posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 07:33 AM
A mother who forced two of her children who are ages 8 and 10 to take turns riding in the trunk of the car on an 8 hour drive has been charged with
felony child abuse. There wasn't enough room in the car for the two of the 5 children. The girls were not injured and told thier father about the
incident a day after it happened.
McLEAN, Virginia (AP) -- Cheryl Ann Schoonmaker, 38, has been charged with felony child abuse and child cruelty after she allegedly forced two of
her children to take turns riding in the trunk of a car on an eight-hour drive from Alabama to Virginia.
The woman was driving five children, including an infant, to her ex-husband's home outside Washington, D.C. None of the children was injured during
the trip. The girls told their father what happened the next day and he called police.
"They asked to be let out. ... It was a hot day," Curtis Schoonmaker said.
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I can't believe that I just read this story... I just can't believe it. Especially after what happened to those other 2 children a couple of weeks
ago, playing in the trunk of a car.
The story even says that they asked to be let out, that it was hot.
[edit on 12-7-2005 by elevatedone]