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Child Abuse

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  • Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse

    Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse
    More than half the children who died as a result of child abuse and neglect in Virginia in the year ending June 30, 2013, didn't live to see their first birthday, according to the annual report of the Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team, released...
  • Bill would boost reports of child abuse in schools

    On the heels of criminal cases involving California teachers and district employees who failed to report alleged child abuse on campus, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has proposed a law that would require public schools to adopt uniform procedures...
  • Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?

    Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?
    Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren? That’s how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney --...
  • Mother of boys found wandering South L.A. charged with child abuse

    Mother of boys found wandering South L.A. charged with child abuse
    The mother of two toddlers found wandering malnourished and soiled in South L.A. earlier this week was charged Friday with child abuse, prosecutors said. Sidnicka Wilson was charged with two felony counts of child abuse, one felony count of possession...
  • Ex-soldier, convicted of murdering daughter, could face death penalty

    A former Army soldier was convicted Thursday of beating his 5-year-old daughter to death on a Honolulu military base in 2005. Next, the federal court jury must decide whether to recommend that Naeem Williams, 34, be sentenced to death.  Hawaii has...
  • We are failing to protect our children from abuse

    Little Emanuel Murray was wearing nothing but a blue onesie when he died on the shoulder of Interstate 275. Richard McTear had tossed the 3-month-old baby through a car window. Aaden Batista was shaken and slammed so viciously by Jason Padgett Sr. that...
  • Plight of child abuse suspect Shanesha Taylor tugs at public's heart

    PHOENIX — Depending on the point of view, Shanesha Taylor is either a negligent mom who deserves being charged with child abuse or an overwhelmed single mother who made a mistake while trying to provide for her children. Taylor, 35, was charged...
  • Suspects accused of child abuse, and passing off candy as heroin

    Suspects accused of child abuse, and passing off candy as heroin
    A 38-year-old man has been accused of child abuse after police discovered deplorable living conditions inside his home, where he had been allegedly trying to pass off Mexican candy as heroin. Thomas Casillas, 38, and his girlfriend, Vanessa Hidalgo, 36,...
  • Baby's guardian charged with murder in child-abuse killing

    Baby's guardian charged with murder in child-abuse killing
    The guardian of a 9-month-old boy has been charged with murder several weeks after she beat him, shook him and slammed his head against a changing table, prosecutors said. Aiden Dukes was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital on Sept. 28 and Patricia...
  • Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam

    Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam
    In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable...
  • Costa Mesa man convicted of torturing son

    Costa Mesa man convicted of torturing son
    A jury convicted a Costa Mesa man of torturing, abusing and trying to murder his 2-month-old son, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Joshua Allen Robey, 26, faces 13 years to life in prison at his sentencing next month. In October 2011, a...
  • Father who punched, choked 2-month-old is guilty of attempted murder

    Father who punched, choked 2-month-old is guilty of attempted murder
    A Costa Mesa father captured on a "nanny cam" trying to kill his 2-month-old son was convicted Monday by a jury after it saw images of the man swinging the infant by the neck with a noose-like blanket and repeatedly punching, strangling and shaking the...