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June 26, 2008

Social Services Fails Another Child

A five year old boy has been hospitalized with kidney failure due to malnutrition. He also has cigarette burns all over his body, his hand has been burned on stove, there is a broken tooth in his mouth with the nerve exposed. The little boy also was forced to sit in his own feces and urine. The first time that the Department of Family Services was alerted to this case was in November 2005.

The monster that did this to this little boy is his mother, Starkeisha Brown. She is facing up to 25 years in prison, along with her girlfriend. These two women lived together and neither one of them was decent enough to provide a home for this little helpless boy. What is worse is that the Department of Children’s Services missing an opportunity to save this little boy from ending up in this state.

Police describe the abuse that this little boy went through as being unbearable. It is s surprise that he is alive authorities say. A woman that saw him in a commuter train station put a call through to a tip hotline and the police went and saved the boy form what would surely have ended in death.

The babysitter is also being charged because she is allegedly the one that held this little boy’s hand to the stove. Starkiesha Brown turned herself in June 13th after leaving her son with a homeless person. Krystal Matthews, her live in girlfriend was arrested and so was LaTanya Jones, the alleged babysitter. The bail for Jones was set at 180,000.

After the tip came into the tip line Brown was told she had to take her son into social services. She took LaTanya Jones’ children in and tried to pass them off as her own. When suspicion arose she ran from the office. These women are just sick, twisted individuals.

I can’t see any reasons for any of these women to be back out on the street again. They face 25 years but really, is that enough? In 25 year these women will be in their late forties and early fifties. There is no way they should be able to get out that soon and be able to live the second half of their lives. Lock them up and throw away the keys. There is no rehabilitation for people like this.

As for the little boy, he is walking again. He has been described as shy but playful when he trusts people which, after all he has gone through, is a major feat. As with any tragedy that includes monsters, I hope and pray that this little boy can rise above this terrible thing that has happened to him. I hope that when he gets out of the hospital he is placed with a family that truly loves him. His great grandmother and mother and other family members knew about the abuse so there is no reason for him to go to any of them. He should be placed with total strangers because I believe they will be much kinder to him than his family was.

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  1. ROCHELLE SHERMAN | Jul 22, 2008 | Reply

    I’VE FOLLOWED THE STORY ON STARKIESHA FOR TWO REASONS 1)ONE I’M AGAINST ANY AND ALL ABUSE ON CHILDREN AND 2)I WAS A FRIEND OF STARKIESHA BROWNS.
    I MET STARKIESHA BACK IN 2003 WHERE SHE AND I BECAME GREAT FRIENDS. WE USE TO SIT BACK AND TALK FOR HOURS ABOUT OUR CHILDREN.WHEN SHE WOULD TALK ABOUT HER SON THAT WAS PEER JOY IN FACE.I’M NOT SAYING THAT WHAT SHE IS BEEN CHARGED WITH IS WRONG BECAUSE ABUSE IS ABUSE AND WHEN YOU HARM A CHILD THE WAY THEY DID YOU SHOULD BE PUNISHED!BUT I ALSO SAW THAT SHE WAS A LONER NOT TO MANY PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD HER OUR TOOK THE TIME TOO.SO WHEN SHE FINAL GOT A FRIEND SHE HELD ON LIKE HER LIFE DEPENDED ON IT! AT THE SAME TIME SHE DIDN’T LIKE TO SHARE HER FRIENDS EITHER!
    I BELIEVE ONCE STARKIESHA WAS HOME SHE DIDN’T REALIZE THE TIME SHE’D HAVE TO TRULY GIVE HER SON CAUSE SHE ALWAYS HAD THE GRANNY TO FALL BACK ON.NOR DID THE GIRLFRIEND EXPECT TO HAVE TO PLAY STEP-MOMMY.THAT THE ANGER OF IT ALL IS WHERE THAT BABY’S HELL BEGAN.THERE IS KNOW EXCUSE FOR THE PAIN AND ABUSE THAT CHILD WENT THROUGH! AS A MOTHER ITS YOUR JOB TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD NOT BRING OR ALLOW SO ONE ELSE TO HARM THEM.
    25YRS.ISN’T FAR ENOUGH TIME FOR THE PRICE THAT CHILD HAD TO PAY AT THE HANDS OF THESE THREE SICK WOMEN.EVEN LIFE IN PRISON ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM!
    TRUTH THESE WOMAN NEED TO PAY DEARLY BUT WHO IN CHILD SERVICE IS GONNA PAY FOR THIS CHILD PAIN?HAD THEY DID THERE JOB BACK IN 2005 THIS CHILD COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED FROM ALL THE PAIN HE HAD TO GO THROUGH! TWO MANY CHILDREN OUR BEEN ABUSED AND KILLED AND NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE PAYING FOR THERE PAIN! IF OUR CHILDREN AREN’T SAFE AT HOME WHERE ARE THEY SAVE?

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