Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dad charged with raping 12-year-old daughter during visitation (Belize City, Belize)

UNNAMED DAD

http://amandala.com.bz/news/man-33-rapes-daughter-12/

Man, 33, rapes daughter, 12

— 30 September 2014 Man, 33, rapes daughter, 12

BELIZE CITY–The 33-year-old father of a 12-year-old girl, of a Jane Usher Boulevard address, is accused of taking her to his house in the Lake I area on Independence Day Eve and raping her.

The incident allegedly occurred at about 6:00 Saturday evening, September 20.

When the child went home on Sunday, she reported the sexual abuse to her mother, and they went to the police on Sunday, Independence Day, and made a formal report that her father, a Salvadoran, had repeatedly raped her.

Police took the girl to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she was examined by a doctor. At the conclusion of the examination, the doctor confirmed that the girl had been carnally known.

Police immediately began a search for the father of the girl. They found him and have charged him with rape/incest. -police blotter-

Dad accused of abusing 4-month-old son (Providence, Rhode Island)

Dad is identified as JHON PINO.

http://wpri.com/2014/09/30/providence-man-accused-of-shaking-infant-son/

Providence man accused of abusing infant son

By Darren Soens Published: September 30, 2014, 10:54 am | Updated: September 30, 2014, 9:13 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man is facing child abuse charges after his four-month-old son suffered a seizure and was rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

The doctor who examined the child notified police of possible abuse. Investigators questioned the father, Jhon Pino, and charged him with first-degree child abuse, police confirmed for Eyewitness News.

According to the initial police report, the baby’s mother told police the child appeared to be fine when she left her apartment last Thursday at 8 a.m. However, at 9:30 a.m. she received a call that her son had been rushed to the hospital. The mother told police she had no idea how her baby was hurt.

According to the report, Pino initially told police he did not know how the baby was injured. However, after a detective used a teddy bear to demonstrate how an injury like the one the victim sustained happens, Pino broke down in tears.

“Oh my God, I think I hurt my baby,” Pino is quoted in the report. “I was trying to comfort the baby and was holding the baby sideways on my knee and he went into a seizure.”

The child’s condition was unknown as of Tuesday morning.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Dad charged with abusing 4-month-old daughter; baby has severe head injuries (Lexington, Kentucky)

Dad is identified as DARNELL TAGALOA. No mention of a mother in the home.

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Infant-suffers-serious-injuries-in-Lexington-abuse-case-277046711.html

Lexington father accused of shaking infant daughter

Updated: Thu 6:36 PM, Sep 25, 2014

By: Jerrika Insco

A father is in jail and his daughter in the hospital after Lexington Police say he shook the four-month-old. Darnell Tagaloa is charged with criminal abuse.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A father is in jail and his daughter in the hospital after Lexington Police say he shook the four-month-old. It's a disturbing case that a Lexington child care center says didn't have to happen.

"We offer free child care," said Jenny Norman, the child care director at The Nest in Lexington. "So if you need a break, all you have to do is just call us and no matter what we are going to make spots."

After hearing about this case involving Darnell Tagaloa, 27, of Lexington and his four-month-old daughter, The Nest is pushing parents to get help from them. An arrest citation states he shook his baby at his home on Kenesaw Drive on Sunday because she wouldn't stop crying.

"Your heart breaks a little for this little one because we want people to know that we're here to help in those situations," said Norman.

That infant is now suffering with severe head injuries, and the father is in jail with a first degree criminal abuse charge.

"Children are resilient to a point, but it's just so hard," said Norman. "We see it day in and day out. It affects the way they play. It affects the way they sleep. It affects they're learning. It's just a constant struggle."

This center even has a temporary program that's free of charge where you can drop off your kids if you feel overwhelmed and need some weight off your shoulders.

"Every time we see it or we have to get involved in it, it just breaks our hearts," said Norman. "Children are the most precious gifts that we have."

So their number one mission at The Nest is to prevent child abuse by being proactive and hopefully stopping cases like this from happening.

As far as we know, that baby is still being treated at UK Hospital.

Tagaloa pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. His preliminary hearing is set for October 2.

Dads, uncles are top violators in cases of child sexual abuse (Mumbai, India)

This is pretty much consistent with every other study on child sexual abuse.

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-child-sexual-abuse-when-home-is-no-safe-haven-2022083

Child sexual abuse: When home is no safe haven

Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 7:00am IST | Agency: DNA Kranti Vibhute

Contrary to their image as protectors, fathers and uncles have emerged as the top violators in cases of child sexual abuse, a study by NGO Arpan has revealed. The organisation evaluated newspaper reports on such cases over the period between 2007 and 2011 and found that in 64 per cent of accused were by father or stepfather.

At 17 per cent, uncles sit on the second spot. According to Arpan's findings, maximum crimes were committed at the victim's own home – the figure stood at 27.4, while other familiar spots such as school, tuitions and neighbourhood comprised 56.6 per cent.

The study solely focuses on Mumbai edition of four national newspapers. The researchers collected 1,711 newspaper reports on child sexual abuse (CSA). Fathers turned monsters in 56.63 per cent cases, while stepfathers were accused in 7.43 per cent cases. Grandfathers too figures in the survey though the figure was less than one per cent.

Seema Hingorani, clinical psychologist and trauma expert, said, "I completely agree that a lot of crimes happen at home. I have many young adults who were sexually abused as kids and are still undergoing trauma. They tell me the perpetrator was their grandfather, uncle and domestic help, watchman, driver or cook."

She said the figure about father could be true as it might pertain to upper middle class and middle class. "Parents need to be more aware where they are sending a child and make every possible efforts to question the child."

Arundhati Chavan, president of United Forum, shared similar sentiments. "Parents have shared such stories with us. There is a need for regular awareness programmes for children on their safety."

Dad arrested for murder of 7-year-old daughter and her mother (Chicago, Illinois)

UNNAMED DAD

http://abc7chicago.com/news/adult-child-found-dead-in-northwest-side-residence/327579/

Woman, girl found dead in Northwest Side residence

Woman, girl found dead in Northwest Side residence
A woman and young girl are found murdered in a Northwest Side home Sunday.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman and young girl are found murdered in a Northwest Side home Sunday. The victims were discovered in a home in the 3400 block of North Odell after the man, believed to be the woman's husband and the child's father, was arrested in far north suburban Waukegan.

Dunning neighborhood residents were out all Sunday night, still in disbelief that a man could allegedly kill his own 7-year-old daughter. Not all family members were killed. The man did flee to Waukegan with his 2-year-old daughter, who is now with relatives.

Chicago Police detectives spent much of the day inside the first floor of the two-unit Northwest Side home. Detectives also made their way up to Waukegan, where police in the northern suburb received a 9-1-1 call Sunday morning about a suicidal man who told his father he had just killed his family members in Chicago.

After a wellbeing check, police found a woman and a 7-year-old girl murdered.

Speaking through an interpreter, the suspect and the victim's Polish-speaking landlord, who lives in the basement of the home, talked about what he heard Saturday night.

"If I heard any screaming or yelling I would call police right away," Antoni Panek said. "If I heard anything, it was a thump."

Panek says the thump sounded like a chair falling. He says the man, woman and two children were his tenants for the past six years. While Panek did not hear screaming Saturday night, he says the couple was known to fight with each other and at him.

"The couple argued a lot and whenever he made a comment they would attack him," Panek said.

Neighbors say they also heard arguments in the past.

"We have heard them argue," neighbor Patti Witucki said. "I know a couple times there police were here for a domestic, but nothing on this level."

Along with the adult female and the 7-year-old girl, the family's pets, a dog and cat, were also killed. The suspect fled to Waukegan with his 2-year-old daughter. Police found the man in his father's backyard with a knife to his throat. After shooting him twice with a stun gun, the suspect dropped the knife and was taken into custody.

Back in the Northwest neighborhood, neighbors remain in shock, especially since they just saw the suspect and his family taking a stroll around the block Saturday afternoon.

