Town of Maine, NY - Ericka Pease is facing child endangerment charges after being accused of passing out on painkillers and leaving her two young children to fend for themselves.
Police were called to Pease’s trailer after receiving reports of a small child running around the trailer park in the middle of the night. When officers arrived, they found Pease’s 5-year-old son running around the neighborhood with his dogs. They picked him up and took him back to his mother’s trailer.
The front doo to the trailer was wide open, and officers found Pease’s 1-year-old son in a playpen stewing in a dirty diaper. As for Pease, she was found passed out on the living room couch. With the help from responding medics, Pease was finally brought out of her stupor and admitted to taking some painkillers earlier.
Ericka Pease was arrested and transported to the Broome County Jail. She’s been charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Her children were left in the custody of their father, who had showed up to the trailer shortly after police had arrived.…Continue Reading
Ocklawaha, FL - Police arrested Billie Jean Williams, 27, and Mary Joyce Daffron, 28, after they say the two women left their young children alone at a beach bar on Mother’s Day so they could go on a booze cruise.
On Mother’s Day, law enforcement were called to Gator Joe’s Bar and Grill on Lake Weir after two children, ages 8 and 6, approached employees to say they could not find their mothers and felt that they had been abandoned.
The children told responding police officers that they were playing on the beach when they noticed their mothers were missing. Police started looking for the women but only found their chairs and belongings undisturbed on the beach.
That’s when a man named “John” approached deputies and told them he knew one of the women and had seen her and the other woman get on a boat an hour earlier. The boat the women were on eventually came back to the beach and the two women, who were highly intoxicated, fell into the water as they tried to get off.…Continue Reading
Carlsbad, NM - Courtney Hutchins, 22, was arrested for child endangerment after climbing over a barricade with her 3 year old son, Ethan, to get a closer look at a bobcat. Apparently she got a little too close as the bobcat was able to scratch the boy’s head badly enough to require 8 skull staples.
Hutchins, her brother LeeVon, and her son were at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park when they decided to climb over a 40-inch high railing. Once over the outer barrier, they coaxed the cats to the inner fence and pet them. A bobcat reached through the chainlink, grabbed the boy’s head and pulled him towards it, inflicting serious head wounds on the 3 year old.
Hutchins told police she did not see any of the many signs warning against being dangerously stupid. She also said she did not know the word “barrier” before she heard police use it.
Feelings of anger and/or homicidal ideations are a natural first reaction to learning how careless and unconcerned for her own child’s welfare this woman could be. A little snooping on her Facebook, however, reveals a lot.…Continue Reading
HARTFORD, CT – We posted this video of a woman tossing her baby on our Facebook page the other day, but here’s the story behind it. Police are investigating an incident that took place on a Hartford bus, in which a woman got into an altercation with another passenger and, finding no takers for her, “Motherf#@king baby,” simply threw the child to an unidentified passenger so she could get her groove on.
The incident was captured on cell phone video, and shows the irate mother engaged in a shouting match with another woman, located several seats away. As passengers watch, the verbal preliminaries grow increasingly heated (no darn, shucks or gollys here), after which the mother, apparently displeased over being disrespected, pitches her infant and heads up the aisle to lay the smackdown on said disrespecttor.
The fight took place on a Connecticut Transit bus at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to David Lee, general manager of Connecticut Transit. The driver , who did not witness the incident (and who must be deafer than Marlee Matlin), did not see the baby get thrown and eventually stopped the bus, which was nearing the end of its route from Albany Avenue to downtown Hartford.…Continue Reading
EGG HARBOR TWP., NJ – Police in New Jersey have accused Amy Ochetto of intentionally setting her home on fire while her 12-year-old daughter was still inside.
Sometime around 12:24 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a house fire call on Windwood Drive in the Cardiff section of the township. They would find Ochetto’s home on fire and helped get the woman’s daughter out of the home without injury, along with 41-year-old Yeser Bekete.
The Cardiff and Bargaintown fire companies were able to extinguish the blaze and later determined that the fire had been intentionally set. Detectives got involved and would accuse Amy Ochetto of using a flammable liquid to intentionally set the fire while her daughter and Bekete were still inside the house.
Ochetto was arrested and charged with aggravated arson, two counts of aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. She is being held on $100,000 cash bail. Police have not revealed why they believe Ochetto set fire to the house.
