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  • Cops: Orlando man tried to rape 9-year-old

    An Orlando man is in jail Thursday after trying to rape a 9-year-old girl, police said. The child went to her bedroom for a lollipop when 52-year-old Richard Arvin Guevara allegedly pushed the child on to her bed and climbed on top of her, according...
  • Georgia Tech frat apologizes for 'rapebait' letter

    Georgia Tech frat apologizes for 'rapebait' letter
    Earlier this week I blogged about a disgusting, misogynistic 'rapebait' letter sent out by a member of Georgia Tech's chapter of Phi Kappa Tau that quickly went viral. Now, it seems the offending brother has taken to the web to apologize for his actions....
  • Florida man accused of beating girl to the tune of 'Blurred Lines'

    Florida man accused of beating girl to the tune of 'Blurred Lines'
    Now that it's officially fall, the so-called song of the summer should be retired, especially after this incident. 40-year-old Steven Fillingim of North Florida is accused of beating a young girl for 40 minutes straight with a 2.5-foot long switch to...
  • Sheriff in Rebecca Sedwick suicide: Cut cyberbullying cord

    Sheriff in Rebecca Sedwick suicide: Cut cyberbullying cord
    A day after Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of two girls in the Rebecca Ann Sedwick suicide he appeared on the national television morning shows warning parents of the dangers of cyberbulling. He also vowed to prosecute anyone...
  • Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies

    Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies
    As the body was carried out of the house, retired Tavares lawyer Jerri Blair rose to her feet on the front porch to deliver one final salute as he passed by. She snapped it off just the way former Circuit Judge Jerry T. Lockett liked it, so he'd know...
  • In Florida cyberbully case, where were the parents, teachers, friends?

    There is perhaps no more heartbreaking story in the news these days than the suicide of a bullied 12-year-old Florida girl, a death all the more distressing because it was a preventable loss of young life. The sadness extends beyond the obvious. Two...
  • Facebook rants carry a hefty price

    Ever ranted on Facebook? Maybe posted a snide comment or two? Most of us have, and never thought anything of it. I imagine Cincinnati photographer Mark Byron figured the same. He expressed anger about his pending divorce and child visitation issues in a...
  • Unhinged by the unthinkable

    It's no idle exercise to ask yourself what you would do to a person who sexually abused your child. Or how you would react if you witnessed such an incident. Recent cases, publicized in horrific detail, have made the subject a water-cooler topic, one...
  • Facebook murder an example of social media narcissism

    There's a bit of the showoff in all creatures, and some would say that this need to brag and gloat, to stand out in the crowd is the result of centuries of evolution. Think of the peacock. Or the red cardinal. Or the athlete hot-dogging it on the court....
  • Road-rage mom charged with child abuse, police say

    Road-rage mom charged with child abuse, police say
    An Orlando mom was locked up Tuesday after police say she took her 1-year-old daughter on a dangerous ride and rammed her car into another vehicle at least five times. According to the arrest report, 25-year-old Jenika Desiree Williams used her silver...
  • Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors

    Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...