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Parents Arrested for Abusing 5-MO Infant

Posted by Sandra On April - 20 - 2014 Comments Off

kevin-and-randee-bastianMUSKEGON, Michigan — Authorities say a Fruitport Township couple has been abusing their baby since he was born. The 5-month-old boy was taken to Helen DeVos Hildren’s Hospital with “life-threatening” head and spinal injuries, Muskegon County Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat confirmed. Father Kevin Bastian, 25, was charged with felony first-degree child abuse. The baby’s mother Randee Bastian, 27, is accused of felony second-degree child abuse and misdemeanor lying to police. READ MORE HERE

Teen Commits Suicide After Making Announcement on YouTube

Posted by Sandra On April - 20 - 2014 Comments Off

yates_featuredMaddie Yates, a 16-year-old high school student from Louisiana, died by suicide on Monday night just moments after posting a YouTube video explaining her decision. The video, titled “Important”, was viewed over 10,000 times before YouTube took it down on Tuesday. In a transcript of the video published by BuzzFeed, Yates said she had been dealing with depression and anxiety for years. CLICK HERE TO READ TRANSCRIPT


Mom High On Crack Gives Birth; Chews Through Umbilical Cord

Posted by Sandra On April - 19 - 2014 Comments Off

Baby born in bathtub still critical; mom on suicide watch at jail

images (2)A premature baby born Friday night in a motel bathtub after his mother said she went on a crack cocaine binge remains in critical condition on a ventilator at UF Heatlh Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The Florida Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the baby and his 11-month-old brother, DCF spokeswoman Kristi Gray said. The baby’s brother has been placed in foster care. READ MORE HERE

Man Recording Himself Raping 2-YO Child

Posted by Sandra On April - 19 - 2014 Comments Off

sholds-mugshotA Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday after police say he raped a two-year-old girl and recorded it on a cell phone. Scott Sholds, 31, was arrested on suspicion of distributing, possession and viewing child pornography, computer exploitation of a child and felony rape or sexual intercourse. He remained Wednesday in the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. READ MORE HERE

Argentine Teen Girl Rescued from Being Imprisoned In Garage

Posted by Sandra On April - 19 - 2014 Comments Off

article-0-02728E80000004B0-969_634x423Police in Argentina have rescued a 15-year-old girl from a garage where she had allegedly been locked up with a monkey and a dog from the age of three. The teenager, who was said to have been fed the same as the animals by her captors, weighed just 3st 1lb when she was found. Last night the unnamed youngster was in intensive care in hospital in Buenos Aires. Her carers, who were trying to adopt her, were being held in jail. READ MORE HERE

100 New York City Teachers and Employees Engaged In ‘Inappropriate’ Relationships With Students

Posted by Sandra On April - 19 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadOver the last five years, more than 100 New York City school employees, including teachers, have engaged in racy extracurricular activities — sexual or ‘inappropriate’ relationships with students — over the last five years. The shocking statistics comes from Richard Condon, the special commissioner of investigation for the New York City Department of Education, who has looked into more than 593 complaints about illicit teacher-student relationships, the New York Post reported. Of that number, 104 cases were confirmed as relationships of either a sexual or otherwise inappropriate nature. READ MORE HERE

Online Gamer Accused of Murdering Infant Son to Keep Playing

Posted by Sandra On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadSEOUL, South Korea – South Korean police charged a man on Tuesday for the murder of his 2-year-old son after he confessed to suffocating the child so he could leave the house to go back to playing games at an Internet cafe, also known in Korea as a “PC Bang”. On Sunday, police in the city of Taegu arrested the 22-year-old, identified only by his surname, Chung, after finding the body of his child in a suitcase wrapped in a trash bag near his home. Chung had earlier reported the boy missing. READ MORE HERE

VIDEO: 8th-Grader Attacked by Bullies

Posted by Sandra On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off

Victim’s mother says girl has been bullied all year, but this went way too far

Girl-beaten-in-Inkster-jpgInkster, Michigan – Video shows a 13-year-old girl under attack — first by one girl but others quickly joined. The Inkster middle school student was repeatedly slapped, punched and kicked. No one tried to break it up or help her. ”I started crying when I saw (the video),” said the victim’s mother, Lasean Johnson. “She said, ‘They jumped me, they jumped me,’ and she spit out blood in the hallway.” READ MORE HERE



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Islamists Abduct 100+ Girls From Nigeria School

Posted by Sandra On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off

123e1e0009bf6e7559dc0324087eebeab5494888Maiduguri (Nigeria) – Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said Tuesday. The unprecedented mass abduction in Borno state came hours after a bomb blast ripped through a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, killing 75 people, the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria’s capital. READ MORE HERE

