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The pastor of a fundamentalist Baptist church with two members already facing sex abuse charges was arrested Tuesday on charges that he failed to make a required child abuse report. Robert A. Ross, the pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, is in the Mesquite jail. Bond has been set at $2,500.
According to the National Partnership on Women and Girls, people who experience domestic abuse typically forfeit 7.2 days of work due to intimate-partner violence. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and other Pittsburgh officials want to provide help for these victims in the form of financial relief for the days ...

A picture of Pope Francis with Chilean Marianist Brother Mariano Varona, who's been accused of covering up sexual abuse charges against the order. A Vatican spokesman told Crux that Varona was able to greet Francis while in Chile in late January because he lived near the residence where ... cover-up
Like most Tyler Perry projects, The Paynes is focusing on modern-day topics, and breakout star Stephanie Charles is welcoming the challenge. "Nyla is a mother of two who's finding solace while volunteering at a church and an after school program while she's dealing with an abusive relationship with ...
In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Alexandra Argyropoulos, a former friend of the Harts, said she "witnessed what I felt to be controlling emotional abuse and cruel punishment" toward the six children. Argyropoulos said she was told after she made the report that Oregon officials ... Woman
Thirteen men, including a primary school teacher, have been charged following raids across Victoria that allegedly uncovered child abuse material featuring victims including newborns. Victoria police and the Australia federal police raided homes across 19 suburbs and one country town over several ...

The recent deaths of two Maine children from abuse have called into question whether the state -- which had knowledge of the cases -- handled them properly. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR stories you ... child
Responding to user requests, Twitter is updating its platform to explicitly allow reporting of abusive or harassing tweets targeting people with disabilities. The social media giant said this week that it has added "disability" to a list of protected groups on its abuse and harassment reporting page. "It's ...
Mr. Rozzi, a Catholic who says he was molested by an Allentown Diocese priest as a boy, said victims have reached out to him because he has been working to extend the statute of limitations for abuse victims. At least 20 to 30 people from the Allentown Diocese, he said, told him they had been abused ... jury
But Leonis said after reading an op-ed written last year by another Presentation student, Kathryn Leehane, about her reports of sexual abuse and misconduct involving a Spanish teacher in 1990, she realized she was not alone. “I'm like, I'm not the only one at Pres who was abused?” she said. It started a ... jury
In depositions obtained exclusively by CNN, the most powerful couple in US gymnastics history said they can't recall numerous details about what happened at their ranch, including whether Larry Nassar was licensed to practice there. jury
Good morrow, glamazons and shady mechanicals. Full of vexation come I, with complaint, against a herd of sylphs who just one week ago entered stage in a convivial burst of flora and fauna, and yet whom, in the klieg light of a new reality competition day, have storm-clouded the workroom's previously ... jury
Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty apologized to current and former staffers Thursday for failing to notice that her former chief of staff, Tony Baker, had been abusive to her staffers and for failing to take swifter action in firing him. “It's awful and I feel terrible for everyone who was hurt,” said Esty, D-5th District. jury
Pope faces indigenous Canadians' anger over refusal to apologize for past abuse. Canada bishops' group said Francis would not offer personal apology for residential school system that abused generations of children. Vatican scrambles after pope appears to deny existence of hell · Leyland Cecco in ... jury
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - Two people involved in a chilling case of child abuse in Ohio County appeared in court on Friday morning. Sabrina Hall, 18, and Apollo Rice, 27, of Wheeling appeared in front of Judge James Mazzone for connections to a child abuse case that some officials at the Magistrate ... jury
Facebook is trying to bring all the wars it's fighting under one roof. At the "Fighting Abuse @Scale" conference later next month, the social network will host talks on combating fake news, online fraud, spam and abuse in general. There's a special focus on how the different companies in attendance are using ... jury

