ttorney General Beau Biden announced on Friday that Robert Hohn and Shannon Watterson, who reportedly locked their 12-year-old son in a bedroom for a three month period and , were both sentenced to prison time.
A Philadelphia prosecutor says six-year-old Khalil Wimes weighed just 29 pounds when he died in March of last year, having been starved and beaten by his parents right up to the day before he died.
Pennsylvania prosecutors said in a new court filing that Jerry Sandusky has not presented any good reason for the state Supreme Court to take up an appeal of his molestation conviction.
The child told police he was chained in his mother’s bedroom as punishment and had to sleep on the floor at night. He also said his hands were occasionally restrained by plastic zip ties.
Penn State may never be able to fully shake off the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but news that one victim has settled and other claimants may be soon follow marks a legal milestone after almost a year of negotiations.
The recent arrest in Montgomery County of a camp director for failing to report an alleged sexual assault involving a camper has a local state representative again calling for quick passage of his bill to better protect children.
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.
Officials say a former prison guard charged with sexually abusing two girls is now facing charges involving five more juveniles.
Three people have been arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of several children who were in their care from 1989 to 2012.
Tanya Williams and her six children were living in a Philadelphia shelter at the time.
Police say the father of a 5-month-old infant was arrested and charged after the bay was found to have multiple injuries.
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.
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.
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.
The state Senate has sent the House a pair of bills designed to protect school children from misconduct and sexual abuse by teachers.