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  • Northshore teacher admits to biting 2-year-old student's face

    November 2, 2017 2:17 PM

    COVINGTON - A teacher at a St. Tammany Parish private school was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly bit down on a small child's face. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Heather Marcotte is charged with felony cruelty to a juvenile after the incident. The sheriff's... more »
  • Man arrested for beating 8-month-old son with belt

    April 19, 2017 5:38 PM

    LOUISIANA - A man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly struck his 8-month-old son with a belt. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Darius Hasbert was arrested after his live-in girlfriend found several bruises on their 8-month-old son. After the child's mother came home from... more »
  • Bond denied to former children's show host

    November 18, 2016 7:13 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A state district judge has denied bond for a former Louisiana children's show host accused of child abuse. Judge Mary Lauve Doggett issued the ruling late Friday involving 76-year-old Frank Selas III, weeks after a bail hearing that included testimony from Selas' four children, who all guaranteed their... more »
  • Court: Law can shield priests from reporting abuse evidence

    October 28, 2016 9:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court has ruled that a priest is not required by law to notify authorities after hearing evidence of abuse from a child making a religious confession. Friday's ruling deals with a section of Louisiana law requiring health workers, teachers, clergy and others to report evidence... more »
  • Report: Brad Pitt facing child abuse investigation

    September 22, 2016 7:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Brad Pitt is under investigation following a child abuse complaint, People Magazine posted on its website early Thursday morning. The complaint and subsequent inquiry by the The Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services comes after an anonymous report that... more »
  • Study: Disciplinary spanking increases childhood defiance, mental health issues

    April 26, 2016 12:43 PM

    Researchers at the Universities of Texas and Michigan have found that spanking as a form of punishment only makes children more likely to be defiant and aggressive. The results of extensive analysis were published in the April edition of the Journal of Family Psychology. It was based on five... more »
  • Father accused of forcing toddler to kneel on Lego blocks until knees bled

    March 7, 2016 4:56 PM

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn - A 23-year-old father from Brooklyn is accused of torturing his three-year-old son by burning and whipping him before forcing him to kneel on Lego blocks. WPIX-TV reported the toddler’s grandmother called to report the child abuse at the family’s home over the weekend. Police said... more »
  • Virginia daycare teacher convicted of cruelty in 'baby fight club'

    March 3, 2016 6:06 PM

    MANASSAS, Va. - A second daycare teacher has been convicted of child cruelty and other counts for abusive behavior toward a classroom of 2-year-olds that a prosecutor described as a "baby fight club." Twenty-six-year-old Kierra Spriggs of Woodbridge was convicted on nine counts after a two-week jury trial in Prince... more »
  • High court okays prosecutors to paint dad as repeat child abuser

    February 5, 2016 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state supreme court found a father's alleged prior child abuse can be used against him in a trial where he faces charges for the death of his 8-year-old son. Michael Robertson is accused of the 2012 death of the child, Xzayvion Riley. Riley, the coroner's... more »
  • New federal data shows nearly 3 percent rise in child abuse

    January 25, 2016 2:34 PM

    The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data. According to the report released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services, the estimated number of victimized children in the 2014... more »
  • Police: 3-year-old girl kept in closet, offered for sex

    January 19, 2016 11:46 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - Police in a Phoenix suburb say they're investigating a child-abuse case in which a 3-year-old malnourished girl was bound with duct tape, kept in a closet and allegedly offered for sex by a man babysitting the child. Mesa Police say the man was arrested Monday, along with... more »
  • Police: Pa. dad kept 11 kids in filthy home full of feces, meat

    January 6, 2016 12:06 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A father accused of keeping 11 children in a filthy home full of trash, feces and raw meat has been arrested in Pennsylvania. Tyree Fluellen, of Steelton, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. Child welfare workers found maggots overflowing... more »
  • Infant at center of second child neglect case since April Play Video

    November 10, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child has been a victim twice in two separate cases dealing with abuse and neglect, police confirmed Monday. Friday, Toni Mckines, 45, was charged with cruelty to juveniles after her grandchild was taken to the emergency room with severe injuries. At first, Mckines, told hospital... more »
  • Review of DCFS welcomed by all after discovery of malnourished teen Play Video

    July 14, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations are swirling that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family services may have ignored more cases, and the government agency is working to clear the air. Tuesday, State Representative Alfred Williams announced he has been contacted by fifteen people who feel their complaints to DCFS dealing... more »
  • Accused killer of one year old boy demonstrates how he beat him

    June 9, 2015 7:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a murdered one year old boy was escorted out of court today. Demarcus Gray Sr. watched his son's accused killer admit to and demonstrate how he beat the boy to police during questioning back in 2011. Randy Parker faces a murder charge,... more »
  • Daycare owner charged with cruelty to foster child

