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Women Stop Child Rapist In Act

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Ohio Police: Women stopped attempted child rape in laundry room

download (1)OHIO -TWO WOMEN TAKE THE STAND AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST A MAN THEY SAY TRIED TO RAPE A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL. NOW THEY ARE SHARING THEIR STORY, AND THEY HAVE A WARNING FOR ALL PARENTS OUT THERE. THIS HAPPENED IN EVANSTON, OHIO IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING. SEE VIDEO HERE

Jehovah’s Witness Congregation Facing Sex Abuse Allegations

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Jehovah-s-Witness-Lawsuits-Filed---imgBURLINGTON, Vermont —Two women filed lawsuits Tuesday in state and federal courts alleging they were sexually abused as youngsters by an authority figure at their Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Bellows Falls in the mid-1990s, and claiming church elders did nothing to stop it. The litigation, announced in Burlington, involves sisters Miranda and Annessa Lewis. Miranda Lewis, now 23, appeared with her mother, Marina Mauvoleon-Folsom, and lawyers Irwin Zalkin and Jerome O’Neill at a news conference. Lewis said she was 4 years old when she was first molested and fondled by Norton True, a “ministerial servant” in the congregation. Zalkin said that position is one approved by church elders. READ MORE HERE

Apple’s iPhone Encryption May Interfere With Child Abuse Investigations

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

downloadAttorney General Eric Holder ripped technology companies Tuesday that he said are “thwarting” the federal government’s ability to stop child abuse, just days after Apple and Google announced new security measures that would prevent the companies from giving authorities data on users. “We would hope that technology companies would be willing to work with us to ensure that law enforcement retains the ability, with court-authorization, to lawfully obtain information in the course of an investigation, such as catching kidnappers and sexual predators,” Holder said at a Washington conference of the Global Alliance Conference Against Child Abuse Online. “It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy. When a child is in danger, law enforcement needs to be able to take every legally available step to quickly find and protect the child and to stop those that abuse children. It is worrisome to see companies thwarting our ability to do so.” READ MORE HERE

Child Rapist Filmed His Attack On Infant

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Rapist jailed for 12 years after he filmed his abuse of a baby girl

1411989101999_Image_galleryImage_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAA child rapist who filmed himself sexually abusing a baby girl was caught after new owners of his home found child pornography he left behind during the move. The new owners of his home were quick to tip off police when they re-decorated the home and found a disc hidden behind kitchen units at the Frinton, Essex, property. Martin Hunt, 24, was eventually tracked down when police happened to find indecent images at another pedophile’s house in Kent and a trail of emails linking Hunt to the abuse. READ MORE HERE

 

‘Pedophile Hunter’ Documentary Likely to Encourage More Police Stings

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

“Pedophile Hunter” entraps internet perverts including teachers by posing as underage child 

1412073512436_Image_galleryImage_Stinson_Hunter_The_PaedopThis is the dramatic moment a self-styled ‘pedophile hunter’ confronted a potential sex attacker who he had lured to a house by posing as a child online. Vigilante Stinson Hunter, who is based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, works with his team to entrap internet perverts – including soldiers, teachers and solicitors – by posing as underage boys and girls. In this dramatic clip, undercover vigilantes from Hunter’s team were seen poised for action with a camera while they waited for one of the suspects. When the man walked in, one of the vigilantes asked the suspect to explain himself, before starting to click away with his camera in a bid to expose him. READ MORE HERE

Girls Missing After Sleepover

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Two teen girls vanish during sleepover

janaAlabama authorities are asking for the public’s help to find two 14-year-old girls who disappeared early Sunday morning. The girls, Kyndell “Brooke” East and Jana Lynn Cowan, were having a sleepover at Jana’s house Saturday evening and were last seen at approximately 2:00 a.m. at the Peach Park off Interstate-65 in Clanton. According to reports, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has been working non-stop searching for the missing teens. READ MORE HERE

Foster Mom Arrested for Murder

Posted by Sandra On September - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Foster mom, 20, arrested in baby girl’s death

sydney-danielle-white_1411496357871_8344686_ver1.0_640_480A 20-year-old Colorado woman is behind bars in connection with the death of her 11-month-old foster daughter. Sydney Danielle White is charged with child abuse resulting in death. She’s being held at the Mesa County Jail on a $100,000 bond. The victim, Angel Lane Place, was airlifted from St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction to the Denver Children’s Hospital on September 16 with severe head trauma. The child died after being taken off life support the next day. READ MORE HERE

