A look at the case of beloved former college football coach Jerry Sandusky and the child sex abuse scandal that brought him to ruin.
The trial of Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, of Santa Anna, Calif., began on February 6, 2013, for allegations that he sexually assaulted a female relative regularly over the course of nine years, from age 8-17, impregnating her at the age of 11. The unnamed girl had the child at age 12, and kept it, but the abuse continued.
Saudi Cleric Sheikh Abdullah Daoud has wowed children’s rights activists all over with his August 2012 pronouncement on al-Majd TV that females of all ages, even infants, should wear burqas, the head-to-toe, opaque traditional Muslim veil, as protection from child molestation.
This young spring chicken is Pasco County Florida man Philip Tracy, 72. He was arrested on January 30, 2013, after a girl, 17, in his care reported that he had been forcing her to have sex with him for the last three years. She alleged that she had complied only after he threatened her, the nature of the alleged threats, however, has not been disclosed by police.
Broward County men Darrell Aaron Evans, 40, and Huy Kien Trin, 32, met an underage boy, 16, on the all-male Grindr, a social network geared towards gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men and, after a few explicit texts, arranged to meet on December 12, 2012. When it came up all three said they were HIV negative; the teen was, Evans and Trin were not.
A review of our most read, most shared, and most popular blog entries of 2012, which also happen to be a few of the year’s most heinous crimes.
Convicted sex offender, who because he confessed, was spared jail time, plans to sue his victim for making allegations against him.
A Michigan jury took less than 30 minutes to convict Steven Deuman of first-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault for the August 2011 suffocation death his 15 week old.
Murray Snider, 81, told police that he has been molesting little girls his whole life, and has no idea how many victims he has sexually assaulted over the years.
Family friend Juan Henoch Mejia allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting two young girls, who interrupted him while he was masturbating, and also forcing them drink his ejaculate.