JACKSON, Michigan – One day before he was arrested for allegedly killing an 18-month-old in March, Scott Jurewicz became a suspect in the death of a second child, a 21-month-old Summit Township boy. While Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka was waiting to press any criminal charge until his office received what he said was a critical medical report, Scott Jurewicz, 27, began a relationship with another woman. He was living in her home near Vandercook Lake when her son was found dead Thursday, May 21, according to court records.
A Republic man was arrested after a manhunt in Mississippi, and he is now facing 11 felony charges in Greene County for allegedly molesting and sodomizing an 8-year-old girl. Donovan B. Lipich, 44, was charged Wednesday with five counts of statutory sodomy, five counts of child molestation and one count of attempted statutory rape. According to court documents, an 8-year-old girl told authorities Lipich had been molesting her since she was 7 — touching her inappropriately, forcing her to touch him and forcing her to perform sex acts on him.
PORT HURON, MI — In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Frank Hawkins got news no relative wants to hear. The Port Huron man sat on a stoop in front of 829 Oak St. after hearing that his five-year-old granddaughter — a child he described as “a beautiful little girl” — had died. “I’m just in total shock,” Hawkins said. “I need to go wake up my wife and tell her our granddaughter died.” Across the street, a boy wearing a backpack sat on his front porch and watched police come and go at the Oak Street home. And children walking to school or waiting for the bus looked around barricades to catch a glimpse of the home roped off with police tape.
FLORIDA – Two brothers stand accused of repeatedly raping a girl living in their West Palm Beach home for at least the last three years. Facing hundreds of charges of sexual assault against the girl who is now 13, the two are being held without bail in the county jail. West Palm Beach police say Noe Ramos, 28, and Uriel Ramos, 26, confessed to the crimes, which amounted to each man raping the girl multiple times a week.
LONDON — The extraordinary scale of sexual abuse perpetrated against children by British VIPs was laid bare on Wednesday when officials disclosed that they were investigating allegations against 76 politicians and almost 250 “persons of public prominence.” Thousands of victims have come forward since police forces launched a series of investigations into child abuse that went unpunished for decades. In total, police are investigating 1,433 suspects as part of inquiries into abuse within institutions or committed by prominent men.
TOMPKINSVILLE, Kentucky – BREAKING: KSP has confirmed that the body of Laynee Wallace has been found in a well in Barren County. The body is being take to Louisville for a thorough autopsy. The place Laynee Wallace was found is only a few miles from where she was living with her mother and Anthony Barbour, the prime suspect. Police say the property where the 2 year old was found belongs to the Barbour family. Anthony Barbour was arrested today at approximately 1:16 PM CST at the Temple Hill Volunteer Fire Department during a traffic stop.
In 2005 my daughter was 8 yrs old. I had taken her to meet my sister and her husband every other weekend so they can babysit for her while my husband and I worked 3 jobs. While in his care my brother -in -law molested my daughter. Through a program at school [good touch/bad touch] my daughter told the school Alan had touched her inappropriately. This happened on the day of her 8th birthday. The school contacted me and that is when I was told he had molested her. We went to court and he was given 10-life.
Louis has gained access to Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, which houses more than 500 of the most disturbed criminals in America, convicted pedophiles. Most have already served lengthy prison sentences, but have been deemed unsafe for release. Instead, they have been sent here for an indefinite time. Spending time with those undergoing treatment, Louis wrestles with whether he can ever allow himself to believe men whose whole history is defined by deception and deceit.
An autopsy to be performed on Thursday may help Bellefontaine authorities determine how a 5-year-old boy died early Wednesday. Just after noon on Monday, a woman called 911 seeking medical attention for her boyfriend’s son, Michael G. Barton. “He’s 5 years old. He is not breathing and we’re not feeling a heartbeat,” Skybree Schindler said from her home in Bellefontaine. Dispatchers instructed Schindler and the boy’s father, Anthony Barton, 24, also of Bellfontaine St., to perform CPR until medics arrived. As Schindler talks to dispatchers, Barton can be heard in the background saying, “Come on buddy. We’ve done this before. Come on.” The boy was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida—With handcuffs on her wrists and tears rolling down her cheeks, Heather Hironimus looked up to the courtroom ceiling, briefly clasped her hands together in prayer, and finally picked up her attorney’s pen. The 31-year-old West Boynton mom — jailed since May 14 for defying a judge’s custody order and refusing to let her 4 1/2-year-old son be circumcised — gave her consent to the procedure wanted by the boy’s dad, Dennis Nebus, of Boca Raton.
Detroit police have released the sketch of a man suspected in four separate reports of attempted abductions in the area of West Chicago and Evergreen Road on the city’s west side. On Tuesday, a 14-year-old girl was dragged into an alley near Livernois Avenue and Cortland Street in Detroit. She was raped by a man wearing a mask. Police also are investigating four attempted abductions of girls aged 14-17 just a few miles away from where Tuesday’s attack happened. Young teen girls are being targeted as they walk to school by a predator trying to drag them into his car.
WASHINGTON — After a multi-state manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said .Police have not detailed why Daron Dylon Wint — a welder who once worked for the victim — would want to kill 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos; his 47-year-old wife, Amy; their son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. Three of the four had been stabbed or bludgeoned before their bodies were found in their burned mansion May 14.
