Saturday, October 27, 2007

Woman accused in tot death stays in jail

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A Winnipeg woman charged with manslaughter in the death of two-year-old Gage Guimond will remain in custody. Shirley Guimond, 52, was denied bail following a hearing before a provincial court judge yesterday morning ... Shirley Guimond, Gage's great-aunt, was arrested after the toddler fell down a flight of stairs in her Magnus Avenue home last summer. Police allege Guimond physically abused Gage and his three-year-old sister over a prolonged period prior to his death.

Woman who killed daughter and then committed suicide 'was bullied'

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"Woman who killed daughter and then committed suicide 'was bullied' By James Macintyre Published: 27 October 2007 A mother who killed her disabled daughter and herself was let down by police who failed to act over youths who tormented them, according to a friend of the family. Fiona Ann Pilkington, 38, and her 18-year-old daughter Francesca were discovered burning in their car outside Earl Shilton in Leicestershire on Tuesday night."

Parent Trap, Are false abuse charges a common tactic in child custody battles? - antimisandry.com

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Both sides in this controversy—the feminists and the fathers'’ advocates—see wrongdoing, arrogance, and abuse of power by the courts and the social welfare agencies. In any child custody case, fallible human beings are vested with the power to pry into people's private lives and make decisions that will affect them in an intensely personal and sometimes devastating way. Although there seems to be no good alternative to government power in these cases, public scrutiny can be a check on the judges and social workers. But if this scrutiny is based on women good/men bad gender politics, it will hurt parents and children alike.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Parental alienation: A devastating problem

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"Four kids, 12 and under, no longer want to see their mother, despite a close relationship. Their reasoning? She's a lying, pill-popping, mental case involved in a religious cult. To top it off, she divorced their father."

Brother gets 6.5 years for murdering sister

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George Arsoniadis, the man responsible for Oakville's most gruesome murder, will be spending the next two years in prison. Arsoniadis was convicted of manslaughter in June, after he admitted to killing his sister Helen in self-defence during a heated argument. ... Justice John Sproat handed down a sentence of four and a half years in Milton court last Wednesday, but due to time already served awaiting and during trial, Arsoniadis will spend two years less a day in a non-federal prison.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

N.B. mother found guilty in death of 2-year-old daughter

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A Canterbury, N.B., woman was found guilty Thursday of criminal negligence causing the death of her two-year-old daughter. Anna-Marie Mooers, 27, was charged along with her then boyfriend, Curtis Hathaway, after failing to recognize Juli-Anna was in need of medical attention in April 2004."

Ready for the Next Wave of Sex Abuse Hysteria?

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Paradoxes And Consequences: The problem with women

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Wrongly Convicted Man Sued for Child Support

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Raleigh — A man (Dwayne Allen Dail) who was pardoned after spending 18 years behind bars for a rape he didn't commit has been sued for child support for the years he was in prison.

Burned van slayings linked to family troubles

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"The slaying of two women and a 4-year-old girl, whose charred bodies were found in a burned van in King township more than a week ago, stemmed from a domestic incident, York Region police say."

Parental Alienation: Chapter 76 ~ A meeting with the Children's Aid Society

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October 23, 2007
Chapter 76 ~ A meeting with the Children's Aid Society Have a look at the following letter from the Algoma Children's Aid Society.

Creba slaying: Youth cleared

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Canadian novelist Jennings escapes drowning

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A story of good Samaritans

Van deaths appear to be triple domestic homicide, police say

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October 24, 2007. Three people whose bodies were found inside a burning van parked on a quiet King City back road 10 days ago were shot to death in what is being viewed as a triple domestic homicide, York Regional Police said yesterday.

Local GI sent to jail

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Toronto shooting victim linked to Creba slaying

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October 22, 2007. A man gunned down outside Toronto's Don Jail on Sunday turns out to be one of the people charged after the infamous Boxing Day killing of 15-year-old Jane Creba. Eric Boateng, 21, was shot dead as he left the jail, where he had been visiting an inmate. The killer apparently then fled on foot. Police say the killing might have been a targeted hit but they're still trying to find a direct motive. Mr. Boateng was facing weapons and drug charges after he was arrested during raids stemming from the Boxing Day shootout in downtown Toronto in 2005.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

No change in mom's sentence

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"The province's appeal court has agreed that a judge didn't punish an Ottawa woman who abducted her four kids enough when he gave her a conditional sentence without even a curfew. But the judges still dismissed an appeal of Marie Emilie Chartier's sentence by the Attorney General of Ontario, arguing justice wouldn't be served by changing the sentence because she's already served much of it."

