Girl to be adopted by Ernest Richard Davison and Cynthia Joan Davison

5-year-old girl to be adopted by Ernest Richard Davison and Cynthia Joan Davison, had been bound at her wrists and ankles for a considerable time and was suffering from malnourishment. She has Down's Syndrome. There were 3 other special needs adopted and foster children in the home.
Date: 2005-01-01
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Beachwood, New Jersey
United States
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I know this couple. So sad

I know this couple. So sad this is the only google search result left for what these people did. Their convictions only scratch the surface of their guilt. They now are out of jail living happily ever after. It's not fair. I believe in adoption and know wonderful adoptive families. But people are too quick to assume adoptive parents are saints, and to resistant to doing anything when it is clear they are the opposite. A whole church is guilty of looking the other way in this case. Where there are vulnerable people, there are abusers.

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