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Woman admits to molesting Filipino boy she wanted to adopt

43-year-old Wilmington, North Carolina resident Christy Lynn Jaski was sentenced on Tuesday, August 9 to three years of probation and was ordered to register as a sex offender for the next 30 years. The sentencing comes after Jaski made a guilty plea to three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery in relation to allegedly abusing a teenage boy she was adopting from the Philippines.

Jaski’s family includes four daughters, two of whom are adopted from China, a report from StarNews of Wilmington showed. The report did not specify if Jaski will be allowed to make contact with her own children. Prosecutor Lance Oehrlein said in an interview with The Associated Press that the incident occurred sometime between December 2014 and January 2015. The abused boy was 13 at the time of the incident. Jaski was arrested last year.

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North Carolina mother taken into custody for child abuse

According to a report by local news station WJZY, 27-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina resident Paulette Gibson has recently been arrested for child abuse for the second time this year after authorities accused her of using a belt to whip her 10-year-old daughter in the face and back, resulting in the child sustaining various injuries from the blows.

Police authorities said the beating took place at the home of Gibson’s relative sometime in August 2015. Gibson has since been charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

Records showed that Gibson had a prior charge of felony child abuse causing serious bodily injury in August 2014.

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Suspected perpetrator of child abuse arrested

Twenty-three-year-old Rowan County, North Carolina resident Dustin Aaron Wilson, who was accused of harming his two-month-old son and has been on the wanted list for some time, was arrested in Buncombe County on November 24, The Piedmont News Station reported.

Local authorities said they started investigation into Wilson’s case late in October after the two-month-old child received treatment at the Rowan Regional Medical Center for injuries consistent with physical abuse.

Wilson has been taken into custody in Swannanoa on warrants of felony child abuse. He is detained temporarily in the Buncombe County Jail pending transport back to Rowan County.

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NFL barred Peterson for a season after child abuse case

The National Football League (NFL) decided to fully suspend the Minnesota Vikings’ star player Adrian Peterson for physically abusing his son, the L.A. Times reported on November 18.

League Commissioner Roger Goodell imposed the full term suspension after Peterson reportedly failed to express sufficient remorse for beating his 4-year-old son. Peterson pleaded no contest earlier this month in Texas to charges related to whipping his son with a tree switch. The running back star will be considered for the next NFL season after April 15. An executive director for Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect stated that Peterson’s action is considered a crime, as children have no means to protect themselves.

Unfortunately, the majority of child abuse cases in the U.S. are under-reported. If your child or loved one is being abused by a relative or your partner, enlisting the help of an attorney is essential to protecting the well-being of your child. Confidentially discuss your situation with the Raleigh lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC at (919) 833-1040 to learn how we may defend your loved one from abuse.

Tougher punishment for domestic violence urged in NC

A bill was recently proposed in North Carolina to impose harsher punishment for suspects of domestic violence, Time Warner Cable News reported on June 2.

In a statement, Briand Francis of Mecklenburg County stressed the need for stricter punishment against abusive parties. Francis also asserted that the consequences of a domestic violence situation are enhanced when a child is witness to or involved in the abuse. Since last January, a recorded 17 people died of domestic violence in North Carolina, according to a report done by an advocacy group against domestic violence.

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N.C. to improve child protection law following a death of child abuse victim

Congressional leaders were called by a North Carolina representative to take action in implementing a child protection bill after a 4-year-old girl, who had been subjected to abuse, died on March 13.

In a statement, N.C. Representative Robert Pittenger said he is urging Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to immediately implement the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act. Kilah Davenport suffered serious injuries in 2012 at the hands of her stepfather, who was recently sentenced to 7-10 years of imprisonment. The bill, named after the young victim, will implement severe punishments for people who are convicted of child abuse.

Leslie Davenport said autopsy results will reveal the cause of Kilah’s death on March 14.