Woman, 25, Left Her Two Kids In Unattended Car While She Performed Sex Act On Boyfriend


marksA Louisiana woman left her two young children unattended in her SUV while she performed oral sex on her boyfriend in his vehicle

Princess Marks, 25, reportedly admitted to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies that she was unable to see her children–aged seven and five–while she was pleasuring her boyfriend in the parking lot of a Lake Charles store.

Cops found the children inside the SUV, which was not running and had its windows down.

Marks’s post-midnight assignation resulted in her arrest for child desertion. Seen in the adjacent mug shot, Marks was booked into jail and later released after posting $5000 bond on the felony count.

Following her collar, Marks’s offspring were placed in the custody of family members. Her beau–whom investigators did not identify–was not arrested.

Parents of the year, Lock 5-Year-Old in Car Trunk to Cure Fear of Dark


parents-lock-child-in-car-trunk-558x279A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday.

Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart were charged with felony child endangerment and reckless endangerment for locking their son in the car during three trips to the Idlewild amusement park in Lingonier, Pennsylvania, in July 2013, court records showed.

They gave him a flashlight and told him to look for sweets before locking the trunk at the park, about 9.5-miles (15 km) from their home in Latrobe, court officials said.

They were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program on Thursday in a deal approved by Westmoreland County Judge Richard McCormick Jr., according to Danielle Lenhart’s lawyer, Deborah Jackson.

“She recognizes the serious nature of what has happened and I don’t think we will see her in court again,” Jackson said of her client.

The incidents came to light when one of the couple’s children was interviewed by child welfare officials for undisclosed reasons, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

The boy and another sibling, who is 4, have been staying with relatives following the charges, but will be returned to the home, court officials said. A younger sibling, 1, has already been reunited with the parents.

Upon completion of two years probation, charges against the Lenharts will be dismissed and records expunged, Jackson said.

A previous judge in the case did not want to allow the Lenharts to enter the rehabilitative program, but Jackson said she was pleased with McCormick’s decision.

Perhaps storing your methadone in a baby bottle is not the best idea


4304337_GA Johnston mother faces felony child abuse charges after police say she accidently fed her baby from a bottle she had used to store methadone.

Police say the 6-month-old girl was unresponsive when she was brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital on July 10th, but has recovered.

They say 27-year-old Carissa Manning told them she accidently mixed baby formula with her prescription drug in the bottle. She called 911 after the girl become cold and would not wake up.

Manning was arraigned Wednesday and released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 24. She also was ordered to have no contact with her daughter, who has been placed with another relative.

Manning has no listed phone number and an attempt to reach her for comment Friday was not successful.

Loving couple finds home for their 22-year-old autistic twin boys (in their basement with no furniture or electricity)


A couple have been arrested on charges they locked up their 22-year-old autistic twin sons in the dungeon-like basement of their home.

compo-2-400x240-20140722-105014-460The Washington Post reported the basement had no furniture and no electricity, just a duvet on the floor. It said the room smelled of urine and had only a small window.

The newspaper cited police records in Montgomery County, Maryland, and identified the couple as 57-year-old John Land and 59-year-old Janice Land.

Reports said they were charged with abuse of vulnerable adult and attempted false imprisonment.

The door to the basement was reportedly locked with a deadbolt.

According to the Post and local TV station WJLA, the suspects said their sons were “non-verbal” and could only communicate by pointing at objects.

John Land reportedly told police that his sons would sometimes try to run away and that is why he and his wife started locking them up.

Police discovered the basement by chance as they went to the house on an unrelated matter.

Mom Helped Boyfriend Bury Her Daughter After He Stomped Toddler To Death


Arlington police have arrested the mother of a 19-month-old girl in connection with her death.

Alexis-BotelloBotello told police she and her 20-year-old boyfriend, Joshua Markus Beard, bought shovels and gloves and buried her daughter, Tylea Moore, in Parker County, according to police documents. She said Beard severely beat and stomped on the toddler on Friday or Saturday in their Arlington home.Alexis Botello, 17, faces charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and injury to a child.

Botello originally told police she hadn’t seen her child for two days but eventually admitted Tylea had been killed and said Beard “didn’t mean to do it,” according to police records. She told police she tried to stop Beard, but said he started hitting her.

Botello’s bail has been set at $125,000. Beard, 20, faces a capital murder charge. His bail has been set at $1 million.

Original item July 7 at 4:45 p.m.: Arlington police have a suspect in custody in the slaying of a 19-month-old girl on Friday or Saturday.

