Latest Child endangerment News

Author of simulated video of mass shooting pleads not guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 9:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 30-year old California man pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child abuse charges after online videos appeared to show him pointing an assault rifle and rehearsing a mass shooting from a downtown San Diego hotel room. Steve Homoki was arrested Thursday with 14 guns at his home in...

Warrant: Teacher made child sit in soiled pants as a lesson

Dec. 9, 2019 4:07 PM EST

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A s pecial education teacher in the Atlanta area has been arrested and accused of making a 5-year-old student sit in his own waste to teach him a lesson on restroom habits. Teacher Kelly Lewis, 56, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of cruelty to children in the second...

Missouri couple accused of locking child in closet for hours

Dec. 9, 2019 4:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mid-Missouri couple is accused of repeatedly locking a 9-year-old boy in a closet without food and water for hours at a time and only letting him out to eat in the mornings. Cole County authorities said Joseph Ciaveralla, 52, and Loretta Wilhelm, 34, of Columbia, were charged...

Suspect in tot's death gets life for abusing another girl

Dec. 9, 2019 11:35 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man awaiting trial in the killing of a toddler has been sentenced to two life sentences plus another 10 years for abusing a different child. Judge Thomas Mountjoy said that 33-year-old Kenneth Davis had demonstrated that he “simply cannot be around...

Mother, grandmother face neglect charges in girl's drowning

Dec. 7, 2019 2:19 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a child who drowned in a Mississippi pond have been indicted on charges of child neglect. Mother Britney Darnell Brooks and grandmother Tammy Brooks are both charged with acts of child neglect on Sept. 2, the day that 5-year-old Annabelle Bush was found...

Deserted 5-year-old takes toddler to neighbor in bitter cold

Dec. 7, 2019 12:37 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 5-year-old child left alone in a house in a remote Alaska village carried a toddler half a mile to a neighbor's home in the bitter cold wearing only socks and light clothing after the power went out, authorities said Friday. Both children suffered cold-weather injuries in...

Charges dropped against homeowner in Mississippi boy's death

Dec. 6, 2019 1:19 PM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi have dropped neglect charges against the owner of a home where a 5-year-old boy was found dead in September. The boy's caregiver remains charged with capital murder, and his mother with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The body of Jakie Toole was...

Ex-Iowa law enforcement officer charged with child sex abuse

Dec. 6, 2019 7:51 AM EST

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa law enforcement officer who fled the state after allegedly threatening to kill several family members has been charged with sexually abusing children. Jonathan Wayne Bailey, 35, has been charged with eight counts of child endangerment, seven counts of second-degree...

Woman charged in death of infant girl at unlicensed day care

Dec. 5, 2019 9:14 AM EST

A Pennsylvania woman was charged in the death of an infant at unlicensed day care center they say she ran at her home, authorities said. Lauren Landgrebe allegedly strapped the 11-month-old girl into a car seat on her dining room table on Aug. 27 and propped up a bottle next to her. They say she left the child...

S Carolina woman accused of driving drunk with 6 kids in car

Dec. 5, 2019 3:48 AM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina have arrested a woman accused of driving under the influence with six young children in the car, including a 1-month-old infant. Aiken Department of Public Safety officers responded to an apartment last week where callers reported a disturbance. Witnesses said...