Dad's murder charge came 'out of the blue'

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Oct 20, 2007. Megan Wilde had blondish-brown curly hair and freckles. She liked to play with her big sister and other children in her North York neighbourhood. She was polite and well-behaved.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Unique Assessment of the Father's Rights Moment

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"For years I have admired the work and efforts of my Canadian friend Walter H. Schneider who operates as FathersforLife.org. I ask for a reference on another Canadian activist Ken Wiebe who is promoting Fathers.ca as a common FRM portal to create a common ground for all FRM groups."

Alberta man guilty in ‘Lucifer's baby' case

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"Canadian Press October 19, 2007 at 7:02 PM EDT EDMONTON — An Edmonton man who shot his pregnant friend because he believed the unborn child was Lucifer's baby was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder. The family of victim Olivia Talbot, who was 19 when she was shot at point-blank range, cried and hugged when jurors came back with the verdict against Jared Baker, 21."

False Domestic Violence Accusations Can Lead To Parental Alienation Syndrome

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"October 18, 2007 False domestic violence (DV) restraining orders can lead to Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), a pattern of thoughts and behavior that can develop in a child of separated parents where the custodial parent causes the child to unjustifiably fear and/or hate the other parent."

Statement by NDP Leader Jack Layton and NDP Status of Women critic Irene Mathyssen on Person's Day

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Today is an important landmark for women in Canadian Politics. It marks the day in 1929 that women were finally recognized as persons under the law. This meant that Canada had turned a corner and women could finally begin to take their rightful place in the political life of our Nation. The new law laid the groundwork for the 1930 appointment of a woman to the senate.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

GlennSacks.com » Blog Archive » From 'Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome': Reuniting with the Targeted Parent (Part I)

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One area of keen interest for divorced fathers is how alienated children reunite with the parent who was the target of the Parental Alienation campaign. Sadly, sometimes this reunification never occurs. Many times it does, but only years later.

Canadian homicide rate drops 10 per cent

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The Canadian homicide rate fell by 10 per cent last year, in keeping with a downward trend that has gone on for three decades, according to an analysis of crime figures published Wednesday by Statistics Canada.

Campione back in court

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Oct 16, 2007. The suspect in the killing of two Barrie infants appeared once again this week in Barrie court. Frances Elaine Campione, 32, had a pre-trial hearing Monday. Reports had her in the midst of changing lawyers. She will be back in court later this month, to be followed by a status hearing Dec. 19. Campione, who was in a custody dispute with her ex-husband, faces two counts of first-degree murder, in the deaths of daughters, Serena, 3, and one-year-old Sophia, whose bodies were found in their Coulter Street apartment on Oct. 4, 2006. Autopsies revealed the girls had been drowned.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Suspects arrested in student's death

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October 16, 2007. Two people are facing first-degree murder charges in the death of a 19-year-old former figure skater from Newfoundland. Andrew Freake was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest Thursday near a Cambridge, Ont., park ... Late Sunday night, 21-year-old Yousanthan Youvarajah and a 16-year-old boy, both from Cambridge, were arrested and charged with Mr. Freake's death ... Police say they are still looking for more suspects.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Phases of the fathers’ rights movement

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Amazon.com: Reviews for Taken into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage, and the Family: Books: Stephen Baskerville

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Detectives suspect suicide in deaths of mom, daughter

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October 13, 2007. Clark County sheriff's detectives are investigating the deaths of a Vancouver mother and daughter as a homicide-suicide or double suicide, Commander Keith Kilian said today. Laurie Recht, 54, and Rebecca Recht, 14, were found dead in their home of what a preliminary investigation indicates were prescription drug overdoses. No note was left. Autopsies are pending.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

2 join list of innocent victims

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Rachel Alleyne and Keegan Allen didn't know each other, but the circumstances of their deaths this past week were disturbingly similar.Both were enjoying themselves in settings that should have been safe. Yet both Alleyne, 30, and Allen, 18, were shot to death when gunmen brazenly opened fire with no regard for who was in the way.

Stolen gun's smoking trail to be traced

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Has it been used to wound, rob or kill someone else? These are the kinds of questions Toronto Police are asking today after retrieving a stolen gun used in a shooting Saturday that resulted in a 17-year-old having surgery to remove a bullet from his face and his 15-year-old friend charged with a truckload of offences.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Murder trial mum given new remand

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2007-10-12. A MOTHER suspected of murdering her two daughters was further remanded in custody after a court hearing. Davina Baker, 16, and her sister Jasmine, 13, were found stabbed to death at their mother's home in The Crofters, Stretham, on the morning of June 13. Rekha Kumari-Baker, 39, was arrested and charged with murdering them.