"Who kills their little own daughter? I just feel sick and like I want to cry," Witucki said.

Neighbors said the neighborhood has always been known as a very safe and quiet area.

The Medical Examiner has not released the names of the victims and the suspect is still in custody in Waukegan.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dad gets just 7 years for killing 3-month-old daughter (Norwalk, Connecticut)

Classic abuser daddy coddling. This father couldn't even keep his cover story straight.

Dad is identified as JUSTIN SMITH.

http://www.thehour.com/news/nw-courts/norwalk-man-sentenced-to-years-in-prison-for-shaking-baby/article_e88ff87a-45a2-11e4-b11b-0017a43b2370.html

Norwalk man sentenced to 7 years in prison for shaking baby to death

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 1:31 pm | Updated: 1:54 pm, Fri Sep 26, 2014.

By STEVE KOBAK Hour Staff Writer

NORWALK — A city man was formally sentenced to seven years in prison Friday at Stamford Superior Court for shaking his 3-month-old infant daughter to death.

Justin Smith, 31, of 8 Highland Court, had accepted a plea deal in May after nearly taking his case to trial. He pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor in exchange for a sentence of seven years in prison and five years of probation. He also has to perform 100 hours of community service for each year of his probation, undergo mental health and substance abuse treatment and attend parenting classes should he choose to father another child.

A first-degree assault charge was dropped in exchange for the plea.

Hugging and kissing family members before approaching the court, Smith did not exercise his right to speak at sentencing. His mother Suzanne Kipphut said her son is still mourning the loss of his daughter, who died in what she called a “terrible, terrible accident.”

Smith’s attorney Eugene Riccio said Smith’s family is still trying to heal after the child’s death and called the disposition “a fair sentence.”

“The death of an infant is an immeasurable tragedy,” he said.

Detectives from the Youth Bureau of the Norwalk Police Department began investigating the suspected child abuse case after being informed that Hailey had been admitted to Stamford Hospital with serious injuries on July 27, 2011, police said. Investigators soon learned that Hailey had also been admitted to the hospital July 2 with a skull fracture.

Smith told investigators, family members and friends that the family dog, a boxer weighing an estimated 80 to 100 pounds, had accidentally caused the July 2 skull fracture, police said. Smith claimed that the dog had been sleeping with him on the foldout couch bed, and Hailey had been sleeping on the floor on a nesting pillow for infants, police said.

He claimed the dog leapt off of the bed and landed on the baby's head, police said. Detectives interviewed Smith at his residence and noted that the family dog was "friendly and non-aggressive," according to the affidavit.

Smith initially told police that the child's second skull fracture happened after the child projectile vomited while Smith was feeding her, the affidavit states. He said he panicked and may have used too much force when he placed the child on the ground, according to police.

The child's mother, who has not been charged in connection with the case, reported that she was sleeping when the alleged incident occurred, and she was awoken by a loud "bang," according to the affidavit. Smith explained that he made the noise when he accidently kicked a piece of furniture, police said.

The accident occurred at 10 p.m. on July 26, but the child was not admitted to the hospital until 10:30 p.m. on July 27, court documents show. The child was finally taken to the hospital after a visitor held the child and noticed that the baby "kind of plopped against her chest," court documents show. The visitor influenced the child's mother to take the child to the hospital, police said.

As the investigation progressed and detectives probed Smith's story, they found several inconsistencies, and witnesses said that Smith had told them different stories to explain the child's injury, according to the affidavit. Smith also changed his story during follow-up interviews, telling investigators that the baby rolled off of his lap, police said.

One witness said that she saw Smith handle the child "in a rough manner," the affidavit alleges.

Several witnesses told police that Smith was a frequent cocaine user, and at least one witness said that Smith may have been under the influence on the night that the child's skull was fractured, police said. Detectives found out that Smith "acts wild" when under the influence of cocaine, and he did not handle the infant carefully, police said.

Smith also allegedly made incriminating statements while at the hospital, investigators learned.

