Articles Posted in Child Abuse

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A 33-year-old man who fathered the child of an 11-year-old girl is facing felony charges for sexual abuse, but he denies that the birth was the result of a sexual encounter between the two.

New York resident Robert Cronin, his fiancée, and their 5 children live together in a home in Niskayuna.

In November, an 11-year-old girl with whom Cronin is acquainted gave birth to a child at a local hospital and Cronin was confirmed as the biological father through scientific testing.

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During a visit with his children, a father has been accused of abusing his young daughter by allegedly hitting her and causing injuries with the remnants of a broken selfie stick.

28-year-old Aaron Moore is a father that shares custody of his children, and they were recently visiting with him at his residence.

Moore’s 6-year-old daughter had reportedly found a selfie stick, which is a device that allows one to take pictures of themselves with digital photography equipment at a greater-than-arm-length distance, and she began to play with it. It was reported that while playing with it she damaged the condition of the stick rendering it broken.

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The mother of two children has been accused of neglecting them when the authorities found them inside of their home without an adult in charge.

When the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that two kids were suspected to have been left home unsupervised they went to the address to investigate the report.

Officers arrived at the house just before 1:00 pm and a 7-year-old boy reportedly came up to the door. As reported in the affidavit, he stated, “It’s the police” and instead of opening the door he made a phone call to his aunt to tell her what was happening.

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When three youngsters were allegedly left home alone by their mother one of them called 911 and asked if someone could come and assist with them watching videos online.

On Thursday evening, 23-year-old Natalee Kahl allegedly left her apartment where her three young children remained unsupervised.

One of the kids reportedly contacted emergency services because they were having problems using YouTube, and when the child mentioned that their mother was not present the police were sent to the address.

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An assemblyman in California is suspected of child abuse for spanking his daughter, which provoked her school to notify the authorities the day after the alleged incident.

Joaquin Arambula, previously an ER doctor who is now a California state assemblyman in Fresno, has three daughters with his wife Elizabeth. He stated that he loves his children who are ages 3, 6 and 7, and that they “mean the world” to him, and that he and his wife on very rare occasions have used spanking, which is legal in all 50 states, as a form of discipline.

On Sunday evening, Arambula’s 7-year-old daughter reportedly started to misbehave and Arambula administered a spanking to the girl’s bottom as punishment. He said that upon inspection of his daughter’s body afterward, he did not see any visible injuries on her.

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The manager and two other employees of a Sonic restaurant were taken into custody when a child allegedly found drugs in a kid’s meal that was purchased at the establishment.

A mother and father took their two children, ages 4 and 11, to the Sonic Drive-in Restaurant in Taylor, Texas, for dinner.

The older child was helping her brother open his kid’s meal when she reportedly saw something that she thought may have been candy. When she asked her parents what it was, they told her that the item, that reportedly resembled a pill, was not candy.

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A high school teacher in Visalia was recorded during class while she allegedly sang the National Anthem and used a pair of scissors to cut a child’s hair without his permission.

52-year-old Margaret Gieszinger, an educator since 1987 as stated on her LinkedIn profile, has recently been instructing children in chemistry at the University Preparatory High School in Tulare County.

On Wednesday, someone posted a video online stating that it was recorded in Gieszinger’s first class of the day. The footage showed a male student sitting in a chair in the front of the classroom while the other students were at their desks, and a woman with the appearance of Gieszinger had a pair of scissors in her hand. She was heard yelling the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner while she is shown taking a portion of the teenage boy’s hair from his head and throwing it behind her.

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The mother of a 9-month-old infant is facing charges after she was accused of putting laxative medication into her child’s IV in an alleged attempt to starve him while he was hospitalized.

Megan Lee Kafer, 25, and her husband have been married for four years and live in Minnesota with their two children.

In July, the Kafers’ son was admitted to the hospital for treatment when he was failing to gain weight and the cause for this was not known.

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A man who is suspected of trying to get young girls to enter his vehicle was taken into custody after forcing the authorities to pursue him.

Around 4:00 pm on Friday, Garden Grove police were responding to reports of a man who was allegedly trying to convince young women that they should get into his vehicle.

When the officers came upon the vehicle that was described and tried to pull the driver over he reportedly did not stop for them, though he was reported as obeying the traffic lights during the chase.

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A single mom in North Carolina is facing charges after accusations that she abandoned her two children on the side of the road without any supervision.

On October 2, 38-year-old Jennifer Westfall reportedly became so exhausted that she allegedly drove her two children to a location away from home and left them on the side of the road. Westfall is also being accused of having driven away from the spot before making sure that the youngsters, who are age 19 months and 9-years-old, were in the care of someone responsible.

A woman allegedly found the kids roadside without a guardian and took them to a nearby school where they notified CPS of the situation.