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Infant in critical condition, father arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

| Thursday, May 1 2008 10:15 PM

Last Updated: Friday, May 2 2008 7:06 AM

Police arrested a father Thursday accused of hitting his 6-week-old baby boy several times in the back of the head and causing a traumatic injury.Police went to a home in the 300 block of Monterey Street at about 3:30 p.m. to help a baby who was having breathing problems, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Officers performed CPR on the child until medical help arrived. The baby was taken to Kern Medical Center and was in critical condition Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police arrested the child’s father, Timothy Webb, 21, of Bakersfield on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Andrew

Body of missing child found in Dumpster, father arrested

Associated Press - March 15, 2008 11:44 PM ET

MARTELL, Calif. (AP) - Officials found the body of a missing 2-year-old boy in a trash can hours after arresting his father on suspicion of kidnapping and assault.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department says the body of Andrew Bailey was found Saturday in Martell, a town in Amador County.

The boy's father, Charles Bailey, was arrested earlier Saturday in Sonora after officials say he assaulted his girlfriend with an axe and nabbed the boy, Andew Bailey.

Scores of people volunteered in the sheriff's search effort once the boy disappeared.

Sheriff's Sgt. Bryan Golmitz says the investigation by local agencies is being aided by the FBI.

Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Little Girl

3-year-old found dead; father arrested for murder

 

By KSEE 24 News

 
A Dos Palos man has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the death of his 3-year-old daughter.

Police said Liadan Wright was found dead at a home in the 1300 block of Dos Palos avenue Monday afternoon around 5 p.m.

Initially Jericho Wright,26, was questioned and arrested on a neglect charge, after he told investigators that he returned from work at 5:30 a.m. Monday to find the girl unresponsive.

When pressed further he admitted that around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, his daughter had wet her clothes for the second time. Frustrated, Jericho threw her into the shower, causing Liadan to hit her head.

Later that evening she said she was sleepy and went to bed.

At 3:30 a.m., Jericho said he checked on her and found her sleeping and decided to leave her there while he went to work delivering newspapers.

When he came home two hours later, he found her dead. At that point he went back to work to finish his paper route and didn't come home until 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Jericho told investigators he tried to commit suicide by drinking a bottle of wine and a bottle of champagne and taking some pills, but when he awoke around 5:30 p.m. Monday night he called 911.

He is being held in Merced Jail without bail.

Police said Jericho and the girl's mother,who lives in the Los Banos area, were seperated and shared custody of the girl.
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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Eureka man yesterday while investigating a report of possible child abuse.

At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies and personnel from Humboldt County Social Services Child Welfare Services and the Humboldt County Department of Public Health responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Vance Avenue in Eureka. They met with a child who had what appeared to be third-degree burns on the his ankle and other, less severe burns on his face.

The child’s father, David William Bollig, 28, indicated that the child was burned while Bollig was holding him, a news release from the HCSO stated. Bollig had ignited black powder near the child in an effort to discipline him, according to the release. The injuries were approximately five days old and the child had not received medical care from a medical professional.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bollig on suspicion of inflicting unjustifiable pain/mental suffering on a child and failure to provide, the release stated. His bail was set at $50,000 and he was released from custody after posting bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 23.

The victim and a younger sibling were removed from the home and placed in protective custody pending further investigation, according to the release.

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Raijon Daniels

Richmond Mother Arrested In Child's Torture Death

October 30, 2006

  Mother of an 8-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, torture and murder in what police were calling one of the most disturbing crimes ever investigated by the Richmond Police Department.

"Based on the obvious physical abuse, it's just horrific what this child went through," said Lt. Mark Gagan.

The boy was identified as Raijon Daniels.

Police believe that the child had been abused for months and possibly years before being murdered, Gagan said.

He was home-schooled for at least this year, Gagan said.

Rescuers received a call for help at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday that led them to the 700 block of S. 40th St. in Richmond. The boy was unresponsive when they arrived, according to Richmond police. He was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

His mother, 23-year-old Teresa Moses, was taken to the police department for questioning after the incident and later arrested. She has been booked into county jail.

If convicted of all the charges, Moses could face a life sentence, Gagan said.