Suspect in stabbing death is back behind bars for alleged assault

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October 12, 2007. A 22-year-old transient woman, freed on bail after being charged with murder in the downtown stabbing death of a St. Catharines man in August, is back behind bars, accused of aggravated assault in an unrelated incident that allegedly occurred a few weeks earlier. Ross Hammond, 32, was fatally stabbed on Aug. 8 after an altercation with a group of four young people who were apparently panhandling. Of the four people arrested and charged, Nicole Kish is the only one accused of murder. With her re-arrest, all four are now being held. Two are awaiting court appearances on charges of aggravated assault, while the third has pleaded guilty to obstructing and assaulting police and is serving a two-month jail term, after which she will likely be deported. Ms. Kish is the sole Canadian charged in connection with Mr. Hammond's death - the other three are American.

Knowledge of centre paints clearer picture

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Oct 11 2007.To the Editor, I have watched with interest, some sadness and some disbelief as the articles and letters have been printed about the Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre in recent weeks. It is clear to me there are serious misconceptions and assumptions about the centre and what it is we do."

Last-minute grant keeps doors open at Men’s Centre, Women’s Centre not happy

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Sep 20 2007. Theo Boere, director for the Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, announced Monday that lack of funding meant the facility’s doors would close permanently next month. Boere’s subsequent announcement on Tuesday was more upbeat. “I just received an e-mail and our application to the B.C. Gaming Commission has gone through,” said Boere. “We will receive a one-time grant for $250,000. We won’t be closing our doors in October.”"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Police: Mom suspected of drowning girls in tub

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"CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- A woman on Tuesday was charged in the bathtub drowning deaths of her two young daughters, and was being held in jail on suicide watch. City prosecutors filed two counts of aggravated murder against Amber Hill, 22, after a coroner ruled the deaths of the girls, ages 4 and 2, were homicides."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cross my Heart! A Stage For Fathers to be Heard

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Eva Ellsworth: Are All Men Suspects?

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"Recently, it was revealed that Qantas and Air New Zealand have policies prohibiting adult male passengers from being seated next to unaccompanied minors on flights. Men assigned seats next to minors traveling alone were asked by flight personnel to switch seats with women. Such a policy assumes all males are potential child molesters. It also takes fear of that possibility to an extreme in an atmosphere in which a passenger can draw attention from others simply by sneezing."

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bail hearing adjourned for teen charged in brutal beating

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"A bail hearing for a teenaged girl charged with severely beating a young woman behind a Dartmouth junior high school has been adjourned until Nov. 1. Kathie-Lee Bennet, 18, was kicked and punched on a field behind John Martin Junior High School on Sept. 20. Her attackers also used cigarettes to burn her ears ... Two girls, aged 14 and 15, along with an 18-year-old woman, were charged with several offences, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon. One of them is also accused for unlawful confinement. Brittany McNeil, 18, of Dartmouth, appear in court Thursday. Last week, Crown attorney John Nisbet gave notice he will ask for adult sentences if the 14- and 15-year-old girls are convicted in the violent attack."

Feds plan sentencing, bail changes for repeat teen offenders

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"Repeat offenders charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act could soon face tougher sentences and more pre-trial detention orders, the federal justice minister said Tuesday in Halifax. During a visit with Nova Scotia justice officials, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said he plans to follow up on recommendations made after the death of Halifax teacher's aide Theresa McEvoy. McEvoy died three years ago this month after her car was struck broadside by a stolen vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy who had been released on bail for multiple charges of car theft."

Paul Nathanson, Katherine K. Young Spreading Misandry (The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture)

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Jury indicts pair on murder, abuse charges in 2-year-old's death on Nashville City Paper

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"A Davidson County grand jury has indicted a couple on first-degree murder charges and on multiple counts of aggravated child abuse after a 2-year-old boy in their care died of massive head injuries. Aja Westbrooks, 21 and her boyfriend, Larry Cook Jr., 19, both of 544 S. 6th St., were arrested in March on aggravated child abuse and neglect charges after Westbrooks’ son, Anthony Westbrooks, was taken to the hospital with massive head injuries, a rib fracture and multiple bruises of different ages all over his body."

Mom Accused of Swinging Baby at Boyfriend to Go on Trial

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Prosecutors say 28-year-old Chytoria Graham and DeAngelo Troop got into a fight early on Oct. 8, 2006, after Graham came home from a night of drinking. Authorities say Graham grabbed her son Jarron by his feet and swung him, hitting Troop and fracturing the infant's skull. The child has recovered and is living with Graham's family. Graham is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault and child endangerment. She pleaded guilty in March to aggravated assault and child endangerment, but later withdrew her plea.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Covenant taking safety steps in wake of March abduction 09/19/07

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"On March 10, around 12:30 a.m., 3-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was taken from her mother at Covenant Lakeside Hospital by a woman dressed as a nurse who then fled to her home in New Mexico. A day later, Rayshaun Parson, the woman accused of the kidnapping, was in police custody, and the newborn back with her parents."

