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7-Month-Old Infant Died In Babysitter's Care, Cause of Death Was Benadryl Toxicity
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A 7-month-old who died in the care of a babysitter in February tested positive for almost twice the concentration of Benadryl in her blood than what’s consistent with fatal overdoses in infants, documents filed in court show. Dixie Denise Villa appeared before a judge Monday morning in connection with the case. Villa, who has been charged with manslaughter, turned herself into police over the weekend. Her bail as been set at $1 million. Police say 7-month-old Abigail Lobisch died at...
Woman Gives Birth To Infant With A Blood Alcohol Content of 0.23, Infant Died From Alcohol Poisoning
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A Minnesota woman is charged with manslaughter after authorities say she delivered a baby who died of alcohol intoxication. A criminal complaint says the newborn had a blood alcohol content of 0.23, which is nearly three times the legal limit for an adult to drive a vehicle. First responders were called to Rianna Cameron's home last December where she had just given birth. The baby was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. An autopsy showed she died of complications of acute ethanol...
Mother Arrested After Toddler Found Unresponsive In A Car, Child Tested Positive For Opiates
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A mother was arrested on charges of child endangerment and child abuse after her 3-year-old son tested positive for opiates. Chelsey Nicole Dolaghan is charged with child endangerment and abuse stemming from an incident Monday evening. Police say they responded to a welfare check at the Circle K in Peoria. When they got there, a man was standing at the driver's side door of a car parked at a gas pump. He appeared to be asleep. When police got his attention, he told them the car...
Sources Say 17-Month-Old's Back Was Broken
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A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a 17-month-old child. Cincinnati police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child. First responders found the boy, later identified Nahmir Jacobs, around 8:30 a.m. on July 13 and transported him to the hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries. Nahmir’s death was ruled a homicide a few days later. Alize Keys, 22, was arrested in the case Thursday. He was located in Rochester, New York...
A 70-Year-Old Perv Is Charged With Child Porn Possession After Uploading A Boy's Image To Bing
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A 70-year-old Grafton man is accused of having multiple images of child pornography on his computer. Charles Roden was charged July 22 in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with possession of child pornography, a felony. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported to Grafton police that Roden's IP address was used to upload an image of a naked boy to Bing Images in December 2018, according to a criminal complaint. The image was uploaded to Bing in an attempt to search for...
Three Children Ages 2, 4 And 6 Years Old Were Locked In Bedrooms, Forced To Wet Themselves
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Two Kentucky parents were arrested this week after they allegedly locked their children in their bedrooms for "long periods of time" and prevented the kids from using the bathroom, according to police. Aaron Allen, 27, and Dana Allen, 28, were arrested at their home and each charged with three counts of first-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or under. According to an arrest citation, the parents changed the locks on the bedroom doors of their three children so that the doors would lock...
Another Baby Found Abandoned At Aparment Complex In Florida
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A newborn wrapped in a T-shirt was found on the stoop of a Florida apartment Saturday – the second time in less than two years a baby has been abandoned at the same complex, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Orlando police said the 1-day-old baby appeared to be in good health and was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated. WKMG reports that the baby was found with a note apparently written by the mother, describing a violent domestic situation that could have been harmful to the child...
Man With 70 Convictions, 14 For Assault, Throws Coffee On Baby 48 Hours After Release
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A Seattle man was arrested over the weekend and accused of throwing coffee on a baby -- just two days after he'd been released from jail after serving eight months for randomly punching a man. Q13 Fox reported that the suspect, Francisco Calderon, has been convicted more than 70 times, and 14 of those convictions were on assault charges. The station, citing witnesses, reported that Calderon was behaving erratically before the alleged attack near Seattle's Westlake Park. Witnesses said the...
Man Drove To Town Of Oconomowoc And Sexually Assaulted Two 14-Year-Old Girls
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A 26-year-old Illinois man allegedly had sex with two 14-year-old girls in late 2018 in the town of Oconomowoc. Mohammed S. Wattar of Mount Prospect, Illinois, was charged June 27 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two counts of second degree sexual assault of a child under 16. If convicted, Wattar faces up to 80 years in prison.
Mother Charged With Murder, Child Abuse After 4-Month-Old Dies From 'Blunt Force Trauma'
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A Statesville mother is in jail tonight, charged in the murder of her four-month-old son. Deputies believe she was drunk the day her boyfriend found her in bed with their unresponsive infant. Erika Altamirano was in court today charged with felony second degree murder and felony child abuse. Iredell County Sheriff's Deputies say they were called to Davis Regional Medical Center on June 27 where the infant was brought in unresponsive. Deputies were told by hospital staff that was child...
