Browsing: Child Abuse

jeremy.yachik.cbs4.file.photoBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire:  An arrest affidavit alleged punishment of Yachik’s teenage daughter that included binding her hands with zip ties, locking her in the laundry room and force-feeding her hot sauce for sins such as eating carrots stored in the family refrigerator. Upon pleading guilty to a single abuse count, he received a sentence that didn’t involve jail time — but now he’s facing between eight years and life in prison. Westword has the story.


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A Houston mother has been charged with endangering a child after investigators found she was homeschooling her daughter in a house full of wild animals — including a tiger, three tiger cubs, a cougar, a fox, a skunk and several monkeys.

An investigation was opened after a California man claimed Trisha Meyer swindled him out of $3,000 — the cost of an exotic Savannah kitten he had purchased from Meyer but that Meyer never shipped to him. Meyer has also been charged with felony theft in relation to the incident.

Here’s how they caught her.

tobi.joan.doyle.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Little Tobi was taken to the hospital with injuries her mom and significant other said were from a tumble down the stairs. The X-ray didn’t pick up the skull fracture, and the doctor okayed the child’s return even though a former babysitter had already reported signs of abuse. Weeks later, the girl was dead. Westword has the story.

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