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Father Killed His 15-MO Son

Posted by Sandra On February - 16 - 2012 Comments Off

UPDATE (2/17/12)–  Waite charged with murder in son’s death


Sex offender wasn’t on state registry

Jesse Smith, the 15-month-old who police said was assaulted by his father on Monday in Glens Falls, died late Wednesday and a grand jury will consider upgraded homicide charges against his father. The Glens Falls Police Department and Warren County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that the toddler died at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday. He had been on life support at Albany Medical Center since late Monday, with family members saying he was given little chance of survival after suffering severe head injuries. Police said his skull was fractured in two places.  READ MORE HERE
Gary L. Waite

2-YO Child Abuse Victim Dies After Beaten By Mom’s BF

Posted by Sandra On February - 16 - 2012 Comments Off
Joshua Keenan
SHEBOYGAN, WI – A little Sheboygan boy has died as a result of a child abuse incident which occurred last weekend.  And, 28 year old Joshua Keenan of Sheboygan, the boy’s mother’s boyfriend, is facing up to 25 years in prison on 2nd degree reckless homicide charges. READ MORE HERE

Disturbing Case of Child Abuse Unraveled

Posted by Sandra On February - 16 - 2012 Comments Off


22-year-old Diana Ochoa was booked into the Fresno County Jail and is facing child abuse charges. The woman was wandering the streets near the intersection of Fresno and Herndon, with her two-year-old niece. Both were naked and covered in blood. Before the violence, Ochoa went into this insurance office apparently disturbed. “She came in and said that ‘I cannot take care of this child, I’m unfit to take care of this child,’ ” said Kiera Pippen. When she tried to get help, Ochoa left. According to Police, Ochoa then stripped off the little girls clothes and her own and started beating the child. READ MORE HERE   (and)  READ MORE HERE

Mom Accused of Killing Child Claims Insanity

Posted by Sandra On February - 16 - 2012 Comments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. —A mother accused of killing her daughter in 2010 is claiming she was insane, according to defense attorney Gary Mitchell.  Jessica Barron was 27 years old at the time she was charged with beating her 5-year-old daughter Angel Jemenez to death in June 2010.  Angel had broken bones and bruises all over her body when she was first brought to the hospital and died of internal bleeding because of her injuries.  READ MORE HERE

34-Day Old Newborn Dies After Failures by Social Workers

Posted by Sandra On February - 16 - 2012 Comments Off


A newborn died after he was left in the care of his homeless, alcoholic mother by social workers, a damning report has revealed. Social workers from Southend Council found the 34-day-old baby dead on a sofa next to his mother, who had ‘consumed a large amount of alcohol the night before his death’, the review said. The infant – known only as Baby Robert – was only discovered by social workers from Southend Council following a tip-off by a member of the public three days earlier. READ MORE HERE

Mother Arrested After Maggots Found In Baby’s Diaper

Posted by Sandra On February - 16 - 2012 Comments Off
 Michelle Shontel Butler (Source: WYFF)

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC  – Police say a mother is facing charges after her sick baby was taken to an emergency room where nurses found maggots in the infant’s diaper and the baby tested positive for drug exposure. According to a Honea Path Police Department report, Michelle Butler, 20, had taken her baby to someone else’s apartment, and that person told her to get medical attention for the baby, who appeared to have a fever and was pulling at his ears. The other person, whose name and relationship has not been released, gave the baby Tylenol, and told Butler to call a doctor several times.  READ MORE HERE

Home Invaders Played Russian Roulette With 5-YO Boy

Posted by Sandra On February - 16 - 2012 Comments Off

The torture they endured at the hands of armed kidnappers was worse than death, Rubens Morais said Wednesday as he testified against one of the men suspected of terrorizing his family in a November 2009 home invasion. Morais said the gunmen played Russian roulette, pulling the trigger and causing the empty chamber to click while they pressed it against the head of his 5-year-old son.  READ MORE HERE

