Articles Tagged with children

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While churchgoers were present for a Tuesday morning mass, a man allegedly entered the house of worship and masturbated in front of them after taking a dip in the receptacle that holds the holy water.

On October 9, 75 people went to the morning service at the Spirit of Life Roman Catholic Church in Mandan, North Dakota.

One of the women who works at the church allegedly saw a man without his clothing on inside of the fountain of holy water used for baptisms. She reported that she then saw him begin to stroke his penis in the direction of the altar before he walked toward it and continued to masturbate despite the many people inside. The woman alerted the authorities and told them of the incident.

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A man who works as an aide and after-school instructor at a Santa Ana elementary school has been taken into custody for the alleged sexual abuse of a girl who was 10-years-old when the reported incident took place, and the authorities suspect there are other underage victims.

23-year-old Eddy Bustamante Infante has been employed at the Greenville Elementary School in Santa Ana for approximately three years. His duties at the school have included assisting as a teacher’s aide and serving as an instructional provider in the after-school program.

A 12-year-old girl who attended the after-school program has come forward and issued a report to the police alleging that Infante had abused her sexually when she was 10-years-old.

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The driver of a school bus in Indiana has been accused of allowing three students, the youngest age 11, to drive the bus with other children onboard.

On Thursday, 27-year-old Joandrea McAtee was charged with driving the bus to deliver children home after school. While making her stops she allegedly allowed three of the children on board to take control of the wheel for a period of time, and additionally reportedly provided instructions on how to properly operate the vehicle.

The students who were allegedly allowed to drive the bus, ages 11, 13, and 17, did so while other children were passengers. They reportedly took turns at the wheel while driving in a remote, rural area.

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At a Georgia Walmart on the 4th of July, a minivan carrying a man, a woman, and four female children was seen on surveillance as the children allegedly helped the adults illegally take car batteries from the business and put them into the vehicle.

After the discovery that the store appeared to be missing several car batteries, and while investigating the cause of the loss on their security video footage, a minivan with six individuals was seen parked near one of the inventory storage areas located on the outside of the building.

Four little girls, the youngest suspected as being 5 or 6-years-old, were reportedly shown removing the batteries from the secured storage place after the adult woman accompanying them allegedly smashed the lock off using what was appeared to be a hammer. Both of the adults also purportedly took part in packing the batteries into the vehicle.

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A North Carolina woman who went to a Target store has been accused of using two juveniles to help guard her against getting caught while she allegedly stole several video games.

Jacksonville resident 29-year-old Ashley Nicole Reed was frequenting a Target store in Raleigh accompanied by two young siblings, ages 6 and 10.

While she was in the store, Reed, who is said to have made the plans with a member of her family, allegedly staged two different attempts to steal dozens of Nintendo Switch video games. She reportedly used one child at a time to watch out for possible approaching employees in each of the incidents so that she would not get caught.

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A Washington man is facing charges after authorities allege he is the proprietor of an illegally manufactured treehouse containing pornographic images of children that they discovered in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

For several years an urban legend type rumor has been making the rounds by hikers of the area about an unorthodox cabin nestled in the woods of the Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington.

A curious Department of Natural Resources worker decided he was going to try to uncover the existence of the rumored structure. He began his search and after half a dozen attempts he came across an ornate cabin nestled in a tree in November 2016.

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A school bus driver bringing children to school on her morning route was taken into custody on Wednesday for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

49-year-old Jackie Adams, a Telford, Tennessee, resident, drives a school bus for the Washington County School District. On February 28, just after 7:00 a.m. Adams was in charge of 23 students who were passengers on the bus she was driving.

In the midst of her task of dropping off the elementary and middle school children at their destinations another vehicle on the road became alarmed when they saw the bus in motion and believed that it was being driven in an irregular manner. The worried witness placed a call to 911 with a report of the incident.

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A man who volunteers as a leader for the Boy Scouts in Staten Island, NY, was taken into custody for accusations that he was selling heroin out of the basement at his uncles New Brighton home. His uncle is accused of the criminal activity as well.

Kevin Saunders has worked with the Boy Scouts of America as a volunteer for nearly a year. He began taking a significant interest in working with the children when one of his cousins, the son of his uncle Adam Soler, became a member of the organization, according to a statement from Saunders’ younger brother who is 22-years-old.

When the Staten Island Narcotics Heroin Overdose Task Force was investigating the origin of the illegal narcotics in one of the recent local fatal heroin overdoses, they believed the drugs had been obtained from Saunders, and they began to look into his activities. Their efforts led them to Soler’s home, and they suspected the heroin was being distributed from that location. On Friday they obtained a search warrant to inspect the premises.

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On Friday, the parents of two young boys who authorities allege tried to trade their children for money, or possibly drugs, have entered a plea of no contest to charges of felony attempted child abandonment.

Lancaster residents Vincent Calogero and Sarah Nilson, the parents of two toddlers, were reportedly under the influence of a controlled substance when they began offering the children to strangers. The sheriff’s department speculated that they were trying to give the boys away in order to obtain cash or narcotics.

Deputies dispatched to the family’s home to investigate reported child abuse and arrested 38-year-old Calogero and 32-year-old Nilson.

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A Florida father allegedly left his two young sons in the back of his locked car in a parking lot while hanging out in a strip club. He has been accused of child neglect.

According to staff at the establishment Willie Lee Jordan Jr., 23, visited Fort Myers gentleman’s club Scarlett’s Cabaret on Thursday, and he was asked to leave because he did not meet the dress code standards of the club. He returned in proper attire later in the evening.

One of the security guards on shift heard the cries of a child and went to investigate where the sound was coming from. He came upon Jordan Jr.’s locked SUV which had the windows open a couple of inches, and he saw two young boys alone in the back seat. A 3-month-old infant was crying and found in an upside down position in an unbuckled car seat. The other child, a 3-year-old boy, was sitting in the back seat and also crying.