the Jehovah's Witnesses — proclaim the truth about God."
THE WASHINGTON POST, August 14, 2015.

Oklahoma teacher gets a shocking 10 years in jail for having sex with a 15-year-old student
" A former Oklahoma middle school teacher will spend 10 years behind bars after she admitted to having sexual relations with a 15-year-old student.
Jennifer Caswell's attorney said he was surprised by the severity of the penalty handed down by Harmon County District Judge Richard Darbym who sentenced the 29-year-old mother to 15 years in prison Wednesday with five years suspended and eligbility for parole after 8 1/2 years."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 14, 2015.

Former New Jersey mayor pleads guilty to repeatedly raping and abusing a relative's child, beginning when she was 6
" Matthew Scannapieco, the infamously corrupt former mayor of Marlboro, N.J., is back in prison, this time for raping the child of a relative over a three-year period, beginning when the girl was 6.
The 71-year-old ex-politician is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 4 in Delaware. He has pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree rape, first-degree sexual contact and repeatedly sexually abusing a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 13, 2015.

Former Jewish Community Center day camp counselor charged in child pornography case
"WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A former day camp counselor of the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield has been arrested on child pornography charges.
The suspect is 21-year-old Matthew Kuppe of West Bloomfield.
A seven page criminal complaint alleges that he posted nude photos of pre-pubescent boys. Sources say it happed at night during a sleepover at the camp.
According to the complaint, Kuppe took the pictures and posted them on a website through his cell phone. He also received child pornography from other internet users."
www.wxyz.com/, August 13, 2015.

Mom busts bad babysitter for filming pornographic material featuring her 2-year-old daughter
" A horrified mommy busted her 51-year-old babysitter with pornographic material featuring her helpless little girl.
Daniel Boyd Divit from Mesa, Ariz., has been accused of taking explicit videos and photos and performing illicit sex acts on a 2-year-old, police told The Arizona Republic."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 12, 2015.

'Boy loving' Michigan professor busted in FBI sting after allegedly traveling to Florida with intention of having sex with teen
" A University of Michigan professor and self-proclaimed "boy lover" was busted in an FBI sting Friday after allegedly traveling to Florida with the intention of having sex with a 14-year"old.
James Cavalcoli communicated with an undercover officer, who claimed to have a teenage son, for nearly two years before making the trip, the Sun Sentinel reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 11, 2015.

Georgia violin teacher, 85, charged with child molestation
" An 85-year-old violin teacher is accused of molesting a student at his studio in Gainesville, Ga., police said Tuesday.
Leon Messerlian, the owner of the Oxford Academy of Classical Studies, faces charges of child molestation, sexual battery and enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 12, 2015.

Texas woman produced, distributed child porn out of day care center
"A former Texas day care worker is accused of producing child pornography at the facility she worked at while distributing it to a fugitive sex offender, federal authorities said.
Christina Cortez, 38, of Corpus Christi, was taken into custody after sickening images of at least one child being sexually abused was found in her possession, according to a criminal complaint this week."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 7, 2015.

Four Southern California cops charged with abusing kids at boot camp
" Four police officers have been arrested for allegedly physically abusing kids at a boot camp for troubled children, California authorities said.
Sheriff's detectives arrested Detective Marissa Larios, 36, and Officer Patrick Nijland, 47, of the Huntington Park Police Department. Also busted were officers Carlos Gomez-Marquez, 31, and Edgar Gomez, 35, of the South Gate Police Department, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Alabama high school teacher arrested for sexual contact with student after revealing photos leaked online
"An Alabama high school teacher was arrested for sexual contact with a student after a tipster alerted officials to leaked online photos showing him posing in compromising positions with the teen girl, authorities said. Joe Bradley Petrey turned himself into police Tuesday and resigned from his teaching job at Brookwood High School, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 5, 2015.

Santeria priest wanted in California for allegedly raping teen girl during 'healing ritual'
" A Santeria priest who allegedly raped a minor and told her it was part of a "healing ritual" is wanted in California, cops said Thursday.
Pablo Pinto Mata — known as a "Santero" or priest — allegedly conducted three rituals on a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at a business called Los Angeles Imports in the city of Montebello, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

New Jersey detective sexted two teen girls he was investigating
" A New Jersey police officer, who once warned teens about the perils of sending naked pictures, is accused of sexting two teen girls he was investigating, NJ.com reported.
Glen Rock Police Det. Sgt. Eric Reamy, 51, allegedly sent "inappropriate" messages to a 17-year-old girl. The messages were found on the girl's phone by her mother, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Las Vegas family practitioner drugged and raped patients, including a mother and teen daughter
" A family practitioner in Las Vegas is accused of drugging and raping nearly a dozen of his patients, including a mother and her teenage daughter, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Dr. Binh "Ben" Minh Chung, 41, was initially charged in June with production and possession of child pornography. He had his medical license suspended indefinitely, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Brooklyn NYPD sergeant charged with raping teen
" An NYPD sergeant was arrested Wednesday and charged with raping a 15 year-old-girl.
In a 40-count indictment, a Brooklyn grand jury said Joel Doseau, 43, who is assigned to the Brooklyn South command, had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl, now a woman in her early 20s, that started in 2008 when she was just 15, two years below the age of legal consent."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Victim advocates slam $21M Milwaukee archdiocese clergy abuse settlement plan
"MADISON, Wis. — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a 'rebirth.'"
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 5, 2015.

Teacher and daycare worker arrested in child porn sting
"A man, William Steinhaus, who went by the online name "naughty daddy", was charged with sexually abusing his two-year-old daughter and sharing images of that abuse with 25 others."
www.wxyz.com, August 3, 2015.

Ex-sheriff Edward Bullock would draw in young boys, former county probation worker says
"When news reports surfaced in 2012 that former Warren County Sheriff Edward Bullock was being targeted in a civil lawsuit with claims of sexual abuse, a retired probation department employee was brought back to a night in December 1986."
www.lehighvalleylive.com, August 14, 2015.

Fla. man raped mentally disabled girl at church, in front of child
" Joseph Averitt, 33, was allegedly caught in the act at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, leading to a 911 call and his arrest on Wednesday, WESH-TV reported.
The 13-year-old victim said she had had multiple sexual encounters with the married man since the summer of 2014."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 31, 2015.

Florida kindergarten teacher suspended for duct taping student's eyes shut
" A kindergarten teacher at a Florida elementary school has been suspended pending probable termination after officials found she allegedly duct taped her young students as a means of punishment.
Lindsay Blanc would also threaten misbehaving students, telling them they would be sent away in a white van if they did not change their behavior."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Florida kindergarten teacher suspended for duct taping student's eyes shut
" A kindergarten teacher at a Florida elementary school has been suspended pending probable termination after officials found she allegedly duct taped her young students as a means of punishment.
Lindsay Blanc would also threaten misbehaving students, telling them they would be sent away in a white van if they did not change their behavior."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Nevada police Explorer had a four-year sexual relationship with child
" A former Las Vegas police Explorer has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl, beginning when she was 11.
Joshua Honea, 22, claimed he had a "brother and sister" relationship with the girl and was acting as her mentor while a volunteer Explorer scout, an organization that gives teenagers on-the-job police experience."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Wolf Canyon Elementary School Teacher Sentenced to Life in Prison
"SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — A former teacher at Wolf Canyon Elementary School — who posed as a girl on a webcam chat website called "MeetMe" — was sentenced this month to 125 years to life in prison."
www.badteacherreport.com, July 28, 2015.

Pennsylvania Piano Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Molesting Students
"CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA — Anton Fomin, 45, a piano teacher and Russian national, was arrested on June 12, 2014 and charged with abuse of five 6-year-olds and an 11-year-old during private piano lessons at the Malvern School of Music."
www.badteacherreport.com, July 18, 2015.

Parsippany music producer guilty of child sex abuse
"The owner of a music production and engineering studio in Lake Hiawatha was found guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting a child -- who was led to believe she and her molester were "soulmates" -- over a nine-year period when she was between the ages of 7 and 16."
www.dailyrecord.com, July 28, 2015.

High-ranking member of Canadian military charged with sexually assaulting underage cadet
" Canadian Lt. Col. Mason Stalker, 40, has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage member of a local cadet group, officials said.
The military leader faces 10 counts of sex-related offenses for a series of incidents occurring between 1998 and 2007, the CBC reported. The commanding officer was a mentor to the cadets."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 29, 2015.

Former Pa. minister gets prison for admitting he was HIV positive as he sexually abused boy for 10 years
" A former Pennsylvania minister who was HIV positive while he sexually abused a boy for approximately a decade will serve up to 15 years in prison.
Norman (Ted) Faux started abusing the child at age 9 and continued the abuse for years, eventually plying the boy with drugs in exchange for sex, according to WNEP-TV."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 28, 2015.

YMCA camp employee allegedly filmed 13-year-old girl in the shower
" A YMCA camp employee allegedly filmed a cellphone video of a 13-year-old girl showering at Camp Chingachgook in upstate New York, according to reports.
Police arrested Michael Zlatohlavy, a 21-year-old maintenance worker from Slovakia, on Saturday, and charged him with unlawful surveillance and endangering the welfare of a child, officials in the Washington County Sheriff's Office told The Glens Falls Post-Star."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 27, 2015.

Ex-Utah teacher who had sex with three teenage students gets 2017 parole hearing
"Brianne Altice, the former Utah teacher who was sentenced earlier this month for having sexual relations with three teenaged boys, will have her first shot at parole in January 2017, the Salt Lake Tribune reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 27, 2015.

Married Upstate New York cop had oral sex with minor outside cemeteries and elementary school
"A veteran cop in upstate New York, who is also an Iraq War veteran and married father of three children, allegedly had sexual encounters with two teenagers, sometimes outside of cemeteries and an elementary school, police said Monday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 28, 2015.

Sunburned boys hospitalized after Oklahoma mom says day care neglected children at water park
"Two boys were toasted so badly during a nightmarish day care field trip to an Oklahoma water park they had to be airlifted to a Texas children's hospital—and photos of their injuries were deemed too graphic for a GoFundMe page the family set up."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 28, 2015.

Boy Scouts releasing new 'perversion files' after blockbuster court ruling
"HACKENSACK — Four former Boy Scouts suing the Boy Scouts of America over alleged abuse by their troop leader have won the release of secret "perversion files" kept by the organization, The Record reported."
www.nj.com, July 25, 2015.

Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage
"An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip.
The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children's home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children."
ktla.com, July 21, 2015.

Florida baseball coach accused of molesting 11-year-old boy, disguising abuse as 'a game'
" A Florida baseball coach is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy, reportedly 15 years after dodging similar charges involving two others.
David Solomon, 47, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual assault on a minor after the boy told his parents about the alleged abuse which was disguised as "a game," authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 24, 2015.

Teen girl sues Oregon school district for $5 million after being sexually abused by coach
"SALEM, Ore. — A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the Salem-Keizer School District on behalf of a teenage girl who was sexually abused by her West Salem High School basketball coach."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2015.

Security guard at Queens apartment building accused of handcuffing and sexually assaulted teenage boy
" A security guard at a Queens apartment building has been accused of handcuffing and sexually assaulting a teenage boy, the Daily News has learned.
Enrique Lopez, 31, is facing sodomy charges for allegedly handcuffing a 14-year-old boy to a rail on Wednesday inside the LeFrak City building he patrols and sexually assaulting him, cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 18, 2015.

Complaint was filed against unlicensed SoHo day care center months before Brooklyn baby died there, but it wasn't followed-up
" Months before a three-month-old boy died at an unlicensed SoHo day care center, city inspectors checked a complaint there about an "illegal day care."
But the Health Department closed the case after a brief visit — with no concrete signs of a follow-up, the Daily News has learned.
The city Department of Investigation has now launched a probe into whether inspectors followed proper procedures when they made what appears to be a cursory check of the SoHo Child Care center in November, sources told The News."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 14, 2015.

Texas police chief under investigation for solicitation of under age girl after allegations of creepy texts, lewd comments
" A North Texas police chief has allegedly sent creepy sexual messages and acted "very touchy" with a local teen for two years, according to documents released Monday.
A 16-year-old girl and her parents allege Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey, 49, has harassed her on social media and made lewd comments about her body since she was 14, a Texas Rangers affidavit released on Monday says."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 14, 2015.

Charges added to suspected child abuser after N.C. dad posts photos of bruised toddler online, calls justice system 'a joke'
"The parents of a two-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten with a metal belt and slammed into a wall have posted photos of her sickening injuries on social media after charges were dropped against her alleged attacker -- their babysitter's husband."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 10, 2015.

Retired NYC teacher arrested on child porn charges traced to secret pervy website
" A retired New York City schoolteacher was busted Tuesday on kiddie porn charges traced to a secret Internet network of pervs that the FBI unmasked, the Daily News has learned.
Alex Schreiber, 66, of Little Neck, Queens, allegedly trolled with the user name "philsic" to access a depraved post that contained a link to some 400 images of young girls being molested and raped by adult men, according to the criminal complaint."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 08, 2015.

Indiana serial child molester denies preying on girls at wife's illegal daycare biz: 'It reads like a sex novel'
" An Indiana man was arrested on serial molestation charges after allegedly preying on three children entrusted to his wife's illegal daycare business.
Michael Nussbaum, 64, was charged with eight counts of child molestation on Tuesday after a year-long investigation, Indiana state police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 05, 2015.

Pervy Texas educator sexted 15-year-old he dreamed they were caught 'making out' by the principal: cops
"It wasn't a dream. David Lane Scott, 39, was charged Friday with having an improper relationship between an educator and a student, a felony."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 02, 2015.

Voodoo priest arrested in Florida for raping 11-year-old girl, cops said victim's mom believed in 'power of voodoo'
" Florida authorities believe a self-proclaimed voodoo priest used his power of persuasion to sexually manipulate women.
Sunrise Police are calling for more victims to step forward after Brogenet Cinor, 48, was arrested last month and charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 04, 2015.

Firefighter, middle school band director, prison guard among 26 arrested in Texas child sex sting: authorities
" Texas police busted nearly 30 men for allegedly trying to meet kids for sex — and those netted include a firefighter, school band director and state prison guard, authorities said.
The two-month undercover sting in Montgomery County, Tex., led to the arrests of 26 alleged sexual predators who prosecutors say targeted boys and girls online to exploit them for sex between April and May."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 02, 2015.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Predator' cop sued for alleged sexual assault on woman, faces dismissal
"A Queens cop is facing dismissal from the force after he was allegedly caught lying to Internal Affairs Bureau investigators about a tumultuous sexual relationship with a woman he met on a domestic violence call, a shocking lawsuit alleges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 30, 2015.