    May 22, 2015 5:50 PM

    LACOMBE - Authorities accused a St. Tammany Parish woman of abusing her young foster daughter this week, and the arrest has state child care officials looking into their own practices. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office charged 40-year-old Trenique Faciane with one felony count of second degree cruelty to... more »
  • Geaux Blue 4 Kids Play Video

    April 16, 2015 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana ranks 47th overall in child well-being. This month we're having a conversation about how to make that ranking better. This morning some members of the Geaux Blue 4 Kids awareness campaign stopped by 2une In to tell us about what moves they're making during the month of... more »
  • Antioch Church: Step into your Health Play Video

    April 13, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and now you have the chance to help the cause. The Antioch Baptist Church is holding their 3rd annual walk/run on Saturday, April 18th. The event is held to support child abuse awareness. This morning, Bishop Gregory Cooper and Yolanda Cockerham... more »
  • Man accused of child abuse after son suffered from broken leg

    April 3, 2015 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dad in Baton Rouge is in jail after his 7-month-old son ended up with a broken leg. Henry LeBoeuf, 22, is charged with cruelty to a juvenile after LeBoeuf fled authorities when they questioned him about his son's injury. However, his father Charles LeBoeuf is... more »
  • Tee-off against child abuse, neglect with Capital Area CASA Play Video

    March 9, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springtime is golf time. If you want to tee-off for a great cause, take a swing at the 4th annual Terracon Golf Benefit to support Capital Area CASA. The tournament is Monday, March 30th at University Club Golf Course (15333 Memorial Tower Dr.) in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old boy's throat

    February 26, 2015 12:02 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a couple is behind bars after they were accused of holding down a 1-year-old boy and pouring beer down his throat on multiple occasions. 24-year-old Brett Flower and 23-year-old Krysten Verdin of Slidell were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on cruelty to juvenile... more »
  • Preventing child abuse one pinwheel at a time Play Video

    February 19, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana has been dedicated to preventing abuse and neglect of children in Louisiana since 1986. Helping them uphold their mission is as easy as using social media. PCAL has plenty of events on their calendar. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. "Our... more »
  • Woman booked for burning 5-year-old son with cigarettes

    January 21, 2015 5:39 AM

    OPELOUSAS - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after her 5-year-old son was treated for burns to his hand and torso that appeared to have been caused by a cigarette. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, identified as 26-year-old Jessica Deville, was booked with cruelty to... more »
  • Hundreds to protest police inaction over rapes

    December 12, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of demonstrators are planning to march Saturday from the French Quarter to City Hall to speak out against the New Orleans Police Department's mishandling of hundreds of rape and child abuse cases. The march comes a month after an inspector general's report found five police detectives... more »
  • Peterson's appeal hearing going on in New York

    December 2, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW YORK - Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing is underway in Manhattan. Peterson is seeking reinstatement after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the rest of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The former NFL MVP hasn't played for the Minnesota Vikings since Week 1 while dealing... more »
  • Mayor: Bungled rape cases will be investigated

    November 18, 2014 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu promises hundreds of rape and child abuse cases that went largely ignored by five detectives over a three-year period will be reopened. On Tuesday, Landrieu announced a special team of police officers would reopen the cases. Last week, a city inspector general's audit charged... more »
  • NOPD reassigns 5 accused of ignoring sex crimes

    November 15, 2014 1:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says five detectives have been reassigned while the department investigates allegations they failed to fully investigate more than 1,000 child abuse and sex cases. He said Thursday that initial review of a report from the city inspector general indicates enough evidence... more »
  • Plea deal in child abuse case where boy was chained to bed

    November 12, 2014 7:58 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- A lawyer who represents a father accused of child abuse for chaining his son to a bed while he went to work cut a plea deal with prosecutors that means he won't serve prison time. He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of child abuse.... more »
  • Report: NOPD poorly investigated sex crimes

    November 12, 2014 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a new blow to New Orleans' troubled Police Department, a city inspector general's report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of hundreds of cases of sex crimes and child abuse. The allegations were contained in a report released Wednesday. Police officials say the detectives... more »
  • Peterson plans to plead not guilty to child abuse charges

    October 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    HOUSTON- A spokeswoman for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney says the NFL player plans to plead not guilty to a child abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month. Peterson was scheduled to be in court Wednesday in Conroe, located north of... more »
  • Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

    September 17, 2014 10:30 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" by bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday's loss to New England. But the next day, the team said they would bring him... more »
  • Vikings reinstate Peterson after abuse charge

    September 15, 2014 11:03 AM

    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7... more »
  • 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 »

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