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Child Abuse

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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Couple charged with drugs, child abuse after three-month investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a three-month heroin investigation by its Vice/Narcotics Unit ended with two people in jail on drug and child abuse charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Ex-wife of accused molester speaks out

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videoA man accused of sex crimes involving a 10-year-old girl is out of jail on a $300,000 bond. Nathaniel Malpass is charged with several crimes including 3 counts of first degree sexual offense on a child. Neither he nor his attorney spoke to us on the record, but someone who knows Nathanial Malpass well did speak to us tonight, his ex-wife. Full story...
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