Phoebe and Joseph Dinkler

Siblings from Ukraine adopted 5 years prior to the abuse allegations by Georgia couple Earl and Deborah Dinkler. The children had been forced to run 15 laps around the property before breakfast "just about every day" for the last four years. If the parents weren’t satisfied with their children’s speed, they would be punished with a belt, a miniature baseball bat or a bamboo rod. The Dinklers also withheld food and water as punishment.
Deborah Lynn Williamson-Dinkler pleaded guilty, and Earl Thomas Dinkler was convicted of cruelty.
Date: 2007-08-09
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

McDonough, Georgia
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
DINKLER v. STATE [Earl Dinkler Appeal]2010-06-25
Dinkler sentenced to prison in child-cruelty case2008-09-23
Father convicted of child cruelty 2008-08-22
Children testify against father accused of cruelty 2008-08-21
Trial under way in child cruelty case2008-08-20
Man, wife waive arraignment in child cruelty case2007-12-12
McDonough man posts bond in child abuse case 2007-08-11
Police: Couple Abused Adopted Kids2007-08-10
McDonough Couple Charged With Abusing Adopted Children2007-08-09
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Pound Pup Legacy