Tag: Child Abuse and Neglect

School District Investigates Claims of Longtime Sexual Misconduct by Teachers

Linda J. Rozzi, the Babylon schools superintendent, did not respond to an email requesting a response to the allegations. Deirdre Gilligan, a spokeswoman for the school district, declined to respond to any specific allegations, including claims that school officials, including the superintendent, had known about the issues for years and had done nothing. In an […]

Read More

Michael Jackson Musical Turns Down Volume on Abuse Allegations

In an interview in April 2019, a month after HBO released the documentary, Nottage and Wheeldon said they remained committed to the project, but were still processing their reactions to the documentary. Neither would say whether they believed Jackson was a child molester, and both said they did not see adjudicating that question as their […]

Read More

The Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

Benjamin Weiser contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Austin Mitchell, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, […]

Read More

Fentanyl in Bottle Kills Toddler, and Father Is Charged

One night in June, according to court papers, 22-month-old Charles Rosa-Velloso’s father prepared a bottle of formula and gave it to him in the apartment where they were living at a homeless shelter on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The next morning, Charles was found face down in bed and covered in vomit. He was soon […]

Read More

How ‘Shadow’ Foster Care Is Tearing Families Apart

Myers had worked on the custody agreement for Sarah Esler, who lost her daughters after allowing one to drive. “I can remember the few cases where I did not do as good a job as a social worker as I should have, and that’s one of them,” she told me. Myers also briefly investigated Molly […]

Read More

Josh Duggar of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ Goes on Trial in Child Pornography Case

Josh Duggar, who gained celebrity on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting” as the eldest sibling of a brimming family guided by conservative Christian values, went on trial Tuesday in Arkansas on federal child pornography charges. Mr. Duggar, 33, appeared in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville, Ark., for the first day of jury […]

Read More

Farm Housing Mennonite Boys Engaged in Human Trafficking, Lawsuit Says

The other man arrived at the farm in 2019 and spent 10 months there, according to the lawsuit, which identified him by the initials J.D.M., and as a Missouri resident. The suit did not elaborate on why the two plaintiffs were placed at the farm. Many of the boys who lived at the 80-acre farm […]

Read More

What New Documents Reveal About Jeffrey Epstein’s Final Days

“The lack of significant interpersonal connections, a complete loss of his status in both the community and among associates, and the idea of potentially spending his life in prison,” the post-mortem continued, “were likely factors contributing to Mr. Epstein’s suicide.” The Bureau of Prisons, in a statement, declined to comment on Mr. Epstein’s detention, but […]

Read More

Sean Parnell Suspends G.O.P. Senate Bid in Pennsylvania

Sean Parnell, a leading Republican candidate for Senate from Pennsylvania, suspended his campaign on Monday after a judge ruled that his estranged wife should get primary custody of their three children in a case in which she accused him of spousal and child abuse. Mr. Parnell, who was endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump […]

Read More

Researchers Identify Dozens of Native Students Who Died at Nebraska School

On the edge of town in Genoa, Neb., a stone monument serves as a gravestone on the grounds of a government-run boarding school for Native Americans that has been shuttered for almost a century. No one knows how many students died there, at the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, though thousands are believed to have […]

Read More

To Honor His Indigenous Ancestors, He Became a Champion

The night before, Stevens sat in his bedroom, lined with medals and first-place plaques. “Oregon,” he said, calm and sure, “that’s the school for me. I want to run for Oregon.” The state meet took place on a hilly, windswept course in Reno where Stevens watched runners from the biggest schools race first. He paid […]

Read More

French Catholic Church Will Sell Assets to Compensate Abuse Victims

PARIS — The Roman Catholic Church in France will sell some of its assets to compensate victims of sexual abuse, French bishops announced on Monday, one month after the release of a sweeping report on sexual abuse by the clergy that has fueled growing calls for reform. “We will ensure that no one is left […]

Read More

French Clerical Abuse Report Puts Spotlight on Confession

PARIS — The absolute secrecy of confession is central to the Roman Catholic faith. What is said in confession is between a penitent and God, the priest a mediator. Any priest who breaks that seal can face excommunication under church laws that the Vatican places above all others. But what happens when what is confessed […]

Read More

James Staley, Barclays C.E.O., Steps Down After Epstein Inquiry

Barclays Bank said on Monday that its chief executive, James E. Staley, would step down immediately following the results of an inquiry by British financial regulators into Mr. Staley’s relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. The bank said it learned on Friday of the preliminary conclusions of a nearly two-year investigation by Britain’s Financial […]

Read More

Prince Andrew Mounts Attack Against Woman Who Accused Him of Sexual Abuse

Ms. Maxwell was arrested in July 2020, and has been detained on charges she helped Mr. Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse underage girls. An indictment also accused Ms. Maxwell of involvement in the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl, saying that she groomed the girl to engage in sexual acts with Mr. Epstein and […]

Read More

That Tainted Halloween Candy Myth Just Won’t Go Away

As children go trick-or-treating, it is exceedingly unlikely that your neighbor will put a razor blade in an apple, poison a wrapped Snickers bar, or, in this year’s version of the same old story, swap THC-laced gummies for regular candy, tricking innocent youngsters into accidentally getting high. Historically, such acts have not just been rare, […]

Read More

These Children Were Beaten to Death. Could They Have Been Saved?

