Crimes Against Children

SAN FRANCISCO - Three defendants accused of savagely beating and starving a teenager who was held in chains in a Northern California home for more than a year pleaded guilty Friday in a deal intended to send them each to prison for 30 or more years.

WYCKOFF, N.J. - A reporter for New York City's Fox 5 station has been arrested in New Jersey, accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - A report says West Africa's cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a decade of efforts to eliminate the practices.

PATERSON, N.J. - The daughter of a man accused of raping and impregnating her and her sisters testified Wednesday to years of abuse in terms so graphic that a courtroom security guard passed the judge a note asking for a break.

BUCHAREST, Romania - Authorities say two Romanian men have been arrested for allegedly taking pornographic photos of children and putting them online.
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