Parent of the Year Archive Page 4


Father sentenced for punching and killing 2-year-old son

A Hamilton county jury convicted Smith in March of punching his child, DeMarcus Jackson, in the stomach and killing him. The punch caused in internal bleeding which resulted in the child's death.

DeMarcus was put into foster care, along with three other siblings, when he was 9 days old.


Mom, boyfriend charged with child endangerment after 2-year-old found with skull fracture

A local mother and her boyfriend were charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a 2-year-old girl was found with several healing fractures -- including a fractured skull.


Toddler 'covered in bruises' had 0.12 blood alcohol level before death

A 2-year-old who died after being found "covered in bruises" by Tacoma police had a .12 blood-alcohol level at the time of his death - one and a half times the legal limit for an adult driver in the state, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office said.


Woman pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter, child abuse

Roshell Johnson was charged a few days after 20-month-old Ocean McCoy died at University Hospital in Columbia the day after sustaining serious brain injuries from shaking and non-accidental head trauma on Jan. 29, 2008, while under Johnson's care at a Brumley-area home.


Mom arrested after day care debacle

A Gainesville woman was arrested Monday morning after she attacked a day care employee and threatened staff members with a fire extinguisher.

Robinson punched and kicked an employee, then grabbed a fire extinguisher and tried to hit the three employees with it, according to the report. She then sprayed the extinguisher at the group, and some of the chemicals landed in her son's eyes.


Sabina Lisseth Cerna Smith Charged With Felony Child Neglect For Leaving 4 Kids Alone In Woodbridge

Sunday, detectives investigated a child neglect call in Woodbridge and police say they found four children were left alone at a home.


Mother is accused of abusing her boys

A 27-year-old woman was arrested after Sarasota County sheriff's detectives allegedly uncovered numerous incidents of child abuse and neglect while monitoring calls with her jailed boyfriend.

Moore was also being investigated in a separate case, for using the children as a distraction while she took stolen items to a store service counter to receive cash for the fraudulent returns.


Mother arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after Chico area house fire

The mother of two small girls who safely escaped a house fire early Friday morning has been arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment and booked into Butte County Jail with a bail amount of $50,000.

Rebecca Moralez, 38, of Chico, was arrested Saturday at 6 p.m. immediately following an interview with the police department regarding the fire that occurred in her home at 121 York Drive at 2:19 a.m., while she was reportedly not home, said Sgt. Curtis Prosise of Chico Police Department.


Octomom fraud investigation: Made big bucks from porn while collecting welfare

Someone lodged a complaint with the L.A. County Department of Welfare Fraud Prevention that Octomom, Nadya Suleman, made close to $200,000 last year, but still collected welfare, as well as food stamps.

She scored all that money from her porn movie, where she self-pleasured herself on video. She also took a couple of stripping gigs.


Police: Nanny cam caught Rothschild baby sitter beating infant

Investigators reviewed the remaining video, which showed Cronin striking the boy while he was in the swing hard enough to cause the swing to move across the floor. Cronin also struck the infant with a burp towel across the face and head several times while the baby was on the sofa, causing the baby's feet to move "significantly with each strike," according to the police report.


A father is charged with the death of his 20 month old baby

A 20 month old baby is dead and her father is facing a capital murder charge. Police say he took them right to the spot he left his daughter's body.


Mother charged with DUI in court

A Broken Arrow mom accused of driving under the influence with six teenagers in the car will be in court Thursday.

Three teens were not wearing seat belts and were thrown from the SUV.


Man accused of breaking 11-month-old daughter's leg

Investigators say Joseph Keith was arguing with the child's mother when he picked up the girl and threw her to the ground.


NM dad admits killing mom as kids watched

A Valencia County man has pleaded guilty killing his wife their two kids watched.


Baltimore County man charged with stabbing his 14-year-old son

Baltimore County police say a Halethorpe man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses in connection with the stabbing of his 14-year-old son Saturday morning.


Hearing set for Tulsa dad accused of child neglect

A Tulsa man charged with child neglect after police found his 22-month-old daughter locked in a metal dog cage is due in district court.


Father gets drunk in Van Nuys stripper bar, leaves 2-year-old daughter in cold pickup truck

A 24-year-old man who left his small daughter in his pickup truck while he went into a Van Nuys bikini bar was arrested on suspicion of willful harm to a child, police said Sunday.


Grandmother Killed 2 Children, Herself: Cops

A grandmother who was supposed to take her two grandsons from daycare to their birthday party at home instead killed the boys and herself, Connecticut state police said.


April sentencing set for Va. couple in abuse case

The couple's 4-month-old daughter, Piper Molinski, died in February 2012. Investigators said the baby's injuries included a skull fracture, cracked ribs, burns and bruises.


Cops: Mom with toddlers tried to shoplift

Vahora, who had a 1-year-old and 3-year-old with her, tried to take three silver chains, eyeliner, a boy's shirt, and a set of pans by concealing them in a diaper bag, police said.


