Latest Child abuse News

Arrest made in attempted assault of 11-year-old

Nov. 18, 2019 12:26 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say they’ve arrested a man who entered a family’s home and attempted to sexually assault an 11-year-old girl. Police spokesman Sam Clemens said Monday the 26-year-old Sioux Falls man is being held on possible charges of burglary, attempted rape and...

Elections official fired after shoving match with deputies

Nov. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a manager of information technology at a Florida elections office has been fired after shoving detectives who attempted to grab his cellphone during a child pornography investigation. The Palm Beach Post reports 61-year-old Jeff Darter faces two felony counts of...

Conviction upheld for child abuser serving lengthy sentence

Nov. 18, 2019 8:32 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man serving a lengthy sentence for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl nearly nine years before his trial. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports the court unanimously ruled last week that there’s no...

Man gets prison for repeatedly raping Delaware girl

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for raping a Delaware girl. The News Journal of Wilmington reports Evaristo Martinez was sentenced Friday for the repeated rapes, which started when the girl was about 11 years old. Court records say he would tell the victim, now 18,...

Report: Retired cops with disciplinary pasts work at schools

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired Orlando Police Department officer Dennis Turner sparked a furor when he arrested two 6-year-old students while working as a school resource officer at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September. As details emerged of Turner’s history — including a child abuse...

Victims relive trauma as Wisconsin Clergy sexual abuse grows

Nov. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When she was 7, Patty Gallagher was chosen to bring the priest who served her parish and school in Monona, Wisconsin, his daily milk. The Rev. Lawrence Trainor was practically a member of the family. He came over for dinner and visited the family cottage. Trainor, a priest at...

Father sentenced to 26 years for infant’s beating death

Nov. 16, 2019 5:35 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for the beating death of his 20-day-old son. The Spokesman-Review reports a superior court commissioner sentenced Erik Sherman on Friday for last year’s drug-fueled attack on his son Emmett. A doctor told police...

Police: Teacher arrested after classroom fight with student

Nov. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EST

LARGO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school teacher has been arrested on charges she fought with a 17-year-old student in a classroom, an incident captured on cellphone video. The 36-year-old teacher, Vivian Noirie, is charged with physical child abuse and second-degree assault, Prince George’s County...

Sioux Falls man charged for spanking child with soup spoon

Nov. 16, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of spanking a child with a soup spoon has been indicted on child abuse charges. The Argus Leader reports the 36-year-old man is charged with abuse or cruelty to a minor, a felony. An affidavit in support of a search warrant shows that an 8-year-old child...

Husband of malnourished girl’s legal guardian charged

Nov. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged the husband of a malnourished 11-year-old girl’s legal guardian. WXIX-TV reports 61-year-old Charles Breeze is in custody at a Cincinnati hospital. Breeze was indicted Thursday in Brown County on endangering children, felonious assault and kidnapping...