Figures indicate that around 38 cases of child abuse associated with faith or belief are reported every week.
"You never know if that person they're communicating with is a sexual predator," a police captain said.
Father Michele Mottola, 59, was arrested this week in Trentola Ducenta, near Naples, after audio recordings said to be of him molesting an 11-year-old girl were given to local press.
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday indicates that adverse childhood experiences are associated with five of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States.
A Mississippi man convicted of murdering his infant daughter had his conviction reversed Tuesday after his lawyer argued that shaken baby syndrome is not a valid medical condition.
"The scale of the problem is growing enormously year after year," a vice president at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children told Newsweek.
Kelly Renee Turner, 41, has been charged with 13 criminal counts, including murder and fraud, in the death of her daughter Olivia Gant.
A lawsuit by the family of a Spokane, Washington boy claims that the youth program the boy participated in, Ranch for Kids, abused and exploited the child for labor instead of helping him.
The Craven County Sheriff's Office has issued an appeal to the public for help in finding Michael Brandon Bryan.
Teenage girl who police described as "pale" and "dirty" also claims she was sexually abused while locked in Sarasota home.
A German mother is standing trial for allegedly faking the disabilites of her children in order to claim benefits.
The couple were regarded as the "go-to" foster family in the area.
"As soon as he became aware that police were on his trail, he tried to leave the country but fortunately we intercepted him as he boarded his flight," a detective said.
The 7-year-old child was left with bruising on her buttocks, arm and thigh. Police arrested Ana Alicia Nobles, 29, of Pinellas Park, on abuse and neglect charges this week.
Todd Mahon, 51, was arrested by Pinellas County sheriff's deputies and charged with disorderly intoxication after allegedly trying to pick a fight with a pop star imitator.
The boy's father had long tried to convince judges that Bowen was lying and there was nothing wrong with his son.
Critics claim Jehovah's Witnesses leaders have turned a blind eye to "massive and horrendous abuse" for years.
"It's not just a lawsuit, it's saving children. It's a public safety issue," says Irwin Zalkin, whose firm is representing two plaintiffs in suits naming the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses as defendants.
Trump dismissed reports of human rights abuses at the facilities, claiming they are being run "beautifully" despite a slew or reports suggesting otherwise.
Cherie Renee Bolton, 34, of Siloam Springs, pleaded guilty in the Benton County Circuit Court last week and will now have to register as a sex offender.
Officers arrested Shaderick Jones, a 42-year-old deputy in the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, on Friday night after Iyehesa Todd, 26, told investigators that he coerced her into performing a sex act on her infant son because it was his "fantasy," St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said.
The suspect, who has since turned herself in, was recorded on video.
Licensed nurse Alisha Newman, suspected of suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, made her daughter have a pacemaker fitted, among other needlessly risky procedures.
Brandon Reynolds, 36, who was enraged at his daughter's attitude towards homework, decided to discipline her by spanking her with a shoe. The incident reportedly led to the 5-year-old's death.
Child abuse allegations made in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" documentary have fueled the decisions.
Cardinal George Pell, a former Vatican treasurer, is the most senior member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of child sex abuse.
James Gonzales, 35, allegedly used the app to strike up "sexual" conversations with at least 21 girls—some as young as 9.
Police arrested teacher Margaret Wolthers, 48, and two classroom aides, Diana LaCroix, 52, and Carolyn Madison, 47.
The 38-year-old has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse and third-degree torture of a companion animal.