child abuse & neglect

The Riverside County District Attorney's office on Friday filed eight counts of perjury against the father of the thirteen siblings found tortured and shackled to beds in their home in Perris.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

KMIR TV Palm Springs

Prosecutors have dropped felony charges against the Joshua Tree couple accused of abusing their three children.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

The decision is a reversal from last week, when friends of the family told reporters that no deal to lift charges had been made.

San Bernardino County Sheriff via KTLA

A Superior Court judge yesterday (Tuesday) granted a couple charged with child abuse permission to see their three children.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

KTLA 5 TV Los Angeles

The Inland Empire couple charged with abusing and torturing their children for years in their home in Perris is due in court today (Friday) in Riverside.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

facebook.com

A Riverside County judge has granted a request by prosecutors to keep a Perris couple from having any contact or communication with the children they're charged with abusing, neglecting, and torturing for years.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

ibtimes.co.uk

Officials in Texas say they recall no interaction with the family of David and Louise Turpin, who are charged in Riverside County with torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment of 12 of their 13 children in their current home in Perris.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise, Pool

We are learning new details about the case of 13 siblings held captive by their parents in the Inland Empire community of Perris.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper filed this report for NPR's Morning Edition today (Friday).

screenshot from KABC 7 TV Los Angeles

The Perris couple charged with imprisoning and torturing their 13 children in their home could face life in prison.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper was at a news conference held by Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin today (Thursday), where the extent of the Turpin family parents' abuse of their children was detailed.

bbc.co.uk

In the wake of a Perris couple being held in jail for holding their children captive in their home - which was also registered as a "home school" - an Inland Empire lawmaker is proposing legislation to give the state some oversight over home schools.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper filed this report for NPR News.

A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket pleaded not guilty yesterday (Tuesday) to felony and misdemeanor charges, but was not released from custody as she had anticipated.  KVCR"s Ken Vincent has more.

Screenshot from KTLA 5 TV, Los Angeles

A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket may be released from jail on her own recognizance if her family agrees to let her stay with them.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A Riverside woman who allegedly abandoned her 2-year-old child in a grocery store this week has been arrested.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Infants Risk Death In California Heat

Aug 5, 2015
en.wikipedia.org

A new study by a state agency says infants may be at greater risk of dying from heat exposure during the warm months in California. Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports.

A bill pushed by an Inland Empire-area legislator received unanimous support on the state Senate floor, and now moves to the state Assembly.  The law would allow teachers, medical professionals, and police officers to make initial reports of non-emergency child abuse or neglect through a detailed and comprehensive online reporting system.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada explains.