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  • State details events leading up to 5-year-old's murder Play Video

    August 22, 2014 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state released details of its preliminary investigation in the death of a five-year-old who was allegedly killed by his father earlier in the week. WBRZ's Investigative Unit obtained the information late Friday. State case workers said Jay'V'une Bergin was passed from family member to family... more »
  • 5-year-old child dies overnight, father charged with murder Play Video

    August 21, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father is now facing murder charges, in the beating death, of his five-year-old son. The charges went from attempted murder, to murder, for Vernell Day, 36. His son Jay'v'une Isaiah Bergin died overnight, after he was beaten earlier this week. Jay'v'une had been in the... more »
  • Father faces murder charges after child dies

    August 21, 2014 8:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police upgraded charges against a Baton Rouge father after the child he's accused of beating died Thursday morning. Investigators said Vernell Day now faces first degree murder charges after 5-year-old Jay'v'une Bergin passed away at a local hospital. Detectives said Bergin was taken to the... more »
  • Grandmother blames DCFS for grandson's beating Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A five-year-old is fighting for his life in the pediatric intensive care unit after a severe beating and his grandmother is searching for answers on why the father was given custody. The father is Vernell Day, 36, he's now under arrest, charged with attempted first degree... more »
  • Grandmother's tirade after 5-year-old is nearly beaten to death Play Video

    August 19, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An emotional grandmother believes her grandson's father bullied his way into having his son live with him, a move that now has the five-year-old on the edge of death at a hospital. Jayvian Isaiah Bergin was nearly beaten to death and rescued from his father's care Tuesday.... more »
  • Child's father arrested, accused of beating son Play Video

    August 19, 2014 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he beat his 5-year-old boy so badly the child was put in the hospital in critical condition. Baton Rouge Police accused Vernell Day, 36, of attempted first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm... more »
  • BRPD investigating beaten 5-year-old

    August 19, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking into the abuse of a young boy sent to a Baton Rouge hospital after being severely beaten. Detectives said the child was a 5-year-old boy, and is in critical condition at a local hospital. BRPD confirmed they're investigating it as a... more »
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Play Video

    April 15, 2014 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana Executive Director Amanda Brunson stopped by 2une In Wednesday to sit down with our Whitney Vann. PCAL is a state-wide,private non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of our state's children. Check out... more »
  • DCFS faces scrutiny over effectiveness Play Video

    April 14, 2014 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The effectiveness of the Department of Children and Family Services is a point of concern for the legislative auditor. When it comes to investigating and removing at-risk children from dangerous environments, Children and Family Services takes charge. "They have to get to know the families.... more »
  • Walk a Mile Save a Child Play Video

    March 27, 2014 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Center of Empowerment for Families and Youth is hosting a walk to kick-off the month. The walk is on Saturday, April 5th at 8:30 a.m. at the Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church. Watch the video for more... more »
  • Man arrested on new indecent behavior charge

    February 24, 2014 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man after another accusation that he forced children staying with him to try on lingerie. Detectives charged Blaine Doremus, 42, on Sunday with another count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators said one of the children under Doremus' care... more »
  • Email pleads for help

    February 12, 2014 7:32 PM

    CINCINNATI, OHIO- A girl who emailed an adult for help led to child abuse charges against her mother, grandmother and stepfather. They are accused of beating and tying three kids to their beds for weeks at a time and depriving them of food. The stepfather is also accused... more »
  • NY pastor charged with sexually abusing children

    November 28, 2013 5:54 AM

    LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A 70-year-old church pastor in western New York is charged with sexually abusing at least two children. Investigators say felony sex charges against Roy Harriger Sr. are from alleged incidents between September 2000 and September 2001 when he was pastor of Lyndonville Wesleyan Church in the... more »
  • 3 girls imprisoned inside Ariz. home

    November 27, 2013 7:08 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Three sisters in Tucson, Ariz., are telling police that their mother and stepfather kept them imprisoned for up to two years. The parents are charged with kidnapping and child abuse. Police say the 12-, 13- and 17-year-old girls were malnourished and dirty, and they told... more »
  • Lawyer says first Penn St abuse claim settled

