Child Abuse

File photo of Disney World's Epcot Center. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Dad Kicks 3-Year-Old Son In Face At Disney World

Disney World wasn’t the “happiest place on Earth” for one family.

CBS Tampa–07/03/2012

File photo of a man dressed as a demon, participating in a Krampus procession.  (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Woman Cut, Burned Children To Rid Them of Evil Spirits

A woman is in jail after burning and cutting multiple children in a ritual intended to rid them of demons.

CBS Tampa–06/13/2012

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Local Toddler Dies Of Head Trauma

Police are investigating a child-abuse case in which a 2-year-old boy, Christian Love, died Wednesday from head trauma, according to The Tampa Tribune. The boy’s mother, Candace Mitchell, said she left him with her boyfriend […]

CBS Tampa–05/31/2012

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

Decrease Seen In Child Neglect Fatalities In Florida After Term Redefined

The hope inspired by statistics that showed a dramatic decrease in the number of reported child deaths due to neglect or abuse was dashed when it was discovered that new policies were responsible for the change, rather than an overall upward trend in parenting techniques.

CBS Tampa–05/28/2012

Picture of Kacy Wilson. (Credit: Kissimmee Police Department)

Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student In Closet, Taking His Virginity

An arrest warrant was issued for a former Osceola High School teacher after the Kissimmee Police Department investigated potential sexual involvement with one of her students. The warrant led to her arrest last Friday.

CBS Tampa–05/07/2012

A Florida couple was arrested after they were found having sex on a street, which the man explained was because they simply had nowhere else to go.  (Photo Credit: Geno Knight/CBS Tampa)

Clearwater Woman Believes Her Baby is Possessed, Tries to Throw Him into Harbor

CLEARWATER, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A Clearwater woman who believed her baby was possessed by demons tried to throw her 3-month-old son into the Clearwater Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, police say. Police records show Lydia […]

CBS Tampa–04/18/2012

Why Are So Many Teachers Abusing Children?

Why Are Our Teachers Obsessed With Sex?

All you have to do is Google “teacher busted for having sex with student”  and you will find over 197 million results pointing you to thousands of stories from around the nation and the world […]

02/07/2012

Person: Derron Denard Brown (Photo Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged with Murder in Death of Infant Boy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the death of an 11-month-old child a homicide and charged his mother’s live-in boyfriend with murder.

01/21/2012

(Photo credit: JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Child Abuse Deaths Decrease

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 150 children were fatally abused in Florida in 2010, a decrease from around 200 in 2009.

01/19/2012

Mug shot of Scott Crawley. (credit: Palm Bay Police Department)

Cops: Florida Dad Forced Autistic Children To Smoke Pot

A local man has been arrested after being accused of forcing two young autistic children to smoke marijuana.

01/05/2012

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