Watch: Statistics and Disturbing Cases of Child Abuse

In 2016, an estimated 1,750 children died of abuse and neglect nationally.

Tragic and Disturbing Cases of Child Abuse

These disturbing cases of child abuse resulted in the parents going to prison. Florida mother Shauna Dee Taylor, will spend more than a decade behind bars after poisoning her baby. Stephen Bodine of Wichita, Kansas was found guilty of horrific abuse and murder of 3-year-old Evan Brewer. The infant son of Robert James Burnette and Megan Hendricks died at 9 weeks old.

What Is Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy?

The Gypsy Rose Blanchard story has been widely referred to as a possible case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. The severity of the abuse can range from a caretaker lying about illnesses to forcing a victim to undergo medical procedures.

Shocking Daycare and Nursery Scandals

Learn about shocking cases of daycare worker abuses including Leah Walden of Baltimore and Jeffrey Rauch and January Neatherlin of Oregon. Almost one-quarter of U.S. children under the age of five are in some form of daycare center.

How To Stay Safe From Kidnapping

Experts say the term “Stranger Danger” may not be the most effective approach. Child advocate Callahan Walsh offers insight on how to broach the topic in a more nuanced way with young ones. Here are some tips on how to talk to your kids about kidnapping.

Human Trafficking and Sex Ring Busts

About 80% of human trafficking victims are used for sexual exploitation. The U.S. State Department estimates there are 14,500-17,500 victims in the United States each year.

5 Kidnapped Teens Who Escaped Their Abductors

Every year, more than 200,000 children are abducted by family members. An additional 58,000 are taken by nonrelatives with primarily sexual motives. - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

The Larry Nassar Case, Explained

U.S. Olympic gymnast doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse in 2018.

Over 120 testified about of his horrors.