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Prosecutor: Priests ‘weaponized’ the faith to abuse kids

Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand jury found, in what the state’s top prosecutor called the “weaponization of faith.”

Knox County woman arrested for child abuse

The Knox County Sheriff's Department says they have arrested Natasha Henderson on child abuse charges, after they say she left her two children home alone.

Trust Fund Board awards over $100,000 in grants to help prevent child abuse

Child protection agencies in northern and western Kentucky will be able to train even more children, families and communities on how to prevent child abuse.

Clark County mother facing criminal abuse charges

A Winchester woman was arrested after daycare workers found bruises on two of her children.

Ezel man arrested in child abuse case

An Ezel man was arrested Monday on child abuse charges after a young girl was discovered with injuries to her body, according to KSP.

Frankfort woman indicted in day care child abuse case

An employee was indicted in a day care child abuse case in Franklin County, according to State Police.

Mother accused of abusing her young children

A Laurel County mother was arrested Monday, accused of putting her hands around the throat of two of her young children after getting upset with them, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
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State pays $43K, settles suit alleging child abuse cover-up

A Kentucky agency accused of seeking to cover up mistakes made in a child abuse case has settled a whistleblower's lawsuit against it.

Lincoln County man found guilty of child abuse

Lincoln County man found guilty of child abuse

Laurel County father faces child abuse charges

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - In Laurel County, a father faces child abuse charges after his two-year-old had a drug overdose. Joshua Smith was arrested...

Woman accused of not reporting alleged child abuse

A woman is accused of not reporting alleged child abuse, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

Couple accused of locking child in bedroom for long periods

Couple accused of putting bars on windows and padlocking a child in a bedroom for long periods of time, according to State Police.

UPDATE: Ex-social worker found guilty of filing false abuse claims

A former Kentucky state social worker has been convicted of filing false child abuse complaints against two people in Grayson County.

Move to add murder charge following toddler’s death

A judge in Menifee County is expected to rule in early May on a motion to add a murder charge for a couple arrested in connection to a deadly child abuse case, according to the Menifee County Circuit Clerk's Office.

Lexi Memorial Commit to Prevent 5k – Prevent Child Abuse KY

Did you know that in 2016, nearly 8.6 children were victims of child abuse every hour? That's according to the most recent stats from Child Protective Services. Jill Seyfred, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) tells us how the Lexi Memorial Commit to Prevent 5K Run/Walk helps to raise money and awareness to help fight child abuse in Kentucky.
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AG, KY Council of Churches team up to stop child abuse, senior scams

On Wednesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Council of Churches announced a statewide partnership to prevent child abuse and scams targeting seniors.

Madison County woman arrested for reportedly burning child

A Madison County woman has been arrested for allegedly burning a two-year-old child.
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Child Abuse, Neglect Up 55 Percent in Kentucky Since 2012

A state agency says the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 percent over a four-year period.
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Franklin Co. Father Pleads Guilty in Abuse Case

A man accused of criminal abuse after his children were found living in deplorable conditions pleaded guilty in court on Friday.
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Law Enforcement, Advocates Participate in Child Abuse Prevention Training

Over 1,200 law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers and community advocates participated in nearly 20 statewide trainings aimed at protecting Kentucky’s children from sexual abuse.

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