ARIZONA – Boone County prosecutors said two people charged with child abuse admitted to taking out their rage out on a seven-week-old and 14-month-old multiple times. Rachel Clayton and Steven Simmons are now in jail, and newly-released court documents reveal gruesome details. Investigators said Rachel Clayton and Steven Simmons lived in a trailer in Omaha, Arkansas, without running water or electricity. They said the two repeatedly abused two babies: one just 14-months-old and the other just seven-weeks-old.
It’s called one of the most notorious child abuse cases in California history. Mansa Musa Muhummed is serving seven consecutive life sentences after beating, torturing and starving his 13 children and three “wives” for decades. Now, all of the children are grown, and eight of them come together for the first time to share their history of unimaginable horror at the hands of their polygamist father who lived with three “wives.” In the video below, they recall living in the hell they endured for decades.
Each morning before I sit down to write, I take a quick glance through my Facebook feed, catching up on friend news for the day when I came across this adorably humorous 3 minute video that served as a reminder of the importance of teaching our kids social and emotional intelligence as well as academic skills. The above served as a wonderful way to start a new day but also served as an important reminder about why teaching compassion, empathy, and kindness are so critical.
FLORIDA – A lawsuit filed Monday against the a Florida school district alleges that teachers and administrators didn’t do enough to prevent bullying that led to a 14-year-old boy’s suicide last year. Lamar Hawkins III, of Sanford, killed himself Sept. 10, 2014 with his father’s gun in a bathroom stall at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary. Attorney Matt Morgan said Lamar went missing for hours and school officials didn’t look for him— even after another student found a spent gun shell casing in the school’s bathroom and reported it to a teacher.
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Three sisters abused by their stepfather as children tracked him down to Botswana via Facebook to help bring him to justice. James Lawton, 44, was arrested on a plane at Heathrow after the sisters tipped off police about where he was living. He has now been jailed. The girls kept the secret of their abuse from one another for 10 years but when they finally shared the terrible truth, they turned detective to hunt down the man who destroyed their childhood.
AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing a young girl for more than five years. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien on Thursday sentenced Jeremy Scott, 35, to life in prison, with parole eligibility in 120 years. A courtroom full of spectators cheered as sheriff’s deputies led Scott from the courtroom in handcuffs. The group supporting the young girl wore green ribbons and brought her flowers.
A Millington man has been found guilty of running a teenage sex trafficking ring. A jury found 51-year-old Michael Lilley guilty on multiple counts of sex trafficking minors, along with other offenses. “Michael Lilley coerced vulnerable, underage teens into sacrificing their bodies sexually for his own monetary gain,” U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton said. “Because a jury recognized how reprehensible his criminal actions were, Lilley will now be spending many years in a federal prison with no chance of parole.”
Four students were arrested Friday in Tuolumne, California, after police discovered a “detailed” plan to “shoot and kill as many people as possible” at a local high school, the sheriff said. Tuolumne County Sheriff James Mele didn’t identify the suspects in a news conference Saturday, although he said they were students at Summerville High School, where the alleged shooting was to have taken place, and that they were male. They haven’t yet been charged.
I interviewed hundreds of convicted child molesters in prisons across America. My objective was to uncover how they had lured children and teens into abuse and worse. My intention was also to generate a criminal profile that could be shared with parents and law enforcement. Instead, I found child molesters and abductors to be a diverse group that possesses no tidy criminal profile and does not discriminate by race, gender, class or age. So who are these sexual offenders?
Baltimore County Police say the parents of a one-month-old boy who died after he was left in a ‘very hot’ bath have been indicted. Eugene Buchta, 25, of Fallston, Maryland, and Rachael Anne Johnson, 25, of Dundalk, Maryland, were charged this week with first-degree child abuse and other offenses. Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter stated that Buchta was giving his son a bath in a small tub on July 2 when he left the infant on his own. Wachter said that when Buchta returned, the child was submerged. When he took the baby out of the tub, he noticed the water was ‘very hot’.
