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Elijah Wood Clarifies Comments on Child Sex Abuse in Hollywood: 'I Have No First Hand Experience or Observation of the Topic'

Elijah Wood Clarifies Comments on Child Sex Abuse in Hollywood: 'I Have No First Hand Experience or Observation of the Topic'

Originally posted 05/23/2016 09:35PM

Elijah Wood is clearing up his comments from an interview in which he spoke out about child sex abuse in Hollywood.

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Hundreds of 'Injuries and Scars' Discovered on Texas Children Allegedly Discovered Bound and Chained in Backyard

Originally posted 05/09/2016 03:30PM

The two children found chained and tied in a Texas backyard last month had extensive scarring and other evidence of hundreds of injuries, officials say.

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Joe Paterno Knew About Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Allegations in 1976, Insurance Company Claims: Reports

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Joe Paterno Knew About Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Allegations in 1976, Insurance Company Claims: Reports

Originally posted 05/06/2016 10:00AM

Former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, who died in 2012, knew about sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky since 1976, according to a Pennsylvania court order released Thursday and obtained by PEOPLE.

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The 'Grim Sleeper': 5 Things to Know About Serial Killer Lonnie Franklin

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UpdatePosted 05/05/2016 05:10PM

The 'Grim Sleeper': 5 Things to Know About Serial Killer Lonnie Franklin

Originally posted 05/04/2016 04:05PM

Editor's note: On Thursday, Lonnie Franklin was found guilty in the murder of ten women and the attempted murder of another in a 23-year killing spree in South Los Angeles.

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Neighbors Haunted After Texas Children Found Chained in Backyard: 'Why Didn't We Know Sooner?'

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Neighbors Haunted After Texas Children Found Chained in Backyard: 'Why Didn't We Know Sooner?'

Originally posted 05/04/2016 03:00PM

Neighbors of Porucha Phillips, the Texas woman arrested after deputies discovered two children allegedly chained in her backyard, tells PEOPLE they are shocked and saddened about the turn of events.

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Developmentally Disabled Teen Found Dead with Uterus Removed After Accusing Stepfather of Raping and Impregnating Her

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Developmentally Disabled Teen Found Dead with Uterus Removed After Accusing Stepfather of Raping and Impregnating Her

Originally posted 05/04/2016 02:30PM

Authorities described a grisly crime scene: 18-year-old Holli Jeffcoat's bloody body on the floor, her throat slit and uterus removed. She lay dead as her childhood home was engulfed in flames.

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Ohio Woman Indicted for Murder for Allegedly Putting 4-Year-Old Stepson in Scalding Water as Punishment

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UpdatePosted 04/19/2016 05:15PM

Ohio Woman Indicted for Murder for Allegedly Putting 4-Year-Old Stepson in Scalding Water as Punishment

Originally posted 04/19/2016 02:15PM

An Ohio woman has been indicted for murder for allegedly causing the death of her 4-year-old stepson in March by placing him in scalding water as punishment, prosecutors announced Monday.

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Kansas Toddler Found with Octopus Lodged in  His Throat, Mother's Boyfriend Arrested

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Kansas Toddler Found with Octopus Lodged in His Throat, Mother's Boyfriend Arrested

Originally posted 04/07/2016 02:10PM

A toddler in Kansas was rushed to the hospital with an octopus lodged in his throat in a suspicious incident involving the mother's live-in boyfriend, PEOPLE confirms.

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4-Year-old Boy Dies After Stepmother Allegedly Puts His Legs in Scalding Water as Punishment

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4-Year-old Boy Dies After Stepmother Allegedly Puts His Legs in Scalding Water as Punishment

Originally posted 03/17/2016 06:05PM

Police in Ohio have arrested a 25-year-old woman whose 4-year-old stepson died Wednesday hours after she allegedly placed both of his legs in scalding hot water to punish him, PEOPLE confirms.

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Daycare Owner Charged for Allegedly Locking 8 Children Inside Business with No Supervision

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Daycare Owner Charged for Allegedly Locking 8 Children Inside Business with No Supervision

Originally posted 12/17/2015 04:45PM

A North Carolina woman was charged with six counts of misdemeanor child abuse after she allegedly left eight kids locked inside her daycare center without any adult supervision, a Havelock police spokesman tells PEOPLE.

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