Latest Child endangerment News

Leader of Connecticut ministry charged with abusing child

Aug. 15, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — The leader of a home-based ministry in Connecticut has been charged with abusing the baby son of two of his followers. The Hartford Courant reports that Robert Nichols was charged Friday with first-degree assault, intentional cruelty, and injury to children. He posted $150,000 bail...

French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood

Aug. 11, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French judge handed preliminary charges Saturday to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorized campsite in southern France that was inundated by flash floods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children. The men, who were not identified by name, were handed preliminary charges of...

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

Aug. 10, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

AMALIA, N.M. (AP) — Dirty diapers, shotgun shells, small broken bicycles, the white sandal of a baby, anguished journals about faith and a DVD about killing techniques in close combat. Ordinary and extraordinary household objects littered a squalid compound on a high-desert plain of northern New Mexico,...

Man accused in child's neglect death says charges unfair

Aug. 10, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a 10-month-old Michigan girl who died of malnutrition and dehydration didn't seek medical help because it's "just as dangerous as not going," the father said. Seth Welch and Tatiana Fusari were charged Monday with felony murder and first-degree child abuse after...

Texas opens investigation of reported immigrant child death

Aug. 9, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials Thursday opened an abuse and neglect investigation into reports that surfaced last week of a child dying after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. The announcement came shortly after Texas officials appeared frustrated...

Authorities: 4 Missouri children found in windowless rooms

Aug. 8, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Police responding to a call to a child abuse hotline at a southeast Missouri home found four children apparently being kept behind plywood in makeshift rooms with no access to water or toilets, according to a county sheriff. St. Francois County sheriff's officers and investigators...

Oklahoma mom charged with stabbing daughter to stand trial

Aug. 7, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with an ax, then setting their home on fire has been ordered to stand trial. Tulsa County court records indicate that 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad waived her right to a preliminary...

Michigan parents charged in neglect death of 10-month-old

Aug. 7, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a 10-month-old girl who died of malnutrition and dehydration in western Michigan have been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Seth Welch and Tatiana Fusari, both 27, were charged Monday in the death of their daughter, Mary. The Kent County...

Man pleads not guilty to leaving baby in Montana woods

Jul. 31, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony charges alleging he abandoned a 5-month-old baby who survived for nine hours in the woods of western Montana under a pile of debris. Francis Carlton Crowley, 32, of Portland, entered his plea to assault on a minor and criminal...

Iowa mom convicted in girl's antidepressant overdose death

Jul. 31, 2018 7:06 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa woman who authorities say gave unprescribed antidepressants to her 8-year-old daughter has been found guilty of child endangerment causing death. A judge who handed down his verdict Monday to Misty Frazier, of Glenwood. Sentencing is set for Aug. 23. The judge...