PARKESBURG, PA – A man who police say has ties to scouting groups, emergency medical providers and volunteer fire companies in Chester County has been charged with child sexual abuse. Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Kellon of Parkesburg was arrested Wednesday and charged with involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault of a minor and related offenses. Police say the arrest followed an investigation into alleged child sex abuse dating back to 2011.
ATLANTA – A Hall County babysitter is faces criminal charges after deputies said a 5-month-old baby left in her care suffered at least four broken bones. According to investigators, the little girl suffered those injuries over a period of a month while she was in the care of 38-year-old Robin Carter Capulin of Gillsville.
Amber Heard is giving away every penny from the $7 million divorce settlement she got from Johnny Depp to charities that help battered women and sick children. Heard, 30, revealed she is donating the money to both the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she says she has worked as a volunteer for 10 years. The money will be divided equally between the two charities. ‘Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,’ Heard said about the bitter divorce battle with her famous ex-husband.
A former Marietta resident is heading to prison for life after being convicted Thursday of repeatedly raping a child, officials said. Michael Angelo Pabon, 50, was already behind bars in Cherokee County when his trial in Cobb County began Monday, Cobb District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kimberly Isaza said. In May 2013, Pabon had pleaded to child molestation and was sentenced to 15 years, Isaza said.
BRITAIN – Sisters believed to be Britain’s first deaf female pedophiles have been told to expect “very significant sentences” for sexually abusing a six-year-old boy. Sick Julie Fellows, 30, and sister Jennifer, 32, repeatedly molested the youngster over a 14 year period. Worcester Crown Court heard the sisters first started abusing the boy when he was aged six in 2000. Julie was 14-years-old when she lured the boy into a petrol station toilets where she touched her private parts. On another occasion she performed oral sex on the youngster, the court heard.
A schoolgirl was abused by 137 different pedophiles after her profile was posted on a swingers website without her knowing. The girl says she was abducted from near her school and raped at the age of 13 only to be groomed soon after by another man on social media. The same predator would abuse the youngster repeatedly over two years, setting up her profile online and pimping her out to other pedophiles. Paula Smith (a fake name) eventually spoke out against the tirade of abuse, but shockingly only three of her tormentors were brought to justice.
VIRGINIA – A U.S. Navy serviceman has been charged with murder in the death of his infant son earlier this year. Police say 23-year-old Montreaz Berry, of Hampton, was arrested Thursday, more than six months after his son’s death. Authorities say Berry assaulted 5-month-old Chandler Berry at a Hampton home and then called police to report an unresponsive baby at around 1.40pm on January 27.
Police are hunting a sex attacker who targeted two six-year-old girls at Legoland during the school holidays. The girls were in playing in the Castaway Camp area of the Windsor theme park in Berkshire when when they were sexually assaulted. Thames Valley Police have asked parents who took pictures at the park to examine them as they might have inadvertently captured an image of the sex attacker.
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, Inc. is honored to have our organization included in this open letter to The New York Times Public Editor, Liz Spayd, as we stand in full support of this much needed movement to create change. On behalf of the Peaceful Hearts Foundation, we are listed as one of 38 Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, Organizations and/or Advocates, urging Liz to cover the Child Victims Act of New York. We would like to personally thank Nancy Levine for all of her hard work, effort, and dedication to this important issue. Please join us, along with the 43 million plus survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States alone as we work to create change, break the silence, and bring light to this epidemic plaguing our nation.
On the same week the Summer Olympics are set to begin in Rio, USA Gymnastics executives are coming under fire for reportedly not doing enough to alert authorities of sexual abuse claims against coaches affiliated with the organization. The Indianapolis Star published a detailed report on Thursday that examines several cases of alleged abuse. Years of sexual abuse against gymnasts who were competing to represent Team USA at the Olympics went unreported and ignored by the national gymnastics body despite complaints, according to the horrific new allegations uncovered. More than 50 coaches across the country had complaints made against them, and the official USA Gymnastics organization systematically dismissed or ignored complaints unless victims or victims’ parents complained, according to the report.
PORT ANGELES, WA — The former principal at a Christian school in northwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to raping and molesting children as part of a plea deal. Douglas J. Allison, 55, was arrested by Clallam County Sheriff’s detectives last March and charged with 12 counts of child molestation and rape after two girls reported they had been assaulted by Allison at the Mountain View Christian School in Sequim.
