MT MORRIS, MI — Police have arrested 30-year-old Michael Porter after authorities claim he waterboarded his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son.
Police were notified after school officials noticed the boy acting differently. When questioned, he told them of the torture technique Porter allegedly employed on him, and the abuse Porter reportedly doled out on his 12-year-old brother.
When questioned by detectives, Porter admitted that on May 12 he’d punished the boy because he’d ripped his backpack. He decided to waterboard him after seeing it performed in a movie.
According to Mt. Morris Police Chief Keith Becker. Porter “tied the 5-year-old’s hands up with a belt down by his sides, put a garment over his head down below his nose, laid him on a footstool on his back and poured water over his throat, face and mouth.”
Detectives also learned Porter allegedly tortured the boy’s 12-year-old brother by tying the older boy’s arms, forcing him to his knees and prodding him in the chest and throat with a knife. The incident lasted for roughly three hours, Becker said.…
According to police, they were called to a local hospital after the girl was brought in with severe burns on both her hands and numerous marks all over her body.
The girl told detectives that Clofer was the person responsible, claiming the woman held her hands over the open flame of a gas stove as punishment for eating a snack without permission.
She also told detectives that the marks on her body came from Clofer beating her with a belt and a metal clothes hanger.
According to the girl, whose relationship to Clofer has not been released, she was not allowed to eat for days, and was handcuffed and tied to the legs of a bed whenever Clofer slept or went to work.
Clofer arrested and charged with 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile, and false imprisonment. She is currently in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on $700,00 bond.…
WHITE CLOUD, MI – Matthew Bradley, 27, has been arrested for concealing the death of his 4-month-old daughter after police found her body hidden in her grandmother’s basement.
The baby, Natallya Rich, was last seen alive Saturday with Bradley when he was to be caring for her while her mother, Brittany Rich, worked. When Rich came home, he told her the baby was sleeping.
He then said Natallya was at a babysitter’s house before claiming she was in the care of his sister, Stephanie Wert. Bradley assured Rich by having his sister cover for him and say that Natallya was with her.
Bradley’s sister claims that he came to her on Tuesday asking her to say she had her because he and Rich were fighting. Wert said that nothing seemed out of the norm with Bradley other than he was a little upset about his relationship issues.
Four days after Natallya went missing, police took Bradley and Rich in for questioning and Bradley finally revealed the location of Natallya – she was dead in her car seat, hidden in a crawlspace in his mother’s basement.…
DEMOTTE, IN – Alicia Keir has admitted to giving birth to a baby girl on a Carnival cruise then leaving the baby to die underneath her bed.
According to reports, the then 20-year-old woman boarded a Caribbean cruise ship in 2011 to celebrate her friend’s birthday. Unbeknownst to anyone but Keir, she was pregnant.
On the second day of the cruise, Keir gave birth to a baby girl by herself in her stateroom. She claims the full term baby was not moving or making a sound when she wrapped the baby in a towel and placed her underneath the bed.
It wasn’t until the next day, at the port of St. Maarten, that a cleaning crew found the baby dead underneath the bed. A doctor would later determine that the infant was born without any defects or diseases, and had died from exposure and lack of care.
By this time, Keir had already boarded a plane back home. I’m not sure why it has taken so long for this case to reach its conclusion, but I am pretty sure it had a lot to do with where the crime was committed.…
LAYTON, UT – A couple are facing homicide charges following the death of 2-year-old James “JJ” Sieger Jr., the boy who was stomped to death after having feces smeared on his face and being dropped to the floor.
The boy’s mother, 23-year-old Jasmine Bridgeman, and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Joshua Schoenenberger, brought an unresponsive James to the hospital early Saturday. Doctors would immediately notice bruising on his legs, groin, arms and head.
They would also discover the boy had internal bleeding and a perforated colon. Surgeons would end up removing about 10 inches of his colon then place James on life support. Unfortunately, he did not make it.
Police interviewed Bridgeman, who repeatedly lied about what happened to her son. When police explained that her bullshit was not matching up to her son’s injuries, she finally told police what had happened to James that morning.
According to her, Schoenenberger became upset with James when he soiled his diaper. She says after her boyfriend took the boy to the shower to clean him off, she heard screaming and hitting.…
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Police have accused 23-year-old Jamecka Lewis of severely burning her son and her cousin’s son, both 2, after flinging hot oil during an argument.
According to reports, Lewis got into a fistfight with her cousin’s boyfriend just before 4 a.m. when she did what any logical person would do when there are two young children in the room – she grabbed a frying pan from the stove and tried throwing hot cooking oil on the man.
Instead of hitting the man she was fighting with, Lewis ended up dousing her son and her cousin’s son. While both boys were burned by the cooking oil, the cousin’s son got the worst of it.
According to the complaint, the little boy suffered second-degree burns to the face and body that have caused permanent disfigurement and the potential loss of an eye. Last reports stated the boy is still in the hospital.
Lewis was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first- and second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal weapon possession and child endangerment.…
Police began receiving phone calls regarding a Schwaub-DeVault driving the wrong way down U.S. 127 at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Despite repeated attempts to get her to pull over, she wasn’t arrested until five miles later after running from her vehicle butt nekkid.
