Monday, October 5, 2009

Update on Previous Post: 6 week old baby bitten by rats in home posted July 22, 2009

Teen gets 2 years in prison for rat-bite case

WAVERLY -- A Pike County teen has been sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in a child neglect case that left a 6-week-old baby hospitalized with multiple rat bites.

Link to the full article at the Chillicothe Gazette

JMC Ministries thoughts

Back in July we posted the article about this case when it first happened. To view previous article click here. This has been one of the worst child abuse cases I have seen in my 28 years living in Ohio. Yes the 19 year old was sentenced, but what about the 17 year old mother? She got 2 counts of child endangerment, but we feel that she should have gotten the same sentence the 19 year old did. Because 1 she is the childs mother and in charge of the infants care and well being. 2. She knowingly put this child into this environment to be abuse and literally eaten alive by these rats.

This incident happened locally in our little part of Ohio. Please pray for this baby, and the people that abused her that God just gets ahold of their lives and they see the light in the darkness.