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Father Who Beat, Starved and Raped His Kids: They 'Were Being Used for Physical and Sexual Abuse Purposes'

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Inside the Investigation into the Father of 12 Who Beat, Starved and Raped His Kids

Originally posted 05/29/2015 04:35PM

Melford Warren Jr., the Washington father of 12 who's accused of beating, starving and raping his children as part of a cult, was using his kids for "physical and sexual abuse purposes," police tell PEOPLE.

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DNA Links 2 Ex-Gangsters to 1978 Rape, Murder of California Mother

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DNA Links 2 Ex-Gangsters to 1978 Rape, Murder of California Mother

Originally posted 05/28/2015 01:40PM

Nearly four decades after Leslie Long was raped and murdered in Palmdale, California, two ex-gangsters have been charged in her death.

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Father of 12 Allegedly Beat, Starved and Raped His Children: Police

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Father of 12 Allegedly Beat, Starved and Raped His Children: Police

Originally posted 05/28/2015 08:50AM

A Washington father of 12 has been arrested for allegedly beating, starving and raping his children as part of a cult.

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Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago | The Duggars

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Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago

Originally posted 05/24/2015 06:05PM

When allegations that 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar molested five young girls resurfaced this week, fans of the TLC reality show were shocked. To the millions of viewers who've tuned in each week, the Duggars personified family values, from their strict rules about modesty to their dedication to religion.

The illusion was shattered Thursday, when Josh, 27, admitted he "acted inexcusably" as a teenager. But rumors of the former Christian lobbyist's past are nothing new: They first surfaced online eight years ago. As Gawker's Defamer points out, a commenter called "Alice" recounted the allegations on a blog, ibiblio.org, in May 2007. Other sites such as FreeJinger.org have long cited Alice's comments.

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Josh and Anna Duggar Shut Down Website Amid Molestation Reports

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Josh and Anna Duggar Shut Down Website Amid Molestation Reports

Originally posted 05/24/2015 03:25PM

Josh and Anna Duggar’s official website has been taken down.

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Mike Huckabee Reaffirms Support for Duggar Family After Josh Duggar Accused of Child Molestation

Mike Huckabee Reaffirms Support for Duggar Family After Josh Duggar Accused of Child Molestation

Originally posted 05/22/2015 12:25PM

After Josh Duggar addressed accusations that he molested five underage girls as a teen, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has spoken out in support of his longtime friends the Duggars.

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The Duggars Respond to Reports That Josh Duggar Was Accused of Child Molestation

Originally posted 05/21/2015 05:55PM

In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Josh Duggar, his wife Anna, and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle are speaking out in response to reports that Josh was once accused of molesting five underage girls as a teen.

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Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation After He Denies Raping Her

Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation After He Denies Raping Her

Originally posted 05/20/2015 09:25PM

Janice Dickinson is suing Bill Cosby after the comedian's team said she lied when accusing him of sexually assaulting her in 1982.

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Columbia Student Graduates Carrying Her Mattress to Protest Alleged Rapist

Originally posted 05/19/2015 04:25PM

Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who became famous last fall for carrying her dorm mattress across campus to protest her alleged sexual assault, graduated on Tuesday – with her mattress beside her.

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Bill Cosby Dodges Questions About Sexual Assault Accusers on Good Morning America: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This'

Originally posted 05/15/2015 07:55AM

ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News Bill Cosby appeared on Good Morning America Friday, where he dodged questions about the more than 40 women who've accused him of sexual assault.

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