Lemont man gets probation for child porn charges
" A Lemont man charged in August with child pornography was sentenced by Centre County President Judge Thomas King Kistler to six years probation on May 29.
Alexander Park, 25, pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography before Kistler in January. Fifteen other counts of the same charge as well as a felony charge of criminal use of a communications facility were dropped, according to court documents."
www.centredaily.com, June 4, 2015.

Former Westport swim coach pleads guilty to sex assaults
"BRIDGEPORT — A former swim coach at Staples High School in Westport is facing up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting two young Fairfield girls over a three-year period."
"Jeffrey Schare pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault. Devlin said he would impose the 8-year term along with lifetime sex offender registry when Schare is sentenced Oct. 3."
blog.ctnews.com, July 28, 2014.

Brooklyn teacher's assistant caught fondling 13-year-old student with Down syndrome: authorities
"A teacher's assistant was caught fondling a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in the park next to their Brooklyn school, police sources said on Friday."
"A Parks worker called the cops on 69-year-old Jesus Lorenzo, an aide at Intermediate School 318, after spotting him groping the student in the De Hostos playground on Walton St. and Harrison Ave. adjacent to the junior high school in Williamsburg about 11 a.m. Thursday, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 26, 2015.

Ex-megachurch pastor guilty of sexually assaulting young sisters
"Former megachurch preacher Geronimo Aguilar was found guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting two young sisters two decades ago in Texas."
"The Tarrant County jury convicted the 45-year-old church leader on all seven felony charges, including sexual assault of a child, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 25, 2015.

DISTURBING VIDEO: Workers accused of abusing, leaving disabled patient bloody on floor at Queens nursing home
"A trio of medical professionals allegedly abused a disabled patient at a Queens nursing home and neglected to treat him as he lay on the floor bleeding from his head for more than 20 minutes."
"Video surveillance footage obtained by the Daily News caught one of them heartlessly dragging the patient across a floor and at least one nurse failing to lift a finger to help."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 25, 2015.

Head teacher in Britain convicted of having sex with boys
"A nationally recognized head teacher in Britain has been convicted of sexually assaulting two boys, including a 13-year-old who said she took his virginity after taking a bath in front of him."
"Anne Lakey, 55, was found guilty Tuesday on 13 counts of indecent assault for having sex with the students. The second victim was 15 at the time he was seduced, according to Britain's Press Association."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 23, 2015.

California high school track coach busted on child porn charges after lost iPad found in rental car
"A California high school track coach was busted on child pornography charges after his lost — and found — iPad revealed an array of twisted images, authorities said."
"Raymond Henry II apparently left the tablet in a rental car, authorities said. The person who found it called the Orange County Sheriff's Office, tipping off investigators to nude pictures of young girls, ages 11 to 13, on the device, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 21, 2015.

Day care employee tries to bribe mom after leaving toddler in hot van for six hours: report
"An employee at a Chapel Hill, N.C., day care center lost her job after she left a toddler inside a hot van for at least six hours, local reports said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, JUNE 19, 2015.

Teacher Accused of Taping Kids in Bathroom Pleads Not Guilty
"ASHLAND, Ohio — An Ohio teacher accused of secretly recording his kindergarten students using the bathroom has pleaded not guilty to nearly 150 additional charges."
"The Ashland County prosecutor's office says 32–year old Elliot Gornall pleaded not guilty Friday to the new charges, including illegal use of a minor in nudity–oriented material and pandering obscenity involving a minor." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 19, 2015

Florida man sentenced to 16 years for taking naked photos of teenage autistic girl
" A judge sentenced a 50–year–old Florida man who produced child pornography of a teenage autistic girl to more than 16 years in prison, officials announced today."
"William Harvey will serve 16 years and eight months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Anne Conway also ordered Harvey to serve a life term of supervision after his release."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 17, 2015.

Washington father walks in on day care worker sexually assaulting daughter, 5
" A Washington father walked in on a day care worker sexually assaulting his 5–year–old daughter, police said."
"Ian William Moore, 30, was arrested Friday after a man went to pick up his daughter at Kid's Country Day Care in Normandy Park, where he found Moore and the girl "crouched behind a bookshelf," KOMO News reported." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 16, 2015

Archbishop in Minnesota resigns after archdiocese accused of pedophile cover–up
" VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has started making good on his promise to not let even the most senior churchmen get away with sex abuse or cover–up."
"On Monday, he accepted the resignation of the embattled archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and his deputy bishop after prosecutors there charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest who was later convicted of molesting two boys." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 15, 2015

Former Alabama teacher marries student after sexual relationship indictment
" A former Alabama teacher indicted on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student married that student on Saturday."
"According to the January indictment, Matthew Shane Wester, 37, 'intentionally and knowingly engaged with a male or female student under the age of 19 in sexual conduct which was done for the purpose of gratifying the sexual desire of either party, to wit — kissing and spending the night with the victim.'" NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 15, 2015

Florida child sex sting nets theme park workers from Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios among 101 arrests: cops
"At least three theme park employees at Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios were among more than 100 people arrested on allegations of arranging sex with minors or prostitution in a huge sting across two central Florida counties, cops said." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 8, 2015

Town Is Shaken After Prosecutor's Arrest in a Child-Sex Sting
GULF BREEZE, Fla., Sept. 25 — To neighbors here, J. D. Roy Atchison was a deft federal prosecutor, an involved father and a devoted volunteer, coaching girls' softball and basketball teams year in and year out.
His wife is a popular science teacher; his youngest daughter, an honors student who was on her high school homecoming court last year. Their house, with rocking chairs on the porch, oaks in the yard and a wrought-iron fence, is among the prettiest in town.
But in an instant last week, the community pillar became an object of community loathing. Mr. Atchison, 53, was arrested getting off a plane in Detroit on Sept. 16 and charged with the unthinkable. The authorities there said he was carrying a doll and petroleum jelly, and that he had arranged with an undercover agent to have sex with a 5–year–old girl. The New York Times, September 29, 2007

America's child death shame
BBC News report on the epidemic of intrafamilial child abuse in the USA (October 2011)

Cardinal Bernard Law/Fr. John Geoghan/Boston Archdiocese
Archive of articles relating to sexual abuse of children by Fr. John Geoghan and the actions of Cardinal Law and the Boston Archdiocese

Dr. John Schneeberger Case
Article archive of the case of Dr. John Schneeberger, of Canada, convicted of drug-facilitated rapes of patients, and court ordered prison visits with his young daughters

Hutchins, Texas 'Girl in the Closet' Case
Archive of articles related to the neglect, physical, and sexual abuse of Hutchins, Texas, girl confined in closet for years, after initial relinquishment by biological mother and subsequent regaining of custody from foster parents

Rabbi Jerrold Levy Case
Archive of articles relating to the arrest, plea, and sentencing of Boca Raton, Florida, Rabbi Jerrold Levy on child molestation and child pornography charges

Roman Polanski Rape Conviction
In keeping with The Zero's tradition of offering factual, sourced information to our users, we offer here the truth about director Roman Polanski's arrest, conviction, and pre-sentencing flight to avoid incarceration for unlawful intercourse with a minor.

Victor Salva, Child Molester, and Disney
The Zero's archive of fully-sourced media reports regarding the child molestation conviction of director Victor Salva, and his hiring by Disney to direct the movie Powder

  • Victor Salva Update
    The Zero's archive of updated media reports on director Victor Salva's latest movie project, Jeepers Creepers

'He's still skating': Rapist teacher freed after 30–day prison sentence
Montana teacher Stacey Rambold had sex with 14–year–old Cherice Moralez in 2007, but the creepy educator is now free to return to Billings after a month behind bars. Judge G. Todd Baugh claimed at sentencing the teen was 'older than her chronological age.' The girl committed suicide in 2010.
Daily News, September 26, 2013

  • Montana judge assigns abuser writing punishment: 'Boys do not hit girls' — 5,000 times
    Besides the school–like disciplinary measure, District Judge Todd Baugh sentenced Pacer Ferguson to six months in jail and to pay $3,800 in restitution for fracturing a woman's face in three places. Baugh previously sentenced a teacher to one month in jail for raping a student.
    Daily News, December 25, 2013

  • ABA Journal on Teacher's Re–Sentencing
    A Montana judge "cast serious doubt on the appearance of justice" when he said a 14–year–old rape victim was "older than her chronological age," the Montana Supreme Court said Wednesday in a decision vacating a one–month prison term in the case.
    ABA Journal, May 1, 2014
  • Montana Judge Facing Censure Tied to Rape Case Calls Penalty Unprecedented
    "A Montana judge facing suspension by the state's top court for implying a 14–year–old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher and imposing an unlawfully lenient sentence in the case contends his punishment was unprecedented and suggests it be retracted.
  • Another Judge Named to Sentence Teacher for Rape
    "In April, the Supreme Court ordered Rambold re–sentenced, but not by Baugh. The other five judges in the 13th Judicial District recused themselves and last week District Judge Mary Jane Knisely assigned the case to Judge George Huss in Forsyth. Knisely said Thursday that Huss recused himself and she assigned the case to District Judge Randal Spaulding in Roundup. A sentencing date has not been set."
    Seattle PI, July 04, 2014.
  • Teacher gets 10 years in prison in student rape
    "The state Supreme Court in April overturned Rambold's initial sentence, citing in part comments from Judge G. Todd Baugh, who suggested the victim shared responsibility.
    Baugh was censured and suspended for 31 days. He's stepping down when his terms ends in January.
    Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said he was pleased with the new sentence, which included five additional years of prison time that were suspended."
    ABC 6, September 26, 2014.

No One to Turn To: The under–reporting of child sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers and peacekeepers
A full report by Save the Children UK, published in 2008

Abuse in the Catholic Church
Pulitzer Prize–winning series of articles and reports from The Boston Globe, 2002, regarding allegations of abuse by priests, and actions of Diocesean officials when informed of the charges

Decades of Sex Abuse Plague Deaf School
Series of articles from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 2001, regarding sexual abuse charges occurring over half a century at the Washington School for the Deaf. Updated information covering abuse charges at schoos for deaf students nationwide has now been added as well.

Child–Porn Sentencing Questioned
"Are federal sentencing guidelines for possessing child pornography too harsh?
Calling the guidelines "draconian," U.S. District Judge James L. Graham has become increasingly vocal in his criticism from the federal bench in Columbus.
Possessing child porn is vastly different from distributing or producing it, Graham said in an interview last week. "The purveyors or producers of these images deserve the most severe punishment we can give them. My concern is the people who end up possessing it."
Richard Bistline, a Knox County man, is to be in federal court on Wednesday to be sentenced for the third time for child–porn possession. His case thrust Graham into the spotlight in 2010 after the judge sentenced Bistline, of Mount Vernon, to one day in prison, 30 days of home confinement and 10 years of probation. The recommended sentence under federal guidelines was five to six years.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah A. Solove appealed Graham's sentence to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the penalty did not reflect the seriousness of the offense. The appeals court ordered Graham to resentence the defendant.
But a defiant Graham again sentenced Bistline to a single day in prison, although he increased the home confinement to three years. Solove again appealed, and the 6th Circuit court again ruled that Graham’s sentence was too lenient. The court removed Graham from the case.
Judge George C. Smith is to sentence Bistline on Wednesday.
The Columbus Dispatch, August 24, 2014.

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ABUSE by BIOLOGICAL, STEP–, FOSTER and ADOPTIVE "FAMILY," BABYSITTERS, FAMILY "FRIENDS"


Washington dad facing sex charges related to 12 children fathered with women in secret 'cult'
"Two mothers are accused of standing by and doing nothing as their 12 children were physically and sexually abused by their father in what's being described by authorities as a secret 'cult.'
The sickening allegations involving Washington dad Melford Warren Jr., 43, led to one deputy calling it 'one of the worst cases of abuse we've ever seen,' Q13 News reported.
'These children were held against their will, denied nutrition, denied medical care, and physically and sexually abused,' Scott Wilson, of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, told the station after asserting his claim.
Detectives say Warren's children, ranging in age from infanthood to 13, were taught to hide the abuse and never speak with police."
Daily News, May 27, 2015.

Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council
"In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality–television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he 'acted inexcusably' and was 'deeply sorry' for what he called 'my wrongdoing.'
The 27–year–old Duggar, a high–profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC's '19 Kids and Counting,' also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization."
Washington Post, May 22, 2015.

Pervy grandfather, 61, pleads guilty to sexual assault charges
"Cicco, who needs a wheelchair to get around, could have faced life in prison had he been convicted at trial.
He will likely be sentenced to 12 years in prison for the criminal sex act plea, a court official said."
Daily News, April 27, 2015.

Bronx dad is sentenced to four years in prison after his daughter details sex abuse horror in court
" She said the abuse—which started when she was 6 and ended with the his arrest—had caused her to cut herself. 'I feel like this is never going to end,' she said through tears."
Daily News, March 17, 2015.

Georgia godmother beat 3–month–old godson to death: deputies
"Mom Catherine Johnson said Odom originally denied anything happened at all—and then confessed he fell from a bed only after doctors diagnosed him with multiple skull fractures and a brain bleed."
Daily News, February 05, 2015.

Montana man who impregnated 11–year–old granddaughter gets 200 years in prison
" A grandfather who raped his 11–year–old granddaughter and got her pregnant has been sentenced to 200 years in prison.
Mikeal Shane Pruett, of Stevensville, Mont., also molested the girl's younger sister. A judge sentenced him to 100 years each on two incest charges."
Daily News, January 28, 2015.

Neighbor secretly watched Oregon teen with hidden cameras for 4 years
"The 48–year–old peeping tom, however, will not be expected to register as a sex offender because of Oregon's lax sex crime laws, according to a KGW-TV report. As part of McCollum's plea deal, charges related to footage that violated Reed starting as a 13–year–old were dismissed."
Daily News, January 28, 2015.

Florida man, 60, arrested for impregnating 12–year–old girl
"A family member of the victim told TV Station WJAX-TV 47.Johnson had been a family friend for 40 years and had even lived at her home in 2011 and 2012."
Daily News, January 12, 2015.

Police: 5 children abused by 5 adults in Darby, PA
"The victims' ages range from 1 year old to 12 years old. Jackson is the mother of four of the children, while the 1–year–old is Hammond's child. ...
According to the affidavit, the children were shot with BB guns, punched and slapped, thrown over a banister, and had sex acts performed in front of them.
The most disturbing allegation: two of the suspects, Wade and Carter, are accused of holding Hammond down and forcing a 2–year–old child's penis into her mouth."
ABC–7, November 14, 2014.

Georgia police arrest 2 in starvation of infant
"The man fathered one of the 3–year–olds with the 21–year–old woman and the other 3–year–old and 5–year–old with his adult daughter, said Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith.
The man, 44, ordered his daughter to deprive the children and the 21–year–old woman of food if they were disobedient, police said. The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner said the infant died of starvation.
The man and his 23–year–old daughter face charges including felony and malice murder, cruelty to children, and cruelty to a physically disabled adult. The man was also charged with rape, incest and aggravated sodomy of his daughter."
News–Herald, November 14, 2014.

