Archive for 2012
Police traced a paedophile to his home after the indecent picture he took of a girl had a giveaway shop sign in the background. David Mellor, 62, didn’t spot he had included it when he photographed the underage girl, in his kitchen and posted the picture on the internet. But officers in Lincoln recognized the sign and identified the street and his home from the picture’s angle. The image was seen on a file-sharing website by a specialist officer with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit. READ MORE HERE
El Paso County, CO. – Amanda Rowles, a 27-year-old drama and choir teacher at Calhan High School has been jailed after she allegedly had sex with two male students. According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was launched last September after Calhan School administrators advised the Sheriff’s Office of a possible relationship between Rowles and a student. READ MORE HERE
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial new law Friday banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families. The action could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt. Americans adopted close to 1,000 Russian children last year, according to U.S. State Department figures. Though the number has been dropping in recent years, Russia remains the third most popular country for U.S. citizens to adopt, after China and Ethiopia. The U.S. State Department said it “deeply regrets” the new Russian law. READ MORE HERE
He says they’re his daughters, and he says he enjoys sleeping with them. Tampa Bay area man, Dwipin Thomas Maliackal, 24, posed as the father of two girls, 10 and 13, had sex with them, and then said he wanted to get the 10-year-old pregnant. “I would love to get her pregnant, if you’re okay with that,” Maliackal told an FBI agent. READ MORE HERE
Not only did he crash his car to kill her, but suffocated her by sitting on her face. Daniel Klinger from central Pennsylvania, 19, was driving recklessly at approximately 2:00am to scare and kill his potentially pregnant girlfriend, Samantha Heller, 17. After crashing his car, he sat on her face to suffocate her to death. READ MORE HERE
Flown To Get Treatment After Losing Her Intestines
A vicious attack has sparked nationwide protests over women’s rights. A 23-year-old New Delhi student was beaten and raped with an iron rod to within inches of her life while on a bus. The victim was transported to Singapore to receive treatment from an organ transplant specialist, where she is in “extremely critical condition.” READ MORE HERE
Skye Reece sobbed uncontrollably and moaned audibly as the jury rendered its verdict Thursday in Ottawa County District Court, finding the 20-year-old guilty of murdering 17-month-old Lanceton Hollenbeck. This was the first time during the four-day jury trial Reece showed this much emotion. The 12-person jury of 11 men and one woman was sequestered for deliberations around 10:11 a.m. and returned with its decision around 11:30 a.m. READ MORE HERE
A judge set bail at $100,000 today for a 20-year-old man accused of silencing his 4-month-old son’s crying by pulling on the infant’s leg until hearing a “popping noise” in the baby’s knee, authorities said. Manual A. Lopez, 20, of the 4900 block of West Oakdale Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood, was charged Sunday afternoon with two counts of felony aggravated battery to a child, police said. Lopez is scheduled to appear in court Monday. READ MORE HERE
Thousands of previously unpublished Boy Scouts of America files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers, including doctors, teachers and priests, have been posted online. The Los Angeles Times published the horrifying database with redacted victims’ names on Tuesday, including material that was released earlier by an Oregon Supreme Court judge’s ruling. The Boy Scouts kept the files – numbering almost 2,000 – for internal use for nearly a century, and they now reveal the systematic coverups by the organisation, which in turn led to more abuse. READ MORE HERE
PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A nationwide search is underway for an elderly Platte County man who’s charged with raping a 9-year-old girl in Tennessee. For the last two weeks, detectives with the Platte City Police Department and the Platte County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers in Tennessee and the U.S. Marshal’s Office, have all been looking for 82-year-old Wendell Lee Washam. READ MORE HERE
The following five safety tips from RAINN focus on practical things parents can do to protect children from sexual abuse.
Talk often with your child and set a tone of openness. Talking openly and directly will let your child know that it’s okay to talk to you when they have questions. If your child comes to you with concerns or questions, make time to listen and talk to them.