Smyrna Mother Indicted for Murder for Child Deaths

The mother of two young children who died after being left inside a hot car in Smyrna has been on indicted on charges of murder.


Swain woman guilty in toddler's death

A civil case is also pending related to the Department of Social Services handling of the child. Social workers face criminal charges, as well.


New Durham woman on trial for starving child accused 10 times previously

A series of witnesses called to the stand on the fifth day of the trial of Christina Thomas, a New Durham woman indicted on first degree assault for allegedly starving a young boy for years ...


Annapolis woman charged with murdering 2-year-old daughter

An Annapolis woman was charged Thursday with murdering her two-year-old daughter, and the city's police also said she disposed of the body.


Magna Mother Accused Of Choking Daughter's Rival

The incident started as a fight among a group of teenagers, then, according to charging documents, the mom of one of the girls decided to step in.


Maine woman faces sentencing in death of baby

A Maine woman police say was passed out drunk when the family dog mauled her 7-month-old daughter to death is scheduled to be sentenced.


Four bodies found in Johns Creek apartment

Authorities said the incident was a murder-suicide involving a mother, father and their two sons, ages 5 and 12.


Qucelia Yvette Baldeo, of Maryland, Charged In Death Of 9-Month-Old Daughter

Detectives suspect that Baldeo repeatedly injected her daughter with insulin and then slashed her wrists in an apparent suicide attempt.


Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Adoptive Son Rape Case

The adoptive father has pleaded guilty to child rape for assaults on the boy and three other adopted children.


Fla. mom gets plea deal in child sex case

Authorities say Dalina Nicholas repeatedly allowed her 6-year-old daughter to be sexually abused in exchange for drugs and money.


Mother faces felony child cruelty charge

Local authorities have jailed a 25-year-old woman on a first degree child cruelty charge after she allegedly admitted severely beating her 5-year-old daughter with a belt early Wednesday evening.


Cops: Despite freezing temp, mom left kids in car while she shopped

A 29-year-old Jennings Road woman was charged Thursday after police said she left two young children in the car during frigid weather while she shopped.


Man allegedly ties up, shoots 4-year-old stepdaughter with pellets

Police said a 4-year-old girl was bound by zip ties and duct tape and then shot with a pellet gun by her stepfather.


Police: Metro lieutenant kills self, wife and child

An employee of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department killed his wife and child before setting fire to his home and taking his own life in Boulder City, Henderson police said Monday.


Lake Worth mom left infant strapped in high chair for hours while she drank, deputies say

Crystal Ricci left her 3-week-old baby strapped in a high chair at the dining room table for hours, deputies say, so she could drink with friends.


Hephzibah Mother Arrested On Child Cruelty Charge

The child indicated that he had been assaulted by his mother and feared she would harm him further as well as his 3-year-old brother, due to her being intoxicated.


Woman charged after fleeing Wal-Mart, leaving child in cart

A Houston woman who police said left a child in a shopping basket in a Wal-Mart store parking lot has been charged with abandonment, Harris County prosecutors said.


Madison man charged with OUI with kids in car

A Madison man charged with driving drunk with two children in his car is headed to court.


Woman arrested after baby tests positive for meth

A Columbus woman set to be sentenced for dealing drugs has been arrested again after authorities say she gave birth to a baby who tested positive for methamphetamine.


Drunk, unlicensed woman with child hits patrol car

Southeastern Michigan authorities say a woman driving drunk, with a suspended license and an 8-year-old child aboard crashed her vehicle into a parked police car.


Sun City woman gets jail in child abuse case

A Sun City mother of three who was arrested after authorities found two methamphetamine labs in her house has been sentenced in a child abuse case.


Deputies: Mom arrested for shaken baby

Lake County deputies said they arrested a 27-year-old mother after her baby was discovered with blood clots and injuries.


Prosecutor: NH woman was daughter's predator

Two men in the trial of a New Hampshire lawyer charged with exploiting her 14-year-old daughter to produce child pornography say the woman videotaped them having sex with the girl.


Dayton Man Charged After Fleeing Police, Ditching Car with Kid Inside

A 27-year-old Dayton man has been charged with fleeing, eluding and endangering children on Wednesday after police said he led police on a chase then fled the vehicle and left behind a 5-year-old boy in a car seat on New Year's Day.


Mom accused of throwing baby pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

A woman accused of throwing her baby off the roof of a parking garage pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday.


Wife, mother, charged with bringing drugs to husband in jail with 1-year-old present

A woman and her mother were charged with bringing drugs into the Allegany County Jail to the woman's husband, who is an inmate.


4-year-old girl dies of injuries from fire allegedly set by dad

A four-year-old girl whose father allegedly set her on fire died Monday evening.


Phoenix toddler found with severe burns; father, 2 others arrested

The father of a 3-year-old girl, his girlfriend and his girlfriend's brother have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after the toddler was found with severe burns, according to Maricopa County Superior Court documents.


