Ex-Abilene High Teacher Indicted For CSA

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Breanne Brown, 31

ABILENE, Texas  –  A Taylor County grand jury has indicted 31-year-old former Abilene High School teacher Breanne Brown on a charge of second-degree felony sexual assault of a child.

A second-degree-felony is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.  Probation is also possible.

Brown resigned from Abilene ISD in January. That’s when she was arrested for second-degree felony sexual assault.

According to Abilene police, Brown had sex with a 16-year-old boy on at least 10 different occasions.

Brown’s case led to the resignation of former Abilene ISD Superintendent Heath Burns, who pleaded guilty in August to a charge of failure to report child abuse by a professional and possession of a controlled substance by fraud.

Burns was sentenced to three years of probation, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and instructed to turn over his Texas educator certificate.

Burns resigned suddenly in February after he was criticized for the district’s handling of cases involving alleged improper relationships between educators and students.

In September 30-year-old Michael Trook, a former dean with Abilene ISD, pleaded guilty to one count of improper relationship between a teacher and a student.

He was originally charged with two counts, but the state waived one in the plea deal.

Trook was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 10 years of deferred adjudication probation.

He also had to permanently surrender his teaching certificate and had to pay a $2,500 fine.

Trook was indicted in April.

According to a complaint filed with the district attorney’s office the charges stemmed from a sexual relationship, Trook had with a 17-year-old female student in his office at Holland Medical School around Dec. 10, 2014.

In September Abilene High School Principal Jennifer Raney was reassigned to the Curriculum Department in the AISD administration building.

According to a news release from Superintendent David Young, Raney was moved temporarily while the district proceeds with an internal review of the “events that happened last school year.”

Also in September, AISD Associate Superintendent for Legal and Human Resources Mark Neal was named a suspect in an investigation by the Taylor County District Attorney’s Office related to the handling of an improper relationship between a student and a teacher, according to Abilene police.

Former House Speaker Gets Deal

Dennis Hastert most probably‎ will never see the inside of a Federal Jail Cell.

This is a sad day for Our Children in America.

This sends a very loud, sad message‎ to every citizen of The United States of America, “ALL MEN ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL”, AND “OUR CHILDREN ARE FAIR GAME IF YOU GOT THE MONEY”.

Our Country got belligerent over a Lion‎, let’s see what is said….

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Robert StrongBow
Co-Founder, Webmaster

Infant Brought To Hospital With 20+ Broken Bones

Alamogordo, NM  –  Two Alamogordo residents were arrested Wednesday on child abuse charges after a five-month-old infant was brought to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center with more than 20 bone fractures in March.

Alamogordo police were first made aware of the alleged abuse March 28, when the infant was brought to the hospital.  Medical workers at the hospital told police the infant’s injuries were consistent with “violent physical abuse.”

Child specialists with the New Mexico Child Abuse Response Team and Alamogordo police investigated the case, which eventually produced arrest warrants for Warren Neal McCowan, 22, and Cleopatra Ball, 20.

Wednesday, police arrested both McCowan and Ball on three separate felony child abuse charges: child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, child abuse with medical neglect resulting in great bodily harm and child abuse without great bodily harm.

The first two charges are first-degree felonies and the third is a third-degree felony.

Both are being held at the Otero County Detention Center on $50,000 bonds.

Police did not say what McCowan and Ball’s relationships with the infant are.

OK Woman Charged With Enabling Child Abuse

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Jeana Marie Mendenhall, 34

Bartlesville, OK  –  Enabling child abuse charge was filed against 34-year old Jeana Marie Mendenhall, who was arrested earlier this week by leaving her seven-year old and two-year old kids in care of her boyfriend where drugs were present.

Mendenhall’s boyfriend, 30-year old George Anthony Rubatt was charged this week with three counts of child neglect, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and possession of methamphetamine.

Bartlesville police were called on a domestic disturbance near a convenience store in the 900 block of SW Frank Phillips Blvd.

According to a court affidavit, Mendenhall told the police that she left her two children in care of Rubatt so she could go to Pawhuska.

Reportedly, the authorities went to Mendenhall’s home and found meth.  Court records indicate that Mendenhall have priors in Missouri and Arkansas.

Mendenhall’s next court date is October 30th.  Bond remains at $50,000.