Child Sexual Abuse
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Protecting innocence

Family | Families push back against so-called “comprehensive” sex-ed in schools
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/29/20, 05:01 pm

When Sandi Padilla distributed leaflets in Downey, Calif., neighborhoods and held signs outside local public schools to oppose her school district’s new sex education curriculum, she was thinking of her 4-year-old twin granddaughters. She said she is “fighting” for the girls who will start school in August.

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Abuse in quarantine

Family | With Americans stuck at home, some are forced to quarantine with their abusers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 4/17/20, 04:58 pm

The president of FOCUS Ministries, a Christian nonprofit for victims and survivors of domestic violence, grew concerned when the organization’s phone lines went silent in the days following various statewide orders to stay at home due to COVID-19. “We know from past experience that [victims] are often not OK. … They may be afraid to reach out,” Paula Silva said.

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Cardinal Pell’s conviction overturned

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/07/20, 11:26 am

The most senior Catholic official found guilty of child sex abuse will leave prison after serving 13 months of a six-year sentence. The Australian High Court dismissed the convictions against Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday.

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