The tragic life and death of Daniel Pelka: Yet another child failed by UK social services

(Written by Cobalt Rose)

Everyone to blame but no one punished: Teachers, doctors, the police and social workers escape justice after missing 27 chances to save tragic Daniel Pelka:

The following is yet another tragic, tragic story of a child who was horrifically failed by UK social services. Daniel Pelka isn’t the first, and I’m sure he will not be the last.

On March 3rd last year, Magdelena Luczak and her boyfriend, Mariusz Krezolek, called 999 to report that Daniel Pelka, Magdelena’s four-year old son, was unresponsive. Paramedics arrived at the home in Birmingham to find the little boy cold to the touch. Unfortunately, Daniel was pronounced dead in hospital. Cause of death? ‘Severe’ blunt force trauma to the head. He weighed just 20 pounds. It would later be revealed that Daniel was subjected to a regime of ‘incomprehensible cruelty’ at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend. He was beaten, starved and tortured for months before his death.

The mattress Daniel was forced to sleep on.

Police were called to the home 27 times due to violent, drunken rows erupting between Magadelena and Mariusz, yet nobody ever thought to look at little Daniel, who was locked in a room, forced to sleep on a filthy, soiled mattress. He was viciously beaten, force-fed salt until he vomited, had his head held under water until he passed out and was starved to the point where he was stealing and eating food from the garbage at school. In 2011, Daniel suffered a broken arm. Mariusz claimed that it happened whilst him and Daniel were playing hide and seek…. Yeah. Even though Daniel’s mother failed to turn up for a follow-up appointment for Daniel’s broken arm, no alarms were raised. In February of 2012, Daniel’s doctor reported that he was ‘severely underweight’. What did he determine was causing this weight loss? Worms. Yep, worms. Not abuse. Not surprisingly, Daniel was already known to social services. He had poor school attendance, and Daniel’s mother often failed to turn up for paediatric appointments, yet again, no action was taken.

Daniel’s school is, in my opinion, are also partly to blame for this tragedy. Teachers report that Daniel ‘looked like a concentration camp victim’, ‘an old man with sunken eyes’ and was ‘wasting away’. He had black eyes, red marks on his neck and bruising all over his body. He was often spotted eating out of the garbage. He was very timid and quiet. My God, it breaks my heart to hear how much this little boy suffered in his short life. Yet did these teachers pull their finger out and actually report any concerns, you know, like anybody with any shred of sense and morally decency would? Of course they didn’t. They instead put Daniel’s emaciated state down to a ‘medical condition’ a lie which was fed to them by Daniel’s egg donor. Unfortunately, it would be this terrible attitude, simply standing by and believing every single lie that they were given by two sick pieces of monstrous scum, that led to a little boy’s tragic and entirely preventable death.

Computerised images of some of Daniel’s injuries

During their trial last month, like typical cowardly child abusers, Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek denied that they had ever harmed Daniel, and when that didn’t work they blamed each other. However, there was clear evidence that they had both brutally abused the little boy. In a text sent to Mariusz just a few days before Daniel died, Magdelena said (and these are the exact words) – “Well now he’s temporarily unconscious because I nearly drowned him. He’s already in bed covered with the duvet and asleep and I am having some quiet time.” And later; “I won’t be hitting him but if I hear him when he later wakes up then he’s going back to the bathtub. I didn’t let the water out.” And; “We deal with Rudy [Daniel] after school. He won’t see grub at all.” I feel sick. That is his MOTHER. What utter, utter scum. The day before Daniel died, Luczak and/or Krezolek brutally beat him, leaving him with fatal brain trauma. They would delay calling 999, thinking that he ‘would be ok in the morning’ and there was ‘no need’ to get him medical attention.

Later during the trial, Krezolek admitted that he had force-fed Daniel salt until he was sick and had ‘physically disciplined’ Daniel, but again stated that it was Luczak who made him, and she was the primary abuser. The court decided that they were both equally responsible, finding them both guilty of murder. They were both given life, and must serve at least 30 years before being eligible for parole. I personally think they should rot, first in jail and then in the very depths of fiery Hell. They are absolutely vile and rotten to the core. I feel like crying, when I read of the horrors this little boy was subjected to in his short, tragic life. A ‘serious case review’ was conducted this week to see just HOW and WHY social services failed Daniel so terribly, and recommendations were made, and the social workers involved said that ‘lessons had been learned’, but it’s stuff that we have heard over and over again. Ever single time a child like Daniel dies in such a horrific way (Baby P, Khyra Ishaq, Victoria Climbie….) they all parrot out the same apologies and promises, and yet children still die. Daniel wasn’t the first, and he won’t be the last. Much as we would like to think that nobody would ever harm a child, there are those who do, and it seems that those responsible for protecting vulnerable children are doing very little to stop it.