Prosecutor: Couple went car shopping while tortured toddler lay dying
"They are accused of laughing as Scott was hung upside down and whipped, striking him repeatedly with a frying pan, and eventually beating him to death."
Associated Press, November 06, 2014.

TX Daycare Worker Accused of Withholding Water to Keep Diapers Dry
"DALLAS (Reuters)—A Texas child care center accused of duct–taping children to mats at nap time also withheld water from children to avoid frequent diaper changes, according to an investigation by the state's regulatory agency for child care licensing."
Reuters Press, September 04, 2014.

Georgia Uncle Arrested after 'date–rape drug' found in toddler
"A Georgia man is facing some serious questions after police say his 2–year–old niece was found with the so–called ''date–rape drug' in her system."
Daily News, August 26, 2014.

Day care worker arrested for molesting 3–year–old relative: Police
"A California teacher and day care worker has been arrested for molesting a 3–year–old relative, police said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office arrested Thomas Burke Pulver, 36, for allegedly engaging in lewd acts on the toddler, police said, reports NBC Los Angeles.
He was arrested Aug. 15 and charged with eight felony counts in the case as authorities are trying to determine if he had other victims.
Daily News, August 24, 2014.

Bronx woman claims she was 'wrestling' with baby before he died at her day care center; police arrest her
"Athena Skeeter, 40, who also goes by Athena Cross, described to cops the gruesome details of how she delivered lethal blows to 20–month–old Cardell Williamson and put him in a bath of scalding water." Daily News, August 24, 2014.

Wash. teen, 17, raped and murdered 6–year–old neighbor, attended vigil for girl before arrest: police
"The 17–year–old Washington boy who allegedly raped and murdered his 6–year–old neighbor attended a vigil for the girl the day before he was arrested for the shocking crime, investigators say."
Daily News, August 11, 2014.

Public sex offender registries, like one created with Megan's Law, are often unfair and ineffective: Reason magazine editor
"Data from the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey indicate that more than 90% of sexually abused minors are assaulted by relatives or acquaintances—people they trust.
A 2008 report commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Corrections found no evidence that registration had reduced recidivism rates among child molesters and rapists."
Daily News, July 27, 2014.

Police: 25–pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family
"(CNN)—A 7–year–old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch."
CNN, July 20, 2014.

  • Mom, grandparents of starved boy held for trial
    "MERCER, Pa. (AP)—The mother and maternal grandparents of an 8–year–old Pennsylvania boy doctors said "looked like a Holocaust survivor" were ordered on Thursday to stand trial on attempted murder and other charges for allegedly denying the boy food regularly and hiding him from public view."
    Associated Press, August 07, 2014.

Serial child abuser charged with murder in daughter's death, 22 years after attack
"Anthony Shannon Lane, 41, who is already serving 25 years in prison for abusing his infant son, was charged in the death of his adult daughter, who died last year from injuries she suffered in a beating two decades ago."
Daily News, July 09, 2014.

MA mother charged with allowing child abuse, torture
"Justin Ladd is accused of hitting his stepdaughters with a hammer, beating them with belts and 2–by–4–foot pieces of wood, pulling on their tongues with pliers and threatening to have the girls raped by a motorcycle group.
Ladd is a white supremacist, and the words "white power" were written on the walls of the family''s High Street home, a prosecutor said in court yesterday. With his wife's knowledge, Ladd hit the girls, who are of Latino descent, and made them "dance around like monkeys," Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall said. He would call them racial slurs and tell them he was going to "beat the black out of them," MacDougall said."
Salem News, June 25, 2014.

Frenchman convicted of pursuing daughter's killer
"A French court convicted a 76–year–old man Wednesday of ordering a cross–border kidnapping as part of a decades–long mission to avenge his daughter's death but suspended his one–year prison sentence.
"Kalinka's father, Andre Bamberski, suspected her stepfather, Dieter Krombach, of giving the girl a dangerous injection so he could rape her — an injection that apparently caused her death...Krombach had been suspended from practicing medicine after a 1997 conviction for drugging and raping a 16–year–old girl in his office. He pleaded guilty."
Associated Press, June 18, 2014.

Kevin Knoefel Convicted on all counts
"Zunich had lived at the Knoefels' Willoughby Hills home since July, 2011. She had been in the custody of Lake County officials since 2010 when it was determined she could no longer live with her grandmother because she was 'unruly.'
Prosecutors said Kevin Knoefel has had sexual relations with Zunich since spring 2012 and planned the murder [of his wife]."
Cleveland.com, June 11, 2014.

  • Teenager gets life in foster mom's stabbing death
    "A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.
    Sabrina Zunich, 19, pleaded guilty last month to aggravated murder in the gruesome stabbing death of Lisa Knoefel, 41, in 2012. The social worker was stabbed and cut more than 150 times with a 10-inch serrated knife, authorities said. Zunich is eligible for parole in 30 years."
    Cleveland AP, September 29, 2014.

PA Woman Convicted of Letting Convicted Killer Molest Her Children
"Prosecutors say Butler brought the girls to the State Correctional Institution at Retreat for several years, starting when they were 4 and 7 years old, to visit 47–year–old Andre VanCliff. He is serving a life sentence."
NBC News Philadelphia, June 07, 2014.

French Woman Buried Alive on First Date in Morocco
"When she left her family on May 19 and decided to go to Morocco to meet her virtual boyfriend for the first time, Mina El Houari could not suspect that this first date would cause her death. The 25–year–old had been talking to her virtual lover for quite some time before she decided that it was time to travel to Fez, Morocco's third largest city, to meet him.
But unluckily for the would–be couple, something unexpected happened and led to a tragedy. On their first date, Mina, who was diabetic according to the Moroccan daily Al Akhbar, fainted.
Taken by panic and thinking that she died, her virtual boyfriend decided to get rid of her body instead of calling the police. The only idea that apparently occurred to him is to bury her in the back garden of his house."
Morocco World News, June 03, 2014.

Man who worked at Bronx After–School Program held on child porn charges
Rene (Reyccruz) Cardona, 22, used his job at the Betances Summer Camp and Betances Community Center to prey on kids, prosecutors said. He's accused of exchanging explicit pictures with an 11–year–old boy in Guam.
Daily News, May 17, 2014.

Delaware Prosecutor charged with rape of boy, 16, he met on dating app.
Daily News, May 05, 2014.

MA Man charged with torturing stepdaughters, threatening them with gang rape
Police say two girls were beaten, fondled, hit with hammers and threatened with gang rape by their stepfather, Justin Ladd, at his house in North Andover, Mass.
Daily News, May 02, 2014.

Sexual Predator, 33, who filmed herself having sex with boy, 11, to serve 20 years in prison.
The Garden Island reports that the former Kauai Economic Opportunity Early Learning Centre worker, from Kapa, videotaped herself with the youngster several times.
The Daily News, April 21, 2014

Westbrook (ME) Woman accused of allowing boyfriend to sexually assault developmentally disabled 14–year–old relative
"A Westbrook woman who is accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a 14-year-old relative with developmental disabilities has been indicted by a grand jury on a half–dozen related charges."
Maine Sunday Telegram, April 15, 2014.

DuPont Heir Got Probation for Raping His Daughter. Because He Wouldn't 'Fare Well' in Prison?
"What is wrong with Delaware Judge Jan Jurden, who gave a DuPont heir, Robert H. Richards IV, probation for raping his 3–year–old daughter? In her mind–boggling order suspending Richards– eight–year prison sentence, Jurden gave one rationale that should launch a tidal wave of hate mail: Richards 'will not fare well' in prison. To ask the obvious, so what?
Slate.com, March 31, 2014.
Talk about a Sweetheart Sentence! We're sure money and privilege had nothing to do with this travesty.....

Girl harbored dark secret, fearing she'd be sent away
Starting at age 14, Nita Dittenber was passed among four families over two years through a practice called "private re–homing." In September, Reuters exposed an underground market in which desperate parents use online bulletin boards to offer adoptees to strangers, often illegally and with no government oversight.
In the last home where Nita was sent, re–homing served a different purpose, Ohio prosecutors contend. They say it was used to silence Nita and another girl in an effort to conceal the repeated sexual abuse of children.
Reuters, March 21, 2014

Why Did Child Molester Have Sentence Reduced From Life To One Year?
Sweetheart Sentence: A Nevada man sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a family member under the age of 14 for more than two years has had his sentence changed to just one year. Isaac Onsurez admitted to having sex with the six–year–old girl more than 100 times in the late 1990s and pleaded guilty last December to lewdness with a minor under 14. But despite verbally sentencing Onsurez and electronically filing it the next day, Washoe District Judge Brent Adams said he didn't intend to sentence the child molester behind bars and reversed his sentence.
Reagancoalition.com, March 20, 2014

Florida mom charged after telling cops she buried her 2–year–old daughter in suitcase
Rachel Fryer, 32, told police she buried the body of 2–year–old Tarji Gordan after finding the girl not breathing on Feb. 6 just after a caseworker visited her home, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Daily News, February 26, 2014

Kryzie King admits brutal abuse of 4–year–old Myls Dobson: court
King, charged with first–degree assault in Myls' death, told investigators she beat the boy even after he asked "why no one loved me," according to court papers.
Daily News, February 21, 2014

Child molester says victim to blame for injuries
A child molester being sued for moving back next door to one of his victims after getting out of jail is blaming the victim for any injuries she suffered as a result of the 2003 attack at her Carmel home. ... Caruso was arrested in September 2009 by Putnam County sheriff's deputies after a Mahopac school official reported the assault. The girl's father was aware of it, convincing Caruso more than a year earlier to sign a confession and forgive him from paying back loans. Prosecutors estimated the loan amount between $20,000 and $50,000. The father said the loans had nothing to do with him not reporting the assault.
USAToday, February 13, 2014

Girl, 12, testifies how stepdad 'waterboarded' her: 'I felt like I was going to die'
Dr. Melvin Morse, a prominent Delaware pediatrician and author, is accused of waterboarding her as a form of punishment. The girl, who was 11 when the accusations first surfaced, took the witness stand for the first time on Monday in the trial of Morse, who is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.
Daily News, February 04, 2014

Alleged Long Island director of child porn featuring 3-year-old is arrested
Federal authorities say that Joseph Valerio 'scripted' between 20 and 30 sexually explicit videos that a woman made on her cellphone featuring her young daughter. The pair had dated briefly, according to officials.
Daily News, February 03, 2014

California mother, boyfriend held for murder of 3–year–old daughter
Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found sexually abused and beaten to death in her Napa home. Her mother, Sara Krueger, 23, and her mother's boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 26, are facing charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.
Daily News, February 03, 2014

Wisconsin dad who starved daughter gets 5 years in jail
Fox News, January 29, 2014

Melinda Lynn Muniz Faked Rape To Cover Up Murder Of Fiance's 2–Year–Old Daughter: Cops
A Texas woman faces capital murder charges after police said she suffocated her fiance's daughter, then tried to cover up the killing by claiming she had been raped in a home invasion that turned out to be staged.
Huffington Post, January 29, 2014

Gary woman admits selling baby for sex
A Gary, Ind. woman admitted this week that she sold a baby eight times to a Gary man for sex and was in the room for all the meetings except for the last one. Natisha Hillard, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hammond to one count of selling a child for sex and two counts of allowing a child to take part in child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Fox 32 Chicago, January 26, 2014

Kansas City mom pleads guilty to locking girl, 10, in urine-soaked closet
Missouri mom Jacole N. Prince pleaded guilty to keeping her 10-year-old child identified as L.P. locked in a closet and so malnourished she was only 32 pounds and the size of a toddler. Her two half-sisters were taken into protective custody, and Prince was arrested.
Daily News, January 08, 2014

Ex–Marine sentenced to 2 lifetimes in prison for sexually abusing own children
Jonathan Adleta, an Afghanistan war vet, was served two lifetimes in prison for abusing his son and daughter, and a girlfriend's daughter, all under the age of 4. Adleta got help in carrying out the acts from his ex–wife, Sarah, who received a 54–year sentence, and Samantha Bryant, a new girlfriend whose daughter Adleta also molested.
Daily News, January 07, 2014

Afghan girl wearing suicide bomber's vest detained after family ordered her to carry out attack: Reports
The child, believed to be the 8– to 10–year–old sister of a Taliban commander, was instructed to carry out a suicide attack on border police in Helmand province on Monday but her cries gave her away, according to various reports.
Daily News, January 06, 2014

Records: Father attacked son months before killing teen in Essex
Judge found allegations in divorce case fell short of proving child abuse
Burlington Free Press, December 27, 2013

Alabama man raped, videotaped his son with other man in interstate child porn ring: prosecutors
Carl Philip Herold subjected his 9-year-old son to the abuse while Charles Dunnavant participated, cops say. The disturbing allegations could be part of a larger, interstate child porn ring, prosecutors fear.
Daily News, December 16, 2013

Prosecutors: 7-month-old baby died of dehydration and overheating
A 7-month-old girl found in a snowsuit and blanket in a "very warm" Lawndale apartment died in part from dehydration and overheating, authorities said Friday. It was the third time Erica Hampton had left her three young children home alone in her apartment in the past 10 days, Cook County prosecutors said.
Chicago Sun-Times, December 13, 2013

Sickening details emerge about abuse of 11–year–old boy found cuffed with dead chicken tied to neck
The child's foster parents, Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper, both 57, were indicted on a litany of child abuse charges in North Carolina this week. The indictment revealed more details about the shocking abuse the child endured while living in the Union County home.
Daily News, December 10, 2013

  • NC man accused of handcuffing boy to porch rejects plea deal
    "MONROE, N.C. (AP)—MONROE, N.C. (AP)—The North Carolina man accused of handcuffing and chaining an 11–year–old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment has rejected a plea deal."
    Associated Press, March 16, 2015.

