Monthly Archive: March 2016

Christian School Principal Charged With Rape 0

Christian School Principal Charged With Rape

PORT ANGELES, Washington — Douglas Allison, 55, the principal of Mountain View Christian School in Sequim, has been arrested on charges of child rape and child molestation, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Detectives arrested Allison at his home Tuesday night, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Allison was arrested following an investigation into a disclosure made by a 10-year-old female student at the school that she had been sexually assaulted by Mr. Allison,” the sheriff’s office said.

Mother, BF Charged With Murder 0

Mother, BF Charged With Murder

A Louisville mother and her boyfriend are both behind bars in connection to a 5-month-old’s death earlier in March in Louisville. Police arrested Brittney Ballard, 20, Wednesday evening and is charged with child abuse, accused of being the custodial parent to Noah Ballard-Jones when he suffered blunt force trauma. Police said the baby went into cardiac arrest on Monday, March 14, and was rushed to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where doctors found Jones had suffered a number of injuries over time, from fractured ribs, to fractures in his right arm and leg, as well as a fractured skull. The injuries to his head ultimately led to his death two days later, on March 16.

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month 0

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month since 1985. Each year, there are nearly 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse cases are vastly under-reported, as adults often fail to recognize or respond to warning signs of child abuse, and abused children suffer in fear and silence afraid to report. National Child Abuse Prevention Month offers each of us an opportunity to highlight child abuse facts, be pro-active in educating the public on child abuse, explain the importance of reporting child abuse, encourage community involvement, and support abused children.

Entire Family Killed In Murder-Suicide 0

Entire Family Killed In Murder-Suicide

Malachi Russler shot and killed his wife and two boys, then he turned the gun on himself in what Sherman police said was an apparent murder-suicide. Police found Kelly Russler, 39; Laing Russler, 7; and Jayden Evans, 10; shot to death inside their Rivercrest Drive home on Monday afternoon. In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, police said the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Officer confirmed the police investigation findings. “A fourth individual, 36-year-old Malachi Russler was also found dead inside the home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the statement said. “Based on the information we have, we consider the investigation closed.”

Mom Saves Baby by Shooting Intruder 0

Mom Saves Baby by Shooting Intruder

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – A homeowner shot an intruder who tried to break into her Indianapolis home Thursday afternoon. According to police dispatchers, officers received the call around 12:10 p.m. from a home in the 3200 block of West Banta Road. Family members stated that an infant was in the home when it happened. A mother heard the burglar get into the home through a window and then took out her pistol.

Teacher Arrested, Resigns After Video Emerges 0

Teacher Arrested, Resigns After Video Emerges

TIFTON, Georgia — Police have arrested a Georgia teacher after surveillance video appears to show her knocking a special needs student to the floor in a school hallway. 71-year-old Amelia Stripling turned herself in to police Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at the Tift County Pre-K Center in Tifton on March 17.

Man Faces 2,740 Counts of Child Rape 0

Man Faces 2,740 Counts of Child Rape

CURWENSVILLE — A Curwensville man is facing 2,740 counts of child sex abuse after being accused by a female juvenile of raping and molesting her repeatedly in incidents that date back to 2011. Curwensville Borough Police Chief David Johnston filed the following charges against Steve Daniel Kephart, 33.

Entertainer Charged with Child Rape 0

Entertainer Charged with Child Rape

LEOMINSTER, Massachusetts – A Fitchburg man who worked for years with a local Boys and Girls Club is under arrest and charged with child rape. Arthur Caponi is also a well-known entertainer who sings for senior citizens and children. On his website and Facebook page, 59-year-old Caponi describes himself as a crooner performing at charity events and nursing homes.

MMA Fighter Caught Beating Juvenile On Video 0

MMA Fighter Caught Beating Juvenile On Video

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police are investigating a disturbing alleged attack after a video appearing to show an MMA fighter mercilessly beating a juvenile was shared thousands of times on social media. The video appears to show a man, identified by social media users as an American fighter named Tony Cojocaru, callously punch and slap a younger man in the face, head and abdomen dozens of times until he is left cowering in a fetal position on the ground.

Deputy Arrested for Child Abuse 0

Deputy Arrested for Child Abuse

NEW PORT RICHEY – A Pasco County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after investigators say he choked a 7-year-old girl and repeatedly hit her as a punishment for lying. A PCSO arrest affidavit says 29-year-old Deputy Ryan Robert Ferguson was charged with child abuse after the incident, which reportedly took place at a home in the 8700 block of Citizens Drive last Sunday.

Suspected Rapist Goes AWOL 0

Suspected Rapist Goes AWOL

WASHINGTON— Army Pvt. Jameson T. Hazelbower went AWOL after learning he was suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl. Despite the potential threat to the public that he posed, the self-described sex addict roamed free for nearly three months before local police collared him in Winnebago, Illinois, near where he grew up. An officer responded to a call late on a Friday night in March 2014 about a suspicious vehicle parked in a cul-de-sac outside an apartment complex. Hazelbower, his pants down to his knees, was in the car with a girl, barely 14.

161 Felony Child Rape Charges 0

161 Felony Child Rape Charges

A Vale man who was arrested in December by Lincolnton Police on charges that he raped a child received a total of 162 additional charges on Tuesday, according to a press release. Danny Lee Hensley, 40, of 7873 Matthew Miller Road, was charged by police with 80 felony counts of kidnapping, 80 felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, felony attempted first degree rape and misdemeanor communicating threats. Hensley received a $1,000,000 bond on the new charges and is being held in the Harven Crouse Detention Center under a total $1,200,000 bond.

Mom Strangled Newborn 0

Mom Strangled Newborn

WOODBURY — A Gloucester County woman is charged with murder in connection with the death of her newborn baby, the county prosecutor’s office announced Thursday. Police say Jade Fanz, 19, of Franklin Township, strangled the baby girl and disposed of her body. The child’s corpse was found on the property of her family’s Proposed Avenue home on Feb. 27. In addition to murder, Fanz is charged with unlawfully disturbing, moving or concealing human remains and abuse or neglect of a child.

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