child abuse

Child Protective Services keeping children safe

One-on-one interview with local investigator

VICTORIA, Texas- "It's everybody's duty to make sure kids are safe," said CPS investigator Stephanie Loewe. Although abuse comes in many forms, some of the worst cases involve physical violence. "A lot of…

UPDATE: One-year-old toddler twin remains in San Antonio hospital

Mother charged in incident in jail; warning graphic photo

VICTORIA, Texas - Family members of a one-year-old toddler twin said the child remains in a San Antonio hospital today. The one-year-old turns two next month. 25 News Now obtained a photo of the child. Victoria police removed the twin…

Apple to check for child abuse imagery

The company will check iPhone and iCloud photos

Originally Published: 05 AUG 21 18:23 ET Updated: 06 AUG 21 11:13 ET By Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- Apple on Thursday said it will begin testing a new system to automatically match photos on iPhones and uploaded…

Churches across the nation plan on participating in Blue Sunday

Child Abuse Prevention is asking the faith community to pray on Sunday, April 25 ​

VICTORIA, Texas - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It began when a report about abused and neglected children caught the attention of President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Since that first Child Abuse Prevention Month, the number of abused victims…

Hope Center urging community to act as guardians of children

VICTORIA, Texas -- Hope of South Texas, a children’s advocacy center, is reaching out to members of the community, asking them to be guardians of children during this time of social and physical distancing. Hope of South Texas, Inc. Executive…

Former Kentucky Gov. Bevin pardoned a child rapist

In his final days in office, former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations to people he said he would not hesitate to welcome as neighbors, co-workers or members of his church.

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to same prison term

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty that was previously overturned, according to Kendra Miknis, court administrator for Centre County in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Child sex abuse cases treated in ERs more than doubles

The number of US adolescents admitted to emergency rooms for injuries related to sexual abuse more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, according to a new study. For kids ages 12 to 17, the number increased from 2,280 in 2010 to 5,058 in 2016.

Women wanted on suspicion of trafficking of girls

Two women, including one who worked briefly at a center for girls impacted by sex trafficking and exploitation, have been accused of human trafficking, a criminal complaint filed this week in Wisconsin says.