Stories tagged: child abuse
Thu., April 8, 2010, 5:21 p.m.
Police: Baby brain dead after assault by father
A 18-year-old man is accused of assaulting his 2-month-old daughter, who is not expected to live.
Tue., March 23, 2010, 5:45 p.m.
School counselor faces prison for molesting a student
A longtime psychologist for the Colville School District who also volunteered with police to help investigate child abuse pleaded guilty today to molesting one of his students and attempting to …
Wed., March 10, 2010
Baby abuse suspect pleads not guilty
A Spokane man accused of assaulting his infant daughter pleaded not guilty to the charge Tuesday. Daniel S. O’Brien, 23, was arrested Feb. 10 after he and his girlfriend, Jordan …
Tue., March 9, 2010
Release nears for foster mother blamed for starving child
Carole DeLeon, the foster mother blamed for starving Tyler DeLeon to death, gets out of prison Wednesday after serving about half of the sentence she received in a 2007 plea …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2010
Baby’s broken leg prompts dad’s arrest
A Spokane man is accused of abusing his 2-month-old daughter. Daniel S. O’Brien, 23, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Monday on one count of first-degree assault of a …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2010
Study says child abuse down
NEW YORK – A massive new federal study documents an unprecedented and dramatic decrease in incidents of serious child abuse, especially sexual abuse. Experts hailed the findings as proof that …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2009
Group initiates donation request
A social service nonprofit has helped make Spokane a more humane place since 1988 by identifying and treating young victims of abuse and neglect. Now, in tough economic times, Partners …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2009, 1:35 p.m.
Nonprofit seeking public donations for first time
A social service nonprofit has helped make Spokane a more humane place since 1988 by diagnosing and treating young victims of abuse and neglect.
Sat., July 25, 2009
Mother gets 10 years for daughter’s injuries
ST. MARIES – Last summer, when police discovered her, Kyra Wine was covered with scars, bruises, feces and signs of horrible abuse. Sections of her scalp were torn away, and …
Fri., July 24, 2009, 1:34 p.m.
Girl’s mother gets 10 years in St. Maries abuse case
Testimony about Christina Haynes’ mental state didn’t sway a judge today from imposing a 10-year prison sentence on the St. Maries woman, whose child, Kyra Wine, almost died in one …
Wed., March 25, 2009
Our View: Report on DSHS in Colville warrants review
Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen was asked by state Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to look into repeated complaints about the child-protection workers in the Department of Social and Health Services …
Fri., March 13, 2009, 3:59 p.m.
Man sentenced to 10 years for abusing Kyra Wine
Blackened, dead flesh on toddler Kyra Wine’s hand and feet and black patches of scalp were among the injuries police saw during a welfare check at the child’s home near …
Tue., Jan. 13, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
Two Post Falls children in protective custody
A toddler and an infant are in protective custody today after Post Falls police discovered weapons and drugs within the little hands’ reach inside the home.
Sat., Jan. 10, 2009
Abusive stepmother gets 62.5 years in girl’s death
Adriana Lytle, severely abused as a child herself, was sentenced to 62 1/2 years in prison Friday for her role in a cycle of beatings and torture that killed her …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2009
Lytle term is longest ever under abuse statute
Jonathan Lytle, convicted by a Spokane jury of homicide by abuse last year for the death of his 4-year-old daughter, was sentenced Thursday to 75 years in prison – effectively …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2009
Defense says stepmother deserves break
Adriana Lytle’s addicted mother injected methamphetamine when Adriana was in the womb. Her mother’s boyfriends and her father sexually abused her. She suffered from mental illness and abused drugs. She …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2008, 9:07 p.m.
Infant boy taken off life support
A baby who police say was abused by his mother’s boyfriend was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon, three days before his three-month birthday. Izayah Arlen Wayne Denison’s heart, kidneys …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2008, 6:34 p.m.
Abused baby declared brain dead
A 2-month-old baby who police say was abused by his mother’s boyfriend is brain dead. Izayah Arlen Wayne Denison is on artificial ventilation for possible organ donation, said a Sacred …
Wed., Dec. 24, 2008
Children abused at Zion Ranch, report says
SAN ANTONIO – A dozen girls were sexually abused at a polygamist group’s ranch targeted in a high-profile raid last spring, and parents neglected more than 250 other children living …
Wed., Nov. 5, 2008
Girl’s abuse unnoticed by neighbors, nurses
Although there were troubling clues, 4-year-old Summer Phelps’ severe abuse remained invisible to the nurses who visited her family and went unreported by the residents of the Spokane apartment building …
Fri., Oct. 17, 2008
Lytle attorneys plan to blame wife
Defense attorneys for Jonathan Lytle, accused of torturing his daughter to death last year, indicated Thursday they would try to lay all the blame on the 4-year-old’s stepmother when his …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2008
Kyra Wine recovering at grandparents’ house
Kyra Wine will be fitted with prosthetics in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, the 3-year-old must learn to put weight on her stubs. “That’s what they call them,” said her …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2008
Kyra remains hospitalized after two months
Sunday marks two months since 3-year-old Kyra Wine was found in a St. Maries home with dead flesh on her hands and feet, extensive bruising and most of her hair …
Mon., July 14, 2008
When eyes open to the world
Within a one-mile radius of my lower South Hill home, 17 registered Level III sex offenders have taken up residence. It’s a fact that doesn’t sit well with me as …
Wed., March 26, 2008
Troubles started early for man accused in baby’s death
Jereme J. Bassett’s troubles started at a young age. The 22-year-old started smoking cigarettes at 13 and quickly graduated to alcohol and marijuana, then harder drugs like methamphetamine, his younger …
Tue., July 17, 2007
Rallying the community to shine light on child abuse
When Debra Park asked to focus her church’s fledgling peace group around child abuse, she wasn’t minimizing the war in Iraq or downplaying anti-immigration riots, she was emphasizing one of …
Fri., April 13, 2007
Abuse group focuses on prevention
Darkness to Light isn’t about teaching children what to do when they’ve been abused. Instead, it puts the responsibility on adults in the community to keep abuse from happening in …
Fri., April 13, 2007
Father leads fight for abuse laws
BOISE – Paul Steed’s sons are adults now, but as youngsters at a Boy Scout camp in eastern Idaho, they reported a camp official who was molesting boys. No one …
Thu., April 12, 2007
On abuse, listen to your child, and trust your own instincts
Believe the children – and then help them. If Melissa Cilley could offer one answer to questions about abuse, that would be it. Cilley is director of the Victim Rights …
Sat., March 28, 1998
Mother Charged With Abusing Her Children
A Spokane woman was jailed after witnesses told police she was abusing her children, officers said. Misty D. Kateley, 26, of 2225 N. Howard remains in the Spokane County Jail …