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Child Abuse

Parents Arrested For Leaving 3 Scared Kids Alone In A Hotel Room
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A mother and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday after police say they left three children alone in a Des Moines hotel room for several hours. Police say 31-year-old Lizet Villalobos and 27-year-old Manuel Ceballos Cordero are each charged with three counts of child endangerment-abandonment. According to online court documents Villalobos and Ceballos Cordero left the children – ages 10, 8, and 1 – alone in a room at the Quality Inn. The 10-year-old was expected to care for the other...
Man Fatally Punched His 5 Year-Old Because The Kid Ate His Cake
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A Milwaukee father is facing a homicide charge, accused of fatally punching his own 5-year-old son, upset the boy had eaten his Father’s Day cake. The boy died on Saturday, June 22. Travis Stackhouse, 29, faces one count of first degree reckless homicide. According to a criminal complaint, police were dispatched for a report of a sick/injured individual. A 5-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The complaint said the child was found to have suffered bruising to both eyes, a cut...
Mother Of 15 Accused Of Torturing Children, Boiling Puppies To Death As Punishment
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A mother-of-15 is accused of beating and torturing her children in a campaign of abuse in which she forced them to watch as she boiled their puppies alive. Martha Crouch and her husband, Timothy were arrested on Monday following a child abuse probe by The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) sparked by a report that the couple's children were not receiving an adequate education...
Man Arrested, Said The Couch Killed His Girlfriend's 17-month-old Girl
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A Phoenix man was arrested Friday on suspicion of child abuse after a baby girl in his care died from severe injuries, authorities said. Adrian Vincent Moreno, 26, is suspected of one count of child abuse in connection with the severe injury and subsequent death of his girlfriend's toddler. Police were called to an apartment on reports of an injured child, said Sgt. Jonathan Howard, a spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department. Officers were met by Moreno, his girlfriend, and her...
Two Arrested For Child Pornography
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CHICAGO (CBS)– Buffalo Grove police arrested two people in connection with child pornography and one for criminal sexual assault. According to police, Kimberly Schubert, 43, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and child pornography. Her bond was set at $1 million and was reduced to $300,000. Schubert has since posted the required bond amount. Police said Jason Akai, 44, was charged with solicitation of child pornography and production of child pornography. The victims were...
Man Called Girlfriend To Say There Was “Something Up” With Her 14-Month-Old Boy
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Jorge Ortega was sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of probation Friday for the death of 14-month-old Jayden Dayea last year. The judge said she disagreed with the defense portrayal of the death as the result of an “accident” or “lapse of judgment,” the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. When paramedics responded to a rescue call in Northeast Albuquerque on Feb. 29, 2016, they found the child covered in bruises and a crowd of neighbors trying to help his mother...
Man Gets Life Plus 20 Years For Killing 2-Month-Old Girl, Apologizes For Blaming Infant's Sister
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Joseph Lee Bunnell received a life sentence plus an additional 20 years in prison Thursday in the death of a 2-month-old girl, with a judge calling his actions “horrific” and among “the worst crimes you can commit.” Joseph Lee Bunnell, 22, pleaded guilty in February to child abuse murder and child neglect for causing the March 14, 2016, death of Khloe Hamilton. Prosecutors said Khloe suffered 50 distinct injuries to the outside of her body while in Bunnell’s care. He was also charged with...
Daycare Employee Intentionally Drops Infant Boy On Head For Making Noise
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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has concluded an investigation into the injury of an infant at a childcare center late last week. Bethan Pringle, 23, was arrested on June 19 and charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, an 11-month-old boy at the Childcare Network daycare center in Sneads Ferry was transported to the hospital due to head trauma on June 10. “The child was injured by being dropped,” said OCSO...
"Stupid Baby" Killed For Not Going To Sleep
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A 31-year-old man was charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son, who died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Dedric Lamar Greer was charged with second-degree murder for punching the toddler, Sayvon Jordan, in the abdomen, causing fatal injuries. On Saturday morning, Greer and his girlfriend took Sayvon to the hospital because he appeared “stiff” and was unresponsive, prosecutors said. Doctors determined the boy had been dead for some time and notified...
Parents Blame Toolbox For Death Of Child
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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas State Police is investigating after a child was found dead on Sunday. Star City police found 11-year-old Joseph Carsello dead inside a camper trailer around 4 p.m. at 212 Spring Street. Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were contacted by Star City authorities and requested to conduct the death investigation. 38-year-old David Black, of Star City, was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. He is...
