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Victor Barahona, Florida Child Abuse Victim, in Custody Battle

August 19th, 2011   No Comments   Abuse, Court Cases, News & Events

Victor Barahona, the Miami, Florida, boy who suffered terrible personal injury when he was tortured – and his twin sister killed – allegedly by their adoptive parents, today is in a custody battle playing out in a Miami courtroom. Florida child advocates and others are watching as a judge decides whether Victor will go to Texas relatives, or stays in Florida to await the trial of Jorge and Carmen Barahona.

“Over the past three days, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia conducted a hearing to determine who should get custody of the now-11-year-old survivor of a harrowing, yearslong ordeal in the adoptive home of Carmen and Jorge Barahona, the couple charged with killing his twin sister Nubia and torturing him,” the Miami Herald wrote.

Florida child welfare officials prefer the boy be raised by his uncle and extended family in Texas. The courts will decide.

Read the entire story of Victor Barahona here.

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