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Child Abuse

Lawyer appears in court for mom charged in drowning of toddler

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videoA lawyer appeared in court Thursday morning on behalf of a Jacksonville mother, charged for the May drowning death of her toddler daughter. The suspect was already sentenced for the drowning of another child almost three years ago. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: The family of the man and his daughter wanted for incest speak out

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Detectives in Pender County charged Robert Earley and his daughter Natalie Earley with incest. Full story...
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NC House backs "Kilah's Law" on abuse penalties

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North Carolina House members agree convicted child abusers should receive longer sentences for their violent actions. Full story...
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Asheville police officer charged with child abuse

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An Asheville police officer has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse after investigators found bruises on a child after a spanking. Full story...
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Gastonia woman charged with child abuse in death

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A Gastonia woman has been charged with felony child abuse in the death of her infant daughter earlier this year. Full story...
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NC woman accused of pouring hot water on child

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Authorities in Jacksonville accuse of woman of pouring scalding hot water on her 9-month-old daughter. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Michelle Julia Woodhouse-Deboyes of Jacksonville is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury and mental emotional injury. Full story...
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Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

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video An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. READ THE FULL REPORT INSIDE Full story...
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Man arrested after allegedly hitting girlfriend, taking baby

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A Wilmington man is in jail without bond after police say he kidnapped his own child. Full story...
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Babysitter charged after child falls from third-story balcony

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Investigators say Willisa Nicole Dowd was babysitting a 20-month-old girl April 4 when the child fell from a third-floor balcony, suffering severe injuries. Full story...
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Paterno lawyer: PSU trustees rushed to judgment

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The lawyer for the late Joe Paterno says his family was surprised and saddened by a report by Penn State trustees that cited a "failure of leadership" for the longtime football coach's ouster. Full story...
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NC Sheriff: Man hit infant to avoid female assault

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The Onslow County sheriff says a man slapped a child to avoid a second charge of assaulting a female. Full story...
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NC woman charged with putting children in crates

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A Buncombe County woman has been arrested and accused of placing her children into dog containers. Full story...
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Jury: NC hospital negligent in child abuse case

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A Cumberland County jury has awarded a boy and his father $25 million, ruling that a hospital was negligent when its employees didn't notice the boy was a victim of child abuse. Full story...
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3 arrested after child tossed into pool is injured

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Investigators say three adults have been arrested in Beaufort County after a 4-year-old child was seriously injured as they tried to throw her off a roof into a swimming pool last month. Full story...
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Autopsy: Beaten NC boy, 4, had alcohol in system

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An autopsy shows a 4-year-old Buncombe County boy who was beaten to death earlier this year appears to have been legally drunk. Full story...
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