10-MO Baby Raped, Killed

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Mervyn Bell guilty of murder and sexual assault of baby

5695448-3x2-340x227A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 10-month-old boy in Western Australia’s north. The child’s family welcomed the verdict but said his death could have been avoided if police had acted more quickly when his abduction was first reported. Police have confirmed an internal investigation into complaints by the family is being conducted. Mervyn Bell was alone with the child for 15 hours after taking him from his grandfather’s home in Broome and driving about 1,000 kilometres west, Perth Supreme Court was told. READ MORE HERE

Rape Charges Shut Daycare

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

54242aa7b6212.imageA Braham day care was shut down Aug. 14 immediately following allegations that rape and sexual abuse of young girls had occurred there. Kathryn Bakke Family Child Care is a day care based in the home of Kathryn Bakke and her husband, Byron Douglas Bakke, which was licensed to care for a maximum of 12 children. The facility’s child care license was immediately temporarily suspended by the Department of Human Services after Byron, 73, was charged with five felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and four felony burglary charges. Byron was jailed Aug. 12, charged Aug. 14 and is currently in custody at the Kanabec County Jail. READ MORE HERE

Hunt For Child Rape Suspect

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

southbridge-gregory-davisSOUTHBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Children were kept indoors for lunch, physical education and recess in the Southbridge schools as a precaution Friday as authorities searched for a man accused of child rape. Police say a child-rape suspect who became a fugitive after cutting off his court-ordered GPS device returned home to Massachusetts briefly and assaulted a relative before grabbing a gun. Greg Lewis, 26, of Southbridge, has been on the run since Sept. 15, according to police, but he returned to his parents’ home Thursday afternoon. READ MORE HERE

Child rape suspect cuts off GPS bracelet, beats relative, on the run

After 11 CPS Investigations, Couple Charged With Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

web1_crims_web_0Their history with Clark County Child Protective Services stretches back to 2008. Las Vegas parents Donald E. Brown and Melissa D. Lawrence received 10 visits from CPS staff investigating allegations of possible neglect or abuse reported to the county’s child abuse hotline from 2008 to 2012, according to police and court records. CPS, part of the Department of Family Services, investigated the welfare of one of Melissa’s daughters, who had injuries that included black eyes, bruises and a chipped tooth during that four-year period, court records show. Court records also show the agency was aware during a 2010 investigation that Brown, 51, already had a criminal conviction in the death of another child. In 1984, he was convicted in California on a charge of manslaughter after his daughter died of multiple skull fractures, according to Clark County District Court records. READ MORE HERE

Adrian Peterson Case Sparks Spanking Debate

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

insight-spanking-art-gqju8at3-1adrian-petersonHACKENSACK, N.J. — In study after study, as many as 8 out of 10 adults in America say that spanking is an appropriate form of discipline.?What the studies don’t show is how people define spanking and where they believe corporal punishment of children crosses a line to abuse.?Those questions have long been quietly debated, but the indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson has raised them in a public way, even if many of those who believe in spanking find Peterson’s alleged behavior abhorrent. The story is well-known by now — the Minnesota Vikings running back has been indicted on child-abuse charges after stuffing leaves in the mouth of his 4-year-old son and beating him with a tree branch that left the boy with cuts and bruises all over his body. The incident started a conversation among opponents and defenders of corporal punishment of children by their caregivers. The issue is so uncomfortable that pediatricians, who are supposed to ask parents how they discipline and whether they spank their kids, rarely broach the topic. READ MORE HERE

What is and is not child abuse

When does physical discipline become child abuse?

 

Mother Charged With Poisoning, Killing Her 5-YO Son With Salt

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

1411321772483_wps_69_article_2624478_1DB5D9120The mother charged with poisoning her son to death with a massive dose of salt is now telling investigators the 5-year-old may be to blame and she had nothing to do with it. Lacey Spears, 26, told Westchester County authorities the boy ‘would once in a while play with his feeding tube and could have put something in it.’ Documents filed Friday reveal that police now believe Spears not only poisoned her son’s feeding tube with salt, but did so over the course of several days. READ MORE HERE

 

Jane Fonda: “My Mom Was Sexually Abused; Committed Suicide”

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Jane Fonda opens up about her mother’s suicide and history of sexual abuse

1411950405067_wps_5_BEVERLY_HILLS_CA_SEPTEMBEJane Fonda, 76, told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused and eventually committed suicide. Fonda made the personal revelation at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, which provides comprehensive free treatment for sexual assault victims. She hosted the Rape Foundation’s annual fundraising brunch on Sunday at billionaire Ron Burkle’s Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills.  READ MORE HERE

