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Read the latest news and reports on child abuse cases and reports of physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect on Newser.com
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Tortured Turpin Siblings
Describe 'Hell' They Endured
Nov 10, 2021 12:38 PM CST
Tortured Turpin Siblings Describe 'Hell' They Endured
'I thought I was going to die,' Jordan Turpin tells Diane Sawyer
- Reflecting on her childhood, Jennifer Turpin says "the only word I know to call it is 'hell.'" It's no wonder considering the 32-year-old grew up in what media outlets have dubbed a "house of horrors." Turpin was one of 13 siblings rescued in...
Police: Missing Girl's
Hand Signal Saved Her
Nov 6, 2021 2:00 PM CDT
Police: Missing Girl's Hand Signal Saved Her
16-year-old got help from passing motorist, and police arrested her driver
- A teenage girl used a hand signal popularized on TikTok to signal for help. The 16-year-old from North Carolina had been missing for days when she was rescued Thursday,
reports. James Herbert Brick, 61, of Cherokee, North Carolina, was arrested in Laurel County, Kentucky, and charged with unlawful...
With Teacher of
the Year 'Beyond
Nov 1, 2021 12:24 PM CDT
Alleged Incident With Teacher of the Year 'Beyond Disturbing'
Caroline Lee arrested after being accused of hitting a student
- Police say a discussion between a Florida student and her teacher about a social media post led to violence, and to the Friday arrest of the teacher, who just last week was announced as her school's teacher of the year. The
reports that a since-deleted Instagram post...
Mom of Abandoned Boys Says
She Visited 'Every 2 Weeks'
Oct 30, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
Mom of Abandoned Boys Says She Visited 'Every 2 Weeks'
Gloria Williams now claims she also didn't know her 8-year-old son, Kendrick Lee, was dead
- A Texas mother charged after the body of her 8-year-old son was found in an apartment along with three abandoned siblings now says she checked on her boys "every two weeks" and that she hadn't realized one of the brothers was dead. "I'm sorry. I didn'...
Horrific Details Emerge in
Case of Abandoned Siblings
Oct 28, 2021 6:37 AM CDT
Horrific Details Emerge in Case of Abandoned Siblings
Texas siblings say they saw Brian Coulter beat their brother to death
- Horrific details emerged Wednesday in the case of three Houston-area siblings believed to have lived an an apartment with their brother's remains for almost a year. Police say mother Gloria Williams, 35, and her 31-year-old boyfriend Brian Coulter apparently moved out of the apartment weeks after Coulter allegedly beat...
Daycare Owner Sentenced for
Hiding Kids Behind Fake Wall
Oct 23, 2021 12:46 PM CDT
Daycare Owner Sentenced for Hiding Kids Behind Fake Wall
Colorado Springs facility had 25 kids but was licensed for 6
- A woman who kept more than two dozen kids behind a false wall in a basement was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. Carla Faith was found guilty of 26 counts of child abuse, and some other charges, including running a daycare without a license, in August. Police found...
Teens Ended Up
at Parties Mom
Oct 13, 2021 11:52 AM CDT
Teens Ended Up Vomit-Covered at Parties Mom Allegedly Threw
Shannon O'Connor allegedly supplied booze to kids who were just 14, 15
- The parties don't sound particularly COVID-friendly, and that's the least of the issues with them. Authorities say a 47-year-old woman threw the Los Gatos, Calif., bashes from June 2020 until May 2021 and supplied guests with vodka, Fireball whiskey, and condoms—and that those guests were largely just...
Parents of 3-Year-Old Suing
Disney Cruises for $20M
Sep 25, 2021 12:41 PM CDT
Parents of 3-Year-Old Suing Disney Cruises for $20M
Lawsuit alleges another child sexually assaulted toddler in front of staff
- Parents of a child in Vermont are suing the Disney Cruise Line for $20 million. They say their 3-year-old daughter was groped by a “significantly older child” while being looked after in the Oceaneer Club daycare for passengers ages 3-12, WCAX reports. They say their daughter was restrained, and...
Queens of the
Stone Age Rocker
Gets Bad News
From His Kids
Sep 10, 2021 12:51 PM CDT
Queens of the Stone Age Rocker Gets Bad News From His Kids
Restraining order against Josh Homme for domestic violence filed in name of his 2 young sons
- The frontman for rock group Queens of the Stone Age is being accused of domestic violence, and a filing for a restraining order on behalf of his two young sons has been submitted. Per legal documents seen by TMZ , the request for a protective order against 48-year-old Josh Homme was...
Man Put in Cell With Sister's
Rapist Guilty of Killing Him
Aug 8, 2021 2:42 PM CDT
Man Put in Cell With Sister's Rapist Guilty of Killing Him
Department of Corrections denied request for new cellmate
- Shane Goldsby asked for a new cellmate. Goldsby, 25, was in prison for a stabbing, stealing a police car, and injuring a state trooper in Washington state. His cellmate, Robert Munger, 70, was in for child rape, child molestation, and possession of child pornography. One of Munger’s victims was...
