By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A 38-year-old woman of Lufkin, Texas, has been sentenced to 15 years probation after accepting a plea deal and pleading guilty to injury of a child and unlawful restraint. However, some people may not be satisfied with Kathy Butler Taylor’s sentence because of the nature of child abuse she allegedly inflicted onto three different people. Taylor was accused of using an extension cord and tape to abuse children. One child told investigators that Taylor would bind her hands, feet and mouth with tape. After being bound, Taylor would then beat her with an extension cord. If you would like to read more on this story please see Texas woman only gets probation after accepting plea deal for child abuse.
Child abuse is not only a horrendous crime that inflicts a lifetime of physical and emotional consequences, but it is also an invasion of a child’s rights. Children have the right to be free from intentional bodily invasions and can seek legal remedies when their rights have been invaded. Also, if you know or suspect anyone to be the victim of child abuse, whether sexual or physical, please contact your local authorities immediately. Contacting local police officials will initiate a criminal investigation into the alleged acts and help stop the abuse.