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Pediatric Nurse Gets 80-Years for Sexually Abusing Babies

Posted by Sandra On December - 8 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

2F2C1AC800000578-3351118-image-m-2_1449587438748A ‘depraved’ pediatric nurse and foster carer who filmed himself sexually molesting two babies, has been jailed for 80 years. Michael William Lutts, 52, began the sickening abuse of a two-month-old boy from the first day he came under his care. Graphic court documents told how Lutts had groped the boy’s genitals while masturbating, videoing the whole event. He also abused an 11 month-old girl in his care. U.S. District Judge John Houston said the horrific crimes were ‘worse than a mass murderer shooting 20 people’ and the pedophile had victimized ‘the most fragile’ people in society as he sentenced him to 80 years in jail. READ MORE HERE


Drunk Mom Drove Into Pond With Kids In Vehicle

Posted by Sandra On December - 1 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Girl, 5, calls 911 after her ‘drunk’ mom drives into a pond

2EF85B4200000578-3341919-image-a-3_1449013451227TN – A five-year-old Tennessee girl called 911 after her drunk mother drove their car into a pond while her three children were inside, police said. Officers found Shernette Fowler, 31, on Thursday under a tree on a farm in Donelson with her three children ages two, five and eight who were ‘wet, cold and crying,’ according to the affidavit. Police, who also found Fowler’s car partially submerged in the pond, said the mom smelled of alcohol, was slurring her speech and had bloodshot eyes. READ MORE HERE


Woman Admits to Killing Boy

Posted by Sandra On December - 1 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Woman who claimed cousin was kidnapped admits killing the boy

capture-20151201-204222ALBANY, N.Y. —A 20-year-old upstate New York woman has admitted strangling her cousin, 5, and then discarding his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took him from their home, reports CBS New York. Tiffany Van Alstyne pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder for the killing of Kenneth White in the rural Albany County town of Berne. Police say her bogus 911 call Dec. 18, 2014, launched a search for the boy, who had been in her parents’ care. READ MORE HERE

Man Who Broke Infant’s 32-Bones Jailed for 19-Years

Posted by Sandra On December - 1 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

2EF7215200000578-0-image-m-7_1448991349451A thug who carried out a ‘shocking campaign of violence’ which left his girlfriend’s six-month-old son with 32 broken bones has been jailed for 19 years. James Laidlaw, 22, had been in a relationship with Tiffany Hilton, 27, since January last year when he attacked the baby boy between February and May. A court heard the baby, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was taken to a walk-in medical centre by Hilton with suspected bronchiolitis on May 17 last year. READ MORE HERE


Family Killed in Murder-Suicide

Posted by Sandra On November - 29 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS


UPDATE on murder-suicide in Louisiana:
Father in Louisiana murder-suicide died of suspected drug overdose after he slit his wife and children’s throats: officials have stated. READ MORE HERE

LOUISIANA – Two young boys and their parents have been found dead in a possible murder-suicide at their home. Kelli Mata, 40, and her husband David Mata, 46, were found dead in their living room in Marrero, Louisiana, on Sunday morning by her 18-year-old daughter who was returning home from a hunting trip. She then discovered the bodies of two-year-old Liam Mata and brother four-year-old Caden Mata in separate bedrooms. The boys had been stabbed. READ MORE HERE


Father Allegedly Killed Child, Fed Him To Pigs

Posted by Sandra On November - 29 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

9345801_GKANSAS CITY, KS – A gruesome investigation includes sickening suspicions that a father fed his 7-year-old son to pigs after beating him to death, a source close to the case says. Michael A. Jones, 44, is in the Wyandotte County Jail being held on an enormously high bond of $10 million. The charges are for aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery and child abuse, but the bond is higher than for most murders. READ MORE HERE

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Man Convicted of Murder

Posted by Sandra On November - 29 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Man Killed Toddler By Placing His Foot on Her Chest and ‘Pressing Down’

hesperiaA 25-year-old Hesperia man was convicted Thursday of killing a 1-year-old girl by placing his foot on her chest and applying pressure with his 230-pound frame, prosecutors said. Daniel Ruiz was found guilty on one count each of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing a death, according to a statement released Friday by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. READ MORE HERE

Newborn Abandoned in Christmas Nativity Manger

Posted by Sandra On November - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

BBnrdBFNEW YORK — For a short time Monday afternoon, the Christmas manger at a New York City church might have been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there. Now, New York City police are searching for whoever left the child. READ MORE HERE

Missing 14-YO Girl’s Body Found

Posted by Sandra On November - 24 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

anna-hernandezSan Diego police were investigating the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl, Anna Hernandez, whose partially decomposed body was found in a canyon area behind an apartment complex days after she went missing. The teen’s body was discovered last Wednesday late in the afternoon near the 2900 block of Market Street, San Diego Police Department officials said, according to the local television station. READ MORE HERE

Pregnant Woman Killed, Baby Cut From Womb

Posted by Sandra On November - 21 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

27983991WAKEFIELD, The Bronx — A 22-year-old woman was arrested for cutting a pregnant woman’s stomach open, taking her unborn baby and killing her, in the Wakefield area of the Bronx Friday afternoon, the NYPD said. The woman, 22, was stabbed multiple times by another woman around 2:30 p.m. on Monticello Avenue. She then cut the baby out of the pregnant woman’s stomach, according to Bronx councilman Andy King. READ MORE HERE

