PA - Custody awarded in duct-taped baby case

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  1. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    WARNING: UPSETTING PHOTO in link! BBM
    Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011
    MEDIA COURTHOUSE -- A judge has given temporary custody of the 2-year-old allegedly duct-taped to a chair by his mother to the child's godparents.

    The ruling issued Thursday followed a petition filed by Delaware County Children and Youth Services.

    The girl -- who appeared in a photo wearing only a diaper and bound to a purple chair by strips of duct tape wrapped around her wrists, ankles, and chest, along with another piece covering her mouth -- will be in the custody of Raiven Craig, 20, and Craig's brother Lamont Craig, 23.
    more at link: http://delcotimes.com/articles/2011/02/17/news/doc4d5d6b6ab2537914576908.txt
     
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  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    My coworker and I discussed this one. This woman actually gave LE this photo of her own volition in an attempt to get them to investigate the theft of her identity. She claimed someone was using the photo alleging that they were her.

    This chick's got alllll kinda brains.

    snip from http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/02/17/news/doc4d5ca03cb56d1951192441.txt?viewmode=2

    Caira Ferguson provided the photograph as evidence of being the victim of fraud. She told police the person who stole her identity posted the photo of her daughter on MediaTakeOut.com.
     
  4. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    Thankfully, the child has caring godparents. My prayers are with her. What an abomination. Possibly this woman thought this was funny but it was certainly is NOT.

    FWIW, I actually wish that photo would fade from view, if that's even possible. I'm very afraid that very sick people will use it for sick purposes. I've never been quite sure why it has remained in the public eye.
     
  5. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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  6. Redbird

    Redbird New Member

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    I read this earlier today and can't forget about it. I have serious concerns about the baby's temporary placement. This child will need lots of love and care to overcome her past abuse. I don't personally know of any 20-year-olds mature enough to provide such support. I do hope this case will be monitored closely and we do not hear about another social service agency dropping the ball.
     
  7. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the judge checked out social networking pages before they made that ruling.
     
  8. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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  9. LCoastMom

    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    UGH! Saw this on the news last night...

    Yes, those darn Identity Thefts are everywhere - brazenly posing for photos with the victims child being abused - poor mommy! :maddening:

    I hope this baby is being cared for, how frightening.
     
  10. peeples

    peeples New Member

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    I have to disagree, I worked in a play therapy office and we had a lot of cases where 18,19,20 yr old siblings were raising their little brothers or sisters due to a home removal. A lot of them did a great job. 1 girl was a full time college student and took in all 4 of her half siblings that were 5 and under. With a support system.. she was doing a really good job last time i saw her.
     
  11. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Those comments are classic. Duct tape her to a chair and leave her in front of the Bridgewater Inn one says.

    According to those comments if they are to be believed it is the mom in the picture.

    Hey, who knows?
     
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    LawRig New Member

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  13. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    omg wtf!
     
  14. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Okay, so maybe we should just speed up the process a little. Instead of waiting a few more years and having a few more run ins with CPS, maybe they should just find a new permanent home for this sweet baby right now. Why wait until she is battered and bruised some more for a couple more years? A mom who could put a young child through a painful and terrifying experience like that is not going to have that child's best interests at heart. full stop. IMO only. She duct taped the baby's MOUTH shut.
    There are women who have had years of infertility treatments and miscarriages that could scoop up this sweet young baby and move her into an empty nursery right now.
     

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