child molestation

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Billy Graham's Grandson Says Protestants Abuse Kids Just Like Catholics

Basyle “Boz” Tchividjian is shining a spotlight on the sexual abuse of children in Protestant churches—a scandal he says may be larger than that of the Catholic church.
Josiah M. Hesse
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jerry Sandusky's Son Has Been Arrested on Child Sex Charges

Jeffrey Sandusky stood by his father during the former coach's trial for sex crimes even after his brother, Matthew, said he'd abused him for years.
Lauren Messman
kiante enis

Indiana Football Player Charged with Child Molestion

An Indiana Hoosiers football player was arrested Thursday and charged with molestation.
Sean Newell

What Life Is Like After Leaving a Notorious Mormon Polygamist Sect

VICE meets three young women who explain why they left Warren Jeffs's Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and talk about the struggle to build a new life.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Michael Jackson Used Gore and Kiddie Porn to 'Groom' Children for Sex, Says Police Report

"There's not much question in my mind that Michael was guilty of child molestation."
Matthew James-Wilson
joe paterno

Court Filings Allege Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Child Abuse Claim in 1976

Things have just gotten worse for Penn State and Joe Paterno.
Sean Newell
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Former House Speaker and 'Serial Child Molester' Dennis Hastert Is Going to Prison

Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a judge who excoriated him and said, "Nothing is more stunning than having 'serial child molester' and 'Speaker of the House' in the same sentence."
Mike Pearl

What It's Like to Be Falsely Branded a Satanic Child Molester

I spoke to four lesbians who got railroaded into prison during a national panic spiked with homophobia.
Chase Madar

Teacher, Former Drummer in Stephen Harper’s Band Pleaded Guilty to Molesting a Teen

Victim's impact statement says she was "sick at the thought that he was still working with young students."
Manisha Krishnan

Dissecting Decades-Old Testimony in a Satanic Child Abuse Case

'Satanic abuse' cases in the 1980s and 1990s centered on sensational tales of animal sacrifices, murders of babies, and violent orgies that children were sworn to keep secret by powerful cabals of daycare workers.
Maurice Chammah

The Alien Race: 'All Eyes on Egipt' and the Cult of Nuwaubianism

The Nuwaubians' leader was sentenced to life in prison more than a decade ago, but the Brooklyn cult perseveres.
Kristen Bahler
The What Da Fug You Lookin’ At Issue

The Child-Rape Assembly Line

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. He cleared his throat. “I’m going to be graphic,” he said.
Christopher Ketcham