Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry requests additional information on adopted chilren's abuse case 01 августа 2013, 16:50
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Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry filed an inquiry to the U.S. over the alleged sexual abuse of children adopted from Kazakhstan by their American parents, the Ministry’s press-secretary Nurzhan Aitmakhanov told Tengrinews.kz.
“We have studied the information about the American couple accused of raping the two children they adopted from Kazakhstan. In this relation, the Foreign Ministry has sent a request to Kazakhstan embassy in the U.S. to inquire into details of this case,” Aitmakhanov said on the phone.
The Ministry will provide more details to the media upon receipt of the information, he added. “We expect to receive some detailed information,” he said.
Earlier Tengrinews.kz English reported that Linda Mayotte, 49, and her husband Joseph Mayotte, 50, are on trial on 26 charges each, including statutory rape of a child, indecent assault, battery on a child under 14 and incest, among others. After the couple was initially charged with the crimes in 2009 Linda Mayotte was held on $2.5 thousand bail and obliged to wear a monitoring device. The children were taken into the state custody.
The 21-y.o. alleged victim of the sexual abuse testified against his American adoptive parents. The victim confessed that his 49-y.o. adopting mother Linda Mayotte began getting in bed with him since he was 13 and he did not talk about such behavior of his mother because he got used to it and considered it normal. The adopted daughter was sexually abused by the adopting father.
By Roza Yessenkulova