Latest Child abuse News

Iowa man, woman each get 30 years in prison for abusing boy

Aug. 17, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

ELDORA, Iowa (AP) — A man and woman who confined the man's son in a basement in central Iowa have each been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Des Moines Register reports that 31-year-old Alex Shadlow and his girlfriend, 40-year-old Traci Tyler, were sentenced Friday. Shadlow had earlier pleaded guilty...

Florida mom arrested for leaving girl in hot car for 3 hours

Aug. 17, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a woman intentionally left a toddler strapped to a car seat for three hours while she went grocery shopping in the middle of the day. Officials say the child suffered from febrile seizures but recovered at a children's hospital. Fort Lauderdale police...

Former Secretariat trainer faces child porn charges

Aug. 16, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A racehorse expert who helped train Triple Crown winner Secretariat and had ties to Saudi royals is accused of abusing a teenager while producing child pornography. Daniel Mullan, 80, entered federal court in Central Islip in a wheelchair Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges...

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

Priest already deemed sexually violent sentenced again

Aug. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first Catholic priest in the U.S. to be labeled sexually violent when he was convicted in Illinois was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for abusing two boys in Missouri in the 1990s. Fred Lenczycki, 75, pleaded guilty in May to two counts of sodomy for crimes that occurred from...

Latter-day Saints announce new training to curb child abuse

Aug. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints has launched a new online training program for local leaders to curb child abuse in congregations. Church members who hold volunteer leadership positions at the regional and congregational level and those who work with children or youth...

Felony abuse charges against teacher dismissed, reduced

Aug. 16, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Felony child abuse charges have been dismissed against a former Detroit-area special education teacher accused of abusing autistic students. The Macomb Daily reports that a judge on Thursday reduced four of the counts faced by Brittany Stevens to misdemeanor assault. Stevens was...

DC priest convicted of sexually abusing 2 kids in parish

Aug. 16, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Catholic priest faces up to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing two children in his parish in Washington, D.C. News outlets report 47-year-old Urbano Vazquez was convicted Thursday after a weeklong trial. The girls, now 12 and 18, testified he assaulted them, even during Mass....

Man accused of harming baby; blames injuries on 4-year-old

Aug. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man accused of abusing his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter blamed the girl's injuries on her 4-year-old sibling. News outlets report 22-year-old Caleb Blake Hill was charged Tuesday with torture/willful abuse of a child. He was arrested Monday in Decatur,...