While Smith was in the hospital, a security guard reported that Smith was crying uncontrollably, and he told the security guard that his child "had brain damage and it was all his fault," the affidavit alleges.

A DCF investigator told detectives that after being informed of Hailey's death, Smith allegedly "kept mumbling, 'Please come back and tell them we didn't do this to you," according to court documents.

Hailey's death was ruled a homicide on Nov. 8, 2011, and the medical examiner said that the baby's death was not caused by a fall, court documents show. In addition to the two skull fractures, the child had hemorrhaging along her spinal column consistent with being shaken, according to State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo, who prosecuted the case.

“Throughout my years as a prosecutor, I’ve handled many of these cases,” Colangelo previously told The Hour. “The injuries that (Smith’s daughter) Haley had could only have come from intentional abuse, based on the examination and review of medical literature. It’s unfortunate that this tragedy happened. The best thing a parent can do when they’re frustrated with their young infant is to put the baby in a crib and walk away.”

Smith was arrested on Nov. 18, 2011 after Detective Michael Murray obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Friday, September 26, 2014

11-year-old daughter shoots dad after he breaks into the house and stabs mom with protective order; had previously molested one of his kids and threatened to kill her by putting a gun to her head (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

This little girl is a hero, no doubt about it.

But if Daddy molested one of the kids WITH A WITNESS and threatened to kill the kid BY PUTTING A GUN TO HER HEAD, then why wasn't he locked up instead of roaming around town violating the protection order filed against him? But another example of abuser daddy coddling by the authorities.

Dad is identified as LEO HENRY.

http://www.newson6.com/story/26621040/child-11-shoots-suspect-attack-mom-in-se-okc

Child, 11, Shoots Suspect Attack Mom In SE OKC

Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Updated: Sep 24, 2014 7:31 PM EDT

By Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9

Neighbors say 25-year-old Leo Henry broke into the house a few days back and took several things. He then came back Wednesday night, broke in again, and attacked his ex-fiancée with a knife, while both their young children were inside.

OKLAHOMA CITY - A horrible domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend leads to her being stabbed, and him being shot by one of her children.

Neighbors say it was an 11-year-old girl who fired the gun.

It all happened just after 4 a.m. Wednesday near SE 89th St. and Bryant at the Burntwood Mobile Home Park. Those who live near the home are very shocked about what happened, but all of them are calling the little girl a hero.

“She saved her mom and her brothers and sisters, she really did,” said Carolyn Marsee, who lives next door to the mobile home where the stabbing and shooting happened.

Neighbors say 25-year-old Leo Henry broke into the house a few days back and took several things. He then came back Wednesday night, broke in again, and attacked his ex-fiancée with a knife, while both their young children were inside. She says the young couple had just moved into this home in July.

“I heard the shots. I heard screaming and yelling,” said Marsee. “And I was just praying that the kids were OK.”

News 9 discovered a protective order was filed a week ago by that mother against Henry. And it wasn't to protect her. It was to protect the children.

“He was mean to the kids,” said Marsee.

“He's a monster. He is a monster,” said her granddaughter Carolyn, who says she is a friend of the mother who was stabbed.

His stepsister still can't believe what happened.

“Never been like this. He's never been violent,” said Emma Spence, who says Henry is her step brother and claims the two are close. “He's always been there. We never thought that this would happen!”

But in the VPO filed Sept. 18, it states Leo Henry's own mother told the fiancée she witnessed Henry sexually molesting one of his children. It also states Henry threatened one of the children, held a gun to her head, and said he would kill her if she didn't keep their secret.

That secret was him taking photographs of her private parts; Disturbing news considering Henry's own father is currently in prison for possession of child pornography.

The mom wrote, “I am afraid he is going to hurt me and the children because I reported the abuse."

Police tell News 9 the young mother was stabbed several times and is pregnant, but is expected to recover from her injuries. Henry is also expected to recover from his injuries. And all the children have been placed in protective custody.

Henry also had another VPO filed against him by another woman back in 2006, but it was dropped.