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Trumper Hits 13-Year-Old Girl: Report

Norbert Logsdon is accused of felony child abuse

(Newser) - A Florida man is accused of ramming a 13-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole while demonstrating for President Trump, ActionNewsJax reports. Norbert Logsdon, 67, allegedly jammed the pole in Crystal Ledoux's car and struck her daughter Wednesday in the town of Orange Park. "I was scared...

MLB All-Star Indicted for Allegedly Beating Daughter, 14

Josh Hamilton has been free on bond since turning himself in in October

(Newser) - Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her . A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself in...

'Hundreds of Bugs' Crawl Out of Girl's Backpack, Mom Arrested

Jessica Stevenson has been charged with felony child neglect

(Newser) - When a Florida second grader came to Bagdad Elementary School in Milton with an undesirable smell and soiled clothes, a staffer found out from the little girl she didn't remember the last time she'd bathed. Then, "hundreds of bugs crawled out" of the child's backpack in...

Child Abuse Case 'Something Out of ... a Horror Film'

12-year-old boy allegedly locked in bathroom and severely malnourished

(Newser) - A Utah mom has been charged with felony child abuse after authorities say her 12-year-old son was found severely malnourished and weighing only 30 pounds—the typical weight of a 2-year-old, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. According to the St. George News , authorities say the boy's father—who appears...

Parents Charged After Boy Found in Septic Tank

Face felony abuse and neglect charges as investigation continues

(Newser) - An already tragic story just got worse: The parents of Noah Thomas, the 5-year-old boy who was found dead in a septic tank last week, have been charged with felony abuse and neglect of children. Ashley White, 30, and Paul Thomas, 32, were arraigned today and are being held without...

Police: Autistic Boy, 11, Kept in Cage

Parents face charges of felony child endangerment

(Newser) - The parents of a severely autistic boy have been arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said today. The cage—similar to an extra-large dog kennel—was found in the Orange County, California, home with a...

Cops: Mom Brands Kids, Promises Ice Cream

Kayla Oxenham, 23, denies charges of child abuse

(Newser) - A Florida mom has been charged with child abuse after she allegedly branded her children so she could identify them as her kids. Kayla Oxenham, 23, allegedly used a lighter to heat up a stick then burned her 5- and 7-year-old daughters on the arm while noting she "forgot...

Calif. Official Taped Whipping Stepson Quits

Boy punished for dropping ball during game of catch

(Newser) - A powerful California elected official videotaped whipping his stepson with a belt has resigned. Anthony Sanchez, a water district director in southern California, was videotaped by a neighbor as he played catch with his young stepson then viciously whipped the crying boy when the child failed to make a catch,...

Dad Who Hurled Son Into Harbor Sentenced to Rehab

Sloan Briles dove in, too—to escape furious passengers

(Newser) - A drunk ex-Marine who hurled his 7-year-old son into a busy harbor during a California sightseeing cruise has been sentenced to 180 days in a residential treatment facility for alcoholism. Sloan Briles, 35, who pleaded guilty to felony child abuse, will also have to attend a year of child abuse...

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