VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is to set up a special committee to improve measures to protect children against sexual abuse within the Church, the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, said on Thursday.
"Up until now there has been so much focus on the judicial parts of this but the pastoral part is very, very important. The Holy Father is concerned about that," O'Malley told reporters, referring to Pope Francis.
A grand jury investigating the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, has indicted four more people in the case, including the school superintendent, two other educators and an assistant football coach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Monday.
This brings to six the number of people the grand jury has indicted after two students were convicted in March of rape, DeWine said.
20 November 2013 – Drawing a direct link between violence against children and poverty, United Nations officials marked Universal Children’s Day with a call to make child protection a priority in the global development agenda for the decades to come.
Police in football-mad Tallahassee, Florida, told a woman who accused Florida State’s quarterback of sexual assault that her life would “be made miserable” if she pursued charges against the star player.
An attorney for the woman and her family released a statement Wednesday about the detective’s comments in connection with the investigation of Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will introduce laws to force search engines’ to cooperate if new efforts to curb child pornography online fail, he said today while lauding efforts by Google Inc. (GOOG) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)
Cameron credited the two with making “significant progress” in helping prevent such content from proliferating, in a statement ahead of today’s meeting of Internet companies, the National Crime Agency and charities on curbing child porn.
State lawmakers have been making great strides in cracking down on child sex traffickers – and better protecting the victims.
This year, 47 states enacted 186 bills related to domestic sex trafficking of minors – the exploitation of US citizens or lawful permanent residents under 18 for prostitution, pornography, or sexual performance, according to the latest annual report by Shared Hope International, an antitrafficking group based in Vancouver, Wash.
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