child abuse

Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
July 31, 2019 - 5:27 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Willow Grove couple who beat a 4-year-old boy to death because he spilled his cereal are on their way to state prison, where they’ll spend the rest of their lives. Montgomery County Judge Risa Ferman told Kieff King what he and Lisa Smith did to 4-year-old...
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Stefanie Dunne
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
July 30, 2019 - 3:02 pm
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 44-year-old former Downingtown police officer has been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy, who, investigators say, she met while she was a resource officer at the teen's high school. The investigation started back in May when...
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Jerry Sandusky
Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS/Sipa USA
July 24, 2019 - 4:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky won't get a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned downSandusky's request that it...
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Philadelphia police car
KYW Newsradio, file
Justin Udo
July 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm
UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. — This update reflects new information by a police report, clarifying that the offender is the woman, not the man. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police and witnesses are offering different reports of an incident in West Philadelphia Wednesday morning, in which a 1-year-old...
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Jeffrey Epstein
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, file
July 08, 2019 - 11:52 am
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. ___ NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors made another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him Monday of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14. The 66-year...
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Wade Robson and James Safechuck
Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP
July 05, 2019 - 7:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing two men who accused the singer of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland." The lawsuit accuses Wade Robson and James Safechuck of unfairly harming the reputation of the King of Pop, who died 10 years ago. A lawyer for...
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Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It took a Montgomery County jury a little over three hours to find a Willow Grove couple guilty of first-degree murder for the deadly beating of her 4-year-old son. Defense lawyers for 20-year-old Lisa Smith and 26-year-old Kieff King argued for a lesser charge of...
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Pennsylvania state police.
Dan Majka/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway into possible child abuse and animal abuse at a Chester County home, where dozens of animals were found tortured or dead earlier this week. Pennsylvania State Police responded to the home on Street Road in Upper Oxford Township a little...
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Jerry Zweitzig
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Kristen Johanson
May 31, 2019 - 3:32 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Federal charges have been filed against a former Montgomery County pastor, who is already facing hundreds of counts at the state level for distributing and possessing child pornography. A federal grand jury has indicted Jerry Zweitzig of Hatboro with five counts of...
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Shannon Westmoreland
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 28, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A former youth football coach who ran off to Florida before his trial in October 2018 was back in court Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three children. Shannon Westmoreland, 49, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to rape, involuntary...
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