Parents Wont Be Charged For Abandoning Raped Daughter, Police Say

July 25, 2009

Arizona (ChattahBox) – The parents of the little Liberian girl, who disowned her after four boys tricked her into entering a shed with promises of gum and repeatedly raped her, will not be charged with abandoning their child, police say.  The girl is now in foster care and living with strangers after being shunned by her family.

“They committed no crime. They just didn’t support the child, which led to CPS coming over there,” Sergeant Andy Hill was quoted by the BBC, as telling AFP.

But outrage has been felt through the country, as well as a huge surge of support for the unnamed little girl who has been taken into CPS custody. People from nine states have already offered to adopt her, and donations for her care have been received from all over the US.

“It has been unbelievably fantastic in terms of support for the child,” Hill commented.

The four boys, ages 9 – 14, have all been charged with rape and kidnapping. The oldest has been charged as an adult.

The four, as well as the 8-year-old victim and her family, come from war-torn Liberia, where the president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has already spoken out against the crime, and the parent’s decision to disown their daughter.


2 Responses to “Parents Wont Be Charged For Abandoning Raped Daughter, Police Say”

  1. PCL on July 26th, 2009 1:21 pm

    Since when is abandoning a child not a crime? Can anyone just go to Arizona and dump their children in the street? Also, wouldn’t it be nice if the screening process of new immigrants did a better job of screening out juvenile rapists and parents with abusive, primitive values? It this the kind of diversity we need in this country?

  2. Kristin on July 30th, 2009 3:18 pm

    To PCL : How exactly would you screen for juvenile rapist or abusive primitive values? And then what do we do to screen our own population for the same? Because you see we have a lot of these type of people that were born and raised here by parents that were born and raised here. I guess you think that we shouldn’t have let any of these people in even though most of there ancesters were brought here against their will in the first place. Because many Liberians are decendents of freed slaves that went back to Africa.

    I am discusted by the families actions but for you to jump straight to the fact that they are immigrants is pretty discusting too. Instead of trying to keep these people out how about we do just what we are doing and tell the parents that what they are doing is wrong and if they can’t see it then we will shame them and take care of this little girl ourselves.

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