Jehovah's Witness Leaders Accused of Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse 

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that Jehovah's Witness leaders explicitly discourage church elders from reporting child sexual abuse allegations to the police, or even to their own congregations. Candace Conti, who was repeatedly abused as a child, is now suing the church… » 2/17/15 5:10pm 2/17/15 5:10pm

​LA School District Insisted 14-Year-Old Consented To Sex With Teacher

The Los Angeles Unified School District has received sharp and righteous criticism after arguing that a 14-year-old consented to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher and should bear some of the responsibility of her own sexual abuse. The district has since parted ways with their heinous trial attorney, but it's… » 11/15/14 12:00pm 11/15/14 12:00pm

Chris Brown Didn't 'Lose His Virginity' at Age 8. He Was Raped.

This weekend, Chris Brown told The Guardian that his first sexual experience happened when he was 8 years old, a claim met with doubt from some and horror from others. Brown didn't discuss what happened to him — uh, child rape, and the law is crystal clear about that — as something traumatic or hurtful; instead, he… » 10/08/13 6:00pm 10/08/13 6:00pm

Catholic Priest Has Encouraging (But Still Verboten) Sexual…

Well, the good news is that a prominent member an order of priests notorious for child abuse hasn't himself abused any children. The bad news is that he broke his vow of chastity by fathering a child with a woman. The Vatican is pissed. Progress? » 5/16/12 11:50am 5/16/12 11:50am

Three School Officials Arrested for Abusing the Same Student

Three employees at an Indianapolis-area high school have been arrested for "child seduction" after they all admitted to having various types of sexual contact with one 16-year-old student. Somehow making things even worse: they apparently talked about the student amongst themselves. » 3/05/12 12:30pm 3/05/12 12:30pm

Two More Accused in Horrible 'Semen Tasting' Scandal

The news from LA's Miramonte Elementary School keeps getting worse: in addition to Mark Berndt (accused of feeding kids his semen, among other stomach-turning crimes) and Martin Springer (accused of fondling seven-year-old girls), a third teacher is now implicated. The unnamed woman allegedly helped Berndt by sending… » 2/08/12 11:00am 2/08/12 11:00am

Teacher Arrested for Abusing Girl in Horrifying 'Lollipop Game'

Here's a truly horrifying story: a California teacher has been arrested for blindfolding a second-grader and forcing her to perform oral sex on him, calling it "the lollipop game." » 1/31/12 4:20pm 1/31/12 4:20pm

Treating Child Sex Offenders Like Adults Doesn't Solve Anything

A surprisingly high percentage of child sexual abuse is actually perpetrated by other children. But the systems in place for prosecuting adult pedophiles may not be appropriate for child offenders. » 1/09/12 10:20am 1/09/12 10:20am

Are Male Bathroom Helpers A Threat To Kids' Safety?

Should volunteer dads be allowed to take girls to the bathroom at a preschool? One mom said no, and her response has ignited a controversy. » 10/20/11 2:40pm 10/20/11 2:40pm

Mom Abused Toddler So Man Could Watch

A Maine mom has been convicted of sexually abusing her two-year-old daughter and videotaping it for a young man to watch. She'll get 20 years in jail — a much stiffer sentence than the man. » 3/17/11 9:46am 3/17/11 9:46am

Dutch Preschool Teacher Abused Dozens Of Kids

In what's already shaping up to be the most disturbing story of the week, a Dutch teacher and babysitter has confessed to sexually abusing as many as fifty very young kids. » 12/13/10 9:35am 12/13/10 9:35am