child abuse

Police guard home of teen found wandering in L.A.

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) – Police are guarding the Georgia home of a couple accused of child cruelty after a teenage boy weighing just 87 pounds was found wandering a Los Angeles bus station. Investigators are […]


Abused Georgia teen exiled to LA with $200

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A scrawny Georgia teen who was discovered at a Los Angeles bus station says he was given $200 and a list of homeless shelters before his abusive stepfather sent him packing. […]


Bishop convicted for failing to report priest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A judge has found a Missouri bishop guilty of one misdemeanor count for failing to report suspected child abuse by a priest, and acquitted him on a second count. Robert […]


Penn State to host national child sex abuse panel

(AP) – Penn State University is holding a national child sex abuse conference as it seeks to rebound from the scandals involving former assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. The Child Sex […]


Woman charged with leaving baby, tot in hot car

(AP) – Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed charges against an 18-year-old mother who allegedly left her 2-week-old daughter and 1-year-old son in a locked car to go dress shopping last weekend in the midst […]


'Tanning mom' changing look

“Tanning mom” Patricia Krentcil is changing her look, debuting her fairer skin in a popular U.S. magazine after being accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, CBS New York reports. Krentcil, 44, […]


Woman who left babies in car barred from Nordstrom

(AP) – A Bay Area judge has barred a woman from Nordstrom because she left her twin babies in her car while returning purchases. The Contra Costa Times  says 46-year-old Amanda Nejat of Danville pleaded […]


Jury gets Sandusky case

(AP) – Jurors in Bellefonte, Pa., are deliberating the fate of Jerry Sandusky. The jury got the child sex abuse case after prosecutors described the former Penn State assistant coach as a serial molester of […]


​Penn State making workers report abuse allegations

(AP) – Penn State has instituted a new policy requiring all employees to report suspected child abuse to state authorities. The policy announced Thursday also requires annual training for any staffer in a position to […]