Sarasota man charged with child abuse after 'hog-tied' daughter, 11, dies

Investigators have determined the girl was regularly "hog tied," to a board on her bed with duct tape on her mouth, or tied up and put in a filthy family pool," according to authorities.


Bond set $1 million for Toledo mom accused of hurting baby

A 6-month-old Toledo boy is in "grave condition" at a Michigan hospital after he was allegedly thrown against a hard surface, causing multiple skull fractures, according to police.


Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Death of Boy Due in Court

"The mother and the boyfriend admit that they've struck the child and have burned the child in the past," ...


Oregon Mom Indicted In Tennessee For Incest, Child Rape

An Oregon woman has been indicted by a grand jury in Tennessee on charges of incest and child rape that occurred while she lived in Murfreesboro more than a decade ago.


Cypress man accused of choking infant daughter

The 6-month-old baby was healthy when her mother left her alone with her husband at their Cypress home early on an October morning. When she returned, her infant daughter was limp and gurgling with blood coming from her mouth, court records show.


Palm Coast man accused of leaving pit bull to baby-sit infant

A Palm Coast man is accused of leaving a pit bull to baby-sit for a 10-month-old while he went to a local bar, according to a Flagler County sheriff's report.


Second child Dies After Being Left in Car

Authorities say 24-year-old Heather Jensen called authorities a week ago to report her 2-year-old boy William was unconscious and 4-year-old Tyler was barely breathing after she left them alone in her SUV.


Indiana County man agrees to plead guilty in killings of wife, 2 daughters

A man accused of killing his two young daughters and his estranged wife earlier this year has agreed to plead guilty, according to the Indiana County district attorney's office.


Mom pleads guilty in daughter's starvation death

A southern Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to neglect charges in the starvation death of her 25-year-old disabled daughter six years ago.


Mother now a suspect in 2-year-old's death; charges pending

Police on Monday called a 32-year-old mother a suspect in the death of her 2-year-old son, who was found dead a day earlier at their home in Southeast Baltimore.


Mother, stepfather accused of murdering 7-year-old

Las Vegas police have arrested a mother and stepfather in the beating death of their 7-year-old son, who recently moved to Las Vegas from Illinois.


Mescalero man sentenced for involuntary manslaughter in daughter's death

A Mescalero man was sentenced Tuesday in a Las Cruces federal court in connection to the 2010 death of his daughter, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office.


Couple accused of child abuse arrested in Florida

The nationwide search for a Plaistow, N.H., couple accused of physically abusing the woman’s 3-year-old son came to an end Wednesday night when the couple was arrested at an amusement park in Florida, police said.


Exeter mom charged with selling drugs with 3-year-old

A 29-year-old Exeter mother had her 3-year-old child with her while selling narcotics to undercover agents, the Rockingham County sheriff's office alleges.


Ohio mom, 20, held in slaying of 3-year-old son

Police in Cleveland are awaiting results of an autopsy on a 3-year-old boy whose 20-year-old mother is being held as a suspect in his slaying.


Judge to sentence Illinois man in murder of wife, 3 kids

A judge will sentence a 37-year-old suburban Chicago man for slaying his wife and three school-age kids in the family's SUV as they drove to an Illinois waterpark.


Conway man charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child

Horry County Police charged Ronald Lee Wise, 31, of Conway with Unlawful Neglect of a Child after a 10-year-old girl and two other children were left home alone Friday.


Trial for parents of girl locked in basement starts Tuesday

Police said the girl had allegedly been locked in the basement on Philadelphia Avenue from June 18, a month after the 2011-12 school year ended, until Children Services and police responded in July.


Police: Mother, grandmother charged after taking photos of children with marijuana

A local business called police after developing them and officers say some of the images raised even more concern, showing children with marijuana.


Indy mom arrested in death of ‘skin & bones’ baby

An Indianapolis woman faces charges in connection with the starvation death of a 2-month-old son who weighed just 5½ pounds and whom a detective described as mere “skin and bones.”


Missouri Mom Charged with Smoking Meth with 13-year-old

A southwest Missouri woman has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for smoking methamphetamine with her 13-year-old daughter.


Mom arrested after 2 children left alone at vacation villas

A guest at Fantasy World Vacation Villas reported seeing children about 2 and 5 years old alone outside a one of the villas on Spaceport Court for about 45 minutes Sunday, a sheriff's report states.


Naked toddler found locked in dog kennel

The neighbor called 911 to say the 4-year-old boy from next door was outside screaming because temperatures were in the 40's and he was locked outside in the nude.


Raleigh woman arrested for child abuse

The child also suffered broken ribs, a broken leg, a laceration to the pancreas and a bruised liver and spleen.


Father who impregnated daughter gets one year in prison

A man whose grandson is also his son will spend a year in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting and impregnating his daughter 14 years ago.


Bronx dad drowns 5-year-old son, feeds daughter rat poison: cops

A Bronx dad drowned his 5-year-old son in bathtub — and then fed his 7-year-old daughter rat poison, police sources said Wednesday.


