Leah Merrique Germain Fort Pierce teacher charged with child abuse

A St. Lucie County teacher was arrested Friday on two counts of child abuse, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say 38-year-old Leah Merrique Germain, a teacher at Samuel Gaines Academy, grabbed a student by the arm and shoved him into the railing and onto the stairs when she saw the student sliding down the banister of the stairwell from a floor above her. Sheriff Mascara said in a news release that a student who was nearby

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DARIUS MCCRARY ACCUSED OF ABUSING BABY ATTACKING WIFE

Darius McCrary is facing domestic abuse allegations once again. News can confirm Tammy Brawner, the former Family Matters star’s wife, was granted a restraining order against her husband after claiming that he has been abusing both her and their 1-year-old daughter, Zoey. In the documents, Brawner recalled one particularly jarring incident in which she claims McCrary held the baby girl over a boiling pot of water, saying he wished he never had her. The mother also accused him of frequently

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Reynaldo Zepeda Arrested sexually abused 13-year-old for months

Authorities have arrested 41-year-old Reynaldo Zepeda, who has been charged with continuous sex assault of a child. A tip led authorities to Alliance, Nebraska, where Zepada was said to have living. Family members in Nebraska told law enforcement that Zepada had fled to Belton, Texas. As investigates surveyed the home where Zepeda was believed to be hiding, he came out of the home and attempted to drive off. He was detained and questioned, and admitted to being Reynaldo Zepeda. Zepeda

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Cody Haupt Arrested raping 3 children living in deplorable conditions

An 18-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly raping three of his relatives in a Coventry Township home. In January, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received information that children were being sexually abused in the home. When detectives responded, they found nine children living in “deplorable” conditions. Authorities said there was evidence of hoarding, mental health concerns, multiple reports of sex offenses, abuse allegations and neglect complaints. The children were then removed from the home. After further investigation, the sheriff’s

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Jazmine Nichole Pacyga accused of sexually abusing her infant

A young mother is accused of sexually abusing her infant son and producing child sexually abusive material.Jazmine Nichole Pacyga, 19, of Muskegon Township “admitted” to performing oral sex on her 3-month-old baby, according to an abuse and neglect petition filed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The petition alleges the baby’s home is unsuitable due to “drunkenness and neglect.” Pacyga’s parental rights have been suspended as a result and she has been lodged in the Muskegon County

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Mother is sentenced to 16 years in prison for incest

A Kentucky mom was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years behind bars after pleading guilty to incest and sodomy charges related to the sexual abuse of her 4-year-old son. The Louisville mom, Kelly Lynn South, will also have to register as a sex offender, reported the local Courier-Journal. The 40-year-old woman was nabbed in Oct. 2015 for the abuse after an investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department. South was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of

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Iris Hernandez Rivas Arrested for beating 4 year old daughter to death

A Maryland woman kicked her four-year-old daughter in the stomach for not brushing her teeth, police say. Iris Herndanez Rivas, 20, is accused of the crime which allegedly took place on January 26. Her young daughter Nohely Alexandra Martinez Hernandez died on Wednesday, according to Montgomery County police. They said in a release that on January 26, Hernandez Rivas called 911 around 12.30pm and ‘requested medical assistance for her unresponsive four-year-old daughter’. When Hernandez Rivas entered the room, she told

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Phillip Payne Arrested for raping his girlfriend’s 9 year old daughter

Cops nabbed a man who allegedly raped his girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter and subjected her to a mock crucifixion in a Bushwick building. Phillip Payne, 29, was arrested Thursday afternoon for assaulting the youngster in his home on Knickerbocker Avenue between Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, court papers charge. Payne entered the girl’s bedroom while she and her siblings were sleeping, pulled down her clothing and raped her “on several occasions,” according to the criminal complaint. When the girl complained of

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Brenda Floyd Arrested caretaker attacks disabled elderly patient

Police in Texas have released a disturbing home surveillance video showing a care provider repeatedly striking an elderly woman in her care and hurling profanities at her. The assault was captured on video showing the home health care provider hitting the victim several times on the side and head.Police say the provider got upset after she caught the woman feeding her dog “people” food. The woman’s son told police that he installed a camera in the home after he noticed

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Video 4 charged in beating of man on Facebook Live

Four people face felony criminal charges including hate crimes and kidnapping in the brutal beating and torturing of a mentally disabled man that was broadcasted on live on Facebook.   Jordan Hill,18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago; face felony criminal charges of aggravated kidnapping, hate crime; aggravated unlawful restraint; aggravated battery deadly weapon; robbery; PSMV and residential burglary. Two of the four suspects accused of torturing a

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