Woman jailed for faking son’s illness to claim £85,000 in benefits – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2012 in benefits, child cruelty, forgery, fraud, news by sally

“A mother who shaved her young son’s head and eyebrows and forced him to use a wheelchair to make it appear he was seriously ill so she could claim £85,000 in benefits has been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2012

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Ben Butler’s case reminds us the justice system is not infallible – The Guardian

“Ben Butler, found to have shaken his seven week old baby in both care proceedings and criminal proceedings in 2008, has finally been declared an innocent man. Ben had taken his daughter Ellie to hospital after she had collapsed with breathing problems, but suspicion quickly fell on him when doctors believed the symptoms she displayed were conclusive evidence of shaking. Five years on, and the discovery of medical evidence that no one had previously seen, a high court judge has exonerated Ben of any wrongdoing.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2012

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Jailed mother who smacked children released on appeal – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2012 in appeals, child cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother jailed after her children complained to social services that she had smacked them has been freed on appeal.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2012

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Irfan Patel: Blackburn mosque torture teacher sentenced – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in child cruelty, Islam, news, suspended sentences, teachers, torture by tracey

“A religious teacher at a Lancashire mosque who admitted using torture techniques on four children has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2012

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Toddler’s death due to methadone overdose ‘could have been prevented’ – The Guardian

“A toddler died from a methadone overdose after professionals who had long-standing contact with the boy and his drug-using parents missed opportunities to take him into care, a report has revealed.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2012

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Redruth man jailed for breaking five-month-old son’s ribs – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2012 in assault, child cruelty, news, sentencing by tracey

“A father has been jailed for five years for causing injuries to his baby son that resembled those of a crash victim.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2012

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‘Terrible’ child abuse loophole to be closed – Daily Telegraph

“A ‘terrible’ loophole will be closed from next week, ministers said, by extending the offence of causing or allowing the death of a child in order to cover serious physical harm.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2012

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Couple who forced son to live in coal bunker jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2012 in child cruelty, child neglect, news, sentencing by tracey

“A mother and stepfather who forced their 11-year-old son to live in a filthy converted coal bunker have each been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2012

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Parents face jail sentence for forcing 11-year-old son to live in coal bunker – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in child cruelty, child neglect, news by sally

“A mother and stepfather who forced their 11-year-old son to live in a filthy converted coal bunker for a year are facing a prison sentence after admitting a charge of cruelty by willful neglect.”

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The Guardian,21st May 2012

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Pair set for child cruelty sentence after forcing son to live in coal bunker – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2012 in child cruelty, child neglect, news, psychiatric damage, social services by sally

“A mother and stepfather who forced their 11-year-old son to live in a filthy converted coal-bunker are behind bars today.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2012

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Man found guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend’s five-year-old son – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2012 in child cruelty, child neglect, murder, news by sally

“An unemployed man has been found guilty of murdering a five-year-old boy who had been admitted to hospital on several occasions before his death.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2012

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East Yorkshire mother jailed for child cruelty – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2012 in child cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who ‘blighted’ the lives of her children by subjecting them to five years of cruelty has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2012

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Mother sentenced after leaving dead baby in Manchester garden – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2012 in child cruelty, concealing birth, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who placed the body of her newborn baby in her friend’s garden has walked free from court.”

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The Independent, 13th April 2012

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Baby force-feeding death: Mother Gloria Dwomoh jailed – BBC News

“A mother who force-fed her baby girl who later died has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2011

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Mother found guilty of force-feeding baby to death – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2011 in child cruelty, food, homicide, news by tracey

“A nurse who killed her baby daughter by force-feeding her using a method she claimed was common in her native Ghana is facing jail following a three-week trial.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2011

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Child cruelty couple get five years – The Independent

Posted October 11th, 2011 in child cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A couple said to have swapped the identity of their dead baby daughter to her twin sister in a bid to cover injuries they inflicted have been jailed for five years.”

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The Independent, 10th October 2011

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Couple sentenced to four years each for abuse of 14-month-old girl – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2011 in child cruelty, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A mother and her partner are starting custodial sentences for a catalogue of abuse that left a 14-month-old girl covered in injuries, with every fingernail blackened and bruised.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2011

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Twin baby swap parents found guilty of child cruelty – The Guardian

“A couple who repeatedly deceived health professionals by swapping their twin babies to cover up unexplained injuries that led to one daughter’s death have been convicted of child cruelty.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2011

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Ryan Lovell-Hancox: Killers were known to authorities – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in child cruelty, documents, news, reports, social services by sally

“A murdered three-year-old West Midlands boy was not protected despite his killers being known to child protection agencies, a report has found.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2011

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Grant Yuill cleared of rubbing methadone on baby’s gums – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2011 in child cruelty, children, drug offences, news by sally

“A man has been cleared of rubbing methadone on his baby daughter’s gums.”

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BBC News, 14th June 2011

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