TACOMA, WA—A Tacoma woman is under arrest after police said she called 911 and told the operator she had just killed her child. The child was 2 years old. Tacoma Police Department spokesperson Mark Fulgham said the woman, described only as being in her late 20s, called 911 about 7 a.m. Friday and admitted to the crime. READ MORE HERE
Archive for March, 2012
Sierra Lamar, 15-Years Old, Is Missing
MORGAN HILL, CA — Volunteers searching for missing 15-year old Sierra LaMar have found an empty handcuff box and two used condoms not far from where the teenager’s phone was recovered. The handcuff box and condoms were found on a dead end road by members of a volunteer search crew, the KlaasKids Foundation, on Thursday. Police say the area had been searched several times before and is a popular hangout for teens. READ MORE HERE
LINDEN, CA — Investigators have identified the bodies of 2 women found in an abandoned well believed to be victims of the so-called “Speed Freak Killers” serial murderers. They are Kimberly Billy, 19, and Joanna Hopson, 16. Billy disappeared in December of 1984. Hopson disappeared a year later. Authorities were led to the location by convicted killer, Wesley Shermantine. READ MORE HERE
RAINN Analysis Shows Only 3 out of 100 Rapists are Convicted
Only three out of every 100 rapists will ever spend even a single day in prison, according to a new analysis by RAINN of Justice Department data. The other 97 will walk free, facing no consequences for the violent felony they have committed. Because rapists tend to be serial criminals, this leaves communities across the nation at risk of predators. READ MORE HERE
Believed to have been killing an average of three women a month by the early 1990s…Including CHILDREN
SUTTON COUNTY, Texas — A serial killer who set up a torture chamber in his long haul truck and kidnapped hitchhikers across the country has admitted to two more murders. Convicted killer, Robert Ben Rhoades, pleaded guilty this week to the murders of a newlywed couple from Seattle in 1990. Prosecutors say missionaries Patricia Candace Walsh and her husband Scott Zyskowski were hitchhiking to Georgia when they took a ride from Rhoades near El Paso, Texas. READ MORE HERE
MEXICO CITY — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Sonora have arrested eight people accused of killing two boys and one woman as human sacrifices for Santa Muerte — the saint of death — officials said Friday. The victims, two of whom were 10 years old, were killed and their blood was offered at an alter to the saint, according to Jose Larrinaga, spokesman for state prosecutors. READ MORE HERE
SEVEN TEENS CAUGHT & ARRESTED
PALMDALE, CA — Seven black teenagers are facing assault and hate crime charges after allegedly attacking a Latino youth as he walked home from school. It happened around 4 p.m. March 14 near Cactus Middle School in the 3200 block of East Avenue R-8. According to investigators, the 15-year old victim was approached by a group of up to 10 male black teenagers who challenged him to a fight. READ MORE HERE
10-Year-Old Girl Outsmarts Pedophile, 46, By Tricking Him Into Taking A Picture of Himself
One young girl used her wits to save future children from molestation. A brave 10-year-old girl was able to use her Nintendo DS game console to take a picture of predator John Fisher, 46, who had been inappropriately touching her for the second time. The girl told her mother that Fisher had done this before, but no action was taken; she needed to have convincing evidence, and this time she got it. READ MORE HERE
A former teacher drugged and had sexual relations with a 13-year-old boy for almost two years. Former Massachusetts elementary school teacher Christine McCallum, 29, has been sentenced to 29 months in prison for raping and drugging a 13-year-old student. READ MORE HERE
Father Beat 3-Month-Old Daughter He Called ‘It’ To Death To Silence Her Cries
A Winter Haven father was arrested for severe child abuse. Christopher Scott Ryon, 27, beat his 3-month-old daughter he called ‘It’ to death because the baby’s crying was preventing him for taking a nap. According to FOX News, Ryon kept punching the baby in the head because she kept crying. READ MORE HERE
Boy Was Bleeding From His Eyes
A man who abused an infant has changed his story several times. Brian Bouchard, 21, was charged with aggravated child abuse for beating 14-month-old Isaiah Mitchell on Saturday at a Parkway Street home near DeLand, Florida. READ MORE HERE
Teen Pleads No Contest in Slashing 11-yo’s Throat
LITTLEROCK, CA — A teenager charged in the 2010 slashing death of his 11-year-old cousin and the knife attack on her 14-year-old sister pleaded no contest today. Lonnie Lee Liner pleaded no contest to one count each of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The defendant, who was 16 at the time of the crime, was charged as an adult. READ MORE HERE
ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA– Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a registered sex offender who suffers from schizophrenia. Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 46, is a 5’9″, 155 pound Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen March 5 at 15 N. Valencia in Alhambra wearing blue jeans and a gray sweater. READ MORE HERE
LOS ANGELES – Parents will be notified within 72 hours when a teacher at their child’s school has been accused of sexual misconduct, under a new policy adopted Thursday by Los Angeles Unified officials. The announcement came just hours after District officials confirmed that an unidentified teacher at Sutter Middle School in Winnetka had been removed from the classroom amid allegations of wrongdoing. READ MORE HERE
A former art teacher kidnapped and sexually abused her student. Laureth May, 29, a former Illinois teacher, fled with her three young children and a female student, 17, whom she sexually abused, after getting in an argument with her fiance. READ MORE HERE
On Friday, March 30th, Mike Skinner will sit down with Dreamcatchers Talk Radio’s own Patricia “Tricia” McKnight. Dreamcatchers Talk Radio is the first and largest 24 hour “LIVE” streaming Child Abuse Education Network. This programming is a diverse and unique format by a small team of highly dedicated experts and advocates dedicated to educating the public on all aspects of abuse; child abuse education, awareness, prevention, domestic violence, teen issues; teen dating violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, low self esteem, suicide, Male Awareness, Survivors, Missing and Exploited Children.
Mike a singer, songwriter, guitarist, writer, public speaker on trauma, abuse and mental health. He is also the Executive Director of Surviving Spirit. An organization that uses creative arts to address the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns.
Through Mike’s music, lyrics, songs, and performances, he feels blessed to be able to try to convey the thoughts, ideas, and feelings of not only himself, but of the countless hundreds he has met in his lifetime. These wonderful and unique individuals have suffered abuses that defy description. Their strength and perseverance help guide him. Equally important to Mike are the many great organizations dedicated to advocating for those who have felt the sting of discrimination and stigma pertaining to mental illness/health and the sheer horror and impact felt by those who have endured childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.
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It’s not uncommon to see news reports about adults being accused of sex crimes involving children, teenagers or even their students. The circumstances of recent cases vary – a Johnston County teacher facing dozens of charges that he molested six boys, a Wake County 4-H volunteer accused of targeting three boys and a Cary man portraying Santa Claus who allegedly solicited a girl on Facebook – but they all have one common factor. Each involves a person with authority or influence over his alleged child victims. READ MORE HERE
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WORTH TWP, MI. – A 34- year-old father has been charged in an abuse case involving two children. Joseph Lee Brockitt was arrested Saturday after sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at his residence in the 7000 block of Dian Street. The arrest came after a man who lived at the residence alleged that Brockitt had been abusing his 4-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a previous relationship for several months, according to Detective/Sgt. Jim Johnson of the Sanilac County Sheriff Department. Brockitt is alleged to have subjected the children to cruel and abusive punishments for not being potty-trained, said Johnson. READ MORE HERE
A 2-month old baby died from severe injury to her skull from her father. Steven Cantrell, 21, was arrested for the murder of his daughter, 2-month old, Jada Cantrell who suffered multiple skull fractures when she was left alone with him in his southwest Florida home Friday. READ MORE HERE
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