Perris Foster Family Accused Of Abusing Turpin ChildrenIn January of 2018, the 13 Turpin children –then aged 2 to 29 – were rescued from the Perris home where their parents imprisoned and tortured them over the course of several years, in what became known as the "house of horrors."
East LA Olympic Boxer Paul Gonzales Pleads Guilty To Child Sex AbuseIn 1984, Gonzales became the first American Latino man to win Olympic gold.
Hawthorne Mother Ida Brockman, Boyfriend Malachi Whalen Face Child Abuse, Torture Charges In Death Of Her 7-Year-Old DaughterIda Brockman, 30, and Malachi Whalen, 29, each face murder and child abuse charges. Whalen faces an additional charge of torture, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting in the investigation.
Couple Indicted After Investigation Uncovers Physical, Sexual Abuse Against Residents Of Murrieta Home Care FacilityThe indictment stems from an investigation into the April 6, 2019 death of 17-year-old Diane “Princess” Ramirez, who was living at the Kerin’s facility, the Morris Small Family Home in the La Cresta area of unincorporated Riverside County, near Murrieta.
Aaron Thomas Isaac, 48, Receives 12 Months Probation For False Imprisonment Related To Foster Child Abuse CaseA Temecula man, 48-year-old Aaron Thomas Isaac pleaded guilty Wednesday to false imprisonment after preventing his wife from abusing their two young foster children and was immediately sentenced to 12 months probation.
Jessica Grajeda, George Luis Almaraz Face Murder, Child Abuse Charges In 16-Year-Old Pomona Boy's DeathJessica Grajeda, 35, was charged Thursday with murder and multiple counts of child abuse, according to the Pomona Police Department. The boy’s father, 32-year-old George Luis Almaraz, was also arrested and has been charged with one count of felony child abuse.
Family of Gabriel Fernandez Holds Ceremony To Honor HimThe family of Gabriel Fernandez released butterflies nearly eight years after his death, caused by child abuse. Saturday would’ve been his 16th birthday.
Lacey Ana Mazzarella Sentenced To Prison For 2-Year-Old Daughter's DeathA Rancho Palos Verdes woman whose 2-year-old daughter died in 2019 after being left in a car overnight with the heater running was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 15 years in state prison.
Child Pornography Investigation Leads To Discovery Of Boy, Girl Being Sexually Abused At Apple Valley HomeDavid Kanady, 37, was arrested Friday on several sex charges including lewd and lascivious acts on a minor, possession and distribution of child pornography, and manufacturing child pornography.
Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Beating, Torturing 4-Year-Old Daughter To DeathAkira Smith, 34, Smith is accused of fatally beating her daughter at their home on Aug. 11.
DCFS: 23 LA Children Died Of Suspected Abuse, Neglect In First 5 Months Of 2020Of the 23 who died as a result of suspected or confirmed abuse, seven fell under the determination of confirmed abuse — of which six had prior contact with DCFS.
Santa Ana Tutor Arrested For Multiple Counts Of Child Abuse After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old BoyA 30-year-old man claiming to be a tutor was arrested in Santa Ana Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
3-Year-Old Boy Found With Plastic Bag On Head, Hands Tied In Burning Santa Paula HomeMarical Magana, 47, was arrested after the fire was reported on Bahia Circle Sunday at about 6 p.m. Santa Paula police say a 911 call reported a structure fire with a woman tied to a bed and a young boy in another part of the home.
Report Says LAPD Failed To Investigate Nearly 4,000 Cases Of Child AbuseThe report comes from The Chronicle of Social Change -- a new site that reports on child welfare issues.
Parents Of 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro Charged With His MurderJose Maria Cuatro Jr., 27, and Ursala Elaine Juarez, 25, both of Palmdale, each face one count of murder and torture in the boy’s death.