Crimes against children are particularly heinous since they prey on victims who are often powerless to respond, and the punishments for the abuse or neglect of a child can be especially severe as a result. Even with the harsh outcomes for perpetrators of child abuse, however, reports of new abuse cases are unfortunately common. FindLaw’s Child Abuse news section is the premier source of information concerning child abuse law, and contains news and current event reports, legal articles from FindLaw authors and in-depth analysis by attorney experts of recent developments in the law.
Mingo County teacher charged with sexual abuse of 13-year-old student
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Matewan Middle School math teacher is facing charges she sexually abused a 13-year-old student.