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JonBenet Ramsey Murder Suspect Charged with Child Porn

Posted by Sandra On June - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

gary_olivaAs more than half a dozen national television productions prepare to mark the nearly two decades that have passed since the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, a suspect in the notorious unsolved slaying is in the Boulder County Jail on charges of sexually exploiting a child. Gary Howard Oliva, 52, was booked without bond into the jail Friday on a case brought by the Boulder Police Department, the same agency that has labored for two decades to bring resolution to the notorious Christmas night 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old child beauty queen. READ MORE HERE

Felony Child Abuse Charges

Posted by Sandra On June - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Parents facing felony child abuse charges involving twin infants

– A Bucks County couple was expected in court on charges of abusing their two-month-old twin daughters. They were due for their preliminary hearing in Levittown at 9:30am, but the case has been continued. The case has shocked many over the past month. The parents are Melissa Shales, 25, and her husband Michael, 30. READ MORE HERE

Parents Arrested: 4-MO with 3 Broken Ribs

Posted by Sandra On June - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

img-Goffstown-child-abuseGOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire —The parents of a 4-month-old child were arrested following an investigation into allegations of abuse. Goffstown police said the infant was evaluated at Elliot Hospital, where it was determined that the child had sustained three broken ribs. Police arrested Brandon Perry, 23, of Goffstown, and charged him with first-degree assault, reckless conduct and two counts of endangering the welfare of the child. READ MORE HERE

England Child Abuse Cases Show 75% Increase

Posted by Sandra On June - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Child cruelty and neglect cases up 75%

35889F4F00000578-0-image-m-12_1466557224091 (1)ENGLAND – Child cruelty and neglect cases recorded by police have soared by 75 percent in just under a decade. Parents or carers were reported to officers in connection with 8,506 offences in England in 2014-15, compared with 4,855 in 2005-06. Adults contacted the authorities with fears about children who were beaten, starving, dirty or living in rat-plagued homes. Others reported parents who were drunk or leaving youngsters to fend for themselves. READ MORE HERE


Woman Sentenced to 70-Years for Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On June - 19 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Linda-Richmond-e1466105034994MADISON COUNTY, Kentucky – A Madison County woman who was found guilty on multiple counts of criminal abuse against her 9-year-old daughter was sentenced to 70 years on Thursday. In 2014 officials say Linda Richmond and her boyfriend Julio Valladares spent a year torturing the child. Court documents say Richmond and Valladares would withhold food from the child for wetting the bed. The jury recommended Richmond serve a 90 year sentence, but the judge said that the max sentence for criminal abuse was 70 years. Valladares took a 20 year plea deal. READ MORE HERE

Child Rapist Sentenced to 20-Years

Posted by Sandra On June - 16 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

downloadA Cape Town man who preyed on young girls and boys through social media was on Wednesday sentenced to 20 years behind bars by the Western Cape High Court. Nizaam Ajam entered a plea and sentencing agreement after being charged with 148 counts of sex crimes against children. These included rape, extortion, sexual grooming of children, creation of child pornography and the distribution of child pornography between 2012 and 2014. READ MORE HERE

Child Abuser Sentenced to 40-Years in Prison

Posted by Sandra On June - 16 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Carmichael-CraneA Douglas County man was sentenced to 40 years after pleading guilty to charges in a child abuse case, Assistant District Attorney spokesman David Emadi said. Carmichael Crane was charged with two counts of cruelty to children and one count of aggravated battery for injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend’s daughter in November 2014. The mother left the 13-month-old in Crane’s care and went to work. When she returned home, she found the child lethargic and rushed her to the hospital. READ MORE HERE

Remains of Child Found In Garden Shed

Posted by Sandra On June - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS
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LONDON – Detectives investigating the disappearance of a baby boy who went missing 11 years ago have arrested two women on suspicion of murder after the boy’s remains were found in boxes in a shed. The baby, has not been seen for more than a decade, but police have now made three arrests after the discovery of the skeleton in a garden shed of a home in West Hendon, north London. Officers have arrested a 31-year-old woman, named locally as mother-of-six Victoria Gayle, and a woman named as her former foster carer, Margaret, 50. READ MORE HERE


Stepmother Pleads Guilty to 9-YO Girl’s Running Death

Posted by Sandra On June - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

This Jan. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office in Gadsden, Ala., shows Jessica Mae Hardin, who pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the running death of her 9-year-old stepdaughter. (Etowah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Alabama — The stepmother of a 9-year-old girl pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the child’s running death Friday under a deal with prosecutors that let her avoid additional time in custody. Jessica Mae Hardin, 31, pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse for the mistreatment of Savannah Hardin, according to a statement from Etowah County prosecutors. She had been charged with murder. READ MORE HERE


Texas Teacher Impregnated by 13-YO Student

Posted by Sandra On June - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

alexandria-veraHOUSTON — A Houston-area teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy who impregnated her has surrendered at a suburban jail. Harris County authorities had issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Alexandria Vera, an English teacher in the Aldine School District. The boy was an eighth-grader she met last summer. She appeared Wednesday at the jail in adjacent Montgomery County. Sheriff’s spokesman Brady Fitzgerald says Vera posted a $100,000 bond and was released. READ MORE HERE

