Child Sex Abuse
Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted, and many of those victims are children. As part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we focus on a woman who is giving inspiration to child abuse survivors, like herself, to come out of the shadows of shame and hurt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Miami federal judge has postponed the trial of a Michigan man accused of abusing boys at a residential center he ran in Haiti.