Florida man accused of leaving infant in locked car outside strip club
Andrew Sosa, 21, was arrested after police found a four–month–old girl covered in sweat and vomit. The man is said to have left the baby in the vehicle for more than three hours while he was inside the Fort Myers strip club.
Daily News, December 07, 2013

Arthur Carpenter charged with killing infant son
Chicago Sun-Times, December 06, 2013

"The music never stopped": Tucson cops describe hell house where three girls endured relentless noise and only one meal a day
Cops say stepdad Fernando Richter and mom Sophia Richter held the malnourished girls, aged 12, 13, and 17, in deplorable conditions. The girls even used their closets as bathrooms at times. Bail was set for their mother and stepfather at $75,000 and $100,000 respectively. Neither entered pleas. The malnourished girls told police they hadn't bathed in up to six months.
Daily News, November 27, 2013

Woodstock cop's punishment angers parents
Officer suspended after allegedly sending sexually inappropriate message to 12–year–old, misusing database
Chicago Tribune, November 27, 2013

Colorado man who posted chilling photo of daughter on Facebook moments before shooting her has died: reports
Daily News, November 26, 2013

Pentagon launches major child abuse study
The Defense Department's newly organized child abuse working group will conduct a rapid review of child and domestic abuse and will issue its first report in February. The group project, which will last a year, was ordered in light of revelations of widespread child abuse in the services.
Army Times, November 16, 2013

Tennessee couple rented daughters for pornographic videos: police
Ronnie Lee McCall and Connie McCall face federal sex crime charges after investigators found the girls, ages 5 to 16, living in a 'deplorable' trailer in Johnson City. The creepy parents forced their children into sexual encounters with paying adults, authorities say.
Daily News, October 20, 2013

Michigan dad pleads guilty to having sex with 3-year-old daughter
The dad admitted to raping his toddler, while the mom said she held the girl's hands so 'it wouldn't hurt so much.' Both parents were charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Daily News, October 16, 2013

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16-year-old girl in foster care is too immature to get an abortion
The girl, who is referred to as Anonymous 5 in court documents, had become a ward of the state after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her biological parents, including a broken collarbone and shoulder blade during a 2011 beating at the hands of her father.
Daily News, October 09, 2013

Mom who held down 4-year-old son so step–father could rape him gets 20 years
Sabrina Bonner, 25, blindfolded the boy during visits to the Toul detention center during which her partner Lionel Barthelemy, 31, had sex with him. Barthelemy was also sentenced to 20 years.
Daily News, September 27, 2013

Bible-thumping W. Va. child molester says 'prancing' 7–year–old tempted him: 'All have ... come short of the glory of God'
Self-righteous and self-deluded, former church custodian Charles Brainard Hogan, who sexually abused the girl while babysitting, reminded the court at his sentencing that all have sinned.
Daily News, September 20, 2013

Washington couple guilty in death of adopted daughter Hana Williams
Daily News, September 10, 2013

Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted from overseas
Reuters Investigates, September 09, 2013

Herbert and Catherine Schaible Will Be Charged With Murder For 'Faith-Healing' Death of 8-Month Old Son
A judge upheld murder charges Wednesday against a fundamentalist Christian couple in their infant's faith–healing death, saying things might be different if their toddler hadn't died four years ago "under strikingly similar circumstances."
Huffington Post, August 07, 2013

Mother pleads guilty to making her 11–year–old daughter have sex with 24–year–old
Daily News, August 06, 2013

Australian pair in L.A. convicted for making child porn with 'adopted son' from Russia
Daily News, June 29, 2013

Michigan 'sex addict' dad raped toddler daughter as wife held her hand to comfort her: cops
Daily News, June 12, 2013

NH Woman Convicted of Child Porn Gets 40 Years
A woman convicted of sexually exploiting her 14–year–old daughter to produce child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison by a federal judge who called her conduct "shocking" and "egregious."
Omaha.com, May 23, 2013

Mother gets 30 months in prison for child abuse
Judge Myron Duhart didn't mince words as he sentenced a Toledo mother to prison for abusing a 3–year–old girl she and her husband adopted. He pointed out that Courtney Waxler's biological children were born opiate–dependent.
Toldeo Blade, May 01, 2013

Augusta grandmother pleads guilty to reduced child abuse charges
Aileen M. Satoafaiga, 46, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to reduced charges of cruelty to children in the second degree, and Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea deal for a seven–year probation sentence.
Augusta Chronicle, April 19, 2013

My mother is an evil monster who deserves to die in prison: Son, 57, speaks out against mother as she is set to be sentenced to 45 DAYS for 1958 death of his baby sister
Daily Mail, April 16, 2013

Wis. stepmother takes plea deal in starved teen case
The woman, who wasn't identified, would have faced up to 55 years in prison and $105,000 in fines if she had been convicted on four dropped felony charges
MSN News, April 08, 2013

Teen mom says she abused her 2–month–old baby so she could feel what it was like to be abuser instead of the abused: police
Ashley Nicole Williams, 19, admitted to the abuse because she was curious to know what being a molester was like, police said. The Missouri teen was arrested and charged with first degree child abuse.
Daily News, March 21, 2013

Mother burned daughter with hot knife for talking to boy online: police
Sahar Thabit of Hollywood, Fla. was allegedly enraged that her daughter preferred a boy she met on the Internet to the cousin her parents arranged for her to marry.
Daily News, March 21, 2013

Delaware boy, 12, escapes after parents locked him in room for 3 months without regular food or medical care: police
Daily News, March 21, 2013

Sitter gets probation in Bensalem shaken baby case
A Bensalem woman is banned from babysitting as part of a plea deal reached Monday.
Cindy Berdick, 41, pleaded guilty to simple assault and child endangerment in Bucks County Court in Doylestown before Judge Wallace Bateman. She admitted assaulting a 4–month–old boy in her care last year, injuring the baby so badly he suffered a near–fatal brain injury.
Courier Times, March 19, 2013

Montana man admits he waterboarded four children to teach them a lesson
The man's former girlfriend caught him pouring water over the faces of his two sons and two neighborhood kids. As part of a plea agreement, the Jefferson County man received two years of probation.
Daily News, March 12, 2013

Chambersburg stepmother asks Superior Court to exclude her text messages from her trial on charges she permanently disabled boy, 4
Public Opinion, January 16, 2013

Judge: California boy murdered neo-Nazi dad, knew it was wrong
"The [10-year-old] boy told police 'he was tired of his dad hitting him and his mom,' and that he thought his father was having an affair that might contribute to the family's break–up."
CNN, January 14, 2013

Ohio father sentenced to 50 years to life in child rape case involving his adopted sons
Huffington Post, February 26, 2013

Kimberly Kubina Sentenced To 35 Years In Death Of Christian Choate, Stepson Locked In Cage
Huffington Post, February 19, 2013

Siblings discover document detailing their father's molestation of Boy Scouts, sparking them to recall their own abuse
Daily News, February 17, 2013

Man, 44, who impregnated his 13-year-old stepdaughter turns himself in to Mexican authorities
Daily Mail, February 15, 2013

Former Imperial Valley Official Gets Probation Over Child Endangerment
KTLA, February 09, 2013

Two prosecutors suspended in case of man who torched family
Chicago Sun-Times, January 15, 2013

Wakefield neighbors shocked at charges against John Burbine
"John Burbine is now facing 100 criminal charges, including 40 counts of aggravated rape, for allegedly sexually assaulting 13 children during a two–year period, children he gained access to through his wife's babysitting and day care business.
Prosecutors said Marian Burbine was not aware that her husband was allegedly molesting the children entrusted into her care, though she did know he was a Level 1 sex offender."
Boston.com, December 06, 2012.

Pakistan girl 'fated' to die in acid attack: mother
News.com Australia, November 05, 2012

Babysitter held without bond; kids stabbed more than 50 times, prosecutor says
Chicago Sun-Times, October 31, 2012

Tahlequah man accused of giving gang tattoos to kids
Gritts is the biological father to the victim in another high profile child abuse case in Cherokee County. He is being held in the same jail as Jodi Rock, the mother of his infant son. Earlier this year, Rock confessed to using a flat iron to repeatedly burn the baby boy's testicles. The child also had broken bones in various stages of healing.
KJRH, October 30, 2012

Tamryn Klapheke's Death Sparks Abilene Police Investigation Of Child Protective Services
Huffington Post, October 16, 2012

Faith healer parents avoid jail after son, 16, dies in horrible pain after they tried to 'pray away' his burst appendix
Daily Mail, September 18, 2012

11-year-old girl: My doctor dad 'waterboarded' me as punishment: report
Child told police her doctor, a pediatrician who wrote a book about children having near-death experiences, held her face under a faucet, causing her to choke and feel as though she was drowning.
Daily News, August 09, 2012

Social worker sentenced for ignoring child abuse cases
"A former social worker, who admitted she lied about sexual abuse cases involving children, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Geri Murphy learned her sentence Tuesday morning in Anderson County. She pleaded guilty to nine counts of falsifying documents. Prosecutors said Murphy left children in homes where they were being sexually assaulted, never looked into the claims, then lied to the state. Among the more disturbing cases listed in her indictment, the sexual abuse of a three–year–old by their biological father."
WKYT, July 24, 2012

Indian father accused of killing baby 'for being a girl'
CNN, June 14, 2012

Woman gets life for raping infant daughter
Note: access facilitated by "electronic" introductions (couldn't be FB, right?), and the attempt to confuse "sick" with "sickening."
CBS News, May 1, 2012

Adam Croote: Missing–children poster child is sentenced for rape
"A man who was once a poster child for missing children has been sentenced to 25 years to life prison for raping a 10–year–old girl he was babysitting in upstate New York."
Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2012

Wis. couple arrested for allegedly starving infant daughter in fear of obesity
A Wisconsin couple starved their infant daughter for months, worried that she would become obese, police say. Christopher and Mary Sultze were charged this month with felony count child neglect and each faces a year in prison and a $25,000 fine if found guilty.
CBS News, November 18, 2011

The judge, the madam and the babies she 'bought'
Chicago Sun–Times, January 30, 2012

Ohio Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping, Prostituting 3 Adopted Children
Huffington Post, February 29, 2012

Foster parent, former religious publisher charged with abusing two girls
"Robert R. Gaskill ... has operated a foster care service ... as well as a foster care support system called Tapestry Chicago.... He also served on the board of the River Forest Youth Soccer program and was a program coordinator in the late 1990s. Gaskill currently works as the marketing director at Lydia Home in Chicago, a residential facility for abused children. He previously worked for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. ... [H]e was the president and publisher of Chicago Catholic Publications, which publishes the Chicago Archdiocese's official newspaper, the New World."
Chicago Sun-Times, February 04, 2012

State paid sex offenders as baby sitters
Illinois' baby–sitting program has given rapists, molesters and other violent felons access to kids
Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2011

Uncle nabbed in beating death of 6–month–old boy, cops say
Daily News, May 26, 2011

Vancouver woman, man arrested in 'cage–like' confinement of autistic boys
The Oregonian, April 13, 2011

Lonnie Johnson, convicted child rapist, set free by Utah court, declared incompetent to stand trial
Daily News, April 08, 2011

When Dangerous School Visitors are Family
Bay Citizen, June 10, 2010

New York nanny Jonathan Then, worked for dozens of families, charged with molesting boys
Daily News, May 9, 2009

Court Sentences Foster Parent for Abuse
After a five–week sentencing hearing, a former Santa Barbara daycare operator and parent was finally sentenced to a year in prison last Friday for abusing and neglecting her four foster children — three of [whom] she kept in cages.
Daily Nexus, May 14, 2007

Girl Details Rape at Trial
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 23, 2004

Manhunt: Suspect Allegedly Drugged, Raped Daughter's Pals
The Boston Herald, May 31, 2001

Pregnant 10–Year–Old Blames 'Godfather', 75
Connecticut Post, April 18, 2002

Stow Couple Facing Rape Allegations
Akron Beacon Journal, July 25, 2001

Stepdad Accused of Rape Dies in Sex Shop
El Paso Times, August 10, 2002

Child Molester's Deal Means Life in Prison
Contra Costa Times, August 3, 2002

Mother Prayed, Child–Sex Trial Told
New Zealand National News, June 18, 2002

Family Values
The Recorder, June 7, 2002

Sex Offender Asks for Castration
Las Vegas SUN, May 16, 2002

The Psychiatrist as Accomplice
The Washington Times, April 28, 2002

Man Gets Life for Day–Care Sex Abuse
The Associated Press, March 8, 2002

Man Faces Over 2,000 Child Porn Charges
The Beaver County Times, March 1, 2002

Man's Attacks on Girls Result in Series of Life Sentences
The Kansas City Star, November 1, 2001

Girl Removed From Home After Having Stepfather's Baby
The Associated Press, October 29, 2000

Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Molesting Boys
The Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2001

2nd Time Rape Offender Sentenced to Prison
The Billings Gazette, July 12, 2001

Rapist Gets 15 Years, Deportation
Deseret News, July 10, 2001

Man Who Garrotted His Family Gets Life
The Guardian, May 25, 2001

Was Baby Boy Bred to Have Sex With 'Dad'?
Toronto Sun, March 17, 2001

Judge Adds 10 Years to Child Rapist's Sentence
The Salt Lake Tribune, May 3, 2001

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ABUSE by LAW ENFORCEMENT, LEGAL AUTHORITIES, GOVERNMENT LEADERS

Police Chief Dies, After Shamelessly Raping A 7–Years–Old Boy In Texas
"But after he was sacked, a rape case was filed against him and subsequent investigations found some of the painkillers he had stolen during his term of office on the scene, and other overwhelming evidence that has committed many crimes including raping the boy.
When Palmer realized that investigators had found strong evidence against him, that he had on many occasions bound, gagged and sexually assaulted a young boy, starting back in 1998 when the boy was 7 years old. He quickly went into hiding to avoid arrest and prosecution.
Palmer is also said to have tried several times to temper with the evidence, and he was also charged with eight counts of tampering with evidence. Investigators said evidence of all these crimes were even found in Palmer's office at the police department, after he had left his office."
AnonHQ, April 17, 2015.

Ohio trooper who ripped up tickets in exchange for sex sentenced to five years in prison
"Bryan D. Lee, 31, admitted he had sex with four women during his eight year career in law enforcement—and some of his victims were sexually assaulted while they were under arrest and handcuffed."
Daily News, April 12, 2015.

Fla. woman filmed parole officer raping her during home visit: cops
"Adding to the woman's terrifying ordeal, she told police that her daughter was in the next room.
'The victim said, 'This is rape. This is rape. I don't want you to do this',' Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McCue recalled her words heard in the video to WSVN.
'Unfortunately, she was in fear that if she reported this, he would violate her probation and put her back in jail,' McCue said.
Bailey was fired from the Florida Department of Corrections on Wednesday, where he had worked for more than 25 years."
Daily News, March 31, 2015.

Child abuse cover–up: IPCC to probe claims that MPs, judges, police, actors and clergy were protected
"The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it is now looking at 17 allegations of a police cover–up in relation to child sex offences from the 1970s to 2000s.
The watchdog said it is looking at claims police dropped an investigation into alleged child sex abuse committed by MPs, judges, celebrities, police, actors and religious figures."
The Telegraph, March 27, 2015.

NYPD cop and pastor is charged with rape for having sex with 16–year–old girl he met through church youth program: police
"'He abused his two positions of authority, both public and vestal,' Bronx Assistant District Attorney Joelle Morabito said."
Daily News, March 25, 2015.

