child abuse

Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 12, 2020 - 8:00 am
Child safety during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major concern since schools closed in March and children were no longer in regular contact with adults who might detect abuse. Child welfare officials have come up with few ways to compensate. Read more here.
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A telephone.
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Jim Melwert
April 15, 2020 - 2:59 pm
Pennsylvania officials say calls to Pennsylvania’s child abuse reporting hotline have dropped around 50% since the start of stay-at-home orders. But officials are concerned there’s an unseen increase in abuse. Read more here.
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A telephone
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Pat Loeb
April 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
Reports of child abuse are down steeply in Philadelphia, since the city’s stay-at-home order, but no one in the child welfare system believes that abuse has declined during the pandemic, and the decrease in calls is causing concern. Read more here.
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Little girl defending herself
Serghei Turcanu
Lynne Adkins
March 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
Injuries to a child's fingers could be a sign that child is being abused, according to a physician at Rutgers. Read more here.
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Glen Mills Schools
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John McDevitt
January 29, 2020 - 3:58 pm
Five new lawsuits have been filed against Glen Mills Schools, alleging severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the since-shuttered reform school. Read the latest here.
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R. Kelly and Aaliyah
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AP News
December 19, 2019 - 8:00 am
Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he schemed with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. Read more here.
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Boy Scouts
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AP News
December 17, 2019 - 4:02 pm
For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, the Utah-based faith will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and...
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Church pews.
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Mark Abrams
December 09, 2019 - 7:02 am
A veteran priest who was named in a Philadelphia grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and later cleared has again been removed from active ministry. Read more here.
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R. Kelly and Aaliyah
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. Read more here.
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Tova Noel, a federal jail guard responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself, leaves federal court.
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AP News
November 25, 2019 - 2:35 pm
A judge set an April trial date Monday for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the morning he died. Read more here.
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