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Mom Saves Baby by Shooting Intruder

Posted by Sandra On March - 26 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

woman-pointing-handgun-David-Duprey-AP-640x480INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – A homeowner shot an intruder who tried to break into her Indianapolis home Thursday afternoon. According to police dispatchers, officers received the call around 12:10 p.m. from a home in the 3200 block of West Banta Road. Family members stated that an infant was in the home when it happened. A mother heard the burglar get into the home through a window and then took out her pistol. READ MORE HERE

Teacher Arrested, Resigns After Video Emerges

Posted by Sandra On March - 26 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

TEACHER_1458947403803_1111942_ver1.0TIFTON, Georgia — Police have arrested a Georgia teacher after surveillance video appears to show her knocking a special needs student to the floor in a school hallway. 71-year-old Amelia Stripling turned herself in to police Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at the Tift County Pre-K Center in Tifton on March 17. READ MORE HERE

Entertainer Charged with Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On March - 23 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Childrens Entertainer Faces Rape Charges

Arthur Caponi entertains at the recent Harvest Moon Food Truck Festival at Sholan Farms in Leominster. Caponi has been charged with child rape in an alleged incident in 2004. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE FILE PHOTO

LEOMINSTER, Massachusetts – A Fitchburg man who worked for years with a local Boys and Girls Club is under arrest and charged with child rape. Arthur Caponi is also a well-known entertainer who sings for senior citizens and children. On his website and Facebook page, 59-year-old Caponi describes himself as a crooner performing at charity events and nursing homes. READ MORE HERE

Deputy Arrested for Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On March - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

ARRESTED DEPUTY FERGUSON_1458310170499_1038950_ver1.0NEW PORT RICHEY – A Pasco County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after investigators say he choked a 7-year-old girl and repeatedly hit her as a punishment for lying. A PCSO arrest affidavit says 29-year-old Deputy Ryan Robert Ferguson was charged with child abuse after the incident, which reportedly took place at a home in the 8700 block of Citizens Drive last Sunday. READ MORE HERE

Babysitter Gets 10-Years for Molesting 5 Children

Posted by Sandra On March - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

325A6EDB00000578-0-image-m-76_1458405782351Wiltshire – A pedophile babysitter has been jailed for 10 years after he raped and abused five children aged between six and 12. Michael Ponzo, 20, had been asked to look after the children by their unsuspecting families when he carried out the abuse. He filmed some of the abuse and uploaded it to his laptop with scores of other indecent images and conversations with fellow child sex abusers about sharing the footage. READ MORE HERE

 

Suspected Rapist Goes AWOL

Posted by Sandra On March - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

This image provided by the Winnebago County, Ill., Sheriff's Office shows Army Pvt. Jameson Taylor Hazelbower. Hazelbower went AWOL after learning he was suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl. Despite the potential threat that he posed, the self-described sex addict roamed free for nearly three months before local police collared him in Winnebago, near where he grew up. (Winnebago County, Ill., Sheriff's Office via AP)

WASHINGTON— Army Pvt. Jameson T. Hazelbower went AWOL after learning he was suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl. Despite the potential threat to the public that he posed, the self-described sex addict roamed free for nearly three months before local police collared him in Winnebago, Illinois, near where he grew up. An officer responded to a call late on a Friday night in March 2014 about a suspicious vehicle parked in a cul-de-sac outside an apartment complex. Hazelbower, his pants down to his knees, was in the car with a girl, barely 14. READ MORE HERE

(Image provided by the Winnebago County, Ill., Sheriff’s Office)

 

Daughters of Famous Pianist Found Murdered

Posted by Sandra On March - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

downloadDALLAS – The two young daughters of Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko were found murdered inside their home in a Fort Worth, Texas, suburb, and his estranged wife sustained multiple stab wounds in the incident, local police said on Friday. Police in Benbrook said Kholodenko, 29, is not considered a suspect in the deaths of his daughters, Nika, 5, and Michela, 1, who were discovered in their bedrooms early on Thursday. READ MORE HERE

Parents Used Stun Gun On Children

Posted by Sandra On March - 7 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

15075-640x360Two southwest Florida residents, Joshua Pierre Louis and Roxanne Paduani, were arrested Thursday for allegedly using a stun gun on their four children. According to news reports, Louis, 28, often used the stun gun on his four children, whose ages haven’t yet been released, to discipline them when they were behaving poorly. One of the children revealed scars to a Department of Children and Families’ investigator and provided details about the ongoing abuse in their Lehigh Acres home. READ MORE HERE

Care.com Nanny Charged With Felony Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On March - 7 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20160307-210236CA – A 20-year-old baby sitter in the San Francisco Bay Area has been charged with felony child abuse after a hidden nanny camera allegedly caught her trying to smother a child who wouldn’t stop crying, court documents show. Moriah Pulani Gonzales of Livermore, California was charged Feb. 22 by the Alameda County District Attorney. She was booked and released from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin ahead of her arraignment Friday. READ MORE HERE

Man Gets 40-Years for Raping Orphanage Children

Posted by Sandra On March - 7 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Logan County Sheriff's Office shows Matthew Lane Durham, 21, of Edmond, Okla. Durham, who was found guilty of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya in 2014, is scheduled by be sentenced Monday, March 7, 2016, in Oklahoma City. (Logan County Sheriff's Photo via AP, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY — A former missionary convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya was sentenced Monday to 40 years in a U.S. prison. Matthew Lane Durham, 21, had faced up to 30 years on each of four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He was ordered to pay restitution of $15,863. Durham asked the court for mercy. “All I wanted was to follow God’s plan for me,” he told the judge. READ MORE HERE

 

