Child Abuse

Ahizyah Osceola  (Source: Hollywood Police)

New Details In Hollywood Child’s Death

Two weeks ago, Hollywood Police again descended on the home where investigators found the body of 3-year-old Ahizya Osceola in a garbage bag stuffed inside a cardboard box in mid-March.

04/27/2015

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Florida Social Workers Get Specialized Child Abuse Training

Dozens of social workers in the Daytona Beach area will receive training to help them head off family abuse passed down for generations.

03/30/2015

Booking photo of Melany Joyce Alexander. (credit: Hernando County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies: Woman Accused Of Beating Child, Forcing Her To Wear Shirt Saying She Had Bad Grades

A woman has been arrested after police accused her of beating a child with a belt and making her wear a shirt to school that she said she had bad grades.

02/25/2015

Jesus Crys Mug (Source: CBS4)

No Bond For Uncle Accused Of Beating, Forcing Child Into Dumpster

A 9-year-old’s uncle, who she considered a father, is behind bars Thursday after he allegedly beat her and forced her into a dumpster.

02/05/2015

Carmen and Jorge Barahona (Source: CBS4)

Couple Charged In Adoptive Daughter’s Death Back In Court

Jorge and Carmen Barahona, accused of brutally killing and beating their adopted daughter, are scheduled to appear in court Friday.

01/30/2015

Sen. Wilton Simpson filed a proposal that would allow minors who are victims of sexual abuse to secretly record conversations with their abusers. (Source: https://www.flsenate.gov/)

Senate Bill Would Allow Recordings In Sex-Abuse Cases

State law generally bars recording of conversations unless all parties agree, but a proposal filed on Tuesday by a senator would allow minors who are victims of sexual abuse to secretly record conversations with their abusers.

12/30/2014

Ramona Braswell, 30, is accused of shocking her 3-year-old nephew with a stun gun. (Source: St. Petersburg Police Department)

Florida Woman Accused Of Using Stun Gun On Child

Police said a woman shocked her 3-year-old nephew with a stun gun over the weekend. She now faces a felony child abuse charge.

12/01/2014

Inakesha Armour  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Police Back At Home Of Mother Accused Of Trying To Drown Baby

Miramar Police were again called to the home of a woman accused of trying to drown her baby but this time they found a woman unconscious.

11/11/2014

Beth Ann Nemec  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Christian School Teacher Charged With Child Abuse

A teacher at a Christian school in Hialeah is accused of crossing the line in disciplining her students.

11/11/2014

NFL player Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings walks to a court appearance at the Montgomery County municipal building in Conroe, Texas. (Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Vikings’ Peterson Avoids Jail Time With Plea Deal

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail time on Tuesday in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors to resolve his child abuse case.

11/04/2014

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