During my 39 years as an enuresis expert, I have been involved with dozens of bedwetting abuse cases. During the high profile JonBenet Ramsey investigation, the lead detective contacted me. The detective was suspicious that the six-year-old child was being severely punished for wetting her bed and it lead to murder.
There is no doubt that first-degree criminal abuse charges should be entered for the Lexington couple that so severely punished their child for bedwetting. I have been involved with cases where parents have put their child into the washing machine, have placed the child on a hot stove, have made them drink their own urine and many have been beaten for bed wetting. Some known cases have resulted in death.
The emotional and psychological abuse still continues today. Bedwetting is an ongoing and misunderstood problem that can lead to unthinkable acts of violence. We have seen a drastic increase of bullying by peers once bedwetting is discovered. This is certainly more than WET sheets.
Our goal has been to educate families about the real cause of chronic bedwetting.
We have worked with children, teens and adults around the globe and helped them understand why bedwetting is not their fault.
Barbara J. Moore
Founder & CEO
Enuresis Treatment Center
Lexington couple charged with limiting child’s food
RICHMOND, KY (AP) –
Police in central Kentucky have charged two people with limiting a child’s access to food as punishment for the child wetting the bed.
WLEX-TV in Lexington reported (http://bit.ly/10e754E ) that 34-year-old Linda Richmond and the child’s father, 37-year-old Julio Valladares of Madison County were arrested Saturday morning after police say the child had to go to the hospital.
Police say the child had been confined to a chair several hours a day and the two adults were limiting the food the child received due to recent bedwetting.
Police say Richmond lived in the home with the child’s father and continued the “pattern of abuse” when the father worked.
The couple is charged with first degree criminal abuse of child 12 or under. Jail records did not list an attorney for either.
Source: WLEX-TV, http://www.wlextv.com