Articles Tagged with neglect

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A children’s book author and her husband who allegedly subjected their adopted children to devastating long-term abuse were taken into custody in Seminole County.

Joseph and Jennifer Wolfthal have a home in Casselberry with their 9-year-old boy and two girls, ages 8 and 11. The Wolfthals adopted all three children in 2014.

Jennifer, who spent 8-years as a 4th-grade teacher, recently published a children’s book titled “A Real Friend.”

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After a restaurant worker used a creative way to confirm that a child needed help, the authorities were notified leading to the arrests of the boy’s alleged abusers.

Florida resident Kristen Swann has an 11-year-old son.

On January 1, Swann’s child was with a man later identified as 34-year-old Timothy Wilson II.

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A 2-year-old girl was found wandering around in the middle of the night without shoes and socks while her father allegedly slept in their reportedly squalid home.

Ryan Phillips and Robin Blatz share a home in Greenville, Tennessee. They have a 2-year-old daughter together, and Blatz has a second child.

Around 2:00 am on October 27, the 2-year-old was reportedly found alone in the middle of the street by two passersby, and the youngster had blood on her shoeless feet.

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A Florida woman is facing charges after she allegedly tried to nab children from two of her neighbors while two youngsters were reportedly left unattended in her own home.

On August 18 around 2:00 am, a woman from Palmetto allegedly left her residence while two children remained inside alone.

The woman reportedly went to the home of one of her neighbors and went inside, telling a grandmother that she was going to collect and take care of her 1-year-old grandson.

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A woman in the care of her daughter and granddaughter was reportedly discovered in a health-compromising state of neglect, and the authorities have charged the caregiving family members for the allegations.

47-year-old Shannon Tipton lives with and cares for her 74-year-old mother, of whom she has financial power of attorney, at a residence in Pittsylvania County. Shannon’s daughter, 26-year-old Brianna Tipton, also lives at the address. It was reported that Shannon is given payment from Medicare for the aid she provides to her mother.

On March 18, Sovah Hospital in Danville was administering treatment and care to Shannon’s mother, and after putting a Foley catheter in place the woman was released and allowed to return home.

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Two brothers in New Jersey were arrested after allegedly kidnapping 4 young girls who were walking together, in addition to reportedly raping three of the alleged victims.

Early in the morning on April 22, four girls ranging in age from 12 to 14 were walking together in Millstone.

A vehicle with two men inside reportedly rolled up to the young ladies and offered to provide them with a ride.

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A woman was accused of child neglect after she allegedly left a young boy to fend for himself in a residence without electric or water services, and with no food in the home.

A 9-year-old boy who had been living under the supervision of a man until February 9 was reportedly left by himself after the man was placed in jail.

A woman, identified as 39-year-old Autumn Lee Bleede, was reportedly involved in the task of providing care for the boy, but her relationship to him was redacted from the official documents.

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A Washington County resident has been accused of keeping her care-dependent sister trapped inside of a wooden cage in an unclean home and denying the woman access to food and medications.

53-year-old Loretta Lancaster lives with her sister, 51-year-old Leona Biser, who provides care for the woman. Lancaster has reportedly suffered from meningitis since she was young, and the woman requires a caregiver to assist with her daily needs.

On November 22, a special agent with Adult Protective Services placed a call asking for law enforcement to come to Lancaster’s home when they allegedly discovered that Lancaster lives inside of a locked handmade wooden cage.

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The mother of a 5-year-old is being held legally accountable after her son was discovered in the washing machine while it was turned on.

30-year-old Heather Oliver and her family reside in Elwood, Indiana.

On August 16, Oliver reportedly woke up and got out of bed around 9:00 am, and began her morning after she thought she spotted her son asleep in his room.

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When a man accused of neglecting his canine was visited by an animal control officer, he allegedly detained her in his home and brandished weapons while threatening the lives of the police and his neighbors.

On October 8, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control sent an officer to inspect a report about a man who might be failing to give proper care to his dog.

When the officer arrived, the man, identified as 43-year-old Brian Tran, did not appear to be home at the time. A short time after, the officer said Tran returned to the residence in his vehicle and she believed he drove the car in her direction in an attempt to display aggression.

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