Latest Crimes against children News

Mistrial in case of Oklahoma man charged in son's death

Feb. 16, 2020 2:41 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the first-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma City man, charged in the 2018 death of his 3-month-old son. Court records show the jury deadlocked early Saturday on the murder charge against Deion Reed, 23, but found him not guilty of child abuse in the...

Parents charged with abusing child until bone disorder found

Feb. 16, 2020 12:06 PM EST

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — When a child protection caseworker told Crystal Bryant they were taking her 5-month-old boy, the young mother dropped to her knees on the hospital floor. “Take me,” she pleaded. “For my son to stay home, take me, I don’t care.” She begged God and...

Fourth person charged in fatal beating of 12-year-old boy

Feb. 15, 2020 2:48 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities arrested a fourth person accused of being involved in the fatal beating of a 12-year-old boy at his home in West Yellowstone. Gage Roush, 18, was arrested and charged with felony assault of a minor and appeared in court in the Feb. 3 death of James Alex Hurley, the...

South Dakota couple sentenced to prison after fatal crash

Feb. 15, 2020 11:24 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota couple has been sentenced to federal prison after two of their children died in a vehicle crash on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. The Rapid City Journal reports Dakota Horned Eagle, 29, was sentenced to 4 years and three months years in prison after pleading guilty to...

Ex-school principal enters plea for failing to report abuse

Feb. 15, 2020 10:34 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha elementary school principal accused last year of not immediately reporting a teacher's suspected sexual abuse of students has pleaded no contest to failing to report child abuse. Eric Nelson entered the plea Thursday in Douglas County District Court, television station...

Nebraska man sentenced to prison for producing child porn

Feb. 15, 2020 10:11 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A North Platte man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for conspiracy and production of child pornography. Mathew Goad, 34, was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln's federal court and ordered to undergo a lifetime of supervision upon his release from prison, federal prosecutors for...

Sheriff: SC child dead for a day had bruises, full diaper

Feb. 14, 2020 6:46 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old girl found dead in a South Carolina home have been charged with neglect after authorities said she was found with a full diaper and bruises. More charges against the parents, a third adult in the home and a juvenile are likely after investigators review...

Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages testifies, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Lansing, Mich., during her trial where she faces two counts of lying to police. A jury on Friday found Klages guilty of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged.  She faces up to four years in prison. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Feb. 14, 2020 6:39 PM EST

A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted Friday on charges that she lied to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997. It's the latest fallout from the scandal that has rocked the school. Kathie Klages, 65, was found...

Police: Lincoln photographer charged in child porn case

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Friday charged Lincoln photographer with manufacturing child pornography and child abuse after finding sexually explicit photos of teenage girls he had taken. Police said in a news release that Gregory Dightman, 50, photographed underage girls under the guise of paid...

Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages testifies, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Lansing, Mich., during her trial where she faces two counts of lying to police. A jury on Friday found Klages guilty of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged.  She faces up to four years in prison. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Ex-Michigan State coach convicted in case tied to Nassar

Feb. 14, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty of a...