Wanted by FBI:Child Molestation

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

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WANTED FOR: Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Lewd Acts With a Child And Penetration With Foreign Object (19 Counts)

Roger Alan Giese is wanted for his alleged involvement in sexual activity with a 13-year-old boy in Buena Park, California. In 1998, when Giese was a choir director, he met the victim and befriended his family. Giese was able to move into the victim’s home and the sex acts allegedly took place until 2002. Giese was arrested in 2002, but he was released on bond pending trial. From 2002 until 2007, Giese appeared in court as scheduled. However, Giese failed to appear for his pre-trial motions hearing on March 12, 2007, and the next day, he failed to appear for jury selection.

Giese was charged with lewd acts with a child and penetration with a foreign object by the Central Justice Center, County of Orange, State of California, and a state warrant was issued on March 12, 2007, for his arrest. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Central District of California, on March 16, 2007, after Giese was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. READ MORE HERE

 If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.


Effects of Violence vs. Children

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

Children & Violence

Current estimates indicate that as many as 10 million children per year may witness or be victims of violence in their homes1 or that children in communities across the United States are witness to violence at alarmingly high rates. A public health problem of tremendous proportions, childhood exposure to violence (CEV) has a devastating impact on children’s development, affecting emotional growth, cognitive development, physical health and school performance. CEV has been significantly linked with increased depression, anxiety, anger, and alcohol and drug abuse, and with decreased academic achievement.  READ MORE HERE

Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

An estimated 905,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2006 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008). While physical injuries may or may not be immediately visible, abuse and neglect can have consequences for children, families, and society that last lifetimes, if not generations. The impact of child abuse and neglect is often discussed in terms of physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences. In reality, however, it is impossible to separate them completely. Physical consequences, such as damage to a child’s growing brain, can have psychological implications such as cognitive delays or emotional difficulties. Psychological problems often manifest as high-risk behaviors. Depression and anxiety, for example, may make a person more likely to smoke, abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, or overeat. High-risk behaviors, in turn, can lead to long-term physical health problems such as sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, and obesity. READ MORE HERE

Conspiracy Of Silence: Shocking Child Abuse (Banned Discovery Channel Documentary)

“Conspiracy of Silence” is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a nationwide child abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, “Conspiracy of Silence” reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.


Exposure to violence can strongly impact young children. Learn about the lasting effects of violent early interactions on brain development.

2-YO Toddler Savagely Beaten

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

Savagely beaten: Kamryn Hummel, two, had a fractured skull and bruising all over her body after her stepfather's prolonged attacks

Stepfather sentenced to 20 years after punching and suffocating stepdaughter, 2, who was a ‘spoiled princess’

A stepfather who admitted repeatedly punching, suffocating, dropping and kicking his wife’s two-year-old daughter has been sentenced to up to 20 years in jail.  Brandon Bishop, 25, was given ten to 20 years in prison for the lengthy assaults on two-year-old Kamryn Hummel who he believed was a spoiled princess and ‘needed to be toughened up’.  In a video played for the court, Bishop showed a police detective how he kicked, punched, choked and dropped the girl after picking her up by her hair at the family’s home in Allentown, Pennsylvania. READ MORE HERE

Trafficked Teen Sex Slave Found Locked In Cage

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

Caged: The Chinese girl, 18, was found in a cage by police (file photo)

Found in Birmingham brothel –didn’t even know which country she was in

A teenage sex slave rescued from a cage at a Birmingham brothel didn’t even know which country she was in. The Chinese girl, aged 18, was found locked in the cage after a raid by police. Other shocking cases of trafficked sex slaves in the West Midlands include a 13-year-old boy from Vietnam whose grandfather sent him to the UK in a bid to secure him a better life.  READ MORE HERE


Police Officer Raped Girl Repeatedly From Age 8-10

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

Jailed: Jonathan White, 41, was given 12 years behind bars at Nottingham Crown Court


