Latest Child endangerment News

Couple charged with severe abuse of their 8 children

Dec. 4, 2020 1:53 PM EST

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Williamsport couple who mistreated their eight children with abuse that included severe beatings, starvation and molestation for over a decade have been charged with endangerment and other counts, authorities said Friday. Their arrests capped a seven-month investigation that...

Vermont parents arrested in death of their 1-month-old child

Dec. 2, 2020 8:47 PM EST

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — The parents of a 1-month-old who died in August were arrested Wednesday by Vermont State Police. Leo Cushing died Aug. 1 in Swanton inside the home he shared with his parents. An autopsy concluded that the cause of death was a subdural hemorrhage to the brain and indicated a...

Woman charged after infant in her care overdoses on heroin

Dec. 2, 2020 6:03 PM EST

EAST DEER, Pa. (AP) — An infant remains hospitalized after she overdosed on heroin that she ingested while a woman who was supposed to be caring for her slept, authorities said. Sara Tate, 32, told authorities that she left her daughter, 12, and sister-in-law, 10, to watch the 9-month-old girl while she...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a football team shower.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Ex-Penn St. president's Sandusky-related conviction restored

Dec. 1, 2020 2:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a team shower. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of...

New Hampshire expands voluntary services to prevent abuse

Nov. 30, 2020 3:25 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is partnering with two social service agencies to prevent child abuse and neglect. The state in recent years has restored such voluntary services as part of a broader effort to reform its child protection system. The Division for Children, Youth and Families said Monday...

Blind, developmentally disabled 5-year-old fatally beaten

Nov. 23, 2020 12:45 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in St. Louis County say a man fatally beat a 5-year-old boy who was blind and developmentally disabled while the child's mother was away giving birth. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that investigators were so shaken by the death of Jamarion Delancy that they're raising...

Couple avoids prison in Florida child abuse case

Nov. 21, 2020 11:01 AM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple won't serve any prison time in a child abuse case in which a malnourished, injured teenage girl was discovered hiding in woods. A circuit judge declined a request Friday from prosecutors to sentence 49-year-old Kris Peters to a prison term. Instead, Peters was handed 15...

Woman airlifted to hospital after being shot by 2-year-old

Nov. 18, 2020 1:59 PM EST

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged the parents of a Dyersville toddler who shot his mother with an unsecured gun he found in the family home. Meriah Carlyle, 21, and Logan Keller, 23, have each been charged with child endangerment for leaving a loaded handgun on a bedside table on Nov. 4, police...

In this photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 9-year-old Jordan Gorman is checked out by a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation employee after he was found in the woods near his home, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Ashland City, Tenn. (Courtesy of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Missing Tennessee 9-year-old boy found safe

Nov. 17, 2020 8:36 PM EST

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee boy who disappeared into a heavily wooded area near his home two days ago was found safe Tuesday, authorities said. The boy, 9-year-old Jordan Gorman, was found at a creek bed about three-quarters of a mile from his home, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said...

Father charged after toddler son accidentally shoots himself

Nov. 17, 2020 8:22 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio father has been charged after his toddler son accidentally shot himself with a gun the man left on a couch while playing a video game, authorities said. Demonte Walker, Sr., 24, of Columbus, was charged Monday with child endangerment. It's not known is he's retained an...