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    Little girl tortured -county's worst child abuse case

    I don't know how we missed this one. Such a sad story and once again an example of the horrific failure of our child welfare system. Looks like there's been lots of attention to the case, vows of reforming the system and a new "Xctasy Law".

    July 27, 2006 Slipping through the cracks

    The little girl screamed and screamed, like she was dying. Her cries penetrated the walls of Reggie Belton's room at the Twins Motor Inn.
    Two weeks later, the couple in Room 16 -- Delia Hernandez, 26, and her boyfriend, Jose Munoz, also 26 -- were charged with the attempted sale, torture and attempted murder of Hernandez's 4-year-old daughter, Xctasy Garcia. Xctasy's eyes were burned with bleach, her arm and shoulder fractured and her delicate body marred by cigarette burns and covered with bruises. (much more at link - comprehensive article)

    July 28, 2006 Xctasy's agony

    All of us should demand vigorous enforcement of a federal law that establishes a national registry so authorities in, say, Schenectady County, can know right away if people suspected of child abuse have engaged in it before. Coincidentally, President Bush signed such a bill into law on Thursday. What's required now is separate approval of the funding, about $1.2 billion, so the law is more than just words. That's a lot of money, but the price of not spending it is to turn a deaf ear to the harrowing screams of Xctasy and thousands of children like her.

    Even more essential is a strengthening of a state law making it mandatory for all social service workers, like those in, again, Schenectady, who did nothing about reports of the abuse of Xctasy, to take all complaints of child abuse to a special hot line. Laws that are supervised at the state level but administered at the local level are troublesome. But reporting these allegations should be mandatory for everyone in government, and it should be a felony, not just a misdemeanor, when someone required to report evidence of child abuse fails to do so.

    Something is inexcusably wrong when a county social worker doesn't do much more, as in this instance, than urge a motel manager to tell a witness to such child abuse to call the state hot line and the local police.

    August 23, 2006 Custody weighed in Xctasy abuse case

    A Family Court judge said he is considering giving custody of one of Xctasy Garcia's brothers to the boy's father.

    Numerous family members, all from Massachusetts, are seeking custody of the 4-year-old victim of what has been called the county's worst child abuse case, and her brothers, Hennessy Velazquez, 8, and Damien Munoz, 7.

    There are so many articles that I can't possibly post them all. A list is here


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    I could not even finish reading the article. I have a 5 year old and I would love to just get ahold of these people for 1 minute!!!


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    I would like to jumpkick both of these people.


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    That makes me sick to my stomach! That is just horrible and may they rot in hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle
    I could not even finish reading the article. I have a 5 year old and I would love to just get ahold of these people for 1 minute!!!
    Michelle, I feel the same way. I mean, I really really really would LOVE to physically hurt these people and make them suffer badly. I would love to torment them.

    I know that's bad, but I honestly feel that way. Some people would think that it makes me just as bad as them, but I don't think so. I would torment them and I wouldn't feel bad. And I don't care. They need to PAY. How dare they do those disgusting things to such an innocent little girl.

    Edited to add: My post seems harsh, I just re-read what I wrote. Geez, julianne!!! But as*holes like this, I just have no sympathy for and nothing but ice cold hatred flowing through my veins. They may not get theirs in this lifetime, but they surely will when their life is done. I definately believe that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by julianne
    Michelle, I feel the same way. I mean, I really really really would LOVE to physically hurt these people and make them suffer badly. I would love to torment them.

    I know that's bad, but I honestly feel that way. Some people would think that it makes me just as bad as them, but I don't think so. I would torment them and I wouldn't feel bad. And I don't care. They need to PAY. How dare they do those disgusting things to such an innocent little girl.

    Edited to add: My post seems harsh, I just re-read what I wrote. Geez, julianne!!! But as*holes like this, I just have no sympathy for and nothing but ice cold hatred flowing through my veins. They may not get theirs in this lifetime, but they surely will when their life is done. I definately believe that.
    I am right with you on this, I would love to get ahold of them! What we can do to them is not nearly as bad as what happened to that poor little girl.


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    I don't want to click the link.....did the little girl survive? If so, will she be okay?

    Monsters like those, masquerading as part of the human race, deserve whatever they get in prison. I just wish they could be placed in the hands of people who believe in "an eye for an eye".


