SAINT CHARLES, MO — Police have accused 18-year-old Desiree Cozzoni of giving her child away to a known heroin user so she could live the life of “a normal teenager,” then later called police to falsely claim her child had been kidnapped.
According to reports, Cozzoni and her 16-month-old son moved from place to place, sometimes staying with a heroin user who already lost custody of her two children and lived in motels because she was homeless.
Despite buying heroin daily and using the drug in front of Cozzoni and her her son, Cozzoni signed over custody of her son to the woman on nonlegal documents that I can only imagined looked something like this.
Then, according to court documents, Cozzoni changed her phone number to prevent the woman from being able to contact her. But for some reason, Cozzoni recently had a change of heart. For reasons unknown, she called police to report that her son had been kidnapped by the woman.
After police investigated her claims and found out the whole story, Cozzoni admitted she’d given her son to the woman so that she could go on living the life of “a normal teenager.”
Police charged Cozzoni with two misdemeanor charges of making a false report and endangering the welfare of a child.…
SELBYVILLE, DE – Police in Delaware have arrested 30-year-old Ashley Tull after her 4-year-old girl went to daycare and started passing out bags of heroin to other children.
Workers at Hickory Tree Child Care Center called police Monday morning after they observed some of the kids with small bags of an unknown substance. The substance was later determined to be heroin.
An investigation would reveal a 4-year-old girl found 249 small bags in the backpack her mother, Ashley Tull, had given her to use after her own backpack was ruined by the family pet that night. The girl believed the small bags contained candy and began distributing them to her friends.
Although the teachers at the center were able to confiscate the bags before any of the children opened them, some were taken to the hospital for precautionary measures.
Police interviewed Tull and then took her into custody. She’s currently charged with maintaining a drug property and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Tull was released after posting $6,000 secured bond.…
FULTON COUNTY, GA – Janna Thompson has been indicted on second-degree murder and child cruelty charges after a 3-year-old boy in her daycare accidentally hanged himself while playing on a slide.
On July 9, Thomas Stephens was being watched at Janna’s Daycare, a daycare Thompson ran out of her home. According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Thompson took Stephens and two other toddlers outside to play, leaving two infants and another toddler inside her home.
At some point Janna went back inside to discipline another child.
“While the children were playing, one toddler began misbehaving,” court documents stated. “The Provider took this child inside leaving three children unsupervised on the playground. While inside, the Provider used the restroom, received a phone call and made a phone call.”
After an “undetermined amount of time,” Thompson went back outside and found Stephens laying flat on a slide with a piece of twine wrapped around his neck. The boy wasn’t breathing, so Thompson called 911 and attempted CPR. Unfortunately, Stephens would die in his mother’s arms at the hospital the following day.…
ZWOLLE, LA – Police have not filed any criminal charges after a 19-month-old boy got wedged in his mother’s car window and died of positional asphyxia, although there is a criminal investigation into the child’s death.
Emergency responders were called to a home just before 11 p.m. Saturday, where Robert Lynch was found unresponsive and hanging out of his mother’s car window. The toddler was transferred to the hospital and placed on life support Unfortunately, the boy was pronounced brain dead and removed from life support the next day.
Investigators would later learn that the boy’s mother, 26-year-old Deunka Lynch, had just left a family gathering and had placed her son in the backseat of her car without restraining him. She told investigators that after she parked her car she noticed that the back window was rolling up, trapping her son.
Lynch’s family say this was a tragic accident and is in no way reflective of her parenting skills. “This is just something that happened and as a family we are going to stand together,” said the victim’s grandfather, Danny Lynch.…
BLACKSTONE, MA — Just two weeks after four children were removed from a vermin-infested home because of suspected abuse or neglect, investigators found the remains of three infants inside the same house.
Police have not charged anyone in relation to the discovery of the bodies, nor have they released the causes of their death. However, they have arrested one of the home’s residents, 31-year-old Erika Murray, on a witness intimidation charge and charges stemming from the living conditions inside the home
“What we know is that we have three infants that have been found deceased at this residence,” Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said. “The house is filled with vermin. We have flies, we have bugs. We have used diapers, in some areas as much as a foot-and-a-half to two feet high.”
Early said officials will be at the now condemned house for the next several days and will continue to search for additional remains.
Two weeks ago, DCF removed a 6-month-old, a 3-year-old, a 10-year-old, and a 13-year-old, from the home after one of the children told a neighbor that the youngest child would not stop crying.…
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Renata Congleton got herself into a bit of trouble last Friday after the 27-year-old arrived at an elementary school to pick up a child while having a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit.
Staff at Trinity Elementary School say Congleton was extremely intoxicated when she arrived at the school and tried to pick up the child. Police were called to the school but before they got there, Congleton drove off — hitting two cars in the process.
Deputies would find Congleton at home, sitting by her front door. She reportedly swore at them as they tried to question her before kicking and scratching a deputy while being handcuffed.
Congleton was charged with neglect of a child, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer with violence. Her bond was set at $15,000.
