Child Abuse

(credit: CBS3)

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

(Credit: Getty Images)

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

(Credit: District Attorney's Office Of Chester County)

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

(Photos from Chester County DA)

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

(Credit: Comstock/Thinkstock)

Father Arrested, Charged With Assaulting 5-Month-Old

Police say the father of a 5-month-old infant was arrested and charged after the bay was found to have multiple injuries.

06/25/2013

(Rep. Scott Petri testifies before the Pa. House Children & Youth Committee.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Legislators Move To Tighten Child Abuse Laws in Wake of Sandusky Scandal

Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks County) is the sponsor of one the bills that got committee approval, a measure providing a definition of child abuse.

06/11/2013

(credit: Alfred Fox)

A Special Summer Garden Tour

While Spring seems full of garden tours, I’m happy to say there’s one coming up just as Summer gets underway, featuring four unique private gardens in the Upper Perkiomen Valley.

06/10/2013

(credit: Chester County District Attorney’s Office)

Coatesville, Pa. Man Charged With Sex Assaults On 2 Children

Authorities say 60-year-old Leroy Mitchell was originally arrested May 31st for sexually assaulting a girl when she was nine years old. Now, charges have been filed in connection with a second alleged victim.

06/04/2013

(The Pennsylvania Capitol. Credit: Getty Images)

Pa. Senate Passes 2 Bills To Prevent Child Abuse By Teachers

The state Senate has sent the House a pair of bills designed to protect school children from misconduct and sexual abuse by teachers.

06/04/2013

New Jersey Couple Indicted In Young Daughter’s Death

Prosecutors say a Trenton couple has been indicted on murder and child endangerment charges in the death of their 5-year-old daughter last year.

05/04/2013

(credit: CBS3)

Army Couple Charged With Abusing Adopted Children Free On Bail

John and Carolyn Jackson of Mount Holly appeared in federal court Thursday in Newark. They were ordered to have no contact with children.

05/02/2013

(credit: CBS3)

New Jersey Couple Indicted On Charges Of ‘Unimaginable Cruelty’ Toward Adopted Children

A United States Army major and his wife are facing charges for the alleged abuse of their three adopted children, including one who died in May 2008.

04/30/2013

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 39,201 other followers