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  • UK: Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds (ROP alert)

    08/26/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | August 26 2014
    At least 1,400 children were subjected to "appalling" sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found. Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated it said. The report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council in 2013, revealed there had been three previous inquiries.
  • Op-Ed: 1,400 kids sexually abused in one UK town, cops knew, did nothing

    08/27/2014 9:37:43 AM PDT · by mgist · 8 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 8/26/14 | Paul Wallis
    Op-Ed: 1,400 kids sexually abused in one UK town, cops knew, did nothing Rotherham - It must surely be one of the most inglorious moments in British history. A report indicates that a place called Rotherham was for years a centre of serious sexual violence and abuse of children over a period of 16 years. Worse, police were allegedly aware of the abuse and did nothing. Sydney Morning Herald Reading descriptions of the abuse makes it hard to imagine that nothing was done for so long. The report described rapes by multiple perpetrators, mainly from Britain's Pakistani community, and how...
  • D.C. police sting leads to child porn charges for Tennessee woman

    08/24/2014 6:43:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | Lance Coleman
    The investigation that led federal and state authorities to arrest a Seymour woman on child pornography charges started when an undercover Washington, D.C., police officer arrested a man earlier this month who had images the woman allegedly had taken of her own children. Naomi Jean Justice, 21, was charged with production and distribution of child pornography, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation news release.
  • This 16-year-old girl may spend 25 years in prison thanks to the sexual liberation movement

    08/19/2014 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Ben Johnson
    The sexual revolution has presented itself as the great emancipator of women, freeing them from the shackles of outdated misogynistic double-standards that prevented the fairer sex from engaging in as much unbridled, shameless promiscuity as men. But insisting that all women, and sometimes children, are equally capable of exercising their “sexual rights” may get a young girl 25 years in prison. Her name is Jessica Burlew, a 16-year-old girl who is being tried as an adult for killing (one of) her abuser(s) before he could perpetrate a statutory rape. I came across her story as I was researching this story...
  • Park City elementary teacher charged with possessing child pornography

    08/13/2014 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    PARK CITY — A teacher at Parley's Park Elementary and area Boy Scout leader is accused of possessing child pornography. Jose Maria Ardanaz Ezcurdia, 31, was charged Monday in Summit County's 3rd District Court with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
  • 'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden accused of child molestation

    08/11/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | August 11, 2014 | Diana Falzone
    Will Hayden, star of Discovery Channel’s hit series “Sons of Guns” was arrested for child molestation last Friday night by East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies, FOX411 has confirmed.
  • Former Penn State player Pete Curkendall: Joe Paterno "gave us a year, and you can't repay that"

    08/10/2014 8:03:26 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 119 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8-10-14 | Frank Bodani
    The son of the former Penn State football player had only five weeks to live. Pete Curkendall and his wife, Renee, already were caring for an adopted girl with AIDS and cerebral palsy. Doctors then stunned them with news that their 2 1/2-year-old biological son, Joshua, had a cancerous brain tumor and almost certainly wouldn't survive. They had just moved to the Syracuse, N.Y., area and knew hardly anyone. At least they weren't lacking for hope and resolve. Caring for kids with special needs was a life-long plan for Renee Curkendall, as much now as it was then, 16 years...
  • Florida woman accused of smoking crack while breastfeeding baby

    08/09/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wkmg ^ | staff
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A Daytona Beach woman was arrested Wednesday morning on allegations of breastfeeding her infant daughter while smoking crack cocaine. Bobbre Williams, 37, was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse, battery on a law enforcement officer, cocaine possession and child neglect.
  • Pictured: The Wyoming couple who kept a seven-year-old in an outdoor cage,.....

