CARROLLS TO GET HOME VISITS WITH KIDS

Date: 1994-05-19
Source: newsbank.com

CARROLLS TO GET HOME VISITS WITH KIDS

May 19, 1994
Janice Haidet
Dayton Daily News
    
The Carroll family of Cedarville is a step closer to regaining custody of two of its handicapped children.

A hearing that had been scheduled for Wednesday in Greene County Juvenile Court was canceled after the family and the county Children Services Board reached a compromise. The agreement allows Isaiah, 11, and Samuel, 6, to visit their parents, Kathleen and Timothy Carroll, in their home. Details of the frequency of the visits and whether they will be supervised or unsupervised are still being finalized.

Two children without physical disabilities, James, 18, and Hosea, 10, were allowed to remain in the home.

For the past nine months, the Carrolls' visits with Isaiah and Samuel have been held at the agency's office, while the boys remained in foster care. Isaiah is living with a family in Clark County; Samuel is in Greene County.

Visiting Judge Richard Cole removed the two boys from the Carroll home Aug. 17, after a coroner's inquest into four suspicious deaths among the family's 10 adopted children. Isaiah suffers from a form of paralysis and Samuel has Down syndrome.

Cole will decide whether they will remain in foster care after he reviews written arguments from Greene County Prosecutor William F. Schenck and the Carrolls' attorneys. Those arguments are due June 10.

Also, Schenck said no criminal charges are imminent, even though the June 14, 1993, death of Josiah, 12, was ruled a homicide and no one has yet been prosecuted.

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