Police say Joshua Markus Beard, 20, hit his girlfriend’s child and stomped on her in a house in the 2200 block of Polo Club Court that they lived in together, according to the evidentiary search warrant.

On Sunday, Beard’s aunt called police to report a missing child. She had gone to an Arlington hotel in the 1900 block of West Pleasant Ridge Road near Interstate 20 to check on Beard’s girlfriend, Alexis Botello. Beard, who was booked into the Arlington jail on Saturday on unrelated charges, said he had been unable to reach Botello.

beard-240x300From the onset, police believed that the child was not missing and suspected foul play, said Arlington police Sgt. Jeff Houston.

When police arrived, Botello, 17, said she hadn’t seen Tylea for two days, but eventually told police that Beard “didn’t mean to do it,” and said he told her not to say a word, according to police documents.

When police spoke with Botello she said she and Beard were fighting because Beard was pushing and yelling at Tylea. She told him to stop, saying that Tylea was just a baby and didn’t understand. Eventually, Beard went to sleep and Botello put Tylea to bed, but she told police when she went to check on the toddler in the morning, Tylea “looked awful” and had bruises on her ribs, chest, arms, legs and tops of her feet, according to police documents.Botello said she couldn’t believe her child, Tylea Moore, was gone.

Tylea also had bite marks all over her and two cuts on her mouth, Botello said. She described Beard hitting the toddler over and over again and said he threw Tylea on the bed so hard that she bounced off and landed on the ground at which point he began stomping on her stomach until she started throwing up green stuff, according to police documents. She said they both tried CPR on the toddler but she wouldn’t breathe.

Botello told police they put the toddler in the trunk of the car, picked up gloves and shovels from Wal-Mart, and buried her in a hole they dug near a bridge in Springtown, Parker County.

“This is an unfortunate, just tragic, tragic case,” said Lt. Christopher Cook with Arlington police. “Number one, we thought we were dealing with a missing child. That already is unnerving for a community. But then, when foul play is suspected early on, it is just very traumatic for all of our officers, detectives and also all our crime scene personnel working the case.”

Beard is currently being held in Arlington jail on a capital murder charge. He also has charges for marijuana possession and speeding.

Investigators found human remains in Parker County on Monday, but police have not confirmed whether the remains belong to Tylea.

Drugged-Up Couple Arrested After Forgetting Infant Was In Backseat Of Car


A Denham Springs man, and a St. Amant woman were arrested Friday night by Walker Police on child cruelty and drug charges.


Police arrested Billy Arthur Henry, Jr., 35, and Lana Wallace Henry, 32.

According to a report, Walker officers responded to a report of an infant locked in a car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

When police arrived, they noticed a baby crying in the backseat. Officers made the decision to force entry into the vehicle to rescue the child due to high summer temperatures.

Police checked the child for injuries and called the Office of Child Services.

Officers searched the car in an effort to identify the owner of the vehicle. At that time, Billy and Lana Henry were seen walking toward the vehicle.

When officers questioned them, they admitted to owning the vehicle and being the parents of the infant inside. Police learned that the baby had been locked in the car for nearly an hour.

Both parents were then arrested for child cruelty.

Based on their behavior, condition, and statements to officers, Walker police determined that both the father and mother were impaired.

One officer reported that the suspects “were unsteady on their feet and had slurred speech.”

Police then questioned the mother and father separately. Both of them seemed shocked when asked about the infant. Neither of them remembered bringing the child along with them to Wal-Mart.

Both subjects later admitted to taking Oxycodone. After searching the vehicle, officers also found marijuana, Adderall, oxymorphone (Opana), and a syringe in the wife’s purse.

Police suspected that the parents might have other children. The parents were initially uncooperative, but eventually told police that their three other children were with family at a house with a blue door, near a tire shop on Florida Boulevard.

Police located the house and found the other three children with a member of the Henry family. One of the children was a twin of the baby found in car at Wal-Mart. The other two children, both girls, were 10 and 11-years-old.

OCS placed all of the children into state custody.

The couple was transported to the Walker Police Department for processing.

When they arrived, officers found Xanax on the floor of the police vehicle in which the couple was transported. Lana Henry admitted to dropping the drugs on the floor.

Billy Arthur Henry, Jr., was booked with Cruelty to Juveniles; Possession of Schedule I CDS (Synthetic Marijuana); and Disturbing the Peace. He is currently being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center with bail set at $26,000.00.

