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Child Abuse

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  • Child abuse injuries on the rise

    Fractures, head trauma, burns and other serious injuries among child abuse victims is on the rise, despite what data from child protective service agencies show, according to new research by Yale School of Medicine. Serious injuries from child abuse...
  • Severn couple facing child abuse charges after child drank methadone

    A Severn couple already facing drug and weapons charges after rescue workers and police were called to their house for a report that their child accidentally took methadone are now also under indictment on child abuse and neglect counts. Paul...
  • Harford County police blotter

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Richard Eugene Somner, 49, whose address is at the Travelodge in the 800 block of West Bel Air Avenue, was charged Thursday with failing to register as a sex offender with...
  • No sympathy for child abusers

    Columnist Susan Reimer and Elizabeth Letourneau seem to have forgotten the harmful role that some mental health practitioners have played — and may continue to play — in the worldwide clergy abuse scandal ("Child sexual abuse needs prevention,...
  • University adviser dies after being restrained by Anne Arundel police

    When a police sergeant approached a black Jeep Cherokee parked on the side of Piney Orchard Parkway in Anne Arundel County, its hazard lights blinking, she thought it would be a routine check on a stranded motorist. But the encounter was the first in a...
  • Balto. Co. couple to be sentenced in son's death

    There was little reason to suspect that something terrible - the withering abuse and neglect of a child - was happening behind the walls of the Griffin family's rented brick townhouse in Rodgers Forge. John Griffin, a graduate of private schools in...
  • 'I did not murder my son,' accused man says

    A man whose severely malnourished son, his body marked by bruises and bloody abrasions, was declared dead at a Towson hospital in 2007 became defensive and combative a few hours later when a detective suggested that the boy's death amounted to homicide....
  • Parents indicted on murder charges

    A Towson couple charged with child abuse late last year in the death of their 2-year-old son were indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges. Murder charges were filed against John J. Griffin and Susan Griffin of Rodgers Forge after a state...
  • Couple indicted in son's death

    A Towson couple charged last month with child abuse in the death of their toddler son were indicted this week on felony charges. A Baltimore County prosecutor said the grand jury case has remained open while investigators await the results of an...
  • Dead tot bruised, underfed, police say

    When he died this week, 2-year-old Andrew Patrick Griffin weighed about 13 pounds, roughly the same as the typical 3-month-old. His body was covered with bruises and abrasions, and he appeared malnourished and dehydrated, according to investigators....
  • More than 20 victims have called rape hot line

    More than 20 victims have called rape hot line
    Twenty-one women who say their reports of rape or sexual abuse were dismissed by Baltimore police have reached out to a hot line established this week to ensure that officials are handling complaints properly. More than half of them asked authorities...
  • Defending the defenseless

    Defending  the defenseless
    The director of a Baltimore children's advocacy center says that in the light of Sarah Foxwell's abduction and killing on the Eastern Shore, people are looking for solutions to one of society's most hot-button issues: child sexual abuse. "We can stack...