Latest Child endangerment News

Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

Feb. 13, 2019 8:04 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Journalists were given a glimpse Wednesday of a newly expanded south-Florida detention facility where nearly 150 teenage migrants sleep in rows of bunk beds in a large windowless room and use portable toilets housed in adjacent tents. The sleeping area in a converted Job Corps...

Strangers' suspicions rankle parents of mixed-race children

Feb. 13, 2019 5:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Amberkatherine DeCory carried photos of her daughter's birth certificate in her diaper bag in case she had to prove that the lighter-skinned girl was really hers. Cydnee Rafferty gives her husband a letter explaining that he has permission to travel with their 5-year-old biracial daughter....

The Latest: Texas children found in dog cage

Feb. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EST

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Texas children found in dog cage (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Bond has been set for two parents charged with child endangerment after authorities found two children locked in a dog cage and two more smeared with excrement in a North Texas barn. The Wise County Sheriff's...

Texas sheriff: 2 malnourished children found in dog cage

Feb. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — Deputies on Tuesday discovered two malnourished children crammed into a locked dog cage and two more smeared with feces and urine in a barn in North Texas, in what a sheriff described as the worst case of child abuse he has ever seen. The barn was "crudely fashioned" into living...

Penn State trustees group challenges 2012 Sandusky report

Feb. 12, 2019 6:27 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small group of Penn State board members that includes longtime defenders of famed football coach Joe Paterno is challenging as unreliable a 2012 university-commissioned investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. In a 109-page report, five current and two former...

Latest: Texas couple jailed after children found neglected

Feb. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — The Latest on four malnourished children found at a North Texas home, two locked in a dog cage (all times local): 5 p.m. A North Texas couple is jailed without bond after four malnourished children were found in deplorable conditions at their rural home. Wise County jail records show...

Cindy McCain walks back claim of stopping human trafficker

Feb. 7, 2019 1:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain is apologizing after inaccurately claiming that she stopped human trafficking at the Phoenix airport when she reported a toddler with a woman of a different ethnicity and "something didn't click." The widow of former U.S. Sen. John McCain told stunned radio hosts that the woman...

Jury convicts Iowa woman in death of infant found in swing

Feb. 6, 2019 6:25 PM EST

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have found an Iowa woman guilty in the death of her infant son, whose lifeless body was found in a baby swing. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports it took the jury about four hours Wednesday to find 21-year-old Cheyanne Harris guilty of first-degree murder and child...

Charges dropped for alleged 'fight club' at day care center

Feb. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against two workers at a day care center who were accused of facilitating a "fight club" among the small children. Tena Dailey and Mickala Guliford were charged in November with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child after video...

Oregon man pleads guilty to leaving baby in Montana woods

Feb. 5, 2019 11:05 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he abandoned a 5-month-old baby under a pile of debris in the woods of western Montana. The Missoulian reports 32-year-old Francis Carlton Crowley, of Portland, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Missoula District Court to criminal...