How do you lie about sexual Abuse????

Father lied about knowledge of child’s sex abuse

January 2, 2015
PERRY, Box Elder County, Utah — Investigators say the father of

Mother sold pornography of Child
Starla Rae McCabe
Father lied about Sexual Abuse
Brian Dean Raehal

a child whose nude photo was allegedly taken and sold by the child’s mother lied to them about his knowledge of the abuse.

Brian Dean Raehal, 55, was charged on Dec. 23 with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony, and failure to report abuse, a class B misdemeanor.

Detectives believe Starla Rae McCabe, 45, of Perry, photographed and sold nude photos of her grade school-aged child. She was charged on December 4, 2014, with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.

In March, a relative discovered nude photographs of the child on the child’s Nintendo DSI, according to a search warrant affidavit. Three days later, the child was interviewed by the Division of Child and Family Services and told a caseworker that McCabe had taken “loads” of pictures of the child “without any clothes on,” the affidavit states.

The child told investigators that the “mother would then show the pictures to men,” according to the affidavit. The child also said the mother “printed the pictures and sold them to people for $100,” another court document states.

The Nintendo was turned over to the Garland City Police Department, which turned it over to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office in November. Nineteen pornographic pictures were found on the Nintendo, police said.

McCabe, who has a history of drug abuse, was interviewed by detectives on Nov. 26. She told investigators she took pictures of her child’s genitals to show the child “what it looks like,” then declined to answer other questions about the photos, a detective wrote.

Raehal, the father of the child, “lied to a detective about his knowledge regarding the detective’s investigation into an aggravated child sex abuse case,” charging documents state, and “also failed to report the allegation of the sexual abuse to authorities, when the victim disclosed it.”

A preliminary hearing for Raehal on the two charges is scheduled for Monday. A preliminary hearing for McCabe on the exploitation charges is scheduled for Jan. 12.

Physical Abuse of 7-month-old????

Marine couple charged for alleged abuse of infant boy

JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY – A 7-month-old boy suffered a broken rib, bleeding in the lungs, and injuries to his tongue and eyes, and arrest warrants state his mother, a U.S. Marine, is to blame. A man, also a Marine, was arrested in the case as well.

Marine Abuses Baby
Delaney Welch&-month-old Baby physically Abused

Delaney Welch, 20, and David Alvarez, 25, were arrested on January first at their home in Jacksonville.

Arrest warrants say Welch assaulted and inflicted serious bodily injury on the child that caused a broken rib and bleeding lungs. Warrants state the boy also had a cut to the underside of his tongue, a burst blood vessel in his eye, and bruising. Arrest warrants for Alvarez say he knowingly caused, encouraged and aided the infant to be abused and neglected. The alleged abuse happened from July through September of 2014. The warrants don’t say where the abuse happened, but the couple’s address is listed as the Brynn Marr Village Apartments in Jacksonville.

There is no word where the infant is now.

Cathy Gneiting is a doctor and counselor. She says even a 7 month old baby can have night terrors after experiencing serious abuse. “I would be more concerned about night terrors, help the baby to feel safe, calm, relaxed, in a safe environment,” said Gneiting. She says there can be contributors that lead to abuse, but the main reason people abuse is stress. “A lot of times people will look at the military as such a stressful situation that you’re abusing your children, and that’s not necessarily true. People are abusing their children because they don’t know how to deal with stress,” said Gneiting.

Both Welch and Alvarez were served warrants and arrested around 5 p.m. on New Year’s Day by Onslow County Sheriff’s deputies. Both were released to the U.S. Marines shortly after being arrested. Welch appeared in Onslow County District Court Friday morning for her first appearance. She is charged with felony Assault Causing Bodily Injury and felony Intentional Child Abuse.

Alvarez is charged with misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Our reporter spoke to Alvarez on Friday. When asked if he could talk about what happened, Alvarez replied he should probably not say anything.

Pennsylvania Cares

Indifference toward Child Abuse
There is no excuse for Indifference toward Child Abuse

Changes to Pennsylvania child abuse laws take effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The new year brings a new effort to prevent child abuse in Pennsylvania. New laws take effect this week that are designed to protect children across the state. The new laws are the commonwealth’s response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State in 2011.

The measures look to improve child abuse prevention and detection.

First, lawmakers have redefined bodily abuse. It’s now legally characterized as causing substantial pain. Prior to the new law, it was constituted by severe pain and serious impairment.

Legislators are also now holding more people legally accountable for reporting suspicions of child abuse. Anyone who comes into contact with a child, or is directly responsible for their care and supervision, is considered a mandatory reporter. They must report the abuse to the state within 48 hours, or they could face legal repercussions.

The law has also stiffened penalties for those who fail to report suspected child abuse. A first offense for not reporting child abuse is now a third degree misdemeanor. It comes with a maximum sentence of one year behind bars.

Under the new law, some mandatory reporters are also now required to seek training and continuing education on detection and reporting procedures. Those programs will be offered through state licensing boards that govern them.

In addition, lawmakers have instituted employment discrimination protections for mandatory reporters who file a suspected child abuse case in good faith.