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Boy Brutally Beaten by Stepmom

Posted by Sandra On May - 15 - 2014 Comments Off

article-0-1DDCD6EB00000578-510_306x509 (2)A ten-year-old boy in China has become the poster boy for anti-family cruelty campaigners after being beaten black and blue by his violent stepmother. Bin Bin, a pupil at a primary school in Heyuan city in Guangdong province, was asked by his teacher why he seemed in pain every time he moved. The boy burst into tears, before admitting he did not want to go home as his stepmother would regularly tie him to a clothes rack so she could carry out savage beatings. READ MORE HERE


Teen Serial Child Rapist Arrested

Posted by Sandra On May - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2623794-1D86C8CF00000578-22_306x423 (1)An 18-year-old Arizona high school student has been indicted on nearly 30 felony counts for allegedly sexually assaulting a dozen girls over nearly five years. Charges against Tyler Kost, of San Tan Valley, include multiple counts of sexual assault with a minor, sexual abuse with a minor and sexual conduct with a minor. He also faces one count of child molestation. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said the victims in the crimes alleged in the indictment issued Wednesday ranged from 12 to 17 years old. Voyles said the offenses occurred between October 2009 and April 2014. READ MORE HERE

Man Guilty of Child Murder

Posted by Sandra On May - 7 - 2014 Comments Off

Man, 22, found guilty of killing 1-yo girl found hemorrhaging from her eyes with alcohol and marijuana in her blood

article-2621899-1DA01B4400000578-573_306x423A Michigan man has been found guilty of killing his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter who authorities say had bleeding in her brain and eyes, as well as alcohol and marijuana in her system. A Kalamazoo jury convicted Toren Hains, 22, Tuesday of felony murder and first-degree child abuse in the December 2012 death of Zoie Grace Johnston, of Oshtemo Township.  Hains’ murder conviction comes with mandatory life imprisonment. READ MORE HERE

 

Beaten Child Now Blind

Posted by Sandra On May - 6 - 2014 Comments Off

Couple accused of abusing child, causing her to go blind

michael_knott_andie_suddarth_1399324396331_4376499_ver1.0_640_480GREENFIELD, Indiana – A Greenfield couple is facing charges after police said they abused their daughter so badly that the 3-month-old went blind. Michael Knott, 26, and Andie Suddarth, 23, were charged with felony neglect last Friday, authorities said. Police said the infant suffered brain bleeding and retinal hemorrhaging after an incident in March. Doctors said she had other injuries that indicated ongoing abuse. READ MORE HERE

AMBER ALERT: Oklahoma

Posted by Sandra On May - 5 - 2014 Comments Off

AMBER ALERT: 8-Year-Old Girl Taken From Swing Set In East Tulsa

25426023_BG2TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police said an 8-year-old girl was taken from a playground area at the Willowbend Apartments on Sunday night. Monserrat Aguirre was playing on a swing set outside about 7:20 p.m., and a white man pulled up in a small, four-door white car, grabbed her, put her in his car and drove away, police said. Witnesses said he was last seen heading west on East 31st Street. Officer Jillian Roberts said the witnesses were mainly other children on the playground, but one adult was nearby and saw part of the abduction. READ MORE HERE

 

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Man Punched, Killed Infant

Posted by Sandra On April - 30 - 2014 Comments Off

Ohio man charged with punching, killing 3-MO daughter

download (1)CINCINNATI - A southwest Ohio man is charged with aggravated murder in the death of his 3-month-old daughter. CBS affiliate WKRC reports that 24-year-old Shavale Johnson is accused of punching the baby, Asia Cathey, in the face with a closed fist on Monday night, according to police. The child later died at the hospital. READ MORE HERE

 

Prom Day Slaying

Posted by Sandra On April - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

Student to be arraigned in prom day slaying

_h353_w628_m6_otrue_lfalseHARTFORD, CN — A 16-year-old student faces arraignment on murder charges in the stabbing death of a classmate at their high school on the day of the junior prom. Police haven’t released the suspect’s name, but people who saw him taken into custody identified him as Chris Plaskon, a friend of the victim, 16-year-old Maren Sanchez. Plaskon’s attorney, Richard Meehan, says his client is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will not appear at his arraignment, scheduled for Monday in New Haven. READ MORE HERE

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Conn. High School Mourns Student Victim Of Prom Day

