child abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Agencies Rally To Prevent Child Abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-agencies-rally-prevent-child-abuse <p>Thirty-four children died in the state of Missouri in 2012 due to child abuse and neglect. Seven of them were in St. Louis. All told, more than 13,000 reports of abuse and neglect involving almost 20,000 children were filed in the St. Louis region in 2012. About 900 of those reports were proven to be substantiated, with almost 50 percent of the cases receiving some sort of services.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:00:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 35159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Agencies Rally To Prevent Child Abuse Neglect And Abuse Kills 90 Children In Ill. During 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/neglect-and-abuse-kills-90-children-ill-during-2012 <p>The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says neglect and abuse killed 90 children in the state last year and almost half were infants who died in unsafe sleeping conditions.</p><p>Department spokesman Dave Clarkin said yesterday the total could rise. More than 60 death investigations are still pending from 2012. Clarkin says 40 of the children were infants who suffocated while sleeping with parents, with blankets or on their stomachs. All of those practices are dangerous.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:55:28 +0000 The Associated Press 8261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Neglect And Abuse Kills 90 Children In Ill. During 2012 Task Force Releases 22 Recommendations For Fighting Sex Abuse Of Children http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/task-force-releases-22-recommendations-fighting-sex-abuse-children <p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">A task force has released its recommendations on combatting sexual abuse of children in Missouri.</font></font></p><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">There are 22 recommendations in all.&nbsp; They include requiring people who are legally obligated to report sex abuse incidents to directly contact the state’s <a href="http://dss.mo.gov/cd/">Children’s Division</a>, instead of just reporting incidents to superiors within their own organizations.&nbsp; That particular recommendation will be sponsored by <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=095">State Representative Marsha Haefner</a> (R, Oakville). Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:29:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 7997 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Task Force Releases 22 Recommendations For Fighting Sex Abuse Of Children Report: Child Sex Abuse Cases Up In Downstate Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-child-sex-abuse-cases-downstate-ill <p><a href="http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/index.shtml">The Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services</a> says family members are failing to report cases of sexual abuse. That assertion came Thursday in a report that says child sex abuse cases are up in Downstate Illinois.</p><p>DCFS says more than half of the people reported for child sex abuse were related to the victim. But the vast majority of those reports came not from family members, but professionals who are required by law to report abuse.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:45:37 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 7795 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Child Sex Abuse Cases Up In Downstate Ill. Man Arrested In Child Pornography Crackdown Sentenced To Nearly 13 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/man-arrested-child-pornography-crackdown-sentenced-nearly-13-years <p>A Belleville, Ill. man arrested as part of Attorney General Lisa Madigan's <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/madigan-declares-operation-glass-house-success">crackdown on child pornography</a> last year will spend more than a dozen years in federal prison for his crimes.</p><p>Garold Lee Semelka, 62, pleaded guilty in June to receiving and possessing child pornography. His computer contained more than 600 images or videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit activity.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:47:02 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Man Arrested In Child Pornography Crackdown Sentenced To Nearly 13 Years Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-4-2012 <p><strong>Legal fight between Quinn and Union continues</strong></p><p>The legal fight between Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the union that represents prisons workers continues this week.</p><p>Quinn had wanted the prisons closed by last Friday. Instead that day an arbitrator said the administration violated its contract with the prison workers' union by moving to close the facilities before they'd finished what's called "impact bargaining."</p><p>Union spokesman Anders Lindall says impact bargaining doesn't only affect employees facing layoffs.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:28:19 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 4480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Morning headlines: Sunday, July 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-sunday-july-8-2012 <p><strong>Early drought exacting a toll on regional corn farmers</strong></p><p>Extreme heat and drought are driving down what many farmers expected to be a bumper corn crop.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Back in March and April, warm weather had Midwestern farmers planting corn at a record setting pace.</p><p>In Illinois alone, an estimated more than 13 million acres of corn were planted this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Now, many growers are in full on damage control as record setting heat continues to drive down expected yields.</p> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 14:41:18 +0000 Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4078 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Sunday, July 8, 2012 Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-march-7-2012 <p><strong>Child abusers could face tougher penalties under Mo. legislation</strong></p><p>People who injure or kill a baby by shaking the child could face tougher penalties under legislation moving through the Missouri House. The House has endorsed a measure expanding Missouri&#39;s child abuse law to specifically cover causing a baby&#39;s death or injury by shaking.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:41:39 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Koster wants to expand child sex abuse reporting requirement to all Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-wants-expand-child-sex-abuse-reporting-requirement-all-missourians <p><a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Attorney General Chris Koster </a>(D) wants Missouri lawmakers to beef up state law regarding child sexual abuse, in light of the scandal currently surrounding Penn State University.</p><p>Koster says right now in Missouri, only teachers, doctors, clergy and certain other professions are required to report child sex abuse to the authorities. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:46:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster wants to expand child sex abuse reporting requirement to all Missourians Madigan declares "Operation Glass House" a success http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/madigan-declares-operation-glass-house-success <p>Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says a year-long effort to target the top 25 consumers of child pornography in Illinois has been a success.</p><p><a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/08/25/1834383/two-men-charged-in-connection.html">Two Belleville men</a> - 61-year-old Garold Lee Semelka and Mike G. Telkamp, 48, were the 25th and 26th men arrested under Operation Glass House, the anti-child pornography initiative Madigan launched in August 2010.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:18:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1942 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Madigan declares "Operation Glass House" a success