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#64
Aug 19, 2011
 
Mom Accused Of Leaving Tot Alone To Go Drink, Fla

http://www.wftv.com/news/28916979/detail.html

A woman in Volusia County is accused of leaving her child alone while she went drinking.

According to a police report, Sarah Cheek left the toddler in a stroller outside Crooks Den, a bar in Daytona Beach as she drank beer.

Witnesses said the child sat there for 20 minutes.

Cheek has a $5,000 bond and is charged with child neglect.

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Aug 19, 2011
 
Woman driving around with baby in pickup's bed, Fla

http://www.abc-7.com/global/story.asp...

Police in Daytona Beach said a woman faces neglect charges after worried drivers called authorities.

Police said 23-year-old Keyona Davis was driving a pickup truck with a baby stroller in the truck bed. A baby was sitting inside the stroller.

Davis was pulled over after other drivers made calls to police.

Davis was babysitting the 8-month-old. The child was not injured.

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Aug 19, 2011
 
Family of the year winners charged with child endangering, Ohio

http://www.local12.com/news/state/st...XM724-...

Lee Anne and Christopher Henry of Toledo received the Ohio Family of the Year award in 1999. On Wednesday, that same couple was indicted for six years of child endangering.

In 1999, the Henrys had already fostered 250 kids. Now, at 58-years-old, they stand accused of abusing and torturing their 17-year-old adopted daughter who cannot walk, uses a motorized wheelchair and suffers from cerebral palsy. The couple adopted her when she was five years old.

According to sources, the abuse began in 2005 when the couple made their adopted daughter sleep outside, beat her when she soiled herself and forced her to crawl from place to place.

When she received her award in 1999, Lee Anne Henry told WTOL-TV, "I think first it takes commitment. I think it takes somebody who really wants to make a difference in their child's life. And somebody who wants to make the world a better place."

If convicted, Lee Anne could face up to 13 years in prison and Christopher could face up to five years. A judge ordered them to have no contact with the victim.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Become a child's hero
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The Guardian Ad Litem Program provides the training needed so that you can become a voice for these children. It is a volunteer based program that serves the community at no cost to taxpayers.

With approximately 500,000 children across the country. in foster care, and 12 million foster care alumni, it is hard to ignore the impact of child abuse and neglect on our nation's next generation.

This is not a problem happening 'elsewhere." In our community alone there are nearly 1,900 in the Dependency System.

A brief training and volunteering just a few hours a week and you could be a child's "Guardian Angel."

The next training class in St. Augustine is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
http://staugustine.com/news/schools/2011-08-2...

http://www.guardianadlitem.org/

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Aug 23, 2011
 
Mother Charged with Murder After Child's Death in Wreck, Fla
http://www.wmbb.com/story/15299322/m...death-...

Investigators of the Florida Highway Patrol announced today they concluded the traffic homicide investigation of a traffic crash that occurred on July 11, 2011 at 12:22 p.m. The crash occurred in Bay County on State Road 77 in Lynn Haven, Florida.

At the time of the crash, Courtney C. Coughlin of Panama City Beach, Florida, was driving southbound on State Road 77 in a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier fleeing from a marked Lynn Haven Police Officer. Coughlin violated a solid red signal at the intersection of State Road 77 and 26th Street where her vehicle collided with a 1996 Cadillac Eldorado driven by Joshua Steele, of Lynn Haven.

Coughlin's daughter, Kaylee Rice, was critically injured in the crash. Young Kaylee Rice succumbed to her injuries and died on July 13, 2011.

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Aug 23, 2011
 
Woman charged with attempted murder of baby boy, California
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/23/...all/in...

Police in Orange, California, have charged a woman with one count of attempted murder for allegedly throwing a seven-month-old baby boy from a children's hospital parking garage Monday night, according to a statement from local authorities.

The infant, who was rushed to a trauma center, remains in critical condition, police said.

Sonia Hermosillo, 31, was detained shortly after the incident and remains in custody, Orange police said in a statement Tuesday. No bail has been set, authorities said.

A woman walking near the Orange County Children's Hospital saw the infant fall from the second level of the garage and called police, Sgt. Dan Adams said.

