House approves bill for minimum sentencing for child abuse
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s House has endorsed legislation that mandates minimum prison sentences for someone convicted of abusing children under the age of 2.
Representatives passed the bipartisan bill 86-7 on Tuesday. The legislation requires a minimum two-year sentence for ...
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A bill that requires religious leaders to report suspected child abuse or neglect is now before Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for his signature.
The Winchester Star
Missouri woman gets prison in fatal abuse of infant son
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother who did nothing to protect her infant from fatal abuse at the hands of her boyfriend has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Suspended Vegas officer guilty of decade of sex assaults
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspended Las Vegas police officer remains jailed facing life in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing a child for a decade.
Bret Theil expressed no emotion but the
Idaho woman to serve up to 16 years for child ‘torture’
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman received a 16-year prison sentence on Thursday for what one prosecutor called the “worst abuse” she has seen in her 11 years on the job.
Judge Christopher Nye handed Esperanza Espinoza, of Canyon County, the sentence with six years to be served before ...
Man ordered to start gun safety campaign after shootings
DETROIT (AP) — A man who helped run an unlicensed suburban Detroit home day care where a toddler accidentally shot and wounded two other children has been sentenced to two years of probation.
Timothy Eubanks pleaded guilty last year to six counts of second-degree child abuse in connection ...
Former Montana deputy arrested on child abuse charges
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities say they have arrested a former sheriff’s deputy on suspicion of sexually abusing children.
The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page Thursday that Virgil Wolfe is being charged with 80 counts of sexual abuse of ...
Spanish child sex abuse victims demand legal changes
MADRID (AP) — Spanish campaigners on Thursday delivered a petition with more than half a million signatures to the national parliament in Madrid demanding an extension of the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.
Many alleged child abusers in church, state and sports ...
DECATUR, Texas (AP) — Deputies on Tuesday discovered two malnourished children crammed into a locked dog cage and two more smeared with feces and urine in a barn in North Texas, in what a sheriff described as the worst case of child abuse he has ever seen.
The barn was “crudely fashioned” ...
Lawyer in Garcia case sentenced to jail for child abuse
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A recently-disbarred Omaha lawyer who helped defend a former doctor convicted of killing four people has been sentenced to jail in a child abuse case.
Colorado woman pleads not guilty in toddler’s death
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old Colorado boy who fatally shot himself has pleaded not guilty to child abuse.
KKTV-TV reports Melissa Adamson was ...
Nanny accused of force-feeding infant convicted of murder
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A nanny accused of fatally force-feeding an eight-month-old because the crying child disturbed her nap has been convicted of murder in Maryland.
The Washington Post reports 73-year-old Oluremi Adeleye was convicted Monday ...
Suspect is arrested in death of woman in West Valley City
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in West Valley City say a suspect has been arrested in a homicide case.
West Valley police say 50-year-old Darren Byrd is jailed on suspicion of aggravated murder, child abuse, obstruction of justice, possession of a weapon by a restricted person and ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The country’s top child abuse hotline recently launched its first text line, and now the nonprofit is looking to Missouri for help determining the efficiency of the service.
The new text line is part of national child advocacy nonprofit Childhelp’s efforts to reach ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha elementary school principal who had been placed on leave after a teacher at the school was charged with abusing students has now been arrested.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma middle school principal has been charged with child abuse and rape after a relative told police he had abused her years earlier.
Kiefer Public Schools fired Jayson Daniel Larremore, 43, after learning of the criminal investigation.
Creek County ...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The trial of a former Texas priest accused of sexually abusing an alter server for years has been postponed after Catholic leaders revealed the names of hundreds of priests with links to the state who are credibly accused of child abuse.
Miguel Luna, one of the ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Newly released records for a Kansas City police unit that failed to properly investigate 149 cases of crimes against children shows that the mishandled cases included reports of sodomy, rape and child abuse.
The Kansas City Star
State shutters Omaha day care after abuse allegations
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials have ordered an Omaha day care closed after the operator was charged this week with child abuse.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued the emergency closure Thursday of Catarina Lopez’s in-home day care in south Omaha. That ...
Senator pulls bill to deem conversion therapy child abuse
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker who introduced a bill to classify conversion therapy as child abuse says she will withdraw the measure amid concerns that it could punish parents who are misled.
Sen. Megan Hunt, of Omaha, made the announcement shortly before a legislative ...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man suspected of killing his estranged wife in Mississippi and abducting their 2-year-old daughter is in custody, and the child is safe.
WLOX-TV reports a ...
2 arrested after naked teenager found near highway
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have arrested a mother and stepfather after they say a teenage girl was found naked on a highway.
Deputies: Man high on meth suffocates 7-month-old girl
SALEM, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man high on methamphetamines killed a 7-month-old baby by squeezing her until she became quiet in his South Carolina home.
Oconee County deputies said Austin Rogers was charged with homicide by child abuse on Monday more than three weeks ...
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A man facing child abuse charges after a 3-year-old boy allegedly shot his 8-month-old sister in a New Mexico motel has been released.
