Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Evidence that dead boy beaten, sexually abused in home of custodial dad; authorities did nothing (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Once again, we see the total double standard. Alcoholism/substance abuse is treatable. But Mom loses custody after what is reportedly one incident. There are MULTIPLE abuse complaints against the custodial dad and step, including PHYSICAL INJURIES and SEXUAL ABUSE. The authorities just shrug. And now the boy is dead.

Calls to hotline warned now-dead boy was being abused
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 12:26 PM EDT Updated: Mar 25, 2015 12:26 PM EDT FORT

LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Child welfare officials were warned three times about possible abuse or neglect regarding a 3-year-old Hollywood boy whose body was found hidden last week in his father's home.

The Department of Children and Families released a report Wednesday revealing that someone called the child abuse hotline last year concerned that Ahziya Osceola had bumps and bruises and complained of a sore bottom. He was examined but a doctor couldn't determine whether his bruised rectum was from constipation or sexual abuse.

The child lived with his father and stepmother after his mother was arrested for child neglect. A DCF report says the child was found wandering a hotel alone while his mother was passed out.

His stepmother checked herself into a psychiatric ward Friday after Osceola's siblings were taken from her home. An investigation continues.