Latest Child endangerment News

Newark man faces child sex charges; mummified remains found

Aug. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police responding to a call about child sexual abuse said they found mummified remains and an altar to an unknown deity in the home of a man who is now facing multiple charges. Robert Williams is scheduled for an initial court appearance Friday. He is charged with crimes including...

Mother of 4 kids rescued in St. Louis fire faces charges

Aug. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of four young children rescued from an apartment fire in St. Louis is facing felony charges for allegedly leaving them home alone. St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Crystal Ford with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ford does not have a listed...

White Arkansas woman pulls gun on 4 black fundraising teens

Aug. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested and charged with assault several days after police say she pulled a gun on four black teenagers who were going door to door to raise money for their high school football team. Police in the eastern Arkansas city of Wynne, about 100...

Wisconsin mother accused of leaving children in hot car

Aug. 13, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee mother is charged with child neglect after her two young children were found alone in a hot car outside a store. Police say they responded to the parking lot of the Target store Saturday in West Allis after a woman saw the children in the car with the windows rolled...

Police: Georgia woman charged in baby's death during fight

Aug. 13, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say another woman has been charged in the July death of a 3-month-old baby, who was dropped and fatally injured during a fight. WALB-TV reports 30-year-old Terra Shanquelle Brown turned herself in Sunday and was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree child...

Sandusky to be resentenced next month in molestation case

Aug. 8, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky be taken to a central Pennsylvania courtroom next month for resentencing on his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction, six months after an appeals court ruled mandatory minimums had been improperly applied. Judge John Foradora filed an order...

Russian couple face losing custody of child after protest

Aug. 7, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's ombudsman for children's rights and members of a presidential council have expressed outrage over Russian prosecutors trying to take a 1-year-old boy from his parents because they allegedly brought him to an unauthorized protest. The ombudsman, Yevgeny Bunimovich, denounced the...

2 indicted in starvation death of South Dakota toddler

Aug. 2, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Two people have been indicted in the starvation death of a 3-year-old South Dakota girl who was in their care. A grand jury charged 25-year-old Renae Fayant and 27-year-old Robert Price Jr., of Brookings, with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and abuse or cruelty to a...

DA: Father who left twins in car said he 'blanked out'

Jul. 27, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York father who left his 1-year-old twins in the car while he worked an eight-hour shift told police, "I blanked out. My babies are dead. I killed my babies," prosecutors said Saturday. Juan Rodriguez, 39, told the officers he thought he had dropped the twins off at day care before he...

The Latest: Dad pleads not guilty in deaths of twins in car

Jul. 27, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 1-year-old twins left in a car in New York City (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A New York father has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 1-year-old twins left in a car while he put in a day at work. Juan Rodriguez was arraigned...