A pedophile firearms officer raped an eight-year-old girl and carried out violent attacks on a series of former girlfriends. Jonathan White, 41, who worked for South Yorkshire Police,was a firearms support officer who helped provide round-the-clock armed cover. But the officer carried out sex attacks on a young girl over a two-year period when she was aged between eight and 10.  READ MORE HERE

Girl Raped, Beaten, Starved

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

Mugshot: Melinda Drabek-Chritton was arrested on tentative charges of child neglect


Why did nobody save her? CPS received EIGHT abuse reports

UPDATE: Starving teen, held CAPTIVE, also sexually assaulted by stepbrother, 18


Emaciated 70-lb girl found walking barefoot ‘after escaping years of abuse in parents’ basement
  • Wisconsin teenager found walking streets barefoot in pajamas last week
  • ‘Beaten, starved and even forced to eat own feces and drink own urine’
  • Tells police she found what she could on floor and in rubbish to consume

A severely malnourished 15-year-old girl was allegedly forced her to live in the basement of a home by her parents for years while they beat her, starved her and even forced her to eat her own feces. The Wisconsin teenager had been forced her to live in the house’s basement by her father, 40, and stepmother, 42, for six years and an alarm would sound if she went upstairs, police said. She was found barefoot in pajamas near her home last week and allegedly ate what she could find on the floor and in the rubbish, but her parents forced her to eat her feces and drink her own urine.  READ MORE HERE

Child’s Hand Severely Deformed After Parents Refused to Seek Medical Treatment

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off
Fort Lauderdale, FL  – Irma Mustamu, 22, and Kenneth Chavelier, 29 were jailed Tuesday after they allegedly denied medical treatment for their daughter, whose hand had become severely deformed by burns. According to police, officers were dispatched to the Crossland Economy Studios motel Tuesday after receiving a report that a child was being tortured.  READ MORE HERE

Columbine Students Injured During Hammer Assault

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO — Two Columbine High School students were wounded when a hammer-wielding classmate attacked them outside a school restroom Monday. According to Aaron Flowers, one of the injured students, a 14-year-old female freshman verbally threatened his 15-year-old friend shortly before the attack. “She came up to my friend Jacqueline before the incident…talking about ‘I’m going to get a bat and beat you with it,” Flowers told FOX31’s Mark Meredith.  READ MORE HERE

1000 Bones Found At Serial Killer’s Dumping Ground

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

Wesley Shermantin


LINDEN, CA– After 5 days of searching, authorities have recovered at least 1000 bones, skull fragments and pieces of women clothing near a mine where convicted “Speed Freak” serial killers Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog buried victims. Shermantine, who is on death row, has been providing maps and information leading to the burial grounds of 10 or more victims of the drug fuel killing spree in the 1980’s and 90’s. His partner, Herzog, committed suicide in January.  READ MORE HERE

11-YO Boy Charged With Murdering 13-YO

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

Darius Wallace, 13

ALBANY, GA– An 11-year-old boy has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of a 13-year-old. Police say Darius Wallace suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen with a small caliber handgun. The district attorney’s office says several kids were playing without adult supervision when Wallace was shot and killed. On Monday, a judge determined that there was probable cause to hold two young people, ages 11 and 15, in connection with the shooting. The 11-year-old, who authorities believe was the shooter, is charged with felony murder and evidence tampering.  READ MORE HERE

Mother Arrested for Attempting to Drown Her Children

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off


Mother of Drowned Toddler Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder


SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A mother is in custody for allegedly trying to drown her two young children in South Los Angeles. It happened Wednesday morning in the 900 block of W. 50th Street. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a medical call around 7:30 a.m. The children, girls ages 1 and 5, were found in the bathroom of a small converted garage, LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith confirmed. “They were not conscious and not breathing when the fire department arrived,” Smith said. READ MORE HERE


