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Child Abuse

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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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Police: Child Drinks Drano From Sippy Cup In Parents’ Meth Lab

A child is fighting for its life and seven people – including the 3-year-old’s parents – are facing charges after the child drank chemicals that were stored in a sippy cup.

02/27/2013

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Pro Tennis Player From Quebec Arrested In Fla.

Florida officials have arrested a professional tennis player for attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

02/22/2013

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Man Threatened To Burn Children, Home After Dousing Them In Lighter Fluid

A man is in jail after he splashed lighter fluid onto two children before threatening to set their house on fire.

02/18/2013

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55-Year Sentence In Fla. Missing Foster Child Case

A woman who once cared for missing foster child Rilya Wilson was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and child-abuse convictions, closing a case that spanned more than a decade and triggered changes in Florida’s child-welfare system.

02/13/2013

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Fla. Priest Gets 15 Years In Sex Abuse Case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A retired Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of boys for decades has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Fort Lauderdale court. Father Neil Doherty was […]

CBS Tampa–01/28/2013

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Florida Couple Charged After 300 Animals Found In Home

A southwest Florida couple have been charged with animal cruelty and child abuse after authorities responding to a call about a missing child discovered 300 neglected animals in their home, including three dead rats and a dead hamster.

01/07/2013

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Stepmother Of Autistic Girl Found Dead Has Been Arrested

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The stepmother of an 11-year-old autistic girl who was found dead has been arrested on aggravated child abuse charges. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested Misty Stoddard on Friday. Ken Stoddard […]

CBS Tampa–12/21/2012

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