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Jessica Randall by Spursfan on 14 February 2008 9:15am
This is just so sad.

It beggars belief how anyone could be so evil as to sexually abuse a baby less than 54 days old - not to mention the physical abuse.

Poor little mite.

Re: Jessica Randall by suzulu on 14 February 2008 12:52pm
It's terrible. How can anyone do that to a baby? The health workers had noticed the scratches, etc. Surely they must have known what was going on.
Re: Jessica Randall by geordiegirl on 14 February 2008 3:15pm
Yes,it's awful. No excuse for the health professionals. Even if they were concerned about making wrongful claims they surely have investigative powers. Dreadful.
Re: Jessica Randall by mrsthing on 14 February 2008 5:17pm
In Connecticut, those doctors and social workers could be sued for malpractice.

But now that we have mandated reporters--teachers and health workers who, by law, must report any suspicion of abuse--even a verbal comment like, "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about!" (a steady refrain at my house when I was growing up). If they fail to report it, and the child ends up injured or worse, that person can have their license revoked, face criminal and/or civil charges, or be sued.

It means that sometimes a parent who just loses patience gets reported, but it also means that fewer kids fall through the cracks.
Re: Jessica Randall by mrsthing on 14 February 2008 5:21pm
The ugly secret of motherhood is that sometimes you DO lose it. My daughter was an "intense" baby--cried so loudly you could hear her in the driveway, even with the windows shut! She slept 9-10 hours out of 24, and nursed for 9 hours a day (12 feedings, 45 minutes each). I hadn't expected it to be so hard, and sleep deprivation is really debilitating to mood and self control. I was shocked that I could even think of hurting her, but I learned to just walk away and let her cry.

Still, what that guy did to the little baby that died--that wasn't just losing his temper. That was sick. I hope he gets some psych help in prison. What has to happen to a person's soul to make them capable of doing something like that?
Re: Jessica Randall by Palin_Lover on 15 February 2008 2:12am
Absolutely dispicable. I just don't understand it.
Re: Jessica Randall by johnnythemonkey on 15 February 2008 2:32am
I'm a coward. I read the first few lines of the article then gave up. Forgive.
Re: Jessica Randall by tucsonmike on 15 February 2008 2:21pm
Outrageous...and sad...
Re: Jessica Randall by MMMmmm... on 15 February 2008 9:02pm
That is too horrible -
Re: Jessica Randall by kazzzz on 16 February 2008 2:11am
I'm more of a coward i won't even click the link i'm afraid.

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