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5 months 4 weeks ago

Plea deals struck in Pueblo abuse case

PUEBLO - The aunt and uncle accused in a high profile child abuse case in Pueblo County both pleaded guilty to single charges of Child Abuse Negligently Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a Class 4 Felony. As part of the agreement, nine other felony and misdemeanor charges against each were dropped....

1 year 1 month ago

Court records suggest pattern of abuse

PUEBLO - Disturbing new details of a child abuse case in Pueblo may help explain why bail for the two adults charged was set at $1 million dollars each. The children, who were between the ages of 2-9 during the investigation, suffered broken bones and serious burns among other injuries....

1 year 6 months ago

Edible pot treats pose problem for kids

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Young couple may face child abuse charges

Pueblo Sheriff's officials say a Pueblo West couple may be charged with child abuse after their toddler was hospitalized with a head injury. The 20-month-old child was taken to Children's Hospital in Denver on May 7. Doctors determined there was a brain injury and said it was not accidental....

2 years 6 months ago

Police search landfill for missing baby

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Commerce City police and the FBI are searching a landfill for the body of a missing 7-month-old boy after the mother was charged with child abuse resulting in death. Twenty-two-year-old Sharrieckia Page was formally advised of the charge on April 4. Commerce City police started...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Verdict reached in child abuse death

A jury reached a verdict today in the case against George Peters. He's the man accused of fatally injuring 2 month old, Nicholas Johnson, in February. The jury found Peters not guilty of 1st degree murder in the infants death but found him guilty of child abuse resulting in...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Child abuse cases double in Pueblo

Board members for Pueblo Child Advocacy Center say child abuse is on a sharp increase this fall. The center typically helps around 200 children a year, but in the past three months that number has doubled. The center held a Run or Ride fundraiser Sunday morning at the Pueblo...

3 years 2 months ago

Warning signs a child has been sexually abused

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...

3 years 4 months ago

Toddler hit by car

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police say a Denver-area woman whose daughter died after being hit a by van was checking her messages on Facebook while the toddler was outside. Authorities say 30-year-old Karen Pena of Aurora faces charges of child abuse and child abuse resulting in death. Pena was...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado man sentenced in Haiti abuse

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Colorado man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing children at a school that he founded in Haiti. Federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven imposed the 19 years and 7 months sentence Tuesday on Douglas Perlitz,...

3 years 10 months ago

Girl allegedly punched at ski area

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - A Georgia man has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse for allegedly punching a 14-year-old girl in the face after she ran into his son at Colorado's Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Forty-one-year-old Scott Filler of Decatur allegedly hit the girl after she bumped into...

4 years 2 months ago

Woman arrested for child abuse

A woman is being held in Pueblo County Detention Facility on child abuse charges. Nancy Galvan-Hernandez, 30, is charged with child abuse resulting in serious injury as well as being in the United States illegally. She's being held on $100,000 bail. According to an arrest affadavit she was babysitting...

4 years 2 months ago

Accused child killer in court today

Monique Lynch, accused stuffing a little girl's lifeless body into the crawl space of a Monument home, will face a judge in Colorado Springs for the first time today. Lynch waived her right to a video advisement last week. Today, she's expected to be formally charged with child abuse...

4 years 6 months ago

Man gets 25-year prison term for hitting son

A Colorado Springs man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for leaving his son brain-damaged after hitting him in the head when the child was less than a month old. Twenty-five-year-old Michael Anthony Douglas received his sentenced Monday after a jury convicted him in January of child abuse. Authorities...

4 years 7 months ago

Mother sentenced to 20 years for son's death

A Denver woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her 2-year-old son's scalding death. Twenty-four-year-old Isela Reyes-Talamantes was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in January to child abuse resulting in death. She originally was charged with first-degree murder, but the charge was dismissed in exchange for her...

4 years 7 months ago

County settles lawsuit over child's death

El Paso County will pay $300,000 to the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died in foster care. The county commissioners approved the out-of-court settlement Tuesday in the lawsuit filed after Alize Vick died in 2007. Officials say the settlement means all claims brought against the county's Department of Human...

4 years 8 months ago

Conflicting stories heard in child's death

A foster mother accused of killing a 2-year-old girl told a sheriff's investigator that she pushed the child because the youngster hadn't talked to her in a week. The interview was played to jurors Friday in the first-degree murder trial of 36-year-old Jules Lynn Cuneo. She's accused of causing the...

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