Philly Breeders starve 3-year-old girl to death

Rivera and Ramirez

Parents charged with murder in starvation death of 3-year-old girl:

Ah Philadelphia, how I do not miss your barbarism towards your fellow-man. City of brotherly love my ass.

This time the participants are 30-year-old Carlos Rivera and 27-year-old Carmen Ramirez. They’ve been accused of allegedly starving Nathalyz Rivera, their 3-year-old daughter, to death. When Rivera found little Nathalyz unconscious instead of calling 911 he called Ramirez who was at a male friend’s house. Ramirez and the male friend came over and THEN took Nathalyz to the hospital.

The M.E. ruled her death homicide by starvation and said that she showed obvious signs of abuse. The Captain of Philadelphia’s homicide unit said it was one of the worst cases of abuse that he’s seen. When a Captain of the Philadelphia homicide unit says something is the worst he’s ever seen you can take his word for it because Philly is never short on atrocities. Police also say that Ramirez claimed that Nathalyz was a special needs child which makes me wonder if they were just starving her or the other four kids as well.

Police are still investigating and asking the public for tips…

As this investigation continues, anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.

Thanks to Sarah for the tip.

Detrimental Breeders of Delaware

Hohn and Watterson (He’s both the eggman and the walrus.)

Escape prompts abuse charges:

In Newark, Delaware a 12-year-old boy went from door to door looking for an ex-schoolmate of his. He hadn’t seen him in several months and didn’t know exactly where he lived. All he knew was that he lived across the street from the school. When he finally found the house he was looking for the parents of the boy found a barefoot and bruised boy suffering from malnutrition. They took the boy in and fed him for what they say was four hours.

The parents of the friend called police and while on the phone a car pulled looking for the boy. A woman from the car said they were looking for a boy with bare feet. The friend’s father smartly and thankfully said…

Nope, hadn’t seen him. Why don’t I take down your number and if I see him, I’ll give you a call.

Which he promptly turned over to police.

Arrested were the boy’s sperm donor, 41-year-old Robert J. Hohn III, and the step-monster, 39-year-old Shannon Watterson. It turns out that the boy had allegedly been kept locked in his room since September, was only provided minimal food and was only allowed out to go to the bathroom. Considering the bruises I’m going to say that he probably got his fair share of beatings too but that’s just me.

His siblings were allowed to go to school while the boy was ‘home-schooled’. Now before you home schoolers get all righteous on me, save it. While there are many great parents who do a great job in home schooling their kids however the reality is that many abusers use it as an excuse to hide child abuse. I wish the state would do more to prevent this but that’s another rant for another day.

It get’s better. Hohn and Watterson’s attorney says it’s not as bad as it seems. The lawyer says that boy had discipline issues with running away and hurting himself. If I had to hang wet clothes in the rain while being sprayed with a hose in the fall I’d probably want to runaway too. On top of that the only furniture in the boy’s room was a bare bulbed lamp and the door knob was put in backwards so it could only be unlocked from the outside. But it’s no big deal right?

Here’s what I don’t get. Being an actual human being with feelings how could they stand to see their son malnourished like that. Back when my stepson was this boy’s age he came down with a nasty virus so bad that we had to take him to the ER. While he was in the treatment room waiting to be admitted his eyes were so sunken that I thought we were going to lose him. I literally ran from the room in the tears so he wouldn’t see me cry. I could never imagine withholding food intentionally from a child where he wastes away to that point.

Now they’ll know what it’s like to be in a room where they can’t get out. They both should be starved and beaten with a sock full of wood screws.

Thanks to Kelly for the tip.

Philly boy killed after being returned to violent parents

Tina and Floyd Wimes

Tina and Floyd Wimes

Boy Dies After Being Sent Back to Parents: Sources:

Boy, 6, beaten and starved to death by parents after court ruling put him back in their care:

One of the many things that I am thankful for in my life is that I’ve never had to go through a custody battle of any kind. However I would think that it would be common sense that a child not be returned to house full of violence after they have been removed, especially if a loving family was willing to adopt them. Apparently common sense is in short supply in the city of Philadelphia.

Khalil Wimes was removed from the ‘care’ of his Breeders, Tina and Floyd Wimes, because of a history of drug abuse and violence. Five other children were removed from the home as well. Khalil was placed in a foster home where by all reports he was loved and cared for. The foster family took care of Khalil for three years and were fighting for the chance to adopt him. They were being fought by the Breeders every step of the way. The Breeders won and DHS returned Khalil to them.

