child abuse

A Pensacola (Fla) woman will not be charged for viciously paddling a middle school age boy in a restaurant parking lot.

A concerned citizen caught the paddling on her cell phone and uploaded the video to social media. The video quickly garnered over 70,000 views from outraged parents.

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child abuse

A Florida father demonstrated the proper way to beat his child -- legally. The unnamed dad wanted to beat his 12-year-old daughter for fighting with her sister. But he feared the assault would land him behind bars for child abuse. So he called the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office to oversee the child abuse.

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Adrian Peterson

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Houston authorities early Saturday morning. On Friday a grand jury indicted Peterson on charges of whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. Peterson, 29, was booked into jail at 1 a.m. Saturday and released 30 minutes later on $15,000 bond. Houston police released this mugshot of an arrogant Peterson smiling as if he didn't have a care in the world.

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suspects

Three adults have been arrested and charged with whipping an 11-year-old boy and posting a video of the vicious beating on Facebook.

The boy's mother, Demitria Latrion Powell, 28, his godmother, Uteas Michelle Taylor, 42, and Stefon Tirrell Felton, the godmother’s 40-year-old boyfriend, were charged Tuesday with third degree child abuse, conspiracy to commit child abuse, and child abuse committed in the presence of another child, CBS Detroit reports.

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Brandon Gunn and Viviana Gunn

A Washington woman was sentenced to over 30 years in prison for the systematic torture of her 13-year-old brother-in-law, the NY Daily News reports.

Police arrested Brandon Gunn, 27, and Viviana Gunn, 34, after the boy was found sleeping on a park bench. The boy's harrowing tale of torture and abuse led police to seek a search warrant of the Gunn's Kitsap County home west of Seattle.

Sheriff's deputies discovered blood stains on a door and walls that were consistent with the boy being whipped with an electric cord and beaten with a bat and metal bar.

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