Police: Woman Charged With Kidnapping Told Investigators Father Sold Toddler For $10,000  CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman is now behind bars, charged in connection with an active Amber Alert for a Penn Hills toddler who disappeared over the ...


Safety Harbor man, 63, arrested after molesting, kidnapping 9-year-old, deputies say  Tampa Bay Times

Paul Gary Morgan has been charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of child abuse, deputies said.


Fort Worth Neighborhood Getting Safety Concerns Addressed Following Child Abduction  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Demanding answers. Forcing change. A Fort Worth community's response to a brazen daytime kidnapping earlier this year, ...


Safety Harbor Man Accused Of Kidnapping, Molesting 9-Year-Old  Patch.com

Man Accused Of Kidnapping, Molesting 9-Year-Old - Safety Harbor, FL - A Safety Harbor man has been arrested after being accused of kidnapping and ...


Man charged after confrontation with children on school playground  KWCH

A Wichita man is charged with assaulting and threatening children at a Derby elementary school.


Every Parent’s Nightmare: A Teenage Girl and an Uber Driver With His Own Plan  The New York Times

The man picked up the teenager at a Sweet 16 on Long Island and intended to sexually assault her, prosecutors said, but she escaped to a McDonald's.


Latest on Pa. Amber Alert: Toddler still missing as kidnapping suspect, family trade blame  PennLive.com

The nearly 2-year-old girl has been missing from the Pittsburgh area since Saturday evening.


New animated web series teaches kids about online safety  WTKR News 3

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is rolling out an animated web series called "Into the Cloud" to teach children about online safety.


Iowa City man charged with kidnapping after carrying 3-year-old 'short distance' before being stopped by child's mother  The Gazette

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man is facing a felony kidnapping charge after police say he carried a 3-year-old a short distance before the child's mother retrieved ...


'My jaw hit the floor': Elizabeth Smart was asked if she 'enjoyed' being raped  Yahoo Style

Elizabeth Smart has dedicated her life to raising awareness for crimes against children, however the kidnapping and sexual assault survivor has revealed she's ...


Commissioners propose compromise memorial to child | News  Indiana Gazette

BLAIRSVILLE — The consensus has been clear for some time now, since the discovery two weeks ago of the body of a kidnapped Penn Hills area toddler in the ...


Kidnapping is a reality: Tips to keep your children safe  Berea Mail

IN the wake of recent abductions, Fidelity ADT has issued a general alert to all residents, urging parents to empower their children, teenagers and varsity-going ...


Are School Bus Stops Now More Dangerous Because of an All-Time...  Truth or Fiction

If anything is at an all-time high, it is baseless panic about school kidnappings and bus stops.


WATCH | Grade R girl kidnapping: Teacher reportedly chased after getaway car, school maintains there is ample security  News24

Amy-Lee de Jager was snatched by four men in front of the school at around 07:40 on Monday morning. She was loaded in a white Toyota Fortuner before it ...


Who Is Alison Turkos? New Details On Lyft Rape And Kidnapping Survivor Suing Rideshare Company  YourTango

Alison Turkos just wanted a ride home so she called a Lyft. Instead of taking her back to her New York apartment, the driver held her at gunpoint, took her to New ...


Alaska Hopes To Hire Three New Federal Prosecutors To Focus on Rural Crime By End of 2019  Knom

By the end of 2019, the State hopes to have three new federal prosecutors who will focus specifically on crimes in rural Alaska. Those new positions are part of ...


'It's going to be a long night,' says grandfather of kidnapped Amy'Leigh  TimesLIVE

The family of kidnapped Amy'Leigh de Jager has vowed to stay at the Vanderbijlpark police station until the 6-year-old is found.


2 children kidnapped in Riverside found safe in Utah; mom’s boyfriend arrested  Press-Enterprise

A man wanted for abducting the young children of his live-in girlfriend from their Riverside home was arrested Thursday evening in Utah when a state trooper ...


Questions about Amber Alert linger amid joy of finding kidnapped child safe  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

More than 950 children owe their rescue to the Amber Alert system and 56 of those recoveries are because of wireless emergency alerts sent to cellphones.


