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UK government turns up heat on BBC over sex abuse scandal

BBC Child Sex Abuse Scandal

The British government warned the BBC on Wednesday that a growing sex abuse scandal was raising "very real concerns" about public trust in the broadcaster. The BBC has been thrown into disarray by accusations that it helped cover up sexual abuse by one of its former presenters, Jimmy Savile, and has struggled to explain why one of its own programs dropped an investigation into Savile last year.


Sandusky filing says sex abuse trial violated his rights

Jerry Sandusky is launching an effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that say there wasn't enough evidence to convict him and the trial wasn't fair.


Boy Scout files reveal long history of child sex abuse cases

Boy Scouts

A popular Colorado Boy Scout leader named Floyd Slusher allegedly had a strategy when it came to molesting boys: He first plied his victims with alcohol, then abused them and threatened to kill anyone who talked.


How do sexual abusers cover their tracks?

How do sexual abusers cover their tracks? ... "We have a culture which used to want children to be seen and not heard," says Wilson, who once ran the sex offenders unit at HMP Grendon and has conducted extensive research into both victims and perpetrators. "Lately we've been more tolerant of children speaking but we don't always listen to them."

Senh: Sounds like the best a parent can do is talk with their kids ... constantly. Make sure there is open communication.


Mother gets 99 years for beating child, gluing hands

A Dallas judge today sentenced Elizabeth Escalona to 99 years in prison for beating her 2-year-old daughter into a coma and gluing her hands to a wall because of potty-training problems.


Mom who glued tot's hands to wall could get life

Elizabeth Escalona

Police say Escalona was so mad that her daughter soiled her pants that, as punishment, she super glued the girl’s hands to the wall then beat her in front of her other siblings... Escalona’s kids told investigators their mother kicked the girl in the stomach and repeatedly hit her.


Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison

Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison - effectively a life sentence - in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.


Penn State coach Sandusky denies he molested children

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, on the eve of his sentencing for molesting 10 boys, on Monday denied he committed the "alleged disgusting acts" and said his wife has been his only sex partner.


Boy Scouts to review half-century of files on sexual predators

Law enforcement will be informed of any previously undisclosed cases, the organization says. A Times investigation found Scouting did not report hundreds of cases of alleged abuse. The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will review more than a half-century of its confidential files on alleged sexual predators and will inform law enforcement of any cases it had not previously disclosed.


Jerry Sandusky has been Implicated in a 1970s Child Prostitution Ring

The New York Daily News is reporting that 48-year-old Greg Bucceroni of Philadelphia has sent an email to Poly Prep, a high school in Brooklyn, claiming that he was a child prostitute in a ring that included several men, including the soon to be sentenced Jerry Sandusky.


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