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,,,, Please visit our Online Calendar for upcoming events and our Facebook Photo Albums to view past events. CHILD ABUSE MARCH HELD IN PORT HURON It was about 150 marchers that took to the streets of downtown Port Huron (Michigan) Monday afternoon in ...
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Kindergarten Teacher Charged With CSC

MICHIGAN - A kindergarten teacher in Brownstown Township is accused of intentionally touching a 4-year-old student's "private area," according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. John Guthrie, 40, is charged with criminal sexual conduct second degree. He was arraigned this ...
26 November 2014 I Read the full story

Online Bullying Doubling

Online bullying doubles in a year The number of children being bullied on the internet has doubled this year, with more than one in three now victims, research suggests. In a poll of 11 to 17-year-olds, 35% reported that they have experienced ...
15 November 2014 I Read the full story

Toddlers Killed by Their Mother

A mother has been charged with the murder of her two young daughters after the little girls were beaten to death at a home in Quitman, Texas. Daphne McDaniels, 24, was arrested for the murders of one-year-old Natalye Price and Gabriella Guerrero, three, ...
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Graco Recalls 4.7M Strollers

RECALL: Graco recalling 4.7M strollers for amputation hazard Graco announced they are voluntarily recalling 4.7 million strollers because of a risk of pinching or cutting a child's finger. ABC News is reporting there are about 4.7 million strollers in the U.S., more than ...
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Kindergarten Teacher Charged With CSC

November - 26 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

MICHIGAN – A kindergarten teacher in Brownstown Township is accused of intentionally touching a 4-year-old student’s “private area,” according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. John Guthrie, 40, is charged with criminal sexual conduct second degree. He was arraigned this week and was given a $10,000 personal bond with a GPS tether. Guthrie had been teaching kindergarten at Wegienka Elementary School. He was suspended when the allegations first surfaced then stopped getting paid when the charges were brought against him.

Mother Who Turned Avenger

November - 24 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Cuddling his tiny nephew in his arms, Norman Shepherd looks every inch the doting uncle as, by his side, the baby’s mother proudly looks on. It is the sort of casual but intimate snapshot that graces countless family albums, yet today Joanne Fowler can hardly bear to look at the photograph. Once that young mother in the picture, now — years later — she is still coming to terms with the horrific betrayal it represents.

Six Football Players Arrested for Gang Rape

November - 23 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

FLORIDA – In a recent string of ugly incidents in high school sports, Wednesday’s news of an alleged gang rape by a group of Florida high school football players is perhaps the most disturbing. Police arrested six Winter Springs High School (Winter Springs, Fla.) teens in connection with the alleged rape of a student that took place in the woods near their school last week. The student-athletes, all football players, have been charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment after they allegedly pulled the 16-year-old victim into the woods and raped her. Those arrested on Wednesday were identified as Tywuan Johnson, 17, Torreano Batton, 18, Jose Sims, 17, Deoante Steward, 17, Tolbert Alexander, 16, and Marquis Pierre, 16. While all but one are minors, the alleged perpetrators’ names have been released in accordance with Florida law that allows it when the minors are charged with a felony.

104 Cocaine Capsules Removed From 11-YO Girl’s Stomach

November - 21 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

An 11-year-old Colombian girl is in critical condition after one of more than 100 cocaine capsules her father had made her swallow as part of a drug mule operation, burst in her stomach. That’s according to a report from Mail Online. The girl was rushed to the hospital in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where doctors removed nearly 1.2lbs of cocaine during surgery. According to the report, 104 capsules of cocaine were removed during the surgery.

Graco Recalls 4.7M Strollers

November - 21 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Graco announced they are voluntarily recalling 4.7 million strollers because of a risk of pinching or cutting a child’s finger. ABC News is reporting there are about 4.7 million strollers in the U.S., more than 200,000 in Canada and 10,300 in Mexico. The recall spans 11 different models sold between Aug. 1, 2000 and Nov. 19, 2014. The recall includes strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierrea, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate.

Bill Cosby Facing Continued Sex Allegations

November - 21 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

It seems lately as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby’s image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family-friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations. Though the star has vehemently denied most of the accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted young women seeking career guidance, the stories are taking their toll on his reputation and bankroll. The stories of Cosby’s purported misdeeds have been around for about a decade, but they recently got new life when a comedian took aim at him and a social media stunt inviting fans to meme the comic went awry.

