Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: On Friday, August 24, the friends, family and loved ones of Yevaeh Patrick-Moon will take part in a vigil to mark what would have been her tenth birthday had she not drowned in a pool at a business called Hotel Elegante. Five days later, on August 29, Lynthia Washington, the grandmother of two young girls who accompanied Yevaeh to the hotel, is scheduled to make a court appearance related to a charge of child abuse — negligently causing death. In addition, both Washington and Hotel Elegante are named in a lawsuit put forward over the circumstances of Yeavaeh’s passing. Westword has the story.
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Reading from the Voice Media empire: A teacher has slipped through the cracks of a school background check, raising concerns from former colleagues and alleged victims about “passing the trash” — letting suspected or convicted teachers go without notifying parents and leaving them free to teach around the country until allegations catch up with them. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Aaron Thompson, who was convicted in 2009 of child abuse resulting in death and more in regard to his daughter, Aaroné, despite the fact that her body was never found, has lost his latest attempt to gain his freedom. But the case may not be dead yet. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The victims of these crimes have not been publicly identified, but Yachik made a statement in court that he is “very open to treatment, and very remorseful of past decisions that have affected my family…. I’m definitely not a threat to anyone.” The judge didn’t buy it. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Wallin allegedly took the child by the feet and threw her into a wall, causing severe injury and an alarming temperature spike. But her lovers says she didn’t want to call 911 for fear that her actions would lead to her losing custody of her biological children. Westword has the story.
A Baytown father has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for pimping his 16-year-old daughter at truck stops in the area, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Scott Robinson, 46, pleaded guilty to aggravated compelling of prostitution after the Houston Child Exploitation Task Force — comprising HPD Vice Division officers and the FBI — nabbed him in an undercover investigation in June 2015.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Shanna Gossett has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her three-year-old niece, Bethannie Johnson, months after telling investigators that Rebekah Joy Wallin — her then-girlfriend, who’s also been charged in the case — actually inflicted the injuries that killed the child. And the details are absolutely shocking. Westword has the story.
Something unusual caught the attention of a Harris County Precinct 1 monitoring surveillance video of a popular illegal trash dumping site on Thursday — a man beating a child with a belt.
For five minutes, the man struck the boy with a belt at least 62 times in the head, shoulders, legs and buttocks, deputies said. Some of the blows knocked the seven-year-old to the ground. The man held the boy upright, like a rag doll, by holding the child with one hand while swinging the belt with the other.