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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

 

Kids TV Host, Accused Molester, Found 30-Years Later

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Man Found as Youth Leader With New Name

screen_shot_20160201_at_3.05.00_pm_1.png.CROP.promovar-mediumlarge.05.00_pm_1An unnerving story out of San Diego: Law enforcement agents believe they’ve found a man wanted since 1979 on child molestation charges who was living under a new name and working in a number of roles that involved close contact with children. The man—Frank Szeles, allegedly a.k.a. Frank John Selas—had originally been charged in Louisiana with sexually abusing a number of children he’d met through his role as a local kids’ TV host named “Mr. Wonder.” He’s believed to have been in California since 1985. From the AP:

The man who faced a San Diego judge Wednesday denied he is the 76-year-old fugitive named Frank John Selas III who allegedly fled to Brazil in 1979 after Louisiana authorities secured a warrant for his arrest. Back in Louisiana, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators are convinced the right man is in custody. Meanwhile, officials in California are suddenly facing fears that Selas could have preyed on other children during the 37 years that he eluded capture.  READ MORE HERE

CHP Officer Charged With Child Molestation

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Dan-Deal-225x300Yreka, California — Yreka Police arrested 48-year old CHP officer Daniel Deal Tuesday night on child molestation charges. Deal is currently charged with Lewd Acts With a Child between the ages of 14 and 15, though the investigation is ongoing. YPD tells NBC5 News the alleged abuse occurred in the last year in Yreka on multiple occasions. YPD, along with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Deal has since bailed out of Siskiyou County Jail. READ MORE HERE

4-YO Girl Strapped In Car Seat, Set On Fire

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Former School Worker Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

greenhouse_10weymouth-4_metroA 38-year-old woman has admitted she raped a teenager while she was employed as a food services worker at a Weymouth middle school, according to prosecutors. Janelle Foley pleaded guilty to four counts of rape of a child on Wednesday, according to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office. A trial was set to begin this week. Foley was indicted in March 2014 and charged with raping a 15-year-old boy, who authorities said was not a student at Chapman Middle School where Foley worked at the time the crimes occurred. The mother of four was accused of sexually assaulting the victim during parties at his family’s home. READ MORE HERE

Woman, Husband, Ex-Husband Charged With Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On February - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

56c0e175308ec.imageELKTON — Detectives arrested a woman, her husband and her ex-husband on Friday after an investigation revealed they beat their children inside their Elkton residence with their fists, shoes, ladles and other objects, or played supporting roles in those attacks, police reported. Officer Sean Murphy of the Elkton Police Department started his investigation on Monday. Agents from Child Protective Services had contacted his agency and alleged that physical child abuse had been occurring inside a residence in the 100 block of Huntsman Drive, according to police. READ MORE HERE

8 Teens Arrested for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Judge: Teen Who Murdered Entire Family To Be Released At Age 21

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Judge ruled Thursday that Nehemiah Griego, now 18, can be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody when he’s 21 

capture-20160213-184913A judge has cleared the way for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen’s attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated. Nehemiah Griego was 15 when he opened fire in his family’s home south of Albuquerque, killing his mother as she slept and then his nine-year-old brother and two sisters, ages five and two, authorities said. Griego’s father was the last to die in the family. The teen waited in a bathroom and ambushed the gang member turned pastor after he returned home, sheriff’s officials said. READ MORE HERE

 

Couple Charged With Over 137 Counts Each of Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

downloadOKLAHOMA – A man and woman arrested, each accused of more than 100 counts of sexual child abuse. Jamala Monroe, 28, and Zicole Monroe, 22, were each arrested last week, accused of abusing a 14-year-old girl. The alleged acts, taking place in an apartment off of N. Macarthur. With more complaints brought forward on Thursday, their jail registry now reads like a horror story. The alleged pattern of assault seems to have spanned months. “A total of 137 counts of sexual abuse of a child were added to both people,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with Oklahoma City Police. READ MORE HERE

FBI Investigating Midwest Academy Abuse Claims

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

312C4C2300000578-3445487-image-a-21_1455395397820IOWA – A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete ‘isolation boxes’ for days or weeks and wouldn’t let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students. Six former students recently described the abuse they say they suffered while attending Midwest Academy in Keokuk, a city along the Mississippi River where Iowa borders Illinois and Missouri. They said the dark, cell-like punishment rooms were often filled with the sounds of students’ screams and motivational recordings piped in through speakers. Surveillance cameras and staff members kept watch. READ MORE HERE

 

School Volunteer Used Students to Make Child Porn

Posted by Sandra On February - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

635905418256760157-CarrawayGLENARDEN, Maryland — Deonte Carraway, 22, was a volunteer at Judge Sylvian Woods Elementary school in Glenarden, where police said he admitted to making child pornography with 10 students during the school day. “Man…What a scumbag!” said one father who declined to be identified. The man said he had been up since 3 a.m. – sleepless and sickened by the allegations against the volunteer he said he never trusted. READ MORE HERE

School volunteer admits to producing child porn, police say

Vatican: Catholic Bishops Not Required to Report Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On February - 12 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Vatican-bishopsThe Catholic church has issued a new directive instructing bishops to deal with accusations of clerical child abuse internally and “not necessarily” report it to the police. According to The Guardian, the training document that was recently released by the Vatican says that only victims or their families should make the decision to report abuse to police. “According to the state of civil laws of each country where reporting is obligatory, it is not necessarily the duty of the bishop to report suspects to authorities, the police or state prosecutors in the moment when they are made aware of crimes or sinful deeds,” the training document states. READ MORE HERE

Catholic Church Tells Bishops They Are Not Obliged to Disclose Child Sex Abuse: Report

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Vatican tells new bishops they’re not obliged to report sex abuse to police

Catholic bishops not obliged to report clerical child abuse, Vatican says

Bishops do not have to report child abuse, Vatican says

 

Man Charged With Child Sex Abuse, Rape, Sodomy

Posted by Sandra On February - 6 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

56b5124851f8c.imageMadison County authorities said Friday an Internet child pornography investigation turned into a child sex abuse case that landed a Decatur man behind bars. David Lamar Camp, 64, was booked into the Madison County Jail Thursday afternoon. He is charged with two counts of sexually abusing a child under 12, two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sodomy. READ MORE HERE

Police Track Down Child Rape Suspect

Posted by Sandra On February - 6 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

635901676649793830-9800584-GTennessee – Less than a day after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added suspected child molester John Lamb III to its Most Wanted list, Lamb was in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Thursday. At 1:13 p.m., the TBI tweeted: “Just getting word the newest entry on our Top 10 Most Wanted, John Lamb, is in custody in Rutherford County.” Lamb, from Kentucky, was wanted by the La Vergne Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated rape and incest, after a relative reportedly witnessed Lamb sexually assaulting a minor family member, according to the TBI. Officials said Lamb fled on foot. READ MORE HERE

Mother Sentenced to 50-Years for Abuse

Posted by Sandra On February - 2 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS
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