Category: Child Abuse Second Degree

November 1, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Kimberly Pappas, whose post-childbirth trauma and poor choices resulted in public outrage and severe media scrutiny, was sent to prison recently. The 26-year-old Wyandotte woman appeared before Wayne County Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow at an emotional and tearful sentencing.

October 25, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Mother Accused of Dropping Baby While Drunk Traverse City Police are saying that a three month old baby boy was dropped by his mother, who was allegedly intoxicated at the time. The child is now in critical condition and the mother has been arrested and charged with child abuse and domestic violence. But what happened?

August 21, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Danae Goddard, a mother from Petoskey in Emmet County, is accused of abusing one of her children. Police say that her husband, the child’s father, apparently came into the local Michigan State Police post to file a report that his wife had abused one of their children.

April 21, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Muskegon Mom Headed for Prison At 3 months of age, Oryn Bastian was removed from his parents care and placed into protective custody. And now his mother is going to prison for the role she played in his abuse.   Police records show that the infant was brought to Mercy Health hospital in Muskegon because…

March 28, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Potterville man who abused teens to withdraw his plea? Even at the last moment, things can change. And that is certainly the case for Shawnn Michell Degner who, on the day he was supposed to be sentenced, found out that the judge intended to impose a higher sentence than had formerly been agreed upon. This…

February 3, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Dad’s Tragic Choices Land Him in Prison Garrett D. Gwizdala, the 25-year-old Bay City father who has obviously been struggling for some time now with the responsibilities of parenthood, and whose tragic choices in the face of those difficulties have led to an unavoidable conclusion, has been sentenced to prison.

December 1, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Recently, in Grand Traverse County, a child abuse plea agreement was reached with Joseph Franks, who pleaded guilty to 2nd degree child abuse. He was charged with 1st degree child abuse and torture of a four-year-old girl.