EXCLUSIVE: Woman details bizarre booze binge that led to NYPD cop's alleged attempt to have sex with her
" A pair of sex–crimes cops, who were supposed to be investigating a rape allegation, flew cross-country ready to party—and party hard.
The Seattle woman at the center of a scandal that has left Officer Lukasz Skorzewski and Lt. Adam Lamboy stripped of their guns and badges says the cops wouldn't take no for an answer. They bought her round after round of drinks during a nine–hour bender.
'Looking back, it was totally naive of me to join them,' the 24–year–old college student said. 'But I was like, 'This is really cool.' I really looked up to them'."
Daily News, January 18, 2015.

City jail officials vow to stop hiring criminals to oversee inmates at Rikers Island
"Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte has promised to tighten up the hiring process. His department also vows to reexamine staffers who have ties to gangs or multiple arrests. The crackdown comes after their lax hiring practices were revealed in a report by the city Department of Investigation."
Daily News, January 15, 2015.

New Hampshire police chief offered to drop charges against teen if she posed nude for him
"A small–town New Hampshire police chief resigned after he allegedly asked a teenager to pose for nude photos in the station basement in exchange for dropping a possession of alcohol charge."
Daily News, December 28, 2014.

Rikers Island Captain who ignored dying inmate guilty
"Two former corrections officers testified in the case that they alerted Pendergrass, 50, to Echevarria's worsening condition on separate occasions. The bipolar inmate was hunched over, vomiting, and asking for medical care after ingesting the powerful soap detergent used to scrub cells, guards testified.
'Don't bother me unless someone is dead,' authorities said Pendergrass replied after being advised about Echevarria on Aug. 18, 2012.
The next day, he was found dead in his cell."
Daily News, December 17, 2014.

Former Tenn. cop arrested for raping prostitute while on-duty: police
"A former Tennessee police officer was arrested for forcing a prostitute to have sex with him while he was on'duty, according to a news release from Metro police."
Daily News, December 15, 2014.

Alabama cop charged with rape while facing child sex abuse charges
"Birmingham police officer Joshua Herbinger, 29, was charged with the first–degree rape of an adult woman Monday. Two weeks ago, the nine–year police veteran was charged with four counts of child sex abuse after a girl reported the alleged abuse to a school resource officer. "
Daily News, October 21, 2014.

Alaska school district bans all military recruiters amid wide-ranging sex scandal
"The Anchorage School District has banned service members from signing up high school students. The action comes as Alaska Army National Guard officers were accused of making sexual advances toward teens."
Daily News, October 21, 2014.

Fake CA cop busted in rape of exotic dancer: police
" A sex offender, posing as an undercover officer, raped an exotic dancer before leading the real police on a wild chase through Southern California, authorities said.
Guy Dietz, 43, cuffed the woman behind her back and pretended he was working with a special unit of the Torrance Police Department, the victim said.
'He was very good at it,' Desiree Patton told Fox 11. 'He walked, talked—everything was like an off–duty officer undercover.'"
Daily News, August 30, 2014.

Teacher left alone with sex offender in AZ prison stabbed, raped
"After the last of the other inmates left, Jacob Harvey asked the teacher if she could open the bathroom and then attacked her, records show. Harvey is accused of stabbing her in the head with a pen, forcing her to the ground and raping her."
Daily News, June 19, 2014.

Fired detective who took XXX pics of rape victim, David Bowie's stepdaughter, sues to keep his pension
"Lewd photos of David Bowie's stepdaughter, who had been raped, were found in Richard Vecchio's locker along with a bottle of whiskey, a porno magazine and photos of Britney Spears."
Daily News, June 12, 2014

Child Migrants Claim They're Being Abused by U.S. Border Officials
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not commented on the abuse allegations, but on Monday afternoon the organization replaced its head of internal affairs, James F. Tomsheck, 'amid concerns about use–of–force investigations of Border Patrol agents," according to The Washington Post."
The Wire, June 10, 2014.

Ft. Hood Sexual Assault Prevention Officer Ran On–Base Prostitution Ring: Witness
"Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen is accused of targeting female soldiers with financial woes to recruit into his ring. He pimped out the women to high ranking officers who paid for sex, one woman testified Tuesday."
Daily News, June 03, 2014.

  • Another Fort Hood Soldier Charged in Prostitution Ring
    "The case came to light in May when multiple military sources said a Fort Hood sexual–assault prevention staffer, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, was accused of abusive sexual contact and pandering. No charges have been filed against him.
    "I'm aware and I have no comment," McQueen's attorney, Joseph Jordan, said when asked about the development.
    My San Antonio, June 04, 2014.

Former CA Vice Cop Convicted of Forcing Prostitutes to Have Sex With Him While in Uniform
"A former California vice cop who forced hookers to have sex with him while he was in uniform is facing a lengthy spell behind bars."
Daily News, May 29, 2014.

Westchester Cop who taught sex–abuse awareness to kids indicted on child porn charges
"A former Westchester County police chief who taught sex–abuse awareness classes to kids has been indicted on child porn charges."
Daily News, May 15, 2014.

Westbrook (ME) Woman accused of allowing boyfriend to sexually assault developmentally disabled 14–year–old relative
"A Westbrook woman who is accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a 14–year–old relative with developmental disabilities has been indicted by a grand jury on a half–dozen related charges."
Maine Sunday Telegram, April 15, 2014.

Illinois legislator — who sponsored TWO bills to boost child pornography penalties — under investigation for possession of kiddie porn
Federal authorities seized computers from the office of Keith Farnham last week. The 66–year–old resigned Wednesday citing health problems. The five–year lawmaker has co–sponsored two bills to increase penalties for possession of child porn.
Daily News, March 22, 2014

Brian Fanelli, Police Chief, Arrested For Possessing Child Porn
A suburban New York police chief who taught sex–abuse awareness classes to children has been charged with downloading child pornography.
Huffington Post, January 23, 2014

City correction officer arrested for having sexual contact with teen girl he met at a party
Giovanny Campos, 41 — an employee of the New York City Correction Department — told authorities he was under the impression his date was 18 when he was arrested Tuesday night in Queens.
Daily News, January 08, 2014

Ex–federal air marshal serving child porn sentence gets 90 more years
Michael McGowan, 41, got sentenced to more time after the U.S. Bureau of Prisons intercepted a letter he wrote to a victim asking him to destroy a hard drive containing incriminating images in his Long Island home.
Daily News, January 07, 2014

Homicide charges in Brooklyn girl's death against former child welfare workers dropped
Damon Bell and Chereece Adams were indicted in 2011 for criminally negligent homicide in connection with 4–year–old Marchella Brett-Pierce.
Daily News, December 18, 2013

Italy: Judges see "romance" in child sex case
Italy's top appeals court has annulled a five–year jail sentence against a 60–year–old man found in bed with a girl of 11 on the grounds it's a 'romantic relationship,' it's reported.
BBC News, December 11, 2013

Body pulled from frigid Potomac River identified as disgraced D.C. cop facing child porn charge
Marc Washington, 32, was arrested last week for allegedly taking naked photos of a 15–year–old girl while on duty. He was released from jail on Monday—and was found in the river the next night.
Daily News, December 10, 2013

Woodstock cop's punishment angers parents
Officer suspended after allegedly sending sexually inappropriate message to 12–year–old, misusing database
Chicago Tribune, November 27, 2013

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16–year–old girl in foster care is too immature to get an abortion
The girl, who is referred to as Anonymous 5 in court documents, had become a ward of the state after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her biological parents, including a broken collarbone and shoulder blade during a 2011 beating at the hands of her father.
Daily News, October 09, 2013

Child–sex felon worked for City Hall, Chicago school system
Jesus Alanis, 42, of Chicago, a former City Hall and Chicago Public Schools employee [was] convicted in a child–sex case and sentenced to 20 years in prison
Chicago Sun–Times, September 26, 2013

Husband of former U.S. transportation secretary sentenced to 14 years for sexually abusing 7–year–old girl
Jesus Alanis, 42, of Chicago, a former City Hall and Chicago Public Schools employee [was] convicted in a child–sex case and sentenced to 20 years in prison
Daily News, September 21, 2013

Louisiana parish claims incarcerated 14–year–old consented to be raped by a corrections officer
"These girls in the detention center are not Little Miss Muffin," remarked one official
Salon, August 23, 2013

Brooklyn court officer a prolific pedophile, filmed naked children and snapped photos of little girls in courthouse: Feds
Daily News, July 13, 2013

Ex–L.A. County sheriff's employee sentenced in child porn case
A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employee was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in federal prison for seeking to have sex with children and distributing child pornography, authorities said. Mark Robin Rainwater, 46, was arrested on Oct. 12 at Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala., with sex toys and children's toys in his luggage after he had arrived from California to meet two boys, according to federal authorities.
Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2013

Revolting Assemblyman Vito Lopez dreamed of living in a place where he could legally bed underage girls
The beseiged 71–year–old former Brooklyn Democratic Party boss has been accused of sexually harassing interns in his Assembly office, even suggesting that one of his office hands dress sexier—like his former 14–year–old intern, according to sources.
Daily News, March 11, 2013

NYPD Sergeant Alberto Randazzo, 36, is arrested after cops find child porn on his computer: police
Daily News, February 19, 2013

Veteran city supervisor arrested on charges of child porn possession tells FBI he uses binoculars to spy on elementary school kids in Queens
Daily News, January 25, 2013

Keith Dietterle, FBI analyst, accused of distributing child pornography
ABC–7 News, December 03, 2012

Syracuse judge admits to sexually abusing niece
Request by Family Court judge to hide molestation thwarted by judicial watchdog agency
Times Union, August 22, 2012

Social worker sentenced for ignoring child abuse cases
"A former social worker, who admitted she lied about sexual abuse cases involving children, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Geri Murphy learned her sentence Tuesday morning in Anderson County. She pleaded guilty to nine counts of falsifying documents. Prosecutors said Murphy left children in homes where they were being sexually assaulted, never looked into the claims, then lied to the state. Among the more disturbing cases listed in her indictment, the sexual abuse of a three–year–old by their biological father."
WKYT, July 24, 2012

Department of Children and Families Worker Allegedly Had Sexual Relationship With Teen Involved in Prostitution Ring: Report
NBC6 Miami, June 27, 2012

Court upholds former DCS worker's child molesting convictions
Indiana Lawyer, June 27, 2012

Man admits to child molesting at police job interview
The 26–year–old jobseeker was asked if he had ever engaged in a sexual crime he could be convicted of. He said yes.
Daily News, June 27, 2012

Air Force instructor guilty in sex abuse scandal
Daily News, July 20, 2012

Court upholds former DCS worker's child molesting convictions
TheIndianaLawyer.com, June 27, 2012

'57 case hovers over rape trial
The former cop charged with kidnapping and killing a Sycamore girl in 1957 could spend the rest of his life in prison even if he's never convicted of the notorious, decades–old murder. Jack Daniel McCullough, now 72, is scheduled to stand trial Monday on charges he raped a 14–year–old girl in the same small DeKalb County town in late 1961 or 1962 at the apartment he then shared with several roommates.
Chicago Sun–Times, April 09, 2012

Rape victim sues Harvey over untested rape kit
A woman whose rape kit sat untested in the Harvey Police Department's basement for a decade after her stepfather allegedly sexually assaulted her filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city and the stepfather—a former Cook County correctional officer—saying she did so to gain closure.
Southtown Star, February 08, 2012

5,200 Names involving the Pentagon Paid for Child Pornography
"A nation that openly sexualises youngsters has become the world hub for a dark, booming industry. Now police have decided to tackle the culture of abuse."
Politicol News, February 04, 2012

The judge, the madam and the babies she 'bought'
Chicago Sun-Times, January 30, 2012

Gregory Pyle, McHenry County Police Officer, Faces Criminal Sex Assault Charges
Huffington Post, January 09, 2012

Ex-NYPD cop William Fox faces 69 years in prison for molesting boys
Daily News, October 29, 2011

ICE Chief Anthony V. Mangione Regularly Sent Child Porn, Ordered to Undergo Mental Evaluation
"Emails from the suspect account also contained additional images that displayed a sexual interest in children," reads one of the warrants. "For example, at least three of the images depicted nude children being spanked. At least five additional images depicted the nude buttocks of children." Miami New Times, October 07, 2011

State paid sex offenders as baby sitters
Illinois' baby–sitting program has given rapists, molesters and other violent felons access to kids
Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2011

NYPD youth officer Kevin Louther charged with sexting 15–year–old girl
Daily News, June 03, 2011

Veteran NYPD cop busted in Albany for stalking 11–year–old girl on way to school
Daily News, June 24, 2010

Judge Transferred Over Alleged Actions in Visitation Case Involving Sex Offender
The National Law Journal, August 13, 2010

Florida DCF official pleads guilty to child exploitation
The National Association to PROTECT Children, May 11, 2009

Afghan Taliban use firing squad to kill young woman, man for eloping
Daily News, April 14, 2009

Former Judge Disbarred for Conviction of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Law.com, February 3, 2009

Parole board commissioner Chris Ortloff arrested in child sex sting
Daily News, October 14, 2008

Six–Term State Lawmaker Strikes Plea Deal in Child Sex Case
The Associated Press, August 26, 2004

Judge Sends Former Cop To Prison
Orlando Sentinel, August 4, 2004

Cyber-Sting Lawyer Jailed For Kid Porn
New York Post, March 12, 2002

Ex Policeman Jailed For Child Abuse
BBC News, March 20, 2002

Police: Margate Officer Admits to Sex with Arrested Teen
Sun-Sentinel, April 9, 2001

Lauderdale Officer Accused of Soliciting Girl, 14, on Web
Sun-Sentinel, June 22, 2001

Delegate Entangled In Family Scandal Md.
The Washington Post, July 2, 2001

FBI agent convicted of daughters' abuse
Baltimore Sun, July 11, 1993

Damages Are Awarded To 2 Sisters for Abuse
New York Times, May 18, 1990

Gold Gets Probation in Fondling of Child; Agrees to Treatment
The New York Times, October 21, 1983

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ABUSE by PHYSICIANS, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, SOCIAL WORKERS and THERAPISTS

Long Island doctor Mitchell Fagin indicted for prescribing meds to female patients in exchange for sexual favors
"'Dr. Fagin allegedly used his prescription–writing privileges not to heal, as was his duty, but to victimize vulnerable patients,' said acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie."
Daily News, May 22, 2015.

Bronx nursing home 'animal' gets 6 months for abusing mute 64–year–old woman
"Weeping relatives of a mute 64–year–old woman sexually abused by a male aide at a Bronx nursing home labeled the creep as subhuman as he was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars."
Daily News, April 30, 2015.

Queens baby dies from severe burns after hot bath, nurse charged with murder
"A cold–hearted Queens nurse was nabbed Wednesday as she was about to board a plane out of the country and leave behind her horrific crime—the killing of a 22–month–old girl from a bath so scalding the child's skin peeled off, police said."
Daily News, April 29, 2015.