In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE magazine, Josh Duggar, his wife Anna, and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle are speaking out in response to reports that Josh was once accused of molesting five underage girls as a teen. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh, 27, tells PEOPLE in a statement. “I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”
Domestic Violence is any physical or psychological abuse directed at partners, siblings, children or elders. Violence in the home harms everyone in the family. Children are especially vulnerable – If there is violence in the home where children reside it is considered child abuse. When they witness violent behavior between family members, or when they’re being abused themselves, they may repeat the cycle of abuse as they grow older. As parents it is our sole duty and responsibility to prevent family violence and protect our children. If you are experiencing violence in your home, remember you are not alone. Abusive behavior affects every neighborhood, ethnic background and economic class…it does not discriminate. No family is immune, but no family should ever be a victim of abuse!
An assistant principal from Sydney’s west has been charged with alleged child grooming offences and possession of child abuse material. Homebush Public School teacher Alexander Gollan was arrested about 6.30pm on Wednesday and charged with inciting a victim under 10 years to commit an indecent act. Police said they were made aware of the suspicious activities of a man who was allegedly using a social media platform to engage in indecent conversations with a nine-year-old girl in September last year.
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Michigan – A jury has found the mom accused of strangling her son then dumping his body parts along a country road guilty on all counts. Donna Scrivo, 61, was charged with first degree murder, mutilation and improper disposal of a corpse. Scrivo faced some tough questions from the prosecutor on Monday. The woman from Macomb County claims someone else killed and dismembered her son.
It was a rare, unanimous, and bipartisan moment on the Senate floor Wednesday when lawmakers passed an amendment that motivates states to pass laws that give mothers—who conceived their children as a result of rape—the chance to take away the parental rights of their rapist. The Rape Survivor Child Custody Act passed as an amendment to the Senate’s human-trafficking bill, which passed later Wednesday after languishing in the Senate for more than a month over an abortion provision. The bipartisan Rape Survivor legislation passed after receiving little attention over the last several years since being introduced.
Members of a “horrifying” child sex ring abused two schoolgirls, taking advantage of their vulnerability on a “massive scale”, a court has heard. One girl, who was aged 12 or 13 at the time, alleges that throughout the period she was abused, she was passed between 60 men who had sex with her Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Eleven men are on trial accused of committing sexual offences against the youngsters, who had allegedly been conditioned into believing that what they were being subjected to was “normal”.
ST. LOUIS – A former human resources director for the city police who later worked as a ranger for the St. Louis Zoo has been charged with child molestation and rape, according to court documents. The circuit attorney’s office charged Larry Brockelsby, 73, of the first block of Walton Court in O’Fallon, Mo., with six counts of sex crimes including rape, statutory sodomy, child molestation and statutory rape. The charges allege that Brockelsby attacked two girls, between the ages of 12 and 14, in 2003 and 2006 when he lived in the 6500 block of Murdoch Avenue in St. Louis. The street is known during the holidays as “Candy Cane Lane” for its extravagant Christmas decorations.
A Utah mom and her boyfriend beat her 2-year-old son to death and smeared his dirty diaper in his face over a potty training accident, police said. Jasmine Bridgeman and Joshua Schoenenberger are in custody and charged with felony child abuse. Little James Sieger Jr. died Monday, two days after the alleged Saturday beating inside his Layton home, police said.
The functioning of women and child development ministry’s nodal agency, which handles adoption requests, has come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. The apex court has expressed its concern over increasing complaints of overseas child trafficking in the garb of adoption. The court is hearing a PIL by NGOs Advait Foundation and Sakhee seeking a moratorium on foreigners adopting Indian children, alleging that many children who are being illegally taken away to foreign countries faced post-adoption abuse.
MOUNT MORRIS, Michigan— A 30-year-old Michigan man who says he got the idea to waterboard a 5-year-old from a movie has been arraigned on child abuse charges. Michael A. Porter appeared in court Monday, and a judge set his bond at $400,000. Porter returns to court May 28. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
One of three men who kidnapped 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver, then buried them alive in an underground bunker, was granted parole after nearly 40 years in prison. James Schoenfeld, 63, applied for parole 20 times before he finally received initial approval on Wednesday.
A pedophile priest dubbed a ‘sadist’ by his victims has been jailed for at least nine years for luring schoolboys to his office with video games, cigarettes and alcohol before sexually abusing. Former Catholic cleric David Edward Rapson, 61, was found guilty of sexually abusing six boys at two Victorian boarding schools in the 1970s and 1980s. Rapson was in 2013 jailed for 13 years, but was bailed 12 months later when the Victorian Court of Appeal quashed his rape and sexual assault convictions. He was found guilty in three new trials in February and March this year. In sentencing on Monday, County Court judge James Parrish described Rapson as a sexual predator who took advantage of the trust he had as a teacher and spiritual adviser.
The body of a missing five-year-old has been found after his adult brother was arrested for killing him and his mother and dumping their baby brother in a dumpster. Authorities said that Josue Ramirez-Marinero’s body was found stuck in tree branches on the east bank of the Elkhorn River in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday morning. His older brother, Roberto Martinez-Marinero, told cops last week that he’d thrown the boy off a bridge into the water about a mile upstream from where the body was eventually discovered. At 11:30am on Monday, Omaha Fire Department divers recovered the body.
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