Stepmom sentenced for cruelty

A Baton Rouge judge labeled a 25-year-old woman “sinister and despicable” before sentencing her to 40 years in prison Wednesday in a 2009 child cruelty case involving her then-20-month-old stepson.


Woman Arrested After Walking in Street with Baby

According to the police report, the caller said the boy was covered in feces.


Blacksburg mother indicted in death of baby

A Blacksburg woman has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on one count of felony involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence in connection with the death of her newborn son.



Fla. parents charged with neglect of boy, 6

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports the child told deputies he had been forced to sleep on the back porch for three nights and only fed rice and lettuce.


Babysitter held without bond; kids stabbed more than 50 times, prosecutors says

Babysitter Elzbieta Plackowska told her son and another girl to kneel and pray before she stabbed them to death, prosecutors said at a hearing Thursday where Plackowska was ordered held without bond.


Spokane Valley woman faces felony child injury charges

Her sons, ages 6 and 3, had been left alone in the rain Tuesday at a construction area along Interstate 90 near the Beck Road interchange, where a worker found them at about 9 a.m. and called police.


Defendant may enter plea in child sex case

She was arrested by Illinois State Police in early 2011 after the law enforcement agency received word from Department of Homeland Security officials the defendant had engaged in sexual acts with her children during online interaction with a man in Detroit.


DFCS Employee Arrested for Child Cruelty

A DFCS employee is behind bars Wednesday after allegedly beating her daughter with a broom handle.


WICOMICO: Woman charged in daughter's death now held without bond

The 38-year-old Pennsylvania woman charged in the motor vehicle death of her 11-year-old daughter received a disorderly conduct citation days after after her release, and on Tuesday was ordered to be held without bond in state District Court.


NC Woman Accused Of Starving, Beating Children

Authorities say a North Carolina woman starved, beat and regularly locked three adopted her children in a room over more than a year while her ex-husband worked overseas.


Father uses bible to defend killing his 5 month old son

As unbelievable as it may sound, Benjamin Edetanlen, a Georgia father, said he was acting on the old adage, "Spare the rod, spoil the child." when he "disciplined" his 5 month old son, causing brain injuries, a broken leg and resulting in his death.


New Orleans mother kills her kids, takes bus to hospital for headache

The Times-Picayune is reporting Chelsea Thornton, 23, of New Orleans shot her 3-year-old son and drowned her 4-year-old daughter in their home Wednesday.


Man accused of using child's birthday cash for pot

A 28-year-old Evanston, Wyo. man faces charges in Utah after allegedly using his child's birthday money to buy marijuana.


Mom accused of drinking 3 bottles of wine crashes

Authorities say an 11-year-old boy told Florida Highway Patrol troopers his mother drank three bottles of wine before crashing her car.


Mom who glued kid's hands to wall faces life term

A Dallas woman who super-glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall also beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding on her brain, a doctor testified Monday during the mother's sentencing hearing.


Police: Woman, 48, encourages son to beat up friend's son

A Daytona Beach Shores woman is charged with aggravated child abuse after police say she encouraged her own son to beat up her friend's son, whom she was babysitting, an official said.


Police: Dad left daughter, 1, to go rob homes

Police say a man left his 1-year-old daughter home alone while tried to break into neighbors' homes in a Philadelphia suburb.


Relatives plead guilty in beating of teen girl

Three family members who beat a teenage relative for talking with a man pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges during an emotion-filled hearing.


19-month-old Pa. boy shot to death in crib; mother charged

Investigators say the mother told officers she was planning to sell a gun and was unloading it when it fired.


Mom arrested on heroin charges

A mother of three children was arraigned this weekend on charges that she allowed heroin to be dealt out of her home.


Case closed: Killer mom drunk

Tonya Thomas had two times the legal limit of alcohol in her system when she shot and killed her four children and herself in May, according to autopsy reports released this week.


Woman charged with dumping 3-week-old baby along road and lying to police

A 19-year-old mother has been charged with dumping her 3-week-old daughter along a rural road for 12 hours and lying to police about the baby’s whereabouts, prompting an Amber Alert.


Lawyer: Man accused of murdering wife, shooting son could bond out

A man accused of murdering his wife and shooting his son could get out of jail soon after a judge lowered his bond.


Idaho woman accused of burning daughter's body enters plea

Police have said Herrera told investigators that she burned her daughter's body after the child died of a head injury because she was afraid of losing custody of her other children.


Hoschton man pleads guilty to cruelty to children

A Hoschton man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Hall County Superior Court to seven charges of cruelty to children in the first degree.


Woman accused of leaving kids to commit robbery

Anne Arundel County police say a woman left her five young children alone in an Odenton hotel room while she committed a robbery.


Wisconsin couple charged with neglect in child's drowning

According to the complaint, witnesses reported seeing Reena wandering alone up to 1½ miles away from home several times in the months before her death.


Mom accused of killing kids faced fraud charge

Neighbors and friends say the woman accused of killing her two young children and then hanging herself in Florida had been in financial and legal trouble.


