Abuse and neglect of children

This police handout photo released Friday, July 6, 2017, by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office shows Isabel Martinez, who has been charged in the stabbing deaths of four of her five children and their father in Loganville, Ga. According to police she is charged with six counts of aggravated assault, five counts of murder and five counts of malice murder. One child survived and is being treated at a local hospital with injuries police described as serious. (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 8:48 pm
LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother — now charged with their deaths — was the one who called 911 to report the killings. The five were apparently stabbed to death. A fifth child, a 9-year-...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the fiscal year 2018 budget. Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by for-profit colleges. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, July 6, 2017, in federal court in Washington and demands implementation of borrower defense to repayment rules. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 06, 2017 - 7:52 pm
Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia sued U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her decision to suspend rules that were meant to protect students from abuse by for-profit colleges. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, says DeVos...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2008, file photo, Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday, June 29, 2017, with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
June 28, 2017 - 11:57 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local): 1:30 p.m. An Australian support group for adult survivors of childhood abuse is applauding the decision by Australian police to charge a key Vatican aide with sexual assault. Pam...
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May 30, 2017 - 5:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The man who married his former sixth-grade teacher after she was jailed for raping him has filed for legal separation from her. King County court records show 33-year-old Vili Fualaau asked the court for a legal separation from 55-year-old Mary Kay Letourneau on May 9. Letourneau is...
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Australian independent Sen. Derryn Hinch holds a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hinch welcomes government support for legislation that he helped draft which would ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 30, 2017 - 1:43 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government said Tuesday is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. Australian pedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby...
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Australian independent Sen. Derryn Hinch holds a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hinch welcomes government support for legislation that he helped draft which would ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 30, 2017 - 12:50 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government said Tuesday is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. Australian pedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2016, file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who is is serving a 15-month prison term in a sexual abuse case, departs the federal courthouse in Chicago. Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases through legislation passed with support from a victim of imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Hastert. The Illinois House unanimously approved the measure on Thursday, May 18, 2017, sending it to a supportive Gov. Bruce Rauner.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 19, 2017 - 12:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex-abuse cases, a change prosecutors and a victim of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert called for after Hastert was imprisoned for violating banking laws while trying to silence a student he abused decades ago...
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In this April 21, 2017 photo, Gen. Liborio Carabbacan of the National Police Women and Children Protection Center gestures during an interview in metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Authorities in the Philippines have arrested 3 women who were livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of girls to men paying by the minute to watch from half a world away. Carabbacan said the incidents are increasing in the Philippines because many people are gaining access to the internet and English fluency is common, making it possible to communicate with would-be customers. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
May 12, 2017 - 12:34 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States. Three sisters ages 8, 9 and 12, and an 11-...
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In this April 21, 2017 photo, Gen. Liborio Carabbacan of the National Police Women and Children Protection Center gestures during an interview in metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Authorities in the Philippines have arrested 3 women who were livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of girls to men paying by the minute to watch from half a world away. Carabbacan said the incidents are increasing in the Philippines because many people are gaining access to the internet and English fluency is common, making it possible to communicate with would-be customers. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
May 11, 2017 - 11:29 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States. Three sisters ages 8, 9 and 12, and an 11-...
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May 05, 2017 - 5:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are demanding a public apology from a Republican legislator who said there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "free trip to the city." Pressure mounted Friday on Rep. David Eastman, who has raised concerns with using state funds and Medicaid...
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