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Malnourished Indiana Girl, 15, found weighing only 35 lbs.

The discovery of a 15-year-old girl weighing a mere 35 pounds leaves the residents and authorities of Madison County, Indiana stunned.

Op-Ed: We need clear, objective laws on when kids can be left unattended

When is it okay to leave your child unattended, either at home or in a public place like a park? A controversial arrest in South Carolina has raised issues of race, class, parenting, and child development.

Child slavery provides camel jockeys in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi - Camel racing is the national sport in the United Arab Emirates. The sport is conducted in a similar fashion to horse racing in the West, with the notable exception that the jockeys are children that were bought from impoverished families.

Parents accused of housing 11-year-old autistic child in dog cage

Anaheim - Law enforcement officials in California have been arrested the parents of an 11-year-old autistic boy who officials belive was being kept in a cage.

Pennsylvania couple to be tried for tattooing 12-year-old girl

Centerville - Randall Charlton III and Melissa Becker waived their rights to a preliminary hearing and will be tried for allegedly tattooing a girl, 12, without the consent of her parents.

Op-Ed: Watch 'Honor Diaries' film and support girls and women

So-called Honor Killings, often supported by Islamist Sharia Law, allow men to get away with murder. No minimum age for girls to marry allow men to abuse children. Culture and religion are no excuse for abuse. Watch the film "Honor Diaries."

Phoenix man arrested for throwing baby into family pool

Phoenix - Trying to teach her daughter about the dangers of water, a Phoenix man was instead arrested on child abuse charges after repeatedly throwing his 23-month-old daughter into the family pool.

Draft law allowing 9-year-olds to marry causes protests in Iraq

Bagdad - Draft legislation has been approved by the Shi’ite led cabinet that defines girls as reaching puberty at age nine, thereby making them eligible for marriage. The proposal has received stiff opposition from secular groups within the country.

Montana couple accused of letting 2-year-old smoke pot

Bozeman - A Montana couple has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly letting the man's 2-year-old son smoke marijuana.

Grandmother of Savannah Cross speaks out about murder Special

Phoenix - On December of 2012, a 2-year-old girl named Savannah Cross died in the custody of daycare workers. Since then, the battle over the events of that night has played out in the media and over social media networks.

Ohio horror: 3 adults arrested for severe abuse of 3 children

Wheelersburg - A 31-year-old mother, along with her own mother (52) and her boyfriend (44), have been arrested for the alleged extreme abuse of three children in their care. The child endangerment charges included beating, starvation and rape.

Op-Ed: Women and Children Under Siege

The women and children of America are under siege. Domestic violence, sexual assault, child trafficking and pornography are virulent epidemics. This is not a position piece on Roe v. Wade - it is a call to action against this war on our women and children

19 year-old tries to 'hook up' with 10 year-old girl

Valley Springs - Being 19 years old can be difficult, being 19 and facing a lengthy prison sentence has to be much worse. Being in prison with people who don't like child abusers could be even worse yet.

What is Operation Endeavour?

What is the connection between the Northamptonshire town of Kettering and the Philippines? Would you believe an organised, international paedophile ring?

Three girls imprisoned in Tucson home for two years

Tucson - Three girls, ages 12, 13 and 17, were reportedly imprisoned in a Tucson, Ariz., home for two years. The mother, Sophia Richter, 32, and stepfather, Fernando Richter, 34, have both been arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail.

Google cracks down on Internet child pornography, sexual abuse

Google will block global search results connected to child sex abuse and pornography. The Internet giant is introducing algorithmic changes to its engine and starting to monitor pornographic images and videos to help clean-up the web.

Boy found handcuffed with dead chicken around neck—Parents jailed

Monroe - Two foster parents, a nurse and a DSS Supervisor, were arrested and criminally charged in connection with an incident, in North Carolina, of a child found shivering and handcuffed to a front porch with a dead chicken around his neck.

Paul Gambaccini latest Operation Yewtree arrest

London - The latest suspect arrested by Operation Yewtree officers in the UK is veteran DJ, radio and TV presenter Paul Gambaccini, 64. Friday news broke that he was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of historical sexual offences.

Baby in France living in car trunk discovered by mechanics

Brignac-la-plaine - A couple living in France have been arrested and charged with "habitual abuse and neglect" after a 15-month-old baby girl was found to be existing in the trunk of their car.

Former Hollywood child star discusses pedophilia, drugs & abuse

Los Angeles - Corey Feldman, former child actor, discusses his distressing upbringing in Tinseltown in his autobiography. He lifts the lid on parental abuse, pedophilia and drugs abuse and how it affected his childhood and friendships.

Tennessee couple charged with renting daughters for child porn

Johnson City - It is alleged parents sold their four underage daughters to a child porn ring. The kids were also being raised in deplorable conditions.

Op-Ed: Judge threw child victims in jail to gain testimony in abuse case

In order to secure testimony in a domestic violence case, a Colorado judge ordered the victims of the alleged abuse to be placed in jail after they refused to testify.

Two men guilty of more than 50 child sex offences via Internet

Sheffield - Two Yorkshire men who pleaded guilty to over 50 child sex offences against ten boys will not face additional charges related to added allegations. The married men, one of whom is HIV positive, admitted the abuse of boys as young as 13 since the year 2005.

NFL star Adrian Peterson met son for first time just before death

Sioux Falls - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson had only met his two-year-old son one time -- at a Sioux Falls hospital before he tragically died Friday, a new report claims.

Honduran woman attempts to kill herself and poison five children

San Pedro Sula - A 28-year-old Honduran woman tried to kill herself and her five children by giving them insecticide during what law enforcement officers described as a "nervous breakdown."

Ex-teacher gets 30 days in jail for raping teen student

Billings - A former Montana teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old student who later committed suicide was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

A parent's worst nightmare: The dark side of the Internet Special

Fourteen year-old Hanah Smith had been threatened with a sadistic rape attack, her abuser threatened to attack Hanah with a hammer, anonymous messengers taunted Hanah about her weight, the death of an uncle and urged her to engage in self-harm.

Killer of three month-old sentenced to prison

Sonora - Kalie was three months old, her life was short and apparently both miserable, and painful. Her father was responsible for her death, and he was finally sentenced today.

Mother of nine faces felony child abuse charges today

Santa Ana - A 35-year-old Santa Ana woman is facing three counts of felony child abuse after abandoning her daughter at a hospital this past June.

Africans start to fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM is considered an essential part of raising a girl and preparing her for marriage in most places where it’s practiced. Connected to beliefs about premarital virginity and marital fidelity, the pressure to adhere to the practice is intense.
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Ontario child welfare agency is conducting an investigation into a 200-member ultra-Orthodox Jewish ...
Ontario child welfare agency is conducting an investigation into a 200-member ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor, that fled Quebec before a court there ordered 14 children into foster care
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Teenage mom and her son
3 adults were arrested for the child endangerment and rape of 3 children.
3 adults were arrested for the child endangerment and rape of 3 children.
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Arizona teacher Thomas Washburn, 54, faces numerous charges for removing a six-year-old student's top as a punishment
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Tumurhiirwe, "nanny from hell" spanks 2-year-old Aneela hard on the bottom
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Dario Napolitano, 41
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Spanking = child abuse
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