PA Mother Now Faces Felony Charges

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Jamie Edward Easley, 40, Shaler Township, PA.

‘One Of The Most Violent Cases Of
Child Abuse’

SHALER TOWNSHIP, PA  –  A Shaler Township mother is facing felony charges for allegedly abusing her child in “one of the most violent cases” Children’s Hospital doctors have seen.

Katie Easley is now facing charges alongside father Jamie Easley for the alleged abuse of their newborn daughter, who was admitted to UPMC Children’s Hospital with severe injuries in September.

According to police, the 4-week-old girl was taken to Children’s Hospital after her primary care doctor found multiple bruises on her face and abdomen.

The child’s mother allegedly told the doctor the little girl had not eaten in nearly two days.

At the hospital, doctors found the girl had skull fractures, subdural hemorrhages, 19 rib fractures and other fractures to her left arm and her legs.  She was admitted in critical condition to the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

According to the criminal complaint, Jamie told investigators during a police interview that the baby’s older sibling pulled her off a bed. However, doctors said a fall from a bed would not cause the kind of injuries she had.

Police say Jamie later told them he grabbed the baby girl by the arm while she was crying, held her up, squeezed her and gave her “a quick shake.”   Soon after, the baby stopped crying.

Now, police are charging Katie with a felony endangering the welfare of children. The criminal complaint accuses Katie of not taking her critically injured baby to the hospital until the 31-day-old newborn stopped eating all together.

It also says detectives later searched Katie’s phone history and allegedly found Google searches from earlier in the month including “bruising on baby” and “why isn’t my baby eating?”

Police say Children’s Hospital doctors said “given the age of the victim, it was one of the most violent cases of child abuse they have seen, bone in arm completely snapped in half, and the worst rib fractures they have seen.”

KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports charges against Jamie still stand.  Katie was released on non-monetary bond and is slated to go before the judge for her preliminary hearing on Dec. 19.

Children Are In Danger On-Line

Cyber Safety

The proliferation of child predators using the Internet to target young victims has become a national crisis.  A study shows one in seven children will be solicited for sex online in the next year.

The Texas Attorney General is urging all parents and teachers to realize the risks our children face online, and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.

Internet Chase Video

So why are some teens so trusting of people they meet online?  For many students there is a sense that what happens online can’t hurt them.  Unfortunately, we are finding that many teens are posting personal information in chat rooms and on social networking sites making them easy prey for child predators.

In this video, provided from the I-Safe curriculum, you can see what happens when one student finds out the hard way that you can’t trust what people tell you online. Click the image to watch the video.

If for any reason you fear any one, or have any doubts about your safety, contact Law Enforcement immediately.

Texas Attorney General’s office 1 (800) 252-8011

The CyberTipline
https://report.cybertip.org/
1-800-843-5678

Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
http://www.nsopw.gov

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®
http://www.missingkids.com

Connecticut Man Charged With Abusing Toddler

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Joseph Mullikin, 37, of Ashford, Connecticut.

Ashford man in custody following
Child Abuse investigation

DANIELSON, CT  –  A man is facing several charges after an investigation into his suspected abuse of a seven-month-old female child.

The investigation led to the arrest of 37-year-old Joseph Mullikin, of Ashford on a warrant Tuesday.

State Police say the child was being treated at Connecticut Children’s back in September, when physicians reported to DCF that the child had suspicious injuries they believed were indicative of abuse or neglect.

According to a release, the seven-month-old has bruises on both sides of her face, eyes and eyelids.  The bruising also extended to her ears.

After a lengthy investigation, State Police were granted a warrant charging Mullikin with 1st degree Assault, 2nd degree Strangulation/Suffication and Risk of Injury.

Mullikin was held on $200,000 bond and is due in Danielson court Wednesday.

UPDATE – TN Teacher Charged With Child Abuse

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April Chandler, 45

UPDATE – Special Ed teacher arrested, charged with CA

HENDERSONVILLE, TN  –  A George A. Whitten Elementary School special education teacher was arrested and charged with child abuse.

According to Sumner County School officials, 45-year-old April Chandler was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.

The arrest affidavit said an aide at the school told police Chandler forcefully and angrily grabbed a 5-year-old nonverbal autistic boy, causing him to have scratches and red marks.

The witness detailed another incident when Chandler was reading a story to the students as the young boy tried to sit in her lap.  The affidavit says Chandler pushed the boy off of her and he fell down.

A second aide told officers Chandler was roughly changing the boy’s clothes.  When the boy began to cry, she mocked the boy’s appearance.

After officers spoke with the school employees, Chandler was arrested on November 18.  She has since been released on bond.

Chandler is expected to appear in court on December 11.

TN Teacher Suspended, Charged With Child Abuse

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April Chandler

Special Ed teacher arrested, charged with Child Abuse

HENDERSONVILLE, TN  –  A George A. Whitten Elementary School special education teacher was arrested and charged with child abuse.

According to Sumner County School officials, April Chandler was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.

NewsChannel 5 is working to get the details of the incident from the affidavit.  We will update this story when more information becomes available.

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