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Another sad case by Spursfan on 9 April 2010 9:08am
This is awful. What shocked me most I think was the fact no-one had been in to her bedroom for FOUR WEEKS! Presumably no-one fed her or gave her water then. What pigs they are.

"The mother and stepfather of an eight-year-old girl found hanged in her bedroom are due to be sentenced for child cruelty.

Charlotte Avenall, who had severe learning difficulties, was discovered hanged in her bedroom in Moor Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on the morning of September 12 last year.

Last month, the child's mother Susan Moody, 24, and stepfather Simon Moody, 33, pleaded guilty to cruelty to a person under 16 between August 14 and September 12 2009.

Nottingham Crown Court heard nobody had been into the girl's bedroom for four weeks, and it was found in a "foul and disgusting state" with faeces smeared across the walls and floor.

The couple will appear at the same court to be sentenced. They are currently on bail.

Nottinghamshire County Council is due to publish the findings of a serious case review at a later date."

Re: Another sad case by johnnythemonkey on 9 April 2010 11:03am
That's awful. Poor child. :(
Re: Another sad case by Spursfan on 11 April 2010 9:32am
The "mother" and "stepfather" (I use inverted commas as they can hardly be called that, can they??) have been jailed for a year each for child cruelty.

Yes, that's right. TWELVE MONTHS.

Re: Another sad case by johnnythemonkey on 11 April 2010 4:31pm
My wife read some of the article to me yesterday, I'm afraid to say thay I didn't want to hear all the details.
Re: Another sad case by suzulu on 11 April 2010 11:16pm
That is absolutely dreadful!!!

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