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Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sodomy On A Child

Posted by Sandra On August - 21 - 2014 Comments Off

F-Inqueue-stories-182067-216666-jpgFARMINGTON, UTAH — A two-day jury trial for a convicted sex offender has been canceled following a a guilty plea. Gary Ellis Hamblin, 48, of Layton, entered a guilty plea to one count of attempted sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6 in 2nd District Court in Layton before Judge Robert Dale. READ MORE HERE

Baby Died Painful Violent Death

Posted by Sandra On August - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

Baby had injuries from head to foot

download (1)A 10-month-old baby had injuries from his head to his feet, including burns covering his body which would have caused extreme pain, before he was rushed lifeless into a remote WA roadhouse, a Supreme Court murder trial has been told this morning. Opening the State case against Mervyn Kenneth Douglas Bell, prosecutor Amanda Forrester said the exact cause of the baby boy’s death could not be determined, but he had a broken arm and leg and burns on his feet, legs and body. The boy also had severe injuries to his genitals and anus. READ MORE HERE

Man on trial over WA baby’s murder

Man killed baby boy in sustained and violent attack, court told

Incestuous Father May Have Impregnated Daughter 8x’s

Posted by Sandra On August - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

53ead7e9116c4.imageMOULTRIE — A man who is thought to have fathered up to eight children with his daughter pleaded guilty this week to two counts of incest. Ruben Fernando-Lopez, 42, is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 30. He could receive a minimum of 20 years or up to 60 years in prison, as each count carries a 10- to 30-year sentence. Law enforcement began investigating Fernando-Lopez after his daughter gave birth in Albany to a premature child who was born on June 12. The baby died a few days later. READ MORE HERE

2nd Grade Boys Accused of Raping 5-YO Girl

Posted by Sandra On August - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

images (4)Johannesburg – Western Cape police were on Tuesday investigating the alleged rape of a 5-year-old girl by three Grade 2 boys at a school in Rocklands, Mitchell’s Plain. The 5-year-old Grade R pupil was allegedly raped on 4 March in the grounds of a primary school in the area, said police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk. READ MORE HERE

Western Cape pupils play ‘rape, rape’ game

8-YO Child Found Weighing Only 37 Lbs.

Posted by Sandra On August - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2728375-209FEA6F00000578-763_306x423A Colorado woman appeared in court on Monday for the first time after being charged with abusing her 7-year-old daughter who suffered from seizures and was unable to walk or speak when found living amid squalor, prosecutors said. Leah Dyer, 47, of Fort Collins is charged with one count of felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, said Linda Jensen, spokeswoman for the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office. Her husband, Douglas Dyer, 44, faces the same charge. Both are free on $10,000 bonds. READ MORE HERE

Father Beat 5-YO Daughter

Posted by Sandra On August - 17 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadCOTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — A man was charged with second-degree felony child abuse after police say he hit his 5-year-old daughter. Michael Shaun Hall, 27, allegedly beat his daughter after she fed the family dog with food from the dinner table, according to Sgt. Corbett Ford of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department. The 5-year-old didn’t like what she was eating and when Hall stepped away from the table, she fed her food to the dog, Ford said. “Instead of disciplining, he takes it further and uses a belt and apparently a hanger, which caused substantial bruising and injury to her,” Ford said. READ MORE HERE

Child Rapist Sues County After Being Raped In Jail

Posted by Sandra On August - 16 - 2014 Comments Off

download (1)Washington – A child molester who was raped while held in the Garfield County Jail in Pomeroy is suing the county. The complaint filed Tuesday in Walla Walla Superior Court says the man suffers anxiety and nightmares. He’s seeking an amount of money that would be determined at a trial in the civil rights lawsuit. The Union-Bulletin reports the man was jailed in August 2011 for investigation of child rape when he was raped three times by cellmate John Markwell. READ MORE HERE

Nixzmary Brown’s Murderer, Her Father, Faces New Allegations

Posted by Sandra On August - 16 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2724905-2086EDA900000578-298_306x423The Brooklyn father who fatally beat 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown also forced his son to rape a relative, according to reports. The new allegations were laid out on Wednesday against Cesar Rodriguez, who was convicted in the 2006 torture and killing of Nixzmary, in a case that shocked New York and forced a major shake up of the city’s child protection agency. Rodriguez’s now 15-year-old stepson, who has been charged with raping two relatives some eight years ago, told detectives that his stepfather forced him to commit at least one of the crimes, the New York Daily News reported. The father made the boy commit the act while he watched, sources told the New York Post. The alleged rape would have happened before his sister’s murder in 2006, when he was about 8 years old. READ MORE HERE


