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Caged Children Caretakers Convicted of Child Cruelty

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posted on Dec, 23 2006 @ 11:48 AM
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An Ohio jury handed down convictions Friday on four felonies and seven misdemeanors to the foster parents of 11 children found caged in kennel type enclosures in their home. an appeal of the verdicts is planned



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A couple accused of forcing some of their 11 adopted special-needs children to sleep in wood and wire cages were convicted Friday of endangerment and abuse.

Sharen Gravelle and her husband, Michael, showed no reaction in the courtroom as the guilty verdicts were read. The jury convicted both of four felony counts of child endangering and seven misdemeanor counts. Each was acquitted of 13 charges, including four felony child endangering charges.

The parents claimed during the three-week trial that they needed to keep some of the youngsters in enclosed beds rigged with alarms to protect them from their own dangerous behavior and stop them from wandering at night.



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Good to see a guilty verdict in this case. I don't know how the foster parents can rationalize their treatment of these special needs kids. If anything, these children need more love, support, and attention than others without the difficulties these children face.

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[edit on 23-12-2006 by Icarus Rising]

[edit on 23-12-2006 by Icarus Rising]




 
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