Steven Bennett

4 year old boy adopted by special education teacher and former state social worker Wanda Bennett, who beat the boy regularly with shoes and tied him up with old socks to keep him from eating. The boy weighed 35 pounds when police removed him from the home. At All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, doctors reported finding six recent fractures and cigarette burns on his back. Wanda Bennett had 4 adopted children.
Date: 2001-03-07
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother


Post placement

Persons: Walter Skogland


Bradenton, Florida
United States
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Teacher accused of abuse gets jail2002-05-14
Many missed signs of boy's abuse2001-07-10
'She covered it up so well'2001-06-03
Teacher facing abuse charges is fired2001-05-25
Teacher is charged with abuse, neglect2001-03-30
Brother says teacher is a 'loving mother'2001-03-10
Police say teacher hit, starved son2001-03-09


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