CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy stabbed his uncle with scissors to get him to stop beating the boy's mother, according to sheriff's deputies in Florida.
Man guilty of kidnap, abuse after wild California RV chase
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested after he led police on a wild RV chase with his young children last year has been convicted of kidnapping, child abuse, injuring a spouse and other...
Florida mom arrested for leaving girl in hot car for 3 hours
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a woman intentionally left a toddler strapped to a car seat for three hours while she went grocery shopping in the middle of the day. Officials...
Latter-day Saints announce new training to curb child abuse
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints has launched a new online training program for local leaders to curb child abuse in congregations.
Felony abuse charges against teacher dismissed, reduced
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Felony child abuse charges have been dismissed against a former Detroit-area special education teacher accused of abusing autistic students.
New Mexico woman sentenced for death of 18-month-old son
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for failing to prevent injuries that killed her 18-month-old son.
Delaware man indicted on murder, abuse charge in child death
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been indicted on a murder by abuse charge in the 2017 death of his 1-year-old who son police say died from blunt force trauma.
Police: Florida man used child as human shield from deputies
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man fled into an unfinished attic with a toddler where he used the child as a human shield from police dogs.
Passerby spots child left inside hot car; mother arrested
PHOENIX (AP) — Chandler police say a woman was arrested on suspicion of child abuse after a passerby spotted her baby inside a hot car outside a store.
Colorado child abuse hotline will not accept online tips
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's child abuse hotline will not change its policy to accept tips via social media, email or text.
The Colorado Sun reports the recommendation came from a statewide task...
Alabama foster parent sentenced to 25 years for child abuse
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former foster parent in Alabama was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing and torturing 11 children he and his wife adopted or fostered.
Tucson man gets prison in 2017 death of girlfriend’s baby
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to a decade in prison after the death of his girlfriend's baby boy in Tucson.
Pima County prosecutors say Ivan Alejandro Portillo was sentenced...
Alabama man accused of faking death pleads guilty to fraud
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of faking his death and fleeing to Thailand to avoid a trial on child sex charges has pleaded guilty to social security fraud and aggravated identity...
Funeral planned for 4-year-old boy found in trash bin
BALTIMORE (AP) — A funeral is planned for a 4-year-old Baltimore boy whose mother and her wife were charged in his death after his body was recovered from a trash bin.
Judge: Man who killed 5 as a teen to receive adult sentence
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a New Mexico man who shot and killed his parents and three young siblings when he was a teenager will be sentenced as an adult.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services has fired two case workers and a supervisor after an investigation into the death of a 4-year-old child in...
Police: Woman who allegedly abandoned toddler arrested
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a woman who allegedly abandoned her toddler in a stroller in a Phoenix parking lot three months ago has been located and arrested.
- Houston ChronicleRichmond woman pleads guilty to child abuse after scalding boy’s feet in hot waterJuly 25, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchThree people charged with child abuse in Putnam CountyJuly 10, 2019
- WRAL-TVTwo Wake County arrests charge adults with driving while impaired with a child in the carJuly 1, 2019
- Connecticut PostNew Britain man charged after 18-month-old found with ‘severe bruising’June 26, 2019
- Daily AmericanPolice: Camp executives failed to report suspected child abuseJune 25, 2019
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is accused of duct taping a 5-year-old boy's hands behind his back and over his eyes.
News outlets report 51-year-old Sara Smith was arrested...
Felony charges filed in rural Nevada school abuse case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer on Wednesday challenged prosecutors to prove 45 felony child abuse or neglect charges filed against his clients, the owners of a shuttered private boarding school...
Grand jury indicts mother’s boyfriend in baby’s death
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby.
News outlets report 22-year-old Dylan Brian Green was indicted Tuesday on a...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators are working their way through accusations from 1,862 calls made to a clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades...
LONDON (AP) — English Premier League club Chelsea has apologized for the "terrible past experiences" of some former youth players after an investigation into child sexual abuse.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been convicted of reckless manslaughter and aggravated child abuse in the 2017 death of his girlfriend's toddler.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse charges in the 2016 death of her baby boy.
Pima County prosecutors say Kimberly Gail Self entered her plea Monday...
Coroner rules Kansas toddler’s death a homicide
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A coroner has ruled a Kansas toddler's death a homicide and determined the 2-year-old died of dehydration and malnutrition after being bound in pajamas.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa woman is accused of negligent child abuse after allegedly leaving her two toddlers in a hot car while she went shopping for baby food at a supermarket.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a 4-year-old boy was accidentally shot after finding an unsecured gun.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the boy was taken to the hospital after the...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The reported number of cases of abused children is rising in Maine, but officials say that's not surprising.
A new report by the state's Child Protective Services finds...
Adoptive mother of missing teen pleads guilty to murder
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The adoptive mother of a North Carolina teen who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other...
Mother of abused boy sentenced to 30 years in prison
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mother has been sentenced in what a district attorney calls "one of the most horrible cases of child abuse I have ever seen."
Police: Dad put beer in toddler’s baby bottle
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is facing child abuse charges over reports that the father put a mix of beer and formula in his child's bottle.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman has been charged with beating her three children with a hammer.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the three counts of child abuse were filed Tuesday...
18-year-old arrested in 2017 death of 13-month-old son
HUGOTON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says an 18-year-old has been arrested in the 2017 death of his 13-month-old son.
DENVER (AP) — A mother pleaded guilty Thursday to child abuse resulting in the death of her 7-year-old son whose body was found in a Denver storage unit, in a deal requiring her cooperation with...
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey middle school principal accused of trying to solicit sex from a 16-year-old former student has pleaded guilty to a child abuse charge.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of two Michigan parents accused of punishing their five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon has been...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of her 1-year-old child.
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police statement says 24-year-old Yasmine...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former foster parent in Alabama has pleaded guilty to child abuse, sexual abuse and torture.
News outlets report that 50-year-old Daniel Spurgeon agreed Monday to a...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been charged for beating his girlfriend's 6-year-old son.
The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old David Stafford...
PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of intentionally driving a vehicle into a west Phoenix house with his wife and baby daughter inside the car has been arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix man has been arrested for allegedly leaving his 3-year-old daughter locked in a hot car at the Glendale drive-in movie.
Report: Indiana deaths up from child abuse, neglect
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Child Services says child neglect and abuse deaths increased during fiscal year 2017.
A report released Friday details 65 deaths that resulted...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman convicted in the death of one of her 22-month-old twins after she left the boy with the man who strangled him has been sentenced to 21 years to life in...
LONDON (AP) — A man who falsely claimed he was abused by members of a pedophile ring at the heart of the British government was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Provo man has been charged with child abuse and attempted murder after police say he choked his wife and children and repeatedly abused them.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce bond for the 18-year-old woman charged with the death of her infant who was found unresponsive at a Willison hotel in April.
OAKDALE, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska man is accused of injuring his 1-month-old daughter by shaking her.
Antelope County District Court records say 21-year-old Christofer Carstens is...