These parents are the epitome of trifling and disgusting:
A North Miami Beach mother and father have been arrested and charged with child abuse after their severely malnourished child was found without any clothes in the street. Police said the child had jumped from the rear window of his house in the 14-hundred block of NE 152 Street, to escape his abusers on Saturday night.
The child, who is nine-years-old, was said to have the body of a much younger child, according to North Miami Beach Police. When the child was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, it was discovered he only weighed 35 pounds, or roughly the size of a 3 – 5 year old child. “He looks like he came from Auschwitz,” said juvenile court Judge Cindy Lederman. “This does not happen in a month.”
Police said the child’s hands and feet were so swollen from lack of food and that the child told hospital staff that he had not eaten in roughly three days. North Miami Beach Police arrested Marsee “Redd” Strong, 34, and charged her with two counts of aggravated abuse and neglect of a child. In addition, Edward Bailey, 39, was arrested for his alleged part in the case and faces two counts of aggravated abuse and child neglect. According to police, Strong admitted to failing to protect her child from others and “not properly supervising him and getting him medical treatment in a timely manner;” but denied physically abusing the kid. She did not dispute that bruising covered most of the child’s body.
Bailey told police that he didn’t abuse his son, but “allows other to do so without his intervention.” According to a social worker, DCF had been monitoring the boy because he had refused to eat and “self-mutilated himself and his own skin. There was food in the house,” the social worker said. “But there was no neglect. He just refused to eat.”
But, Judge Lederman said there was gross negligence and appointed a guardian to take care of the children and ordered medical tests for all of the children in the home. Judge Lederman said this was “one of the worst cases I’ve seen. This looks like a neon sign. The abuse should have been obvious.”
Lederman ordered a thorough investigation and expected a full report by the next custody hearing on February 8th. The North Miami Beach Police Department and the DCF continue to investigate the incident and the family.
Wow. That social worker needs to be fired if she really believed that that child refused to eat and self-mutilated himself. Seriously…a 9-year-old who chooses to have bruises and weigh 35 lbs??? GTFOHWTBS.
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