Child Abuse

Several local leaders including Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames, Jefferson County Dist

Child Protective Services partnered with Southeast Texas leaders to participate in Go Blue Day, an event targeted at bringing awareness to child abuse by donning the color blue, at the Chief C.A. Shelton Fire Pavilion in downtown Beaumont on April 10.

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Lillian Patrice Hancock

 

A mother of three from Beaumont must spend the next few years on probation after abandoning her children.

Lillian Patrice Hancock was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 9 for endangering a child, a state jail felony.

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Sharon Deneen Guillory

 

A Beaumont woman has pleaded guilty to injuring a child in an angry attempt to discipline the youngster.

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Stephen Demond Odom

 

Prosecutors say a young girl has died at the hands of her mother’s abusive live-in boyfriend.

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Baby Faith Mason

UPDATE: Baby Faith's parents were arrested on charges of injury to a child Sept. 27, 2013: http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/baby-faiths-parents-arrested

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Detectives with Port Arthur Police Department's Major Crime Unit are currently investigating a report of possible child abuse after receiving a call from a local hospital regarding life-threatening injuries to a one-month-old child.

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Waiving signs and banners that proclaimed messages such as “No Excuse for Child Abuse,” a stream of Southeast Texans clad in blue shirts took to the streets surrounding the Jefferson County Courthouse to make a statement that could be not only be heard, but seen by every motorist, employee and guest of Beaumont’s central downtown area.

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