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Child abuse

Former Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Penn State Fires Paterno, Spanier; Students React

Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.



San Rafael Tutor Accused Of Physically Abusing Boys

On Dec. 7, 2011, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office declined to pursue charges in this case, according to a published report in the Marin Independent Journal.


Edward Allen Kemp II and his mother Klella Jo Farris are accused of abusing a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl in their Vallejo home. (CBS)

Vallejo Mother, Son Accused Of Assault In Child Cruelty Case

A Vallejo woman and her son have been arrested in connection with the assault of two young children at their Tuolumne Street residence, Vallejo police said Monday.

KPIX 5–08/08/2011

George Rodriguez

Suspect In Abuse Of Campbell 3-Year-Old Arrested

A man suspected in the abuse of a 3-year-old girl who was found wrapped in a carpet in a Campbell garage has been found and arrested.

CBS San Francisco–06/09/2011

Shemeeka Davis (Antioch Police Dept.)

Trial Begins For Antioch Woman Accused Of Niece’s Torture, Murder

Opening statements began in Martinez Thursday afternoon in the trial of an Antioch woman accused of torturing and murdering her foster daughter in 2008.

CBS San Francisco–06/07/2011

Kenneth Kyle

Former CSU East Bay Professor Convicted Of Baby Sex Abuse

A former CSU East Bay professor pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco Thursday to aggravated sexual abuse of a child after federal investigators discovered he was molesting an infant in Missouri.

CBS San Francisco–05/27/2011

Jane Marin and her former boyfriend George Rodriguez are accused of severe child abuse against Marin’s 3-year-old daughter. (CBS)

Disturbing Details Released In Santa Clara County Child Abuse Case

Authorities now suggest that a Campbell toddler had been severely beaten and apparently left for dead in a rolled-up carpet.


21-year-old Joseph Allen Wilson of Vallejo is accused of abusing a 1-month-old boy. He was arrested in Shakopee, Minnesota. (Vallejo Police Department)

Vallejo Man Suspected Of Abusing Infant Arrested In Minnesota

A Vallejo man suspected of physically abusing a 1-month-old boy has been arrested in Minnesota, Vallejo police Detective Cpl. John Garcia said.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

child computer screen

Law Enforcement Officials Meet In San Jose To Battle Child Exploitation

Law enforcement officials are taking part in a weeklong conference in San Jose to share ideas on how to stop the growing problem of child exploitation.


Jane Marin and her former boyfriend George Rodriguez are accused of severe child abuse against Marin’s 3-year-old daughter. (CBS)

3-Year-Old South Bay Girl Found Safe, Mom Arrested

Campbell Police have found a young girl who may have suffered severe child abuse at the hands of her mother and her mother’s former boyfriend.

CBS San Francisco–05/11/2011