Stories tagged: child abuse
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
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, 8:57 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 9:36 a.m.
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, 12:12 p.m.
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, 10:44 a.m.
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, 7:59 p.m.
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, 9:43 p.m.
A Washington state man accused of injuring an 8-month-old girl has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
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, 8:22 p.m.
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, 9:44 p.m.
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, 9:40 p.m.
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, 10:12 p.m.
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, 4:54 p.m.
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, 11:01 p.m.
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, 3:36 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
Montana’s health department on Friday announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
A man accused of beating his girlfriend’s daughter because the child interrupted him while he played video games is now being investigated for child rape.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
A Spokane Valley man accused of brutally beating his girlfriend’s child was charged Monday with first-degree child assault.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Post Falls parents suspected of abusing 6-year-old son. Boy was so malnourished and hungry that he ate his pillow.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
The Seattle Archdiocese has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.