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IL - Parents thought daughter, 10, was possessed, kept her in basement, 17 July 2018

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by perfectingpink, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. perfectingpink

    perfectingpink Well-Known Member

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    Randy Swope has been on the Illinois State Police Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry for an arrest in 2008 and in 2012 he took a plea deal for sewing the buttocks of a 12-year-old shut with a needle and thread.

    Police: Parents thought 10-year-old daughter was possessed, kept her in basement

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    Sources tell WBBM-TV that the 10-year-old was forced to use a bucket to bathe and a portable potty training toilet to use the bathroom. She was locked in the basement of the home in the 200 block of Liberty Street at night, police said.

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    The parents, Randy Swopes, 48, and Katherine Swopes, 49, are being held on unlawful restraint and child endangerment charges in Lake County Jail, the father on a $750,000 bond and the mother on a $150,000 bond.
     
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    yet another child with a monumental struggle to become a productive adult ahead of her....

    (You have to have a license to catch a fish, right?)
     
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    Wow, just took a stroll they the fb pages. Not even sure what to say about that!
    He sewed one of his kids buttocks closed with a needle and thread?!!!
     
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    and yet apparently no one checked on any other children in his home....
     
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    He didn't sew the buttocks closed as such. He sewed the opening of a fistula on one buttock up thinking it would cure it rather than paying for healthcare professionals to treat his son.
    The fistula developed as a complication of crohns disease. The poor child unsurprisingly developed an infection & then spent a month in hospital anyway.
    The ridiculous sentence he got paved the way for his continued abuse of children. Zero jail time & probation for two years after he took an Alford plea. Insanity! How the heck is it sane to let someone who doesn't accept that that was wrong be near kids again.
     

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