Child Abuse

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Sasha Joseph Neulinger's interest in film started in early childhood as he grew up around cameras. His father, also a filmmaker, often brought equipment home.

Neulinger is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. As an adult, he turned his interest in film making into an opportunity to revisit the trauma of his childhood, tell his story to the world, and change the lives of other survivors.

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A Rapid City woman is in custody for felony child abuse following reports her child was left in a hot vehicle.  The child was said to have been left in a truck for an extended period.


Officials say heat stroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash related fatalities among children.


Brendyn Medina is the public information officer for the Rapid City Police Department. He says Officers responded to a call at 640 Floorman St Monday morning.


Photographer Draws Awareness To Child Abuse

Nov 21, 2017

Photographers will tell you that the camera can be a powerful tool. An Aberdeen photographer uses her camera to produce works that get attention and highlight the issues of child abuse and neglect.

Crystal Harper clicks through dozens of folders on a computer. There are disturbing portraits of children with black eyes and cuts. But the injuries aren’t real, they’re makeup.

“This image is a little boy in a dark dingy room with lots of graffiti and monsters on the wall.”

Photo by Jim Kent

The discovery of two severely malnourished and abused girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in concern, anger and action from the local community.  Lakota tribal members living on Pine Ridge and in the surrounding area have come together with one goal in mind…ensuring that such a tragedy doesn’t happen again.

Six men face felony charges for soliciting sex with children. A sting operation based in Sioux Falls targeted potential predators.

The state’s division of criminal investigation worked with city and county law enforcement on Thursday Friday and Saturday on a sex trafficking investigation. They posted ads online selling sex with children, and six men showed up for a meeting. They range in age from 25 to 35.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says two of the men charged are from Sioux Falls, three live in Iowa, and one is from Guatemala.

A Sioux Falls service group is giving the CASA program $11,000. Rotary West members raised the money to benefit an organization that advocates for children in the court system.

Rich Lauer says Rotary is about putting service above self. He says that mission prompted the club to choose the CASA program to receive 11-thousand dollars. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteers work for judges to support children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
Lauer says members recognize the importance of putting child advocates in court.

SD Attorney General Visits Vermillion

Apr 3, 2013

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley stopped by the SDPB studios during his visit to Vermillion on Wednesday.  He joined host Karl Gerhke to discuss the South Dakota Public Safety Improvement Act passed by the 2013 state legislature and signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard in February.  He also explained the "Period of Purple Crying" program launched during Child Abuse Prevention Month.