Child Abuse

Booking photo of Rebecca Jenks.  (credit: Volusia County Jail)

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.


Credit Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

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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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


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

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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



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