A judge has ordered a Philadelphia man and woman to stand trial in the starvation of their disabled toddler, saying the girl looked “like an Auschwitz child” when she died.
An investigation determined that the child’s mother, 31-year-old Rhiannon Watson, had become incensed when her baby daughter wouldn’t stop crying.
Nadera Batson, right, and a codefendant were accused in the death of three-year-old Jaquinn Brewton, who was beaten repeatedly and burned with a blowtorch.
Over a period of three months, prosecutors say the defendant “beat the child from head to toe,” using a blow torch to punish him and burning his feet so badly he couldn’t walk.
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ttorney General Beau Biden announced on Friday that Robert Hohn and Shannon Watterson, who reportedly locked their 12-year-old son in a bedroom for a three month period and , were both sentenced to prison time.
A Philadelphia prosecutor says six-year-old Khalil Wimes weighed just 29 pounds when he died in March of last year, having been starved and beaten by his parents right up to the day before he died.
Pennsylvania prosecutors said in a new court filing that Jerry Sandusky has not presented any good reason for the state Supreme Court to take up an appeal of his molestation conviction.
The child told police he was chained in his mother’s bedroom as punishment and had to sleep on the floor at night. He also said his hands were occasionally restrained by plastic zip ties.
Penn State may never be able to fully shake off the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but news that one victim has settled and other claimants may be soon follow marks a legal milestone after almost a year of negotiations.
The recent arrest in Montgomery County of a camp director for failing to report an alleged sexual assault involving a camper has a local state representative again calling for quick passage of his bill to better protect children.
Children who are victims of abuse are more likely to atttempt suicide as adults and those who are sexually abused may have triple the risk of others.
Officials say a former prison guard charged with sexually abusing two girls is now facing charges involving five more juveniles.
Three people have been arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of several children who were in their care from 1989 to 2012.
Tanya Williams and her six children were living in a Philadelphia shelter at the time.