Some have wondered why Ochetto was not charged with attempted murder if she set the fire knowing there were occupants in the house.…Continue Reading
Oswego, NY - Here’s another story involving a mother enticing her daughter to fight her alleged bully. This time it’s out of New York, where 40-year-old Amie Loughrey was captured on camera egging on a fight between her 15-year-old daughter and another girl.
Police got involved after the video was posted on someone’s Facebook. In the video, you can see Loughrey encouraging her daughter to fight another girl who had supposedly been harassing her. The victim consistently says she does not want to fight, but Loughrey’s daughter throws the first punch at the insistence of her loud-mouthed mother, just like another mom we featured today.
Throughout the fight, in which Loughrey’s daughter definitely gets the upper-hand, Loughrey can be heard yelling choice bits like “beat her fucking ass” and calling the victim a stupid bitch. After Loughrey’s daughter delivers a sound beating on the other girl, who suffered a flurry of punches, a kick to the face, and being spat on, the girl walks away as Loughrey shouts after her not to come back because “this is her block.”
Amie Loughrey was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment.…Continue Reading
CENTRALIA, WA - Rachelle Braaten, a 24-year-old idiot in Washington, was arrested after video captured her letting her 22-month-old take a hit from a bong.
In the video, you can see Braaten offer the lit bong to the boy who briefly sticks his face on top of the lit bong while other morons in the room start laughing.
When police interviewed Braaten, she reportedly told detectives, “Well, it was like, you can’t see in the camera, but the person taking it, and then there was like a group of people there. And I guess it was a joke and stupid mistake that wasn’t really funny.”
Braaten says she feels “horrible” about the incident. “He’s two and he shouldn’t have known about that,” Braaten said. “He shouldn’t have that in his body.”
Rachelle Braaten was arrested and charged with manufacture of marijuana and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor. She is in jail on a $5000 bail.
The boy’s father was also arrested after police found firearms and 40 marijuana plants inside the couple’s home.…Continue Reading
MIDDLETOWN, CT – Joann LePage was arrested after getting her 14-year-old daughter drunk on margaritas while the pair dined at a Mexican restaurant.
On Feb 27, 51-year-old Joann LePage and her 14-year-old daughter were dining at Puerto Vallarta on Main Street in Middletown around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27.
The manager said that during the course of their meal, he served LePage three margaritas. He was later notified by customers sitting nearby that there was something going on with LePage and her daughter.
The manager kept an eye on them and noticed LePage sliding her margarita over to her daughter to drink. That’s when Puerto Vallarta Manager Margarito Rodriguez walked over to their table. ”I took the drink and told them they had to leave. And they’re not allowed to come back again.”
But when he noticed the girl was slurring and stumbling, he called police and an ambulance. When police arrived, they found the teen was highly intoxicated. She admitted to police that her mother had been giving her alcohol throughout dinner.
The teen was taken to the hospital for treatment and her father was called who took custody of the teenager. Joann LePage was arrested and charged with felony risk of injury to a minor.…Continue Reading
In a criminal complaint filed in the case, the FBI states Hillard met Bour through an online dating service and eventually sold the child to him knowing her daughter ”would be portrayed in a visual depiction assisting another person to engage in sexually explicit conduct.” The complaint does not reveal how much money Hillard made off the sale.
Unfortunately, the 18-month-old girl did end up being the star of some of Bour’s porn, and had been ever since she was around 6-months-old. She may have been involved in more had an unidentified woman not contacted the FBI.
The woman contacted the FBI to report that Bour had sent her explicit text message that read: ”U wanna watch me play with a baby tomorrow a real one” while another said: “I get a chance once in a while I was just seeing if you would hold the camera.” The woman said she’d been to Bour’s home before, and had seen child porn playing on his laptop.…Continue Reading
Viger apparently wasn’t told that you can’t do anything without someone taking out a cell phone and taking a picture for posterity or evidence. It all depends on what side of the bars are you behind.
The police came into this mess after the pictures were posted online and people showed concern. The pictures reportedly showed the females doing “personal and intimate” dances on the minors. One of the pictures posted online apparently showed a scantily dressed woman clinging upside down to a seated teen as others looked on. Party in his pants.
Viger is charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child as she is accused of organizing, managing and paying for the strippers.
She wanted to be the cool mom and now she’s gonna be the mom doing community service.…Continue Reading
If you guessed that the wonky-eyed wonder to the left is the alleged stripper in question, you win!
