Child abuse

Andrew Freund appears for a hearing at the McHenry County Courthouse, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Woodstock, Ill. Freund, who was charged with murder for his role in the beating death of his 5-year-old son, pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. (Matthew Apgar/Northwest Herald via AP, Pool)
September 18, 2020 - 6:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A northern Illinois man who was charged with murder for his role in the beating death of his 5-year-old son pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. At a brief hearing, Andrew Freund Sr. pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated battery...
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September 14, 2020 - 12:30 pm
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man and his fiancee imprisoned the man's 12-year-old son in a darkened room for years, starving him and beating him while treating their other children well, until he was finally found dead in his own filth, authorities said. Scott Schollenberger Jr., 41, and...
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This Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 booking photo provided by the McHenry County, Ill., Sheriff's Office, shows Carlos J. Acosta, one of two child welfare workers who investigated abuse allegations involving a 5-year-old boy allegedly killed months later by his parents, has been charged with child endangerment. Acosta, 54, of Woodstock, and his former supervisor, 48-year-old Andrew Polovin of Island Lake, were arrested Thursday on two counts each of endangering the life of a child and one count of reckless conduct. (McHenry County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 11, 2020 - 11:35 am
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — Two former Illinois child welfare workers who investigated abuse allegations involving a 5-year-old boy allegedly killed months later by his parents have been charged with child endangerment. Carlos Acosta, an elected McHenry County board member from Woodstock, and his former...
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In this Feb. 23, 2016 photo, Robert Hadden appears in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York. Hadden, a former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing more than two dozen patients, including children and the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, is now facing federal charges. (Alec Tabak via AP)
September 09, 2020 - 8:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing dozens of patients, including the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged Wednesday with attacking girls and women for nearly two decades using the cover of medical examinations. Prosecutors...
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A map of Germany shows the number of raid places at a press conference at the police department in Cologne, Germany, about nationwide child pornography raids, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Special police units, coordinated by the Cologne Prosecutor's Office, have raided 60 places across Germany yesterday, linked to an ongoing investigation that started last year in the city of Bergisch Gladbach. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
September 02, 2020 - 7:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — A thousand police officers in Germany raided the homes of 50 people as part of a nationwide crackdown on the online sharing and distribution of child pornography, Cologne police said Wednesday. None of the 48 men and two women suspected of involvement was arrested during Tuesday's...
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September 01, 2020 - 12:24 pm
Couple charged in torture of a child… Couple charged with kidnapping, assault, and child endangerment
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FILE - Adult film star Ron Jeremy appears for his arraignment on rape and sexual assault charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, on June 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Jeremy has been charged with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl. Authorities say the new counts were filed Monday, Aug. 31. (David McNew/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 31, 2020 - 9:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged Monday with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl, authorities said. The charges came two months after the 67-year-old Jeremy was charged with the rape of three women and the sexual assault of a fourth...
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August 31, 2020 - 6:31 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge overseeing the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is mulling a request to address what attorneys for the BSA claim are misleading and confusing advertisements from law firms trying to solicit business from survivors of child sexual abuse. A hearing on a motion by the Boy...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, London, to see the steps they are taking to be COVID-secure ahead of children returning in September. Britain’s prime minister is asking parents to set aside their fears and send their children back to school next month when the nation’s schools fully reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut then down more than five months ago. Johnson said it was the government’s "moral duty’’ to reopen the schools as he stressed that authorities now know more about COVID-19 than they did when the country went into lockdown on March 23. (Lucy Young/Pool via AP, File)
August 23, 2020 - 6:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister is asking parents to set aside their fears and send their children back to school next month when schools in Britain fully reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut then down more than five months ago. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., is shown. Indiana State Police agreed Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 to stop blocking roads to the prison where federal executions resumed last month and are set to continue, backing down after anti-death penalty activists said in a lawsuit the roadblocks impeded their speech rights. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 14, 2020 - 7:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Indiana State Police agreed Friday to stop blocking roads to a prison where federal executions resumed last month and are set to continue, backing down after anti-death penalty activists said in a lawsuit the roadblocks impeded their free speech rights. During the first three federal...
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