I don’t know what’s in the water in Florida, but it seems to make women get their drink on before picking their kids up from school. Congleton is the fourth Florida woman we’ve reported on who’s done this, and wins the award for being the drunkest.…
NEWTON, IA – Tina Durant has been charged with child endangerment after police say the 37-year-old she allowed a 24-year-old friend have sex with her 11-year-old daughter, who is now pregnant.
Jacob White was arrested on July 17 and charged with third-degree sexual abuse after the 11-year-old turned up pregnant and after her parents read Facebook conversations between the girl and White.
But police ended up arresting Durant on Friday after witnesses came forward to report Durant was fully aware that White was having sex with her daughter.
According to witnesses who lived in the home, White slept in the same bed with the victim. They said they addressed it with Durant who did nothing to stop it. According to the police report, the girl was heard telling her mother, “I tried to tell you several times,” during a doctor’s appointment.
Because she failed to notify law enforcement, call the Department of Human Services or taking any action herself, Durant was charged with child endangerment. She’s since been released and will be back in court on Sept.9.…
In the short time that the laundry detergent pod has been made available to the public, 20,000 cases of accidental ingestion have been reported.
Some of these accidental poisonings have been fatal, like the 1-year-old boy we reported on last year who died in a battered women’s shelter after eating a laundry detergent pod.
Of course people are blaming the packaging, stating they look too much like candy. In response, manufacturers have been changing the look of the pods to make them less attractive to toddlers whose parents have ensured kids can get their hands on them.
This latest incident was out of Minnesota where a baby thought one of the pods was a blueberry, like the ones she’d been eating earlier. The pod exploded in her mouth, sending caustic chemicals down her throat. She spent several days in ICU, but is now at home recovering.…
FULLERTON, CA — Before I get started with today’s terrible news, I thought I would provide you with some good news in the form of an update on Lester and Petra Huffmire.
In case you’ve forgotten, this is the couple who were arrested last year after it was discovered they’d been keeping two female relatives, ages 5 and 10, malnourished and locked inside a nasty trailer for three years while they played World of Warcraft.
The two girls stayed with the unemployed couple from May 21, 2010 to May 20, 2013, in their trailer at the Satellite Mobile Homes Estate. The girls were never allowed to go outside for any reason, and were not allowed to attend school.
Police visited the trailer after receiving multiple calls from concerned neighbors. What they found inside was a trailer full of filth. It was littered with stacks of trash, debris, mold, and feces. There were a pile of used condoms found under a stuffed teddy bear, the kitchen appliances were covered in mold and cobwebs, and the toilets did not work.…
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Briana Holland is facing a slew of charges, including attempted murder, after the 22-year-old admitted to stuffing her newborn baby inside a trash can and leaving it to die.
Last Friday night, an employee at United Technology Carrier Corporation called a maintenance worker to a bathroom because they thought they heard an animal in the bathroom’s trash can.
The maintenance worker looked inside the trash can and found a newborn baby wrapped in bags used to dispose of sanitary napkins. The “lower half of the baby was put in a brown paper bag” and the “baby’s head was inside in another brown paper bag.”
Even worse, after the bags were removed, the baby was found to have toilet paper tightly wrapped “approximately 15 times” around his neck, court documents said, and had tissue and a plastic tampon applicator in his mouth. The baby was purple, cold and gasping for air before he stopped breathing.
The maintenance worker quickly removed the items from the baby’s mouth, wrapped the baby in a shirt and used his hands to stop the bleeding umbilical cord.…
LARAMIE, WY – WARNING! Midway into this article, I begin using the word “they”as a gender-neutral singular because the sex of the child is unknown, rather than as a plural pronoun. Going by the comments, this seems to have confused the hell out of people. I figured I’d warn some of you beforehand so you are not also stuck staring at your monitor in confusion, with drool pooling from your mouth. You’re welcome.
Jena Harman and Alexander Smith have been charged with child abuse and felonious restraint after they allegedly kept Harman’s 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage.
The couple were arrested after a neighbor discovered the child and contacted police. This wouldn;t be the first time police have been called regarding the child, as the Sheriff’s Office says they’ve received complaints of child abuse and requests for welfare checks since August.
When deputies got to the couple’s home on this latest trip, they found the kid inside a six feet square, five feet tall cage constructed of cattle paneling and wooden snow fence.…
LAKE CHARLES, LA – You know, it’s probably time to re-evaluate your life if you find yourself in the same position as Princess Marks, the 25-year-old woman who was arrested for leaving her two young kids alone in a car so she could suck her boyfriend’s dick.
It was sometime after midnight when police responded to reports of two children alone in an a vehicle at a Lake Charles retail store. Officers would find an SUV with the windows rolled down and two children, ages 7 and 5, alone inside.
It didn’t take them long to locate Marks, the childrens’ mother, who admitted she had been in another vehicle performing oral sex on her boyfriend. She also admitted that she was unable to see her vehicle from her boyfriend’s car.