That, my friends, is 24-year-old Aydrea Meaders. Miss Meaders did all that was right this past Friday night – she got herself ready and attended her children’s school assembly at the North Albany Academy in Albany, as any responsible parent should. One thing she forgot to do was to start the party AFTER the assembly ended…
“Suddenly she stepped to the front of the group threw off her coat and stripped from the waist up,” said Ron Lesko of the Albany School District.
Yep, Aydrea got up on stage when the assembly started and proceeded to get naked and dance. Perhaps she thought some parents might see what their daughters may end up doing if they don’t make their kids focus on academics. It isn’t known what her intent with the strip and dancing gross out was.…Continue Reading
Pennsylvania – On Jan 19, police were called to a Giant To-Go in Pennsylvania one reports of a toddler pumping gas into a car.
Witnesses said they observed 46-year-old Theresa Camara instructing her 3-year-old how to pump gas into her car. As the toddler struggled to remove the gas pump, he sprayed himself and Camara with gasoline.
A review of the gas station’s surveillance video confirmed that Camara had allowed her child to pump gas by himself into a Toyota Rav4, according to a probable cause affidavit. The video also showed that the toddler did indeed spray himself with gasoline as he removed the pump.
Camara had already left the scene before police arrived, but police were able to track her down after customers provided them with Camara’s license plate number. When interviewed, Camara admitted she ”allowed her son to help her in pumping gas,” and confirmed “that he had sprayed gasoline onto both of them.”
Camara was subsequently charged with one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.…Continue Reading
Police say a woman and her daughter were arrested after allegedly taking pictures of two toddlers playing with marijuana, including pictures of the children with joints in their mouths.
Police were alerted to the photos after relatives of the children took the images to a company to be developed. The children’s grandmother, 51-year-old Beth Ann Hensley, returned to the store later to have the order cancelled, but it was too late. Instead of taking the photos with her, she left without them.
This made it real easy for police to see what the store employees had called them after processing the photos. In the pics, two young boys, ages 1 and 4, can be seen with joints in their mouths while an adult holds a lighter as if to light it. Other photos show the boys handling marijuana buds while others were just of marijuana.
Leslie County sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Cornett went to the children’s home accompanied by child welfare workers where authorities removed five children, aged between one and seven, and placed them with a relative. Police would find 24 marijuana plants around the children’s grandmother’s home, including marijuana in a plastic bag.…Continue Reading
Minneapolis, MN – Rebecca Rachelle Hill, 37, was arrested with her daughter on October 12th while reportedly shoplifting from a Macy’s store in Mall of America.
She allegedly attempted to give officers false identification information, but was outed when her fingerprints were run against a police database.
Once authorities were able to make contact with Hill’s daughter’s father, he told them that the girl and her mother had been driving around in a vehicle stolen from a relative and smoking marijuana and heroin for the past few weeks. The father knew this because he had previously taken his daughter, who had been going through withdrawal, to the hospital where she tested positive for both heroin and marijuana. The girl had also been depressed and cutting herself on the wrists and thighs.
When faced with this wealth of information, Hill reportedly admitted to purchasing the drugs for her daughter as well as doing them with her, about three times per day, supposedly in an effort to keep the girl from suffering further withdrawal symptoms. The police totally saw the logic in this excuse, gave her a pat on the back for being a kick-ass mom and sent her on her way with her sleepy-eyed daughter.…Continue Reading
Toulon, IL – A teen mother in Illinois has been accused of leaving her infant alongside a rural road where she remained for twelve hours after the mother told police her baby had been abducted.
Last Thursday, an Amber Alert was issued for 3-week-old Mia Graci Thompson. Her mother, 19-year-old Kendra Meaker, told police that she had left Mia and her 11-month old sister in the car while she walked into a Toulon post office to mail a package. She informed them that it wasn’t until she had already driven away that she noticed Mia was missing.
Sheriff Jimmie Dison said he figured Meaker’s story was bullshit from the beginning, but with no evidence to the contrary, he didn’t have any choice but to request an Amber Alert. It wasn’t until twelve hours later that Meaker finally told the truth and admitted that she drove outside Toulon that morning and placed her daughter on the side of a rural road.