Man Beat 16-YO Autistic Teen At House Party

Posted by Sandra On August - 16 - 2014 Comments Off
  • Andrew Wheeler allegedly beat and choked the boy in front of cheering partygoers on Friday night
  • Police found the victim lying in the street outside the home about midnight
  • The concussed boy was rushed to hospital with facial and scalp contusions
  • Homeowner Evadean Lydecker was allegedly home during the attack and has been charged 

article-2726165-208E4DA000000578-61_306x423An 18-year-old man has been charged with viciously assaulting an autistic boy at a Florida house party after sickening video of the attack went viral.  Andrew Wheeler allegedly kicked, punched and held a knife to the throat of the intoxicated 16-year-old boy before choking him until he lost consciousness on August 8. Disturbing footage shared on Facebook shows the boy cowering and screaming in pain as party-goers stood around and laughed. READ MORE HERE

The disturbing video has caused outrage online, with a Facebook group and a hashtag, #JusticeForAaron (reportedly the name of the victim) springing up quickly.

 

Pregnant Woman Latest Victim Of ‘Knockout Game’

Posted by Sandra On August - 16 - 2014 Comments Off

IMG_6059.jpgA 34-year-old Brooklyn woman who is six months pregnant was laid out cold in a vicious “knockout game” attack. The violent assault was caught on video. The victim, Jannatul Ferdous, was walking with her sister in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Thursday when 33-year-old Willie Stephens slugged the pregnant woman with one single blow, knocking her unconscious. READ MORE HERE

Pregnant woman sucker-punched in unprovoked attack

Cops: Brooklyn Man Sucker-Punched Pregnant Woman

Sadistic Child Abuser Sentenced to 67-Years In Prison

Posted by Sandra On August - 15 - 2014 Comments Off
  • Roland Dow, 28, from New Hampshire has been jailed for 67 years
  • He inflicted sadistic torture sessions on three-year-old James Nicholson 
  • The boy was beaten, burnt and treated ‘like a caged animal’ by Dow 
  • Dow even refused to have the child’s laundry mixed with his 
  • James, now lame, is the son Dow’s girlfriend Jessica Linscott
  • Linscott pleaded guilty to endangerment and will serve two to seven years
  • The pair fled to Universal Orlando in Florida, where they were arrested

1408089617786_wps_13_Roland_Dow_28_was_sentencA man convicted of inflicting sadistic ‘torture sessions’ on his girlfriend’s three-year-old son before fleeing with her to a Florida theme park, has been jailed for 67 years. Roland Dow, 28, from Plaistow, New Hampshire, was sentenced yesterday for burning, blinding and treating James Nicholson, who is now lame, ‘like a caged animal’. He was convicted in June of assaulting the toddler, failing to get him medical help, coaching him to lie to a social worker and secretly recording the social worker’s visit. The young boy is the son of Dow’s girlfriend, Jessica Linscott, who pleaded guilty to child endangerment and witness tampering. She will be serving between two and seven years in prison. READ MORE HERE

Police Sergeant Charged With Fondling Child

Posted by Sandra On August - 14 - 2014 Comments Off

chicago-police-department-cpdA veteran Chicago police sergeant was charged with fondling the 9-year-old daughter of a police officer at a barbecue over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said. Dennis Barnes, 61, a patrol sergeant in the South Side’s Wentworth police district, was charged Wednesday night with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of attempted predatory sexual assault, spokesperson Sally Daly said. READ MORE HERE

 

Teacher Indicted On Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

alexandra-romanosA Somerville teacher has been indicted on charges of four counts of rape of a child, among other charges, following her arrest in July after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old minor, according to a press release. Alexandra Romanos, 41, of Stoneham, was indicted on charges of aggravated rape of a child (four counts), indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 by a mandated reporter (eight counts) and disseminating material harmful to a minor. Romanos is scheduled for arraignment on August 13 at 9 a.m., in Woburn Superior Court, Room 430. READ MORE HERE

Man Found Guilty of Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

rape_7349465_ver1.0_640_480KNOXVILLE — A 61-year-old Knoxville man was convicted child rape by a Knox County jury Tuesday, according to prosecutors. Troy Lee Love was found guilty on two counts of rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery following a two-day trial, according to Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols’ office. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation in January 2013 into allegations that Love had sexually abused a 7-year-old child. He was arrested in August 2013. READ MORE HERE

