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NFL Criticized for Lack of Discipline in Domestic Abuse Cases

NFL Faces Growing Number of Domestic Abuse Problems Among Players When Baltimore Ravens’ running back was accused by his former fiancée of domestic abuse, the NFL initially stood by his side. Thereafter, video surfaced of him punching his girlfriend in an elevator in an Atlantic City casino, dating back to February 15th. Another video, dating February 19th, showed him dragging his girlfriend's body from the elevator while she was semi-conscious. Both him and his girlfriend were charged with domestic abuse – his girlfriend's charges were … [Read more...]

Child Abuse Rates Decline in the US

Reduction in Crimes Against Children and Child Abuse in the US According to new research published by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, child abuse and crime witnessed by children has steeply declined recently. Sociologists term the decline in child abuse “truly amazing.” Even during the economic recession between 2008 and 2011, rates of child abuse greatly declined, based on three phone surveys. The surveys included children between ages 2 and 17 years old. Children over the age of 10 answered … [Read more...]

School Principal Arrested for Failing to Report Child Abuse

Upstate Principal Arrested for Failing to Report Child Abuse in School An elementary school principal in Seneca, South Carolina, was arrested on charges that she failed to report child abuse that occurred in her school. Idasa Cobb, 41, was booked into jail in Oconee County because she allegedly received a report of child abuse that occurred at Blue Ridge Elementary School, but she did not report it to authorities. The police incident report states that Cobb allegedly received a phone call on March 28th that a child at her school was being … [Read more...]

SLED Seeks Funds to Help with Child Endangerment and Death Cases

SLED Requests $475,000 to Hire More Team Members to Help Resolve Old Child Endangerment and Death Cases South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel has requested $475,000 to hire four new employees to the state’s Child Fatality Unit, which investigates serious cases of child endangerment and death from child abuse. The employees would help clear a backlog of old cases, according to Keel. The oldest child endangerment case currently open at the division dates back to 1999. SLED receives 195 new cases of child endangerment or … [Read more...]

Kershaw Couple Pleads Guilty in Child Abuse and Endangerment Case

Kershaw County Couple Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse and Endangerment in “Horrific” 2012 Case A couple accused of severe child abuse and endangerment in a case from 2012 have pleaded guilty for the beating of their 4-year-old, which Sheriff James Matthews called “horrific.” "This tragic crime captured the hearts of many Kershaw County citizens who held fundraisers and brought toys to Lizzy while she was in the hospital," said Matthews. "Many people wanted to help out in some way and the community came out in support of this little … [Read more...]