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Child Abuse

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

(Photo provided by Bucks County DA)

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

(Phila. PD photo)

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

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

Phila. Judge Stands By Sentence For Faith-Healing Couple Whose Sons Died

Herbert and Catherine Schaible pleaded “no contest” in the death of their young son. They had tried to heal him with prayer instead of medical care. Another of their children had died earlier in similar circumstances.

03/14/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

NJ Court Finds Leaving Child Alone In Car Is Abuse

Leaving a child alone in a car constitutes child abuse or neglect in New Jersey.

01/15/2014

(File photo: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

New Pennsylvania Laws Guard Against Child Abuse

The 2013 Pennsylvania legislature has passed 10 new laws that increase the protection of our children..

01/13/2014

(Carlos Rivera and Carmen Ramirez.  Phila PD photos)

Philadelphia Couple Ordered To Stand Trial For Allegedly Starving Toddler

A judge has ordered a Philadelphia man and woman to stand trial in the starvation of their disabled toddler, saying the girl looked “like an Auschwitz child” when she died.

01/09/2014

(credit: Wilmington Dept of Police)

Wilmington Mother Arrested After Reportedly Throwing Baby Down The Stairs

An investigation determined that the child’s mother, 31-year-old Rhiannon Watson, had become incensed when her baby daughter wouldn’t stop crying.

01/06/2014

(Marcus King and Nadera Batson.  King pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators.  Phila. PD photos)

Long Sentence For West Phila. Woman In Torture-Murder of Godson, 3

Nadera Batson, right, and a codefendant were accused in the death of three-year-old Jaquinn Brewton, who was beaten repeatedly and burned with a blowtorch.

12/18/2013

(Marcus King and Nadera Batson.  King pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators.  Phila. PD photos)

Philadelphia Woman Gets Decades In Prison For Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old

Over a period of three months, prosecutors say the defendant “beat the child from head to toe,” using a blow torch to punish him and burning his feet so badly he couldn’t walk.

12/18/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

The Legal Limits To Physically Disciplining A Child

Is it illegal to spank your child?

12/09/2013

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