Ohio Couple Charged in Abuse of Adopted Kids

A man and woman have been indicted on kidnapping, felonious assault, and child endangering.

Denalee Chapman March 03, 2015
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After two of the yet-to-be-named Ohio couple’s adopted children picked a lock on their bedroom door, escaped, and drove off in the family car, they crashed. The crash led to the girls being taken to the police station and charged in the accident. Afraid to notify their adoptive parents, it wasn’t until after they were charged that they told the police about their 11 years of abuse.

Eleven years ago, the couple adopted four kids. Two boys, two girls. One was an older, mentally challenged boy who is now a man. He and the two girls have been kept locked in their bedrooms for most of the past two years. They were let out of the rooms for just two hours each day. They were beaten, given little to eat, and have been sexually abused by the man.

In addition to the kidnapping, felonious assault, and child endangering charges, the man was also indicted on sexual battery and gross sexual imposition charges.

The parents are in jail, pending their appearance in court.

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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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