Man Convicted For Inflicting Severe Burns On Girlfriend's 3-Year-Old Son
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A man who severely burned his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son by holding his hands under hot water will be facing the possibility of life in prison when he is sentenced in September. Daniel Morgan Gass, 23, of Stafford County, was convicted of four charges Friday in Stafford Circuit Court, including aggravated malicious wounding. According to the evidence, Gass and 23-year-old Karen Lynn Reed were staying together in a Stafford motel when the incident took place sometime between Dec. 31 and...
3 People Arrested After 2-Month-Old Found Dirty, Malnourished And With Sores In Home
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Three Lake Charles residents were arrested after a 2-month-old malnourished girl was found in their home, according to Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso. Crystal Roberts, 37, Herbert Thibodeaux, Jr., 34, and Anthonette Thibodeaux, 58, were arrested on drug and child cruelty charges...
Mother Who Brought Her Dead 5 Year Old To Hospital, Charged With Her Murder
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An Alexandria woman has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of her 5-year-old child on July 17. According to the initial report by the Alexandria Police Department, on July 17 at approximately 1:40 p.m., police were dispatched to Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in reference to Jasmine Anderson, 24, bringing in her dead 5-year-old daughter, Audrey Chelette...
Mother Convicted Of Murder In Starvation Death Of Son, 13, Who Weighed 24 Pounds At Death
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When police found 13-year-old Jalen Goldsborough dead in his family’s home last year, the disabled boy was severely malnourished with sunken eyes. He was bloated, and his skin was pale and dry. And he was covered with clothes and blankets, including a hooded sweatshirt that mostly concealed his face. When his body was later examined by a state coroner, he was found with multiple bed sores, diagnosed as suffering from acute pneumonia, and weighed only 24 pounds. The doctor concluded he died...
6-Year-Old Survives Being Shot In The Face By His Father, Who Then Shot Himself
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Police say a 6-year-old was apparently shot in the face by his father, who then turned the gun on himself. News outlets report a tip led authorities Monday to find the boy in a parked car near an Atlanta park. Maj. Andrew Senzer tells news outlets the boy was alert and able to tell authorities that the dead man next to him was his father. Police say the boy was hospitalized. Senzer said the shooting appears to be attempted murder with a suicide. The names of the boy and his father...
"Bumpy" Florida Man Busted For Having Sex With 16-Year-Old For Meth, And Drug Possession
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A 52-year-old Pensacola man has been arrested after he allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old girl multiple times between Jan. 1 and July 20. James Huggins was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual assault, drug possession and possession of drug equipment. Earlier that day, a woman reported to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that she had discovered disturbing data on her granddaughter’s cellphone, according to Huggins' arrest report. The grandmother told deputies she found messages...
Santa App Is Being Naughty: Family Says ‘Santa’ App Sent Inappropriate Text To Young Girl
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A North Carolina family is sounding the alarm about a creepy “Santa” app that reportedly sent an inappropriate message to their young daughter. The app, called Santa Call & Text You, features images of the bearded gift-giver and apparently allows users to receive a phone call or text message from Santa Claus. After Ashley Adams’ 8-year-old daughter said “Hi” via the iPhone app, it responded by asking, “What are you wearing?” “I was just in complete shock,” Adams told Fox & Friends on...
Weeping Man Told Police He "Gets Upset" When 14-Month-Old Baby Rejects Him
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Chilling details have emerged in a shaken baby case out of Livingston County. Twenty-one-year-old Luke Sementelli has been formally charged with 3 counts of child abuse, 3rd Degree and 2nd Degree and is facing up to ten years in prison. He was arrested at Children’s Hospital in Detroit after a 14-month-old baby named Johnathan was transferred in after being taken to a hospital in Brighton with bruises, he was also unresponsive and limp. Sementelli is the boyfriend of the child's mother...
Man Charged With Aggravated Child Abuse, Sexual Torture Of Toddler
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Jemison police have charged a 33-year-old man from Shelby with aggravated child abuse and sexual torture of a 15-month-old boy. Shawn Wesley Averett was arrested July 18. Investigators were notified by Shelby Hospital that the child was in their care with head injuries. The child is in critical condition.
Neighbor Gave 10-Year-Old Boy A Life Altering Bang of A Birthday Present
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A man is in custody after handing his young neighbor a firework that blew up, causing the boy to lose his arm on his 10th birthday. They lit a firework and then they gave it to me," he said. "The fuse went down, I looked at it and then it popped in my hand when I was going to throw it." It was more than a pop -- an explosion so powerful that it rocked cars parked nearby. The homemade firework had been handed to Aaron by two adult neighbors in Compton. Suspect Walter Revolorio, 27, is...

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