10.31.2008

AGAIN...Foster Mother Charged!!

Another child may die from the hands of a fosterparent! READ article below! Dia

The Batesville Daily Guard

Foster Mother Charged



Foster mother charged
Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A child who is less than a month old has been placed on life support and the foster mother is being charged.
Rebekah Corter, 30, of 199 Cornerstone Road in Pleasant Plains has been arrested.
According to the affidavit for arrest, Cpl. Henry Clark took a report from Investigator Mike Hall of Arkansas Crimes Against Children on Thursday. The report stated that the baby girl, who resides in Independence County with foster parents, was taken to the emergency room at White River Medical Center the day before due to difficulty breathing.
“Upon examination of the victim it was discovered that the child had lacerations to the brain and was bleeding on the brain. While conducting the investigation it was discovered the child had been see on Oct. 20 for a checkup and again on Oct. 21 in Newport for a routine check up in accordance with a care program established by (the Department of Human Services).”
According to the report, nothing was noted during those examinations to explain the child’s condition.
Invvestigators later established the only person to have physical contact with the child was the foster mother, Rebekah Corter, who had gotten up with the child alone on two different occasions, and was at home alone with the child the morning in question.
Investigators said Corter had three other young foster children in her custody.
“They have been removed,” Detective Michael Mundy told the Guard this morning.
According to a doctor at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the injury has resulted in the child being placed on life support and being listed in critical condition.
“If the child survives, it will be permanently brain damaged,” the doctor said.
According to the doctor, the child shows injuries consistent with being abused, possibly shaken or being thrown down.
Corter has been charged with first-degree battery, a class Y felony.
If convicted, Corter could face a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years nor more than 40 years or life and a fine of not more than $25,000 or both a fine and imprisonment.
Mundy said Corter turned herself into authorities and is currently free on bond after posting a $50,000 bond.
—from submitted reports

1 comment:

Legally Kidnapped said...

That is so sad...

It goes to show you that they have about as much insight into placing children as they do removing them.

They can't get it right either way.