PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – Multiple sources are reporting a story that may come as a shock to many. A woman has been arrested for allegedly killing six children she gave birth to, according to police. According to Fox 13 News, 39-year-old Megan Huntsman was arrested Saturday after seven bodies of her infants were found dead. Police believe Huntsman killed these children over a 10-year period.
SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean police charged a man on Tuesday for the murder of his 2-year-old son after he confessed to suffocating the child so he could leave the house to go back to playing games at an Internet cafe. On Sunday, police in the city of Taegu arrested the 22-year-old, identified only by his surname, Chung, after finding the body of his child in a suitcase wrapped in a trash bag near his home. Chung had earlier reported the boy missing.
Inkster, Michigan – Video shows a 13-year-old girl under attack — first by one girl but others quickly joined. The Inkster middle school student was repeatedly slapped, punched and kicked. No one tried to break it up or help her. “I started crying when I saw (the video),” said the victim’s mother, Lasean Johnson. “She said, ‘They jumped me, they jumped me,’ and she spit out blood in the hallway.”
Maiduguri (Nigeria) – Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said Tuesday. The unprecedented mass abduction in Borno state came hours after a bomb blast ripped through a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, killing 75 people, the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria’s capital.
Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben M. Green ordered a defendant to serve two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years after a jury reached a guilty verdict on charges of rape, sodomy and child molestation, Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced. The alleged victims were two young girls, ages 5 and 8, the daughters of a woman with whom the defendant had a “romantic relationship,” the DA’s announcement said. The trial started Monday and the jury took less than two hours on Thursday to convict George Henry Lawton, 27, of Jacksonville, Fla., on all 11 counts in the indictment. Lawton was found guilty of rape, four counts of aggravated sodomy, four counts of aggravated child molestation, and two counts of child molestation.
LAFAYETTE — A former Opelousas child psychiatrist was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Friday on child pornography charges that arose after his release from serving an earlier 10-year sentence in a separate pornography case. Gary Jefferson Byrd, 72, of Opelousas, also faced state sexual battery charges in the 1980s in St. Landry Parish for allegedly molesting two boys in his care, but those charges were dropped in an agreement that called on Byrd never to see children as clients again if he regained his medical license. Prosecutors at the time said the deal was made because of the difficulty in finding evidence to corroborate accusations from the children.
Susannah Birch remembers the day her mother prepared her for a ritual Old Testament sacrifice, cutting her throat with a kitchen knife and preparing to roast her in the oven of the family home in the small Queensland town of Dalby. It was the Australia weekend in January 1989, when Birch was two years old and the only child of parents John and Linda Andrew who were Seventh Day Adventists. In a seemingly ordinary domestic scene, the family house was undergoing a bathroom renovation, John Andrew had been watching a cricket test on television and had gone to work.
Two of the victims killed in a shooting Sunday believed to be fueled by anti-Semitism have been identified, and family members say they were Christian not Jewish. Will Corporon issued a statement saying his father, Dr. William Lewis Corporan, and nephew, Reat Griffin Underwood, were killed in the senseless attack outside a Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kansas City. Authorities haven’t released the name of a woman who was killed minutes later in an attack at a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away. Police arrested a 73-year-old man after the shootings, who was later identified as Frazier Glenn Cross.
News sources in Florida are reporting that the Port Canaveral Police Department arrested a 36 year old Disney crew member today on charges of molesting a 13 year old girl on the Disney Dream cruise ship. Florida Today states that “the Port Canaveral Police Department has arrested a Disney Cruise Line crew member today for alleged lewd or lascivious molestation of a minor.”
The serial molester who has been targeting children is at work again. On Monday afternoon, he assaulted his eighth victim, a 13-year old, while she was on her way home from school in Sion. The accused, with the distinguishing feature of a damaged eye — it is completely white — has been in operation for six months now, but is still at large. The police’s efforts to track him down seem to be limp at best, even as parents are terrified for their school-going children.
SIOUX CITY | After telling a judge the pain and chaos that Daniel Harbeck, the man who had repeatedly molested her daughter for more than three years, had caused her family, the victim’s mother ended her statement with what she considered an appropriate sentence. “I believe Dan should spend the rest of his life in prison for his horrible crimes. He needs to be held accountable for his actions,” the mother said Thursday in Woodbury County District Court.
CLEVELAND, OH — The 42-year-old husband of Brooklyn School Board President Jennifer O’Banion is facing charges that he raped and stalked a 16-year-old student. A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Chris O’Banion today in a 13-count indictment that also includes multiple felony child pornography charges. See the indictment in document viewer below or click here to see on a mobile device.
