A mother is in jail for allegedly making her 22-month-old son smoke marijuana from a bong.
Rachelle Braaten from Centralia, Washington is seen in a video letting her son smoke marijuana. After police were alerted to the video, their anti-crime team went to check on the boy.
In the video, Braaten could be seen laughing as the toddler leaned over the bong. She later said she felt “horrible” about it.
“I guess it was a joke and a stupid mistake that wasn’t really funny,” she told police.
The child’s father, Tyler Lee, was also arrested after confessing to selling marijuana to a dispensary. Lee said he was not in the home when the video was filed. But he was charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Both of Braaten’s children, 22-month-old son and 5-year-old child, are now in protective custody while she is in jail on a $5,000 bail.
An Eight-year-old boy marries a 61-year-old man after a ghost of his ancestor told him to.
Sanele Masilela from Tshwane, South Africa got hitched with Helen Shabangu, who is currently married with five children.
The boy claims that a dead ancestor told him to get married while his family, fearing some kind of divine retribution, paid for the wedding.
The family paid $750 to the bride and $1500 for the wedding day.
The marriage between the boy and the woman has shocked the community. But the boy’s family says the ceremony is just a ritual and not legally binding. The family says they did it to please their ancestors.
Sanele had been named after his grandfather, who never had a white wedding before. When he died he asked Sanele to get married. He chose Helen because he loves her.
‘By doing this we made the ancestors happy. If we hadn’t done what my son had asked then something bad would have happened in the family.’
‘I didn’t have a problem with it because I know it’s what the ancestors wanted and it would make them happy.’
Sanele and Helen did not sign a marriage certificate and do not have to live as husband and wife. After the ceremony, Sanele and Helen went their separate ways. They have both gone back tot heir normal lives.
Police say 9-year-old boy who stars and raps in a sexually suggestive video is a victim of child abuse or neglect.
The boy nicknamed “Lil Poopy” is described by his family as a “thriving, well-adjusted fourth-grader with a good home life, good grades and musical talent.”
The lawyer for the family, Joseph Krowski Jr claims that the police decision to investigate is “racially-tiged” and that the people who watched it “doesn’t understand rap.”
“This isn’t some child left alone that’s not going to school.”
He said that the videos content is protected by the First Amendment.
Brockton police told state child welfare officials to look into a possible child abuse case after viewing Lil Poopy videos and a feature story about the boy in the local newspaper The Enterprise.
Police said that they haven’t filed any charges, but Department of Children and Families confirmed that they are looking into concerns about the little boy’s welfare.
Officials will interview everyone who lives in the child’s home and possibly others who has contact with the 9-year-old boy.
DCF spokeswoman Cayenne Isaksen said, “The filers of this report wanted to make sure the child is being properly cared for…”
“So the department will look into all aspects of this.”
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A 9-year-old girl delivers a 5.7 pound baby by cesarean section.
On January 27, Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco, an area in western Mexico, admitted a pregnant 9-year-old girl named Dafne. She was 39 weeks pregnant and the hospital had to perform a cesarean section to deliver her 5.7 pound baby.
The boy who impregnated Dafne at the age of 8 was reportedly 17 years old. Dafne’s mother told The Telegraph that they do not know where the boy is.
“The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away,” Dafne’s mother told officials.
Spokesperson from Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office, Lino Gonzalez Corona, said that they are uncertain if the girl is “being entirely truthful” because of her young age.
Dafne is part of an indigenous tribe from Columbia and Venezuela called the Wayuu. According to the IBTimes, giving birth at a young age was typical of the Wayuu customs.
According to ABC, Dafne is one of 11 children and that parents were unable to keep an eye on her while they worked. Corona told ABC that the possibility of rape or child sex abuse is still being looked into.
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In the video, you can see the mother holding the boy down in an attempt to calm him down as a tattoo artist inks the boy’s arm.
As an adult, getting a tattoo is painful enough. Obviously, a little boy getting one would be far more painful. It might even be torture!
Unfortunately, this video was taken in another country. The identity of the boy and his mother is unknown.
What a lucky boy! Surrounded by beautiful Tampa Bay Buccaneer cheerleaders, he performs at an NFL game.
The boy steals the show as he dances along with the cheerleaders.
The dance starts dancing “Gangnam Style.”
His performance took place November 25 against the Atlanta Falcons.
A 15-year-old boy from Nicaragua has sex with a chicken.
The boy says he’s been having sex with a chicken since he was 11 years old. His cousins told him to try it, so he did.
In the video, he describes how he has sex with the chicken even showing where he enters it.
When asked if the chicken likes it, the boy says he thinks so. He claims the chicken does not protest when he does it.
His mother is concerned about his habit. She’s afraid that he might get STD since he does not use any protection.
She even tells the reporter that she would get a prostitute if she has to.
A seven-year-old boy was mutilated so he would earn more money as a beggar.
The boy who lives in Bangladesh recognized the men and told them he would tell his father. The men decided to torture him by cutting off his penis, bashing his head with a brick, and leaving him for dead on the streets.
This despicabe practice was protrayed in the movie Slumdog Millioaire in 2008 where a child in India was deliberately blinded to bring in more money.
CNN’s Freedom Project uncovered the boy’s story. The boy cannot be identified so they named him Okkhoy, a Bengali word meaning “ubreakable.”
In 2010, Okkhoy was lured by three local children from his home by promising to give him candy.
A group of neighborhood men grabbed him and took him to a alley. They bound his hands and feet and told him they will force him to beg.
Soon after Okkhoy told the men that he recognized them, they decided to kill him instead.
One man bashed a brick on the boy’s head that knocked him unconscious. While he lay there, the men slashed his throat and sliced his chest ad belly in an upside down cross. They also cut off his penis.
They left him by the side of a warehouse where the his attackers planned to come back later to rid of his body in the river.
Okkhoy was found by his mother who was looking for him. She stumbled on his blood-soaked body.
She carried him to the side of the main road where Okkhoy’s father was.
“It felt like the sky fell on me,” he said.
Okkhoy was hospitalized in Dhaka, but doctors could not repair his severed organ.
Abed was also shocked that the police would not investigate when he reported the attack. According to Abed, a man pretending to be Okkhoy’s uncle, reported that the boy was attacked by two other boys in a playground fight.
A judge also refused to help Okkhoy. However, human rights lawyer, Alena Khan was present in the courthouse that day and wanted to publicise their case.
Khan contacted a local televisio station where the story received so much publicity that the high court was forced to order authorities to launch an inquiry.
Five suspects were rounded up and charged with attempted murder.
According to prosecutors, the gang admitted to maiming five other children and forced them to beg.
The children were kept confined in tight spaces, deprived of food, and then sent out to beg.
Abed believes the attack on Okkhoy was payback after he had a confrontation with one of the men in a tea stall.
Authorities are still looking for four others who are part of the same “beggar mafia” gang.
Okkhoy and his family have been placed in a battalion compound to ensure their safety.
A U.S. businessman, Aram Kovach, heard the story on CNN and wanted to help out okkhoy and his family. He financed their trip to the U.S.
John Gearhart, director of pediaric urology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland decided to help Okkhoy.
They were able to reconstruct Okkhoy’s genitalia by using skin from his thigh and tissue from his inner cheek lining.
Okkhoy will be able to have sensation and the organ will continue to grow as he gets older.