Friday, May 22, 2015

Woman taken in for mental evaluation after caught pushing her dead 3-year-old in playground swing

There is a strange and macabre story coming out of Maryland tonight. According to news reports, and an update from the Charles County Sheriff's Office in Maryland, a mother was caught pushing her dead 3-year-old child in a playground swing.

Authorities arrived at the scene located at Wills Memorial Park,  at 500 St. Mary's Avenue around 6:55 a.m., Friday morning,  after receiving reports that the woman had been pushing the child in the swing for an unusually long period of time. It is unclear how the child died and at this time, medical examiners are performing an autopsy.

The mother's name has not been publicly released; however, authorities described her as a 24-year-old woman.

You may see photos of the park and a report from local Maryland news, WUSA9 here.

The report sounds like something from a horror movie and it must have been extremely disturbing for any onlookers who witnessed the event first hand. It is unknown whether the mother had lost touch with reality and was overcome by grief, or if she was involved in foul play that resulted in the child's death. At this time there are no charges pending against the mother.

Stay tuned for further updates on this breaking news story.

Read Josh Duggar's police report for admitted sexual molestation (Warning! Graphic Content)

The following is the Josh Duggar police report concerning the sexual molestation of five, underage girls; four of whom were his sisters. There is a great deal of misinformation circulating the Internet surrounding these charges as the family is portrayed as a "Godly, Christian homeschooling family" on the TLC network. The show originally began as "17 Kids and Counting," then "18 Kids and Counting," and finally at it's current count is "19 Kids and Counting." The family is headed by James "Jim Bob" Duggar and his wife Michelle Duggar.

Photo: TLC
The show made headline news when on May 21, 2015, InTouch Weekly released an explosive report indicating that Duggar son Josh Duggar admitted to sexually molesting five young children, four of whom were his sisters. InTouch Weekly exclusively obtained a copy of the police report through a Freedom of Information Act request. You may read the report below. (Warning! Graphic Content Included). Joshua James "Josh" Duggar, is the eldest of the brood, and was born on March 3, 1998. According to the police report, he was 14-years-old a the time of the first, admitted molestation and the events took place in 2002. The police report was filed in 2006. The names of the child victims have been redacted from the police report.

Following InTouch Weekly's report, the Duggars released a family statement through their official Facebook account and Josh Duggar released an apology for his behavior.

According to the police report, one of the victims stated that in March, 2002, one of the female victims notified Jim Bob that Josh was molesting her by fondling her breasts and genitals while she was sleeping. The police report indicates a pattern of this behavior with other incidents occurring in other settings. Josh admitted to his parents his behavior and the Duggars attempted to correct him through discipline, and  focusing on his relationship with God. The approach did not work as in March, 2003, another victim came forward to alert Jim Bob that she was being sexually molested by Josh. There is no way to determine exactly how many incidents took place throughout this time and some of the victims say they were half asleep during the abuse.

After the March 2003 incident, Jim Bob Duggar reportedly brought the matter up to his then church, First Baptist. Radar Online reported that some of the incidents took place at the church.

What has been determined; however, is that neither the church nor any church worker who was aware of the incestuous molestations called authorities to report it and ensure files were charged. They did suggest that Josh Duggar undergo some sort of treatment, but he was never seen by a professional or received counseling by someone experienced in treating juvenile sex offenders, those involved in incestuous relationships or people dealing with pedophilia. He stayed with someone described as a friend of the family for several months, then was believed cured when he returned to the family. This "treatment" lasted from March 17, 2003 until July 17, 2003. Michelle Duggar described the friend as kind of a "mentor" to Josh Duggar.

According to the InTouch report, Jim Bob, Josh and a church member spoke to a friend who was an Arkansas State Trooper named Jim Hutchens. Hutchens did not report the abuse but spoke about the potential consequences Josh Duggar could face from molesting children. It turns out that Hutchens, the state trooper who was advising Josh Duggar, is now serving a 56-year prison sentence for child pornography charges.

You may learn more about the charges, the action detectives took while investigating the allegations and how the information came to light in the police report below.