Latest Child endangerment News

This undated photo provided by the Cape Girardeau Police Department in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, shows Cedric Charles Moore Jr. Authorities are looking for Moore, who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in a July 3, 2020, attack that was captured on Facebook Live. Moore was charged Monday, July 6 with one count each of first-degree child endangerment and second-degree assault. (Cape Girardeau Police Department via AP)

Man charged in attack on child dancer captured on Facebook

Jul. 7, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Authorities are looking for a Missouri man who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in an attack that was captured on Facebook Live and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Cedric Charles Moore Jr., 27, of Cape Girardeau, was charged Monday with first-degree child...

Animal cruelty tip leads to caged toddler, drugs, guns

Jun. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes, authorities said Friday. Authorities went to the home Thursday after receiving an anonymous tip about possible animal...

This photos released by the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department shows Lance Long and Crystal Lynn Long. The  South Dakota couple is accused of giving four children illegal drugs and of zapping them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Investigators have recommended charging Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, abuse or cruelty to a minor and numerous other counts. (Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department/The Argus Leader via AP)

South Dakota couple plead not guilty to using prod on kids

Jun. 23, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota couple have pleaded not guilty to charges that they gave four children illegal drugs and zapped them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, made their initial court appearances Monday. The...

Missouri couple accused of abandoning boy, 12, with palsy

Jun. 19, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City couple left their 12-year-old boy with cerebral palsy behind for weeks after they moved, returning only periodically to bring him food, according to court records. Janine Allen, 30, and Brendon Luke, 29, were each being held on $250,000 bond on charges of...

Charges filed after fentanyl blamed in death of toddler

Jun. 18, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after authorities determined that a toddler's death in November was from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. Authorities say 46-year-old Tyrone Roseburrow of Jennings was charged Wednesday. He is jailed on...

Police rescue family after dad drove with toddlers off cliff

Jun. 16, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man was in police custody Tuesday and his twin toddlers were in the hospital after he drove off a cliff with them in his car in what police say was a suicide attempt. Robert Brians was booked Monday on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping and child cruelty,...

FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal appeals court grilled lawyers Tuesday, June 16, 2020, about whether Penn State's former president deserved to have his misdemeanor child endangerment charge over his response to a complaint about Jerry Sandusky overturned last year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Penn State ex-president argues conviction properly tossed

Jun. 16, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court grilled lawyers Tuesday about whether Penn State's former president deserved to have his misdemeanor child endangerment conviction, related to his response to a complaint about Jerry Sandusky, overturned last year. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals focused...

Woman gets 17 years for 5-year-old grandson's hot-car death

Jun. 12, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to a murder charge for leaving her 5-year-old grandson to die inside a hot car while she gambled at a casino. Alanna Jean Orr, 50, was sentenced Thursday to 210 months in federal prison, U.S....

This photos released by the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department shows Lance Long and Crystal Lynn Long. The  South Dakota couple is accused of giving four children illegal drugs and of zapping them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Investigators have recommended charging Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, abuse or cruelty to a minor and numerous other counts. (Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department/The Argus Leader via AP)

South Dakota couple accused of using cattle prod on kids

Jun. 5, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota couple is accused of giving four children illegal drugs and of zapping them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Investigators have recommended charging Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, with aggravated assault with a...

Authorities gather on Centennial Bridge after a shooting Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near Leavenworth, Kan. A Fort Leavenworth soldier is being credited with saving lives after he stopped a person who was randomly shooting on the bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri. (John Richmeier/Leavenworth Times via AP)

Missouri man charged with 9 felonies in bridge shooting

May. 29, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old Kansas City-area man was charged Friday with attempted first-degree murder and eight other felonies after authorities say he randomly fired into traffic on a bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri. The charges filed in Leavenworth County, Kansas, District Court...