child abuse

The recession takes a heavy toll on children -- and not just in the South   |   December 14, 2012
Before the current recession, Southern states accounted for two-thirds of those with child poverty rates over 20 percent. But today, states in the region account for less than...

 

Ernie Lopez to face charges again   |   January 30, 2012
By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica A Texas district attorney has decided to re-try an Amarillo man on charges that he sexually assaulted a six-month old girl, just days after the state...

 

Texas court voids conviction in child death case   |   January 26, 2012
By A.C Thompson, ProPublica The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday set aside the conviction of Ernie Lopez, an Amarillo man found guilty in 2003 of sexually assaulting six...