Children experience different types of abuse including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Many of them suffer silently for a long time before their parents discover their pain. In most cases of child abuse, the abuser threatens the child against disclosing his or her acts to anyone. Sometimes abuse comes from a close relative or parent, which makes it difficult for the other parent or relatives to learn about it. However, parents and pediatric nurses can look out for some early signs of child abuse.
AUSTIN, Texas – The reward for Freddie Alaniz, 36, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January. Alaniz is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a child. and possession of marijuana. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
DENVER, Colorado — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a wanted sex offender. Bruce Earl Feathers, 39, has been convicted of sexual assault charges involving a child twice. He was convicted of sex assault on a child in 1996 and aggravated sex assault on a child in 2002.
DETROIT — A Michigan doctor accused of sexually abusing gymnasts was sued Tuesday by 18 women and girls, the latest legal action over alleged assaults, mostly at his clinic at Michigan State University. The lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar, Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and a Lansing-area gymnastics club was filed in federal court in western Michigan. It makes claims of civil rights violations, discrimination and negligence. The Associated Press usually doesn’t name people who allege sexual abuse, but one of the plaintiffs, Rachael Denhollander, 32, of Louisville, Kentucky, talked publicly about the lawsuit. She said she was assaulted by Nassar while seeing him for wrist and back injuries at age 15 in 2000.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — A Utah mother has been charged with child abuse by authorities who say she locked her 12-year-old son in a filthy bathroom without lights for at least one year, leaving him dangerously malnourished. The boy’s father found him in the mother’s house Friday night in the small southeastern Utah city of Toquerville near the state line with Arizona, Washington County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Crouse said on Tuesday. Authorities found feces throughout the bathroom, one blanket, a few empty cans of beans and a camera that may have been used to capture what was going on in there, Crouse said. The boy was likely kept in the dark, he said. Investigators found 3 square feet of duct tape mounted on the light switch so it could not be turned on. The door had locks on the outside.
Growing up, children are exposed to many different types of professionals via career fairs, special guests who visit their schools, and even their own parents. Sometimes children are brought directly into fold, with field trips to colleges, such as the University of Maryland and the Franklin Institute. Many of these professionals can have a marked impact on a child’s life, inspiring them to grow up and become highly regarded movers and shakers in the business world. While one-time visits can be extremely influential on a child’s life, mentorship programs have much more staying power. From there, internships and apprenticeships can be established, enabling each adult involved to benefit, just as much as the children they are guiding and leading. For business owners interested in giving back to the community, becoming a mentor is a valuable experience.
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Despite efforts by law enforcement, medical professionals, teachers, families and others to prevent abuse, abuse still exists today and affects the lives of millions of people in the U.S. and worldwide. Abuse comes in all different forms; whether it is physical, sexual, psychological, or even financial, and can happen to anybody, from middle-aged men to elderly women and small children. The more people that we have fighting abuse and raising awareness, letting victims know that it’s okay to speak up and offering them safety, the better we can improve the situation regarding abuse in all forms around the world. We’ve listed some of the best career choices for anybody who’s passionate about standing up to abuse.
CANTON A 46-year-old city man was recently convicted of rape and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. A Stark County jury found Jack P. Shreve guilty of single counts of rape and gross sexual imposition. He was acquitted of a second rape count. Shreve sexually abused the young girl earlier this year, said Daniel Petricini, assistant Stark County prosecutor. DNA evidence and the girl’s testimony led to the conviction, he said. Testifying was difficult and traumatic for the victim, Petricini said. A therapist, police and child sex abuse investigators were also witnesses, he said. The defendant did not testify.
A Clark County woman, who, along with her husband were found guilty of multiple charges, including sexual abuse against children, was sentenced Thursday morning. Tamara Remy was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole to be served consecutively for the multiple charges. Last month a Clark County jury found Remy and her husband Christopher Remy guilty on multiple charges including child rape, child endangering, gross sexual imposition, intimidation of a victim or witness and complicity to rape.
