Latest Child endangerment News

Colorado abuse hotline emails went unchecked for 4 years

Jul. 12, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state email account that was created to report suspected child abuse and neglect went unchecked for over four years, and five possible cases that were undiscovered until May are now being investigated, officials said. Minna Castillo-Cohen, director of the Colorado Department of...

GOP threat ends Kansas governor's food assistance extension

Jul. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday dropped a policy that allowed several thousand Kansas adults to keep receiving food assistance after failing to meet a work requirement, reversing course days after the state's Republican attorney general threatened to file a lawsuit. Kelly...

Father, girlfriend take pleas in boy's basement imprisonment

Jul. 9, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

ELDORA, Iowa (AP) — A man and woman accused of confining the man's son in a basement in central Iowa have taken plea deals. Hardin County District Court records say 31-year-old Alex Shadlow pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping and two counts of child endangerment. Prosecutors lowered the kidnapping charge...

Manhunt in Missouri for Oklahoma pair after child found dead

Jul. 3, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Wednesday in Missouri for a couple wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition. St. Louis police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in locating Hakim Mustafa...

Man found with dismembered wife gets 9-year prison sentence

Jun. 28, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man who was found at a Kansas storage unit with his dismembered wife's remains and two of their children was sentenced Friday to nearly nine years in prison for charges not related to his wife's death. Justin Rey, 26, was sentenced on three felony counts of sexual exploitation of a...

Bond set for parents in New Mexico child, animal abuse case

Jun. 26, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico couple arrested in an abuse case marked by allegations of child beatings and tortured pets can be released on bond, a magistrate judge ruled Wednesday. Martha and Timothy Crouch made initial court appearances Wednesday, two days after their arrests in Aztec — a...

Virginia couple charged with homicide in baby overdose death

Jun. 26, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple has been charged in the death of a two-month-old baby from a suspected heroin and cocaine overdose. News outlets report a grand jury in Danville, Virginia, indicted 27-year-old Eugene Chandler Jr. and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield on Tuesday on charges of felony...

Ex-NFL player, girlfriend indicted in Vegas child death case

Jun. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player and his girlfriend have been indicted on murder and 20 felony child abuse charges in the death of the woman's 5-year-old daughter, court officials said Tuesday. Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Marcelle Wood, 28, and Amy Taylor, 26,...

Sheriff: Mom abused her children, boiled puppies to death

Jun. 25, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman beat and tortured at least some of her 15 children and forced them to watch as she brutally killed their pets, authorities said in New Mexico, the latest place where the woman and her husband have been the subject of complaints. Martha Crouch and her husband Timothy of...

Mom must get education, job after daughter's shooting death

Jun. 25, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to a reduced neglect charge stemming from her 2-year-old daughter's shooting death has been ordered to take parenting classes, get an education, stay off drugs and find a job. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 22-year-old Dashana Fowler...