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Child Abuse

Laws about sex trafficking, child abuse, military funerals now in effect in NC

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videoNew laws ranging from sex trafficking to protecting military funerals are now in effect in the Tar Heel State. In all, North Carolinians have 42 new laws to abide by as of Sunday. Full story...
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NC deputies says child routinely chained in home

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Authorities in North Carolina say it appears the 11-year-old boy found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck was routinely handcuffed in the home. Full story...
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Marine accused of shaking baby to death

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine is charged with the death of an infant. Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune July 28 for an unresponsive 11-month-old. The infant had been in the care of LCpl. Matthew Krause, 23, who was the child's mother's boyfriend. Full story...
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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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