exposing the dark side of adoption
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Indy Staff

Last Thursday, on the eve of her trial, Sylvia Vasquez pleaded guilty to four counts of felony child abuse inflicted upon her four adopted children. Judge Frank Ochoa had already ruled the prosecution’s most incriminating evidence, including a replica of the “cage” in which one of the children was confined, could be admitted as evidence. He had also agreed to cap Vasquez’s potential sentence at one year in county jail. A juvenile court judge will rule on Vasquez’s bid to be reunited with the children, some of whom suffered from severe emotional problems even before she adopted them,

2007 Jan 18