Would you trust these people with your kids?
A Los Angeles elementary school teacher accused of playing weird sex games with unsuspecting kids might have gone undiscovered if it weren’t for an old-fashioned habit: In an age when many people shoot digital photos print them out themselves or just leave them on the computer, Mark Berndt took his photos to be developed.
A teacher in Mesa, Arizona, who was arrested on January 15, 2014, is facing 25 counts of indecent exposure and one count of child abuse after, police say, he stripped the shirt off a developmentally delayed kindergarten girl as a form of punishment.
Jordan Gunn’s mother thought that his brother would be a good influence on the young man. In 2012 she sent Jordan, now 13, to live with Navy man Brandon Gunn, 27, and his wife, Viviana Gunn, 34. That meant moving Jordan away from the rest of the family in Atlanta, to Silverdale, Washington. Brandon and [...]
Moms too busy snapping cell phone pics of themselves to take care of their kids.
A survey of cases that captured the public’s attention and outrage.
A San Antonio, Texas, mother is in custody after the U.S. Army and the FBI charged that she grabbed her son’s genitals and yanked them so hard that she ripped his scrotum. She did not seek medical attention, but tried to remedy the injury at home.
In a crime reminiscent of the torture of Sylvia Likens, the mother of a male teen has been convicted of torturing him over the course of several weeks in 2013. Child services was notified of the abuse by a young relative of the family, who spent a weekend. Though permanently disfigured, unlike Likens, this victim survived.
Mary Bell was convicted of strangling toddler Martin Brown on May 25, 1968, the day before her 11th birthday. She later left notes that claimed responsibility for the murder, but police dismissed the incident as a prank. After all, who could look at the angelic face of this child and ever imagine her to be one of the youngest serial killers ever discovered.
Ohio daycare worker Heather Koons would videotape herself molesting one and two year old babies all for her sick boyfriend, prosecutors say.