Stories tagged: child abuse
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Police: Couple bound, gagged and taped 4-year-olds to wall
Police say an Ohio man and his girlfriend restrained, gagged and taped his 4-year-old twin boys to a wall.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Man suspected of rape, child sexual abuse in Oregon arrested
A 42-year-old man is back in Oregon after authorities in Indiana arrested him in connection with the rape and sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 12.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
26-year-old Montana man sentenced for smothering infant
A 26-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to smothering a 5-month-old infant last year.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Investigator found in 1984 Seattle mayor abused foster son
Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle’s mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that “under no …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Authorities: 3-year-old in Florida killed for drinking milk from jug
A woman and her mother beat her girlfriend’s 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod and then threw him across a room because he drank milk from a jug, authorities said …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
More allegations of child sexual abuse by priests raise new questions about Pope Francis’ handling of issue
A top Vatican official denied allegations of sexual offenses on Thursday after being charged by Australian police, saying he would take a leave of absence as one of Pope Francis’ …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Boy, 6, found in Oregon car trunk; critically injured
Authorities say a 6-year-old boy in southern Oregon was flown to a hospital after his parents discovered him in the trunk of a car, suffering from a heat-related illness.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Archbishop: Church of England ‘colluded’ to hide sex abuse
The Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Police: Man left child in truck so he could drink, play pool at bar
Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Parma man faces a felony charge after police say he allegedly left a child in a truck to drink and play pool at a …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president
Prosecutors want a judge to jail former Penn State President Graham Spanier for his conviction in hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky.
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.