Perverted British blood doc used 'spy pen' when filming, sexually abusing seriously ill young male patients
"Between 2009 and 2013, the perverted doctor amassed more than 16,000 images of indisposed patients, leading to 25 different charges including sexual assault and voyeurism following his December 2013 arrest, the BBC reported."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.

Hidden camera catches Washington state nursing home owner raping 83–year–old dementia patient: police
"The woman's family set up a secret camera inside her room at AA Adult Family Home in Auburn because they said something felt off. They found footage of the home's 67–year–old owner allegedly attacking the woman, and police arrested him Thursday."
Daily News, November 15, 2014.

Woman who gouged her eyes out in CA sues over viral photo
"The as–yet unidentified nurse took the photograph of the patient with the 'intact pencils sticking out of her eyes,' then shared the unauthorized picture with another person, who passed the image to Joshua Shivers, the lawsuit said.
Shivers, in turn, used his mother's computer to post the image to a 'shock' website, the suit stated, adding that the photo has since been viewed more than 192,000 times. The specific website to which it was posted was not disclosed."
Reuters Press, October 22, 2014.

CO nurse sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting brain–injured patient
"A Colorado nurse confessed to sexually assaulting his brain–injured patient—only after the woman's family caught the crime on video."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.

Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor
"(Reuters)—Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by a doctor during gynecological exams."
Reuters Press, July 21, 2014.

NYC Gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patients
"A Manhattan gynecologist has been indicted on charges he sexually abused six patients — most of whom were pregnant, the Daily News has learned."
Daily News, June 18, 2014.

Arkansas Gynecologist Took Naked Photos of Patients During Exams: Police.
"Found in the deleted images within the hard-drive of the cellular telephone were numerous images of nude females that appear to have been taken in a medical office during medical examinations," the arrest warrant reads.
Daily News, April 16, 2014

Girl, 12, testifies how stepdad 'waterboarded' her: 'I felt like I was going to die'
Dr. Melvin Morse, a prominent Delaware pediatrician and author, is accused of waterboarding her as a form of punishment. The girl, who was 11 when the accusations first surfaced, took the witness stand for the first time on Monday in the trial of Morse, who is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.
Daily News, February 04, 2014

Pedophile, 60, goes free after court rules girl, 11, was in love with her abuser
Italy's supreme court rules the 2011 conviction of Pietro Lamberti failed to recognize the 'amorous relationship' he had with his victim — and her 'feelings of love.'
Daily News, December 31, 2013

D.C. Pediatrician Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
NBC4, September 12, 2013

Slippery Rock Doctor Charged With Half–Million Child Porn Photos
People in Slippery Rock are stunned after learning a more than 20–year resident is charged with possessing a half-million images of child pornography and also that he reportedly admitted to having sex with three young boys.
CBS Pittsburgh, April 30, 2013

Former doctor sentenced to jail work-release for having child pornography
Chicago Sun–Times, January 07, 2013

Pedophile victim faces abuser in court a second time, after state judge gave monster only two–year sentence
Daily News, October 10, 2012

Todd Parrilla, Pediatrician, Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge
Huffington Post, June 25, 2012

Former Juvenile Counselor Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography
The Bay Citizen, March 01, 2012

Eleven health care workers lose licenses as anti–predator law takes effect
Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2011

Pediatrician Earl Bradley Charged With Molestation of 103 Children
ABC World News, February 23, 2010

Former Napa Hospital Head Sentenced for Child Sex Crimes
Bay Citizen, February 23, 2011

Dallas child psychologist allowed to keep medical license despite molestation conviction
Dallas Morning News, September 11, 2009

Charity: Aid workers raping, abusing children
CNN.com, May 27, 2008

Therapist Gets 90 Years in Sex Case
Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2002

A Complaint Never Forwarded
Newsday, June 6, 2001

Arrest of Authority Figures Presents Confusing Situation for Children
Sun–Sentinel, April 16, 2001

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ABUSE by EDUCATORS/SCHOOL STAFF


China executes teacher who molested or raped 26 students
"BEIJING—A former Chinese elementary school teacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4, in a case underscoring the vulnerability of rural children left behind by parents seeking jobs in cities."
Associated Press, May 30, 2015.

Special ed teacher at Andre Agassi Academy, her ex–boyfriend charged in sexual assault of child
"A former special education teacher at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a Las Vegas school founded by the tennis superstar, has been charged along with her ex–boyfriend for allegedly sexually assaulting a child for four years."
Daily News, May 23, 2015.

Brooklyn teacher acquitted of drugging and raping middle school student demanding job back
" A Brooklyn teacher who was arrested in 2011 on charges of drugging and raping a middle school student is demanding that the city let her keep her teaching job, according to a new lawsuit.
Claudia Tillery, 45, argues in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that she was acquitted of all criminal charges in April 2014 and the Department of Education's hearing officer improperly used sealed evidence, DNA tests and the prosecutor's testimony to toss her from the teaching post she's had since 1996."
Daily News, May 23, 2015.

Maryland music teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing 15 students, mostly in elementary school
" A former music teacher in Maryland pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing 15 female students in his 27 years on the job, usually in a classroom during school hours.
'This man is a predator; he's been a predator for decades,' attorney John McCarthy told the Washington Post after dual hearings for Lawrence Joynes.
Joynes' history of abuse dates back to the '90s and spanned two schools where he worked."
Daily News, May 12, 2015.

Instructor for Ohio State University's marching band charged with raping, kidnapping student
"An adult drum instructor for the self–proclaimed 'Best Damn Band in the Land'—which had a demented culture of sexual hazing, revealed last year—was charged Wednesday with raping and kidnapping an OSU student."
Daily News, April 30, 2015.

New Hampshire man accused of sex assault kills himself hours before mistrial declared
"A 75–year–old New Hampshire piano teacher on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage student killed himself hours before the case was declared a mistrial Friday."
Daily News, April 26, 2015.

Former Queens high school teacher pleads guilty after trying to solicit sex online from 14–year–old girl
"Monsur Khan, formerly an Earth science teacher at Hillside Arts and Letters Academy in Queens (pictured), pleaded guilty after being caught trying to pick up a 14-year-old girl online."
Daily News, April 25, 2015.

Pianist accused of touching student, 15
"A renowned classical pianist and instructor was arrested after fondling a 15–year–old student, cops said Monday.
Oei is married to violinist Eriko Sato and is an instructor at The New School."
Daily News, April 14, 2015.

Horace Mann School settles New Jersey sexual abuse lawsuit brought by former student
"Arnold was able to depose Horace Mann's President Tom Kelly.
She had also scheduled a deposition with Steven Friedman, then the head of Horace Mann's board of trustees.
It never occurred and the lawsuit was settled.
Not being deposed saved Friedman from having to testify under oath about what he knew about the Horace Mann scandal and when he knew it.
Friedman, a hedge fund honcho who was board president for nine years, abruptly resigned his position March 14."
Daily News, April 03, 2015.

Indonesia court sentences Canadian teacher to 10 years for child rape of three kindergartners
"In December, four male janitors at the school were sentenced to eight years in prison in the same case and a female janitor received seven years as an accomplice. A sixth suspect in that group allegedly committed suicide while in police custody.
The school was also shaken last year in an unrelated case over news that William Vahey, an American who taught there from 1992 to 2002, had killed himself as the FBI was investigating evidence that he may have sexually abused scores of teenage boys during a 40–year career at 10 international schools across four continents."
Associated Press, April 03, 2015.

Former Olentangy teacher indicted on 32 counts in child sex abuse case
"Officials say that Rausenberg, who was beloved at the school, might have used that affection to exploit the children.
'It's very depressing,' said Carol O'Brien, Delaware County Prosecutor. 'It makes me angry. It's just scary.'
'This man groomed not only these children, but he groomed the parents, the families and the teachers. Everyone loved Mr. R. He was the rock star of the school'."
The Columbus Dispatch, March 27, 2015.

New Jersey teacher secretly filmed girls' 'intimate parts' at school: charges
"Adam Mayr, an English teacher at Gloucester Community Institute of Technology, secretly recorded upskirt videos of girls at the New Jersey vocational school, authorities say."
Daily News, March 17, 2015.

Former Monroe substitute teacher accused of collecting child pornography for decades
"MONROE (WXYZ)—A 52–year–old Monroe man is in jail after authorities made what prosecutors say is one of the largest seizures of child pornography in the state."
WXYZ.com, March 13, 2015.

William Flynn, teen killer and Pamela Smart's lover, granted parole
"CONCORD, N.H.—The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder trial was granted parole Thursday, nearly 25 years after he killed his school instructor's husband and launched a global spectacle packed with lurid details of sex and manipulation.
William Flynn was 16–year–old 'Billy' in 1990 when he and three teenage friends carried out what prosecutors said was Pamela Smart's plot to murder Gregg Smart. Flynn pleaded guilty to second–degree murder and was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison, minus time served before trial.
A three–person state board granted Flynn parole on his first attempt Thursday, his 41st birthday. He has been in a Maine prison and participated in the hearing by telephone."
Associated Press, March 12, 2015.

New Jersey teacher indicted for misconduct over sex, improper relationships with 18–year–old students
"Nicole McDonough, an English teacher at West Morris Mendham High School, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of official misconduct through alleged 'improper' relationships with three 18–year–old students, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
McDonough, 32, had sex with at least one of the students and engaged in indecent communications with all three, prosecutors said.
Since all of the students are legal adults, she will not be charged for sex crimes."
Daily News, March 12, 2015.

Official: Teacher secretly taped kindergartners in bathroom
"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—An Ohio teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom's bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday.
Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Elliot Gornall, 32, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said."
Associated Press, March 07, 2015.

North Idaho College administrator offered scholarship money for sex with students: cops
"The former financial aid director of North Idaho College has admitted to offering the school's scholarship money to students in exchange for sex."
Daily News, February 21, 2015.

6th student victim ID'd before Maplewood teacher indicted on sex assault charges
"NEWARK—A Maplewood teacher has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting six male students, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today.
Nicole Dufault, 35, of Caldwell, was indicted on 40 counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a press release from the prosecutor's office."
NJ.com, February 17, 2015.

Queens special–education teacher accused of punching student released on his own recognizance
" The Queens special–education teacher accused of punching his 10–year–old student in the face was released on his own recognizance after being arraigned on assault charges Saturday.
Alexander Perry, 36, said nothing as he was escorted from the courthouse by his attorney."
Daily News, January 25, 2014.

Conn. teacher accused of having sex with teen gets arrested for allegedly threatening to kill him and another student
"Danielle Watkins confronted the friend at a coffee shop Friday, police said, telling him that he and his friend 'have taken everything from me—my family, my kids, my job. I will not rest until you are both dead,' the boy's attorney told WVIT-TV."
Daily News, January 10, 2015.

Washington teacher, Boy Scouts leader charged in child porn bust: report
"Darrel Dwight, 52, was carrying more than 600 twisted pictures and videos stored on computer drives when U.S. Postal inspectors served a search warrant at the Vancouver, Wash., home the creepy instructor shares with his mother."
Daily News, December 27, 2014.

MO school bus driver takes blind boy's cane, replaces it with pool noodle
" A Missouri school bus driver robbed a little boy blind.
Rachel Nafzinger said the driver took away her blind 8–year–old son's cane and replaced it with a floppy pool noodle—a twisted punishment for acting out on the bus.
Dakota Nafzinger was born without eyes, and the cane is the only way he can get around, she said.
Daily News, December 18, 2014.

San Diego State fraternity accused of harassing anti–rape demonstrators banned
"The immature actions by members of Delta Sigma Phi—who tout themselves with a slogan of 'the better man'—proved to be the last straw after a 'consistent pattern of policy violations,' the university stated Tuesday.
Those are said to include 'hazing and alcohol misconduct issues,' which may lead to individual investigations into violations of the school's harassment policy."
Daily News, December 17, 2014.

Alabama educator cleared after student recants sex charges
"Bell was arrested in December 2013 on charges she'd had sex with a student, AL.com reported.
The student has since stopped cooperating with prosecutors and now admits the supposed relationship never happened, a Shelby County judge wrote in an order dismissing all charges on Monday."
Daily News, December 13, 2014.

Former Utah teacher faces another rape charge as prosecutors find third victim
"Brianne Land Altice, 35, is now charged with five counts of rape after a third victim described sexual encounters with the former teacher at Davis High School. She is already accused of raping two other young students in 2013"
Daily News, December 12, 2014.

Ex–Brooklyn elementary school teacher explains alleged sex abuse as 'hugs': court records
"Omil Carrasquillo, 36, pleaded not guilty to a 22–count felony indictment that upped to nine the number of his alleged victims. He told the arresting detective Sept. 24 that in exchanging hugs with students, 'some of (his) touches could be misinterpreted,' a court document shows."
Daily News, December 08, 2014.

Florida religious school teacher pleads guilty to sex with 14–year–old student
"Eric Beasley, 25, confessed in federal court Monday to enticing his student at Zion Lutheran Christian School in Florida into having sex with him multiple times. He was arrested in April after police found the biology teacher and the student half-naked in a parked car."
Daily News, December 02, 2014.

Orlando middle school teacher accused of having sex with 15–year–old boy in storage room: cops
"Orange County Public Schools announced Puryear, a social studies teacher and boys track coach at the middle school, has been relieved of his duties, the Orlando Sentinel reported."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.

L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139–million deal
"The size of the settlement reflects not only the harm students and their parents say was inflicted by former third–grade teacher Mark Berndt, but also the school district's failure to take action on misconduct complaints involving Berndt years earlier."
Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2014.

Pre–K intern accused of molesting 13 children has all charges dropped
"Prosecutors cleared Thomsen 'as a legal matter' but refused to adopt the coerced confession argument his lawyers put forward because of a lack of corroborating evidence.
Of course, a Prosecutor dropping a case not considered a 'slam dunk' will be reported as a 'false allegation' by the mainstream media!
Daily News, November 13, 2014.

Perverted Colorado teacher who struck male students' genitals jailed for at least eight years
" Riddle, whose mom told the court how he'd dreamt of being a teacher from the tender age of seven, faced 18 charges of sex assault on a child in a position of trust, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
A jury convicted him on five of the charges on Aug. 20."
Daily News, November 12, 2014.

Teen girls sue city for $60M after being raped in Bronx school
"The girls, ages 12 and 13, were allegedly assaulted by a pair of boys, ages 13 and 14, who took turns raping and sodomizing them for two hours inside Urban Science Academy Oct. 16."
Daily News, November 03, 2014.

Brooklyn elementary school teacher sexually abused 5 students: police
" Brooklyn science teacher was arrested on Wednesday and accused of sexually abusing five of his students, authorities said.
Omil Carrasquillo, 36, faces multiples counts of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for the alleged serial sexual abuse, which took place at Public School 249 — The Caton School in Kensington, officials said."
Daily News, September 25, 2014.

