Child Abuse

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced May 21 that Christopher Bushnell, 28, and Rashanda Morris, 27, each entered pleas of guilty to first degree Injury to a Child. Bushnell was charged with intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury to the victim, a two-year-old child, by holding her feet under hot water. Morris was charged with intentionally or knowingly, by omission, causing serious bodily injury to the victim by failing to seek medical treatment after Bushnell injured the child.

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Content note: photo of dead child 

Galveston police released autopsy results and a photo of the dead boy found on the beach last October on Jan. 30 in a push to identify the body, the department said in a release.

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Jordan M. Vidrine, Deborah Pellegrin, Terry J. Pellegrin Jr. and Lien N. Frick

Four people have recently been arrested in multiple child abuse cases in Calcasieu Parish, according to statements from the sheriff's office. 

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Tammi S. Campbell and Brian S. Fisher

Sept. 22, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a possible cruelty to a juvenile.

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A man in Orange County is facing felony child abuse charges after he allegedly told investigators he shook his infant son and threw him onto the tile floor because the child was crying while the father was trying to take a nap.

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Brenda Garison and sister Glenda Blackwell

Abused and traumatized, scared and embarrassed — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Brenda Garison’s patients come to her at their worst of times. But as funding sources are few and far between and private donors gravitate more toward less uncomfortable topics of concern, Child Abuse and Forensic Services (CAFS) is also going through its own challenges.

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CPS removed nine children from a Port Neches residence after officers investigating a stabbing at the location discovered signs indicative of abuse of at least one of the kids, Port Neches Police Chief Paul

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Darrell Mason

Darrell Mason, 19, of Port Arthur, the father of abused infant Faith Mason, pleaded guilty to injury to a child Friday, Jan. 15, in relation to the injuries his daughter suffered in August 2013 in the weeks after her birth.

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An Evadale man whose wife allegedly caught him in the act of sexually assaulting her 14-year-old daughter remains in Jasper County Jail on a $500,000 bond, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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The grim procession of cases involving battered babies continued at the Jefferson County Courthouse this week.

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