• Former Day Care owner Carla Faith found Guilty in Child Abuse Case

    Former Day Care owner Carla Faith found Guilty in Child Abuse Case

    Faith and employee charged with 26 counts of child abuse. On Thursday, a jury found Carla Faith guilty of 26 counts of misdemeanor child abuse, attempting to influence a public servant, obstruction of a peace officer, and operating an unlicensed child care facility. Authorities found children

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  • Taiwanese Cartoonist Prosecuted for public Depiction of Child Sexual Abuse

    Taiwanese Cartoonist Prosecuted for public Depiction of Child Sexual Abuse

    A famed Taiwanese cartoonist is being prosecuted for sharing a comic depicting herself and her husband “tasting” their infant son’s genitals, reported UDN on Wednesday. Though the couple in question denied accusations of sexual assault during an official investigation, the artist and her

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  • Couple Arrested on a litany of Drug, DUI, and Child Abuse Charges after traffic stop

    Couple Arrested on a litany of Drug, DUI, and Child Abuse Charges after traffic stop

    A Safford couple was arrested and booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on a number of drug, DUI, and child abuse charges after being pulled over for a traffic violation in the early morning hours of Aug. 10. During the traffic stop, the officer noted the child appeared to have

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  • Police: Bethesda Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Student

    Police: Bethesda Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Student

    The man is accused of sexually abusing a female student while he was a teacher and rowing coach at Walt Whitman High School between May and June of 2018. Shipley was arrested Tuesday by detectives with D.C. Police's Youth and Family Services Division. He faces charges of first-degree child

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  • Gibson Referred to Grand Jury for Child Abuse Charges

    Gibson Referred to Grand Jury for Child Abuse Charges

    Two suspects facing child sexual abuse charges have moved forward in the court system with one being referred to the grand jury and another scheduled for a preliminary hearing. The case of Tommy Gibson, 41, of Madisonville, was referred to a grand jury after he appeared in court on Friday for

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  • Five Carroll County Family Members Arrested for Child Abuse

    Five Carroll County Family Members Arrested for Child Abuse

    Investigators said it is a horrific case of child abuse in Carroll County that saw five family members charged. The investigation began when one child escaped. A 14-year-old girl was able to find someone who took her to the police station and told them what was happening to her and her brother

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  • Employee of Salt Lake Valley Youth Detention Center Faces Child Abuse Charge after Teen in custody Suffers Broken Arm

    Employee of Salt Lake Valley Youth Detention Center Faces Child Abuse Charge after Teen in custody Suffers Broken Arm

    An employee of the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center has been charged with second-degree felony child abuse, infliction of serious injury intentionally, after police say he used an unapproved hold on a 16-year-old boy in custody, breaking the child’s wrist. Lufusi Vea Ofa, 40, has been charged

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  • Man Accused in Gruesome Child Abuse, Murder Case Appointed New Lawyer

    Man Accused in Gruesome Child Abuse, Murder Case Appointed New Lawyer

    The prosecution against the man accused in one of the area’s worst-ever child abuse cases will stretch even longer. After Jorge Barahona cut off communications with his legal team, the judge in his case appointed a new lawyer Thursday morning. Police found Nubia Barahona dead in her adoptive

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  • Prosecutor says R Kelly used fame to Abuse Women and Children: ‘This is about a Predator’

    Prosecutor says R Kelly used fame to Abuse Women and Children: ‘This is about a Predator’

    The musician is in criminal court as long-anticipated trial on charges of sexual abuse and racketeering begins. R Kelly appeared in criminal court on Wednesday for his long-anticipated federal trial on charges of sexual abuse and racketeering, with a prosecutor describing the disgraced R&B

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  • Lakeland Man Arrested for Child Abuse

    Lakeland Man Arrested for Child Abuse

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a man for child abuse and resisting an officer without violence on August 16, 2021. Jose Luis Garcia, 29, of Lakeland was arrested on Monday for Child abuse (F3) and Resisting an officer without violence (M1). According to the affidavit, a

