CHILD ABUSE

Fargo Mother Charged With Child Abuse

Officers had been asked to check on the children of Marian Jasinski after one them hadn't been in school for three days.

FARGO, ND – A Fargo woman has been charged with felony child neglect after police say they found her two children huddled under blankets and her hiding in a closet in their home. Officers had been asked to check on the children of Marian Jasinski after one them hadn’t been in school for three days. Jasinski claimed in a text…

Grand Forks Woman Accused of Felony Child Abuse

Justine Gourneau Also Faces A Charge of Simple Assault

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks woman has been charged with felony child abuse. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for 38-year-old Justine Gourneau. She made her initial appearance in court this morning on two counts: child abuse of a victim under the age of six and simple assault. Gourneau is accused of attacking an adult who intervened to…

Two Daycare Workers Accused Of Child Abuse

Allegedly Picked Kids Up And Slammed Them To The Ground, Stepped On Them, Banged Heads

Gallagher and WendtSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Disturbing details are emerging about two former employees at a Sioux Falls daycare. 31-year-old Teresa Gallagher and 22-year-old Kenedi Wendt were arrested on Friday and were each charged with 25 counts of child abuse. Police say the two were harming children three to four years old during nap-time at Little Blessings Learning Center. They’re…

Guilty Plea From Father Who Left Baby Out In The Cold

Mother Admitted The Couple Were High on Drugs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The father accused of leaving his infant outside overnight in Sioux Falls has pleaded guilty to child abuse. 39-year-old Ronald Harrison entered the plea to abuse or cruelty to a minor under 7. Harrison and the child’s mother are accused of leaving the baby outside the Faith Family Church for 18 hours in October 2017. The…

High Risk Sex Offender Living in Enderlin

Police say Franklin Crone II is living in Enderlin

ENDERLIN, ND — A high risk sex offender with convictions in Burleigh, Stutsman and McIntosh counties has moved. Authorities say Franklin Crone II is living at 5303 136th Avenue Southeast in Enderlin. Crone was convicted of child abuse and neglect and corruption or solicitation of minors. He will have to register as a sex offender for life. Categories: Crime, News…

Moorhead Man Allegedly Attacked His Baby With Pepper, Hot Water and Fireworks

Told Investigators He Thought Of Ways To Harm The Girl

Shawn Foltz MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man was jailed after allegedly rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in a baby’s eyes. Shawn Foltz, 31, was taken into custody for child abuse. Investigators say Foltz kept the girl from breathing until she turned blue. They say he also snapped her with a towel, sprayed hot water in her face and…

Minnesota Mom Fighting to Change Law that Set Her Son’s Killer Free

On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend, Samuel Christopher Jones while she went to work

  MINNESOTA — A Minnesota mom is fighting to change the law when it comes to sentencing guidelines¬†when someone kills a child. Cynthia Sweats said when it comes to¬†punishing someone for killing a child, the state is much too lenient. Samuel Christopher Jones On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend,…

Underwood Man Arrested for Assault on 13 Month Old Boy

Adam Sundby is facing charges after the toddler underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage

  An Underwood, Minnesota man has been arrested for assaulting a 13 month-old boy. Adam Sundby, 30, is facing charges of first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the child was first taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The boy underwent emergency…