RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Police in New Mexico are searching for a missing 10-year-old girl who was last seen at her suburban Albuquerque home Wednesday night. Alexandra Greenwall was last seen when her mother put her to bed Wednesday night around 10 p.m. When she woke up, the child was gone. The station reports it appears the girl apparently changed out of her pajamas during the night, stuffed clothes in a backpack and left through the family’s back door.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local man pleaded guilty Friday to possessing more than five million images of child pornography on his computer, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. This investigation was conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department-Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with assistance from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
A murder-suicide is suspected after a mother and her five-year-old daughter were found dead in their Brockville, Ont., apartment on Thursday. Family and neighbors have identified the mother as Monica Willemsen, 36, and the daughter as Katrina. The girl’s school called police when she was absent from class without warning on Thursday morning, Brockville police said.
A Clark County jury has found former Beaverton, Ore., police Officer Christopher Warren guilty of raping a 5-year-old girl at his central Vancouver home. Warren, 34, did not show emotion Friday during the reading of the verdict on a charge of first-degree child rape. His wife and other family members and friends were in the courtroom’s public gallery. Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson remanded him into the custody of the Clark County Jail. A corrections officer escorted him out of the courthouse. The jurors reached the unanimous verdict after about 6½ hours of deliberation. Testimony started early Tuesday and concluded at the close of the business day Thursday.
Mike Tyson has revealed he was sexually abused by a stranger when he was a child growing up in Brooklyn. The 48-year-old said during a radio interview on Wednesday that the molestation took place when he was seven. ‘He snatched me off the street,’ the boxing legend said during a visit to SiriusXM’s Opie Radio show. ‘I was a little kid…[he was an] old man.’
A former teacher is facing a 250-year jail sentence after he admitted to abusing and photographing at least 29 pupils as young as six at his home and on school trips for four years. Matthew Graziotti, 43, met his victims while working as an elementary school teacher, a youth sports coach, a youth pastor and director of a summer camp in South Daytona, Florida. FBI agents found more than 8,700 explicit images in one of numerous files titled ‘Privately Known’ on his computer, taken between 2010 and 2014.
A pediatrician has admitted a string of sex offences against young boys including sexual activity with a child and possessing more than a million indecent images. Raza Laskar, 32, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, is charged with 31 offences committed against 12 boys after he was caught by police with a cache of vile child pornography. Detectives raided his home after 1,600 files suspected to contain indecent photographs of children were made available on a file sharing site between Christmas Day last year and January 27.
DETROIT, Michigan – A Detroit teen is in the hospital, fighting to live, after a vicious attack at an area school. Willie Wallace, 16, a student at the private Allen Academy, was jumped Wednesday. An attack that caused a seizure, fractured skull, bleeding in his brain, and damage to his chin, cheek and neck, according to family. His mother told 7 Action News exclusively, he is sedated at Henry Ford Hospital, and is unable to speak.
Police believe a 78-year-old man shot dead his daughter, 39, and 11-year-old granddaughter in a tragic murder-suicide at their home in Seattle, Washington on Monday. The bodies of grandfather Honorario Yango, his daughter Christine Dela Isla and granddaughter Anahlia Cowherd were found by local police around 8:15pm after the suspected shooter’s 10-year-old grandson called 911. While police have not yet released a motive in the murder-suicide, Anahlia’s personal blog tells the shocking story of how she was allegedly sexually-abused by her grandfather for years and how he threatened to kill her just hours before her death.
A father with a history of domestic abuse has been arrested on suspicion of killing his two-month-old son who was found beaten to death with bite marks covering his body. Emery Jenkins, who turns 38 today, was arrested after the lifeless body of his son, Joseph, was found at the family home in Deer River, Minnesota on October 16. Paramedics performed CPR on the child in a desperate bid to save his life but to no avail.
A woman whose severely disabled son died after alcohol was put in his IV was released from jail Tuesday after a judge set bail, saying prosecutors couldn’t prove she intended to kill the child. Judge Robert Bent said prosecutors have ‘a viable manslaughter case’ against Melissa Robitille in the August 22 death of 13-year-old Isaac Robitille, but not a second-degree murder case. Intent is necessary for a second-degree murder charge. Robitille’s attorney, Robert Sussman, said she was released Tuesday afternoon, hours after Bent set her $25,000 unsecured bail.
SANTA FE, Texas — An accused child killer was set free after the county’s medical examiner misplaced the evidence needed to convict her, prosecutors said. In March 2013, Taylor Moore, 4, was critically injured while staying with her father and his girlfriend, Laura Kolb, 38, in their apartment here. Taylor’s dad, Kevin Moore, and Kolb had had an argument, police said.
A foster father who confessed to multiple instances of abuse against his disabled foster child is set to spend years behind bars. Dr. Dennis Sullivan faces a prison sentence of 43 months which was handed down on Friday. The 51-year-old Benedict, Minnesota resident earlier entered a guilty plea on August 25 for attempted first-degree assault, according to the media outlet. On that day, Sullivan reportedly confessed to covering his 10-year-old foster son’s mouth with his hand on June 17 after jamming a latex glove in his mouth.