Lana Wallace Henry was booked on charges of Cruelty to Juveniles; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Schedule I CDS (Synthetic Marijuana); Two Counts of Possession of Schedule II CDS (Oxymorphone & Adderall); Possession of Schedule IV CDS (Xanax); Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription; and Disturbing the Peace. Lana Henry’s bail was set at $56,500.

After the booking process, a Adderall was found hidden on Lana Henry’s person, resulting in additional charges of Possession of Schedule II CDS (Adderall) and Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution. Bail on those charges has been set at $45,000.00. She remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center in lieu of bail.

Samantha Unger Admitted To Poisoning Toddler With Visine


Samantha-UngerPennsylvania State Police have arrested a former Adams County woman, who is accused of poisoning her two children with Visine.  Samantha Elizabeth Unger, 22, now of Thurmont, Md. is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

Stacey Unger says she felt helpless watching her 3-year old grandson suffer from unexplained illness. “It was terrifying, it was so terrifying,” said Stacey. “This whole ordeal has just been very traumatic, very rough for us.”

Stacey soon learned the why her grandson was sick.

According to police documents the 3-year old was hospitalized with life threatening symptoms several times. The boy was finally flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center in March. “It was reported to us that a 3-year old child was experiencing medical problems, he was at Hershey Medical Center, and it looked like it could possibly be poisoning,” said Lt. Frederick Hess, Station Commander with Gettysburg State Police. After several tests with different medical experts State Police got involved. “There were poisonous amounts of Tetrahydrozoline in the boy’s system,” said Lt. Hess.

During an interview, State Police Investigators say the boy’s mother, Samantha Unger, confessed to poisoning him with Visine. “She was secretly putting the Visine in his water bottle and his juice bottle,” said Lt. Hess.

When used in your eyes, Visine is harmless. Ingesting the eye drop can cause life threatening symptoms, such as rapid heart rate, convulsions, and it can even put a person into a mild coma.

Police said Unger also admitted that her 1-year old son became ill after he accidentally consumed the poisoned drinks she had made for his brother. According to police documents Unger told police that she did not know how much Visine she had used, but she admitted to using more than one bottle.

Lt. Hess said Unger did give a motive, but he would not elaborate because of the ongoing investigation.

Unger, formerly of Orrtanna, was arrested on June 19 after a two to three month investigation and taken to Adams County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. She posted bail on June 20th and was released. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 24.

Mom Arrested For Tossing Baby From Moving Car Just To Get A Reaction From Child’s Father

 A woman is being charged with attempted murder after deputies say she flung her baby out of a moving car.
The Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22, to investigate the incident. They were called to the ER when staff noticed a 20-month-old child suffered injuries that were reported as severe in nature.
On arriving, deputies with the Sheriff’s Office began interviewing the child’s mother and quickly became alarmed about the facts of the case.
Lasasha-AllenThe mother of the child, who has been identified as 23-year-old Lasasha Allen of Winnsboro, was brought to the Sheriff’s Office where further investigation revealed the true intent of the injuries.
“It was finally determined that this was more than an accident. This was an intentional act,” said Franklin Parish Sheriff, Kevin Cobb.
According to Sheriff’s investigators, Allen had made contact with the father of the child on Saturday, June 21, and had told the father that the child had fallen out of a car window while riding in the Monroe area and had been injured. The intent, according to Sheriff Cobb, was to get a reaction from the father.
“The next day when she got no repsonse, she made the determination to make this come true,” he said.
Cobb stated that when that attempt failed, on the following day, Sunday, June 22, Allen staged an event in which she placed the 20-month old in the passenger seat, accompanied by another 7-year-old child who was placed in the back seat, and drove to a rural location with an extremely curved roadway.
According to the investigation, Allen then drove at a speed of up to 45 miles an hour, reached over and opened the door and intentionally causing the younger child to be shoved out.
According to the report, Allen stated that her intent was to inflict minor damage so that she would not be caught in a lie with the child’s father. She then waited for a period of time and took the injured child to the Medical Center.
“She was having stories that just weren’t adding up and did not make sense,” Cobb said. “She arranged it, bascially staging this event to where it would look like an accident.”
Cobb said that the injuries suffered by the child were very serious and the child was airlifted to a Shreveport medical facility for treatment. He stated that according to information received today from the medical facility the child is in stable condition pending surgery.
“One thing is certain,” Cobb said. “The child is in a safer place today than in the hands of the mother. Justice can’t move quickly enough in this.”
Allen has been charged with attempted second degree murder and is in custody at the Franklin Parish Detention Center. Bond has been set at $750,000.
“My hope is once this is admitted to the district attorney, that justice moves quickly,” said Cobb.
In addition to the injured child, Cobb said she has five other children who have been placed in the custody of Child Services.
“This was a horrendous act, one that is beyond explanation, Sheriff Cobb said. “I hope that everyone will pray for that child and its siblings through this ordeal.”