Mother Sentenced to Prison for Trying to Sell Her Daughter’s Virginity

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2012 Comments Off

A Utah woman who conspired to sell her then 13-year-old daughter¿s virginity for $10,000 has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

A Utah woman who conspired to sell her then 13-year-old daughter’s virginity for $10,000 has been sentenced to prison. The woman, who is unnamed to protect her daughter’s identity, is set to serve anywhere from one to fifteen years in jail. Last year, she pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony of sexual exploitation of a minor, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Her lawyer said in court that the woman was ‘taking (prescription pills) like candy’ when she tried to pawn her daughter’s virginity to a man known only as ‘Don.’  READ MORE HERE

Wanted By FBI: Child Rapist

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2012 Comments Off

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WANTED FOR: Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Rape of a Child

John J. Hartin is wanted for allegedly abusing two young boys, approximately eight and nine years old, whom he had befriended in the Boston, Massachusetts, area in 1993. After being charged locally with five counts of statutory rape of a child, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Hartin on December 18, 1997, in Boston, Massachusetts, and he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. READ MORE HERE


Man Abused 11-YO For Hours Before Child Died

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2012 Comments Off

Anthony Bush Accused Of Killing Donovan McKee In Knoxville

PITTSBURGH — A man who was watching his girlfriend’s son brutally beat the child to death because he hadn’t vacuumed their apartment in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood, police said in a criminal complaint. Anthony Bush, 29, was arrested Sunday morning at the Rochelle Towers apartment building on Knox Avenue and arraigned on a charge of criminal homicide.Police said an investigation revealed that Bush was with Donovan McKee while the child’s mother was at work. They said Bush disciplined the child by beating him with various objects found in the apartment.  READ MORE HERE

Hospitalization Rate of Abused Children is Alarming

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2012 Comments Off

Child abuse can cause lasting problems and even premature death for kids. Helpguide.org states that “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.” Yale School of Medicine researchers reported in a new study that in one year alone, over 4,500 children in the United States were hospitalized due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries. In a Yale news release by Karen N. Peart, “Children hospitalized at alarming rate due to abuse” it has been reported these researchers found that 4,569 children were hospitalized in the U.S. in 2006 due to serious abuse and 300 of these children died.  READ MORE HERE

Dad Charged With Murdering 1-YO Daughter

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2012 Comments Off

Christopher Jarvis Strawder

The father a baby who died in 2010 has been charged with her murder and child abuse. Ka’Mia C. Strawder, was 1-year-old when she died at Shands at the University of Florida on Nov. 19, 2010. Early Monday, Ka’Mia’s father, Christopher Jarvis Strawder, 24, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse. READ MORE HERE

Alaska’s Child Abuse Concerning

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2012 Comments Off

While news of the recent death of a 3-year-old Barrow child touches the hearts of many, it is just one incident in a much larger picture, one that challenges communities across Alaska and puts the state in the top five states nationwide for number of children neglected and abused per capita. In 2010, the State of Alaska’s Office of Children’s Service received more than 4,500 allegations of child abuse impacting 2,871 children across the state that were later substantiated. Last month alone, 1,774 children were in placement in Alaska. It’s a problem that will only improve with the attention and dedication of all Alaskans, those working with the problem say. READ MORE HERE

Boy’s Message to 7-YO Sister’s Killer, “I Hope You Never Get Out Of Jail”

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2012 Comments Off
Jarred Harrell
Somer Thompson

Boy’s message to the pedophile killer of his sister, Somer Thompson

Minutes after a man pleaded guilty to kidnapping, raping and murdering 7-year-old Somer Thompson, who was dumped in a trash bin and later found in a landfill, the little girl’s twin brother addressed his sister’s killer. ‘I hope you never get out of jail,’ 9-year-old Samuel Thompson said to Jarred Harrell from the witness stand today. Following a deal which spared him the death penalty, Harrell, 26, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Somer’s family was in favour of the deal because Harrell agreed not to appeal any of his convictions.  READ MORE HERE

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