Centennial superintendent arrested, charged with Child Abuse and
UTICA, NE – Centennial Public Schools Superintendent Tim DeWaard has been arrested on charges of Child Abuse and Third-Degree Sexual Assault.
The Seward County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Tuesday afternoon that its investigation resulted in the arrest of DeWaard, 56, of Utica.
The Sheriff’s Office said his arrest was in relation “to charges involving a high school aged student.”
Authorities said bail was set for DeWaard at $50,000. He posted bail, and he was released from jail.
“This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Seward County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the York County Sheriff’s Department. Our office is working closely with Centennial Public School officials, and their cooperation is appreciated during this time,” Seward County investigators said.
No further information is being released at this time, as the investigation remains ongoing.
DeWaard has been the superintendent at Centennial since July 1, 2007.
Before coming to Centennial, he served as principal and/or superintendent at Eustis-Farnam, Valentine and Tri-County.
He has been involved with the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association and the Nebraska Council of School Administrators.
In 2018, he received the University of Nebraska at Kearney Leaders in Education and Service Award.
According to public records, Dewaard recently signed a new contract that went into effect on July 1, and paid him $168,000 a year.
A recent tweet from Dewaard on July 8 said he was entering his 35th year in education.
AG Paxton’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Reaches Milestone with
12,000 Total Arrests
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the Fugitive Apprehension Unit of his office for reaching a significant milestone since its inception in 2003.
The unit achieved its 12,000 arrest with the capture of Robert Chapa for violating his parole after being convicted for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
The Fugitive Apprehension Unit also made six other noteworthy arrests:
Christopher Lucio for violating parole after being convicted for aggravated robbery.
Steven Parcell Balthaser for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Clarence Martin Johnson for violating probation after being convicted for indecency with a child by sexual contact.
Jordan Xavier Bennett for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
Corbey Glenn Grace for violating parole after being convicted for homicide.
Adesanya Prince for possession with intent to promote child pornography.
“I am proud of the bravery and valor demonstrated by our Fugitive Apprehension Unit every day while they keep Texas strong, safe, and just,” said Attorney General Paxton. “As of today, these courageous law enforcement officers have successfully arrested 12,000 fugitives. Our officers provide invaluable security for Texans, and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.”
The Fugitive Apprehension Unit includes investigators, criminal analysts, administrative assistants, and a command staff who operate in regional offices in Austin, Houston, and Arlington.
The unit’s mission is to locate and arrest violent fugitives, convicted child sex offenders who violate conditions of their parole, and to arrest sex offenders who fail to comply with the state’s mandated sex offender registration requirements.
It also assists in locating missing and endangered runaway children reported by local law enforcement agencies to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children®.
To learn more about the Criminal Investigations Division and its efforts to keep Texans safe, visit the Attorney General’s website.
I am going to attempt to reach out to all Parents with this, although we want to draw young couples and young parents-to-be to Our Sites, where they can better prepare to be the Parents their Child needs.
No matter what kind of Parent you are, there is one thing you will never teach your Child.
The first, and most important thing a Child should “FEEL” is LOVE. I believe that when a Child is born, it is possible to be ahead. But let’s start from the beginning, and just so everyone knows, it is possible to, up to a point, to look at your wife and Child and say “I am so very sorry , PLEASE, I love you both, but I have wronged you both”. ( If this is the wife, just change the words to read accordingly).
You should love your significant other as much as you love yourself, and you should be an honest person already, if not how can you even think of doing your significant other and family-to-be like this????
The same goes for violence toward your significant other and a family????
IT IS WRONG TO IMPLANT INDIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S HEART
While we are here, you and this young Lady(even if you are joining in on this as seasoned Parents) are forming a TEAM, and contrary to what anyone says, there is no master or slave.
Learn to open up and talk, but be totally honest. If you are not best friends, it is time you really get to know each other, and at this point you never, never, never, ever betray the trust in which you told each other your deepest… and dreams.
But now is the time to train yourselves to talk softly, and you both might as well get rid of the dirty habits: chewing tobacco… OK, what is it? No, No, not you just the Mother-to-be, since it is her job to deal with your young football player 24 hours a day for 11 years…. OF Course I MEAN YOU TOO, new Mothers have depression, and it is the Father’s responsibility to deal with their Child as much as possible, and that doesn’t mean just when you aren’t playing pool or horseshoes.
The other member of your Team will need a time just to herself, EVERY DAY, and this is not just her naptime, that does not count.
Now back to stopping things an innocent Child should not know: tobacco, cussing, arguing, fighting, alcohol, drugs(all 3 kinds, illicit, over-the-counter, and prescription, and that goes for the fake over-the-counter synthetic drugs), pornography, loud music, and junk television.
Next the Team will need to start early and get you a child-proofing-the-house list going, along with Emergency plans for various possibilities.
OK, when your Teammate conceives, it will be time to start talking softly to this bundle of joy while lightly rubbing and touching this “bump” as your Child grows. You can sing softly, and read to this soon-to-be addition to the Team.
It will be a really good time to prepare yourselves, so read-up on facts like bonding to Mom and Dad, Newborns get scared very easily, and most particularly uncontrollable crying, which is Purple crying or Blue Face(it was called when my oldest taught me the hard way what this thing is, that far too many end up hurting their Child for life by Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Last but not least, the things you DO NOT DO AT ALL, EVEN ONE(1) TIME!!!!
You never discipline a Child when you are angry. You NEVER talk MEAN to them, NEVER criticize them, if they are having trouble with homework, you help them, and if you can’t do the problems just imagine what this dear Child feels like in front of his peers.
Now it is time for you and your Teammate to start practicing Quality Time.
You can NOT teach your Child LOVE, it is a feeling, a felt thing. But you will begin as a smiling, long-suffering Parent, teaching your Child the basic qualities necessary to be a Good Family Member, Good Friend, Good Pupil, Good Citizen, Good Employee, Good Soldier, Good Boss, and a Good Civil Servant, by teaching Truth, Honor, Respect while being Respected, Duty, and Responsibility(which, by 18-years-of-age, will be Responsibility For One’s Own Actions).
This Child must be protected by you and your teammate for 18 years.
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 – 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.