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What Do I Do if I’m Charged with Child Abuse?

child-abuse_180x120Last week, WPTV News posted an article describing the death of a 3-year-old boy caused by blunt force trauma. The tragic part of this case is that the trauma was a result of child abuse.

The article read: a woman and her boyfriend are accused of the beating death of her 3-year-old son after he wet his pants. Authorities say 26-year-old Robin Greinke and 33-year-old Steven Neil were arrested Thursday. They each face charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and child neglect.

Orange County Sheriff’s investigators say Noah Fake died Tuesday morning. An autopsy revealed blunt force trauma to the boy’s head. Officials say the mother confessed to the attack after being confronted with autopsy results. The woman told deputies she was concerned about her son, but ate pizza and watched a movie with her boyfriend after the Monday night beating.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the couple lived previously in West Palm Beach. According to orlandosentinel.com records show that the man’s former wife sought an injunction against him in 2008 in Palm Beach County, citing repeated domestic violence. The Sentinel said they divorced a year later.

Child Abuse Defense

Child abuse is a crime taken extremely seriously. Because children cannot always protect themselves, crimes against children often have very serious consequences. Bullies can end up in jail, and parents can end up facing life sentences, all because some actions were taken way too far and let out of control.

If you have ever been charged with child abuse or child neglect, you have a very serious situation on your hands. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will listen to your story and try to represent you and your rights in the court of law. Especially involving crimes as heinous as child abuse, if you don’t have a criminal defense lawyer on your side and help you build your case, who else will?

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