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Man Raped 14-YO Girl For Revenge

Posted by Sandra On February - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Charles-Andrew-Capps-raped-girl-as-vendettaA 21-year-old Texas man got thrown in the slammer for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in order to get revenge on her family.  The criminal, Charles Andrew Capps, was allegedly sending lewd photos through Facebook to the 14-year-old when the teens mother found out, reports ABC News.  READ MORE HERE

Police Warn of SnapChat Site

Posted by Sandra On February - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Snapchat_20130226175859_320_240An app called Snapchat boasts 50-million “snaps” a day, but each of the images come and go in a matter of seconds. Our sister station, KMGH, investigates the dangers of the easy-come-easy-go picture app. “Anytime you can only show an image for 2 seconds to 10 seconds, you have to wonder why,” said Detective Mike Harris with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. That is exactly what Snapchat is about, sending images that disappear. “Why limit it and what’s the reason of limiting it? Because obviously you’re letting strangers who you don’t know have access to those pictures and often times those strangers are what we call ‘predators’ and what law enforcement and the kids call ‘creepers,'” said Harris.  READ MORE HERE

Afghan Police Accused of Rape

Posted by Sandra On February - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-2284302-067BDA400000044D-405_634x496Afghan police ‘sell weapons to Taliban, are addicted to drugs and kidnap and rape young boys’

Police in an area of Afghanistan where 109 British troops died and hundreds were wounded trying to secure peace are riddled with corruption, child abuse, drug taking, kidnap and murder, a devastating investigation by Panorama revealed last night. Weapons, ammunition and fuel paid for by UK taxpayers are being openly sold by Afghan officers – possibly to end-up with the Taliban – while senior police refuse to crackdown of the abuse of young boys by their officers. Some officers appear drug-addicted, others are kidnapping civilians for ransom while in the past five weeks, four boys suspected of having been used as ‘sex slaves’ have been shot – one in the face – while attempting to escape from police commanders believed to have abducted them from their families. Three have died. READ MORE HERE


Channel 4 Presenter, Jon Snow, Was Abducted At 6-YO

Posted by Sandra On February - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-2284432-1489059B000005DC-688_306x423Jon Snow told yesterday how the Jimmy Savile scandal has forced him to relive the abuse he suffered as a child. The Channel 4 News veteran described how when he was six years old he was ‘abducted’ by a member of the domestic staff at the school where his father taught. ‘He took me to his room and undressed me, and then himself. Thank heavens someone saw the abduction and eventually a member of staff intervened and rescued me,’ he said. READ MORE HERE

Woman Killed Infant Daughter 56-Years Ago

Posted by Sandra On February - 25 - 2013 1 COMMENT

article-2284391-18480E82000005DC-651_306x446Plea deal calls for just 45 days in jail

A 76-year-old Wisconsin woman accused of killing her infant daughter more than a half-century ago will serve 45 days in jail and 10 years’ probation, under a plea agreement approved Monday. Ruby Klokow was charged with second-degree murder in the 1957 death of her 6-month-old daughter, Jeaneen, only after her son, James Klokow Jr., came forward in 2008 with horrific stories of childhood abuse. District Attorney Joe De Cecco cited Klokow’s advanced age and health as factors in the agreement approved by Sheboygan County District Judge Angela Sutkiewicz. READ MORE HERE

Police Are Searching for Additional Child Sex Abuse Victims of Daycare Worker

Posted by Sandra On February - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

20130225__enrique_ramos_200BOYLE HEIGHTS, CA — Los Angeles Police Monday asked for the public’s help in identifying additional victims of an accused child molester, who worked at a daycare in Boyle Heights. Police arrested Enrique Ramos, 45, Thursday and booked him on three counts of lewd acts on a child. Ramos is accused of molesting three of the children whom he cared for at Cano & Ramos Child Care Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Boyle Heights. Ramos is a co-owner of the facility. READ MORE HERE

America Has an Incest Problem

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

th (1)People are rightly horrified by abuse scandals at Penn State and in the Catholic church. But what about children who are molested by their own family members?

Last year offered plenty of moments to have a sustained national conversation about child sexual abuse: the Jerry Sandusky verdict, the BBC’s Jimmy Savile, Horace Mann’s faculty members, and a slew of slightly less publicized incidents. President Obama missed the opportunity to put this issue on his second-term agenda in his inaugural speech. Child sexual abuse impacts more Americans annually than cancer, AIDS, gun violence, LGBT inequality, and the mortgage crisis combined—subjects that Obama did cover.  READ MORE HERE

Gynecologist Video Taped Underage Patients

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

s-NIKITA-LEVY-largePatients always thought Dr. Nikita Levy was creepy. The Maryland gynecologist was a little too “eager” to see young patients, according to ABC News sources. It wasn’t until investigators reportedly found inappropriate photos and videos and Levy killed himself that the pieces fell into place. Levy was found dead in an apparent suicide in his Towson home this week, CBS News reports. Detectives found more photos and videos of Levy’s patients in his home, though parents may never get the answers they wanted. READ MORE HERE

Man Accused of Molestation Says He Would “Only Touch An Older Child”

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

VIDEO: To This Day

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS


To This Day Bullying Project

Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. It’s kind of breathtaking and powerful, just a warning. Also, it has a happy ending.  ORIGINAL: By Shane Koyczan, whom you should like on Facebook, and an amazing group of animators as part of the To This Day project. You can learn more about confronting bullying at Bullying.org.







