EMERSON, NE – A Nebraska couple have pleaded not guilty to charges they deprived their two teenage boys from food and showers.

The Busker’s kids are hungry. And stinky.

Why? Because the Buskers are assholes. Cheap assholes.

On Wednesday August 8th, Blaine Busker, 41, and Donella Busker, 38, of Emerson, Nebraska, were arrested for the mistreatment of two teenaged boys that were under their care.

Local media reports refer to the boys as their “sons,” but the story linked above notes that the Buskers had received a total of $5,475 from the state of Nebraska “from February through June to care for the children,” and the duration of the abuse was specified as being from January 1st through June 18th, so it looks like the boys are actually foster children.

Which doesn’t excuse the starvation, privation and abuse that they had to endure.

Even with all that money coming in, the Buskers begrudged the two (presumably) growing boys proper nutrition, so much so that they kept the refrigerator and kitchen cupboards padlocked to prevent any surreptitious snacking.…

PARKERSBURG, WV – A West Virginia mother added to the long list of ineffective, abusive methods of stopping a child from crying when she bleached her baby.

On July 11th, staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia notified local police about a 16-month-old male patient with “suspicious injuries.” The child had chemical burns on his face, back and shoulders.

I’ve checked multiple sources, and no one has specified what story the child’s mother told when she brought him to the hospital, but whatever line of bullshit it was, hospital staff weren’t buying it.

Police visited the child’s mother, 27-year-old Sylvia Lynn Eden, at the house where the injuries occurred. As often happens when a child is injured by abuse, Mom blamed Big Sister, age four.

It seems that Big Sister decided to spray Little Brother in the face with bleach while he was napping, for no apparent reason, on July 9th.

Cops weren’t buying what she was selling, either, so they took her in for further questioning at the Parkersburg Police Department.…

LAS VEGAS, NV – A couple have been arrested after the woman’s missing 3-year-old was found murdered at Lake Mead.

On Sunday morning, 20-year-old Cassie Smith called 911 to report her son, 3-year-old Daniel Theriot, was missing.

She said she had taken her son to Sunset Park to feed the ducks, but when she took her eyes off of him to use her phone he had seemingly disappeared.

Police immediately began a huge search effort that included shutting down the park and checking cars as they left. But they also began doubting Smith’s version of events when they received info from other park-goers.

No one at the park remembered seeing Smith and her son at the park that morning, nor did anyone remember seeing Smith searching for him at the park.

“We started doubting if the three-year-old was ever at the park,” said homicide detective Ray Spencer. “We suspected some foul play was involved.”

Early Monday morning investigators would have their suspicions confirmed when Daniel’s body was found near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.…

POLK COUNTY, FL – Police have arrested a woman after they say she encouraged her boyfriend to beat her 2-year-old son on multiple occasions, beatings that led to the boy’s death.

Police were called to a home early Tuesday morning where they found 2-year-old Harley Don Hiatt Jr. unresponsive.

The boy had visible bruising on his arms and legs, injuries the boy’s mother, 26-year-old Shannon Short, said came from beatings doled out by her boyfriend, 26-year-old Christian Thompson.

Hiatt was taken to the hospital where it was determined he had bleeding on the brain, among other injuries. He was pronounced dead a few hours later.

An autopsy would reveal that aside from numerous bruises on his face that appeared to be caused by a belt, various scars and scratches, Hiatt also had a lacerated bowel that led to peritonitis and brain hemorrhaging.

When police questioned Short about these major injuries, she told them that Thompson was the one who had cared for the boy in the few days before his death.…

SEYMOUR, IN – Police have arrested a man after he failed to call 911 after his 8-year-old son accidentally ate a large quantity of meth.

On the morning of June 21, Curtis Collman III was in the custody of his father, 41-year-old Gilbert Collman.

The boy decided to eat some cereal he found on a plate at his father’s house, unaware that the cereal was actually meth. Several grams of it.

Before Curtis realized he was not eating cereal, police say he’d eaten enough to kill a grown man.

When his father found his son in medical distress, he did not call 911. Instead, he decided to call a friend to come over and help.

The friend told Gilbert he needed to call 911, but Gilbert wasn’t having it and took the woman’s cellphone to prevent her from calling. According to police, he also held a gun to the woman and threatened her life.

Still unwilling to get his son medical help, Gilbert loaded the boy up and drove him to his parents’ house.…

MEEKER, OK – Four members of a family in Oklahoma have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was found starving to death inside a barn.

Police were called after a passerby called to report seeing an extremely malnourished boy outside of a barn.

When authorities arrived at the property, they found the teen sharing a barn with goats, rabbits and chickens. When found, police say he only weighed 80-lbs.

According to the teen, he had been living in the barn for the last two years. Since he was not allowed to eat food from the house, he had to forage for food on his own and had been eating sticks, leaves and grass.

The boy was also found to have suffered head injuries, broken bones and had shotgun pellets lodged in his leg after having been shot by his father.

The boy’s father, Jimmy Lee Jones Sr, 34; stepmother, Amy Adkins Jones, 46; and two older stepbrothers, Jonathan Luke Plank, 20, and Tyler Joe Adkins, 24, have all been charged and taken into custody.…

LAKEWAY, TX — A woman has been arrested after she passed out after locking her and her 10-year-old son in a car as temperatures outside reached over 100°.

