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Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. The Catholic Church is likely to be the main target.
David Madden
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. Read more here.
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“The Catch and Kill Podcast" with Ronan Farrow
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Ian Bush
November 25, 2019 - 6:10 pm
Ronan Farrow, the journalist whose investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein won him a Pulitzer Prize, is bringing the real-life drama to a podcast. Listen to it here.
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Bathtub
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Kristen Johanson
November 18, 2019 - 3:51 pm
As part of a plea deal with the district attorney, a Philadelphia man has admitted to brutally beating a baby to death more than a year ago. According to responding officers, the man blamed the child’s death on noodles. Read more here.
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Press conference at the Juvenile Law Center.
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Cherri Gregg
November 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Juvenile Law Center released a report Friday that brings children into the conversation of criminal justice reform, and they want state leaders to know juvenile facilities do more harm than good. Read more here.
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Philadelphia city officials discuss a new path for immigrants to get visas.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 24, 2019 - 4:51 pm
There's a new path to get a visa for immigrants in Philadelphia who are victims of crime or need to report certain kind of crimes, and officials say it will also help make the city safer.
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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.
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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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