Click here to return to The Zero

These are Child Neglect Resources.
Please also see:
Emotional Abuse || Physical Abuse || Sexual Abuse || General Child Abuse Resources

(click here for Organizations/Agencies)

Justin Ross Harris found guilty of murdering toddler son in hot car
"Justin Ross Harris was convicted on all charges after his 22-month-old son Cooper died in June 2014 in a parking lot outside Harris' workplace in metro Atlanta."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, November 14, 2016.

Iowa parents arrested in teen daughter's starvation to death
"The parents of an emaciated Iowa teen who starved to death earlier this year have been charged after investigators discovered the pair denied the girl food, clothing and basic medical care — but neighbors said they warned police months earlier when the teen started begging them for meals."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, December 10, 2016.

Spanaway mother accused of injecting heroin into children, calling it 'sleep juice'
"Someone in the Spanaway home contacted state Child Protective Services after claiming they saw the 24-year-old Hutt inject her children -- ages 6, 4, and 2 -- with a dangerous drug.", November 1, 2016.

Pennsylvania mom who served time for baby's death five years ago accused of killing her other child
" A Pennsylvania woman who served 85 days in jail five years ago after the death of her baby is now facing a murder charge in the July death of her 2-month-old son.
Jessica Harper's youngest child suffocated earlier this year after the 28-year-old mom ignored warnings from doctors not to sleep in the same bed with the infant, authorities say."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 8, 2016.

LA mom charged in death of malnourished son found in closet
"Thirty-nine-year-old Veronica Aguilar was charged Thursday with one count each of murder and child abuse in the death of her son, Yonatan. Her arraignment, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, was postponed."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 25, 2016.

Mississippi man charged with manslaughter after he 'simply forgot' infant daughter in hot car
" A Mississippi man has been charged with manslaughter after his infant daughter was left alone in an overheated car and died.
Joshua Blunt, 25, could face between two and 20 years for the charges if convicted of being responsible for the death of his 8-month old daughter, Shania Caradine."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 6, 2016.

Louisiana math teacher charged with homicide after leaving 8-month-old daughter to die in hot car while he spent day at work
"BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana man whose 8-month-old daughter died after being left in a hot car for about two hours was released from jail late Wednesday following his arrest on a negligent homicide charge."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 9, 2016.

Utah parents charged in connection with 1-year-old daughter's heroin overdose death
" A Utah couple has been arrested months after their 1-year-old girl, Penny, died of a heroin overdose inside their friend's home in Provo, Utah.
Casey Cormani, 31, and Cassandra Leydsman, 32, were cuffed and charged Tuesday with child endangerment that led to the drug-related death of their daughter in December, 2015."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 9, 2016.

Michigan parents sentenced to life in prison without parole for brutal starvation death of 5-year-old daughter
" Michigan parents were sentenced to life in prison without parole as the brutal starvation death of their 5-year-old daughter defied "explanation or understanding," a judge said Thursday.
Andrew Maison and Hilery Maison were accused of abusing and torturing little Mackenzie in their Port Huron home. The father and stepmother were convicted in January of first-degree murder, child abuse and torture."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 10, 2016.

California driver charged in death of special needs student who was left alone in parked bus on 90-degree day
" A California driver behind the wheel of the school bus that a 19-year-old special needs teen was abandoned on last year has been charged in the student's death.
Armando Abel Ramirez was booked Wednesday on one count of felony dependent abuse for the September death of 19-year-old Hun Joon Lee, officials told NBC Los Angeles"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 26, 2016.

Couple left child in cold car as they stole sex toys from South Carolina lingerie shop
" Two cold-hearted parents left their 5-year-old child in a frigid car when they tried to heat up their Valentine's Day by stealing sex toys, police said.
Amanda Nicole Savage, 24, and Gary Lee Savage, 26, got caught lifting toys and lubricants from Priscilla's Lingerie Store in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sunday night, according to an arrest report cited by WBTW-TV."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 15, 2016.

Arkansas judge charged with negligent homicide as toddler son dies following 5 hours in hot car
" An Arkansas judge has been charged with negligent homicide after his toddler son died in his hot car last summer.
Circuit Judge Wade Naramore's 18-month-old son Thomas died last July after being left on the backseat of the overheated vehicle for about five hours.
The boy was strapped into his car seat and left after his father forgot about him when he went to work."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 12, 2016.