Man Indicted for Raping 12-YO Girl In Her Home

Posted by Sandra On March - 7 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

author1jpg-088d161e9a096220A township man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl during a sleepover at her Manville home has been indicted. Arthur Wildgoose, Jr., 32, was indicted on Thursday on first-degree aggravated sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. His bail was set at $200,000 cash-only. READ MORE HERE

Former Teacher “One of New Zealand’s Worst Sex Offenders”

Posted by Sandra On March - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

He abused 12 young girls in an underground shed, often filming the abuse

31DFAFD300000578-3477834-image-a-1_1457166285229One of New Zealand’s worst child sex offenders worked in the country’s education system for more than 30 years before he was arrested and charged with sexually violating 12 young girls last year. Robert Selwyn Burrett will be sentenced in April after he pleaded guilty to 21 charges of child sex abuse in the Christchurch High Court last month. The school caretaker and bus driver subjected his victims, aged between five and 12, to rape, sodomy, forced oral sex and watching pornography in an underground shed that he had installed with curtains and locks. READ MORE HERE

 

Doctor Convicted of Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On March - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Jurors convict former Spokane VA doctor of child rape

Morgenstern_1456858501014_681180_ver1.0SPOKANE, Washington – The jury in the trial for former Spokane VA doctor Craig Morgenstern has found him guilty on all charges after beginning deliberations only hours earlier on Tuesday. Jurors began deliberating around 8:30 a.m. and had a verdict shortly after 10:30 a.m. Morgenstern will be sentenced on June 15 at 9:00 a.m. The former doctor sat straight-faced and did not show any emotion while the verdict was read. READ MORE HERE

PA Catholic Diocese Covered Up Decades of Abuse

Posted by Sandra On March - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

images (1)Pennsylvania – Two bishops who ran a Catholic diocese in western Pennsylvania systematically covered up decades worth of child abuse committed by priests and other religious leaders they supervised, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday by the state attorney general’s office. The statewide grand jury investigation, which started in 2014 with a referral from the Cambria County District Attorney’s office, discovered the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown kept a secret archive detailing hundreds of abuse claims against 50 priests and other religious leaders since the mid-1960s, the attorney general says. READ MORE HERE

Abused Child Has Skull Fracture, Lacerated Liver

Posted by Sandra On February - 27 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20160227-110509SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – San Antonio police are investigating alleged child abuse after a young boy suffered a skull fracture and a lacerated liver, among other injuries. Marc Gutierrez, 18, was charged over the weekend with intentionally assaulting and causing bodily injury to a child. READ MORE HERE

Daycare Provider Sentenced to 30-Years

Posted by Sandra On February - 27 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

n4ifquSAN ANTONIO – A mother and owner of a northwest side day care was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday in a child abuse case stemming from 2012. That year, Iliana Archuleta’s 8-year-old son was taken to a hospital after suffering a seizure. Hospital staff reported signs of abuse to authorities, prompting a larger investigation. That investigation revealed that Archuleta’s three adopted children, 10-year-old twins- a boy and a girl- and the 8-year-old boy, were malnourished. READ MORE HERE

Murder-Suicide Kills Family of 4, Self

Posted by Sandra On February - 27 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Police officers take cover behind vehicles lining the road during a standoff at a rural property near Belfair, Washington, February 26, 2016 in this handout photo provided by Mason County Sheriff's Office in Shelton, Washington. REUTERS/Mason County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters

Washington state authorities on Saturday were seeking to confirm the relationship between a man who fatally shot four people at a rural home west of Seattle then turned the gun on himself following a tense standoff with law enforcement. Details of the slayings in Belfair, about 25 miles west of Seattle, remained under investigation, including when the victims were killed and why the gunman might have targeted them. READ MORE HERE

Five dead in Washington state murder-suicide

Washington State Shooting: Five Dead In Murder-Suicide

(Photo image: Police officers take cover behind vehicles lining the road during a standoff at a rural property near Belfair, Washington, February 26, 2016 in this handout photo provided by Mason County Sheriff’s Office in Shelton, Washington. REUTERS/Mason County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters)

Man Faces 144 Counts of Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On February - 25 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20160225-201112A Scranton man has been arrested on 25 different charges of child sexual abuse covering a 5 1/2 year long period. Jim Thorpe police say James Matthew Acevedo-Schneider was arrested on 144 counts of sexual abuse of a child, including rape, sexual assault, and indecent assault of a person under the age of 13. Police say the incidents occurred in Jim Thorpe from April 2000 until January 2006. READ MORE HERE

Child Murderer Sentenced to 18-Years In Prison

Posted by Sandra On February - 22 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

sponaugle mugA Pratt man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for murder in the second-degree and abuse of a child, according to a news release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Joseph D. Sponaugle, 29, was sentenced in Pratt County District Court to serve 220 months by Judge Francis Meisenheimer. Sponaugle was convicted in January of one count of second-degree murder, one count of abuse of a child and one count of endangering a child. READ MORE HERE

15-YO Boy Shot, Killed His 10-YO Sister

Posted by Sandra On February - 22 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Boy then cleaned her up, put her in a white dress and dumped her in a field

capture-20160222-202139FLORIDA – Disturbing new details emerged this afternoon in the case of a Florida teenager accused of murdering his 10-year-old sister, with the 15-year-old suspect claiming he shot the girl by accident and then dumped her body in a field. Fredrick Matthew Lochridge, 15, was arrested Sunday in the murder of his 10-year-old sister, Isabella Heffernan, after she was reported missing by her family and was later found behind her home in Fountain. According to an arrest affidavit released this afternoon, Lochridge admitted to shooting Heffernan with a .22 caliber rifle at around 3am on Sunday. READ MORE HERE

 

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