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Child Sex Abuse

Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments Start Monday In Charter School Sex Abuse Case

Closing arguments are set to start Monday in the case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School.

04/13/2014

Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments Set For Monday In Charter School Sex Abuse Case

Closing arguments are set for Monday in the case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School.

04/11/2014

Lauren Book  (Source: MyTV 33)

Sex Abuse Survivor On A 4-Day Mission For Change

A sex abuse survivor is on a mission that she’s under taking one step at a time. On Wednesday, Lauren Book will start her four day walk through Miami. The walk is part of her annual 15-hundred “Walk in My Shoes” journey from Key West to Tallahassee to raise awareness and fight for victim’s rights.

03/19/2014

Child sex abuse survivor Lauren Book is interviewed by CBS4's Michele Gillen on "Focus On South Florida" in December 9, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Child Sex Abuse Survivor Walks 1,500 Miles To Build Awareness

You can’t walk 1,500 miles without being noticed or someone asking “Why?” For Lauren Book, it’s very clear why: Book was a victim of sex abuse as a child.

CBS4–03/23/2013

(AP)

Sex Abuse Victims Ask Pope To Act Before Leaving

In Rome Wednesday, Pope Benedict took a final lap around St. Peter’s Square and delivered a goodbye address to hundreds of thousands of cheering, adoring faithful. In Miami, bells were tolling at the Archdiocese as advocates for alleged victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests called on the out-going Pope to fully reveal the scope of the Church’s sex scandals.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

Neil Doherty (Source: Broward Sheriff"s Office)

Priest Pleads No Contest In Underage Sex Abuse Case

Looking frail and seated before a judge, retired South Florida priest Neil Doherty pleaded no contest to six counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

CBS4–01/14/2013

Randolph Pozdol (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Miami Man Given 30 Years For Sexually Abusing Children

A Miami man who admitted to sexually abusing two Dania Beach children and videotaping some the acts has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

CBS4–07/24/2012

Penn State Scandal

Child Advocate: Penn St. Scandal Can Be “National Teaching Moment”

South Florida resident Lauren Book, who knows first-hand of child sex abuse was talking about the scandal rocking Penn State University and its now fired legendary head coach Joe Paterno.

CBS4–11/11/2011

(Source: AP)

Miami Trial Of Man Accused Of Abusing Boys In Haiti Postponed

A Miami federal judge has postponed the trial of a Michigan man accused of abusing boys at a residential center he ran in Haiti.

CBS4–07/04/2011