Girl adopted by Gaithersburg MD couple

Girl adopted from Costa Rica was sexually abused by her adoptive father, who had previously sexually abused 3 bio daughters. Mother was unaware of the abuse The girl was adopted along with her brother from Costa Rica in 1981 when she was 11 and he was 9. Both children had been sexually abused in their original family. Sexual abuse started immediately after the adoption. The family also had 3 foster daughters who did not report being abused.
Father was convicted in the adopted daughter's case and 2 of the 3 bio daughters' cases. The 3rd bio daughter refused to testify.
Date: 1981-06-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father


Gaithersburg, Maryland
United States
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Adoptive Father Tells Jury Girl Is a Liar [adopted daughter]1984-12-20
Father Accused of Abuse On Trial in Montgomery 1984-08-09
Man Gets 15-Year Term For Abusing Daughter [oldest daughter]1984-09-26
Man Guilty Of Abusing Daughter 1984-08-16
Md. Family's 'Terrible Secret' 1984-11-18
Md. Man Charged With Raping Daughter 1984-09-21
Md. Man Guilty of Sexual Abuse [adopted daughter]1984-12-21
Montgomery Father Gets 15 Years in Sex Abuse of Girl [adopted daughter's abuse]1985-01-09
Montgomery Man Convicted Of Molesting Third Daughter 1985-06-26

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