MOUNDS, Oklahoma – Authorities in Creek County are looking for a couple wanted for child abuse and neglect after finding a malnourished infant in cardiac arrest. Mounds Police say Cody and Amanda Haynes are wanted for felony child abuse by injury and four counts of child neglect. Cody Haynes could be armed and dangerous, a news bulletin states.
UK – Alleged child abuse victims of Labour peer Greville Janner last night accused police and prosecutors of a 45-year cover-up over a tidal wave of evidence he is a predatory pedophile. The 86-year-old party grandee was accused of being ‘Labour’s Cyril Smith’ and an ‘animal’ as prosecutors revealed he escaped prosecution three times over 16 years thanks to botched investigations. Janner is accused of preying on vulnerable boys at three Leicester care homes between 1969 and 1988. Prosecutors said there remained an ‘overwhelming case’ to charge the former MP with 22 sex attacks on nine victims in children’s care homes – the youngest of whom was just ten.
OKLAHOMA – Police fear that two serial pedophiles arrested last month may have had more victims. Authorities in Muskogee, Oklahoma announced on Wednesday that they were searching for other potential victims of William ‘Frankie’ Dugan, 29, and 32-year-old Valerie Ojo. The couple were charged in March after they allegedly committed forcible sodomy, incest and exploitation against two children, aged 5 and 6.
Pennsylvania – The father of a 6-year-old girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. Kenneth Wanamaker Jr, 37, pleaded guilty on Friday, weeks before a scheduled trial in the Northhampton County, Pennsylvania, case against him after the vast majority of his daughter’s teeth were found to be abscessed. A dentist had testified the girl’s teeth were in such bad shape they posed a potentially fatal threat to her health.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A woman has been charged with misdemeanor child endangering after a weekend incident at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The charge was filed in Cleveland Municipal Court after a 2-year-old boy was allegedly dangled and dropped into the cheetah exhibit Saturday. Michelle Schwab, the child’s mother, is expected in Cleveland Municipal Court on April 22. Schwab, 37, is a resident of Delaware, Ohio — a suburb north of Columbus.
The number of web pages containing child pornography has more than doubled over the past year. Researchers have also revealed the material features increasingly young children. Nine out of every ten images of child sexual abuse found online in 2014 showed children aged ten and under, according to the Internet Watch Foundation. That was a dramatic increase from the year before, when around two-thirds of the child porn it found featured children of such a young age. They were part of a worrying rise in the amount of child abuse the IWF discovered online. Overall, experts from the regulator removed more than 31,000 web pages featuring vile images of sexual abuse in 2014, soaring 136 per cent from around 13,000 the previous year.
CICERO, Illinois – A 23-year-old Cicero man has been charged in the beating death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old child. Cicero police say Martin Alvarado Jr. struck the toddler multiple times about the body Thursday, causing the child’s death in the 1600-block of 49th Court. Police say Alvarado Jr. had become enraged when the child urinated on him while changing the baby’s diaper. Alvarado Jr. made incriminating statements and gave a video-taped confession of his actions that caused the death of the child during interviews with police, officials said.
CRYSTAL, Minnesota — A body found in the Mississippi River over the weekend has been identified as that of a 10-year-old Minnesota boy who has been missing for nearly a month, and police said Sunday that the boy’s father is a “primary suspect” as the case becomes a homicide investigation. Authorities said the body of Barway Collins was found Saturday, about 10 feet from the river’s edge in Brooklyn Center. Crystal, Minnesota, Police Chief Stephanie Revering said authorities have electronic evidence that shows the boy’s father, Pierre Collins, was in that area at the time the boy disappeared. She did not elaborate on the nature of that evidence.
A nine-year-old girl is pregnant after suffering horrific sexual abuse at the hands of Isis militants in northern Iraq, aid workers report. The Yazidi girl has recently been released after nearly a year as a prisoner in the Islamic State, where women and young girls from the religious minority are known to be kept as ‘sex slaves’. Earlier this week, more than 200 Yazidi women, children and elderly were released near Kirkuk, northern Iraq after being taken by Isis militants last June.
It was described by the heir to the throne as ‘Colditz in kilts’, and has become as well known for its famous alumni as its notoriously strict regime. Now Gordonstoun, the £32,00-a-year Scottish public school where the Queen’s sons and children of Sean Connery and David Bowie were educated, has become embroiled in allegations of historical sex abuse. Former pupils have spoken of a number of incidents at Aberlour House, the preparatory school that was part of Gordonstoun in Moray in Scotland. These included the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl and a boy who was molested by his teacher.
An alleged online sex offender accused of raping five children and involving 20 more in the making of child pornography has been charged with 145 child exploitation offences. The 47-year-old man from Warwick, 150km south-west of Brisbane, has been accused of sexually abusing 28 children from three states, including taking some of his victims to hotel rooms where he allegedly raped them. Police allege the man used a range of social media sites to prey on children under the age of 16 and in some cases arranged meetings so he could physically abuse them and use them to make child pornography.