A murder-suicide note was found at the bloody scene where a young family of five were shot dead in Pennsylvania, police have said. Parents Mark Short, 44, and Megan, 33, and their children Liana, eight, Mark Jr, five, Willow, two, were all discovered with fatal gunshot wounds. Police also found a handgun near one of the parents but they refused to say which one – or who they believed was the shooter. ‘This is an apparent tragic domestic incident,’ District Attorney John Adams confirmed. It has emerged that the youngest child Willow had undergone a pioneering heart transplant at one week-old.
WALTON COUNTY, Georgia – The jailed parents of a severely injured Georgia infant have both agreed to remove her from life support following a court order. Jamie and Justin Whited, the parents of Dinah Paige Whited, agreed to take their now 5-month-old daughter off life support as she remains in a vegetative state following injuries related to alleged child abuse. The parents, who have neither been tried or convicted on charges of child abuse, both made the decision during a court appearance on Aug. 3, following a court order by Walton County Juvenile Court Judge David Dickinson. Dickinson issued an order to remove “all life support measures, and to allow Dinah Paige Whited to die,” the newspaper reports.
PARK CITY, Utah — A 28-year-old woman has been charged after roommates found the bodies of two infants in a closet. Police responded to the home of 1287 Empire Ave. in Park City on September 3, 2015 on reports of a suspicious finding. A roommate of Molly Jojola told police that she and some friends had been cleaning out Jojola’s room when they found a large plastic tote in the closet that smelled bad.
MUSTANG, Oklahoma — A teen is arrested for distributing over 1,000 sexually explicit images of young children on the internet. “Our preliminary look was over 300 videos and images, but when we really got a look at it there was over 1,000,” Chris West, the Canadian County Undersheriff, said. Those graphic photos and video clips, all of children under 4-years-old, were posted online.
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland — A Maryland mother has admitted to poisoning her 5-year-old son to death last year before setting her car on fire with the child inside. Media outlets report 35-year-old Narges Shafeirad pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of Daniel Dana. An autopsy revealed Daniel died of a Diphenhydramine overdose in June 2015 after prosecutors say his mother forced him to swallow medicine containing the common antihistamine.
Psychological abuse is something that doesn’t get as much attention as it should, especially from parents of teenagers. They just let them do whatever it is the latter-desire, and soon they find out that their kids are feeling depressed, developed a habit to abuse, gotten into drugs, or are bullying someone. All of these actions are often a result of psychological abuse that they may have gone through while their parents dwelled in a state of denial. As a parent, you need to make sure that your teens don’t go down this road because it’s not a pretty one.It can literally scar or even destroy them for life. So do keep an eye on your kids and stop being shy of using iOS or Android parental control apps for their protection. Your only concern should be to ensure that they don’t face any of the following problems because they can lead to psychological abuse.
As a parent, you can leave nothing to chance while engaged in an uphill battle against child abuse. One of the biggest challenges that you are likely to face throughout the battle is timely detection of the threat. While physical abuse is easy to spot, detecting psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse is a different ball game altogether. Fortunately, technology has provided an excellent solution to the problem in the form of parental controls. Often described as an essential parenting tool in today’s day and age by popular tech sites like TechoMag, they allow parents to spot signs of trouble in time and pull their kids out of nightmarish situations. There are several ways in which parental controls have been playing their part in the war against child abuse.
OKLAHOMA – An Oklahoma dentist and married father-of-four has been charged with killing his mistress’ toddler son after allegedly threatening to murder and mutilate the boy’s father. Bert Franklin, 35, was arrested Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 19-month-old Lincoln Van Henry Lewis. The toddler’s mother found him unresponsive at home on Sunday and took him to Mercy Hospital, where he was diagnosed with skull fractures.
An alleged pedophile ‘grinned’ and ‘twitched’ as German detectives questioned him about the kidnapping, sexual abuse and murder of two young boys, a court has heard. The prosecutor told a court in Potsdam, near Berlin, how Silvio S, 33, had apparently practiced what he was going to do to his victims by using a children’s doll. Silvio S, a security guard, is accused of murdering four-year-old Mohammed and six-year-old Elias after kidnapping them off the streets. In dramatic scenes in court the prosecutor placed one of the dolls in front of the accused. It was about the same size as a three-year-old child and was one of eight similar dolls found at the suspect’s home.
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