Child Rapist Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences, Plus 20-Years

Posted by Sandra On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off

Reuben GreenCobb Superior Court Judge Reuben M. Green ordered a defendant to serve two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years after a jury reached a guilty verdict on charges of rape, sodomy and child molestation, Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced. The alleged victims were two young girls, ages 5 and 8, the daughters of a woman with whom the defendant had a “romantic relationship,” the DA’s announcement said. The trial started Monday and the jury took less than two hours on Thursday to convict George Henry Lawton, 27, of Jacksonville, Fla., on all 11 counts in the indictment. Lawton was found guilty of rape, four counts of aggravated sodomy, four counts of aggravated child molestation, and two counts of child molestation. READ MORE HERE

Child Psychiatrist Sentenced to 15-Years for Child Porn

Posted by Sandra On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off

dt.common.streams.StreamServerLAFAYETTE — A former Opelousas child psychiatrist was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Friday on child pornography charges that arose after his release from serving an earlier 10-year sentence in a separate pornography case. Gary Jefferson Byrd, 72, of Opelousas, also faced state sexual battery charges in the 1980s in St. Landry Parish for allegedly molesting two boys in his care, but those charges were dropped in an agreement that called on Byrd never to see children as clients again if he regained his medical license. Prosecutors at the time said the deal was made because of the difficulty in finding evidence to corroborate accusations from the children. READ MORE HERE

Jewish Attack: 14-YO Christian Boy and Grandfather Shot Dead

Posted by Sandra On April - 13 - 2014 Comments Off

Police are investigating a potential hate-crime after the alleged shooter screamed out support for the Nazi leader

article-2603828-1D186EEB00000578-630_634x962Two of the victims killed in a shooting Sunday believed to be fueled by anti-Semitism have been identified, and family members say they were Christian not Jewish. Will Corporon issued a statement saying his father, Dr. William Lewis Corporan, and nephew, Reat Griffin Underwood, were killed in the senseless attack outside a Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kansas City. Authorities haven’t released the name of a woman who was killed minutes later in an attack at a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away. Police arrested a 73-year-old man after the shootings, who was later identified as Frazier Glenn Cross. READ MORE HERE

Disney Cruise Employee Arrested for Molestation

Posted by Sandra On April - 13 - 2014 Comments Off

Sofyan Ahmed-mugNews sources in Florida are reporting that the Port Canaveral Police Department arrested a 36 year old Disney crew member today on charges of molesting a 13 year old girl on the Disney Dream cruise ship. Florida Today states that “the Port Canaveral Police Department has arrested a Disney Cruise Line crew member today for alleged lewd or lascivious molestation of a minor.” READ MORE HERE

One-Eyed Serial Child Molester Still Loose

Posted by Sandra On April - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

Though the first incident involving the accused was reported in October last year, cops still have no leads in the case

09sketchThe serial molester who has been targeting children is at work again. On Monday afternoon, he assaulted his eighth victim, a 13-year old, while she was on her way home from school in Sion.  The accused, with the distinguishing feature of a damaged eye — it is completely white — has been in operation for six months now, but is still at large. The police’s efforts to track him down seem to be limp at best, even as parents are terrified for their school-going children. READ MORE HERE

Child Rapist Sentenced to 100-Years In Prison

Posted by Sandra On April - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

534744a3877ab.preview-620SIOUX CITY | After telling a judge the pain and chaos that Daniel Harbeck, the man who had repeatedly molested her daughter for more than three years, had caused her family, the victim’s mother ended her statement with what she considered an appropriate sentence. ”I believe Dan should spend the rest of his life in prison for his horrible crimes. He needs to be held accountable for his actions,” the mother said Thursday in Woodbury County District Court. READ MORE HERE

School Board President’s Husband Charged With Child Rape, Porn Involving Student

Posted by Sandra On April - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

9014845-largeCLEVELAND, OH — The 42-year-old husband of Brooklyn School Board President Jennifer O’Banion is facing charges that he raped and stalked a 16-year-old student. A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Chris O’Banion today in a 13-count indictment that also includes multiple felony child pornography charges. See the indictment in document viewer below or click here to see on a mobile device. READ MORE HERE

Murderer’s Father Was Convicted of Child Rape Twice

Posted by Sandra On April - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

james-hawkins-sr-and-jrMemphis – In 2011, James Hawkins Jr. was convicted of brutally killing his girlfriend and mother of his children, Charlene Gaither, and making one daughter help dispose of the body. It was during that murder trial allegations of several child rapes against James Hawkins Sr. were made and charges were filed. Today, Hawkins Sr., was convicted of two counts of raping two young female relatives. READ MORE HERE

