Jeffrey Baldwin and his sister

Jeffrey Baldwin at 1 before entering grandparents home age 1     Jeffrey Baldwin undated  undated

In 1998 Jeffrey Baldwin and a sister were placed by Catholic Children's Aid with his maternal grandparents Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman, who had been convicted of child abuse in 1970 and 1978 respectively. The grandparents had been given custody of 2 other siblings earlier. Jeffrey died 4 years later, after he and his next oldest sister had been starved, beaten, locked in an unheated room and forced to drink from a toilet. Jeffrey was never toilet trained and denied schooling. The 2 other siblings were trained to treat Jeffrey and his sister as 'pigs'. Jeffrey died at age 5 of septic shock from pneumonia complicated by his starvation. He was covered with wounds and weighed 21 lbs; one pound less than he weighed for his 12 month doctor visit.

There were 6 adults and 6 children under age 10 in the home. Bottineau and Kidman used the children as a source of income.  Bottineau and Kidman were convicted of 2nd degree murder and sentenced to 22 and 20 years, respectively.

See also
Children's Aid Society workers should be reined in, critics say
Kevin Libin: Readers detail rarely-seen ugly side of child-protection agencies
Date: 2002-11-30
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect, Lethal deprivation, Economic exploitation
Abuser: Foster father, Foster mother


Persons: Margarita Quintana


Toronto, Ontario
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Inquest called into starvation death of Jeffrey Baldwin2011-03-25
Inquest into five-year-old Jeffrey Baldwin’s ‘horrific’ starvation death begins2013-09-08
Inquest into Jeffrey Baldwin’s death hears children’s aid involved with grandma2013-10-08
Jeffrey Baldwin inquest urges unifying child-protection agencies2014-02-14
Jeffrey Baldwin inquest: Children’s aid almost sent Jeffrey, sister to foster care2013-10-24
Jeffrey Baldwin statue unveiled in Greenwood Park2014-10-18
Jeffrey Baldwin: Social worker had no “concerns” with grandparents, inquest told2013-10-23
Jeffrey Baldwin’s grandmother denies responsibility in his death2013-12-04
Jeffrey Baldwin’s grandparents abused other kids 20 years prior, inquest told2013-09-11
Jeffrey’s short journey and the road to justice2006-04-08
On the night of his death, Jeffrey Baldwin was heard ‘weeping to himself’ as he ‘waited to die’2013-09-16
One of most ‘horrific cases’2006-04-08
Timeline of fatal child abuse case2013-09-08


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