Articles Tagged with neglect

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A Southern California couple was arrested when they reportedly locked their three children in a room in their apartment, and the dwelling caught on fire while they were out for a walk. 

Around 2:00 AM on November 3, the authorities received a report informing them that an apartment in a multi-unit complex in Burbank was on fire. 

When officers from the Burbank Police Department arrived, they were informed that the neighbors believed there were young children alone and trapped in the burning apartment. 

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After a night of camping on Cemetery Island with her three children, a woman and her boyfriend reportedly disappeared and allegedly left the kids to fend for themselves. 

Courtney Danielle Taylor has three kids, ages 12, 13, and 15, and they live in upstate South Carolina. 

Cemetery Island, known to some as “Ghost Island,” sits in Lake Hartwell. The island is home to an estate owned by a Revolutionary War soldier, and many grave sites are still accessible. 

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A mother of three was accused of going to a club and leaving her children at home alone after her toddler was reportedly found outside and asleep on the sidewalk. 

25-year-old Shyla Heidelberg has three young children, and they live in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 

Last weekend, Heidelberg allegedly left her home and went to a local club, and she reportedly left her children at home by themselves. 

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A father who was hanging out and drinking with his friends online reportedly became frustrated with his fussy baby and allegedly threw her against a wall with enough force to fracture her skull. 

23-year-old Theodor Hurt and his wife, 24-year-old Dakota Vick, have five children, ages two, four, six, and eight years old, and an eight-month-old daughter. The family resides in Omaha, Nebraska. 

In the middle of November, Hurt and Vick were reportedly at home with their children. It was reported that Hurt was playing video games and drinking alcohol with some of his friends online. 

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The authorities reported that the mother of two youngsters allowed her children to live in a highly unsanitary environment with 34 dogs and an immense amount of garbage. 

29-year-old Lindsay Arnold and her partner, 46-year-old Christina Garcia, live in Lemmon Valley, Nevada. Arnold’s 7 and 9-year-old children also live with the pair. 

Around 7:00 am on January 31, deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office stopped by Arnold’s address to perform a requested welfare check. 

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The mother and father of a youngster who previously overdosed on fentanyl have been taken into custody after the boy reportedly experienced a second overdose from ingesting their drugs.

39-year-old Donald Ray Little, Jr. and 27-year-old Mary Ashley Willis live in Berkeley County, South Carolina, and they have a 1-year-old son.

On March 17, the family was reportedly staying in a motel in Columbia.

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A couple who owned and ran a Christian boarding school for girls are facing 102 charges for allegations that they regularly subjected several of their students to severe physical, mental and sexual abuse.

71-year-old Boyd Householder and his 55-year-old wife Stephanie live in Humansville, Missouri, where they opened the Circle of Hope Girls Ranch in 2006.

According to their mission statement, their aim was “to help young ladies who were destroying their lives through poor choices and behaviors, change their future.” They specifically provide service to “uncontrollable girls who won’t let their parents help them.” They report that their method is to use the Bible “to teach them that they are to obey their Parents [SIC] and the authority over them.”

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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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