May 17, 2013 10:07 PM
Police found shocking discovery at a home on the northeast side of Colorado Springs when they responded to a welfare check Thursday night: a 13-year-old autistic boy naked, living among dead and live rodents and human and animal excrement.
The boy has been in the care of a former... more »
April 1, 2013 7:43 PM
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and some doctors are pointing to Colorado's lax marijuana laws as potential risks for children.
Doctors at Children's Hospital in Denver are reporting a significant increase in hospital visits due to kids getting their hands on marijuana treats like brownies. Between 2005 and... more »
March 30, 2013 12:14 PM
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A judge has temporarily stayed a child support warrant issued for the New Jersey man who just won a $338 million Powerball jackpot. Authorities say 44-year-old Pedro Quezada owes about $29,000 in back child support. Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik announced Saturday that the warrant has... more »
January 25, 2013 1:24 AM
Students at Air Academy High School are weighing in on the arrest of Bryan Paul Mertz, a science teacher at the school and a former lecturer at UCCS.
40-year-old Mertz was arrested Wednesday night at his home after police interviewed an alleged victim; they say someone tipped off a... more »
December 12, 2012 12:41 AM
22-year-old Zachary Siegel is the Colorado Springs man just arrested in Breckenridge, accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook. According to police, it all started when Siegel asked her for nude pictures; the girl told police they eventually had sex at his home.
This... more »
November 12, 2012 12:52 AM
It's something we've all heard before: never shake a baby. Despite all the awareness though, medical experts at Memorial Hospital say it happens in the southern Colorado community every day. One local mom is sharing her story of loss to prevent other families from experiencing the same thing.
It... more »
November 9, 2012 12:11 AM
A local mom is grieving after her infant daughter was found dead at a local daycare. Even worse, the baby was named after the mother's best friend who was killed earlier this year in a gruesome murder-suicide.
It was February 21, 2012. Tara Buckler, 26, was standing in her... more »
October 27, 2012 12:42 AM
After a second trial, Joshua Carrier was found guilty on multiple counts of sexually assaulting young boys while working as a school resource officer and wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs. A jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting 19 of the 21 boys who brought... more »
September 23, 2012 12:31 PM
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the body of a 3-year-old autistic boy has been found near a marina after the toddler disappeared from his lakeside home a day earlier. Smith County Sheriff's Lt. Larry Wiginton says rescuers found the body of Evan Reed "a good little ways" from his... more »
August 27, 2012 4:21 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado State University is leading a study on whether child-care centers in the state are prepared for disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it is funding the two-year study with a $30,000 grant. FEMA says it's the first of its kind in the nation. Lori... more »
August 25, 2012 1:53 PM
Zachary Doggett has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder and Child Abuse Resulting in Death.
He's an active duty Fort Carson soldier.
The autopsy of his10-month-old step son was completed, and the cause of death was determined to be blunt force head trauma and was ruled a... more »
August 25, 2012 12:36 PM
An active duty Fort Carson soldier is arrested after the death of a 10-month-old boy.
Last night, Sand Creek officers when to a home on Brant Hollow Court where the young child was unconscious but breathing.
He was taken to the hospital, where doctors found multiple bruises on his... more »
August 18, 2012 2:04 PM
A sexual assault investigation two days ago in Colorado Springs leads to one arrest last night.
Robert Koenig, 52, was arrested Friday night on a felony charge of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust.
Thursday, officers went to a home on E. Rio... more »
August 7, 2012 7:38 PM
A child hit by a car this morning on West 16th in Pueblo while walking to school is doing okay this evening.
He's still shaken, and so are some witnesses.
"We saw him get hit and go over the car like that," said Jerry Jaramillo, a witness on the... more »
July 8, 2012 12:39 AM
Trevor Baker, the man charged with 11 felonies for allegedly pimping a child in Colorado Springs, is back on the streets, released on bond.
It's the third time he's been released from jail since his initial arrest in May. Baker has been re-arrested twice for violating a restraining order... more »
May 11, 2012 1:11 PM
Expectant mothers can learn about raising happy, healthy, and safe children at the 2nd annual Community Baby Shower presented by the Pueblo Early Childhood Council and the Colorado State University-Pueblo Nursing Department. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 18 at the Praise... more »
March 14, 2012 11:18 AM
Children may be helping child pornographers by taking pictures of themselves. Dozens of men in Colorado are now facing federal charges in connection with international porn operations.
Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Bill DeHart told News 5, "It's happening all over the world and on and on and on."
... more »
December 9, 2011 8:35 AM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Department of Human Services is defending two social workers who are being sued over the death of a 7-year-old boy who starved to death.
Agency spokeswoman Revekka Balancier tells the Denver Post the agency has confidence that its workers perform their duties with attention... more »
November 19, 2011 10:25 AM
Samaritans Purse is hoping to touch 8.5 million kids worldwide with a shoe box filled with school supplies, toys, and hygiene items during their 18th annual Operation Christmas Child fundraiser.
