News Video: Couple Charged with Child Abuse to their Adopted Sons

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Denalee Chapman August 15, 2015
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Two adopted teens are now in foster care as their adoptive parents await trial for child abuse. The Virginia couple was indicted recently for abuse, malicious wounding and multiple child injuries. Their 14-year-old and 16-year-old adopted sons have allegedly been physically abused for five years. The abuse has included being beat with household items such as extension cords and hoses. Additionally, they were forced to sleep in the garage with the dogs and deprived of food. They boys were allowed inside the home once every morning to bathe before school so no one would notice the abuse. The trial is set to take place in October of 2015.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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