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5 months 5 days ago

New Study: Teen Dating Abuse on the Rise

A new study conducted by the University of Chicago says two-thirds of teens report being involved in abusive relationships. About 2,200 teens were surveyed. Organizations like TESSA in Colorado Springs work to educate teens about how to build healthy relationships. "What's surprising about this study is it's saying...

2 years 2 months ago

Pain killer problems in Colorado

Colorado ranks high when it comes to abuse of prescription pain killers; in fact, only one state ranks higher in a recent study. Prescribing pain killers has been a concern for Doctor Mark Carroll from the beginning. When his practice - Alliance Family Practice and Urgent Care in Colorado...

3 years 2 months ago

Accused priest placed on leave

The priest at the center of a sex abuse investigation in Colorado Springs has been placed on administrative leave by the diocese and has temporarily had his faculties as a priest suspended. Father Charles Robert Manning is a priest with the Archdiocese of St. Louis but has recently been serving...

3 years 7 months ago

Warning signs a child has been sexually abused

The headlines are shocking even to those who work with abused children on a daily basis. A Pueblo man, among 72 people charged on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in an international child pornography network. Federal prosecutors says the suspects used a website called Dreamboard which was "dedicated to the...

3 years 11 months ago

Survivor brings awareness to sexual violence

The Statistics are alarming. Every two minutes someone in our country is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. In Colorado, one in four women and one in 17 men are victims of sexual violence, according to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. April is sexual...

4 years 4 months ago

Amazon pulls pedophile book by Pueblo man

Phillip Greaves' new book caused controversy all over the country. It's called The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure . "I wanted to provide some guidelines for pedophiles so they could avoid hurting their victims," said Greaves. He said he's tired of people vilifying pedophiles. "I wrote the book...

4 years 5 months ago

Woman gets probation in dog abuse case

Recently an animal abuse case involving 28 different charges against Diane Walker was plead down to one misdemeanor count that will give her 2 years probation. She and her Husband Samuel Walker were arrested in December 2009 after about a hundred dogs were found at their property near Hartsel. Eight...

4 years 6 months ago

USOC won't create central list of banned coaches

The U.S. Olympic Committee will "encourage" but not require sports' national governing bodies to adopt standardized policies to prevent abuse. CEO Scott Blackmun said Tuesday that the USOC would not set up a centralized database of banned coaches to prevent violators from jumping from sport to sport, because smaller...

4 years 6 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

4 years 7 months ago

Prosecutors get results of Gibson investigation

A sheriff's official says detectives have given prosecutors the results of their investigation into domestic violence allegations against Mel Gibson. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says the results were turned over Wednesday for a decision on whether charges will be filed. Detectives investigated claims made against...

5 years 1 day ago

Father sentenced in abuse of infant son

A Colorado Springs man will spend 25 years behind bars, for leaving his son brain-damaged. 25-year-old Michael Anthony Douglas received the sentence Monday, after he was convicted of abuse in January. Authorities say Douglas hit his son back in 2007, when he was less than a month old. The...

5 years 1 month ago

Bill would create more oversight of social workers

Gov. Bill Ritter and lawmakers want to create more oversight of social workers charged with protecting children vulnerable to abuse. Ritter plans to announce legislation Thursday to create an independent office to follow up on complaints that social workers aren't properly responding to abuse complaints. In the last three...

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