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Parents Kept Teens In Basement, Fed Them Under Locked Door, Cops Say

A suburban Des Moines couple is under arrest after their adopted teenage children reported being locked in the basement and fed under a locked door as punishment. The 45-year-old father and 44-year-old mother are charged with false imprisonment and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.


Dad caught on video beating daughter 'needs help'

Dad caught on video beating daughter 'needs help'

As his adult daughter took to national television, the career of the Texas judge now infamous for the violent beating he gave her as a teenager began to look less certain Thursday. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that it had opened an investigation into the video, now viewed more than 2.3 million times on YouTube, that shows Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams beating his then 16-year-old daughter with a belt for using an illegal file-sharing program.

Senh: The irony - he handles child abuse cases. And he doesn't think there's anything wrong with what he did.


$1.4 million verdict in Boy Scout abuse case

An Oregon jury finds the Boy Scouts of America negligent in a case of repeated sexual abuse by an assistant Scoutmaster in the 1980s and awards the plaintiff $1.4 million.



Priest, teen allegedly taped having sex

A police investigation continued Thursday into a Catholic abuse scandal in Brazil, which erupted last week when a network aired a video that it said showed a priest having sex with a 19-year-old altar boy.


Rape victim's parents arrested, charged

Rape victim's parents arrested, charged

Arizona police arrested the parents of an 8-year-old Liberian girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by four boys in July.


Queen Latifah says she was sexually abused

In the latest issue of Essence magazine, Latifah says the abuse occurred over a period of time, and at the hands of a teenager charged with watching her.


Teen jailed over girl's 'Mortal Kombat' death

Teen jailed over girl's 'Mortal Kombat' death

A Colorado teen has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for his role in the death of a 7-year-old girl during an apparent imitation of the "Mortal Kombat" video game.


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