Since you’re reading this here you know there was no happy ending for Khalil. This past Monday his Breeders took him to the hospital claiming that the 6-year-old Khalil ‘fell from the tub’. 15 minutes later Khalil was dead. As an aside, as a youngster I was treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Back then and today CHOP is renowned as being one of the premiere hospital’s for children. If they couldn’t save Khalil it’s probably unlikely that anyone could.

As you can expect this was no mere fall from a tub. The medical examiner not only ruled Khalil’s death due to blunt force trauma but he only weighed 29 pounds at the time of his death. There’s no fall from a tub that can make a child that was healthy all of a sudden be malnourished.

We have to stop the culture in our legal system where the parents’ right of possession is greater than the child’s right to safety. Because let’s face it. This was all this was about. The scum sucking Breeders obviously didn’t give a damn about Khalil’s well-being. All they cared about was whether or not they had him. He was only a piece of property to them.

Khalil Wimes

Khalil Wimes

I’ve got nothing more to add. I am so disgusted at the whole situation I can’t even be bothered with these two pieces of child beating shit. May they rot in hell for a thousand eternities.

Thanks to all who sent it tips.

Adoptive Breeder and girlfriend make girl eat in bathroom

Regina Marquez and Deanna Martinez

DA: Parents Forced Adopted Girl To Eat In Bathroom:

When I first glanced at the article I thought this was going to be another story about adoptive Breeders who were in it for the money. In a sick way that makes sense. Greed is a huge motivator for all sorts of criminal acts. Then I read the article and it turns out the Breeders in question are just evil.

In Denver police have arrested 35-year-old Regina Marquez and her 36-year-old girlfriend Deanna Martinez for severely physically abusing a 6-year-old girl who Marquez had adopted.

Marquez is the girl’s biological aunt who adopted the girl when the bio mom could no longer care for her. That is supposed to be an act of love when you adopt a relative’s child when they can’t care for them. Instead this became just another act of torture.

The girl was allegedly made to only eat in the bathroom and was not fed all that often. The girl’s hair was falling out and she had the development of a 2-year-old girl. The girl was also found to have several fractures that were in a state of healing in her arm and fingers. Marquez claimed the girl’s arm broke when she ‘fell’ while carrying a box of Legos.

To make matters worse Marquez also adopted the girl’s 2-year-old brother but I have not seen any claims of abuse on him. Was the girl singled out for some reason? Because the fact that they targeted the girl makes it seem so.

You know, there is an adult version of Legos. They’re called cinder blocks. One of the favorite implements of justice at the (P)BB Department of Poetic Justice. Which brings me to what ‘they’ should do.

Have their arms tied down and extended on a slab of concrete then repeatedly drop cinder blocks painted to look like Legos dropped on their arms. Of course this would be after they were starved for a while.

Nice neck tattoo by the way. Seriously classy.

Thanks to Twila for the tip.

2-year-old beats death twice….

Neglect case built against mother of 18 lb 2-year old

As I begin this post, I think about my two children, both of them are healthy, happy, loving children.  Both of their parents work hard to make sure they are given the best possible life we are able to provide.  I sacrifice time with them to be at work, their daddy goes to work at night and sacrifices time with his entire family to ensure we have a warm home and food on the table everyday.  We may not be rich, we may not have all the bells and whistles some families have, but we love them, they know it and I make sure that even after discipline that they understand that I love them ALWAYS.  I have never let them go to sleep thinking I am angry with them.  They are my everything, the reason I live and breath.. I am thankful for their love every single day. 

After saying all of the above I bring you the following story of an 18 lb. Two-year-old, Evansville, IN police are calling “Toddler Jane or KW.”  You see Jane has been near death not once, but twice in her short life.  Can any of you say you beat death twice?  I certainly can’t, but this little girl can, she is nothing short of amazing in my eyes. 

Jane’s story starts in October of 2010 when she suffered a head injury at the hands of her father that was so severe she required a feeding tube.  It’s awful, I know, she was in the hospital from October to January 13th.  The monster was arrested and released on bond but ordered to have no contact with her.  She survived, thankfully and went home with her mother, Keresa Wilford (21), but her life with mom was not be a happy life either.

Jane was again taken to the hospital on February 14th; her condition at the time was described as “morbid and unresponsive.”  One of the nurses actually believed she was deceased when she arrived at the hospital.  How sad, she is released to mom in January and a month later she’s back in the hospital, I guess mom was trying to finish the job dad started.

