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  • 14-Year-Old Girl Faces Murder Charge In Stabbing Death Of 4-Year-Old Cousin [Children On Children!]

    05/06/2012 3:26:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 06, 2012
    14-Year-Old Girl Faces Murder Charge In Stabbing Death Of 4-Year-Old Cousin May 06, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS – A 14-year-old Indianapolis girl was facing a preliminary charge of murder Sunday after allegedly stabbing her four-year-old cousin to death. Police said the teenager, who was not identified, stabbed the boy at his grandparents' Indianapolis apartment at around 11:00pm local time Saturday and then fled the scene, WXIN-TV reported. The victim's 11-year-old sister was also at the apartment but was not injured, according to police. The grandparents were home at the time of the stabbing.
  • Two former teen idols back bill to protect child actors

    05/06/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 40 replies
    http://articles.latimes.com ^ | April 18, 2012| | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
    Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman, both of whom were molested by men with Hollywood connections, support legislation to require fingerprinting and background checks for those with unsupervised access to child performers. Three decades ago, they were teen idols. Todd Bridges played Willis on the popular sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." Corey Feldman starred in "Gremlins,""The Goonies" and "The Lost Boys." The two men held the same dark secret: Each had been molested in his adolescence by men with Hollywood connections, experiences that would lead to downward spirals and years of drug addiction. Today, they are making a highly public case for California...
  • Woman Allows The RAPE Of Her 5-MONTH-OLD Daughter, Receives Two Life Sentences

    05/01/2012 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    iWIDK ^ | 5/1/2012 | (iWIDK By Mike McCurdy)
    Tessa Vanvlerah, 22, allowed Kenneth Kyle, a Californian college professor, to photograph, urinate on, rape and burn her 5-month-old daughter. According to STL Today, Vanvlerah’s attorney’s attempted to get her probation based on a psychological disorder. The judge was not lenient on the woman. She was forced to give up her custody of the infant in 2010 when she was charged with first degree statutory rape, incest, child pornography and sodomy. Kyle was sentenced in March to serve a term of 37 and a half years in federal prison. The child has since been adopted by the foster parent who...
  • Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule one day after Daily Caller report goes viral

    04/26/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/26/12 | Paul Conner
    Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms. Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S. Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the rule. “The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of...
  • Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden"

    04/26/2012 1:39:22 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2012
    Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden" A TSA agent at JFK "started screaming at me and cursing me and threatening me," says a Long Island man who used his cell phone to videotape what he describes as an unnecessarily "aggressive" security screening of his developmentally disabled daughter. Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, is the father of Dina Frank, a girl with cerebral palsy who walks with crutches and leg braces. She can't pass through metal detectors for this reason, and is usually patted down by security agents, a procedure that...
  • Parishes encouraged to use new blessing for unborn children

    03/27/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2012
    Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond. Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2012 / 06:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are encouraging parishes to incorporate into their communities a new blessing for a child in the womb, which the Vatican approved on March 25. “I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life in the womb,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “I can think of no better day to announce this news than on the feast of the Annunciation, when we remember Mary’s ‘yes’ to God and the incarnation of...
  • Vatican Gives the Green Light [Rite for the Blessing of Child in the Womb]

    03/27/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/27/12 | USCCB
    ‘Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb’ approved by RomeWASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated on the development of the blessing welcomed the announcement of the recognitio, or approval, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. "I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life...
  • Two women arrested after baby found dead during traffic stop

    03/27/2012 4:37:58 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 27 replies
    KRMG.COM ^ | 27 March 2012 | Russel Mills
    Tulsa police have arrested two women for first-degree murder after finding a dead 19-m0nth-old baby in a vehicle they occupied during a traffic stop. Court records show Mica Shoate, 22 and Jazmin Williams, 22, each face one complaint of first-degree murder in connection with the death of the child identified as Zemontay Green. Police say the other occupant of the vehicle in which the baby was found, Jazmin Williams, remains in custody but no information has been released about possible charges against her at this hour. Police tell KRMG an officer spotted a car driving erratically on South Lewis Avenue...
  • Police: Man accused of child endangerment after throwing baby

    03/26/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 9+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 26, 2012 | Rosemary Sobol
    A man was charged with child endangerment after throwing his 13-month-old boy during an argument with officers in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. Ahmad Boyd, 22, of the 7200 block of South Albany Avenue, was charged with endangering the life and health of a child, obstruction of traffic and resisting a peace officer, all misdemeanors, police said.
  • Immigration status questioned for driver tied to patio crash

    03/19/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 19, 2012 | Brian Rogers and Erin Mulvaney
    A suspected drunken driver accused of crashing into a home killing one child and injuring another is being held without bail after a judge heard Monday that he may not be in this country legally. Luis Hector Lopez-Rodriguez, 27, is accused of losing control of the blue Ford Crown Victoria he was driving and plowing in to the front porch of a southwest Houston apartment, where two children were playing during a Saturday night party. During a brief court appearance Monday, Magistrate Judge Blanca Villagomez said federal officials have put a hold on Lopez-Rodriguez, which typically means his immigration status...
  • Michigan man accused of sex with 12-year old Putnam girl

    03/13/2012 7:47:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies · 2+ views
    WOWK ^ | 3/13/2012 | Gil McClanahan
    WINFIELD - W. Va. Ashlee Liebert of Whitmore Lake, Michigan and the 12-year-old girl were found in a parked car in a remote part of Cross Creek Road near Buffalo. Putnam County Sheriff Mark Smith says it's actually a stroke of luck the two were found. While deputies were taking a missing person report on the young girl, there was a report of a suspicious car on Cross Creek Road in Buffalo. According to the criminal complaint, inside the car deputies found Liebert naked with the 12-year-old girl. The two had sex. "They were going back to Detroit, and had...
  • Huntington man uses 2-year-old daughter as shield during standoff

    HUNTINGTON - W Va A Huntington man is accused of holding his 2-year-old daughter in front of him as a shield during a standoff with Huntington police, according to the criminal complaint. Officers were called to the home at 822 9th Street West around 1:55 a.m. for a domestic dispute. According to the criminal complaint, a woman on scene was found with a bloody nose. She allegedly was fighting with her husband and identified herself as the wife of 47-year-old Barry Linton James. Huntington police tried to contact James but he yelled "get off my porch or I'll shoot you."...
  • 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...