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Child Abuse

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Abused Children More Likely To Be Suicidal Adults

Children who are victims of abuse are more likely to atttempt suicide as adults and those who are sexually abused may have triple the risk of others.

08/01/2013

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Officials Add 5 Additional Juveniles To Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Former Prison Guard

Officials say a former prison guard charged with sexually abusing two girls is now facing charges involving five more juveniles.

07/31/2013

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Chester County Couple And Husband’s Onetime Girlfriend Charged With Sexually Abusing Four Children

Three people have been arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of several children who were in their care from 1989 to 2012.

07/12/2013

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Phila. Woman Sentenced For Neglect Death of Infant Son in 2010

Tanya Williams and her six children were living in a Philadelphia shelter at the time.

06/28/2013

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Father Arrested, Charged With Assaulting 5-Month-Old

Police say the father of a 5-month-old infant was arrested and charged after the bay was found to have multiple injuries.

06/25/2013

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Pa. Legislators Move To Tighten Child Abuse Laws in Wake of Sandusky Scandal

Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks County) is the sponsor of one the bills that got committee approval, a measure providing a definition of child abuse.

06/11/2013

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A Special Summer Garden Tour

While Spring seems full of garden tours, I’m happy to say there’s one coming up just as Summer gets underway, featuring four unique private gardens in the Upper Perkiomen Valley.

06/10/2013

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Coatesville, Pa. Man Charged With Sex Assaults On 2 Children

Authorities say 60-year-old Leroy Mitchell was originally arrested May 31st for sexually assaulting a girl when she was nine years old. Now, charges have been filed in connection with a second alleged victim.

06/04/2013

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Pa. Senate Passes 2 Bills To Prevent Child Abuse By Teachers

The state Senate has sent the House a pair of bills designed to protect school children from misconduct and sexual abuse by teachers.

06/04/2013

New Jersey Couple Indicted In Young Daughter’s Death

Prosecutors say a Trenton couple has been indicted on murder and child endangerment charges in the death of their 5-year-old daughter last year.

05/04/2013

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Army Couple Charged With Abusing Adopted Children Free On Bail

John and Carolyn Jackson of Mount Holly appeared in federal court Thursday in Newark. They were ordered to have no contact with children.

05/02/2013

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New Jersey Couple Indicted On Charges Of ‘Unimaginable Cruelty’ Toward Adopted Children

A United States Army major and his wife are facing charges for the alleged abuse of their three adopted children, including one who died in May 2008.

04/30/2013

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A Camden, NJ Hospital Places Visual Reminders Against Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and officials at Cooper University Hospital in Camden are working to make sure the public knows what to look for.

04/08/2013

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Philadelphia Children’s Alliance Uses Social Media To Battle Abuse

The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance is launching a month-long social media campaign during Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in April.

04/03/2013

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Local Non-Profit Hosting Fundraiser To Raise Money For Sexually Abused Children

A Philadelphia non-profit organization helping children who have been sexually abused is holding its annual Bear Affair fundraiser.

03/31/2013

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