    August 18, 2013 2:20 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A lawyer says his client is the first to settle a civil claim against Penn State related to the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case. Attorney Tom Kline confirmed in an email that the client known as Victim 5 when he testified at Sandusky's criminal trial has... more »
  • Man accused of beating, burning child Play Video

    July 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested Wesley Moore, 24, over the weekend after they said a child he was caring for was severely burned on their hands. According to an affidavit obtained by News 2, the child had second-degree burns as well as bruises, a black eye, and a bite... more »
  • New Mexico girl found locked in wooden cage

    January 30, 2013 10:51 AM

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after police found an 8-year-old developmentally disabled girl locked in a wooden cage in the couple's mobile home. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Monday that officers checking on the girl's welfare found her in the cage the size... more »
  • Mother charged in stabbing death of daughter, 8

    January 2, 2013 12:37 PM

    DETROIT - A 26-year-old woman is charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 8-year-old daughter in their Detroit home. Detroit police responding to a 911 call found Tameria Greene unresponsive early Sunday morning on the floor of the family's near east side apartment. The girl had been stabbed... more »
  • South Dakota couple charged in toddler's death

    August 23, 2012 12:41 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - As a 2-year-old girl lay dead in the closet of a South Dakota home, another child invited two young neighbors over to take a look. Police allege the adults in the home were binging on drugs and didn't call 911 until 14 hours later. Twenty-one-year-old Taylor... more »
  • Police: Bound kids said their family feared demons

    August 14, 2012 12:42 PM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. - A police officer says a child whose brother and sister were found bound and blindfolded in a Walmart parking lot in Kansas told him the family believed her younger siblings and their Illinois home had been possessed by demons. The children were discovered tied up and with... more »
  • Mother of 32 pound Mo. girl, 10, arraigned

    June 26, 2012 12:50 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman has been ordered held on $200,000 cash bond after police found her 10-year-old daughter locked in a closet. The child weighed 32 pounds when police freed her Friday after responding to a call from a child abuse hotline. The child was hospitalized,... more »
  • Tips to spot, stop child abuse Play Video

    June 14, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after two parents were arrested for child cruelty, state leaders want you to know about a tool that can help prevent child abuse. The Department of Children and Family Services offers a 24/7 hotline that you can call when you suspect abuse, 1-855-4-LA-KIDS. ... more »
  • Court says Scouts 'perversion files' public record

    June 14, 2012 12:47 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that 20,000 pages of so-called perversion files compiled by the Boy Scouts on suspected child abusers over a period of 20 years will be open to the public. The Supreme Court on Thursday denied an attempt by the Boy Scouts of... more »
  • Penn State sex-abuse charges inspire new La. laws

    June 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A sexual abuse scandal that rocked Pennsylvania State University has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and to protect those who do. Lawmakers say the measures were inspired by the Penn State scandal that rocked the... more »
  • Man accused of making underage sons drink liquor

    June 7, 2012 12:51 PM

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - A man in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise is accused of trying to discipline his underage sons by forcing them to drink liquor and throwing them into a swimming pool. KPHO-TV reports that Kristopher Harvey of Surprise faces two counts of child abuse. Police say Harvey wanted... more »
  • Ohio couple sentenced in case of locked-in girl

    May 18, 2012 12:39 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - An Ohio couple who authorities say kept a 9-year-old girl barricaded in a bathroom for several years was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. The girl's grandmother, Rivae Hart, and her husband, Brian Hart, had pleaded guilty to several charges last month. Fifty-year-old Rivae Hart pleaded... more »
  • Police: Man put girl, 4, in dryer

    April 18, 2012 1:07 PM

    Oak Creek, WI - A Wisconsin man accused of abusing his girlfriend's children with a clothes dryer waived his right to a preliminary hearing today. 26-year-old Nicholas Fuchs is facing six felony charges. Authorities say Fuchs abused the children while he was living with their mom at their Oak... more »
  • Trial starts in kids' forced Grand Canyon hikes

    February 15, 2012 12:31 PM

    PHOENIX - A federal trial has begun in Phoenix for an Indiana man accused of forcing his grandsons to hike in the Grand Canyon without food or water in brutal August heat. Christopher Alan Carlson, of Indianapolis, has pleaded not guilty to six counts of child abuse. His grandsons were... more »
  • Senator calls for federal hearing in Penn St. case

