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Kidnapped Girl Held 10 Years In Basement, Tortured by Captors

Posted by Sandra On October - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

wnn_dungeon_111019_wgPENNSYLVANIA – A 19-year-old girl who has been missing for 10 years has been found with open wounds, burn marks, scars, and broken bones by police investigating the alleged basement dungeon and kidnapping ring in Philadelphia.

Beatrice Weston, who was taken at the age of 8 by accused dungeon ring-leader Linda Weston, is now in a Philadelphia hospital recovering from the ongoing cruelty and torture by her captors, according to Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers. Linda Weston is the girl’s aunt, and police said she took her niece after a family feud with her sister, Vicki Weston. READ MORE HERE

11-YO Missing Girl’s Body Found In Mother’s Freezer

Posted by Sandra On October - 19 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Body in freezer believed to be missing Bradenton girl

download (1)FLORIDA – A body discovered in a deep freezer at a Bradenton home on Sunday night is believed to be that of 11-year-old Janiya Thomas, who has not been seen since August 2014. Her mother, Keishanna Thomas age 31, is in jail, charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse in connection with two incidents involving her other child, a 12-year-old son. (Read arrest affidavit for one incident here) READ MORE HERE

Mother Accused of Sex Trafficking Her 12-YO Daughter

Posted by Sandra On October - 17 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

635804382766720057-Julie-GreinerLAKEWOOD, Colorado — A Lakewood mother is accused of pimping out her 12-year-old daughter to a man in exchange for money and gifts. Julie Greiner is charged with human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, pimping of a child and sexual assault of a child. Lakewood police said Greiner turned a blind eye to an online sexual relationship between her daughter and 23-year-old Thomas Keski in Australia. READ MORE HERE

Man Abducted At Age 4 Reunited With Family 20-Years Later

Posted by Sandra On October - 17 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

2D702FB000000578-3273956-image-a-58_1444911339075This is the emotional moment when a Chinese father, who spent 20 years searching for his abducted son all over the country, has finally found his child yesterday. Sun Wei was abducted when he was just four years old and sold to a family over 1,400 miles away from home. His father, Sun Zhenghua, has spent some eight months of every year searching for him ever since. The pair finally reconnected after finding a match on Chinese police’s DNA database. READ MORE HERE

Man Gets LIFE for Kidnapping, Raping Neighbor’s Toddler

Posted by Sandra On October - 13 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

ShawnMcCormack-29255735_12034_ver1.0_640_480DENVER – A Colorado man convicted of kidnapping a toddler from a couple he was staying with in California and sexually abusing the child to produce pornography that he shared online was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday, prosecutors said. A federal jury found Shawn McCormack, 31, of Colorado Springs guilty on four counts of sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of kidnapping during a four-day trial in Fresno, California, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii presided over those proceedings in April, and on Tuesday he imposed the sentence on McCormack, the statement said. READ MORE HERE


Shawn McCormack sentenced to life for raping Bakersfield baby

Colorado man receives life sentence for sexual abuse of two Bakersfield toddlers



Baby Survives After Pregnant Mom Stabbed to Death

Posted by Sandra On October - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Baby survives after 26-yo pregnant woman stabbed to death by boyfriend

8992876_GNORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — North Charleston police have charged a man with murder after they say he stabbed his pregnant girlfriend to death Saturday night. Malakia Lasha Frazier, 26, of North Charleston died at MUSC just before midnight Saturday from multiple stab wounds, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay said. Authorities said her child was born during an emergency delivery and is in intensive care. Ricky Short, 26, is charged with murder, attempted murder of their unborn child and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. READ MORE HERE

Former Pastor Gets 22-Years for Molesting Child

Posted by Sandra On October - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

james-crawnWHITE COUNTY, Indiana — A former pastor accused of child molestation was sentenced in a White County courtroom Friday. James Crawn, 46, pleaded guilty in August to a count of child molestation, a Class A felony. Crawn is a former pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Idaville. He was arrested in late April and charged with two counts of child molestation, as well as child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor. READ MORE HERE

Mrs. Orange County Charged with Child Sexual Abuse

Posted by Sandra On October - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

201510561828c0631e5A former Mrs. Orange County was charged today with using a 4-year-old relative to make child pornography and selling it to a Marine stationed in Southern California, authorities said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, of Irvine, being held on $100,000 bail, was charged with a count of possession and control of child pornography and three counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14, all felonies. She also faces a sentencing enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child. READ MORE HERE

Teacher Arrested for Child Molestation

Posted by Sandra On October - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

8558210_G2_1444563643070_345033_ver1.0A substitute teacher in New Port Richey was arrested Friday accused of molesting two children more than 50 times. Roy Wingo, 68, appeared in court on Saturday. He’s been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious battery. Pasco County deputies said the victims were between the ages of 11 and 15, and 8 and 9 during the alleged molestation. READ MORE HERE

Man Found Guilty of Repeatedly Raping 8-YO

Posted by Sandra On October - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

arcuri-rape-trialCORTLAND, Ohio – A Trumbull County man was found guilty Friday on four counts of rape against a young girl. The jury handed down their decision Friday in the case against Frank Arcuri, 35, of Cortland. Arcuri was arrested at his Frostwood Drive home in April on rape charges. According to Bazetta Police, the Cortland man committed crimes against an 8-year-old girl, beginning in 2013 and lasting through earlier this year. READ MORE HERE

Rise In Child Abuse Witchcraft Claims

Posted by Sandra On October - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

1364010034936An increasing number of child abuse cases involving accusations of witchcraft and exorcism are being reported to police. In one incident, a boy of nine was called a “devil child” and thrown out of his home by his parents, detectives revealed. A specialist unit in London recorded 46 alleged crimes linked to faith last year- more than double the number in 2013, an investigation found. Project Violet, the specialist faith-based abuse team within the Metropolitan Police Service, has identified 60 incidents so far in 2015. The figures relate to crime reports flagged as involving abuse linked to faith or belief, and many of the cases involve children. READ MORE HERE

