Child Abuse

Toddler Making Remarkable Recovery After Severe BeatingA Minneapolis toddler is making a remarkable recovery in the hospital. Rae'Ana Hall, who is just 22 months old, suffered broken bones and severe damage to the right side of her brain in early January. Investigators believe her father beat her.
Wis. Senate Votes For Tougher Penalties For Repeat Child AbuseThe Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that makes repeated acts of child abuse a felony.
DOJ Now Has Criminal Jurisdiction On Mille Lacs ReservationThe United States Federal Government will now assume criminal jurisdiction over the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation in central Minnesota, according to the Department of Justice. The Mille Lacs Reservation becomes only the second in the U.S. to have had their request for concurrent jurisdiction granted by the DOJ -- the first being the White Earth Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
Dad Charged In Severe Beating Of 20-Month-Old DaughterA Minneapolis father has been charged in the severe beating of his 20-month-old daughter, which left her with brain injuries. Ticortier Collins is charged with first-degree assault. Investigators say he beat his daughter so badly that she also has a lacerated spleen, rib and pelvic fractures.
Toddler In Critical Condition After Severe BeatingA 21-month-old girl is clinging to life after suffering injuries police say appear to be intentional. Rae'Ana Hall was left with her father while her mother went to work. Hours later, her mother says she got a call from the hospital saying her child was in critical condition.
Goodell: Peterson 'Taking Advantage' Of New Opportunity In NFLNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's letter to Adrian Peterson last year spelled out the reasons for his suspension and the conditions for his reinstatement in cold, unsympathetic terms.
NW Wis. Man Charged With Sexually, Physically Abusing Boy For 2 YearsA Northwestern Wisconsin volunteer fire fighter is being accused of child abuse and sexual assault, according to criminal charges. According to the charges, Virgil A. Hansen, 65, has been charged with sexual assault and exploitation, physical abuse, trafficking and prostitution and enticement of a child.
2-Time Convicted Sex Offender Guilty Of Child Porn ChargesIt took a jury less than two hours Thursday to convict a two-time convicted sex offender of producing and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney's Office says 52-year-old Rex Lee Furman, of Federal Dam, was convicted after a three-day trial of 13 counts of producing child porn, two counts of distributing it and one count each of receipt of child porn, possession of child porn and committing a felony while required to register as a sex offender.
NFL Makes Its Case To Panel For Peterson SuspensionThe NFL has completed perhaps its final argument for Adrian Peterson's six-game suspension last season, the latest attempt by the league at an off-the-field victory amid a series of legal losses related to player discipline.
St. Louis Co. Man Convicted Of Making, Possessing Child PornA 41-year-old St. Louis County man was convicted in a federal court Thursday of producing and possessing child pornography. Nude images of a 5-year-old child were submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in April of 2014. Investigators eventually traced them to Sean Gerald Penoncello.
Monticello Toddler Allegedly Beaten Into Coma By Mom's BoyfriendOnce again, a toddler is fighting for his life after an alleged beating at the hands of an adult. Braydon Decker was discovered unresponsive Tuesday afternoon in Monticello and rushed to the local hospital with a traumatic brain injury.
Prosecutor Slams Judge For Ending Peterson's Probation EarlyA Texas prosecutor has criticized the judge who cut short the probation of Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson in a child abuse case.

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