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Wisconsin Mother Charged After Leaving 3 Kids In Abandoned Home; Toddler Had 105° Fever
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Lindsay Manriquez, 31, is accused of leaving her three young children ages 6, 5, and 2 alone in an abandoned home while she worked -- one of the children so sick first responders thought he was dead. According to the complaint, police initially thought the 2-year-old was deceased, because he was unresponsive -- laying on the hardwood floor with a blanket over him and a baby bottle with a dark brown liquid next to him. He did slowly wake up, but was "very lethargic." He was found wearing...
PA Supreme Court: Using Drugs While Pregnant Is Not Child Abuse
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Pennsylvania’s highest court says mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant can’t be considered perpetrators of child abuse against their newly born children under the state’s child protection law. The court's main opinion issued Friday says the law's definition of a child doesn't include fetuses or unborn children, and it says victims of perpetrators must be children. Two justices who dissented say what should matter is when the injury manifests itself, and that can be after the...
Drunken House Cleaner Does Not Remember Using Her Finger To Penetrate Girl
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A 47-year-old High Springs house cleaner was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting a young girl in Alachua County. Katherine A. Krause was being held in the Alachua County jail Friday on a charge of sexual battery on a child under 12, according to an arrest affidavit. The girl’s exact age was not disclosed. The Sheriff’s Office report, which is heavily redacted, says that late last week the girl’s mother hired Krause to clean her home. Krause arrived to work drunk and asked to...
Florida Man Molests Girl Because “That’s What Grandpas Do”‘
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An Indian River County girl accused a Key West man she called “Grandpa” of molesting her several times, including when he was babysitting. And, according to an arrest affidavit, 59-year-old David Parker backed up the girl’s accusations of him. Parker is in Indian River County jail on two counts of lewd and...
Virginia Woman Sentenced To 5 Years and 5 Months For Affair With Friend's 12-Year-Old Son
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A Stafford County woman who had repeated sexual contact with her former friend's 12-year-old son was ordered Tuesday to serve five years and five months in prison. Stephanie Lynn Frostick, 30, was sentenced in Stafford Circuit Court by Judge Michael Levy. Frostick had previously pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a child and proposing sex via a computer. Levy's sentence was at the high end of the recommended state sentencing guidelines, but less than the 20 years Frostick could...
First Grade Teacher Can't Keep His Fingers Out Of The Students
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A former first-grade teacher in Nebraska who prosecutors say admitted to sexually abusing six girls has waived his preliminary hearing and will head to trial, according to reports. Gregory Sedlacek, a 30-year-old former teacher at Fontenelle Elementary School, stood before a judge on Wednesday in Omaha, where he waived his preliminary hearing in connection with six counts of first-degree sexual assault on a child and one count of third-degree sexual assault on a child...
Florida Step-Child Stomped, Sprayed In Face with Carpet Cleaner
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Step-monster, Johanna Michelle Grissom, 33, has been arrested for allegedly stomping on a child’s face before spraying the juvenile in the face with carpet cleaner, according to arrest reports. She was arrested by the Parker Police Department after officers received word that the child, who was not identified, had been treated for wounds to its face at a hospital. Grissom had allegedly stomped on the child’s face at some point and then sprayed carpet cleaner into the child’s face...
WV Children Removed From Freezing House Filled With Trash, Vermin, and Stacks Of Used Toilet Paper
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A Tunnelton couple who were charged with child neglect risking injury were in Preston County Magistrate Court on Thursday for their preliminary hearings in front of Magistrate P.L. Grimm. Brandy Lynn Velone, 32, and Joseph Anthony Velone, 35, were arrested Dec. 12, and were still being housed in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail. There were three young children present in the home with Brandy Velone when officers were there. “The house was full of garbage strewn around the home. The...
Minnesota Man Draws Seven Murder Charges In Death Of Three-Year-Old Foster Child
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On Friday, a man was charged with seven counts of murder in the death of a 3-year-old boy at an Eagan foster home. Charles Wayne Homich, 28, has been indicted by the Dakota County Grand Jury with four counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder. These charges stem from the death of 3-year-old Zayden Lawson, a foster child in the care of Homich's girlfriend, Zeporia Fortenberry, 31, in June of 2017. Fortenberry was charged on April 16 with one count of...
Texas Man Cannot Stand Four-Month-Olds, Proves It Yet Again
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A man in San Antonio, Texas, accused of beating his 4-month-old son earlier this year, is now charged in an unrelated 2012 murder case. KSAT reports Bexar County court records claim 30-year-old Terrence Harper was indicted by a grand jury and now faces a capital murder charge. San Antonio police say evidence was brought forth from the 2012 case to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. During the incident in 2012, a boy, also four months old, died, according to KSAT, after he...
Judge: The Most "Persistent Case Of Child Cruelty," "Beyond The Comprehension Of Right-Minded People"
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Karl Gettings, 56, carried out a number of horrific acts against his sons, who are all now adults, while they were young until their late teens. In June, Gettings was jailed for 18 years with an extended licence of six years after he was found guilty of raping two women and sexually assaulting another in a case which couldn't be reported at the time due to reporting restrictions that have now been lifted. Gettings denied all the charges against him in both cases and was found guilty...
NZ Mother Who Pimped Teenage Daughter More Than 1,000 Times Gets Bonus Term
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A mother who pimped out her own teenage daughter for sex more than 1,000 times has had her prison sentence extended. Kasmeer Lata, from Auckland in New Zealand, kept her daughter from going to school so she could earn money by having sex with strange men roughly five times a day, making $100,000 in 18 months. The 36-year-old used the money to pay her rent and fund her own lifestyle. The prostitution - which began on the girl's 15th birthday in 2014 - was orchestrated by Lata after she...
Florida Mom Threatens To Knife Son For Pouring Out Her Booze
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Dusty Carole Malone, 42, was arrested by the Panama City Beach Police Department after officers received reports that she had been drinking all day Wednesday before an attempt to pour out her alcohol led to Malone allegedly threatening her juvenile child, who was not identified, with a knife. According to PCBPD reports, police arrived to a call of a domestic dispute. The victim told police that his mother had been drinking all day long, so he tried to get rid of her alcohol, PCBPD...
Florida Teacher To 13-Year-Old: "I will go to hell for u. Die for u stop eating to feed you"
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A teacher at a Doral school is facing multiple charges after police say she professed her love for and tried to kiss a 13-year-old student. Andrea Jimenez, 47, surrendered to police Friday to face charges including lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and attempted lewd and lascivious conduct on a child, Doral Police officials said. Jimenez is a teacher at Doral International Math & Science Academy, officials said. Police said they began an investigation into Jimenez on Wednesday...
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...

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