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Crimes Against Children

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81-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor

Eighty-one-year old Juanito Ortiz was arrested Thursday and charged with sexually assaulting a young family member.

07/04/2014

"Here in North Texas we don’t turn our backs on children," said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins during a press conference. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Judge Shares Preliminary Plan To Shelter 2,000 Migrant Children

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced three viable locations where about 2,000 immigrant children will seek refuge when they arrive in Dallas.

07/03/2014

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

FBI Director: “We Will Crush These Pimps”

A dozen children were rescued across Texas, and several people arrested, as part of a nationwide operation targeting child sex trafficking.

06/23/2014

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“Pinwheels For Prevention” A Playful Reminder Of Sinister Reality

More than 1,000 pinwheels were installed on the lawn of Creekwood United Methodist Church in Fairview to raise awareness about child abuse.

04/18/2014

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For Every Child Abused, A Pinwheel

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.

04/06/2014

Timothy Earl Wesley (credit: Tarrant County Jail)

Grand Prairie Man Sentenced To 60 Years For Child Abuse

A 49-year-old Grand Prairie man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for repeatedly sexually abusing a young relative.

03/06/2014

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Plano Man Molests Teen Relative, Sentenced To 35 Years

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.

02/11/2014

Melinda Muniz (credit: Collin County Jail)

Fiancée Charged In Plano Toddler’s Death Sparks Nationwide Outrage

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.

01/30/2014

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Father Of Murdered Toddler Blames Himself

A Plano father is struggling with both grief and guilt after his former fiancé was charged with murder in his young daughter’s death.

01/29/2014

Melinda Muniz mug shot (credit: Plano Police Dept.)

Plano Police Arrest Woman In Connection To Toddler’s Homicide

Plano police arrested Melinda Lynn Muniz, 25, in connection with the death of a 2-year-old girl earlier this month.

01/28/2014

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Jury Sentences Real Estate Agent To 20 Years For Molestation

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.

11/08/2013

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16 Years Since Amber Alert Abduction In Arlington

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.

01/13/2012

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