(CNN) At least five children, most under the age of 10, are suspected to have been allegedly sexually abused by a group of adults in Western Australia, police ... They have been arrested and charged with 23 counts related to the alleged sexual abuse, including sexual penetration and indecent dealing. jury
Obiagwu is the director of the Legal Defence and Assistance Project, an organisation representing victims of abuse by the Nigerian security forces. He explained how a new website, Who Was in Command, has made his work a lot easier by publishing the names, ranks, and command responsibilities of ... jury
Oregon has taken an interesting — and hopefully fruitful — approach to one of the latest high-profile cases of alleged sexual abuse and harassment by a powerful figure — billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn. Wynn is the founder of Wynn Resorts Ltd., which owns and operates casinos in Las Vegas and ... jury
Hannah's babysitter, Lindsay Partin, was indicted Thursday in connection with the abuse. Partin, 35, was indicted on endangering children and felonious assault charges. The charges stem from an incident last week that left the young child brain dead. The Wesche was airlifted to Cincinnati Children's ... jury
There are growing calls for the right to silence to be stripped from anyone police want to talk to in child abuse investigations. It comes after yet another awful case made headlines last week. A four-month-old baby was admitted to south Auckland's Middlemore Hospital suffering 16 fractures, which police ... jury
Child Abuse Cases Increase in Southeast Alaska, Expert Says. The director of a regional service provider says social workers' caseloads for child neglect and abuse have dramatically increased in Southeast Alaska. ... Program Manager Susan Loseby says she hopes more children aren't being abused. jury
“I would hope that more kids aren't being abused. It's just that more people are reporting what they suspect as abuse,” she said. One thing is clear: They need more people to deal with the workload. The center has three full-time employees and three on-call nurses who perform medical examinations. jury
But in both, opportunities were missed to protect vulnerable girls. Too often teenage girls at risk of abuse and violence, especially those from working-class backgrounds, are seen by public services and wider society as the “problem”. We do not ask often enough what is the root cause of their behaviour. jury
Almost half of women in politics have faced serious abuse, including threats of murder, rape and assault, according to a global survey conducted ahead of a summit on increasing women's political participation. As women politicians from more than 20 countries meet in London on Monday to agree a ... jury
She may also have abused her children: your father, your uncle – and others. We don't know. We don't know the reasons they cut contact. I note you have moved far away from your grandparents, though you are in regular contact. I believe you are only now starting to look at the abuse you suffered, which is ... jury
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rory McIlroy wondered Saturday whether limiting alcohol sales might help curb some of the loud and abusive behavior he believes is getting worse at PGA Tour tournaments. A month ago, McIlroy suggested that the commotion that surrounds a group following Tiger Woods cost the 14-time major ... jury
In the statement, diocese officials say DeLand was investigated in 2005 after a woman asked whether her brother, who committed suicide in 1993, was sexually abused by DeLand in the 1970s. The sexual abuse probe was handled by an "independent professional investigator," and the suspicions were ... jury
A 47-year-old Boise veterinarian was booked into the Ada County Jail Thursday night on 10 felony charges involving sexual misconduct with children, according to Meridian Police. Craig D. Maloney turned himself into the jail, said Ada County Sheriff's spokesman Patrick Orr. His bond was set at $500,000. jury
In the two and a half decades since her experience with abuse, Williams said she has helped friends, family members and co-workers find ways to talk about and seek help for their own abusive relationships. Now a grandmother, Williams is hopeful that her 9-year-old granddaughter will grow up hearing ... jury
Witness after witness told Newsnight of the case of the “brilliant” Emily Commander, who left the service after an initial report found that her treatment by Paul Farrelly MP amounted to “an abuse of power or position”, but the House of Commons commission, dominated by MPs, seemed reluctant to act ... jury
The charges were amended from four counts of lewd conduct with a minor to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor under 16. A teenage girl told authorities last year that Jansen sexually abused her in 2008 and 2009 when she was between 7 and 9 years old. She told authorities that Jansen had also ... jury
A federal investigation has found a Wisconsin hospital did not do enough to protect newborn infants from abuse, a report obtained by US media says. Five infants were found with unexplained injuries, ranging from bruising to skull and arm fractures. Documents show the hospital did not take action over the suspected abuse ... jury
