Latest Child endangerment News

Waitress credited with helping boy after noticing bruises

Jan. 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST

A Florida waitress who noticed bruises on an 11-year-old boy flashed him a handwritten note asking him if he needed help, and when he nodded yes, she called the police, authorities said. Orlando police credited Flaviane Carvalho, a waitress at Mrs. Potato Restaurant, with coming to the boy's aid on New Year's Eve...

FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania prosecutors want a judge to order former Penn State president Graham Spanier to begin serving a county jail sentence for endangering children by the way he responded to a complaint that Jerry Sandusky had attacked a boy on campus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Prosecutors ask judge to order Graham Spanier report to jail

Jan. 13, 2021 4:02 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors want a judge to order former Penn State president Graham Spanier to begin serving a county jail sentence for endangering children by the way he responded to a complaint that Jerry Sandusky had attacked a boy on campus. The attorney general's office wrote in a...

Parents charged with murder in lice-linked death get bail

Jan. 12, 2021 10:22 AM EST

IVEY, Ga. (AP) — Parents charged with the murder of their 12-year-old daughter have been granted bail because prosecutors have not yet sought their indictment by a grand jury. Mary Katherine "Katie" Horton and John Joseph “Joey” Yozviak were each granted $100,000 bail Monday. Both remained...

Woman who padlocked young girl in dog cage gets prison term

Jan. 12, 2021 8:58 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman who padlocked a 7-year-old girl in a dog cage in the basement of an Ohio home has been sentenced to three years in prison. A judge imposed the sentence Monday after Lillian Cottrell, 29, of Canton, pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Her boyfriend, Derek Mayle, 30, of Canton,...

This Oct. 30, 2020 photo provided by the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department shows Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. earlier this year. (Kenosha County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Wisconsin prosecutors add curfew charge against Rittenhouse

Dec. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old Illinois teen accused of shooting three people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin this summer with violating curfew that night. Kyle Rittenhouse was charged in August with multiple counts, including reckless and intentional homicide,...

REMOVES SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGE - This undated photo provided by the Benton County (Missouri) Sheriff's Department shows Ethan Mast. Mast and Kourtney Aumen both are charged with second-degree murder and three counts of assault in the torturing and killing of a 4-year-old girl and torturing the child's mother and 2-year-old brother. Deputies were called just before 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, to a rural home near the town of Cole Camp, Mo. Mast and Aumen the family's neighbors, were arrested Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Benton County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Parents plead not guilty to charges in Missouri girl's death

Dec. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EST

COLE CAMP, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a 4-year-old Missouri girl allegedly killed by neighbors to remove a “demon” pleaded not guilty Monday to charges connected to the case. Mary S. Mast, 29, and James A. Mast, 28, both of Lincoln, Missouri, were charged Thursday with felony child...

Ohio couple sentenced for death of boy, remains put in bags

Dec. 9, 2020 2:12 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio couple is going to prison for the 2017 death of a boy whose remains were disposed of in garbage bags. A judge on Tuesday sentenced Romaine Tolbert, 38, to 15 years in prison. His wife, Joanna Vega, was sentenced to eight years behind bars. A jury in October convicted Tolbert of...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a football team shower.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Ex-Penn St. president's Sandusky-related conviction restored

Dec. 1, 2020 2:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a team shower. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of...