These articles, stories & statistics reflect current news about abused and neglected through the first half of May 2018.  They represent only those stories terrible enough to be reported by the media.  All Adults Are the Protectors of All Children

Minnesota Republicans call for crackdown on child-care assistance fraud

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota Republicans said Tuesday they want to crack down on subsidized child-care providers who commit fraud, following a television news …

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Southern MN man who allegedly sexually abused 2 girls for 5 years to be arraigned Thursday

KIMT 3

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Heriberto Campos, 35, is being arraigned on sexual abuse charges Thursday after police say he abused two children from the …

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Fox 9 reporting on day care fraud called into question

Minnesota Public Radio News

Chuck Johnson, acting commissioner of the Minnesota Department of … seat, tweeted that the abuse of funds was an example of “what happens when …

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Police: Man Raped Child

KNSI Radio

The girl was interviewed on May 1st and says the sexual abuse occurred in his children’s bedroom. Witnesses say the girl was alone with the …

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Hearing delayed for Brandon Taylor Roske, who is suspected of assaulting a 5-month-old

St. Cloud Times

A hearing contesting evidence in suspected physical abuse of a 5-month-old child was delayed until June, according to court records. … She pointed to a 1984 Minnesota Supreme Court case that also discussed whether a defendant is allowed to subpoena witnesses to support their motion to dismiss …

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Minnesota priest accused of abusing 60 boys in Guam

Minneapolis Star Tribune

But the Catholic priest faces growing notoriety on the island of Guam, where he’s been sued by at least 60 men who say he sexually abused them as children. The tiny Pacific island is reeling from a clergy sex abuse scandal not unlike the one that rocked Minnesota a few years back, with tearful victims …

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Rogers Man Charged In 5-Month-Old Baby’s Death

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

The baby was taken to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital, where emergency surgery was performed. A pediatrician specializing in child abuse reported two days later that the baby appeared to suffer abusive head trauma. The child died on Aug. 25. The complaint states Davis told a medical provider he …

Rogers father charged with shaking baby daughter to death – KARE11.com

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Meeker County Sheriff Report 5/1/18

Crow River Media

On the 1st 1:06 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched Watkins Fire Department to a report of a grass fire on Meeker Stearns Street, Forest Prairie Township. … On the 1st at 6:36 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of child abuse at a residence on MN Highway 22, Litchfield Township.

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One Loaf at a Time focuses on ways to stop sex trafficking

Walker Pilot Independent

After months of rape and abuse, the traumatized girls were found by their determined mothers and rescued. What followed were lawsuits and court cases pitting the moms and their attorneys against Backpage.com’s highly-paid legal team. Each case ended with the courts deciding Backpage was not …

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Four takeaways from ‘The Rachel Divide,’ Netflix’s new documentary about Rachel Dolezal

Los Angeles Times

But those most affected by their circumstances are her black family members: Izaiah, her adopted brother, whom she gained legal guardianship of and calls her oldest son; Esther, her adopted sister, who accused Dolezal’s biological brother, Joshua, of sexual abuse; and Franklin, her teenage son, who …

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Embrace your voice

Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch

That, added Palmer, can include rape, assault, child sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, stalking and harassment. While any act that meets the definition of sexual violence in Minnesota is a criminal activity, the legal name for that crime is different. In Minnesota, it is called criminal sexual …

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MN Senate passes bipartisan education policy bill focused on parental involvement, data privacy …

Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

Makes members of the new teacher licensure board mandatory reporters and expands the ability of the Minnesota Department of Education to investigate allegations of sexual abuse in schools. Improves student literacy by increasing school efforts to identify cases of dyslexia and enables teachers to be …

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One Loaf at a Time focuses on ways to stop sex trafficking

Walker Pilot Independent

After months of rape and abuse, the traumatized girls were found by their determined mothers and rescued. …. “a north country free from the threat of sex trafficking,” mail contributions (checks payable to One Loaf at a Time) to OLAT, c/o Linnea Dietrich, 4405 Buxton Road NW, Hackensack, MN 56452.

