child abuse

October 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Man Faces Charge of Sex Abuse With a Minor

A 14-year-old girl has detailed to Montgomery County police years of abuse by her father’s friend leading up to the man facing child abuse and sex offense charges, according to court documents. The man, Oscar Alfredo Velasco-Juarez, 40, of Rockville is being held on $10,000 bail, online court records say. He is charged with child […]

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March 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police: Woman Tried to Saw Off Son’s Head

A 46-year-old Rockville woman faces attempted murder and child abuse charges over an allegation that she tried to saw off her 11-year-old son’s head with a tree saw, according to Montgomery County police charging documents. Kristina Naranch Petrie of the 14300 block of Gaines Avenue was ordered held without bail, according to online court records. […]

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March 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Substitute Teacher at Cloverly Elementary

A 59-year-old substitute teacher has been charged in connection with inappropriate touching of a student, Montgomery County police said. Steven Katz, of the 6500 block of Quiet Hours in Columbia, has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor and fourth-degree sexual offense, police said. Police said that the preliminary investigation has revealed that sometime […]

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January 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Day-Care Provider Charged with Abuse

A 65-year-old Silver Spring woman has been charged with abusing a 2-year-old in her home day care, Montgomery County police said in a statement Tuesday. Christina Dhanaraj of the 1600 block of Winding Waye Lane posted a $7,500 bond, according to court records. She is due in Montgomery County District Court for a preliminary hearing […]

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December 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Mother Charged in Death of 2-Month-Old Daughter

A 31-year-old Rockville woman has been charged in connection with the death of her 2-month-old daughter in February, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Rebecca D. Briones of the 200 block of North Adams Street in Rockville has been charged with second-degree murder and child abuse, police said. Her daughter, Lissana Briones died Feb. […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

KinderCare Worker Charged with Sex Offense

A 56-year-old Montgomery Village man faces sex abuse charges involving a 3-year-old girl at a KinderCare Learning Center in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Raul Troy Tuban of the 9400 block of Horizon Run Road worked as a cook and a driver at the center, which was at 18000 Sioux Lane, police […]

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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Council Recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council issued a proclamation today recognizing the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. County Councilmember Sidney Katz presented the proclamation and he was joined by representatives of The Tree House CAC of Montgomery County. Lisa Merkin and Angela Cabellon from Montgomery County’s Health and Human Services  (H & HS) department […]

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February 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Man Gets 40 Years for Killing 7-Week-Old Son

A 27-year-old Silver Spring man received 40 years in prison Thursday for killing his 7-week-old son, a Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman said. A jury found Adou Kouadio guilty on Dec. 19, and Circuit Court Judge Terrance McGann sentenced him. Kouadio was sentenced to 40 years for child abuse resulting in death of a […]

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January 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Mom, 20, Faces Child Abuse Charges

A 20-year-old Gaithersburg mother was charged Saturday with child abuse of her 4-year-old daughter, Montgomery County police said Monday. Iris Hernandez Rivas, 20, of the 400 block of Sunny Brook Terrace, Gaithersburg, is being held without bail, police said. The child was flown to Children’s National Medical Center in the District where she died Feb. […]

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November 23, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Damascus Man Pleads Guilty In Adopted Sons Death (PHOTO)

Brian O’ Callaghan, age 38, of the 25200 block of Conrad Court in Damascus, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree child abuse resulting in death at the Circuit Court of Montgomery County. According to court documents, in February 2014, O’Callaghan brought his 3-year-old adopted son Madoc Hyunsu O’Callaghan to Children’s National Medical Center, where the […]

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