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Old 10-30-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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Just when I think I've heard it all, I come across something else that makes me even sicker. Before you click on this link, please be advised this story may keep you up tonight, because it sure kept me up. It happened in 2006, but I just now heard of it.

On top of being heartbroken at reading about this poor little boy, I was infuriated. His mother got only a four year sentence for knowingly leaving him in the care of her boyfriend, who she KNEW was beating her child. Child endangerment. Really? That's the same thing people get charged with for running in the store for five minutes and leaving their kid in the car. Usually, people do that without the expectation that their child will be dead when they get back. But this foolish woman left her precious baby with a man who had already beaten the boy so badly he had to be hospitalized. There was a court order that the man was not to be in the home when Trustin was visiting. Not only was he in the home, but she LEFT him there alone with him. Relatives reported that Trustin was so afraid of his so called mom's boyfriend that he vomited and wet his pants when he saw him. So there is no way that that woman had no clue of what was going on.

I wish there could be a law passed with a mandatory sentence of at least 10-20 years for mothers who date these monsters and put them before their children's lives and safety. In almost every child abuse case I hear about, it always seems to be mother's boyfriend, mother's new husband, mother's booty call, etc. And mother always seem to be right there, doing nothing, or even participating. They do seem to get harsher sentences than four years though. Nixzmary Brown's mother got a longer sentence than the killer stepfather in New York. In New Mexico, Stephanie Lopez claimed to be asleep while her husband and brother beat and raped her 5 month old daughter. She is serving a 27 year sentence, asleep or not, because she knew the child was being abused. In Oregon, Tesslynn O'Cull's mother is serving a life sentence for standing around while her boyfriend tortured her 3 year old daughter, and in my home state of Illinois, Alicia Abraham is serving a life sentence for watching television while her boyfriend hung her 4 year old son upside down in a closet and left him there to die. What's wrong with Ohio? I don't understand this one. Even though the mother wasn't there when the man killed little Trustin, she should have had a pretty good idea it would come to that. If I walk by a lion's cage, toss my kid in, and walk away, isn't it my fault when the lion kills her? I think the same principle applies here. In my opinion, Trustin Blue's mother is just as guilty as the man who killed him. She didn't strike the blows, but she set the situation up and allowed it to happen. Four years for that is just a travesty. This child will never get to experience the life that was rightfully his because of these people. If there was any case that should have sparked a law like that in Ohio, it should have been this one.

I just had to vent. Reading this story has me so upset, I almost wish I'd never heard of it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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There IS a law against parents like these. In my own neck of the woods, Dominic Calhoun's mom just got 25 to life for exactly the same thing, accessory to murder. By pleading to this charge she avoided being tried for murder herself. Murder by omission, in this case. She stood by and did nothing as her creepy-adze boyfriend pounded her 4-year-old to death over the course of 2 days. In an especially nice touch, she made a trip to a doctor's office while the killing was going on and said nothing. Here is Michigam, you cannot set foot in a doctor's office without being asked whether anyone at home is being hit or forced into sexual activity.

The boyfriend is still on trial.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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There IS a law against parents like these. In my own neck of the woods, Dominic Calhoun's mom just got 25 to life for exactly the same thing, accessory to murder. By pleading to this charge she avoided being tried for murder herself. Murder by omission, in this case. She stood by and did nothing as her creepy-adze boyfriend pounded her 4-year-old to death over the course of 2 days. In an especially nice touch, she made a trip to a doctor's office while the killing was going on and said nothing. Here is Michigam, you cannot set foot in a doctor's office without being asked whether anyone at home is being hit or forced into sexual activity.

