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Couple starves kids to teach them a lesson....

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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LaBuenaVida
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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 Oh let me guess...they're Christians too, right? 

romalove
by Roma on Oct. 10, 2013 at 6:19 AM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2443052/Wisconsin-couple-withheld-food-daughter-5-used-zip-ties-restrain-sister-7.html

A Wisconsin couple are headed to trial after being accused of starving the man's 5-year-old daughter and restraining her 7-year-old sister with zipties until she passed out from a heat stroke. 

Shawn Paholke, 33, and Jennifer Fendryk, 31, together face 23 felony counts of mistreating the two girls. They waived their right to a preliminary hearing in Oconto County Circuit Court Wednesday.

A criminal complaint filed in Oconto County Circuit Court says a social worker told authorities the 5-year-old appeared to be severely underweight and that ‘bones were protruding from her face and body.’

Shawn Paholke is seen in an undated photo provided by the Oconto County Jail. Paholke, 33, and Jennifer Fendryk, 31, are charged with 23 felonies relating to the treatment of Paholke's daughters, ages 5 and 7
Shawn Paholke is seen in an undated photo provided by the Oconto County Jail. Paholke, 33, and Jennifer Fendryk, 31, are charged with 23 felonies relating to the treatment of Paholke's daughters, ages 5 and 7

Bad parenting: Shawn Paholke (left) and Jennifer Fendryk (right) have been charged with 23 felonies relating to the alleged abuse of Paholke's daughters, ages 5 and 7

The older girl told investigators Paholke used plastic restraints to tie her hands to a pole July 4, 2012, according to the complaint. 

Medical records show the 7-year-old was taken to a Green Bay hospital for treatment of ‘disfiguring’ second- and third-degree burns to her arms five days later, WLUK-TV reported.

Paholke told doctors at the time that she'd slipped and her arm got stuck on a hot deck, the complaint said.

 

In interviews with investigators, Mr Paholke denied tying his daughter to a pole, but acknowledged using zipties on her arms and wrists for 10 minutes as a part of a timeout.

On her part, the 7-year-old told officials that she fainted from the July heat while standing tethered to the pole, and when she came to later, she had a burn on her arm and her father was giving her a cold shower.

'Happy' family: Paholke, seen here with his two girls, alleged tied the 7-year-old to a pole in the July heat until she fainted and suffered severe burns

'Happy' family: Paholke, seen here with his two girls, alleged tied the 7-year-old to a pole in the July heat until she fainted and suffered severe burns

The younger of the two sisters told investigators that one time, her father got mad at her and dragged her on the floor, causing the 5-year-old to cut her chin, the station WBAY reported.

On another occasion, the parents allegedly grabbed a knife and threatened to cut off the child's hands.  

Fendryk is not the children's biological mother. She has an 8-year-old son from a previous relationship who was also living in the family’s Breed home, but was reportedly spared abuse. 

The 5-year-old weighed only 24lbs when the investigation started in May, the complaint said, which is about half the healthy weight for a girl her age.

She also told investigators she was locked in her dark, sparsely furnished bedroom most of the time and was only allowed out by her ‘daddy’ to exercise, scrub the floor and use the bathroom.

Crime scene: The alleged abuse took place at the family's home in Breed, Wisconsin, where Fendryk's 8-year-old son lived as well

Crime scene: The alleged abuse of the two girls took place at the family's home in Breed, Wisconsin, where Fendryk's 8-year-old son lived as well

Fendryk
Fendryk

Justice: The couple are being held on $250,000 bond, and Fendryk (left) faces up to 134 years in prison if convicted  

The social worker reported the room's single window was covered with a piece of cardboard. The girl told investigators she couldn't play with her sister or Fendryk's 8-year-old son.

Paholke and Fendryk told investigators they would withhold food and send the 5-year-old to her room for disciplinary reasons, according to the criminal complaint.

'It’s not only tragic, it’s sadistic,' special prosecutor Wendy Lemkuil said in arguing against a bond reduction for Fendryk.

Fendryk's attorney, Bradley Schraven, said she will plead not guilty at arraignment scheduled for October 29. The Green Bay Gazette Press reported that she faces up to 134 years in prison if convicted. 

The couple are being held in the Oconto County Jail on $250,000 bond. 

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romalove
by Roma on Oct. 10, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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Quoting LaBuenaVida:

 Oh let me guess...they're Christians too, right? 

The article she posted and the article I found doesn't say anything about religion, just abuse.

There is something wrong with you to be so defensive that if anything is posted you immediately think it's an attack on Christians.  IF this case involved someone using Scripture or their religious beliefs to abuse their children, there is nothing wrong with that being noted and/or discussed.  i think we all know that Christians are not monolithic (neither are Jews or Muslims or Pagans or any group, really) and that if "this" particular group was so abusing religion to hurt their kids, it wouldn't mean "all" Christians are like that.


Kate_Momof3
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 6:37 AM

 Umm...what?

Quoting LaBuenaVida:

 Oh let me guess...they're Christians too, right? 

 

Pink.Frosting
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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Wow, that was really uncalled for.   


Quoting LaBuenaVida:

 Oh let me guess...they're Christians too, right? 


 

rfurlongg
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Where was the girls biological mother?
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Tischuk
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 8:19 AM
Quoting LaBuenaVida:

 Oh let me guess...they're Christians too, right? 

I do not understand your comment, right? The child was abused and starved. Let me guess, your not a Christian right. Empathy for what that child endured, that is my thought.
LaBuenaVida
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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Quoting romalove:


Quoting LaBuenaVida:

 Oh let me guess...they're Christians too, right? 

The article she posted and the article I found doesn't say anything about religion, just abuse.

There is something wrong with you to be so defensive that if anything is posted you immediately think it's an attack on Christians.  IF this case involved someone using Scripture or their religious beliefs to abuse their children, there is nothing wrong with that being noted and/or discussed.  i think we all know that Christians are not monolithic (neither are Jews or Muslims or Pagans or any group, really) and that if "this" particular group was so abusing religion to hurt their kids, it wouldn't mean "all" Christians are like that.


 Millions of people do horrible things to their kids every day, but the only ones we hear about on here are the ones that claim to be Christian.  I know some here very much enjoy pointing out the heinous things that they do. 

You are just blind to it. 

mistressflora
by Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:45 PM

it wouldnt load on my computer for some reason, but I have to ask, where they conservatives? 

mistressflora
by Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I was thinking the same thing, if those were my kids they wouldnt be going back to daddy.

Quoting rfurlongg:

Where was the girls biological mother?


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