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Hawaii Reps Introduce ‘Talia’s Law’ To Prevent Child Abuse And Neglect On Military Bases

| November 24, 2015 at 02:06 pm

HONOLULU — Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Mark Takai (D-Hawaii) introduced federal legislation this week aimed at better protecting children from abuse on military bases.

The proposed law is named after Talia Williams, a 5-year-old who was beaten to death in 2005 by her father, Naeem Williams, then an active-duty infantryman stationed in Hawaii.

The girl’s murder reportedly came after months of torture and abuse by both her father and stepmother, Delilah Williams.

According to Delilah Williams’ court testimony, Talia was denied food for days at a time, duct-taped to a bed and whipped, and kept out of daycare to hide physical signs of her beatings. Naeem Williams’ fatal blow, prosecutors said, left knuckle imprints on the child’s chest.

Lawmakers introduced "Talia's Law" after five-year-old Talia Williams was beaten to death by her Army father.</span>

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Steven Tyler Launches Janie’s Fund to Help Child Abuse Victims

| November 22, 2015 at 12:22 pm

“As a father and grandfather, I want to focus my energy on things that really matter and leave behind something else in this crazy world along with my music,” singer says.

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Steven Tyler has launched a new philanthropic initiative that aims at raising money and awareness to help girls who have suffered sexual abuse, the singer announced today. For Janie’s Fund, a nod to Aerosmith‘s 1989 hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” Tyler will partner with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to those victims of neglect and abuse.
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Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe facing probe over child abuse ‘cover-up’

| November 20, 2015 at 09:26 am

Britain’s top cop was an Assistant Chief Constable at Merseyside in 1998 when the force uncovered claims one of Tony Blair’s ministers was a suspected paedophile.

 

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Britain’s top police officer faces being quizzed by his own detectives over claims that police covered up child sex abuse by politicians.

Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was an Assistant Chief Constable at Merseyside in 1998 when the force uncovered claims one of Tony Blair’s ministers was a suspected paedophile.

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Review into child abuse in Jersey finds multiple failings

| November 18, 2015 at 09:16 am

A review into child abuse in Jersey has found multiple failings including a failure by the authorities to identify sexual abuse.

The Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Children Partnership Board investigated the cases of three families in which serious child sexual abuse has occurred during the last ten years.

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Hi-tech scanners will catch paedophiles in minutes by hunting child abuse images

| November 16, 2015 at 09:13 am

Theresa May has set up revolutionary secure database to transform way police tackle online exploitation.

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Police will be able to nail suspected paedophiles within MINUTES using new high-tech scanners to hunt out child abuse images.

 

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Coby Persin’s YouTube pedophile experiment shows how guillible teen girls are

| September 17, 2015 at 07:30 am

FacebookA new YouTube video that has been watched 10 million times in two days shows how willing teenage girls are to meet a stranger they have only talked to online. A 22-year-old man masquerading as a 15-year-old boy named “Jason” adds three girls as friends on Facebook. Within three days, the girls agreed to meet him. She said OK I’ll be there in five minutes,” he said, referring to one of the girls. Coby Persin, a YouTube prankster, came up with the pedophile experiment and enlisted parents’ help on Craigslist. Each thought their child would never go through with the meeting. God I hope she doesn’t open that door,” the girl’s mother said. “She won’t do it.” (more…)

Woodruff mother charged with neglect after 5 children found living in squalor

| September 9, 2015 at 01:53 pm

cpiuWOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) -A Woodruff mother has been charged after deputies found five children, including a paralyzed girl covered with insect bites, living in a filthy home. Crystal Lawson, 35, has been charged with five counts of unlawful neglect of a child. Spartanburg County deputies visited the home on Snowmill Road after receiving reports of the home and children’s conditions from a family member, investigative reports state.

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Oklahoma teacher and her husband arrested for alleged child abuse

| September 8, 2015 at 01:12 pm

child abuse cpiuCYRIL, Okla. — An Oklahoma teacher is behind bars for allegedly abusing her 10-year-old stepson.

Tamara Zeno and her husband, Tony Zeno, are behind bars following child abuse allegations.

Tamara teaches English, speech, and drama at Cyril High School in Caddo County; Cyril Superintendent Jamie Mitchell said Tamara has been a model employee for the past three years.

However, her stepson paints a very different picture of her, alleging she hit him with a golf club.

Police are investigating what happened inside a southwest Oklahoma City home, where a 10-year-old boy was visiting for two months over the summer.

That’s where his father, Tony Zeno, and stepmom, Tamara, live.

The boy actually lives with his mother in Colorado. She says he came home looking thinner, and had horror stories to tell about his stay in Oklahoma.

“Obviously, things that cross the line of what a parent can do as far as disciplining a child,” MSgt. Gary Knight said.

The boy’s mother called police in Colorado.

The boy told investigators Tony Zeno choked him, and Tamara Zeno zip-tied him to a chair and forced him to sleep like that. He said the couple also forced him to swallow peroxide and soap. He even said Tamara hit him with a golf club.

Colorado police started an investigation.

The Oklahoma City police report does not say if there is evidence that matches his story.

“I had no idea there was anything like that, most of the people in the neighborhood seem like really nice people. I’m really shocked,” neighbor Tom Johnson said.

Tony and Tamara Zeno were interviewed Tuesday at police headquarters where officers arrested them.

They’re facing multiple charges, including child abuse and child neglect.

As for the boy, he is safe at home with his mother in Colorado.

Superintendent Mitchell said Tamara is still employed with Cyril Public Schools, and substitutes are covering her classes.

He told us he’ll make a decision about her job there once they learn more from police.

Source: kfor.com

‘Daddy’s Mad at Me’: Plainville Couple Charged in Child Abuse Case

| September 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

dsdA Plainville couple is facing charges after the man abused their 3-year-old daughter and the woman did nothing to stop it, according to police.

Richard Martel, 23, and Danielle Wells, 28, were arrested Thursday and Sunday, respectively.

Police began investigating after Wells reported a domestic incident involving Martel on July 6 and said he had also been abusing their daughter, according to the warrant for Martel’s arrest.

The toddler suffered a bump on her forehead, swelling on her elbow, marks on her face and neck, bruises on her legs and redness on her back, police said.

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Investigation into Edward Heath child abuse claims to go national

| August 7, 2015 at 07:08 am

Nationally coordinated police inquiry to be set up by end of week, as former brothel keeper denies knowledge of any misconduct by former PM

A nationally coordinated police investigation into claims that the former prime minister Edward Heath sexually abused children is to be set up by the end of the week.

The inquiry will be led by a senior investigating officer who is likely to be appointed from either the Kent, Wiltshire or Hampshire force, all of which are investigating separate allegations that Heath sexually abused children.

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