Friday, May 22, 2009
Man Charged in Attempted Sexual Assult at Daycare - St. Louis, MO
A 19-year-old man was charged today with two felonies for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a child at a St. Louis daycare center.
Thomas Washington, 19, of St. Louis faces one count of first-degree attempted statutory sodomy and one count of first-degree attempted statutory rape, St. Louis police said.
Washington is accused of trying to molest a 3-year-old girl Wednesday night at the Dependable Home Day Care at 5918 Lillian Avenue, according to police.
Police Arrest Babysitter on Abuse Charge - Post Falls, Idaho
Police are investigating a Post Falls woman accused of abusing an infant several times during the past year.
Post Falls Police say they have arrested 20-year-old Stephanie R. Coppernoll, who was hired about a year ago to be the babysitter for the 15-month old boy and his older brother.
Investigators say the toddler has suffered three broken bones and was taken to the hospital again this week for an evaluation of an arm and leg.
Police: Mom Killed Boy, Buried Him in Playground Sand - New Mexico
A 23-year-old woman suffocated her son and then buried his body beneath the sand of a playground, police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said Thursday. Police arrested Tiffany Toribio about 4 a.m., just hours after they said they wanted to speak to her about her missing 3-year-old son, Ty.
Family members had contacted authorities, saying her son matched the description of a boy found Friday at an Albuquerque playground. Police Chief Ray Schultz said she confessed to killing the boy soon after being apprehended.
"She placed her hand over her son's mouth and nose and suffocated him. She had second thoughts about what she did. She performed CPR on her son, brought him back to life and then decided to go forward with that original act she had started to commit," Schultz said.
Toribio was charged with first-degree murder and an array of other charges, including abuse of a child under 12 that caused death. (continued)
Ex-Teacher's Aide Charged With Repeated Molestation - Burlington, VT
A former Chittenden County teacher's aide accused of repeatedly molesting a young boy over the course of several years pleaded not guilty in Burlington court Thursday to charges against him.
Douglas Cavett, 43, of Milton, was arrested Wednesday by detectives from the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations after the alleged victim came forward with the allegations of sexual abuse, police said.
Police initiated a search of Cavett's home on Wednesday. Police said Cavett came home during the search and then tried to flee the scene. Police arrested him on a dead-end road in Milton.