Karen and Tim Tolin Sentenced for Caging Their Adopted Teen


Denalee Chapman March 22, 2015
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Arrested in October of last year, adoptive parents Karen and Tim Tolin were sentenced for cruelly caging and abusing their adopted, mentally handicapped son.

As the Adoption.com team first reported, authorities were initially called to the home because of a domestic disturbance call.  When the police entered the home, they found 19-year-old Patrick Tolin in a metal cage with only a small blanket to shelter him. His parents said they believed he needed to be caged.

Parental rights were terminated, Patrick and all the other children were removed from the home, and Karen and Tim Tolin have now been sentenced to 330 days in jail. As part of their sentence they also received two years of probation.

The full story may be read here.

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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 DenaleeChapman.com.

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