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After boy’s tragic death from abuse, improve child protection training

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Justis’ horrific case sadly resurfaced painful memories of another Minnesota child-abuse fatality — the death of Eric Dean, the Pope County 4-year-old whose tragic end was detailed in the 2014 Star Tribune special report “The Boy They Couldn’t Save.” To Minnesota’s credit, Eric’s death galvanized a …

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Child abuse prevention month helps bring focus on how you can help

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Reach out to local churches, schools, sporting events, and community events to show support for child abuse prevention. Minnesota is in need of quality and qualified foster care providers, reach out to local human services/social services to learn more. For more information on child abuse prevention in …

It’s in Your Court: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – Lillie News

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Breckenridge father charged in death of 3-year-old son

Minneapolis Star Tribune

In the boy’s obituary, the family said Winter, “Ka bde za Ho” (Clear Voice), loved cuddling, giving kisses and holding his Spider-Man doll. A funeral will be held Saturday in Sisseton, S.D.. In 2016, the most recent year of state data, 26 Minnesota children died from maltreatment — the most in five years.

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North Dakota mother charged with child neglect

Crookston Daily Times

A 21-year-old Bismarck mother is charged with child neglect after her 3-month-old daughter was admitted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police responded to CHI St. Alexius Health after being alerted to the baby’s numerous injuries, including multiple skull fractures. The baby was later …

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Wilkin received 19 child protection reports in March

Wahpeton Daily News

The increase follows along with the state of Minnesota, which has seen a significant rise in child abuse cases. The state’s Department of Human Services reported just under 39,500 children were the subject of maltreatment reports in 2017, a 25 percent increase over 2016. Nearly 40 percent of the …

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Guilty plea in sexual abuse case as jury was preparing to hear testimony

KFGO

FERGUS FALLS, MN (KFGO KBRF) – A jury was in place as a man charged with sexually abusing a mentally and emotionally impaired child for six years pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Thomas Iacono, 59, entered an alford plea, acknowledging that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict …

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State training academy proposed for overwhelmed child abuse workers

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Spurred by recent breakdowns in Minnesota’s child protection system, legislators are pushing a project to train hundreds of workers each year on new methods for detecting and preventing child abuse. The ambitious proposal would create the state’s first standardized curriculum and certification process …

Minnesota Child Abuse Cases On The Rise – KDAL

Minnesota sees increase in child abuse cases – Crookston Daily Times

Minnesota DHS Reports Rise in Child Abuse Cases – Voice Of Alexandria (press release)

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Six-year-old death: Why didn’t anyone catch the abuse?

Valley News Live

The services later sent us a statement, which simply goes over the standard protocol when receiving a report of abuse. … received are screened utilizing the Minnesota Child Maltreatment Intake, Screening and Response Path Guidelines: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-5144-ENG.

Aunt of Fergus Falls boy who died after abuse launches petition to try to save others – Duluth News Tribune

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Vigil planned for Fergus Falls boy who died after alleged abuse

Duluth News Tribune

Vigil planned for Fergus Falls boy who died after alleged abuse … The vigil for Justis Rae Burland will take place at 7 p.m. at Hilltop Celebration Church, 525 Minnesota Highway 210 in Fergus Falls. … The first 100 children will receive a stuffed animal with a blue ribbon to honor victims of child abuse.

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Parental drug and alcohol abuse now top reasons for children placed outside of home

Southernminn.com

Goodhue County, MN (April, 2018) – The goal of child protective services is to keep families together whenever possible. Unfortunately, the trend in Goodhue County and throughout the state shows out-of-home placements are increasing. In 2017, 110 children were placed out of the home in Goodhue …

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Charges: Belt, duct tape used to abuse Fergus Falls boy who died

INFORUM

Charges: Belt, duct tape used to abuse Fergus Falls boy who died … FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Papers filed in Otter Tail County District Court paint a painful and disturbing picture of the last days of a young boy’s life as two people, a man and a woman, face murder and other charges in the 6-year-old’s …

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‘An awful secret’

Herald Review

Stolp and Alfords, who were between the ages of 7 and 10 at the times of the alleged abuse, didn’t tell anyone about the incidents detailed in the charges against Jamsa right away. They only told their … Child sexual abuse by family members might be decreasing in Minnesota, but it is not disappearing.

