The Cook Children's Hospital saw a total of seven children admitted with suspect child abuse-related injuries in the span of less than a week.
"There's no way for us to directly link that, but that's the concern," said Dr. Jamye Coffman.
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating after residents reported that a boy was seen walking without shoes and his hands cuffed in San Antonio.
Police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child in Flagstaff, Arizona, and began life-saving efforts, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
James Alex Hurley had been living with his grandparents James Sasser Jr. and Patricia Batts in West Yellowstone, Montana, when he was found dead.
Andre Clarke, 45, allegedly raped the girl in her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Martin was also a co-host of the hunting TV series "Brotherhood Outdoors."
Stephanie Alvarado and her two cousins have been charged after Alvarado's daughter Sophia Larson died from drinking water from a bottle contaminated with drugs.
Rafael Loera, 56, and his wife Maribel Loera, 50, were arrested after the skeletal remains of the girl were found.
The Rev. Brian Stanley has been sentenced to two months behind bars after pleading guilty to a 2013 incident in which he encased a teenager that he was supposed to be counseling in tape and bubble wrap.
Joseph Isaiah Woodson, Jr. was convicted of using the internet to target and extort children through sexual exploitation and pornographic offenses.
Estefany Acosta, 24, was charged with aggravated battery on a child following an incident which allegedly took place at Early Learning Academy in Boca Raton on January 10.
Authorities said Ericka Campbell, 23, went to visit a private spa at a home in Warren, leaving three children in a locked car outside.
Five children have been taken into care after a mother and grandparents were arrested in Smiths Station.
The ballet school at Vienna's State Opera stands accused of "disregarding" the welfare of the children in their charge, according to a commission investigating the abuse.
Vatican official Jodi Bertomeu Farnos wrote there is no link between celibacy or homosexuality with the current rash of child sex abuse cases in the Catholic church.
Jesse Austin Millis-Dwyer, 25, of St. Petersburg, was detained by local police on December 6 and hit with more than a dozen charges, including sexual battery on a child less than 12.
Haines City Police Department arrested Evenaud Julmeus on Sunday after they determined that he had left his son on the side of the road after an argument during which he accused the boy of being gay.
An ad announcing that a baby was up for sale for $500 on Craigslist is now being investigated by Florida police.
A Supreme Court decision in 2018 found that the DCYF was liable for injuries to children after they were placed in foster homes, which led to an increase in settlements in 2019 from previous years, said spokeswoman Debra Johnson.
Tyrel Benjamin, 25, was sentenced to seven years in jail after he pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offenses, including attempting to pay for the sexual services of a child.
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.