NORTH CAROLINA – On Monday night, in Lumberton, N.C. a homeowner’s worst nightmare came true. According to the Robeson Sheriff’s Office, an innocent knock at the door turned into a gun battle with one dead. Carolina Live, citing the Roberson Sheriff’s Office, said around 10 p.m. an unknown man knocked on the door of a home along Yedda Road. The man reportedly told the homeowner his car was having mechanical problems, and he needed water. Just as this was happening, according to Carolina Live, two other men, dressed in black with ski masks and gloves busted through the door and made their way inside. Once the suspects made their way in, it was soon apparent they weren’t just there for money.
A federal judge in Alabama threw the book at a local Lauderdale Couple for sexually abusing a child and producing child pornography. WAFF said Matthew Ayers, 42, and Patricia Ayers, 34, are both responsible for the sexual abuse of a child in their custody and take pictures of the behavior to manufacture the child porn. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler said, “I have been on the bench since 1998, and this is the worst case I have personally dealt with, including murders. You robbed this child of her childhood and her soul, and a maximum sentence is the only sentence appropriate.”
A registered sex offender is charged with sexual assault and super-aggravated sexual assault of a child after raping a teen and a toddler, infecting them both with HIV, police say. David R. Wilson, 33, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl and a two-year-old girl and infecting them with various sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, herpes, and chlamydia. The enhanced charge of super-aggravated sexual assault of a child is due to the age of the younger victim, who was just 23 months old at the time of the alleged abuse.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles from the Charlottesville campus, in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to rolling hills and horse farms.
TLC has pulled the plug on its hit reality showHere Comes Honey Boo Boo after reports surfaced that star “Mama June” Shannon is dating a convicted child molester, Mark McDaniel. Honey Boo Boo was a spinoff of the hit reality series Toddlers and Tiaras. It follows 9-year-old pageant star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her family. On Thursday, TMZ posted a cuddly photo of Shannon, 35, and McDaniel, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation and imprisoned in 2004. Allegedly the 8-year-old victim was related to Shannon’s family.
MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON – Two students are dead and four more are injured after a school shooting in Washington state. Gunman Jaylen Fryberg is dead, police have confirmed. He committed suicide after opening fire inside the cafeteria around 10:45 a.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. He is believed to be the only suspect in the shooting and used a Beretta .40-caliber handgun, federal law enforcement said.
GLENDALE, Arizona – A 29-year-old man is accused of child abuse after the death of a 2-year-old boy in Glendale. The case began in January when Glendale police and fire personnel responded to a call of an unresponsive child at an apartment complex near 51st and Northern avenues. The child was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A doctor who examined the child noted several areas of bruising, according to court documents.
ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that 18 people were arrested on Wednesday in a child pornography bust. GBI officials said that the investigation began in July and focused on people sharing child pornography on the Internet. A total of 595 digital devices were taken in the investigation, and all the individuals were charged with computer pornography and child exploitation.
She shot to fame with a provocative Calvin Klein ad campaign in the seventies and starring roles in the films The Blue Lagoon and Endless Love in the eighties. Yet behind the glitz and glamour that accompanied her celebrity, Brooke Shields recalls a childhood that was overshadowed by her mother’s dependency on alcohol. In an excerpt of her upcoming memoir There Was A Little Girl the 49-year-old has turned the spotlight on her relationship with her mother Teri Shields, who passed away at the age of 79 in 2012.
The role of bullying in suicide among our young people has been intensely scrutinized in both media and research. As the deleterious impacts on mental and physical health for both perpetrators and targets—suicide being the most severe—become more evident, calls for framing of the problem from a public health framework have increased. A scientifically grounded educational and public health approach to both bullying and suicide prevention is required.
Okaloosa County, Florida -The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office today arrested two Walton County residents in connection with an investigation into the abuse and neglect of a three year old developmentally disabled child who is unable to walk or verbally communicate. 31-year old Andrew Dwyer in Miramar Beach is charged with two counts of child abuse. His girlfriend, 28-year old Crimson Waters is charged with two counts of child neglect.
One of the most destructive problems affecting children in “Indian country” today is sexual abuse. Increasing reports of child sexual abuse and the severe impact this type of crime has on Indian youth and their families have prompted tribal leaders to voice great concern about the impact of this crime on Indian communities. Congress, acting in response to concerns expressed by tribal leaders and pursuant to its responsibility as guardian and trustee for Indian tribes, has enacted new laws in the past fifteen years to address child sexual abuse in Indian country. But federal legislative efforts cannot hope to defeat child sexual abuse in Indian country. Tribes must play an integral part of a successful solution.
OUR MISSION: To educate the public on child abuse signs & symptoms, statistics, intervention, reporting, prevention & assist victims & survivors in locating the proper resources necessary to enable & achieve a full recovery.