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    I read the entire story .... just finished it. Man, I am furious
    First of all, who names their child Xctasy???
    What a terrible name.
    Second, how would thye like to get burned with cigarettes and their eyes washed out with bleach?
    The punishment should fit the crime!
    Yet, they have the nerve to deny abusing the kids??
    What do they call it then, normal treatment??

    Makes me mad!
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    [QUOTE=PrayersForMaura]First of all, who names their child Xcstasy???/QUOTE]



    Any parent naming their child Xcstacy raises big red flags for me....I know this is America and Freedom of blah blah blah but someone should have figured this one out. This poor girl's parents were not right in the head but sick and twisted.

    Two more straight to Hell.


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    Can't read it......

    Quote Originally Posted by PrayersForMaura
    I read the entire story .... just finished it. Man, I am furious
    First of all, who names their child Xcstasy???
    What a terrible name.
    Second, how would thye like to get burned with cigarettes and their eyes washed out with bleach?
    The punishment should fit the crime!
    Yet, they have the nerve to deny abusing the kids??
    What do they call it then, normal treatment??

    Makes me mad!
    PrayersforMaura....I can't read this......I already know that from scrolling up. So, I have to ask, like the person before me...Is the little girl ok? or did she die?.......
    Family did this......parents.......? Whatever do we do with people who are so cruel.? There is nothing equal to hurting a child so badly........
    It really would make me too sick to read it...... I hope she is OK...


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    [QUOTE=Lady GL]
    Quote Originally Posted by PrayersForMaura
    First of all, who names their child Xctasy???/QUOTE]



    Any parent naming their child Xcstacy raises big red flags for me....I know this is America and Freedom of blah blah blah but someone should have figured this one out. This poor girl's parents were not right in the head but sick and twisted.

    Two more straight to Hell.
    and in the article, when it was reported that the mother tried to sell Xctasy, I wondered if they meant the drug or the poor little girl

    It's a sad, sad world ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundayrain
    PrayersforMaura....I can't read this......I already know that from scrolling up. So, I have to ask, like the person before me...Is the little girl ok? or did she die?.......
    Family did this......parents.......? Whatever do we do with people who are so cruel.? There is nothing equal to hurting a child so badly........
    It really would make me too sick to read it...... I hope she is OK...
    She is ok... she's not blind, thank goodness. She was temporary blind from the bleached rag held to her face and rubbed in her eyes. Her eyes were swollen shut for a time.
    Her bones are healing.
    Custody of the children is now the biggest subject. All three have different fathers, and none of the parents seem fit to take the kids. A custodial rights lawyer thinks the three kids should stay together, wherever they go, because they need each other.
    The other two are boys and they were abused also but not to this degree

    Edited to add: I found this about Xctasy in a recent article:
    "Xctasy, who is beginning to regain at least partial eyesight, and her brothers visited with their mother Thursday during a supervised 30-hour visit. Doctors recently removed a metal pin from Xctasy’s arm."
    http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dl...36/1008/NEWS02
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    Picture of Xctasy
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrayersForMaura
    She is ok... she's not blind, thank goodness. She was temporary blind from the bleached rag held to her face and rubbed in her eyes. Her eyes were swollen shut for a time.
    Her bones are healing.
    Custody of the children is now the biggest subject. All three have different fathers, and none of the parents seem fit to take the kids. A custodial rights lawyer thinks the three kids should stay together, wherever they go, because they need each other.
    The other two are boys and they were abused also but not to this degree

    Edited to add: I found this about Xctasy in a recent article:
    "Xctasy, who is beginning to regain at least partial eyesight, and her brothers visited with their mother Thursday during a supervised 30-hour visit. Doctors recently removed a metal pin from Xctasy’s arm."
    http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dl...36/1008/NEWS02
    Are we kidding.....a visit with the mother. 30 HOURS......the little girl was probably shaking to death. Why would the state say yes to that?
    I can't look at the pictures PFM......I will take your word for them.
    I would literally get sick to my stomach. Who ever let the visit happen needs a brain transplant. There can be nothing good in that......


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    sickening

    Did you read the mother's comments about how she wasn't able to stop him from hurting the little girl, then complaining that social services did not step in when people called to report the abuse? What a sad excuse for a human being! All she had to do was cross the street to a church and ask for help-why didn't she do that the FIRST time that creep hurt her child?

    I hope she never sees those children again.


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