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Police: Kids Were Adopted for Profit, Abused

Society & Culture  (tags: child abuse, adopted, abused, teens, young adults, children, children, child, abuse, violence, humans, police, crime )

- 3916 days ago -
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (AP) -- They were often handcuffed, tethered together with plastic ties and allowed to soil themselves, investigators say. They had scars on their wrists. Some had burns. None appeared to have more than a fourth-grade education,

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Samantha O (374)
Monday July 30, 2007, 11:41 pm
This is one of the worst forms of child abuse. Pretending to care about children but having only bad and selfish intentions in mind. Death would be too good for these filthy vermin. Thank you Drew.

Margaret B (164)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 2:03 am
Yes and this is not just a "now" thing, it happened back when I was a child also in the "40"s and I know of what I speak! I was one of those children, and the rich fostered us for status symbols also showed us like trophies!

Karen M (176)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 1:25 pm
Such a betrayal, needing to be adopted and then adopted and abused so badly. I hope these kids can have healing from this.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 2:44 pm
The woman needs to be put away for life.........................For the lives she has destroyed for money. She must be mentally ill and that is putting it mildly!!!!!!!!!

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Linda Hartsfield (46)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:11 pm
I don't know if she is mentally ill or just plain mean. I know of one personal case where a six year old boy would have his hands scalded if he had an "accident" and wet his bed. He told but sadly nobody would believe him. He has now grown up to be a very troubled young man. I can't stand the thought of a child being abused.

Michelle P (262)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 3:17 pm
I want to know how she was able to get away with this with 9 kids over 20 years!!!

IE Ries (237)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 8:17 pm
When society revolves around "making money" instead of doing good deeds, this sort of kak will be rampant. Those poor children, ruined for a lifetime over one person's greed...

Marian E (152)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 10:25 pm
This story just leaves me aching and wanting to scream.

Debbie Sequichie-Kerchee (53)
Friday August 3, 2007, 6:17 pm
Who in hades are this deranged people and how ARE they able to get away with these crimes for all these years????
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