Two Russian females allege abuse

Date: 2008-03-31

Lapeer County Press
Updated: 3/31/2008 10:20:06 AM

Two Russian females allege abuse
staff reporter

BROWN CITY—Two Russian born females, both 19, are alleging they
are victims of criminal sexual abuse involving their adoptive parents.
“This is a complex case and it will take time to wade through the volume
of reports and records,” said Lapeer County Prosecuting Attorney
Byron Konschuh. “It involves multiple potential suspects.”

The police investigation began when the two females recently contended
they were victims of criminal sexual conduct which they alleged
involved prostitution.

The females were 4 and 5-years-old when they were adopted by the
Brown City couple, who eventually adopted four more children from
Russia. The older siblings claim the abuse occurred for 14 years—from
1994 to present.

Police aren’t commenting on the specifics of their allegations.
“This is an ongoing investigation, and it wouldn’t be proper for me to
comment right now,” said Michigan State Police Lt. Patrick McGreevy,
who commands both the Lapeer and Sandusky posts. “No warrants
have been issued.”

Though the accusations are serious, there is no urgency to rush through
the investigation, said Konschuh.
“The two no longer live in the home,” said Konschuh. “We will take our

The four other adopted children, all school age, are in the foster care
system. That placement is not related to the allegations of the older two,
said Konschuh.

Susan Younger may be reached at (810)664-0811, ext. 8122 or


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