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    FL - Joanna Moreno for child abuse, Fort Pierce, 2011

    http://www.tcoasttalk.com/2011/04/11...-deputies-say/

    FORT PIERCE — A man and woman were charged with felony child abuse after sheriff’s deputies investigating a 911 hang-up call Saturday were told that one of three girls living in the home was forced to spend most of her time in the backyard. The girl was allowed inside only at night to sleep on the floor without sheets and blankets, deputies said

    That girl, whose age was not in the report, told deputies she was not allowed to use the bathroom in the house, had to shower outdoors, wash her clothes in a bucket and store them in a plastic shed. Deputies reported finding the shower, bucket and clothes shed outside, as well as an area that had been used as a latrine.

    Of course only one child was treated this way, while the other 2 were not.

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    Girl Alleges Stepmother Makes Her Stay Outside All Day


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    A cousin told deputies she has called the Department of Children and Families about the family several times in the past few years, but nothing has been done.

    http://www.wpbf.com/news/27502465/detail.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by MorenoI View Post
    http://www.tcoasttalk.com/2011/04/11...-deputies-say/

    FORT PIERCE — A man and woman were charged with felony child abuse after sheriff’s deputies investigating a 911 hang-up call Saturday were told that one of three girls living in the home was forced to spend most of her time in the backyard. The girl was allowed inside only at night to sleep on the floor without sheets and blankets, deputies said

    That girl, whose age was not in the report, told deputies she was not allowed to use the bathroom in the house, had to shower outdoors, wash her clothes in a bucket and store them in a plastic shed. Deputies reported finding the shower, bucket and clothes shed outside, as well as an area that had been used as a latrine.

    Of course only one child was treated this way, while the other 2 were not.
    This one child was a step-daughter of the woman. I presume the other two might be her bio kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticrose View Post
    Girl Alleges Stepmother Makes Her Stay Outside All Day


    SNIPPED>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    A cousin told deputies she has called the Department of Children and Families about the family several times in the past few years, but nothing has been done.

    http://www.wpbf.com/news/27502465/detail.html
    Gee we've never heard that before.....

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    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/apr/...backyard_girl/

    Another story on this with more detail.

    The girl, according to investigators, accused the stepmother of being mentally and physically abusive and "was crying and hysterical at the idea that her father would be in jail and she would be alone with her stepmother."

    This poor girl, makes me want to give her a big hug and let her know everything will be okay

    The sad part is if this "stepmother" is allowed to bail (she has immigration hold) will they could possibly return the girls to her? Also I'm not sure how that works but if the mother is deported what will happen to her children?

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    we had a huge raid not that long ago around here. the parents were given a choice to leave their US citizen children with relatives, put them into the foster care system or take them back to their home countries with them.

    ETA: While the parents were in lock up though the kids were with relatives or on foster care.

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    YOu can look up postville Iowa raid children and there is articles about the kids.

    This article in the LA times talks about some of the parents being released with ankle monitoring on. So that is an option

    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/may...stville-iowa12

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    Stepmother’s abuse of Lakewood Park girl went on for years, deputies say

    LAKEWOOD PARK — The father of a young, unkempt girl who was made to stay outside their home, even going to the bathroom in the backyard, said he feels sad about what happened.

    “I’m not a troublemaker,” said Juan Moreno, 34, a landscape contractor who, along with his wife, Joanna Moreno, 31, was arrested Saturday on charges of felony child abuse of the girl, who is about 12, and domestic battery.

    The domestic battery charge is in connection with a parental dispute that led deputies to the home and to coincidentally finding that the girl....

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/apr/...sad-about-eve/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticrose View Post
    Stepmother’s abuse of Lakewood Park girl went on for years, deputies say

    LAKEWOOD PARK — The father of a young, unkempt girl who was made to stay outside their home, even going to the bathroom in the backyard, said he feels sad about what happened.

    “I’m not a troublemaker,” said Juan Moreno, 34, a landscape contractor who, along with his wife, Joanna Moreno, 31, was arrested Saturday on charges of felony child abuse of the girl, who is about 12, and domestic battery.

    The domestic battery charge is in connection with a parental dispute that led deputies to the home and to coincidentally finding that the girl....

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/apr/...sad-about-eve/
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    Cinderella story without a prince.
    "According to police, the girl was routinely physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, who would hit and slap her. Once the stepmother hit her in the head "with a shoe causing a gash.""
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-cou...3357693&page=1


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    UPDATED From article above:

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/apr/...sad-about-eve/

    "One of our top priorities will be making sure she (the stepmother) has no contact with the children," said Assistant State Attorney Linda Baldree.

    "The information we have is that she was the abuser and he failed to protect her (the girl)," Baldree said, while noting that she is still investigating the father's role in the case.

    A court hearing hasn't been set.

    The girl's stepmother has been released from the St. Lucie County Jail. Initially she was under a hold by federal immigration authorities but has since been released, a sheriff's official said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    Cinderella story without a prince.
    "According to police, the girl was routinely physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, who would hit and slap her. Once the stepmother hit her in the head "with a shoe causing a gash.""
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-cou...3357693&page=1
    May this girl find a happy, loving home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorenoI View Post
    UPDATED From article above:

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/apr/...sad-about-eve/

    "One of our top priorities will be making sure she (the stepmother) has no contact with the children," said Assistant State Attorney Linda Baldree.

    "The information we have is that she was the abuser and he failed to protect her (the girl)," Baldree said, while noting that she is still investigating the father's role in the case.

    A court hearing hasn't been set.

    The girl's stepmother has been released from the St. Lucie County Jail. Initially she was under a hold by federal immigration authorities but has since been released, a sheriff's official said.
    Sounds like she treated her bio-kids well, but with stepdaughter, it was another story altogether.

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    Fort Pierce abuse case: Father cleared, more charges against stepmother

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/may/...-cleared-more/

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