Pastor Charged With Rape, Incest and Sodomy

Posted by Sandra On April - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

Alabama pastor William Best Jr., 47, has been charged with rape, incest and sodomy involving his teenage relative

article-0-1D03CA5200000578-876_306x423An Alabama pastor has been arrested on sex abuse charges for allegedly raping and sodomizing a young family member.  Sheriff Harris Huffman said William Best Jr. was charged with rape, sodomy and incest and was being held in the county jail, with his bond raised to $2million Thursday by a Selma judge. Best, 47, server as a pastor of Living Waters Church in Valley Grande. District Attorney Michael Jackson says the minister is accused of beginning a sexual relationship with a minor who was 14 and continuing it for three years. READ MORE HERE

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Arrested For Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On April - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

article.273852The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a lieutenant for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a rape investigation. On Tuesday afternoon, a Knox County Grand Jury indicted Dennis Mills, Jr., on a set of criminal counts, including rape of a child, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. Authorities arrested him without incident in Knoxville this Tuesday evening. READ MORE HERE

Mother Sentenced for Failing to Protect Her Daughter

Posted by Sandra On April - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

Her daughter, Eloise, was just 17-months-old when her boyfriend beat her to death

article-2265895-1712CFE1000005DC-819_634x646A woman from Nashville who allowed her young daughter to be beaten to death has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and aggravated child neglect after she failed to protect the toddler. Neena Costanza, 22, accepted a plea deal to serve 30 percent of a 20-year sentence — with a chance for parole that means she could be free within six years. Little Eloise Costanza was just 17-months-old when she died after being beaten up by her boyfriend Jacob Scott Hughes, 23, who is already in jail and awaiting trial for the toddlers’ murder. READ MORE HERE

Ex-Boyfriend Admits to Horrific Murder of Teen Girl

Posted by Sandra On April - 10 - 2014 Comments Off

Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

3398918_GHOPE MILLS, NC - The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teenager Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday night. Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo called an emergency press conference to announce Je’Michael Malloy’s arrest as well as confirm that a body recovered April 3 from the South River was Locklear’s. Acciardo said Malloy, 17, killed the 15-year-old South View High School student the night of March 11. Earlier that night she left home after telling her grandfather she was walking to a friend’s house about a block away. That was the last time her family saw her. READ MORE HERE

Man Who Shook Child Gets 20-Years to Life

Posted by Sandra On April - 10 - 2014 Comments Off

Shaken at 6-Weeks Old, Boy Dies at Age 5 From Injuries He Suffered

25207716_BG1LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man received a sentence of 20 years to life in prison for shaking a baby so severely he suffered brain damage and eventually died. Edward Thompson was sentenced in district court Wednesday. A jury found him guilty of murder in February of this year. When Brayden Grusman-Buckmaster was only 6 weeks old, Thompson, the boy’s mother’s boyfriend, shook him to stop him from crying, causing the boy’s brain to swell. READ MORE HERE

Child Trafficking Bust; Five Children Rescued

Posted by Sandra On April - 10 - 2014 Comments Off

Justice Dept Finds FBI Abuse Of Patriot Act ProvisionDALLAS, TX – A joint operation involving 19 North Texas law enforcement agencies recovered five juveniles during an enforcement action focusing on commercial child sex trafficking. The operation resulted in the arrests of four pimps, 18 johns, and three offenders who solicited children for sex trafficking via the internet. The Dallas Division of the FBI worked in conjunction with Dallas Police and Homeland Security Investigations in executing the four-day operation. READ MORE HERE

Man Accused of Abusing 3-MO Twin Baby Girls

Posted by Sandra On April - 10 - 2014 Comments Off

10171048_10152066351857849_5935620618310954939_nSIERRA VISTA, AZ  - A Sierra Vista man is in custody for alleged child abuse after his girlfriend’s 3-month-old twins were diagnosed with skull fractures. Cochise County Sheriff’s officials say 21-year-old Steven Michael Rothbauer is being held on a $150,000 bond. He doesn’t have an attorney yet. Rothbauer was booked into jail Tuesday on suspicion of multiple counts of aggravated assault, endangerment and child abuse. READ MORE HERE

Child Bride Kills Groom With Poison

Posted by Sandra On April - 10 - 2014 Comments Off

Cops: Child Bride Forced to Marry Kills Groom With Poison

downloadA child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed a groom and three of his friends with a poisoned meal, police said Thursday. Fourteen-year-old Wasila Umaru was married last week to 35-year-old Umaru Sani, according to assistant superintendent Musa Magaji Majia. Over the weekend, the groom invited a dozen friends to celebrate at his Ungwar Yansoro village, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the northern city of Kano. The teenager told police she bought rat poison at a village market and used it to prepare a dish of rice. READ MORE HERE

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