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Man Killed His Wife In Front of Their 6-YO Child

Posted by Sandra On February - 3 - 2014 Comments Off

Personal trainer who abused steroids and cocaine knifed his wife 58 times in front of six-year-old child after being released on bail for domestic violence

article-0-1B2BCD8900000578-98_306x423A personal trainer who stabbed his wife to death the day after being released on bail for domestic violence was jailed for more than 10 years today. Bulent Sessacar, 28, knifed trainee nursery nurse Rebecca Sessacar, 25, a total of 58 times in a frenzied attack in front of a six-year-old girl at their home in Croydon, south London. Mr Sessacar, who was abusing steroids and cocaine, had a history of violence and a police caution for battery of his wife. Two days before the killing he was arrested for assaulting Mrs Sessacar but was allowed to return to the family home after she said she did not want to press charges.READ MORE HERE

Mother Charged After 2-YO Dies From Overdose

Posted by Sandra On February - 3 - 2014 Comments Off


Boy, 2, dies after his mother ‘accidentally serves him methadone that she had stored in a Gatorade bottle’

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A toddler is dead and his mother behind bars as Tooele police are investigating after the child overdosed on methadone. Methadone is a pain reliever that can also be used to help recovering addicts through withdrawal symptoms. It’s a narcotic similar to morphine with side effects that can mimic heroine, and according to police: Three of Jill Goff’s five children tested positive for methadone in their system. READ MORE HERE

Man Arrested for Child Murder

Posted by Sandra On February - 2 - 2014 Comments Off

Man arrested on murder charge after 2-year-old child dies

quinton-stanleyDENVER — Denver police arrested a 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday after police said a 2-year-old child was found not breathing and died. Quinton Stanley is being held on a first-degree murder charge, said police spokesman Sonny Jackson. READ MORE HERE

Mom Confesses to Murdering Her 10-YO Son

Posted by Sandra On February - 2 - 2014 Comments Off

0130-pallavi-dhawanFRISCO — Police say the mother of a 10-year-old boy found dead in their suburban home admitted to killing him before officers discovered his body in a bathtub. Arnav Dhawan, 10, was found dead in the home where he lived with his mother and father in the 1500 block of Mountain View Lane, said Frisco police spokesman Brad Merritt.  According to a statement released by the Frisco Police Department, officers were called at about 6:32 p.m. to the home in the Hunters Creek neighborhood. READ MORE HERE


Court Finds Mom Guilty of Child Abuse Resulting in Murder

Posted by Sandra On February - 2 - 2014 Comments Off

Boys Left In SUVGRAND JUNCTION — A 12-person jury found Heather Jensen guilty of child abuse that led to the hyperthermia deaths of her two young sons in 2012, but the same jury found her not guilty of criminally negligent homicide. The split verdict came after a day and a half of deliberations following an emotional four days of testimony about the events surrounding the deaths of William Jensen, 2, and Tyler Jensen, 4. The boys died of overheating while strapped and locked in their mother’s SUV on a cold evening in late November. READ MORE HERE

Child Abuser Held On 1.5 Million Bond

Posted by Sandra On February - 2 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadChambersburg - Edy J. Aguirre, 30, is accused of assaulting and threatening two unidentified children ages 9 and 8, and will face a preliminary hearing Tuesday during Franklin County Central Court. Aguirre is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and three counts of terroristic threats, according to court documents. On Jan. 6, a member of the Franklin County Children and Youth Services spoke with the two children, who described Aguirre abusing them by verbally and physically threatening them, according to court documents. READ MORE HERE

Mother Arrested for Using Stun Gun On Children

Posted by Sandra On February - 2 - 2014 Comments Off

Florida woman arrested for using stun gun to discipline children as young as seven-years-old

article-0-1B240D1700000578-29_306x423A Florida caregiver faces child abuse charges after the relatives she looked after ratted on her use of a taser-like gun for discipline to school officials. Letina  Smith, 41, of Kissimmee, made the three children aged seven, eight and nine-years-old sit against the wall as they would in a chair with their arms out, but minus the chair – if they moved they would be zapped, she called it the ‘electric chair,’ officials said. READ MORE HERE

