The Lights are on for Light Up the Night!

Aug 30, 2021 at 01:55 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) – “Light Up the Night is an outdoor event at the beautiful Oaklands Mansion,” said Child Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Kat.... Read More

Carrie Norvell Joins the Child Advocacy Center Team

Jun 15, 2021 at 09:10 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro — The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce a new addition to its staff. Carrie Norvell has joined the CAC as the new Community Education Coordi.... Read More

SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Man Charged with Rape, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and More in Rutherford County

May 10, 2021 at 07:48 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Fifty-three charges of sexual crimes involving girls between the ages of 11 and 14 were filed against a Murfreesboro man this past Friday (5/7/2021)..... Read More

Child Abuse Cases Increase as COVID Dies Down in Rutherford County

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:49 pm by WGNS

Now that most children are back in school, Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport said that there has been an increase in child sexual abuse reports....D.... Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 05, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro - “Experts estimate that 1 out of 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday,” said Child Advocacy Center Community Education.... Read More

Promoter of Laser Tag League in Nashville Arrested on Sex Crimes Indictment

Mar 24, 2021 at 02:30 pm by WGNS

Detectives in Nashville this week arrested the promoter of a laser tag league on a grand jury indictment charging him with displaying sex acts to a minor and inducing a m.... Read More

Little Black Dress Initiative to focus on the Child Advocacy Center and Educating Community about the Prevalence of Child Abuse

Mar 24, 2021 at 10:56 am by WGNS

Every year, the Junior League of Murfreesboro highlights a different issue that impacts the community through their Little Black Dress Initiative, which is a week-long campaig.... Read More

Local Hometown Hero David Price Sponsors Walk for Children!

Feb 24, 2021 at 08:37 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  “The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce that local Hometown Hero David Price and Project One Four is the presenting sponsor of the&nb.... Read More

UPDATE: Hometown Heroes Walk for Children April 30, 2021

Feb 02, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO - UPDATE)  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children is an annual event to celebrate child abuse survivors.... Read More

Trees of Hope: You can be the reason someone has hope this holiday season

Dec 07, 2020 at 11:15 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Trees of Hope, the newest spin on an Angel Tree, are now spread across town. These 2ft tall, mini Christmas Trees showcase purple and teal orn.... Read More

Child Abandonment and Neglect in Rutherford County are Real Issues

Dec 01, 2020 at 11:06 am by WGNS

Abandonment and neglect are forms of child abuse, but the lack of reporting such issues are also a problem. Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport pleade.... Read More

Subject Facing 26 Sexual Abuse Related Charges Against a Minor in Rutherford County

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:02 am by WGNS

WGNS NEWS - A five-day trial has been scheduled in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom for a man by the name of Juan Florentino.The 58-year old suspect is facing a long list.... Read More

Child Advocacy Center 19 Days of Activism in Rutherford County

Nov 16, 2020 at 08:15 pm by WGNS

Kendall Carter portrayed himself as a girl in a Kik chat room and asked a 12-year-old girl in South Dakota to send nude pictures of herself.Once obtaining the pictures, Carter.... Read More

Local Agencies Collaborate to Assist Child Abuse Victims

Nov 02, 2020 at 10:29 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN – “19 days feels like a very short period of time to an adult,” stated Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer.  “But, to a.... Read More

Child Advocacy Center: COVID-19 Turned Our World Upside Down

Sep 03, 2020 at 12:05 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro— “We knew the Child Protective Investigative Team had a difficult job responding to horrific cases of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and childr.... Read More

Free Class in Cannon County on Overdoses and How to Utilize NARCAN

Jul 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

In nearby Woodbury, the Cannon County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its August online Building Community Resources Series presentation on Tuesday, August 4th.... Read More