ST. PAUL, Minnesota – A 45-year-old St. Paul man has been charged with two counts of malicious punishment of a child after a local doctor notified police that a 3-month-old boy in the ER appeared to be a victim of “classic child abuse.” The criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County late last week states that John Eric Autey brought his son to the emergency room the evening of April 23 and said the child had been vomiting since the day before. The doctor who examined the boy found extensive bruising on his chest wall that looked like fingers, fractured ribs, and a non-life-threatening hemorrhage in the boy’s brain. When asked what happened, Autey said the boy fell from a bed.
A stay-at-home dad in Florida who shot dead two of his children and wounded a third before killing himself was in the midst of a nasty divorce from his wife and had asked a judge for a protective order claiming she was the violent one. David Mohney claimed his wife Cynthia was a violent, abusive alcoholic in court papers filed just two months before he gunned down his children Friday in their quiet, middle-class neighborhood just south of Daytona Beach. He wanted to leave his wife and take the family back to his hometown in South Dakota, police say.
This is the shocking moment a Chinese stepmother whipped, beat, kicked and stamped on a toddler, just because she wet herself. The young girl wails in agony and terror as her stepmother whips her 87 times with a branch, kicks her 14 times and gives her eight slaps to the face. Despite the entire ordeal being caught on camera, the police have refused to act – saying there is nothing they can do.
Halloween, fun and easy accessories can go a long way. But for one North East family, a Halloween facial cosmetic sent their daughter to the ER. Seven-year-old Haily was excited to go to a Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom on October 5th. It was her first trip to Walt Disney World. She dressed up as a peacock, and used “Fright Night” eye-shadow tattoos that her family purchased at the Walmart in Harborcreek. Fourty-eight hours after the party her eyes were red, swollen, and raw.
Human remains were found Saturday on an abandoned property during the search for University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, who has been missing for more than a month, authorities said. The remains were found around noon near Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County, said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo. The area is less than 10 miles from where Graham, 18, was last seen. Longo said he “made a very difficult phone call” to Graham’s parents to share the discovery with them, but forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identity of the remains.
Jorge Alberto Martinez, Jr. is wanted in Sacramento County, California, for allegedly engaging in multiple sex acts with a 13-year-old girl. Martinez was arrested for this crime and was found to be in possession of illicit photographs of the victim and a loaded handgun. Prior to his trial, Martinez fled Sacramento County. In August of 2006, he was charged in the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, with lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14 years of age, oral copulation with a child under 14 years of age, photographing a minor during a sex act, and possession of a concealed firearm. On July 11, 2007, Martinez was charged in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento, California, with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Yangzhou Jiangdu county 7-year-old girl Wang Yanwen went missing after attending a relative’s wedding in Taizhou city Jiangyan district Huagang town on October 3rd. On the evening of the 6th, Taizhou police announced to the public that they’ve found the body of the missing girl Wang Yanwen on a riverbank in Jiangyan district Huagang town, confirming that she had been killed.
CONWAY – A Beaver County woman is facing charges after allegedly pulling her 6-year-old daughter’s hair so hard that she caused internal bleeding. According to police, Brittany Ruck, 25, of Conway, is charged in the Aug. 31 incident. The criminal complaint states the girl’s scalp was separated from her skull as a result of Ruck pulling on her hair. “The head injury was described in medical terms as traction,” said Michael Priolo, of the Conway Police Department. “It is a separation between the scalp and skull which creates a void that fills with blood. The blood ended up pulling around the eyes, giving her raccoon eyes.”
DETROIT, Michigan -More details are being released about the shooting which killed 3-year-old Amiracle Williams and wounded four others on Detroit’s east side Thursday. Police arrested the suspected shooter, a 23-year-old man wanted in Virginia early Friday morning. Investigators have also arrested the 22-year-old man believed to have driven the getaway van. Both have ties to local gangs, according to police. Four suspects were arrested in total, including two others who have since been released. One of the shooting victims, Amiracle’s father Demetrious, 47, was listed in critical condition last night at a local hospital. Fox 2 was told he is awake and alert. Also shot was Amiracle’s mother Frieda Tiggs, 40, who is expected to be released tonight.
A teenage boy is in a critical condition after he was gang raped at a party by a group of men. The 15-year-old was attacked in Kentucky in a horrendous assault that was also filmed using a mobile phone. Three men have been charged with a serious sexual assault, promoting a sexual performance by a minor and use of a minor in sexual performance.
A British man believed to have knowledge of missing Madeleine McCann reportedly fled NSW after being convicted of child sex offences in the late 1990s. British media is reporting that 76-year-old Roderick McDonald will be questioned by UK police about a possible pedophile ring linked to the three-year-old’s disappearance in Portugal more than seven years ago. McDonald, known as Roderick William Robinson while in Australia, has previously been convicted of a number of sex offences, and received a six-month sentence for the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Sydney in 1998-1999.
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Police in Houston have charged two men for the brutal murder of 14-year-old Jose Meraz, who was slashed to death with a machete. The boy’s mutilated body was discovered in a heavily wooded area near the Addicks Reservoir by a dog walker. A third suspect, a 14-year-old male is being referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation Department authorities on a murder charge.
