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March 4, 2016
Vatican cardinal denies attempts to cover up child sex abuse
ROME/SYDNEY—A high-ranking Vatican official said on Wednesday he should have done more to stop the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, acknowledging that he was told of at least one priest "misbehaving" with boys at an Australian school. Cardinal George Pell, the...
March 4, 2016 - 6:40am
January 27, 2016
Charges of abuse filed against child-care provider
FARGO—A Fargo child-care provider is accused of hitting an infant in her care hard enough to bruise the baby after the little girl wouldn't stop crying. Kelly Jo Topp is charged in Cass County District Court with Class B felony child abuse. The baby's parents told police they'd...
January 27, 2016 - 6:40am
January 25, 2016
Accused ND priests list still under wraps
FARGO—Over the years, nearly 30 Roman Catholic dioceses around the country have publicly disclosed a list naming priests accused of sexually abusing children. Sometimes these lists held no surprises—the priests named were already known as alleged predators. But often...
January 25, 2016 - 7:48am
January 11, 2016
Mother's multiple convictions for child abuse puts her behind bars
ABERDEEN, S.D.—A Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation mother who has had 12 previous convictions for child abuse or neglect will spend more than three years in custody for her most recent case after her seven children, including an injured baby in a car seat, were found...
January 11, 2016 - 7:35am
May 21, 2015
Fargo TV anchor shares personal story of physical, emotional abuse
FARGO -- In her job as co-anchor of WDAY-TV's First News, Lane Zyvoloski regularly reports on cases of domestic assault. She never thought...
May 21, 2015 - 8:20am
April 22, 2015
Prosecution explains why accuser took 5 years to come forward
FARGO--If she couldn't do it herself, how could she ever get others to report allegations of abuse? A prosecutor revealed Tuesday that's why the woman accusing the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year with having sex with her in 2009 when she was a student...
April 22, 2015 - 6:59am
March 3, 2015
Woman accused using dog cage to discipline children
GRAFTON, N.D. — A Grafton woman is facing charges after police say she locked four kids in a dog cage in the basement of the house with the lights off. According to court documents, 23-year-old Jordan McKay Nelson placed them in a dog kennel in the basement with the lights...
March 3, 2015 - 7:03am
January 14, 2015
Woman held on charges after leaving children to freeze
FORT BERTHOLD, N.D. -- A 24-year-old woman has been charged with child abuse this week on the Fort Berthold Reservation. An affidavit from an FBI special agent says Michelle Wounded Face left two of her children alone in a car that wasn't running near Lake Sakakawea, according...
January 14, 2015 - 7:10am
October 19, 2014
Toddler beaten and choked to death for soiling pants: police
A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter was being held in a New York City hospital on Sunday after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said.
October 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
September 21, 2014
Clarity can be elusive in accusations of child abuse
FARGO – Many said it was clear-cut child abuse when Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson used a tree branch to discipline his 4-year-old son, causing cuts and bruises. But when a parent is accused of harming a child, local police and prosecutors say...
September 21, 2014 - 10:52am
May 22, 2014
Former priest charged with abuse
HASTINGS, Minn. — A former Catholic priest in Hastings was charged Wednesday in Dakota County with sexual abuse, County Attorney James Backstrom said. Francis Hoefgen was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with allegations that he “repeatedly...
May 22, 2014 - 7:29am
February 11, 2014
Doctor in waterboarding trial admits injuring his stepdaughter
GEORGETOWN, Del. - A Delaware pediatrician accused of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter admitted in court on Tuesday to injuring the girl by dragging her over a gravel driveway in what he described as a moment of carelessness. Dr. Melvin Morse, a best-selling author on...
February 11, 2014 - 5:10pm
February 2, 2014
Abuse allegations against Woody Allen prompt new legal questions
LOS ANGELES - Woody Allen contends that renewed accusations by the filmmaker's adopted daughter that he sexually abused her at age 7 are "untrue and disgraceful," a spokeswoman for the director said on Sunday, a day after her letter detailing the allegations shook up Hollywood. Dylan...
February 2, 2014 - 9:50am
January 30, 2014
Priest facing abuse allegations
GALLUP, N.M. — A Catholic priest in rural Arizona has been removed from ministry because of two recently reported and credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors that allegedly took place in North Dakota decades ago. The alleged abuse by the Rev. Timothy Conlon, a member of...
January 30, 2014 - 7:47am
December 18, 2013
PCAND seeks award nomnations
Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota plans to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Leslie Brunette, co-founder of PCAND, said as part of the celebration the organization is seeking community nominations for the Caring Community Award. This new prize recognizes “caring communities”...
December 18, 2013 - 7:47am