Two Men Arrested for Gang-Rape

Posted by Sandra On June - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Father Admits to Raping Daughter

Posted by Sandra On May - 23 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20160523-205909Washington – A Kelso mother is sharing her story about the search for her missing husband all while he was under investigation for allegedly raping their three daughters. Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Maurice Scott, Jr. late Wednesday night at a home 20 miles northeast of his home in Toutle. A probable cause affidavit shows Scott admitted to inappropriately touching his oldest daughter, but denies touching his younger two daughters. READ MORE HERE

Priest/Former Catholic School President Suspended Over Rape Claims

Posted by Sandra On May - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

342F11F400000578-3591105-image-a-56_1463291664220A priest and former president of a prestigious Catholic high school on Long Island in New York has been suspended after the order says allegations of sexual abuse of a student were deemed credible. The Marianist order, also known as the Society of Mary, said Friday it conducted a ‘comprehensive investigation.’ Details of the alleged abuse have no been revealed. They say Reverend James Williams has denied the allegations. Prosecutors say the statute of limitations for misdemeanor sexual abuse expired in 2013. READ MORE HERE


Reward Offered In Rape Case

Posted by Sandra On May - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Reward offered in child rape case

10469318_GGEORGIA – The mother of a special needs student who reported being raped is now offering a reward to catch the attacker.  The mother says Dougherty County School Police told her they hit a brick wall in their investigation. The student’s family hopes a reward will lead to new information. The mother of the 15 year old special needs child says she wants justice for her daughter. The mother says her family decided to offer the reward, because their daughter urged them to. READ MORE HERE

Convicted Sex Offender Indicted for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On May - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

HAROLD-STOOKEYA 66-year-old convicted sex offender is facing similar charges again following an alleged incident in Sugarcreek Twp. Harold Stookey has been indicted on four counts of raping a child under the age of 13 as well as two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to an indictment. Stookey is out of jail on a $100,000 bond and has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. READ MORE HERE

Karate Instructor Charged With Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On May - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

A karate instructor in Delaware is charged with several counts of rape and sexual abuse, and detectives say there may be other alleged victims. New Castle County police report they just learned about the allegations against Carlos Villa in March, but they go back years. They say “a victim disclosed to a trusted adult that Carlos touched her inappropriately multiple times between December 2010 and March 2011” and that adult contacted detectives. READ MORE HERE

Kiryas Joel FBI Child Abuse Investigation Launched

Posted by Sandra On May - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

downloadFBI agents seized numerous records and equipment from two sites in Kiryas Joel on Thursday in connection with a secretly recorded video of a principal and a young boy that has fueled extensive media coverage and prompted a child-abuse investigation. The FBI released no information about the search warrants it executed at the United Talmudical Academy boys school on Getzil Berger Boulevard and at the Kirays Joel Public Safety Department’s trailer on Schunnemunk Road. But an Orange County law enforcement source and a Kiryas Joel source who spoke with FBI agents on Thursday confirmed the searches stemmed from the leaked recording, which was posted on Facebook and distributed in the Hasidic community through WhatsApp less than two weeks ago. READ MORE HERE

Olympia: 2nd School Bus Driver Arrested for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On May - 9 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

JimmyWalls_1462839503798_2183929_ver1.0Jimmy Wallace Wall is facing multiple charges for child rape and molestation allegations from a former student at Madison Elementary School in Olympia. The accuser, who is now 18-years old, stated Wall raped him on multiple occasions during the 2007-08 school year. The man said he was 10-years old when the abuse occurred. He told Olympia police Wall sexually abused him during school trips to local parks and in a shed located in the field directly behind the boy’s school. READ MORE HERE

Stepfather Murdered Teen He Impregnated, Uterus Cut Out

Posted by Sandra On May - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

downloadTEXAS – A developmentally disabled teen was found brutally murdered and her uterus removed earlier this year. Authorities are now releasing new details in the Feb. 10 slaying of Holli Jeffcoat in Lubbock, Texas, and the alleged sexual abuse she endured for years. Jeffcoat was found stabbed to death with cuts to her throat and stomach, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Her killer attempted to conceal the homicide by setting the girl’s trailer home on fire. READ MORE HERE

Holli Jeffcoat’s Family Members Share Questions about Her Murder, Memories of the Murder Scene

Bill Cosby Loses Appeal

Posted by Sandra On April - 26 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Bill Cosby Loses Appeal In Playboy Mansion Rape Case












Cosby loses appeal, will face sexual assault charge – Bill Cosby’s attempt to avoid facing a sexual assault charge was ended Monday by a Pennsylvania appeals court. The entertainer, who claimed that an old deal with prosecutors not to charge him in the 2004 case should be honored, will now be criminally prosecuted. Cosby, 78, is facing trial over a 2004 encounter at his home with a then Temple University employee who says she was drugged and molested by the comedian. Cosby says they engaged in consensual sex acts. READ MORE HERE

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