    November 15, 2011 1:01 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is asking for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University. In a letter sent Tuesday to Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Richard Burr, Casey wants an expedited hearing... more »
  • 21-year-old mom charged with child abuse

    September 1, 2011 12:28 PM

    An Arizona mom is charged with child abuse after her roommate turned her into the police. Jessica Calloway, 21, is accused of leaving her baby in dirty diapers, yelling obscenities, even blowing marijuana smoke in her 10-month-old daughter's mouth. Callaway's roommate says she caught the abuse on video... more »
  • Mother using "hot sauce" discipline to be sentenced

    August 29, 2011 12:41 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A mother who squirted hot sauce into the mouth of her adopted Russian son for lying about getting in trouble in school is to be sentenced Monday for child abuse. Thirty-six-year-old Jessica Beagley is scheduled to be sentenced in Anchorage District Court. She was convicted... more »
  • Centralized child abuse hotline launched in La.

    July 13, 2011 4:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has a new 24-hour hotline for people to report allegations of child abuse or neglect. The toll-free statewide number is 1-855-4-LA-KIDS. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services said Tuesday that it will replace 25 regional and parish phone numbers it has been using to take... more »
  • Mom: Woman who left baby in toilet can't remember

    February 9, 2011 12:29 PM

    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Relatives of a South Carolina woman accused of giving birth in a sports arena toilet and leaving her baby there say the woman didn't know she was pregnant and can't remember the birth. Jessica Blackham's mother told a judge Wednesday her daughter has had amnesia since... more »
  • Mom gets 30 Days for Punching Boy

    November 16, 2010 7:14 PM

    A woman in Arizona who told police she didn't want her kids anymore and punched her 11-year-old in front of authorties got 30 days in jail. Christina Jean Muniz of Surprise also got three years probation after pleading guilty to child abuse. Officers went to her home after getting a... more »
  • Increased sentence for Lockport child abuser

    October 15, 2010 12:21 PM

    A 34-year-old Lockport man convicted earlier this year of physically and sexually abusing an underage relative will spend his life in prison. Henry Breaux Jr. had earlier been sentenced to 40 years in prison after a January conviction. However, The Daily Comet in Thibodaux reports that prosecutors successfully... more »
  • Woman accused of abusing 11-year-old girl in Livingston

    September 24, 2010 6:50 PM

    A Holden woman arrested in a child abuse case involving an 11-year-old girl is charged with two additional counts. Livingston Parish deputies said 32-year-old Lisa Faber didn't just know about the shackling of the child to a desk but was involved in it. Faber was arrested Tuesday night, along... more »
  • Woman accused of abusing 11-year-old girl

    September 24, 2010 9:12 AM

    A Holden woman arrested in a child abuse case involving an 11-year-old girl is charged with two additional counts. Livingston Parish deputies say Lisa Faber didn't just know about the shackling of the child to a desk, but was involved in it. Faber was arrested Tuesday night along with the... more »
  • Authorities say abuse of 11-year-old reported previously

    September 22, 2010 10:31 PM

    An 11-year-old girl is in safe care after her father was arrested for abusing her in Livingston Parish, but school officials said they had reported the abuse before. School officials said they reported suspected abuse of the child since she was in third grade. Investigations into the previous reports... more »
  • Sheriff: 11-year-old girl chained to desk, weighed 56 pounds

    September 22, 2010 6:28 PM

    Two people in Holden were arrested after deputies said they found an 11-year-old girl seriously underweight and chained to a desk in their home. Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they were investigating an anonymous tip when they discovered the abuse and arrested the girl's father,... more »
  • Sheriff: 11-year-old girl chained to desk, weighed 56 pounds

    September 22, 2010 10:24 AM

    Two people in Holden were arrested after deputies said they found an 11-year-old girl seriously underweight and chained to a desk in their home. Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they were investigating an anonymous tip when they discovered the abuse and arrested the girl's father,... more »
  • 4 year old Emaciated, Dead

    September 2, 2010 7:36 PM

    A 4-year-old was found dead in her apartment in Brooklyn, New York and investigators are looking at signs of abuse because she was so emaciated. She had a history of health problems. Police removed her bed as evidence and sources say she weighed just 15 pounds and had marks on... more »
  • Man gets life for deadly child abuse

