A doctor and two nurses have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a six-year-old boy who was left to die after being mistaken for another child with a “do not resuscitate” order. Jack Adcock died of pneumonia at Leicester Royal Infirmary after doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba confused him with another youngster who had already been discharged.
Several more women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by comedy legend Bill Cosby have come forward sparking a ‘definitive open investigation’ by Los Angeles Police Department, a lawyer for one of the victims has told Daily Mail online. The new victims claim to have been subjected to sex attacks by Cosby but have asked to remain anonymous. Significantly, in another blow for the star, it is believed a number of the latest raft of allegations fall within the statute of limitations meaning he can be prosecuted if enough evidence is found. This comes as a model who accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at the Playboy mansion six years ago tells Daily Mail Online that she is scheduled to meet with LAPD detectives to give a formal statement against the comedian.
A father who pleaded with the public for help finding his eight-year-old daughter after she went missing in September has been arrested for killing her. Hiawayi Robinson, who was found dead behind an abandoned building in Prichard, Alabama two days after she went missing, died as she was being sexually abused by her father, authorities said. Hiawatha Robinson, 38, was arrested on charges of first-degree sodomy and murder on Tuesday afternoon, and if convicted, he faces up to life in prison for each charge. ‘The facts will show that while engaging in sodomy in the first degree, Hiawatha Robinson Jr. caused the death of Hiawayi Robinson,’ Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said while announcing the charges at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
MADISON COUNTY, Indiana — Indiana State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for child molesting and incest. Police say 31-year-old Shawn Anderson is wanted on a seven count felony warrant for those charges. Anderson is a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair.
A Las Vegas sex ring deemed the “most horrific in memory” has been disbanded and multiple arrests made. A mother of four, her ex-husband, and his new wife all reportedly lived together and allegedly engaged in child molestation, bestiality, and incest. Terrie Sena is a licensed school teacher who works as a substitute in Las Vegas and Clark County public schools. Sena, 43, was arrested last week as a part of the notorious sex ring sting. Her ex-husband, Christopher Sena, 47, and his current wife, Deborah Sena, 50, were all charged with multiple felonies stemming from the child sex ring and bestiality case.
RUSHVILLE – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau is investigating a rape accusation at a Rusvhille home on Market Street. A 53-year-old man, identified as David A. Pyles, of Rushville, was arrested as a result of the investigation on Monday. Deputies were called to Pyles’ Rushville home at 4:05 p.m. on Monday about the sexual assault of a child, according to a sheriff’s office press release. Detectives investigated the claims and interviewed witnesses, arresting Pyle shortly after.
The Associated Press asked all 50 states, the District of Columbia and military services to provide information on children who died of abuse or neglect over a six-year span, even as authorities were investigating them or their families or providing some form of protective services. The overall tally for children who died under such circumstances was 786.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 25-year-old woman and her 51-year-old mother face charges of child abuse and neglect after police say the younger woman poured extremely hot water on her daughter, not yet three years old. Doctors at Children’s Mercy have been treating the child, born January 20, 2012, for second-degree burns on 12 percent of her body, including her face and back. The girl was brought to the hospital on Saturday,December 13 at about 9:30 p.m., over 24 hours after the abuse occurred. A child services investigator says the victim twice told her “Mommy is mean,” and stated that the bathtub water “did it.” She told the case worker that the water was in the blue bucket and that “Mommy did it.”
To say the last 24 hours of research has uncovered significant information would be the understatement of the year. We are going to attempt to share the discoveries and keep the text digestible, but the depth here is really consuming. So we’ll start with a troubling outline of the investigation and then share more alarming evidence of big trouble in a small town. The link below will show a video of District Attorney John Champion and Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby, giving a press conference on Thursday. If you pay close attention you can hear cause for initial concern. What we outline after is jaw dropping: “I do not anticipate any arrests“.
Islamabad, Pakistan — “‘God is great,'” the Taliban militants shouted as they roared through the hallways of a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Then, 14-year-old student Ahmed Faraz recalled, one of them took a harsher tone. ” ‘A lot of the children are under the benches,’ ” a Pakistani Taliban said, according to Ahmed. ” ‘Kill them.’ ” By the time the hours-long siege at Army Public School and Degree College ended early Tuesday evening, at least 145 people — 132 children, 10 school staff members and three soldiers — were dead, military spokesman Gen. Asim Bajwa said. More than 100 were injured, many with gunshot wounds, according to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani.
A shocking new report shows that dozens of suspected rapists, murderers and child abusers were released back onto the streets of Detroit in the last four years, because county prosecutors didn’t sign warrants in time to keep the accused behind bars. The Detroit News reports that the office’s backlog of outstanding warrants goes back to 2010, and includes 21 for murder, 105 for sexual assault and 126 for child abuse. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy explained the chilling statistic, saying budget cuts have whittled down her staff who are now struggling to keep up with the cases.
MACOMB COUNTY, MICHIGAN – Graphic testimony was heard in the preliminary exam Monday for James VanCallis, charged with the murder of Armada teen April Millsap. VanCallis, 32, is charged with first degree murder, felony murder, assault with the intent to commit sexual penetration, but first the judge must decide if the case should go to trial. Prosecutors say that about 15 witnesses are expected to testify. Some who took that stand said there was no doubt in their mind they saw VanCallis on the Macomb Orchard Trail the day she was fatally assaulted. There was also testimony from responding officers who gave graphic testimony.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Wendy Holland, the 35-year-old woman accused of multiple sex crimes involving a child, has been convicted of guilty of sex abuse of a child, sodomy, endangering welfare of a child and sexual torture. The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office presented its case on Tuesday, which was highlighted with testimony from the child victim. The emotional statements were backed with similar testimony from participants in the family sex ring. Authorities have arrested 11 people total, eight of whom are related.