A Marine wife whose 6-year-old daughter was sexually abused by a Marine Corps colonel told lawmakers the military is failing victims. ... Perry, who testified before the Senate Armed Services personnel subcommittee hearing Thursday examining child abuse and intimate partner violence in the military. jury
In a 2010 investigation for ESPN, “Sex abuse pervasive in USA Swimming,” T.J. Quinn and Greg Amante found that “abusive coaches, some of whom ... to the failures that have come to light regarding young athletes being sexually harassed and abused by coaches and other adults in positions of power. jury
A new study has shown that boys are more likely to suffer the worst forms of online sexual abuse than girls. The huge study found that while girls account for two thirds of the victims, it was boys who were in the very worst online images and videos, often depicting very young children, with severe forms of ... jury
Garner, N.C. — The mother of a Garner baby who died after ingesting heroin mixed with the synthetic opioid fentanyl was charged Monday with negligent child abuse. The 9-month-old baby girl was sleeping beside her father, Albert Gaines, in an apartment at 207 Westcroft Drive on Nov. 15, when the child ... jury
Despite the police recording a 60% increase in recorded incidents of domestic abuse offences in just less than three years, a recent survey of abuse survivors who use the charity's refuges and outreach support services in England showed there continued to be low levels of women reporting domestic ... jury
Gary Oldman's Son Says Actor's Alleged Domestic Abuse 'Didn't Happen'. The Oscar-winning actor's ex-wife claims he assaulted her, but their eldest son insists she's lying. By Cole Delbyck ... jury
Stevens and her husband, Michael A. Stevens, 36, are charged with one count each of gross sexual assault in a complaint that says the abuse occurred on Oct. 24, 2010, and Oct. 25, 2014, when the girl was younger than 12 years old. The couple were arrested Feb. 1 and have been held at the Kennebec ... jury
M.F. was sexually abused by Mr. Alton, the complaint said, but “likely because the abuse was emotionally traumatic and overwhelming, as a child M.F. pushed the abuse out of his mind and never spoke of it to anyone.” He had no memory of the abuse until 2016, when Pingry distributed a letter to its school ... jury
A settlement conference is planned for March 13, though Marko said he does not believe the case will be settled out of court. A trial date in the matter has been set for June 11, according to online court records. In the suit, the family says Autumnwood of Livonia abused the man by calling him racial slurs and ... jury
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has again focused attention on the gun debate. More people than ever -- from the NRA to politicians to ordinary Americans -- are saying we should consider arming out teachers to protect children in the event of a shooting. Some say it not only makes sense from a ... jury
Twitter is attempting to shift the narrative around how women are treated on its platform, but some women who've been viciously attacked on the site say the company hasn't put enough muscle behind protecting vocal female users. During the Oscars, Twitter ran a TV ad featuring the words of queer poet ... jury
Victoria has introduced a bill that would make it the first jurisdiction in Australia to abolish a legal defence used by churches to prevent child sexual abuse victims from targeting their assets in compensation claims. Known as “the Ellis defence”, it is based on a 2007 court case brought by abuse survivor John ... jury
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse came close to confronting his accusers on Monday in a video-linked Australian court hearing to test the strength of the prosecution's case. Cardinal George Pell's alleged victims began testifying in the ... jury
Funding tapered off through the first half of the 20th century. Staffs shrank, and in some facilities, a single doctor was responsible for hundreds of residents, who often lived in squalid, abusive, dangerous conditions. For many, there was no path out, nowhere else to go. Hospitalization was a life sentence, ... jury
In 2017, both institutional and retail traders have shorted most shares at $10 and $13 AMD market price points. Before August 2017, institution short sellers generally shorted the stock according to AMD street fair price targets. After August, AMD short sellers shorted the shares at levels 25% lower than the ... jury
The Church of England prioritised its reputation over the safety of children, born from an “arrogance which equates the church with God”, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has heard. Speaking on the first day of three weeks of hearings into the C of E's handling of abuse cases stretching back ... jury


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