When President Richard Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act into law in 1974, it was seen as a sign of federal commitment to preventing child abuse through state-level monitoring.
BUTTE — At least 760 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man charged with child abuse earlier this year after a doctor found bruises on his infant daughter's body pleaded guilty Tuesday in Natrona County District Court on Tuesday.
A 31-year-old woman was sentenced Monday to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections for lying to police as they investigated the cause of third-degree cigarette lighter burns inflicted on her boyfriend’s 6-year-old daughter, who has Down syndrome.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A woman running a West Laramie at-home day care center has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse.
There are many reasons a business would have a background check policy for job candidates. The main one is protecting the business, its employees and its customers from harm and legal action.
GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet Reservation woman who pleaded guilty to assault and child abuse after her 8-month-old foster daughter was beaten so badly that the girl suffered permanent injuries has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Prosecutors have enough evidence to take a Wyoming man to trial on allegations of keeping a 7-year-old boy locked in an outdoor cage, a judge ruled.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Investigators did not have enough evidence until last month to take custody of a 7-year-old Wyoming boy who was allegedly kept in an outdoor cage, despite requests last year to check on his welfare, authorities said.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Wyoming man and a woman face felony charges on allegations that they kept the woman’s 7-year-old in an outdoor cage on and off for three weeks, forcing the child to sleep in the enclosure even during rainstorms.
A man and his girlfriend pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging they used a lighter to burn his 6-year-old daughter in February.
A man and his girlfriend appeared in court Thursday on charges they used a lighter to burn his 6-year-old daughter.
A Billings judge Wednesday gave a sentence of four years of probation to a man who admitted he didn’t immediately seek medical help for his 5-month-old daughter when her head was injured.
Looking out the window, and cautiously waiting for the moment when his father gets home, the fear begins to set in. Many reoccurring questions start to develop in his head:
A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…
Prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old man with fracturing the skull of his fiancee’s 3-year-old daughter.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 28-year-old Cheyenne man has denied severely abusing his girlfriend's son.
Prosecutors accused a Billings man on Monday of breaking his 3-month-old daughter’s arms and fracturing her skull.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne woman accused of tying up her 5-year-old son at night and making him sleep inside a dog food bag with a hole cut in the bottom has been sentenced to three to five years in prison.
MISSOULA — A Missoula day care provider accused of leaving a child alone in a hot van while others were in a movie theater must pay for the child’s counseling, but won’t go to jail, a District Court judge ruled Thursday.