A recent report from the Advocates for Children group shows a steep drop in the number of reports of suspected child abuse and neglect substantiated by the Division of Youth and Family Services.
A mother accused of starving an 8-year-old girl to death remains held on $500,000 bail.
Vendette Ovilde was charged with aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment after allegedly starving her 8-year-old daughter to death.
Authorities in northern New Jersey say a substitute teacher had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy who attended the school where she often taught.
The father of an 8-year-old boy was facing criminal charges Friday, after his son allegedly brought a loaded gun to school in Queens and sold it to a classmate.
Lisa Terruso of Islip Terrace was due in court Tuesday, charged with driving drunk with her nine year-old daughter in the car.
Prosecutors said the child’s mother sprayed the child with rum and set her on fire in June 2009 to rid her daughter of evil spirits, while the grandmother doused the girl with water and put her to bed without seeking medical help.
Sylvenie Thessier of Queens faces three years in prison under a plea deal.
Anthony Parra pleaded guilty to assault and endangering the welfare of a child in a Queens court. He faces 20 years in prison.
Gary Cramer of Bridgeton and the women are each charged with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment. The women’s names have not been released to protect the children.
Sharon McDonough admits she abused her children and dozens of pets, sometimes torturing dogs and cats in the presence of her young daughters in a home that her son called “a concentration camp for the animals.”
Nechemya Weberman pleaded innocent at his arraignment to charges of criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.
The four-judge panel said the trial judge should have let jurors hear the testimony of a married couple who said the girl told them she made up the story.
Kassandra Fields-Ralph is charged with lewdness, child endangerment and theft.