Child Abuse

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SW Philadelphia Man Charged With Abusing 3-Year-Old Stepson

Matthew Montgomery, 27, of South Conestoga Street near Woodland Avenue, was arrested on Wednesday.

05/01/2014

(Attendees at a child abuse prevention conference at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, in North Philadelphia, listen to Dr. Maria McColgan, who runs the hospital's Child Protection Program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

At St. Christopher’s Hospital, Keeping The Focus on Child Abuse Prevention

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, in North Philadelphia, brought in scores of professionals for its second annual conference on child abuse prevention.

04/25/2014

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Corbett Signs 4 More Child-Abuse Prevention Bills

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report suspected child abuse, says the bills contain provisions that are critical to improving how abuse is reported to authorities.

04/15/2014

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

Phila. Judge Stands By Sentence For Faith-Healing Couple Whose Sons Died

Herbert and Catherine Schaible pleaded “no contest” in the death of their young son. They had tried to heal him with prayer instead of medical care. Another of their children had died earlier in similar circumstances.

03/14/2014

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NJ Court Finds Leaving Child Alone In Car Is Abuse

Leaving a child alone in a car constitutes child abuse or neglect in New Jersey.

01/15/2014

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New Pennsylvania Laws Guard Against Child Abuse

The 2013 Pennsylvania legislature has passed 10 new laws that increase the protection of our children..

01/13/2014

(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

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