    08/06/2014 6:16:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    FULL TITLE: Pictured: The Wyoming couple who kept a seven-year-old in an outdoor cage, wouldn't let them use a toilet inside and hosed them down as punishment A Wyoming couple is charged with felony child abuse for allegedly locking a seven-year-old in an outdoor cage for three weeks as punishment. Jena Harman, the child's mother, and her boyfriend, Alexander Smith, each face up to 20 years jail for allegedly caging the child outside their Laramie, Wyoming, home. Police said the child was forced to live in a six-by-six-foot wooden box where he/she ate once a day, slept on a cot...
  • Mom: I didn't know boy was dead until smell set in

    08/03/2014 10:16:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 2, 2014
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose decomposing body was found on the third floor of their home said Saturday she didn't know he had died until noticing the smell. Kimberly Tutko said her husband was the primary caretaker of their mentally disabled son, and he waited several days to tell her the boy had died, Pennlive.com (http://bit.ly/1rXiJbV ) reported. Police were called to the home Friday and found the boy's body.
  • "So. Baptist Mom Has Some Really Fabulous Comebacks To Some Really Terrible Questions" (pro-"trans")

    07/29/2014 4:13:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 45 replies
    Upworthy ^ | Alana Karsch
    How much do I love this video? Let me count the ways... 1. She's a mom who takes stereotypes and kicks 'em to the curb. 2. The story she tells is R-E-A-L, REAL. No apologies. She's serving up realness, people. 3. "I'm a conservative Southern Baptist from Alabama." 'Nuff said. 4. I just really love it.
  • "Children raised by same-sex couples healthier and happier, research suggests" (Australia)

    07/29/2014 3:37:53 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 36 replies
    ABC.net.au ^ | 7/5/14
    Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than their peers from traditional family units, new Australian research suggests. In what they described as the largest study of its type in the world, University of Melbourne researchers surveyed 315 same-sex parents and 500 children about their physical health and social wellbeing. Lead researcher Doctor Simon Crouch said children raised by same-sex partners scored an average of 6 per cent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion. . . . Ms Phillips also questioned the the objectivity of the study's lead researcher....
  • Teacher accused of child endangerment to resign, superintendent says

    07/28/2014 8:12:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    WLWT ^ | staff
    OUNT BLANCHARD, Ohio —The teacher that was accused of push and grabbing one of her students is expected to resign, according to the school’s superintendent. Barbara Williams has pleaded not guilty to a child endangerment charge.
  • Couple Locked Son in Trunk to Cure Fear of Dark: Police

    07/26/2014 1:57:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
    A Pennsylvania couple charged with locking their 5-year-old son in the trunk of their moving car -- to cure his fear of darkness -- will spend two years on probation in a program for first-time offenders. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 26-year-olds Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart, of Latrobe, entered the program Thursday in Westmoreland County. The Lenharts weren't required to plead guilty to endangerment charges, and can ask the court to expunge their arrest records if they complete probation without incident. Police say the couple gave their son a flashlight and told him to look for candy in the trunk during...
  • Dutch 'paedophile club' to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights

    07/26/2014 5:13:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Irish Independednt | 7/23/2014 | Elisa Criado
    FR rules prohibit posting of Independent.ie articles. So here is a link to the story.
  • Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student

    07/25/2014 10:19:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    triblive ^ | Chris Foreman
    A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants. After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet and meeting the teacher during down times at school for a few months, the student decided Garet's attention was more than that of a concerned friend. That caused him to worry about his safety, according to a criminal complaint by Penn Township police.
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/23/2014 6:45:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 7/22/2014 | KTLA 5
    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. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a...
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/22/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    KNLA ^ | CNN WIRE
    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. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true...
  • Boy living with mom and grandparents was starved and looked like ‘Holocaust victim’: detective

    07/21/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ny daily news ^ | Doyle Murphy
    The boy ate bugs to survive. Beaten and starved, the 7-year-old from Greenville, Pa., was tortured nearly to death by his mother and grandparents until a woman walking her dog by their house saw what looked like a living “human skeleton” and told authorities, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. “He looked like a Holocaust victim,” Mercer County Detective John J. Piatek told the Tribune-Review. “He had been beaten with a belt every time he tried to get food. He had three abscessed teeth and weighed 20 pounds when he was taken to Children's Hospital. The starvation could have killed him. The...
  • A Crime No Man Can Commit:

