child abuse

To better help abused and neglected kids in Delaware County, the district attorney's office, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and other agencies are working together to speak up for kids.
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Justin Udo
April 08, 2019 - 2:48 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new coalition making sure children in tough situations get the help they need, and it comes right in the middle of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to Childhelp , more than 6 million kids across the country are referred to child...
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Leaving Netherland
HBO
March 04, 2019 - 12:31 pm
By Brian Lowry (CNN) — "Leaving Neverland" is about dreams turned to nightmares, featuring twin accounts of Michael Jackson's alleged sexual predation that derive power and credibility from their strikingly similar parallels. It's an unsettling tale of money, fame and seduction, insidiously...
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Juan Ramon-Vasquez
Philadelphia Police Department
Steve Tawa
February 26, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Honduran man has been sentenced after pleading guilty last August to illegal re-entry following deportation. Federal authorities, however, argue he should have been removed from the U.S. well before he raped a young girl. Although he was deported in 2009, Juan Ramon...
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Councilman David Oh.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
February 12, 2019 - 5:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council hearing Tuesday became a forum for parents whose children were removed by Philadelphia child welfare officials. The hearing was called by Councilman David Oh after he had a personal run-in with the system when his child was injured, and...
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FILE- In this file photo from Oct. 17, 2018, survivors of child sexual abuse hug in the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.
AP Photo/Marc Levy, File
January 28, 2019 - 4:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol but have yet to revisit legislation on child sexual abuse scandals since an October fight killed a bill that would have allowed long-ago victims to sue the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions. The Legislature's new...
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Bucks County announces Darkness to Light program to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent, or respond to and report child sex abuse.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
January 09, 2019 - 1:51 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A new program to fight child sex abuse is being offered in Bucks County. County officials are hoping as many people as possible will sign up for the two-hour program. Network of Victim Assistance Executive Director Penny Ettinger says statistics show one in 10...
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Jim Melwert
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, PA. (KYW Newsradio) -- A former employee of a Norristown day care center is accused of slamming a child’s face into a filing cabinet. Thirty-year-old Joy Nelson of Conshohocken is charged with endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, and reckless endangerment. Nelson was a...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
September 01, 2018 - 11:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will offer a new approach in its parent training classes. “We are here to teach the parents how to handle that situation because that happens a lot,” said violence prevention expert Julia Da Silva. It's a common wish for parents that children should come...
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Senator Bob Casey
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Steve Tawa
August 24, 2018 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey is calling for swift passage of his "Speak Up" legislation. Among other provisions, it requires the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect to the appropriate state authorities. This is Senator Casey's fourth try...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
July 28, 2018 - 9:13 am
MEDFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Burlington County pastor has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for sexually assaulting children. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said 75-year-old Harry Thomas of Medford was found guilty of assaulting four juveniles and having an...
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