FL - Michael Marshall & Sharon Glass for starving, abusing 12yo boy, Titusville, 2012

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  1. butwhatif?

    butwhatif? New Member

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    The details of this case are shocking enough, but it sounded so familiar that I've been searching to see if it's already been posted. I can't find it, so apologies if it has been posted.

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. —
    And.....

    more @ link

    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/police-emaciated-teen-found-titusville-two-adults-/nLTpQ/

    The article also notes that the teachers had reported that the boy was being neglected (doesn't say if it was reported to DCF though), and the boy was then pulled out of school and has been 'home-schooled' since 2010.

    The other children in the home have been removed by DCF.

    I hope the judge follows through to ensure that the grandmother is capable of giving this boy the care he needs. I don't want this boy to fall through the 'cracks in the system' again. Let's face it....they're not cracks, they are gaping holes.
     
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  3. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    The video still of the father that accompanies this article is so startling my jaw dropped. He looks like a computer generated midieval crazy peasant in a video game. GEEZ.

    Prayers that this poor boy lives. It's touch and go for these cases - often the bodily organs are so damaged the victim dies even after being fed and receiving medical care.

    edited to add: after watching the video, it was great to see that the boy walked into the police rescue car. He was very thin, but still able to walk. I noticed the girlfriend was overweight. Witch. :(
     
  4. Reader

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    Isn't that sad that it sounds so familiar? And it really does because it has happened several times that have been posted recently and how many more children are hidden in closets and bathrooms, starving? It's sad too that 'homeschooling' is now being used to cover up abuse, that's been on here several times also.

    If the teachers thought the boy was neglected and didn't report it to DCF they were not meeting their requirement to report abuse. I'm very interested to find out if it was reported.

    Agree on the grandmother caring for the child. How could she not have known about the way he was being treated? If the other children were removed, why not the one who was being abused? So many times the relative allows the parents contact, or to even go back home. This needs to be watched closely by CPS and the court.
     
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    From the looks of the father's eyes I wouldn't be surprised if substance abuse was involved in this sad story.
     
  6. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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  7. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    Thank you and God Bless to whomever reported this.

    You saved a life today.
     
  8. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/state/...nourished-titusville-boy-in-closet-police-say

    The Titusville Police Department received a report of a young child being unlawfully caged and suffering from abuse, though the report doesn't spell out whether there was a cage inside the closet.

    Welfare officials investigated "environmental hazards" at the home in the summer of 2010, though it wasn't immediately clear exactly what those hazards were. Once the investigation was closed, the boy was taken out of school and went "unnoticed for so long," Hoeppner said. There were no other reports from the home or contact between welfare officials and the couple.
     
  9. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/police-florida-couple-kep_n_1353716.html

    lots of info here.

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    so I guess she is not THIS boys mother? Wonder who the mother is?
     
  10. hollyblue

    hollyblue It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen t

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    After the link above and hearing the father, I'd say "Yep" to the substance abuse. Burnt. Also, there was a bad fire at the residence with 4? children last year or so and with the report of environmental hazards it gets you to wondering. The mother has left her children with this "dude" who is prolly being "supported" by the older woman. Where is the bio mother to the 10 and 12 year old? Geez, live your life the way you want to, but give the children up. Courts have to stop giving these kids back to people who have no clue or want of one in raising a child.

    Hope someone keeps an eye on the GP's!

    If it's the same Sharon Glass, she has a 27 yr old daughter in Titusville as well.
     
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  12. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/additional-charges-family-caged-starved-child/nLXZr/

     
  13. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    additional charges. The 13 year old wasn't the only one abused.

    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Co...7132/9531218/-/dq4sde/-/index.html?hpt=ju_bn4

     
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    BBM. . I'm sorry. I know that there are many wonderful parents that home-school in the best interest of their child, but how many times have we seen this?! :banghead:

    There HAS to be some kind of safeguard put in place. If you want to home school, then expect a visit by a district liaison every month. I think most legitimate homeschoolers would understand this need.

    It's getting to the point that I expect the "they were home schooling" line. Enough! Someone has to be watching these children.
     
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    Isn't there some kind of checks in place for home schooling? If there isn't, there obviously needs to be. It seems that you can just yank your kids out of school and say they are being home schooled and no one thinks twice.

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    I thought I read that the boy and his siblings (3 children) had been placed with the children's grandparent's but there was doubt expressed by the judge whether or not the grandparents had known about the abuse and done nothing about it. Apparently, this did not work out? How strange that this article states they kids have been in DCF custody all along. Well, it sounds like the boy is on his way to healing and the parents are where they belong!

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    The boy and two of his siblings have been in DCF custody since the ordeal.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ng-locked-closet-plea-deal.html#ixzz2tsf8cYNY
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    A maximum of 30 years? Although Judge could go higher ..

    Does this mean the father could get out before 30 years?

    All this cruelty and worse towards children is getting the best of me. Shouldn't read it, but can't help it.

    I hope this boy's life just gets better and better, and that he heals from all the harm that has been done to him.

    IMO, I don't think either inmate should ever be released from prison.
     
  20. mrsobrien

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    I homeschooled for a few years, I would have been incensed if there was regular check ups to ensure I wasn't abusing my children. There is no need for across the board invasion of homeschoolers' privacy because of the actions of a very small minority. If a child was taken out of the public system under unusual circumstances, I could agree, but otherwise not at all.
     
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    HauntsForHope Southern Sleuther

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