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Georgia dad arrested for leaving boy, 6, alone in car for 40 minutes to have dinner with girlfriend half his age
"A Georgia dad was arrested for leaving his 6-year-old son in the car so he could finish a meal with his girlfriend, who is nearly half his age, police said Monday.
Aric Keck, 51, and Jacqueline Tabb, 26, were charged with reckless conduct after abandoning the boy for about 40 minutes in Alpharetta last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 18, 2015.
Georgia dad gets life without parole for starving 10-year-old daughter to death, burning body
" A Georgia man who starved his daughter to death and then burned her body has been sentenced to life behind bars without parole.
Eman Moss, whose 10-year-old daughter, Emani Moss, was found dead in a Gwinnett County trash can in 2013 after he called 911 in distress, learned his dark fate Friday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 14, 2015.
Parents abandon daughters in car for more than an hour to gamble at Resorts World Casino in Queens
" The casino-crazed parents of two young Brooklyn girls abandoned their children in their SUV for more than an hour to go gambling, police said Saturday.
Maria Loja and Segundo Japa left their daughters, ages 6 and 8, in their vehicle outside Resorts World Casino while they gambled inside on Friday night, cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 9, 2015.
Minnesota woman who kept adoptive special needs children in filthy home charged for defrauding taxpayers
"A Minnesota woman who kept eight special needs children in a home filled with feces, filth, urine and mold — all while billing taxpayers for her supposed childcare and somehow evading child protection officials — was charged with criminal fraud Monday, the state's Attorney General announced."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 29, 2015.
Aylesbury sex ring: How it started with an investigation into the victim
"The Aylesbury child sex ring was not discovered as most would expect - with a victim complaining to the police, a parent voicing concerns or online surveillance. It began with the main victim - known throughout the case as child A - trying to prevent her own children being taken into care."
BBC News, July 24, 2015.
Texas mom was texting, using cell phone as three children drowned in pool
"A Texas mom who has been charged after three of her children drowned at an Irving swimming pool was distracted by her phone as the kids, none of whom could swim, sank to the bottom of the water last month, according to witnesses."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 13, 2015.
Maryland mom charged with neglect after baby found on roadside
"PASADENA, Md. — A Maryland mother is being held on $500,000 bail after leaving her 6-week-old daughter on the side of a road, police said Monday.
Anne Arundel County cops charged Sandra McClary, 26, of Baltimore with child neglect and reckless endangerment on Sunday."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, July 06, 2015.
Boy found handcuffed to N.C. porch with dead chicken speaks out, recalls sickening abuse
"Nearly two years after an 11-year-old foster boy was found chained to a North Carolina porch with a dead chicken around his neck, he's speaking out about his extreme abuse, saying 'I knew they wouldn't believe it.'"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 30, 2015.
Drunk Conn. dad passes out on sidewalk, leaves daughter in stroller in the road: cops
"A Connecticut father was so plastered he passed out on a sidewalk, leaving his 4–year–old daughter stranded in her stroller on the side of a road, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 24, 2015.
Day care employee tries to bribe mom after leaving toddler in hot van for six hours: report
"An employee at a Chapel Hill, N.C., day care center lost her job after she left a toddler inside a hot van for at least six hours, local reports said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, JUNE 19, 2015.
Virginia Woman Faces 2nd Charge of Leaving Kids in Hot Car
"RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia woman left her two children in a hot car while being booked on a charge of committing the same crime a couple of weeks earlier, police said Wednesday."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JUNE 10, 2015.
Washington dad facing sex charges related to 12 children fathered with women in secret 'cult'
"Two mothers are accused of standing by and doing nothing as their 12 children were physically and sexually abused by their father in what's being described by authorities as a secret 'cult.'
The sickening allegations involving Washington dad Melford Warren Jr., 43, led to one deputy calling it 'one of the worst cases of abuse we've ever seen,' Q13 News reported.
'These children were held against their will, denied nutrition, denied medical care, and physically and sexually abused,' Scott Wilson, of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, told the station after asserting his claim.
Detectives say Warren's children, ranging in age from infanthood to 13, were taught to hide the abuse and never speak with police."
Daily News, May 27, 2015.
California mom leaves food, bedtime instructions for 4–year–old; goes out with friends
"A California mom abandoned her 4–year–old daughter at home for at least seven hours while she went out with friends, authorities said.
Bing Chen, 28, later told police the girl was fine because she'd left food and instructions telling her when to eat and go to bed, cops said.
Neighbors told investigators they'd heard a child crying since about 3 p.m. on Monday and finally called the manager of the Rancho Cucamonga apartment complex about 8:25 p.m.
The mom finally returned about 10:30 p.m. Speaking through an interpreter, she told the deputy she'd gone to San Diego with her friends.
Daily News, April 16, 2015.
Cleveland toddler gains control of 'untended' firearm, fatally shoots 1–year–old boy in head: Police
"Cops are still trying to determine how the 3–year–old managed to gain possession of the weapon, but Williams described the firearm as 'untended.' He said that at least one adult was home at the time of the fatal shooting, ABC 5 reported."
Daily News, April 12, 2015.
Oregon couple charged with starving 7–week–old son to death while mom used breast milk in online porn: police
"An Oregon couple accused of letting their 7–week–old starve to death son admitted to producing fetish videos using the mom's breast milk, police said.