Iowa Mayor Charged With Child Sexual Abuse

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

1407832832496_wps_4_This_photo_provided_by_thThe mayor of a Midwest town is facing a potential 125 years in prison after he was charged with the alleged sexual abuse of two young girls. Sheriff’s deputies swooped on the home of Joseph Manus, mayor of Oelwein, Iowa, acting on warrants charging him with five counts of second-degree sexual abuse. The 36-year-old is accused of abusing a 14-year-old girl four times and a nine-year-old girl once between July and August 2010. Each count carries up to 25 years in prison. The investigation was not initiated by the city’s own police department, according to reports. Manus was arrested by deputies from Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. READ MORE HERE

15-YO Autistic Girl Found Weighing Only 60 Pounds

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2722821-2078FB6400000578-487_634x431A 15-year-old girl was forced to live on a tiny waste-soaked mat by her parents, who beat and starved her until she weighed just 60lbs, police have said. The girl, who doctors believe has autism or another learning disability, was left earlier this month at an Atlanta hospital by her mother, who said she ‘could not do it anymore’. The 35-year-old mother, Jade Marie Jacobs, was arrested on malicious child cruelty and authorities in Gwinnett County are still looking for her husband, William Brown, 40, to charge him with the same. READ MORE HERE

Woman Charged With Torture, Child Abuse, Assault

Posted by Sandra On August - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

MI woman charged with torture, child abuse, assault

bildeA 22-year-old Port Huron woman was arrested after her boyfriend’s child was found in critical condition in a bathtub in the 800 block of 13th Street in Port Huron. Charlisa Wood was charged Friday with torture, first degree child abuse, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, according to the Port Huron Police Department. READ MORE HERE

Homeland Security Official Arrested

Posted by Sandra On August - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

Homeland Security official arrested in sting

George.HristovskiAn Obama Homeland Security TSA Inspector, George Hristovski, of Elverta in Northern, California, was arrested by the FBI after he allegedly sought to have sex with a mother and her 13-year-old daughter. A personal ad, allegedly placed by Hristovski, 54, in the “Casual Encounters” section of Craigslist sought a mother who wanted a man to teach her daughter about sex.  READ MORE HERE

TSA Inspector George Hristovski Arrested for Soliciting Sex

Arrest Made In 6-YO Jenise Wright’s Murder

Posted by Sandra On August - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

Police: Jenise Wright beaten, strangled, raped

UPDATE: A Washington State teen is being held on a $1 million bond for the rape and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright. A Kitsap County judge read the charges against Gabriel Zebediah Gaeta, 17, including first-degree murder and first-degree rape during a court hearing Monday. He is being charged as an adult. The 6-year-old girl was last seen by her father in her bedroom at her Steel Creek Mobile Park Home in Bremerton the night of August 2. She wasn’t reported missing until the following evening. Her father told police it wasn’t unusual for his daughter to leave their home and play with friends in the neighborhood for an extended period of time. However, the girl’s father told police he became concerned when she didn’t check in with her family within the usual time frame. READ MORE HERE

Arrest made in 6-year-old girl’s slaying

UPDATE: SEATTLE — A 17-year-old boy was arrested Saturday in the death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, who went missing last week in Washington, authorities say. The teenager, whose name was not released, will be charged with second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and rape, according to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Lt. Earl Smith. No exact cause of death was immediately released. Smith said at a news conference Saturday afternoon that deputies and FBI agents arrested the boy at his home without incident. The teen lived in the same Bremerton-area mobile home park as the girl. READ MORE HERE

Tragic end after 4-day search for missing girl

UPDATE: A four-day search for a missing Washington girl who vanished from her home over the weekend came to a tragic end Thursday, as authorities said they believe they have found the body of 6-year-old Jenise Wright. Authorities in Kitsap County said Thursday afternoon that they’re trying to narrow in on a suspect, and they’re “not ruling out anything.” “This is going to be a criminal investigation, there’s no doubt about that,” said Deputy Scott Wilson with the Kitsap County sheriff’s office. An autopsy scheduled for Friday will determine the manner and cause of death, Wilson said, but “we suspect that she just did not go off by herself and fall into some bushes and die.” READ MORE HERE

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Jenise Wright, 6, last seen August 2 when she went to bed

FBI Joins Search For Missing 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

downloadEMERTON, Washington—After dinner on Saturday night, the parents of six-year-old Jenise Paulette Wright say their daughter went safely to bed. In the morning, however, that bed was empty and more than 48 hours later their first grader is still missing. As dog teams scoured the Washington state mobile home park where she lived, police searched cars and checked identification at the entrance to the community. But on Tuesday the entrance was closed completely to non-residents and the FBI stepped in to take over the search. “This is heartwrenching. Our hearts just go out for this little girl, and were going to do everything we can to find her,” Kitsap County Steve Boyer told reporters Tuesday. “We’re going to hope for the very best.” READ MORE HERE

 

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Five Teens Charged With Rape

Posted by Sandra On August - 9 - 2014 Comments Off

5 UK teens charged with child rape

374372_UK-rape-teensBritish Police have charged five boys in their early teens with the rape of a 12-year-old girl. West Yorkshire police authorities announced late Wednesday that two boys aged 13 and three others aged 14 had all been charged with the rape of the female child. Two of the suspected rapists, one aged 13 and one 14, have been charged with two counts of rape of a child under 13, and one of the 13-year-olds has been charged with one count of rape of a child under 13 as well as sexual assault on a child under 13. The other two, both aged 14, have been charged with one count of rape of a child under 13, the authorities further noted. READ MORE HERE

Man Raped Teen Girl To Win A College Contest

Posted by Sandra On August - 9 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2720152-205E5D1D00000578-266_306x423A recent graduate of a prestigious New Hampshire boarding prep school has been charged with sexually assaulting a freshman as part of a student tradition in which seniors try to have sex with younger students. A police affidavit obtained by the Concord Monitor alleges 18-year-old Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old on campus two days before he graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord June 1. Police say Labrie denied having sex with the girl. Results are still pending from a state lab, but the affidavit says a nurse reported observing a laceration consistent with forced intercourse. READ MORE HERE

Child Rapists, Kidnappers, Pedophiles Avoid Justice by Apologizing for Their Actions

Posted by Sandra On August - 9 - 2014 Comments Off
  • Hundreds of sex offenders let off with community resolution orders
  • Deals allow criminals to avoid the courts by making an apology to victims
  • 20 orders given to people who raped children aged under 13
  • MP calls for Government review, asking: ‘How on Earth did this happen?’ 

1407505224700_wps_10_The_silhouetted_shape_of_Child rapists, kidnappers and perverts caught with child abuse images have been allowed to walk free by the police – because they said they were sorry. Hundreds of sex offenders have been let off the hook because they apologized to their victims and the police for their actions, according to figures obtained by MailOnline. The government is facing calls to halt the use of controversial use of the resolution orders, with MPs demanding to know: ‘How on earth has this happened?’ READ MORE HERE

Mother Allowed Man to Molest Her Daughters for 5-Years

Posted by Sandra On August - 7 - 2014 Comments Off
  • Shawn Ussery, 42, of Florida, charged with sexual battery and aggravated child abuse 
  • His 37-year-old live-in girlfriend is facing counts of failure to protect children and lewd and lascivious exhibition

article-2718033-204EF2C100000578-169_306x423A Florida mother and her live-in boyfriend are facing a slew of child abuse charges after sheriff’s officials say the man repeatedly molested his girlfriend’s children – and she did nothing to stop him. According to the Manatee County’s Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old Shawn Ussery had not only sexually abused the minors for five years, but he also smoked methamphetamine with at least one of the victims. Ussery was arrested Tuesday at his home in Bradenton on 10 counts of sexual battery, 16 counts of capital sexual battery and a single count of aggravated child abuse. READ MORE HERE

Father Beat Up Infant Son While He Was Being Treated In Hospital

Posted by Sandra On August - 7 - 2014 Comments Off
  • Was brought in with a blow to the head and had suffered ‘forceful shaking’
  • Father attacked him while he was being treated – causing extensive bruising 

1407327311437_wps_1_article_2322404_19B530020A father attacked his baby son in hospital while the little boy was being treated for injuries he had inflicted in a previous violent outburst, it has been revealed. The child was taken to Rotherham District Hospital in South Yorkshire when he was less than three weeks old where medical staff found he had suffered severe head injuries and ‘forceful shaking’. While he was still being treated for his injuries his father attacked him again – leaving him with extensive bruising. READ MORE HERE

Woman Charged In Her Son’s 1990 Slaying

Posted by Sandra On August - 7 - 2014 Comments Off

_h353_w628_m6_otrue_lfalseSTUART, Florida — More than two decades after she reported her 5-year-old son missing from a carnival in New Jersey, a woman investigators say they long considered a suspect was arrested on the day that Timothy Wiltsey would have turned 29. Michelle Lodzinski, 47, was held without bail by a Florida judge after a brief court appearance Thursday. She was arrested Wednesday in Jensen Beach. It wasn’t known whether she would agree to return to New Jersey, where a judge set her bail at $2 million. She appeared on camera from jail wearing an orange jumpsuit and did not yet have an attorney. READ MORE HERE

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