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Child Abuse

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  • Md. dead baby's mom pleads guilty to child abuse

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The mother of a 2-month-old girl who was fatally beaten at her home in Brunswick has pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse for failing to protect her daughter from the girl's father. Twenty-one-year-old Jessica Peavy...
  • New laws go into effect Saturday

    Glancing at a text message or an e-mail from behind the wheel will cost $500 in fines starting Saturday, when a new law goes into effect clarifying Maryland's muddled driving-while-texting rules. Until now, drivers were barred from writing text...
  • Abuse not a product of culture but church policy

    Anyone familiar with criminal justice studies realizes how flawed many of them are, and the recently released "The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950-2002" appears to be a prime example....
  • Sexual abusers win trust, then manipulate victims

    We're always shocked and saddened to hear that a young child or teenager has been sexually abused, and the recently reported alleged incidents at a Columbia climbing gym are no exception. But the sexual abuse of children is more common than you may think....
  • North Baltimoreans turn out for anti-animal abuse event

    North Baltimore activists are leading the city's charge to stop animal abuse, which they believe leads to domestic violence, child abuse and murder. Caroline Griffin, a Mount Washington resident, chairs the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission,...
  • Attorney wants abuse, assault counts dismissed against LaJeuness

    The attorney of an Oakland Mills woman accused of child abuse and assault — and whose 3-year-old son died in April 2011 in a separate case — is seeking to have four of those five charges against her dismissed. Joaquinia LaJeuness, 28, is...
  • Man charged in murder of woman found handcuffed, asphyxiated

    City police say they have made an arrest in the killing of a 44-year-old woman found handcuffed and bound by the feet in her bedroom at the McCulloh Homes housing project.  Cheryl Thomas was found May 3 in the 400 block of Cummings Court at about 5 p.m....
  • Hearing postponed on dropping child abuse charges against Columbia mother

    A hearing regarding whether several charges should be dismissed against an Oakland Mills woman accused of child abuse and assault — and whose 3-year-old son died in April 2011 in a separate case — has been postponed. The hearing for Joaquinia...
  • Columbia man, 18, pleads guilty to throwing 10-week-old son to ground

    A Columbia man accused of throwing his 10-week-old son to the ground and then punching the child's mother has pleaded guilty to assault and child abuse charges. Tre C. Jackson, 18, of the 6900 block of Deer Pasture Drive, pleaded guilty Monday morning in...
  • John Archer principal leaves school, parents still upset

    Dr. Deborea Montgomery is no longer principal at John Archer School, the news coming a few short weeks after parents spoke out publicly about allegations of child abuse at the school. Despite her departure, more still needs to be done, parents said...
  • Obama turns his back on abused children

    Obama turns his back on abused children
    President Barack Obama's recent decision to zero out funding for the Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Act in the fiscal 2013 budget shows profound disregard for America's children. Since 1994, each U.S. president — no matter his political party —...
  • High court upholds conviction in child abuse death

    A man who has been tried three times in the death of a 3-year-old girl has been denied a chance at a fourth trial with a ruling by the state's highest court affirming his latest conviction for involuntary manslaughter and child abuse. The Maryland...