Child Abuse

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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

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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

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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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Police: Man Tried To Kill 9-Year-Old Girl In Store Bathroom

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Northeast Florida man faces an attempted murder charge after allegedly beating a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy restroom. Jacksonville area TV station First Coast News (http://fcnews.tv/17bEkmv ) reports that […]

CBS Tampa–08/24/2013

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Deputies: Tampa Man Beat Girlfriend’s Son

A 21-year-old Tampa man has been charged with aggravated child abuse after allegedly beating his girlfriend’s son.

06/09/2013

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Police: Father Charged In 5-Week-Old Son Death

A Polk County man has been charged with manslaughter after an autopsy revealed his 5-week-old son suffered from blunt force trauma to the head.

06/07/2013

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Police: Bus Driver Staged Fight Between Students

A local bus driver is facing several charges after reportedly staging a fight between two arguing students in an attempt to resolve the conflict.

05/12/2013

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Police: Woman Forces Niece To Kneel On Cheese Grater For Hours As Punishment

A local woman was arrested after she punished her niece for missing school by forcing her to kneel on a metal cheese grater for hours at a time.

05/03/2013

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Police: Woman Brought Child, 8, To Drug Deal

A woman was arrested last week after she reportedly brought a young child with her to a drug transaction.

04/08/2013

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