Rise in cases of ritual child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs

Child abuse linked to witchcraft on the increase

Witchcraft – Child protection – Child abuse – Child rights

Child abuse linked to witchcraft and exorcism rising

Man Who Raped, Killed His 19-DAY Old Newborn Gets 50-LIFE

Posted by Sandra On October - 10 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

489709_1280x720A Newhall man was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison Tuesday for murdering his 19-day-old daughter in January, officials said. Matthew Brendan Warner, 30,  killed his daughter, Ellorah Rose Warner, at their home while the baby’s mother was at work on Jan. 23, prosecutors said. Warner then claimed the baby had been kidnapped, which prompted a large-scale search operation for the newborn. Before the search for the child began, neighbors said they had seen Warner walk outside the couple’s home carrying a bundle while the baby’s mother was at work. READ MORE HERE

4-YO’s Rape Ignites Public Outcry

Posted by Sandra On October - 10 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

2D48F27400000578-3267812-image-a-146_1444520282043DELHI – Seema Shukla’s (named changed) tears can’t stop flowing as she squats on the floor of the gynaecological department at Safdarjung Hospital. Hair dishevelled, clad in a shabby saree, she keeps passing out even as a woman councillor holds her tight, trying to console her. Seema’s four-year-old daughter was brutally gang-raped by at least two men, and her entire body slashed with a knife on Friday evening near her home in Keshav Puram, northwest Delhi. READ MORE HERE


Gruesome Details Revealed In Child Abuse Case

Posted by Sandra On October - 6 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

img-Babies-injuries-were-found-during-hospital-visitARKANSAS – Boone County prosecutors said two people charged with child abuse admitted to taking out their rage out on a seven-week-old and 14-month-old multiple times. Rachel Clayton and Steven Simmons are now in jail, and newly-released court documents reveal gruesome details. Investigators said Rachel Clayton and Steven Simmons lived in a trailer in Omaha, Arkansas, without running water or electricity.  They said the two repeatedly abused two babies:  one just 14-months-old and the other just seven-weeks-old. READ MORE HERE

Parents Sue School Over Bullied Son’s Suicide

Posted by Sandra On October - 6 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

lamar-hawkins-iii-suicide-l-ba6e9a56b3403a76FLORIDA – A lawsuit filed Monday against the a Florida school district alleges that teachers and administrators didn’t do enough to prevent bullying that led to a 14-year-old boy’s suicide last year. Lamar Hawkins III, of Sanford, killed himself Sept. 10, 2014 with his father’s gun in a bathroom stall at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary. Attorney Matt Morgan said Lamar went missing for hours and school officials didn’t look for him— even after another student found a spent gun shell casing in the school’s bathroom and reported it to a teacher. READ MORE HERE

Three Sisters Track Down Pedophile Stepdad On Facebook, Seek Justice

Posted by Sandra On October - 4 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

2D0ED4BA00000578-0-image-m-3_1443942456502Three sisters abused by their stepfather as children tracked him down to Botswana via Facebook to help bring him to justice. James Lawton, 44, was arrested on a plane at Heathrow after the sisters tipped off police about where he was living. He has now been jailed. The girls kept the secret of their abuse from one another for 10 years but when they finally shared the terrible truth, they turned detective to hunt down the man who destroyed their childhood. READ MORE HERE


Child Rapist Sentenced to LIFE In Prison

Posted by Sandra On October - 4 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

jeremy-scott-ebfb9a0093f5133eAKRON, Ohio — An Akron man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing a young girl for more than five years. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien on Thursday sentenced Jeremy Scott, 35, to life in prison, with parole eligibility in 120 years. A courtroom full of spectators cheered as sheriff’s deputies led Scott from the courtroom in handcuffs. The group supporting the young girl wore green ribbons and brought her flowers. READ MORE HERE

Man Found Guilty of Running Child Sex Trafficking Ring

Posted by Sandra On October - 4 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

8803433_GA Millington man has been found guilty of running a teenage sex trafficking ring. A jury found 51-year-old Michael Lilley guilty on multiple counts of sex trafficking minors, along with other offenses. “Michael Lilley coerced vulnerable, underage teens into sacrificing their bodies sexually for his own monetary gain,” U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton said. “Because a jury recognized how reprehensible his criminal actions were, Lilley will now be spending many years in a federal prison with no chance of parole.” READ MORE HERE

READ: 11-page federal criminal complaint against Michael Lilley 

Four Students Arrested In Alleged High School Shooting Plot

Posted by Sandra On October - 4 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

635795554188190503-caschoolFour students were arrested Friday in Tuolumne, California, after police discovered a “detailed” plan to “shoot and kill as many people as possible” at a local high school, the sheriff said. Tuolumne County Sheriff James Mele didn’t identify the suspects in a news conference Saturday, although he said they were students at Summerville High School, where the alleged shooting was to have taken place, and that they were male. They haven’t yet been charged. READ MORE HERE

Parents Charged In Newborn’s Death

Posted by Sandra On October - 1 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20151001-220845Baltimore County Police say the parents of a one-month-old boy who died after he was left in a ‘very hot’ bath have been indicted. Eugene Buchta, 25, of Fallston, Maryland, and Rachael Anne Johnson, 25, of Dundalk, Maryland, were charged this week with first-degree child abuse and other offenses. Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter stated that Buchta was giving his son a bath in a small tub on July 2 when he left the infant on his own. Wachter said that when Buchta returned, the child was submerged. When he took the baby out of the tub, he noticed the water was ‘very hot’. READ MORE HERE





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