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Child Abuse

A system still failing

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.

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Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

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.

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Casper man admits to abusing 7-month-old daughter

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.

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Woman sentenced to 5 years in ‘horrendous’ cigarette lighter child-abuse case

Woman sentenced to 5 years in ‘horrendous’ cigarette lighter child-abuse case

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.

November 10, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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West Laramie woman arrested in child abuse case

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A woman running a West Laramie at-home day care center has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse.

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Better Business: Background checks can provide a measure of protection against crime

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.

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Blackfeet woman sentenced for child abuse

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.

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Enough evidence found for trial in caged-child case

Enough evidence found for trial in caged-child case

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.

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Sheriff: Inquiry into alleged child cage took time

Sheriff: Inquiry into alleged child cage took time

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.

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Wyoming couple accused of keeping child in a cage

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.

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Couple accused of burning child with lighter plead not guilty

Couple accused of burning child with lighter plead not guilty

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.

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Couple charged with using lighter to burn 6-year-old

Couple charged with using lighter to burn 6-year-old

A man and his girlfriend appeared in court Thursday on charges they used a lighter to burn his 6-year-old daughter.

May 08, 2014 5:17 pm Photos

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Man given probationary sentence for endangering infant daughter

Man given probationary sentence for endangering infant 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.

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Guest opinion: A child's story of fear, abuse, trauma

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:

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Gazette opinion: Senator's case spotlights common crime

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…

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Man charged with fracturing 3-year-old’s skull

Prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old man with fracturing the skull of his fiancee’s 3-year-old daughter.

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Cheyenne man denies 5 felony counts of child abuse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 28-year-old Cheyenne man has denied severely abusing his girlfriend's son.

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Prosecutors: Father broke 3-month-old daughter’s arms, fractured her skull

Prosecutors: Father broke 3-month-old daughter’s arms, fractured her skull

Prosecutors accused a Billings man on Monday of breaking his 3-month-old daughter’s arms and fracturing her skull.

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Wyoming woman who made son sleep in dog food bag sentenced

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.

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Missoula day care provider to pay $10K for child left in hot van

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.

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