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Online child predator protection

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS
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As the popularity of the Internet increases daily, so does the number of children who are being solicited by online predators.

The recent case of the 11-year old St. Tammany Parish girl who was abducted and taken to Mississippi is another tragic case of an innocent child being manipulated and eventually assaulted by an online predator.



Courts overwhelmed with child abuse victims restitution claims

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

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Criminals living behind bars for downloading and viewing child pornography are facing more than prison time as a novel — and judicially vexing — series of lawsuits has spread across the country and into Greenville.

Federal prosecutors from coast to coast are receiving requests from victims who a decade since their abuse are seeking millions of dollars in restitution from those who have been convicted of child porn charges but weren’t directly involved in the abuse.



Child abuse in foster care

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

FORTY ALLEGATIONS of child abuse have been made against foster carers living in two local health office areas in Dublin.

In three of the cases the carers had not undergone Garda vetting, which is mandatory under national guidelines.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) told Minister for Children Barry Andrews about the abuse cases in March following an audit of its foster care services, which revealed serious deficiencies in a system catering for 90 per cent of the 5,500 children in State care.



“Worst case of child abuse ever seen…”

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2010 1 COMMENT

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors are calling it the worst case of child abuse they have ever seen.

Investigators say Andreia Huffman and her husband, Jason Dunikowski, from Slavic Township, abused their nine children inside their home and left an 8-year-old boy hog-tied underneath a table at night. The boy was not allowed to attend school and suffered numerous broken noses after having his face smashed into the wall.

The torturous acts finally came to an end when the boy’s brother called Cleveland’s Child Abuse Hotline.



Child Brides Flogged In Afghanistan

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS


New York Times:

The ordeal of Afghanistan’s child brides illustrates an uncomfortable truth. What in most countries would be considered a criminal offense is in many parts of Afghanistan a cultural norm, one which the government has been either unable or unwilling to challenge effectively.

Read the whole story here:

New York Times

Child abuse officer arrested

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Couple charged in boy’s death in Utah

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2010 1 COMMENT
FARMINGTON, Utah — Aggravated murder charges were filed Friday against the mother and stepfather of a 4-year old boy who police said was beaten to death then disfigured and buried in the mountains.
Stephanie Sloop, 27, and Nathanael Sloop, 31, did not enter pleas during their initial court appearance. They were being held without bail in the death of Ethan Stacy.

Man found guilty of sex crimes against a child

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2010 1 COMMENT

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CARLSBAD — One little girl grew up with a part of her life that was different than other girls, although she did not know it at the time.A male relative would periodically ask her to undress and would inspect her genital area to make sure she was “clean.”

The routine did not begin to feel wrong until she got older, when the man gave her objects and he showed her how to masturbate so she would not have to go out with boys.



Child abuse deaths increase

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2010 4 COMMENTS

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – There were four times as many child abuse and neglect deaths in Sacramento County in 2008 than 2007, according to a report prepared for the Child Abuse Prevention Council.

The numbers showed 12 children’s deaths were ruled homicides compared to three in 2007. Biological parents were responsible for most of the deaths, according to the report, and half of the victims were known to Child Protective Services.



Church Covered Up My Rape as Teen

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2010 2 COMMENTS

Tina Anderson as a teen. She alleges she was raped and impregnated  by a New Hampshire church deacon in 1997, then the church covered up the  crime.

A woman now living in Arizona alleges she was raped twice 13 years ago by a prominent member of her church at the time, the fundamentalist Trinity Baptist Church in Concord, N.H.

Tina Anderson says the rapes resulted in her becoming pregnant when she was only 15.



Why Are Statistics Rising?

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 1 COMMENT

Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 1 COMMENT

Child Abuse

Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible sign, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse or child neglect, also leave deep, long lasting scars. Some signs of child abuse are subtler than others. However, by learning common types of abuse and what you can do, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal from their abuse and not perpetuate the cycle. Learn the signs and symptoms of child abuse and help break the cycle, finding out where to get help for the children and their caregivers.



Hot Car=Child’s Death

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS
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Toddler Dies in Hot Car After Day Care Mix-up

MEEKER, OK — A 2-year-old girl is dead after she was left inside a car for close to 7 hours Wednesday.

The girl’s mother, Sarenity Morse, says a friend was supposed to drop the young girl and two other children off at the Tender Care Daycare Wednesday morning.



N.J.–Mom Blew a .39 With Three Kids In Car

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Police: Mom Blows .39 With  Three Kids In Car

Mahwah, NJ – Georgette Massi, 36, is accused of driving drunk with three children in her car. Massi had a BAC of .39 – nearly 5 times the legal limit. Jesus! At that level, I’d be way past puking and incapacitated and into a coma of sorts. She was pulled over Wednesday afternoon for swerving and driving at a low rate of speed.



Convicted sex offender charged with rape, murder of 3-yr old

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

PA Cop Charged with HUNDREDS of sexual assaults

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

The Chester County Prosecutor’s office has announced the arrest of a Kennett Square Police Officer. He has been charged with over 500 counts of sexual assault.

54-year-old Jose Manuel Santiago has been charged with rape, aggravated indencent assault, statuatory sexual assault and other first degree felonies after being investigated by the Chester County Detectives Child Abuse Unit.

In a written statement, officials say the incidents allegedly occurred with multiple victims between 1991 and 2000 involving victims as young as ten with abuse continuting into the victim’s teenage years.



Boyfriend Sought in 3-yr Old’s Death

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS
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A 27 year old  Tampa man has vanished after the death of his girlfriend’s 3 year old son. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Mitchell Blanco, 27, told his girlfriend and investigators that the child had fallen. However, it was determined that the child had multiple concussions and fresh bruising around his ribs and abdomen, consistent with being struck with a blunt object. Blanco has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Couple Indicted on 196-Counts of Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

The parents of an 8-year-old boy found hog-tied with duct tape and tied to a coffee table have been indicted on a series of charges.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutors say 37-year-old Andreia Huffman and her husband, 32-year-old Jason Dunikowski, are responsible for one of the worst cases of child abuse they have ever seen, Fox8News reports.



Couple get 20-years in incest case

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

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A married couple who both admitted guilt to parental incest were each sentenced today in Clark County District Court.

Judge James M. Bixler sentenced Frederick Vonseydewitz to eight to 20 years in prison and his wife, Mary Vonseydewitz, was sentenced to four to 20 years. They each had pleaded guilty to charges stemming from allegations of sexually abusing their children, a boy and a girl, when they were minors.



Boy suing school district for 2.2M for abuse allegations

Posted by Sandra On May - 28 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

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