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Child Abuse

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Ozone Park Couple Accused Of Beating, Starving 12-Year-Old Girl

The district attorney’s office said the 12-year-old girl, weighing only 58 pounds, was repeatedly beaten and starved between Dec. 1, 2012 and May 6, 2014.

08/05/2014

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Police: Adrian Peterson’s 2-Year-Old Son Dies Following Beating

The man accused in the case, Joseph Patterson, 27, was initially charged in Lincoln County with aggravated assault and aggravated battery on an infant, but those charges could be reviewed in light of the boy’s death, NFL.com reported.

10/11/2013

Michael Bell

N.J. Father Facing Murder Charges After Badly Beaten 3-Month-Old Dies

34-year-old Michael Bell of Plainfield was arrested late Saturday night near Penn Station in Newark. Bell fled after allegedly assaulting his 3-month-old son.

05/14/2013

Ann Bactawar

Parents Livid After Jersey City Day Care Worker Is Accused Of Abusing Toddlers

Parents at a day care center in Jersey City were furious Wednesday night, after a teacher’s aide was charged with hitting and throwing the toddlers who attended.

05/01/2013

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N.J. High School Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student In Classroom

Investigators said Jennalin Garcia-Calle became a fugitive from the law after fleeing New Jersey several days ago, when she was charged with sexual assault.

01/25/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes with Natasia Gurley, Corey Gurley, and 10-month-old Aniyah Gurely - Apr 17, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Report: 77,000 New York Children Victims Of Abuse, Neglect

According to the report from the organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 77,000 children in New York were confirmed victims of abuse and neglect in 2010. 114 of them died.

04/18/2012

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Giants Linebacker Michael Boley Accused Of Abuse

Authorities are investigating a report that New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley physically abused his 5-year-old son in Gadsden, Alabama.

12/20/2011

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Penn St Officials Head To Court On Perjury Charges

Two high-ranking Penn State administrators face arraignment Monday on charges they lied to a grand jury investigating former defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky and failed to properly report suspected child abuse.

11/07/2011

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Neena Perez, 38, Graduates From Norwalk Community College After Hardships

She never dreamed she would one day graduate from college and, armed with a sheepskin, be propelled into the world of restaurant and food service management.

05/19/2011

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Toddler Found Unconscious At NYC Foster Home

Authorities are investigating whether a 17-month-old boy found unconscious at his Brooklyn foster home was beaten.

03/20/2011

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NJ High Court: Slapping Teen Children Not Child Abuse

Slapping a teenager or taking money from her paycheck to pay family bills is hardly admirable, but doesn’t constitute child neglect or abuse, the court ruled today.

01/27/2011