Male Foster Child Sexually Abuses Bio Child in New Home
As a mom who has one biological son named Sam (he’s six), this is my biggest fear potentially considering fostering a child through the Los Angeles County foster family protective services. This comes from the Los Angeles County supervisors who are pondering whether to pay a half-million-dollar lawsuit settlement to a foster family.
In a county legal document commenting on the lawsuit, county officials wrote, “The certified foster parents allowed children to have unsupervised, unmonitored play behind closed doors resulting in the assault of a nine-year-old girl by a seventeen-year old boy.”
Through a spokesman, Principal Deputy County Counsel Lauren M. Black declined to say if the boy was criminally charged. The innocent 9-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old county foster youth in her own home behind closed doors.
The little girl is the biological daughter of a certified foster parent, according to a county document. The alleged sexual assault occurred on May 30, 2009.
The document said all case-related work was in compliance with the policies of the Department of Children and Family Services, which oversees youths and children under county supervision, and there did not appear to be any countywide or other department implications because of the alleged sexual assault.
So far, the county has paid $223,072 in attorneys fees to defend against the suit. The discussion on whether to approve the $500,000 proposed settlement is scheduled to be made behind closed doors.
What do you think of this? Should the foster parents have been much more supervisory? Who can say in these cases? I’d be on my toes with a 17-year-old foster boy in the house but we are also looking to foster a younger female but still… It makes me and all foster parents shudder in fear…Add a Comment