Category Archives: Child Abuse Cases

Hillsdale Second Degree Child Abuse

Second Degree Child Abuse Conviction Gets Man Up to 10 Years Prison Joshua John Harrington was recently sentenced in the Hillsdale County Circuit Court, where he appeared via video telecommunication from the Hillsdale County Jail. However, this signals the end of Harrington’s time at the County Jail, as he will now be transported to one […]

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Spring Arbor Second Degree Child Abuse

Mother Facing Second Degree Child Abuse Charges for Failure to Protect James Harbert, the Spring Arbor father who is accused of choking his son to the point of unconsciousness and whipping him with a dog leash, has been charged with first degree child abuse. But in the wake of the investigation that led to these […]

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New Sentencing Hearing Set in Child Abuse Case

New Sentencing Hearing for Man Convicted of Breaking Baby’s Bones 29-year-old Andrew Pedro Valdez, the Kent County man accused of harming an infant so badly that he broke 13 bones, has been granted a new sentencing hearing. The result is that the 11 year sentence he is currently serving may in fact get shorter in […]

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Naked and Afraid:
Nude Driver Arrested for Child Abuse

Naked and Afraid. Nope, not the TV show – the real thing! According to police in Clare County, a naked couple were recently apprehended and charged after one of them led police on a high speed chase down the highway, while the other stayed with a child at a rest stop.

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Michigan Involuntary Manslaughter

Detroit Father Sent to Prison Kevin Washington, 37-year-old father to two now-deceased sons, has been sentenced to prison for their deaths. 4-year-old Damien Washington and 1-year-old Mekhi Williams were killed in a fire that engulfed their Detroit home. According to court records, firefighters responded to the blaze near Prairie St and Livernois Ave on December […]

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MI Court Of Appeals: Conviction Upheld

Man Remains in Prison for Beating Toddler to Death In July of 2005, Pedro Navarro took 2-year-old Aiyana Cisneros, the daughter of his girlfriend, into an upstairs bedroom and beat her so badly that he broke many of her bones and damaged several internal organs. When Samantha Winkler, the child’s mother, heard her screaming for […]

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Mount Pleasant Child Abuse and Murder

Man Will Spend 40 Years in Prison Anthony M. Bennett, the 21-year-old Mount Pleasant man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the death of 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain, was sentenced on May 22, 2014 to 40 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington. Bennett, who is a member of the Saginaw Chippewa […]

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Idaho CSAM Case connected to Michigan

Child Pornography (CSAM) Arrest Police in Boise, Idaho, recently arrested a man who they discovered was in possession of child pornography. Upon further investigation it was traced back to a source in Michigan. The Oakland County sheriff’s department was notified that the abusive material appeared to have originated from a computer within their jurisdiction. An […]

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Grand Rapids Woman Pleads Guilty To OWI Causing Serious Injury

Child Endangerment Charges Dropped Ebony Michelle Howard stood tearfully before the Judge Mark Trusock in the Kent County Circuit Court on Monday, April 22nd. “I’m guilty. I was drinking.” she admitted. She also stated that her plea was freely and voluntarily given. Howard has been charged with one count of operating while intoxicated -OWI causing […]

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Kalamazoo Man Convicted Of Involuntary Manslaughter

Tragic Death of Infant Son Results In More Than 5 Years In Prison On April 18, 2014, a Kalamazoo man was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of his 4-month-old son. He has been sentenced to more than 5 years in prison.  Judge Pamela Lightvoet called the sentence “one of the most difficult” that […]

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