Child Abuse

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Incestuous WV Child Rapist: I Thought My Daughter Was My Wife, My Bad
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A jury in West Virginia has taken less than 30 minutes to convict a man of incest with his three-year-old daughter, after he repeated his confession that he mistook the child for his 24-year-old wife. The brief trial of Henry Vincent Bennett, 26, began on Wednesday in Bluefield and ended on Thursday with his conviction on two counts each of first-degree sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent, and incest. The sickening case took a dramatic twist when Bennett, who had claimed police...
6 People Beat, Burn 3-Year-Old With Fists, Belts and Scalding Water In "Coordinated Punishment"
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A 3-year-old boy was "severely" beaten and abused -- including being burned with scalding water -- by six adults, in a consistent and coordinated form of punishment, New Jersey officials said. Patricia Gamarra, 62, Mary Buchan, 55, Patricia Buchan, 28, Bridget Buchan, 23, Natacha Smith, 43, and Homer Searcy, 39, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of the toddler. Smith is the 3-year-old boy’s mother, though it’s unclear if the five others have...
Oklahoma Mother Charged For Withholding Water From Dehydrated 3-Year-Old
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An Oklahoma mother has been locked up for locking the fridge and keeping water and liquids from her 3-year-old. The district attorney's office said Deonna Clanton is now facing child abuse charges. The affidavit shows the child was admitted to OU Children's Hospital. He showed signs of dehydration and failure to thrive. Medical records also indicated the boy had hypernatemia, too much sodium in his blood, which made him excessively thirsty. The 27-year-old mother of three allegedly...
Man Charged With Trying To Tumble Dry 13-Month-Old Girl
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A man is to stand trial accused of endangering the life of a 13-month-old girl by putting her in a tumble dryer and switching it on. Thomas Dunn, from Hamilton, appeared in the dock today accused of causing the infant severe and life-threatening injuries twice in the space of three weeks last winter. The 25-year-old is also alleged to have repeatedly assaulted another baby over the course of almost three years by putting his hand over the boy's mouth and pinching his nose, restricting...
Couch Claims Another Young Life; Adults Arrested, Siblings Seized
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It appeared to be a case of child neglect after deputies found a 1-year-old child unresponsive, trapped behind a sofa at a rural home with a Biloxi address. The toddler had been unsupervised for an unknown period of time on Dec. 3 and was found behind a...
Featured Kentucky Brothers Dodge Pre-Halloween Child Rape Status Twice
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RADCLIFF, KY — Two Kentucky brothers were recently arrested for failure to register as sex offenders, a second offense for both. It seems the Tarter brothers got themselves into a bit of trouble down at Cooter's Place in Hardin County last Wednesday. Johnny Tarter, 51, and Wayne Tarter, 53, both like kids, and not in...
11-Year-Old Montana Girl Suffers Confinement, Stun Gun Shocks And Pimp Threats
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Jennifer Reed, 39, and Raymond Burks, 50, each face dozens of charges including kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, domestic assault, armed criminal action and child abuse. Court documents show Reed and Burks were guardians of the 11-year-old girl...
Abusive Pennsylvania Daycare Owner "Shows Them Who The Boss Is"
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Shippensburg daycare center is now closed after its two owners were accused of subjecting the children to unorthodox punishments and other abuse, including restraining an autistic child in a high chair for hours. The owners of Miracle Bush Learning Center, Michael Dewayne Nolan and Linda R. Nolan, both 63, are charged with one count each of felony false imprisonment of a minor, felony unlawful restraint of a minor and felony endangering the welfare of children, according to court...
"The Worst Case Of Child Abuse We Have Ever Investigated Where The Child Hasn’t Died"
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The battered and bruised baby at the center of what police and doctors describe as one of the most horrific child abuse cases they have seen will likely never walk or talk. Police say doctors at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital told them both of the baby’s legs were broken and six ribs were fractured when the 10-week-old was treated earlier this year. The baby also had two skull fractures that occurred at different times and...
Minnesota Man Asserts His "Right To Whoop" Daughter
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An Eden Prairie man accused of beating his daughter with a belt and a tree branch earlier this month allegedly told police he had “every right to whoop her.” Thirty-four-year-old Craig Douglas Underwood II is charged with one felony count of malicious punishment of a child, court documents filed in Hennepin County court show. According to a criminal complaint, Underwood’s daughter contacted Hennepin County Child Protection on Nov. 15 using her school-issued iPad, telling authorities...
