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Detroit woman charged after body of son, 3, found in freezer

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman has been charged in the death of her 3-year-old son after police found the boy's decomposing body in a basement freezer. The 31-year-old woman is char...

At Pride, celebrations amid a darker national environment

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ Pride commemorations that sometimes felt like victory parties for civil rights advances are grappling this year with a darker atmosphere, a national environment of ramped-up legi...

New Hampshire outlines youth center abuse settlement process

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Raped? $200,000. Infected with a sexually transmitted disease? Add $100,000. Impregnated? Add $200,000. These are among the possible payments for those physically and sexually abu...

No contest plea for extorting official with explicit photos

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges related to trying to get $5,000 from a state senator after threatening to release what he said were sexually explicit photos of...

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began

A withering report on sexual abuse and cover-up in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. A viral video in which a woman confronts her pasto...

Judge blocks Texas investigating families of trans youth

A Texas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from investigating families of transgender children who have received gender-confirming medical care, a new obstacle to the state labeling such tr...

Lawsuit: LA shelter for kids was a den for sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County-run shelter meant to be a safe space for children as they awaited placement in foster homes was for decades a den for sexual predators among the staff — and som...

New lawsuit filed over Texas trans family investigations

Three Texas families sued the state Wednesday seeking to halt investigations of them over gender-confirming medical treatments their transgender children received, in a renewed challenge to the state ...

Transgender youth treatment under fire in Florida again

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials have asked the state medical board to draft new policies that would likely restrict gender dysphoria treatments for transgender youth as the state amp...

'Unacceptable' Seattle police sex assault unit low staffing

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell says the police department's low staffing in its sexual assault unit that has led to a backlog of dozens of stalled cases is “unacceptable.” ...

Oregon dropping AI tool used in child abuse cases

Child welfare officials in Oregon will stop using an algorithm to help decide which families are investigated by social workers, opting instead for a new process that officials say will make better, m...

Germany reports rise of child sex abuse, depiction of abuse

BERLIN (AP) — German police recorded a significant increase of depictions of sexual abuse against children last year compared to the year before, the country's top criminal police official said Monday...

Zimbabwe's court raises age of consent for sex to 18 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the legal age of consent for sex should be raised to 18 from 16, a judgment welcomed by many in a country where rights groups say...

Mother of 2 dead babies found decades ago enters Alford plea

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A woman accused in the case of two dead infants found decades ago in South Carolina, including a baby girl who later became known as “Julie Valentine,” has entered an Alford pl...

Grandfather, uncle of girl killed in exorcism arrested

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The grandfather and uncle of a 3-year-old girl killed last fall during an exorcism at a Northern California church were arrested this week in connection with her death, police ...