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11-YO Boy is Britain’s Youngest Sex Offender

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

014ed66d000004b0-3807975-image-a-119_1474899974968An 11-year-old boy has become Britain’s youngest male-on-male rapist after he admitted attacking a nine-year-old boy 15 times. The child from Blackpool, Lancashire, was only caught when the victim’s mother heard suspicious whispering on the baby monitor in her son’s bedroom. The boy, who is now 12, also sexually assaulted a seven-year-old boy and then twice sexually assaulted an 11-year-old disabled boy while on bail for the rapes. READ MORE HERE


School Crossing Guard Saves Child From Abduction

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Royal Navy Officer Arrested In Police Sting

Posted by Sandra On September - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

3,000 images of children and babies being abused found on his computer

3892c8cd00000578-3796632-image-m-26_1474290852465-1UK – A former Royal Navy chief petty officer and prison guard has been jailed after attempting to meet a nine-year-old girl for sex. Married father-of-three Geoffrey Grimster-Shepherd was caught by undercover police posing as a woman named ‘Tracey’ in an online chatroom – where he detailed how he would like to have sex with her and her stepdaughter ‘Katy’. The 58-year-old was arrested after travelling from his family home in Cornwall to Gillingham in Kent, where he had arranged to meet Tracey in a McDonald’s. READ MORE HERE


Teachers Ran Child “Fight Club” At Daycare

Posted by Sandra On September - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20160916-193617Two New Jersey women have violated the first two rules of Fight Club – and it has landed them in hot water. Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 29, pleaded guilty in court on Thursday to encouraging young children under their supervision at a day care center to fight each other – similar to the ‘fight club’ depicted in the 1999 hit film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. According to Union County prosecutors, the two former workers at the Lightbridge Academy day care center in Cranford, New Jersey, encouraged children between the ages of four and six to push and shove each other in the schoolyard. READ MORE HERE


TN: School Officials Knew of Athlete’s Sexual Abuse, Did Nothing

Posted by Sandra On September - 10 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

ooltewah-high-school-picNASHVILLE, Tennessee — A lawsuit by a Tennessee high school basketball player who was raped and assaulted by teammates claims officials knew athletes were being abused but did nothing. The victim, identified only as John Doe, was a freshman at Ooltewah High School in December when he was held down by two older players while a third forced a pool cue into his rectum, tearing his bladder. READ MORE HERE

Pedophile Gang Sentenced to Prison

Posted by Sandra On September - 9 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20160912-213652U.K. – Four pedophiles who abused children over five decades were branded ‘monsters of the deepest, darkest depths’ by a judge as he jailed them for a combined 63 years. Joseph Foster, 74, Logan Morris, 71, Stephen Amos, 62, and Martin Belgium, 55, were convicted of 27 offences against nine victims. The predators raped and molested seven girls and two boys – some as young as five – in a ‘morass’ of offending spanning from the late 1970s to 2012 that often went unreported, and one victim claimed was as regular as ‘washing up.’ READ MORE HERE


Couple Dead In Murder-Suicide After Being Accused of Child Molestation

Posted by Sandra On September - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

[UNSET]Minnesota elementary school teacher, Aric Babbitt, 40, and his husband, Matthew Deyo, died in a murder-suicide following reports of a teen boy who told police the married couple had sex with him. The South St. Paul teacher refused to discuss the allegations when police searched the couple’s home last month, according to court records obtained. Nine days later, the couple was found dead on Lopez Island in Washington state. READ MORE HERE


Elementary Teacher and Husband Found Dead in Murder-Suicide After Teen Accused Them

Teacher and husband found dead on beach in murder-suicide after sex abuse allegations

Primary school teacher and husband found dead on beach

Man Charged With Raping Infant

Posted by Sandra On September - 4 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

920x920A Beaumont man accused of raping a 3-month-old child is facing a minimum 25-year prison sentence after a Jefferson County grand jury indicted him on aggravated sexual assault charges. Cedric Madison, 41, was caught earlier this month sexually assaulting a family member on Betty Lane, according to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday by the Jefferson County district attorney’s office. READ MORE HERE

Jacob Wetterling’s Remains Found

Posted by Sandra On September - 3 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Jacob Wetterling’s Remains Found 27 Years After Disappearance

downloadCNN – The remains of Jacob Wetterling, a Minnesota boy abducted from a rural road 27 years ago, have been found, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The release didn’t say whether anybody has been charged. The sheriff’s office said investigators will evaluate new evidence and “expect to be in a position to provide more detailed information early next week.” The abduction of the 11-year-old boy led to the 1994 Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, which requires states to maintain sex offender registries and guidelines. READ MORE HERE

Authorities confirm: Jacob found

Jacob Wetterling’s remains found on a farm

Jacob Wetterling’s Remains Have Been Found

Yahoo: Remains of Minnesota boy missing since 1989 found


Mother Cites Religious Freedom Law As Defense In Child Abuse Case

Posted by Sandra On September - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

indy-rfra-abuseThe attorney for a woman charged with child abuse for allegedly beating her son with a coat hanger says Indiana’s religious objections law gives her the right to discipline her children according to her evangelical Christian beliefs. Kihn Par Thaing, 30, of Indianapolis was arrested in February on felony abuse and neglect charges after a teacher discovered her 7-year-old son’s injuries. Thaing is accused of beating her son with a coat hanger, leaving him with 36 bruises and red welts. Her attorney, Greg Bowes, argues in court documents filed July 29 that the state shouldn’t interfere with Thaing’s right to raise her children as she deems appropriate. He cited Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act as part of her defense, saying it gives her the right to discipline her children according to her beliefs. Court documents cite biblical Scripture and state that a parent who “spares the rod, spoils the child.” READ MORE HERE

