New Release - Child Abuse
As we are now in the middle of the holiday season we
should be surrounded by family and happiness.
Unfortunately, that is simply not the case for a lot of folks.
It can be a very stressful time of year. Bills pile up and
concerns on how to provide the basics for your family let
alone provide happy holiday memories can be overwhelming.
We certainly can have empathy for that. What we cannot
tolerate however is taking those frustrations out on your
children in the form of mental or physical abuse.
Check yourself and step away if you need to,
do not however abuse your children.
On October 13th the Cape Girardeau County
Sheriff's Office's Detective Division Investigated an
allegation of child abuse to a six-year-old where the child
was hit in the face leaving extensive bruising and marks.
Chargers were sent to the courts for Abuse or
Neglect of a Child.
On November 3rd the Cape Girardeau County
Sheriff's Office Detective Division investigated an
allegation of a mother driving intoxicated
with her 4-year-old child, striking her child in the
face once home and continuing to consume alcohol
until she passed out. Charges were sent
to the courts for endangering the welfare of a child
and abuse or neglect of a child.
On November 17th the Cape Girardeau County
Sheriff's Office Detective Division investigated a
third-party complaint stemming
from a local school. This complaint asserted
that one of their students had possibly been
involved with receiving abuse at their home.
After an investigation was concluded it was
determined that a father had lost his temper with
his child and reacted so severely that bruises,
marks, and welts were left on the child's back
two days after the abuse took place.
The child was kept from school in
fear the father would be in trouble.
Charges were sent up to the courts for Abuse or
Neglect of a child.
Additional child neglect/abuses cases are still