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Dangerous Apps for Kids

While there are many apps out there, the New Year brings new apps that should really be on every parent’s Blacklist. These apps, also known as Hidden or Vault Apps, pose dangers and many times go under the radar - ...
Dangerous Apps for Kids

Report Child Abuse

If you are being abused please dial 911 or call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). Suspected abuse MUST be reported immediately according to the law. Failure to report suspected child abuse is a crime!  Please CLICK HERE for more info
Report Child Abuse

Did You Know?

1 in every 3 girls, and 1 in every 5 boys, will be molested before the age of 18...with 90% of those victims knowing their offender. Where's the outrage? Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. ...
Did You Know?

Make A Stand

See Something? Suspect Something? SAY Something! Report Child Abuse! Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).
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FREE Child Abuse Handbook Download

Our Child Abuse Handbook is now FREE to the public! This FREE E-book is available for immediate download by clicking HERE An educational child abuse handbook: The Child Abuse Handbook is an educational self-help tutorial with information pertaining to all aspects of ...
FREE Child Abuse Handbook Download

Events

,,,, Please visit our Online Calendar for upcoming events and our Facebook Photo Albums to view past events. CHILD ABUSE MARCH HELD IN PORT HURON It was about 150 marchers that took to the streets of downtown Port Huron (Michigan) Monday afternoon in ...
Events

Stop Child Abuse

If you're not OUTRAGED, you're not paying ATTENTION!
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Historical Child Sex Gang Exposed

Twelve more men have been charged as part of a huge investigation into historical child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The men, aged between 33 and 38 and mostly from Rotherham, face accusations of rape and indecent assault and bring the ...
4 October 2017 I Read the full story

Cyberbullying & Stalking Guide

Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization. It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten, embarrass or harass. Cyberstalking is often accompanied ...
4 October 2017 I Read the full story

Child Rapist Given Joint Custody

Michigan rapist gets joint custody MICHIGAN - A Sanilac County Circuit judge has granted parenting time and joint legal custody of an 8-year-old boy to a convicted sex offender who allegedly raped the child’s mother nine years ago. Christopher Mirasolo, 27, ...
9 October 2017 I Read the full story

WANTED: Victoria Cravitz

CAUTION - WANTED BY THE FBI Victoria Michelle Cravitz and her common-law husband/partner, Leon Henry Shaw, are wanted for their alleged involvement in the sexual molestation of several children between the ages of six and seventeen in Klamath Falls, Oregon, beginning ...
8 September 2017 I Read the full story

Many States Allow Sex Offenders to Live Next Door to Victims

August - 22 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Oklahoma – A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime. Outraged, the Oklahoma woman, now 21, called lawmakers, the police and advocacy groups to plead with them to take action. Danyelle Dyer soon discovered that what Harold Dwayne English did in June is perfectly legal in the state – as well as in 44 others that don’t specifically bar sex offenders from living near their victims, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Accused Child Rapist On Run

August - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

KENTUCKY – Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker reported as of Thursday morning, Cody M. Gormley, 23, of 3272 Buena Vista Road in Russellville is still at large and is being sought for an active arrest warrant. Gormley was indicated Aug. 4, 2017, by a Logan County Grand Jury on one count of first degree rape (victim under 12-years old age), one count of first degree sexual abuse, and one count of first degree persistent felony offender.

Woman Filmed and Sold Videos of Her Molesting Children

August - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

NEW RIVER, Arizona – A mother in New River is accused of molesting two young children, filming the incidents, and selling them over the internet. According to court documents, Keri Harwood, 28, is accused of molesting two children multiple times in the bathroom of her New River home. Harwood is also accused of videotaping the incidents and selling them over the internet.

5-Year Old Boy Found Tortured

August - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A father serving in the Navy was arrested along with his girlfriend on suspicion that the couple tortured the man’s five-year-old son. Murrieta County police said they have arrested Benjamin Whitten and Jeryn Johnson on multiple counts of child abuse after being receiving a distress call on Tuesday. Police and fire personnel were dispatched to an emergency call at 24001 Verdun Lane shortly after 10:00am and discovered a child with ‘severe injuries.’

