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Sexually abused orphan from Kazakhstan gets new foster family

28 february 2014, 17:22
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The orphan girl from Kazakhstan who was sexually abused by her adoptive father in the United States, now lives with a new foster family, Tengrinews reports referring to Raissa Sher, Chairwoman of the Commission for Children's Rights Protection of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science.

"Kazakhstan diplomatic mission in the U.S. provides keeps us posted about these children. The children decided to stay in the United States. The girl is now in a new foster family and her brother is an adult already, he is 21," Raissa Sher said during a press-briefing, adding that U.S. social services are closely monitoring the children to make sure their are not mistreated again.

Lat year the Worcester Superior Court found the American couple Joseph and Linda Mayotte guilty of abusing their children adopted from Kazakhstan.

The boy testified that his adopting mother Linda Mayotte began getting in bed with him since he was 13. The abuse continued about for two years and stopped when she became pregnant with his child. DNA test has confirmed that he was the child's father. But the woman tried to convince the judges that the 13-y.o. boy was the aggressor in the house and she was the one who was raped.

Her husband Joseph Mayotte was accused of sexual abuse of his adopted daughter. The girl testified that the father started sleeping in the same bed with her when she was 8. He told her that their house was haunted and she was scared to sleep alone. Some time later the girl told about the abuse to the neighboring girls, who told everything to their parents and police. A criminal case was initiated, but the girl was to scared to confirm to the police that the abuse took place, and the criminal case was closed only to be reopened years later. The American adoptive parents were both found guilty and given prison terms.

The Charwoman of the Kazakhstan Commission also mentioned the case of orphans adopted of Kazakhstan staying at the American Ranch for Kids.

"I personally met with one of those kids. They are 16 already, almost grownups. (...) They are now living with their parents and attending psychologists and psychiatrists. One of the boys is preparing to enter a college and writes songs, but he still has those flashes (of psychological disorder) sometimes," she said.


By Altynai Zhumzhumina

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