Most recent abuse cases

This archive contains cases of abuse of children within the child placement system.

Some of the these children have been killed, other's survived but suffered from:

In several cases the abuse was hidden from authorities under the pretext of homeschooling.

For an overview of abuse cases by location, see this map.

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Girl in care of Vladimir Karpov

7 year girl from Ukraine was brought to the US by Delaware man in 1999 after her foster family in Ukraine agreed to the move. He abused her sexually for six years. In 2005 the girl's former Ukrainian foster family visited and the girl told about the abuse. Karpov, a Ukrainian native, fled and was eventually found in 2007 by Mantega, CA, police. He is charged with 50 counts of first-degree rape and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child

This was an informal foster or adoption arrangement, and likely there was no homestudy,etc.
Date: 2007-07-07
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Newark, Delaware
United States
See map: Google Maps

Malachi Jermaine McBride-Roberts


Almost 2 year old Malachi died of massive brain injuries. His foster mother Linda Coleman was charged.
Date: 2007-06-30
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

San Diego, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy in foster care in Alberta

A boy suffers severe brain damage while in foster care with his brother in June 2007. The foster mother has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the injuries.
Date: 2007-06-02
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care of Matthew Lewis Anderson

Foster parent charged with shaking child: 2-year-old suffered brain damage, will need long-term nursing care. Matthew's wife Cassiopia has not been charged.
Date: 2007-06-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Homestudy

Organizations: Lutheran Social Services of the South Inc

Location

waco, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by a couple of Jurbise, Beligum

The six year-old blind girl was living with her adoptive parents, also blind. She was adopted in July 2005.
In May 2007, the adoptive father was placed under arrest warrant for indecent assault and technical rape. 
Date: 2007-05-30
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Jurbise, Hainaut
Belgium

Boy in foster care with Tarquin Craig Thomas

Tarquin Craig Thomas, a UK citizen living in the US, sexually abused a 9 yr old Oregon boy in his care. The abuse was immediate and daily after the boy entered his care in 2005. Pornographic images, including bestiality, of other children he 'mentored' were found in his home.
Date: 2007-05-24
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

San Mateo, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls in foster care with Ted A. Klaudt

Two girls in foster care with Ted A. Klaudt, a member of the South Dakota House of Representative, were raped and sexually exploited.
Date: 2007-05-19
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Walker, South Dakota
United States
See map: Google Maps

James Earl Bradley Jr.



3-year-old boy in foster care with Christine Woodward and Lasana Karva was beaten to death.
Date: 2007-04-08
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Belleville, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Eugene Richard Putnam and DoyAnne Putnam

Eugene Richard Putnam admitted he sexually molested four adopted daughters. Putnam also beat three of his adopted children with a plastic or rubber device.He also faces four counts of child abuse, one count of child neglect and one count of committing a lewd act with a child. Putnam’s charges were filed in March 2007, following a multijurisdictional investigation of the girls’ allegations of molestation and abuse. Mrs Putnam was charged with abuse and neglect.
Date: 2007-04-07
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Porter, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Christopher and Eva Pitzer

13-year-old girl adopted by Christopher and Eva Pitzer was encouraged to drink alcohol at a party in honor of her adoption and later raped by her adoptive father.
Date: 2007-04-00
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Haysville, Kansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Acharya family

11-year-old girl who had been adopted by the Archarya family two years earlier, was systematically raped by the eldest son, Bishnu, and his relative Bedhari Bhattara. 
Date: 2007-03-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Non-adopted sibling, Other family member

Location

Kaski district
Nepal

Johnny Dragomir



9-year-old quadriplegic boy with cerebral palsy was placed by his mother, Elena Andron, into foster care because she had lost her job and couldn't afford to care for him. Johnny died March 9, 2007 at Monroe Foster Home. His weight dropped from 80 to 40 pounds while there. His mother frequently complained about his weight loss, but her concerns were ignored and she was barred from further visits.

November 4, 2008, the family of Johnny Dragomir sued Community Living Services Inc., the organization responsible for his placement.
Date: 2007-03-09
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal neglect
Abuser: Undetermined

Placement

Organizations: Community Living Services Inc.

