Friday, February 16, 2007

Cagers will get jail time

An Ohio couple who caged their adopted children with disabilities has been sentenced to two years in prison.

It's so sad that anyone, no matter what the circumstances, would put another human being in a cage. These poor kids were treated like animals. Some of the children testified against the couple. Their testimony is heartbreaking. One boy spoke of having to steal food, being unable to use the bathroom when he wanted and having to sleep in a box.

The couple will appeal the ruling, but I think their punishment is lenient. The couple could have been sentenced for up to 5 years, but they were only given 2. One of the children testified that the couple "are grown adults who know the difference between right and wrong. So I ask that they get as much time in jail for as long as my siblings had to be in cages."

I just hope that no one allows these people to foster or adopt any more children.

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