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Man Fractured 2-YO’s Skull

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Thomas J. Abitz Jr.

A 20-year-old Fond du Lac man is accused of fracturing the skull of a 2-year-old child. Thomas J. Abitz Jr. of 782 Security Drive, Apt. C-102, was charged Tuesday with felony bail jumping and child abuse-recklessly causing great harm. Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Gary Sharpe set bail at $1,000.

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http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20110331/FON0101/303310031/20-year-old-FdL-man-charged-child-abuse?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

2 More PA Priests Being Investigated In Abuse Case

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2 more retired Philadelphia priests placed on leave in abuse probe

PENNSYLVANIA–Two more priests have been placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia Archdiocese as part of an ongoing investigation into the sexual abuse of children by clergy. Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, announced that the two unnamed priests, who are currently retired, have been placed on administrative leave, effective immediately, pending a more thorough independent investigation.

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http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/31/2-more-retired-philadelphia-priests-placed-on-leave-in-abuse-probe/

MI–Huron County DHS Knew of Teen’s Homelife

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BAD AXE, MI — While court information indicates the Michigan Department of Human Services had been contacted multiple times in reports of suspected child abuse or neglect at the home of the 13-year-old mother who hid her stillborn baby in the attic area of a friend’s home in Port Hope on Saturday, it does not include what action caseworkers took in response to the complaints.

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http://www.michigansthumb.com/articles/2011/03/31/news/local_news/doc4d94674f29912867143384.txt

Father Killed 6-MO Infant

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — A 26-year-old East Lansing man has been charged with homicide in the death of his six-month-old son.Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III says Tuesday in a release that Yumar Burks also is charged with first-degree child abuse. Antonio Burks died Friday.

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http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/dfd6c6ad8bbb478d92e071b8b4f4ade4/MI–Baby-Killed-Father-Charged/

Twin Moms Indicted For Child Abuse

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.– A Louisville, Ky., grand jury indicted twin mothers of two stepbrothers for alleged child abuse tied to a case that left one boy dead and the other injured. Jeanette and Janet Allen, 22, were each charged with four felony counts for allegedly placing Christopher Allen, 2, and his half-brother Wyatt, also 2, in a potentially abusive situation amid “hazardous conditions” at home.

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2nd Arrest For Meth Parents

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Child found in home with meth lab, couple’s second meth arrest in year

ROCK HILL – A Rock Hill couple is behind bars, their 7-month-old baby in protective custody, after deputies found the child in a home with an active meth lab. Deputies say this is the couple’s second arrest for making meth in the past year, the last time they were busted for making meth while she was 6-months pregnant. According to a York County Sheriff’s report, 38-year-old David Manny Henson Jr. and 42-year-old Bobbi Jo Wulf Henson were arrested Tuesday afternoon at 4:23 p.m., charged with making meth and child-abuse related charges.

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http://rockhill.wbtv.com/news/crime/child-found-home-meth-lab-couples-second-meth-arrest-year/60878

Teacher Arrested For Abusing Disabled Student

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Las Vegas, NV  – A special education student is recovering from a traumatic experience in the classroom.  The teacher entrusted by the district and parents is accused of abusing the 7th grader during school hours. 41-year-old Margaret Boyett is accused of forcing the 13-year-old student to punch himself in the head repeatedly.

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http://www.ktnv.com/story/14344987/west-prep-academy

Father Left Infant Alone In Hot Car

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BURBANK — A 38-year-old father was arrested after leaving his 14 month-old baby girl unattended in a 115 degree car, Wednesday. Officers arrived at the Costco store located on West Empire Avenue in Burbank and found a baby inside the vehicle, sitting in a car seat, sleeping and sweating.

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http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-father-leaves-baby-in-car,0,1948071.story

Abused Newborn Hospitalized

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FARMINGTON — A young Farmington mother faces felony child abuse charges after she allegedly abused her 4-week-old newborn. The newborn suffered broken ribs, bruises on his face and neck, and a laceration in his esophogus making it impossible for the him to eat.

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http://www.daily-times.com/ci_17734934

Dreamcatchers 2011 BLUE RIBBON Awareness Campaign

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~Dreamcatchers 2011 BLUE RIBBON Awareness Campaign~

Child abuse is one of the greatest tragedies of our times. It doesn’t have to be. We can prevent it by building communities that are committed to families and to the support and services they need to raise strong, healthy and successful children. That begins with awareness. Join us in making a difference!  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. You can help families and children in our community by taking action to prevent child abuse.

Here are some fun, unique activities and ideas:

* Blue Ribbons—Wear a blue ribbon everyday during the month of April.
* Blue Ribbon Campaign–Ask everyone in your community to tie a blue ribbon around their vehicle antenna.
* Blue Sunday—Churches of all faiths are asked to offer a prayer for the children to their congregations.
* Blue Ribbon 5K Races/Family Fun Walks—Organize & rally your community to walk for the children.
* Children’s Art Contest—Ask your children’s school to help brings awareness by having an art contest.
* Build a Blue Ribbon Tree—Decorate trees in your community with blue ribbons to spread awareness.
* Pancakes for Prevention—Organize a pancake breakfast in your community; consider charging per person and donating a percentage to a child abuse organization.
* Pinwheels for Prevention—Purchase pinwheels and display them throughout your neighborhood as a reminder to prevent child abuse.
* Organize a Candlelight Vigil—To raise awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
* Distribute Child Abuse Awareness Materials & Information
* Host Storybook Night at Your Local Library–Partner with your local library and volunteer to read to children about stranger danger, bullying or child abuse issues.
* Blue Balloon Release—Release a balloon in remembrance for all abused children.
* Blue Eggs & Ham—The children in your community will enjoy this one!

REMEMBER: Education & Awareness is the “key” to Prevention!!!

Child Sexual Exploitation

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Padded push ups for seven year olds, sexting in middle school. Unfortunately childhood no longer equals innocence and the experts say technology is playing a role in the issue putting children in danger. This week, the National Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting its annual child abuse symposium. Experts are sharing the latest information on how children are being harmed and what parents and professionals can do to keep them safe.

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http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/story/Child-Sexual-Exploitation-Via-Media-Technology/d20ZDaNVfUikA-D90MDIuA.cspx

Man Charged With 1st Degree Battery On Infant

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BENTON, Ark.– Benton police have arrested a 22-year-old man for 1st degree battery after a reported incident involving the man and a juvenile. Christopher Jones allegedly shook a small infant, causing trauma to the child on Tuesday.

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http://www.todaysthv.com/news/crime/151191/370/Benton-man-arrested-for-alleged-abuse-to-infant

Man Arrested For Raping Two Children

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Garfield, Arkansas –Thomas Carr, a 29-year-old Arkansas man was jailed Friday after he allegedly raped two young girls and then forced them to perform sex acts with the family dog. According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Carr admitted to sexually abusing two girls, ages 6 and 7, and then forcing the children to perform sex acts on an animal.

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http://www.theweeklyvice.com/2011/03/thomas-carr-jailed-after-raping-two.html

Two Adults Charged For Human Trafficking

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Police in Georgia have arrested a drag queen and her male stripper roommate of less than a year on human trafficking charges. Both Steven Donald Lemery, 35, a gay male stripper who uses the alias Steven Lang and Christopher Thomas Lynch, known as drag performer Pasha Nicole, have both been charged with numerous counts involving minors in the case.

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN, INC. is an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse & neglect organization. Our mission is to educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children\'s rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and pedophiles/sex offenders.

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