Latest Child endangerment News

Prosecutors: Boy shot by police was with man who fired gun

Apr. 10, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A young man who was with a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last month fired the rounds that drew the officer's attention, prosecutors said Saturday. Ruben Roman, 21, is seen on video firing the weapon that brought police to the...

Calls to Indiana child abuse hotline down during pandemic

Apr. 09, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The frequency of calls to Indiana's child abuse and neglect hotline fell by more than 10% last year compared to the previous two years, and an expert said that may reflect the isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indiana Department of...

Baby hurt in motorcycle crash while riding on step-dad's lap

Apr. 09, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was driving a motorcycle with his young stepdaughter in his lap is facing several charges after she was seriously injured when he ran a stop sign and laid down his bike to avoid hitting a car, police said. The 17-month-old girl...

Woman convicted of mistreatment involving 4-year-old child

Apr. 08, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A woman in southern Oregon was convicted Wednesday for her role in a case of neglect and mistreatment involving a 4-year-old child. Lori Meeks, 52, and Matthew Oakley were arrested in March after the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office said the...

Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility

Apr. 07, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border. It is the first time state officials...

Prosecutors: Police officer sexually assaulted juvenile

Apr. 07, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile has turned himself in, authorities said Wednesday. Tyrone Rolls, 50, an Upper Township resident who serves as a sergeant with the Ocean City Police Department, faces...

Russell man sentenced for death of 14-month-old child

Apr. 07, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A Russell man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison in the death of a 14-month-old boy in 2017. Jody Steven Fox, 29, was sentenced Monday for second-degree murder and child abuse, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news...

Topeka man charged in traffic crash that killed infant

Apr. 05, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man was charged in connection to a two-car traffic collision last week that killed an infant and injured three others, prosecutors said Monday. Troy A. Vsetecka, 51, was charged with involuntary manslaughter,...

Mother, father charged in death of 2-year-old son

Apr. 03, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A mother and father have been charged with first-degree murder in the alleged drug overdose death of their 2-year-old son in a Kansas City suburb. Shelly Vallejo, 29, and Jean Morales, 26, both of Shawnee, made a first appearance Friday. They also...

Parents among 3 charged in death of 5-month-old Iowa baby

Apr. 01, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

SHELDON, Iowa (AP) — The parents of a 5-month-old baby who died last year in northwestern Iowa are among three people now charged in the infant’s death. Lawrence Ruotolo, 20, and Brittanee Baker, 21, both of Sheldon, have been charged with child endangerment causing...