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The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget for fiscal 2020 — which was passed late Monday only after Republican lawmakers demanded changes to child sex-abuse laws — includes money for schools, infrastructure and health care. But other measures, including one that would have funded pregnancy crisis centers, were left out.... Read more»

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Families claim they were falsely accused of child neglect or abuse

Barrio Defense Committee is helping the families fight what they claim are false accusations of child abuse and neglect reported by the hospital and investigated by the child safety department.... Read more»

Richters will face charges in Pinal County in 2016

An Arizona couple found guilty of kidnapping and child abuse in Pima County Superior Court on Friday will face charges in Pinal County in 2016, officials announced Monday.... Read more»

Jury convicts Tucson couple of imprisoning girls

A jury convicted an Arizona mother and stepfather Friday of kidnapping and child abuse after they kept three girls for more than a year in prison-like conditions, regularly beating them, depriving them of sleep, and subjecting them to bizarre rituals.... Read more»

Ducey replaces state child safety director

Removing Charles Flanagan as director of the Department of Child Safety, the governor replaced him with Greg McKay, a former Phoenix police detective who blew the whistle in 2013 on thousands of reports of abuse and neglect that the state hasn't investigated. ... Read more»

Federal panel visits Az to discuss violence against reservation children

Daniel Cauffman, 21, can speak candidly about the physical abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepmother when he was a child. He was one of several young people to give testimony Tuesday alongside regional experts at a public hearing for the advisory committee to the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: 6,000 allegations of abuse ignored by CPS

Interviews with former KTKT GM Phil Richardson, Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans, Children's Action Alliance CEO Dana Naimark, Republican state. Rep. Ethan Orr, Democratic state. Sen. Steve Farley, Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin.... Read more»

Court upholds conviction of mentally disabled man in child sex abuse

A divided federal appeals court upheld the abusive sexual contact conviction of a mentally disabled Arizona man, refusing to accept his claim that police coerced him into confessing.... Read more»

Mexico authorities blame parents of 9-year-old who gave birth to baby girl

Mexico health authorities have criticized the parents of a nine-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby girl last month for not reporting her pregnancy earlier. ... Read more»

9-year-old in Mexico gives birth to baby girl

A 9-year-old girl in Mexico has given birth to a baby girl, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. Authorities are now hunting for the 17-year-old father in what they believe is a case of rape or sexual abuse.... Read more»

Court upholds conviction of mentally disabled man in child sex abuse

A divided federal appeals court upheld the abusive sexual contact conviction of a mentally disabled Arizona man, refusing to accept his claim that police coerced him into confessing. ... Read more»

Mexican school accused of forcing kids to strip

Parents of students at a school in Mexico claim that the school forced its sixth graders to strip after $13 went missing, the Associated Press reports.... Read more»

India investigates sex-change surgeries on babies

Rage has erupted in India over allegations that wealthy parents are traveling to Indore for genitoplasty to turn daughters, some as young as 1 year old, into sons.... Read more»2

Advocates, officials: Education key to stopping child abuse

In 2006, Darla Gooden's world changed forever when her son revealed that he had been sexually abused by a youth leader from their church. "What happened to my family is not as rare as you choose to think," Gooden said.... Read more»

Campaign aims to prevent child abuse

Dozens of child-sized plastic chairs sat empty Tuesday outside the State Capitol, each representing an Arizona child who has died from abuse. In 2008, the last year for which statewide statistics are available, 51 Arizona kids died from abuse.... Read more»

Senator slams GOP for not hearing bill on suits by childhood abuse victims

Senate Republican leaders are denying adult victims of child abuse their chance at justice by bottling up a bill that would allow them to press charges decades after turning 18, a Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.... Read more»1

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