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Woman Behind Bars for Sodomizing Boy

Woman Behind Bars After Self-Pics Sodomizing Child

Police have arrested a woman in Albuquerque after discovering the photos she emailed to another man of her performing oral sex on a 7-year-old boy.

Gwen Lindgren has been behind bars since Wednesday and is facing charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, criminal sexual contact of a minor, sexual exploitation of children, tampering with evidence and bribery or intimidation of a witness. Lindgren’s husband found the photos last week, but police report that the pictures were taken in September.

Lindgren had met the man she sent the photos to on the Internet. After being arrested and interviewed by authorities, she claimed that the man, whom she refers to as “the caretaker,” forced her to take the photos and send them to him. Lindgren said the man was helping her get through marital problems, and if he asked her to take similar photos again, she could not guarantee them that she wouldn’t.

The identity of the boy has not been revealed, but neighbors say they had been concerned even before news of the sexual abuse came out. Denise Phillips, who lived in the same apartment complex, says she often saw the child being neglected: “He would swim alone, he would wait at the bus stop on his own, sometimes without a coat in the dead of winter. He would always be wandering around on his own. So, of course, we were welcoming to him.”

After a few months, Phillips and other neighborhood moms called the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) of New Mexico back in May. They saw representatives of the CYFD visit the boy’s home, but no one was ever taken into custody. Phillips believes that if they took the boy into the custody of the state, the assault could have been prevented.

Lindgren is facing the additional charge of intimidating a witness after she threatened the boy to never discuss what she did to him.

The husband found the photos of the two in compromising positions when he was going through his wife’s phone and alerted local law enforcement.

He told authorities that Gwen had told him she had engaged in sex acts with a child before, but he hadn’t believed her at first since they were both very drunk at the time.  The husband says the two were separated and in the process of getting a divorce.

Sad day when Animals better parents than many humans

2014-11-13-ColoradoAbuse-1 2014-11-13-ColoradoAbuse-2Father of boys found in squalid Denver home pleads guilty to abuse

DENVER (Reuters) – A father of four malnourished boys found living amid cat feces in a squalid Denver home and unable to speak except by grunts pleaded guilty on Thursday to felony child abuse, prosecutors said.

Wayne Sperling, 66, was arrested last year along with his common-law wife, Lorinda Bailey, after authorities discovered the boys, aged 2, 4, 5 and 6, living in a filthy apartment teeming with flies. Sperling pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse, second offense, said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Bailey, 36, pleaded guilty in August to one count of child abuse and was sentenced last week to 90 days in jail and five years of probation. Prosecutors had argued that Bailey deserved a maximum seven-year prison sentence because she and Sperling had previously lost custody of two other children over similar neglect charges.

Authorities were alerted to the boys’ plight when Bailey took the 2-year-old to an emergency room with a cut on his forehead, according to an affidavit filed by Denver police. The treating physician noted that the toddler was filthy, non-verbal, and reeked of cigarette smoke.

A social worker and a police officer then visited the couple’s apartment in east Denver and found Sperling at home with his three older sons, the affidavit said. The home was littered with cat feces and permeated by an “unbearable” stench, the affidavit said.

The responding officer said the three boys uttered “infant-like noises.” “Sperling stated the children have their own language and grunt at each other but were able to speak to him and Bailey,” the affidavit said. Sperling told police that he was unemployed and was the primary caregiver for his sons.

A pediatrician who later examined the children found all the boys were malnourished, had “very poor and delayed” verbal skills, had not been toilet trained, and lacked up-to-date immunization records, the affidavit said. The four boys are now living together in foster care.

Sperling, who was found competent after undergoing a mental evaluation, is set to be sentenced next month and faces up to seven years in prison.

7-year-old left out

Harrisburg Pa, woman arrested for Child Endangerment

West Shore Regional police have arrested a Harrisburg woman after she left her 7-year-old girl outside in the 45 degree cold for 2 hours without any adult supervision.

Shanette Williams, 29, is being charged with child endangerment after police say on Friday neighbors reported seeing the girl standing outside of a home along Poplar Street in Wormleysburg.

The neighbors took the little girl inside so she could warm up and called police.

Williams showed up after police were called and admitted to leaving the child. Williams was taken to the Cumberland County Prison but is now out on bail.

Shanette Williams
Shanette Williams

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