Camelot Education takes the students that public schools have given up on. But some current and former students say its discipline goes too far.
Today, in the United States, there is a multibillion-dollar industry for residential treatment—one that sells an illusory promise to desperate parents: Your children’s addictions and mental health problems can be cured with a relatively quick (and usually expensive) fix.
My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids. Or so many of Adrian Peterson’s critics would have you believe. Peterson, a star of the Minnesota Vikings, was arrested recently for child abuse after hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch. A […]
By Matt Vensel, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) The Vikings announced early Wednesday morning they have placed Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which will keep him away from the team while the legal process involving his child abuse case plays out. Pressure on the Vikings to bench Adrian Peterson mounted Tuesday, and […]
Minneapolis (AFP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch. Peterson, who was deactivated from the playing roster for Sunday’s 30-7 home loss to New England, is able to return […]
By Mark Dent, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new lawsuit has been filed against Jerry Sandusky, Penn State University, and The Second Mile by a man who claims Sandusky sexually abused him in 2008 and possibly in 2009. Any abuse in 2009 would have occurred after Victim 1’s November 2008 accusation to Clinton […]
By Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tamiyah Audain weighed 115 pounds when she was placed in the care of her mother’s cousin in Lauderhill in December 2012. She left on September 25, 2013, in the back of a hearse. At 12 years old, she weighed just 56 pounds before her body surrendered […]
By Steve Visser, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — Gwinnett County Police were still waiting Friday at noon for the couple charged in a bizarre child cruelty case to come in to be booked into jail. Recardo and Therian Wimbush reached an agreement earlier in the week to turn themselves in on felony charges of child […]
By Elissa Nadworny, Medill News Service PITTSBURGH — By just saying hello, a human trafficker can know whether or not a young boy or girl is worth pursuing as a victim, an FBI analyst explained at a recent training session with 20 local health and social services employees. The FBI has hosted a dozen such […]
GENEVA — A United Nations hearing on the Vatican’s compliance with the international anti-torture convention should not be used to review sex abuse scandals, a Vatican envoy made clear Monday at the start of the session. The Holy See faced the U.N. Committee Against Torture in Geneva as part of that body’s regular country review […]
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Previously undisclosed accusations against former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt reveal a more widespread pattern of alleged abuse, with more than 100 possible victims, including some children who said Berndt molested them, according to court documents. The new allegations about Berndt are included in a 512-page […]
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices rejected the idea that a single person who possesses such images may be assessed the […]
By Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The nation’s spy satellite agency failed to notify authorities when some employees and contractors confessed during lie detector tests to crimes such as child molestation, an intelligence inspector general has concluded. In other cases, the National Reconnaissance Office delayed reporting criminal admissions obtained during security clearance polygraphs, possibly […]
With much chest thumping, Florida governor Rick Scott last week signed a law clipping auto-tag fees by about $25 per vehicle in the state. He used the opportunity to blast former governor Charlie Crist for raising those fees five years ago. What Scott cynically failed to mention during the bill-signing charade was that all the […]