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    KS - Adolfo & Deborah Gomez for child endangerment, Lawrence, 2012

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read....org%3E&ps=931

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police say two children from suburban Chicago who were found bound and blindfolded outside a Kansas Walmart are in temporary protective custody.

    Lawrence police spokesman Trent McKinley says the presumed parents of the children have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse and endangerment and will appear in court Thursday.




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    Prosecutors charge Illinois parents after children were found bound, blindfolded (Lawrence Journal-World)
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    Lawrence police arrested the couple about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after a customer at Walmart, 550 Congressional Drive, noticed a child with his hands bound behind his back. The child was outside an older Chevrolet Suburban on the west side of the parking lot next to a retaining wall. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said when officers arrived they discovered two children, a 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl, were bound and blindfolded.

    “This is a very unusual and disturbing type of event. It’s certainly not something that many of us have seen,” McKinley said. “None of us know what would have happened if we didn’t have an intervention by the person who was shopping at Walmart who not only saw something but called the police.”
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    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=157&sid=2083...at-kan-walmart

    Responding to a call from a concerned shopper Wednesday, police visited the store and spotted a 5-year-old boy sitting on the ground beside a large SUV with his hands tied behind his back, his legs bound and a blindfold covering his eyes. As an officer approached the car, he noticed a man standing near the vehicle.

    "When (the man) saw the officer, he tried to get away from him," Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said. The man ducked inside the vehicle and the officer, concerned that the man could be reaching for a weapon, used a stun gun and put him in handcuffs, McKinley said.

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    There us no way these people shoukd have gotten these kids back from CPS especially with failure to comply. How terribly sad

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    The mother, Deborah, was placed on supervision in October 1998 after she plead guilty to misdemeanor endangering the life of a child. She admitted leaving two young sons, then ages 2 and 3, home alone for 8 hours on March 13, 1998 when the family lived at a Naperville apartment. Prosecutors hauled her back into court in 2001 after they said she failed to comply with counseling and parenting classes.
    Deborah Gomez also sued the elementary school district in the town for an incident involving one of her daughters and other students on Sept. 17, 2009. The lawsuit later was dismissed.
    Both parents left behind a trail of arrests and financial problems in Illinois
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    Dad had 3 DUIs, theft convictions, evictions...

    So glad their vehicle suddenly developed problems, and the shopper who reported it, just happened to go into a little used portion of the parking lot. Sounds like God intervened to me. Kudos to the woman for calling police. So thankful the kids are safe now.

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    At first I was thinking that the teens had tied up the younger kids as a joke, but obviously that wasn't the case. I wonder why they left them outside the van. Have these children "run away" before, perhaps looking for help? How sad.

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_1...t-kan-walmart/

    Responding to a call from a concerned shopper Wednesday, police visited the store and spotted a 5-year-old boy sitting on the ground beside a large SUV with his hands tied behind his back, his legs bound and a blindfold covering his eyes. As an officer approached the car, he noticed a man standing near the vehicle.

    "When (the man) saw the officer, he tried to get away from him," Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said. The man ducked inside the vehicle and the officer, concerned that the man could be reaching for a weapon, used a stun gun and put him in handcuffs, McKinley said.

    So very sad. Sounds like this set of parents has a pretty long history of bad parenting and attention from agencies. Too bad the children were still in their care. sigh. I am shocked by the coldness of it. To bind and blinfold your kid and just leave him on the ground there beside your car while you shop? Most people abuse their kids in secret but this was pretty bold.
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    it gets stranger folks!!!!

    Parents accused of leaving their children bound and blindfolded in a Walmart parking lot recently sold off some belongings in preparation for the end of the world, a neighbor said Thursday.
    "I was here last week at the garage sale and they were selling all of their belongings; the lady was reading her book," neighbor Kathy Grotefend said. "She said she believes it's the end of the world and they don't need this materialistic stuff."


    Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...#ixzz1xnuXLe00

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursebeeme View Post


    it gets stranger folks!!!!




    alrighty then
    Hope they weren't at Wally World buying the Koolaid!


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    I've lived in Lawrence a couple times. We don't hanker to crazed city folk abusing their children in our WalMart lots. .

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    WOW! I am so glad the witness saw them and called 911. That vehicle was parked in a weird place.

    Those two have such a bad history. Guess it was time for them to move away from CPS eyes to a different state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    From the link:

    An official at the time told the Chicago Tribune that the case was 'among most severe cases of neglect I've seen since I've been on the job.'
    Regarding the end of the world stuff, wonder if they'd indoctrinated the older one's, and that's why the wouldn't leave the vehicle initially.

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    Now the hard part is going to be the process of getting these children into a loving, permanent family home. These so-called parents are going to fight it and drag it on so long, and it will delay the much needed help these kids NEED.

    They are still young, but are probably very damaged emotionally. If that is how they are treated IN PUBLIC, hard to imagine how they were treated in private at home.

    They need some basic unconditional love and affection and attention and counseling and
    I really hope the courts have the courage to cut off parental rights IMMEDIATELY, so these kids can start a new healthier life.
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