Herrera-Martinez wanted on child molestation charges Chino Valley police are looking for Jose Rogelio Herrera-Martinez, 41. They have a warrant for his arrest for child molestation, child abuse and forgery charges. He was born April 15, 1973, is 5-foot-7 and weighs about 175 pounds. He has long black hair that is usually worn in a […]
PHOENIX — A Maricopa County Sheriff’s detention officer is on administrative leave following sex crime charges dating back almost two decades. The Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Scott Andrew Dennison, who was charged Thursday, remains jailed on charges of sexual conduct with a minor and molestation of a child. According to court records, two female victims told Peoria police that Dennison molested them when they were children. Another victim alleges that Dennison engaged her in oral sex when she was between 4 and 5 years old.
WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND — A Woonsocket police officer found guilty of physically abusing his young sister while in his care, was sentenced to 10 years at the ACI with six months to serve on Monday. Patrick Cahill, 26, of Woonsocket, was found guilty on one count of second-degree child abuse. Prosecutors proved that in August of 2012, Cahill physically abused his 9-year-old sister. She immediately told her mother about the abuse, who then reported the incident to Woonsocket police. “We alleged to the court that he in fact choked his sister,” Kilmartin said. “The judge, who conducted a jury-waived trial, did the fact-finding, concurred, and found him guilty.” Cahill has been on unpaid administrative leave since his arrest.
A Utah father will serve 30 days in jail and 30 days of house arrest for chaining his 7-year-old son to a bed while the man was at work. State Judge Brandon Maynard insisted on jail time Monday despite a recommendation from prosecutors that 29-year-old Sammie Hodges from Logan only serve house arrest. Utah father Sammie Hodges, 29, chained his 7-year-old son to a bed while he was at work because he couldn’t afford daycare. The judge said he didn’t want to keep father and son apart, though. ‘My goal is not to undermine reunification efforts with your son, but rather to reinforce making good parenting decisions,’ Maynard said.
Growing up, she wondered what her father was like. So the schoolgirl, then 13, was thrilled when she eventually tracked him down through “friends and Facebook” postings. He was living in South Yorkshire, England. But it turned out the teen was better off not making contact – as she was repeatedly forced to have sex with him “on a regular basis” over a six-month period, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
Studies of sexual offenders have found that deliberate tactics are often used to select victims and engage them in sexual abuse. This is described as the grooming process. Sexual offenders have often claimed to identify vulnerable children – for example, those who are less able to tell about the abuse, or who are unhappy or needy. There are a number of specific techniques that offenders use to mask their behavior prior to the assault, as well as during and after the assault. Many deliberately establish themselves as the kind of person you wouldn’t suspect to be a sex offender because they are “too nice” or an upstanding person in the community who helps a lot of people out. This is a powerful tactic as it allows offenders to become embedded in a community and be involved in a number of socially responsible activities such as youth groups, churches and schools, which can give the offender access to a number of potential victims without ever being suspected. This double life causes parents and others to drop their guards and to allow access to their children without suspecting anything. It is important to also note, that the majority of offenders are known to the family, and too often are family members.
Islamic State (IS) has published a shocking guidebook for its fighters on how to rape slave girls – even if they have not reached puberty. The Arabic manual, titled Questions And Answers On Taking Captives And Slaves, instructs IS fighters on how to buy and sell women and girls who have been captured in war as booty. The document, published by the Research and Fatwa Department of IS, gives its fighters the green light to turn captured women into slaves and concubines, and even give them as gifts to one another.
Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle—rather than perpetuate it. By learning about common signs of abuse and what you can do to intervene, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life. Child abuse and neglect occurs in a range of situations, for a range of reasons. Children are rarely subject to one form of abuse at a time. Adults can experience a range of psychological, emotional and social problems related to childhood abuse.
Detectives aren’t releasing many details, but they believe the family’s front-loader washing machine played a part in a little boy’s death, saying his injuries appears to be consistent with having been inside the appliance. “From what we know about the washing machine … that door has to be shut, and then someone has to push a button on the outside to get that started,” said police spokesman Officer Joe Harn. “It does not start by automatically shutting that door.” The washing machine has been seized as evidence. Blocker’s friends are asking people not to be too quick to judge.
A Southern California father and his girlfriend have been found guilty of torture and child abuse for starving two of his children and beating a third. A San Bernardino County jury convicted 30-year-old Erik Austin Flores and 23-year-old Mariah Rita Sugg, of Hesperia, Wednesday. Each faces 20 years to life in prison when they’re sentenced January 8. Prosecutors say the 4-year-old and 5-year-old children suffered permanent height loss because of their malnutrition and resembled concentration camp survivors and zombies when they were found and taken in by authorities earlier this year.
A former Christian radio host was called a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ on Thursday as he was sentenced to 40 years for raping an 11-year-old boy. John Balyo, 36, of Caledonia, Michigan, was arrested in a June as part of a sex trafficking ring bust, and in September, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the child in a hotel room. At the sentencing hearing, Judge Robert Holmes Bell said it was difficult to reconcile Balyo’s public image as a newlywed expectant father, who was a camp counselor and missionary volunteer, with that of the sadistic pedophile which came to light in the police investigation. Police found Balyo’s lock-up where he stashed child pornography and practised a sexual kidnapping fantasy with a child-sized mannequin.
A Utah mother has been arrested for allegedly taking pictures of her half-naked 5-year-old daughter and selling them to men. Starla Rae McCabe, 45, from Perry, Utah, has been charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to a probable cause statement obtained by Deseret News, police armed with a warrant searchd a Nintendo DSi video game system featuring a camera and discovered a cache of 19 photo s depicting McCabe’s 5-year-old daughter.
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