TEXAS – Houston police are calling on the public to help find the man who fatally stabbed an 11-year-old boy as he walked home from school this week, and the reward for information in the case has risen to $15,000. “The murderer is still on the loose at this point,” Houston homicide Lt. Robert Blain told reporters Friday after the surprise announcement that charges had been dropped against the initial suspect, Che Lajuan Calhoun. “It is very important we get this suspect off our streets before he commits another senseless crime ,” Herman said in a release. Police are seeking a black man with a tall thin, build. He was seen wearing black pants and a black shirt, with a green jacked over his shoulders. He would have been covered in blood from the brutal attack, Blain said.
Washington – A Kelso mother is sharing her story about the search for her missing husband all while he was under investigation for allegedly raping their three daughters. Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Maurice Scott, Jr. late Wednesday night at a home 20 miles northeast of his home in Toutle. A probable cause affidavit shows Scott admitted to inappropriately touching his oldest daughter, but denies touching his younger two daughters.
A woman has revealed the horror of discovering just hours after giving birth to their son that her boyfriend had been accused of sexually molesting two of his children from a previous relationship. Kristina described that day as one the best days but also one of the worst for her and her family. ‘That was the last day we were able to be a family,’ she said on Dr Phil. Two hours after giving birth, she said her family was ripped apart after Child Protective Services showed up to the hospital and revealed her boyfriend Jayson has been accused of sexually molesting his daughter and son.
A 17-month-old baby was murdered by his mother’s boyfriend and she then lied to cover up the killing, a court heard today. Toddler Finley Thomas suffered ‘catastrophic’ head injuries after allegedly being attacked by his mother’s lover at home. But mother Chloe Thomas, 25, claimed the child had simply fallen down the stairs when paramedics were called to their home. The emergency crew found Finley unconscious on the living room floor and he died from brain injuries in hospital.
PENNSYLVANIA – A married couple is facing multiple child abuse charges after their two-month-old twin daughters were both found with broken or fractured legs. Michael Shales, 30, and his wife, Melissa Shales, 25, have been charged with felony endangering the welfare of a child, conspiracy and aggravated assault in Bucks County after a police investigation that started in March. The investigation began when Melissa Shales called 911 to report that one of her two daughters was having difficulty breathing.
UTAH – The father and son accused of luring a woman and her four teenage daughters to a house in Utah and tying them up while high on methamphetamine are both in custody in Wyoming. At the end of a dramatic five-day manhunt, law officers arrested Dereck James ‘DJ’ Harrison, 22, late Saturday night, several hours after the surrender of his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, 51, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said. The various charges the men face include aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.
TEXAS – Former foster care children described conditions of neglect and sometimes physical and sexual abuse as part of a lawsuit against Texas, prompting a federal judge to declare the system unconstitutionally broken. Here are some of their stories, based on court documents and interviews. After about 25 placements across Texas, Kristopher Sharp refused a move 600 miles away during his senior year of high school. He soon found himself living on the streets of Houston and turned to prostitution “for a place to stay at night or for a meal.”
A priest and former president of a prestigious Catholic high school on Long Island in New York has been suspended after the order says allegations of sexual abuse of a student were deemed credible. The Marianist order, also known as the Society of Mary, said Friday it conducted a ‘comprehensive investigation.’ Details of the alleged abuse have no been revealed. They say Reverend James Williams has denied the allegations. Prosecutors say the statute of limitations for misdemeanor sexual abuse expired in 2013.
A Sullivan County couple have been indicted for sexual abuse of the woman’s son, which is alleged to have included filming the crimes being committed against the 4-year-old victim. Brook Antoinette Morrell, 28, and her boyfriend Edward Gene Swift, 37, were arrested Wednesday afternoon and booked into the Sullivan County jail. Court records show the pair were indicted on Tuesday by a Sullivan County grand jury.
GEORGIA – The mother of a special needs student who reported being raped is now offering a reward to catch the attacker. The mother says Dougherty County School Police told her they hit a brick wall in their investigation. The student’s family hopes a reward will lead to new information. The mother of the 15 year old special needs child says she wants justice for her daughter. The mother says her family decided to offer the reward, because their daughter urged them to.