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Marin man gets 200 years for molesting daughter's classmates

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 16:21 PDT SAN RAFAEL -- A 65-year-old Terra Linda man was sentenced today to 200 years in prison for molesting three grammar-school classmates of his young daughter during sleepover parties in the family home.

Robert Alan Girard was sentenced in Marin County Superior Court in connection with the molestations, which occurred from 2003 to 2006 and involved 8-and-9-year-old girls, Deputy District Attorney Linda Witong said.

Girard was already a registered sex offender following a 1980 conviction in connection with unlawful sex with a 9-year-old girl.

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January 27, 2007

By Vickie Welborn

MANSFIELD — A Frierson couple was jailed Friday in connection with the sexual assault of a 7-year-old child, DeSoto authorities said.

Bartolo Bernal, who is an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated incest, DeSoto sheriff’s Cpl. Adam Ewing said.

Asked to clarify the number of charges, Ewing responded, “I can’t tell you. I lost count.”

Bartolo Bernal’s wife, Miranda Bernal, 28, was booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center, too, and charged with accessory after the fact to aggravated incest.

She is alleged to have been aware of the sexual assault for about six months but only reported it Thursday, said Sgt. Brett Cooper.

Investigators believe the assault has been going on for about five years.

The victim was taken into state custody Friday, as were five siblings, Ewing said

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Miranda

Friday, September 15, 2006

Foster child, 2, killed by father

Foster mom says county missed abuse signs.

By JENIFER B. McKIM
The Orange County Register
Foster mother Nancy Perez cried after she saw the sad state of the little girl she'd cared for through infancy.

Miranda Davila, who'd recently returned to her parents, was thin and withdrawn. The 2-year-old had clumps of hair missing from her head.

Perez called the social worker to warn him.

”I told him, ‘Something is wrong. She looks really bad,' ” said Perez, who has more than 20 years of experience caring for medically fragile children in Cypress. “He said he would take care of it.”

The next call, months later, was from the police. Miranda was dead.

The little girl had been found unconscious in a filthy motel room with a skull fracture and bruises on her face, neck, back and buttocks. There was spoiled, moldy food in the refrigerator and maggot-infested food in the bathtub, a county report said. It was October 2003.

Miranda's father, Salvador Davila, was charged with killing his daughter by pushing her into a wall. He is serving 25 years to life in prison for her death. The mother, who initially said she caused the accident, recanted, saying she was trying to protect the father, court documents show.

Perez and the girl's grandmother, Angela Miranda, say the 2-year-old should not have been returned to her parents, who lived in a cramped motel room and struggled with drug addiction. They believe the social worker should have seen signs of abuse.

“How could (the social worker) look at the baby and do nothing?” asked the grandmother, who says she also called the social worker with worries about Miranda's weight and hair loss.

The social worker, Daniel Whitehurst, declined to comment, citing agency policy prohibiting workers from talking about their work.

Michael Riley, director of the county's Children and Family Services, wouldn't speak specifically about the case except to say social workers are one part of a team of people who decide a child's fate. He added that situations can change from good to bad quickly.

Robert Hutson, presiding judge of the Juvenile Court, said the court thought Miranda Davila was being protected.

“I couldn't imagine the bench officer allowing the child to stay there if they had an inkling,” Hutson said after reading reports of her death. “I'm looking at the reports here that says … that they were living in squalor. ... It seems to me it was a change in situation. It's what I hope to believe.”

Miranda is one of at least three Orange County children who died since January 2000 after being returned by the Juvenile Court and social workers to their parents.

Details of Miranda Davila's story were revealed in a child death review written by the county Social Services Agency and obtained by The Orange County Register.

The report showed Salvador Davila asked his social worker to delay his daughter's return until he and his wife could find suitable housing.

The social worker agreed. But a juvenile court judge, pressed to unite families in short order, returned Miranda Davila to them in March 2003. After a 60-day trial period, the social worker reported the family appeared to be doing well despite the housing situation.

Yana Kennedy, the girl's court-appointed attorney, said she learned only later that Miranda's home life was deteriorating. The motel room was cluttered and the girl had small bruises, she read in a report after the girl's death.

Kennedy said these signs indicated a drug relapse.

“The father was losing it. He picked her up and slammed her against the wall,'' Kennedy said. “I wish the social worker had told us things were deteriorating. We would have sent someone out unannounced. ... It might or might not have made a difference.”

