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11:35 AM, November 29th, 2012

newsweek:

In August 2006, caregivers at the Sonoma Developmental Center found dark blue bruises shaped like handprints covering the breasts of a patient named Jennifer. She accused a staff member of molestation, court records show. Jennifer’s injuries appeared to be evidence of sexual abuse, indicating that someone had violently grabbed her.

The Office of Protective Services opened an investigation. But detectives took no action because the case relied heavily on the word of a woman with severe intellectual disabilities. A few months later, court records show, officials at the center had indisputable evidence that a crime had occurred.

Oh, but then, a bit later, they did. 

Jennifer was pregnant.

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    This is such a powerful story. It breaks my heart. :(
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    This is utterly horrifying.
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    I have to reblog this again because I feel that it’s important that as many people as I can reach can see this. The fact...
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    Stop. Where do you find in your heart, the audacity to abuse? Stop.
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    Disgusting ..
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    This absolutely horrifies me. Considering I just took an exam about intellectual disabilities and mental retardation AND...
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    This story is crazy and enraging.
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