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Studies show child abuse increases during recessions

During a recession the loss of jobs results in added stress, anxiety, and depression for those unfortunate enough to be severely impacted by an economic downtown. Sadly, that implications of a economic downturn trickle downward and affects the children of those who have lost jobs or other revenue streams. Studies have proven that during economic downturns, the rate of child abuse cases does indeed rise.

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Wisconsin GOP Senate nominee Ron Johnson Fights Child Abuse Victims Rights 0

Wisconsin GOP Senate nominee Ron Johnson Fights Child Abuse Victims Rights

Wisconsin Republican Senate nominee Ron Johnson has long voiced his objections to the Wisconsin state legislation allowing victims of child abuse to sue their abusers. Yesterday, a video showing Ron Johnson testifying against the bill in the state legislature leaked to the web. In his testimony, Ron Johnson makes a shocking statement.

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Help break silence against child sexual abuse campaign begins 0

Help break silence against child sexual abuse campaign begins

Can you tell if your child is a victim of sexual abuse? Does your child know how to distinguish between safe and unsafe touch? Schools in the city are trying hard to make sure that they do. An awareness campaign has been kicked off in many city pre-schools to educate parents and children on how to detect and deal with child sexual abuse.

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Minnesota Police concerned about increase In child sex abuse cases 0

Minnesota Police concerned about increase In child sex abuse cases

With the recent arrest of a D’Iberville man on charges of sexually abusing three children between the age of 10 to 15, law enforcement officials remain concerned about the increasing frequency of this type of crime. D’Iberville Police Department Captain Keith Davis told WLOX News, this is the seventh child abuse case his department has investigated in less than two years. For this small city, that’s seven too many.

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Google Engineer Fired for Accessing Teens’ Gmail, Chat Logs 0

Google Engineer Fired for Accessing Teens’ Gmail, Chat Logs

Google this week confirmed that it fired an engineer who accessed the Gmail and Google Voice accounts of several minors and taunted those children with the information he uncovered. David Barksdale worked in Google’s Kirkland, Wash. office as a site reliability engineer, where he had access to user accounts. As first reported by Gawker, Barksdale accessed the Gmail and Google Voice accounts of several teenagers he met through a local technology group, and made them aware of the data he’d uncovered.

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Puerto Rico: A Haven For U.S. Sex Offenders

Jeffrey Allen Weathers moved from Alaska to an oceanfront apartment in the Caribbean, but his new neighbors soon suspected the heavyset American hadn’t come for the sun. The FBI now says they were right.

Weathers, with convictions for sexual assault and possession of child pornography in his past, had moved to a small Puerto Rican town in the belief he could avoid registering as a sex offender and live without that stigma.

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Should the Czech Republic stop surgically castrating sex offenders?

The Czech Republic has recently been criticized by the Council of Europe for surgically castrating sex offenders. In a EU report, they called surgical castration a degrading form of treatment, and recommended that Czech authorities abandon it. But most Czech sexologists and health care professionals disagree. They believe that surgical castration is the most effective form of preventing relapses.

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Online sex ads complicate crackdowns on teen trafficking

Behind every adult service ad on the internet is a story. Sometimes it’s a story of a grown woman who has chosen prostitution as a path to a better life. More often, it’s a story of a woman being forced to sell her body by a pimp.

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Surprise Stiff Sentence for Daycare Provider in Abuse Case

A Gardner daycare provider who pleaded “no contest” to child abuse charges as part of a plea agreement received a stunning surprise from a visiting judge, who gave the woman over two-and-a-half years in prison instead of the 30 days and probation she and her attorney’s agreed to.

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Pervasive Abuse Found in Belgian Church

Sexual abuse of children reached all parts of Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church, and it drove at least 13 victims to kill themselves, a report released Friday said. Peter Adriaenssens, a psychiatrist, presented a report on Friday about sexual abuse in Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church.

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