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November 17th, 2006

Dad and Stepmother Charged with Beating Child to within Inches of Life

Chandy IndulaA hot tipper sent along a story about two parents who make Brandon Alan Austill, the dad who cattle-prodded his own baby, look like a canonized saint. Terry and Chandy Indula’s 3-year-old daughter is close to death after being tortured by the dad and stepmom for months on end. Authorities in Modesto, California say that there wasn’t an inch of the girl not covered in blisters, and that her body temp when they found her was 79 degrees. The last official word is that the girl may survive, but with permanent brain damage.

The Indulas - he a real estate broker, she a stay-at-home abuser er, “mother” - have admitted to the abuse. Their other kids have been taken into state custody; some of them show signs of abuse as well.

 

 

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November 20, 2006
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ORANGE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PRODUCING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT VIDEOS OF HIS OWN CHILD



Los Angeles, CA - A resident of La Habra was sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to producing child pornography and admitting that he sexually abused his young daughter and distributed videos of the attacks on the Internet.

Jed Philip Larson Sr., 45, was sentenced by United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney. After completing his prison term, Larson will be on supervised release for the rest of his life.

Larson pleaded guilty on May 22 to one count of producing child pornography. Larson admitted that he sexually molested his daughter when she was between 4 and 7 years of age, recorded the attacks with a webcam and broadcast still images and videos of the attacks on the Internet.

Images of the attacks were first discovered by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Killeen, Texas while examining a computer seized from Wesley Whitcomb. The investigation revealed that Whitcomb met Larson in an Internet chat room where Larson was webcasting images of a molestation of his daughter. Agents recovered numerous image and movie files of Larson's daughter on Whitcomb's computer.

Independently, ICE agents in Indiana discovered a computer belonging to Craig Macpherson that contained thousands of still images and movie files of Larson's daughter being sexually abused, molested and exploited. ICE agents recovered more than 11,000 images and movie files of Larson's daughter from Macpherson's computer.

ICE subsequently identified and located Larson. On September 8, 2005, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Larson's residence, arrested Larson, and rescued Larson's daughter.

Larson is also being prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney's Office for the sexual abuse of his daughter. He is scheduled to proceed to trial in Orange County Superior Court on January 26.

"This sentence is fully merited by defendant's criminal actions, in which he took advantage of his position of power over his daughter to horribly abuse her," said Acting United States Attorney George S. Cardona. "No sentence can make up for the harm this man has caused his own daughter, but the lengthy sentence imposed today will at least ensure that this defendant will never again sexually victimize his daughter or anyone else's child."

Robert Schoch, Special Agent in Charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Los Angeles stated: "Today's sentencing is gratifying for two reasons. First, it sends a clear message about the heinous nature of this defendant's actions. But, perhaps more importantly, it reminds us that because of our joint law enforcement efforts, a little girl has been rescued from a horrific situation and given a second chance at childhood."

Whitcomb is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for his conviction on child pornography charges.

Macpherson is serving a prison term of 17 1/2 years in federal prison.

The federal case is the product of an extensive investigation by ICE. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Orange County Sheriff's Department and the Huntington Beach Police Department provided substantial assistance.

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Father arrested for allegedly burning child

Published: Jan 9 2008, 1:42 PM Updated: Jan 10 2008, 3:45 AM
Category: Local News
Topic: Incident

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Eureka man yesterday while investigating a report of possible child abuse.

At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies and personnel from Humboldt County Social Services Child Welfare Services and the Humboldt County Department of Public Health responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Vance Avenue in Eureka. They met with a child who had what appeared to be third-degree burns on the his ankle and other, less severe burns on his face.

The child’s father, David William Bollig, 28, indicated that the child was burned while Bollig was holding him, a news release from the HCSO stated. Bollig had ignited black powder near the child in an effort to discipline him, according to the release. The injuries were approximately five days old and the child had not received medical care from a medical professional.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bollig on suspicion of inflicting unjustifiable pain/mental suffering on a child and failure to provide, the release stated. His bail was set at $50,000 and he was released from custody after posting bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 23.

The victim and a younger sibling were removed from the home and placed in protective custody pending further investigation, according to the release

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