Child abuse

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Prince George’s County Officer Suspended After Domestic Incident

A Prince George’s County police officer has been suspended without pay after a domestic-related incident in Calvert County.


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Parents Arrested In Death Of Maryland Boy, Age 2

The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died earlier this year in Maryland have been charged with murder and child abuse.


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Mom Of Battered Autistic Boy Arrested; Abuse Charges Pending

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the mother of a badly beaten autistic boy has been arrested on a fugitive warrant in Pennsylvania and will be charged with child abuse upon her return to Maryland.


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Mother Pleads Not Guilty In Birthday Cake Beating Case

The mother of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over what police say was a piece of missing birthday cake has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges.


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Police: Mother, 26, Charged With Fracturing Infant’s Skull

A 26-year-old woman has been charged after police say she fractured the skull of her 3-month-old son with a baby bottle.


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Mother, Uncle Of Fatally Beaten Boy Held Without Bond

A mother and uncle are now being held without bond in the beating death of a nine-year-old boy. Investigators say the child was being punished for taking a slice of birthday cake without permission.


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Autistic Boy, 6, On Life Support After Alleged Beating

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.


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9-Year-Old Boy Handcuffed, Beaten After Eating Birthday Cake In Hagerstown

Authorities in Hagerstown are investigating after a boy was allegedly handcuffed and severely beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.


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Father Charged With Murder After Leaving Daughter In Hot Car

The heat proved to be deadly for a Baltimore City toddler. She was left in a hot car for 16 hours. Her father is facing murder charges.


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Police: Hagerstown Man Confessed To Strangling Stepdaughter

A man has confessed to strangling his 17-year-old stepdaughter and concealing her naked body, Hagerstown police said in court documents released Friday.


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Trial Delayed For Man Accused Of Abusing Infant Daughter

A Hagerstown man charged in with causing serious injuries to his infant daughter in 2013 was granted a continuance in Washington County Circuit Court.



Former Principal Acquitted On Charges Of Punching Student

A former Maryland middle school principal accused of punching a student has been acquitted of child abuse and assault charges.