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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/12/17 - Sentencing Foster Mom, A House of Horrors and more

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A state district judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit submitted by a woman against the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office and a former state investigator, alleging she was the victim of malicious prosecution.

More >> BREAKING: Lawsuit against DA, CPS investigator dismissed
Lone child refugees stranded in Europe have been left vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking after being failed by the British government, a new report claims.

More >> Unaccompanied child refugees let down by British government, says new report
A man charged with second-degree manslaughter after leaving his 3-month-old foster baby in a parked vehicle has received a two year-deferred sentence.

The Senate’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to sharply cut Medicaid payments to states through so-called per capita caps can sound very abstract to social workers and policymakers coping with the day-to-day tragedies and crises of child welfare. But these disastrous changes could take a major step toward becoming law after the July 4 recess when the Senate will return to its bill.


ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - A foster mom is due in court Wednesday for sentencing for abusing a 1-year-old girl in her care in St. Clair Shores.

A 29-year-old woman was sentenced to one year probation for squeezing her toddler-age foster child so hard that the girl suffered broken blood vessels.

Update: Former St. Clair Shores foster parent gets probation for abusing child

CHILD abuse survivors at a Bridge of Weir home say the scale of attacks is comparable to a “house of horror” where eight people have been prosecuted for 145 criminal offences.

A lawyer for victims at the facility in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, drew similarities with the notorious Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey.

More >> 'WEASEL' APOLOGIES Child abuse survivors at Bridge of Weir home say scale of attacks is comparable to Jersey ‘house of horror’

A federal judge ruled against a Department of Child Services case manager who illegally searched an Indianapolis veterinarian’s apartment after receiving a report of suspected child abuse or neglect. The case manager now must face a damages trial in the vet’s civil suit against her.

DCS case manager Nola Hunt conducted a warrantless search of an apartment attached to Beth Breitweiser’s Indianapolis practice, All Things Wild Exotic Animal Hospital near Broad Ripple. She and her two children were living temporarily in an apartment in the basement of the office while the family’s home was being renovated.

More >> DCS caseworker must face damages trial in illegal search suit

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