Convicted high-violent child rapist running WANTED BY DOC IN KING COUNTY – A teen girl cries herself to sleep – terrified that the man who had just raped her was going to come back and kill her. That convicted child rapist, Jomo Johnson, is now missing. He’s a high-violent convicted sex offender who’s gone off the grid in […]
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VIRGINIA — A former Chesterfield baseball coach and business owner was found guilty Wednesday afternoon on a slew of charges involving sex crimes against teens and young adults. A jury of 11 women and one man deliberated for nearly two hours before they found 49-year-old Robert Dodd, who faced 16 child sex-related charges, guilty of
The story of a family distraught over a convicted murderer, released from prison and trying to profit from the death of their loved one drew outrage from hundreds. Irene Avila and her family want to thank viewers for responding so strongly to the story of her daughter Missy. “I never in my wildest imagination thought we had so many people out there that cared about us so much,” she said. Twenty-nine years ago, Missy Avila, 17, was murdered by her friends Laura Doyle and Karen Severson. Her body was found face down in a creek, pinned beneath a heavy log, deep inside the Angeles National Forest.
FARMINGTON — A woman charged in the death of her 4-year-old son has struck a plea deal with prosecutors. Stephanie Sloop pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated murder and obstruction of justice in the murder of Ethan Stacy. In exchange, prosecutors removed the possibility and the death penalty and dropped charges of child abuse and desecration of a body.
A St Louis woman is going to prison after being sentenced Friday to 78 years for the ‘systematic torture’ of her children. Lakechia Schonta Stanley, 34, admitted to whipping, beating and waterboarding her three children and faced 34 felonies, including counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The abuse came to light in October 2011, when Stanley’s then-10-year-old daughter arrived at school with complaints of pain in her arm.
A young 21-year-old father was indicted Monday on charges he murdered his 3-month-old son. John Thomas Cormier Jr’s arrest comes exactly three months after his infant son was found unresponsive at the Lebanon, Tennessee home he shared with the boy’s mother. An investigation was launched after the incident, and the case was recently brought in front of a grand jury, which decided to indict Cormier on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
Toxic means poisonous, noxious, contaminated. The phrase toxic parent was coined to describe parents whose own negative behaviour grossly inflicts emotional damage which contaminates their children’s sense of self. This means parents who abuse their children verbally, physically and/or sexually, as well as parents who are inadequate or ignore their children’s emotional needs. Sometimes these patterns are so established they continue into adulthood, and often are either not recognized or addressed.
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia — A man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested outside Atlanta after the man’s infant daughter starved to death and three other children and a disabled adult were found to be severely malnourished, police said Friday. The man brought his 15-month-old daughter to a hospital late Tuesday night, but she was already dead, Gwinnett County police said in a news release. The girl’s appearance led medical personnel to believe she was mistreated.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine man insisted he is not a violent person, as he was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for shaking his 6-month-old daughter so forcefully it left her brain damaged, a quadriplegic and unable to see or hear. The baby, now in foster care, must be fed through a tube and is expected to die prematurely. Kevin Peaslee, 22, told the judge his daughter had been extra fussy that December day because she had received shots the previous day. He was home alone with her and playing a video game, according to court documents.
The number of children being bullied on the internet has doubled this year, with more than one in three now victims, research suggests. In a poll of 11 to 17-year-olds, 35% reported that they have experienced cyber-bullying – compared with 16% last year. Four in 10 said they had witnessed others being picked on online – almost double the 22% recorded last year.
190 alleged pedophiles and their IP addresses have been revealed by Anonymous. The pedophiles were gathered from a site that is invisible to everyday web users. The site is called ‘Darknet’. Regular posters were tricked into downloading tracker software, enabling Anonymous to ‘out’ the criminal activity involving child pornography. Anonymous activated ‘Operation Darknet’ to campaign against the child porn groups; gaining a large community support in light of law enforcement criticism. It was also commented upon that ‘…there also was a large amount of resistance from the pedophile community claiming that Tor was their safe haven with messages such as: “We are here to stay. It is our god given right that we can choose to have our sexual preferences for youth….It is the same for the any other porn community. It is not what we choose to become, it is who we are. You do not have the right to censor us.’
Computer technology reaches the hands of kids earlier and earlier, which means they’re also stepping into the world of social media. One survey found 95 percent of teenagers ages 12-17 use the Internet. And 81 percent of those use social networks. By law, children to be at least 13 years old to join many of them, too. Those early years are key to development as kids learn how to interact with each other and the world. So what is all of that social media time doing for them socially?
DEKALB COUNTY, Georgia — A DeKalb man will now face the death penalty for the murder of 9-month-old Ken Darious Edwards Jr. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty on November 12, against Devin Thomas. “Because of the egregious nature of this senseless crime, my office had no choice but to seek the death penalty regarding the death of an innocent baby,” said District Attorney Robert James. Two members of the Bloods street gang were recently indicted on eight felony counts after being charged with Edwards’ death.
