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Today I want to share a story of accountability. When folks do bad things we want them held accountable for their actions. That is the way of civilized society - we all agree to operate under a set of... Posted on 7/27/12 at 9:30 PM
A civil lawsuit filed Wednesday by a man who claims he was sexually abused by priest nearly 40 years ago is the first to be brought since the Minnesota Legislature loosened the statute of limitations on such crimes, attorneys for the accuser said.
A Grand Forks jury on Friday found Justin Yarbro guilty of sexually abusing his step-daughter when she was 6 and 7. Yarbro, 32, of Grand Forks showed no obvious reaction to the verdict, maintaining the quiet demeanor he has had throughout the four-day trial.
The Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota is a serene environment in which children are examined and interviewed following instances of maltreatment and abuse. We talk with the executive director to get an idea of what the center does, and how predators “groom” their victims.
Founded more than 20 years ago as a place for abused or neglected girls, the Heartland Girls' Ranch accepts girls referred by county child protection workers for a variety of reasons, but largely because they have been abused or neglected. In recent years, Minnesota counties have increasingly sent girls who are victims of sex trafficking, some of whom were sold on websites like backpage.com.
Nathan Dubray, 27, could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. He told investigators he was drunk and couldn't remember if he touched the girl's private parts and coerced her to touch his or not.
He was someone they trusted, someone who became like family. He took their daughters to the park and swimming pool and taught them how to sing, “Jesus Loves Me.” Then, in two vile acts, Jon Ralph Pabody shattered the innocence of two of his wife’s day care children.
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