Investigators later interviewed several witnesses and reviewed a surveillance video from the garage. The image of a license plate on a 2000 Chevy Blazer seen leaving the garage shortly after the incident led police to Hermosillo.

Authorities found an empty child seat in Hermosillo's vehicle, according to the statement. Hermosillo's husband reported earlier that both his wife and their seven-month-old son were missing, the statement said.

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Aug 23, 2011
 
Man Accused of Drowning Sons Held on Murder Charges, Texas
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/23...est=la...

Dallas man accused of drowning his two young sons Monday after abducting them while they were walking to school with their mother was being held on capital murder charges, authorities said.

Naim Muhammad, 32, was held on $2 million bond Monday evening in Dallas County Jail on two counts of capital murder. Online jail records didn't indicate if he has an attorney.

Police identified the boys as 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah. They have their father's last name, but police have spelled it differently than court and jail records.

A police report said the 32-year-old Muhammad forced his 3- and 5-year-old sons and their mother into his vehicle Monday morning by threatening her with a brick.

She jumped out of the vehicle after it stopped at an intersection when she saw a Dallas constable drive up. She told police that when she got out of the vehicle, the suspect jumped the curb and took off. The constable did not chase the suspect but called police, according to the report.

Police said that while they weren't able to reach the suspect on his cell phone, he did call relatives.

Hours after the boys were taken, authorities received a 911 call from a woman who said her son had drowned her grandchildren and that she had the children, who were unresponsive, in her car awaiting paramedics, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said in a statement.

Muhammad's mother, Naimah Muhammad, told KDFW television station in Dallas-Fort Worth that when she located her son she asked to see the children and he took her to a creek.

"At first when I saw them I was saying,`It can't be true! It can't be true!' But once he got them out of the creek and brought them to my car, and I seen they was dead I knew it was true," she told the television station. "That's when I called 911 and told them I had my grandkids and they're dead."

The boys were pronounced dead at a hospital.

The children's mother told police that the suspect told her he was going to kill the children. She also told them that he had previously threatened her life and the lives of the children.

Muhammad also tried but failed Monday to take his youngest child, a 1-year-old, from another location, Police Deputy Chief Craig Miller said at a news conference.

Miller said there was a "continuing family violence situation" between Muhammad and the boys' mother.

Muhammad was previously convicted of violent behavior.

In September 2009, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and received five years' probation. According to court records, the charge stemmed from a complaint from his sister that he had struck her in the head with a hammer.

Muhammad also has convictions for burglary of a vehicle, theft by check and marijuana possession, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety's online data base.

Video at the url... RIP little guys.. I hope he gets the express lane to execution.. Texas doesn't play from what I hear...

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Aug 23, 2011
 
NC Man Blames PTSD For Infant Stepdaughter's Death
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/28949780/detail.ht...

Lawyers for an Iraqi War veteran facing a possible death sentence if convicted of killing his 10-month-old stepdaughter said he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he beat her to death in their Raleigh home two years ago.

Attorneys for Joshua Stepp said Monday at his first-degree murder trial that the 28-year-old veteran abused alcohol and prescription drugs to deal with having to pick up body parts of fellow soldiers after they were killed in Iraq.

Authorities said Stepp beat, shook, and slammed the infant's face to the carpet while caring for her while her mother was at work in November 2009. They said the baby also was sexually assaulted.

While Stepp's lawyers agree he killed the child, they said he did not sexually abuse the girl.

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Paramedic: Something wasn't right
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story...

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Nov 11, 2011
 
2-year-old boy missing in Washington state

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/06/us/was...html...

Authorities are searching for a 2-year-old boy in Bellevue, Washington, after the boy's mother said he went missing when she left him in her car to get help after she ran out of gas.

The mother, who was not identified in a police press release, ran out of gas Sunday morning in the northwestern area of the city with her two children, a 4-year-old and 2-year-old, in the car, authorities said.

The woman took the 4-year-old with her when she went to seek assistance, police said, leaving 2-year-old Sky Metalwala behind.

"Approximately an hour later she returned to the vehicle and the baby was gone," police said in a statement. The boy was reported missing at 9:50 a.m.

About 50 people, including police with tracking dogs, fanned out around the area Sunday to try to find the boy, said Carla Iafrate, a spokeswoman for Bellevue police. The search was suspended as night fell, she said.