There are around two dozen locations across Pueblo and Colorado Springs that are collection sites for the boxes. Volunteers... more »
November 12, 2011 5:07 AM
A missing teen and child are back home this morning, after going missing yesterday afternoon.
Colorado Springs police found 19 year-old Corey Beck, and 12 year-old Lyndsay Turnbloom at at Northern Colorado Springs last night around 10 p.m.
Both suffer from illnesses that made it urgent to locate... more »
September 17, 2011 3:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died at a Washington-area health club, her brother said Saturday. She was 51.
Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, said his sister died Friday.
"She's with dad," Patrick Kennedy said. Their father... more »
August 31, 2011 6:16 PM
WIDEFIELD, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Carson soldier has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child, and police say they later found a grenade in his Widefield home.
The Denver Post reports 47-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Radoslaw Szczepanski was arrested Tuesday. It's not clear whether he... more »
August 27, 2011 7:30 AM
ARVADA, Colo. (AP) - An assistant principal at a suburban Denver high school has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female student. Forty-year-old Anthony Alvarez appeared in court on Friday on charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.
... more »
August 8, 2011 5:12 PM
A Pueblo man who's accused of distributing child pornography was fired from his job at Target on Friday. Target says Scott Lewandowski, 38, was terminated "for failing to show up to work." Lewandowski has been held at a detention facility in downtown Denver, since he was arrested on July 14.... more »
August 5, 2011 6:03 AM
More than one million toy keys are being recalled. They could become a choking hazard for infants and children.
The recall involves B. FunKeys and Parent's Magazine Electronic Keys.
Retailers nationwide and online sellers sold the keys from April 2010 to May of this year.
If you... more »
August 4, 2011 2:23 PM
The headlines are shocking even to those who work with abused children on a daily basis. A Pueblo man, among 72 people charged on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in an international child pornography network. Federal prosecutors says the suspects used a website called Dreamboard which was "dedicated to the... more »
August 4, 2011 1:52 PM
A Pueblo man faces charges for his alleged involvement in an international child pornography network. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced 72 people were charged for possession and distribution of images of sexually abused children, some just infants. Pueblo police weren't involved in that investigation, but they're now... more »
June 5, 2011 1:21 PM
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Steamboat Springs police say a 15-month-old child who fell into Butcherknife Creek has been taken to The Children's Hospital in Denver in critical condition.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the child's grandfather pulled him out of the water Saturday, about 400 feet downstream.... more »
June 3, 2011 5:56 PM
Shortly before 1:30 pm Thursday afternoon an eight year old was walking in the 400 block alley of S. Raleigh St and S. Stuart Street in Denver, when a white male of unknown age with short brown hair grabbed her and put her in a white cargo van, then sped... more »
May 26, 2011 5:09 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department has just released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect following a 2-month investigation involving sexual assault of a young male child. The boy was 7 years old at the time of the initial report and is now 9 years old.
The arrest... more »
May 16, 2011 7:34 PM
A child was hit by a car at the intersection of Pueblo Boulevard and Prairie this afternoon. The child was in his early teens and was apparently running across the street when he was hit.
He was conscious when emergency crews arrived and was taken to Corwin Hospital. more »
May 3, 2011 7:33 PM
A child at a Pueblo elementary school reported he was picked up by a stranger yesterday afternoon.
The 10-year-old was outside Cesar Chavez on Pueblo's west side waiting for his mother. He said a man told him his mother had sent him. The boy said he got into the... more »
April 26, 2011 12:32 PM
A teenager has been arrested in the death of his three-month-old child.
The baby died on April 15 around 9 a.m. at Memorial Hospital.
An autopsy revealed the baby died from multiple blunt strikes. The baby was identified as Jayden Pierce. His father, James Pierce, 19, will now... more »
April 18, 2011 12:07 AM
A toddler fell 30 feet from a window in Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon. Police with CSPD's Stetson Hills division say the 3 year old pushed out the screen of a window at the Casa Del Rey apartment complex on Potter Drive. He fell out of the window, landing on the... more »
March 9, 2011 1:25 PM
A scare over a possible missing child from Memorial Hospital apparently started when the child wasn't properly checked out of the hospital.
The 19-month-old girl was the subject of a search that started just before 8 a.m.
When it became apparent their young patient was missing from her... more »
March 9, 2011 11:27 AM
Colorado Springs Police are looking for a child who is missing from Memorial Hospital since about 8:30 this morning.
The child is a 19-month-old girl, who may have been taken from the hospital by her father. Police do not believe the father has permission to have the baby.
... more »
March 8, 2011 8:23 AM
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) - Police say a Connecticut woman is facing charges for making her son sleep in a locked dog crate because he was acting out and soiling his bed.
Kathlyn Anthony of Old Saybrook was released on $100,000 bond following an initial court appearance Monday on... more »
February 12, 2011 1:28 PM
Colorado Springs Police are on the scene of a stand off situation in the 400 block of E Kiowa Street where a man was holding his wife and child at knife point. Police say that the woman was able to escape but the man may still be holding the child.... more »
January 21, 2011 1:06 PM
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - A Silverthorne man is suspected of leaving a child in a van for at least two hours during a frigid day in Breckenridge.
