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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...
  • Babysitter found on Craigslist charged with sexual assault

    A 32-year-old Webster man who allegedly advertised as a babysitter on Craigslist has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his charges. Steven P. Knox is free on $30,000 bond after being arrested Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. According to court records, a 6-year-old girl told investigators that Knox, whom she knew as her babysitter, put his finger in her private area four times. The girl said Knox had put "ice" on his finger and that the penetration had burned. The assault allegedly took place at Knox's home on...
  • Teen Charged With Murder In Stepbrother's Slaying

    11/17/2011 5:43:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29796329/detail.html ^ | 11/17/2011 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 15-year-old boy has been indicted on murder charges in connection with his 14-year-old stepbrother's death. Joshua Young was indicted as an adult on murder and tampering with physical evidence charges Thursday. An arrest report that was released Thursday said Young beat Trey Zwicker to death and then disposed of the weapon and his stepbrother's clothes. "He made an adult decision that day," said Terry Zwicker, Trey's father. Terry Zwicker said Young deserves to be tried as an adult for the alleged murder. In the early morning of May 11, 2011, a group of Liberty High School...
  • AP NewsBreak: Cops say drugs on missing girl's mom

    11/16/2011 8:42:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A court official is recommending substance abuse treatment and home detention for the mother of a missing toddler while she awaits trial on welfare fraud. Federal records show pretrial services officer Brian Kilgore wants the court to intervene in the case of 29-year-old Lena Lunsford, who was caught with synthetic drugs called bath salts. Lunsford's 3-year-old daughter Aliayah (uh-LEE-uh) vanished from her Lewis County home Sept. 24 and hasn't been found. Her mother has since been indicted on multiple counts of welfare fraud but is free on supervised release. Kilgore's petition says Lunsford is unwilling to...
  • Killer of 7-year-old San Antonio girl set to die

    11/16/2011 1:47:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | MICHAEL GRACZYK The Associated Press
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A convicted sex offender was set to die Wednesday evening for slipping into a San Antonio apartment in the middle of the night, snatching a 7-year-old girl and raping and strangling her.Appeals were exhausted and no late legal maneuvers were made to keep Guadalupe Esparza, 46, of San Antonio, from becoming the 13th Texas inmate to receive lethal injection this year. A clemency petition was rejected Monday by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.The battered body of Alyssa Maria Vasquez was found in some weeds behind a convenience store near her home hours after she was...
  • New Albany Police: Mom's Boyfriend Beat 13-Month-Old

    11/09/2011 4:39:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- A horrific case of child abuse leaves a baby fighting for her life. New Albany police said the 13-month-old girl is in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital. The girl's status has been up and down from critical to serious and back to critical. Detectives said the little girl was severely beaten by her mother's boyfriend. The beating has left many people wanting to know will the violence against children end. "It's just horrible. I couldn't believe it when i heard it," said Vickie Pascual, who lives in the area. Pascual said it makes her sick...
  • Shoplifting Mom Left Young Child Behind: Cops

    11/02/2011 9:48:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | November 2, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    A South Florida woman is facing shoplifting and child neglect charges after police say she tried to rip off a Davie Target store and left her young child behind. Deirdre Reneat Grant, 40, was arrested Tuesday at the store at 5800 University Drive, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.
  • Girl, 9, Facing Four Felonies For Wild School Bus Tantrum, Battering Sheriff's Deputy

    11/01/2011 9:37:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies · 1+ views
    A nine-year-old Florida girl is facing four felony charges after she allegedly threw a tantrum yesterday on a school bus, spit on the driver, threw rocks at the bus, and tossed a patio chair at a cop, who she warned, “I will f***** kill you!” The child, a fourth grader at the Royal Palm School in Fort Myers, was traveling home when the driver told her to stop eating candy on the bus. The girl “became very upset” and started yelling obscenities at driver Robert Middleton,
  • Man arrested for sexual assault at Occupy Dallas camp (Previous sex offender of another 14 year old)

    11/01/2011 4:30:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    wfaa ^ | 11/1/2011 | STEVE STOLER
    Dallas police have arrested a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a minor at the Occupy Dallas campsite downtown. Richard Armstrong, 24, was charged with sexual assault of child and failure to register as a sex offender. ,,,,, He was previous convicted of sexual assault in 2009 and was ordered to register. Court papers indicate he had sex with a 14-year-old girl at a party in Coppell.
  • Family Friend Charged in Murder of Abducted Girl Found Dead in Texas (Illegal Alien)