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  Social Worker and Neighborhood Leader Charged with Abusing Teenage Brothers

KSTP

Newly released court documents say the alleged abuse surfaced in May last year, when Child Protection Services received a complaint. The deeper case workers delved into the complaint, the more upsetting the case became. One of the people charged is a longtime social worker in Minneapolis, …

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  Caretakers charged in Otter Tail County with malicious treatment, murder of 6-year-old boy

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A northwestern Minnesota couple were charged Wednesday in Otter Tail County with murder and malicious punishment of a child in connection with the death of a 6-year-old boy they were caring for at the request of his grandmother, who lives in Montana. The boy, Justis Burland-Arnett, suffered a series …

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  Police cite neglect and abuse in death of 6-year-old boy in Fergus Falls; 2 arrested

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two people have been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a 6-year-old boy in the northwest Minnesota city of Fergus Falls, and his sibling has been taken into protective custody. Bobbie Christine Bishop, 40, and Walter Henry Wynhoff, 44, both of Fergus Falls, …

‘A victim of neglect and abuse’: Fergus Falls police charge 2 with murder of 6-year-old boy – WDAY6

2 people arrested for 3rd degree murder in 6 year old’s death – Valley News Live

Police Arrest 2 in Death of 6-Year-Old Boy in Fergus Falls – KSTP

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  Minnesota center for abused, neglected children to expand

AberdeenNews.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis center that serves abused and neglected children is expanding to meet a growing need for services fueled by the opioid epidemic and increased recognition of abuse. CornerHouse will add space in Rogers, Minnesota Public Radio reported . CornerHouse is …

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  2 charged with murder in death of 6-year-old boy in Fergus Falls

KMSP-TV

(KMSP) – A man and a woman from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, were charged with murder Wednesday in the death of a six-year-old boy in their care. Bobbie Bishop … The Fergus Falls Police Department says there was clear indication that the child had been a victim of neglect and abuse. A sibling was …

Fergus Falls man, woman charged with murder in boy’s death – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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  Illinois police: Minnesota woman ‘one of America’s worst DUI offenders’

Post-Bulletin

Weitzel said he personally called the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to advise them of the arrest, and of Schleicher’s “immediate” need for social service intervention and professional medical attention for her “severe alcohol abuse.” Authorities there have also seized her vehicle, he said.

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Mother of Jacob Wetterling speaks in Omaha

KMTV – 3 News Now

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – The mother of Jacob Wetterling, who went missing in Minnesota almost 30 years ago, is in Omaha to speak about child exploitation. It’s part of Project Harmony’s Speaking of Children Luncheon which inspires and educates the community in the fight against child abuse.

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  2 Arrested After Child Dies In Fergus Falls

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Charges could be filed Wednesday against two people arrested in connection to the death of a child in Fergus Falls. Police say a 6-year-old … An autopsy is still pending, but police say there is clear indication the boy had been a victim of neglect and abuse. Police say the boy …

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  The Good News and the other news

mnnews.today

Instead of buying property, shouldn’t we be compensating survivors of abuse? We make cash settlements with survivors from money the diocese actually has now, whereas property is purchased by loans that will be paid back over many years. The two things are not really in competition for the same …

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  Brown-bag seminars fight child abuse

Stewartville Star

Johnson, the coordinator of the Crisis Nursery for Families First of Minnesota, visited Stewartville last week to watch Mayor Jimmie-John King sign a … students at Rosa Parks School, who volunteer to fight child abuse, and members of Bikers Against Child Abuse, an organization of motorcycle riders that …

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  California crash that killed Hart family may have been intentional, authorities say

NBCNews.com

According to neighbors and court records, the family has had troubles in the past, carrying over to a recent investigation into abuse or neglect with the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. Sarah Hart was charged with a misdemeanor offense of domestic assault against her daughter …

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  Minnesota woman labeled one of country’s worst DUI offenders

KMSP-TV

(KMSP) – A woman from New Hope, Minnesota, has been named one of the country’s worst DUI offenders, according the police chief in Riverside, Illinois. Around 9:27 a.m. Monday, Riverside police received a 911 call reporting a woman was passed out behind the wheel of her car at a gas station.