Shocking Videos of Girls Forced to Fight

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

thA video of two young girls being forced to fight each other in a New York City park has surfaced, catching the attention of authorities, Gothamist reports. As of Thursday morning, the location and the identities of the girls and those exhorting them to brawl remain unknown. Police were analyzing the clip for clues, the New York Daily News reports. READ MORE HERE







Flier Who Allegedly Slapped Toddler During Flight Loses Job

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

joe_hundleyThe man accused of slapping a toddler during a flight has been fired by his employer. Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, of Hayden, Idaho, is no longer an employee of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group. Al Hasse, the company’s president, released a statement saying, “Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing.” Hasse also called the behavior “embarrassing” and “contradictory to our values.”  READ MORE HERE

Violence, Abuse and Trauma Institute

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

thThe Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is an international resource and training center at Alliant International University. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals on local, national and international levels by sharing & disseminating vital information, improving collaborations & networking, conducting research & trainings, assisting with direct professional services, program evaluation, & consulting to promote violence-free living.

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) strives to be a comprehensive resource, training and research center dealing with all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma.  IVAT interfaces with Alliant International University’sacademic schools and centers, which provide resource support and educational training. Through a focus on collaborations with various partnering organizations, IVAT desires to bridge gaps and help improve current systems of care on a local, national, and global level. READ MORE HERE

Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

imagesWhat do we mean by childhood trauma?

Academics and practitioners often disagree over definitions of childhood trauma, and about how common it is. Nevertheless there is general agreement that childhood trauma is caused by abuse that falls into three categories. These are: emotional abuse; physical abuse; and sexual abuse. Although sexual abuse has traditionally been considered the most damaging, recent research shows that all three types of abuse can have serious consequences and result in difficulties for the subject which may continue into, or arise in, adulthood. READ MORE HERE

Child Trauma Academy

Your Child – Childhood Trauma and Its Effects

Early Childhood Trauma | National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Childhood Trauma Leaves Legacy of Brain Changes


Amelia Dyer: The Woman Who Viciously Murdered 300 Babies

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

061ameliadyer_468x605Midwife hanged in 1896 was probably Britain’s most prolific serial killer

The advertisement in the “Miscellaneous” column of the Bristol Times & Mirror newspaper was poignant. “Wanted,” it read, “respectable woman to take young child.” It was a sadly common request in Victorian Britain, where life was particularly hard for unmarried mothers. The ad had been placed by 25-year-old Evelina Marmon, who two months earlier, in January 1896, had given birth in a boarding house in Cheltenham to a little girl she named Doris. Evelina was a God-fearing farmer’s daughter who had gone astray, left the farm for city life and resorted to work as a barmaid in the saloon of the Plough Hotel, an old coaching inn. READ MORE HERE
Harold Shipman is generally considered to be Britain’s worst serial killer, with more than 250 murders ascribed to his name. But hidden among the tales of habitual drunks, petty thieves and small-time fraudsters published online last week sits the file of a little-known Bristol-born woman who may well have killed more. While largely forgotten today, Amelia Dyer’s crimes paved the way for one of the most sensational trials of the Victorian era – and spotlighted the pandemic problem of infanticide in 19th century Britain. Her Prison Commission file, now visible online, logs Dyer’s final moments on the scaffold at Newgate Gaol on June 10, 1896, and records her hanging with characteristic Victorian efficiency: “On account of her weight and the softness of the textures, rather a short drop was given. It proved to be quite sufficient.” READ MORE HERE




Reward Offered for Child Rapist

Posted by Sandra On February - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

schoolkidnapAbduction Reward Donors May Consider Victim as Recipient

More than $105K in reward money is sitting, waiting to be handed out to the person that helps bring those who allegedly abducted and raped a 5-year-old Cobbs Creek girl to justice. After enduring what investigators called an “unspeakable experience,” the girl assisted police in their investigation. She met with experts who worked to recover her memories, was questioned by detectives and even took three walks through the neighborhood where she was allegedly held. READ MORE HERE

Mother Gets Life In Prison

Posted by Sandra On February - 23 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS


The Toledo mother whose baby was found dead in a freezer at an East Toledo house pleaded guilty today to aggravated murder. At an emotionally charged hearing in Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Kenisha Pruitt, 21, of 2631 Scottwood Ave., was then sentenced by Judge Linda Jennings to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years. Two other charges — abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence — were dropped as part of the plea agreement. READ MORE HERE

2 Children Stabbed to Death

Posted by Sandra On February - 23 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Willhite_Ryan_WR_1360881119755_373646_ver1.0_320_240Kids stabbed by mother’s boyfriend

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A funeral for two El Paso County children stabbed to death in a murder-suicide last week will be held Friday. Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer said  22-year-old Ethan Courrau stabbed 1-year-old Scarlett Gallagher and 3-year-old Ryan Willhite in a mobile home before stabbing himself, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. Scarlett was found dead at the scene, while Courrau and Ryan died at a hospital. Courrau was dating the children’s mother, police said. READ MORE HERE

Man Who Was Free On Bond Re-Arrested for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On February - 23 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

MilazzoAn Ocean Isle Beach man released on bond last month after being charged with six counts of sexually exploiting a minor has been re-arrested on new allegations of criminal conduct involving children. Enrico Frank Milazzo was booked Friday into the Brunswick County jail on counts of first-degree child rape and taking indecent liberties with a minor, crimes he allegedly committed while free on bond for the sexual exploitation charges. READ MORE HERE

Former Minister/Foster Parent Sentenced to 22-Yrs for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On February - 23 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS


SEATTLE — A minister and former foster parent who sexually abused at least 10 young boys was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison. Timothy L. Dampier, 39, pleaded guilty to a total of 22 counts involving ten victims between the ages of nine and 17 years old, according to prosecutors. Dampier had been involved in a number of Seattle-area youth programs at the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church, Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center, Ruther Child Center, Samuel House, Union Gospel Mission and Seattle Parks and Recreation. He also works as a minister at several Seattle churches, detectives said. READ MORE HERE

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