Man Kills His Girlfriend, Her 17-YO Daughter

November - 21 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

An Idaho man man used a shotgun to kill his longtime girlfriend and one of her five children before using the same weapon to kill himself, a preliminary investigation shows. Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs says autopsy reports have not been finalized from the Nov. 15 deaths but the early investigation has found only the single weapon. Police say 36-year-old George Salinas likely killed 38-year-old LeAnn Schuldies and her 17-year-old daughter, Brianna Cox, before ending his life.Their bodies were found in a Twin Falls County home. Four other children, ages 6, 7, 9 and 13 survived. They’re believed to be Salinas’ children with Schuldies.

Toddlers Killed by Their Mother

November - 21 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A mother has been charged with the murder of her two young daughters after the little girls were beaten to death at a home in Quitman, Texas. Daphne McDaniels, 24, was arrested for the murders of one-year-old Natalye Price and Gabriella Guerrero, three, nearly four months after the sisters’ bodies were discovered. At the time, her boyfriend Thomas Liles, 19, was arrested for tampering with evidence.

Aunt Cut Off 3-YO’s Penis

November - 20 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A woman cut off her three-year-old nephew’s penis after flying into a rage because he walked in on her using the toilet. Xue Paan, 37, now faces jail time following her sadistic punishment of her nephew Qiang Qiang, who she was looking after while his mother visited a neighbor in the Henan Province in central China. Xue was reportedly using her phone on the toilet when the toddler walked in and asked if he could play a game on the device.

2-YO Shaken Into Coma By Stepfather Taken Off Life Support

November - 19 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A brain-dead two-year-old Brooklyn girl’s organs will not be donated after a family dispute kept her on life support. A New York Organ Donor Network spokeswoman tells The New York Times that organ and tissue donation ‘can only occur when there is agreement amongst family members’. The parents of Thaiya Spruill-Smith were in disagreement over whether to donate her organs after the toddler was declared brain dead on Friday. Police say her stepfather violently shook her, resulting in injuries that proved fatal.

WANTED: Violent Child Rapist Fugitive

November - 19 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

Convicted high-violent child rapist running WANTED BY DOC IN KING COUNTY – A teen girl cries herself to sleep – terrified that the man who had just raped her was going to come back and kill her. That convicted child rapist, Jomo Johnson, is now missing. He’s a high-violent convicted sex offender who’s gone off the grid in […]

Man Found Guilty of Multiple Child Sex Crimes

November - 19 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VIRGINIA — A former Chesterfield baseball coach and business owner was found guilty Wednesday afternoon on a slew of charges involving sex crimes against teens and young adults. A jury of 11 women and one man deliberated for nearly two hours before they found 49-year-old Robert Dodd, who faced 16 child sex-related charges, guilty of

Killer Will NOT Profit Off Publishing Murder of 17-YO Victim

November - 19 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

The story of a family distraught over a convicted murderer, released from prison and trying to profit from the death of their loved one drew outrage from hundreds. Irene Avila and her family want to thank viewers for responding so strongly to the story of her daughter Missy. “I never in my wildest imagination thought we had so many people out there that cared about us so much,” she said. Twenty-nine years ago, Missy Avila, 17, was murdered by her friends Laura Doyle and Karen Severson. Her body was found face down in a creek, pinned beneath a heavy log, deep inside the Angeles National Forest.

Ethan Stacy Murder Update

November - 18 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

FARMINGTON — A woman charged in the death of her 4-year-old son has struck a plea deal with prosecutors. Stephanie Sloop pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated murder and obstruction of justice in the murder of Ethan Stacy. In exchange, prosecutors removed the possibility and the death penalty and dropped charges of child abuse and desecration of a body.

Mother Gets 78-Year Sentence for Waterboarding Her Children

November - 18 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

A St Louis woman is going to prison after being sentenced Friday to 78 years for the ‘systematic torture’ of her children. Lakechia Schonta Stanley, 34, admitted to whipping, beating and waterboarding her three children and faced 34 felonies, including counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The abuse came to light in October 2011, when Stanley’s then-10-year-old daughter arrived at school with complaints of pain in her arm.

