Children adopted by Nikki and Larry Russell

At least 3 of 4 children adopted from foster care by Nikki and Larry Russell were beaten, duct taped to their beds and deprived food.The 93 lb 17 year old was not in school, IcyHot was applied to his genitals and in his rectum. Russells also had a 5th biological child in the home.
Date: 2012-11-27
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes


Terre Haute, Indiana
United States
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IN Supreme Court Takes Larry Russell Case2014-09-19
Nikki Russell v State of Indiana2014-09-12
10-year confinement sentence thrown out on appeal2014-06-10
Indiana Court of Appeals overturn Larry Russell, Jr.’s plea agreement2014-06-10
Adoptive parents sentenced to 21 and 24 years in jail on child abuse charges2013-11-20
Mom ‘outraged’ at kids’ living condition2012-12-02
Foster parents say neglect case illustrates need for loving homes2012-11-29
Charges filed against TH foster parents2012-11-29
Child abuse case raises questions2012-11-28
Terre Haute couple charged with abuse of adopted boys had encounter with police earlier this year2012-11-28
Couple charged with binding, abusing kids2012-11-28


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