After child care workers reported on Aug. 26 that Jayce had a swollen finger and his 5-year-old brother had other injuries, the children were interviewed at a Child Advocacy Center, where both said they were injured horsing around with each other, the police said. The police said that Jayce was given a referral for a […]

Read More

Complaints Against Texas’ Juvenile Prisons Include Violence and Sex Abuse

Ms. Dennis said her son ended up at the center after taking her car without permission several times and money from her purse. After talking to the authorities, she was advised that if she “wanted to teach her son a lesson,” he needed to go to a juvenile facility, Ms. Dennis said, a decision she […]

Read More

Justice Dept. to Investigate Reports of Abuse in Texas’ Juvenile Prisons

“We all share the same goals for the youth in our care: providing for their safety, their effective rehabilitation, and the best chance for them to lead productive, fulfilling lives,” Camille Cain, the executive director of the Texas department, said in a statement. While the U.S. Justice Department and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, a […]

Read More

‘The Decision of My Life’

The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Austin Mitchell, Neena Pathak, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, […]

Read More

Sexual Abuse Revelations Accelerate Sense of a French Church in Retreat

PARIS — The Catholic Church in France was once so powerful that it was considered a state within a state. In Roman Catholicism’s global hierarchy, France cemented its position as far back as the fifth century, when it became known as the “eldest daughter of the church.” While Catholicism has ebbed across the Western world, […]

Read More

Behind the Scenes of the Events of Jan. 6

To the Editor: Re “He Drafted Plan to Keep Trump in White House” (front page, Oct. 3) and “Jan. 6 Was Worse Than It Looked” (editorial, Oct. 3): Regarding my advice to Vice President Mike Pence in the days before the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6: Although I take issue with some statements […]

Read More

Vatican Issues Acquittals in Sexual Abuse Case Involving Ex-Seminarians

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican court on Wednesday acquitted a priest on sexual abuse charges dating to when he and his accuser were teenage altar boys at a seminary within the Vatican walls. A second priest, the rector of the seminary at the time, was cleared of charges that he covered up the alleged abuses. […]

Read More

Indian Health Service ‘Willfully Ignored’ Sexual Abuse by Doctor, Report Finds

WASHINGTON — An independent report commissioned by the Indian Health Service found that officials at the federal agency silenced and punished whistle-blowers in an effort to protect a doctor who sexually abused boys on several Native American reservations for decades. At the same time, the report, written early last year but kept private until now, […]

Read More

Justice Dept. to Weigh Prosecuting F.B.I. Agents in Nassar Case

The Justice Department is reviewing its decision not to prosecute the F.B.I. agents who failed to pursue allegations of sexual abuse made in 2015 against Lawrence G. Nassar, the former physician for U.S.A. Gymnastics who was convicted two years later on state sex abuse and federal child pornography charges, a top department official said on […]

Read More

French Report Casts New Light on Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church

PARIS — An independent commission investigating sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in France since the 1950s said on Tuesday that the abuse was far more pervasive and systemic than previously known, laying out in detail how victims had been repeatedly silenced and how church authorities had failed to report or discipline abusive clergy. […]

Read More

It Wasn’t Just My Life on That Stage. So Was My Purpose.

So I accept and am honored by the idea of being an inspiration. But it was hard for me at times to see myself in the character on the stage, and that is a good thing. When I wrote the memoir, I had already dealt with my traumas. That is not to say that trauma […]

Read More

Black Women Around R. Kelly’s Trial React to His Conviction

When the singer Sparkle testified in a Chicago courtroom 13 years ago, she offered jurors a jarring account of sexual abuse: A man seen in a video urinating on and having sex with her teenage niece was R. Kelly, one of the biggest names in R&B music. But even after others shared similar stories during […]

Read More

When Dasani Left Home

“Yeah, ‘my closet,’” Tabitha chimes in. “‘Look how big my closet is!’” Soon it’s time to say goodbye. Tabitha stands near her husband, Jason, a stout, bearded 42-year-old man who favors wire-rimmed glasses and flannel shirts. Their sons — ages 8 and 11 — will soon be home from school, along with a gaggle of […]

Read More