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  • Ex-youth coach indicted in Citadel military college sex case

    03/07/2012 9:16:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- A former South Carolina school principal and youth coach was indicted Tuesday on 22 counts of sexually molesting boys, including some at The Citadel military college summer camp, five years after the college investigated the man but took no action. The indictment was the latest of a string of sex abuse accusations involving university or youth coaches across the country since November. A grand jury indicted Louis "Skip" ReVille for molesting and showing obscene materials to 15 boys in Charleston County, South Carolina, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced on Tuesday. The 22 counts include criminal...
  • Child calls 911, saves grandmother (great video of the 3-year-old)

    03/02/2012 7:40:19 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    WATCH THE HEARTWARMING VIDEO
  • Man tried to abduct girl from Bremen Walmart

    02/09/2012 6:57:24 AM PST · by Preachin' · 12 replies
    WSB TV via Georgia Daily News ^ | 02/08/2012 | Georgia Daily News
    Bremen Police have a man in custody after the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl at a Walmart. Brittney Baxter was in the toy aisle at the Walmart on Highway 27 when a man came up behind her and grabbed her, police said. The man put his hand over her mouth, but Brittney kicked, squirmed and made as much noise as possible before the man let go and ran off. ..... The incident was caught on store surveillance footage.
  • Teen Killed 9-Year-Old Girl to Find Out What it Was Like

    02/08/2012 9:41:30 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas City.Com ^ | January 14, 2012 | David A. Lieb
    Alyssa Bustamante A Missouri teenager who told authorities she wanted to know what it felt like to kill pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, telling a judge that she strangled a 9-year-old neighbor with her hands, stabbed her in the chest and cut her throat with a knife. Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Oct. 21, 2009, killing of Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins, a rural town just west of Jefferson City. -Snip- Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce then asked Bustamante to describe what she did. “I strangled her and stabbed her in...
  • Missing Canton Girl Found in Wooded AreaVan Zandt County, sheriff credits family's pit bull...

    02/03/2012 4:58:21 AM PST · by Dysart · 20 replies
    Nbcdfw.com ^ | 2-3-2012
    A 3-year-old Canton girl who wandered away from home Thursday afternoon was found safe six hours later. Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett Jr. said Zoey Smith was found just after 7 p.m. in a wooded area nearly two hours away, holding on to the collar of the family's pit bull named Brownie. "The dog helped her stay safe, I think," he said. NBC 5's Omar Villafranca snapped a photo of paramedics checking on Zoey inside an ambulance. "It's just been a nightmare and a dream all come true in one night, you know?" said her father, Steven Smith. Burnett...
  • Mother Arrested After Police Say Children Found In Feces

    01/30/2012 5:55:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville mother is in jail after police said her five young children were found living in filth. Louisville Metro Police arrested 24-year-old Victoria Hall. Police said she was living at a friend's house with her children. Police said they found one of the children, a 3-month-old infant, in a car seat covered in feces. The baby was in such bad condition, he had to be hospitalized. But Hall's friend, Marie Johnson, said those children were not neglected, and believes the incident is a huge misunderstanding. "She's a good mom, a very good mom," said Johnson. Johnson...
  • Boy, 6, accused of sexual assault on classmate during playground game of tag

    01/28/2012 9:21:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2012 | Katie Silver
    In a move that has attracted outrage from many local parents, an overzealous principal has accused a six-year-old of sexual assault. Levina Subrata’s son was playing tag in his Californian school playground when he was accused of touching his best friend’s upper thigh and groin.
  • Hardin County Babysitter Accused Of Abusing Toddler

    01/27/2012 5:28:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.wlky.com/news/30313263/detail.html ^ | 1/27/2012 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police have arrested and charged a woman with first-degree criminal abuse, saying she severely injuring a 2-year-old girl. Police said 28-year-old Ashley Chapman was babysitting the toddler when the injuries happened. Police said the young girl is currently in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital. "She was found to be unresponsive and had large bruises over a large portion of her body," said Kentucky State Police spokesman Chris Rafferty. Court records said the victim lost consciousness after Chapman struck and severely shook the toddler at a mobile home in Radcliff. Court records said the...
  • “Gender-neutral” Childrearing: When a Sexual Hang-up Leads to Child Abuse

    01/27/2012 11:29:11 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    First there was “Pop” in Sweden, then “Storm” in Canada. Now out of Britain comes Sasha, a boy, we hear, who is being raised by his parents in a “sex-neutral” fashion. And this isn’t just your modernistic grandmother’s neutrality, where she didn’t want to push toy guns and trucks on her son. Sasha’s parents, Beck Laxton and “partner,” as he’s described, Kieran Cooper, are going the full feminist monty. On Sasha’s birth announcement, there was no indication of sex; and for years Laxton wouldn’t use the pronoun “he” when referring to him on her blog, but instead just indentified him...
  • Woman Accused Of Biting Kids On Cheek

    01/13/2012 2:24:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    (CNN) -- A Northern California woman was arrested on suspicion of taking a bite out of two kids in the children's section of a book store, police said. Polly Beltramo, 46, of Palo Alto, is accused of biting a 2-year-old girl and a baby boy on the cheek at BookBuyers in Mountain View on Thursday, police said. The incident began when Beltramo allegedly bit the girl, whose mother was in the children's section of the store, witnesses said. Book store owner Rammurti Reed said he heard the girl screaming and saw a red welt on her cheek. "Suddenly a little...
  • Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder

    12/20/2011 3:22:44 PM PST · by Just4Him · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/2011 | Antoinette Campbell
    (CNN) -- A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by. "She was out here as a innocent bystander. She's dead now," said Rufus Ruck, the child's cousin. Keira Holmes Gordon was gunned down in a double shooting at the B. W. Cooper Housing development on Sunday. She was one of two people hit when gunmen from two separate cars opened fire on a man who was standing nearby. According to police, the man ran into...
  • Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder (in the Chocolate City)

    12/20/2011 6:22:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/19/11 | Antoinette Campbell
    Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murderBy Antoinette Campbell, CNN updated 9:56 PM EST, Mon December 19, 2011 (CNN) -- A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by. "She was out here as a innocent bystander. She's dead now," said Rufus Ruck, the child's cousin. Keira Holmes Gordon was gunned down in a double shooting at the B. W. Cooper Housing development on Sunday. She was one of two people hit when gunmen from two...
  • Paterno 'knew' about child abuse

    12/16/2011 9:00:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/11
    Paterno 'knew' about child abuseAFP – 3 hrs ago Former Penn State University American football coach Joe Paterno knew his assistant Jerry Sandusky had been seen molesting a child, grand jury testimony said on Friday. Paterno's testimony was read in court during a preliminary hearing for two senior university officials accused of lying to a grand jury about what they were told of an incident of alleged child sex abuse by Sandusky. At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge William C. Wenner ruled that prosecutors have enough evidence to send their cases against Penn State team officials Tim Curley and...
  • Case of 200-pound 8-year-old in Ohio renews question: Should parents of obese lose custody?

    11/29/2011 5:49:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 97 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/29/11 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    Case of 200-pound 8-year-old in Ohio renews question: Should parents of obese lose custody?Article by: THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press Updated: November 29, 2011 - 7:16 AM CLEVELAND - The case of an 8-year-old Cleveland Heights boy taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. The boy was removed from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. The boy, at his weight, is considered...
  • Mom and boyfriend charged in death of boy killed on birthday

    11/28/2011 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 27, 2011
    A man and woman were charged today in connection with the beating death of the woman's 4-year-old son on the child's birthday on Friday, police said.
  • Guard fired after nabbing child who ate from box

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A grocery store security guard was fired after he told the father of a 4-year-old girl that she would face criminal charges for eating from a dried fruit package, a TV station reported. The child's mother, Alissa Jones, said the father wasn't looking when the girl grabbed the package, ate a few pieces of fruit then returned it to a shelf at a Safeway store in Everett, Wash., KOMO reported Wednesday. Safeway previously faced widespread criticism when a Honolulu couple were arrested over stolen sandwiches and had their 2-year-old daughter taken from them briefly by state...
  • 5-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged With Battery On Officer

    11/24/2011 5:53:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies · 2+ views
    http://www.kcra.com/r/29847063/detail.html ^ | 11/24/2011 | Dave Manoucheri/KCRA
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) -- Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old. Michael Davis is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. His mother says it has led to fights at school. But when the school district said it had a plan to change Michael's behavior, his mother says things went wrong. "Michael is energetic," Thelma Gray said. "He is one big ball of energy." Gray...
  • POLICE: Winfield Woman Confesses to Sex with Teenage Boy

    WINFIELD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Winfield woman has been arrested for having sex with a 14-year-old boy. West Virginia State Police out of Winfield tell WSAZ.com Summer Lynn Burford, who is 34 years old, was arrested Saturday after confessing to having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy. Click here to find out more! Police say the father of the victim went to pick up his son Tuesday from Ms. Burford’s home. After a small child answered the door, the victim’s father found Ms. Burford and his son inside a locked bedroom. The victim later confessed to having sexual intercourse with...
  • Six-year-old charged with sexual assault (Barf Alert)

    11/20/2011 1:01:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    The parents of a six-year-old American boy charged with sexual assault after being caught "playing doctor" are suing the prosecutors. Their lawsuit, filed last week, accuses officials in Grant County, Wisconsin, of violating their own and their son's civil rights, the Chicago Tribune reports. They are seeking $11.6 million in damages. The boy — who reportedly has a developmental disability — was charged with first-degree sexual assault last year. He had been discovered playing doctor with a five-year-old girl and her brother by the girl's mother. The lawsuit alleges the investigation was biased because the girl's father is a well-known...
  • Police charge woman in sexual assault of boy

    11/20/2011 12:51:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    mywesttexas.com ^ | 11/20/2011 | James Cannon
    A 20-year-old woman is being held on a $50,000 bond after she was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a male under the age of 14. Shaydon D. Young, of Hampton, Va., is in custody at the Midland County jail on a first-degree felony of aggravated sexual assault against a child. Midland police began investigating Young after a complaint was filed on July 21. The child, whose age has not been released -- but is known to be under 14 because of the charge -- was brought to the Midland Rape Crisis and Children's Advocacy Center for a forensic interview...