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Child Abuse

(Carlos Rivera and Carmen Ramirez.  Phila PD photos)

Philadelphia Couple Ordered To Stand Trial For Allegedly Starving Toddler

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.

01/09/2014

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Wilmington Mother Arrested After Reportedly Throwing Baby Down The Stairs

An investigation determined that the child’s mother, 31-year-old Rhiannon Watson, had become incensed when her baby daughter wouldn’t stop crying.

01/06/2014

(Marcus King and Nadera Batson.  King pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators.  Phila. PD photos)

Long Sentence For West Phila. Woman In Torture-Murder of Godson, 3

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.

12/18/2013

(Marcus King and Nadera Batson.  King pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators.  Phila. PD photos)

Philadelphia Woman Gets Decades In Prison For Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old

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.

12/18/2013

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The Legal Limits To Physically Disciplining A Child

Is it illegal to spank your child?

12/09/2013

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Del. Couple Convicted Of Child Abuse, Neglect Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

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.

12/06/2013

(Latiff Hadi and Tina Cuffie, also known as Floyd and Tina Wimes.  Phila. PD photos)

Philadelphia Couple Gets 30+ Years In Prison For Starving Son To Death

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.

11/26/2013

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.  Credit:  Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Prosecutors Argue Against Jerry Sandusky Appeal

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.

11/14/2013

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Camden Couple Arrested For Allegedly Chaining Child To Radiator For Weeks

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.

09/10/2013

Jerry Sandusky (credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Penn State Settlement Marks Sandusky Milestone

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.

08/18/2013

Photo provided by Montgomery County DA's office)

Local Legislator Renews Call For Expanded Responsibility Bill To Fight Abuse

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.

08/05/2013

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Abused Children More Likely To Be Suicidal Adults

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.

08/01/2013

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Officials Add 5 Additional Juveniles To Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Former Prison Guard

Officials say a former prison guard charged with sexually abusing two girls is now facing charges involving five more juveniles.

07/31/2013

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Chester County Couple And Husband’s Onetime Girlfriend Charged With Sexually Abusing Four Children

Three people have been arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of several children who were in their care from 1989 to 2012.

07/12/2013

(Tanya Williams.  Phila. PD photo)

Phila. Woman Sentenced For Neglect Death of Infant Son in 2010

Tanya Williams and her six children were living in a Philadelphia shelter at the time.

06/28/2013

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