Central Valley Lawmaker Steps Aside, Denies Child Cruelty ChargeA state lawmaker from the Central Valley took a temporary leave of absence on Tuesday while disputing a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to his young daughter as "false and unthinkable."
SoCal Couple Pleads Guilty To Shocking Torture, Imprisonment Of 13 ChildrenA Riverside County couple plead guilty Friday to the years-long imprisonment, abuse and torture of their 13 children who were discovered in horrific conditions with several of them chained to their beds after one child escaped and called 911.
Bill Proposed To End Catholic Confession Exemption For Reporting Child AbuseState Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) has introduced a bill, SB 360, to end the “penitential communication” exemption to child abuse reporting.
Central Valley Lawmaker Arrested On Child Cruelty SuspicionJoaquin Arambula, who represents a Central Valley district in the state legislature, was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty.
House Of Horror: Salinas Man Gets 3 Life Sentences For Killing 2 Children, Torturing AnotherGonzalo Curiel received two life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder of two children in 2015, and an additional life sentence for the torture of their half sister.
Sister Led California Police To Shackled, Starving SiblingsIn a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds.
Father Charged With Sex Crimes In Fairfield Child Torture CaseProsecutors have added four counts of committing lewd acts with a child to the charges against a Fairfield father who is in custody for allegedly abusing and torturing his 10 children.
Prosecutor: Tortured Fairfield Children Were WaterboardedThe children who were rescued from a filthy, abusive Fairfield home were subjected to `waterboarding,' shot with crossbows and had scalding water poured on them, according to prosecutors.
'Bone-Chilling' Video Shows NorCal School Bus Driver Abusing Autistic GirlDisturbing video of a school bus driver appear to verbally and physically abuse a girl with autism as she wails has been released by the girl's parents and lawyers.
Fairfield Mother Of Tortured Kids To Face Upgraded ChargesProsecutors say they will file nine counts of felony child abuse against the Fairfield mother of 10 children who officials say suffered long-term abuse in a filthy home.
Fairfield Father Charged With Torturing Children; Mother Charged With NeglectA Fairfield father has been charged with nine counts of torture and six counts of child abuse after his children described to investigators being intentionally burned and shot with a pellet or BB gun.