The report didn’t mention if this was because of where her boyfriend’s car was parked, or because Marks’ vision was being obscured by her boyfriend’s balls.
Marks was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on charges of child desertion.…
PETERSBURG, VA — Police have charged 47-year-old Juan Munford with felony child endangerment after he left his one-year-old twin daughters in a hot car while he had sex behind a duplex.
Neighbors who live on the 7900 block of Bull Hill Rd. called police after they heard Munford’s children crying inside the car Friday morning.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Munford’s children in a car in the driveway with the windows rolled down. As for Munford, police found him 30 feet away, behind an apartment building where he was having sex with a woman against a wall.
“We went around to the back of the duplex and discovered a male and a female engaging in sexual intercourse,” Prince George Police Capt. Brian Kei said. “At that point they made contact with the individual who identified himself as the father of the two twins.”
Police charged the woman with indecent exposure and released her at the scene. Munford was arrested on two counts of felony child endangerment and indecent exposure and spent the weekend in jail.…
Good Samaritans in a Home Depot parking lot said they heard a child crying for help inside a pickup truck parked in 90-degree heat. The truck was off, had its windows rolled up and its doors locked. The girl had been in the truck for over an hour and managed to crawl out of the rear sliding window.
Sheena Mayorga and her fiancé Hector Ramirez, along with their friend John Bodenheimer, went to the girl’s aid and tried calming her down. Mayorga said the girl was sweating from head to toe and was “screaming, sweating, unsure, and very scared.”
Police were called while another customer and some Home Depot employees took the girl inside the air-conditioned store and gave her water. The girl told police that her parents, Angelica Lerma-Montoya and Dulces Monge-Perez, ordered her to stay in the truck as punishment for eating earlier in the day.…
WALKER, LA — Billy and Lana Henry are looking at child cruelty charges after they forgot they’d brought their infant to Walmart and left the baby in the backseat of their car.
Officers responded to the Walmart parking lot after someone called to report seeing an infant locked in the backseat of a car. Police decided to force their way into the car due to the high temperatures.
Police checked the child for injuries and called the Office of Child Services. As all this was going on, the child’s parents – Billy Henry Jr., 35, and Lana Henry, 32 – had exited the Walmart and were walking toward the car.
When questioned, neither of the dumb fucks remembered they’d even brought their kid, and that the baby must have been locked in the car for about an hour. One officer reported that while questioning the couple, they “were unsteady on their feet and had slurred speech.”
Police would learn from the couple that their condition was the result of them taking Oxycodone.…
CROWLEY, TX – A 12-year-old girl is dead after a woman had her ride on top of her car because she didn’t want the girl’s wet bathing suit messing up the car’s upholstery.
Kisha Young, 38, spent June 17 getting drunk at the Creekside Community Pool with the victim’s mother and their six children between the ages of 8 and 14.
When the group left the pool, Young had the kids ride on top of her Chevy Malibu because their bathing suits were wet.
While taking the 1-minute drive home, four of the children fell off the car as Young drove around a corner. Neither Young or the victim’s mother were aware their load had lightened until some teenagers flagged down their car at the end of the street.
Three of the children were treated at the hospital and later released, but 12-year-old Octavia Watkins was admitted with severe head injuries. She never regained consciousness and was removed from life support last Wednesday.
“She was totally unconscious the whole time, so that was my main concern,” said Albert Garcia who found Watkins in the street.…
TEHACHAPI, CA – Police have charged 34-year-old Stacey Nikkel with child endangerment after her toddler was found in a in a field inside a tipped-over stroller – just days after winning custody of the child.
The 2-year-old girl had been in the custody of a couple who were trying to adopt her, but Nikkel took them court to regain custody. On June 9, a judge said that CPS dropped the ball, and awarded custody back to Nikkel.
This last Sunday, a person found the toddler in a vacant field stuck inside a tipped-over stroller wearing only a t-shirt, shorts and no shoes.. Investigators believe the child was alone in the stroller from about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night until found at about 9 a.m. the next morning.
“My heart just broke for her, because she was sitting here all alone,” said the woman who found the toddler. “She was very dirty, with tears, snots, hair covered in fox-tails.”
Deputies later located and arrested Nikkel and charged her with child endangerment, child abandonment, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.…
GLENDALE, AZ – Police have arrested 31-year-old Sarah Nunley after a 3-year-old boy she was babysitting was found dehydrated and unresponsive underneath a truck in the 100 degree heat.
Police were called to a mobile home park after the child was found unresponsive underneath a truck in the sweltering heat. The officers eventually learned the boy was staying at his aunt’s house a few homes away. Nunley, along with the boy’s grandmother, were watching the boy while his mother was at work.
When police entered Nunley’s home, they found she lived there with her sister, her mother, and her sister’s seven children – ages 1 through 11. Police noted that the home was unsanitary and that there was little food in the home. They also noted that the children slept on a cluttered, dirty floor where knives were within reach.
Nunley first denied having any children, stating all of the children belonged to her sister, but later admitted she lied after one of the kids told the officers that Nunley was her mother.…