Seven child abuse allegations. The couple arrested
The Wągrowiec District Court decided to apply preventive detention to a 49-year-old and a 58-year-old who runs a family orphanage in Agwo (Wilkopolsky District). suspected of committing acts of violence against children.
On Wednesday, 12 children between the ages of 2 and 14 were admitted to Vugrovic Hospital. With evidence of physical violence. The children lived with a family from Łęgów (Wągrowiec County). A 49-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man, who cared for their four children and eight children in a family orphanage, were arrested for using violence against their charges.
Hearings and allegations for parents
A 49-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man were questioned on Friday. As the press officer of KPP in Wągrowiec said late Friday evening, junior ASP. Dominik Zielinski, “The Public Prosecutor of Wągrowiec, after becoming acquainted with the content of the collected material, conducted activities with the detainees, making allegations of abuse of seven children.” He added that the prosecutor also charged that a two-year-old would be at risk of loss of life or grievous bodily harm. Both the woman and the man pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. Zelensky said the woman decided to refuse to provide explanations, while the man did. After completing the activities with the suspects, the prosecutor applied to the court for their temporary detention. They face up to eight years in prison if convicted.
The court ordered three months’ imprisonment
Late Friday evening, Zelenskiy told PAP that the District Court in Wągrowiec “accepted the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and applied a preventive measure to the woman and man who are being held in the form of pre-trial detention for three months.” The children were also interviewed. Their testimonies, as well as the opinion of a forensic expert on the children’s injuries, were transferred to the prosecutor’s office for the case file. The presiding judge of the Vujrovec District Court, Judge Anna Filipiak, was informed that the children were separated and properly cared for by the decision of the family court. – For the duration of the ex officio proceedings for the change of parental authority and in relation to the foster family, the guarantee is given to place the children in institutional foster care. It will be a care and education facility, which will be referred to by a competent family support obituary center, or a foster family that will act as a family emergency service – said Judge Filipiak.
The effects of violence on children’s bodies
Officers received the first indication of suspected violence against children on Wednesday from a kindergarten in Wągrowiec municipality. A kindergarten employee noticed traces of violence against the child on the body of a 4-year-old accused. The police officers informed the staff of the Social Welfare Center and the Ambulance Service.
A boy from the same family also attended the kindergarten group of a 4-year-old girl. Also suspected of violence being used against him, both of them were transferred, with the help of a social worker, to the children’s ward of the hospital in Vojrovec. It was found that the children had “clear signs of physical abuse on their bodies”.
The police reported the case to the public prosecutor. I launched an investigation.
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