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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — abuse

Rafael and Maribel Loera Charged with Child Abuse and Concealment of a Body

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Firefighters in Arizona made a tragic discovery recently while battling a small blaze at a house near Camelback and 59th Avenue, Phoenix, when they happened upon the skeletal remains of what they believed to be a child were found concealed in the drywall of the attic. The January 28th discovery launched an investigation into the homeowners, Rafael Loera, 56, and Maribel Loera, 50, who had adopted several children into their family. (Source) Rafael, who worked as a teacher’s aide, soon began to talk and admitted that the remains were that of his 10-year-old adopted daughter, Ana, who he claimed had...

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Mary and Elwyn Crocker Effingham County Georgia

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On the 20th of December, 2018, the Effingham county sheriff's office received a phone call concerning the well-being of a local teenage girl named Mary Crocker. The caller said she “feared” for the 14 year old girl’s safety after learning disturbing information about the child’s abusive home life. The local authorities were no stranger to the address on Rosebud place. Officers had received complaints about the residents and their dogs before, they had also responded to complaints of domestic disturbances and fights between the several adults living there. The Division of Family and Children Services had also been alerted to...

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Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

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Cyntoia Denise Brown didn’t have the easiest start in life. She was born in Tennessee in 1988 to a 16 year old alcoholic mother named Georgina Mitchell and an absent, unknown father.

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11 Children Found on Compound in Rural New Mexico

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On the 10th of December 2017 a Clayton County resident contacted the County Police to report her 3 year old son, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj,  missing. She told police that she had not been in contact with the child since December 1st, after the boy’s father claimed that he was taking their son to a local park, never to return. (Source) Abdul was considered vulnerable, not only because he was a child, but due to the fact that he suffered from from HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) and needed to be closely monitored and cared for as his condition had left him with cognitive...

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What Happened to the Hart Family?

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Last month we looked at the case of the Turpin family and the abuse of their 13 children, this week we’re going to take a look at a similar case that came to a devastating end- the story of the Hart family. (Source) The matriarchs of the Hart family, Sarah and Jennifer Hart, who were both 38 years old, adopted a total of six children into their family whom neighbors and acquaintances claim were mistreated, underfed, assaulted and punished  regularly.  Careful social media crafting hid the pain of the Hart children and the alleged dark nature of their adoptive parents. ...

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