Stop Abuse Campaign Protecting Children. Preventing Trauma. 2016-09-25T02:12:00Z http://stopabusecampaign.com/feed/atom/ Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The Latest: New Charges filed in foster care sex abuse case]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13383 2016-09-25T02:12:00Z 2016-09-25T02:12:00Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Abuse victim in ‘Spotlight’: Extend statute of limitations in Pennsylvania]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13380 2016-09-25T01:32:58Z 2016-09-25T01:32:58Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Hollywood’s child sex ring is about to be blown wide open]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13377 2016-09-24T23:30:41Z 2016-09-24T23:30:41Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Another Victim of Michael Jackson’s Comes Forward]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13375 2016-09-24T02:00:50Z 2016-09-24T02:00:50Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Breaking The Cycle]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13370 2016-09-24T01:34:59Z 2016-09-24T01:34:59Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Why Statute of Limitations Reform works, and Mandated Reporter Laws Don’t]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13366 2016-09-24T01:08:42Z 2016-09-24T01:08:42Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The Safe Child Act: Because We Love Our Children, Part 2]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13363 2016-09-23T03:39:11Z 2016-09-23T03:39:11Z The Safe Child Act would bestow many benefits upon children and mothers embroiled in family court custody disputes. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Fort Edward woman arrested, charged for causing serious physical injuries to 4-year-old girl]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13360 2016-09-23T03:16:58Z 2016-09-23T03:16:58Z 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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admin <![CDATA[Ex-Anchorage doctor sentenced]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13355 2016-09-22T19:01:50Z 2016-09-22T19:00:35Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Child abuse survivor: ‘You’re not alone’]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13353 2016-09-22T02:50:30Z 2016-09-22T02:50:30Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Clergy inquiry includes 6 dioceses]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13351 2016-09-22T02:35:52Z 2016-09-22T02:35:52Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The Safe Child Act- Because We Love Our Children]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13349 2016-09-22T01:31:50Z 2016-09-22T01:31:50Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Indictments: Former Officers Coerced Sex; Ignored Cases]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13345 2016-09-21T02:58:22Z 2016-09-21T02:58:22Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Pittsburgh Diocese Subpoenaed As Part Of Grand Jury Probe Into Priest Sex Abuse Allegations]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13343 2016-09-21T02:34:55Z 2016-09-21T02:34:55Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Pastor arrested for sexual abuse has Portland ties]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13340 2016-09-21T01:49:40Z 2016-09-21T01:49:40Z 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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admin <![CDATA[Worse cases of clergy abuse expected]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13333 2016-09-21T15:25:59Z 2016-09-20T17:38:43Z "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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Pope Francis announces day of prayer for survivors of clerical sex abuse]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13329 2016-09-20T02:33:19Z 2016-09-20T02:33:19Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Documents reveal ‘gross negligence’ in KC child sex and abuse cases]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13327 2016-09-20T01:35:04Z 2016-09-20T01:35:04Z 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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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The most disturbing aspect of a sexual-abuse scandal at an elite, New England prep school]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13324 2016-09-20T01:07:23Z 2016-09-20T01:07:23Z 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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admin <![CDATA[18 years has opened her eyes]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=13318 2016-09-20T17:47:14Z 2016-09-19T14:15:50Z 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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