Cameron VanHyning

Cameron was adopted from Aktobe, Kazakhstan in April 2001 by Michael & Jodene Van Hyning. Michael was the primary care-giver. One month home, Michael nearly beat 15 month old Cameron to death in several incidents over a two week period. VanHyning is serving a 28-year prison sentence for aggravated domestic battery.
Date: 2001-06-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father


Organizations: Main Street Adoption, , Martinez, CA / Lancaster, PA


Clinton, Illinois
United States
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Abuse, deaths, prompt Russian to adopt new rules2006-06-04
Man gets 28 years for child beating2002-07-13
Toddler recovering, but effects remain2002-07-13
Van Hyning pleads guilty in infant beating 2002-05-10
Plea hearing set in child-beating case2002-05-07
More charges filed in child battery case2002-04-12
Plea deal expected in child-beating case 2002-03-08
Judge rules suspect's statements in child-abuse case were voluntary2002-02-26
Man Says Police Forced Statement2002-01-30
Pantagraph Daily Digest2002-01-01
Judge allows delay in child-beating trial2001-11-11
Man asks for jury in child beating case2001-08-02
Clinton police officer's actions questioned 2001-07-20
Private Notes - not public


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