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Child Abuse

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Man Terrorized After Stopping A Dad From Spanking His Son

A Coon Rapids man who stuck up for a little boy almost became a victim himself. Jamie Godlewski says he saw a father spanking his child too hard and stepped in. “I just assumed he would have stopped and left. I didn’t think it would escalate to anything like that at all,” he said.

06/25/2012

(credit: CBS)

Is This Child Abuse Or Tough Love?

Tough love or child abuse…is there a thin line, and did this man cross it?

06/11/2012

Molestation

Wis. Couple To Enter Pleas In Starved Girl Case

A husband and wife accused of torturing and starving the man’s teenage daughter and forcing her to live in their basement are expected to enter pleas in court.

04/16/2012

(credit: Anoka County)

Father Accused Of Stomping Toddler Arrested

Authorities say they’ve caught up with a man accused of repeatedly stomping on the head of his 2-year-old child and assaulting the toddler’s mother in Coon Rapids.

04/11/2012

(credit: Gov. Mark Dayton)

Gov. Dayton Signs ‘Jacob’s Law’

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a law requiring that both parents be notified if their child is a possible victim of abuse, neglect or sexual assault.

04/04/2012

(credit: Pine County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Squeezing Newborn, Cracking Bones

A 20-year-old man is accused of squeezing his 7-week-old daughter hard enough to fracture at least 21 bones.

03/26/2012

(credit: Mower County Jail)

Couple Lose Custody Of Son After Chaining Him To Crib

A Southern Minnesota couple who chained their five year old son to his crib have lost their parental rights.

03/16/2012

(credit: Stearns County Jail)

Daycare Provider Charged With Child Abuse In St. Cloud

A 67-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested Tuesday and is accused of abusing two small children in his home daycare, according to police.

02/29/2012

(credit: CBS)

Foster Mom Accused Of Child Endangerment, Neglect

A widely-respected foster care mother from Mille Lacs County has been charged with the cruel punishment, endangerment and neglect of a child.

02/24/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Wis. Man Says He Mistook Malnourished Teen For 8

A Wisconsin man who found a severely malnourished 15-year-old girl walking barefoot outside in pajamas says she was bleeding from a gash on her nose and crying.

02/15/2012

(credit: Beltrami County)

Police: Father Assaulted 3-Month-Old Child

Police arrested a Bemidji, Minn. man they say assaulted his 3-month-old daughter last week.

01/09/2012

Church, Generic, Cross

Minn. Church Plans Session About Ex-Deacon Abuse

Catholic officials in St. Cloud will hold a listening session this weekend to address allegations that a former deacon sexually abused at least two boys some 40 years ago.

12/03/2011

(credit: CBS)

Loophole Prevented Mom From Learning Of Son’s Abuse

A loophole in Minnesota law kept a mother from finding out about her son’s sexual abuse, and now his story could help bring about a change in that law.

11/04/2011

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Wis. Man Charged With Punching 2-Month-Old In Head

An Outagamie County man has been charged with punching an infant in the head while trying strike a woman.

10/27/2011

(credit: Anoka Co. Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged In Death Of Boy, 3; Apartment Burns

The man who was charged with first-degree assault for the alleged severe abuse of a 3-year-old boy is now being charged with murder — two days after the child succumbed to his injuries.

09/06/2011

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