Latest Child endangerment News

Wrestling coach accused of ignoring hazing pleads not guilty

Apr. 22, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a youth wrestling coach in Ohio accused of knowing about hazing among wrestlers but not stopping it has pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment and hazing. Franklin police say 58-year-old Bart Freidenberg turned himself in last week and was released after making...

Oklahoma woman accused of starving kids, feeding them feces

Apr. 20, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

JAY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother has been charged with child neglect, accused of starving her children and feeding them dog feces. The Tulsa World reports that 34-year-old Mary Elizabeth Moore was charged in Delaware County court this month. The children, aged 5 and 3, are severely malnourished and...

The Latest: Lawyer: Shackled children want normal adulthoods

Apr. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local): 2 p.m. The attorney for the adult children who were tortured and abused by their California parents for years says they're trying to live their lives as...

California couple sentenced to life in prison for severe abuse, neglect of 12 of their children

Apr. 19, 2019 1:21 PM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California couple sentenced to life in prison for severe abuse, neglect of 12 of their children .

Police: Welfare agency had reports on couple whose son died

Apr. 16, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Child welfare authorities had received abuse reports about a Wichita couple whose 3-year-old son was found dead in a crib at their mobile home where a baby also was found in critical condition, according to police. Capt. Brent Allred provided no details Monday on the Kansas Department...

The Latest: Kansas boy's parents charged with murder

Apr. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a Wichita couple whose 3-year-old son was found dead at their mobile home (all times local): 5 p.m. Prosecutors have filed murder charges against a Wichita couple whose 3-year-old had been dead for days when his body was found in a crib in their mobile home. The parents...

Oregon foster care system targeted in federal lawsuit

Apr. 16, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's foster care system has failed to shield children from abuse and they are sometimes forced to stay in refurbished jail cells and homeless shelters, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The 77-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court details stories of foster children being...

Deputies: Substitute teacher downed vodka, endangered kids

Apr. 16, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A substitute teacher in Kentucky has been jailed for allegedly endangering middle school students by teaching while drunk. WKYT-TV reports 32-year-old Brook Ellen West was arrested Monday on charges of public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor. Scott County Sheriff's...

Woman accused of slamming son, 2, on concrete, running away

Apr. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a woman slammed her 2-year-old son onto concrete and then ran away during a fight she was having with a man. News outlets report that Noelle Gray had fled and left her son injured on the ground on Friday. Bowling Green police spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward...

Florida mom accused when daughter, 2, dies in hot car

Apr. 12, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old Florida woman slept as her 2-year-old daughter died in a car parked outside her apartment. The Pensacola News Journal reports Jessica Monell faces charges of homicide-neglect manslaughter, child neglect and possession of a controlled substance. Escambia...