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Child Abuse Cases in Phoenix

On Behalf of / Thursday, 23 February 2017 / Published in assault, battery, felony

Child Abuse in Phoenix

I’m sorry but to me, and to a lot of people child abuse in any form is one of the worst crimes that could ever be committed. A man who was accused of child molestation and continued sexual abuse in now behind bars.

The United States Marshals Service arrested thirty-nine year old, Marian Tigla. They arrested him in Waterloo however, he’s from Phoenix, Arizona.

There are several charges against Tigla which include: child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor and continued sexual abuse. He is now in the Black Hawk County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Arizona.

Hopefully that doesn’t take too long and he gets his sentencing rather fast.


Day Care Employee Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

When you send your kids to school you trust that the people working at the day care or school is there for trustworthy reasons. That they love children in a non perverted way. However, that’s sadly not how the world works all the time.

Sadly, a former employee at a Gilbert day care has been arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching little girls.

The police say that twenty-four year old, Tanner Anthony Lang is going to face two charges of felony child abuse.

According to the reports, the alleged incidents happened at the Children’s Learning Adventure Center which is in Gilbert. Lang had been working there as a trusted teacher. Police say that it happened at an after school program, in a course of a year between September 2015 and May 2016.

According to one of the mothers, her daughter was a six year old little girl and she told her about what happened.

The innocent little girl told the police that the man had “put his hand down the back of her pants and touched her buttocks with his hand”. How sickening to hear. As a parent, I can’t imagine the pain the mother feels for her child. The rage she also feels.

There was also a second victim that also came forward, that also reported something similar during the same time frame.

Of course the police questioned Lang, he admitted to knowing the girls but did not confirm nor deny the accusations.

Children’s Learning Adventure issued this statement regarding the incident:

Children’s Learning Adventure has learned of the arrest of a former staff member for two counts of aggravated assault by an adult on a minor. This former staff member was placed on leave as soon as the allegations were brought to our attention and was subsequently terminated once we learned of his arrest.

Children’s Learning Adventure cooperated with the Gilbert Police Department in its investigation of this matter and will continue to do so. As this investigation is ongoing we are not privy to details regarding actions that led to the charges. As Children’s Learning Adventure believes that open communication and transparency is essential, we will communicate directly with our families when additional information becomes available. In the meantime, center and corporate management are available to discuss this situation with any parent who may have questions or concerns.

At Children’s Learning Adventure providing a safe and nurturing environment in which children can learn and grow is our utmost priority. All teachers and staff have undergone careful employment screening including criminal background and CPS registry checks. Closed circuit camera systems and open classrooms with glass walls provide for ongoing observation of classroom activities.

Center and corporate management will continue to be hyper-vigilant and engaged to insure the safety and well being of the children in our center. Creating a caring environment in which children develop a life-long love of learning continues to be our mission and we are committed to taking all actions necessary to insure we meet this objective.


Ohio Woman Arrested for Child Stabbing

A Ohio woman admitted to fatally stabbing her five month old son. She claimed she was “possessed and not in control of her actions”. Right.  Why even have kids if you’re just going to do that? Well now she’s going to face a first degree murder charge.

She’s only twenty-nine years old and her name is Andrea Portillo. At first she was being held on suspicion of a second degree murder and child abuse for the death of her infant son, however “mental illness” played a role in the crime.

I don’t think that people should be allowed to kill people and then get to claim, ” oh, they were crazy” then get a lesser sentence. Sometimes, yes! But in cases like this, probably not. She was relatively young and probably just tired of being a mom.




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