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In 1999, 555 children died nationwide, while living in foster care. (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2006)
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Gomez to trial next week, no jury
EPHRATA -- Maribel Gomez waived her right to a jury trial, leaving Grant County Superior Court Judge John Antosz to decide her innocence or guilt.
Maribel Gomez, 32, is charged with homicide by abuse and first-degree manslaughter in the death of her 2-year-old son, Rafael Gomez. The mother denies ever abusing the boy, though he suffered numerous broken bones, concussions, burns and bruises while in her care.
Columbia Basin Herald (WA)
February 6, 2007
Child-porn suspect had worked in day care
A Pierce County man accused of photographing dozens of sex acts with eight of his foster children worked at a child-care center for 10 years before opening a foster home, according to state records released yesterday.
Pierce County sheriff's detectives who arrested 41-year-old Ronald H. Young last month checked for other potential victims from the Kitsap Peninsula-area child-care center where Young worked in the 1980s but found no allegations.
The Seattle Times
April 23, 2004
CPS ineptitude plays large role in lives of two families
In April 1987, twin sisters were born to a family living in rural Stevens County. The following November, a brother was born.
Even before that time, the state agency charged with protecting Washington's children knew that their mother had "a founded history of abusing and neglecting her other children," according to a lawsuit the state recently settled.
September 26, 1995
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