Mother arrested after infant discovered alive in York Co. woods

A mother is accused of abandoning her newborn baby girl in a swamp.


Father faces child abuse, drug charges after traffic stop

Police said Morales had an open beer can, multiple drugs, two guns and a knife inside a car where his son was sitting in the passenger seat.


Mom accused of drunk driving with small child in car

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 20-year-old Columbus woman who failed to appear in Clark County Municipal Court today to face charges of endangering children and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.


Lauderhill woman accused of beating son, saying 'I have to kill you'

"I wanted to kill my son because I cannot take care of him, and I don't want him to suffer," she said, according to police.


Florida mother charged with stabbing boy, 7

Officials say they discovered Alvarez had chained her son's hands together and then stabbed him in the chest as he lay in bed.


Woman Accused of Forcing Toddlers to Fight Each Other Due in Court

A St. Louis mother is scheduled to face a judge this morning, charged with encouraging two small children to fight while she videotaped them.


Couple arrested after handgun found in baby stroller with child

According to Newport News police, a handgun was found in the bottom storage compartment of a baby stroller with the baby still inside.


Deputies: Drunken dad picks up son from football practice

A Sugar Hill man is accused of driving drunk on a suspended license to pick up his son from football practice.


Henrico mother tried to feign baby's death, is charged

Eleven days after a call from a doctor's answering service alerted police and rescue workers about a possibly distressed newborn, Henrico County authorities arrested the child's mother Tuesday on charges of neglect and attempted murder.


Chesterfield Mother Charged With Child Abuse, Neglect

A Chesterfield mother was arrested and charged with abuse and child neglect after she left her 2-year-old daughter home alone.


Mom expected in court for toddlers' deaths

Police said Harper put her 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in the car, and then went back inside her home and went to sleep.


Mother charged with neglect: 'Children will climb'

A Fort Walton Beach woman was charged with felony child neglect without great harm after her 5-year-old child was found nude on the roof of the residence.


Police say adults used their children to help them steal

Police say the two couples stole more than $6,700 worth of merchandise from the Round Rock stores as well as the San Marcos Premium Outlets and Sea World in San Antonio.


Crystal Dawn Craig And Amy Lam Charged With Child Neglect After 2-Year-Old Girl Found Wandering Naked In WaWa Parking Lot In Spotsylvania County, Va.

Rotten food was found around the kitchen and animal waste was found in several areas of the house, according to officials.


Woman who stole from Little League association to serve 2-23 months

Himelright, now 30, stole nearly $5,000 over a 14-month period from her son's Little League baseball association, which, according to testimony, she served as treasurer.


Man accused of stabbing family, killing infant daughter appears in court

A man who police say went on a rampage stabbing his wife, 2-year-old boy and 8-month-old baby, who eventually died, appeared in court Monday morning.



COPS WHO ENTERED a Camden house in the dark early Wednesday came upon a scene of unspeakable horror: the headless body of a 2-year-old boy in a pool of blood.


Grandmother, mom charged in death of 3-week-old girl

The grandmother of a three-week-old girl was charged with suffocating the newborn after she and the girl’s 14-year-old mother allegedly muffled the baby’s whimpers as they hid from another relative and police, Cook County prosecutors said.


Woman tells police she burned daughter's body

A Homedale woman told police she burned the body of her 2-year-old daughter after the toddler died of a head injury last week because she was scared about losing custody of her other children.


Judge set to sentence couple in child starvation

The child was unresponsive and weighed just 6 pounds, 9 ounces, or almost 2 pounds less than when the child was born.


Man convicted in killing of stepdaughter in Md.

Prosecutors say Hang stabbed Jessica more than 40 times on May 31, 2011, at their Gaithersburg townhouse.


Two families charged with child neglect in Palm Beach County

The day ended with the arrest of a couple sporting fresh track marks across their arms in a home where several children watched television surrounded by a dozen exposed syringes, pills and garbage.


Police: Ledyard Mom Goes to Work, Leaves Child Home Alone

Ledyard police said Richard told them the boy was supposed to be with a relative, but later changed her story.


Mother who cut baby's arms off found working in North Texas Walmart

Dena Schlosser, the former Collin County mother who in 2004, killed her baby by cutting off her arms during a so-called religious frenzy.


Fayetteville man charged with murder in 9-year-old son's death

Police have charged a man with the murder of his 9-year-old son, who died after spending seven years in a coma.


Lufkin mom convicted in sleeping death of son is set for sentencing

Tristan was the couple's second child to die while sharing their bed.


Deputies: Man slapped, punched, killed 11-month-old stepson

An autopsy Monday found that Josiah suffered a broken back, among other injuries.


Vermont dad pleads not guilty to child cruelty

A Vermont man has pleaded not guilty to cruelty to a child for allegedly passing out drunk while two toddlers in his care ran around barefoot up and down a street.


Pasco mother admits she left three kids home alone to have sex with neighbor; kids wander to highway

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says while Crystal Rusaw was out, the kids wandered from the house, up the street, and crossed a busy highway.


