From my county, what a sicko POS. Rot in jail bucko!
St. Petersburg, Florida - Police on Thursday arrested a 53-year-old man after he admitted forcing the hooked end of a coat hanger down a child's throat.
No motive is mentioned, but according to the arrest affidavit, on Wednesday night Adams, "did willfully torture, and maliciously punish the child."
Police say the 8-year-old suffered, "great bodily harm." The affidavit says the child's tonsils, soft palate and posterior pharynx were damaged in the incident.
The affidavit also says Adams admitted, "cleaning the blood off the hanger."
Adams is in the Pinellas County jail charged with aggravated child abuse.
The victim is being treated at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. We have no word on the child's condition.
St. Petersburg police are not saying if Adams was related to the victim.
Click here to read the arrest affidavit. (PDF)
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omg that poor child!!! How in the he77 does it even occur to someone to do these things? When I saw the title I thought using a hanger to hit a child, this is beyond sick!
Boyfriends and girlfriends are not Babysitters.
Just because you want to be with somebody does not mean they will take care of your children.
A mind like his can't be fixed.
Court is in session:
AN EYE FOR AN EYE
Omg. I imagine someone in jail will find an equal torture for him.
I hope the child can heal and be blessed w/ a healthy future.
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People like this make me feel ashamed to be part of the human race. That poor boy, there are no words adequate to describe how this makes me feel.
James Spencer Adams
Offense: Aggravated Child Abuse - Torture
Bonded Out: 10/30/09 after lowered to $5000
12/18/2009: Given 2 years probation
Gives a new meaning to Mommy Dearest. I thought I was going to open the thread to see a child had been beaten with a wire hanger. I cannot fathom that someone actually has a mind to do this sort of thing. Sorry - he should be shot.
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Oh this is rediculous!!!!
2 years Probation?? Are you kidding me???
2 years probation?!?!??!???!?
our system cannot be fixed. our children cant be saved.......this is absurd
IMO: He should have been charged with attempted murder, maybe then he would have gotten the sentence he deserved!
I wonder how this poor child is doing?
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I got nothing as far as this sentence. There's no words.
I have created a large database and I am tracking all of the sentences I have been finding. This also will show me which ones are still pre-trial so I won't forget to go back and check them. Hopefully we will see a pattern develop and we will know which areas need to be pushed to give stiffer sentences.WTH! I think that the judge who gave him this sentence should have to have him live in their homes for the two years. This is disgusting. When are we going to hold these judges accountable for their screwed up decisions.