After volunteer searchers were dispatched to the area, Mia was found after a pair of searchers heard her cries.…Continue Reading
ST. LOUIS, MO – The woman who recorded a fight between two toddlers, then posted the video to her Facebook, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Earlier this month, 21-year-old Latonya Davis recorded a video of her 2-year-old daughter fighting with a 3-year-old boy she was babysitting. In the video, Davis can be heard laughing while the children cry hysterically as they strike each other at Latonya Davis’ instructions.
“Got some action! Got some action!” Davis can be heard yelling as she records. “Y’all better ball up some fists!”
Obviously thinking that this was perfectly acceptable, Davis then posted the video to Facebook to share with birds of a feather. But she found out pretty quickly that while this may be hilarious in certain circles, not everyone found it amusing.
“It’s like she’s training her before she starts school or something,” said an acquaintance of Davis. “It’s sad because today’s society in the black community its really sickening that these kids are learning how to fight, get guns and stuff, and it shouldn’t be going on.”
In the probable cause statement, a law enforcement officer states:
“I believe that the defendant poses a danger to a crime victim, the community, or any other person because defendant took obvious pleasure and amusement in causing a three and a half year old child and a two and a half year old to engage each other in a physical fight.…Continue Reading
Forrest City, AR - It’s coming up on four years since I wrote about Reginald Davis (note: very graphic), and that case still rings my outrage bell loud enough to put any civil defense siren to shame.
Quick recap: Davis went to visit the new mother of an eight-day-old baby girl–supposedly his daughter. When the 15-year-old mom returned after leaving the baby alone with Davis so she could get a shower, she observed blood on the baby, and the mother and grandmother took the little girl to the Forrest City (Arkansas) Medical Center, accompanied by Davis.
A medical examination indicated the infant had been raped; it also was noted that she had a fractured skull. Police were called, Davis was arrested, and the little girl was transferred to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock due to the severity of her injuries.
For any of you new to the case, let me reiterate: EIGHT. DAYS. OLD.
If we were to say that the case as it originally stood filled all three able-to-be-perceived dimensions on the WTF?/OMG!…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky — A couple in Kentucky have been arrested after a 3-year-old was found playing on some railroad tracks by herself.
Police received a call from a concerned citizen who reported seeing the 3-year-old daughter of 26-year-old Victoria Carroll, playing on some railroad tracks with no adults in sight.
Officers were able to find the girl, and already knew where she lived. They had been to the child’s home several times in the past on reports of the toddler wandering the streets alone.
When the officers arrived at the house they found the front door open and Carroll’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Joshua Tate, passed out in the bedroom. He had no knowledge that the child was out of the house.
Carroll had left her daughter in the care of Tate, even though CPS had forbid her from doing so on a previous call, while she visited the neighborhood methadone clinic. Both she and Tate were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
Tate, being the absolute winner he is, banged his head on the asphalt as well as the protective screen inside the patrol car during his arrest.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – A drunk pregnant woman in Houston is facing multiple charges after she stumbled into a tattoo parlor looking to get pierced.
Police say that at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, 20-year-old Stephanie Santana, who is 7-months pregnant, pulled up to a tattoo parlor and stumbled inside to see how long it would take to get a piercing.
Santana needed it done in a hurry because she was a responsible, drunk, pregnant woman driving in the early morning hours with her 1-year-old daughter. Leaving her child unattended in the car for too long would just be bad parenting.
The employees, noticing she was drunk, told her that they would not be able to help her and told her to get out of the store. Police were called after an employee discovered the child in the car and mommy passed out in the driver’s seat with the car idling and the door wide open.
When police arrived, they found Santana still sleeping in the idling car with her daughter and woke her up.…Continue Reading
Hickman, an apparent mooch, told police he and his brother had argued about Hickman’s lack of financial contributions to the household in the month and a half he had been staying there.
In his statement to police, Hickman claimed his brother and the mother of the two boys called him names and accused him of being “slow and stupid.”
Hickman apparently decided he had had enough of their bad-mouthin’ and decided to move out. Before he did, though, he went and proved ‘em right….
“There was a bleach bottle in the kitchen,” Hickman told police. “I took the bleach and I poured it into a milk container that was in the refrigerator.”
In addition to fouling the milk, Hickman also admitted to pouring bleach into a bottle of mouthwash in the couple’s bathroom.
After drinking the spiked milk on Thursday, the boys, ages 1 and 3, became violently ill with severe vomiting and diarrhea.…Continue Reading