PA Gym teacher accused of having sex with 15–year–old student in office
" A Pennslyvania teacher faces a string of sexual assault charges after allegedly having sex with a 15–year–old girl in his office after football practice.
William Barber was arrested Tuesday after students at Garnet Valley Middle School reported the gym teacher for a rumored sexual relationship with a girl that had been fueled by text messages and private messages on Twitter during the summer.
The girl even gave Barber nude photos, and the 38–year–old football coach's disturbing responses to them were detailed in court documents."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.

HIV–positive teacher uses Grindr for teen hookup: cops
"A Texas man admits to having unprotected sex with a teenaged boy he met on the guy–only hookup app Grindr. The boy's mom called cops after seeing Roger (Joe) Kessler sneaking away from the house. He's held on $250,000 bond."
Daily News, September 15, 2014.

Queens teacher accused of sex with students being treated for 'psychiatric disorder,' lawyer says
"The Queens gym teacher accused of bedding two 16–year–old students is having her head tested, it was revealed Monday.
Joy Morsi, 39, was a no–show at a routine court appearance because she's being treated for an unspecified 'psychiatric disorder,' her lawyer Paul Molina told the judge."
Daily News, September 15, 2014.

Rape Trial Starts for Indonesia School Janitor
"JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)—A closed–door trial began Tuesday for the first of five janitors accused of raping a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school in Indonesia that is facing a storm of controversy following more abuse allegations.
...The school was shaken earlier this year in an unrelated case after news surfaced that William Vahey, an American who taught there from 1992 to 2002, killed himself as the FBI was investigating evidence that he may have sexually abused scores of teen boys during a 40–year career at 10 international schools across four continents. However, there have been no allegations that he molested any students in Indonesia."
Associated Press, August 26, 2014.

Bronx school aide charged with molesting 3 girls
"Steven Walters, 21, allegedly sexually abused two 8–year–old students and groped a third at the School of Science and Applied Learning in late 2013."
Daily News, August 13, 2014.

2 Virginia Schools Blamed for Restraining Students
"WASHINGTON (AP)—The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that two Virginia schools denied students with emotional disabilities the right to a free, appropriate public education by frequently subjecting them to seclusion and physical restraint."
Associated Press, August 07, 2014.

This human posed as a prospective employer...a different predatory tactic, but still within the "umbrella of trust", especially for teens looking for summer or after–school jobs:
Sicko convicted of luring teen girl into sex by promising her a job
"A federal jury deliberated only 20 minutes before convicting a pervert of luring a Brooklyn teen to his office in New Jersey with the false promise of a job in order to have sex with her."
Daily News, July 09, 2014.
But "Sicko?" Come on now, Watch your language!

Former teacher in Bronx gets 14 years for 2013 rape of 10–year–old student
"A prosecutor in Bronx Supreme Court read a heartbreaking letter from the young victim's mother detailing how the attack by Anthony Criscuolo, 41, in the parking lot of Public School 386, has ruined her little girl's life."
Daily News, July 08, 2014.

Intern at Midtown preschool arrested for sexually abusing 13 children: officials
"A 22–year–old intern was charged with sexually abusing 13 children at an upscale preschool in Midtown that caters to wealthy, international families, including those with ties to the UN, officials said.
The accusations against Malthe Thomsen, who worked at the International Preschool on E. 45th St., are as convoluted as they are sickening."
Daily News, July 03, 2014.
Proof that we are slowly winning the media war: Note that the accused's actions are referred to as "sickening" (not "sick"), "The alleged victims were boys and girls, either 4 or 5 years old." Note: Victims of both genders, so hardly a "homosexual run amok." "The school deemed the accusation unfounded, [Cohen] said. But International Preschool, founded in 1963 to cater to UN families, is fully cooperating in the DA's investigation, she added."

Does Your Kid Go To School in a State Where Thousands Are Isolated and Restrained?
"'If you did this at home, you'd be arrested,' a parent told ProPublica. Despite the potential for accident or injury, in 16 states and the District of Columbia, schools are not required to notify parents when their children are restrained at school."
Take Part, June 20, 2014.

  • Violent and Legal: School Kids Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will
    "For more than a decade, mental–health facilities and other institutions have worked to curtail the practice of physically restraining children or isolating them in rooms against their will. Indeed, federal rules restrict those practices in nearly all institutions that receive money from Washington to help the young—including hospitals, nursing homes and psychiatric centers.
    But such limits don't apply to public schools."
    Pro Publica, June 20, 2014.

Bodies of 800 infants, long dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers
"The grim findings, which are being investigated by police, provide a glimpse into a particularly dark time for unmarried pregnant women in Ireland, where societal and religious mores stigmatized them. Without means to support themselves, women by the hundreds wound up at the Home. 'When daughters became pregnant, they were ostracized completely,' Corless said. 'Families would be afraid of neighbors finding out, because to get pregnant out of marriage was the worst thing on Earth. It was the worst crime a woman could commit, even though a lot of the time it had been because of a rape.'"
Washington Post, June 02, 2014.

  • Irish Catholic Church says horrified by children's mass grave
    "(Reuters) — Ireland's Roman Catholic Church told the order of nuns who ran the former home where a mass grave of almost 800 children was found that it must co–operate with any inquiry into the discovery.
    Ireland is considering an investigation into what the government called a 'deeply disturbing' discovery of an unmarked graveyard at a former home run by the Bon Secours Sisters where 796 children died between 1925 and 1961."
    Reuters Press, June 05, 2014.
  • Ireland Mass Graves: Nuns have no records from former home for unmarried mothers.
    "Nuns in charge of an institute for single mothers where hundreds of babies were buried in a septic tank have said they no longer hold records from the home."
    The Independent, June 05, 2014.
  • Unearthing one of the darkest chapters in Irish history
    "Each new detail of what is being called the Irish Holocaust brings fresh horror. The children were the offspring of unmarried mothers who were housed in a nearby home run by nuns. Many died of malnutrition, at a mortality rate suspiciously well above the national average.
    They were stacked on top of each other, in shrouds not coffins, their bodies consigned to the septic tank over a period of decades. No one yet knows whether they bear any marks of identification: it sounds unlikely. If not, they may never be individually identified."
    The Independent, June 06, 2014.
  • Catholic Leader Seeks Irish Probe into Mass Graves
    "DUBLIN (AP)—Ireland should investigate the Catholic Church's mistreatment and burial of babies who died decades ago in nun–operated homes for unmarried mothers, a senior church official declared Sunday as the country confronted another shameful chapter of its history of child abuse.
    Associated Press, June 08, 2014.
  • Ireland Mass Graves: Archbishop of Dublin calls for full inquiry as evidence of medical experiments emerges.
    "Typically, the women's families and wider society had shamed and rejected them because of their pregnancies. Babies born inside the institutions were denied baptism and, if they died from the illness and disease rife in such facilities, also denied a Christian burial."
    The Independent, June 09, 2014.

Queens teacher had sex with 16–year–old– boy for a year: cops
"A Queens high school teacher was busted Monday after authorities discovered she had a year–long sexual relationship with a 16–year–old boy, cops said."
Daily News, June 3, 2014.

HIV–positive teacher intentionally exposed male student, 16, to AIDS virus during sex: police
"An HIV–positive Louisiana teacher and track coach is behind bars after he had sex with a 16–year–old student and intentionally exposed him to the lethal virus, police say."
Daily News, June 02, 2014.

CA School Guard Faces Felony for Attack on Wheelchair-Bound Teen
"A surveillance video shows guard Marchell Mitchell escorting 17–year–old Francisco Martinez down the hall in his wheelchair on the morning of May 19 before suddenly handcuffing him, striking him over the head several times and throwing him face–first from his wheelchair onto the floor.
A fellow security guard then restrained Mitchell as students and teachers ran to the scene, according to the video of the incident released by Oakland High School."
Reuters Press, May 30, 2014.

  • Petition to Reinstate School Guard Fired for Beating Wheelchair Teen
    "'There are some students that like [the guard] and were sympathetic,' Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint told ABC News. 'I think part of the response stems from the fact that many of the students view the attack as a peer to peer situation and they are thinking about what they would have done in that situation.' But students are 'overlooking the fact that the security guard is both an adult and a school employee with higher responsibility,' Flint said.
    He confirmed some students had signed a petition for Mitchell to get his job back.
    ABC News, June 05, 2014.

Bronx Custodian Charged in Alleged Sex Crime
"A 49–year–old school cleaner is facing charges of forcible touching and robbery Wednesday after he brought a woman into his Bronx school and molested her, officials said."
Daily News, May 28, 2014.

Hidden camera found in dorm bathroom at PA's Milton Hershey School
"Video camera discovered in toilet and shower area of private, philanthropic boarding school. Male employee fired from rural Hershey campus." Daily News, May 16, 2014.

Pedophile Teacher Abused Dozens; Clues Missed
"He was one of the most beloved teachers in the world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well–off Americans and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and last to leave. He led student trips to exotic places and gave out cookies and milk at bedtime.
That was the public persona of William Vahey until a maid stole a memory drive from him in November. On it was evidence that Vahey had molested scores of adolescent boys, possibly more.
The discovery of a man the FBI regards as one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory has set off a crisis in the community of international schools, where parents are being told their children may have been victims, and administrators are scurrying to close loopholes exposed by Vahey's abuses."
The difference between a "pedophile" and a predatory pedophile is a criminal act.
Watch your language!
Associated Press, May 13, 2014.

Former Oregon Special Ed Teacher Sentenced for sexually abusing student
An Oregon teacher was sentenced to a month in jail for sexually abusing one of her former students — after another alleged victim sued the woman, claiming her cop husband threatened him with a gun.
The Daily News, April 22, 2014

Fifth Grade Teacher Charged in Child Pornography Case
A fifth–grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials.
The Boston Globe, April 17, 2014

St. Lucie County fires teacher accused of encouraging attack.
"(She) made a very poor decision that day," says David Miklas, "She used students to carry out discipline."
WPTV News, April 10, 2014.

Christian Biology teacher busted with 14–year–old student.
A private Christian high school teacher has been suspended after he was busted having sex with a young teen pupil in his car, police said.
Daily News, April 4, 2014.

TX Bus Driver Taunts Crying Child
In the small town of Floresville, Tex., a sobbing little girl is bullied by school bus driver, who encourages other kids onboard to do the same.
Daily News, April 3, 2014.

Ga. principal posts $50,000 bond after arrest in child-sex sting
CNN, March 04, 2014

Brooklyn special ed teacher who has sex with 15–year–old student pleads guilty
Evelyn Rogers, 34, will receive 10 years' probation for having sex four times with the student. She will also surrender her teaching license and register as a sex offender.
Daily News, February 20, 2014

Pennsylvania teacher had sex with student five times in past week: police
Lauren Cooper-Harrington, 31, admitted to texting the student at Wyoming Valley High School beginning Dec. 13. She initiated the relationship, which became sexual, by giving his sister her cellphone number and telling her that her brother was 'hot.'
Daily News, December 22, 2013

Horace Mann alums break silence on alleged sexual abuse
Victims demand elite Bronx school appoint an independent investigation to find info on predatory teachers.
Daily News, April 22, 2013

Woman opens up about high school rape, urges schools to work harder to protect victims
Experts say sexual assault in schools is a huge problem and isn't being handled correctly. From Steubenville, Ohio to Maryville, Mo., victims such as Rachel Bradshaw–Bean feel like they're being punished for reporting rape.
Daily News, December 23, 2013

Elementary school teacher who was fired for feeding an autistic child hot sauce soaked crayons is RE-HIRED
Daily Mail, December 13, 2013

Ohio high school teacher sentenced to two years after sexual relations with student
Julie Hautzenroeder, a former biology teacher at Colerain High School, was sentenced for one of two counts of sexual battery after accused of having sex with two 16–year–olds in her Loveland home. One teen testifying told the court: 'She said her house was like Vegas: what happens there stays there.'
Daily News, December 12, 2013

Padded 'calm-down' room at charter school drives children to anxiety attacks
A kindergartner and first grader at KIPP Star Washington Heights Elementary School claim they were emotionally damaged after being put away in a padded walk–in closet used for 'time out.'
Daily News, December 11, 2013

Maryland teacher accused of abusing autistic teen flees to Hong Kong: authorities
Yee Tak Sharon Kui, 25 — a teacher at the Frost School in Rockville — allegedly abused the boy at his Silver Spring home last month while his parents were away. Police believe the woman fled to avoid prosecution.
Daily News, December 03, 2013

Two arrested in Virginia for abusing toddlers at childcare facility
Daily News, November 25, 2013

Former L.A. teacher pleads no contest to charges he fed students semen–laced cookies
Mark Berndt, 62, is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison for the no contest pleas to 23 charges. Berndt taught in the Los Angeles school district for some 30 years, despite complaints about him dating back to the 1990s.
Daily News, November 14, 2013

Iowa daycare worker slams toddler who won't remove coat, killing girl: cops
Daily News, November 04, 2013

Music teacher who allegedly molested 9–year–old girl then offered her mother hush money held without bail
Daily News, August 09, 2013

Child–sex felon worked for City Hall, Chicago school system
Jesus Alanis, 42, of Chicago, a former City Hall and Chicago Public Schools employee [was] convicted in a child–sex case and sentenced to 20 years in prison
Chicago Sun–Times, September 26, 2013

Brooklyn assistant principal and after-school worker groped, raped and tried to coerce sex from students: report
Daily News, September 04, 2013

Former Queens teacher Daniel Reilly pleads guilty to rape charges for having sex with 14–year–old girl
The Daily Newsrefers to the 36–year–old teacher as "bedding" the child, to their "affair," and to Reilly's "sexual relationship with his former student." Hey, guys, Watch Your Language! And in case that's not enough to raise your anger ... the predator is facing only six months in prison.
Daily News, May 21, 2013

UConn professor placed on leave as police investigate sex abuse allegations
Daily News, July 15, 2013

Yeshiva University High School former students file $380 million sex abuse lawsuit
Daily News, July 08, 2013

Bronx teacher arrested after raping 10–year–old student, deceiving parents
Daily News, June 19, 2013

Music teacher made girl, 17, strip naked during singing lessons: lawsuit
Daily News, May 30, 2013

Former Bronx child care employee pleads guilty to production of child pornography
US Department of Homeland Security, May 02, 2013

2 child daycare providers bound legs and arms of babies: cops
Daily News, April 25, 2013

Sex abuse charges dropped against ex–Newton elementary teacher
Massachusetts prosecutors are dropping charges against a disgraced former Newton elementary school teacher who had been accused of sexually assaulting three children, saying they're content to let him serve out a 45–year federal child-porn sentence—and that the victims' families didn't want to force their children into painful trial testimony.
Boston Herald, April 11, 2013

Bronx High School of Science athletic director and two track coaches suspended amid hazing allegations that led to arrest of 3 students
Daily News, March 05, 2013