Boy, 2, found in Brooklyn playground after day care workers left him behind
" A 2-year-old boy was found wandering alone at a Brooklyn playground Thursday after being left behind by day care workers, police said.
A good Samaritan rescued the boy who was wearing a Superman T-shirt, at the Sunset Park playground around 1 p.m., cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 18, 2015.

Mom jailed after her two young kids found living in a crate in a cave
"KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 24-year-old mother is in custody after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden shipping crate in an underground cave on the eastern edge of Kansas City, Mo."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, September 13, 2015.

Drunk Florida woman busted after she is found sleeping on park bench as son waited alone in horrid conditions at home
" A drunk Florida woman was arrested after she was found sleeping on a park bench near her apartment — as her 7-year-old son waited alone in horrid conditions at their home.
Disturbing video obtained by the Orlando Sentinel shows an intoxicated Jennifer Oyola pleading with cops not to arrest her early Monday morning."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 1, 2015.

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."

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."

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."

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

Child Neglect
Fact sheet from the American Humane Association [2007]

Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families [2006]

Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001

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

Toxic Childhoods
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

Attention Deficit
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

return to the top

(click here for Articles/Information/Research)

American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
Toll-free: 1-800-227-4645

Childhelp USA
15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-922-8212
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
NSW 1240
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
Toll-free: 1-800-394-3366

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Population and Public Health Branch - Health Canada
Address Locator: 1907D1
Jeanne Mance Building
Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 1B4
Phone : (613) 957-2938
Toll-free: 1-800-267-1291

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Surge 1 - FLDC
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7799

Neglect of Children
National Exchange Club Foundation
3050 Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 535-5232
Toll-free: 1-800-924-2643

return to the top


  > Child Neglect
  > Emotional Abuse
  > Physical Abuse
  > Sexual Abuse
  > By Authorities
    > Corporal Punishment
  > U.S. Reporting Agencies
  > Int'l Reporting Agencies
  > Internet Safety
  > Latchkey Children
  > Child Sex Tourism
  > Corporal Punishment
  > Intrafamilial (Incest)
  > Male Victims Journal

  > Prostituted Children
  > for "ADHD"
  > for "Behavioral Disorders"
  > for "Early Puberty"
  > for Depression
  > "Chemical Restraints"
  > Circle of Trust Abuse Resources
  > Mandated Reporters Resources
CONSCRIPTED CHILDREN:— aka "Child Soldiers"
  > Domestic Violence (Int'l)
  > Disabled Abuse
  > Elder Abuse
  > Memory Repression
        and/or Recovery

  > Adoption
  > Wartime Rape
  > Female Genital Mutilation
  > HIV and AIDS (Int'l)
  > Pediatric HIV and AIDS
  > Bonded Labor
  > Exploitation of Immigrants
        by Traffickers/Employers

  > Human Organ Trafficking
> Infant Abandonment (Int'l)
  > Juvenile Justice (Int'l)
  > Juvenile Corrections
  > Juveniles Tried/Sentenced
        as Adults


  > Articles & Commentary
  > Anxiety Related Disorders
  > Crisis Intervention
  > Depression
  > Dissociative Disorders
  > Eating Disorders (U.S.)
  > Eating Disorders (Int'l)
  > Erotomania
  > Munchausen's Syndrome
        by Proxy

  > Self Injury
  > Substance Abuse (U.S.)
  > Substance Abuse (Int'l)
  > Traumatic Stress Disorders
  > Trichotillomania
        (Hair Pulling)

  > Stranger Abduction
  > Parental Abduction
  > Corporal Punishment
  > Teen/Young Adult Parents
  > Abuse and Domestic Violence
  > Abuse: Diagnostic Indicators
  > Animal Companionship
  > Animal Rescue and

  > Animals for Comfort
        Therapy and Court Escorts

  > Assistance/Therapy Training
  >Online Suicides
  >Noir Vérité
  >Internet Enticement
  > Acquaintance/Date Rape
  > Campus Rape
  > Drug-Facilitated Rape
  > Prison Rape
  > "Rape Culture"
  > Rape as a Weapon of War
  > Sexual Harassment
  > Illegal Surveillance

  > Resources for Coping



Search The Zero || Site Map || Technical Help || Linkage || Contact The Zero || Main Page

The Zero © 1996-2017 Andrew Vachss. All rights reserved.

How to Cite Articles and Other Material from The Zero
The URL for this page is: