Saginaw County man faces life offense in alleged sexual assault of boy
THOMAS TWP, MI — A Thomas Township man is facing potential life imprisonment after being charged with sexually assaulting a child. In April, Child Protective Services brought allegations of the possible abuse to police’s attention, said Thomas Township Police Chief Al Fong. Through their investigation, police came to believe 49-year-old Chad S. Hoag sexually assaulted an 8-year-old boy on March 23. The former charge involves penetration and is a life offense, with the victim’s young age mandating a minimum 25-year sentence if Hoag is convicted. A condition of his bond is that he have no contact with his alleged victim or any other juvenile.mlive.com
Bay City man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old
BAY CITY, MI — A Bay City man is facing a life offense for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old. The felony is punishable by up to life imprisonment, though the young age of the victim mandates a minimum 25-year sentence if Reinig is convicted. An affidavit contained in court records states that Reinig from January through February sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in his apartment in the city’s South End. Officers with the Bay City Department of Public Safety began investigating the alleged abuse in April. Read more:Saginaw shooting victim refuses to testify against man he had identified as shooterBeer distributor Fabiano Brothers’ delivery driver pleads to embezzling $45,000Bay City man pleads to trying to kill man in Midland Street shootingmlive.com
‘These stories you two are telling … something is still amiss there,’ judge tells couple whose toddler suffered burns
SAGINAW, MI — Two Carrollton Township parents whose toddler son suffered second-degree burns in their care received probationary sentences. Their sentencing judge, however, made it clear he didn’t buy their account of how their son sustained his injuries. Before imposing sentence on Hartman, Judge Clark shared his misgivings on the unexplained origin of the child’s injuries. “No, I don’t have anything you really need to know that (Kauten) didn’t tell you already,” Hartman replied. “Like I told your codefendant, these stories you two are telling … something is still amiss there,” Clark told Porter.mlive.com
Macomb County man facing disturbing child and animal abuse charges
Darius Julius Hammond Swan is in custody Friday (March 4) on a $1M bond. Warren police and the U.S. Marshals picked Hammond-Swan up Friday after three-month-old twins were taken to Children’s Hospital with terrible injuries. One of the babies suffered a fractured skull while the other had fluid on the brain.
Saginaw County parents charged with burning toddler son plead to misdemeanor
SAGINAW, MI — Carrollton Township parents initially charged with a felony for allegedly burning their toddler son have pleaded down to a misdemeanor. Rebecca A. Hartman, 32, and Drew L. Porter, 23, on Feb. 18 appeared before Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark and both pleaded guilty to domestic violence. In exchange for their pleas, the prosecution agreed to dismiss a charge of second-degree child abuse in each defendant’s case. Police completed their investigation in November and sent their reports to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Read more:Saginaw County couple charged with child abuse after toddler suffers significant burns on legDog trained by inmates at Saginaw prison finds new home with Mobile Medical ResponsePolice investigating homicide after Saginaw man found shot to death on East Sidemlive.com
Saginaw County couple charged with child abuse after toddler suffers significant burns on leg
SAGINAW COUNTY, MI — A Carrollton Township couple is facing child abuse charges after their toddler was hospitalized with burns. In late September, Rebecca A. Hartman, 32, and Drew L. Porter, 23, brought their 21-month-old son to an area hospital for treatment of a significant burn on the lower portion of one of his legs, said Carrollton Township Police Chief Craig A. Oatten. Due to the nature of the injury, hospital staff notified Child Protective Services, which in turn alerted police, Oatten said.mlive.com
Child found wandering Saginaw County hotel hallways returned to parents
KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — The family of a toddler found wandering the hallways of a Saginaw County hotel has been located. Saginaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and, with hotel staff, went room to room trying to find the girl’s family. Initially, none of the hotel occupants identified the child as their own. When officials initially contacted the occupants of the family’s hotel room, they spoke with another juvenile rather than an adult, Gomez said. Read more:Police seek family of toddler found wandering Saginaw County hotel hallsSaginaw woman heads to prison for killing teen in fight over dented truckHolland man charged with arson of car allegedly used in Saginaw homicideThird defendant in Bay City marijuana robbery-turned-homicide accepts plea dealmlive.com
Police looking for Michigan mother who fled with 3 children removed from her care
MANISTEE COUNTY, MI – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating three young children whom they believe are with their mother, despite a court order removing them from her care. The Michigan State Police issued an Endangered Missing Advisory for 12-year-old Trevor Edens, Talissa Berrentine, 8, and Tallyn Smith, 6, on Friday, April 23. All three children were last seen in the 100 block of Taylor Street in Manistee, according to police. The children are believed to be with their mother, Kimberly Berrentine, who allegedly fled to an unknown location shortly after a court ordered the children removed from her care on Thursday, Michigan State Police said. Child Protective Services and the Manistee Police Department learned of her actions when they went to pick up the kids.mlive.com
Endangered Missing Advisory canceled for 5-week-old Michigan girl
ALBION, Mich. – Michigan State Police have canceled an Endangered Missing Advisory for a five-week-old girl missing from Albion. The girl has been found and is safe, police said Friday morning. When the advisory was issued earlier on Friday, police ssaid Jakayla Shibrea Atchison, 26, had failed to comply with a court order to surrender 5-week-old Samira Lynn Blackmon to Child Protective Services. Atchison was last seen with Blackmon on Thursday night. More: Missing persons in Michigan
Alpena man charged with sexually abusing minor
ALPENA, Mich. – An Alpena man has been arrested and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Michigan State Police were called to investigate a report of sexual abuse of a minor on Saturday. The abuse was reported to have began in 2018, police said. Police said the victim of the abuse reported it to her mother, who then contacted Child Protective Services. He was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes.
Oakland County man charged with child abuse, torture after 3-year-old girl dies
HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An Oakland County man has been charged with child abuse and torture after a 3-year-old girl was pronounced dead last weekend. Samuel Lester Smart is being held in the Oakland County lockup after a judge denied his bond. He’s charged with beating Trinity Chandler, who was pronounced dead on Saturday in Holly Township. READ: Family says Child Protective Services had been called prior to death of 3-year-old Holly Township girlFamily members said Trinity’s mother was working an overnight shift at a nursing home when she got a text from her Smart. Just a day before she was pronounced dead, Child Protective Services did a welfare check on her.
2 children found wandering in Detroit reunited with parents
DETROIT – Two children found wandering alone on Detroit’s west side Tuesday night have been released to their father and Child Protective Services is investigating. The children were found wandering at about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday. Detroit police said the children were found in the area of Alexandrine Street and northbound John C. Lodge service drive. A man driving by spotted the children and called 911. READ: More local news coverage
Father in custody after allegedly abducting daughter at gunpoint in Southfield
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A young child was found safe Monday night after being abducted from her family at gunpoint in Southfield. An Amber Alert was issued Monday afternoon after Jaliyah Ford, 1, was allegedly abducted by her father Jeremy Ford around 2 p.m. in a parking lot near West Nile Road. As police began searching for the girl, people who parked in the lot started noticing their vehicles had been damaged by shots fired by the father amid the abduction. A woman who did not want to go on camera had to have her tire replaced after it was punctured from one of the shots fired. Jaliyah Ford’s father is now in police custody after turning himself in on Monday evening, returning his child to police unharmed.
Oakland County deputy attacked by dog while assisting CPS at Pontiac home
PONTIAC, Mich. A German Shepard and two young children were taken from a Pontiac home Saturday afternoon. Police said it wasnt the first time deputies had been called to the residence regarding reports of child abuse. A deputy fired at the dog and the injured German Shepard ran back to its owner. The two children were turned over to a caseworker from CPS and the two women were taken into custody to be interviewed by detectives. An officer with Oakland County Animal Control took custody of the German Shepard.
CPS investigating after 2-year-old girl found wandering in Detroit
DETROIT - Child Protective Services is investigating after a 2-year-old girl was found wandering in Detroit on Thursday evening. The little girl was with Detroit police for more than eight hours before her parents came to get her. When you left there, she was in the house sleep. "Because I take care of my baby and she just walked out of the house and we were sleep," Hodge said. Hodge: "A 2-year-old walks out because they're bigger and better and stronger and they're smart, that's how.
Maryland CPS puts "free-range" parents on notice
Maryland CPS puts "free-range" parents on notice Child Protective Services is accusing a couple of neglect after allowing their 10- and 6-year-old kids to walk home alone. Now, the family is fighting back and plans to appeal to keep letting their children roam free. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the family's legal limbo.cbsnews.com