Memphis – In 2011, James Hawkins Jr. was convicted of brutally killing his girlfriend and mother of his children, Charlene Gaither, and making one daughter help dispose of the body. It was during that murder trial allegations of several child rapes against James Hawkins Sr. were made and charges were filed. Today, Hawkins Sr., was convicted of two counts of raping two young female relatives.
An Alabama pastor has been arrested on sex abuse charges for allegedly raping and sodomizing a young family member. Sheriff Harris Huffman said William Best Jr. was charged with rape, sodomy and incest and was being held in the county jail, with his bond raised to $2million Thursday by a Selma judge. Best, 47, server as a pastor of Living Waters Church in Valley Grande. District Attorney Michael Jackson says the minister is accused of beginning a sexual relationship with a minor who was 14 and continuing it for three years.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a lieutenant for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a rape investigation. On Tuesday afternoon, a Knox County Grand Jury indicted Dennis Mills, Jr., on a set of criminal counts, including rape of a child, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. Authorities arrested him without incident in Knoxville this Tuesday evening.
A woman from Nashville who allowed her young daughter to be beaten to death has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and aggravated child neglect after she failed to protect the toddler. Neena Costanza, 22, accepted a plea deal to serve 30 percent of a 20-year sentence — with a chance for parole that means she could be free within six years. Little Eloise Costanza was just 17-months-old when she died after being beaten up by her boyfriend Jacob Scott Hughes, 23, who is already in jail and awaiting trial for the toddlers’ murder.
The shocking scale of the Establishment cover-up of former Liberal MP Cyril Smith’s sickening sex abuse of boys is revealed today. For four decades, the depraved 29st politician was free to prey on vulnerable children as young as eight. Police received at least 144 complaints by victims of the predatory pedophile yet the authorities blocked any prosecution – allowing Smith brazenly to continue his abuse.
Nearly four decades ago, police say, a State Department Foreign Service officer named Bradford Bishop unleashed a series of vicious attacks inside his Bethesda home. His mother, his wife and his three young sons — all beaten to death with a small sledgehammer. While it was still dark, Bishop loaded the bodies into the family’s maroon Chevy station wagon, police say, drove 275 miles to a swampy and wooded part of North Carolina, dug a shallow grave and set the corpses on fire. Then, he disappeared.
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The death of an adorable 4-year-old boy callously tortured for weeks by his deranged caretaker has been ruled a homicide, officials said Thursday. An autopsy concluded little Myls Dobson died as a result of child abuse syndrome including dehydration, according to a spokeswoman at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Admitted child abuser Kryzie King, the transgendered gal pal of Dobson’s dad Okee Wade, 37, told investigators she punished the little boy for “being disrespectful” at her W. 49th St. apartment.
The stats on child sexual abuse are alarming. I met author and mom, Jay Dale, on Twitter and she asked me if I was going to cover this issue. I usually post lists of books but wasn’t familiar with books on this topic, and honestly, I struggle with the Birds and the Bees Talk. Still, this is a really important topic and I am delighted that Jay agreed to guest post for me. Here’s a few more books:
HOPE MILLS, NC – The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teenager Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday night. Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo called an emergency press conference to announce Je’Michael Malloy’s arrest as well as confirm that a body recovered April 3 from the South River was Locklear’s. Acciardo said Malloy, 17, killed the 15-year-old South View High School student the night of March 11. Earlier that night she left home after telling her grandfather she was walking to a friend’s house about a block away. That was the last time her family saw her.
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC — Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man wanted for child abuse. Michael Anthony McClellan, 24, is wanted on charges of Children/Legal custodian, unlawful neglect of child or helpless person. “Officers were called to the Regional Medical Center around 10:45 a.m. March 25 because a two-year-old had been injured, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “The initial investigation indicated a two-year-old and four-year-old were jumping on a bed when the two-year-old was injured.”
LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas man received a sentence of 20 years to life in prison for shaking a baby so severely he suffered brain damage and eventually died. Edward Thompson was sentenced in district court Wednesday. A jury found him guilty of murder in February of this year. When Brayden Grusman-Buckmaster was only 6 weeks old, Thompson, the boy’s mother’s boyfriend, shook him to stop him from crying, causing the boy’s brain to swell.
DALLAS, TX – A joint operation involving 19 North Texas law enforcement agencies recovered five juveniles during an enforcement action focusing on commercial child sex trafficking. The operation resulted in the arrests of four pimps, 18 johns, and three offenders who solicited children for sex trafficking via the internet. The Dallas Division of the FBI worked in conjunction with Dallas Police and Homeland Security Investigations in executing the four-day operation.
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