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Child Neglect

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Viral Video Draws Attention of Philadelphia Child Protection Officials

Ambrose says her department was flooded with e-mails, and police were able to identify the woman and insure the safety of the child.

03/07/2014

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Prison For Phila. Couple Who Chose Prayer Over Medical Care For Dying Son

Herbert and Catherine Schaible had previously pleaded “no contest” in connection with the death of their son, Brandon, who died as the couple prayed for him to be healed but never took him to a doctor or a hospital for medical care.

02/19/2014

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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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Bridgeport Couple Accused Of Near Starvation Of Six-Year-Old Son Held For Trial

A Montgomery County judge ordered a Bridgeport couple held for trial on Thursday on all charges for nearly starving their 6-year-old son to death.

06/28/2012

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Montco Parents Charged With Near Starvation Of Six-Year-Old Son

Montgomery County authorities have charged a Bridgeport, Pa. couple with assault and endangerment for nearly starving their six-year-old son to death.

06/27/2012

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Child Abuse Could Weaken Victim’s Immune System

New research indicates child abuse or neglect may affect the immune system and impact vicitms later in life.

06/14/2012

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Philadelphia Officials Urge Public To Make a Call If Child Endangerment Suspected

City and social service agency officials are imploring the public to take a more proactive role in reporting child abuse and neglect.

11/22/2011

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Father of Starved Girl, 2 Others Sentenced In 2006 Case

The father of Danieal Kelly has been sentenced to prison along with two social workers for their roles in the starvation death of the disabled Philadelphia teen in 2006.

10/20/2011