“I know when the deputies started to chase the driver, as the driver exited the vehicle, the person was not clothed,” Clare County Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski said.
When police went went to the rest area from where the pursuit originated, they would find Schwaub-DeVault’s husband, 32-year-old Joshua Devault, and their child. Both of them were naked as well.
The couple were both arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and child abuse, while Schwaub-DeVault was also charged with driving under the influence, and a felony charge of running from police.
Investigators still have no idea what happened at the rest area that led to Schwaub-DeVault driving off, or why the entire family was naked.…
MARIETTA, GA — Mary Pursley, a special education teacher at Mount Bethel Elementary School, was arrested after police say she put an autistic student into a trash can and compared him to Oscar the Grouch.
The incident happened on Thursday during an after-school program when a second-grade student with autism began yelling and screaming in the classroom because he was “angry and upset about returning inside” and because another student was bothering him.
Pursley came into the classroom to talk to the boy and told him that if he continued with his trashy behavior, she would put him in a trash can. The boy did not stop, so Pursley made good on her word.
So, in front of other students with special needs and three adults in the classroom, Pursley picked the boy up and held him upside down by his legs inside a trash can. According to the arrest warrant, the student was crying, screaming and yelling for Pursley to stop.
Pursley was arrested on Monday and is now facing a first degree felony charge of cruelty to children for causing excessive physical or mental pain.…
LA VISTA, NE – Nebraska police have identified the toddler found alive and crying inside an apartment complex dumpster.
On Wednesday night, a man cleaning out his car in the parking lot of the Alpine Village Apartments heard whimpering from inside a nearby dumpster. When he went to investigate, he discovered someone had placed an 11-month-old boy in the trash.
“I went and looked on the inside the dumpster and I seen a little hand with an empty water bottle moving,” the man said.
Neighbors who came out to assist say the child was covered in lint and wearing nothing but a soiled diaper. Police said that aside from scrapes and bruises on his back, the boy was in relatively good health.
Paramedics arrived and transported the boy to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. Within a few hours of investigators releasing a picture of the boy to the media, he was identified.
Police have not said if the child’s parents have been identified or located, but say there is a lot more of investigation that will need to go into the case.…
PHOENIX, AZ – Police have arrested 27-year-old Kenne Worthen after the elementary school teacher got busted having a sexual relationship with one of his 12-year-old students.
Police were called by staff at Longview Elementary School after students informed them that Worthen was having an inappropriate relationship with one of their female classmates.
When questioned, the girl initially denied having any type of relationship with Worthen, but later admitted to it and that she’d had sex with the teacher in his classroom after school.
A search of Worthen’s iPod revealed the girl and Worthen would have conversations of a sexual nature via the Google Hangouts app. He even tells the girl that he’s worried she will feel guilty and tell his wife or the police.
Worthen was arrested on Friday and is facing five felony charges, including molestation and sexual conduct with a minor. According to court documents, Worthen confessed to the relationship to police.
During his first court appearance, the judge ordered Worthen held in jail without bond.
“Even with having no record or anything?” asked Worthen.…
BARTLESVILLE, OK — Police have arrested 27-year-old Brittany Bell after her 3-month-old daughter was found dead in her home being eaten by roaches.
Police were initially called to Bell’s apartment on Jan 8, on a report of a dead infant. When they arrived, Bell told the officers she had put her baby, Alice, in her crib and came back a while later to find her dead.
She then changed her story, telling the officers she thought that it was possible that her 18-month-old twins may have accidentally smothered Alice. She said she fell asleep while watching a movie and that the twins may have killed the baby by sitting on her.
The Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy and listed the cause of death as sudden unexplained infant death, with the manner of death undetermined. It was also noted that abrasions found on the baby’s head and legs were caused by the roaches feeding on the baby’s corpse.
“I can conclude that she laid the baby on the floor and fell asleep without waking during which time Alice may have been suffocated by one or both of her twins or became distressed due to the surface of the floor and suffocated,” Investigator Jim Warring stated in the affidavit. …
FESTUS, MO – Police have arrested 21-year-old Taylor Fast, and are looking for Fast’s boyfriend, after her 17-month old daughter was found beat to death.
Police say they were called to Fast’s home Sunday morning after the mother called to report her daughter, Layla, had been bitten by a spider the night before and was now unconscious.
When police arrived at the home, they found the girl dead and quickly realized that Fast’s story was complete bullshit. Layla had bruises to her face and neck, bruises all over her body, and had been dead for several hours.
“I’ve been a policeman for 32 years and this is the worst case of child abuse I have ever seen,” Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis said. “Nothing even comes close to this. This child looked like a situation, say if a child was involved in a car accident. It was horrible.”
According to Roche Madden from Fox 2 St, Louis, the little girl’s face had been smashed in.
They also found that Layla’s 3-year-old brother was suffering from a broken leg and cried every time he tried to stand on it.…
CICERO, IL – Police have charged 23-year-old Martin Alvarado Jr. with fatally beating his girlfriend’s 18-month-old after the child urinated on him during a diaper change.