Woman, 27, faces fifth OWI charge; had child in car

A 27-year old North Freedom woman faces two felony charges after being arrested while driving in the town of Prairie du Sac on Sunday morning.


Mother sentenced to 1 year for drowning death of toddlers

A criminal complaint says Butt began filling the bathtub, put one of the twins in the water, then went to her bedroom and fell asleep Sept. 22.


Children found in filthy home, Mother charged

During a search of her home earlier this month, investigators found filthy bedding and cockroaches.


Teacher's aide charged with leaving her naked daughter in car

"The passenger-side window was cracked about an inch and there was no food, water or clothing found in the car."


Police: Man put daughter in trunk

An Orlando man faces charges after admitting to putting his 5-year-old daughter in the trunk of his car because she was misbehaving at church.


Walmart theft suspects flee, leaving 1-year-old behind

A 19-year-old mother is wanted not only for what police say she and her sister tried to take from a Walmart store, but also for what she left behind — her 1-year-old son.


Man admits to pulling out car window, yanking woman's hair in front of their children

A man accused of ramming a woman's car, pulling out her window and grabbing her hair in front of their two small children pleaded guilty Monday in Muscogee County Superior Court to the accusations and was sentenced to five years in prison.


Cops: Mom left 7-month-old alone in car

A city woman was arrested after police say a passerby spotted her seven-month-old son sleeping alone in her car parked outside a downtown bank Tuesday morning.


Warrant out for Tulsa father Clyde Jackson after police find 11-month-old in street

A warrant has been filed for the father of an 11-month-old child found strapped into a car seat in the middle of a street.


Young couple arrested after baby left alone

Police said the 19-year-old father and 18-year-old mother arrived about a half-hour later and gave different stories of why and how long the child was left alone.


Police: Man Used Children To Steal Items From Store

During questioning, the children told police it was not the first time they were used in this type of scheme to steal merchandise from a store.


No charges against Missouri mom who left baby in car

Jackson County prosecutors won't file charges against a Lee's Summit mom whose baby died after she accidentally left him in the car all day while she worked.


Palm Beach Gardens couple accused of neglecting four children

The little girl told police of nights spent alone in her darkened room, the door locked from outside. One of her brothers told detectives his sister wasn't allowed out to eat dinner or use the bathroom.


Father Being Held In Deaths Of 3 Young Daughters In Wisconsin

A 34-year-old father was being held by authorities Wednesday in connection with the deaths of his three daughters, who were found inside his ex-wife’s Wisconsin home with the gas fireplace turned on, officials said.


Father Admits To Strapping Kids To Car Hood

A Fort Wayne man has pleaded guilty to several charges for driving three blocks with four children strapped to his car's hood while he was intoxicated.


2 Indiana children left in hot cars; one dies

Two young children were left locked in stifling hot vehicles in Indianapolis on Saturday. By the time they were found, one was dead and the other was in critical condition after a heat-related seizure.


Norfolk father charged after toddler shoots himself

The father of a 3-year-old boy who shot himself in the hand after finding an unattended handgun at a Plymouth Street home has been charged in the shooting.


Police: New Mom Smoked Bath Salts in Pa. Hospital

The Altoona Mirror reports hospital police had to be called to subdue Murphy after she stripped, rolled around on the shower floor, and couldn't answer questions from hospital staff.


19 kids found alone in filthy home

Authorities plan to file charges against a man and a woman accused of leaving 19 children ranging from 8 months to 14 years old unattended for a week in a sweltering, filthy home near Bowling Green.


Warwick Township woman charged with endangering her child

A Warwick Township woman possibly high on bath salts twice shot a gun directly above her sleeping 9-year-old daughter overnight Thursday, police said in a criminal complaint.


Two charged with abusing 2-year-old boy

A Russellville woman — identified as Lexi Nicole Miller, 21 — was charged Tuesday with abusing her 2-year-old son.


Parents Arrested After Kids Found Malnourished

A Muncie couple has been arrested on charges of neglect after they admitted to not feeding their children for days at a time, leaving one severely malnourished, police said.


Driver Charged With DUI; His Son, 3, Asleep In Back

The driver was "incoherent," unsteady on his feet and admitted to drinking a pint of whiskey and taking other medication, the report said.


Baby Dies After Being Left in Hot Car in Louisville

The car where the baby boy was found dead was parked just outside the parents' home.


Officials charge 2 with child cruelty

"Investigators from the juvenile section responded to the school and observed this young child had been severely beaten with an extension cord from the top of his body down to his legs.”


Mom accused of starving daughter to death

Police said they found her teenage daughter dead in a home on the 600 block of Concord Road.


Mom Drove Drunk to Party With Kids in Car: Cops

Middletown police arrested a mom accused of driving drunk to a party with two small children in the car.


Selma man kills himself, wife, 2 kids, police say

A Selma man killed his wife and two of their children and critically injured another of their children before apparently committing suicide Saturday morning, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said.


