Police arrested three men in connection with a human trafficking ring in San Jose, Calif. The message in question was from a year-old girl, who confessed that she was a runaway and she wanted to go home. The girl gave her location — a Motel 6 in San Jose, California — and a supervisor with the hotline quickly alerted police.
Most parents want to know why this happened. Why did their teen sexually harm someone else? There is almost never a single reason why a teen engages in illegal sexual behavior.
By Joshua Rhett Miller. An Ohio teenager was indicted by a grand jury for secretly filming himself having sex with a year-old girl and then sharing the explicit footage with other students. Jeremiah Horton, 18, faces two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor after investigators in Hamilton County determined he shared the recording with students at the North College Hill High School and Middle School, officials announced Friday.
Jeffrey Epstein, a New York billionaire financier, whose friends include President Trump, Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton, has been accused of running a sex trafficking operation in which he allegedly sexually abused dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14, in his New York and Florida homes between and Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. The Daily Beast first reported the indictment.
A study of girls at Massachusetts health clinics found that one in 13 said they had participated in group sex -- and that the behavior was strongly associated with pornography and child abuse. Although the study, published by the Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of New York Academy of Medicineis a small one, the researchers said it offers a window into a risky sex behavior that has so far been given little legitimacy. More than half of the girls who reported experiencing group sex said they had been coerced into doing so, according to the study.
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CNN Federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a criminal indictment Monday charging multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein with having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girlsallegations that have circulated around the politically connected businessman for years. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
This is a time of many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes. Hormones change as puberty begins. Most boys grow facial and pubic hair and their voices deepen. Most girls grow pubic hair and breasts, and start their period.
Younger students are no different than their older peers when it comes to sexting, a new study reports. More high school students are sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages or photos, and that makes them more likely to engage in other types of sexual activity as well. Now researchers say the same trends are trickling down to younger students in middle school.
If you have a teenage girl in your life -- or if you have ever been a teenage girl -- drop everything you are doing right now and read this excerpt from an amazing personal essay by writer Meghan Harper. Those girls, man. They take all that energy, all that circulating fire in their veins, and instead of letting it destroy them, they choose to love, ferociously. Be it a band, or a book, or a series of films.