Autopsy: Student died of stab wounds to neck, body

STABBING SUSPECT: Chris Plaskon

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VICTIM: Maren Sanchez

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3-YO Dies From Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On April - 26 - 2014 Comments Off

download (1)MIAMI – An 18-year-old mother has been arrested for child abuse and neglect five days after the death of her three-year old son. Selena Perez-Perez faced a judge Wednesday after her son was brought into the hospital Friday bruised and bitten. “You’ve recently been arrested for one count of child neglect no great bodily harm and one count of child abuse,” said the Judge. READ MORE HERE

14-YO Raped 8-YO Girl

Posted by Sandra On April - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

Solomon-Pule_27473A 14-year-old southwest Baltimore boy is being charged as an adult for the rape of an eight-year-old girl. According to the statement of probable cause, the boy’s mother found her son, Solomon, on top of the girl with his pants down and her skirt up, in their living room on April 21. The mother told police there was a pair of scissors next to them and that the victim said; “He told me if I was to scream that he was going to cut me” and “He shoved his thing in me.” The victim had been visiting the southwest Baltimore home for the day. READ MORE HERE

17-MO Baby Killed by Abuse

Posted by Sandra On April - 21 - 2014 Comments Off

Coroner: Baby, 17 months, killed in child abuse incident

capture-20140421-212548CHARLESTON, S.C. — A North Charleston man is facing homicide by child abuse charges after police were called to MUSC’s Children’s Hospital last week. According to police, 46-year-old Eugene Anthony Wright, of Dorchester Road, was charged in the case. Police say they were called to the children’s hospital when nurses who filed a child abuse complaint after a 17-month-old girl was taken to the hospital by EMS. Officials say the girl had injuries that appeared to be from abuse. READ MORE HERE

Abused Baby In Coma

Posted by Sandra On April - 20 - 2014 Comments Off

Baby in coma; Stockton foster father accused of child abuse

1397805628000-paul-teldeschi-1920STOCKTON – Police arrested Paul Teldeschi, 37, on suspicion of the child abuse of his 10-month-old foster daughter who is in a coma and not expected to survive. ”I don’t believe it,” neighbor Kimberly Stewart said. “I don’t believe its true.” Kimberly and Chigger Stewart have lived across the street from the Teldeschis in the 200 block of East Cleveland Avenue for three years. They said Paul Teldeschi and his wife had two biological children and had recently taken in the baby girl. READ MORE HERE

Dead Boy’s Body Found

Posted by Sandra On April - 19 - 2014 Comments Off

3520554_GWORCESTER – All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway. An autopsy should reveal if the child is Jeremiah Oliver, the Fitchburg 5-year-old missing for months before police learned of his disappearance and began looking for him. Jeremiah’s case has led to criminal charges against his mother and her boyfriend and calls for changes within the state’s child welfare agency. Three state workers have been fired. READ MORE HERE

Boy, five, who was missing for THREE MONTHS before anyone noticed is found dead beside highway

Kidnapper Randy Johnson Caught

Posted by Sandra On April - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

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Alleged Child Kidnapper Randy Johnson Says ‘Come Get Me’ To Parents Before Being Caught

A kidnapped 14-year-old Texas girl with Down syndrome was found safe Wednesday after her alleged abductor taunted her parents to “come get me.” Elizabeth Rex of Magnolia, Texas, went missing Monday after she went outside to check the mail. Her parents said 51-year-old Randy Johnson is the man who took their daughter, according to My Fox Houston. READ MORE HERE

Mom Admits to Killing Babies

Posted by Sandra On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off

Huntsman, 39, ‘admitted to police’ that she strangled or suffocated six of the babies and the seventh was stillborn

Seven Dead Babies ArrestBail has been set at $6million for Megan Huntsman, a mother in Utah who was arrested Sunday after  police found the bodies of her six babies she has admitted to killing. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated six of her babies immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a towel or a shirt, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City. The body of a seventh child was found in garage but it appears to have been stillborn, so she is not being charged in that death. READ MORE HERE

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7 dead infants found inside home; mother arrested

capture61PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – Multiple sources are reporting a story that may come as a shock to many. A woman has been arrested for allegedly killing six children she gave birth to, according to police. According to Fox 13 News, 39-year-old Megan Huntsman was arrested Saturday after seven bodies of her infants were found dead. Police believe Huntsman killed these children over a 10-year period. READ MORE HERE