Suspect arrested, children safe in Cottage Grove abduction case  Star Tribune

A man allegedly abducted two toddlers from a home in Cottage Grove and assaulted their mother before setting off an intense search Friday morning. He also ...


Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop  The Depaulia

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded after being shot early Sunday morning in the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway, an area typically considered ...


'Stranger Danger' Is Dead: How To Talk To Your Children About Kidnapping  Oxygen

Kidnapping is a rare occurence, but it still happens to families all over the country. Here's what you need to be teaching your children. By Jill Sederstrom.


Police find 8-year-old girl safe after being kidnapped; suspect in custody  ABC News

Authorities have found an 8-year-old girl following a desperate overnight search after she was ripped away from her mother and pulled into a stranger's car on ...


Timmothy Pitzen Disappearance: Missing Children Found Safe: What Are The Odds?  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tens of thousands of kids go missing every year in the U.S., and while many return home safe, statistics show the chances a child is found ...


8-Year-Old Kidnapped Saturday in Fort Worth Found Safe  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

An 8-year-old girl is safe after she was kidnapped while on a walk with her mother Saturday evening in Fort Worth, police say. Fort Worth police tweeted at about ...


How to Prevent Child Abductions and Kidnappings  Fatherly

Child abduction statistics suggest kids are significantly more likely to run away with someone they met online than be abducted off the street by a stranger.


Fort Worth Neighborhood Where Girl Was Kidnapped Meets to Talk Safety, Ask Questions  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Just two weeks after an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped right in front of her mother's eyes, residents of a Fort Worth neighborhood want to know what they can do ...


CHILD ABDUCTIONS: 8 ways to protect your child from predators  KTRK-TV

After a child was abducted from her mother's arms in North Texas, local authorities are offering advice about what to do if it ever happens to you.


AMBER Alert canceled after 2 kids abducted in AZ found safe  ABC15 Arizona

FLORENCE, AZ — An AMBER Alert has been canceled after two young boys who were taken from Arizona Department of Child Safety custody Tuesday ...


Elizabeth Smart's father, Ed Smart, announces he is gay  Today.com

Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor and child safety activist Elizabeth Smart, has announced he is gay, divorcing his wife, and leaving The Church of ...


'I've been a mess': Mother of abducted 4-year-old on kidnapping, missing her kids, harassment  PennLive

Franklin County law enforcement officials host a news conference to announce the arrest of Thomas Dewald, who is accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old child ...


'Stop! Leave! Help!' Teaching kids how to stop a potential abduction  KGO-TV

Kidpower International teaches children how to stay safe during a potential abduction by showing them how to set boundaries from unwanted attention and how ...


What US children are sacrificing for climate  Yahoo News

Young people poured on to the streets of cities across the world on Friday, to try to force political leaders to act over climate change. But they aren't just leaving it ...


Vista father says he thwarted kidnapping of toddler daughter; suspect at large  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Vista sheriff's investigators spent Tuesday looking for potential clues after a father told deputies he thwarted a stranger's late-night attempt to kidnap his toddler ...


Timothy Forrest Bass: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Timothy Forrest Bass was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Mandy Stavik in 1989.


British schoolgirl, 17, stabbed to death in Jamaica after family fled London knife crime for safer life  The Sun

A BRITISH schoolgirl has been brutally stabbed to death in Jamaica after her family moved there to escape the knife crime in London. The body of Stefika Smith, ...


Elizabeth Smart’s father on coming out as gay: I can't 'look back with regret'  Today.com

Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, recently announced he's gay, and now he's revealing why that announcement was so important for him.


‘Unacceptable’: Parent frustrated with how Hersheypark handled report of attempted child abduction  WPMT FOX 43

DERRY TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Sherry Webb and her family are season pass holders at Hersheypark. Now, they're saying their most recent trip ...


Relief follows panic after kidnapped girl, 8, found. ‘It’s shaken our neighborhood’  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth, Texas neighborhood of Ryan Place gathered to celebrate Sunday evening, May 19, after an 8-year-old Fort Worth girl was found safely. She was ...


Here’s why residents didn’t receive a cellphone Amber Alert on a kidnapped Texas girl  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

For Amber Alerts in Texas, mobile phone users receive a text-like message if unique vehicle info like a license plate is available. Fort Worth police didn't have ...


Arizona’s Department Of Child Safety Has A Pattern Of Sending SWAT Teams For ‘Medical Kidnapping’  The Daily Caller

An Arizona judge's order was all it took for a SWAT team to enter a private Chandler home in March, take a child and deliver that child into the custody of the ...


Girls escape possible attempted abduction in Mississippi campground  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 10-year-old girl had to struggle for safety during an apparent attempted kidnapping at a North Mississippi campground.


D.C. police say ‘person of interest’ in custody in attempted kidnapping of child  Washington Post

It was a routine drop-off for the neighborhood after-school carpool. The neighbor's nanny let the 6-year-old girl out of a car on Dumbarton Street NW in ...


Perspective | Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn't mean they're safe.  The Washington Post

When my client told me her abusive ex-boyfriend had shown up after a long absence, beaten her and kidnapped their children, I assumed the police would ...


Sound of crying child led police to man accused of kidnapping 4-year-old  PennLive

Police said they believe the 4-year-old was held in a large wooden chest in the Washington Township residence kidnapping suspect Thomas Dewald was ...


Woman attempts to kidnap a child in Los Angeles for second time in as many days  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A woman attempted to kidnap a 4-year-old boy in South Los Angeles on Wednesday, the second such attempt by the suspect in as many ...


Child advocate stunned at 7-year-old's skill in thwarting abduction attempt  FOX 29

SAN ANTONIO - Even a local expert who teaches child safety is amazed with the skillful way a 7-year-old ended a recent abduction attempt at a Northside ...


Casper police search for truck involved in child abduction  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Police in Casper are searching for a pickup that authorities believe was involved in a child abduction.


Kidnapping of Fort Worth girl may lead to local changes to Amber Alert process  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

After the abduction of an 8-year-old girl in Fort Worth, TX, local law enforcement agencies are considering changing the Amber Alert process. Radio station ...


Parents prepare their kids on how to avoid a potential kidnapping  wpde.com

Many parents have been on edge since 13-year-old Hania Aguilar disappeared in Lumberton, NC. Experts say communication with your kids is critical when ...


Woman who found Jayme Closs says abducted girl named the suspect right away  CBS News

Former social worker Jeanne Nutter was walking her dog, Henry, when she encountered Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old victim of a kidnapping who had escaped ...


Child abduction thwarted when parents woke up, Lake Delton police say  Madison.com

An attempted child abduction in Lake Delton was thwarted when the two-year-old's parents woke up after hearing a noise in the child's bedroom.


Second Suspect Arrested After 4 Month Old Kidnapped  Spectrum News

BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. – A second suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon after a 4-month-old child was kidnapped Monday. A 4-month-old girl was ...


Elizabeth Smart announces the birth of her third child  TODAY

Elizabeth Smart has given birth to a baby girl! The child safety activist and kidnapping survivor announced the birth of her third child with husband Matthew ...


4-year-old bound with tape, hidden in chest after man lurked in home for an hour, police say  USA TODAY

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from her bedroom last week told police he refrained from abducting ...


Amber Alert: Suspects in custody after child allegedly kidnapped at Paso Robles park, CHP says  San Luis Obispo Tribune

An Amber Alert had been issued after a mother in Paso Robles, California, allegedly kidnapped her son at knifepoint during a supervised visit at a park.


Police: Woman who abducted boy wanted to take him to boyfriend's house so 'one day he would have a child with her'  WTAE Pittsburgh

Police have charged an 18-year-old woman after a 9-year-old boy was abducted Wednesday evening while leaving a swimming pool on Pittsburgh's North Side.


2 Kidnapped Texas Children Found Safe In Arizona; Suspect Arrested  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

WINSLOW, Ariz. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A truck driver accused of kidnapping two children in Central Texas has been arrested in northern Arizona, authorities ...


Jennifer Dulos: Inside the Turbulent Marriage of the Missing Connecticut Mother of 5  The New York Times

Threats of kidnapping and violence. Concerns about the safety of children. The bitter divorce involving Jennifer Dulos, missing for nearly two weeks, is detailed ...


