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Child Abuse

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  • 'Alternative response' is no solution to child abuse [Commentary]

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland ("A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to...
  • A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland

    A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland
    Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states. The new approach, which is designed to...
  • Aberdeen man pleads guilty to child abuse

    An Aberdeen man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree child abuse causing severe physical injury and could spend nearly 14 years in prison. Branden William Felix, 31, entered the plea in Harford County Circuit Court on May 28. He was sentenced to...
  • Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse

    Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse
    Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile. Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...
  • Victims of child abuse remembered in Harford

    Victims of child abuse remembered in Harford
    The pinwheels planted in the flower beds in front of the Harford County Courthouse became a blur Wednesday evening, as strong winds pushed their blades around and around. The pinwheels had been planted there, as they have in locations across the...
  • Grandmother accused of killing baby by giving him methadone

    Grandmother accused of killing baby by giving him methadone
    A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say. Towanda Reaves, 50, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and multiple assault charges....
  • Army staff sergeant accused of severe child abuse

    An Army staff sergeant has been accused of severely abusing and neglecting her young stepdaughter, according to reports from a public defender and assistant state's attorney in Harford County District Court on Tuesday. The child, who is almost 5 years...
  • Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse

    Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse
    A Montgomery County elementary school teacher from Dundalk who was charged with possession of child pornography has now been charged with child sexual abuse, police said. Lawrence Wesley Joynes, 54, of the 1900 block of Ormand Road, is charged with 14...
  • Aberdeen woman convicted of child abuse

    An Aberdeen woman was found guilty Thursday of child abuse and neglect. A Harford County Circuit Court jury in Bel Air found Kayla Marie Barker, 25, guilty of first-degree child abuse and neglect of a minor after two hours of deliberation, according...
  • SARC receives 'Ewenique' community support

    SARC receives 'Ewenique' community support
    Two small businesses in Harford County developed a creative way to use their resources to support a non-profit in Harford County. As they work together to make Harford County a better place, these women prove that everyone can make a difference....
  • Grandfather charged in child's death in hot car

    Grandfather charged in child's death in hot car
    A 55-year-old Baltimore man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter after his 16-month-old granddaughter was found dead in a hot truck in mid-July, police said. The charges filed in Baltimore against Anthony Jerome Towles...
  • Former Ferndale fire company volunteer charged with sex abuse

    Former Ferndale fire company volunteer charged with sex abuse
    A Baltimore man who once volunteered for a fire company in Anne Arundel County was arrested Wednesday on multiple sex abuse charges, county police said. Preston Lamont Scott II, 31, is accused of abusing two children he knew. Police did not release...