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Doctor pleads in malnourished Ohio teen's death

The doctor of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed just 28 pounds when she died has re-entered no contest pleas to charges of failing to report child abuse or neglect and agreed to give up her medical license. Full story

Earliest Case of Child Abuse Discovered in Egyptian Cemetery

A 2- to 3-year-old child from a Romano-Christian-period cemetery in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, shows evidence of physical child abuse, archaeologists have found. The child, who lived around 2,000 years ago, represents the earliest documented case of child abuse in the archaeological record, and the first Full story

Father allegedly attacks social worker

  Social worker who was investigating a case of child abuse was allegedly attacked by little girl's father. KPRC's Phil Archer reports.

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  Frail teen found handcuffed to basement pole

After reciving complaints about possible child abuse from neighbors, police in Kansas City, Mo., say they found a frail 17-year-old boy handcuffed to a pole in the basement of a local home. KSHB’s Lindsay Shively reports.

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Women and children take part in a march against child abuse along the streets of Casablanca
Women and children take part in a march against child abuse along the streets of Casablanca

Women and children take part in a march against child abuse along the streets of Casablanca May 5, 2013. The banner reads: "paedophilia equals crime." REUTERS/Stringer (MOROCCO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)

Cindy Patriarchias
Cindy Patriarchias

This image provided Jan. 25, 2013 by the Las Cruces Police Department, shows Cindy Patriarchias, 33, following her arrest for child abuse. Police say she and her boyfriend locked up an 8-year-old girl with developmental disabilities in a wooden cage, then left her alone while they headed out to watc