Stories tagged: child abuse
Thu., May 26, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Kalispell women accused of locking kids in basement
Two Kalispell women are facing charges for allegedly locking three children in a dark basement without food and access to a toilet.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene man gets 15 years in prison for sexual abuse of young girl
A former high school teacher in Coeur d’Alene was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for molesting a 5-year-old family member. Daniel Abram Taylor was sentenced by 1st District …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert won’t appeal conviction, sentence, lawyer says
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert won’t appeal his conviction or 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Children who went to Oregon standoff taken into protective custody
Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the temporary custody of Kansas …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky gets appeals hearing
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and leaked secret grand jury information to find …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Ex-Boy Scout leader sexually abused 5 boys, indictment alleges
A former Boy Scout leader from Nashville has been indicted on statutory rape, sexual battery and other felony counts involving the alleged abuse of five boys.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question ex-lawyers
A Pennsylvania judge is considering whether to order a hearing where Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers can question witnesses about defense claims that the former Penn State assistant football coach was unfairly …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home
Authorities say they’ve rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a 2-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 7:11 a.m.
Police: 1 of 2 boys badly beaten at Ohio motel dies
Police in Ohio say one of two young brothers found badly beaten at a motel has died. The police chief in the city of Middletown confirmed the 5-year-old’s death to …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Woman pleads not guilty to murder in Montana baby’s death
A woman on a Montana American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old relative who was under her care, court officials …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Woman jailed in death of 1-year-old girl on Montana reservation
A woman was behind bars on a Montana Indian reservation Thursday in connection with the death of a 1-year-old girl who was reported to have been kidnapped from her home …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Montana Supreme Court declines to intervene in Boy Scout rape case
The Montana Supreme Court has declined to rule in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America by women who were raped by a scout leader as children.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Dennis Hastert accused of sexual abuse by at least 4, sources say
For months, federal authorities have hinted at the motive behind the hush-money payments former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has admitted to making: the sexual abuse of a teenage boy …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Small octopus found lodged in boy’s throat; mother’s boyfriend arrested
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after Wichita doctors found a small octopus stuck in the throat of his girlfriend’s young son late Tuesday night.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Mom charged for making kids walk to school
A Tennessee woman is facing child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her young daughters while making them walk to school.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
Man gets 30 years in boy’s fatal beating over missing cake
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 9-year-old son over a missing piece of birthday cake pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday and was sentenced to …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Christian school principal arrested on child rape charges
Authorities have arrested the principal of a small Christian school in Sequim, Washington, on charges of child rape and molestation involving students.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Three Franciscan leaders charged in abuse at Pennsylvania school
Three leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
Michigan couple sentenced to life in 5-year-old’s death
A Michigan couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of 5-year-old Mackenzie Maison who had pneumonia and weighed just 25 pounds when an emergency …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Joe Paterno son’s lawsuit against Penn State dismissed
A federal lawsuit filed against Penn State by a son of late football coach Joe Paterno has been dismissed.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Texas couple accused of waterboarding 13-year-old boy
A North Texas woman and her boyfriend are accused of tying a rope around her 13-year-old son’s genitals and subjecting him to waterboarding as a punishment.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
New federal data shows nearly 3 percent rise in child abuse
The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data.
Fri., May 1, 2015, midnight
Sheriff’s office opens investigation into Chattaroy boy’s death
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the death of a 5-year-old Chattaroy boy who died April 17 from a brain injury. Gary Blanton III was in …
Sun., April 26, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago A probation officer arrived at a ranch near Spokane and found four girls, ages 4 to 12, slaving away on a hog farm while …
Thu., Jan. 8, 2015, 4:06 p.m.
Father accused of assaulting 1-year-old daughter
Police arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted his 1-year-old daughter. A concerned witness reported seeing him pick the girl up by her foot and hit her repeatedly while crossing …
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, midnight
Brookover: Adrian Peterson should get help and drop appeal
The thing that matters most is the child. That part is indisputable. Regardless of how it was classified in a court of law, Adrian Peterson is guilty of a crime …
Thu., July 24, 2014, midnight
Study: Men abused as children more likely to join military
In the era of the all-volunteer U.S. military, men who served are more than twice as likely as those who never did to have been sexually abused as children and …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, midnight
Washington child protective services tests new FAR approach in Spokane
Washington’s child protective services will handle some cases of child neglect or mistreatment differently under a new program rolling out in Spokane and two other locations. Automatic investigations by social …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 9:11 a.m.
Dad charged after baby dies in hot car in Ariz.
PHOENIX — A 31-year-old father whose infant son died after being left in a parked car in the Phoenix summertime heat has been arrested because he was smoking marijuana at …
Sat., July 20, 2013, midnight
Tyson Romaneschi found guilty of assaulting infant
Presented with two possible explanations for how a Spokane infant suffered up to 20 fractures, a jury decided Friday that the father’s abuse was to blame. After deliberating for parts …