Shocking Monstrous Cover-Up Scandal Involving Cyril Smith

Posted by Sandra On April - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

How the Liberal party, police and MI5 concealed MP Cyril Smith’s industrial-scale child abuse

article-2602802-1602769C000005DC-707_306x460The shocking scale of the Establishment cover-up of former Liberal MP Cyril Smith’s sickening sex abuse of boys is revealed today. For four decades, the depraved 29st politician was free to prey on vulnerable children as young as eight.   Police received at least 144 complaints by victims of the predatory pedophile yet the authorities blocked any prosecution – allowing Smith brazenly to continue his abuse. READ MORE HERE

Myls Dobson Was Murdered

Posted by Sandra On April - 10 - 2014 Comments Off

Myls Dobson’s death declared a homicide

myls11n-1-webThe death of an adorable 4-year-old boy callously tortured for weeks by his deranged caretaker has been ruled a homicide, officials said Thursday. An autopsy concluded little Myls Dobson died as a result of child abuse syndrome including dehydration, according to a spokeswoman at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Admitted child abuser Kryzie King, the transgendered gal pal of Dobson’s dad Okee Wade, 37, told investigators she punished the little boy for “being disrespectful” at her W. 49th St. apartment. READ MORE HERE

PA School Stabbing Spree

Posted by Sandra On April - 9 - 2014 Comments Off

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School Stabbing Spree: 20 Hurt

A student flashing two knives went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and halls of a high school outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, authorities said. At least 19 students and a security guard were hurt, some with life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a 16-year-old sophomore, was in custody and being questioned by police, authorities said. His motive was unclear, said Dan Stevens, a Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman. The first photo of the suspect emerged several hours after the mayhem. NBC News is blurring the face of the teen in the photo, from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, because of his age. He had not been charged or identified. READ MORE HERE

Alex Hribal Identified As Suspect In Murrysville School Stabbing

EXPORT, PA — Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing and slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school. Authorities say Alex Hribal was being charged as an adult following the Wednesday morning attack in Murrysville, 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. READ MORE HERE

Alex Hribal, Franklin Regional Stabbing Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Police have identified 16-year-old Alex Hribal as the suspect in a mass stabbing Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Twenty-four people were injured in the attack, including 21 students who were stabbed. Eventually, police say, Hribal was wrestled to the ground by the school’s assistant principal, Sam King, and a security guard known as “Sarge.” READ MORE HERE

    • The DA says 4 people are in critical condition, including one who was “eviscerated”
    • Alex Hribal, 16, faces 4 counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault
    • Teachers use students’ hoodies as tourniquets on injured teens, student says
    • An assistant principal tackled the accused attacker, authorities say  READ MORE HERE

Student Victim ‘Chillin at Children’s’ After Stabbing

One victim of the stabbing spree at a western Pennsylvania high school took a moment to snap a selfie and let his Instagram followers know he was OK. Nate Scimio posted the photo and the caption “Chillin at Children’s” Hospital shortly after the stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville. READ MORE HERE

 

Part of complete coverage on School violence
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A male sophomore went on a stabbing spree at his Pittsburgh-area high school, an emergency management agency spokesman said.
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The peace of mind Paula Fisher sought for herself and her children when she left Pittsburgh nearly two decades ago was shattered outside Franklin Regional Middle School.
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updated 11:18 AM EST, Mon December 23, 2013
Here is a list of incidents of school violence from 1927 to the present.
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A teenager has been charged with murder in stabbings at a Houston-area high school that left one student dead and three others injured.
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updated 6:25 PM EST, Fri November 22, 2013
Americans have been repeatedly shocked by school violence this year. For teachers, this is the beginning of an unwanted journey.
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updated 10:14 PM EST, Tue January 14, 2014
Do you feel confident that your school is prepared in the event of violence?
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How do you approach such tough topics with your children?
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There is no single or simple solution to making schools safe. It is a multi-faceted, on-going effort that requires commitment and participation.
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updated 5:24 PM EDT, Mon April 15, 2013
When tragic events flash across the news, parents might find themselves awkwardly fielding questions from their kids.
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updated 3:21 PM EST, Fri December 13, 2013
Planning. Drills. Detailed instructions for whatever might happen. What’s “enough” when it comes to making schools safer?