Iafrate said the parents of the boy are cooperating.

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#73
Nov 11, 2011
 
FBI Joins Search for Missing 2-Year-old Washington Boy
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/07...est=la...

Parents of missing Washington boy had been cited
http://www.wtol.com/story/15978145/p...had-be...

Missing boy's father takes polygraph, results inconclusive
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/133415258....

Police:'Foul play' suspected in toddler's disappearance
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/133451653....

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Nov 11, 2011
 
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NC Man Blames PTSD For Infant Stepdaughter's Death
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/28949780/detail.ht...
Lawyers for an Iraqi War veteran facing a possible death sentence if convicted of killing his 10-month-old stepdaughter said he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he beat her to death in their Raleigh home two years ago.
Attorneys for Joshua Stepp said Monday at his first-degree murder trial that the 28-year-old veteran abused alcohol and prescription drugs to deal with having to pick up body parts of fellow soldiers after they were killed in Iraq.
Authorities said Stepp beat, shook, and slammed the infant's face to the carpet while caring for her while her mother was at work in
Soldier who killed infant stepdaughter gets life in prison

Joshua Stepp is handcuffed in a Wake County Superior Courtroom on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, after being sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his 10-month-old stepdaughter in November 2009

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/13/148549...

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/13/148549...

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Dec 15, 2011
 
Mother Who Left Kids Alone at Downtown Burger King Pleads Guilty, Indiana

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http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/ne...135591...

FORT WAYNE, Ind.(Indiana’s NewsCenter)- 26-year-old Monique Mays pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday morning for four felony counts of neglect after she left her four kids at the downtown Burger King in September.

She told investigators she'd left her kids, ages five to eight-years-old, there before so she could spend time with her boyfriend.

The judge sentenced her to one-year suspended on each count and be on probation for four-years.

During the first year she must wear an ankle bracelet and have no contact with her kids.

She can have supervised contact with the kids in the second year.

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Dec 15, 2011
 
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I see a million threads on here related to Anthony and virtually none related to other missing or murdered children. That right there shows you people seem to just be worried about the whole Anthony circus.
Absolutely true.
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Dec 15, 2011
 
No one likes anyone that would abuse children in any way. The flush o matic is supposed to be on a scale of 1 to 5, but in this instance I will raise the scale some. A thousand flushes to any one that would abuse children.
Down the bowl they go people that abuse children, down the bowl they go.......

Times a 1000.

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Dec 15, 2011
 
You've wigged out wiggums.

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You've wigged out wiggums.
If you are replying to me, I am not "wiggums". I am toilet....

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You've wigged out wiggums.
If you are talking to me, you have lost your friggin mind.

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Mother arrested, charged with child abuse, Fla

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http://www.abc-7.com/global/story.asp...

A Punta Gorda baby ended up in the hospital with a fractured skull, swelling and bruises on his face. Now his mother is in jail on child abuse charges. Doctors say the one-year-old's injuries are so severe, it was as if someone hit him with a baseball bat.

The baby's mother, Cara Coletti, couldn't explain the injuries to detectives.

"At any given point, somebody could have kidnapped him or ran him over," said nearby neighbor Christopher Bain.

Bain told us he called for help several times after spotting the 1 year old wandering from Coletti's house alone, sometimes at night.

"It's not a ragdoll. It's a human being. It's a child," stressed Bain.

Detectives accuse Coletti of waiting days to get medical help for her son's severe injuries.

Doctors determined the skull fracture occurred from a high-force, blunt tramua.

"It's a sad story. Not surprising at all," said Bain.

In the arrest affidavit, Coletti suggested that her son could have received the injuries at The Formative Years day care center.

Staff said that wasn't possible.

Detectives aren't sure exactly how Coletti's son was hurt but determined it happened on the mother's watch.

Our knocks on Coletti's door went unanswered.

Neighbors are relieved the little boy is safe.

"How do you think the child feels? He doesn't understand. his mother is just sitting there ignoring him. I wonder if he even felt loved," said Bain.

Coletti was arrested and charged with child abuse on Wednesday.

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If you are talking to me, you have lost your friggin mind.
lol.

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