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Report Faults India Government Over Child Sex Abuse – NYTimes.com

India’s troubles continue beyond its economic slump into its social fabric.  The immense country is home to a huge portion of the world children and it’s laws do not seem up to the task of nurturing and protecting them.  India is a society of hierarchy and class leaving many poor children at the mercy of those with privilege and power…

“Sexual abuse of children is “disturbingly common” in India, and the government’s response to it has fallen short, both in protecting children and in treating victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released…”

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Victim in Sandusky Shower Incident Emerges – WSJ.com

The victim of a shower-room assault that figured prominently in the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal has come forward, lawyers representing him said on Thursday, and claims he was molested numerous other times by Jerry …

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse – NYTimes.com

The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of …

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Jerry Sandusky asks court for visits with his grandchildren – latimes.com

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach facing more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse, is asking a Pennsylvania court for permission to have visits with his …

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Greg Kelly, Police Commissioner’s Son, in Rape Investigation – NYTimes.com

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is investigating an accusation that Greg Kelly, a local television anchor who is a son of Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, raped a young …

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Close Read: Postscript: Joe Paterno, 1926-2012 : The New Yorker

Joe Paterno has died. “He gave his life to college football,” Nick Saban, the Alabama coach, told ESPN. What does that mean, and what killed him? The very simple answer is that he died from the complications of lung cancer, and as much as one is tempted to think about broken …

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Joe Paterno Leaves a Complicated Legacy – NYTimes.com

Joe Paterno loved the classics. He quoted Shakespeare to his team, devoured the poems of Virgil and donated his money to help save Penn State’s classics department, even endowing a scholarship in the name of his high school Latin teacher, the Rev. Thomas …

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Sandusky Arrested on New Sexual Abuse Charges – NYTimes.com

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged last month with 40 counts of sexually abusing eight boys, was arrested Wednesday on new sexual abuse …

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At Center of Penn State Scandal, Jerry Sandusky Tells His Own Story – NYTimes.com

The former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, in his first extended interview since his indictment on sexual abuse charges last month, said Coach Joe Paterno never spoke to

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Former Penn State Officials Curley, Schultz Focus On McQueary Credibility – WSJ.com

The legal defense strategy of two Pennsylvania State University officials, charged in connection with the child sex abuse scandal, rests largely on the credibility of a key government witness, Penn State coach …

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Comment: Whose Police? : The New Yorker

An eighty-four-year-old woman is looking straight into a camera. Her eyes are wide, her mouth is agape, and she is drenched in a filmy white fluid: it flattens her white billowing hair, it glazes her flushed cheeks, it runs off her chin onto her scarf. This is Dorli Rainey, minutes after being doused with pepper spray by

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