Woman Who Already Had 11 Kids Taken From Her Arrested Again For DUI – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

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  CCHR Launches Petition for Laws Against Psychiatrist/Psychologist Sexual Abuse

PR Newswire (press release)

Clinicians have compared psychotherapist-patient sexual involvement to rape, child molestation, and incest, putting victims at increased risk of suicide, according to the study, “Psychotherapists’ … At least 10 U.S. states specify “consent” is not a valid defense (CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, MN, NE, SD, ND, WI).

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  ‘Amazing 8’ Sisters Help Sexual Abuse Survivors Find Their Voice

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

SPRINGFIELD, Minn. (WCCO) — A family secret some Minnesota sisters held for years is now helping other abuse survivors heal. The story of the Weber sisters is featured in the latest issue of People magazine. As Liz Collin found the piece has already empowered people from across the county to …

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  Report: Guardian Ad Litem Program Overwhelmed, Lacks Standards and Oversight

KSTP

Child abuse and neglect caseloads have increased 25 percent since 2015. According to this new evaluation from the Legislative Auditor, there are roughly 500 Minnesota children who are lost within the state’s child protection system without a guardian ad litem to advocate for their best interests.

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  Hundreds of abused children go without advocates in state’s legal system, report finds

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Minnesota’s Guardian ad Litem program — which appoints adults to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the legal system — is in … litem program saw a 25 percent increase in the number of cases related to child abuse and neglect coming into the system between 2015 and 2017, …

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  MLB declines suspension for Miguel Sano after assault investigation

Twinkie Town

In response, MLB launched a full investigation into the incident to determine whether a disciplinary action should be taken under their two-year-old policy covering domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. The investigation concluded several weeks ago, and the comissioner’s office announced …

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  Sano won’t be suspended by MLB after assault accusation

AberdeenNews.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will not be suspended by Major League Baseball after being accused of assault. The commissioner’s … In 2015, MLB and its players union unveiled a new policy covering domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Commissioner …

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  Schlegel faces charges for malicious punishment of a child

ECM Publishers

The charge stemmed from a Feb. 14 incident, when the Crow Wing County Social Services received a child protection report alleging abuse of a 7-month-old infant. The victim was brought into the emergency room at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd due to having decreased energy and vomiting.

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  Judge Dismisses ‘Absurd’ Case Against Teen Who Sexted Boy

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Minnesota judge dismissed a child pornography charge against a 14-year-old girl who sent an explicit image of … including a mandatory 10 years on the sex offender registry — suggest the statute targets adults who abuse children, not teens who sext each other.

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  Buffalo Man Charged with Assault of 6-Month-Old in Waite Park

KSTP.com

The child was then airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis where he underwent an emergency craniotomy. The complaint alleges that prior to being … of whiskey on Monday evening. The complaint states a board-certified child abuse pediatrician noted the child’s injuries were abusive in nature.

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  Pierz Man Sentenced to Prison For Sexually Abusing A Child

WJON News

LITTLE FALLS — A Morrison County judge has sentenced a Pierz man to three years and four months in prison for sexually abusing a child. Judge Douglas Anderson sentenced 38-year-old Jason Harrison Wednesday after earlier pleading guilty to a charge of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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  Mother arrested in Mpls. abuse case of twin daughters with disabilities

Minnesota Public Radio News

A 48-year-old Minneapolis woman was jailed Friday on three counts of neglect in an abuse case that the prosecutor called the most horrifying case he’s ever seen. The woman is … Police say one daughter told investigators that her father had raped her and she was pregnant with his child. The criminal …

Charges: Mpls. Father Abused Twin Daughters With Mental Disabilities – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Neighbors Say They Repeatedly Reported Couple In South Mpls. Torture Case – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Prosecutor: Torture of captive Minneapolis twins ‘as repugnant and horrifying as anything I have … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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  Family in ‘horrific’ Mpls. abuse case had many contacts with authorities

