sexual abuse http://wlrn.org en Domestic Violence Or Human Trafficking? The State Is Just Learning To Tell http://wlrn.org/post/domestic-violence-or-human-trafficking-state-just-learning-tell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, says she had never heard of any criminal cases involving human-trafficking victims in Miami.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:23:28 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27043 at http://wlrn.org Domestic Violence Or Human Trafficking? The State Is Just Learning To Tell In Florida, 'Revenge Porn' Is A Moving Target http://wlrn.org/post/florida-revenge-porn-moving-target <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lovers in happy times often take intimate photos and videos of each other. But after an angry break-up, those images can become weapons.</span></p><p>It happened to Holly Jacobs, a Ph.D.-level researcher who lives in Florida. A month after her break-up, someone -- and she suspects her ex-boyfriend -- posted nude pictures and sex videos of her all over the Internet, sometimes on specialty "revenge&nbsp;porn" web sites.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:56:42 +0000 Rick Stone 24411 at http://wlrn.org In Florida, 'Revenge Porn' Is A Moving Target Child Abuse Prevention http://wlrn.org/post/child-abuse-prevention <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>05/30/13 - Thursday's&nbsp;<strong>Topical Currents</strong>&nbsp;begins with an explanation of the Florida “Protection of Vulnerable Persons Act.” &nbsp;Child abuse reporting is now mandatory even for non-parents or caregivers. Thu, 30 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 14893 at http://wlrn.org Child Abuse Prevention Miami Sex Abuse Victim Finishes Fourth Walk Across Florida http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-sex-abuse-victim-finishes-fourth-walk-across-state <p></p><p><font face="Verdana, sans-serif" style="line-height: 1.5;"><font size="2" style="font-size: 11pt">Around this time of year, a lot of people walk to achieve the highly coveted yellow-polka-dot-bikini body</font></font><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Verdana, sans-serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 11pt">Lauren Book walks to help mend lives.</font></font></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 12932 at http://wlrn.org Miami Sex Abuse Victim Finishes Fourth Walk Across Florida Here's How – And Why – One South Florida Woman Is Training To Climb Mount Everest http://wlrn.org/post/heres-how-and-why-one-south-florida-woman-training-climb-mount-everest <p>For tourists visiting Fort Lauderdale, a stroll across the massive 17th Street Causeway Bridge affords a rare panorama of bustling Port Everglades and the city-block-sized cruise ships that navigate the waters leading out to the Atlantic Ocean. For Jen Klaassens, it's an invaluable training ground.</p><p>"I go up and down the 17th&nbsp;Street Causeway Bridge and back and forth," Klaassens said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:57 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10128 at http://wlrn.org Here's How – And Why – One South Florida Woman Is Training To Climb Mount Everest Lauren Book Tells Tale Of Tragedy To Help Other Sexual Abuse Survivors http://wlrn.org/post/lauren-book-tells-tale-tragedy-help-other-sexual-abuse-survivors <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The person who robbed me of six years of my childhood wasn't a stranger, or even an acquaintance. My abuser was my live-in female nanny, someone who my parents trusted implicitly.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I know what you’re probably thinking: this is unimaginable. This would never happen to my family, or to my child, or in my house. But 90 percent of sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. When the victim is a child, the abuser is likely someone they – and their parents – not only know, but trust.</span></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:02:41 +0000 Lauren Book 9945 at http://wlrn.org Lauren Book Tells Tale Of Tragedy To Help Other Sexual Abuse Survivors Scores Of Floridians Named In Boy Scout 'Perversion Files' http://wlrn.org/post/scores-floridians-named-boy-scout-perversion-files <p></p><p>The Boy Scouts' "perversion files" have been released and the names of at least 160 Floridians are among the 1,000 former Boy Scout leaders and volunteers accused of sexually abusing Boy Scouts between 1965 and 1985.</p><p>Lawyers involved in the case say the Boy Scouts of America kept careful records of the suspects and allegations but never reported them to authorities. &nbsp;Many were flagged as "ineligible to volunteer."&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:58:41 +0000 Rick Stone 3155 at http://wlrn.org Scores Of Floridians Named In Boy Scout 'Perversion Files'