    07/16/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Given the link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and birth defects, should expectant mothers who drink be arrested for assault? If not, it is hard to see why Mallory Loyola is in jail. Loyola, who was arrested last week after giving birth to a baby girl who tested positive for amphetamine, is the first woman to be charged under a new Tennessee law that criminalizes drug consumption by pregnant women. The law, ostensibly aimed at protecting children, is really about punishing what its chief sponsor described as "the worst of the worst": women who not only use arbitrarily proscribed intoxicants...
  • Planned Parenthood Employee to 15-Year-Old Girl: Watch Porn

    07/16/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Just when you thought there couldn’t be another Planned Parenthood scandal, the pro-life group Live Action finds this: an employee encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in sex fantasy games with her boyfriend. In the second episode of a series entitled “SexEd: Planned Parenthood’s Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids,” a Live Action volunteer went undercover at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado, to see how workers would react to her questions about Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission (BDSM). Unfortunately, this particular employee was all too eager to give the young girl advice about how she and...
  • Planned Parenthood performed abortion on teen, returned her to sex abuser: shock lawsuit

    07/11/2014 7:17:30 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jul 11, 2014 - 11:28 am EST | Operation Rescue Staff
    Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, says she discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her 13-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. It was any mother’s nightmare. According to the lawsuit filed on June 20, 2014, Cary’s daughter, R.Z., was only about six years old when her new step-father, Timothy David Smith, began to sexually abuse her. At this age, she was too young to realize that her step-father’s inordinate attention was actually a crime.
  • Deputies: Man brought kids with him to meet girl in park for sex

    07/09/2014 7:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    FOX ^ | Casey Vaughn
    UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) - Union County deputies said they caught a man trying to meet a 13-year-old girl at a public park for sex, making him think he was meeting the teen when in fact officers were hiding out instead. Deputies said the girl's mother contacted them regarding text messages the man sent to her saying he wanted to meet to have sex with the girl.
  • Former Durham teacher arrested on student-related sex offenses

    Durham, N.C. — A former teacher for Durham Public Schools was arrested Wednesday on accusations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a student, authorities said Monday. Michelle Smith White, 37, of Penrith Drive, Durham, faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a student and engaging in a sex offense with a student. Deputy Paul Sherwin, a spokesman for the Durham County Sheriff's Office, said White, who worked at Charles E. Jordan High School, started a friendship with the female student in 2012, when the girl was 15. "Sometime between 2012 and most recently, that evolved into a sexual relationship,"...
  • Texas Girl Thrown from Car and Killed Because Swimsuit Too Wet

    07/05/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kenneth Webster
    HOUSTON, Texas--Earlier this week a service was held at the George W Spencer Funeral Home for 12-year-old Octavia Marie Watkins, according to a recent report by a local Fox News affiliate. Octavia's death was easily preventable: she died because she was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle. But it's the reason she was on the roof of the car that has investigators puzzled. Allegedly, her friend's mother, who was giving her a ride home from a local pool, ordered the girls to ride on the hood and trunk of the car because she felt their swimsuits were too...
  • The Photos Of This Gay Couple Holding Their Newborn Baby Are Incredible

    07/05/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 142 replies
    Elite News ^ | 7/3/14 | Alexia Lafata
    BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson recently became dads to a beautiful baby named Milo, and Canadian photographer Lindsay Foster captured the first time they held their newborn son. Heartstrings of people all over the world were tugged by these amazing, intimate moments, and the photos have since become viral.
  • Former cop, camp leader charged with child porn possession

    07/05/2014 8:36:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Joseph Ruzich
    A 63-year-old Romeoville man who authorities say was a police officer and church camp leader was charged today with the distribution of child pornography. Miguel Luna, of the 500 block of North Frieh Drive, was charged with one count of dissemination of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. Bail was set at $500,000 this afternoon for Luna, who was ordered not to have unsupervised contact with anyone under 18. He also was ordered to surrender his passport.
  • High school teacher, 27, charged with child seduction after she 'made out with.....

