Child Abuse

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January Trial Date Set For Barway Collins’ Father

A trial date has been set for next January for the man accused of killing his 10-year-old son last March. In a brief hearing, Pierre Collins said he was willing to waive his right to a speedy trial in order to give his lawyers time to prepare to defend him against charges he murdered his son Barway Collins.

07/07/2015

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Pierre Collins Was Accused Of Abusing His Other Kids

Allegations of child abuse have surfaced against the man charged with killing his son.

06/18/2015

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Adrian Peterson Finding A New Normal With Vikings

Adrian Peterson has been back with the Minnesota Vikings for nearly a month now. He’s participated in practices, including the three-day minicamp that wrapped up on Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Former St. Paul Schools Custodian Gets 10 Years For Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul Public Schools custodian was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several young children, including members of his family. Walter Johann Happel, 63, struck a plea deal in March after pleading guilty to one count of surreptitious invasion of privacy, after he spied on an 11-year-old boy in Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School student bathroom.

05/07/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery works to end child abuse and help to create strong healthy families by supporting families in crisis. They have a 24-hour helpline, offer crisis counseling and overnight care for children.

04/17/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Difference Between First, Second and Third Degree Murder?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office could file charges as early as Tuesday against Pierre Collins in the death of his 10-year-old son, Barway. On Monday, the Crystal Police Department announced they’d arrested […]

04/13/2015

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Woman Charged With Chasing Stepson Through St. Paul Elementary

According to the criminal complaint, 24-year-old Tashay Caprice Johnson chased her stepson through Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary, threatening him, while the visibly-injured 9-year-old screamed “My mom is trying to kill me. Don’t let me go back to her.”

03/27/2015

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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Fmr. School Worker Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul elementary school custodian pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to the sexual abuse of several children – including family members – and the invasion of student privacy. Walter Johann Happel, 63, appeared tired in court Thursday, where he pleading guilty to five charges.

03/19/2015

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Task Force Wants More Child Abuse Reports Investigated

A task force studying Minnesota’s child protection system wants more reports of abuse to be automatically investigated.

03/13/2015

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Senate Sends Dayton 1st Bill Tightening Child-Protection Law

Child-protection legislation inspired by the maltreatment death of a 4-year-old boy is close to becoming law after unanimous Senate approval. The bill marks the first of what could be several changes from a task force review following Eric Dean’s death.

03/12/2015

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Mankato Man Arrested, Child Abuse Charges Pending

Police arrested a Mankato man Tuesday night after officials say an investigation showed he might have abused two young children.

03/11/2015

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Spielman: Vikings Have Had ‘Open Dialogue’ With Peterson

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman came to watch and evaluate potential future pros at the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, but he did address the future of his team’s most prominent current pro.

03/02/2015

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CBS Sports Report: Adrian Peterson Done With Vikings?

It appears if Adrian Peterson has anything to say about it, his career with the Minnesota Vikings is over. According to a report from Jason LaCanfora with CBS Sports, Peterson’s agent got into a heated exchange with a member of the Vikings’ front office last week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

02/23/2015

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Vikings GM: We ‘Expect’ Adrian Peterson To Be Part Of Team

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he expects star running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team this season. Several high-ranking Vikings officials have expressed their desire to bring Peterson back in recent weeks, and Spielman’s comments to reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis were the strongest yet.

02/18/2015

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Wis. Appeals Court Upholds Conviction In Triplet Beating

A state appeals court says a Milwaukee man accused of severely harming his two-month-old triplet daughters by twisting their legs and breaking their bones was properly convicted.

02/10/2015

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Peterson Calls Hearing ‘Fair,’ Wants To Return To Vikings

The NFL Players Association’s attempt to have Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated has been taken under advisement by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David Doty heard arguments from the NFLPA and the NFL on Friday. He did not provide a timetable for his decision.

02/06/2015

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Union Heads To Court To Get RB Adrian Peterson Back On Field

The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom. Attorneys for the NFL Players Association were scheduled to argue Friday for Peterson’s reinstatement from a suspension levied by the league under its controversial personal conduct policy.

02/05/2015

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NFL Asks Court To Toss NFLPA’s Lawsuit For Peterson

The NFL has asked a federal court to reject the petition by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Adrian Peterson to have the star running back’s suspension overturned. Attorneys for the league, in filings Friday, wrote that U.S. labor law should prevent the court from handling a dispute already ruled on by the arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal.

01/16/2015

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Adrian Peterson’s Appeal Denied, Suspension Upheld

The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this season and widened the rift between the NFL and its players over the fairness of the disciplinary process.

12/12/2014

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Man Charged With Punching 1-Year-Old Son To Death

A Brooklyn Park man has been charged in the beating death of his 1-year-old son.

12/12/2014

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Man Suspected In Baby’s Death Arrested

Authorities say a man suspected of assaulting a 1-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park, who later died from his injuries, is in police custody. Brooklyn Park Police say 23-year-old Reggie Delaney Harper is accused of assaulting Kazerion Harper earlier this week. Police say they believe Harper is the boy’s father.

12/11/2014

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Report: Wis. Man Charged With Child Abuse After Spanking Boy

A western Wisconsin man is reportedly charged with felony child abuse after disciplining his 8-year-old son with a belt and asking the boy not to tell anyone because Vikings running back Adrian Peterson got in trouble for spanking his son.

12/10/2014

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AP Sources: Peterson Won’t Attend Hearing Thursday

Adrian Peterson won’t attend the conclusion of his suspension appeal hearing Thursday when NFL executive Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Peterson gave a statement without testifying on Tuesday, according to one person. Another person said hearing officer Harold Henderson asked Vincent to testify after the NFL Players Association submitted an audio tape and a transcript of a conversation between Vincent and Peterson as evidence.

12/03/2014

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Self-Professed Minister Now On Most Wanted List

The U.S. Marshals Service has added a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing young girls in rural Minnesota to its 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Fifty-three-year-old Victor Barnard is charged with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two members of a “Maidens Group” within a church he led called the River Road Fellowship.

11/25/2014

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