19-year-old dad charged with child abuse

A 7-week-old girl has a fractured skull and other injuries, and her 19-year-old father is charged with child abuse in the case, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says.


Seminole mom who used bra to kill toddler gets life term

A Seminole County mother with a history of mental illness will spend the rest of her life in prison for strangling her 2-year-old daughter with a bra and her hands, a judge decided Wednesday.


Burien woman charged with mistreating baby

A Burien woman accused of starving her baby son has been charged with criminal mistreatment and domestic violence.


Mom arrested after autopsy shows baby was shaken

A Winter Haven woman was arrested after an autopsy showed that her 3-week-old son died after being shaken or thrown forcefully onto a bed.


Bail set for Yonkers mom accused of choking 5-month-old son

A 40-year-old Yonkers mom who is accused of choking her 5 month-old son while having a severe bout with postpartum depression is being held in the Westchester County jail on $250,000 bail, prosecutors said.


Pot-smoking mom drives off with 5-week-old on roof of car

Phoenix police have arrested a woman who allegedly drove off after forgetting that her 5-week-old baby was in a car seat on the roof of her vehicle.


Woman accused of leaving children alone

A Bartlesville woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly left her children at home alone to go buy cigarettes and gasoline.


Pregnant woman accused of driving drunk and crashing with baby in vehicle

Rania Hijazi, who is eight months pregnant, is accused of driving drunk with her 10-month-old baby in the car.

Police say Hijazi failed field sobriety tests and it was revealed that she registered .14 with preliminary breath tests.


Tampa police: Mom doesn't seek care for unconscious toddler for hours

Her boyfriend told her that the boy fell, the report said. But Mitchell did not seek medical aid for hours, although the child hadn't regained consciousness.


Father sentenced for stealing son's benefits

Federal prosecutors said Black, who was convicted in February after a two-day trial, received benefits intended for his son and used all the money for his own personal use.


Mother Uses 6-Year-Old to Steal iPhone: Police

In addition to a robbery charge, the mother was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Father charged with biting infant several times

On Monday, the young girl was taken to Children's Hospital and found to have a broken left ankle, bite marks and scars as well as suffering from malnourishment.


Mother arrested; toddlers in DHS custody

A Dewey woman was being held on $25,000 bond after police officers reportedly found her 3-year-old children partially covered in feces in a car parked in front of a local store.


Woman charged with killing daughter, toddler

Winchester police say they have charged a woman with murder in the fatal stabbings of her daughter and grand-daughter.


Mom used girl, 11, to shoplift, Troy police say

Police allege a 49-year-old Detroit woman used her 11-year-old daughter to shoplift from a store, then refused to pick her up from the police station after the girl was caught with stolen items.


Man sent to prison for rape of daughter

A North Texas man has been sentenced to a 40-year prison term for sexually assaulting his daughter for more than a decade.

A Parker County prosecutor says the assaults resulted in a child, a miscarriage and two abortions.


Woman Calls Children Home, Shoots and Kills Them

Sheriff's deputies in Brevard County said 33-year-old Tanya Thomas on Tuesday shot her four children, who ranged in age from 12 to 17.


Madison couple accused of starving girl in court this week

A Madison truck driver and his wife are due back in court this week on allegations they starved and tortured the man's 15-year-old daughter.


Young kids abandoned in Atlanta apartment

A security guard at the complex noticed an open door to one of the units. When he entered, he found three children who had been left alone, according to Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones.


Police say Petaluma dad delivering kids to soccer game was going 104 mph

A Petaluma man was arrested Saturday morning by police who said he was driving 104 mph with two nine-year-old children in the car.


Police: Parents strap children to car hood, drive to liquor store

The children, ages four, five, six and seven appeared unharmed and were quoted in the local paper as saying they agreed to do it because it sounded like fun.


Mother charged in missing baby case

A Leavenworth woman accused of leaving her baby alone in an alley has been charged with a felony, a prosecution official said.


Mother accused of shaking, abandoning daughter, 6

A 22-year-old Buffalo woman was charged with child abandonment after she allegedly angrily shook her 6-year-old daughter and left her on the street with health care workers late Tuesday afternoon.


Chesterfield mother gets four years in baby's death

A Chesterfield County mother will spend four years behind bars for negligently killing her infant daughter by placing numerous pillows and a blanket over the baby last year to muffle her incessant crying.


Woman in drywall barricade child neglect case faces sentencing

A northern Virginia woman is facing sentencing for using drywall to barricade her three young daughters into a room.


Mother: Daughter’s relationship with older man led to sexual abuse of infant

The mother of a Ballwin woman, who was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for participating in the rape of her own infant, says there were signs her grandchild was in trouble.


Palm Coast dad charged with leaving kids home alone

A 23-year-old man is accused of leaving his 2- and 5-year-old children home alone in a Palm Coast apartment when he left to continue fighting with his girlfriend in a hotel miles away, according to a Flagler County sheriff's spokeswoman.


Woman accused of putting bleach in daughter’s eyes

Prosecutors have accused a Washington state woman of repeatedly putting bleach into her daughter’s eyes, causing permanent vision loss in the toddler’s right eye.