A 4-year-old Indian boy was reportedly beheaded Wednesday in a ritual in a southern coastal region of the country in what was believed to be an offering to a deity. The New Indian Express reported that the boy had been studying when he was kidnapped in the Prakasam district. The family grew alarmed when the boy, named L. Manusagar, failed to return home that afternoon.
Ten people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, forcing the nation to face yet another mass shooting. Seven other people were injured, and the shooter is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters. Earlier estimates had put the number of people hurt much higher. Multiple officials identify the shooter as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer.
Americans are agog over the U.S. military’s decision to go along with the long-time custom of the Afghan police to sexually abuse young boys. I can certainly understand why Americans would be dismayed over such a decision, but I don’t see how they can be surprised about it. After all, ever since the national-security state was grafted onto America’s original governmental system at the end of World War II, the U.S. government has knowingly, deliberately, and intentionally partnered with evil, under the guise of fighting evil and protecting “national security.”
EASTLEIGH – A former Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) teacher was today facing a lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to 20 sex offences, including the rape of a child. Lloyd Dennis, aged 33, of Sopwith Road, Eastleigh, pleaded guilty at Southampton Crown Court to indecent assault on a male and gross indecency with a child, between July 1997 and August 1999. He had previously admitted, on July 31, to 18 offences that included the rape of a child aged under 13 and making and possessing indecent photos of a minor, between September 2013 and November last year.
NORWICH – An ‘utterly depraved’ woman at the center of a sex abuse ring where children were ‘passed around like toys’ was jailed for life today. Former insurance worker Marie Black, 34, from Norwich, was told she would not be eligible for parole for at least 12 years after she orchestrated the abuse of five young children over six years. Black, her ex-husband, hospital porter Jason Adams, 43, and former boyfriend, coach driver Michael Rogers, 53, were found guilty of a string of abuse charges earlier this year. Black was convicted of 23 offences, including rape, conspiracy to rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, after the trial at Norwich Crown Court, while her former partners were found guilty of a total of 27 counts – including cruelty, rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Both Rogers and Adams were sentenced to 24 years and made subject to sexual harm prevention orders.
The following manual provides an overview of the treatment of sexually abused, physically abused, and neglected children and is provided by Child Welfare. Child development is briefly reviewed and the study of developmental psychopathology is described. Aspects of child development are considered, including intrapersonal development, interpersonal development, physical development, sexual development, and behavioral conduct development. Consequences of abuse and neglect, assessment of maltreatment, the therapeutic process and the role of the therapist, treatment issues and specialized interventions, and case management are addressed. The manual provides a glossary of terms and list of resources for more detailed information.
FARMINGTON, New Mexico – A Farmington Police officer has been arrested as a suspect in a sex crimes investigation. 26-yo Richard Emmert was identified by two of his relatives. He was immediately placed on administrative leave. On Friday, he was arrested for two counts of criminal sexual penetration with a child under 13 years old, one count of sexual penetration with a child 13 to 18 years old, one criminal sexual contact of a minor with a child under 13 years of age and one count of incest.
KENTUCKY – A Lewis County couple has been arrested in connection to the rape and sexual abuse of a child who was under the age of 12, according to Kentucky State Police. Phillip R. Caseman, 55 of Garrison and Maria A. Caseman, 51, of Garrison were arrested about 2:44 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 by Kentucky State Police, assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department. According to State Police, Phillip Caseman is charged with six counts of Sexual Abuse of a victim under the age of 12, four counts of Rape of a victim under the age of 12, three counts Sexual Abuse, one count of Incest, one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence and one count of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor.
A South Australia man who sexually tortured his wife and two sons for more than three decades has been sentenced to 20 years in jail with a non-parole period of 12 years. The man – who was not named – made his wife and sons live a nomadic lifestyle so that he could exploit physically, sexually, emotionally and financially, without fear of exposure. He also forced his sons to wear his wife’s clothes before sexually abusing them, at times tying them up and using objects.
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