Macomb County, MI – After deliberating for six hours, a jury has found James VanCallis guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Armada teen April Millsap. He was found guilty on all four charges, including first-degree murder; felony murder; kidnapping; and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. His sentencing date is scheduled for March 30, 2016. Prosecutors argued that VanCallis hit the girl with his motorcycle helmet then stomped on her neck along the Macomb Orchard Trail back in July of 2014.
A 37-year-old Palmdale man was sentenced Friday to 220 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting three children in his family over a period of 18 years, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Richard Edward Ray was convicted on Dec. 9, 2015, of a total of 17 felony counts in connection with the abuse that spanned from 1996 to 2014, the DA’s office stated in a news release.
Madison County authorities said Friday an Internet child pornography investigation turned into a child sex abuse case that landed a Decatur man behind bars. David Lamar Camp, 64, was booked into the Madison County Jail Thursday afternoon. He is charged with two counts of sexually abusing a child under 12, two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sodomy.
Tennessee – Less than a day after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added suspected child molester John Lamb III to its Most Wanted list, Lamb was in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Thursday. At 1:13 p.m., the TBI tweeted: “Just getting word the newest entry on our Top 10 Most Wanted, John Lamb, is in custody in Rutherford County.” Lamb, from Kentucky, was wanted by the La Vergne Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated rape and incest, after a relative reportedly witnessed Lamb sexually assaulting a minor family member, according to the TBI. Officials said Lamb fled on foot.
ECTOR COUNTY, TX – An Odessa mother will be spending the next 50 years behind bars. That’s after Tonya Carroll pled guilty on Monday to three counts of injury to a child. Back in Dec. 2013, a local store clerk saw a woman making verbal threats to her child.
BURKE COUNTY, NC – A mother and father have been charged in the abuse of twin three-month-old boys in Burke County, deputies said Monday. Nicholas Brandon Clark, 20, and Brittany Nichole Hefner, 24, are both charged with felony child abuse. Officers responded to a report of an infant who wasn’t breathing at a home on Sunset Grill Street in Connelly Springs Sunday. First responders at the scene told police they performed CPR on a three-month-old boy before he was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
A couple have been jailed after their eight-month-old daughter was found with broken bones and covered in bruises. Parents Wayne and Abbie Jones inflicted the injuries on the infant during at least two incidents, leaving her with seven fractured ribs, two fractured arms and a fractured shoulder blade. The abuse was uncovered when police were called to the family home in Halesowen, West Midlands, in the early hours of February 12, 2014.
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FORT MYERS, Florida– After watching Tammy Modlin stab the family dog to death, then doing the same to her three-year-old daughter, and then shooting her 16-year-old daughter to death, Patrick Sean Carlopoli then shot his girlfriend to death, according to an unredacted arrest report released Tuesday. Carlopoli was supposed to then turn the gun on himself, the report said. “At that point, Patrick said he shot his girlfriend, however, he could not go through with killing himself,” the report said. “Patrick then went outside and called 911 after dropping the firearm on the bed.” Carlopoli, 27, was arrested Sunday after contacting emergency dispatchers. He is charged with second-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of felony animal cruelty.
A second Virginia Tech student has been arrested in relation to the murder of a 13-year-old girl who vanished from her home three days ago. Student David Eisenhauer, 18, was arrested and charged on Saturday night with the abduction and murder of Nicole Lovell. Police revealed today that another engineering student, Natalie Keepers, 19, has been arrested and charged with helping dispose of Nicole’s body. Nicole had disappeared from her home in the Lantern Ridge area of Blacksburg, Virginia, on Tuesday night, vanishing without her liver medication and with just a blanket and a bottle of water. Her body was found near Route 89 just over the North Carolina border, about 60 miles from where she was last seen. Eisenhauer knew Nicole before she disappeared, police revealed, saying that he ‘used this relationship to his advantage’ before allegedly abducting her.
At least 10,000 refugee children have vanished after arriving in Europe with many being forced into sex work and slavery, officials believe. Thousands of young migrants have been targeted by criminals and are now missing, according to the European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol. The news emerged as charity Save the Children estimated that around 26,000 children were forced to travel into Europe alone last year.
Many people enter the therapy process with minimal awareness of their trauma history. When the trauma survivors are dissociative, they have the ability to block out an awareness of their trauma. They may know that their family had problems, or that their family was dysfunctional, etc, but they may believe they were never abused.
A 67-year-old Kettering man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in his neighborhood. David R. Leiser was indicted today on two counts of rape involving a child younger than 10, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report. Leiser originally was arrested Jan. 21 on suspicion of gross sexual imposition and remains in the Montgomery County Jail on $250,000 bond, online jail records show.
A coroner has lambasted authorities for failing a four-month-old baby who died from horrific injuries at her father’s hands in 2011. Baby Ebony was left dead in her cot in Adelaide for a week after she died before her parents alerted Families South Australia. She had over 50 injuries, including 48 healing fractures and other recent injuries when she was found.
IDAHO – The parents of a 2-year-old toddler boy who disappeared in July from an Idaho campsite have been named suspects in the case, authorities said Monday. Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman said Jessica Mitchell and DeOrr Kunz Sr. have been “less than truthful” in the disappearance of their son, who was last seen at a campsite near the Timber Creek Reservoir in Leodore where he was staying with his parents, great-grandfather and another adult.
A South Bay woman faces a murder charge after confessing that she drowned her adopted son in a bathtub in their house, police said. Tara McNeill Palajac allegedly killed the 12-year-old boy on Jan. 8 in a Conner Place residence. The 51-year-old Santa Clara woman, who has not yet entered a plea, initially reported that the child’s death was an accident, authorities said.
CLINTON COUNTY, Ohio – A former police chief in Clinton County was sentenced to life with parole for the rape of a child. According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Larry Casey will be eligible for parole after 25 years. A jury convicted Casey, 48, on charges of rape of a child under 13, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and failure to register as a sex offender.
ABILENE, Texas – Abilene police took 18-year-old Amber Craker into custody in connection with the dead newborn found in a south Abilene house Monday. Craker is the birth mother of the dead female baby, police said in a news release. Police said she was arrested shortly after her release from the hospital at about 4:15 p.m. She has been officially charged with first degree felony murder and second degree felony tampering with evidence. Her bond was set at $300,000 and she remains in the Taylor County Jail.
The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data. According to the report released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services, the estimated number of victimized children in the 2014 fiscal year was 702,208 — up from 682,307 in 2013. The report estimated fatalities attributable to child abuse and neglect at 1,580 — up from 1,530 in 2013.
Britax Child Safety is recalling more than 71,000 infant car seats because the carrying handles can break. The recall covers the B-Safe 35, the B-Safe 35 Elite and the B-Safe 35 Travel System made from Oct. 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the seats have handles that can develop cracks that can lead to fractures.
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