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  • Cushing Man bound over on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

    Cushing Man bound over on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

    After hearing testimony from the alleged victim and her mom, Judge Michael Kulling found probable cause that Jon David Wattenburger could be bound over for trial court arraignment on the charges of child sexual abuse. Tuesday morning, the victim’s mother testified about the relationship between

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  • Indiana Man Convicted for using Facebook to Blackmail People with Child Pornography

    Indiana Man Convicted for using Facebook to Blackmail People with Child Pornography

    A federal jury has convicted a 33-year-old man Indiana named Lorenzo Johnson of using Facebook to blackmail people into sending him explicit sexual images of children. Johnson, a registered sex offender, used a fake Facebook account to identify women in financial trouble who also had access to

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  • Alabama Mother and Boyfriend ‘Tortured and Abused and Killed’ her 3-year-old son: Prosecutor

    Alabama Mother and Boyfriend ‘Tortured and Abused and Killed’ her 3-year-old son: Prosecutor

    A woman in Alabama and her boyfriend were arrested this weekend and charged in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son who died last week after from injuries suffered from extensive abuse, police said. Tatyana Anika Edwards, 26, surrendered herself to police on Friday, two days after

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  • Hockey Coach gets 13 to 15 years in Sexual Abuse of Boys

    Hockey Coach gets 13 to 15 years in Sexual Abuse of Boys

    A former private hockey coach in Marblehead pleaded guilty Monday morning to child rape and more than a dozen other charges related to the sexual abuse of eight boys — boys a judge called "heroic" for their willingness to come forward and likely spare other boys from being abused. Christopher

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  • Former Grace Family Baptist Church Pastor Charged in Connection with Sexually Assaulting Child

    Former Grace Family Baptist Church Pastor Charged in Connection with Sexually Assaulting Child

    The former pastor at Grace Family Baptist Church posted bond after he was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Stephen Bratton, 44, is accused of sexually assaulting a child from 2013, when she was 13 years old,

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  • Woman Charged with Failing to Report Child Abuse

    Woman Charged with Failing to Report Child Abuse

    The girlfriend of a St. Thomas man charged with assaulting a child appeared in court Wednesday, after being arrested and charged with failing to report the crime and take the child to the hospital for treatment for a broken collarbone. Jasmine Ware was arrested Tuesday and charged with

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  • Arizona state Lawmaker Resigns after Arrest on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

    Arizona state Lawmaker Resigns after Arrest on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

    Democratic Arizona state Sen. Otoniel "Tony" Navarrete resigned on Tuesday in the face of multiple felony charges in connection with allegedly sexually abusing a child. State lawmakers from both parties and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey had called for Navarrete to leave office afer he was arrested and

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  • Man Sentenced to 4-10 Years for Child Abuse

    Man Sentenced to 4-10 Years for Child Abuse

    A registered sex offender who was to have no contact with children has been sentenced to 4-10 years of incarceration for child abuse for an incident that occurred in October 2020. Jacob D. Balli, 23, was on probation for an attempted sexual assault of a minor that occurred in Utah when the

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  • Couple Charged for Filming Sexual Abuse of 5-year-old Girl

    Couple Charged for Filming Sexual Abuse of 5-year-old Girl

    A former Brockway couple were jailed after allegedly videoing the man engaging in sexual acts with the woman’s 5-year-old daughter. Both formerly of Brockway, were charged with various counts of rape of a child, sexual abuse of children, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual

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  • Woman Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder and Intentional Child Abuse for Death of 2-month old Infant

    Woman Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder and Intentional Child Abuse for Death of 2-month old Infant

    A federal jury found Sophia Monique Zayas, 39, guilty of second-degree murder, intentional child abuse resulting in death, intentional child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, intentional child abuse not resulting in great bodily harm, and aiding and abetting on Thursday. Zayas will remain

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