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Exclusive: Goldy lockS Band fights child abuse with 'Black' video Special

The Goldy lockS Band, helmed by rocker, former pro wrestler and now singer Goldy Locks, premieres its new music video for her song "Black" exclusively on Digital Journal.

Dog previously abused saves life of freezing three-year-old girl

Escanaba - A badly abused dog, adopted by a Michigan family from an animal shelter, led its owner to a ditch where a naked, three-year-old girl was curled up in a ball and shivering. The dog is credited as a hero for saving the little girl's life.

Mom jailed in 2011 baby death charged in death of another infant

Peach Bottom - While the death of her two-month-old was ruled unintentional, a 28-year-old mother is facing charges because she had been warned about co-sleeping with infants. The mom served 85 days in jail in 2011 when another child died under similar circumstances.

A man attempts to abduct young teen in Florida store

Hernando - The attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl was thwarted by the girl's mother. With the help of the store manager, a police officer was able to apprehend the suspect just after he ran out of the store.

Social media blamed for sexual teacher/student relationships

Houston - Inappropriate relationships between teachers and students are on the rise in Texas and legislators and others believe social media is to blame or at least plays a part in this increase.

Babysitter arrested for taking kids with her to rob bank

Severance - A Colorado woman has been dubbed the "Babysitter Bandit" after it was alleged she robbed a bank, taking two children with her and telling a teller a man in her car would harm the kids if she did not give him money.

Toddler had baby octopus in throat, mother's boyfriend charged

Wichita - A two-year-old Wichita, Kansas boy was found choking from a baby octopus in his throat. He also had bruises on his face and the toddler's mother's boyfriend was arrested and charged.

India: Children rescued from alleged torture at Christian shelter

Meerut - The owner of a shelter for underprivileged children in Greater Noida, India has been arrested and accused of the torture and forced Christianization of minors in his care.

Boy abused because he couldn't adequately read the Koran

Birmingham - A pair of Islamic school teachers have confessed to abusing a 10-year-old boy and beating him with a stick at a mosque in Birmingham.

Mom yells during custody trial that she killed 2 of her kids

Detroit - A Detroit mother, charged with murder in March in the slaying of two of her children and storing them in a chest freezer in the home, had to be temporarily removed from the courtroom Thursday after yelling out “Yes, I did kill her!”

Canadian residential school system guilty of 'cultural genocide'

A Truth and Reconcilliation Commission investigating Canada’s residential school system has described it's treatment of aboriginal children as tantamount to 'cultural genocide.'

Sadistic dentist accused operating 'house of horrors'

A Florida dentist accused of torturing his young patients has agreed to cease practicing dentistry amidst a series of lawsuits from former clients.

Wide-reaching sexual abuse ring involves pols, celebs, police say

Authorities in the United Kingdom suspect over 1,400 suspects of sexually abusing children in connection with a far-reaching abuse scheme.

Review: One year after 'Bring Back Our Girls,' an artist tries to heal us Special

Canadian artist James Picard has had enough of the "chin-up" mentality that has allowed millions of people to experience horrible, traumatic events and never discuss them again.

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.
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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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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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