Topic: child molestation

Horrifying du Pont Heir Case Proves The Affluenza Defense Works For Baby Rapists, Too

Horrifying du Pont Heir Case Proves The Affluenza Defense Works For Baby Rapists, Too

Hope you had a great weekend, because I am about to destroy your faith in everything – and probably send you back to bed. A wealthy Du Pont heir was sentenced to probation for raping his three-year-old daughter, because the judge thinks he “will not fare well” in prison. Since when do we care about that? The guy isn’t old or dying – he’s a child rapist. More »

Out Of This World Brave 11-Year-Old Goes Public With Being Molested By Grandfather

Out Of This World Brave 11-Year-Old Goes Public With Being Molested By Grandfather

While media outlets are touting the word “brave” to describe women who wear a bikini while pregnant, 11-year-old Breann Hill is putting her own face to the pervasiveness of inter-family molestation. This little girl is not only superhuman for getting vocal within her own family — a herculean effort for anybody– but also for speaking into a microphone about it. More »

How On Earth Do Wives Defend Their Child Molesting Husbands?

How On Earth Do Wives Defend Their Child Molesting Husbands?

In the course of writing about parenting and motherhood, I come across a lot of stories involving child abuse and molestation. It is a very sad and disturbing part of my job. And while these heinous crimes will never make any sense to me, there’s another aspect of these cases that I am also intensely confused by. How exactly do wives stand up and defend their child molesting husbands? More »

The Details Of The Jimmy Savile Saga Are Even Worse Than You Imagined – 214 Cases Of Sexual Abuse

The Details Of The Jimmy Savile Saga Are Even Worse Than You Imagined - 214 Cases Of Sexual Abuse

By now, you’ve probably heard about the enormous sexual abuse scandal dominating the news in the UK. Once-beloved national icon Jimmy Savile, who was knighted by both the Queen and the Pope, who worked for the BBC for decades, was accused of being a sexual predator. The new report issued by the British police detailing Savile’s crimes are even worse than anyone could imagine. More »

The Pennsylvania Governor Doesn’t Think Their Football Program Needs To Suffer For Protecting A Pedophile

The Pennsylvania Governor Doesn't Think Their Football Program Needs To Suffer For Protecting A Pedophile

The horrible stain on the reputation of Penn State left by Jerry Sandusky will take years to fade away from our collective subconscious. No matter how much retribution and positive PR is done, in the back of our minds, we’ll always connect the once-great football university with the disgusting crime committed by one of the school staff. That being said, this latest move by governor Tom Corbett isn’t going to help matters at all. More »

Catholic Friar Victim-Blames Young Boys For ‘Seducing’ Pedophiles

Catholic Friar Victim-Blames Young Boys For 'Seducing' Pedophiles

A Catholic friar has made a statement of victim-blaming that is shocking in it’s vulgarity. Honestly, when I was reading about Father Benedict Groeschel, I thought that it had to be a sick joke, an Onion story gone wrong. Unfortunately, it’s true that the director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York believes that young boys who have been molested and assaulted are attempting to “seduce” their attackers. It’s true that an influential man in the Catholic faith referred to Jerry Sandusky as “this poor guy.” More »

This Preschool Teacher’s Diary Might Not Be Criminal, But It Sure Is Creepy

This Preschool Teacher's Diary Might Not Be Criminal, But It Sure Is Creepy

How would you feel if your children’s caretaker was keeping a journal of how your kid responded to their touch? So creepy, right? Prosecutors in Colorado are saying that the journal was about “grooming” children for abuse. But defense attorneys say there is nothing against the law with his scribblings.

The journal runs 800 pages long and is evidence in a chid-porn case. Prosecutors say it shows Dave Moe is a threat to the community and shouldn’t be released. In it, he recorded the daily interactions he had with young girls at the preschool where he taught. It records the hugs, tickles and affectionate words he gave to more than 100 young girls. More »

Will Leiby Kletzy’s Death Help Expose More Allegations Of Child Abuse In The Jewish Community?

Will Leiby Kletzy's Death Help Expose More Allegations Of Child Abuse In The Jewish Community?

Eight-year-old Leiby Kletzy‘s horrific death and dismemberment has understandably shaken the primarly Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park. The Orthodox Jewish community, which Leiby and his family were a part of, is know to be particularly close-knit and “insular” to quote The New York Times. The Jewish community in Borough Park is observed to be particularly wary of outsiders and protective against the infringement of others — even in the case of criminals. But will Leiby’s untimely end perhaps incentivise the community to expose more cases of wrong-doing towards children? More »