Helping Abused Children Recover After Burn Injuries

August - 17 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

No child should ever be abused, and yet, that is the reality for many children in America and around the world every day. It may seem inconceivable to be able to hurt your own children, but it happens, and when it does happen, the lasting effects can impact that child for the rest of his or her life. When a child is abused, there are physical, and emotional scars. They need to be helped, and supported.

Child Killed During Attempted Rape

August - 7 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

NORWICH, N.Y. — A man killed a child while he was trying to rape her last weekend in his Chenango County home, police said. James S. Brower, 36, of Norwich, has been charged with murdering Jacelyn D. O’Connor, an 11-year-old girl. He killed Jacelyn as he tried to rape her in his 961 County Highway 33 home, said New York State Police Investigator Jamieson Tefft in a felony complaint.

Woman Sentenced for Helping Husband Rape 2 Children

August - 7 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

PENNSYLVANIA – A woman who helped put her husband behind bars for raping two children in Pennsylvania was sentenced on Monday to five to 15 years for also participating in the sexual assaults, PEOPLE confirms. Holly Greiner, 31, will be on probation for 15 years after her prison stint, court officials tell PEOPLE. She pleaded guilty in April to two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child. She had the child rape charges against her dismissed after negotiating a plea deal with the prosecution.

10-YO Rape Victim Denied Abortion in India

August - 7 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A 10-year-old girl residing in the Indian city of Chandigarh has been denied an abortion after allegedly being raped repeatedly by a relative. The girl’s story has taken the country by storm after India’s Supreme Court rejected a petition to pursue an abortion. The plea was rejected on the ground that she is far into her pregnancy at 32 weeks. The rape-victim’s family, who signed on her behalf, expressed disappointment over the court order. According to the report, a doctor’s panel has advised the court that an abortion at this time would be “too risky” for her and the fetus was “doing well.”

KIK Being Used by Predators

August - 6 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

An investigative report claims that Kik Messenger, an instant messaging app popular with children and teenagers, has become “the defacto app for grooming children online,” in part due to its ease of access to minors. Kik Messenger is a free instant messaging service from Kik Interactive, a Canadian tech firm founded in 2009. Since then, it has gained over 300 million users and reaches 40 percent of teenagers in the United States. The report is a collaboration between British investigative media company Point and Forbes, which found that predators quickly move to contact and groom under-age users on the service, aided by third-party apps that help share profiles.

Couple Charged With Murder

August - 6 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

TN – A couple has been charged with murder and child abuse in the death of a toddler at Ridgecrest Apartments on June 24. The Memphis Police Department said in an email Saturday that the child’s mother, Keinosha Taper, 20, and Taper’s boyfriend Gregory Ford, 27, have been charged in the death of Amelia Taper, a 23-month-old. They were arrested Friday and charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, first degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child abuse, and first degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child neglect.

Man Arrested for Impregnating 13-YO Niece

August - 6 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

CALIFORNIA – A paternity test has revealed that a California man is the father of his 13-year-old niece’s child. Rigoberto Castro, 42, could face life in prison after he was accused of impregnating the teen, who gave birth in May. Castro was charged with seven felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, oral copulation with a person under 18, and continuous sexual abuse of a child. Prosecutors said Castro had numerous sexual encounters with his niece between September 2016 and February 2017.

U.S. Olympians Awarded $60M for Childhood Molestation vs. Coach

August - 6 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A California judge has awarded $60 million to three female taekwondo competitors who were sexually abused by their coach. The judgment was issued last week in Los Angeles Superior Court against coach Marc Gitelman, 51, who is serving more than four years in state prison for molesting the female athletes between 2007 and 2013. During the time the abuse occurred, the three women — Yasmin Brown, Kendra Gatt and Brianna Bordon, all of whom agreed to be identified publicly — were minors and aspiring Olympic taekwondo athletes.

