child abuse

Aiden’s Law
5:07 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Adoptive Parents Of Severely Abused Boy Testify For ‘Aiden’s Law'

Bill and Melissa Barnum with their adoptive son Aiden, age 6, who is unable to walk or talk because of severe abuse he suffered as an infant.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 4:08 pm

The case of an infant who nearly died from severe abuse has captured the attention of Washington lawmakers. The child’s adoptive parents testified Tuesday in favor a proposed law named in their son’s honor.

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Crime & Justice
5:55 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Washington Pays Record $9.75M To Settle Child Abuse Case

The state of Washington has agreed to pay a record amount to settle a case of child abuse and neglect.

The nearly $10 million settlement announced Friday involves five Clark County, Washington, siblings who were starved and beaten by their parents over several years.

The lawyer for the children described the case as a “living nightmare.” The four brothers and one sister were imprisoned, starved, and beaten bloody with a piece of lumber, according to the claim filed by the lawyer on behalf of the children.

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