Tag Archive for child abuse

Monkey girl mystery is unraveling

The “girl found living with monkeys” in India story got huge press attention last week. The child was around 11 years old, emaciated, unclothed and was said to be in the company of monkeys who tried to chase away rescuers. Regular DN reader, Joy, sent me the story and was skeptical of it right off…

Faith-healing parents lose appeal of convictions for baby death

There is an update to this story from 2011, the Hickman’s appeal was dismissed. The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the manslaughter convictions and prison sentences of a couple whose newborn baby died after they chose faith healing over medical treatment. Source: Courthouse News Service A doctor testified during the original trial that if the Hickmans had promptly sought…

Children with albinism seek help and safety from witchcraft brutality

Magical thinking may sound harmless but in today’s modern times, people are hacking off the limbs of special children thinking they are magic charms. It’s unimaginable but it continues. Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has been creating artificial limbs for children, including albino victims from Tanzania, who have had their limbs cut off by…

UK paper stokes fire of Satanic Panic. False before, what makes it true now?

Sounds horrific. However, it also sounds exactly like claims made in the U.S. in the 80s and 90’s and resulted in ABSOLUTELY NO CONCRETE EVIDENCE that satanic cults were operating and doing the incredible crimes they were accused of. So, there is a good basis to be solidly skeptical about these new sensationalistic claims. EXCLUSIVE:…

Law clinic investigates 27-year old “Satanic Panic” child abuse conviction

The Duke Law Wrongful Convictions Clinic takes on a doubtful case of Satanic ritual abuse that landed a man in jail for 27 years. Duke law clinic to review 1987 conviction. Duke law professor Theresa Newman has three boxes full of files about Andrew Chandler Jr.’s case: details about the bizarre allegations, the expert testimony…

Judge rules that freedom and ignorance does not allow you to neglect your child (UPDATE: Guilty)

UPDATE (24 May 2014) Convicted.  Moses Lakes parents convicted of starving 2-year-old son | KOMO News. Originally published March 2013 In an update to the Staats criminal charges over the death of their child, the judge confirms that a trial will occur after he refuses to dismiss the charges. Judge decides Staats’ trial for harming their son…

Near death researcher Morse gets three years in prison

In an update to the conviction of Melvin Morse for first and second-degree reckless endangerment of a child, he has been sentenced. Melvin Morse gets three years in waterboarding case – CapeGazette.com Former Georgetown pediatrician Melvin Morse was sentenced to three years in prison plus probation for waterboarding his stepdaughter. Morse apologized to his stepdaughter, who attended…