Monthly Archive: July 2012

Domestic Violence Is Child Abuse 0

Domestic Violence Is Child Abuse

On average, survivors of domestic violence contact 11 agencies before obtaining the help they need. On average, a woman is assaulted at least 35 times before she reports an assault to the police. Domestic violence is equally prevalent among all income groups and among people from all ethnic groups. Women who have experienced domestic violence are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 9 times more likely to abuse drugs, 3 times more likely to be diagnosed as depressed or psychotic and 5 times more likely to attempt suicide.

$6K Reward In Teen’s Slaying 0

$6K Reward In Teen’s Slaying

BRADENTON, FL — The reward for information about who killed a Bradenton teenager earlier this month has been increased to $6,000, Bradenton police said Tuesday. The Gold Star Club of Manatee County has committed to adding up to $5,000 to the reward fund. Already, Crime Stoppers of Manatee County was offering up to $1,000 for information about who killed Fredrick L. Edwards, on July 14.

Child Abuse Advocate Jailed 0

Child Abuse Advocate Jailed

A Newcastle man who advised Governments on child protection has today been jailed for a range of child sex offenses. The former CEO of Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Services Steven Andrew Larkins, pleaded guilty to nine offences including producing and possessing child pornography, fraud and the aggravated indecent assault of two boys aged 11 and 12. The 46-year-old has worked in advisory roles on child protection issues for both the New South Wales and Federal Governments.

Sandusky’s Wife Stands By Her Man, “I Still Love Him” 0

Sandusky’s Wife Stands By Her Man, “I Still Love Him”

The wife of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says she still loves him and ‘he’s not who they say he is.’ ‘I love my husband,’ Dottie Sandusky told a Centre Daily Times reporter on the streets of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on Thursday. Adding to her husband’s defence Mrs Sandusky said she’s known the man, convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse last month, for more than 40 years.

Man Forced 7-YO Boy To Smoke Marijuana At Gunpoint 0

Man Forced 7-YO Boy To Smoke Marijuana At Gunpoint

A 26-year-old man is accused of hitting his wife and forcing a seven-year-old boy to smoke pot at gunpoint. Justin Blake Mitchell, from McDonagh, Georgia, is being held at the Walton County Jail without bond since the July 12 incident, which took place at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. According to arrest reports, Mitchell pointed a gun at the child and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t smoke marijuana.

Chinese Children Taken Away From Their Families, Brutalized Into Future Olympians 0

Chinese Children Taken Away From Their Families, Brutalized Into Future Olympians

Watching the new ‘Mandarin Mermaid’ glide to another suspiciously easy victory yesterday – the prelude to what will doubtless be her second gold medal of these Games – my thoughts returned to the disturbing interview I conducted with another swimming sensation many years ago. Just like China’s Ye Shiwen, East German Petra Schneider had astonished the world in winning the 400 metres medley – this time at the 1980 Moscow Olympics – producing a performance of such awesome power that her rivals (including Britain’s Sharron Davis, who won silver) seemed to be lesser mortals. And as with 16-year-old Ye in London on Saturday night, so striking was Schneider’s superiority over young women who had trained equally long and hard that many observers wondered how she could possibly have been so much stronger, fitter and faster.

3-YO Toddler Tortured By Parents, Left Physically Deformed 0

3-YO Toddler Tortured By Parents, Left Physically Deformed

The parents of a boy who was subjected to various forms of torture are now facing jail after being found guilty of attempt to murder. The abuse started when Shaurya was three-years-old and getting justice for him, now aged 13, was a long hard-fought battle for his maternal grandparents. His mother died when he was young and he lived with his father Lalit Balhara, a former Army Major, and step-mother Preeti Balhara.

Postman Arrested On Multiple Molestation Charges 0

Postman Arrested On Multiple Molestation Charges

Manchester, New Hampshire – Frank Saucier, a 44-year-old postal worker from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts was jailed after he allegedly sexually assaulted children in his mail truck. According to Manchester police, Saucier was first jailed on April 26th after several children told their parents that he had reportedly invited them inside his truck to “play house”, then spanked a 10-year-old boy.

Woman Who Abducted Baby Apologizes 25-Years Later 0

Woman Who Abducted Baby Apologizes 25-Years Later

NEW YORK – A Connecticut woman who stole a 19-day old baby from Harlem Hospital in 1987 was sentenced to twelve years in prison Monday, after the biological parents of the girl explained the trauma the kidnapping caused in their lives. Joy White and Carl Tyson didn’t see their daughter for 23 years, after Ann Pettway made the decision to dress in a nursing uniform, snatch the baby from the nursery, and then raise the girl as her own.

Plot To Kill Students Unraveled 0

Plot To Kill Students Unraveled

SANTA ANA, CA – A 48-year old college professor is accused of plotting to murder students and administrators at his son’s former high school in Irvine. Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, a professor at the UC, Irvine, is charged with setting five fires on the campus of University High School, in Mason Park Preserve, and at a school administrator?s home. The crimes allegedly began in March after Reinscheid?s 14-year-old son, who attended University High School in Irvine, was disciplined at school.

Rusty Knife Found In Jolly Rancher Candy Bag 0

Rusty Knife Found In Jolly Rancher Candy Bag

A mother of two, Amy Hu from Santa Clara, California, found an old, rusty knife in her bag of Jolly Rancher Crunch and Chew candy. The bag was completely sealed when she purchased it. According to ABC 7, she bought the candy at a local Safeway and because the manufacturer has not issued a recall, the candy is still on the shelves.

Unattended 1-YO Toddler Drowned In Bathtub 0

Unattended 1-YO Toddler Drowned In Bathtub

Danielle Reeves, 24, left her infant and toddler in an overfilled bathtub for 50 minutes while she was out drinking wine with neighbors, resulting in the child’s death. When she returned home from her neighbor’s house, she found her 1-year-old child lifeless in the bathtub.

Actor Dennis Hopper’s Son Accused of Raping Young Girl 0

Actor Dennis Hopper’s Son Accused of Raping Young Girl

Dennis Hopper’s 21-year-old son has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl … after plying her with drugs and alcohol … this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ. Henry Hopper — who starred in Gus Van Zant’s “Restless” in 2011 — is being sued by the mother of an unidentified 16-year-old girl … who claims the girl met Hopper through a mutual friend in Feb. 2011.

Man Beat, Stabbed, Shoved GF Out Third Story Window With 3-MO Infant In Her Arms 0

Man Beat, Stabbed, Shoved GF Out Third Story Window With 3-MO Infant In Her Arms

UPDATE: Baby Thrown Out Window By Father Dies Of Injuries. The police arrested Frederico Bruno after he viciously stabbed his ex-girlfriend and then threw her out of a third-story window while she held their 3-month-old son in her arms. The incident occurred at 7 a.m. Friday morning. Bruno was hiding in his ex-girlfriends place, when she walked in with their boy and one of her friends. He savagely attacked and stabbed the friend, then proceeded to do the same with his ex before pushing her out the window.

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