The boyfriend is still on trial.
Yeah, in most states that woman would have been doing some serious time, which is why I don't understand what's going on in Ohio that this woman only got four years. They only charged her with child endangerment, when she should have been charged with accessory to murder like the case you mentioned. So many people dropped the ball in that case in Ohio, they all need to be in jail imo.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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and that my friend is why i love and support CPS and you should too. when you hear the long list of complaints from the public about unnecessary intrusion in their family life by the government, think again.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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Here is Michigam, you cannot set foot in a doctor's office without being asked whether anyone at home is being hit or forced into sexual activity.
I've NEVER been asked that question in a Dr's office.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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I've NEVER been asked that question in a Dr's office.

Maybe you should give the office a call and ask them why!
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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and that my friend is why i love and support CPS and you should too. when you hear the long list of complaints from the public about unnecessary intrusion in their family life by the government, think again.

I love CPS too...when it works the way it's supposed to. It sure didn't in this case. The social worker knew that the mom's boyfriend, who had already beaten this child before, was living with the mother. Mom actually got pregnant and had another child with him WHILE he was under a no contact order, so there was no question of him being around. Family members told the social worker that the boyfriend was answering the phone when they called and at the house when they visited, and that the little boy was terrified to go home, that he vomited in fear when he had to go home. She put all this in her notes, then proceeded to continue to allow unsupervised home visits, and took no steps to ensure this child's safety.

I am sure there are some very dedicated and diligent social workers out there. Unfortunately, we never hear about the good ones, only the ones that have screwed up.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: southern california
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I love CPS too...when it works the way it's supposed to. It sure didn't in this case. The social worker knew that the mom's boyfriend, who had already beaten this child before, was living with the mother. Mom actually got pregnant and had another child with him WHILE he was under a no contact order, so there was no question of him being around. Family members told the social worker that the boyfriend was answering the phone when they called and at the house when they visited, and that the little boy was terrified to go home, that he vomited in fear when he had to go home. She put all this in her notes, then proceeded to continue to allow unsupervised home visits, and took no steps to ensure this child's safety.

I am sure there are some very dedicated and diligent social workers out there. Unfortunately, we never hear about the good ones, only the ones that have screwed up.
Thank u, u got rep well put. I want u 2 know that when u c teachers, cops and CPA workers not pursuing wrongdoing aggressively enough, u can thank lawyers and the public's zealous support of crucifying public servants
And suing their agency
Btw. a 6 figure government honcho will always gladly throw his subordinate under the bus to avoid a law suit

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Old 11-01-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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The law needs to put some teeth in those No Contact orders. They are so close to worthless I don't know sometimes why they even bother.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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There IS a law against parents like these. In my own neck of the woods, Dominic Calhoun's mom just got 25 to life for exactly the same thing, accessory to murder. By pleading to this charge she avoided being tried for murder herself. Murder by omission, in this case. She stood by and did nothing as her creepy-adze boyfriend pounded her 4-year-old to death over the course of 2 days. In an especially nice touch, she made a trip to a doctor's office while the killing was going on and said nothing. Here is Michigam, you cannot set foot in a doctor's office without being asked whether anyone at home is being hit or forced into sexual activity.

The boyfriend is still on trial.
I had followed this for sometime on FB. I didn't realize the trial was still going on. That story is one of the worst, if that can be possible.

I follow a lot of these crimes, writing letters, signing petitions, etc, what ever I can do to bring awareness to these awful things. I buy up stuffed toys for authorities to give to abused children who are brought in. I buy suitcases for foster children so they don't have to carry their clothes in garbage bags. But, periodically, I have to back away because I become so overwhelmed by the terrible, terrible things that are done to the most defenseless in our society and I fear it is getting worse.....

We recently had another thread similar to this one where I named several "mothers" who knowingly participated in the abuse by standing by or actively abusing themselves and they only received minimal sentences for going against the boyfriend....it sickens me. I dont understand it, why they both can't be charged equally. I also started another thread on here about the case in Canada where the prosecutor stated that we punish crimes against animals harder than we do for children......then there is the thread on the BBC story about child abuse in America....

Sorry, I am on a rant. I had written much more but I have just become so disheartened at the way our children are being treated and the lack of punishment for that treatment. Some get it, others don't.
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