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Queens of the Stone Age Rocker Gets Bad News From His Kids

Restraining order against Josh Homme for domestic violence filed in name of his 2 young sons

(Newser) - The frontman for rock group Queens of the Stone Age is being accused of domestic violence, and a filing for a restraining order on behalf of his two young sons has been submitted. Per legal documents seen by TMZ , the request for a protective order against 48-year-old Josh Homme was...

It's 'the Closure of a Case That Has Haunted Our Community'

Mother charged in 1992 murder of infant found in South Carolina river

(Newser) - Nearly 30 years after an infant girl's stabbed body was found floating on a South Carolina river, authorities announced the arrest Tuesday of the child's mother and said she has been charged in the death, per the AP . Stacy Michelle Costner Rabon, 48, of Rock Hill, SC, faces...

Man Put in Cell With Sister's Rapist Guilty of Killing Him

Department of Corrections denied request for new cellmate

(Newser) - Shane Goldsby asked for a new cellmate. Goldsby, 25, was in prison for a stabbing, stealing a police car, and injuring a state trooper in Washington state. His cellmate, Robert Munger, 70, was in for child rape, child molestation, and possession of child pornography. One of Munger’s victims was...

Police: Woman Drove For Year With Niece, Nephew in Trunk

Baltimore County Police have charged her with abuse leading to their deaths

(Newser) - Baltimore County police pulled over a woman for a traffic stop, and found the remains of two children in the trunk of the car. When police ran the driver’s tags and learned they were fake, they told her the car would be towed. That’s when the officer smelled...

Cuomo Signs Law Ending Child Marriage in New York

Activists say Nalia's Law will protect children from statutory rape, forced marriage

(Newser) - Children can't get married in New York. That might not sound groundbreaking, but the law recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo raising the age of consent to 18 is rare in the US; only six states prohibit child marriage. Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island also don’...

Repeated Slams in Judo Class Kill 7-Year-Old Boy

Taiwanese boy had been on life support since April

(Newser) - A 7-year-old Taiwanese boy has died after being repeatedly slammed by his coach and others at a judo class. It's a case seeing wide media pick-up around the world : The boy, identified only by his surname, Huang, was taken off life support on Tuesday night after being in a...

Alleged Cult Leader Dies, Followers Apparently Can't Part With Her

7 members of Love Has Won religious group kept mummified remains of Amy Carlson in home

(Newser) - Police say a man returned to his rural Colorado home last week to find a mummified woman, who "appeared to be set up in some type of shrine." The face, with missing eyes, was caked in glittery makeup, and the body was wrapped in a sleeping bag and...

Massive Child Porn Site Taken Down From Dark Web

Four German men arrested, including one responsible for more than 3.5K posts

(Newser) - A child pornography website with 400,000 users is gone, thanks to German federal police and Europol. The site, Boystown, had existed on the dark web since June 2019. Four German men, one who had been living in South America for several years, were arrested. Three were administrators, and one...

Member of Alabama Shakes Accused of Child Abuse

Arrested drummer Steven Johnson had previously pleaded guilty to violating ex's protective order

(Newser) - A member of the rock band Alabama Shakes was arrested last week and hit with child abuse charges, a year after pleading guilty to breaching a protective order from his ex-wife. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama confirms to Rolling Stone that drummer Steven William Johnson was arrested...

Cops: Mom in Boxing Glove Attacks Girl at School

Florida's Edith Riddle, 34, charged with child abuse after incident outside school's cafeteria

(Newser) - A 34-year-old Florida woman is facing child abuse charges after allegedly fighting a 12-year-old girl at her daughter's middle school while wearing a boxing glove. Edith Riddle—who initially told officials she was unable to remove the boxing glove because it was superglued to her left wrist, per First...

Mia Farrow: Woody Allen Will Do Anything 'to Save Himself'

Comments come from new documentary focusing on child abuse allegations

(Newser) - Mia Farrow says her biggest regret is meeting Woody Allen, and that she's "scared" of the Oscar-winning writer/director 30 years after their tumultuous split, in a new documentary, the result of a two-year investigation. Allen v. Farrow covers the better years of Allen and Farrow's relationship in...

After Girl's Horrific Death, Punishment for Mom

Tiaundra Christon of Texas dressed a doll to look like her daughter as a ruse after she was killed

(Newser) - A Texas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for tampering with a corpse: that of her own 2-year-old daughter. The body of Hazana Anderson was found in a weighted-down bag in a lake near Houston in October 2018, reports People . A few days earlier, the girl's...

Cops: Girl, 8, Died After Being Forced to Jump on Trampoline

Texas couple charged with capital murder

(Newser) - A Texas couple could be facing the death penalty for forcing an 8-year-old girl to jump on a trampoline. Ashley and Daniel Schwarz have been arrested on capital murder charges in the Aug. 29 death of the Odessa girl, ABC reports. Police say the girl, who was in the couple'...

Teens Thought They'd Found Love. Instead, a Terrible Turn

'Nat Geo' tells the stories of 2 sex slaves fighting against the odds

(Newser) - They thought they'd found love. But Sayeda and Anjali, pseudonyms given to two teenage girls born into poverty and sold to the same Indian brothel, were fooled, as Yudhijit Bhattacharjee writes in an expose of child trafficking for National Geographic . Sayeda, an aspiring dancer from Khulna, Bangladesh, who by...

Trumper Hits 13-Year-Old Girl: Report

Norbert Logsdon is accused of felony child abuse

(Newser) - A Florida man is accused of ramming a 13-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole while demonstrating for President Trump, ActionNewsJax reports. Norbert Logsdon, 67, allegedly jammed the pole in Crystal Ledoux's car and struck her daughter Wednesday in the town of Orange Park. "I was scared...

MythBusters' Adam Savage Is Hit by a Major Accusation

But Savage's mother says she supports her son

(Newser) - Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is facing a terrible accusation—and from his sister, no less. Miranda Pacchiana filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York state accusing her brother of "repeatedly" sexually abusing her as a child, USA Today reports. According to the suit, Savage "would repeatedly rape Miranda...

Cops: Parents Forced Boy to Drink Lethal Amount of Water

Colorado couple charged with murder in 11-year-old's death

(Newser) - A Colorado couple is charged with first-degree murder in the March death of their 11-year-old son, who was forced to drink large amounts of water. Father Ryan Sabin and stepmother Tara Sabin of Black Forest were arrested Tuesday after a months-long investigation and are now held without bail at the...

MLB All-Star Indicted for Allegedly Beating Daughter, 14

Josh Hamilton has been free on bond since turning himself in in October

(Newser) - Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her . A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself in...

NYPD Officer Charged With Freezing Son, 8, to Death

Michael Valva and his fiancee allegedly forced boy to stay in freezing garage overnight

(Newser) - A New York Police Department officer and his fiancee were charged with second-degree murder Friday after the transit officer's 8-year-old son was allegedly left in an unheated, unfinished garage overnight and froze to death. Michael Valva, 40, and Angela Pollina, 42, have both pleaded not guilty. As NBC News...

Daycare Owner Arrested After Cops Look Behind False Wall

Police found 26 kids in basement area

(Newser) - A Colorado woman accused of hiding 26 children behind a false wall at her daycare center was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor child abuse, police said Thursday. Carla Faith, 58, was arrested Monday in Colorado Springs on suspicion of two counts of reckless child abuse without injury and a single...

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