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    CA - Sylvia Vasquez for child abuse, Santa Barbara, 2010

    "A local day care provider is in custody for allegedly locking three of her adopted children in cagelike quarters surrounded by rotting food, stopped-up toilets, and human and animal feces"

    http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article...62727054852166

    "Sylvia Jovanna Vasquez, 50, pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of felony child abuse and will appear before a Santa Barbara judge today, when Senior Deputy District Attorney Joyce Dudley plans to argue against any reduction in her $500,000 bail."



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    I wonder why the children didnt tell anyone about the squalor and the cages. Seems like someone should have caught this a heck of a lot sooner... poor kids.

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    So she was a daycare provider? In other words, parents dropped their kids off each day and picked them up and they didn't notice any of this?
    There has got to be warning signs.....like if she wouldn't let you very far into the house or something.

    I just don't get how this can happen.

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    Mother Caged Children, Police Say

    A Santa Barbara day-care provider has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty for allegedly keeping two of her four adopted children in cages and forcing another to live in a filthy, locked room, authorities said Tuesday.

    Sylvia Jovanna Vasquez, 50, was booked into jail by Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies. Her children, ranging from ages 6 to 13, were placed in protective custody.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, deputies said they went to Vasquez's house last week and found the children living in squalid conditions. A 12-year-old girl appeared to be well cared for but the others were "undernourished and had clothing that was soiled with urine and feces," according to a department news release.

    The woman's 6-year-old daughter told social workers that she slept on a mattress in a 3-foot-by-5-foot "cage" mounted on a wall above her bed, the release said. Her 9-year-old sister slept in another bedroom inside a 4-foot-by-5-foot plywood chamber with a small wire-mesh window and a lock that worked only from the outside.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...track=morenews
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    A Santa Barbara day-care provider has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty for allegedly keeping two of her four adopted children in cages and forcing another to live in a filthy, locked room, authorities said Tuesday.

    Sylvia Jovanna Vasquez, 50, was booked into jail by Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies. Her children, ranging from ages 6 to 13, were placed in protective custody.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, deputies said they went to Vasquez's house last week and found the children living in squalid conditions. A 12-year-old girl appeared to be well cared for but the others were "undernourished and had clothing that was soiled with urine and feces," according to a department news release.

    The woman's 6-year-old daughter told social workers that she slept on a mattress in a 3-foot-by-5-foot "cage" mounted on a wall above her bed, the release said. Her 9-year-old sister slept in another bedroom inside a 4-foot-by-5-foot plywood chamber with a small wire-mesh window and a lock that worked only from the outside.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...track=morenews
    WTH??? Why do people treat children as if they are animals? Do they forget they were once children? How would they have liked it? I bet they wouldn't have.

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    Did you catch her profession??? DAY CARE PROVIDER!!!

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    Santa Barbara child abuse defendant released on $1 million bail




    -Child abuse defendant Sylvia Jovanna Vasquez is free on bail after a judge lowered her bail despite her violation of a court order banning her from communicating with the alleged victims. -she had locked two of her adopted children in small, cage-like quarters and confined a third to a filthy room in the lower floor of her Foothill Road home. She also allegedly repeatedly injected one of the children with a puberty-blocking drug.

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    What the heck is a puberty blocking drug and what in the world would it be used for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ
    What the heck is a puberty blocking drug and what in the world would it be used for?
    I can only imagine.Something dysfunctional families use for justification.

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    WTF?? They let her out?? When is the system going to realize you don't let animals like this free to roam the streets. Good God I hope someone is watching her. She could move anywhere now change her last name and wallah become a day care provider again or who knows what else...ugh sick idiot women I would love to see her locked up in a cage..a jail cell!! Forever! Putting small children in cages and letting them sit in their urine and feces is torture, the poor children I can't even imagine at such a young little age what they must of been thinking in their little minds. Matter of fact this lady needs the gas chamber I don't care.



