Mother, Boyfriend Murdered 4-Year-Old Because He Might Have Been Gay

On August 14th, 2012 four-year-old Zachary Dutro was rushed to a Portland, Oregon hospital. When examined, doctors discovered that Zachary was dying from tears in his bowel caused by abdominal trauma. He was taken off life support two days later. At the time, his mother Jessica Dutro-Bogess and her boyfriend Brian… » 3/29/14 5:41pm 3/29/14 5:41pm

Horrifying: Couple Starved Kids, Chained Them to Floor as Punishment

Authorities in Monterey County, CA rescued three children from an abusive home late last week. The police came to the home to do a wellness check after the children —who were homeschooled— failed to appear at an unspecified appointment. What they found at the home of Eraca Dawn Craig, a former counselor, and Christian… » 3/22/14 2:30pm 3/22/14 2:30pm

Awful: Bus Driver Hits 8-Year-Old Boy For Misbehaving

It is common knowledge that children can be a handful. They yell, they throw tantrums, when I worked with small children there was a 4-year-old whose sole purpose in life seemed to be to follow me around and kick me directly in the shins. And then we would talk about it. And then he would kick me in the shins some… » 2/15/14 2:19pm 2/15/14 2:19pm

Stephen King Sorry for Comment on Dylan Farrow's Abuse 'Bitchery'

After this Saturday's New York Times published Dylan Farrow's truly disturbing account of sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her adopted father Woody Allen, author Stephen King responded with Tweet about the allegations' "palpable bitchery." After people were, understandably, upset, King responded by… » 2/06/14 11:20am 2/06/14 11:20am

Toddler Allegedly Forced To Eat Cockroach For Camera

In horrifying news you shouldn't read while eating, a family in Guatemala City is being investigated after videos of a young child eating cockroaches surfaced on YouTube. The video is several years old but only recently gained steam on social media, which has prompted an outcry and an investigation by protective… » 2/01/14 12:00pm 2/01/14 12:00pm

Italian Man Has Sex With 11-Year-Old, Court Says It's OK Because Love

In 2011, Pietro Lamberti, a 60-year-old social services worker in Catanzaro, Italy, was convicted of having sex with a minor. The girl in question was 11 years old, and Lamberti was sentenced to five years in prison. But wait! Now, Lamberti's conviction has been overturned. Sex with an 11-year-old? No harm, no foul.… » 12/30/13 4:50pm 12/30/13 4:50pm

Study Links Obesity In African-American Women To Childhood Abuse

A study out of Boston University printedin the August issue of Pediatrics, the first to look at a significant test group of obese adult African-American women for causation, has linked severe physical or sexual child abuse to an increased risk of obesity—a connection that had been found among women in previous studies, … » 7/04/12 2:00pm 7/04/12 2:00pm

Catholic Church Quietly Declares Holy War on Child Sex Abuse Victims

In a time of war, widespread poverty, disease, and suffering, only the Catholic Church has the strength to bravely stand against the real enemy of world peace and justice: kids who were sexually abused. In fact, the Church so strongly believes that it should be difficult for child sex abuse victims to press charges… » 6/14/12 10:50am 6/14/12 10:50am

Highly Stoned Mom Leaves Her Baby on the Car Roof and Drives Off

We've all been so worried about bath salts, but maybe we really ought to be more concerned about marijuana because it's to blame for one of the more horrifying parenting fails in recent memory. It happened in Phoenix, Arizona, this weekend when a very stoned 19-year-old mother named Catalina Clouser set her baby on the … » 6/03/12 8:00pm 6/03/12 8:00pm

Unbelievably Stupid Law Would Declare Single Parenthood Child Abuse

Wisconsin, that land of beer, cheese, and Aaron Rodgers jerseys, has had a tough couple of years, government-wise. First, they elected a bunch of, from what I can tell, taxidermied badgers holding guns to state legislature. To make matters worse, their governor seems to be an evil yet gloppy Koch puppet. And now, one… » 3/01/12 7:15pm 3/01/12 7:15pm

Two More Accused in Horrible 'Semen Tasting' Scandal

The news from LA's Miramonte Elementary School keeps getting worse: in addition to Mark Berndt (accused of feeding kids his semen, among other stomach-turning crimes) and Martin Springer (accused of fondling seven-year-old girls), a third teacher is now implicated. The unnamed woman allegedly helped Berndt by sending… » 2/08/12 11:00am 2/08/12 11:00am