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US Agents Arrest 245 Suspects in Child Pornography Ring

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal agents have arrested 245 suspects in an international investigation of child pornography. The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, John Morton, said Thursday that authorities rescued 123 sexually abused children, some as young as three years old. Morton calls child exploitation a wrong among wrongs. He said a relentless fight […]

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Global Alliance Launched to Counter Child Sex Images

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union, the United States and some 20 other nations are teaming up to fight the online distribution of images of child sex abuse. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a news conference Wednesday in Brussels to announce the formation of a “global alliance” against online child […]

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Internal Report: Penn State Officials Concealed Abuse

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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An internal investigation into the Penn State University child abuse scandal found that university leaders, including late head football coach Joe Paterno, “concealed critical facts” about former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys. Former FBI director Louis Freeh was hired by university trustees to look into the scandal after Sandusky was arrested. […]

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British Court Convicts 9 Muslim Men for Child Sex Ring

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Liverpool court has convicted nine members of Britain’s Pakistani and Afghan community in Manchester of running a child sex ring involving girls as young as 13. Prosecutors say the men supplied vulnerable teens with drugs and alcohol and “passed them around” for sex. Prosecutors say no child should be exploited the way these young […]

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Study: Malnutrition Leads to 2.6 Million Child Deaths Per Year

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study says malnutrition is the root cause of some 2.6 million child deaths each year. The report from an international aid group, Save the Children, says despite global efforts to end hunger, malnutrition remains a largely ignored problem that affects a quarter of the world’s children. The study, conducted in December and January, […]

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Study: Malnutrition Leads to 2.6 Million Child Deaths Per Year

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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A new study says malnutrition is the root cause of some 2.6 million child deaths each year. The report from an international aid group, Save the Children, says despite global efforts to end hunger, malnutrition remains a largely ignored problem that affects a quarter of the world’s children. The study, conducted in December and January, […]

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Global Activists Urge End to Child Marriage

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of prominent activists from around the world known as “The Elders” arrived in India Thursday to take a stand against the practice of child marriage. The group’s chairman, South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said in New Delhi the initiative “Girls, not Brides” is intended to help India tap into its true potential. Ireland’s […]

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Rights Group Accuses Syria of Torturing Children

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based rights group says it has evidence that Syrian forces have captured children as young as age 13 and tortured them during questioning. Human Rights Watch said Friday in a report that it has documented 12 cases of children being tortured in detention centers. It said many more children may have been treated the […]

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UN Urges South Sudan Military to Release Child Soldiers

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is calling for the military of South Sudan to release all remaining child soldiers who are serving within its ranks. The U.N. Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) said Thursday that 53 child soldiers between the ages of 13 and 17 were released by the South Sudanese armed forces earlier […]

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Survey: US Child Poverty Increases in 38 States

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A new survey shows that child poverty in the United States increased in 38 states in the last decade, as the economy fell into recession. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual survey says 20 percent of all children in the U.S. were poor in 2009, up from 17 percent in 2000. It says the number […]

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