Child abuse

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Mother Whips Children; Sentenced To Prison

An East Texas woman who beat her children with a computer cord has been sentenced to prison.

10/03/2014

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State Welfare Workers Fired After Child’s Death

Three child welfare employees have been fired and additional investigators have been assigned to Travis County after a 2-year-old boy whose questionable care long had been known to authorities was found dead last month in a southeast Austin field

10/02/2014

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Plano Gymnastics Coach Sentenced For Child Exploitation

A 26-year-old Plano gymnastics instructor was sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

09/24/2014

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PepsiCo Wants NFL To ‘Seize The Moment’

The leader of Gatorade maker PepsiCo is urging the National Football League to “seize the moment” and put domestic violence and child abuse policies in place immediately once it conducts its review.

09/18/2014

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NFL Taking Public Relations Hit For Off-Field Controversies

With the Ray Rice video, Adrian Peterson’s child abuse charges, the lawsuit against Jerry Jones, and the league’s evolving drug policy — the NFL is taking a big public relations hit.

09/17/2014

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After Making ‘Mistake,’ Vikings Bench RB Peterson

Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

09/17/2014

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Church Pastor Behind Bars, Accused Of Abusing Boy

A former associate pastor of a church in Crandall, southeast of Dallas, is behind bars accused of indecency with a child.

09/16/2014

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Dallas Bar Bans NFL To Protest League’s Domestic Abuse Stance

A Dallas bar is taking a stand against the NFL, pledging not to show any games this season in response to the league’s recent domestic abuse incidents.

09/16/2014

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Jerry Jones On Support For Goodell: ‘His Heart Is On The Game’

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterated his support for Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the criticism of the league can be used to improve the NFL.

09/16/2014

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How Far Is Too Far When Using Corporal Punishment?

Eddie Reeves doesn’t shy away from it: as a child, he says his mother spanked him with switches or tree branches. But a child psychologist says in general, physical punishment is not effective.

CBS 11–09/15/2014

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Vikings Reinstate Adrian Peterson, Peterson Releases Statement About Child Abuse Charges

Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings two days after he was charged with child abuse for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son, and the star running back said Monday he is not a child abuser and wants “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child.”

09/15/2014

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Vikings Peterson Expected To Play Sunday Following Child Abuse Allegation

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that star running back Adrian Peterson will practice fully this week and is expected to play Sunday in New Orleans.

09/15/2014

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