Stories tagged: child abuse
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene man convicted of murdering 17-month-old stepson
A jury convicted Joseph J. Davis of murdering his stepson after five hours of deliberations Friday evening.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Mom who threw baby in trash could regain custody after jail
A woman who abandoned her newborn in a trash compactor last year has been sentenced to six months in jail, but she might be able to regain custody of her …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Post Falls man sentenced for smacking child, making him wear sign
An Idaho man who struck a 5-year-old boy and photographed him naked with a sign covering his genitals has been sentenced to 50 days in jail and two years of …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Idaho police officer accused of sexually abusing minors
Officials say an Idaho police officer has been accused of sexually abusing two girls within the last 11 years.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Idaho teacher accused of sex with student pleads not guilty
A former Idaho teacher accused of having sex with a student has pleaded not guilty.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Child abuse, drug culture overwhelm Idaho’s foster system
Officials say far fewer foster care placements are available in south-central Idaho than in the rest of the state, while the number of children removed from their homes is on …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11 a.m.
State of Oregon, child welfare sued over alleged child abuse
A $15.3 million lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Human Services and child welfare workers accuses them of allowing two girls to live with a known registered sex offender.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Oregon mayor, 71, accused of soliciting sex with 14-year-old girl resigns
The 71-year-old mayor of a southern Oregon town who was arrested and accused of setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who was actually a police …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Former Oregon Boy Scouts file $14 million lawsuit claiming sex abuse
Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Seattle-area youth bowling coach facing child porn charge
A youth bowling coach from the Seattle area has been charged with possessing images of child pornography that show him sexually abusing one of his team members.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Oregon man gets 14 years for baby assault, jail fight
An Oregon man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading no contest to assaulting a baby and, later, a fellow inmate at the Linn County Jail.
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Penn State ex-president heads to trial in Sandusky scandal
Penn State’s former president faces trial Monday on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago, and …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 11 p.m.
Candlelight vigil remembers alleged child abuse victim Caiden Henry
The family and friends of baby Caiden Henry gathered with strangers near the Big Red Wagon in Riverfront Park Friday evening to pray, cry and comfort each other.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Front Porch: Doing something to help children, for Summer’s sake
Cindy Hval became a Court Appointed Special Advocate, fulfilling a pledge she’d made 10 years ago when 4-year-old Summer Phelps died after being abused by her father and stepmother.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Man sentenced for sex tourism assaults on girls in Philippines
A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Lakewood woman accused of throwing knives at children
A Washington state woman has been charged with assault after prosecutors say she threw knives at two children who lived across the hall from her in a Lakewood apartment complex.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Women arrested, accused of scalding 5-year-old niece
Authorities say a 27-year-old woman was arrested after investigators determined she abused and scalded her 5-year-old niece.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Jerry Sandusky’s son waives hearing in child sex abuse case
Jerry Sandusky’s adult son won’t be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Woman charged with assaulting daughter with dirty diaper
A Great Falls woman is charged with assault on a minor after her 13-year-old daughter reported the woman held her down, rubbed a dirty diaper in her face and pushed …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Mom pleads guilty in son’s birthday cake beating death
A Maryland woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree child abuse in the 2015 beating death of her 9-year-old son over a missing piece of birthday cake.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Sheriff: Autistic girl was caged; Child abuse charges filed
Two people were charged with child abuse after deputies found an autistic girl locked in a cage at a home in northeastern Tennessee.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Officials hid years of sex abuse at boarding school, report says
A grand jury report issued Wednesday found that teachers at a Pennsylvania boarding school sexually preyed on children for half a century while administrators turned a blind eye.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Idaho woman guilty in connection to malnourished 11-pound daughter
A 22-year-old southwest Idaho woman has pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child after authorities reported finding her daughter severely malnourished. Tiffany Knapp of Caldwell made the plea Monday …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Couple gets 20 years in prison for locking son in basement
A former Georgia Tech linebacker and his wife face 20 years in prison for locking their son in a basement for 18 months and for neglecting another son’s cancerous skin …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Man accused of child abuse in Valley Hospital allegedly threatened witness from jail
The man accused of violently throwing his 10-month-old daughter at the Valley Hospital on Wednesday threatened the girl’s mother from jail, according to court documents.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Hospital staff report child abuse by father in emergency room
A man was arrested early Thursday morning after employees at Valley Hospital witnessed him abuse his 10-month-old daughter.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Bend preschool to open for child abuse victims
A new preschool program that serves victims of child abuse and neglect is set to open in Bend thanks to a $448,000 grant from the Central Oregon Health Council.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Five malnourished children found living in car outside Wal-Mart
A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after a sheriff’s deputy found five malnourished children living in a car parked outside a Wal-Mart store.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Typo helped alleged child abuser get out of jail on reduced bond
The omission of one zero helped Cedric “Dirty” Burton walk out of the Spokane County Jail last month after he was accused of brutally beating and choking a 2-year-old girl.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Gang member accused in brutal beating of 2-year-old girl released from jail after judge reduces bond
A Spokane gang member with a long history of violence is accused of brutally beating and strangling his girlfriend’s daughter, leaving the 2-year-old with multiple bruises and broken bones.