“You’re judged constantly,” Johnny told CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith. “Whether it’s your orientation, your clothing, your — well, how you look, you know, everything.” Since he can remember, Johnny has always been made to feel different. “Growing up, you play sports. If you don’t play sports, then you’re weird or, you know, you just don’t fit in,” he explained. “And all through my life, that’s how it’s been. I don’t fit in.” For most of his life, Lisa Cagno says her son was interested in things most boys weren’t.
When paramedics found 3-year-old Charlie Brame at her Orlando home Sunday, she had bruises on her back and head, signs of sexual abuse and she could barely breathe. Doctors later found swelling on her scalp and blood pooling in her skull, an Orlando Police Department report said. Police say the girl was brutally raped and beaten before she was transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where she died Monday. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of her death.
The nanny in Uganda we told you about on Saturday is being charged with attempted murder after she was caught on videotape abusing a two-year little girl. The Ugandan court made the decision after seeing the videotape. According to the Daily Monitor, the nanny was ordered held in custody until at least the next court hearing on December 8th. In the video, which went viral on Facebook, Jolly Tumuhirwe, a 22-year-old housemaid in Naalya in Kiwatule suburb, appears to be battering the baby with a hard object on the face. When the child starts vomiting, the video shows the maid throwing her heartlessly on the floor of the living room. She then beats her with a hard object before standing on the baby’s back several times and the toddler groaned in pain on the floor.
MURRIETA, California – A mother in Murrieta was arrested Wednesday after her 3-year-old twin sons were hospitalized for malnutrition and neglect. Police arrested Courtney Lynn Stewart, 24, and charged her with willful harm to a child and corporal punishment or injury to a child. According to police, one of Stewart’s 3-year-old sons was hospitalized in critical condition at Rancho Springs Hospital Nov. 7. Hospital staff found the child to be severely malnourished, weighing less than 15 pounds. He also had what they determined to be suspicious bruises. Staffed called police to the hospital before the boy was taken to Rady Children’s Center in San Diego. He remained hospitalized in the ICU Wednesday.
MICHIGAN – A kindergarten teacher in Brownstown Township is accused of intentionally touching a 4-year-old student’s “private area,” according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. John Guthrie, 40, is charged with criminal sexual conduct second degree. He was arraigned this week and was given a $10,000 personal bond with a GPS tether. Guthrie had been teaching kindergarten at Wegienka Elementary School. He was suspended when the allegations first surfaced then stopped getting paid when the charges were brought against him.
Cuddling his tiny nephew in his arms, Norman Shepherd looks every inch the doting uncle as, by his side, the baby’s mother proudly looks on. It is the sort of casual but intimate snapshot that graces countless family albums, yet today Joanne Fowler can hardly bear to look at the photograph. Once that young mother in the picture, now — years later — she is still coming to terms with the horrific betrayal it represents.
FLORIDA – In a recent string of ugly incidents in high school sports, Wednesday’s news of an alleged gang rape by a group of Florida high school football players is perhaps the most disturbing. Police arrested six Winter Springs High School (Winter Springs, Fla.) teens in connection with the alleged rape of a student that took place in the woods near their school last week. The student-athletes, all football players, have been charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment after they allegedly pulled the 16-year-old victim into the woods and raped her. Those arrested on Wednesday were identified as Tywuan Johnson, 17, Torreano Batton, 18, Jose Sims, 17, Deoante Steward, 17, Tolbert Alexander, 16, and Marquis Pierre, 16. While all but one are minors, the alleged perpetrators’ names have been released in accordance with Florida law that allows it when the minors are charged with a felony.
An 11-year-old Colombian girl is in critical condition after one of more than 100 cocaine capsules her father had made her swallow as part of a drug mule operation, burst in her stomach. That’s according to a report from Mail Online. The girl was rushed to the hospital in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where doctors removed nearly 1.2lbs of cocaine during surgery. According to the report, 104 capsules of cocaine were removed during the surgery.
Graco announced they are voluntarily recalling 4.7 million strollers because of a risk of pinching or cutting a child’s finger. ABC News is reporting there are about 4.7 million strollers in the U.S., more than 200,000 in Canada and 10,300 in Mexico. The recall spans 11 different models sold between Aug. 1, 2000 and Nov. 19, 2014. The recall includes strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierrea, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate.
It seems lately as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby’s image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family-friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations. Though the star has vehemently denied most of the accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted young women seeking career guidance, the stories are taking their toll on his reputation and bankroll. The stories of Cosby’s purported misdeeds have been around for about a decade, but they recently got new life when a comedian took aim at him and a social media stunt inviting fans to meme the comic went awry.
An Idaho man man used a shotgun to kill his longtime girlfriend and one of her five children before using the same weapon to kill himself, a preliminary investigation shows. Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs says autopsy reports have not been finalized from the Nov. 15 deaths but the early investigation has found only the single weapon. Police say 36-year-old George Salinas likely killed 38-year-old LeAnn Schuldies and her 17-year-old daughter, Brianna Cox, before ending his life.Their bodies were found in a Twin Falls County home. Four other children, ages 6, 7, 9 and 13 survived. They’re believed to be Salinas’ children with Schuldies.
A mother has been charged with the murder of her two young daughters after the little girls were beaten to death at a home in Quitman, Texas. Daphne McDaniels, 24, was arrested for the murders of one-year-old Natalye Price and Gabriella Guerrero, three, nearly four months after the sisters’ bodies were discovered. At the time, her boyfriend Thomas Liles, 19, was arrested for tampering with evidence.
A woman cut off her three-year-old nephew’s penis after flying into a rage because he walked in on her using the toilet. Xue Paan, 37, now faces jail time following her sadistic punishment of her nephew Qiang Qiang, who she was looking after while his mother visited a neighbor in the Henan Province in central China. Xue was reportedly using her phone on the toilet when the toddler walked in and asked if he could play a game on the device.
A brain-dead two-year-old Brooklyn girl’s organs will not be donated after a family dispute kept her on life support. A New York Organ Donor Network spokeswoman tells The New York Times that organ and tissue donation ‘can only occur when there is agreement amongst family members’. The parents of Thaiya Spruill-Smith were in disagreement over whether to donate her organs after the toddler was declared brain dead on Friday. Police say her stepfather violently shook her, resulting in injuries that proved fatal.
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.’
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