The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Friday, January 20, 2006

Justin Trevor Humber

Justin Trevor Humber, a father living at Holly House, a Oregon home for recovering drug addicts has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 6-month-old child who also lived at the home with her father.

Humber lived with the infant and her father at the Holly House, a transitional home recovering drug addicts. The child’s father cooperated with detectives during the investigation, Medford police said in a news release.
"We believe the infant’s injuries were caused when Humber was watching the baby," Medford police Det. Sgt. Tim Doney said.
Humber was not related to the infant. The child remained in foster care locally Thursday, police said. A ward of the state, the infant girl was living with her father at Holly House after being referred there by OnTrack Inc., a drug treatment program. A child care provider at an OnTrack program for mothers in recovery reported the suspected abuse Jan. 11 to child welfare workers, who called the police, officials said.
The 27-year-old father had to leave Holly House because of the continuing investigation and eligible residents must have children in their care to live there, police said. SOURCE

I know I might be ruffling a few feathers here, but someone tell me exactly how it benefits a child to live in a home with drug addicts? Yes, I understand it is a treatment program, and that it may benefit the fathers to be able to bond with their children while they are in recovery, but putting a child in a home full of addicts, is a bad idea. It's like making kids live in jail because their parents are criminals. At some point, society needs to realize that what is best for the parent is not always best for the child, and in this case, it enabled the abuse of the most innocent of people- a child. Someone who was unable to defend themselves, someone that clearly didn't have the drug problem and should never have been forced to live with people who do.


Moonsong said...

I'm almost to the point where I'm no longer shocked---and that saddens me.