Crimes Against Children
More than 1,000 pinwheels were installed on the lawn of Creekwood United Methodist Church in Fairview to raise awareness about child abuse.
Pinwheels are often associated with bright colors and joy. You might imagine a child’s wide eyes watching a pinwheel spin in the wind. But on Sunday in Arlington, pinwheels took on a different meaning: child abuse awareness.
A 49-year-old Grand Prairie man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for repeatedly sexually abusing a young relative.
Gregory William Lee, 43, of Plano, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Monday for molesting a 16-year-old female for a year, according to Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
The death of a 2-year-old Plano girl, and the arrest of her father’s fiancée after he allegedly broke up with her, is generating interest and anger across the nation.
A Plano father is struggling with both grief and guilt after his former fiancé was charged with murder in his young daughter’s death.
Plano police arrested Melinda Lynn Muniz, 25, in connection with the death of a 2-year-old girl earlier this month.
Charles Fredrick Bell, 49, of Allen, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for molesting his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter, according to Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
It was 16 years ago today that a tragedy surrounding one North Texas child led to the creation of a worldwide system to protect and help children.
In 2002 she was a teenager, kidnapped from her home and held for nine months. Today Elizabeth Smart spent the day in Dallas speaking at a Crimes Against Children Conference.
Crimes against children — that’s the focus of a four-day conference in downtown Dallas this week.