Police in Bakersfield, California arrested a man who was caught on surveillance video abusing his son at a supermarket. The shocking incident happened around 2:30 Thursday afternoon. The video shows 23-year-old Justin Whittington running up to a toddler, slapping him in the face and knocking him to the ground. Whittington then yanks the boy off the floor as he hysterically begins to cry. A woman, possibly his mother, walks up and takes him outside as if nothing happened.
Stop It Now! has developed a warning signs tip sheet to help identify possible warning signs. Any one sign does not mean that a child was sexually abused, but the presence of several suggests that you begin asking questions and consider seeking help.
ELYRIA, Ohio — An infant’s parents have been charged with child endangering after police say they couldn’t agree which one would take care of their 3-month-old over the weekend and the father left her at a McDonald’s outside Cleveland. Twenty-two-year-old Rachel Jaajaa and 29-year-old Aaron Tate were arrested Monday. Police in Elyria say Jaajaa was leaving McDonald’s after her shift ended Friday and found Tate in the parking lot with the infant.
A Sacramento woman is accused of trying to kill her daughter by pouring gas on the girl and then setting her on fire. Truly terrifying. Neighbors of the suspect, 27-year-old Porche Wright, said they saw—and heard—the whole thing, and are still cringing at the gruesome memory. According to witnesses, Wright has a history of verbally abusing her children. In fact, she has a rap sheet that includes charges of disorderly conduct, domestic violence and prostitution.
After weeks of hearing some of the most horrific, gut-wrenching details of what happened on April 15, 2013 when two pressure-cooker bombs detonated in the middle of crowds of spectators at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, it was time to render the verdict. After hearing arguments that the younger of the Tsarnaev brothers was a pawn being used by his older brother for political gain, it was time to deliberate. The future of a young man who was not even old enough to buy alcohol in this country was in their hands.
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YANKTON, SD – Authorities have released information surrounding a missing 6-year-old boy in Yankton. At approximately 7:29 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Hilt was reported missing at Riverside Park. Family members were fishing on a boat dock and could not find the 6 year old. Several agencies started a ground search and Yankton County Search and Rescue brought in their dive team. On Monday, authorities are continuing their search in and around the Missouri River. Hilt was last seen wearing tan pants and a green shirt with tan shoes. He wears glasses and has blonde hair. His family confirmed his name and released a photo of Hilt Monday afternoon.
ROCK HILL, South Carolina – Two former officers sworn to serve and protect the community are accused of hurting their child so badly, officials say, he has to be fed through a feeding tube. The couple had a Department of Social Services (DSS) hearing Monday morning at the York County family court. WBTV’s cameras got a look at Audrey Schurig and Robert Taylor when they left the hearing, which was closed to the public, in Rock Hill with their families. Neither Schurig or Taylor’s lawyers would share what happened inside the courtroom.
California – A 2-year-old girl who was found alive hours after getting abducted from a Los Angeles County car wash was discovered naked and in shock, witnesses said. The girl was found sitting alone next to a dumpster outside a Cudahy burger joint Thursday, just two hours after she disappeared while screaming for her mother at a Gardena car wash. Police initially said the girl was “okay.” They have since said she was injured during the attack. They declined to describe her injuries and are no longer identifying her publicly.
PENNSYLVANIA – An infertile woman convinced her new husband to repeatedly rape her 15-year-old daughter so she could have another child. Misty Machinshok, 33, has been jailed for 15 to 30 years for the abuse in which she ‘coached’ the pair on the best positions to conceive, and held her daughter’s hand ‘the first few times’. She planned to tell friends and family that the teenager got pregnant with a stranger at a house party in their home town of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her 29-year-old husband Gary Machinshok, who she met through a website called onlinebootycall.com, will be sentenced this month after pleading no contest to raping the child ‘every few days’ throughout 2013.
A 13-year-old girl from Missouri who had been missing since Sunday morning has been found in New Mexico, 850 miles away from her home. Hannah Kennish sneaked out of her family’s home to meet up with Raymond Vallia, a 55-year-old man she had met online and developed a relationship with, according to Daily Mail. Vallia, who communicated with Kennish using Facebook, is a married grandfather. He lives in Texas, but also has an apartment in Albuquerque.
The unprecedented scale of current police investigations into historic child abuse can be revealed for the first time today, as senior officers warn of the challenge of investigating alleged crimes that go back decades.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with murdering his five-month-old daughter. Tomas Driukas was arrested after paramedics were called to his home in Birmingham in the early hours of Wednesday morning. His daughter was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with breathing difficulties. The infant, who is believed to be a twin, died later that day after suffering ‘several injuries’, police said. Detectives arrested the baby’s parents on suspicion of murder yesterday. The couple had a young girl and twin babies, neighbors said.
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Police said Friday that they’re trying to find a couple and five children who left a North Las Vegas home where a 3-year-old girl was found dead and a 4-month-old girl was so badly neglected by her 17-year-old mother that the child was hospitalized in critical condition. If Kellie Cherie Phillips, 38, and Jondrew Megil Lachaux, a 39-year-old ex-convict, aren’t in Nevada, they may be in the Los Angeles or Oakland, California, areas, North Las Vegas police Officer Aaron Patty said. Patty told reporters that Phillips and Lachaux were sought for questioning, and that no Amber Alert or arrest warrant had been issued.
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