Police say Michael Sanchez faces a misdemeanor charge of child abuse with no injury and is expected in court Friday. The Summit... more »
January 15, 2011 6:48 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado woman has been sentenced to six years in prison after she pleaded guilty to fatal child abuse in the death of her 3-year-old adopted son.
Michelle Dosdall of Peyton was charged in the March 29 death of her son Tristan. She was... more »
January 15, 2011 12:20 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Lupton mother charged in the drowning of her 1 year-old son told police she was in the living room looking at Facebook while the boy was in the bathtub.
The Weld County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Shannon Johnson has been charged with... more »
December 20, 2010 12:34 PM
Phillip Greaves II is being held at the Pueblo County jail this morning. The 47-year old was arrested on obscenity charges out of Florida after he sold and mailed his book "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct" to deputies in Polk County, Florida. "When... more »
December 17, 2010 3:55 PM
A man from Peyton, who is also a Sgt. at the Aurora Police Department, has been arrested on child pornography charges.
According to Colorado Springs Police Department, their Internet Crimes Against Children unit was asked to investigate the case by the Westminster Police Department.
A search warrant was... more »
December 5, 2010 2:14 PM
Pueblo Police have just verified with NewsFirst5 that Matthew Aragon was found safe and in good condition. Matthew was reported missing after failing to return home from school on Friday. Pueblo Police issued a missing child report late Saturday night with a description and last known whereabouts.
Matthew was... more »
November 21, 2010 4:41 PM
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - The death of a newborn baby in Loveland has prompted a changed policy for Larimer County child caseworkers. The (Loveland) Reporter-Herald reports that January's death of baby Summer Moon Hawk has prompted a new policy that when a parent misses an appointment with caseworkers, an employee... more »
November 10, 2010 7:30 PM
Phillip Greaves' new book caused controversy all over the country. It's called The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure . "I wanted to provide some guidelines for pedophiles so they could avoid hurting their victims," said Greaves.
He said he's tired of people vilifying pedophiles. "I wrote the book... more »
October 26, 2010 12:30 PM
Police have arrested 22 year old Wilson Chilel-Lopez after they say he sexually assaulted a 3 year old girl at an apartment complex on Jamboree Circle near the Chapel Hills Mall. Police aren't releasing many details but do tell us the suspect was around lots of children. "During the investigation... more »
October 4, 2010 5:48 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver police have arrested a Denver deputy sheriff over accusations of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.
Forty-eight-year-old Mark Davis was being held Monday in the Jefferson County jail. Police say the alleged assault happened while Davis was off-duty.... more »
October 2, 2010 3:49 PM
A mother posted an ad on Craigslist to give away her newborn baby, saying the baby would die if no one came forward.
Saturday morning we were told it was a hoax but police say that's not the case and, they are actively searching for whoever posted that ad.... more »
September 23, 2010 11:42 PM
Fountain Police have arrested a 42 year old man, accused of sex assault on a child. Police say Roy Gene Grey is being held on a $25,000 bond. The investigation is still going on.
Police are unaware of any additional victims.
September 15, 2010 7:39 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Ohio woman accused of providing marijuana to her 2-year-old daughter and using her cell phone to record the child smoking the drug.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Wednesday that 21-year-old Jessica Gamble of Springfield Township in suburban Cincinnati was... more »
September 13, 2010 8:36 AM
A judge is weighing a lawsuit against the Colorado State Patrol that alleges a trooper's high-speed pursuit of a suspect was the reason for a crash that killed a pregnant woman's unborn child.
Mesa County Judge David Bottger will determine after a four-day hearing in April whether the lawsuit... more »
September 7, 2010 9:31 AM
Federal transportation safety officials are using the crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a debate about whether infants and toddlers should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults.
The National Transportation Safety Board is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to require children under 2... more »
September 2, 2010 4:59 PM
A toddler had to be airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver after it was attacked by a moose.
The little boy, about two-and-a-half years old, was playing on a beach at Grand Lake when the attack happened.
Paramedics rushed the child to Granby Medical Center, then air lifted... more »
August 25, 2010 5:42 PM
Colorado has a new law on car seats and experts will help with the process this weekend at Kohl's University Village in Colorado Springs.
Kohl's will have a "Safety Party" from 1 to 3 p.m. Representatives from Memorial Hospital will be there. The fun includes activities for kids as... more »
August 17, 2010 8:39 AM
A South Carolina sheriff says he hopes a judge will approve murder charges against a woman whose children were found dead in a car in a river.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams said investigators are ready to present their case to a judge in hopes of getting murder charges... more »
August 16, 2010 8:06 AM
A 9-year-old Aurora girl whose go-cart collided with a maintenance vehicle at Grand Junction Motor Speedway has died.
Mesa County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sally Weese says Taybor Duncan's go-cart rolled multiple times after it clipped a maintenance vehicle on the track Sunday morning.
Weese says Taybor had just crested... more »