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Child Abuse

Booking photo of Violet Hinrichs. (credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department)

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

File photo of a school bus. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

04/22/2014

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34-Year-Old Grandmother Accused Of Leaving Kids Home Alone While She Gambled

Police arrested a 34-year-old grandmother for leaving her four kids and a grandchild at home alone while she went to gamble at a nearby casino.

CBS Tampa–04/12/2014

File photo of an ambulance.  (photo: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

Attempted Murder Charges For Mom In Ocean Drive

A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida is being charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse.

CBS Tampa–03/07/2014

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Father Accused Of Child Abuse After Son Found Dead

An Orlando man is accused of child abuse and could face additional charges after his 5-year-old son was found dead in his apartment.

CBS Tampa–12/20/2013

File photo of a child. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

New Report Blasts State Over Child Abuse Deaths

A scathing new report is critical of the state’s efforts to prevent child abuse deaths across Florida.

CBS Tampa–11/05/2013

Booking photo of Paula Howard.  (credit: Osceola County Sheriff's Office)

Mother Faces Child Abuse, Prostitution Charges

Authorities in Osceola County say a mother solicited her three teen daughters for prostitution.

CBS Tampa–11/02/2013

An empty jail cell in a prison.  (credit: Andy Sacks/Getty Images)

Florida Mother Of Accused Teen Bully Arrested

Florida deputies have arrested the mother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide.

CBS Tampa–10/18/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Police: Man Taped Self Beating Girl While ‘Blurred Lines’ Played In Background

Authorities with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man after he taped himself beating a young girl for over 40 minutes. The victim, who is the daughter of his now ex-girlfriend, told police about the video, which shows him whipping her while Robin Thicke’s controversial hit song “Blurred Lines” plays in the background.

09/18/2013

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