    07/05/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    mail online ^ | Paul Thompson
    FULL TITLE: High school teacher, 27, charged with child seduction after she 'made out with and fondled' male student A former teacher has been accused of seducing one of her students and engaging in 'touching, fondling and kissing' during two dates. Brooke Wilson was charged with child seduction following a police investigation in Goshen, Indiana. The 27 year old is alleged to have gone on two dates with the student who was aged between 16 and 18. A probable cause document filed in Elkhart Superior Court reveals that the Spanish teacher admitted she had 'made out' with the student. The...
  • Child found chained up in home

    07/05/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WREG NEWS 3 ^ | Ashley Crockett and Wayne Carter,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday. Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home. Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store. Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another. “My son has...
  • Music teacher at area church charged with child sex abuse

    07/05/2014 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    KCTV NEWS 5 ^ | Janice Broach
    SHELBY COUNTY, TN - A once trusted Hope Presbyterian Church music teacher is now at the center of a child sex investigation. Officials are releasing very few details about the investigation, but they do say that it involves multiple agencies. On Wednesday, Matthew Williams was charged with child sex abuse involving a family member. On Saturday, Hope Presbyterian Church found out and terminated Williams' contract immediately. Collierville Police Department confirmed there is an investigation, but that is all it would say. Williams taught piano lessons at Hope Music Academy at the church for almost a year. A spokesperson for Hope...
  • Mpls. teacher charged with stalking student for sex

    07/04/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KARE ^ | Dana Thiede, KARE
    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis high school teacher is charged with stalking and attempted criminal sexual conduct involving a student at his school. Hennepin County Prosecutors say 46-year-old Dan Arlen Anderson, a social studies teacher at Minneapolis South High School, attempted to use his position of authority to coerce the girl into having sexual relations with him.
  • Maryland mom accused of poisoning young sons with Visine

    07/02/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02 July 2014 | Staff
    A Maryland mother was arrested Monday after she poisoned her young sons with eye drops, police in Pennsylvania said. State police in Gettysburg announced they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger, of Thurmont. She allegedly told state police in Gettysburg that she put drops of Visine into water and juice for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally. Unger faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy required hospitalization. Doctors at Hershey Medical Center suspected poisoning, and tests found...
  • Ex-Vatican envoy defrocked for sex abuse: First time in history

    06/30/2014 12:36:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Rappler / Agence France-Presse ^ | June 27, 2014 | Ella Ide
    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind. Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was recalled to Rome last year amid claims that he sexually abused a number of children in the slums of Santo Domingo, was found guilty by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican said on Friday. It is the first time that a Vatican ambassador has been defrocked for sexual abuse. Wesolowski, who has two months to appeal,...
  • 'I Wouldn't Smoke or Drink if it Was a Girl' Josie Cunningham Risks Unborn Boy's Health

    06/29/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 29th June 2014 | Nicole Morley
    SHAMELESS sponger Josie Cunningham has admitted she smoked through her pregnancy because her unborn baby isn't the gender that she'd prefer.The glamour model, who had her boob op funded by the taxpayer, said she lit up a ciggie after learning her child was a boy. Despite being fully aware of the harmful side effects that nicotine can have on a vulnerable foetus, Josie has been puffing on 20 fags a day. Ms Cunningham became notorious after publicly announcing she'd have an abortion if it granted her access to the Big Brother house. After an angry outcry from critics, the 23-year-old...
  • Couple Charged With Locking Son in Room for Two Years

    06/28/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT · by SouthernClaire · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 28 June 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    ... State child services workers got a tip June 17 and found the boy in a dark room with only a mattress, a box spring and a plastic jar apparently used as a toilet, Gwinnett County police said in a statement. The boy had been in the room, without toys or books and without going to school for most of two years, and a lock was put on the outside of the door in January 2013, police said. Investigators found no signs of malnourishment or abuse to the 13-year-old or his nine siblings, who were not confined, according to police....
  • 12-year-old Detroit boy missing nearly two weeks claims stepmother hid him in the basement..