 

2-YO Boy Kidnapped, Raped

Posted by Sandra On April - 6 - 2014 Comments Off

3454946_GSPOKANE, Washington – An Airway Heights man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a 2-year-old boy from Spokane early Wednesday morning. Richard Welch was arrested on a charge of first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape of a child. According to authorities, Welch admitted to detectives that he had been at State Line Showgirls earlier in the evening and then went to the VA Medical Center emergency room at 3 a.m. because he claimed he was having problems with migraines.  READ MORE HERE

Man Beat, Raped, Killed Child

Posted by Sandra On April - 5 - 2014 Comments Off

Man sentenced to death for beating, raping and fatally strangling girlfriend’s 4-yo daughter while she was out of town

article-2596592-1CD13AAE00000578-177_306x423A jury in North Carolina handed down the death penalty Thursday to Jonathan Douglas Richardson, 25, who they convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter.  During the trial, it was revealed that Richardson tortured little Teghan Skiba for 10 days while his girlfriend of six months was on a trip – physically and sexually abusing the girl as well as strangling her with a power chord.  Richardson brought the girl to Johnston Medical Center in July 2010, telling doctors she fell off her bed. But medics found signs of much more serious trauma, as her body was covered in bruises and bite marks. READ MORE HERE

Teen Killed His Entire Family

Posted by Sandra On March - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

Police say teen used handgun, shotgun, knife and machete to kill family

Eldon-SamuelIDAHO –  A 14-year-old has been arrested on two counts of first-degree murder in Coeur d’Alene in the killing of his father and younger brother. The two were shot and killed Monday night in a home in the 1300 block of North First Street and police arrested the juvenile suspect in that shooting shortly after 9:30 p.m. Kootenai County Jail records show the teen was arrested at the same address as the shooting. READ MORE HERE

Man Found Guilty of Murder

Posted by Sandra On March - 30 - 2014 Comments Off

Mauldin found guilty in child abuse case

606585_1MARTINSBURG -A Martinsburg man indicted on child abuse and neglect charges in connection with the death of his 3-year-old son was found guilty Friday on all counts following a four-day jury trial in Berkeley County Circuit Court. The jury of eight men and four women reached a verdict at about 1:40 p.m., finding James N. Mauldin, 22, guilty of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by child abuse; child abuse causing serious bodily injury; malicious assault; two counts of gross child neglect creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury; and one count of presenting false information regarding a child’s injuries. READ MORE  HERE

9-MO Baby Killed by Abuse

Posted by Sandra On March - 26 - 2014 Comments Off

Morgan-County-babyMurder charges have been filed against a Morgan County man after the weekend death of a 9-month-old baby in his care, an official with the local sheriff’s office said Tuesday. Donald Justin Lee, 21, was arrested Saturday night and charged with cruelty to children. Charges were upgraded to felony murder on Monday, Morgan sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bish told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. READ MORE HERE

Babysitter Shook 2-YO To Death, Played on Facebook

Posted by Sandra On March - 21 - 2014 Comments Off

Babysitter admits shaking 2-yo to death and leaving her to die on the floor ‘while she played a Facebook game for two hours’

article-2585813-1C74FBE900000578-715_306x423A 36-year-old New Jersey woman plead guilty today to charges she killed a 2-year-old girl, nearly four years after the toddlers violent death. Sheila Polanski was babysitting little Madeline McHenry on July 5, 2011 when she shook the toddler to death because she was whining and Polanski was stressed out. The violent shaking caused Madeline to go unconscious, and it was revealed that Polanski didn’t call police until hours later. READ MORE HERE

 

Parents Raped 11-YO Daughter, Took Her for Abortion

Posted by Sandra On March - 17 - 2014 Comments Off

GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED THE PARENTS

adkinsA grand jury has indicted parents of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who were arrested after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy after incest. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities. Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape. READ MORE HERE

100 Serial Rapists Identified

Posted by Sandra On March - 16 - 2014 Comments Off

Law_and_Order_star_fights_for_justice_fo_1404000000_3352982_ver1.0_640_480DETROIT – “I was in shock. I was outraged and I just assumed kits were being tested,” said actress Mariska Hargitay about the thousands of rape kits in Detroit and across the country that have been left sitting in storage without being processed, allowing rapists to remain free to attack again. And they often do. Hargitay joined Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to announce legislation that will soon be introduced to state lawmakers that is aimed at setting guidelines and deadlines for rape kits tests to be processed. READ MORE HERE

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