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News: Child Abuse & Neglect

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The Pingry School kept information about a teacher's abuse quiet, depriving a student and his father of the opportunity to confront what had happened to him, a lawsuit says.

Aly Raisman "It has become painfully clear that these organizations have no intention of properly addressing this problem," Ms. Raisman said.

Sex Crimes and the Vatican
Pope Ratzinger In Sex Crimes and the Vatican O'Gorman explores four separate cases internationally of widespread clerical abuse, putting the Roman Catholic Church on trial for the reckless endangerment of children. 'Is the Church in default of its obligation as a signatory to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child?'

 A teenager in distress A teenager in distress turned to a famous novel with the hope of normalizing her situation. Instead, it provided a road map for escape.

Alexander Draper was removed from his mother's care because he weighed 555 pounds at age 14.

With childhood obesity on the rise across the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it could open the door to more criminal action against parents whose children have become dangerously overweight.

Alexander Draper in 2012 Three years later, Alexander Draper has changed. Draper is busy with school, his social life and working as manager for a local basketball team. He is active in his church and with his extended family. Plus, he works out nearly every day with trainers at the gym and in the pool at the Travelers Rest YMCA.

He looks like a different person. Draper has lost about 250 pounds.

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For 18 years, Phillip Garrido managed to elude detection as he pulled off what authorities are calling an unfathomable crime, kidnapping and raping 11 year old Jaycee Dugard, keeping her as his secret captive for nearly two decades and fathering two of her children.

"I was worried about the domestic violence my children had seen and how it might affect them. The NSPCC's work with my children gave them the light back behind their eyes." Read Margaret's story

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