Father Accused of Incest

Posted by Sandra On February - 1 - 2014 Comments Off

Dad Accused Of Incest, Assaulting Daughter And Her 2 Friends Multiple Times

download (2)LETHBRIDGE, Altanta – A man from Lethbridge, Alta., is accused of sexually assaulting his nine-year-old daughter and two of her friends. The 51-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of invitation to sexual touching and one each of sexual assault, incest and sexual interference. The father’s name can’t be released to protect his daughter’s identity. READ MORE HERE

Salvation Army Accused of Child Abuse, Torture, Rape

Posted by Sandra On February - 1 - 2014 Comments Off

download (1)AUSTRALIA — Young boys were locked in a cage for days on end as part of a brutal regime of physical and sexual abuse meted out to dozens of youngsters at Salvation Army homes in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, a royal commission into child-sex abuse has heard. And the Salvation Army’s leadership often failed to discipline or remove the perpetrators, but simply moved them to other homes where they frequently continued the abuse. The revelations came during the first public hearing in Sydney by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for 2014. READ MORE HERE

Salvation Army captain accused of raping boys was acquitted in 1990s

Boys caged, tethered, raped by Salvation Army officers and older boys

Salvation Army in Australia ‘rented out’ boys for sexual abuse


Registered Sex Offender Rapes Again

Posted by Sandra On February - 1 - 2014 Comments Off

Police say sex offender, on probation, raped girl, 14

downloadHIGHLAND FALLS — A Highland Falls man, already a Level 1 registered sex offender and currently on probation for a sex offense, was arrested Wednesday, charged with the rape of a 14-year-old girl. The arrest was made by the Orange County Child Abuse Unit, which includes state police, Orange County sheriff’s deputies and Town of Warwick and Village of Goshen police.  State police said the arrest followed an investigation of a case that was referred to the unit by the New York State Child Abuse Hotline. READ MORE HERE

Man Burned Toddler’s Genitals With Blowdryer

Posted by Sandra On February - 1 - 2014 2 COMMENTS

BURN_MARKS_20140123214209_320_240HERNANDO COUNTY, Florida – Three-year-old Ethan isn’t old enough to express how he feels with full sentences but his repeated use of one word gets across the pain he feels from the second degree burns on his little body. ”Owie! Owie,” screamed Ethan while in his mother’s arms. The Hernando County boy was repeatedly burned with a hot blow dryer as a form of punishment last Friday, deputies say. READ MORE HERE

Teens Raped Disabled Child

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

capture-20140131-225405PORTSMOUTH — Police in New Hampshire are calling it a horrific crime and have arrested two teenagers in connection with a rape case involving a brain-damaged child. “This is a case where they need to be brought to justice and answer for what they did,” explained Portsmouth Deputy Chief Corey MacDonald. Vincent Pittore, 18, of Derry, New Hampshire is accused of raping a young girl twice. He’s charged with two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. READ MORE HERE

School Child Abuse Reporting Failing

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

images (1)Sexual abuse of children by teachers or other public school employees is likely underestimated because of a patchwork reporting system and involvement of numerous local, state and federal agencies in investigating such claims, according to a new government report obtained exclusively by NBC News. The report by the Government Accountability Office, released Thursday, raises numerous questions about how closely public schools are following federal requirements for mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse allegations or suspicions involving the public school employees who oversee the 50 million children enrolled in the nation’s public K-12 schools. The report also raises doubts about the accuracy of the data on the scope of the problem. READ MORE HERE

State officials failed in 2013 to address school child abuse

Sex abuse at schools: Systems for reporting suspicions lacking

The School’s Role in the Intervention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Woman Murdered Boyfriend’s 2-YO Toddler

