Category: Children

Oct 17

Appeals Court Rules Minor Male Prosecuted For Indecent Act With Minor Was Discriminated Against Because The Girl Wasn’t Also Prosecuted

High Court of Homa Bay in Mbita, Kenya (The Standard)

Kenya’s High Court has quashed the prosecution of a 16-year-old boy for having sex with a 17-year-old girl. He was charged with defilement and committing an indecent act with a minor. One of the reasons the appeals court quashed his prosecution is he wasn’t afforded equal protection of the law because the girl wasn’t also …

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Aug 11

Qian Renfeng Awarded $258,915 For 14 years Wrongful Imprisonment For Murder

Qian Renfeng holds the judgment of innocence issued by the Yunnan Provincial Higher People’s Court on December 21, 2015 (CFP)

Qian Renfeng was awarded $258,915 on August 9, 2016 for being wrongly imprisoned in China’s Yunnan Province for almost 14 years after being convicted of murdering a child. In February 2002 Renfeng was 17-years-old, and working as a nurse at the Xing Rui Kindergarten in Qiaojia County in Yunnan province in Southwest China. On February …

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Nov 30

Jeremy Nichols Acquitted By NM Supreme Court Of Permitting Neglect In Death Of Infant Son

Jeremy Nichols during his trial in 2010

On November 19, 2015 the New Mexico Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Jeremy Nichols and acquitted him based on the prosecution’s failure to introduce any evidence he was guilty of permitting neglect that resulted in great bodily harm or the death of his six-month-old son Kaden Nichols. Nichols’ wife Alycia Nichols gave birth to …

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Jan 10

Convicted Of Her Husband’s Crime — The Raye Dawn Smith Story

A Deadly Game of Tug a War by Judge Craig Key (2007) (cover)

Convicted Of Her Husband’s Crime — The Raye Dawn Smith Story By Raye Dawn Smith’s Lawyers[note 1] Introduction On July 18, 2007, 27-year-old Raye Dawn Smith was convicted of one count of enabling child abuse against her two-year-old daughter Kelsey Shelton Smith-Briggs (“Kelsey”), who died on October 11, 2005. She was sentenced to 27 years …

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Feb 24

Utah Supreme Court Acquits Barton Bagnes For Showing His Sesame Street Diaper To Two Girls

Seann Odoms (middle) wearing his diaper in public, with his arms around two girls he met on Kings Road in London (Seann Odoms Facebook page)

Barton Jason Bagnes has been acquitted by the Utah Supreme Court of charges related to showing the Sesame Street diaper he was wearing to two girls in White City, Utah. Bagnes had been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Under the Court’s ruling Bagnes’ activity was unusual but it wasn’t criminal. White City is about …

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