Minnesota Public Radio News

Minneapolis police had been called to the home 53 times since 2011 on reports to check the welfare of residents, reports of lost children as well as numerous domestic abuse allegations. Police made numerous reports, but it was unclear if any of those officers reported the family to county workers, who …

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  St. Cloud Diocese to declare bankruptcy after sex abuse claims

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The flood of litigation followed the passage of the 2013 Minnesota Child Victims Act, which provided for a three-year extension of the statute of limitations for such claims. In the St. Cloud diocese, 74 abuse claims were made those three years. That compares to roughly 125 claims filed in both the …

74 claims of clergy abuse push Diocese of St. Cloud to file for bankruptcy – St. Cloud Times

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  Records: Police visited family in MN abuse case dozens of times

KIMT 3

Minnesota Public Radio reports that one of the 21-year-old twins escaped in May and reported the abuse. Records show that police had been called to the home more than 50 times since 2011 to check on the welfare of residents, reports of lost children and domestic abuse allegations. It’s unclear if the …

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  Prosecutor: 2nd Charged in South Minneapolis ‘House of Horrors’

KSTP.com

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Thursday more charges in the case of a South Minneapolis home he called a “house of horrors.” The significant other of Jerry Lee Curry is also charged in a case of abuse of two vulnerable adults and at least one child in their care. Shelia Machelle …

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  Parents in Mpls. abuse case appear in court together

Minnesota Public Radio News

Parents in Mpls. abuse case appear in court together … Under Minnesota law, such hearings are required to update the court and lawyers in custody matters. … Jerry Lee Curry and Shelia Wilson are parents of 21-year-old twin daughters, one of whom had two children, a 3-year-old boy, and a 5-month …

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  South St. Paul woman accused of tying up children, abusing them

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

As a way to “punish” her 13-year-old nephew, a South St. Paul woman allegedly struck the boy in the face repeatedly one day early last year. She also regularly withheld food from the boy and his brother by locking them in a bedroom or tying them to a pole in the basement, according to Dakota County …

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  Allegations of domestic abuse not protected speech, MN court rules

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Whether her claims are true or not isn’t an issue, the Minnesota Court of Appeals made clear today in returning the case for trial (See ruling). While defamatory statements might be protected when presented in good faith — a psychologist alleging likely child abuse, for example — that’s not the case here, …

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  Burnsville Woman’s Assault Gave Baby Permanent Brain Damage: Cops

Patch.com

The 9-month-old baby boy was transported to Fairview Ridges Hospital by ambulance and then taken to the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital because of the extent … A child abuse pediatrician determined these injuries were non-accidental, and therefore the result of abuse, investigators said.

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  Parents accused of physically, sexually abusing children

KFDA

DAKOTA COUNTY, MN (WCCO/CNN) – Six children have been removed from a home after their parents were charged with child abuse and sexual conduct. Investigators said Flor and her husband Alfonso Gallegos punished two of their children by withholding food, locking them in a room and tying …

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Police, Family Seek Answers After Plymouth Boy, 7, Fatally Shoots Self

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – Police in the west metro are calling the shooting death of a 7-year-old boy a tragic accident. They say Keyaris Samuels …

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Breckenridge father charged in death of 3-year-old son

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Authorities on Thursday charged with murder the Breckenridge, Minn., father of a 3-year-old boy found dead last week. Tracy Norman Brant, 35, was charged in Wilkin County District Court with second-degree murder, three counts of third-degree assault and two counts of malicious punishment to a child …

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The MN-Made “Mom Enough” Podcast is a Must-Listen for Parents

Minnesota Monthly (blog)

Her research focused on the impact of parent-child attachment on children’s mental health, and she developed strategies for parents to build secure attachments with their children, even under high-risk circumstances—such as when parents must address past childhood trauma while raising their own …

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Blunt Force Trauma Determined to be Cause of Child’s Death