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

childPLANO, Texas - A 25-year-old Texas woman is charged with capital murder in the death of her boyfriend’s 2-year-old daughter. Grace Ford, who would have turned 3 next month, was found dead with duct tape over her mouth inside her father’s apartment on January 9. The father’s girlfriend, 25-year-old Melinda Muniz, was also inside the apartment. Police found her on the floor, also with duct tape on her mouth and her pants pulled down, according to the station. READ MORE HERE

Girl Held Hostage, Repeatedly Raped, for 15-Years By Relative

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

Raul Ochoa of Richmond is accused of keeping the girl as a sex slave from the age of 12 until she escaped aged 27

article-2549099-1B176F5C00000578-64_306x423This is the horrifying image of a grimy shack which a young girl was forced to build before being held in it as a sex slave for 15 years. The woman, who has not been identified, was repeatedly raped and brutally controlled from the age of 12 by a male relative who kept her imprisoned in the plywood shed with a single mattress at a home in Richmond, California. Raul Ochoa, 52, was convicted on Wednesday after pleading guilty to one count of forced lewd acts on a child and two counts of forcible rape. As part of a plea deal, he will be formally sentenced to 22 years in state prison next month. READ MORE HERE


Three Children Imprisoned By Adoptive Parents for Months

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2549781-1B1CAB2A00000578-146_306x423Three children have been rescued from a home in Tennessee after being found locked in bedrooms with portable toilets. The two girls, aged 12 and 17, and a 14-year-old boy were only allowed to leave to go to school, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday. The children had been held this way for six months in order to ‘discipline them’.  The girls were locked in a room with the windows screwed shut and a portable toilet at the home in Covington. The teenage boy was held in a separate shed with no heating, electricity or running water. READ MORE HERE

Rape Victim Killed Herself After Pleas for Help Are Ignored

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

imagesThe University of Missouri has been accused of ignoring the alleged rape of a star swimmer by at least one member of its football team – and the student later committed suicide. According to a 16-month long investigation by ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines,’ staff at the school first learned about the alleged February 2010 incident after Canadian-born Sasha Menu Courey recounted her harrowing experience to a rape crisis counselor during an online chat conversation and a campus therapist in December that year. READ MORE HERE

Sasha Menu Courey’s Death Casts Light On Campus Sexual Assault

MU curators approve independent counsel to investigate Sasha Menu Courey case

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

Liberia Rape Victims Are 65% Children

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

348236_Liberian-childrenTwo-thirds of those raped in Liberia in 2013 were children, the government of the West African country says. The Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development said in a statement on Tuesday that 65 percent of the 1,002 rape cases reported last year were between three and 14, AFP reported. The statement also revealed that ten under-14 children also died by injuries after being raped. ”As a result of rape, 10 children from eight counties between the ages of three and 14 died during the year 2013. In some of the cases the perpetrators are still at large,” said the ministry. READ MORE HERE

Child Abuser Released After Serving Only 10-Months of 12-Year Sentence

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadA woman convicted of child abuse is now free from jail. She served less than a year of her sentence.  A judge made the decision this morning. Our FOX23 crew talked to the father of one of the victims in the case. The woman was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections, but according to court documents, Meredith Howard is now out after only serving 10 months. It’s a story FOX23 has been following since 2010. Meredith Howard was convicted of two counts of child abuse. ”One of the counts involved her breaking the femur bone of a 9-month-old baby,” said Tulsa County district attorney Sarah McAmis. The other was an assault on a 19-month-old. “The baby required immediate surgery and literally almost died on the way to the hospital,” said McAmis. READ MORE HERE