Location

Detroit, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

LoReyna Barea

7-year-old girl in foster care with her aunt Genevieve Barea was found dead, severely malnourished and bruised.
Date: 2007-03-09
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Evans, Colorado
United States
See map: Google Maps

Ryanne E Spohn

18 month old girl adopted from Kazakhstan in November 2006 along with a sibling, died from suspected abusive head trauma 6 months after the adoption. Father Jeffrey Spohn was charged with first degree murder.
Date: 2007-03-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Seven Oaks, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by Mechelle and Bessie Saffold

Former foster parents of the year Bessie and Mechelle Saffold, neglected and battered five children they adopted.
Date: 2007-02-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by Sandy June Linn

A 6 year old girl and an 8 year old boy were deprived food and water, which resulted in severe malnourishment. The adoptive father was living out of state at the time.
Date: 2007-02-26
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Gardnerville, Nevada
United States
See map: Google Maps

Jennifer Prinder

3-year-old girl adopted by Troy and Rosetta Sweeting was beaten to death by her adoptive father.
Date: 2007-02-25
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

New Providence
Bahamas

Children adopted by couple in Quebec, Canada

Three children were abused for six years by their adoptive parents, in Becancour Quebec. They have been beaten with fists, feet and with sticks. The children were also subjected to backbreaking works for their age. Parents were sentenced to community service.
Date: 2007-02-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Becancour, Quebec
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Raymond and Lisa Sangraw

Eight year old boy was scalded in bathwater. His adoptive parents waited six weeks before seeking treatment for him.
Date: 2007-02-17
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Green Bay, Wisconsin
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Robert and Betty Clinton

3-year-old girl in foster care with Robert and Betty Clinton was sexually abused by her foster father, who took pictures of the assault. Robert Clinton was arrested for the possession of child pornography when the abuse was discovered.
Date: 2007-02-16
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Deltona, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children at Hamro Jivan orphanage

Henk Molhuysen, the Dutch national director of Hamro Jiven orphanage in Kathmandu was arrested when found having sex with 12 and 14 year old residents of the orphanage. He had been previous convicted of child rape in Spain.

Date: 2007-02-15
Placement type: Institution
Institution: Hamro Jivan orphanage
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Legal guardian

Location

Kathmandu, Bagmati
Nepal

Boy in foster care in Edmonton, Alberta

Three-year-old boy died of a massive brain injury caused when his skull hit a toilet bowl. Foster mother was convicted of manslaughter.
Date: 2007-01-26
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Placement

Organizations: Edmonton and Area Child and Family Services

Location

Edmonton, Alberta
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Paul Salvetti

A 13 year old ethnic Roma boy adopted from Russia was confined to in his room and deprived of food and schooling by Paul and Debbie Salvetti, his adoptive father and stepmother, during a 3 month period in 2007. Earlier Debbie was alleged to have hit the boy with a frying pan and baseball bat. Debbie Sue Salvetti was charged with two counts of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury. Paul Joseph Salvetti faced one charge. In 2009, Paul and Debbie took a joint Alford plea and were sentenced to 20 to 33 months in jail. Paul filed several appeals requesting to withdraw his Alford plea The boy is referred to as Pesha or TS in the pleadings.
There were 3 or 4 other children in the home, including the boy's sister, possibly adopted in Peru.
The boy was adopted as an infant or toddler by Paul Salvetti and the now deceased Leslie Salvetti, who passed away in 1998.
Date: 2007-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Other family member
Home schooling: yes

Location

Kernersville, North Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by James Spellman and Delois Spellman

Girl whose mother died of cancer was adopted by relatives James and Delois Spellman. James raped her for 3 years starting at age 10 before she was removed from the home due to physical abuse scars. He had previously raped his 3 step-daughters who are now adults. Delois Spellman is alleged to have physically abused all 4 girls with items such as electric cords and metal rulers.
Date: 2007-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

smithfield, North Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Kyla Aranae Edwards



2-year-old girl in foster care was beaten to death by the fiancee of her foster mother.
Date: 2006-12-20
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Location

Salisbury, Maryland
United States
See map: Google Maps

Robley Carr Jr.



15-year-old boy in foster care overdosed on methadone his foster parent kept in the house after having been abused for years.
Date: 2006-12-10
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Undetermined

Placement

Organizations: Washington Department of Social and Health Services

Location

Stevens County, Washington
United States
See map: Google Maps

Katherine Frances



6-year-old girl in foster care with Joyce Luvern Burks was body slammed to the floor by the 14-year old son of her foster mother, causing her to suffer skull fracture, brain damage, internal bleeding and bruising to her eye, hip and arms. Ms. Burks delayed helping Katherine while washing the blanket on which the girl had been beaten.

Later five-year-old Claire Fowler received Katherine's heart through transplantation.
Date: 2006-12-03
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Foster mother, Non-fostered sibling

Placement

Organizations: Mesa Family Services Inc. Mesa Family Services Inc.

