Child Abuse

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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.


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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.


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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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Police: Drunk Woman Attacks 8-Year-Old Defending Elderly Woman

An 8-year old child was defending a 66-year-old as she was being attacked.


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Plant City Woman Charged In Death Of Her Infant Son

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Plant City woman is being held in jail on a first-degree murder charge after authorities found her infant son dead in her home.

CBS Tampa–11/17/2012

Early Friday morning a New Port Richey school bus was involved in a minor accident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tampa School Bus Driver Charged In Pushing Child Off Bus

A Hillsborough County school bus driver is in jail on an aggravated child abuse charge for using her foot to push an 8-year-old girl off the bus.

CBS Tampa–10/26/2012

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Teen Charged As Adult After Strangling Newborn Son To Death

A 14-year-old girl who authorities say secretly gave birth to a son and then strangled him, will be prosecuted as an adult.


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Girl, 14, Charged With Killing Newborn Baby

Polk County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a 14-year-old girl with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse for allegedly choking her newborn baby to death.


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Mom Caught On Camera Beating Up Teen On School Bus Who Allegedly Bullied Son

BUNNELL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A Florida mom is facing child abuse charges after being caught on camera attacking a teenager after he was accused of starting a fight with her son. According to WKMG-TV, […]

CBS Tampa–09/21/2012




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