Ada man stands trial on child abuse charges

ADA, Okla. (KXII) — The jury trial for an Ada man accused of abusing his 1-month-old baby began Monday. Stephen Hawkins, 25, was arrested for child abuse in May 2016 after he brought his baby to Mercy Hospital Ada with a bruised face and a broken femur. Police said Hawkins…

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Parents jailed on child abuse charge

HUNTINGTON — Two Huntington parents were jailed over the weekend after a video surfaced of a father allegedly beating a 17-year-old with a belt. Freddie Dean Gray Jr., 45, and Jamie Erin Gray, 36, were both arrested and charged on Saturday with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, conspiracy,…

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Man accused of possessing child pornography held on $50K cash bond

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – A man accused of possessing child pornography made a court appearance Monday. Mark Ullrich turned himself in after an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force led police to his address. Police found over 30,000 images on his computer, resulting in 25 counts…

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Daycare Worker Accused Of Pushing Child Down Stairs

A daycare worker in Upper Darby is facing charges for allegedly pushing a small child down a flight of stairs. The incident happened Friday, around 5 p.m., at the Child Care of the Future daycare center on Secane Avenue. It’s an unshakeable image that Shawayne Tavares will never forget. “It…

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Parents outraged after alleged assault on 7-year-old

Last week, the Zoutpansberger reported on the arrest and court appearance of man from Kutama Village. The man is accused of molesting the girl, who is a pupil at Soutpansberg Primary School. The report sparked outrage among many of the school’s parents, as it was the first word they had…

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How should parents deal with child bullying?

Parenting challenges you in unexpected ways. Recently, my daughter confessed to me that a boy is bullying her at school for being vegan. This little kindergartener is a constant source of sorrow for the other kids, teasing and kicking other children at will. My daughter has mostly managed to escape…

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Woman arrested for 3 counts of child abuse

According to a report, Middlesboro Police Department officers responded to a call of a female possibly passed out in the Walmart parking lot just before 1 p.m. Feb. 24. The report states that there were three small children in the vehicle as well. The citation states that upon arrival, the…

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