Latest Child abuse News

Mom accused of abusing, imprisoning kids reaches plea deal

Jun. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of two Michigan parents accused of punishing their five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon has pleaded guilty to child abuse. The Lansing State Journal reports 29-year-old Sarah Conde cried quietly while...

Delivery man who rescued girls from alleged abuse honored

Jun. 19, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police have honored a pizza delivery driver they say rescued two girls who were being abused by their father. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Mark Buede was honored Tuesday by the Lexington Police Department. Police say Buede was delivering a pizza to an area motel last...

Ex-teacher charged with inappropriately touching young girls

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A former physical education teacher accused of inappropriately touching dozens of first-grade girls in incidents captured on school surveillance video has been indicted on charges of gross sexual imposition in Ohio. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says 25-year-old John...

Trial set for ex-driver accused of abusing disabled girl

Jun. 17, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a former Mississippi bus driver accused of sitting on and threatening to kill a disabled child. The Sun Herald reports Antioinette Jane Raymond is set to go to court in November. The former St. Martin Middle School bus driver opted for a trial after...

Ex-pastor in Texas accused of sexually abusing teen relative

Jun. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the relative...

Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan

Jun. 15, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had allegedly promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday. Court documents say that investigators believe Darin Schilmiller...

Ex-priest in molestation case returned to Arizona from Italy

Jun. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Catholic priest who fled from Arizona to Italy in 2003 after being indicted on child molestation charges has been returned to the state. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced that 70-year-old Joseph John Henn appeared before a judge on Friday after Italian authorities...

Man sentenced in deaths of 2 girls found on Colorado farm

Jun. 14, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A man was sentenced to 24 years in prison in the 2017 deaths of two sisters who were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure. Ashford Archer was found guilty in March of two counts of fatal...

Man sentenced to 21 years for death of girlfriend's son

Jun. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison in the beating death of his girlfriend's toddler. Thirty-four-year-old Nathaniel Littlefield was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment in the 2016 killing...

Vatican investigator of child sex abuse meets Polish bishops

Jun. 14, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, met with Poland's Catholic bishops on Friday to share his experience in tracking crimes, after the Polish church admitted knowing about hundreds of cases over the years where priests abused minors. Scicluna attended the...