This is possibly the hardest assignment I’ve had to do to date. It’s difficult to examine how much this little boy had to suffer at the hands of his father. The crimes that took place here were more than abuse. I believe that the case worker is culpable for refusing to protect the child and should have been disciplined if not charged with a crime. The mother deserved a more severe sentence for allowing this abuse to go on for so long and should have been charged as an accessory to the crime. This case did lead to outrage and sweeping legislation in the state of Washington was enacted. Most of the legislation was aimed at allowing and even mandating that child protective services make protecting the child a higher priority than keeping the family together.
prison for up to 6 months (or up to 12 months for more than 1 crime)
I hope to use my law degree to change the lives of mistreated children from all over the world. As a victim of child abuse, serving this community has become a part of my identity. My aspiration to represent mistreated children, albeit vitalized by personal turmoil, has been intensified through professional experience. Through my work with Child Protective Services (CPS), during an internship with a family law attorney, I developed my passion for advocating on behalf of children. While working on CPS cases, I have seen how the lives of children can improve through diligent efforts by authority figures. However, I have also witnessed the shortcoming of the system as well where there is room for improvement. These vulnerable children deserve
Robert Davis was a retired elementary school teacher (Pace, G. 2005). The incident took place in 2005, he was then sixty-four (Pace, G. 2005). He had returned to New Orleans to simply check on a relative’s property after Hurricane Katrina hit (Pace, G. 2005). He would later be arrested and brutally beaten on suspicion of intoxication (Victim, 2005). Conversely, Davis would later testify he was not intoxicated (Pace,
Because the girl was under 12 at the time of the alleged offense, the first-degree felony carries a potential penalty of life in prison.
A Stanford University student and swimmer, Brock Turner, was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious girl in January 0f 2015. Turner is now required to be registered on the sex offender list; and even though sexual assault is a serious felony, he only served three months in jail because the judge, Aaron Persky, used his discretion. Judges have discretion by law, but Persky used his discretion to give Turner, who he viewed as promising kid instead of a dangerous offender, a shorter sentence. Some argue that being on the sex offender list is too harsh, but since Turner spent so little time in jail, him being registered on the sex offender list is crucial instead of harsh; with being on the list comes important treatment that can treat any underlying issue that caused Turner to assault the unconscious girl and to prevent him from assaulting anyone else.
They additionally used the testimony of the mother, saying that she had suspected Rachell in light of the fact that he coordinated her child's description of his attacker. In June, 2003, he was finally convicted and sentenced to spend the next 40 years in prison.
The juvenile offender also pled guilty in a court of law, regarding his possession of a
In the Case State of Florida vs. Fernandez, Cristian, June 2, 2011, Fernandez, a 12-year-old Jacksonville, Florida boy, is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the beating death of his 2 year old half-brother and the sexual abuse of his 5 year old half-brother. The State of Florida is seeking a “to life without parole” conviction.
Our Bakersfield personal injury legal department is in charge of traffic and travel injuries and other accidents such as in swimming pools, slips, trips and falls and workers compensation. It also includes what we call tort cases, such as medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful arrests and dog bites. Most cases are taken on a contingency basis. This means there is no fee unless there is a recovery. Types of Personal Injury Cases we represent include: Car and auto accidents , Serious auto accidents, Vehicle roll over accidents, Truck accidents, Semi-Truck accidents, Motorcycle accidents, , Animal bites, Slip and falls, Nursing home neglect, Nursing home abuse, Elder abuse, Pedestrian accidents, Defective products, Defective medical devices, Construction site injuries and Medical malpractice
Martin Proctor, a father of two, was recently accused of abusing his baby and eight-year- old daughters, placing them in Highland District Hospital. The children then were transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital later being released and put under the care of Child Protective Services and placed in foster homes. During the stay at the hospital, the children had fractures of several bones, placed into a coma after having several seizures, and doctors found evidence of previous abuse. The father is currently held on a “50,000 bond and his case will go before a jury in the upcoming weeks. (Abernathy, 2017) The major questions that are being raised regarding the children’s safety are: are the children getting the proper care to help their
When people cause damages to another party due to intentional, negligent, or reckless behaviors the injured parties may sue. This includes if there is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and someone knows they have this and passes it on to an unknowing partner.
Effects vary depending on the types of the maltreatment, characteristics of the child, and his or her environment. The consequences may be mild or severe; may come and go during their lifetime or last their lifetime; and affect them physically, psychologically, behaviorally, or in some combination of all three. Due to related costs to the public such as for health-care and educational systems, maltreatment impacts not just the child and family, but the public as well. Therefore, it is vital for the public to provide a scaffolding of preventative strategies and services before maltreatment occurs and to be prepared to offer remediation and treatment when
Child abuse is a felony, level five. The punishment varies from 2.5 years to eleven years in prison and a fine of $300,000. Child endangerment is a class A person misdemeanor one year in jail $2,500 fine. Aggravated child
However, it is hard to establish the liability for this tort due to the low number of case-law, and even then, they are mostly conflicting. In Wainwright v Home Office, the courts have held that the defendant needs to at least have acted recklessly “without caring as to whether they caused harm”; simply emotional distress is not enough. This case approved the definition in Wong v Parkside NHS Trust, with the degree of harm being such that the defendant “cannot … say that he did not “mean” to do it” (the intention being a combination of likelihood of harm and deliberate engagement). More recently, in Rhodes v OPO it was held that the defendant must have intended to cause physical harm or severe mental or emotional