Prosecutors in Ohio say the man seen in a video whipping his daughters with an electrical cord is not the same man they’ve arrested for whipping his daughters with an electrical cord. This highlights the disturbing prevalence of the use of wires and cables as child abuse tools.
A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty in what a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigator said is the most severe case of child abuse he’d seen in his 24 years in law enforcement.
A viral video that shows a father beating his two daughters with an electric cord has led to the man’s arrest. The footage is shocking and hard to watch, but there are some who say the father’s actions were an example of good parenting.
Maricopa County Arizona woman Victoria Soliz, 30, has been arrested after a neighbor reported seeing her in his front yard holding her son’s face down in a puddle.
In a Luzerne County, Pa., courtroom, a 14-year-old boy described how the first time he was forced to have sex with his mother, it was on his eighth birthday. His father, Robert Caravella, who had been showing him porn for a while, brought him upstairs and made him perform intercourse on his mother, Carol Hann.
Grandmother Marinece Craft, 51, was arrested first, on February 26 after school officials noticed cuts and scabs on the wrists of the two unnamed kids, ages 9 and 11. She was joined by her husband, Alvin Skinner, 74, and daughter, Rosalind Craft, 35, earlier this week.
In a horrifying video that’s sparked outrage in Oklahoma, Arkansas and beyond, 26-year-old mom Christina Marie Hawkins of Arkoma is seen repeatedly hitting her small daughter in the stomach, then hurling the screaming girl across the room. Now, Hawkins, who is free on $20,000 bond is claiming that she was in the middle of a mental breakdown when that video was shot.
A Los Angeles elementary school teacher accused of playing weird sex games with unsuspecting kids might have gone undiscovered if it weren’t for an old-fashioned habit: In an age when many people shoot digital photos print them out themselves or just leave them on the computer, Mark Berndt allegedly took his photos to be developed.
A Linwood, Washington, grandmother took her granddaughter, 4, to the hospital on January 13, 2013, after she noticed that the girl’s body was covered with red marks. Hospital workers quickly determined that the girl was not suffering from chicken pocks, as the grandmother had thought, but was the victim of child abuse, allegedly at the hands of her stepfather, Stetson Tedder.
Geralyn Graham, 66, was accused of killing foster child Rilya Wilson, who disappeared a decade ago and whose body has never been found. During her trial, Geralyn’s ex-lover testified to witnessing the woman abuse the 4-year-old in increasingly brutal and contrived ways. Rilya’s name is an acronym for “Remember, I Love You Always.”