Missing boy's mother charged

Cincinnati Police arrested the mother of a shoeless 3-year-old boy who was discovered walking Vine Street without an adult Saturday in cold rain.


Baby held under scalding water dies, mother jailed

Florida authorities say the 2-month-old boy whose mother placed him under scalding water for several minutes has died.


Rayne mom reported before

Neighbors of four children killed in a fire in southern Louisiana say they had told police their mother left her children, aged 2 through fifth grade, home alone.


Sheriff calls child abuse case "horrific"

Over several months of abuse, Sheriff Matthews says hospital officials determined Ammons' 4-year-old daughter suffered two broken arms and a broken leg.


Judge reduces bail for Cedar Grove mother who allegedly assaulted baby

Marcinkiewicz, 35, is alleged to have assaulted her 8-week-old daughter causing multiple injuries including a fractured skull, according to a press release issued last week by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet.


Lake couple arrested for neglecting disabled child, sister

Police arrested a mother and her boyfriend on child-neglect charges after finding two sisters living with them in filth, and the boyfriend also was accused of molesting one of the youngsters.


Lakeland man charged with killing infant son after video game session interrupted

Jacob David Hartley, 20, told Polk County investigators he shook his 3-week-old son Colton D. Hartley on at least two occasions because the infant was crying.


Palm Coast mom of 3 faces child neglect charges for crashing Jeep

A Palm Coast woman who crashed her car with her three young children inside while driving through Port St. Lucie now faces felony charges, including driving under the influence with bodily harm and three counts of child neglect, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Man arrested in scalding of Des Moines boy, 3

Officers say that when they arrived, the skin up to the 3-year-old boy's left ankle was hanging off the toes.


Dad throws cocaine, pot out car window during traffic stop

Police said Mamerto Rodriguez threw out a bag of cocaine and two bags of marijuana out the window of his car when he was pulled over for a motor vehicle violation.


Mom Arrested for Allegedly Beating Daughter in Daycare

Witnesses say she began beating the girl with a belt, yelling at her then dragging her up the stairs by the legs.


Mom Accused of Cutting 1-Year-Old Daughter

Doctors put the 1-year-old into a medically induced coma to give her body a chance to heal.


Woman, 2 daughters sent to prison for RI attack

A Providence woman and her two daughters have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a fight last year that left two other women wounded and a third dead.


Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 4-year-old girl, police say

Authorities said Toupin faces multiple charges including second degree murder, felony serious injury by motor vehicle, misdemeanor child abuse, DWI, driving while license revoked, child restraint violation and driving while left of center.


Mother killed daughter, then committed suicide, police say

Donna Evans, 39, fatally bludgeoned her 11-year-old daughter, Madison Evans, before setting the house on fire and killing herself Sunday night, state police said.


Mom charged with stabbing girl, 15, with pen for wanting to visit dad in Michigan

A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges that she stabbed her 15-year-old daughter with an ink pen after the girl said she wanted to visit her father in Michigan.


Former Fresno Teacher Convicted Of Sex With Foster Daughter

33-year-old William Green was found guilty on six felony counts of lewd acts with a child and three misdemeanor counts of molesting or annoying another foster child who was 16.


Mother, boyfriend jailed after police say 3-year-old disciplined with scalding water

A doctor at Mercy Hospital said the child sustained "very serious second-degree burns" to her left shoulder. The doctor said the girl also suffered burns on her backside and bruises on her face.


Couple Facing Charges In Boy's Beating

The documents state that doctors found the boy had fluid in his belly as a result of blunt trauma to the abdomen, a swollen lip, a hand print on the side of his face/ear, a bruise on his left ear, multiple bruises on the nape of his neck, and bruises covering his entire back.


Mom With Baby Robs Store

A woman who robbed a Roy gas station took someone pretty unusual along for the ride. Police say she took her 10-month-old baby.


Deputies: 5 Year Old Dies After Father Severely Beat Her

Richmond County Deputies say a 5-year-old girl has died after her father severely beat her.


Mother arrested for letting underage daughter strip

Months ago the mother complained about the strip club hiring her underage child, but surveillance video shows the mom giving the girl money.


Pontiac parents accused of leaving 3 kids alone

A baby and two children under age 5 were taken into protective custody and their parents arrested after Oakland County Sheriff's Office deputies found the kids home alone in Pontiac Monday night.


Bristow Mom Pleads Guilty to Toddler's Death

A Bristow, Va., mother charged with killing her toddler after leaving him in the back of her hot minivan for seven hours pleaded guilty Monday.


Man arrested in death of toddler son

Luis Sanchez, 30, was booked into jail on a first-degree murder charge Friday after he "admitted that he had struck his son in the back several times" and that his son was "not breathing" afterward, said Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.


Mother charged with abuse after son hit in face with belt

A Gainesville woman was arrested Wednesday night and charged with striking her 7-year-old son in the face with a belt and three more times on his head.