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Facial Recognition Nabs 14-Year Fugitive in Nepal, FBI Says

August 14, 2014
A U.S. fugitive on the lam for 14 years in connection with child sex abuse and kidnapping charges was apprehended in Nepal after authorities scanned his "wanted" poster with facial recognition technology.

Veterans Trained to Hunt Online Child Predators

January 6, 2014
Zepeda, 29, is part of a 17-member class of veterans trained in computer forensics and sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices.

Thief Robs Girl Scouts In Pa.

January 22, 2013
Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video in Berwyn, Pa. stealing from Girl Scouts who were raising money for troops overseas.

Sandusky Receives 30- to 60-Year Prison Sentence

October 9, 2012
Judge John Cleland has sentenced former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky to at least 30 years and perhaps as many as 60 years in prison for his conviction on child sex abuse charges.

Many States Fall Short of Federal Sex Offender Law

October 8, 2012
Nearly three dozen states have failed to meet conditions of a 2006 federal law that requires them to join a nationwide program to track sex offenders, including Texas and four other states that have completely given up on the effort because of persistent doubts about how it works and how much it costs.

N.J. Police Investigate 'Wet' In Fatal Attacks On Children

September 5, 2012
A Camden, N.J. man was charged with murder for allegedly slashing the throat of a 6-year-old Camden boy. Police say he told investigators he was smoking a combination of marijuana and PCP, known as "Wet," just before the killing.

Report: Penn State Officials Disregarded Sandusky Victims

July 12, 2012
Top Penn State officials demonstrated little concern for the welfare of Jerry Sandusky's victims until after his arrest, former FBI Director Louis Freeh found in his investigation of the case.

Fla. Mother Kills Children, Self During Standoff

May 15, 2012
Brevard County (Fla.) Sheriff's tactical deputies entered a Port St. John home Tuesday morning to find a mother and three children dead in a murder-suicide. A fourth child had been fatally shot earlier in the day.

Sheriff: Drunken Grandparents Towed Child In Toy Car

April 30, 2012
Two grandparents are accused of getting drunk and using their SUV to tow their 7-year-old granddaughter in a toy plastic car.

Child Sexual Abuse: More Prevalent Than You Think

January 31, 2012

Research indicates crimes involving the sexual abuse of minors are greatly underreported, and many organizations that serve youth aren't doing a good job of addressing, let alone preventing, them.

Calif. Launches eCrime Enforcement Unit

December 15, 2011
California has created a task force to identify and prosecute identity theft, cyber crimes and other crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime Unit will be staffed with Department of Justice attorneys and investigators.

Former FBI Director Leads Wide-Ranging Penn State Probe

November 22, 2011
The Penn State Board of Trustees appointed former FBI director and federal judge Louis J. Freeh to lead an independent investigation into the child sex abuse scandal, granting him broad investigative powers.

Penn State's Cover-up Reveals a Broader Problem

November 16, 2011
The fear of negative publicity is often a primary motivator for campus safety personnel when crimes are covered up. At Penn State, the negative publicity that would have occurred—with proper reporting and a resulting criminal investigation—would have paled in comparison with the deep wounds now inflicted on Penn State's once-superb reputation.

Cartels Exploit Children, Say Gang Experts

October 18, 2011
Mexican drug cartels are using children as young as 11 in their smuggling operations in Texas, Reuters is reporting. Six of the cartels, including the violent Zetas, are paying children $50 to move a vehicle from one area to another area, as well as using them as lookouts or for other tasks.

Wash. Woman Tried To Sell Baby at Taco Bell

July 19, 2011
A homeless woman attempted to sell her 3-day-old infant to a patron for $500 at a Taco Bell restaurant in Hazel, Washington. Heidi Knowles, 36, offered to sell her son at the Taco Bell at 6700 N.E. Highway 99.

Newborn Left at Indiana Officer's Home

January 25, 2011
The baby, a 5-pound 15-ounce girl local nurses have named Olivia, was swaddled in a blanket and fleece sweatshirt. The child's umbilical cord was still attached and unclamped.

California Police Kill Man as He Brutally Beats Toddler to Death

June 16, 2008
A crazed man parked on a dark country road Saturday night, took a toddler from the car seat in his pickup and beat the boy to death until a Modesto, Calif., police officer, dropped on the scene by helicopter, shot the man dead, authorities said.

Fla. Department of LE's Crimes Against Children Mobile Unit

August 1, 2007

The grisly murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh in 1981 was a wake-up call for America. Not only did it bring national attention to the growing problem of missing and abducted children, it also fostered an overhaul in the system.

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