THIS IS EVERY PARENTS WORST NIGHTMARE. YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE HAVE HAD A LONG MONTH WITHOUT ANYTIME OFF AND DECIDED TO HIRE A SITTER SO YOU CAN SPEND SOMETIME TOGETHER AND ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY. THEN YOU COME HOME AND YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN ABUSED. WORSE YET IN THIS CASE THE COPS TELL YOU THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, JUST WAIT UNITL YOU HEAR WHY …
AWM Reports: When the couple had decided to go on a date night, they entrusted their one-year-old in the care of a babysitter, but the next morning they discovered that their baby had been bruised and battered. He had welts all over his face and head. It was a devastating sight to see and they immediately called the police. Following the complaint, officers and social workers conducted a comprehensive investigation that included documentation, photographs of the baby and medical reports, detailing the incident. However; much to the couple’s dismay…none of the evidence was admissible in court and the abuser was free to walk away from the horrible crime that she committed.
So, why one earth would the police let the obvious abuser off the hook?
Evidently, Oregon law states that physical abuse, even if presented with medical and photographic evidence may be dismissed in the court of law. This very outdated rules states the the one year old child, who is the victim, should be able to identify the abuser and verbally make a statement that he or she was hurt intentionally.
Yeah, so obviously a one-year-old child is not going to take the stand and testify against his abuser, so what gives? Shouldn’t there be exceptions to the rule when a parent has to advocate for his or her child?
As to be expected, the family is extremely upset by the lack of intervention on the police’s behalf, all because of an outdated law. Technically, this abuser has been free to walk away and commit this crime again.
The family isn’t giving up or giving in though, and they are sharing their story on social media, in hopes of gaining traction with Oregon residents who are against the lack of law.
In a Facebook post, the parents vented about the situation, sharing the ridiculousness of it all. They are hoping that other parents will get on board and help them spread the word, which has seen thousands of shares so far. It didn’t take long for the post to go viral and get picked up by national news stations. Now that it has become national news, the DA has promised to look into the matter. Surely the parents won’t give up until they see justice and the babysitter pays for her brutal crime.
TO WHAT ENDS WOULD YOU GO TO ENSURE THE SUMBAG THAT HURT YOUR CHILD WAS BROUGH TO JUSTICE? PERSONALLY, I THINK I WOULDN’T TELL ANYONE AND SORT IT OUR MYSELF, BUT I DO NOT SUGGEST ANYONE ELSE DO THAT. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF FACED WITH THIS HORRIFYING DILEMA?