After girl’s kidnapping, residents question officials, police at neighborhood meeting  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

About 200 people gathered Monday evening at Saint John's Church to ask questions about the kidnapping of an 8-year-old girl in Ryan Place neighborhood on ...


Police claim that Hersheypark abduction attempt was just a 'case of confusion'  Fox News

A trip to Hersheypark in Pennsylvania took a dark turn when a woman allegedly attempted to abduct a young boy from right in front of his friends.


A mom refused to take her unvaccinated toddler to the hospital for a fever. Armed police officers tore down the door.  The Washington Post

Authorities contend that the 2-year-old boy needed immediate medical attention for a high fever. His parents insist that he had been feeling better before he was ...


Child found safe after north Austin abduction in stolen car  KXAN.com

Austin police said a child was found safe after a suspect stole a car with the child inside the vehicle Sunday night.


Video shows woman allegedly trying to run off with couple's children at airport  ABC News

A woman who was traveling with her kids to Florida from their home in Atlanta told police that a stranger she encountered at the airport repeatedly tried to walk ...


Man charged after attempted child kidnapping in Fridley; neighbor credited for intervening  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A concerned neighbor in Fridley acted quickly to get two girls to safety when a man pulled one of them toward his car and had sexual contact with her, according ...


Man and woman who were with Riverside child abduction suspect also arrested  Press-Enterprise

The man and woman who were with Joshua Adle when he was taken into custody in Utah Thursday on suspicion of abducting his Riverside girlfriend's two ...


Mother says her daughter was nearly abducted at the Georgia Aquarium  MDJOnline.com

The Atlanta Police Department is investigating an incident at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, where a girl was nearly abducted.


South Carolina man charged with kidnapping, murder of college student activated child locks in car, police say  Fox News

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the ...


Fort Worth Neighborhood Relieved Kidnapped Child Found Safe  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

People in the Ryan Place neighborhood are eager for police to share what they can about what happened and why. 4 months ago ...


Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak at OU - 2019 - Campus and Community - News - OU Magazine  News at OU

Elizabeth Smart, who captured the nation's attention when she was abducted from her home in 2002, will speak at Oakland University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, ...


Fort Jackson police searching for would-be kidnappers after abduction attempt on base  The State

Fort Jackson police are searching for suspects in an attempted child abduction on the military base.


Deputies seek San Jacinto man suspected in child annoyance and attempted kidnapping incidents  Press-Enterprise

𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗣𝗧 𝗞𝗜𝗗𝗡𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗨𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗧 – San Jacinto Area – 40-year-old Billie Fenter, who is a resident of San Jacinto. The suspect was seen ...


Residents protest against DPHHS for alleged corruption, child kidnapping  ABC FOX Montana

GREAT FALLS - A group of protesters claim the Department of Public Health and Human Services is illegally kidnapping their children, and using them as cash ...


Any Deaths of the Children I’ve Kidnapped Are Strictly the Fault of Parents Who Didn’t Pay the Ransom  Slate

We have your children. Right now, they are safe and well—most of them, anyway—and you can refer to our previous correspondence for details about what to ...


Suspect in kidnapping of 5-year-old boy arrested  WXYZ Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police say a 5-year-old boy who went missing on Thursday night and was found safe on Friday afternoon was kidnapped. UPDATE: ...


‘This little guy is a hero’: 8-year-old pulls sister from a moving car to prevent kidnapping  The Washington Post

A carjacker was not anticipating the quick-thinking of an 8-year-old boy, who is now being celebrated for saving his older sister from a potential kidnapping.


Dallas Police: Missing 4-Year-Old Safe, Was Never in Stolen Car  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas police say a 4-year-old boy reported missing Sunday evening was "never in any danger" -- and was never actually in his father's car when it was reported ...


A Boy Found In Kentucky Says He Escaped From Kidnappers After Disappearing Eight Years Ago  BuzzFeed News

Authorities say a teen boy in Kentucky on Wednesday claimed to have just escaped from two kidnappers and identified himself as a child who went missing ...


How kidnapping survivor Midsi Sanchez uses her trauma to help missing and exploited children  CNN

Midsi Sanchez, 27, has spent the last decade advocating for missing and exploited children.


