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Ex-Dover Airman Charged With Raping 4-Year-Old Boy

Delaware State Police have charged a former airman at Dover Air Force Base with repeatedly sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy.

08/05/2013

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Local Legislator Renews Call For Expanded Responsibility Bill To Fight Abuse

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.

08/05/2013

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Sandusky Scandal Costs For Penn State Close To $48M

Penn State’s bill to pay costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is nearing $48 million.

08/03/2013

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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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Day 2 Set In Hearing On Alleged Sandusky Cover-Up

Day two of a hearing on whether three former Penn State officials covered up an allegation in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is expected to feature two more witnesses, a day after legendary coach Joe Paterno was said to be quietly critical of how university officials had handled it.

07/30/2013

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Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky Settlements Hit $60M So Far

A Penn State trustee says the tentative settlements reached by the university so far with men who claim to have been sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky total about $60 million.

07/18/2013

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Philadelphia Man Admits Sexual Abuse of Children, Ages 3 and 2

Prosecutors say defendant Steven Mazer videotaped his acts of sexual assault.

06/24/2013

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Ex-Penn State Head Was Top Paid Among Public Colleges

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier became the highest paid public college president of 2011-12 when he was forced out.

05/12/2013

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Cops: Pa. Dad, Son Abused Girl With Cerebral Palsy

A father and son from Pennsylvania have been charged with molesting a girl who is unable to speak because she has cerebral palsy.

05/09/2013

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Grand Jury Judge Urges Case Against Penn State To Go Forward

The supervising judge for the grand jury that investigated how former Penn State administrators handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal said in a new court filing that the criminal case against them needs to move forward.

05/07/2013

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Trustee: Penn State Should Seek Refund For Report

A Penn State trustee says a consultant should be asked to return “some or all” of the millions of dollars Penn State University paid for an internal investigation into the handling of sexual abuse allegations.

02/24/2013

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Attorney For Jerry Sandusky Says He’ll Continue To Seek New Trial

Jerry Sandusky’s attorney has filed notice that he’ll take his quest for a new trial to a higher level court.

02/21/2013

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Penn State: Jerry Sandusky Scandal Costs Stand At More Than $27M

Penn State’s bill for legal fees, consultants and other costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal stands at more than $27.6 million.

02/15/2013

Sandusky Guilty On Most Counts In Child Molestation Trial

Judge: No New Trial For Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky isn’t getting the new trial he asked for after arguing that his lawyers weren’t given enough time to prepare for the proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict.

01/30/2013

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Lengthy Election Process Opens For PSU Trustees

The latest election for Penn State trustee members may serve as another barometer of how well the university is recovering from scandal in the minds of alumni.

01/26/2013

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