The Evansville PD are reporting that Jane weighed 18lbs when she arrived at the hospital and that the doctors said she likely would have died within 6 to 12 hours, had she not been taken in for treatment.  Jane was suffering from “severe dehydration and malnourishment.”   Her birth vessel (I refuse to call her a mother) admitted to NOT feeding her two and half year old angel for two days.  Two Days?  This stupid skank bitch did not feed her baby girl for two days (at least).  I wonder if the stupid cow skipped any fucking meals in those two days.  I hate this bitch!

Police believe as well the Keresa allowed Jane’s father access to her against the court order. Bitch, Bitch, Bitch!

I’m a stupid bitch has been charged with neglect of a dependant resulting in serious injury and ordered no contact with Jane.  Her bond has been set at $50,000, I say starve the fucking asshole to death myself but hey, I’m angry!

As of February 16th, yes just two days after going to hospital, Jane had gained 5 lbs.  Boy, peeps it sure is amazing what a little nourishment can do for a baby.  Gawd Damn!

Ok so, I have to say that this story is heartbreaking on so many levels, did this little girl ever know love, true real love, you guys know the kind I’m talking about, you know the kind of love we all share with our children.  How can they do this to her, she’s a baby, she didn’t ask to be born or for the parents she was given.  I know that all of us will love her unconditionally.  I hope, hope, hope she makes it through this and grows up strong and healthy, to one day face these two, fuckers and say “ha… I beat both of you!”

Abuse and Torture in New Zealand

 West Aukland girl found in cupboard, severly abused

Here we have a story coming to us from New Zealand and let me forewarn you that it is VERY disturbing.  With that being said let’s get to it.

The West Auckland police, reporting to a domestic dispute in November, found a 9-year-old (we’ll call her Abby for this post) hiding in a wardrobe, almost every part of her body covered in bruises, part of her scalp was torn off as she was dragged down the hallway.  I’m sick now and there is so much more… can we all stomach it?

Abby was taken to the hospital, where she discovered to be suffering from dehydration, starving, anemic from all the internal bleeding, a broken bone in her foot and was covered head to toe in bruises.  Gawd Damn! 

Her parents (both unemployed) have been charged with ongoing abuse and torture.  Wow, not one but both her parents abused her, unbelievable!  Both parents’ names have been suppressed…. please if anyone needs public shaming it is surely these two monsters.

Abby was removed from her parents not long after she was born and was return to them only 2 years ago.  She has been being severely beaten since the beginning of 2009.  This poor girl, it is literally causing me physical pain to think about what she endured at the hands of the people who were supposed to love and protect her.

Her father is charged with assaulting her between January 2009 and November 2010, using a broomstick and vacuum pipes as weapons over an eight-day period in November.  Oh my god, how does one become so sick and twisted they are capable of this type of torture to their own flesh and blood.  If you think what dad did was bad, wait until you hear about what mommy did.

Her mother (30) faces 32 charges including injury with intent, assault with various weapons, willful neglect by failing to seek medical help, withholding food and causing grievous bodily harm.  Shit… I am wondering why these 2 even wanted her back after losing her to begin with; it appears they have been abusing her pretty much since she came home.  Fucking sick-os!  Oh and mommy has been charged with assaulting another child (7 years-old) with a table leg and unknown weapon.  Crazy Bitch! 

Ok so they get her back and start to beat her and this crazy bitch of a mother, really gets into it, like some sort of overzealous bully.  In April, she reportedly, repeatedly punched Abby in the face and hands and NEVER sought medical treatment for the little girl, BUT did take her sorry child-beating ass to the doctor for treatment of the bones she broke in her hands during the beating.  WTF!  I am speechless; this bitch broke her hands hitting her daughter.  In November the beating intensified and dad joined in using the vacuum and broomstick and mommy began to attack her daily. Sick, sick, sick…. I am amazed this little girl survived this and horrified at how she must have felt daily facing down the 2 people who gave her life and seemed to want to end it.  What incredible resilience and strength for a 9-year-old, try as they may they didn’t kill her they may have broke her sprit for a while but she survived and that is what matters.  Now she can face them in court and bask in the joy of knowing that despite their efforts she is here and proved she is stronger than them.  If she can take what these two dished out and survived I am pretty sure she can survive anything.

Just in the month of November Abby endured the following forms of abuse:

–         Nov. 10th – assault with a broomstick, repeated punches to the face and   body, a toenail lifted and bent backwards and hit with hammer.

–         Nov. 11-12th – hit with a broomstick and table leg, repeated punches to the face and body and kicked in the groin with steel-toed boots.

–         Nov. 14th. – Her mother tore off her toenail the poured salt and boiling water on to the bleeding wound.

–         Nov. 15th – abusive comments were written on her body.

