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Fla. School Bus Driver Charged with Child Abuse

Fla. School Bus Driver Charged with Child Abuse

ABC News(BARTOW, Fla.) — A Polk County, Fla. school bus driver who allegedly set up a fight between two teenage passengers and encouraged them to brawl in the front yard of her home is in custody, charged with two counts of child abuse, according to t…

Army Officer, Wife Accused of Child Abuse

Army Officer, Wife Accused of Child Abuse

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MORRIS COUNTY, N.J) — A U.S. Army major and his wife are facing federal child-abuse charges for cruelty to their six children, three of whom were adopted. The alleged acts of cruelty include breaking their bones, denying them me…

Army Officer, Wife Accused of Child Abuse

Army Officer, Wife Accused of Child Abuse

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MORRIS COUNTY, N.J) — A U.S. Army major and his wife are facing federal child-abuse charges for cruelty to their six children, three of whom were adopted. The alleged acts of cruelty include breaking their bones, denying them me…

Army Officer, Wife Accused of Child Abuse

Army Officer, Wife Accused of Child Abuse

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MORRIS COUNTY, N.J) — A U.S. Army major and his wife are facing federal child-abuse charges for cruelty to their six children, three of whom were adopted. The alleged acts of cruelty include breaking their bones, denying them me…

Nannycam Puts New York City Nanny in Jail

Nannycam Puts New York City Nanny in Jail

Kevin Horan/Stone(NEW YORK) — A nanny is sitting in a New York City jail cell after a hidden camera recorded her slapping the face of a 5-month-old baby girl.Mamura Nasirova, 52, was caught striking the tot as she sat in her baby seat, according to co…

Florida Judge Offers Plea Deal to Neglectful Mom; Requires No More Kids

Florida Judge Offers Plea Deal to Neglectful Mom; Requires No More Kids

Hemera/Thinkstock(WINTER HAVEN, Fla.) — The lawyer of a Florida mother who has been ordered not to have children during her 13-year probation sentence is having second thoughts about the plea deal.”I’ve been doing this for 32 years now and I, quite fr…

Child Abuse Rates Down for Fifth Consecutive Year

Child Abuse Rates Down for Fifth Consecutive Year

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Child abuse and neglect cases in the U.S. fell for the fifth straight year, according to a government report released Wednesday.According to data gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ …

New Evidence Against FL Teen Who Admitted Killing Baby, Hiding Him in Shoebox

New Evidence Against FL Teen Who Admitted Killing Baby, Hiding Him in Shoebox

Comstock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Cassidy Goodson, the teen who admitted killing her newborn baby and hiding him in a shoebox this fall, used a Santa Claus doll to show investigators exactly how she strangled him in her bathroom shortly after giving …

Former Olympic Swim Coach Charged with Child Abuse

Former Olympic Swim Coach Charged with Child Abuse

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md.) — A once-prominent swim coach who trained Olympic athletes and thousands of other young hopefuls was charged Thursday with abusing one of his teen swimmers 30 years ago.It is the latest blow to USA Swimmi…

Former Olympic Swim Coach Charged with Child Abuse

Former Olympic Swim Coach Charged with Child Abuse

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md.) — A once-prominent swim coach who trained Olympic athletes and thousands of other young hopefuls was charged Thursday with abusing one of his teen swimmers 30 years ago.It is the latest blow to USA Swimmi…

After Sandusky, Florida Passes One of Nation’s Toughest Sexual Abuse Reporting Laws

After Sandusky, Florida Passes One of Nation’s Toughest Sexual Abuse Reporting Laws

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — The Penn State scandal helped shape a new Florida sexual abuse reporting law that has been called the toughest in the nation, holding universities and individuals financially and criminally liable for f…

Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Faces Life in Prison

Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Faces Life in Prison

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A Texas mother who grew frustrated with her 2-year-old daughter’s slow progress in potty training faces life in prison Monday for gluing the girl’s hands to a wall and beating her, leaving her in a coma.Elizabeth Escal…

Parents Charged in Nationwide Child Pornography Investigation

Parents Charged in Nationwide Child Pornography Investigation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SALEM, Ore.) — A nationwide manhunt for a suspect in a child pornography investigation has resulted in two people arrested in Oregon and two girls rescued from an allegedly sexually abusive home.Last month, agents from U.S. Immi…

Ousted Penn State President Graham Spanier Cites His Own Child Abuse

Ousted Penn State President Graham Spanier Cites His Own Child Abuse

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Graham Spanier, the former Penn State University president ousted in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, told ABC News Wednesday that he was a victim of child abuse so severe that he required several surgeries to co…

Russia Protests Latest Adoption Abuse Case in Virginia

Russia Protests Latest Adoption Abuse Case in Virginia

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — The Russian government is seizing on the case of an adopted Russian boy in Virginia whose foster parents were arrested last week for allegedly abusing him — the latest in a string of abuses that have gotten a lot of a…

Mother Pleads Guilty After Gluing Daughter’s Hands to Wall

Mother Pleads Guilty After Gluing Daughter’s Hands to Wall

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A mother pleaded guilty to first degree injury to a child after reportedly gluing her 2-year-old daughter’s hands to a wall and beating her.Dallas police said Elizabeth Escalona beat her daughter into a coma after…

Three Kids Found, One Missing in California Child Abuse Case

Three Kids Found, One Missing in California Child Abuse Case

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Three children associated with a couple and a babysitter arrested for abuse were recovered on Wednesday after a relative saw their names on the news and informed authorities she had been taking care of t…

Conn. Mom Abuses 10-Month-Old on Video, Sends to Ex-Boyfriend

Conn. Mom Abuses 10-Month-Old on Video, Sends to Ex-Boyfriend

West Haven Police(WEST HAVEN, Conn.) — A 20-year-old Connecticut mother is charged with assault, intentional cruelty, risk of injury to a child, and threatening, after she sent videos and text messages to her ex-boyfriend that depicted and described h…

Police Rescue Malnourished Girl From Closet in Kansas City

Police Rescue Malnourished Girl From Closet in Kansas City

ABC News; Kansas City Police Department(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A Kansas City, Mo., mother is behind bars, accused of keeping her 10-year-old daughter locked in a closet, not letting her come out to eat, sleep or even go to the bathroom. The girl weighed …

Grandpa Sentenced to 27 Months for Abusing Grandkids on Hike

Grandpa Sentenced to 27 Months for Abusing Grandkids on Hike

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — A grandfather who was convicted of child abuse after forcing his three grandsons on a hike through the Grand Canyon was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison, the minimum punishment possible.Prosecutors said Chris…

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