Latest Child abuse News

Police say Millcreek man assaulted child, shot at neighbor

Oct. 14, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Salt Lake man punched a child riding a bicycle, opened fire on the child's father and then barricaded himself in his home. Authorities say a 61-year-old Millcreek man became angry Sunday afternoon over noise from children riding dirt bikes. Unified police...

Man charged with burning kid now accused of burning another

Oct. 14, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man previously accused of burning a 3-year-old child is now accused of burning another, this time with boiling water. Citing a Volusia County sheriff's statement, news outlets report 47-year-old Terry May was arrested Thursday and charged with child abuse causing great bodily...

Doctor charged with child sex crimes found dead in jail

Oct. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California neurosurgeon awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused children has been found dead in his jail cell. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office says James Kohut was found alone in his cell Sunday morning. Medical examiners are investigating the cause and...

Father gets nearly 4 years in death of 9-month-old daughter

Oct. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man will spend nearly four years in prison for the death of his 9-month-old daughter. Circuit Judge Joseph Migliozzi Jr. on Friday sentenced 29-year-old Kasiam Tinsley to 15 years in prison on felony child abuse and felony child neglect charges but suspended most of that...

Man accused of sexually assaulting teen takes plea deal

Oct. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man accused by authorities of sexually assaulting a teenage boy has entered a plea agreement. WVIR-TV reports 24-year-old Michael Wayne Dill pleaded guilty Friday in Waynesboro to one count of forcible sodomy. The deal calls for Dill to spend a decade in prison....

Repeat sex offender indicted on child molestation charges

Oct. 11, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A 79-year-old man who is a registered sex offender has been indicted by a grand jury on separate child molestation and sexual assault charges. The Providence Journal reports Bruce MacNeil, of Warwick, was charged this week with 10 counts of first-degree child molestation and eight...

FBI: Woman kidnapped, sex assaulted girl she met online

Oct. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say a South Carolina woman kidnapped a girl from Minnesota and sexually assaulted her. Citing an FBI affidavit, news outlets report 23-year-old Katrina Marie Aliff was arrested last month on charges including aggravated child sexual abuse. The affidavit says...

Man charged in youth center sex assaults faces accuser

Oct. 11, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A former state youth detention center counselor accused of repeatedly raping a teenage boy in the 1990s faced his accuser in a courtroom for the first time Friday. Jeffrey Buskey was charged in July with 56 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a teen at the Sununu...

Court: Boarding school owner can question accuser's history

Oct. 11, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa boarding school for troubled youth will get another chance to try to discredit a student whose testimony helped convict him of sexual abuse charges, under a court ruling issued Friday. The Iowa Supreme Court ordered a hearing that will allow Midwest Academy...

Police find body wrapped in trash bag while serving warrant

Oct. 11, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Texarkana say officers who were serving a warrant in a child sex abuse investigation discovered the body of an adult that had been wrapped in a garbage bag. The Texarkana Gazette reports that officers were serving the warrant last week at a home when they discovered...