abuse

Danielle Pollack is producing a documentary about the failures of the family court system to protect children from abusive parents.
Courtesy of Danielle Pollack
Carol MacKenzie
October 17, 2019 - 7:21 am
When parents get divorced, the fight over who gets custody of the kids can turn ugly. The ugliest cases are those in which a parent is accused of abuse. In a majority of those cases, the kids are awarded to the accused abuser. A child advocate from Philadelphia is on a mission to change that.
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Sakinah Love, founder of Redeemed For A Cause.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 16, 2019 - 5:10 pm
A West Philadelphia drop-in center for human trafficking victims is celebrating one year of operation, and the woman behind it all started the effort out of her own pocket.
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Larry Nassar
Paul Sancya/AP, file
AP News
September 05, 2019 - 5:30 pm
The government ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female athletes. Read more...
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Robert Brennan lawsuit
Matt Rourke/AP, file
AP News
September 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged a former Roman Catholic priest with lying to the FBI about whether he knew an accuser and his family. Read more here.
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Francis Trauger
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 03, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Former priest Francis Trauger has been charged in Bucks County for allegedly molesting two altar boys — one in the mid-'90s, another in the early 2000s — at Saint Michael the Archangel Church. The boys, who were each about 12 at the time, said it happened while the priest was helping them get their...
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Greg Hunt holds a school photo of himself.
Chris O'Meara/AP
AP News
August 30, 2019 - 8:04 am
The Boy Scouts of America is facing a threat from a growing wave of lawsuits over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.
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St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 12:45 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Four men have filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton and its current and former bishop over claims a priest sexually abused them when they were children. The plaintiffs are believed to be the first to take advantage of a recent Pennsylvania appeals court...
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Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document.
NY State Sex Offender Registr/AP via CNN
August 19, 2019 - 7:58 pm
By Darran Simon and Brian Vitagliano, CNN (CNN) - - Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document. The will was dated August 8 -- two days before Epstein was found dead by suicide in a federal jail in New York, according to The...
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Jeffrey Epstein
New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, file
August 19, 2019 - 12:01 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria's Secret...
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Jeffrey Epstein
Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi/AP, File
August 13, 2019 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities pressed on Tuesday with their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's jailhouse suicide amid mounting evidence the chronically understaffed lockup may have bungled its responsibility to keep him from harming himself. At the same time, prosecutors pursued a parallel...
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