–         Throughout November  – her head was held under water in a hot bath, she was starved for food, forced to stand in a corner of long periods of time, sometimes naked & without moving.

Some of the beatings began at 9 am and went on until 2 am the next morning.  Ok, so I am done with this story, I am physically ill, reproducing all these details for you.  If you go on the link you will see where there is more information on the story.  People knew there was abuse and didn’t report it and her grandmother was the one who finally got her the attention she needed.  The domestic dispute the police were responding to the day they discovered Abby, was between grandma and mommy… mommy didn’t want to let grandma see the little girl.

Thanks to KiwiinOz for the tip.

Call and Respond to end world slavery

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Human Trafficking Victim Speaks Out:

I’m sure you’ve noticed that haven’t made any posts the past two days. That’s because on Thursday I drove up to Richmond, Virginia to attend a screening of a movie called Call + Response. It was held at Richmond’s Byrd Theatre and was organized by the Richmond Justice Initiative and the International Justice Mission. I attended the screening with Greg Collier the CEO of Geebo.com. The movie was also attended by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Janet Polarek.

Ms. Polarek spoke before the movie stating that the issue of human slavery and human trafficking was not an issue of Republicans or Democrats but an issue that we all need to be concerned about.

The funny thing was that when Greg and myself were talking to people before and after the movie that were completely unaware that craigslist and backpage were such huge sources of human trafficking in this country.

The movie itself was spectacular. It was a bout a musician who wanted to get other musicians together to bring awareness to the slavery that was still going on in the world today. Not only abroad but also in the US. It included music performances and interviews with politicians, journalists and activists. Unfortunately I was not moved by the movie. That’s probably because I’ve been writing about horrors like this for the past 10 years. However I am sure that most ‘normal’ people would be moved by it.

After the movie some of us retired to a restaurant across the street where a Q&A session was held. The one thing that stood out to me about the Q&A session was a woman who stood up and addressed the crowd. By looking at her you would think that she was just a regular person that you would see in an office setting or at the store or whatever. Her story was anything but regular as she told her story about how she was held in slavery in this very country as a prostitute.

After hearing her story about how many times she was almost killed and had her freedom taken away from her under the threats of extreme violence. I was so fascinated by her story I introduced myself to her using my real name. I told her about my website and how I’m using the site to call on sites like craigslist and backpage to end their facilitation of human trafficking and how I was working with Geebo to show that it can be done. When I was done she did the most amazing thing ever to me. She thanked me. For the first time in a really long time I felt like what I was doing was helping.

Which ties in with something that movie’s producer, musician Justin Dillon, said in the movie. He said if you want to help, find what you’re good at and use it to bring awareness to the problem. That’s what I am doing. I hope I can call on you to find what you’re good at and use it to bring awareness.

Cult Breeder gets no jail time for starving child to death

Woman gets probation for starving son with cult:

I originally posted about Javon Thompson at my other site here. He was a 1-year-old from Baltimore whose remains were found stuffed in a suitcase in Philadelphia. He was starved to death by his breeder Ria Ramkissoon on the urging of a cult that she belonged to because the 3-year-old Javon did not say ‘Amen’ before meals.

You would think that the courts bring the hammer down on such an obvious case of neglect and idiocy and betrayal of basic parenting trust.

No such luck.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J. Doory sentenced Ramkissoon to probation with the caveat that she report to a residential treatment facility for young women.

The treatment program includes Bible study, and Ramkissoon will be required to complete the program, which doesn’t have a specified length, before she can live on her own.

So she’ll be out in plenty of time to be stupid enough to listen to someone else to abuse any future children she might have.

The cult leader herself, Queen Antoinette, also known as Toni Ellsberry or Toni Sloan, is looking at 60 years in Javon’s death.

It seems that the sentences should be inverse. The parent is suppo0sed to be responsible for the well being of their own children. Not sentencing Ramkissoon to jail time sends the message that you’re not responsible for your own actions.

Thanks to Marcy for the tip.

A sock full of rice

Police: Stepson beaten, burned and not allowed to eat:

27-year-old Jaime B. Day and 30-year-old Murray Day of Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana have been arrested and held on millions of dollars of bail for severely abusing Murray Day’s 9-year-old son.

The boy was starved to the point where he was 38 pounds. He was allegedly tied to a door knob with a dog leash. He was forced to watch the rest of the family eat. The boy allegedly became so hungry that he would eat his own feces.

Also the boy was burned with a rice sock that was obviously overheated.

Sometimes I joke, but not in the ha ha way, that there is some kind of underground child abuse ‘fight club’ who compete with each other to come up with a new and creative ways to abuse a child. The rice sock is a new one to me.

Thanks to Lori for the tip.