Daycare Teacher Meredith Howard Allegedly Sexually Abused 19-mth old

Child abuser released after Tulsa judge suspends prison term

Child-care worker convicted in abuse cases ordered released 

Nuns Accused of Forcing Children To Eat Own Vomit

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2547145-1B0220CE00000578-29_634x399Children were forced to eat their own vomit and put soiled bed sheets on their heads as punishment at care homes run by nuns, the largest public inquiry into institutional child abuse was told. The investigation into the behavior of Catholic nuns from the Sisters of Nazareth children’s homes in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, heard children were also forced to bathe in disinfectant and were beaten for wetting the bed. In a harsh regime where the youngsters were known by numbers rather than their names, many were subjected to humiliation, threats and physical abuse, counsel to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, Christine Smith QC said. READ MORE HERE

Former Senate Aide Accused of Child Sex Abuse Commits Suicide

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

Suicide note revealed how childhood molestation drew him to vile images

article-2545438-1AEF241100000578-117_634x343The suicide note left by a former Senate chief of staff who killed himself after being charged with child porn posession has been revealed and makes allegations about his own history of sexual abuse. Jesse Ryan Loskarn’s body was found on Thursday in his family’s Maryland home where he was ordered to stay while out on bail before his trial for the child pornography charges.  His mother typed up the note and posted it on a dedicated website in its entirety on Monday night.  Loskarn, 35, wrote of ‘my deepest, darkest secret’ and told how he was abused between the ages of five and nine years old.  He went on to explain that because of said abuse, he ‘saw’ himself in the pictures of the children being sexually abused in the pornography. READ MORE HERE

Teen Pleads Guilty To Stabbing, Killing Friend

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

_h353_w628_m6_otrue_lfalse (1)MORGANTOWN — A West Virginia teenager pleaded guilty to a first-degree murder charge Friday in the stabbing death of her one-time best friend. Shelia Eddy entered into a plea agreement Friday in Monongalia County Circuit Court in the July 2012 death of 16-year-old Skylar Neese. Eddy’s trial was scheduled to start next week. Under the agreement, prosecutors agreed to recommend mercy, meaning that the 18-year-old Morgantown woman would be eligible for parole after serving 15 years. In return for Eddy’s plea, a kidnapping charge and two counts of conspiracy will be dropped. READ MORE HERE

PA Student Arrested After Feds Find Bomb Materials

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

_h353_w628_m6_otrue_lfalsePITTSBURGH — The FBI and federal prosecutors were reviewing allegations against a college student from Russia who has been charged with possessing bomb-making and marijuana-growing materials, though police acknowledge the suspect told them he wasn’t planning on “blowing anything up.” No federal charges had been filed against Vladislav Miftakhov by early Monday. The 18-year-old was arraigned Saturday on state court charges filed after Altoona police said they found bomb materials in his rented room near the Penn State-Altoona campus, about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh. On Monday, Miftakhov was in the Blair County Prison, unable to post $500,000 bond. READ MORE HERE

Colonel Muhammar Gaddafi Was A Child Rapist

Posted by Sandra On January - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi  raped girls – and boys – as young as 14

article-2545819-1AF2E72D00000578-357_306x500It has been more than two years since the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator whose reign subjected an impoverished people to four decades of murder and terror. When the bedraggled former leader was hauled out of a drainpipe and shot in October 2011, his death ended the bloody Nato-led civil war that had ravaged the country since the start of that year. The full horror of his brutality has been slow to emerge, with many Libyans still fearing retaliation by those who continue to be loyal to their late leader. But it can now be revealed that the most heartbreaking of Gaddafi’s victims include hundreds, possibly thousands of teenage girls who, throughout his 42-year reign, were beaten, raped and forced to become his sex slaves. READ MORE HERE

TV Weatherman Charged With Child Molestation

Posted by Sandra On January - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

Fred Talbot charged with 10 sex offences against five boys – including three who were under 16

article-2546747-1AFF687D00000578-464_634x580TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been charged with a string of offences following investigations into historic sexual abuse claims. The 64-year-old was today charged with 10 sexual offences dating back to his time as a teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and at a school in Tyne and Wear during the 1970s and 1980s. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said today’s charges related to the sexual abuse of five victims, three of whom were under 16 at the time. READ MORE HERE

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