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WPLG: Teacher accused of abusing special needs 4-year-old boy at Broward school

October 11th, 2023   No Comments   Abuse

A Broward County, FL teacher has been accused of abusing a special needs pre-kindergarten student. Read more from WPLG Local 10 here.

One of America’s Most Prolific Pedophiles Sexually Abused Hundreds of Children in the South Suburbs of Chicago

October 3rd, 2023   No Comments   Uncategorized

Serial pedophile Thomas Hacker sexually abused hundreds of children in Illinois and Indiana, abusing the trust of children and parents through his leadership roles in the Boy Scouts, Catholic churches, suburban Chicago Park District programs, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  From the 1960s through the 1980s, Hacker preyed upon boys as young as 10 and 11 years old.  While he was employed by CPS, Hacker was convicted for sexually abusing boys he mentored through scouting and church activities in Mount Prospect and Oak Lawn, Illinois; yet the convictions did not have any effect on his teaching career.  Moreover, CPS received reports of Hacker sexually abusing children while teaching, but no action was taken, allowing him full access to sexually abuse children.


Trial of Former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Employees Charged in Connection to Child’s Death will Continue Mid-October

A McHenry County State’s Attorney criminally charged two former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) child protection specialists with endangering the life of a child and health of a minor.  Before 2019, when 5-year-old AJ Freund was found in a shallow grave, DCFS received at least 10 prior hotline calls concerning the care the child’s parents were giving.