• Child abuse case in California spotlights lack of oversight of home schooling

    The arrest of a California couple accused of abusing their 10 children — including waterboarding them, shooting them with crossbows and pouring scalding water on them, prosecutors said — is the latest case to raise questions about the oversight of home schooling. The couple, Ina Rogers and Jonathan Allen, never sent their children to the […]

  • Mom Denies Abuse After 10 Kids Removed From California Home

    Ten children have been removed from “horrible living conditions” in a home in Fairfield, California, police said Monday, and both of the parents have been arrested. Officers with the Fairfield Police Department responded to a report of a missing juvenile in the 2200 block of Fieldstone Ct on March 31. The officers found the boy, […]

  • Joshua Tree Couple Back in Court Amidst Protesters

    Protesters gathered outside the San Bernardino County courthouse in Joshua Tree before a hearing for Daniel Panico and Mona Kirk.  The married couple were arrested in February, and each charged with three felony counts of child abuse after police say they found their three children living in a makeshift shelter. Panico briefly answered questions before he entered the […]

  • Couple Suspected of Severely Abusing Child

    Murrieta, CA A Murrieta man and his live-in girlfriend were behind bars today on suspicion of severely abusing his 5-year-old son, who remains in an intensive care unit at a pediatric hospital. Benjamin Matthew Whitten, 33, and Jeryn Christine Johnson, 25, were arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of child abuse and inflicting great bodily […]

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