Child Abuse

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Hotline Ignored Calls On Girl Thrown Over Bridge By Dad

Just 12 hours before a man fatally threw his 5-year-old daughter off a Tampa Bay bridge last month, his own attorney called the state’s child abuse hotline, warning that John Jonchuck was suffering from mental delusions.



Mom Accused Of Forcing Son To Dress Like Girl For Wetting His Pants

Child cruelty charges were dropped against Chrstle Prado and Keith Driscoll after prosecutors could not find enough evidence to go to trial.


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Hidden Camera Catches Daycare Worker Kicking Child

Surveillance video captured 49-year-old Linda Klemm kicking the top of a sleeping child’s head and then dragging the bottom of her foot across the left side of the child’s face.


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Police: Mom Posted Pictures Of Son Dressed As Girl On Facebook To Humiliate Him

A mother and her roommate are facing charges after they forced her 10-year-old son to dress up like a girl to humiliate him as a form of discipline.


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Judge: Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean Was Insane, Found Not Guilty

A South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean and therefore not guilty of child abuse, a Florida judge determined Friday.


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Woman Charged After Filing 28 False Child Abuse Reports

A Florida Panhandle woman is accused of filing 28 false reports of child abuse.


Richard McTear was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery and aggravated child abuse charges. (Getty Images)

Man Guilty Of Throwing Baby From Car Window

Richard McTear was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery and aggravated child abuse charges.


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Teen Mom Accused Of Choking 7-Month-Old Son In Hospital

Nineteen-year-old Violet Hinrichs was praying for her sick son to get better.

CBS Tampa–05/08/2014

The legislation adds $47 million for the hiring of 200 investigators and emphasizes child safety over family reunification. (Getty Images)

Florida Senate Passes Child Welfare Overhaul

Sweeping bill adds $47 million for new services, including the hiring of 200 investigators, and emphasizes child safety.

CBS Tampa–04/25/2014

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Parents Accused Of Attacking Bus Driver For Not Letting Children Off Fast Enough

Two people have been arrested after attacking a school bus driver after the driver did not a student off the bus fast enough, according to the Sun Sentinel.



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