Child Abuse

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.
Accomplish With Kylie: Greater Minneapolis Crisis NurseryGreater 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.
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Woman Charged With Chasing Stepson Through St. Paul ElementaryAccording 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."
Missing Boy's Father Denies Child Abuse AllegationsIt 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.