    May 28, 2010 7:37 AM

    Jeffery Paul Denby will spend the rest of his life in prison for the death of 18-month-old John Thomas Anthony Brewer. Denby was convicted of first-degree murder last week. Denby told investigators that he spanked the boy after the child turned over a bassinet that held his 3-month-old daughter. Denby... more »
  • Couple indicted in abuse of child

    April 9, 2010 9:41 AM

    A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has indicted a Lake Charles couple after deputies reportedly found the man's 9-year-old son malnourished and confined to a room. The American Press reports 27-year-old Jaime B. Day was indicted on three counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and five counts of cruelty to... more »
  • Sentencing to continue Wednesday for child killer

    March 16, 2010 5:49 PM

    The sentencing of child killer Dacarius Holliday will continue Wednesday morning in a Baton Rouge courtroom. Holliday was convicted Sunday of beating 2-year-old Darian Coon to death three years ago. On Tuesday, jurors heard emotional testimony from Coon's mother and grandfather. In between tears, Amanada Coon told jurors... more »
  • Authorities: Abused boy kept on leash

    March 10, 2010 7:49 AM

    A 27-year-old Lake Charles woman has been charged with 25 counts of cruelty to a juvenile after deputies found her 9-year-old stepson malnourished and tied up in a room. Jaime B. Day was also booked with two counts of second-degree cruelty. A judge set her bond at $5.5 million. Her... more »
  • Girl kept in bathroom for months

    February 10, 2010 8:20 PM

    A 14-year-old escaped from a bathroom in Phoenix, Arizona where she'd been kept for two-months and rode her bike to a coffee shop where a worker called police. Her parents, Scott and Andrea Bass are charged with child abuse and unlawful imprisonment for locking the girl in the bathroom with... more »
  • Woman accused of abusing kids and pets

    January 21, 2010 8:32 PM

    A woman in Long Island, New York pleaded not guilty to abusing her children and family pets, sometimes forcing the kids to watch as she tortured the animals to death. Forty-three year-old Sharon McDonough is accused of killing numerous kittens and dogs, slashing the cats and burying 42 dead dogs... more »
  • Man accused of raping child in Avoyelles Parish

    January 12, 2010 6:08 AM

    A 24-year-old Mansura man has been booked with raping a 6-year-old. Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's deputies say the suspect, Tyrone Murray is an acquaintance of the child's family, a member of whom filed reports in December about suspicious behavior between Murray and the child. Based on the investigation, deputies say the... more »
  • Man and woman sought for torturing 5 year old

    December 22, 2009 8:16 PM

    Authorities in California are looking for a man and a woman accused of torturing a five-year-old boy over a five-month period. The San Bernardino County sheriff's office says the boy was deprived of food and water, sexually molested and burned with heated spoons and a glue gun. He is now... more »
  • Man arrested in baby's death

    November 23, 2009 4:43 PM

    A man from New Roads is accused of beating his 18-month-old child to death. Aaron Bowman, 28, allegedly broke the child's leg, and hit him on the stomach, back and head. New Roads police say Bowman had temporary custody of the baby, and his other child. Authorities found Aaron... more »
  • Amish Bishops charged for not telling police

    November 3, 2009 8:33 PM

    Four Amish leaders in Missouri were charged for not turning in an accused child molestor to authorities. Instead, they "shunned" him, a form of punishment among the Amish where a person is ostracized for not following the rules. All four face misdemeanor counts for failing to report child abuse to... more »
  • Boy's mouth taped, school worker accused

    October 26, 2009 8:17 PM

    A school employee in Denver, Colorado is charged with child abuse and false imprisonment for taping the mouth and hands of a young child. Both charges are misdemeanors. Jennifer Carter was also put on leave following the incident at Palmer Elementary School. Denver public schools spokesman Mike Vaughn called the... more »
  • Child abuse in Hattiesburg

    October 3, 2009 11:50 AM

    A four-year-old boy is in critical condition and five people arrested. They are charged with felony child abuse. Hattiesburg police say an anonymous tip led to the arrests. Nine other children were removed from a Hattiesburg home which neighbors decribes as filthy with graffiti. A medical exam showed the child... more »

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