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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

St. Charles foster parent and former school worker accused of fondling children



ST. CHARLES, MO – A former City of St. Charles School District maintenance worker has been charged with statutory sodomy and assault.  Court documents say that Samuel Sanchez-Mora, 39, of St. Peters was a foster care provider.  Police say he victimized two foster children in his home. The children are no longer in his care.  He is currently in police custody with a 100,000 bond.

The probable cause statement says that Sanchez-Mora was taking care of two girls between the ages of 8 and 10-years-old.   They were both under the supervision of other foster parents.  Sanchez-Mora was providing respite care. He is accused of violating the girls at the same time.

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Sisters at Catholic orphanage force-fed residents, child abuse inquiry hears

A former resident of a Catholic orphanage has told an inquiry how she was severely punished for wetting the bed.

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Complaint Accuses DHS Of Increasingly Separating Families At The Border

Carlos Batres Aguilar refused to separate from his son after arriving at the US–Mexico border seeking asylum last November, despite days of pressure from immigration officials.

Days later, he said, on Nov. 16, an immigration official told him and a group of other fathers that he had orders to separate them. As Batres was taken out of a cell to identify his belongings, immigration officials took him and other fathers away from their kids. It was the last time he saw his 12-year-old son Dominic.

“They told us if we didn’t accept the rules they would take them by force,” Batres, who is from El Salvador, told BuzzFeed News. “I don’t understand why they’re treating us like this. It’s not like we committed a crime.”

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Dozens of Hillsborough kids land in foster care due to poverty, and You Pay For It

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Most kids land in foster care due to child abuse or neglect, but some are there only because their parents can’t provide adequate housing. In other words, because they’re poor.

“The only thing that’s keeping these children from their parents is an adequate living condition,” said child advocate Robin Rosenberg.

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ACLU fights to free mother serving 30 years for failing to protect children from abuse

OKLAHOMA CITY - The ACLU of Oklahoma is working to free a mother of three from a 30-year prison sentence. Civil rights advocates are headed to court Tuesday to try to right what they call a wrong.

“What our suit seeks is essentially to free her. It's called a writ of habeas corpus, and what it would do is essentially say she's done," said Brady Henderson, legal director with ACLU. "This sentence should have never have been anywhere near this long.”

It was back in 2004. Tondalo Hall was in an abusive relationship with a boyfriend, Robert Braxton Jr. He was beating her and then began abusing her children.

“On that particular night, she had to take her kids to the hospital because something was wrong and, when she did, what she found out was that the same man that was abusing her was abusing those kids,” Henderson said.

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2 children in state care spent hours in DCYF office because shelter wasn’t available

State had cancelled contract with Pawtucket emergency placement shelter in effort to reduce the number of children in group-home settings, said DCYF Director Trista Piccola.

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Governor, Auditor Spar Over Child Welfare Report

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker and state Auditor Suzanne Bump, a Democrat, sparred Monday over a recently released audit that claimed Massachusetts' child welfare agency was unaware of or failed to report to prosecutors hundreds of injuries sustained by children in its care.

In a letter sent Monday to employees of the Department of Children and Families, Baker criticized Bump for basing her report on data from two or three years ago and discussing it "like it happened yesterday."

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