Icouple-silhouettef trying to protect a child against child sexual abusers, one might want to know what to look for to indicate someone is a child predator. It would be convenient if we could spot a child abuser in a crowd to make sure they didn’t come anywhere near a child. Unfortunately, sexual abusers do not wear black hats nor can any one characteristic tell you who they are. Child abuse offenders often look, and act, just like everyone else. In fact, many times the family of the child has a relationship with the child abuser either because he (or she) is a family friend or because he is a member of the family. There is no single type of person that is a sexual abuser. Sexual abusers can be men or women of any age or socioeconomic status but are generally known by the child as only 10% of child sexual abuse cases are perpetrated by strangers.
A bully can turn something like going to the bus stop or recess into a nightmare for kids. Bullying can leave deep emotional scars. And in extreme situations, it can involve violent threats, property damage, or someone getting seriously hurt. If your child is being bullied, you want to act to help stop it, if possible. In addition, there are ways to help your child cope with teasing, bullying, or mean gossip, and lessen its lasting impact. And even if bullying isn’t an issue right in your house right now, it’s important to discuss it so your kids will be prepared if it does happen.
GREENE COUNTY — Leland Rodgers, 39, has been arrested on a charge of raping a minor in Greene County. Rodgers reportedly worked for the Miami Valley Child Development Center, at the Springfield Children’s Center location. Mary Burns, president of the center’s Head Start program, says Rodgers was a cook at the center and was never alone with children at the center. And the alleged victim was reportedly not from the center. Burns said the center performed the required background checks with the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the FBI. Those checks resulted in nothing that would lead center staff to believe Rodgers was capable of these accusations.
Las Vegas police were investigating what they called a murder-suicide of a man and his 18-month-old foster child Sunday morning. Officers responded at about 8:15 a.m. to the Oasis Vinings apartment complex at 6100 Carmen Blvd., near North Jones Boulevard and Vegas Drive. The man’s body was found inside of a car, and the girl’s body was inside a crib in an apartment, police said. The man’s wife told police the couple recently had become the foster parents of two children, the girl and another baby.
MEMPHIS, TN – A 39-year-old North Memphis man was convicted Friday of raping an 11-year-old girl who was a relative of an acquaintance, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich. After the Criminal Court jury’s verdict, Christopher Bailey of the 900 block of North Watkins was automatically sentenced to 25 years in prison with no parole. The young girl testified that between December 2009 and April of 2012 Bailey often forced her to perform oral sex on him and that Bailey also threatened to hurt her if she told anyone.
The capture of fugitive child rape suspect Beth Dickerson took on a completely different look, and was far more involved than initially reported, following information gained from law enforcement Tuesday.In a brief announcement Monday night, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Dickerson, 31, of Calico Rock, was apprehended about 4 p.m. that afternoon in Baxter County. Dickerson reportedly was arrested by Baxter County Sheriff’s Office deputies after a traffic stop.
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A Kent State University student and Cuyahoga Falls resident is accused of possessing more than 100 pictures and nine videos depicting child pornography. Justin L. Williams, 22, of Cuyahoga Falls faces eight felony charges of possessing child pornography. More charges could be be added when the case is presented to a Summit County grand jury.
Disturbing news has been reported about founding Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn. The musician’s ex-wife, Marina Ginn, has filed an affidavit accusing Ginn of child abuse, including acts of denying food to 10 and 7-year-old daughters, threatening them with physical abuse, emotionally harassing them and doing drugs in front of both daughters. After a 10-year hiatus, Greg Ginn and vocalist Ron Reyes re-formed Black Flag. Ginn, who owns the Black Flag name, unsuccessfully sued former Black Flag members Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson for performing live under the name FLAG.
Teen ‘killed newborn baby then cremated the body in a stove in a bid to hide pregnancy from parents’ Prosecutors say Alexandra Olaru, 17, has admitted suffocating her baby immediately after giving birth, before setting fire to its body in a stove. A teenager has been accused of suffocating her newborn baby and then burning its […]
It is a scene of domestic mayhem you might see at any family home in middle England. With the school day over, five-year-old Dylan can’t wait to chase his little sister Mia through their Victorian terraced family home. As the children shriek uproariously, their parents, Jill and Iain Kelly, laugh indulgently at their antics. Yet behind the laughter and the smiles lies a heartbreaking confession. For the truth is that had Jill and Iain understood how desperately ill their little boy would be, they would have opted for a course of action that many still find unthinkable. They would have terminated the pregnancy. ‘I love my son. He’s changed our lives,’ Jill says. ‘But if I’d known everything that Dylan would have to go through, and will have to go through, there’s no doubt in my mind that, given the correct information, I would have asked for a termination.
A judgment filed today with the Clark County Superior Court outlines a record-setting settlement reached between the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and five siblings who were beaten and starved for nearly a decade inside their Vancouver home at the hands of their parents. The state of Washington will pay the children a total of $9.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of the children in 2013. The suit alleged that DSHS social workers and their supervisors did not follow state policy or law when they received dozens of warnings that the children (now between the ages of 13 and 19) were in harm’s way.
A mother from Pennsylvania has been charged with assault and child endangerment after police say she forced her adopted teenage daughter to eat used cat litter and toothpaste, and started to sew her mouth shut with a needle. Rana Cooper, 46, was arrested this week for what police are calling excessive punishment and neglect that also included forcing her 16-year-old daughter to scrape the inside of a toilet and eat what was on her finger. According to police, the teen had to earn enough points for cleaning the house just so she could eat or use the bathroom.
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