A 66-year-old convicted sex offender is facing similar charges again following an alleged incident in Sugarcreek Twp. Harold Stookey has been indicted on four counts of raping a child under the age of 13 as well as two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to an indictment. Stookey is out of jail on a $100,000 bond and has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges.
DELAWARE – A karate instructor in Delaware is charged with several counts of rape and sexual abuse, and detectives say there may be other alleged victims. New Castle County police report they just learned about the allegations against Carlos Villa in March, but they go back years. They say “a victim disclosed to a trusted adult that Carlos touched her inappropriately multiple times between December 2010 and March 2011” and that adult contacted detectives.
FBI agents seized numerous records and equipment from two sites in Kiryas Joel on Thursday in connection with a secretly recorded video of a principal and a young boy that has fueled extensive media coverage and prompted a child-abuse investigation. The FBI released no information about the search warrants it executed at the United Talmudical Academy boys school on Getzil Berger Boulevard and at the Kirays Joel Public Safety Department’s trailer on Schunnemunk Road. But an Orange County law enforcement source and a Kiryas Joel source who spoke with FBI agents on Thursday confirmed the searches stemmed from the leaked recording, which was posted on Facebook and distributed in the Hasidic community through WhatsApp less than two weeks ago.
Jimmy Wallace Wall is facing multiple charges for child rape and molestation allegations from a former student at Madison Elementary School in Olympia. The accuser, who is now 18-years old, stated Wall raped him on multiple occasions during the 2007-08 school year. The man said he was 10-years old when the abuse occurred. He told Olympia police Wall sexually abused him during school trips to local parks and in a shed located in the field directly behind the boy’s school.
An AMBER Alert was issued 6-days ago by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Rogersville Police Department for 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent. Carlie was taken out of school last Wednesday by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson, who has no custodial rights to Carlie, under false pretenses.
TEXAS – A developmentally disabled teen was found brutally murdered and her uterus removed earlier this year. Authorities are now releasing new details in the Feb. 10 slaying of Holli Jeffcoat in Lubbock, Texas, and the alleged sexual abuse she endured for years. Jeffcoat was found stabbed to death with cuts to her throat and stomach, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Her killer attempted to conceal the homicide by setting the girl’s trailer home on fire.
SHIPROCK, New Mexico – A stranger who lured 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into his van with promises of watching a movie instead walked her into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation, a place known for its breathtaking views and a monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles. As the sun faded, the man returned alone, with a crowbar tucked in his jacket. The girl was nowhere to be seen. The girl’s 9-year-old brother, who had jumped into the van hoping to protect her — was now distraught and scared. The man drove him toward a highway, and then told him to get out.
Joyce Meyer has been rather open about her past of sexual abuse, but for the first time, she’s portraying it in its true light. “Sexual abuse is so shaming that nobody talks about it. Nobody knows how to talk about it,” stated Meyer. Though Joyce was abused until she was 18, she was too terrified to reveal the secret to anyone for most of her childhood. Because of her father’s coercion and manipulation, a part of her believed it was her fault. Even as Joyce started to open up about her dark past, she always referred to it as “sexual abuse”—but in a recent interview posted on her website this week, she admits that term is truly not enough anymore. It was rape.
Being in the situation where a partner has taken your child to another country can be stressful enough, but it can be made much, much worse if you have reason to believe that your child may be coming to harm in their care. International child abuse cases can often be quite difficult and extremely stressful, especially if you have little or no contact with the child. A common example of this type of case is a violent partner who has fled the country, taking your child with them. Getting custody in the case of international child abduction by a partner can be difficult, however if abuse is suspected it may be easier to get your child back.
Cosby loses appeal, will face sexual assault charge – Bill Cosby’s attempt to avoid facing a sexual assault charge was ended Monday by a Pennsylvania appeals court. The entertainer, who claimed that an old deal with prosecutors not to charge him in the 2004 case should be honored, will now be criminally prosecuted. Cosby, 78, is facing trial over a 2004 encounter at his home with a then Temple University employee who says she was drugged and molested by the comedian. Cosby says they engaged in consensual sex acts.
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