Stephen Michael Williams Jr. and Amanda Marie Hancock were charged with murder by abuse Tuesday after an autopsy revealed their infant son, Data Toria Hancock, died from starvation last month."
Daily News, February 19, 2015.
Swiss 16–month–old dies after parents leave child in car while at work
"An unidentified child died after a parent forgot to go to a day care to drop them off. Officials said the kid was left in the vehicle for the entirety of the work day and a criminal inquiry has since been launched."
Daily News, August 31, 2014.
Only in America? Apparently not....
Mother of boys found in squalid Denver home pleads guilty to child abuse
" DENVER (Reuters)—The mother of four young boys who were found inside a squalid Denver home suffering from malnutrition and unable to speak except by grunts pleaded guilty on Friday to felony child abuse, prosecutors said.
Reuters Press, August 08, 2014.
Couple jailed for keeping 2 girls locked inside filthy trailer home for 3 years—while they played World of Warcraft
"A jobless California couple addicted to the World of Warcraft video game is now behind bars for keeping two young female relatives locked inside their filth–infested trailer home for three years."
Daily News, August 08, 2014.
Police: 25–pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family.
"(CNN)—A 7–year–old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch."
CNN, July 20, 2014.
- Mom, grandparents of starved boy held for trial
"MERCER, Pa. (AP)—The mother and maternal grandparents of an 8–year–old Pennsylvania boy doctors said "looked like a Holocaust survivor" were ordered on Thursday to stand trial on attempted murder and other charges for allegedly denying the boy food regularly and hiding him from public view."
Associated Press, August 07, 2014.
Single mom left small kids home alone for 5 days while she was stuck in jail
"Qiara Emerson, 23, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. But she neglected to tell officers that her 1– and 3–year-old children were home alone in the family's Auburn condo. When cops barged in, the crying children were reportedly covered in filth and feces."
Daily News, June 26, 2014.
CA mother, boyfriend held for murder of 3–year–old daughter
New York Daily News, February 3, 2014
No Spousal Privilege in Criminal Child–Abuse Cases, Judge Rules
The Legal Intelligencer, February 15, 2012
Dog Kills Baby: Husky Mauls 3-Day-Old Howard Nicholson In Pittsburgh
Huffington Post, February 17, 2012
Refugee Nunu Sung, who abandoned her newborn, is in court again over parental rights
Chicago Tribune, January 20, 2012
Vancouver woman, man arrested in 'cage-like' confinement of autistic boys
The Oregonian, April 13, 2011
After Abuse, Changes in the Brain
New York Times, February 23, 2009
Fact sheet from the American Humane Association 
Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families 
Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001
- Mom 'Overwhelmed' By Plight: Salisbury Family Struggles After Escape
Boston Herald, June 17, 2001
- Police Unravel Tale of Salisbury Family's Abuse
Boston Globe, June 18, 2001
- Police Eyeing Infant's Death
Boston Globe, June 23, 2001
- Man Accused of Child Abuse Allegedly Threatened Friend
Boston Globe, July 27, 2001
- Father Pleads Innocent to Abuse Charges
Associated Press, July 27, 2001
- Man Accused of Hiding, Assaulting Family Faces Charge of Violating Restraining Order
Associated Press, February 7, 2002
- Rape Charges Mount Against Salisbury Dad
The Eagle-Tribune, August 15, 2002
Mom Arrested After Baby Found In Hot Van
WRTV, July 29, 2002
DCF Aide is Found Drunk, Cops Say
Miami Herald, July 27, 2002
Hutchins, Texas 'Girl in the Closet' Case Archive
Articles related to the neglect, physical, and sexual abuse of Hutchins, TX girl confined in closet for years, after initial relinquishment by biological mother and subsequent regaining of custody from foster parents. [Concludes July 16, 2002]
Jailing Parents After Tragedy Tough Call
Dallas Morning News, July 11, 2002
HealthScoutNews, April 12, 2002
Child Left Unattended For Hours Dies In Day Care Van
Daytona Beach News-Journal, August 11, 2001
Woman Sentenced for Leaving Children in Trunk
Associated Press, July 31, 2001
Father Indicted in Death of 4-Month-Old in Van
Star Tribune, July 27, 2001
20,000 Children Living With Parents Addicted to Drugs
The Scotsman, July 25, 2001
Infant Forgotten in Pickup, Mother Arrested
Associated Press, July 22, 2001
Normal Life Within Victims' Grasp Despite Childhood Trauma of Abuse
The Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2001
A Frazzled Father Who Lost His Head
Tampa Tribune, June 2, 2001
Mother Jones, 1999
Child Neglect: Its Causes and Role in Delinquency
A Report from the New South Wales (Australia) Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, December 1996
Spotlight on Child Neglect
Issues in Child Abuse Prevention, No. 4, Winter 1995
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American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
25 W. 560 Geneva Rd., Suite L2C
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Phone: (630) 221-1311
Kempe Children's Center
1825 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 864-5300
National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
PO Box K241
Phone: 02 9211 0224
National Child Protection Clearinghouse
Australian Institute of Family Studies
300 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: 03 9214 7888
The NCPC collects, shares, monitors and distributes information on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Population and Public Health Branch - Health Canada
Address Locator: 1907D1
Jeanne Mance Building
Ottawa, ON K1A 1B4
Phone : (613) 957-2938
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Surge 1 - FLDC
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7799
Neglect of Children
National Exchange Club Foundation
3050 Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 535-5232
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