    Quote Originally Posted by Marie
    Santa Barbara child abuse defendant released on $1 million bail




    -Child abuse defendant Sylvia Jovanna Vasquez is free on bail after a judge lowered her bail despite her violation of a court order banning her from communicating with the alleged victims. -she had locked two of her adopted children in small, cage-like quarters and confined a third to a filthy room in the lower floor of her Foothill Road home. She also allegedly repeatedly injected one of the children with a puberty-blocking drug.


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    This is a very weird case. There are some sites that proclaim her innocence, but the information contained in this link is pretty awful. She pleaded guilty, so I'm having a little trouble believing she is innocent. Also, lots of interesting information on her background, which gives rise to questions about why this woman was allowed to adopt.
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    Insisting the felony charges stand, Ochoa ordered Vasquez hauled off to county jail-as part of a 10-year suspended sentence-on the Friday before Mother's Day . Ochoa was moved by the tearful testimony of the two child welfare workers who described the conditions uncovered in the Vasquez home as "cruelty" and "torture." There were the locked cages, the white plastic buckets two of the kids had to poop in, the cold rooms, the cold outside showers, substandard meals, and harsh punishments. For all but the favored child-a gifted violin prodigy-Ochoa found basic childhood needs, like exercise, could be secured only by writing long homework essays "filled with contrition, apology, self loathing, self blame, and self hate." And while Vasquez's favorite enjoyed the run of the house, she was also injected with a drug to block the onset of puberty . She was also the subject of nearly 100 nude and semi-nude photos. Even with the best of intentions, this was some weird stuff.

    Much, much more at link:
    http://independent.com/news/2007/jun...nd-bleeds-you/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belinda View Post
    This is a very weird case. There are some sites that proclaim her innocence, but the information contained in this link is pretty awful. She pleaded guilty, so I'm having a little trouble believing she is innocent. Also, lots of interesting information on her background, which gives rise to questions about why this woman was allowed to adopt.
    ______________________________________________
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    Insisting the felony charges stand, Ochoa ordered Vasquez hauled off to county jail-as part of a 10-year suspended sentence-on the Friday before Mother's Day . Ochoa was moved by the tearful testimony of the two child welfare workers who described the conditions uncovered in the Vasquez home as "cruelty" and "torture." There were the locked cages, the white plastic buckets two of the kids had to poop in, the cold rooms, the cold outside showers, substandard meals, and harsh punishments. For all but the favored child-a gifted violin prodigy-Ochoa found basic childhood needs, like exercise, could be secured only by writing long homework essays "filled with contrition, apology, self loathing, self blame, and self hate." And while Vasquez's favorite enjoyed the run of the house, she was also injected with a drug to block the onset of puberty . She was also the subject of nearly 100 nude and semi-nude photos. Even with the best of intentions, this was some weird stuff.
    Much, much more at link:
    http://independent.com/news/2007/jun...nd-bleeds-you/

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    January 2007:

    A former day care operator charged with caging two of her four adopted children and keeping a third in filthy conditions unexpectedly pleaded no contest for abusing her kids.
    Sylvia Jovanna Vasquez entered the plea Thursday as a jury was about to picked in her trial...

    Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa released her until sentencing in March...

    Ochoa ruled that Vasquez could have contact with her children – ages 6, 9, 12, and 13 – under the supervision of child welfare officials. Vasquez will also be monitored electronically.

    Besides the no contest pleas involving three of the children, Vasquez pleaded no contest to a fourth felony count of injecting one of the children with a puberty-blocking drug Lupron.
    http://legacy.utsandiego.com/news/st...nconfined.html

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    She claimed that her treatment of the children came from a book by Nancy Thomas, which was recommended to her by an adoption case worker.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=q5...uez%22&f=false

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayemonde View Post
    She claimed that her treatment of the children came from a book by Nancy Thomas, which was recommended to her by an adoption case worker.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=q5...uez%22&f=false
    Wow! That's just nuts!
    Media thread for Abby and Libby.


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