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    OR - Foster dad, Trevor Emptage charged with scalding baby girl

    So tragic...so tremendously sad. This occurred close to my home and with a little one with the same agency I work with. I'd link to the monster's FB page but I'm afraid the child pictured might be the little victim. In whose home was the baby scalded? Foster homes must have their water temps set far far less than a temp that can scald and that is checked at every licensing visit.

    And the couple is connected to a doula service?? Oh my.

    http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs...WS07/203050330

    Man charged with assault, mistreatment after foster child is scalded
    March 05, 2012

    "A foster parent is in jail on more than $1 million bail after allegedly holding a 1-year-old child in a scalding hot bath, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department reports..."

    and

    "...Trevor M. Emptage, 28, of White City [OR], became upset after the little girl defecated in the tub during a bath, a sheriff's release said. Evidence showed she had been held in scalding hot water by force, causing first- and second-degree burns on the body from the waist down..."

    and

    "...Emptage was arrested and remains lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree criminal mistreatment. Bail is set at $1,005,000...."

    More at link (plus mugshot)

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    Seems that the neighbors didn't think the man was so great with children. Concerning the foster care stipend...this is the regular rate for foster children in Oregon. That tells me that the baby didn't have recognized special needs nor was the foster parent required to take any special training.

    http://www.kobi5.com/news/local-news...ld-burned.html

    Foster Child Burned
    March 5, 2012

    "....But a neighbor who wishes not to be identified says Emptage's behavior was scary. "I told him before to control his animal (cat), he said go ahead and shoot it if I wanted to. As far as I know he has a short fuse with the kids, period...."

    More at link



    Emptage's websites and Twitter account:

    http://completetechsolution.com/

    http://whitecityweb.blogspot.com/

    http://twitter.com/#!/whitecityweb

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    Is this guy single? Why would a single guy want to foster children? Money or worse? I haven't seen anything about a wife or partner.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
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    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
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    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
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    In looking over his FB page, I believe he's married. He's connected to a doula service.

    However, lots of single men are foster parents...fine ones too.

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    Yes, a woman of similar age is listed at the same address. I assume she's the child's foster mother.

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    Looks like Emptage's FB page was shut down this evening. There were several photos of an adorable baby girl on it.

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    Thanks Missizzy. I don't do facebook so wasn't sure about a wife. Would like to know what she has to say about this situation.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
    =======================================

    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    In looking over his FB page, I believe he's married. He's connected to a doula service.

    However, lots of single men are foster parents...fine ones too.
    I'm sorry but I have a problem with that. I can see a gay male and a partner, but not a single male. I think the chances that the foster child has been taken for sexual abuse is too high. I know not all men are like that, but I find it very unsettling to think of a single man with a small child that is not his biological child. It's just not normal.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
    =======================================

    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    Hmmm, I don't want to link to articles concerning Emptage's family but it looks as if he had a birth child last spring. It strikes me as odd that he'd also have an infant of similar age placed in his home in foster care. It's surely not impossible but it's not common. I have to wonder if the foster child might be a relative.

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    Belinda, I'm sorry to disagree. I've worked with a number of single men (gay and straight) who fostered and adopted infants, toddlers and older children--domestically and internationally. All were loving and committed dads.

    Obviously, there are bad guys everywhere but we need men involved in parenting, nursing and child care, IMO. I don't believe that women have a corner on nurturing.


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    I don't know what to think. Here, Emptage is described as the child's stepfather and the child is referred to as male. Hmmmm. Emptage could be in the process of adopting his wife's child. Not any more.

    http://www.kajo.com/

    Stepfather accused of severely burning child
    March 5, 2012

    "...Sheriff’s deputies investigated the case and determined the child’s stepfather, 28-year-old Trevor Emptage, became upset with the child after he defecated in the bathtub. Emptage then reportedly held the child in scalding water as punishment causing first and second degree burns to the child from the waist down...."

    More at link

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    I know I am just paranoid about the single men thing. Too many cases of child sex abuse by men. The fact of the matter is you can't be sure of their motives. I understand women also sexually abuse, but not nearly as often. Men are disproportionately disposed to child sex abuse. I don't know why. Most men aren't terribly nurturing, whether they should be or not.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
    =======================================

    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    Even with our family's awful experience at the hands of a young male, I still have faith in the nurturing ability of boys and men. I guess I've been fortunate to have some very positive experiences. I do, however, respect others' hesitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    Looks like Emptage's FB page was shut down this evening. There were several photos of an adorable baby girl on it.
    MissIzzy, are you allowed to post pictures of foster children online?
    I know LOTS of people who have adopted or fostered... (many with special needs, many international adoption, some domestic foster/adoptions.)
    I can't remember one who posted pictures of a foster child before an adoption was final. Maybe they were just being cautious?

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    MsFacetious--You are correct. It is expressly prohibited. Foster children are not even supposed to be photographed in school settings without permission of their worker.

    I'm watching this case carefully as I believe that there is/was another baby girl in that home and she might be the one in the photos I saw. News reports have said that a second child was removed from the home and that child was not identified as a client of DHS.

    My heart breaks for the mother in this case as she appears to be a woman dedicated to the care of infants.

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