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner Investigated

Posted by Sandra On August - 31 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

37AFE5E300000578-3767648-image-a-35_1472669655398Children’s services are investigating Anthony Weiner after a lewd selfie he took of his erect manhood while lying in bed next to his four-year-old son and sent to a woman was revealed. The Administration for Children’s Services has launched a probe into the disgraced former Congressman. The agency’s officials showed up at the apartment in Manhattan’s Union Square that Weiner shared with his estranged wife Huma Abedin on Tuesday, the newspaper reports. READ MORE HERE


Boy Scout Leader Charged With Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On August - 19 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Babysitter Charged With Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On August - 19 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

aa035c62-b852-4eab-98e9-0f8175c48469-large16x9_RobinCarterCapulinATLANTA – A Hall County babysitter is faces criminal charges after deputies said a 5-month-old baby left in her care suffered at least four broken bones. According to investigators, the little girl suffered those injuries over a period of a month while she was in the care of 38-year-old Robin Carter Capulin of Gillsville. READ MORE HERE


Baby’s legs, arm broken while in Georgia babysitter’s care

Deputies: Baby Sitter charged after infant breaks 4 bones

Amber Heard Donates ALL $7M Divorce Settlement from Johnny Depp to Charity

Posted by Sandra On August - 19 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The $7m will divided equally between ACLU and Children’s Hospital LA

37462A7F00000578-0-image-a-31_1471308958448Amber Heard is giving away every penny from the $7 million divorce settlement she got from Johnny Depp to charities that help battered women and sick children. Heard, 30, revealed she is donating the money to both the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she says she has worked as a volunteer for 10 years. The money will be divided equally between the two charities.  ‘Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,’ Heard said about the bitter divorce battle with her famous ex-husband. READ MORE HERE


Child Rapist Sentenced to Life

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

PabonA former Marietta resident is heading to prison for life after being convicted Thursday of repeatedly raping a child, officials said. Michael Angelo Pabon, 50, was already behind bars in Cherokee County when his trial in Cobb County began Monday, Cobb District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kimberly Isaza said. In May 2013, Pabon had pleaded to child molestation and was sentenced to 15 years, Isaza said. READ MORE HERE

Pedophile Sisters Sexually Abused Boy Over 10-Year Period

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Julie-and-Jennifer-FellowsBRITAIN – Sisters believed to be Britain’s first deaf female pedophiles have been told to expect “very significant sentences” for sexually abusing a six-year-old boy. Sick Julie Fellows, 30, and sister Jennifer, 32, repeatedly molested the youngster over a 14 year period. Worcester Crown Court heard the sisters first started abusing the boy when he was aged six in 2000. Julie was 14-years-old when she lured the boy into a petrol station toilets where she touched her private parts. On another occasion she performed oral sex on the youngster, the court heard. READ MORE HERE

U.S. Navy Serviceman Charged with Beating Infant to Death

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Father charged with murder and child abuse in the death of son, Chandler Berry 

3727A42300000578-3736135-Berry_has_been_charged_with_murder_in_the_death_of_his_5_month_o-m-15_1471016042767VIRGINIA – A U.S. Navy serviceman has been charged with murder in the death of his infant son earlier this year. Police say 23-year-old Montreaz Berry, of Hampton, was arrested Thursday, more than six months after his son’s death. Authorities say Berry assaulted 5-month-old Chandler Berry at a Hampton home and then called police to report an unresponsive baby at around 1.40pm on January 27.  READ MORE HERE


Police Search for Child Predator Who Attacked Children at LegoLand

Posted by Sandra On August - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

3152F27800000578-3736235-image-a-8_1471012500263Police are hunting a sex attacker who targeted two six-year-old girls at Legoland during the school holidays. The girls were in playing in the Castaway Camp area of the Windsor theme park in Berkshire when when they were sexually assaulted. Thames Valley Police have asked parents who took pictures at the park to examine them as they might have inadvertently captured an image of the sex attacker. READ MORE HERE


USA Gymnastics Ignored Abuse Claims

Posted by Sandra On August - 7 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

USA Gymnastics Ignored Sexual Abuse Complaints According to New Report

GymnastOn the same week the Summer Olympics are set to begin in Rio, USA Gymnastics executives are coming under fire for reportedly not doing enough to alert authorities of sexual abuse claims against coaches affiliated with the organization. The Indianapolis Star published a detailed report on Thursday that examines several cases of alleged abuse. Years of sexual abuse against gymnasts who were competing to represent Team USA at the Olympics went unreported and ignored by the national gymnastics body despite complaints, according to the horrific new allegations uncovered. More than 50 coaches across the country had complaints made against them, and the official USA Gymnastics organization systematically dismissed or ignored complaints unless victims or victims’ parents complained, according to the report.

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USA Gymnastics routinely ignored warnings of sexual abuse

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USA Gymnastics accused of failing to report sex abuse accusations


Former Christian School Principal Guilty of Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On August - 7 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

PrincipalPORT ANGELES, WA — The former principal at a Christian school in northwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to raping and molesting children as part of a plea deal. Douglas J. Allison, 55, was arrested by Clallam County Sheriff’s detectives last March and charged with 12 counts of child molestation and rape after two girls reported they had been assaulted by Allison at the Mountain View Christian School in Sequim. READ MORE HERE

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