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Delaware child predator task force hits 203 convictions

Excerpt from delawareonline.com article. Delaware’s Child Predator Task Force, dedicated to tracking predators lurking on the Internet, has reached a milestone of 203 convictions since its creation seven years ago. “Protecting children is all of our responsibility and requires all levels of government working together,” Attorney General Beau Biden said in a statement. “Delaware’s children are much safer because of the Child Predator Task Force’s work.” More than half of all convicted child predators victimize an average of 19 children during their lifetime, said Camille …

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Child advocates urge safety for children this summer

Original article from the Delaware Cape Gazette may be viewed here. Attorney General Beau Biden has joined representatives from the Siegel JCC Delaware, YMCA of Delaware, Darkness to Light Foundation, and Prevent Child Abuse Delaware to discuss steps summer youth programs can take to help keep children safe from harm and announced progress in the Stewards of Children child abuse prevention program, a statewide public, private, non-profit partnership to train adults to recognize and respond to signs of child sexual abuse. Over the next few …

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AG Biden gets “Champion for Children” award

State Attorney General Beau Biden is the recipient of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware’s “Champion for Children” award. The chidrens’ advocacy group Friday presented Biden with the award in recognition of his creation of the state’s Child Predator Unit and Stewards of Children Program, and implementation of parts of the Adam Walsh Act. Adam Walsh, son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh, was abducted from a Florida mall and killed in 1981. Full article made available on WDEL 1150AM Talk Radio, written by Frank Gerace

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Abuse scandals spur positive change

Before Jerry Sandusky grabbed headlines with allegations he’d sexually abused boys while Penn State University officials looked the other way, there were the headlines about pediatrician Earl Bradley, and questions about why years of complaints never revealed his sexual abuse of his patients. They weren’t the only examples Delawareans have seen in which people trusted to care for children were found to have abused them. There were the allegations of decades of abuse by priests in the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Teachers too showed up …

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Time to talk about sex abuse. Recent high-profile cases raise awareness of what adults can do to help protect kids.

Sometime in 2009, a grand jury in Pennsylvania quietly began investigating child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky after a teen boy came forward to authorities and alleged the retired Penn State football coach touched him inappropriately over a four-year period. Later that same year in Delaware, Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted more than 100 patients, mostly girls younger than 3. Sandusky’s recent conviction on more than four dozen child sex abuse charges was a painful bookend to Bradley’s …

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New steps in DE efforts to end abuse

The state of Delaware takes child protection seriously.  That is why community leaders- the Attorney General’s office, PCA Delaware, Delaware YMCA and the Delaware CAC- have come together with a goal to train 35,000 adults. A special task force is expected to release its recommendations today that address child mental health needs in the fight against child sexual abuse.  “The more people who know how child sexual abuse can be prevented, the harder it’s going to be for perpetrators to be able to take advantage …

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Delaware Higher Education Community Joins in the Fight to Protect Children

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and leaders from four of Delaware’s largest institutions of higher education came together on February 16th to announce a significant expansion of statewide program to train adults to recognize and respond to the signs of child sexual abuse. The presidents of the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Wilmington University announced that they will bring the Stewards of Children training to their campuses to educate faculty, staff, and …

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AG Biden, DE Community Leaders Launch Prevention Initiative

Attorney General Beau Biden, child advocates, and community leaders in Delaware are on a mission to protect the children of the state from sexual abuse.  On Wednesday, AG Biden unveiled the plan to train 35,000 Delaware adults using D2L’s Stewards of Children in a joint press conference with Rev. Ruth Lawson Kirk of Christ Church in Delaware City, YMCA of Delaware President Michael Graves, and Prevent Child Abuse Delaware Executive Director Karen DeRasmo. “It is not a child’s job to protect him or herself from …

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