Stories tagged: child abuse
Tue., May 26, 2020
Child abuse or neglect in most of Eastern Washington, including Spokane, Pullman, Moses Lake, Colville and Chelan, can be reported to Child Protective Services at (800) 557-9671.
Thu., May 21, 2020
The Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation, and coronavirus lockdowns that restrict millions to their homes may be worsening the abuses, a U.S. …
UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee signs dozens of pieces of legislation on a wide range of topics.
Sun., March 8, 2020
Shawn Vestal: Even by Heather Scott’s low standards, bill to foster silence around child abuse was extreme, irresponsible
A bill sponsored by Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, would have eliminated the legal requirement that nonprofessionals who witness child abuse or neglect must report it to the authorities.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
It’s not the kind of language you often see in court documents – even in prosecutor’s strongest sentencing arguments for the worst convicts. However, in the case of Mikhail Yuriy …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Coeur d’Alene man held on $1M bail, charged with possessing ‘sexually exploitative material’ of children
Idaho attorney general investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children unit arrested 62-year-old William R. Carr of Coeur d’Alene, who is suspected of possessing “sexually exploitative material” related to children, …
Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Skeletal remains were found at a Phoenix home where authorities recently removed three children, authorities said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
A Colorado woman accused of hiding 26 children behind a false wall at her day care center was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor child abuse, police said Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Daniel N. Osorno, a 52-year-old Spokane man accused of child rape and molestation, possessed more than 500 images of himself abusing a girl beginning when she was 3, according to …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Virtually nothing in Erik G. Sherman’s past indicated that he would be seated, in a jail jumpsuit on Friday, before a Superior Court Commissioner who complained that a plea agreement …
Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Machelle Hobson, the Arizona mother accused of torturing her seven adopted children who starred in her popular YouTube series “Fantastic Adventures,” has died at a Scottsdale hospital, authorities say.
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
Three-week-old Emmett Sherman
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
The recent Guest Opinion about Baby Caiden (“Still work to be done in case of Baby Caiden,” Mary Ann Murphy, Aug. 15) was a disturbing example of how child abuse …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
Shawn Vestal: Explanations for letting man accused of ‘child torture’ off the hook aren’t a good excuse
Despite an explanation of the decision not the press charges against a man who has an extensive history of credible reports of abusing his three children, it remains inexplicable how …
Fri., March 15, 2019
Two young girls who were nearly starved to death by their mother in 2015 are suing the state and a for-profit substance-abuse treatment provider.
Fri., March 8, 2019
Shawn Vestal: The state slow-walked horrific abuse reports and three children will pay for a lifetime
The system is failing three children at the center of an abuse case that one nurse called “child torture.”
Thu., March 7, 2019
France’s senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, offered to resign Thursday after he was convicted of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police, the latest high-ranking churchman to …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Authorities say a registered sex offender in Idaho abused the child of a woman he kidnapped and kept chained in a barn last December
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released – but only when kids get their grades on a Friday. The curious finding in a Florida study startled …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Idaho State Police find severely beaten woman and infant during traffic stop; driver arrested for possession of meth
During a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Idaho, a man was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, and police also found a severely beaten woman and 2-year-old child, according to a …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
A Washington state man accused of injuring an 8-month-old girl has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
Before 3-week-old Emmett Sherman was taken to a hospital earlier this month due to troubled breathing, police say his parents “Googled” the injuries and found them to be minor.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018
Linda Martin isn’t surprised her second cousin, Lester Kester, is accused of sexually abusing four children or that his wife, Sarah Kester, is also accused of knowing about the abuse …
Tue., July 3, 2018
A 10-year-old Southern California boy was starved and tortured for days before his death, sometimes by younger brothers and sisters forced to take part in the beatings, according to prosecutors …
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018
A Spokane man arrested this month in a sting operation targeting child predators had briefly worked as a counselor at Lakeland Village, the state-operated nursing and rehabilitation center in Medical …
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018
A three-month, nationwide law enforcement effort dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” led to the arrests of more than 2,300 people suspected of sexually abusing children and dealing in child pornography, authorities …
Tue., May 15, 2018
It’s unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the years authorities claim 10 children suffered “horrific” abuse inside their suburban home. Their mother told reporters …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018
Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect, but the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the requirement doesn’t necessarily apply …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Long after the fact, little Wyatt’s neighbors told police that his parents treated him like “crap.” His father, Melvin Bledsoe, 27, and his stepmother, Joy Tamika Anderson, 30, are facing …