FOR MY MOTHER | Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda’s mom sexually abused

Jane Fonda opens up about her mother’s suicide

 

 

20 Ways To Prevent Abuse

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

What You Can Do

downloadUnrealistic expectations of parenthood, differences between what we want and what we actually have, a strained relationship with our marriage partner, too much to do and too little time, financial problems, drug abuse, alcoholism, and a history of being abused as a child are examples of problems that can cause parents to take out anger and frustration on their children. Even very loving parents can lose control to the point of child abuse. Here are some actions you can take to help children and their parents. READ MORE HERE

How to Prevent Child Abuse

10 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse | Childhelp

Chapter Seven: What Can Be Done to Prevent Child Abuse

 

 

Enterovirus EV-68 Respiratory Virus May Be Linked to Muscle Paralysis

Posted by Sandra On September - 27 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Respiratory virus probed in muscle paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

download (1)Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ – enterovirus 68 – was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear. The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don’t know whether the virus caused any of the children’s arm and leg weaknesses or whether it’s just a germ they coincidentally picked up. READ MORE HERE

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Virus probed as US kids hit by paralysis

Virus investigated after Colorado kids develop paralysis

CDC warns of polio-like cases in Colorado

Doctors warned after children stricken with polio-like symptoms

Enterovirus-68 Serious Respiratory Illness Spreading

Enterovirus outbreak continues to spread in the U.S.

Enterovirus: Think it is a cold or flu? Think again.

Respiratory illness, Enterovirus D68

 

Published on Sep 6, 2014

Enterovirus D-68 – Respiratory Virus Spreading Across The U.S. Midwest A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals In Kansas City alone about 450 children were recently treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization Symptoms include fever body and muscles aches sneezing,coughing and rash

Clusters of Acute Respiratory Illness Associated with Human Enterovirus 68 Asia, Europe, and United States, 2008 to 2010

California health officials have documented 20 to 25 recent cases of paralysis in kids that they believe are linked to a polio-like virus—but not caused by polio itself. While that sounds pretty frightening, paralysis caused by infectious diseases is quite rare.

Some, but not all, of the children tested positive for enterovirus-68, a respiratory virus that, in rare cases, has been associated with polio-like limb paralysis and breathing problems. The California children were all vaccinated against polio, but not against enterovirus-68 which has no vaccine.

Drugged Baby Now Brain Dead

Posted by Sandra On September - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

1411575351621_wps_67_Pic_shows_Woman_Silvia_StA four-month-old baby is fighting for his life after his drug addict parents fed him crystal meth to stop him from crying. Silvia Strnadova, 26, and husband Miroslav, 30, took the unconscious child to hospital but he was left brain dead and is only being kept alive by a life support machine. The parents from the town of Prievidza in the north-western Slovak region of Horna Nitrawere were arrested after police discovered that they had given the infant a strong dose of the potent drug. READ MORE HERE

 

PA Priest Held On Sex Tourism Charge

Posted by Sandra On September - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

usmanchargedwithchildsextourisminhaitiPennsylvania — A priest accused of traveling to Honduras to engage in sex with children while promoting missionary work with the poor there has been arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, was arrested Thursday and will remain in custody until a hearing Monday before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh. The judge must decide then whether the priest will remain jailed until he can stand trial. The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown said it was “profoundly disturbed by the allegations against Father Maurizio.” It said he has not functioned as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish since federal authorities searched the parish rectory on Sept. 12. READ MORE HERE

168 Children Rescued In Child Trafficking Bust

Posted by Sandra On September - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Some were never even reported missing

Missing Children Sex TraffickingWASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes. Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that child welfare advocates say especially concerns them: children who were never reported missing in the first place. Advocates say the roundup reinforces the need for a standardized, nationwide approach to reporting children as missing, especially those absent from state foster care systems who are seen as most vulnerable to abuse. Concerns over unaccounted-for children aren’t new, but they’re receiving fresh attention amid heightened awareness of child sex trafficking. State and federal efforts are under way to streamline how police are alerted when kids go missing. READ MORE HERE

Man Charged With Taking Up-Skirt Pics Of Young Girl

Posted by Sandra On September - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

4870520_GPLYMOUTH, Michigan –A 33-year old man accused of taking upskirt photos of a 13- year-old girl in a book store has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge. Ronald Burrill from West Bloomfield is charged with one count of eavesdropping installing/using device.  That carries a sentence of two years in prison, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison and or a fine of $2,000. READ MORE HERE

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