    06/28/2014 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    mail online ^ | Ryan Gorman and Will Payne
    FULL TITLE: 'Don't come out, whatever you hear': 12-year-old Detroit boy missing nearly two weeks claims stepmother hid him in the basement of his family's condo The stepmother of the 12-year-old Detroit boy missing for 11 days until being found in the basement of his father's home knew he was down there, police have revealed. Monique Dillard-Bothuell barricaded young Charlie Bothuell V behind boxes and told him 'not to come out, no matter what he hears,' the boy told police, according to court documents filed after she was arrested Thursday. Prosecutors also revealed the boy's body is covered in scars...
  • Texas parents who kept their adopted son locked in the garage

    06/27/2014 10:46:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    dailymail ^ | Ryan Gorman
    FULL TITLE: Texas parents who kept their adopted son locked in the garage for five years claim he is a sexual predator who is a danger to their children A Texas couple accused of kidnapping and imprisoning their adopted son for five years in a garage apartment was busted by police after the 22-year-old was arrested for burglarizing a neighbor’s home. Koystya Thyssen, of Dripping Springs, told investigators that parents Jenifer and Dane Thyssen kept him in isolation for six days a week, according to court documents. His parents claim it was for the safety of their family. The accused...
  • What Obvious Child (Movie) gets right about abortion

    06/27/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/27/2014 | By Scott Lemieux
    At long last, a mainstream movie about a procedure that millions of American women have undergone. It also happens to be really funny. Regardless of what one thinks about abortion, it cannot be denied that it is a common medical procedure for women. Roughly 30 percent of American women will obtain one. And yet, as Slate’s Dana Stevens has observed, abortion has virtually disappeared as a subject from popular American film and television. Dramas featuring young women routinely use convenient miscarriages as plot devices to avoid having characters make realistic choices, while movies like Knocked Up and Juno follow all...
  • Child abuse in full swing on Facebook

    06/25/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 23 replies
    www.facebook.com ^ | 06252014 | Chip e
    Caution before you watch https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151980678946384
  • NC lawmaker: Pedophilia is like homosexuality

    06/25/2014 7:40:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 6/25/2014 | KATELYN FERRAL
    As North Carolina lawmakers debated a proposal to prevent charter schools from discriminating against applicants based on sexual orientation, one representative suggested Tuesday that adult sexual attraction to children is a sexual orientation like homosexuality. The amendment was tabled by Republicans, preventing a vote on it. But during the debate, Republican Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake, said pedophilia, masochism and other illegal sexual practices are sexual orientations like homosexuality and he questioned the role adults who are sexually attracted to children might have in schools. Several lawmakers called those comments offensive. After the House session, Twitter lit up with criticism of...
  • Justina Pelletier’s Father: Make Sure This Never Happens to Another Child

    06/18/2014 4:36:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Mat Staver
    In case you missed the exciting news, Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Johnston has signed the order for Justina to go home today. After months of fighting this legal battle on behalf of the Pelletier family, we are thrilled that Justina is finally returning home. Lou Pelletier said in a text message, “This battle has been finally won. The WAR will not be won until we stop this from happening to ALL CHILDREN!!” justinapelletier22bJustina said, “I’m so happy. I’m so excited, oh, my gosh. It’s such big news.” The Pelletier family looks forward to putting this 16-month nightmare behind them....
  • Pedophile tries to kidnap a child but gets beaten to a pulp instead

    06/13/2014 2:24:07 AM PDT · by The Right wing Infidel · 70 replies
    opposingviews ^ | Kathryn Schroeder
    Jesse Brisbin, a 30-year-old twice-convicted sex offender allegedly attempted to abduct a six-year-old girl from a Seattle park on Thursday evening, but he picked the wrong park to act on his compulsion. According to witnesses, he made it about three blocks with the girl after grabbing her by the hand and wrapping his shirt around her face before a group of about 20 neighborhood children and adults caught up with him. According to the Seattle Police Department, the six-year-old girl broke free and Brisbin tried to run away. The men tackled Brisbin, who lives only about a half-mile from Benefit...
  • Born this way: Stories of young transgender children

