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Florida Court Documents Reveal Judith Leekin Accused of Abusing Foster Children Back to 1980

September 1st, 2011   No Comments   Abuse, Court Cases

Judith Leekin, cited in Broward County, Florida, for abusing foster children, was cited for abusing a child in 1980 in Queens, N.Y. But instead of stopping future adoptions, Leekin was allowed to adopt 11 disabled New York City foster and disabled children. She reportedly abused them in St. Lucie County, Florida, more than a decade later, according to new court documents. Abuse included beating, handcuffing, forcing them to sleep in a closet, keeping them from school and refusing them medical care, Port St. Lucie police reported. She also defrauded New York state’s adoption system out of $1.68 million, according to a federal court ruling.

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