Teach your child key safety principles. For instance:
- Teach children the names of their body parts so that they have the language to ask questions and express concerns about those body parts.
- If your child is uncomfortable or if someone is touching them, s/he should
tell a trusted adult immediately.
- Let your children know that if someone is touching them or talking to
them in ways that make them uncomfortable that it shouldn’t stay a secret.
Your child should know that s/he has the right* *to* *speak up if they are uncomfortable, or if someone is touching them. It’s okay to say “no” even to adults they know and family members.
Implement Internet safety protocols, and parental controls through platforms such as the Google Family Safety Center. Work with older children to set guidelines for who they can talk to online, and what information can be shared. For instance, be cautious when leaving status or away messages online and when using the “check-in” feature on Facebook or Foursquare.
Educate yourself about the warning signs of childhood sexual abuse. Know what to look for, and the best way to respond.
If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual abuse, it’s not your fault. You are not alone. Help is available 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org).
NEIGHBOR ARRESTED IN GIRL’S MURDER
Funeral Services for 9 year old Skylar Dials have been announced by Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 until 9pm Wednesday at the funeral home. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 am at the Center Point Church of God. with internment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Skylar’s body was found in a wooded area close to her home on early Saturday Morning by a large search force of law enforcement personnel assisting in the search were going house to house and combing the area. Shane Clifton Collett, age 40 of 678 Yarbrough Mill Road Griffin, Georgia was arrested for the death of 9 year old Skyler Dials. READ MORE HERE
CAMARILLO, CA — A woman suspected of murdering her newborn baby, which was found dead in a Camarillo strawberry field earlier this year, is facing murder charges, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday. 20-year-old Rosalba Moran of Oxnard was arrested Dec. 21 after a lengthy investigation in which detectives used DNA samples from farm workers to track down a relative of the baby’s mother. READ MORE HERE
Police searching for child rape suspect in Lancaster County
Police are searching for a 34-year-old man who is accused of raping a child in Lancaster County. Investigators from the Southern Regional Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for Phillip Lee Langley, of New Providence. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl over the course of 6 months, police said. The incidents began in November 2011 and continued through May of 2012 at Langley’s former home in Conestoga Township. READ MORE HERE
BURLEY • Tara Leigh Bagley, 41, a vice principal at Burley High School, was arrested Friday on charges of sexually abusing a minor. According to a press release issued by the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office, Bagley was arrested without incident on a warrant by police near St. George, Utah. She is charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor 16 to 17 years old, and is being held in the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center on $250,000 bond. READ MORE HERE
PENSACOLA, FL – Escambia County Deputies said Dorothea Vega, 59, is suspected of severe child abuse that may have been going on for months. Authorities said the alleged abuse came to light after the victim told a school resource officer. When investigators responded to Vega’s home, they say they found alarms on the door of a young child’s room. READ MORE HERE
MOULTON, AL – A Lawrence County Grand Jury formally indicted a former Moulton police officer on child abuse charges. Mitchell Breland was indicted for allegedly beating two 8-year-old girls. Breland was arrested in September after investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. The arrest came after complaints from hospital workers who treated one of the alleged victims. READ MORE HERE
Detectives probing child abuse allegations have searched the home of TV weatherman Fred Talbot. Officers swooped on the property in Bowdon, Greater Manchester, eleven days ago, it was revealed today. The allegations date from the 1970s when the alleged victims were pupils at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. Mr Talbot, 63, who is currently abroad, taught biology there. No arrests have been made. The inquiry originally began into another school, St Ambrose RC College in Hale. READ MORE HERE
A three-year-old girl was left needing a skin graft after she was held under scalding water for wetting her pants. Police arrested her father, Terrell Williams, 28, his girlfriend, Kenyatta Gill, 31, and Gill’s brother, Aaron Alston, 25. All three live in the Phoenix home where the incident happened along with Gill’s three-month-old daughter, documents stated. The unidentified child was taken to a Valley hospital on December 12. READ MORE HERE
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