The Gaslighting Campaign has been created to bring international awareness to the complex issues surrounding child poverty, youth offending and abuse. The campaign goal is to create change using dramatic films based on true events. Gaslighting is one of two films to be utilized by our national affiliates for awareness and educational purposes.
MICHIGAN – Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar was too late trying to discard the thousands of incriminating images and videos that mark him as the “worst” kind of danger to society, according to a magistrate judge overseeing his hearings Wednesday. Nassar, 53, will remain jailed on child pornography charges after an FBI agent said at least 37,000 images and videos were discovered in a garbage can outside his home during a search of his property in Holt, Michigan.
DURANT, Oklahoma – Police continue their search for a Durant couple after a child was discovered to be severely abused. Warrants for Jarrod Cothrum, 37, and wife Christina Cothrum were issued last week. According to reports, a toddler was brought to a Durant hospital back in October with several bruises on his face, head and back. Police said the mother told them she had recently had a miscarriage and her husband blamed the child and beat him. Authorities say she told her other children not to talk to police about the abuse or they would be taken away from her.
A sexually abused man who penned a suicide note from a mental health facility about the trauma he endured at the hands of a neighbor has come forward to help other victims. Jason Gustavs was top of the class when he was 13-years-old, until he was sexually abused 500 meters from his home by Andre Hendricks at the 30-year-old’s unit in Cronulla, south Sydney. His life suddenly unraveled, and he spent years in and out of mental health facilities, and committed armed robbery and drug supply.
It was the worst case of child abuse that local officials had ever seen. The death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez became a grim symbol of the failure of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system, prompting criminal charges against four social workers and far-reaching reforms of how authorities oversee abused and neglected children. Gabriel’s mother and her boyfriend were charged with his murder. But far less public scrutiny has been given to the role of L.A. County sheriff’s deputies who investigated Gabriel’s situation in the months before his 2013 death.
A Tuscaloosa man who was being sought on child sex charges surrendered today to authorities. Roger Laboric Gladney, 34, is charged with first-degree rape, sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, child abuse and incest. Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson said detectives launched a joint investigation with the Department of Human Resources after receiving a complaint of sexual abuse of a minor.
A former Maryland City youth league soccer coach has been charged with sexually abusing a player on two occasions 4-8 years ago. Eris Murray, from Hanover, has been charged with two counts of second-degree sexual offense, two counts of a third-degree sexual offense, two-counts of a fourth degree sexual-offense, sexual abuse of a minor, second-degree child abuse, two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of sodomy.
INDIANA – Police are actively searching for a 56-year-old man accused of molesting a child in LaPorte County, Indiana. James Ashcraft was last seen in the area of LaPorte and Michigan City in northern Indiana. Police believe he may have a beard. Ashcraft is a white male, 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has grey hair. Investigators reminded the public that anyone who might be helping Ashcraft could faces charges as well. Anyone with information about Ashcraft is asked to call Det. Cprl. Jeff Piotrowski or Det. Michael Oberle at the Michigan City Police Department at: 219-874-3221 (Ext. 1064 or 1065)
TEXAS – A veteran police officer has been arrested for molesting his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter and asking the child for racy photos of herself. Jesus Gonzalez, 42, a reserve officer with the Elmendorf Police Department, was taken into custody while dressed in full uniform and armed; he was charged with first-degree continuous sexual abuse of a child. According to an arrest warrant, Gonzalez, who has been working in law enforcement for various local agencies for 18 years, began abusing the girl from September until the week before Christmas.
With the power of technology and legal clout, many experts agree that 2017 could be the tipping point in the global fight against human trafficking. An estimated 45.8 million people live in some form of slavery across the world, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index by human rights group Walk Free Foundation. Yet pressure and awareness are now building, big business is starting to lead the way, new laws are being put in place and potentially game-changing technology is available. We asked experts what they see as the five most important tools in the year ahead to tackle the illegal trade in humans that is worth an estimated $150 billion a year:
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