Location

DeSoto, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by William and Samia Fam

Four boys and two girls, between the ages of 7 and 16 were being locked up in the basement of their house.
Date: 2006-11-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States
See map: Google Maps

Twin girls adopted by Tamika Williams

8-year-old twin girls adopted by Tamika Shuntell Williams, were being beaten, tied to a bedroom door, tied down to a bed, bathed in bleach, burned with cigarettes (AND the lighter), struck with a belt, bitten on the head, and threatened with decapitation if they told anybody about these crimes. they were adopted from foster care Spring 2005.
Date: 2006-11-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Warren, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Angelina Irene Espalin



4-year-old girl in foster care with Daniel and Dania Haros, was beaten to death.
Date: 2006-11-19
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Oceanside, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Andrew Richardson

1-year old "Baby Andrew" was placed in foster care by James Ryan Hadlock. The boy suffered from fractured legs and ribs, plus bleeding of the brain. Hadlock was sentenced to 100 days imprisonment.
Date: 2006-11-03
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Placement

Organizations: Utah Division of Child and Family Services

Location

Provo, Utah
United States
See map: Google Maps

Andrew Burd

Andrew Burd  Andrew Axel Burd   

4-year-old boy, in foster to adoption placement with Larry and Hannah Overton, was forced to drink a mixture of water and Cajun spices as punishment. The Overtons waited nearly three hours before taking the boy to an urgent care clinic as he vomited and drifted in and out of consciousness. When they arrived, Andrew was no longer breathing. A day later he died -- 4 months after his placement with the Overtons. Andrew Axel Burd died of hypernatremia or salt poisoning. Andrew consumed the equivalent of 23 teaspoons of Zatarain's Creole Seasoning or 6 teaspoons of pure salt. He also had head trauma as well as bruises and scratches.

Hannah Overton (nee Saenz) was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life; Larry Overton pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and is on 5 years probation.

Mrs Overton and her church, Calvary Chapel of the Coastlands, continue to appeal her conviction in various ways. She maintains that Andrew ate the salt himself, however Andrew's former foster mother, who attended the same church testified she had not seen any pica or eating issues with Andrew during the 18 months he was in her home. (In an unusual coincidence, Hannah's father Bennie Saenz, a former Calvary Chapel pastor, was convicted of murder in 1985.) Overtons homeschooled their school age children. They had 4 bio children and Hannah was 6 months pregnant when Andrew died.
Date: 2006-10-02
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive mother, Foster mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Homestudy

Organizations: Spaulding for Children

Post placement

Organizations: Spaulding for Children
Persons: Ana Billeaux

Location

Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by John William and Connie Lucile Oliver

A 12-year-old girl who weighed 40 pounds and her 10-year-old brother, who weighed 45 pounds, were found unattended near a church playground in Union County, South Carolina. Both children were adopted from Estonia eight years before.
Date: 2006-09-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Jonesville, South Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Allison Newman



2-year-old girl in foster care with Carol Poole was beaten to death.
Date: 2006-09-22
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Placement

Location

Canton, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Nathaniel Saunsoci-Mitchell



20-month-old boy in foster care with Carlos and Tisha Vega suffered serious injuries -- a broken clavicle and dog bite on the face -- before he was hospitalized Sept. 22, 2006, with a fatal brain injury. He died two days later. The official cause of death was excess accumulation of water in the brain caused by non-accidental trauma.
Date: 2006-09-22
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

South Sioux City, South Dakota
United States
See map: Google Maps

Keyana Bravo-Hamilton and her sister Jasmine Hamilton



Siblings Keyana and Jasmine were abused by foster mother Dunia Soledad Moreno. When Keyana entered the hospital, large clumps of hair were missing and bruises covered her body. She had five cigar-sized burns. Three months after entering the home, Keyana died of blows to her stomach which ruptured her bowel. Jasmine was placed in a new home.
Dunia and foster father Armando Moreno-Garcia parents were convicted of neglect for not seeking medical care over the paninful days it took for Keyana to die. Armando was an uncle of Jasmine and the girls were to be adopted.
Date: 2006-09-04
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother, Undetermined

Location

Gresham, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by woman in Ontario, Canada

A girl, adopted from Romania, by a woman from Ontario, Canada, was sexually abused by convicted pedophile Randolph “Randie” Bartley. The adoptive mother enabled the abuse.
Date: 2006-08-17
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive mother, Other non-family member

Location

Paris, Ontario
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Isaac Lethbridge



2-year-old boy in foster care with Charlise Adams-Rogers, who beat him to death. Adams-Rogers was sentenced to 5  to 15 years July 3, 2007. Ms Rogers had 3 adopted children and four foster children in the home at the time
Date: 2006-08-16
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Placement

Organizations: Lula Belle Stewart Center

Location

Detroit, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by James and Vonda Ferguson

Three boys and two girls were beaten with sticks, belts, shoes, fists and hammers; burned with a clothes iron, the stove, and a curling iron; bitten; kicked; stabbed with knives, forks and sticks; urinated on; forced to eat their own excrement; forced to drink urine; fed rotting food as well as cat food; forced into the clothes dryer and the dryer turned on; beaten while naked; duct taped to a chair or their beds for days; strangled with a belt; held under water; held over a banister by their feet and dropped; made to drink hot sauce with red hot peppers; made to drink from the toilet; forced to go without food for days; forced to wear urine soaked clothing on their heads; and body slammed, along with other abuses.At least two of the victims also detailed sexual abuses and assaults using a toilet plunger.
James was a former lay minister and church trustee
Date: 2006-08-15
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Springfield, Ohio
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boys in foster care of Dennis Scott McCurry and Molly McCurry (birth name West)