Real Dads Stand Up

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"ALICIA M. CROWE, ESQ. author of REAL DADS STAND UP! Blue Peacock Press ISBN 0-9764772-0-3 Paperback $19.95 'He's just my baby-daddy,' a common phrase made popular in a southern hip-hop song almost defines the role single fathers have been reduced to in today's loose family structure. While the wealthy have high-powered attorneys representing them in family court hearings, for the average father, navigating through the legal maze is draining emotionally, physically, and financially."

Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

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"Please share your personal experience of being falsely accused of domestic violence. Help law makers, police, judges, investigators understand that just because someone alleges they are the victim of domestic violence, does not mean every person's word should blindly be taken at face value (just to 'err on the side of caution') as most judges favor as a ruling factor in all Domestic Violence cases (whether they involve men, women, children or same sex partners)."

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Infanticide prison time minimal

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: "A leading Canadian expert on infanticide said yesterday mothers convicted of killing their newborns don't usually serve hard time. 'These mothers don't set out to murder a baby. Their intention is to hide sexual activity or to hide an unwanted pregnancy,' said Kirsten Kramar, a sociologist with the University of Winnipeg."

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention, Facts - NCIPC

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Statistics about intimate partner violence (IPV) vary because of differences in how different data sources define IPV (see Overview section for the CDC definition) and collect data. For example, some definitions include stalking and psychological abuse, and others consider only physical and sexual violence. Data on IPV usually come from police, clinical settings, nongovernmental organizations, and survey research.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Eight boys arrested in alleged sexual assault of four girls

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October 5, 2007. In a further shock to a Toronto school system still grappling with two homicides during the past five months, eight boys aged 12 and 13 face sexual assault charges after four girls told of being molested on the grounds of an Etobicoke middle school."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Prostitute Snorted Cocaine Off Infant's Stomach While Breastfeeding - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

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Wendy Cook, 37, of Saratoga was arrested ... when she offered to perform a sex act on an undercover officer for money... While Cook's children were in the car with her, she performed sex acts on at least two men for money, smoked crack cocaine in the car and even snorted cocaine off the infant's stomach while she was breastfeeding.

From 'Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome': Punishing the children for any positive interaction with the targeted parent

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"One common theme in Parental Alienation cases is the alienating parent punishing the children for having any positive interactions with the targeted parent. In Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind, several of the adults interviewed by Amy J.L. Baker report having this experience."

Parental Alienation: Background

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"For now I will just focus on when I left the marital residence. There were other alienating and abusive behaviors before then, but I will not discuss them at this time."

Three Sides to Every Story is an organization set up to help fathers

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"Three Sides to Every Story Inc is an organization set up to help fathers in their fight to stay in their children's lives."

Ask Christy

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"Hello my name is Christy Dawn McCurry. I would like to invite you to join me in my stand to help eliminate Parental Alienation."

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Woman gets jail for role in beer bottle assault

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Kingston, 2 Oct 07. A 25-year-old woman, who participated in a swarming two-and-a-half years ago that ended with another young woman being stabbed with a beer bottle during a dispute over a nightclub bathroom stall, will have to spend some time in jail. Julie Larocque was convicted by a jury three months ago of assault causing bodily harm for the part she played in beating and injuring Katie Bogle, who was 19 at the time. Yesterday, she was sentenced to 60 days in jail, which she will serve on weekends, and two years on probation.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

History of Domestic Violence among Male Patients Presenting to an Urban Emergency Department -- Mechem et al. 6 (8): 786 -- Academic Emergency Medicin

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Woman Leaves Her Toddler in Car for 8 Hours on Hot Day While at Work, Child Dies, She's Not Charged

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Could one find a clearer example of gender bias and the female sentencing discount than this? Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby is not being charged with any crime. Let's review:

$10 million helping hand for single dads

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October 1, 2007. Gov. Bill Ritter knows the time and commitment it takes to be a good dad to his four children. The governor today unveiled a new public awareness campaign dubbed "Be There for Your Kids," which aims to assist at-risk and young fathers with community resources and services.

ScienceDaily: Teenage Violence Linked To Later Domestic Violence

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Researchers tracing the development of violent behavior have found a link between teenage violence and domestic violence.

Child Abuse Remains a Major Problem in Ontario

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Begins Today
TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Last year, more than 29,000 children in Ontario suffered maltreatment and came into the care of Ontario's Children's Aid Societies, an increase of 24% since 2000/2001.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Spears loses custody of 2 boys to Federline

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A Los Angeles judge has ordered Britney Spears to turn over her two children with Kevin Federline to her former husband until further notice from the court.

Neighbor Charged in 6-Year-Old's Hanging

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CORSICANA, Texas Sep 28, 2007. A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family's garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday. Hanna Mack's body was found earlier this month by her mother. Authorities said the first-grader had been sexually assaulted and hanged. Shaun Earl Arender, 19, was linked to the crime scene by DNA evidence, Navarro County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Cox said Friday. Arender lived less than a mile from the little girl's rural home, about 65 miles south of Dallas.