Child Abuse

crime

The Murder of Charlene Downes, the British Schoolgirl Who Vanished Without a Trace

Sixteen years ago, the 14-year-old disappeared. Since then, her case has sparked an investigation into police work and has become the focus of the far-right.
James McMahon
5.31.19
R. Kelly

R. Kelly Was Just Slapped With His Most Serious Sexual Assault Charges Yet

Four of the charges each carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years.
Rex Santus
5.30.19
the internet

Inside the Organization That Rids the Internet of Child Sex Abuse

We visited the headquarters of the Internet Watch Foundation, whose analysts are tasked with searching out and identifying child sexual abuse images and videos.
Michael Segalov
12.20.18
crime

A Woman Went to Prison After Her Baby's Dad Was Accused of Child Abuse

"I gotta be strong for my babies," she said from jail.
Roxanna Asgarian
12.19.18
Child Abuse

Everything we know about 5 adults who trained kids to carry out school shootings

One is the son of an unindicted co-conspirator in a 1993 terrorist plot, and his own 3-year-old son has been missing since December.
8.14.18
Child Abuse

This German couple were jailed for selling their 7-year-old son to pedophiles on the darknet

The abuse of the boy was filmed and posted online.
David Gilbert
8.7.18
child marriage

The Teenager Fighting Against Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Though her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn't marry at 13, Meghla managed to get out of it. Now, she helps to prevent other child marriages from happening.
Tim Geyer
7.18.18
depression

Parents Need to Do More For Teens With Depression

If you don't let your kid get treated for mental health issues, is that neglect?
Michael Shapiro
6.1.18
Food

The Idyllic Restaurant Chain Owned by a Homophobic, Racist, Child-Beating Cult

They don't exactly advertise their beliefs on the menus.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
4.30.18
crime

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White
1.22.18
crime

What Happens Next to the 13 'Tortured' California Kids Who Escaped Their Parents?

Shackled to beds and malnourished by allegedly abusive parents who homeschooled them, the Turpin siblings are free. We asked experts how they move on.
Lauren Lee White
1.18.18
Religion

How Christian Reform Schools Get Away with Brutal Child Abuse

Thanks to the legacy of a Texas pastor named Lester Roloff—and a glaring lack of oversight from state and local authorities—religious "schools" for troubled teens often operate with impunity.
Nile Cappello
12.6.17
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