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Child Abuse

UPDATE: Toddler dies from injuries in abuse investigation

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videoThe 14-month-old toddler who was severely abused has died from his injures. Investigators say new charges are now pending against his mother and her boyfriend. Full story...
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Boyfriend accused of abuse, sending girlfriend's baby to ICU

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video A Leland mother and her boyfriend are both charged in connection to child abuse after detectives say the woman's baby was hurt so badly that he had to be taken to ICU in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Shallotte man sentenced for killing of 4-month-old

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A Shallotte man was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison Monday for the killing of a 4-month-old boy in 2013. Full story...
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Man who fled police with 3-year-old in car sentenced

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A Wilmington man was sentenced today following a guilty plea in an incident that involved him trying to elude police with his 3-year-old child in the car. Full story...
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Father, woman charged after toddler found wandering streets alone

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video A father and his girlfriend are facing child abuse charges after investigators said the man's daughter was found wandering the streets near his home alone. Full story...
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Meth investigation leads to arrest, child abuse charge

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A meth arrest also turned into a call to social services in Onslow County. Full story...
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Deputies: Man assaults handicapped son

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videoThe father of a handicapped child is accused of assaulting his son. Full story...
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Wilmington man convicted of burning a child in his care

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A New Hanover County jury convicted a man for burning a child in his care Wednesday. Full story...
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Union County man charged with second-degree murder

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A Union County grand jury has indicted the stepfather of 4-year-old child abuse victim on a second-degree murder charge. Multiple media outlets reported that the indictment was handed up Monday afternoon against 25-year-old Joshua Houser. Kilah Davenport died March 13. Full story...
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Babysitter accused of spanking child with belt, burning him with cigarette

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video A Bladenboro man is in jail charged with child abuse after babysitting a 7-year-old boy. Full story...
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