Suspected Pedophiles Identified Through Child Sex Doll Imports

July - 31 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A surge in seizures of child-like sex dolls by border officers has led investigators to identify dozens of previously unknown suspected pedophiles. The lifelike silicone sex aids, which weigh around 55lb (25kg) and can cost thousands of pounds, are being imported into the UK after being sold by traders on sites including Amazon and eBay, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

Woman and Her Teen BF Repeatedly Raped 4-YO Child

July - 29 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

OKLAHOMA – A couple have been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a four-year-old girl and taking naked photos of the child. Kristina Koehn, 29, of Hominy, was arrested on Wednesday along with her 19-year-old boyfriend, Chance Hood. When questioned by police, Koehn and Hood admitted to taking the victim to a park in Sapulpa, where the boyfriend forced the toddler to touch and lick his privates, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Sex Abuse: Stages of Grooming

July - 22 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Grooming is the process by which an offender draws a victim into a sexual relationship and maintains that relationship in secrecy. The shrouding of the relationship is an essential feature of grooming. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner explains the six stages that can lead up to sexual molestation. The grooming sex offender works to separate the victim from peers, typically by engendering in the child a sense that they are special to the child and giving a kind of love to the child that the child needs.

PTSD from Childhood Trauma

July - 22 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Children and teens could have PTSD if they have lived through an event that could have caused them or someone else to be killed or badly hurt. Such events include sexual or physical abuse or other violent crimes. Disasters such as floods, school shootings, car crashes, or fires might also cause PTSD. Other events that can cause PTSD are war, a friend’s suicide, or seeing violence in the area they live.

Teens Charged In Infant’s Murder

July - 22 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

ROCKWELL, N.C. — A suspect has been taken into custody in Concord after evading Rowan County Police. Houston Ray McCarn, has been arrested after being found at the Howard Johnson Motel in Concord. According to police McCarn, and his girlfriend Amber Scarborough was wanted for the First Degree Murder of Kingston Aistrop, and Felony Child Abuse Causing Serious Body Injury. Kingston Aistrop, 8-weeks-old, was reported to not be breathing when the mother called 911 in July 2016.

Husband and Wife, Both School Superintendents, Charged With Child Rape

July - 22 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

OHIO – A 52-year-old Ohio school board superintendent and his wife — who is also a superintendent — were indicted Tuesday in connection with allegations of child rape involving a 13-year-old girl. Patrick O’Donnell, the superintendent at Indian Lake Schools in Logan County, is facing four counts of first-degree felony rape, four counts of second-degree felony sexual battery, five counts of third-degree felony gross sexual imposition and one count of fourth-degree gross sexual imposition, according to Logan County Prosecutor Eric C. Stewart. O’Donnell’s wife, Heather, 46, the superintendent at Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, has been charged with two counts of third-degree felony child endangering, according to Stewart. Both have pleaded not guilty. Patrick O’Donnell has been released on $150,000 bond. Heather was released on $25,000 bail, according to Stewart.

Dylan Redwine’s Father Arrested for His Murder

July - 22 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Mark Redwine, the father of Dylan Redwine, 13, who went missing in Colorado in 2012 and his remains were found in June 2013 on Middle Mountain has been arrested. He was arrested in Washington where he works as a truck driver. La Plata County Sheriff’s Dept. called Mark a person of interest in Dylan’s death years before. Elaine Hall, Dylan’s mom said she believed Mark Redwine had something to do with the disappearance of her son early on in the case. Back in 2014 it was thought that Mark had been arrested, but he was actually taken to the hospital.

Life In Prison for Man Guilty of Arson, Child Abuse and Murder

July - 22 - 2017 Reporter: Sandra Respond

LANSING, MI – An Ingham County judge found Thomas McClellan guilty of first-degree murder Friday, meaning the 25-year-old Holt man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stabbing then burning Luna Younger, his 5-year-old stepdaughter. Ingham County Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk also found McClellan guilty of first-degree child abuse and first-degree arson. Draganchuk alone deliberated because McClellan’s attorney, Patrick Crowley, requested a bench trial instead of trial by jury.


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