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Kim and Kanye. You never know from one day to the next what the heck is going on with these two. One day, they're on the verge of divorce already. The next, Kim is spending every waking moment with him and neglecting the rest of her life in the process. Which one is it? Decisions, decisions. According to the latest piece of gossip, Kim has totally abandoned all of her friends in favor of spending allllllll of her time with Kanye.
A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy has reportedly been charged with "desecrating" a statue of Jesus. If you never knew you could be charged with something like that, well, probably no one else did either. Because the law is a little known one that was put on the books in Pennsylvania in 1972. So what did the teen do that required digging up this rarely used law and charging him? Spray painting the statue? Knocking its head off with a sledgehammer? Nope. He reportedly stood in front of the statue of Jesus and simulated a sex act, and then posted the picture to Facebook.
Parents of a 15-year-old girl have been arrested for child abuse after allegedly locking their daughter out of the house since August. The girl was reportedly living in a shed in the yard and using a garden hose to shower. The girl reportedly finally slipped a note under her neighbor's door asking for help.
A devastating portrait ofsexual assault in the militaryis emerging -- and it doesn't just involve women. Men are reportedly more likely to experience sexual assault when they enlist, and a recent GQ article has given a voice to many of these men. More than a dozen veterans and current servicemen opened up with their stories of sexual abuse in the military and how they say the military failed them again and again.
We all know that child abuse is horrible, but what are the detailed effects of this kind of trauma on a young body and mind? A courtroom in Portsmouth, Ohio, is learning the devastating impact that child abuse can have in the trial of three adults charged with systematically abusing three young children. A social services worker testified that the children -- who are considered "feral" because of their lack of social and learning skills due to their alleged horrific upbringing -- can't testify in a courtroom against their alleged perpetrators, who consist of their mother, their grandmother, and the mother's boyfriend.