Is Cruising Safe? 10 Things To Know After Child Dies On A Cruise Ship  Forbes

Being on a cruise ship the size of a massive hotel may appear safe at first glance, but there are inherent dangers when you're floating on a vessel in the middle ...


Terrified for your kids after Jayme Closs kidnapping? Here's how to react  Star Tribune

Parents' natural response to abductions is to rein kids in. Experts say that's the wrong thing to do.


Buffalo Police: Possible Kidnapping Was a "Hoax"  Spectrum News

Police originally said a 5-year-old was reported missing.


Former SCS worker accused of two kidnapping attempts indicted on new charge  WREG NewsChannel 3

She said it's been a grueling decade in and out of police stations dealing with the same man: Tavius Woods.


Bessemer City mother concerned about daughters safety after near kidnapping  Shelby Star

Brianna Riley's children want to go outside and play.But the Gaston County mom says an incident Saturday has her keeping her children inside to ensure their ...


Henderson toddler found safe after kidnapping, police still investigating  KTAL

HENDERSON, Texas (KETK) - Ariel Smith has been found safe, according to the Henderson Police Department.


3 Kids Allegedly Abducted From Tennessee May Be Headed to Minnesota, Police Say  PEOPLE.com

The three siblings were last seen with their non-custodial parents, driving in a white SUV.


In moving speech, kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart comforts Jayme Closs' community  ABC News

Elizabeth Smart is speaking to Jayme Closs' neighbors in the wake of her kidnapping.


Police find, clear 'person of interest' in connection with attempted kidnapping  WSOC Charlotte

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - Officials have found the "person of interest" they had been looking for after a 7-year-old girl reported she was nearly kidnapped in ...


Mother Accused of Kidnapping Baby Goes Before Judge, Second Suspect Charged  Spectrum News

Two people have now been charged in the abduction.


In Kidnapping Attempt, Uber Driver Told 2 Women ‘You’re Not Going Anywhere,’ Police Say  The New York Times

An Uber driver in Pittsburgh has been charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment after he tried to lock two female passengers in his car and told them, ...


Details emerge about kidnapping, fatal shooting of Ohio State-Mansfield student  The Columbus Dispatch

Skylar Williams, 20, was abducted Monday morning at gunpoint from the Mansfield campus by the father of her child, Ty'rell Pounds, 24. Pounds was killed by ...


Mother of two shot once and killed, Pascagoula police say. Abducted child is ‘in safe hands.’  Biloxi Sun Herald

An Amber Alert for Pascagoula MS toddler Genesis McCord ended after her murder suspect father, Joe Quincy McCord, turned himself in to Mobile AL police.


Witnesses say Hoopfest kidnapping suspect yelled 'Amber Alert' as he grabbed child  The Spokesman-Review

A man accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old child during Hoopfest on Sunday was yelling “Amber Alert! Amber Alert!” court records say.


Abducted 3-year-old San Antonio girl found safe, mother in custody  mySA

An Amber Alert was discontinued Tuesday afternoon after police found a 3-year-old San Antonio girl who they say was kidnapped. Zanyah Rita Lucio, 3, was ...


A 4-year-old is missing. Her stepfather says kidnappers knocked him out and abducted her.  Washington Post

Authorities in Houston are searching for a 4-year-old girl who was reported missing Saturday night by her stepfather. Police say Maleah Davis may have been ...


Missing girl found safe after Ring camera captures kidnapping  Inman.com

A missing girl in Texas whose kidnapping was captured on a Ring camera has been found safe and returned to her parents.


Wichita police make arrest in case of van stolen with 3 children inside  KWCH

Wichita police arrested two men after a van was stolen with three young children inside on Wednesday.


New details released, timeline created in kidnapping, homicide of USC student  WYFF4 Greenville

More details have been released in the kidnapping and homicide of University of South Carolina student who was reported missing Friday.


Girls forgotten at daycare removed from mother after kidnapping report  Waco Tribune-Herald

Two Waco children whose reported kidnapping led to an Amber Alert and search late Wednesday were found safe early Thursday at the home of a day care ...


KlaasKids hosts 10th annual child safety Print-A-Thon  WEAR

The Klaas Kids Foundation and Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep are hosting their 10th anniversary Klaas Kids Print-A-Thon to educate families about child safety.