    11/01/2011 10:06:59 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/1/2011 | staff
    Police in Texas charged a man Tuesday with the murder of 10-year-old Jasmen Gonzalez, whose body was found over the weekend. Jose Consepcion Sifuentes, 23, was moved from jail in Carrollton, Texas, where he was being kept on an immigration hold, to Lew Sterrett Justice Center in downtown Dallas Tuesday morning. He was questioned Monday as a person of interest in the death of Jasmen, whose family lives in Oklahoma City and was in Carrollton for a family reunion.
  • Police Name a 'Person of Interest' in 10-year-old's Murder (Illegal Alien)

    10/31/2011 8:14:12 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    KDAF 33 Dallas ^ | 10/31/2011 | Doug Magditch
    Carrollton Police are still investigating how Jasmen Gonzalez, 10, was stabbed to death over the weekend. They haven't arrested a suspect, but say Jose Sifuentes, 23, is considered a person of interest. He's the only person of interest, but still faces no charges. He's being held in Carrollton for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As those living in the Carrollton Heights neighborhood got ready for Halloween night, it was a real horror they were all talking about. "I don't even know if my kids are safe anymore," said Martha Rojas. She lives less than a block away from where police...
  • Illegal Alien Child Rapist Caught by New Alabama Immigration Law

    10/26/2011 7:49:23 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    YouTube/RealFeminist ^ | 10-26-2011 | Sheri Urban
    As Alabama is besieged on all sides by lawsuits from the Dept. of Justice, ACLU and Mexican Government, their new H.B. 56 immigration law is having big results. Marshall County, AL sheriff's deputies arrested Juan Vargas, 28, of Huntsville, on a warrant for 1st degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12, according to Sheriff Scott Walls. When deputies checked on Vargas' immigration status, it was learned that he is in the United States illegally from his native country of Guatemala. Busted is just one in a long line of illegal alien child rapists tormenting America. VIDEO...
  • Toddler in China hit by 2 vehicles, then ignored, dies

    10/23/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/21/11 | Keith B. Richburg
    Toddler in China hit by 2 vehicles, then ignored, diesBy Keith B. Richburg, Published: October 21 BEIJING — A 2-year-old girl who was run over by two vehicles and left lying in the street ignored by bystanders died early Friday morning in a Guangdong hospital, Chinese media reported. She had been in a coma since the incident one week ago. The plight of the little girl, identified as Xiao Yueyue, ignited an intense round of public soul-searching here on why so many people — 18, according to surveillance video of the scene — could pass by an injured, bleeding toddler...
  • Chinese toddler run over twice after being left on street

    10/18/2011 4:00:38 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 47 replies
    Telegraph ^ | October 17th 2011 | Peter Foster
    A Chinese toddler was run over twice and ignored by nearly 20 passers-by in Guangdong Province in a case that has caused outrage around the world. It is a story that has deeply unsettled millions in China, posing troubling questions about whether three decades of headlong economic development has left nothing but a moral vacuum in its wake. It begins last Thursday when a two-year-old girl totters into a narrow lane in a wholesale market in the thriving industrial city of Foshan in Guangdong Province and is hit by a small, white van. The driver pauses, and then pulls away,...
  • South Florida ICE official arrested on child porn charges

    09/28/2011 4:35:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 9/28/11 | Ashley Hayes and Athena Jones
    Miami (CNN) -- The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for South Florida has been arrested on child pornography charges, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Anthony Mangione, 50, of Parkland, Florida, was charged in a three-count indictment unsealed Wednesday with transportation of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, authorities said in a statement.
  • Handicapped Kids...Better Off Dead (Mom & Dad wish baby was dead)

    09/23/2011 10:09:35 PM PDT · by This Just In · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2011 | Peter Heck
    eptember 23, 2011 Handicapped Kids...Better Off Dead By Peter Heck For those of us committed to the fight of saving Western Civilization from collapse, stories like the one that recently emerged from West Palm Beach, Florida are not reassuring. It seems that Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana, the parents of a young disabled boy named Bryan Santana, have received a $4.5-million court victory over a doctor and ultrasound technician they accused of malpractice. What makes this story uniquely disturbing is the alleged offense of the two medical professionals. According to the Palm Beach Post, "[the parents] claimed they would have...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Murder, Rape Of Toddler