According to police, the boy woke up inside the car after his mother, 34-year-old Adriane Moss, had parked it with the windows rolled up.

As the temperatures climbed inside the car, the boy eventually called 911 for help after sitting in the locked car for about an hour with his unresponsive mother.

According to Lakeway Dispatch, the boy could be heard on the call asking his mother to roll down the windows. She could be heard replying “no.”

When police arrived at the scene, Moss was seen getting out of the car. She and her son both had “sweaty and matted hair,” according to police who also stated the interior of the car was in excess of 123 degrees.

Moss also smelled of alcohol when talking to the officers and was stumbling around. She reportedly ignored officers’ questions, and at one point told her son to “get out of her life.”

Moss was arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child.…

RICHMOND, KY – Police have arrested a couple after their 18-year-old daughter was found locked inside a cage in their home’s basement.

Police were performing a welfare check at the home of Tito and Shannon Felix, 50 and 51, when they went down to the basement that was littered with animal feces.

Also in the basement was the couple’s 18-year-old daughter. She was locked inside a wooden cage that measured seven feet long, 43 inches tall and 46 inches wide.

The cage was equipped with latches on the outside, a combination lock and a child’s toilet that was full of piss and shit.

When police asked the couple why in the hell was their adult daughter locked up inside the cage, they responded that the girl suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and would sleepwalk.

So, they explained, keeping her locked in the cage at night so she “doesn’t get out and we can get some sleep.”

The couple was arrested on the spot and charged with unlawful imprisonment and criminal abuse.…

SACRAMENTO, CA – A couple is behind bars after the body of their emancipated 5-year-old girl was found inside a storage locker.

On May 11, Tyler and Averyauna Anderson, both 23, drove a rented U-Haul truck from Reno, Nevada to Sacremento.

The next day they stopped at a friend’s U-Haul storage facility and dropped off some sealed boxes.

The friend thought the boxes were suspicious, so he inspected them. Inside one of the boxes was a plastic drum that contained a duffel bag.

Inside the duffel bag, the man found the remains of a 5-year-old girl.

The storage unit owner immediately called police who began their investigation. Detectives were able to quickly identify the couple and where they lived by tracking their cellphone information and their U-Haul rental agreement.

At the couple’s apartment, investigators would discover the couple had three children. Two boys that are the couple’s biological children, and Cali — the 5-year-old-girl found in the storage unit.

Interesting to note, Cali was not Averyauna’s biological daughter. She was also the one child neighbors reported never seeing playing outside.…

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A homeless couple are both behind bars for forcing their 7-year-old daughter to perform sex acts, pickpocket, panhandle in heels and attend “secret parties” in exchange for drugs and money.

The girl and her 8-year-old brother, who went to the same school, would often show up unkempt or would fall asleep during class. The school was aware that the parents, Teri Lee Sanchez and James Stewart Sr, 37, were known to be occasionally homeless.

In November of last year, the girl’s teacher noticed she was, “excessively unkempt and smelled of urine.”  She lead her into the bathroom to put her in fresh clothing and clean her up. It was at this point when she noticed dried blood in her panties. The teacher informed the school principal and made contact with Albuquerque police and the Children, Youth and Families Department, and made a report to each.

Both the principle and teacher noted an additional incident where the girl was dropped off at school in an unfamiliar vehicle wearing high heels and appeared to have had her hair, and makeup professionally done.…

AKRON, OH — Police are investigating after a two-year-old girl froze to death on the front porch of her home.

On Friday, a woman called 911 to report she had found her daughter frozen on the front porch outside where temperatures that day ranged between 12 and 19 degrees.

The 911 dispatcher instructed the woman how to perform CPR on the girl until paramedics arrived and rushed the girl to Akron Children’s Hospital where she died.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office is determining exactly how the girl died.

Police have also started their investigation and have been questioning neighbors.

One neighbor told reporters the family mostly kept to themselves, and that the woman had two children, the two-year old-girl and a boy. She also said the woman’s kids were often seen playing outside unsupervised.

“I’ve had to take the baby home ’cause she’ll be outside playing. It was a few times that I had to take both of her kids home,” the neighbor said.

Police have not identified the girl or her mother.…

PARK HILLS, MO – Police have arrested a couple after they were accused of putting their 4-month-old son inside a microwave, then turning it on.

Police were called after the baby was brought to a hospital for a rash on his face.

Doctors quickly discovered that the rash was actually a second-degree burn, and that the baby was suffering from a skull fracture and a brain injury.

The baby’s parents, Derick Boyce-Slezak and Mikala Boyce-Slezak, both 22, were arrested and charged with felony abuse or neglect of a child.

During a Monday hearing, Mikala said the burn were caused by someone cleaning the infant’s face with a towel that contained a cleaning chemical.

She pleaded the Fifth Amendment when asked about the baby’s other injuries. Derek didn’t testify at all.

However, a social services agent did testify at the hearing. She said that Mikala told her that the head injury was probably the result of Derek dropping the baby while imitating something he saw on a television commercial.

Even more shocking, she told the worker she believed Derek had put the baby in the microwave then turned it on “for a short period of time.”

Derek and Mikala are both being held in the St.…


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