Pediatrician Sentenced For Child Porn Pics of Patients, Daughter's Friends
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A former western New York pediatrician who admitted photographing young patients and his daughter’s friends has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for possessing thousands of images of children being sexually abused and molested. A federal judge in Rochester called 70-year-old David Blasczak a “monster” and “every parent’s and every civilized person’s worst nightmare” during sentencing Thursday. Blasczak, who had a longtime family practice in Wayne County...
Featured West Virginia Genius Hides Meth Operation In Kids' Room
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PARKERSBURG, WV — A West Virginia man is behind bars after narcotics officers found a methamphetamine distribution operation in the kids' room. Michael Lee Barker is a special kind of irresponsible. I mean, professional-grade irresponsible. Like, if irresponsibility paid a salary, he'd be on Easy Street for life. And he's damned lucky...
Archie Kissling, 24, Charged For Sexually Assaulting 7-year-old Boy, Videotaping Acts
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A Darby Township man is facing charges Thursday for the sexual assault of a 7-year-old boy. Archie Joseph Kissling, 24, was charged with multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, photographing/filming child sex act, child pornography, and several other felony counts. On Nov. 24, a Darby Township police officer alerted the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) about information he received from concerned citizens who...
Kid's Birthday Party Features Booze and Bimbos, Two Arrested
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Police have arrested two people on sex crime charges in connection to a social media video reportedly showing several children drinking and engaged in lewd acts with scantily clad women at a North Charleston birthday party. A North Charleston Police officer was told about the Instagram video while working at Northwoods Middle School on Nov. 5, according to an NCPD incident report. The video showed several minors engaged in lewd acts with two adult women. The women were wearing only...
Minnesota Mom Uses Laxatives To "Inflict Starvation" On 9-Month-Old
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A -year-old mom in Minnesota was charged last week with one count of felony-level child endangerment that could result in substantial harm or death, after authorities discovered she allegedly gave her 9-month-old son laxatives to inflict starvation. Authorities discovered that Megan Lee Kafer of Lewiston, Minn., who is scheduled to appear in court on the charge in mid-December, had searched the web on her phone for ways to poison a baby, including: “MiraLax overdose,” “Can a doctor tell...
Arkansas Man Tries To Blow Up House To Cover Up Death Of Toddler
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Ricky Carter, 28, told a psychologist last month that he blew up the Paris home where he caused the death of a toddler because he had no other means of killing himself, according to the man's mental evaluation. "In light of the available information, I do not believe Mr. Carter's mental state was substantially impaired by a mental disease or defect at the time of the alleged offenses," clinical psychologist Melissa Dannacher wrote in her report dated Oct. 15. Dannacher also concluded...
Middle Schooler Mercy-Kills Tormented Squirrel, Flees Bat Whoopin
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A Carter Lake middle schooler told police that he was beaten by his mother and a man after he killed a squirrel that the man had trapped and tortured. The boy told police the man had a squirrel inside a trap. He said the man was going to torture and kill the squirrel and then tie it to the front door to scare people. The boy said he knew his mother's boyfriend, Gregory Kuchera, 54, “was going to do terrible things to the squirrel, and thought it better if the squirrel just died."...
Couple Finds Florida Toddler Camping Solo
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A Jacksonville man was arrested Saturday after campers found his young child wandering alone at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, authorities said. Francis Dunn, 46, faces charges of child neglect and resisting arrest A couple alerted authorities after they found the toddler alone at a camp site. The child was covered in mosquito bites, wearing a soiled diaper and appeared not to have eaten in a while. By the time deputies arrived, Dunn had returned to the campsite...
Utah Mother Pulls Pesci Pen Move On 7-Year-Old Son
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Criminal charges have been filed against Whitney Virginia Romero, 28, she is accused of stabbing her 7-year-old son with a pen and dragging him down a street. On Nov. 10, West Jordan police received multiple calls of a woman dragging her son by his shirt, which was wrapped around his neck, along 7800 South. The boy suffered several cuts and scrapes from being dragged along the sidewalk, according to police. When officers arrived at the scene, Romero ran, according to charging documents...
Featured Drunken Dallas Mom: We Are "Going To Die Together"
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DALLAS, TX - A Dallas mother faces felony charges after offering her pre-teen children bourbon, threatening them, and physically abusing her son. Isadora Ventura is a bourbon connoisseur with husband issues. And she has stabby thoughts. The last of these traits got the 28-year-old Dallas mom into hot water with the local authorities when they visited Casa...