Stop Abuse Campaign http://stopabusecampaign.com Protecting Children. Preventing Trauma. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:12:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 30219593 The Latest: New Charges filed in foster care sex abuse case http://stopabusecampaign.com/the-latest-new-charges-filed-in-foster-care-sex-abuse-case/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:12:00 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13383 A Long Island foster parent who sexually abused children in his care but is protected by New York's Statute of Limitations on the crime has had new charges filed against him, and his case has ignited an investigation of NY's foster care system. read more

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Abuse victim in ‘Spotlight’: Extend statute of limitations in Pennsylvania http://stopabusecampaign.com/abuse-victim-in-spotlight-extend-statute-of-limitations-in-pennsylvania/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:32:58 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13380 A survivor who shared his story with the Boston Globe's Spotlight team uses his story to support efforts to eliminate the Statute of Limitations on child sexual abuse. read more

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Hollywood’s child sex ring is about to be blown wide open http://stopabusecampaign.com/hollywoods-child-sex-ring-is-about-to-be-blown-wide-open/ Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:30:41 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13377 There have been persistent rumors of organized child sexual abuse and trafficking in Hollywood for years. California's Statute of Limitations on the crime protects abusers and means victims who speak out are legally vulnerable. But after four years of digging, someone who claims to be very close to the source is prepared to name names on prime time TV. read more

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Another Victim of Michael Jackson’s Comes Forward http://stopabusecampaign.com/another-victim-of-michael-jacksons-comes-forward/ Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:00:50 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13375 Another victim has filed suit against Micheal Jackson's estate, claiming not only that he was sexually abused by the singer, but that there was a well-organized system in place to supply Jackson with boys.
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Breaking The Cycle http://stopabusecampaign.com/breaking-the-cycle/ Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:34:59 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13370 Part of breaking the cycle of abuse is not raising your children with the secrets, lies and shame you were raised with read more

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Why Statute of Limitations Reform works, and Mandated Reporter Laws Don’t http://stopabusecampaign.com/why-statute-of-limitations-reform-works-and-mandated-reporter-laws-dont/ Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:08:42 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13366 There is no legislative fix that will do as much to prevent child sexual abuse as Statute of Limitations reform. Changes to the Mandated Reporter laws are being suggested as a remedy to a recent sex abuse scandal involving the Boy Scouts, but this cannot work as well as SOL reform. read more

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The Safe Child Act: Because We Love Our Children, Part 2 http://stopabusecampaign.com/the-safe-child-act-because-we-love-our-children-part-2/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:39:11 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13363 The Safe Child Act would bestow many benefits upon children and mothers embroiled in family court custody disputes. read more

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Fort Edward woman arrested, charged for causing serious physical injuries to 4-year-old girl http://stopabusecampaign.com/fort-edward-woman-arrested-charged-for-causing-serious-physical-injuries-to-4-year-old-girl/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:16:58 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13360 Four year old Kaiden Starr Rice is on life support after her step mother admitted to a brutal assault. read more

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Ex-Anchorage doctor sentenced http://stopabusecampaign.com/13355-2/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:00:35 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13355 Clifford Merchant was given a 51-year sentence with eight years suspended Friday after he pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor and child pornography charges. He has been ordered to serve at least 23 years behind bars before he's eligible for parole.
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Child abuse survivor: ‘You’re not alone’ http://stopabusecampaign.com/child-abuse-survivor-youre-not-alone/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:50:30 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13353 A Tennessee child advocacy center does a good job at helping abused kids feel less alone as they recover. read more

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Clergy inquiry includes 6 dioceses http://stopabusecampaign.com/clergy-inquiry-includes-6-dioceses/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:35:52 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13351 Six Pennsylvania Diocese are being investigated for their shuffling of sexually abusive priests and their efforts to buy victims' silence. read more

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The Safe Child Act- Because We Love Our Children http://stopabusecampaign.com/the-safe-child-act-because-we-love-our-children/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:31:50 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13349 Family courts doom children to abuse and high ACE scores because they don't understand enough about domestic violence to understand what they don't know. read more

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Indictments: Former Officers Coerced Sex; Ignored Cases http://stopabusecampaign.com/indictments-former-officers-coerced-sex-ignored-cases/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:58:22 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13345 Four South Carolina police officers are facing charges of coercing women into having sex with them and ignoring sexual assaults read more

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Pittsburgh Diocese Subpoenaed As Part Of Grand Jury Probe Into Priest Sex Abuse Allegations http://stopabusecampaign.com/pittsburgh-diocese-subpoenaed-as-part-of-grand-jury-probe-into-priest-sex-abuse-allegations/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:34:55 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13343 The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has been subpoenaed by the Attorney General’s Office to investigation into the allegations of sex abuse by priests. read more

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Pastor arrested for sexual abuse has Portland ties http://stopabusecampaign.com/pastor-arrested-for-sexual-abuse-has-portland-ties/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:49:40 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13340 A pastor who was let go for inappropriate behavior around children relocated to Washington state, where he got arrested for sexually abusing them read more

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Worse cases of clergy abuse expected http://stopabusecampaign.com/worse-cases-of-clergy-abuse-expected/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:38:43 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13333 "I think we are just hitting the tip of the iceberg," said George Foster, Altoona businessman who played a critical role in the investigation into his diocese. read more

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Pope Francis announces day of prayer for survivors of clerical sex abuse http://stopabusecampaign.com/pope-francis-announces-day-of-prayer-for-survivors-of-clerical-sex-abuse/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:33:19 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13329 Pope Francis has announced that the Catholic church will hold a day of prayer for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. But actions speak louder than words, and what survivors need more is a day of action, and for the church to stop fighting against legislation that keeps sex offenders on the streets and above the law. read more

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Documents reveal ‘gross negligence’ in KC child sex and abuse cases http://stopabusecampaign.com/documents-reveal-gross-negligence-in-kc-child-sex-and-abuse-cases/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:35:04 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13327 Most of the Kansas City Crimes Against Children squad was dismissed for gross misconduct, as they failed to investigate cases of severe child abuse read more

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The most disturbing aspect of a sexual-abuse scandal at an elite, New England prep school http://stopabusecampaign.com/the-most-disturbing-aspect-of-a-sexual-abuse-scandal-at-an-elite-new-england-prep-school/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:07:23 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13324 A new, independent report reveals the St. George boarding school knew about child sexual abuse within its ranks and helped sexually abusive teachers get jobs elsewhere read more

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18 years has opened her eyes http://stopabusecampaign.com/13318-2/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:15:50 +0000 http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13318 Mariska Hargitay writes that “Survivors still largely face the same cultural attitudes that contribute to silencing them and preventing them from coming forward as when I started on the show," Hargitay writes. "And despite the prevalence of these crimes — to which statistics attest — these issues remain the most underfunded, under-researched, u read more

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