Child Abuse

(Some equipment used by the Gloucester Township police department for today's exercise.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Surprisingly Timely, A Child-Abduction Exercise Is Held in Gloucester County, NJ

In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.

11/06/2014

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Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center Marks 5th Anniversary In Montgomery County

Among the highlights of the Center’s first five years: decreasing the trauma for over 1,900 Montgomery County children and their families during investigation of abuse cases and relocating the facility to a larger space in order to accommodate the increasing number of cases and services provided.

10/29/2014

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Delco Schoolteacher Charged With Sexual Contact With Former Student, 15

Physical education teacher William Barber, 38, is charged with having sex with the fifteen-year-old girl inside his office on September 12th.

09/23/2014

(Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sideline during a game against the St. Louis Rams on September 7th.  Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Vikings Ban Adrian Peterson Amid Child Abuse Allegations

The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning, about a day and a half after initially deciding that Peterson could play with the team while the legal process played out.

09/17/2014

(Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sideline during a game against the St. Louis Rams on September 7th.  Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson Case Brings Corporal Punishment of Kids Front and Center

Many child advocates say physical discipline is wrong, while some parents defend their actions, saying spankings can be appropriate under certain circumstances.

09/16/2014

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Bucks Music Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Male Student, 14

Bridgett Szychulski of Philadelphia faces charges that include statutory sexual assault and indecent aggravated assault.

09/16/2014

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Peterson Releases Statement Following Vikings’ Decision To Reinstate Him

The Minnesota Vikings announce they will allow Adrian Peterson to play on Sunday, Peterson releases a statement.

09/15/2014

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South Jersey Man Accused of Molesting Children at Late Wife’s Daycare Center

Dennis Alston, 54, is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail after a probe indicated problems at Home Sweet Home, the daycare center his wife ran out of their Timber Lane home.

09/11/2014

Jerry Sandusky (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Pa. Universities OK Child-Abuse Prevention Policy

Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities adopted a policy Tuesday that is designed to protect the safety of children on campus.

07/08/2014

Suspect Anton Fomin. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

More Child Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Chesco Piano Teacher

After last week’s media exposure, three more alleged victims came forward and told police that, while they were Anton Fomin’s students, he showed them pictures of nude children and adults.

06/19/2014

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Bucks Man Gets 900+ Years In Prison For Abusing, Photographing Girl For Years

Thomas Holliday was convicted earlier this year of hundreds of counts of child pornography and sexual abuse. Prosecutors say he sexually abused a girl starting when she was 14, and filmed almost every assault.

05/14/2014

(Josephita Brown.  Phila. PD photo)

1 Guilty Plea, 1 Trial Ordered in Child Abuse Death of SW Philadelphia Tot

The mother points blame for the attacks on her longtime boyfriend, but there’s evidence that the girl was pummelled for days and weeks — perhaps even years — before she died from a ruptured liver last July.

05/06/2014

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SW Philadelphia Man Charged With Abusing 3-Year-Old Stepson

Matthew Montgomery, 27, of South Conestoga Street near Woodland Avenue, was arrested on Wednesday.

05/01/2014

(Attendees at a child abuse prevention conference at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, in North Philadelphia, listen to Dr. Maria McColgan, who runs the hospital's Child Protection Program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

At St. Christopher’s Hospital, Keeping The Focus on Child Abuse Prevention

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, in North Philadelphia, brought in scores of professionals for its second annual conference on child abuse prevention.

04/25/2014

Tom Corbett (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Corbett Signs 4 More Child-Abuse Prevention Bills

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report suspected child abuse, says the bills contain provisions that are critical to improving how abuse is reported to authorities.

04/15/2014

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