child abuse


Another child maltreatment case in WV has made national news. And nothing will come of it.

BY: - October 19, 2023

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Kanawha County deputies forced their way into a barn in Sissonville and found two teenagers locked inside a 20-by-14 foot room. They had no way to exit the barn on their own, no running water, no bathroom and were deprived of basic necessities. Inside the house, deputies found a […]

Kanawha judge rebukes prosecutor’s office for holding up child abuse and neglect cases

BY: - October 17, 2023

A Kanawha County circuit judge is demanding that the county prosecutor’s office timely and accurately address child abuse and neglect cases, saying the attorneys’ lack of attention has held up cases. Child adoptions have been delayed, the judge stressed.  There are more than 800 active child abuse and neglect cases in the state’s most populated […]

Settlements in civil cases against defunct WV boarding school reach $100 million, attorneys say

BY: - August 23, 2023

Settlements in civil action brought against a now-defunct West Virginia boarding school accused of sexually and physically abusing students over the course of decades now total $100 million, attorneys representing victims say. The latest lawsuits against the former Miracle Meadows School in Salem, West Virginia, were consolidated in a case filed in Kanawha County Circuit […]