Three boys in permanent custody of their bio Aunt and her husband were found severely malnourished, a 5-year-old boy who weighed less than 20 pounds, an 8-year-old who weighed less than 40 pounds and a 7-year-old brother who weighed about 32 pounds when police found. The boys also were treated for bruises, scratches, burns and head lice. The boys told officers they were tied up to be kept from food in the mobile home. Mrs McCurry kept a prosethetic hand needed by one of the boys hidden.

Date: 2006-07-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Placement

Organizations: South Carolina DSS

Location

Lyman, South Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Eva Maria Hofer

14-year-old girl from Vietnam, adopted by Eva Maria Hofer, was beaten by her adoptive mother. At the time, Eva Maria Hofer was executive director of German adoption agency ICCO.
Date: 2006-07-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Hamburg, Hamburg
Germany (Deutschland)

Romanian boy adopted by Spanish couple

7-year-old boy, adopted by a Spanish couple in 2001, was so severely beaten by his adopters he ended up in a coma. The boy had been hospitalized before because of abuse.
Date: 2006-06-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Spain (Espana)

Monica Fabregas

13 year old girl adopted by Enrique Fabregas, a known drug abuser, who sexually abused her for years.  Enrique had been a boyfriend of Monica's bio mother at one time, but was not at the time of the adoption. Fabregas was also foster parent of Ruth and Estera Tamas. Despite numerous complaints over a ten year period no measures were taken. When finally Ruth and Estera filed complaints, they were taken out of the house, but it still took a year and a half before Monica was removed from Fabregas' house.
Date: 2006-06-07
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Redmond, Washington
United States
See map: Google Maps

Angellika Arndt



Angellika Arndt, died from asphyxiation a day after she was wrestled to the ground and held face first on the ground in a chokehold for over an hour by caregivers at Rice Lake Day Treatment Center. She was in Milwaukee County's foster care system at the time.
Date: 2006-05-26
Placement type: Foster care
Institution: Rice Lake Day Treatment Center
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Placement

Organizations: Milwaukee bureau of Child Welfare

Location

Rice Lake, Wisconsin
United States
See map: Google Maps

Camron Gardner and Ethan Schwartz

3-year-old Camron and 2-year-old Ethan were in foster care with Shane and Jessica Marquardt. The brothers both suffered blunt trauma to their abdomens causing Camron to die of internal bleeding several hours late. Shane Marquardt claimed he flew into a rage after finding vomit in Camron's bed. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison, plus 18 years of extended supervision.
Date: 2006-05-05
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Waupun, Wisconsin
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Ellery and Krisi James

Over a period of 2 years the girl was sexually abused by the couple. As age 14 she reported the abuse to Children Youth and Families officials.
Date: 2006-05-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Los Lunas, New Mexico
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Jeff Allen Woodring

16-year-old girl in foster care with Jeff Allen Woodring was allegedly sexually molested (case still pending).
Date: 2006-05-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Golden Gate, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Childern in legal guardianship of Rita Makekau

Five siblings aged 8, 11, 13, 14, and 15 placed in legal guardianship of their aunt Rita Makekau were repeatedly abused by her.Makekau used a hammer to break and chip their teeth when they misbehaved. She struck them on their heads with knives and metal spoons, causing bleeding and permanent scarring.The children sometimes went without food for a week, and one had been forced to sleep under the house with dogs and insects and without warm clothes or bedding as punishment for misbehavior.
Date: 2006-04-28
Placement type: Legal Guardianship
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Legal guardian

Placement

Organizations: Child Welfare Services Hawaii

Location

Waianae, Hawaii
United States
See map: Google Maps

Janie Tylski

6 year old adoptive daughter of former NFL player Rich Tylski and his wife Jane Tylski was brought to the hospital with a broken femur. Doctors concluded the girl was abused and the Tylski's admitted to spanking the girl with a belt, slamming her head on a table and other abuse that left the girl with broken bones in her hands and leg.
Date: 2006-04-21
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Placement

Organizations: Bundles of Hope, Jacksonville, Fl

Location

Jacksonville, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children in foster care with Stephan and Melody Erbacher

Five girls ages 13, 11, 10, 9 and 5, in foster care with Stepan and Melody Erbacher were allegedly sexually abused by their foster father. Stephan Erbacher committed suicide before he could be arrested. Justin Erbacher, the foster parents biological son was accused of sexual abuse too and was convicted in August 2008, five months the girls testified they had lied in court about the abuse at the hands of Justin.
Date: 2006-04-20
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Bakersfield, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

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