Low-risk and rehabilitated suspects of child abuse and neglect might soon have the opportunity to have their names removed from the state’s database under legislation being considered by the General Assembly.
A 20-month-old boy suffered a fractured skull, a fractured left arm, cuts, and bruises, in what State Police say is a suspected child abuse case.
Officials with the Department of Children and Families say they are finalizing changes that will soon reform how the state’s child welfare agency deals with less serious neglect cases by working more closely with families.
The new rules come in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.
Connecticut does not require college coaches to report suspected child abuse, but the scandal at Penn State has some state officials pushing to mandate they notify authorities if they think children are being harmed.
A mother and her boyfriend face charges after her two year old was found with injuries so severe that doctors who examined the toddler were afraid he would die if allowed to return to the home.
Two Glastonbury men are under arrest, charged with sexually abusing two of their nine adoptive children.
Justin Smith of Norwalk has been arrested after his infant daughter died of blunt force trauma to the head. His daughter, Hailey, had reportedly suffered from similar injuries just a month prior to her death. In both cases, she was in Smith’s care.
The settlement covers about one third of the people who sued Saint Francis Hospital, claiming child sexual abuse by Doctor George Reardon.
Trial is set to begin next month in a civil case brought by victims of the late Dr. George Reardon, accused of abusing hundreds or thousands of children over a period of decades.