Articles Posted in Child Abuse

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A 24-year-old couple raising four young children are facing legal consequences after the authorities allegedly discovered that the juveniles appeared to be in a very unsettling condition, and housed inside of a cage in a barn on the property.

Paige Harkings and Andrew Fabila reside in Rhome, Texas, who parent Harkings four little ones together, one of which is Fabila’s biological child.

When someone nearby believed they overheard the couple fighting early in the day on Tuesday, they became concerned and called the police to report the incident.

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When the father of a 7-year-old went to drop his son off at school on Tuesday morning he was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after striking parking fixtures with his vehicle.

Joshua Philip Starr arrived at the Wesley Chapel elementary school in the morning to drop off his son for the day, and his car was reported as smashing his vehicle into three of the poles used to separate the parking lot area from the sidewalk.

Pasco County sheriff’s deputies went to the school to investigate the situation after receiving notification of the alleged incident.

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The mother of a 9-month-old is facing charges after she allegedly poured water on the baby, who was sleeping, and recorded the incident reportedly saying it was an act of retaliation.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office recently reported that they came across a video posted on Facebook and interpreted it as having content that caused the belief that “improper treatment of an infant” may be taking place.

The video allegedly showed a hand, assumed to be a woman’s, holding a bottle of water over a sleeping baby and pouring some of the contents on the child’s head. The infant woke up and began coughing after a second stream of water allegedly made contact with her face.

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Three people are facing several charges after the police located a man suspected of masturbating inside a Target store, and encountered two other people in the residence that they alleged were breaking the law.

A Target located in Dover called the police on January 19 to report an incident involving someone who had allegedly visited the dressing room and left the door open while using the location as a venue for public masturbation. The suspect was also reported as driving off in a gold Jaguar.

On January 24, the same Target notified the authorities a second time regarding an identical incident that they believed involved the same person, and it was alleged that the suspect left the premises in an automobile matching the description of the previous report as well.

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A slumber party reportedly resulted in unrest and arrest when the mother who was hosting the gathering allegedly began hitting some of the children in attendance.

Lady Lake resident Erin Nicole Pierce held a sleepover at her home where approximately 20 children gathered to spend the night.

During the event, it was reported that one of the children acted rudely toward Pierce by giving the 29-year-old woman the finger. Pierce allegedly responded by telling the boy to leave and then hitting him with a belt as he was doing so.

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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.