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Study Finds Underage, Fearful Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

By Ken Ritter | Feb 21
A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.

NM Woman Allegedly Beat and Sexually Assaulted Teen Daughter for Being Gay

By EDGE | Jul 17
A New Mexico woman has been arrested for allegedly physically and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter for being gay. Local officials have enhanced the charges because they say the incident qualifies as a hate crime.

Lawsuit: Gay ’X-Men’ Director Accused of Sex Abuse of Teen Boy

By Oskar Garcia | Apr 18
A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

CA Lesbian Couple Charged with Starving Kids

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 4
A female Salinas couple is facing charges that they starved and neglected their three children, including allegedly chaining one to a wall.

Calif. Same-Sex Parents Accused of Beating, Starving Children

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 25
Two California women, who are in a domestic partnership, have been arrested and charged with beating and starving their children.

Vatican Hits Back at UN Committee for Abuse Report

By Nicole Windfield | Feb 7
The Vatican struck back Friday at a U.N. human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate.

Vatican Comes Under Sharp Criticism For Sex Abuse

By John Heilprin and Nicole Winfield | Jan 16
The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a U.N. committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling to date over allegations that it protected pedophile priests.

Man Gets Nearly 27 Years in Mass. Child Porn Case

By Denise Lavoie | Sep 17
A Massachusetts man who chatted online with other men about their desire to kidnap, rape, kill and eat children was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 27 years in prison.

NC Woman Accused of Having Son ’Beat the Gay" Out Of His Brother

By Bobby McGuire | Aug 28
A North Carolina mother of two has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse for ordering her son to "beat the gay away" out of his brother before beating the 15-year-old herself.

Religious Order Files Reveal Decades of LA Abuse

By Gillian Flaccus | Jul 31
Hundreds of pages of secret church files released Wednesday shed light on the troublesome careers of a dozen religious order priests, brothers and nuns accused of sexually abusing children while working in the nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese.

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