3-Month Old Infant Murdered

November - 18 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

A young 21-year-old father was indicted Monday on charges he murdered his 3-month-old son. John Thomas Cormier Jr’s arrest comes exactly three months after his infant son was found unresponsive at the Lebanon, Tennessee home he shared with the boy’s mother. An investigation was launched after the incident, and the case was recently brought in front of a grand jury, which decided to indict Cormier on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Overcoming Toxic Parents

November - 16 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

Toxic means poisonous, noxious, contaminated. The phrase toxic parent was coined to describe parents whose own negative behaviour grossly inflicts emotional damage which contaminates their children’s sense of self. This means parents who abuse their children verbally, physically and/or sexually, as well as parents who are inadequate or ignore their children’s emotional needs. Sometimes these patterns are so established they continue into adulthood, and often are either not recognized or addressed.

Police Uncover Incest, Children Starved

November - 16 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia — A man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested outside Atlanta after the man’s infant daughter starved to death and three other children and a disabled adult were found to be severely malnourished, police said Friday. The man brought his 15-month-old daughter to a hospital late Tuesday night, but she was already dead, Gwinnett County police said in a news release. The girl’s appearance led medical personnel to believe she was mistreated.

Shaken Infant Now A Quadriplegic

November - 16 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine man insisted he is not a violent person, as he was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for shaking his 6-month-old daughter so forcefully it left her brain damaged, a quadriplegic and unable to see or hear. The baby, now in foster care, must be fed through a tube and is expected to die prematurely. Kevin Peaslee, 22, told the judge his daughter had been extra fussy that December day because she had received shots the previous day. He was home alone with her and playing a video game, according to court documents.

Online Bullying Doubling

November - 15 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

The number of children being bullied on the internet has doubled this year, with more than one in three now victims, research suggests. In a poll of 11 to 17-year-olds, 35% reported that they have experienced cyber-bullying – compared with 16% last year. Four in 10 said they had witnessed others being picked on online – almost double the 22% recorded last year.

190 Pedophiles Exposed by ‘Anonymous’ Hacker Group

November - 15 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

190 alleged pedophiles and their IP addresses have been revealed by Anonymous. The pedophiles were gathered from a site that is invisible to everyday web users. The site is called ‘Darknet’. Regular posters were tricked into downloading tracker software, enabling Anonymous to ‘out’ the criminal activity involving child pornography. Anonymous activated ‘Operation Darknet’ to campaign against the child porn groups; gaining a large community support in light of law enforcement criticism. It was also commented upon that ‘…there also was a large amount of resistance from the pedophile community claiming that Tor was their safe haven with messages such as: “We are here to stay. It is our god given right that we can choose to have our sexual preferences for youth….It is the same for the any other porn community. It is not what we choose to become, it is who we are. You do not have the right to censor us.’

Social Media=Anti-Social Kids

November - 12 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

Computer technology reaches the hands of kids earlier and earlier, which means they’re also stepping into the world of social media. One survey found 95 percent of teenagers ages 12-17 use the Internet. And 81 percent of those use social networks. By law, children to be at least 13 years old to join many of them, too. Those early years are key to development as kids learn how to interact with each other and the world. So what is all of that social media time doing for them socially?

Death Penalty Sought In Murder

November - 12 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

DEKALB COUNTY, Georgia — A DeKalb man will now face the death penalty for the murder of 9-month-old Ken Darious Edwards Jr. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty on November 12, against Devin Thomas. “Because of the egregious nature of this senseless crime, my office had no choice but to seek the death penalty regarding the death of an innocent baby,” said District Attorney Robert James. Two members of the Bloods street gang were recently indicted on eight felony counts after being charged with Edwards’ death.

Teacher, Ex-Husband Charged With Raping Son

November - 12 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

OHIO — An Ohio elementary school teacher and her ex-husband face a total of 78 counts in the rape of the woman’s son. On Monday, Lori Ann Anderson, 50, pleaded not guilty to 25 counts, including sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. Charles Wycuff, 53, who split with Anderson in 2003, faces 53 counts including rape using force, coercion and drugs. He remains in Auglaize County Jail. Anderson was released Monday afternoon, after posting bond.

Mother, Boyfriend Starved Four Children To Near Death

November - 12 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

A North Carolina mother has been arrested and charged with sickening child abuse after allegedly locking her four children away in a room and intentionally starving them to the brink of death. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Ronika Bell, 28, and her partner, Deron Cuthbertson after she dumped her children aged 10 to six with her estranged husband and their biological father in Florida. Appalled at their gaunt and skeletal features, Joshua Bell tried to feed his kids, only to find they were too starved to swallow having been locked away for six months, so he rushed them to the ER for treatment.

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