Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Former judicial candidate's wife files PFA

Posted: 01 May 2012 04:52 AM PDT

Former judicial candidate's wife files PFA


Michael Pendolphi may have had a skeleton in his closet after all.

The former Luzerne County judicial candidate's wife, Sharon, filed a protection-from-abuse petition Monday accusing him of terrorizing her and their daughter in fits of alcohol-fueled rage over the last five years.


MO woman gets seven years in adoption scam

Posted: 01 May 2012 04:05 AM PDT



A Kansas City, Mo., woman was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in an adoption scam.


Abducted generations?

Posted: 01 May 2012 03:54 AM PDT

Abducted generations?

In the 1950's, 60's and 70's, being an unwed mother carried a significant stigma in America. It's now called the "baby scoop" era and during this time young women -- usually in their teens -- were either hidden at home, sent to live with distant relatives or quietly dispatched to maternity homes to give birth.


Social worker convicted of committing indecent acts against boy in his care

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:37 PM PDT

Social worker convicted of committing indecent acts against boy in his care


A social worker was yesterday convicted in a Haifa court of committing indecent acts against an adolescent last year, while serving as his caseworker.


Shoeless Foster Toddler Found Wandering St. Louis Co. Street

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:24 PM PDT


Shoeless Foster Toddler Found Wandering St. Louis Co. Street

A toddler is OK, but the woman who was watching him is being questioned after the boy was found shoeless in a St. Louis County street.


Activists allege forced abortions, sterilizations in China

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:43 PM PDT

Activists allege forced abortions, sterilizations in China

When Ji Yeqing awakened, she was already in the recovery room.


State Supreme Court To Rule On Who Can Send DCF Child Out Of State

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:33 PM PDT

State Supreme Court To Rule On Who Can Send DCF Child Out Of State

The case of a teen-ager whose transfer to an out-of-state treatment center last year was blocked by the Department of Children and Families has worked its way to the state Supreme Court.


Woman charged with animal cruelty may lose foster children

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:48 PM PDT

Woman charged with animal cruelty may lose foster children

A woman arrested on animal cruelty charges will find out if her foster children will be returned to her on Monday. They were put into child protective custody when police found them living in deplorable conditions.


Report Finds ‘Culture Of Secrecy’ In Child Abuse Disclosure Laws

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:30 PM PDT

Report Finds 'Culture Of Secrecy' In Child Abuse Disclosure Laws


A new report from the Children's Advocacy Institute and University of San Diego says there is a "culture of secrecy" in states' disclosure laws, which hides information about child abuse deaths and near-deaths.