OHIO — An Ohio elementary school teacher and her ex-husband face a total of 78 counts in the rape of the woman’s son. On Monday, Lori Ann Anderson, 50, pleaded not guilty to 25 counts, including sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. Charles Wycuff, 53, who split with Anderson in 2003, faces 53 counts including rape using force, coercion and drugs. He remains in Auglaize County Jail. Anderson was released Monday afternoon, after posting bond.
A North Carolina mother has been arrested and charged with sickening child abuse after allegedly locking her four children away in a room and intentionally starving them to the brink of death. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Ronika Bell, 28, and her partner, Deron Cuthbertson after she dumped her children aged 10 to six with her estranged husband and their biological father in Florida. Appalled at their gaunt and skeletal features, Joshua Bell tried to feed his kids, only to find they were too starved to swallow having been locked away for six months, so he rushed them to the ER for treatment.
An explosive documentary debuting at a New York film festival on Friday is set to name a list of men who have allegedly sexually abused minors in Hollywood. An Open Secret, a documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg, will screen at the DOC NYC festival on November 14. It features interviews with men who say they were sexually abused or exploited by Hollywood agents or movie bigwigs when they were children. Among the men named are managers Marty Weiss, Michael Harrah and Bob Villard – Leonardo DiCaprio’s former agent – and internet company owners Marc Collins-Rector and Chad Shackley.
Three police forces in Britain are under investigation for allegedly failing to act on child porn intelligence, it has emerged. Police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), is looking into Essex, North Yorkshire and North Wales police forces in relation to the way it handled intelligence received from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop). The move comes after Essex Police referred itself to the IPCC following a delay in acting on an intelligence package from the National Crime Agency (NCA) in November 2013, which identified now-deceased teacher Martin Goldberg as a potential pedophile.
Accused pedophiles are importing child-like sex dolls – but claiming they are harmless toys to avoid prosecution. One Sydney man is expected to fight a charge of possessing one of the dolls, insisting it is not child abuse material. A man has been charged with possessing a silicon sex doll, allegedly in the shape of a teenage girl. In a case that is thought to be one of the first of its kind in NSW, the man will reportedly allege that he does not fit the legal definition of a child abuser. If the defense of his case, thought to be the first of its kind in NSW, is successful, the 32-year-old it could force the government to rethink what is defined as child sex abuse.
A pedophile doctor used tiny video cameras hidden in pens to film himself abusing young cancer patients, it has emerged. And the 18 boys as young as eight molested by pediatric consultant Myles Bradbury are probably only a fraction of his victims – as a series of official blunders gave him time to destroy his sick library of films. The doctor was left free for 16 months to wage his campaign of abuse by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
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According to Pediatrics Online, there were more than 17,000 poison center calls involving children under the age of 6 accidentally swallowing the pods. One child died last year. Last year a Florida mother of a 7-month-old came back to her room to find that her baby had accidentally eaten one of those bright colored laundry detergent pods. He had been sleeping in a laundry basket with the pod when it happened. They rushed him to the hospital, but it was too late. He died, of poisoning from the detergent, according to the Kissimmee, Florida, police department. He is not the first child to mistake the potent packet for something else.
A third person has been arrested and charged in connection to the beating death and alleged torture of a 3-year-old boy in Pennsylvania. Jillian Tait, 31, and Gary Lee Fellenbaum, 23, were charged Thursday with murdering Tait’s son, Scott McMillan in what Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan has referred to as ‘an American horror story’. The couple allegedly hung little Scott by his legs, tortured him for weeks and smashed his head into the wall before beating him to death. Police arrested Fellenbaum’s wife, 21-year-old Amber Fellenbaum, who allegedly witnessed the beatings but did nothing to stop the violence.
Thousands of people lit candles at 7 p.m. Friday to remember Scotty McMillan, the 3-year-old Philadelphia-area boy who prosecutors said was tortured and killed by his mother’s boyfriend. “How could you do that to a 3-year-old boy?” asked Jeff Messantonio, of Norristown, Pa., who started the Facebook page calling for people to simultaneously light candles, wherever they are, to “light the way to heaven” for Scotty. More than 16,000 people joined the event and honored the Chester County boy, who investigators said had already died before arriving at a local hospital Tuesday night.
SAN BERNARDINO, California — A business associate was arrested in the murders of a family of four, including two young boys, whose disappearance from their San Diego County home in 2010 was a mystery until their remains were discovered in graves in the California desert last year, officials said Friday. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon identified the suspect as Charles Merritt, who was due in court later in the day to face four counts of murder.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — A set of Utah parents were awakened Friday to an unsettling noise for 4:30 in the morning: the sound of their front door opening and their 5-year-old daughter talking. When the father rushed outside in his pajama pants and hoodie he saw the terrifying sight of his 5-year-old stepdaughter in the arms of a stranger who was carrying her away across the front lawn. The man had snatched the girl out of her bed in the basement moments earlier after coming in the house through an unlocked door, police said.
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