Latest Child endangerment News

California lawmaker arrested on child cruelty suspicion

Dec. 11, 2018 8:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The arrest came after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School discovered an injury on a child who came into an office Monday...

Teacher accused of cutting boy's hair pleads not guilty

Dec. 7, 2018 8:22 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A California high school teacher pleaded not guilty to several charges of child cruelty and battery after she allegedly forced a haircut on one of her students, authorities said. Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said in a news release Friday that Margaret Gieszinger, 52,...

Caregivers for 3600 migrant teens lack complete abuse checks

Dec. 7, 2018 7:57 PM EST

Nearly every adult working with children in the U.S. — from nannies to teachers to coaches — has undergone state screenings to ensure they have no proven history of abusing or neglecting kids. One exception: thousands of workers at two federal detention facilities holding 3,600 migrant teens in the...

Man, woman drive from Arizona to Wyoming with kids in trunk

Dec. 6, 2018 4:31 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A man and woman admit in court they drove from Arizona to Wyoming with two children in the trunk of their car. Sixty-three-year-old Michael J. Fee and 31-year-old Amber L. Freudenstein each pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. The Casper Star-Tribune...

California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy's hair

Dec. 6, 2018 4:19 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A high school teacher in central California was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after forcibly cutting the hair of one of her students while singing the national anthem, authorities said. Margaret Gieszinger was arrested Wednesday after videos posted to social...

Prosecutors dropping 2 charges against water park worker

Nov. 30, 2018 4:17 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors are dropping two criminal charges against a former employee at a water park where a 10-year-old boy died on a waterslide. The charges accuse Tyler Miles of lying to authorities and concealing evidence from investigators, The Kansas City reported . Miles — who...

Police: Foster parent made child wear electric dog collar

Nov. 29, 2018 2:31 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say a foster parent made a 6-year-old wear an electric dog collar and abused the child with a spoon-like object. News outlets report that 61-year-old Deborah Ann Jarrell of Myrtle Beach was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. A...

Montana man convicted of rubbing hot sauce into kids' eyes

Nov. 29, 2018 12:30 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has been convicted of assaults on minors for beating his girlfriend's sons with a belt and rubbing hot sauce in their eyes. The children testified against Robert Mathew Holguin Jr. of Great Falls on Tuesday. Jurors found him guilty Wednesday. Defense attorney Victor...

Kansas mom pleads guilty in death of boy found in concrete

Nov. 28, 2018 3:31 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges in the abuse and death of her 3-year-old son, whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of their Wichita home. Miranda Miller, 37, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, child...

Police nab 15 people in child porn operation

Nov. 28, 2018 1:43 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — An extensive child pornography sweep has netted 15 arrests in New Jersey, including a Princeton University administrator and a bank executive. Monmouth County prosecutors say "Operation Trading Post" lasted from June through October of this year, with two arrests taking place in...