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

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Reasons to be in your kids lives

He hadn't seen his daughter since January. He never could have known the abuse she was suffering through- that she'd spent weeks being locked in a closet, that her bones had been broken, and her body battered. After all, she was in the care of her mother- and what mother would allow that, let alone do it?

Evidently, Jennifer Leonard, 36, and Melissa Chandler, 30, who are sisters- are just the mothers that would do that:

The father of a 4-year-old girl said he had no idea that she was suffering abuse that police say included being held in closets for weeks while bound with zip ties.

Mary Deakyne and her 4-year-old cousin, Justin Leonard, were being treated at a hospital for injuries after they were found Monday at the Kokomo home where they lived with their mothers.

Mary's father, Aaron Deakyne, of Anderson, said he last saw his daughter in January and that while she appeared well cared for and happy, he later sensed that something was wrong.

"Really I don't know what to think right now," DeaKyne said Wednesday. "I'm just at a loss. I'd talk to my daughter on the phone every once in a while but a lot of the times I got that she was in bed, she was asleep."

His daughter had several broken bones in her hands and arms in various stages of healing, meaning she suffered the injuries at different times, police have said. The boy had no internal injuries but did have several bruises and cuts, police said.

I have an idea of just what these people should be experiencing while in jail, but I'm sure that you can think of a few things yourself.