Police were called to a home on Thursday where Alvarado was caring for his girlfriend’s son. The boy was found unresponsive and taken to the hospital where he would be pronounced dead.
An autopsy was conducted the following day and the boy’s death was ruled a homicide after it was discovered the boy had died of multiple blunt force injuries from child abuse.
Alvarado was questioned and revealed ha had been in the process of changing the toddler’s diaper when the boy urinated on Alvarado. According to investigators, Alvarado became so mad that he repeatedly hit the boy.
Police arrested Alvarado and charged him with first-degree murder. On Monday he was ordered held without bail until his next court appearance on April 28.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said they have had prior contact with the family, but would not elaborate. …
CLEVELAND, OH – Police have charged Michelle Schwab with misdemeanor child endangerment after her 2-year-old fell 10 feet into the cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
The incident happened over the weekend as the 38-year-old mother of three was holding a small child in one arm and her 2-year-old in the other while at the zoo’s cheetah attraction.
Somehow the boy slipped from her arms and ended up falling around 10 feet over a protective railing, landing into the cheetah’s den. The cheetahs never approached the boy after he landed, nor did they approach when Schwab and her husband jumped in to retrieve him. The boy was taken to the hospital to treat a leg injury.
Charges were filed against Schwab after several witnesses told investigators they saw the child being held over the railing of the exhibit. If she’s convicted, she faces six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Schwab may also be unemployed. She was the assistant director at the Sawmill Road KinderCare in Columbus, but communications coordinator Colleen Moran said Schwab “will remain out of the center while this issue is investigated and addressed.”
The director of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said zoo habitats for animals are designed for the safety of the animals and the guests, but guests are expected to use common sense (ha!) and follow zoo rules when viewing animals.…
SACRAMENTO, CA – Police have arrested 27-year-old Porche Wright after they say she doused her 7-year-old daughter with a flammable liquid then set her on fire.
Police were called to Wright’s home on a report of child abuse after a friend of Wright’s came over and discovered the suspect’s daughter covered in serious burns.
Paramedics rushed the girl to the hospital suffering from severe wounds. She is expected to survive and remains under treatment at Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Wright was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charges of felony child abuse and attempted murder charges. She’s being held without bail.
This isn’t Wright’s first run-in with the law, having previously been charged with prostitution, domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
One neighbor said that Wright “put gas on her and put a match on her,” while another described some of the young girl’s injuries.
“She was burned so bad the skin was peeling off her face and everything … it was really, really severe,” said neighbor Frank Taylor.…
According to court documents, Purvi Patel arrived at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center maternity ward in July 2013 with an empty umbilical cord protruding from her nethers. She told doctors she’d miscarried and left the fetus in a dumpster behind her family’s restaurant.
Police located the dumpster where a male fetus was found dead inside a plastic bag. Patel stated she’d been aware of her pregnancy for approximately three weeks before she went into the bathroom where “it all came out.” She further stated she found the lifeless fetus amidst all the blood, so she attempted to perform CPR but was unsuccessful.
When detectives asked why she didn’t call 911, she stated she “didn’t know what else to do,” and didn’t want her parents to find out she’d had premarital sex, or had become pregnant as a result of her liaison with the baby’s father.…
DALLAS, TX – Police have arrested 28-year-old Alicia Carroll after they say she left her 7-year-old daughter in a dumpster overnight.
According to Dallas police, Carroll and her daughter left the King Spa & Sauna about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Carroll began to run, telling her daughter that the police where after them, and instructed her daughter to climb in a nearby dumpster.
The girl fell asleep inside the dumpster while waiting for her mother to come get her, and woke up 10 hours later. As she began walking back towards the spa, Carroll was calling police to report her child was missing.
Carroll told police that she had drinks at the spa and left her daughter with a friend to “clear her head” and that the refused to return her child. The friend contradicted Carroll’s statements, telling police that she witnessed Carroll leaving the spa with her daughter and that Carroll was “highly intoxicated.”
Police began searching for the child and were alerted by some people at the spa who had located Carroll’s daughter.…
NEW YORK, NY – Police have arrested 35-year-old Latisha Fisher after they say she murdered her 20-month-old son inside a midtown Manhattan restaurant.
According to reports, a woman walked into the bathroom pf 5 Boro Burger and saw Fisher holding her hand over the mouth of her son, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher.
“I put my hand over his mouth to put him to sleep,” Fisher allegedly told the woman.
After the woman walked out, Fisher locked herself and her son inside the bathroom, prompting restaurant staff to force their way inside and find the toddler unconscious and foaming at the mouth.
When the staff tried to perform CPR on the toddler, Fisher allegedly swatted them away. By time the boy was taken to the hospital, he was already dead. Sources say that Fisher would later blame one of the world’s biggest scapegoats.
“The devil made me do it,” she reportedly told authorities.
Police arrested Fisher and have charged her with second-degree murder. Friends, family and neighbors describe Fisher as a doting mother to her son, but also said she had a violent streak and a 12-year-old son that does not live with her.…