    06/08/2014 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 8, 2014
    Our Cover Story this morning deals with children grappling with a very grown-up issue: gender identity -- boys or girls believing they're the opposite sex, saying they were born this way. Here's Rita Braver: She could be any 12-year-old girl, hanging out with her mom and sister, but Zoey was biologically born a boy. "So how did you handle it when people related to you as a boy?" asked Braver. "Yeah, I always get upset," she replied. "I would be like, 'No, I'm not a boy. I'm a girl. You know, like, I like the color pink, I scream like...
  • Adoptive Parents Arrested After Abusing, Starving 2 Girls: Arizona Police

    06/08/2014 2:42:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CNN ktla.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | CNN Wire
    Share Update 16 7 A Peoria couple faces felony child abuse charges after two of their adoptive daughters outlined a pattern of ongoing physical and psychological abuse at the hands of their parents that began five years ago as an attempt, the mother said, to “train” the girls to be “loving and nurturing. Johann Glenn Jorg, 61, and his wife, Kimery Lynn Jorg, 53, were arrested Thursday afternoon at their home in the area of the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway and Bell Road in Peoria. Each face four charges of felony intentional child abuse with intent, according to a...
  • Amish Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting 8 Children

    06/02/2014 3:50:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wnep ^ | Julie Melf
    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — An Amish man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after State Police said he allegedly molested eight children. Troopers arrested John Beiler, 47, from Allenwood in Union County. Authorities said Beiler molested five girls and three boys in Washington over a 15-year period ending in 2012.
  • Mummy blogger Lacey Spears investigated after son dies of salt poisoning

    05/31/2014 11:54:28 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    EssentialKids ^ | May 7, 2014 | Livia Gamble
    Mummy blogger Lacey Spears is being investigated after her son died of a suspected salt overdose. Five-year-old Garnett Spears died suspiciously in January from acute sodium poisoning, reports the Daily Mail. Lacey built a following blogging about her son's illness for many years, dubbing her son "Garnett the Great". A source close to the investigation told Fox News, "It's evident by the nature of what was found in his body that somebody, in effect, poisoned him.” ...
  • San Diego parents reveal story of transgender son who became boy at 5

    05/30/2014 3:47:43 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 46 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | LEE MORAN
    Proud parents from San Diego have shared their story of having a transgender son who became a boy aged just 5-years-old. Jeff and Hillary Whittington presented a touching video showing little Ryland's female-to-male transition as they were honored at the 6th annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast last Thursday. The stirring footage revealed how Ryland suffered severe hearing problems when she was just 12-months-old and was fitted with cochlear implants. "I am a boy," the long blonde haired toddler reportedly declared to her parents after the operation and learning to speak. Despite her room being painted pink and being dressed in...
  • Why I finally let my son buy a dress: Father's moving story......

    05/29/2014 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    mail online ^ | Margot Peppers
    FULL TITLE: Why I finally let my son buy a dress: Father's moving story about coming to terms with his five-year-old's true identity father has opened up about how he came to terms with his young son's love of girls' clothes and toys. Yuvi Zalkow, a writer based in Portland, Oregon, writes in an essay published on Medium.com that when his son first started exhibiting feminine qualities, his instinct was to fight against it, attempting to steer him towards superhero action figures instead of dolls, dresses and nail polish. But ultimately he came to realize that the most important thing...
  • Gun Picture Gets Boy In Trouble

    05/24/2014 8:32:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    KKTV.com ^ | 5/22/14
    A little boy is in trouble for a picture he drew as part of a school assignment. Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. "Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott Elementary in Widefield called him into the office, and then filed a behavior report. His parents say that's too much. “It hurts. It hurts that he was so scared...
  • This kid is fat (according to the City of New York)

    05/23/2014 9:53:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2014 | Joe Tacopino, Gabrielle Fonrouge, Laura Italiano and Erin Calabrese
    <p>Gwendolyn Williams, a third-grader at PS 29, was told she was overweight by the Department of Education because she was 1 pound heavier than the index.</p> <p>Gwendolyn Williams is a pencil-thin, bubbly 9-year-old who is a perfectly healthy third-grader.</p> <p>But according to city bureaucrats, she’s practically obese.</p>