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Craigslist Ad Leads to Deadly Attack on Entire Family

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Craigslist Ad Leads to Deadly Attack on Family

EDGEWOOD, WA — A father is dead and four armed robbery suspects are on the loose after a violent attack that started with a Craigslist ad.

According to Detective Ed Troyer, three men and a woman arrived at a home on 106th Avenue Court East late Wednesday night.



TX–Woman Arrested In Child Porn Case

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Texas–A 29-year-old Richwood woman has been jailed on a $125,000 bond after she allegedly sent an undercover detective more than 100 pictures of children engaged in sexual activity.

The suspect, Carrie Louise Kelly, was taken into custody on Thursday after police confiscated several computers, DVDs and pictures the previous night.

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OH–8-yr old boy duct taped, bound to table

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8-Year-Old Boy Found Bound  In Duct Tape And Tied To Table

Cleveland, OH – The 15-year-old boy just couldn’t stand to see his brother being abused any longer, so he decided to do something about it.

“My little brother is downstairs tied up to a table and he’s trying to get out,” said the young caller to a 911 dispatcher. “Who did this to him?” asked the dispatcher. My mom makes my sister tie him up every night or she gets beat.”

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FL–Couple each get 25-yrs for raping child, videotaping it

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Virginia Crowley

SANFORD — An Altamonte Springs husband and wife accused of sexually abusing a young girl and videotaping it are going to prison.

Paul and Virginia Crowley pleaded no contest Wednesday to six sex crimes each. In exchange, they were ordered to prison for 25 years.



WA–Man arrested for child rape

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HURRICANE, Washington County — Hurricane police are seeking information regarding a child rape case that may span two counties.

Brady Heber Aiken, 26, was arrested Thursday for investigation of rape of a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child after he came to police and told them he wanted to talk, Hurricane police spokeswoman Nancy Perkins said. Officers interviewed Aiken and then booked him into the Washington County Jail.



Father caused his toddler to go blind

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CARRBORO — A father remains jailed on a child-abuse charge after police say he permanently blinded his 1-year-old daughter in an assault.

Christopher Ray McBride, 28, is being held on $500,000 bail, increased from an initial $125,000.

Police officer part of British pedophile ring

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Newport Crown Court

A Gwent Police officer who was part of a British paedophile ring which swapped images of child abuse has been jailed for a year at Newport Crown Court.

Det Con Michael Thomas, a 40-year-old married father-of-two, was convicted of distributing, making and possessing indecent images earlier this month.



‘Wylie’s Angel’ Father Speaks Out

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Jerry Isgrigg is a father grieving.

He said Friday that he’s been preparing for years for the day that his special-needs son would die. But the circumstances behind Gerren Isgrigg’s death, the arrest of Gerren’s grandmother and the outpouring of concern about the boy have been overwhelming, he said.



WI–Day Care Provider Accused Of Child Abuse

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FITCHBURG, Wis. — A Fitchburg day care provider accused of abusing children was released from jail on a signature bond Thursday as police and prosecutors said they continued to compile evidence.

Neighbors who know Michelle Christensen, 40, said they were in disbelief and were wondering if it was just a misunderstanding.Neighbors on Osmundsen Street in Fitchburg said they were stunned to learn Christensen, owner of an in-home day care, is suspected of abusing four infants in her care.



Social workers overwhelmed with child abuse increases

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY (WTVD) — Social workers in Cumberland County are scrambling to get a handle on a spike in reported child abuse cases.

Last month, the number of reported cases jumped 46 percent. There were 427 reported cases of child abuse in Cumberland County involving more than 800 children.



CO–Man arrested for felony child abuse

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Police have arrested a 26-year-old Gillette man who they say physically abused a 4-year-old girl.

Thomas John Thelen is expected to be charged with felony child abuse.

He was arrested Wednesday night after his girlfriend’s daughter was flown by air ambulance to Denver. The girl, whose name was not released, has bleeding on her brain.



UTAH–Teacher’s aid accused of child abuse

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A Bacchus Elementary School teacher’s aide was charged Thursday with child abuse for allegedly hitting an autistic student.

According to charging documents filed in 3rd District Court, two students witnessed the woman hit the 12-year-old boy on the shoulder and hit him on the back of the head causing him to fall over.



Child abuse growing in Idaho

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In depth: Child abuse  growing in Idaho

EASTERN IDAHO – Child abuse is taking something innocent and robbing it of it’s purity. It’s a problem that’s been plaguing society for centuries and sadly child abuse keeps growing. Eyewitness news reporter Emily Florez takes a sobering look at this problem, and what’s being done to prevent it.

Every single day there are children in our area who wake up wondering if they’re loved and even worse some children question if they’re safe behind their homes’ closed doors.



Grandmother arrested in child abuse case

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BREAKING NEWS: Police file charges against grandmother in child  abuse case

From The Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, Investigators arrested Leona Patricia Bentler, age 41, 147 Miller Drive; Telford charging her with 6 counts of Child Abuse and Neglect after additional information was obtained from follow up interviews with witnesses, victims and suspects involved in the case.




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