Jennifer Vargas Gets Jail For Using Super Glue On Son’s Ripped Scrotum


Jennifer-Marie-VargasMilitary wife Jennifer Marie Vargas, who is accused of partially tearing her 6-year-old son’s genitals and supergluing them, opted Monday to remain in jail pending trial.

The boy’s father, who spoke with the San Antonio Express-News on the condition that neither his name nor his children’s names be used (in order protect their privacy), said Monday that his son spent three days in the hospital. He also has another child with Vargas, to whom he has been married for 11 years.

“He’s fine,” the Army soldier said of the boy. “He’ll be OK. … They just want to get back to some normalcy after the past (few) weeks.”

Vargas, whose maiden name is Hackney and still uses her last name from a previous marriage, waived hearings Monday for probable cause and bail in federal court in San Antonio.

That means she did not contest that the Army and the FBI had probable cause to arrest her on a preliminary federal charge of assault with bodily injury, and she opted not to seek bail. The charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.

She was persuaded to waive the hearings by her lawyer, assistant federal public defenderAlfredo Villarreal, in part because of the massive, international media attention Vargas’ case has garnered since the Express-News first reported it last week. The hearings would have meant the release of more details about the case.

Villarreal left through a rear door of the courtroom and was unavailable for comment after the hearing.

622x350Court records said that on Sept. 27, the father discovered the boy crying in his room when the father returned to the family’s residence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, where the father is stationed.

The boy had blood in his underwear, and the father took him to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to repair a 1.5-inch tear to his scrotum. The boy also had bruising to his penis.

Vargas, who turns 34 in December, later admitted to investigators she was angry and pulled the boy’s genitals hard, causing the tear.

She also told agents that rather than seek medical attention, she cleaned the injury with alcohol, put superglue on it until it stopped bleeding, stuffed paper towels in his underwear and sent him to bed, court records said.

The father said he had some idea why Vargas is accused of injuring the boy, but he declined to elaborate. Also, a friend stepped in and requested the boy’s father not be asked to discuss the incident because it is too difficult.

The boy’s father said there had been no previous issues with Vargas.

Vargas, wearing a jail jumpsuit and shackled and cuffed, looked briefly toward her husband while he looked straight ahead during the hearing.

The father said he is divorcing Vargas. While appreciative of the outpouring of support from strangers for his child, he asked for privacy.

“It’s a terrible case, and it’s almost unbelievable anyone could hurt a child the way she (allegedly) hurt this little boy,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Wannarka. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve never seen anyone act with such a rage and hurt their child this way.”

Federal authorities are involved because it happened on federal land, and Vargas is a civilian.

Last week, the Express-News reported that Vargas got deferred adjudication probation and paid a fine for assaulting an ex-husband in 1999 in Georgetown, north of Austin.

The case involving the child now proceeds to a grand jury for possible indictment, or formal charges.

Mom Accused Of Abandoning Toddler In Field Days After Winning Custody


A mother is in custody after her toddler was found alone in a tipped-over stroller.

Stacey-NikkelSheriff’s deputies out of Tehachapi were dispatched to an incident involving a 2-year-old child who was found alone.

A person passing by in the area found the 2-year-old child stuck in a stroller that was tipped over and left unattended, deputies said.

The child was found in a vacant field, near the north side of the roadway of Cherry Lane, near Sage Lane. It is believed the child was alone in the stroller from about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday until found at about 9 a.m. the next day, deputies said.

The child was physically unharmed and was taken into protective custody then transported the Jamison Center.

Deputies located and arrested the child’s mother, 34-year-old Stacey Nikkel, who is a resident in the Tehachapi area.

Just before the incident, a couple had been trying to adopt the girl and had her in their custody. Nikkel and the couple had been locked in a custody battle. The judge at the hearing said that CPS dropped the ball, and awarded custody back to Nikkel on June 9, a family member told 23ABC.

Nikkel was subsequently arrested on charges of Child Endangerment, Child Abandonment, and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. She was booked on the charges at the Central Receiving Jail in Bakersfield. Her bail was set at $20,000.