Author: Angel Roar

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Child sexual abuse and physical injuries that may result

Physical indicators of sexual abuse are not always present and in fact, most examinations of sexually abused prepubertal girls result in normal examination findings due to the elasticity of the hymenal tissue and rapid healing of any injuries that may have occurred during the sexual abuse. Long term problems resulting from sexual abuse are rare but may include gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, non-ulcer dyspepsia, or chronic abdominal pain. Occasionally gynecological disorders may persist such as chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrheal, or menstrual irregularities.

Philadelphia Archdiocese Places Twenty One Priests on Leave 0

Philadelphia Archdiocese Places Twenty One Priests on Leave

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced this afternoon that it was putting on administrative leave 21 priests alleged to have behaved inappropriately with minors.  The archdiocese said it was acting in response to a Feb....

US jails Canadian 25 years for Thai child sex ring 0

US jails Canadian 25 years for Thai child sex ring

NEW YORK — A US federal judge on Monday sentenced a 64-year-old Canadian man to 25 years in prison for the “monstrous conduct” of running a brothel in Thailand where he and American men...

Houston non-profit community program center held on child pornography charges 0

Houston non-profit community program center held on child pornography charges

Following a hearing today, United States Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson ordered Christopher Clark Pollett, 62, a Houston resident and employee at a Houston area non-profit community program center, be held in federal custody without bond pending trial on charges of distributing child pornography, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

Philippines has some of the worst cases of child abuse 0

Philippines has some of the worst cases of child abuse

The Philippines is one of over 120 countries where the “worst forms of child labor” continue to exist, perpetuating a cycle of poverty and often denying children the chance to attend school and learn the skills they need to become productive adults, said a US Department of Labor report.

Child abuse reports rise in South Florida 0

Child abuse reports rise in South Florida

South Florida has seen a rise in child-abuse cases and officials are calling for more awareness after a year in which the state’s social service agency has investigated some gruesome ones. In Broward County, cases rose to 15,748 in 2010, compared with 14,876 the year before, according to the state Department of Children & Families. In Palm Beach County, cases rose to 12,183 — up from 11,947 the previous year.

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Online Safety

Follow these guidelines and everything will be just fine. Remember, it may help to think of any kind of communication on the Internet as if you were talking to someone over the phone. There’s a real, live person sitting on the other side of that computer – and he may not be such a nice guy…

Author who wrote ‘how-to’ for pedophiles arrested 0

Author who wrote ‘how-to’ for pedophiles arrested

The man behind a controversial book, considered a “how-to” guide for pedophiles, was arrested in Colorado, officials in Florida said Monday. “You cannot engage or depict children in a harmful relationship,” said Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd as he described the Florida obscenity statute officials used to charge Philip Greaves with distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to a minors.

Amsterdam Pedophile Arrest Prompts Warnings to Parents 0

Amsterdam Pedophile Arrest Prompts Warnings to Parents

According to AP, Parents of dozens of preschool children in Amsterdam have been warned their children may have been abused by a baby sitter in one of the worst sexual abuse cases to come to light in the Netherlands.

Facebook cartoon profile craze increases awareness of child abuse 0

Facebook cartoon profile craze increases awareness of child abuse

The recent anonymous Facebook craze that asked users to change their profile picture to their favorite childhood cartoon in a stand against child violence brought tremendous awareness to an important topic.