Pregnant Woman Killed in Stabbing in the Bronx

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Toddler Burned to Death In Oven

Posted by Sandra On November - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20151118-222835HOUSTON, Texas – Police are investigating the death of a toddler found burned to death in an oven. Police say 19-month-old J’zyra Thompson and her three siblings were left alone while their mom was at work. Two of the children are just three years old, the other child is 5. Police say when they got there the child was already dead. Family members say they don’t know why the couple didn’t tell anyone the kids were home alone. READ MORE HERE

Alabama Pastor Was A Serial Child Rapist

Posted by Sandra On November - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

new-mack-andrews-picjpg-5be26bccaf53a776An Alabama pastor might have escaped punishment for years of sexually abusing children if not for surprise testimony at a custody hearing two years ago. Mack Charles Andrews Jr., 55, on Monday pleaded guilty to multiple charges of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and attempted rape in exchange for 15 years in prison. Andrews will get credit for the two years – 783 days, to be exact – that he spent in the Clarke County Jail prior to sentencing. READ MORE HERE

Alabama pastor’s years of sexually abusing children unraveled when one woman spoke up

Daycare Worker’s Son Charges With 8-Counts of Rape

Posted by Sandra On November - 17 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

564a3f9c5555f.imageThe son of the owner of a Billings day care, who sometimes supervised children, was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of children Monday morning. Jared Addison Terhune, 40, who is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, has been charged by the County Attorney’s office with five felony counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual intercourse without consent and one count of sexual abuse of children. READ MORE HERE

Child Rapist Gets Life Without Parole

Posted by Sandra On November - 17 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

635832849497978413-TravisCLEVELAND — A 26-year-old Cleveland Heights man has been sentenced to life without possibility of parole for sexually abusing two children, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty. Travis Sylvester was convicted by a jury on Oct. 30 on one count of rape, three counts of gross sexual Imposition and two counts of kidnapping. The jury’s verdict also specified that the victims were both under 10 years of age at the time of the attacks and that the kidnappings were sexually motivated. READ MORE HERE

Boy Scouts of America Face Biggest Lawsuit Ever

Posted by Sandra On November - 17 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS
19 people claim abuse by the same scoutmaster ‘who went from tent to tent molesting boys’

2E8AE18100000578-0-image-a-1_1447794940711A Connecticut scoutmaster abused 19 children in the 1960s and 1970s, attacking one child more than 1,000 times, a lawsuit claims. Donald Dennis allegedly went ‘from tent to tent molesting boys’ as young as 11 during camping trips – some of them hundreds of times – and assaulted youngsters at a church where they had meetings. Seventeen men and two women have come forward to sue The Boy Scouts of America, making it the biggest legal case against the organisation in its history. Their lawyer said: ‘I have a client who was molested over 1,000 times. There was never any supervision on the camping trips. They just left this guy alone with all of these kids and he would go from tent to tent molesting boys.’ READ MORE HERE

Woman Convicted of Murdering Infant In Microwave

Posted by Sandra On November - 15 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

2E74764E00000578-3317907-image-a-34_1447553133418A California woman has been found guilty of murdering her two-month-old daughter, who was killed after she was placed in a microwave for as long as five minutes. Ka Yang, 34, has been convicted of first-degree murder and assault on a child in the death of her daughter Mirabelle Thao-Lo in their Sacramento home on March 17, 2011. Jurors rejected Yang’s argument that she had been in the middle of an epileptic seizure when she placed her daughter in the microwave. But prosecutors argued that Yang had lied to investigators about Mirabelle’s death before they discovered a pacifier inside the microwave. READ MORE HERE

Man Sentenced to Prison for Kidnapping, Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On November - 15 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

9238577_GNEVADA – The Washoe County District Attorney, Chris Hicks, announced the sentencing of a Reno man to 13 years to life in prison for the kidnapping and repeated abuse of a 7 year old boy. Robert William Downs was sentenced to a term of 8 to 20 years each on three counts of Child Abuse and a term of 5 years to Life for one count of First Degree Kidnapping by District Court Judge Elliott Sattler.  Downs was previously found guilty on June 5, 2015.  Based on the sentence received today, Downs will not be eligible for parole until he has served a minimum of 13 years in prison. READ MORE HERE

Child Trafficker Sentenced to 23-Years In Prison

Posted by Sandra On November - 15 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20151115-212032VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man convicted of trafficking underage girls for sex has been handed a 23-year prison sentence in a case described by a judge as violent, extremely disturbing and “bordering on psychopathic.” Reza Moazami‘s sentence, delivered by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce on Tuesday, is nearly three years longer than the prison time sought by the Crown. READ MORE HERE

Pastor’s Pregnant Wife Shot, Killed In Her Home

Posted by Sandra On November - 13 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Mother Jailed For Failing to Protect Daughter from Repeated Rape

Posted by Sandra On November - 10 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

imagesA Queensland mother didn’t seek help for her three-year-old daughter despite knowing she suffered horrific injuries from being repeatedly sexually abused by the woman’s ex-partner. The 28-year-old woman, who can’t be named, was sentenced to four years’ jail in the Brisbane District Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to one charge of cruelty to a child under 16. However, the mother’s sentence was suspended as she has spent 522 days in custody, but she must remain on good behavior for the rest of the sentencing period. READ MORE HERE





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