Child Abuse

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.
Judge Ends Adrian Peterson's Probation 15 Months EarlyA judge in Texas has ended Adrian Peterson's probation 15 months early.
January Trial Date Set For Barway Collins' FatherA 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.
Pierre Collins Was Accused Of Abusing His Other KidsAllegations of child abuse have surfaced against the man charged with killing his son.
Adrian Peterson Finding A New Normal With VikingsAdrian 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.
Former St. Paul Schools Custodian Gets 10 Years For Child Sex AbuseA 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.
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