A Mount Airy woman is accused of child abuse and assault for allegedly striking a child in the face while disciplining her. Leigh Ann Topper was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on $15,000 bail.
Carroll County's special victim's unit will provide trained prosecutors to victims of child abuse, sexual assault, rape and other sensitive crimes. Local service providers, as well as victims, will be able to use the unit as a point of contact for all needs.
A judge set bail for a Westminster couple charged with a combined 60 counts of child abuse and neglect offenses at $150,000 each Tuesday afternoon and allowed them to have supervised visitation with their children.
A Westminster couple indicted for child abuse and neglect will continue to be held without bond until a judge can meet with attorneys as well as a representative from the Department of Social Services later this week.
Paul Antonio Trapani, 54, and Melissa Arlene Trapani, 44, of the unit block of Landau Drive in Westminster, are charged with 31 counts, including first- and second-degree child abuse, confining an unattended child, neglect of a minor, first- and second-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit those crimes, according to electronic court files.
As a former librarian at the all-boys Archbishop Curley High School, Annette Goodman says she initially dismissed it as a rumor when she heard last year that a student and a science teacher had sex in a car.
A Joppatowne woman pleaded guilty last month to second degree murder and first degree child abuse in connection with the death of her infant daughter, whom the mother deliberately injected with a fatal dose of insulin in January 2013, before trying to take her own life.
Dean Lee Benner, 47, of the 5700 block of Brook Lane, was convicted on 21 counts of child abuse and sex offense occurring in three separate locations in the county involving a young boy from Baltimore city, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
It seemed like Joe McDonald couldn't have been happier anywhere else than at Greenmount Bowling in Hampstead. After knocking down just a few pins during the first three frames of the game, he watched with anticipation as the ball headed straight down the center of the lane.
A former principal of Dwight D. EIsenhower Middle School has been indicted on child abuse and second degree assault charges stemming from a September incident when he allegedly punched a student, according to Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.
The state medical examiner has ruled that the death in July of 10-year-old Damaud Martin in a state-regulated group home was caused by complications from cerebral palsy and past head trauma — severe conditions stemming from abuse the Baltimore boy suffered more than six years ago.
A Baltimore grandmother received a 40-year prison sentence Monday in the murder of her one year old grandson, the state's attorney's office said — the boy died after she rubbed methadone onto his gums.
The only reason people have an opinion about Adrian Peterson is because he's an NFL player. The focus isn't on the child. The focus is on the celebrity. Five children will die today from abuse. Five American children will die.
So long as child safety remains the paramount concern, most people see Alternative Responses to child abuse and neglect as reasonable, but lately some have begun to insist that the practice is reckless and that all reported families should be approached in the same way, as if they had severely abused or damaged their children.
While Maryland's Department of Human Resources, certain advocates, and a clot of consultants and evaluators celebrate the state's move to an Alternative Response system of handling child abuse cases, they are missing — or worse, disregarding — simple documented truths that should shake any reasonable person's confidence.
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.