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‘Baby Andrew’ Killer Receives 8 Life Sentences

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

LOS ANGELES — A 26-year-old gang member will spend the rest of his life prison for killing 4-month-old ‘Baby Andrew’ and wounding his pregnant babysitter and another man. Ricardo Hernandez was sentenced Thursday to eight life terms, plus 125 years in prison for the 2009 crime.  READ MORE HERE

Sex Offenders Want To Be Allowed to Use Social Networking Sites

Posted by Sandra On May - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Registered sex offenders who have been banned from social networking websites are fighting back in the nation’s courts, successfully challenging many of the restrictions as infringements on free speech and their right to participate in common online discussions. The legal battles pit public outrage over sex crimes against cherished guarantees of individual freedom and the far-reaching communication changes brought by Facebook, LinkedIn and dozens of other sites. READ MORE HERE

Incest Survivors Speak Out

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Two incest survivors sit down with Lynn and tell her their stories of survival. Well take an in depth look of how they survived and how the trauma affects them even today, in terms of relationships with men, their children, and trusting strangers. You’ll learn what it takes to survive and how to get help on this edition of “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle.”

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$100K MI Child Killer Reward

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$100,000 Oakland County Child Killer Reward

Oakland County Child Killer Victims–At a press conference, the Michigan State Police (MSP) announced a renewed investigative effort in the 1976 Oakland County Child Killer case, calling for anyone with information about these murders to come forward.

For over 35 years, detectives from the MSP, Berkley Police Department, Birmingham Police Department, Ferndale Police Department, Franklin Police Department, Livonia Police Department, Royal Oak Police Department, Southfield Police Department, Troy Police Department and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department have received a steady stream of tips from the public and have exhausted every lead,” said Detective Sergeant Garry Gray, MSP Metro North Post. “It is now time to double our efforts and we need your help.

Whether there is something you just remembered or something you want to make sure we are aware of; anyone with information is encouraged to call (888) 755-TIPS (8477). If you were afraid to step forward before, now is the time to act – 35 years is a long time to keep a secret.”  READ MORE HERE

2-YO Bianca Jones Trial

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Father of 2-year-old Bianca Jones to be tried in abuse, killing of child

D’Andre Lane, the father of missing 2-year-old Bianca Jones, was bound over for trial Tuesday on charges of first-degree felony murder and first-degree child abuse by Judge Ruth Carter in 36th District Court in Detroit.  READ MORE HERE

2-YO Abused Toddler Dies

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

TAMPA — A toddler whose mother is accused of waiting hours to get help even though the boy was unconscious died Wednesday morning. The 2-year-old, Christian Love, was pronounced dead at 11:21 a.m. at Tampa General Hospital. Family members say they will donate some of the boy’s organs.  READ MORE HERE

 

Mandatory Reporting Law Does Not Apply to Adult Patients

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Child abuse reporting laws do not apply to adult patients who talk about childhood problems in therapy, the attorney general’s office ruled Wednesday. In December, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists asked the attorney general to clarify Texas’ mandatory reporter law, which requires certain professionals to report suspected child abuse or neglect to authorities within 48 hours of a disclosure.  READ MORE HERE

Child Abuser Sentenced to 40-Years in Prison

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

While imposing the maximum sentence Tuesday against a woman convicted of child abuse for torturing a 21-month-old girl with cold water, a judge lamented that his options “pale in comparison to any justice that should be doled out.” Mary Horsley, 51, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for her convictions on child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and attempted child abuse with serious bodily injury. She also was sentenced to two years in the El Paso County jail for her conviction on two charges of misdemeanor child abuse, followed by five years of probation.  READ MORE HERE

Boxing Legend Micky Ward Reveals Childhood Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Boxing legend Micky Ward, whose story inspired the Mark Wahlberg film The Fighter, has revealed he was sexually abused as a child. In his autobiography, the 46-year-old retired boxer revealed he was molested by a family friend between the ages of nine and 12 in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. ‘He never asked me to do anything to him, but rather I was always on the receiving end of his advances,’ he wrote of the ‘homeless bum’ who was 10 years his senior. READ MORE HERE

Former Newspaper Proprietor Charged With Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Former newspaper proprietor Eddie Shah has been charged with several sex offenses, including the rape of a teenage girl, police said today. The 68-year-old was charged alongside a man and woman, both 52, at Hammersmith Police Station today. The charges, said to have happened on various dates in the 1990s, relate to the same alleged victim, who was then aged between 12 and 15 years. READ MORE HERE

Woman Molested 2 Children, Sent Pics to Man via Internet

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS


Nixa, Mo – Megan Bowman, a 23-year-old Missouri woman was jailed Sunday after she allegedly confessed to molesting two toddlers, taking lewd photographs and then sending the images to a man she met on the Internet. According to Nixa Police, Bowman confessed to taking nude photographs of a 3-year-old girl and then sending the images to men she reportedly met through a Craigslist personal ad.  READ MORE HERE

Warning for Parents: New Street Drugs Give Super-Human Strength, Violence, Cannibalism

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Miami ‘zombie-like’ face-chewing suspect Rudy Eugene was ‘a beautiful person,’ former classmate says

MIAMI, Fla. — The naked cannibal was not the Rudy Eugene his classmates knew. The image of a growling, face-eating so-called “zombie” didn’t sit well Tuesday with those who remembered Eugene as a teenager. “No, that’s not him,” said Victoria Forte, a former classmate from North Miami Beach High School. “Drugs did this to him. Drugs took over a person we knew as a beautiful person.”  READ MORE HERE
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Teen Brain-Damaged After Failed Suicide Attempt

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Attempted Suicide After High School Bullies Called Him Gay

Bullying led to brain-damage for a teen boy. Zachery Gray, 17, has been left brain-damaged after he tried to commit suicide because he was suffering from nonstop abuse for being gay, at Zephyrhills High School in Pasco County, Florida, even though he had a steady girlfriend.  READ MORE HERE

 

Mother Strangled Teen Boy for Making Rude Comments on Facebook About Her Daughter

Posted by Sandra On May - 30 - 2012 1 COMMENT

A mother was too protective of her daughter in a St. Petersburg mall. Debbie Piscitella, 46, choked a 14-year-old boy in public over comments the boy made about her daughter on Facebook. READ MORE HERE

 

 

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