The Gallup Independent reports Tyrell Bitsilly was released from custody ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is accused by authorities of leaving what investigators say is “numerous bruises” on a 3-year-old boy he was caring for.
News outlets report Raleigh police say 34-year-old Ryan Matthew Bushey assaulted the child, leaving bruises about the boy’s ...
YORK, Neb. (AP) — A May trial is scheduled for a York County woman accused of using a cigarette to burn an 8-year-old child.
District court records say 28-year-old Ashley Eckard pleaded not guilty last week to felony intentional child abuse. Her trial is set to begin May 14.
Boarding school teacher arrested, accused of child abuse
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A teacher at a southern Nevada private rural boarding school for troubled teens has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse and accused of using excessive force.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 29-year-old Caleb Hill of Pahrump’s arrest stemmed from ...
Missouri couple takes deal, prison in baby’s 2014 death
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri couple has agreed to prison time after pleading to reduced charges in the 2014 death of their 1-year-old son.
The News-Leader reports ...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Tucson man is facing a first-degree murder charge after the death of his two-month-old daughter.
Tucson police say 22-year-old Dustin Jose was booked Thursday into the Pima County Jail.
It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet who can speak on his ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gun that a 2-year-old boy used to fatally shoot himself had no safety, a round in the chamber, and belonged to the toddler’s mother, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors on Wednesday called the Oct. 21 death of Lohki Bloom an act of child abuse, the Gazette
Baby suffers brain swelling; mother’s boyfriend charged
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of seriously injuring his girlfriend’s infant son has been arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse.
Al.com reports Fultondale police and U.S. Marshals captured 28-year-old Karlos Antonio Parker in ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says it will publicly identify all of its clergy credibly accused of child abuse.
Bishop Michael Gerard Duca says on the diocese website that releasing the list of names on Thursday will be helpful to victims and ...
CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida special education teacher and two aides are charged with abusing children with autism by blowing whistles into one’s ears and locking them in dark bathrooms.
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Police arrested 3 men over child abuse at German campsite
BERLIN (AP) — German police say three men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing almost two dozen children, many of them at a campsite where one of the suspects lived.
Police in Detmold, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) west of Berlin, said Wednesday that the men abused at ...
Colorado man convicted in death of 3-month-old daughter
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been convicted in the January 2016 death of his 3-month-old daughter.
The Greeley Tribune reports a Weld County jury Monday found ...
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge sentenced a member of a paramilitary religious to a suspended three-year prison term in a child sex abuse case.
The Gallup Independent reports that Amos River, also known as Joshua Wentzell, ...
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A man who authorities say was involved in a child pornography ring has pleaded no contest in a sexual assault case involving an infant girl.
UNM seeks funding to expand child abuse response team
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is asking state lawmakers for more funding to expand a program that evaluates children in cases that might involve child abuse.
Officials say the University of New Mexico Hospital’s Child Abuse Response Team helps ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would let school districts display a poster showing the state’s toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline.
Schools would have the option to place a poster in English and Spanish in an area of the building where it’s likely ...
PHOENIX (AP) — A man and woman have been arrested for allegedly posing as Phoenix utility workers and trying to rob an elderly couple at their home.
Phoenix police say 28-year-old Bisono Ely and 25-year-old Savanna Wesley have been booked into jail on multiple counts of burglary, criminal ...
PONCA, Neb. (AP) — A Wakefield man has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in a northeastern Nebraska park.
Tucson woman arrested after death of 8-month-old daughter
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman has been accused of child abuse after the death of her 8-month-old daughter who police said had puncture wounds and scratches on her body.
Police say Breanna Henson was extremely intoxicated when officers arrived at the home Thursday and that the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general of Washington, D.C., is proposing legislation to make District clergy members “mandated reporters” of suspected child abuse or neglect.
The Washington Post
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teenager has been charged with killing her 3-month-old son.
The Daily News of Greenville reports Wednesday that 17-year-old ...
Florida father convicted in death of his 4-month-old son
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida father has been found guilty of manslaughter and child abuse in his 4-month-old son’s death.
The Lakeland Ledger reports a jury found 27-year-old Robert Donte Graham criminally responsible for Princeton’s death. He’ll be ...
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Lansford man has been sentenced to nine months in jail for punching his girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter in the head.
Thirty-year-old Derrick McLean pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in district court in Minot.
Judge Stacy Louser ordered McLean to have no ...
LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple is charged with felony child abuse in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters.
Court records show David and Kassandra Krutina of Louisville were each charged with one count of child abuse resulting in death, ...
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish woman faces felony child abuse and drug charges after authorities say her grandchild ingested methamphetamine while she was baby-sitting the child.
Forty-three-year-old Michelle Humann was arrested Jan. 7 after her 2-year-old grandchild began exhibiting ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has removed from ministry the former longtime superintendent of its Maryville Academy for troubled children while it investigates allegations he sexual abused minors.
The archdiocese says the allegations date to 2002-03 when the Rev. John Smyth was ...