child abuse

Vikings general manger Rick Spielman talks with reporters about the decision to allow Adrian Peterson to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Sept. 15 , 2014. in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Vikings had benched Peterson after news broke Friday that he had used a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son,  causing unspecified injuries  (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five. […]


Obituary of an abusive mother written by her children (YouTube screen grab)

Scathing obit about abusive mother goes viral

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The children of an abusive woman whose horror stories prompted Nevada to become one of the first states to allow children to sever parental ties are bidding farewell to their mother […]


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Philly dad is convicted in baby’s drug death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man charged with putting heroin and methadone in his infant son’s bottle to quiet him, but instead killing him, was convicted Tuesday of third-degree murder. Orlando Rosado, 46, did not […]


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NJ’s ‘tanning mom’ won’t face endangerment charge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has decided to let a woman who gained overnight notoriety as “the tanning mom” bronze away in peace.


Calif teen parents suspected of cruelty to infant

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage parents have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after their 5-month-old girl was taken to a Southern California hospital with broken bones and weighed just 9 pounds.


Sheriff: Calif. child reported missing was home

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a Sacramento-area woman who reported her autistic son missing only to have deputies discover he was inside her messy apartment the whole time has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.


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New data: Child abuse drops for 5th straight year

NEW YORK (AP) – New federal statistics show that reports of child abuse and neglect have dropped nationwide for the fifth consecutive year, and abuse-related child fatalities also are at a five-year low.


Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, former Penn State University football defensive coordinator, found guilty in sexual abuse case

Sweeping changes suggested for Pa. child-abuse law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky‘s molestation arrest last year says “sweeping” changes to state law are needed. The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection announced […]


Dad finds lost son because of abuse scandal

ATLANTA (AP) – A father looking for his son since the mother took off 15 years ago has found the boy because of a Georgia child abuse scandal. In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, […]


Child abuse bill provides vote-switch case study

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A bill to allow people listed on a child abuse registry as minors to eventually have their name removed provides a case study in how lawmakers in the Assembly alter the […]




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