Police: Woman Drove For Year
With Niece, Nephew in Trunk
Jul 31, 2021 1:07 PM CDT
Police: Woman Drove For Year With Niece, Nephew in Trunk
Baltimore County Police have charged her with abuse leading to their deaths
- Baltimore County police pulled over a woman for a traffic stop, and found the remains of two children in the trunk of the car. When police ran the driver’s tags and learned they were fake, they told her the car would be towed. That’s when the officer smelled...
Cuomo Signs Law Ending
Child Marriage in New York
Jul 24, 2021 2:20 PM CDT
Cuomo Signs Law Ending Child Marriage in New York
Activists say Nalia's Law will protect children from statutory rape, forced marriage
- Children can't get married in New York. That might not sound groundbreaking, but the law recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo raising the age of consent to 18 is rare in the US; only six states prohibit child marriage. Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island also don’...
in Judo Class Kill
Jun 30, 2021 9:25 AM CDT
Repeated Slams in Judo Class Kill 7-Year-Old Boy
Taiwanese boy had been on life support since April
- A 7-year-old Taiwanese boy has died after being repeatedly slammed by his coach and others at a judo class. It's a case seeing wide media pick-up around the world : The boy, identified only by his surname, Huang, was taken off life support on Tuesday night after being in a...
Alleged Cult Leader
Dies, Followers Apparently
Can't Part With Her
May 5, 2021 9:40 AM CDT
Alleged Cult Leader Dies, Followers Apparently Can't Part With Her
7 members of Love Has Won religious group kept mummified remains of Amy Carlson in home
- Police say a man returned to his rural Colorado home last week to find a mummified woman, who "appeared to be set up in some type of shrine." The face, with missing eyes, was caked in glittery makeup, and the body was wrapped in a sleeping bag and...
Massive Child Porn Site
Taken Down From Dark Web
May 3, 2021 1:29 PM CDT
Massive Child Porn Site Taken Down From Dark Web
Four German men arrested, including one responsible for more than 3.5K posts
- A child pornography website with 400,000 users is gone, thanks to German federal police and Europol. The site, Boystown, had existed on the dark web since June 2019. Four German men, one who had been living in South America for several years, were arrested. Three were administrators, and one...
Member of Alabama Shakes
Accused of Child Abuse
Mar 29, 2021 7:37 AM CDT
Member of Alabama Shakes Accused of Child Abuse
Arrested drummer Steven Johnson had previously pleaded guilty to violating ex's protective order
- A member of the rock band Alabama Shakes was arrested last week and hit with child abuse charges, a year after pleading guilty to breaching a protective order from his ex-wife. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama confirms to
that drummer Steven William Johnson was arrested...
Cops: Mom in
Mar 25, 2021 12:05 PM CDT
Cops: Mom in Boxing Glove Attacks Girl at School
Florida's Edith Riddle, 34, charged with child abuse after incident outside school's cafeteria
- A 34-year-old Florida woman is facing child abuse charges after allegedly fighting a 12-year-old girl at her daughter's middle school while wearing a boxing glove. Edith Riddle—who initially told officials she was unable to remove the boxing glove because it was superglued to her left wrist, per First...
Mia Farrow: Woody Allen Will
Do Anything 'to Save Himself'
Feb 18, 2021 9:45 AM CST
Mia Farrow: Woody Allen Will Do Anything 'to Save Himself'
Comments come from new documentary focusing on child abuse allegations
- Mia Farrow says her biggest regret is meeting Woody Allen, and that she's "scared" of the Oscar-winning writer/director 30 years after their tumultuous split, in a new documentary, the result of a two-year investigation.
Allen v. Farrow
covers the better years of Allen and Farrow's relationship in...
After Girl's Horrific Death,
Punishment for Mom
Dec 18, 2020 1:00 PM CST
After Girl's Horrific Death, Punishment for Mom
Tiaundra Christon of Texas dressed a doll to look like her daughter as a ruse after she was killed
- A Texas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for tampering with a corpse: that of her own 2-year-old daughter. The body of Hazana Anderson was found in a weighted-down bag in a lake near Houston in October 2018, reports
. A few days earlier, the girl's...
Cops: Girl, 8, Died After Being
Forced to Jump on Trampoline
Oct 15, 2020 3:20 AM CDT
Cops: Girl, 8, Died After Being Forced to Jump on Trampoline
Texas couple charged with capital murder
- A Texas couple could be facing the death penalty for forcing an 8-year-old girl to jump on a trampoline. Ashley and Daniel Schwarz have been arrested on capital murder charges in the Aug. 29 death of the Odessa girl, ABC reports. Police say the girl, who was in the couple'...
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