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Pediatrician Accused of Victimizing 103 Children Over 10 Year Period .pdf [775kb]
A Deleware grand jury indictment accuses Dr. Earl Bradley, 56, of victimizing 103 children. The charges range from rape and sexual exploitation to endangering child welfare and assault.

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Sex Crimes and the VaticanPope 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?’

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Questions arise over how kidnapper went undetected
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.

Recent Deaths Highlight Child Abuse Problembryanna-harris.jpg
Five children killed, two mothers charged. Evidence of past abuse problems in both cases are causing some to question whether these children could have been saved.

Bryanna Harris was killed with an overdose of methadone.


S.C. case looks on child obesity as child abuse. But is it?
With childhood obesity on the rise across the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gray's attorney says it could open the door to more criminal action against parents whose children have become dangerously overweight.

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

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