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A Cairns judge has found child safety officers did not properly warn a family of teenage girls about a foster child, who sexually abused them after raping a three-year-old girl.

The teenagers, who are now women, were awarded $800,000 on Tuesday, after successfully suing the Queensland government.

Cairns District Court Judge Brian Harrison found the abuse, committed in the girls' family home north of Cairns in 2006, could have been avoided if officers from the Department of Child Safety (DOCS) had "exercised relevant care and skill".

Devani photo from AZ Childrens Lives Matter FB pageDevani, before she was scalded over 80% of her body while in the care of a couple that DCS placed her with. Photo source: AZ Childrens Lives Matter Facebook page.

UPDATE 1/10/18 : Arizona Girl Raped and Burned in Foster Care Still Represented by Same Attorney – Kept Away from Family

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Earlier this year (June 2017) we reported on one of the most horrific examples of child abuse of a child who was taken into state custody by a “Child Protection” social service agency, and put into the foster care system, that we have ever reported.

The Director of Public Prosecutions dropped the case after her death despite DNA evidence that found the odds of her attacker being innocent were “100 billion to one”.

A 14-YEAR-OLD “high-needs” girl who was repeatedly raped while in a residential foster care home is at the centre of a political storm after claims the shocking abuse was “conveniently covered up” after she died.

The Director of Public Prosecutions dropped the case after her death despite DNA evidence that found the odds of her attacker being innocent were “100 billion to one”.

Family and Community Services Minister Brad Hazzard last night described the move as “beyond disturbing” and ordered the DPP, headed by Lloyd Babb SC, to “review the evidence” so it can restart proceedings to “ensure justice prevails”.

It can be revealed the “vulnerable” teen, dubbed Girl X, was also raped several times by another staff member. The youth workers were having sex with her during “sleepover shifts”.

Editors notes: abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations, and human trafficking
Abusers job or title:: Fostercarers

Over a year after eight juvenile males were removed from a home for "troubled boys" in Burnet County while state and local agencies conducted an investigation into allegations of abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations, and human trafficking, the owners have been arrested.

Gary Wiggins and Meghann Wiggins are both charged with human trafficking by "forced child labor." (Photos: Burnet County Jail)
Abuser Name or Alias:: Gary Wiggins and Meghann Wiggins
Abusers Organisation:: Burnet County Home for Troubled Boys
Type of Abuse:: Physical, Neglect, Emotional, Psychological or Mental
Matter Resolved?: Ongoing

Isaiah Rider is a 17-year-old Missouri resident who was taken away from his mother at the age of 16 by Illinois child protective services – DCFS – while in Lurie Children’s Hospital for medical treatment.

In seven cases, the person responsible was living in the same household as the child victim.

Almost 90 children removed from their parents for their own safety were abused or neglected in State care in WA last year.

A Federal Government report revealed yesterday that 87 children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused or neglected in care — almost 2 per cent of the 4725 children in care in WA in 2014-15.

The foster father of a young girl has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail for raping the child and filming explicit videos of her.

The Cairns District Court heard the six-year-old victim had entered into the man's care because of prior sexual abuse.

The 42-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted on Friday of two counts of rape, filming explicit videos and possessing more than 6,000 images depicting child exploitation.

AURORA, Ind. (WKRC) - A Dearborn County, Indiana, couple spent the weekend in jail after being charged with several counts related to the abuse of foster children in their care.

Diane Combs and her husband, Timothy, face several charges including aggravated battery, domestic battery and battery on a child. Diane is also charged with strangulation, sexual battery and battery by bodily waste.

Maria was found dead in a house in Melbourne's western suburbs in 2013.

A 16-year-old-girl who died of a drug overdose while in Victorian state care had previously been infected with hepatitis C by a recently released prisoner, an inquest has been told.

Key points:

  • The inquest is examining the actions of Maria's carers in the lead up to her death
  • The decision not to call an ambulance when Maria was found drug affected has been scrutinised
  • The case is shining a spotlight on how high-risk children are treated in state care
  • The prisoner was allegedly allowed to send letters sexually grooming Maria Liordos to her residential care unit, and sexually assaulted and used drugs with her after he was released.

Maria was found dead in a house in Melbourne's western suburbs in 2013 in the early hours of the morning, after allegedly using drugs earlier at the residential care unit, which was operated by the Salvation Army's Westcare agency.

Much of the evidence already heard by coroner Audrey Jamieson revolves around actions by Westcare staff on the night of Maria's death, and whether or not an ambulance should have been called given her drug-affected state.

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