TIGARD, OREGON – Tigard police are asking for your help tracking down a man accused of raping a child. A Washington County grand jury recently indicted David Pasiemiak for multiple sex crimes. Once he’s caught, his bail will be set at more than $3 million.
EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —A judge has ordered a 65-year-old East Bridgewater man charged with child rape to stay away from children and wear an electronic monitoring device. The Enterprise reported George Collins, 65, of 14 Folsom Ave., East Bridgewater, was released on those conditions following his arraignment Tuesday in Taunton District Court, according to the clerk’s office.
Douglasville, GA — A tiny infant is hospitalized, his father facing charges, after what officials call a brutal case of child abuse. “Unfortunately, as long as I’ve been doing this, I have seen cases like this,” said Capt. Bruce Ferguson at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. “But hopefully, I won’t see another one.” Ferguson said the abuse took place happened three times over the past few weeks. Each episode was brutal, according to doctors treating the infant. Kirk Mitchell, 23, has reportedly confessed to squeezing and shaking the five-week old infant so hard he fractured the baby’s ribs, fractured his skull and caused the child to bleed from several places.
Two Tulsa women were convicted Thursday of the child-abuse murder and neglect of a 19-month-old boy. Jazmin Williams and Mica Shoate, both 24, were charged in the March 2012 beating death of Zamontay Green. A police officer found the toddler fatally injured in a car during a traffic stop. He died of blunt force trauma to the head.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police have arrested a 68-year-old Oklahoma City man accused of going to his mailbox naked and other disturbing acts in his front yard. Officials said a mother driving her children to piano lessons first called police to report the naked man in a front yard on the 8300 block of N.W. 112th Terr. near N. Council Rd. and W. Hefner Rd. The mother told police her 6-year-old daughter, 10-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son all saw the alleged nude man and were the ones who brought him to her attention.
The mother of James Bulger has been abused on Twitter by someone posing as her child’s killer Jon Venables. Detectives on Merseyside are investigating after an account was set up to crow to Denise Fergus about her toddler’s brutal murder in 1993. Using the name @SirJVenables the troll also wrote vile messages about harboring a desire to kill more children, but has since been suspended by Twitter after an online campaign. The offensive account used the chilling CCTV image of James Bulger being led to his death by Venables and friend Robert Thompson, who were were jailed for eight years for sadistically killing the two-year-old when they were 10.
A sex abuse victim has revealed how her pedophile stepfather abused her from the age of nine and her mother still does not believe she was indecently assaulted. Jemma Sanders, 28, suffered at the hands of Christopher Gibson for six years and has waived her right to anonymity so she can help fight child abuse. Gibson was convicted of ten charges of indecent assault earlier this month and jailed for eight years but Miss Sanders’ estranged mother Debbie has refused to accept his guilt.
“Help us — our mom is trying to kill us!” a young child screamed as a pregnant woman drove her minivan — with three young kids children inside — into the ocean in Florida, a trucker who waded into the frigid Atlantic waters to rescue them said Wednesday. Tim Tesseneer, a truck driver and former volunteer firefighter visiting from North Carolina, was one of the first men to reach the van Tuesday in the heavy surf. He and other passersby dived in to pull the children — two girls and a boy, ages 3, 9 and 10 — to safety through a window and a hatchback.
The problem of child neglect and abuse is personal for country singer Jimmy Wayne. His mother was in and out of prison, so from age 8, Wayne was in and out of North Carolina’s foster-care system. When he was 13, his mom and her fifth husband abandoned him in a Pensacola, Fla., parking lot. At age 16, he was a homeless high school dropout. An elderly couple took him in — saved him, he says — and he survived. Now he travels the country as an advocate for agencies, programs and policies that help other kids do the same.
GRAND PRAIRIE – A 49-year-old Grand Prairie man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for repeatedly sexually abusing a young relative. Jurors deliberated just 10 minutes on Wednesday before convicting Timothy Earl Wesley of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 — a charge that carries no possibility for parole. Wesley elected to have his punishment assessed by state district Judge Louis Sturns, who sentenced him to the 60- year term.
PALM BAY, Fla. —A Palm Bay High School teacher is accused of taking part in a child abuse case that involved forcing a young girl to undress in front of adult men while they forced her to consume alcohol. According to police, Jason John Burchfield would visit a house in Satellite Beach where a girl, who is under the age of 14, was forced to undress in front of men and drink alcohol, including vodka, on at least three separate occasions.
A mother suffering from post-natal depression drowned her baby then dumped the body in a factory car park behind her home, a court heard today. Amy Black, 40, snapped after a sleepless night with seven-month-old daughter Zoe, who had been crying constantly because of ear pain. Nottingham Crown Court was shown CCTV of Black climbing a makeshift ladder and tipping the baby’s body over an eight foot fence and into undergrowth.
The skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy were found in Tucson on Tuesday and now his mother has been charged with starving him to death and stashing him in a trunk while his father did nothing to stop her. Raquel Barreras, 39, and her husband Martin Barreras, 45, had been evicted from their triplex unit and the landlords were there cleaning up the squalid mess they left behind. When they came across a 3×3 plastic toy box, they made the chilling discovery and court documents revealed Thursday that little Roman Barreras’ final weeks may have been agonizing.