Missing Wanted Arkansas Man And Wife Abscond With Four Children
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Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer says Chad Bigley Voelkel,38, was arrested on January 3 for rape. Officials say Chad Voelkel posted a $50,000 bond and was awaiting his trial on May 23. The sheriff says DHS removed all six of the Voelkel children, but after a hearing, four of the children were returned to their mother, Stephanie Voelkel, 39, with the understanding that Chad Voelkel was not allowed to live at the home.
Who Killed The Baby? Was It The Puss That Popped Him Out Or The Prick Piping That Puss?
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Who killed 23-month old Julius Lopez? The Fresno County District Attorney’s office believes the mother’s boyfriend, Gage Hurtado is responsible for the child’s death. But during a preliminary hearing Thursday, Hurtado’s defense attorney David Mugridge raised the possibility that someone else may have...
Sheriff’s Deputy Went From A Decorated War Veteran To A Child Predator
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Polk Sheriff Grady Judd describes a former Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy as “an evil, mean, nasty human being”. According to an arrest report, for Okaloosa County Deputy Cansas Sadler, Jr. was on multiple criminal felony counts for trying to lure a 9-year-old girl to have sex. Sheriff Judd said Sadler is a retired Army Ranger and trainer. He added he was a rookie with the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Department, and was still on probation. Documents reveal the 41-year-old deputy met the...
Vaginal Intrusion Of 3-Month-Old, Mother Deemed Dangerous
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The Fall River mother accused of abusing her 3-month-old daughter was found dangerous at a June 17 hearing in Fall River District Court and released from custody before trial with the condition she stay away from children, according to. Thaysa Gagne was arraigned June 10 on charges of assault and battery of a child causing serious bodily injury, wanton or reckless endangerment of a child and witness intimidation. On Monday, Judge Kevin Finnerty found Gagne dangerous and ordered her...
Battered & Starved Boy Told Investigators “Elizabeth Don’t Feed Me”
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Elizabeth Francis and John Alvin Carter are accused of starving a 5-year-old boy so badly that he only weighed 28 pounds. Carter is the boy’s adoptive father, but documents didn’t specify the nature of Francis’ relationship to the child. According to court documents, on Dec. 21, 2018, investigators were called to Children’s Mercy Hospital on a report of child abuse and neglect. Doctors diagnosed the boy with malnutrition due to starvation, a distended stomach and a perforated bowel caused...
"I Knew It Just Wasn't Right," Pizza Delivery Man Rescues Girls From Abuse
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Mark Buede was just delivering a pizza, but when he saw something suspicious, he didn’t hesitate to call police, and Lexington police said that phone call resulted in two young girls being rescued from abuse at the hands of their father. The pizza delivery man and the three officers who investigated the case were among scores of people honored by the Lexington Police Department Tuesday night for...
1-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten And Beaten To Death By Mother's Boyfriend
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Prosecutors have filed charges in the death of a 1-year-old child on the city’s east side. Adrian Bostick has been charged with battery resulting the death of his girlfriend’s daughter on May 31, 2019. According to court documents, first responders were called to the child’s home. Police observed the child’s mother performing CPR. The child was unresponsive and had bruises, abrasions, and what appeared to be bite marks on her head and body. The child was transported to Riley Hospital in...
Gym Teacher Is Hands-on With The First Grade Girls
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A grand jury indicted John Austin Hopkins, 25, on 36 counts of gross sexual imposition. All of the charges are related to first grade girls at Clearcreek Elementary School, according to Warren County (OH) Prosecutor David Fornshell. "Over three month period, there were more than 100 incidents of inappropriate touching captured on school surveillance, Fornshell said. He said 88 students were involved. All of those incidents were presented to the grand jury. Fornshell said the grand jury...
Former Pastor Arrested And Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Minor Relative
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"Stephen Bratton, 43, has been charged with one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The victim said Bratton sexually abused her starting from 2013, when she was just 13 years old. The abuse continued until in 2018, the D.A.'s Office said. The victim said they would have sex multiple times a day or several times a week. Bratton was a pastor for Grace Family Baptist Church. He recently stepped down from the ministry and is no longer a pastor there. He is currently free on a...
"Do You Know How Many Times Parents Get Accused Just Because A Kid Falls?"
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Charges were filed on Wednesday, June 12 against a Sheboygan man, 19, in the death of a 5-month-old baby girl. On May 31, around 10 a.m., Sheboygan police were called to a home near 11th Street and Indiana Avenue for a report of an infant not breathing. Authorities rushed an unresponsive 5-month-old child to Memorial Hospital -- performing CPR until she arrived at the emergency room. Life-saving measures continued, but the baby was pronounced dead shortly before 11 a.m. An autopsy was...