Abuse charges brought after boy left in garage — A couple has been charged with abuse and neglect after police say they made their adopted, 6-year-old son sleep in the garage because he would urinate too often. Police arrested Mikelann and Steven Renwick on Friday night and arrested them on one count each of aggravated child abuse and neglect, a police report shows. The boy was take to Florida Hospital Waterman after his mother said he suffered an apparent seizure.
Bail reduced for cafeteria worker accused of sex with boy — A judge on Wednesday reduced bail for a 41-year-old middle school cafeteria worker accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy, in part because the case is on hold while prosecutors contest a prior ruling by the court. Bail for 41-year-old Jamie Lynn Greenwood had been set at $250,000, but 3rd District Judge Robert Adkins reduced the amount to $10,000, in conjunction with supervision by Pretrial Services. While free, Greenwood — who is charged with felony counts of rape, forcible sodomy and forcible sexual abuse —must also obtain a psychosexual evaluation at her own expense and have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
British Airways changes ‘discriminatory’ seating policy for men — The airline has confirmed to The Sunday Telegraph it has altered its procedures to protect unaccompanied minors – the aviation industry term for children flying without a parent or guardian. It follows the case of Mirko Fischer, a hedge fund manager who was told to move seats by cabin crew under an internal rule that prevented adult males sitting next to unaccompanied children. Mr Fischer ended up sitting next to the boy on the BA flight from London to Luxembourg when he switched seats with his pregnant wife, so she could be by the window. The 35-year-old told staff he believed the airline’s policy broke the Sex Discrimination Act and later said he felt he had been treated as a potential “child molester”.
Cecil Murphey tackles taboo in ‘When a Man You Love Was Abused’ — Kenyans had a nickname for missionary Cecil Murphey — Haraka, meaning “fast” or “speedy” — stemming from his boundless energy as he served among them. They didn’t know — and neither did Murphey — that one day the pace would be agonizingly slow after he began to remember being sexually abused as a child. Or that his story would take a ponderous, six-year journey toward publication in the book “When a Man You Love Was Abused; A Woman’s Guide to Helping Him Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation” (Kregel Publications, 2010, $13.99).
Cops: Barrington school aide faced sex abuse allegations from student — A man who committed suicide had been facing sexual abuse allegations involving a student at school in northwest suburban Barrington where he worked, police and school district officials said Thursday night. Steven Mirkin, a special services assistant at Barrington Middle School Prairie Campus, had not been charged with any criminal offenses at the time of his death, according to a Barrington police release. However, a police investigation into allegations made by a 13-year-old boy was ongoing, the release said.
Men are the best bosses: Women at the top are just too moody (and it’s women themselves who say so) — They are hormonal, incapable of leaving their personal lives at home and only too happy to talk about their staff behind their backs. Female bosses are a nightmare to work for, a survey of employees concludes.
And it is not just men who think so. Two-thirds of women said they preferred a male boss because their straight-talking, ‘get to the point’ attitude makes them easier to deal with. They are also much less likely to have a hidden agenda, suffer mood swings or get involved in office politics, workers said.
Nanny Guilty Of Abuse Gets 8 Years — A letter of apology Jeannine Campbell read to the family of the boy she was seen abusing on a nannycam did not sway a judge from sentencing the 53-year-old woman to eight years in prison and seven additional years of probation. “You have admitted in open court to abusing the most vulnerable and defenseless among us,” Judge Adrian Soud said Friday afternoon in announcing the sentence. “The law rightly rushes to the defense of those so helpless.” Last month, Campbell pleaded guilty to three counts of child abuse that resulted from abuse seen on hidden-camera video, showing Campbell repeatedly hitting the baby.
Prosecutors detail case in beating death of Crete boy, 12 — A 12-year-old mentally disabled Crete boy who died in 2008, two days after a series of brutal beatings allegedly from caretaker Fred Johnson II, had also been tied to his bed for hours and fed what other children in the home called a “dungeon diet,” prosecutors allege. Kevin Johnson lost nearly 28 pounds in the roughly eight months he lived with Johnson, 44, and his wife, Barbara, a Crete couple who took in Kevin and his two brothers after the boys’ elderly caretakers — one of them Barbara Johnson’s father — died in 2006 and 2007, prosecutors allege in court documents.
Woman accused of starving her son seeks lower bond because of pregnancy — A De Soto woman charged with starving her 6-year-old son and confining him in an attic argued Thursday that her bond should be reduced because she is pregnant. After her lawyer argued for a vast reduction because of a high-risk pregnancy, Johnson County Judge Peter Ruddick set a Sept. 17 hearing to consider it. Rachel L. Perez, 26, is being held on $250,000 bond on charges of child abuse and aggravated endangerment of a child.
Youth almost crushed to death; By-standers laugh — In a shocking incident, a young man of 21 years age was almost crushed between the hydraulic doors of a Marco Polo bus in Bangalore on Sunday evening, the 1st August 2010. Prannoy David Roy, a resident of Kaggadasapura, Bengaluru was returning after attending a mass at Indiranagar when the incident happened. Rao boarded the bus numbered 314 E bearing registration number KA 01 F 4550 at around 7:30 PM.