Janitor Ambiorix Rodriguez, who raped a 12–year–old, gets 20 years to life sentence
Daily News, February 20, 2013

Easter Bunny costume–wearing Brooklyn school aide Taleek Brooks pleads guilty to cell phone recording boy, 11, in sex act
Daily News, February 08, 2013

Facing a painful cross-examination, a 9–year–old special needs student who alleges a former school aide sexually abused him stood up and screamed at the defense attorney for "being a bully."
Daily News, January 25, 2013

Brooklyn yeshiva principal guilty of molesting boys
Daily News, December 03, 2012

12–Year–Old Rape Victim Called "Negligent" and "Careless" by School District in Legal Papers
AlterNet, November 02, 2012

Indonesia Gang-Rape Victim Reportedly Expelled From School For 'Tarnishing Institution's Image'
Huffington Post, October 10, 2012

Delaware day care workers accused of running toddler fight club
FoxNews.com, August 21, 2012

Teacher on trial for child porn kept journal of hugs
Daily News, August 08, 2012

Assistant principal pulled from Brooklyn's Progress High School for sex remarks to female students applying for summer jobs
Note that he was suspended with pay, but "his secretary Arelis Candelario has been suspended without pay for allegedly misleading investigators during the probe."
Daily News, June 20, 2012

Chancellor Dennis Walcott: UTF protects perverts
Daily News, June 18, 2012

Sixteen teachers singled out for pervy conduct get to keep their jobs in New York City schools
Daily News, April 05, 2012

Outraged parents demand answers over hiring of PS 87 school aide accused of sex abuse
Daily News, February 13, 2012

Teacher charged with sexually abusing student at Orland Park high school
Chicago Sun-Times, February 08, 2012

Miramonte parents shaken by arrest of teacher for lewd acts
Los Angeles Times, February 01, 2012

Woodstock North teacher charged with sexually assaulting student
Chicago Sun-Times, January 20, 2012

Teacher molested 20 girls, he tells police
Daily News, January 05, 2012

Patrick Lott, Middle School Principal, Arrested For Allegedly Recording Boys Showering
Huffington Post, December 28, 2011

Special-ed kid turned camera on bully teacher
Daily News, November 18, 2011

Anthony Alvarez, Former Arvada High School Asst. Principal, Arrested For Alleged Sexual Relationship With 15–Year–Old Student
Huffington Post, September 06, 2011

Park District worker accused of sending naked photos to minor girl
Chicago Sun–Times, August 19, 2011

Republic Middle School in lawsuit after ignoring, expelling student who claimed she was raped
Daily News, August 17, 2011

Judge Transferred Over Alleged Actions in Visitation Case Involving Sex Offender
The National Law Journal, August 13, 2010

Teen sex rap for principal of Bensonhurst private school
New York Daily News, January 26, 2009

Teacher Gets 6 Years In Jail For Sex With 13–Year–Old
KETV.com, September 29, 2008

Child molester hasn't served single day of 43–year prison term
CNN.com, July 24, 2008

Row Over Teacher's Rapist Past
BBC News, June 25, 2004

Court upholds firing of teacher who was NAMBLA member
Associated Press, July 19, 2003

Father of Missing Girl: She "Thinks She's in Love"
The Associated Press, May 8, 2001

Yale Fires Professor for Child Porn
The Associated Press, March 19, 2001

Cops: HIV–Positive Teacher Raped Boy, 9
New York Post, May 3, 2001

California Teacher Sentenced to Prison For Sex With Student
The Associated Press, September 19, 2002

Teacher Sentenced for Molestation
The Associated Press, September 19, 2002

N.J. Teacher Who Had Sex With 13–Year–Old Student Gets Probation
The Associated Press, May 24, 2002

Silently Shifting Teachers in Sex Abuse Cases
The New York Times, June 18, 2002

Teacher Sex Cases Overshadowed By Clergy Scandal
The Associated Press, June 9, 2002

Sex Abuse Case Puts Heat On Charter Schools
The Arizona Republic, June 6, 2002

Former Principal Receives Harsh Sentence on Sex Charges
The Charleston Gazette, March 19, 2002

Blind–Boy Sex Stunner
New York Post, March 15, 2002

Porn fighters break ring of kid—spanking fetishists
Chicago Tribune, March 13, 2002

Hare Krishna Movement Acknowledges Sexual Abuse
Hindustan Times, June 13, 2000

Family Bereft as Abuse Cases Die
The Toronto Star, February 24, 2002

Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse Is Registered Sex Offender In Florida
Mohave Daily News, January 29, 2002

Teachers Commit Many S.Africa Child Rapes—Study
Reuters, January 24, 2002

Court Gives Woman Right to Sue Monongalia BOE
The Dominion Post, November 15, 2001

Breach of Trust: Unwrapping the Saga of 'Coach Ron'
The Daytona Beach News–Journal, June 3, 2001

The Correnti Files
Newsday, April 10, 2001

Woman Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 12–Year–Old Boy
The Associated Press, August 3, 2001

Student Sex Abuse Runs Rampant
The New York Post, July 30, 2001

Ex–School Worker Gets 160 Years For Sex Abuse
The Associated Press, July 13, 2001

Sex Offender Had Stolen Identity of Dead Teacher, Records Show
The Associated Press, July 8, 2001

Schools Ignore Plan to Thwart Sex Abuse
The New York Times, June 22, 2001

Youth Board Set to Hear Sex Charges Against Two
The Birmingham News, June 16, 2001

Educators Increasingly Accused of Sex Crimes
The Oklahoman Online, June 17, 2001

Ex-Pupils Seek Payback for Abuse at Deaf School
The Boston Globe, June 11, 2001

Hidden and Unreported: Sexual Abuse of Students
The Toronto Star, June 3, 2001

Sexual Attacks in New York City's Schools Are Up Sharply
The New York Times, June 3, 2001

Deal Made in Case of Sex Abuse at Boys Home
Las Vegas Sun, June 1, 2001

Investigative Report: UF Hired Sexual Predator
Click10.com (WPLG-TV Miami), May 30, 2001

Schools' Hiring Has Cracks
Orlando Sentinel, May 25, 2001

Students Often Fail to Recognize Sexual Harassment by Teachers
Sun-Sentinel, May 23, 2001

Teacher's Career Marked by Disturbing Accusations
Sun–Sentinel, January 29, 2001

Psychologist Concedes Teacher's Actions Toward Student Were Predatory
Canadian Press, May 16, 2001

Data Sparse on Sex Abuse by Educators
Newsday, April 10, 2001

Investigating Child Abuse in Ireland
BBC News, September 18, 1999
Series of articles regarding panel appointed to investigate allegations of decades of sexual and physical abuse by the Christian Brothers boarding school and other institutions funded by the government, but run by private religious orders

Principal Resigns Amid Sex Probe
11alive.com (Atlanta), April 01, 2001

Ex–Cadet Officer Apologizes For Molesting Boys
Canadian Press, January 19, 2001

State Lacks Way To Track Abusive Teachers
The Daily Oklahoman, January 14, 2001

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ABUSE by COACHES, YOUTH GROUP LEADERS, CAMP PERSONNEL

Case Study: Fresh Air Fund
Excerpt from The Battle and the Backlash by David Hechler

Fugitive girls' basketball coach surrenders to Wisconsin cops on sexual assault charges
"Shelton Kingcade, 43, surrendered to Madison police Thursday after being on the run for two days, police said.
The man, who had coached girls' basketball at Madison West High, was suspended in February when school district officials learned of the accusations against him, WKOW-TV reported.
He was also involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, which also got rid of his services."
Daily News, April 30, 2015.

California high school wrestling coach arrested for molesting 25 students: authorities
"The Torrance High School teacher of 25 years has been under investigation since January, when several students came forward, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office."
Daily News, April 16, 2015.

Fired softball coach accused of forcibly touching female players at Nyack College, cops say (VIDEO)
"A former college softball coach charged with 94 counts of harassment and accused of forcibly touching his players was arraigned in Nyack, N.Y., court Monday.
Kurt G. Ludwigsen, 43, of Ridgewood, N.J., was fired in March for preying on his players after less than nine months on the job as the Nyack College softball coach, The Bergen Record reported."
Daily News, April 14, 2015.

Ohio State's women's hockey coach Nate Handrahan out after sexual harassment alleged
"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—The head coach of the Ohio State University women's hockey team sexually harassed players with repeated inappropriate comments, according to an investigation that ended with the coach resigning under threat of firing.
Ex–coach Nate Handrahan also violated university policy against whistleblower retaliation by intimidating and chastising team members after complaints were raised, according to the report."
Associated Press, March 12, 2015.

Internal Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of sexual abuse: lawyer
"His attorney, Tim Hale, won the right to draw from more than 30 years of 'perversion' files kept by the Scouts as evidence at trial to support those allegations. The files cleared for use by Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna D. Geck include 16 years of documents—from 1991 to 2007—that have never been seen before outside the Scouts."
Daily News, January 26, 2015.

Connecticut Boy Scout leader gave kids alcohol, porn before raping them: cops
"Victims said David Kress, former leader of Troop 66, gave them liquor and pornographic magazines before he assaulted them on campgrounds and in his home, according to his newly released arrest warrant. Over a period of 20 years, he allegedly raped at least six boys between ages 11 and 16."
Daily News, November 18, 2014

Florida Catholic high school wrestling coach accused of beating naked students
"A 45–year–old Catholic high school wrestling coach and history teacher has been arrested and charged with battery for allegedly "punishing" two students by forcing them to get undressed, then beating their bare bodies, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 21, 2014.

Martial arts teacher gets 90 years for sex abuse
"20-year-old Christopher M. Horton of Highland was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge David Herndon.
Horton pleaded guilty in October to five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a child."
Associated Press, March 8, 2014.

Youth Gymnastics Coach Accused of Sex With 13–Year–Old in [Florida].
"Jail records indicate that Henry is a coach with Elite World Gymnastics in Lakeland. It was unclear whether the victim was one of his students."
This is second time in recent months that Henry has been charged with a crime involving children.
Tampa Bay Times, July 30, 2014.

Exclusive: 2 victims of East Side pedophile help gather evidence decades later
Michael M. and John Kirby, now both in their 40s, tell the Daily News how Stephen Brown, now 62, lured them to his apartment in the mid–1980s before sexually abusing them. The men spotted Brown — who was recently busted with a massive child pornography stash — on the prowl in Central Park in recent years, so they snapped photos of him interacting with younger boys and gave the images to investigators.
Daily News, May 04, 2014.

Alto man called skilled manipulator & child predator
An ex–youth pastor already serving time for distributing child pornography was given another prison term today for molesting a boy in 2011.
WZZM Channel 13,April 14, 2014.

Violinist's suicide "could and should" have been prevented.
"The panel believes that Mrs A's abuse as a young woman at Chetham's School, the lack of attention that was paid to her safety and the failure to look into the protection of other young pupils who were also sexually abused by their teachers, marked a significant breach of child protection practice."
BBC News,April 10, 2014

Fla dance instructor convicted of sexually abusing teenage pupil at national convention
Nichol Marie Phelps, 30, was convicted in an Orange County courtroom Friday after pursuing a sexual relationship with a girl who was just 13 when they first met, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
New York Daily News, March 31, 2014.

Judge rules plaintiffs can proceed with abuse case against United Airlines
A federal bankruptcy judge ruled last week that seven plaintiffs can proceed with a sexual abuse civil case against United Airlines in state court. Lawyers for United Airlines had argued that Marvin Lovett, the man who allegedly preyed on the then fifth–graders, was "involved in the Believers" mentoring program but was not an employee of United or the United Airlines Foundation.
Chicago Sun–Times, March 24, 2014

Former girls' basketball coach Kirby Dixon is jailed at his sex abuse trial after lewd photos surface online
Dixon, a former volunteer assistant coach at Murry Bergtraum High School, was hauled off to Rikers Island after raunchy photos of one of his accusers popped up on a blog sympathetic to Dixon
Daily News, February 10, 2014

Florida child porn suspect admits to molesting Boy Scouts on camping trips: cops
Authorities say Fleetwood Peeples, 76, confessed to abusing and taking nude photos of young boys while they were in his care in the early 1980s.
Daily News, February 21, 2014

Former church camp leader accused of sexually assaulting young girls
Cherie Carlson allegedly recited bible lessons while fondling a teenage girl at Wisconsin's Camp Awana in the 1990s. Carlson, who was employed by Chicago's North Side Gospel Center at the time, is now facing charges of oral sex and penetration. A lawsuit against her claims there could be more victims.
Daily News, December 20, 2013

Popular Northern California junior golf coach faces 65 child sex abuse charges
Andrew Nisbet, 31, molested at least two boy students between 12 and 17 years old, cops said. He used his position as golf pro at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore to find and 'groom' kids for sex, police said.
Daily News, December 10, 2013

Cheerleading coach cuts plea deal with prosecutors after admitting giving oral sex to 17–year–old boy student
Daily News, February 15, 2013

Dragon Con co–founder Ed Kramer enters plea, will not go to prison
Gwinnett Daily Post, December 03, 2013

Texas cheerleading coach accused of sexually assaulting teen girl on three occasions
Daily News, November 22, 2013

Karate teacher told boys sex acts were required for 'secret society': official
Robert Earle Keith, a convicted sexual predator who has been accused of sexually assaulting three male students at his dojo in Kalamazoo, Mich., allegedly told the teens that 'pleasing their master' was needed to join a secret society that was part of the black belt process.
Daily News, November 02, 2013

Former Pennsylvania youth football coach charged with raping cheerleader
Bucks County authorities say the victim was just 11 years old when Keith Peschen, a married dad, started having sex with her at his home and in parking lots. Authorities are investigating whether the former president of the Levittown Lions Youth Football Club targeted any other children.
Daily News, November 02, 2013

Ex–swimming coach Rick Curl gets 7 years in child sex abuse case
Former D.C. area swimming coach Rick Curl was sentenced to seven years in prison for child sexual abuse at a hearing Thursday that also featured a revelation from Curl's attorney that the University of Maryland knew about the abuse more than 25 years ago.
Washington Post, May 23, 2013

Ex–NY Boy Scout leader pleads guilty to child porn
Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2013

Former Oregon basketball coach pleads guilty to kidnapping, beating 13–year–old to make him attend practice
Daily News, March 19, 2013

Siblings discover document detailing their father's molestation of Boy Scouts, sparking them to recall their own abuse
Daily News, February 17, 2013

L.I. Boy Scouts leader arrested on child porn charges
Daily News, December 12, 2012

Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in
Boy Scouts of America fought the trend of adopting criminal background checks for volunteers and staff, unknowingly allowing convicted child sex offenders to join.
Los Angeles Times, December 02, 2012

Details of the Jerry Sandusky verdict
CNN, June 22, 2012

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