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Child Abuse Cases in Phoenix

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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Child Abuse in Phoenix

Child Abuse at Home

Child abuse, to me is one of the saddest form of abuse. A child did not ask to be born into an unfit atmosphere. There’s always adoption if you didn’t want or care for a child. Why on earth would you want to harm him or her?

An injury to a child at their home is being investigated by the Phoenix Police Department. The police say that a young child was injured at an apartment complex. The complex was near 44th Street and Baseline Road. The child was hurt around 5:45 in the evening.

The police describe the injured child as a “small child”. The child had to be taken to the local hospital due to the injury. The following day, the child was still in critical condition.

Some detectives from the “Phoenix Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit” is going to be investigating the case.

Police say that the father told the officers that he (the father) had a medical episode. During his episode he ended up taking the baby down with him.

Police Wait to Hear About Child’s Medical Analyst

Phoenix Police Sergeant, Vince Lewis, said that a doctor will be able to determine whether the injury is plausible or if it truly was a freak accident and the child ended up getting the “worse end of the deal”.

Sergeant Lewis says that if the child’s condition changes then the nature of the investigation will also change. However, for the time being, the investigation is staying as an injured person case.

Poor baby, we hope he or she makes a full recovery soon.


Horrible Case of Child Abuse


Police sadly see abuse cases almost daily, so when they say it’s one of the worst one’s they’ve seen you know it’s bad. Prepare yourself for a sad investigation ahead.

According to reports the mother of a three year old little girl had entrusted her friend with the care of her little girl are now behind bars. They are accused of committing “egregious acts of child abuse”. According to the Mesa’s police chief it’s one of the worst one’s the Mesa department has ever had to investigate.

Police say that the child was found on a Monday in a Mesa area home. She was hidden away in a trash bag, her little hands and feet was bound with duct tape. Her mouth was also covered. The poor little girl was covered in feces, bruises, she was blistered and suffered from a rash. The little girl was nearly naked, wearing only a diaper and a shirt. The little girl could barley stand when the investigators found her.

The child’s mother, Mayra Solis and her friend, Francisco Javier Rios-Covarrubias were booked into jail on several charges. Seems like they should have harsher punishment for that horrible crime that they did. That poor defenseless baby did not deserve the torture they did to her.

Police Find Child in The WORST Conditions

The police said that the child was at the friends home. The child would actually stay there for days while Solis worked. The mother apparently works a lot, she told the police that she sometimes only saw her daughter one day out of the week.

Police found out that while the little girl was at the friend’s house, she would be there by herself for hours while Rios-Covvarrubias also worked.

Mesa Police Chief, John Meza says that the little girl is in the hospital at this time, she’s working on recovering. The last update he got was that she was in fair condition. The little girl couldn’t even stand as she was trying to talk to the investigators. Since she’s so young and her home life was so rough, the police do not know if the little girl couldn’t or wouldn’t talk to them during their investigation.

The police started their investigation when they recieved a phone call from a man saying that he saw a child bound and gagged with duct tape in a closet.

The man also told the police that he had met Rios-Coverrbias online and that the two had agreed to meet for sex. Apparently they were going to do the deed at her house. While he was there he noticed a bad odor in the house. He went to investigate and found the girl in the closet.

When he found the girl, Rios-Coverrubias allegedly asked him if he wanted to have sex with the child. The man got upset and left, however it must have not grossed him out too bad since he later came back and had consensual sex with Rios-Coverrubias. He thought the child had left though.

Luckily, he got a little smarter and called the police after his second time at the house. That is when the police arrived to the Rios-Coverrubias house.

Rios-Coverrubias apparently has no shame, he admitted to the police that he would bind the little girl with duct tape. He wanted to keep the poor child quiet just so he could have sex with other people.

He didn’t admit to sexually abusing the girl, however police say that during the medical exam they did find evidence of her being sexually assaulted.

Rios-Coverrubias was booked into jail on the charges of “sex trafficking, kidnapping, sexual conduct with a minor and child abuse”.

The mother was quite young at twenty-one years old. However she should know what going on. Solis would leave her child with that man for DAYS at a time. She knew he would leave her child alone for hours, apparently she didn’t care.

Solis is quite the example of what not to be as a mother. She would shave her daughter’s head to claim that she had cancer so that people would give her money. How sick is that?!

She was also booked into jail for child abuse charges.

The police say that neither adult in this situation had a previous record of child abuse.



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Toddler Fighting For Life, After Couple Abused Him

Couple Arrested for Brutally Beating a 3 Year Old Toddler

A couple now faces felony charges for child abuse for the brutal beating of a three year old toddler boy. The doctors have now reported that the young boy is now fighting to live.

The local police arrested twenty three year old, Shamika Reaves as well has her thirty-two year old boyfriend, Corey McCree earlier in the week after the woman’s son was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted in their motel room.

One of their neighbors told the local NEWS that they hear a commotion on early Tuesday. Corey McCree then called 911 at 3:45 in the morning, that is after he found out that the little boy had stopped breathing. The little boy was beaten with some kind of object. He is still in critical condition at a local hospital.

On Wednesday before the couple appeared before the judge, there was some family members present for the hearing. The young boy’s grandmother also spoke with the News, she was in tears as she spoke about her grandson’s critical condition.

Felisha Brown, the boy’s Grandmother spoke about his assault injuries

The whole left side of his head is gone. When I look at his private area — his private area — Oh, God.

Brown also said that the toddler’s bones had been crushed.

Charges for the Assault Crimes

In addition to abuse counts, McCree also faces sexual assault charges in the case. Dreamin’ Demon reports that the boy’s genitals were mutilated. WSOC obtained a description of the child’s sexual assault injuries, but said they were too graphic to publish.

The boy’s family asked the judge to deny the accused bond on Wednesday. Both Reaves and McCree remain in Mecklenburg County jail.

Gwendolyn Lee, who is the boy’s Godmother also told the NEWS that she had reported a possible sexual abuse to the boy in March but the authorities allowed the mother to keep custody.