Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Men arrested for dragging leashed boy 3, and getting stoned

On Tuesday, horrified pedestrians and motorists watch as two men dragged a toddler on a makeshift leash and harness, across a busy highway and tied him to a tree. Having arrived at their destination, the two men sat down, lit a pipe and started to smoke.

Father arrested for biting off infant son’s nose

A teen father in California is behind bars for suspected child cruelty and aggravated mayhem after police say he bit off his one-month-old child’s nose, among other things.

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Mark Berndt, a teacher playing sex games with 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.

Police: Teacher stripped developmentally delayed child as punishment

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.

Washington couple sentenced for torturing teenage charge

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 [...]

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Police: Mother fixed son’s ripped scrotum with superglue, not very well

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.

Scary Mass. mother who burnt off son’s nipples and penis gets 30 years

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.

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