    09/20/2011 6:51:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A Lexington man has pleaded guilty to killing, raping and sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl he was babysitting. Brian Crabtree, who is 21, faces a possible life sentence in the 2008 death of Katelynn Stinnett after entering the plea Monday. Police say Crabtree was watching the child and her brother while their father, Daniel Stinnett, was at work. The children's mother, Angela Johns, was estranged from Stinnett at the time. Prosecutor Ray Larson told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he is recommending life without parole on the murder charge, 20 years each on rape and sodomy charges and...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Girlfriend's Son

    09/16/2011 11:58:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. -- A 19-year-old man charged with killing of a 4-month-old boy will not go to trial. Sam Harris was set to stand trial next week, charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s son, Aiden Caro. Harris instead accepted a plea deal, which a judge approved Friday. In January 2010, Harris admitted to getting angry when 4-month-old Aiden wouldn't stop crying. He said he threw the child onto a couch where the child struck his head on a wooden frame. Harris said he then started to shake the baby, holding his head and feet. Harris pleaded...
  • Stepmother of 10-year-old disabled girl Zahra

    Full title: "Stepmother of 10-year-old disabled girl Zahra sentenced to 15-18 years after pleading guilty to murdering child and dismembering her body" The stepmother of a disabled 10-year-old girl, whose remains were found scattered across her home state, has pleaded guilty to the horrific murder and dismemberment of the child. Elisa Baker, 42, was sentenced to about 15 to 18 years in prison after admitting second-degree murder in the death of the child as part of a plea deal. Baker also pleaded guilty to attempting to thwart investigators by planting a fake ransom note at the family home. Ms Baker’s...
  • (U.S. Rep. Joe) Walsh ordered to prove why he’s $100,000 arrears in child-support

    09/14/2011 9:43:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | 9/14/11 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    Walsh ordered to prove why he’s $100,000 arrears in child-supportBy ABDON M. PALLASCH September 14, 2011 9:14PM CHICAGO — A Cook County judge issued a preliminary ruling Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Johnsburg, in the Tea Party favorite’s child-support dispute with his ex-wife, ordering Walsh to explain why he appears to be $100,000 behind on his child-support payments. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Raul Vega also wanted to know why Walsh wasn’t in court for the hearing — the McHenry Republican’s ex-wife, Laura Walsh was — and said he expects him to show up at the next hearing in...
  • UPDATE: Ohio Man Arrested for Spanking Son with Belt

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man from Jackson County, Ohio who was arrested for A spanking that some family members say went to far is now out of jail. On Sept. 2, Charley Brown III was arrested in Jackson County, Ohio, for spanking his 6-year-old son with a belt. Click here to find out more! According to the incident report from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Brown was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after his son admitted his father pulled his pants down and spanked him with a belt. Authorities say the spanking left bruising and welts on the...
  • Prestonsburg Couple Face Multiple Child Abuse Charges

    PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- This is a child abuse case that a police department says is the worst it has ever seen. The reports include young children locked up, covered in blisters and rashes and filth. Click here to find out more! The story comes from Prestonsburg, Ky., where the good news is five kids are on the road to recovery. Their maternal grandmother says just getting the little ones treated and cleaned up and in a healthy environment is working wonders. Police say if being smothered in filth wasn't bad enough, pain pills were lying around the apartment like...
  • Police: Dallas mom glued daughter's hands to wall

    09/10/2011 3:53:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/10/2011 | Yahoo News
    DALLAS (AP) — A 22-year-old mother was facing child abuse charges Friday after police say she glued her toddler daughter's hands to a wall, kicked her in the stomach and beat her over a potty training issue. Joselyn Cedillo, 2, was on life support with multiple internal injuries at a Dallas hospital Thursday, The Dallas Morning News reported (http://dallasne.ws/pKJtEb ). A hospital spokeswoman told The Associated Press she had no information on the girl Friday. The newspaper, citing police records, said glue and paint were stuck to Joselyn's palms, and that skin had torn away in places.
  • Police: Mother Leaves 4 Young Children Home Unsupervised

    09/08/2011 6:34:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville woman is accused of leaving her four young children home alone. Evelyn Smith is charged with four counts of wanton endangerment. Metro police said the children are ages 1, 2, 4 and 5. An arrest warrant said the 1-year-old was playing with a fork and had a sharp pork chop bone in his mouth. Another child was eating cereal off the floor, police said, and the 5-year-old said she was the baby-sitter. Police also said they found suspected crack cocaine in a shoebox on top of the refrigerator. A not-guilty plea was entered for Smith...
  • Vulgar Notes Found On Telephone Poles

