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Pennsylvania caretaker sentenced up to 28 years for sexually abusing disabled people

A former caretaker at a Pennsylvania personal care home who sexually abused 14 people with physical and intellectual disabilities has been sentenced to up to 28 years in prison. James Zook, 69, will serve a minimum of 13 years and nine months for sexually assaulting 14 residents at Faith Friendship Villa in West Hempfield Township, […]

Arkansas Disabled Iraq Veteran to Get Brand-New Custom Home

A disabled U.S. Army veteran in Arkansas will receive a custom home from the nonprofit organization Homes for our Troops (HFOT). Sergeant Andrew Butterworth and his family will receive a brand new home in Pea Ridge after the sergeant lost his right leg during a 2004 deployment to Iraq. fox 24 report. Two rocket-propelled grenades […]

Disabled girl was allegedly gang-raped by students in Starbucks bathroom

A lawsuit filed by the devastated mother of a mentally disabled teenage girl alleging that she was gang-raped by her high school classmates inside a Starbucks bathroom in Pittsburgh. In October 2022, three male students at Taylor Alderdice High School took the 15-year-old victim off campus and into a major coffee shop, where they took […]

Pennsylvania mother sues school over alleged assault of disabled daughter

The mother of an intellectually disabled girl has filed a lawsuit alleging that three male students took her out of the schoolyard and sexually assaulted her. The lawsuit targets Starbucks, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and property management company 101 Kappa Drive Associates #1. The allegations include that school officials failed to provide adequate supervision and failed […]

Shanda Vander Ark gets life in prison for torturing disabled son to death

A Michigan mother who starved a disabled teenage boy to death was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, with the judge cutting her to pieces for “systematic torture” of the boy. Shanda Vander Ark, 44, was found guilty last month in the death of 15-year-old Timothy Ferguson. Ms. Ferguson weighed […]

Michigan woman gets life without parole for letting disabled son starve to death

A western Michigan woman convicted of murder and child abuse in the starvation death of her disabled 15-year-old son, who weighed only 69 pounds, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Ta. Shanda Vander Ark, 44, of Norton Shores, who was convicted in the July 6, 2022 death of Timothy […]

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