Child abuse

Reported cases of child abuse are down, though experts suspect the underreporting is due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
For years, getting off the state’s child abuse registry list, even if you were cleared of charges, proved difficult.
Rysheim Smith, 45, was found guilty of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree manslaughter, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Lawmakers have introduced a flurry of bills aimed at securing parents’ rights in a system that overwhelmingly investigates black and Latino families.
When one 14-year-old boy eventually stopped responding to the messages, the sender threatened to release the young victim's nudes, according to the complaint.
"I felt almost obligated because of the money he was giving me ...I didn't know if he would get angry or if I didn't listen what the repercussions would have been."
King and his wife believe that it was retaliation for his civil rights activism
A NYC woman was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Alabama on Thursday and charged in the death of her five-year-old son in Queens last year.
The horrifying deaths of six year-old Zymere Perkins and three year-old Jaden Jordan in 2016 provoked outrage over the handling of the children's cases by the ACS.
The audit found that ACS continues to do business with foster care providers that have allowed children in their care to be abused or neglected.
One went into cardiac arrest, while the second was allegedly strangled by her mother.
His mother's boyfriend has been arrested for beating him.
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