    09/07/2011 6:51:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 67-year-old man was arrested after police said he left vulgar and sexually explicit notes on several telephone poles. Police arrested Kenneth Downs, and they said the victim was his 15-year-old neighbor. Over the course of a week, investigators said Downs wrote several vulgar notes on telephone poles near her house. One of them was right in front of her home, which prompted her father to call police. The rest of the notes were found along the route she walks to catch the bus. The victim and her father told police they're worried Downs is a danger...
  • UPDATE: Police release identities of Middlebury children struck by SUV

    09/05/2011 2:26:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | September 5, 2011
    MIDDLEBURY — One child is dead and five injured after their pony cart was struck by an SUV in the 10500 block of County Road 24 in Middlebury. According to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, around 10 Monday morning the children pulled out onto the road and into the path of the eastbound SUV. One child, 10-year-old Jenna Miller, died at the scene from head injuries. Police say the pony, which was also killed, was pulling two carts. The SUV only hit the pony and the first cart. Three medical helicopters were called in to take four of the children...
  • Search Continues For Man Accused Of Trying To Kidnap Girl

    09/03/2011 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29061237/detail.html ^ | 9/3/2011 | Duane Pohlman/WLKY
    CLARKSVILLE, Ind. -- An all-out search is under way for a man accused of trying to kidnap a girl. The incident happened in a quiet neighborhood in Clarksville on Saturday. According to police, a man in his mid- to late-30s grabbed a 10-year-old girl who was riding her bike and tried to abduct her. This has been considered a very disturbing case, and it's shaken up a lot of parents in Clarksville because it is the type of case parents fear the most. Now, the search is on to catch that man before he has a chance to strike again....
  • Indiana Man Accused Of Abusing Grandsons On Hikes

    09/01/2011 1:24:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Federal authorities have charged an Indiana man with child abuse after he allegedly forced his three young grandsons on brutal Grand Canyon hikes in August. Authorities said Christopher A. Carlson, of Indianapolis, is accused of beating the boys, making them walk on ulcerated blisters, denying them food and water and forcing them to run up the trail under the intense sun. A complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Flagstaff said rangers and passersby noted the alleged abuse by Carlson against the boys, ages 12, 9 and 8. The Arizona Daily Sun said one of the...
  • The Music Lives On

    08/29/2011 9:16:46 AM PDT · by NoControllingLegalAuthority · 2 replies
    The Battle Ground (Washington) Reflector ^ | August 17, 2011 | Randy Starkey
    My wife, Jan and I, and our children, Amy and Nathan Starkey, lived near Battle Ground until the early 1990s. Our son, Nathan, was in 8th grade at Lewisville Middle School and our daughter, Amy, was a student at Battle Ground High School in 1988 when a serious auto accident fatally injured Nathan less than a mile from school. Amy was driving and pulled out without seeing a logging truck. Though injured, Amy, and two other children in the car survived. Nathan, age 13, was buried in the Venersborg Cemetery, east of Battle Ground, near our home. In 1992, I...
  • Boy who died of dehydration was punished for wetting bed

    08/27/2011 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 8/27/2011 | Dallas News
    A 10-year-old boy who died of dehydration after his parents deprived him of water last month was being disciplined for wetting the bed, authorities said Friday. Documents obtained a day after Jonathan James’ father and stepmother were arrested in his death show how the boy suffered while he was denied drinking water for five days in July. And in an interview Friday, Jonathan’s grandmother said that he had called her in late June to say he was afraid to live with his father and stepmother for a month-long, court-ordered custody visit. Jonathan died July 25 after he collapsed at...
  • Santa Rosa man charged in hit-run death of boy, 4

    08/23/2011 5:47:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2011 | Demian Bulwa
    SANTA ROSA -- Sonoma County prosecutors filed charges Monday against an allegedly unlicensed driver who authorities say ran over a 4-year-old boy in a Santa Rosa crosswalk and sped off. Marcos Lopez Garcia, 22, was charged in Superior Court with felony hit-and-run as well as two misdemeanors, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a valid license. He made an initial court appearance Monday but did not enter a plea. Garcia, who is being held without bail because federal officials suspect him of being an illegal immigrant, has two previous arrests for driving without a license, records show. Five days before Thursday's...