DUNDALK, Md.- Caitlyn Virts is 11 years old, and police believe she is currently in the custody of her biological father, Timothy Virts. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and 280 pounds. They are reportedly in a 1999 black Dodge Durango with Maryland tags: 5AJ4458. According to police, finding them may be a matter of life and death. “We know he is not supposed to have this child, so we have good reason to be concerned about her safety,” says Elise Armacost, spokesperson for the Baltimore County Police. Custody issues may be the least of their concerns, however, as police found Caitlyn’s mother, 36-year-old Bobbie Joe Cortez dead in the family home in Dundalk at about 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. , She was murdered, but officers won’t confirm exactly how.
In 2008, several scared and hesitant young Cambodian girls stood before U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer to tell her what Michael Joseph Pepe had done to them. “Please don’t allow this to happen again,” one pleaded in a barely audible voice. “Thank you that you helped me find justice,” another told her. Six years and a lengthy legal battle later, Fischer finally handed down a sentence Friday for the onetime U.S. Marine captain, convicted of sex acts with young girls in Cambodia: 210 years in prison, the statutory maximum, effectively a life sentence. Fischer said she was sending a message to any American who would consider traveling abroad to have sex with children.
Authorities are searching for a teenage beauty queen who vanished at at 8:37 p.m. Sunday (03/02/2014) without a trace after she took out the trash at her Bellevue, Nebraska home. Michaela Wells, 16, had just spent the day shopping with her mother for the gown she’d wear in the upcoming USA National Pageant in Florida. “She couldn’t be happier,” Theresa Norris, her mother, told FoxNews.com. “Shecouldn’t get a smile off her face because she was also asked out [on a date].”
MICHIGAN – A 51-year-old man was sentenced Monday in connection to the operation of a sex trafficking ring in Southfield and surrounding areas. James Coleman of Detroit was sentenced to serve 14 to 40 years in prison. He was convicted after an investigation conducted by the Southfield Police Department, Michigan State Police and the FBI through the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force (SEMCAC).
ALLEGAN COUNTY, Michigan – A decorated Army veteran who’s been fighting an attempted murder charge for the last year is now charged with first degree child abuse. Anthony McFarlane is free on bond, but stands accused of injuring his newborn daughter so severely that police say she will be permanently disabled. McFarlane has documented post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan.
As unpleasant and frightening as it may be for parents to think about the possibility of their child being hurt by a predator, it’s crucial that parents talk with their kids about personal safety. Teaching your child how to protect himself against child predators is as important as other measures you use every day to keep him safe, such as making sure he uses a seat belt. By teaching your child how to avoid possible dangers and what to do if he finds himself in a potentially threatening situation, you will empower your child to know what to do in the event you are not there to protect him. Here are some important tips every parent should know about how to keep your child safe.
Holly Bobo’s family has been desperate searching for her since she was taken from her home in 2011 and now investigators may finally have a break in the case, having made an arrest that may be related to the case and searching property that is just 15 miles from the home from which she disappeared. The blonde nursing student was last seen in 2011 by her brother walking away from her Tennessee home into the woods with a man wearing camouflage, whom he mistakenly thought was her boyfriend at the time.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: A child is snatched from the playground in broad daylight never to be seen or heard from again. And it feels like it’s happening all the time. But while it may seem like we are in the midst of a kidnapping epidemic, the truth is much less scary. According to data from the U.S. Justice Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), kidnappings are on the decline. Each year, between 200 and 300 kids are taken in “stereotypical” kidnappings (i.e. grabbed from their homes or playgrounds and then murdered or held for ransom), and 50 to 150 are murdered. Officials expect this year’s total number to dip to near 100, hopefully dragging down the murder rate accordingly. And despite what you might reasonably think after hearing the terrible stories of Elizabeth Smart (who was returned safely home more than nine months after her abduction) and Samantha Runnion, the specter of kidnapping by strangers should not be parents’ primary concern; parents themselves perpetrate more than 98 percent of all kidnappings, according to the DOJ. While about 700,000 missing children reports were filed in 2001, only a tiny percentage of those cases were non-family abductions. And here’s one piece of positive news: 94 percent of kidnapped children are returned to their parents.
Saginaw, Michigan — Aki Dillard, 39, and his wife, Mio Dillard, 30, were arraigned today in the 70th District Court in Saginaw in connection with a child abuse investigation. Their 6-year-old son, Elijah Dillard, died of his injuries on Saturday. Dillard was charged with assault with intent to commit murder, torture and first degree child abuse and Mio Dillard was charged with first degree child abuse.
A mother who sexually abused her own young daughter, burning her with a lightbulb, forcing her to drink salt water and hitting her fingers with a hammer was jailed today. The girl was just five-years-old when her mother’s campaign of abuse started, and was only able to escape the torment when she ran away from home at 12. She broke down in tears at Liverpool Crown Court today, sobbing uncontrollably as a judge told her mother that she ‘robbed her of her childhood’ by her persistent abuse, and sentenced the older woman to six years and eight months in prison.
‘Scared to death’: Woman who was raped and abused by her police chief father died from asthma attack as he was about to be freed from prison A woman who was raped as a child by her police chief father died from fear that he was about to be released from prison, it has been […]
A British man who was caught by an undercover agent posing as the father of an underage girl has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Shuhel Mahboob Ali told the ‘father’ online that he wanted to have sex with her and raise a ‘daughters-only’ family so that he could carry out a sick incest fantasy. Ali believed that the agent was arranging for him to be set up with his daughter, and Ali told how he wanted to ‘settle down with a girl and raise a couple of daughters for “the lifestyle,”‘ according to the criminal complaint.
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