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March 16, 2020

$25 Million lawsuit filed against Alabama Department of Resources and Foster parents in sex abuse case

This week four foster children sued their foster care system for $25 million in damages against their foster care parents as well as the Alabama Department of Human Resources. The suit claims that the the Department of Human Resources and the Lauderdale County failed to take action against the foster parents , Jenise and Daniel Spurgeon. Daniel Spurgeon pleaded guilty to two counts of child rape, one count of sexual torture and 11 counts of aggravated child abuse and is currently serving a 25 year prison sentence.  The Spurgeons were approved to be foster parents in 2004 by Alabama Department […]
March 16, 2020

For decades, some Foster Care Children were sent out of state and sexually abused by employees at the facilities.

    For years child welfare officials have sent thousands of foster care children to different states than their hometowns to facilities such as mental institutions, where they were beaten and sexually assaulted  by workers and other residents.    Children as young as 7 were sent to different states like California, Michigan, Ohio and Utah. One girl, originally from Chicago, was sent to Michigan, Arkansas, Ohio and Tennessee where she was sedated and then sexually assaulted by an employee. Unfortunately  her story is not uncommon as countless children were sent across the map to different facilities where negligence and abuse […]
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