KSTP

April 14, 2018 02:54 PM. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause and manner of death of a child found not breathing at his Breckenridge home Tuesday, April 10. According to a release, the medical examiner determined the 3-year-old boy, who lived in the Park Manor …

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UPDATE: Death of 3-year-old boy being investigated as a homicide

Valley News Live

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (Valley News Live) UPDATE: The death of a 3-year-old boy in Breckenridge, Minnesota is now being investigated as a homicide. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that boy’s death was due to blunt force trauma. On Tuesday, the Breckenridge Police …

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2 Charged With Murder After Child Dies In Fergus Falls

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Charges have been filed Wednesday against two people in connection to the death of a child in Fergus Falls. … Medical staff confirmed the boy had infected wounds and multiple signs of trauma consistent with different mechanisms of inflicted injury, including strap marks.

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Screening Team report give a glimpse into the world of out-of-home placement of children

Walker Pilot Independent

Piprude and Schneider agreed that OHP decisions can be difficult for both Probation and HHVS personnel because the traumatized children they work with may be the same ages as their own kids. Piprude said HHVS tries to provide self-care for social workers who may feel overwhelmed from time to …

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  Death of 10-year-old child investigated in southern Minnesota

La Crosse Tribune

HAYFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Dodge County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 10-year-old child. Deputies were called to a residence in … Authorities say there was no obvious trauma to the child, who had no history of medical problems. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.

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  Police: Man Arrested For Dropping Child From Balcony In St. Cloud

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday after apparently dropping a 4-year-old child from a third story balcony in St. Cloud. St. Cloud police responded at about 4:40 p.m. to the 1900 block of Quarry Road on a report of a child being dropped from a third story balcony.

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  Authorities investigate child’s death in Hayfield

Post-Bulletin

Efforts to resuscitate the child were unsuccessful, and the child was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sheriff Scott Rose. The Olmsted County Medical Examiner’s Office and Dodge County investigators were also called to investigate. A Dodge County Sheriff’s Chaplain was also dispatched to …

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Why “Toxic Stress” in Children Is More Common Than You’d Think

Babble (blog)

Heartbreaking though it may be, many children experience stressful events in their lives that can be traumatic. But according to trauma expert Chris Bray, PhD, of the University of Minnesota’s Ambit Network (a center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network), having an attentive and supportive …

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Police: Man, 21, Arrested After Baby Suffers Brain Trauma

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

There, officers found the baby unconscious and having difficulty breathing. The child was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital and later to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. After an investigation found the child suffered from non-accidental internal brain trauma, a suspect was arrested.

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The Demographics of Childhood Trauma

Pacific Standard

The effects of childhood trauma also show up later in life: As adults, children who witnessed violence will be more likely to suffer from depression, deal … Maryland, Massachusetts, and Minnesota had the most children with no ACEs, while in Arizona, Arkansas, Montana, New Mexico, and Ohio as many …

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Burnsville Woman’s Assault Gave Baby Permanent Brain Damage: Cops

Patch.com

The 9-month-old baby boy was transported to Fairview Ridges Hospital by ambulance and then taken to the University of Minnesota Children’s … “Abusive head trauma to infants and young children is a serious problem that often results in permanent brain injury or death,” Backstrom said in a statement.

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Minnesota home day care provider charged in baby’s death

KFGO

Doctors told police that the child had arrived in their care brain dead. Following examinations, doctors said the child likely suffered abusive head trauma, consistent with shaking. Pawlak-Reynolds told police that the child just went limp. Following the child’s death, Pawlak-Reynolds’ day care license was …

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Northwest Minnesota man charged with killing toddler son

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

A northwest Minnesota man who allegedly killed his 1-year-old son faces a federal murder charge, according to court documents. … D.J.’s body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, which found that the child died due to blunt-force trauma to the head and thorax.

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Minn. man faces federal murder charge in the death of his 1-year-old son, who died of blunt force …

Grand Forks Herald

D.J.’s body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, which found that the child died due to blunt force trauma to the head and thorax. During an interview with Jackson’s mother Roselyn Johnson, investigators obtained text messages from Jackson. One message said, “i …

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